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  • There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree

    There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree
    The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit. That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • TV Picks: 'Adventure Time,' shows on writing, 'Muscle Shoals,' more

    TV Picks: 'Adventure Time,' shows on writing, 'Muscle Shoals,' more
    'Adventure Time' (Cartoon Network, Mondays). Pendleton Ward's splendiferous cartoon series begins its sixth season. (Which is not to say sixth year; it has been on the air only since 2010). By any standard of inventiveness, intelligence, imagination,...
  • Fred Armisen Adds Bandleader To His Juggling Act

    Heads turned when Seth Meyers announced the bandleader for his new "Late Night" series on NBC: fellow comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Fred Armisen. Since the show's Feb. 25 debut, though, it's become clear Armisen was a natural choice. The dry,...
  • TV This Week, April 27-May 3: 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver'

    TV This Week, April 27-May 3: 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 27 - May 3, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Tweens and pre-tweens can get an eyeful...
  • Kyle MacLachlan won't do 'Jaws' but Christopher Walken ... yes!

    Kyle MacLachlan won't do 'Jaws' but Christopher Walken ... yes!
    Kyle MacLachlan is a man of many TV titles. He's the mayor on "Portlandia." He's "The Captain" on "How I Met Your Mother." (Nobody beats his readings from "H.M.S. Pinafore." Nobody.) And on "Believe," he played Dr. Roman Skouras, a renowned geneticist...
  • Annie Clark on 'St. Vincent,' David Byrne, 'freebies' from universe

    Annie Clark on 'St. Vincent,' David Byrne, 'freebies' from universe
    AUSTIN, Texas — Annie Clark is still learning about nature. A year ago, the singer-guitarist who performs as St. Vincent was wandering naked and alone through the hills and flatlands of West Texas, on the advice of a friend who lent her a remote...
  • Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential

     Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential
    Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...
  • 'Silicon Valley' boys ready to disrupt HBO

    'Silicon Valley' boys ready to disrupt HBO
    For one of the final scenes of the first season of the new HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley," creator Mike Judge and his production designers re-created TechCrunch Disrupt, the intense annual San Francisco conference where computer engineers,...
  • Lena Dunham bares it all for 'SNL'

    Lena Dunham bares it all for 'SNL'
    Critics of the HBO show “Girls” may not have found a lot to love about “Saturday Night Live” last night, as the show’s creator and star Lena Dunham hosted and tapped into the good-natured obliviousness and awkwardness of...
  • 'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men' among Art Directors Guild nominees

    'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men' among Art Directors Guild nominees
    The Art Directors Guild announced the nominations for its 18th annual awards on Thursday morning. While the film side divides the nominations into period film, fantasy film and contemporary film, the TV side sticks to the tried-and-true divisions of...