Well, if you still needed something to wash out the taste of misogyny and disrespect towards women after the Oscars, then a trio of announcements concerning female-centric projects might just finally cleanse your palate. Basically, it’s Ladies Night and all the girls drink for free. To wit:
1. Comedy Central has, very wisely, picked up a ten-episode order of Broad City, a comedy based on the web series of the same name created by and starring the brilliant Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (full disclosure: they are close personal friends and two beautiful, strong, hilarious, independent women). Loosely based on their own lives, it’s the anti-Sex and the City that Girls** isn’t. Here is the Season 2 finale, a love letter to NYC that features Amy Poehler, who is executive producing the series (and is another beautiful, strong, hilarious, independent woman):
After more than a decade it looks like David Wain & Michael Showalter’s Wet Hot American Summer follow-up They Came Together is finally going to be made, if Variety is to be trusted (and, really, can they???). Much like Wet Hot took on 80s summer camp flicks, this one has rom-coms in its crosshairs. And, much like Wet Hot, They Came Together will star Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, and also likely the rest of TheState and Zak Orth and A.D. Miles and Elizabeth Banks and Mather Zickel and Nina Hellman (not that we’re complaining. In fact, we’re crossing our fingers).
You can see a very brief, very blurry clip from the They Came Together read through at this year’s SF Sketchfest here, or, instead, watch this iconic Rudd clip from Wet Hot. The choice is yours.
No, we’re not talking about the Mighty Ducks 3 (although we kind of wish we were), but rather the upcoming third season of Adult Swim’s Delocated, as today’s search term is “will there be a delocated season 3.” Well, kids, as we reported last month, the answer is YES! Shooting starts this spring and hopefully we’ll see new episodes before the end of the year. But we’re happy to offer you a special exclusive behind the scenes look inside the Delocated Season 3 writers’ room:
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And more good news: Delocated creator and star Jon Glaser’s new book My Dead Dad was in ZZ Top was released yesterday. The book, a collection of “100% Real,* Never Before Seen Documents from the World of Rock and Roll,” is inspired by one of Glaser’s live bits, the act that gives the book its title. Glaser celebrated the release of the book at Brooklyn’s The Bell House last night with readings from the likes of John Hodgman, Scott Adsit, Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm. Here’s Rudd delivering one of the book’s entries, complete with his best Jay Leno impression:
Do yourself a favor and pick up the book. Makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone.
Veronica Mars and Party Down might be just memories now, but it appears that the genius of Rob Thomas will live on. Previously, Thomas, along with Party Down co-creators, John Enbom and Dan Etheridge, received a pilot order from NBC for their workplace comedy Temp. Keeping the ball rolling, Thomas has now been granted a pilot from Fox for his latest project, Little in Common, which has been described as “three families whose lives have become intertwined through youth sports,” which sorta sounds like Modern Family, but with unrelated clans. Or Perfect Couples with kids. But if Thomas can do with families what he did with a sassy teenage detective and hopeless Hollywood caterers, then Fox may have its best sitcom since Arrested Development. And if we can get three seasons out of this one, we’ll be happy.
Now we imagine “youth sports” will include activities like soccer, baseball, basketball, maybe dance or ice skating. But may we recommend kickball? We already know that Thomas has that one down cold.