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Netflix Announces Live Action Latinx Family Comedy Series From Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland

Netflix has ordered 16 episodes of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, a new multi-cam comedy series co-created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland.

When Ashley Garcia – the world’s only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist – gets the chance to work for NASA, she moves across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can’t shirk.

Co-creator and Executive Producer Mario Lopez says, “I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix to tell a universal, family-friendly story with a Latin flavor!”

The series stars newcomer Paulina Chavez as Ashley and singer and actor Jencarlos Canela (Telenovela, Grand Hotel) as Victor.

Seth Kurland (Speechless, Melissa Joey, Friends) is the co-creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer. David Kendall (Melissa Joey, Boy Meets World, Growing Pains) will write and executive produce. Mark Schulman at 3 Arts

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Netflix-Announces-Live-Action-Latinx-Family-Comedy-SeriesFrom-Mario-Lopez-and-Seth-Kurland-20190524

Netflix Announces Live Action Latinx Family Comedy Series From Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland

Netflix has ordered 16 episodes of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, a new multi-cam comedy series co-created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland.

When Ashley Garcia – the world’s only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist – gets the chance to work for NASA, she moves across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can’t shirk.

Co-creator and Executive Producer Mario Lopez says, “I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix to tell a universal, family-friendly story with a Latin flavor!”

The series stars newcomer Paulina Chavez as Ashley and singer and actor Jencarlos Canela (Telenovela, Grand Hotel) as Victor.

Seth Kurland (Speechless, Melissa Joey, Friends) is the co-creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer. David Kendall (Melissa Joey, Boy Meets World, Growing Pains) will write and executive produce. Mark Schulman at 3 Arts

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Netflix-Announces-Live-Action-Latinx-Family-Comedy-SeriesFrom-Mario-Lopez-and-Seth-Kurland-20190524

A&E Network to Premiere Three New ‘Biography’ Documentaries on Comedy Greats Chris Farley, Jeff Dunham and Jeff Foxworthy

New York, NY — Part of the award-winning Biography series, AE Network will premiere three new documentaries exploring the lives and careers of comedy giants Chris Farley, Jeff Dunham and Jeff Foxworthy. Airing across Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28, the specials will delve deep into the careers and personal lives of these dynamic performers to give viewers an insider’s look at what it took for each to reach the top.

Stephen Merchant Talks His New Christmas Comedy & His ‘Office’ Reunion on ‘The Good Place’

In search of a good Christmas comedy inspired by true classics? Look no further than the upcoming British special Click Collect starring Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies)  and Asim Chaudhry as unlikely friends.

Merchant plays the uptight Andy Bennett and Chaudhry his easy-going and overly-friendly neighbor Dev. Together, the pair tries to make Andy’s daughter’s Christmas by tracking down one of the season’s hottest toys at the top of her wish-list.

'Schitt's Creek' Holiday Special: Daniel  Eugene Levy Tease a Rose Family Flashback

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Holiday Special: Daniel Eugene Levy Tease a Rose Family Flashback

Plus, the stars share more on how the episode came together.

TV Insider spoke with the actor-writer-producer about the upcoming film — which premieres Monday, December 24 on BritBox — as well as his recent role on The Good Place and his collaborations with fellow Office alum and friend John Krasinski.

Tell us a bit

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‘Rudolph’ a Christmas Tradition, ‘This Is Us’ Fall Finale, Comedy Central’s ‘Goatface’

A critical checklist of notable Tuesday TV:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (8/7c, CBS): The oldies are still goodies, and that absolutely applies to the tuneful adventures of Rudolph, whose memorable title song is crooned by Burl Ives (who also voices Sam the Snowman, the show’s narrator). First seen in 1964, this stop-motion animated charmer celebrates the shy reindeer with the glowing schnoz who saves the day one foggy Christmas Eve, but only after running away with another misfit: Hermey, the elf who’d rather be a dentist.

The Complete Guide to Freeform's '25 Days of Christmas' 2018 Lineup

The Complete Guide to Freeform’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ 2018 Lineup

Freeform brings merriment to the holiday season with 25 days of magical family films and specials.

This Is Us (9/8c, NBC): As the much-loved drama prepares for a holiday hiatus, there are some turning points for the Pearson

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/733769/whats-on-tv-tuesday-november-27/

Damon Wayans Jr. Talks His Dad’s Return to Comedy in ‘Happy Together’ Guest Spot

The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree in the Wayans family.

Almost everyone who bears the last time is involved in the entertainment industry, and two of those people just also happen to be father and son.

Damon Wayans is currently starring in the Fox cop dramedy, Lethal Weapon, while Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl) is headlining the new CBS sitcom, Happy Together.

All the New Fall 2018 TV Series Picked Up For Full Seasons So Far

All the New Fall 2018 TV Series Picked Up For Full Seasons So Far

‘Manifest,’ ‘Magnum P.I.,’ and ‘Singe Parents’ are all in the clear so far.

On Monday night’s episode, art mirrors life when the real-life father-son duo will play just that on TV. Wayans Sr. guest stars on the sitcom as Jake’s (Wayans Jr.) visiting father.

Wayans Jr. spoke with TV Insider about how

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The Transgressive Appeal of the Comedy Murder Podcast

There’s also “All Killa No Filla,” featuring a pair of British comedians who joke that they discuss serial killers in their podcast “so we don’t write to them in prison”; “True Crime Obsessed,” which serves as a kind of comedic recap of true crime documentaries; and “Moms and Murder,” which favors softer, gentler laughs. A lot of these podcasts are alcohol themed: Joining “Martinis Murder” at the bar are “Wine Crime,” “And That’s Why We Drink” and “White Wine True Crime!

A 2010 study suggests that women in particular are drawn to true crime because it provides an outlet for managing anxieties about becoming victims, and to glean survival skills on how to escape or outsmart predators. But true crime also helps create and perpetuate those fears. American men are much more likely to be murder

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/arts/television/the-transgressive-appeal-of-the-comedy-murder-podcast.html

The Transgressive Appeal of the Comedy Murder Podcast

When Oxygen, the television network for women, rebranded itself as a true crime channel last year, it leaned into TV’s time-tested approach: a focus on gruesome and mysterious killings, disproportionately involving white female victims and sensationalized by self-serious narrators. But Oxygen also began experimenting with a new way to cover those crimes. It started a comedy podcast, “Martinis Murder,” in which the two hosts get tipsy on homicide-themed cocktails, audibly squirm over the gory details, make catty judgments about the suspects’ life choices and use particulars of the crimes as setups for sarcastic jokes.

Here’s a sampling of dialogue from a recent episode, in which the hosts Daryn Carp (the assistant to Bravo’s Andy Cohen) and John Thrasher (a producer at Oxygen)

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/arts/television/the-transgressive-appeal-of-the-comedy-murder-podcast.html

Bill Hader Comedy ‘Barry’ Starts on HBO Mar. 25

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