Originally, David Wain was merely supposed to lay down some quick sample dialogue for a demo pilot an animator friend was working on. "I thought I was just doing a favor," Wain recalls. Four seasons later, though, he's still voicing The Warden on Adult Swim's classically weird animated series Superjail!, about a prison in another dimension where the line between inmate and officer — and reality and fantasy — gets a little blurry sometimes. Season 4 premieres Sunday, June 15 at 11:45/10:45c on Cartoon Network, so Wain took time out from breaking the next season of Adult Swim's live-action Childrens Hospital, where he's an executive producer and sometime actor (he's played himself and a character called "Rabbi Jewey McJewJew"), to talk Superjail! and the myriad other projects he's involved in. (Stay tuned for an exclusive clip of the mercurial Warden in action below the interview.)
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1. How do you solve a problem like Thursday Night Football?
CBS won the bidding war against NBC, ABC and ESPN to broadcast the NFL's Thursday schedule and will begin airing the games September 11 for seven weeks, delaying the launch of the Eye's Thursday lineup. For CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, the no-brainer course of action would be to shift monster hit The Big Bang Theory to Mondays during that period to help launch new comedy How I Met Your Dad, then send it back to Thursdays after the Chargers face the Broncos in the final matchup on October 23.
Watching the premiere of FX's stunner of a limited series Fargo (Tuesdays, 10/9c), you might have noticed newcomer Allison Tolman among the more familiar visages of Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman and wondered, "Who's that girl?" Tolman took a break from playing budding Bemidji detective Molly Solverson to answer just that question (and a few others).
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Having thoroughly explored the America of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the Emmy-winning The Men Who Built America, History is turning its docuseries lens to the world at large with new three-night event series The World Wars, set to premiere on Memorial Day (Monday, May 26 at 9/8c).
The six hours will unfold mostly chronologically over the course of both World Wars, showing how major WWII players like Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, George Patton, and Winston Churchill were forged in the crucible of WWI. Unlike other war docs, executive producer Russ McCarroll says, "this is a very character-driven approach."
Robert Carlyle and Rebecca Mader
Even in a world where fairy tales come to life, it's odd to see a captive lock lips with his captor. But that's what happens between Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Wicked Witch Zelena (Rebecca Mader) in Once Upon a Time's April 20 episode.
Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Dot Marie Jones
You might know her best as Beiste on Glee, but on Wednesday, Dot Marie Jones is taking her Emmy-nominated comedic chops to Baby Daddy (8:30/7:30c, ABC Family). She's guesting as a no-nonsense masseuse at the spa Bonnie (Melissa Peterman), Riley (Chelsea Kane), and Riley's boss Ms. Jensen (Kym Whitley) visit in the episode. "I'm just this big Russian woman who's manhandling them, basically," Jones says with a laugh.
Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice
Forget catfights and fashion shows. These days, reality TV is becoming increasingly about court dates and potential prison uniforms. The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, are currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to 39 counts of fraud...
Khalil Muhammed, Amy Schumer and Michael Ian Black
Season 2 of comedian Amy Schumer's riotously raunchy sketch show Inside Amy Schumer doesn't premiere until Tuesday, April 1 (10:30/9:30c, Comedy Central), but that's no reason to wait to devour some new material fresh out of the edit bay.
The clip below — a send-up of all those irritatingly ubiquitous jewelry commercials —appears in the season's sixth episode. A viewing of The Bachelor 's season finale on March 11 prompted Schumer send us this reminder of the hollowness of most bauble-themed romantic gestures and the men who use them to buy time in a relationship.
Tyler Labine and Cat Deeley
In Hulu's new half-hour comedy Deadbeat, two mediums — one real and one fake — are at odds.