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Michael McKean is Hopeless' Mel
This Friday IFC will unveil a trio of new Hollywood-skewering comedies — "three new series, one deranged hour," as the net puts it. Kicking off the pod at 10 pm/ET is Hopeless Pictures, an animated take on the adulterous love life and disastrous professional life of indie-movie-studio boss Mel Waxman. With Michael McKean (Best in Show, Spinal Tap) voicing Mel and Bob Balaban (A Mighty Wind, Waiting for Guffman) as the series' writer, director and producer, there are decades of comic brilliance behind this look at Tinseltown wheeling and dealing.
then again, doesn't TV already have enough of such fare? Balaban acknowledges a kinship with such shows as The Comeback and Entourage, but is confident that Hopeless Pictures h