Russian gangsters, car chases, government conspiracies — these aren't things you often see in comedy. At least not on TV.
Action-comedy films have been around forever, but no one has attempted to blend the genres within a half-hour comedy slot. Until now. On Monday, Hulu debuts The Wrong Mans, an ambitious comedy-thriller from Gavin & Stacey's James Corden and Mathew Baynton co-produced with the BBC. The duo star as Phil (Corden) and Sam (Baynton), two below-average Joes who unwittingly get sucked into a high-stakes crime caper after answering a cell phone found on the road.
When in Rome?
At the European Music Awards Sunday, Miley Cyrus took full advantage of marijuana being legal in Amsterdam and smoked a joint on stage as she accepted the award for best video, Us Weekly reports.
Extreme Makeover: Church Edition?
The new National Geographic reality series Church Rescue follows a group of ministers/business consultants as they go around the country and offer advice to struggling religious institutions. The trio — Kevin "Rev Kev" Annas, Anthony "Gladamere" Lockhart, and Jerry "Doc" Bentley — are known as the Church Hoppers, and offer their services to leaders across all religious faiths and denominations.
Thor: The Dark World hammered the box office this weekend, hauling in $86.1 million — about $20 million better than the first Thor did in its debut weekend, and more than the other movies in this week's Top 10 combined. The sequel had a fairly disappointing 3-D showing though, with only 39 percent of receipts coming from the 3-D version, Box Office Mojo reports.
Downton Abbey's fourth season hasn't even begun in the United States, but PBS is already looking ahead to the fifth. The British series was officially renewed for a fifth season on Sunday.
Survivor: Blood vs. Water contestant Aras Baskauskas proposed to his girlfriend over the weekend, People reports.
Gabriela Isler — a.k.a. Miss Venezuela — was crowned Miss Universe 2013 on Saturday in Moscow, The Associated Foreign Press reports.
Sacha Baron Cohen horrified the audience at the Britannia Awards Saturday night with a controversial skit in which he — very convincingly — pretended to murder an elderly woman on stage.
Happy Days are here again! Alums Scott Baio and Garry Marshall are reuniting on Baio's Nick at Nite show See Dad Run, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Has Red Reddington met his match?
Alan Alda will guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Blacklist as an enemy of James Spader's character, Access Hollywood reports.
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