There haven't been a lot of comedy westerns save Blazing Saddles, Three Amigos and Wild Wild West, none of which were released in the new millennium. Thankfully, Hulu breathed new life into the genre with its original series Quick Draw, an improvised comedy from 10 Items or Less' John Lehrand Nancy Hower.
Quick Draw follows Sheriff John Henry Hoyle (Lehr), a bumbling Harvard grad who is so confident in his intellectual superiority he even boasts about graduating 327th in his class. Now living in Great Bend, Kansas, Hoyle attempts to introduce forensics to the local rubes, who include the dim-witted Deputy Eli (newcomer Nick Brown), the brazen brothel owner Honey (The Sopranos' Allison Dunbar) and the mopey Undertaker Vernon Shank (Cougar Town's Bob Clendenin).
Is the Old West ready for a Harvard-educated sheriff?
On the Hulu original comedy Quick Draw, which launches online Monday, Sheriff John Henry Hoyle (John Lehr of TBS' 10 Items or Less) will set a small Kansas town on its ear with his new-fangled ways and talk of eczema.
Who needs the grimness and drama of Oz? The upcoming Crackle Web series Jailbait offers a more humorous take on life behind bars.
TVGuide.com has your first look at the 10-webisode comedy starring John Lehr (TBS' 10 Items or Less) as Oswald "Ozzie" O'Connor, a guy who accidentally buys drugs in a sting operation and is now facing nine months in prison. It's quite an adjustment for his sunny personality, and he naively observes, "Prison is just an uncomfortable environment and they're very successful at it."
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In case you've forgotten (fat chance), today is Inauguration Day, and while it might be chilly in Washington, many folks around the world will have very warm feelings as Barack Hussein Obama takes his oath of office on the Bible Lincoln used in 1861.
Read on for previews of Be the Change: Live From the Inaugural, Fringe, Real Housewives of Orange County and 10 Items or Less.
New releases announced today, July 30:10 Items Or Less - The Complete 1st And 2nd Seasons will be coming out January 13 24 - Exile: Special Creator's Cut will be coming out November 25 Breaking Bad - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out January 20 Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest will be coming out November 18 Firefly - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc) will be coming out November 11 The Partridge Family - The Complete 3rd Season will be coming out October 14 Quark - The Complete Series will be coming out October 14 'Til Death - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out January 13 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.