Netflix has done it again.
While the Broadcast Sitcom Assembly Line has generated shows ranging from the lukewarm (A to Z) to the downright languid (Mulaney), Netflix has trotted out (heh) BoJack Horseman, the rare show whose execution lives up to its ambition.
In this fall's stale comedy landscape, BoJack is like a breath of fresh air — and it's clear that Netflix has faith in its latest project, which was renewed four days after it premiered last month. The cartoon's just-go-with-it premise follows the title character (voiced by Will Arnett), a washed-up former equine star of the '90s hit sitcom "Horsin' Around" who's trying to write his memoir. The show really finds its footing by Episode 3, which skewers ...
Halle Berry, Jimmy Fallon
This week, The Tonight Show bestowed upon us a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," as well as Jimmy Fallon and Halle Berry's human hamster roll. Also, Jim Gaffigan guest-starred in the new web series "Teachers Lounge," and Mystery Girls stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling took a pop quiz about their days on Beverly Hills, 90210. And the Internet memorialized Brett Bunsen, who has been shot a total of nine times on Archer. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
[WARNING: This story contains spoilers from Friday's series finale of Raising Hope. Read at your own risk.]
Raising Hope ended its run on Friday the way the Fox family comedy spent most of its four years on the air: in an offbeat, but heartwarming way.
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FX has renewed Archer for two more seasons, the network announced Thursday.
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Kenny Loggins, Sterling Archer
Rev up your engines! Archer is heading into the Danger Zone on Monday's episode.
When the gang decides to throw Lana (Aisha Tyler) a baby shower, Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) decides that he's going to get her the best gift imaginable: a private performance by Kenny Loggins, who makes a cameo in the episode — in cartoon form, of course.
"I'm a total badass in this episode and it's fun," Loggins told reporters on a conference call last week. "Archer's been referring to 'Danger Zone' for a quite a while ... So I think they just finally went, 'Well, we've gone so far with this joke, we have to take it all the way.'"
Blow it up and start again. That was the philosophy (literally, not figuratively) going into Season 5 of FX's Archer, which has been dubbed Archer: Vice. The rebooted version of the show finds the agents of the now-defunct ISIS becoming drug dealers in order to get rid of the ton of cocaine they've amassed through their spy work over the years. But of course, the transition hasn't been all smooth sailing. Over the course of the first four episodes, they've found themselves entangled with...
At Tuesday's Television Critics Association winter TV previews, FX CEO John Landgraf reported the cable networks was up 2 percent in the adults 18-49 demographic and 4 percent total.
FX's new comedy Chozen touts itself for featuring "the world's first gay, white, animated rapper," but star Bobby Moynihan says his character's sexuality never defines him.
"It's not what the show is about. It's not very heavy-handed on the politics or anything," the SNL star tells TVGuide.com. "There's a couple lines in the second episode where he wanders into an LGBT meeting and they're asking him if he's gay or bisexual and he says, 'Why are you trying to label us?' ... I feel like it's not such a crazy thing anymore and it shouldn't be."
Archer returns to FX on Monday, and the show is undergoing a major reboot in its fifth season, which has been dubbed "Archer Vice." The ISIS team members are forced to explore new career options — which eventually lands them on the wrong side of the law.
"I think [creator] Adam Reed probably got very drunk one night while he was writing on his computer," star H. Jon Benjamin told reporters on a conference call this week of the revamp. "When he told me in detail what was going to happen, I was thrilled. I loved the idea. But in fairness, I couldn't reject it. I couldn't say, 'Don't do that.' I don't have that kind of power."
Aisha Tyler has landed a guest-starring role on Ryan Murphy's HBO pilot Open, TVLine reports.