Strong female characters are rarely allowed to be nuanced on TV. They don't get to be brilliant, vain or funny. They get to be strong (and maybe sexy, if they're lucky). They kick a--, overcome obstacles and rarely display any signs of feminine vulnerability. Often times, their strength is framed as the result of some "issue," (SVU's Olivia Benson troubled childhood, Sonya Cross' Asperger's on The Bridge), as though the women are only strong because a catalyst forced them to be this way.
But Mindy Lahiri doesn't have issues (well, she has issues, but not in that sense). She's a strong, well-developed comedic antihero on par with Michael Scott. But many Mindy Project viewers didn't warm to Mindy as quickly as they took to the equally offensive Office boss. "I think that [Mindy] is very resilient and very confident and until you see her display kindness or show rapport with other people, it's hard for an audience just to decide they love her," Mindy Kaling tells TVGuide.com, recalling the initial reaction to the character.
There's never been a talk show like Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show. Host Eric Andre (also one of the show's executive producers) destroys his set. He attacks his band. He vomits on his desk. His sidekick, fellow comedian Hannibal Buress, barely tolerates him. He interviews fake celebrities. Real guests are uncomfortable being there. It looks like a public access show from 20 years ago. In other words, its anarchy-minded format fits nicely in Adult Swim's lineup.
John McEnroe is bringing his A-game to TBS' new comedy Ground Floor. The famed tennis champion will play...
Nick Brown, John Lehr
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).
Don't believe everything your boss says, or at least, not Jeff Garlin's boss.
Although Larry David sounded iffy about a new season of HBO's hit comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm last month, Garlin told the Television Critics Association during the fall previews on Sunday that David's uncertainty wasn't necessarily a...
The Michael J. Fox Show
It's been 13 years since Michael J. Fox last starred on a TV series, but the actor said it didn't take much to convince him to return to the small screen full-time on The Michael J. Fox Show.
"I just thought: Why can't I? There's no reason not to do it," Fox told reporters Saturday at NBC's Television Critics Association fall TV previews.
Fox famously left Spin City in 2000 shortly after revealing to the public that he...
It's been two years since new episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm last graced our television sets, but creator and star Larry David seems in no rush to make a decision about whether the comedy will be back at all, much less start work on a new season.
"That's not such a good question," David told reporters at Thursday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews when asked about a possible ninth season. "I have not [decided]. I don't know. I really don't know. I couldn't say. Ask me in...
Look closely, Curb Your Enthusiasm fans — that really is Larry David in the new trailer for the upcoming HBO film Clear History.
Curb Your Enthusiasm star Jeff Garlin was arrested over the weekend for reportedly breaking car windows following a "heated argument" over a parking space, TMZ reports.
FX will not be moving forward with Russell Brand's late-night talk show Brand X, CEO John Landgraf announced Thursday.