Pee-wee's Playhouse

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The Thick of It

Timing is everything. Which may help explain why, after a nearly three-year delay, BBC America is finally importing the third season (from 2009) of the blistering political satire The Thick of It to its "Ministry of Laughs" weekend franchise (Saturday, midnight/11c) — on the heels of HBO's launch of Veep, which springs from the same demented imagination of dark farceur Armando Iannucci.

Thick set the tone of deeply cynical, bitterly vicious, and scaldingly profane high-office shenanigans that Veep is adapting with some success. read more

Gwyneth Paltrow Again Shows Off Musical Chops on Saturday Night Live

Gwyneth Paltrow

Following her acclaimed live performance on the Country Music Awards and her un-"Forget"-able guest appearance on Glee, Gwyneth Paltrow once again capitalized on her musical talents for her third time hosting Saturday Night Live.

The Oscar winner, 38, took on the country classic "Islands in the Stream" with Jason Sudeikis' Kenny Rogers during her monologue, where she displayed her "impressive" country music knowledge. Later, she put a bar mitzvah-inspired twist on Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" (sample line: "She doesn't... read more

Paul Reubens on Pee-Wee's Comeback: I'll Still Be Doing This 30 Years From Now

Pee-Wee Herman

The iconic grey suit and red bowtie have returned: Pee-wee Herman is back and heading to HBO for a special filmed presentation of his Broadway show, The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway.

The 90-minute comedy show is not unlike an extended version of his Emmy-winning Pee-wee's Playhouse series, which ran for four years on CBS. Pee-wee ran in Los Angeles a year ago and is currently playing in New York's Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it has been met with favorable reviews.  

"It's cyclical," Reubens said at Friday's Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions. Reubens appeared via satellite from New York in full Pee-wee attire. "If you wait long enough... read more

Pee-wee Herman Is Heading to HBO

Pee Wee Herman

Pee-wee Herman is heading to HBO with a special that will present his Broadway show, the network announced Tuesday.

HBO will shoot the Paul Reubens production in January following its Broadway engagement that runs through Jan. 2. The special, titled The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, will debut in 2011.

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Pee-Wee Herman's Comeback Continues — Judd Apatow to Produce New Film

Paul Reubens, Judd Apatow

Pee-wee Herman's comeback continues, with a new film based on Paul Reubens' cult favorite character coming to theaters, Variety reports.

Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) is developing a new film featuring Pee-wee Herman focused on a road trip and a "gigantic adventure." Reubens is writing the script with... read more

Pee-wee Herman to Make His Broadway Debut

Pee-Wee Herman

Pee-wee Herman is getting ready for his next big adventure: Broadway.

Pee-wee, aka known as Paul Rebuens, will start his six-week run at the Stephen Sondheim Theater in New York starting Oct. 26, according to Broadwayworld.com.

Check out photos of Reubens through the years

The Broadway limited engagement follows ... read more

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Premiered: September 13, 1986, on CBS
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Premise: Zany fun with hyper, nerdy Pee-wee Herman, who presented animated shorts and live-action sketches featuring a cast of whimsical characters. Although the Emmy-winning show was aimed at kids, it attracted nearly as many adults, who enjoyed its campy quality. The merriment came to an end in July 1991 when Paul Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in a Florida movie theater and his show was canceled immediately.

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