Monday February 6: ‘Smash‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now ‘Smash’ is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire — to be a “Smash.” The series centers on a desire to create […]
Move over, “Portlandia,” you have some company. IFC has ordered two more series to bolster its comedy lineup, the cable network said Monday.
Shameless The new critically acclaimed hit drama ‘Shameless,’ from award-wining executive producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing, Southland) and Warner Bros. Television, which stars award-winning actor William H. Macy (Fargo, Door to Door) as the good-natured alcoholic father of an unconventional, working-class Chicago South Side family, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. […]
By John Sellers NEW YORK (TheWrap) – Jon Hamm will appear in five episodes of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” during its second season, IFC announced Monday. Additionally, Johnny Marr, the guitarist for the Smiths will compose music for season two of the comedy. The show was created by and stars David Cross […]
IFC, the cable channel once known as a showcase solely of independent films, is continuing its efforts to rebrand itself as a destination for “alternative comedy” with the announcement Tuesday of four new original comedies and the renewal of three others. “We proved that smart comedy could find an audience,” declared the president of IFC […]
In ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,’ David Cross plays bumbling American office temp Todd Margaret. In a stunt no doubt enviable to Tobias Funke, Margaret bluffs his way into an executive position at the London branch of a new energy drink, Thunder Muscle, and misfortune ensues. Created by, written, and starring Cross, the […]
TOP PICK: ‘Teach: Tony Danza‘ (Friday at 10pm on A&E) **Series Premiere** This new one-hour series chronicles the experience of the veteran film, television and stage star as he steps into the toughest role yet, as a first-year teacher at Philadelphia’s largest urban high school. The show follows the first year-teacher as he instructs a […]
Leave it to comic genius David Cross (‘Mr. Show,’ ‘Arrested Development‘) to make a room of critics at the Television Critics Association panels Friday in Beverly Hills collectively go, “Ewwww!” Playing on the title of his new IFC comedy, ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,’ Cross was asked what poor decisions he has made, […]