Friday, June 26, 2009

Bored To Death Trailer

The above is the trailer for the upcoming HBO series Bored To Death, which I can safely predict will be my new favourite TV show. After all, anything with both Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis promises to be excellent. But, the trailer above includes many familiar faces including Olivia Thirlby, Parker Posey and SNL's Kristen Wiig.


'Paul' Production Blog Goes Live

As I've mentioned in previous blog posts, Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig are currently filming the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie 'Paul'. The film, directed by Greg Mottola, also stars Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch and Joe Lo Truglio.
The film's production blog - has just gone live online and is filled with behind the scenes footage and interviews with the cast including Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader.

Seth Meyers to Create Animated Series


The MTV mothership announced its slate of in-development programming this week, and among the titles announced is one particular project that should pique the interest of comic book fans.

“The Awesomes” is described as an animated half-hour series created by “Saturday Night Live” head writer Seth Meyers and fellow SNL-er Mike Shoemaker that “follows an unassuming superhero and his cohorts as they battle evil villains, the paparazzi, and a less than desirable reputation as bumbling losers.”
The series will be produced by SNL chief Lorne Michaels’ production company, Broadway Video, with Meyers and Shoemaker serving as co-creators and co-writers. Meyers is no stranger to the comics world, having recently teamed with fellow SNL-er Bill Hader on the Marvel Comics one-shot story “Spider-Man: The Short Halloween.”

“The most exciting thing about creating content for MTV is that you can paint across a broad canvas,” said Tony DiSanto, President of Programming for MTV. “This allows us to play with different genres as our long history of hits clearly illustrates, from ‘Beavis and Butthead’ to ‘The Real World’ to ‘The Hills.’ MTV is always evolving, and we are spreading our creative wings even further with this slate. From animation, to scripted, to comedy, as always, MTV is a home for talent to give life to their vision behind the camera, as well as in front of it.”

There is no schedule for the series at this point, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted when it’s announced.

How does The Awesomes sound to you? Awesome? Will you watch?

SNL Premiere Date

NBC announced its fall premiere dates, and Saturday Night Live will premiere its 35th season on September 26th.

Save the daBoldte!