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TV Dial: Danny McBride, Jody Hill & Annette Bening Line Up HBO Gigs; 'Under The Dome' Gets Second Season & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 30, 2013 11:04 AM
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Big-screen success has been elusive for the comedic duo, but that hasn’t kept Danny McBride and Jody Hill from creating one of the most iconic comedic characters in Kenny Powers on the HBO series “Eastbound & Down.” Though that show is winding down with its final season airing later this year, McBride and Hill are sticking around on the famed cable network. Deadline reports that the two creative partners are developing another comedy series for the network, described as their “look at high school.” The final season of “Eastbound & Down” arrives in September, just in time for the MLB playoffs.

You're On The Clock, Mister: 20 Great Workplace Comedies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 6, 2013 3:10 PM
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This weekend's broad new studio comedy "The Internship" (our review) concerns a couple of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google. While there, the movie becomes something of a workplace comedy – one in which all of their coworkers are way younger, cuter, and more brilliant.

Watch: Super Bowl Spots Directed By Jon Favreau, Carl Erik Rinsch, Jake Scott, Noam Murro & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2013 10:50 PM
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Super Bowl advertising wasn't just about the movies. No, seriously. Plenty of major brands spent big chunks of their marketing budget in the hopes they could capture the attention of the nation. Some did, some didn't. But going along with the big spend, was the roping in of major talent both in front of and behind camera. We've already seen Dwayne Johnson's Peter Berg directed milk ad and Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen's Samsung teaser before Super Bowl Sunday, but now, here are the rest of the ads that had some famous names involved.

Danny McBride & Jody Hill Reveal Why 'Eastbound & Down' Is Back And What To Expect In Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 6:38 PM
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In case you missed the news last night, HBO has ordered up a fourth season of "Eastbound & Down." That's right, the show that everyone expected was over and done with this spring -- including creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill -- is now back, with eight more episodes to come. The announcement was a surprise for everyone, but according to a very candid McBride, he's just glad to have another shot at the show, which it seems he felt was slightly compromised in the third season, in terms of everything they wanted to delve into with Kenny Fucking Powers.

'Observe And Report' Director Jody Hill Helming A '70s Action Pic That Could Become A 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Reboot

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 3, 2012 8:56 AM
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We’re not against films that are labeled as reboots per se, but we are fervently against reboots of films that were made within the last decade. It’s not that the new films themselves are guaranteed to be terrible, but there’s something so crass and terribly money-grabbing about them. It seems like the word "reboot" is code for either: “we fucked up the first time, and there’s no guarantee that we won’t again” or “we can’t wait to wring some more cash out of this franchise while we still can” or “we best churn out some shit fast before the rights to the property lapse.”

Jody Hill & Irvine Welsh Teaming For HBO Version Of Hit Sundance Doc 'Knuckle'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 10, 2011 9:51 AM
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Network Also Planning Miniseries Version Of 'I, Claudius'Every so often, a documentary comes along that seems ripe for feature adaptation, and, as usual, it's snapped up speedily by studio executives. But for the most part ("Dogtown & Z-Boys" becoming "Lords of Dogtown" being the only exception we can really think of), the remakes never quite make it on to screens -- feature version of "The King of Kong," "Racing Dreams" and many others languish in development hell.

HBO To Team With Rough House Pictures For Remake Of Irish Bare-Knuckle Fighting Doco 'Knuckle'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 25, 2011 1:23 AM
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Production Shingle's Stalwarts David Gordon Green, Jody Hill & Danny McBride InvolvedHBO is set to team with David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride's production shingle Rough House Pictures for a television remake of Ian Palmer's Sundance-starring documentary "Knuckle," which follows the story of two Irish families who attempt to settle their feud through bare-knuckle boxing.

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