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  • Art imitates life for Greg Poehler

    PASADENA, Calif. Everything was hunky-dory in Greg Poehler's life. He was a lawyer, married to a lawyer and the father of three kids. Then two years ago he tried something he'd always wanted to do. He tried standup comedy. That was the end of the life...
  • Welcome to Greg Poehler's 'Sweden'

    For decades, the title of the most popular Swede on network television belonged to the absent-minded chef on "The Muppet Show." That may all change with Thursday's U.S. debut of "Welcome to Sweden," an inventive sitcom about Bruce Evans, an All-...
  • TV Review: 'Welcome to Sweden'

    "Cute" isn't always a flattering term in TV circles, but it happily applies to "Welcome to Sweden," a classic fish-out-of-water concept created by and starring Greg Poehler, whose better-known sister Amy joins him as a producer. Despite rifling through...
  • Emmy Predictions: Comedy Race to Add 'Orange' Tint

    There's new blood coming to Emmy's comedy race this year, and it's long overdue. When the Primetime Emmy nominations are unveiled July 10, there are sure to be some stalwarts among the contenders for best comedy: namely, "Modern Family," which has...
  • TV picks for the week of July 6-12

    Yeah, the United States' World Cup bid is over, but this week's television premieres include series from Canada and Sweden, so there's that. Here's what caught my eye: Sunday: "The '90s: The Last Great Decade?" 8 p.m., Nat Geo: The Gulf War, Kurt...
  • Danger, Halle Berry! 'Extant' has promise

    Danger, Halle Berry! 'Extant' has promise
    "Lust in Space" would be a catchier title for "Extant," the coming week's biggest premiere. Something unusual happened to astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry), who supposedly was alone for 13 months in space. Upon her return to Earth, Molly is stunned to...
  • TV This Week for July 6 - 12: 'In a World...,' 'Frozen' and more

    TV This Week for July 6 - 12: 'In a World...,' 'Frozen' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Hell, yeah! A pro-wrestling legend invites all...
  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
  • It's a baby girl for Jenna Fischer of 'The Office'

    It's a baby girl for Jenna Fischer of 'The Office'
    Jenna Fischer is keeping busy after finishing work at "The Office." She's recently given birth to another child. The actress, who played affable secretary-turned-saleswoman on the long-running NBC mockumentary, welcomed her baby girl in late May and...
  • 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Star to Play Tina Fey's Daughter in 'The Nest'

    Madison Davenport ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series") has joined Universal's "The Nest" opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Production has launched in New York City on the comedy that is directed by "Pitch Perfect's" Jason Moore and penned by Paula Pell....
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    David Wain's "They Came Together" identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as the...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 22 - 28, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Rake Keegan (Greg Kinnear) must use an...