| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:37 AM
NBC is racking up its frequent-flier miles, renewing the Greg Poehler comedy "Welcome to Sweden" for a second season.
Yes, that Poehler. The fish-out-of-water import is the bro of NBC's prized funnywoman Amy Poehler. And while his sister served as an...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
NBC has given a 10-episode, second-season order to "Welcome to Sweden," the comedy created by Greg Poehler based on his life as a fish-out-of-water American living in Mother Svea.
Poehler, who was named one of Variety's 10 comics to watch and who is...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Some people refuse to grow up, and that's perfectly OK, comedian Jen Kirkman writes in her book "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids." The funny gal, a regular roundtable panelist on "Chelsea Lately" and performer in the...
| Aug 1, 2014
A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well.
When Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera first began assembling the cast...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Maya Rudolph is still making baby news nearly a year after giving birth to her fourth child.
The "Saturday Night Live" alum, 42, who welcomed her fourth child last year, only just filed the birth certificate for her newest family member.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
To (very) loosely paraphrase Shakespeare, some comedians are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them. By his own admission, Amy Poehler's kid brother Greg falls squarely into the latter category.
"I got started in standup when a friend...
| Jul 27, 2014
Seth Meyers has recruited some of his famous friends to guest star in the 10-episode second season of his Hulu […]...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:24 AM
"The Divide" AMC Network's attempt to get its very niche WE tv into the scripted drama game may not produce the industry-quake that "Mad Men" did, but this legal drama exploring themes of race, class, ambition and the elastic nature of justice is a fine...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:36 PM
"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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:03 AM
"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...