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Christopher Guest

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  • 'Family Tree': A Christopher Guest regular and 9 other things to look forward to in HBO's new comedy

     
    "Family Tree" co-creator, writer and star Jim Piddock offers Zap2it 10 teases for the rest of Season 1....
  • Review: 'Computer Chess' a few moves away from great satire

     Review: 'Computer Chess' a few moves away from great satire
    You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess." The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...
  • Why 'Saturday Night Live' Isn't Dead (At Least Not Yet)

    The last time Lorne Michaels ever really let a public comment pass about which "Saturday Night Live" cast member might not return to the program came in 1986, at the tail end of "SNL" ill-fated 11th season. Many people have wiped that era from memory:...
  • Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'

     Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'
    NEW YORK — When Jeff Garlin's sons were still playing Little League baseball, the comedian would attend games and find himself horrified. "You could say 'hilarious' or 'absurd' to describe what I witnessed, but the word I'd use is 'painful,'"...
  • Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'

    Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'
    Like it were planned, and perhaps it was, American fans of Chris O'Dowd left bereft by the end of Christopher Guest's HBO series "Family Tree" may jump, as from a lovely frying pan into a really nice fire, to O'Dowd's own "Moone Boy," which begins...
  • 'Family Tree' giveaway: Share your love of Christopher Guest for awesome prizes

     
    Love Christopher Guest? Then prove it for a chance to win an awesome "Family Tree" prize-pack in the Zap2it "Family Tree" sweepstakes....
  • 'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener

    'True Blood' recap: High stakes for Bill (Bilith?) in season opener
    Remember how “True Blood” ended last August? The Vampire Authority compound is in flames. Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) drinks all the sacred blood supposedly preserved from Lilith (Jessica Clark), the mother of all vampires. Then Bill...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television: "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
  • Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move

    Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move
    What's a guy gotta do to get a shot at directing his first Pixar film? In Dan Scanlon's case, he may have had to kill somebody. Granted, that somebody was fictional — and a '70s children's TV host, to boot. But thanks in part to whacking a live-...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'
    The Stephen King experiment begins on CBS Sunday night, an open-ended series adaptation of "Under the Dome." The novel ran 1,100-plus pages, but still the show's creators have been given free reign in taking the story in new directions, which could be...
  • PBS' 'NewsHour' to expand to weekends in the fall

    PBS' 'NewsHour' to expand to weekends in the fall
    Cable news currently seems to be in a state of disarray, and the traditional network news divisions are struggling to get airtime. Sensing a chance to expand its claim in the highly competitive broadcast-news arena, public television plans to extend its...
  • CBS will debut nearly all new programming during 'Premiere Week'

    CBS will debut nearly all new programming during 'Premiere Week'
    Forget about staggered schedules or focusing on one thing at a time. Top-rated network CBS is planning to premiere nearly all of its new and returning programming during one week in September. "Premiere Week" will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the...