| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Ricky Gervais has made a career out of the uncomfortable. Both through his sitcoms "The Office" and "Extras" (co-created with and Stephen Merchant) and in his standup routines and public persona, he's created situations and subjects that poke fun at the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Ricky Gervais is taking his "Office" act on the road.
The star and co-creator of the hit British sitcom is developing "Life on the Road," a movie based on his character David Brent, BBC Films announced Tuesday.
The movie, which is set to start...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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This week's TV Movies
"American Dream Builders" are tasked...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Similar in tone to the late lamented "Pushing Daisies," "Deadbeat" promotes Tyler Labine from the sidekick role he's seemingly played in a half-dozen shows -- including the cult favorite "Reaper" -- to leading man. However familiar, this Hulu original...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
HBO has given the ax to first-year comedies "Family Tree" and "Hello Ladies."
"Getting On," another comedy that bowed in late November, is expected to return for a sophomore season.
"Family Tree," starring Chris O'Dowd, hailed from writer-director...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Ricky Gervais doesn't understand why you're so afraid of him.
"People come up to me and say, 'Oh, I was scared to ask for your autograph in case you put me down,'" Gervais says in a hushed tone during a recent interview in New York. "No, no, I would...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Comedy Central announced Wednesday it was renewing three of its comedy series, "Brickleberry," "Key & Peele" and "Drunk History," for new seasons to air in 2014.
Of the three shows, "Key & Peele" has had the longest run, with the network ordering a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Every fall, the major broadcast networks unveil the most new TV series and thus grab the biggest chunk of audience attention. But quantity doesn't necessarily equal quality, so to find some of Fall TV's most interesting fare viewers need to check out...