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Stephen Merchant

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  • Fall TV Preview: From 'Sleepy Hollow' to 'Ravenswood' to 'Atlantis'

    Fall TV Preview: From 'Sleepy Hollow' to 'Ravenswood' to 'Atlantis'
    The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
  • Stephen Merchant has fun with his misfortune in 'Hello Ladies'

    Stephen Merchant has fun with his misfortune in 'Hello Ladies'
    In mid-August, the British comedian and actor Stephen Merchant went to a party at fellow comedian Sarah Silverman's house. It was a jovial scene, populated by a who's who list of L.A.'s funniest people. Merchant ate some chocolate of questionable...
  • 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...
  • TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'

    TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'
    My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
  • Review: 'Drunk History' offers amusingly inebriated takes on the past

    Review: 'Drunk History' offers amusingly inebriated takes on the past
    "Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
  • NBC airs The Office retrospective before series finale

     
    Ahead of the series finale, NBC will air an hourlong The Office retrospective special produced by NBC News. Chances are you never looked at your workplace or your coworkers the same way after seeing an episode of The Office. The comedy series that started...
  • Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” rewrites the books

     
    Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Based on a web series of the same name, Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs...
  • TCA press tour: 'Hello Ladies' star Stephen Merchant is really tall

    TCA press tour: 'Hello Ladies' star Stephen Merchant is really tall
    It seemed like the only thing reporters wanted to ask Stephen Merchant about Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour was what it's like to be so tall. The executive producer, director and star of HBO's new comedy series "Hello Ladies" is 6-...
  • 'Game of Thrones': Join a live Web chat with Emilia Clarke on Monday

    'Game of Thrones': Join a live Web chat with Emilia Clarke on Monday
    The character British actress Emilia Clarke plays on HBO's "Game of Thrones" is named Daenerys Targaryen, but most fans of the show know her as "Mother of Dragons." Clarke will be appearing on a live Web chat on Monday, July 29, at 3:30 p.m. PDT....
  • Review: In 'I Give It a Year,' the funny bits are welded on

    Review: In 'I Give It a Year,' the funny bits are welded on
    Writer Dan Mazer, a longtime Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator, brings his taste for the comedy of discomfort to the rom-com realm in "I Give It a Year." The jaundiced sentiment of the title hints at an inside-out reworking of the happily-ever-after formula....
  • MTV's 'Generation Cryo' focuses on siblings conceived by donors

    MTV's 'Generation Cryo' focuses on siblings conceived by donors
    In recent years, MTV has put teen moms in the spotlight. Now, it’s shifting focus to young people searching to find out more about their origins with the documentary series, “Generation Cryo,” premiering in November.   It focuses on...
  • Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy

     
    Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy — A preview of the new comedy TV series coming in the fall 2013 season. (All times Eastern/Pacific) The Michael J. Fox Show NBC Premieres: Sept. 26 at 9pm Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm Who’s In It? Michael J. Fox,...