Epix to Air Docu-Series About Hollywood’s Gender Problem, Featuring Kristen Wiig, Mira Nair and America Ferrera
Epix announced that on March 8 (International Women’s Day), they’ll begin airing “The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem,” a six-part docu-series that comprises separate short films; the first installment debuted yesterday at Sundance.
Judd Apatow, who has served as the executive producer for HBO’s Girls since its inception, has just landed another series at the premium channel. Crashing, as it has been titled, will focus on a recently separated, kind-hearted comedian who, after being left by his wife, is forced to couch-surf in the homes of some of New York’s finest comics.
We wrote about Judd Apatow’s new show, LOVE, just last week, and already Netflix has premiered two trailers for the series. Titled “Meet Gus” and “Meet Mickey,” they introduce, respectively, the male (Gus, played by Paul Rust) and female (Mickey, played by Gillian Jacobs) leads.
Judd Apatow is always writing for or producing TV series created by other people — Girls, The Simpsons — but it’s been a while since he’s actually worked on a series of his own. Well, that time is now, as Entertainment Weekly has revealed that his new Netflix comedy, Love, will be released, all at once, on February 19.
It’s a big comedy week for new releases on disc and Netflix, with plenty of options: do you like your comedy romantic? How about low-budget? Maybe a little something in dark Swedish? Plus, a riveting true crime documentary and a charming reinvention of literature’s most famous detective.
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Last night, 47-year-old Judd Apatow finally achieved 25-year-old Judd Apatow’s dream: a stand-up set on The Tonight Show. But he’s still Judd Apatow, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the closing portion of his performance, over a third of the four-minute set, was devoted to skewering Bill Cosby—a middle finger to the sitcom star/accused rapist on the network that ran The Cosby …Read More
There are scenes in Trainwreck that have the feel of standalone sketches from star and screenwriter Amy Schumer’s feminist-inflected Comedy Central show. “Lad Mag Pitch Meeting,” for example, could be a YouTube hit to give “Last Fuckable Day” a run for its money; ditto for “Baby Shower Confessions,” an exchange that in fact bears a striking resemblance to Inside Amy Schumer stalwarts like “I’m So Bad.”