Assassination Nation is the story of how the internet brings a witch hunt back to Salem. It is brutally unsubtle and thrown together with a complete lack of nuance but is actually pretty effective at saying what it needs to say.
Someone is killing the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show so, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet teams up with a human cop to try to catch the killer.
The Happytime Murders is an R-rated Who Framed Roger Rabbit for grown-ups – with puppets instead of Toons.
The Happytime Murders opens on August 17th.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the story of comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney, who co-created the National Lampoon, Caddyshack, and Animal House. Kenney was at the center of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to Saturday Night Live and a whole generation’s way of looking at the world. Visit netflix.com/futile.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture premieres on Netflix on Friday, January 26th.
Joel McHale of The Soup and Community fame – and currently starring in The Great Indoors – has been chosen to host the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.
Details follow the break.
E!’s The Soup is ending its run after 22 years. Host and executive producer Joel McHale will hang up his skinny tie after skewering a few last pop culture sacred cows on Friday, December 18th (10/9C).
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Remember Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s Community (now on Yahoo), was fired from his own show? Well, after being canned, he took a bit of time to take his disappointment, rage, cynicism and ironic wit on the road. The result is the odd documentary Harmontown.
Check out the first trailer for Harmontown after the jump. Harmontown will open in L.A. on October 3rd and be available on VOD on October 10th.
Six seasons and a movie! Community becomes the rare TV series to be cancelled and brought back twice, courtesy of Yahoo Screen. The announcement came today from Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television that the little pop culture whirlwind that could will get a thirteen-episode sixth season beginning this Fall.
Series star Joel McHale said, ‘…thank you to the greatest f%$#ing fans in the history of the human race. It’s the internet. We can swear now.’ For more details, check out the press release following the jump.