Why would they turn a Nicole Kidman-Will Ferrell movie into a TV show?

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This week on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Ellie Kemper and music’s very own The National stop by. And we’ve got the clips to prove it. Watch them now!
Season 3 returns this Friday at 11p on IFC!

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This week on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Ellie Kemper and music’s very own The National stop by. And we’ve got the clips to prove it. Watch them now!

Season 3 returns this Friday at 11p on IFC!

swanthompson said: What new shows have you tried so far this fall and how are you feeling about them? What new shows do you plan to watch but haven't gotten around to?

Great question!

Gotham - I’m enjoying ‘Gotham’ on a visual level and think its production design and cinematography are killer. It’s playful and dark which is nice, but some of the dialogue veers into cheesy and stilted instead of campy. I’m definitely on board for a while to see how it goes. 

Blackish - Watched first 2 episodes, but am checking out because it’s so forced. It’s sad that it’s the “best” new broadcast comedy, because while it does have a point of view and Anthony Anderson is good, everyone is way over the top and just not funny enough for me.

Selfie - I actually liked the pilot much more than I thought I would. Yes it’s obnoxious and has a lot of contempt for young Internet-savvy people. But there is hope in the relationship between Gillan and Cho, both of whom are watchable. I liked Suburgatory on and off in its first season, and trust Emily Kapnek has it in her to make a good show. The humor was starting to be there. Very cautious on this one though.

A to Z - Love Cristin Milioti and Ben Feldman, wish they were in a better show that wasn’t slamming you over the head with its mystery conceit and had some actual jokes. Not watching episode 2.

Gracepoint - ConfessionI didn’t watch ‘Broadchurch.’ Mostly because when it premiered I had a lot of child-murder mystery fatigue from The Killing. Turns out, I still do. Will give it another episode but heavy mourning and murder investigation drama isn’t really my thing. Anna Gunn is great, David Tennant is kind of robotic with an American accent.

Mulaney - Maybe my expectations were super low because of the bad reviews, but I didn’t hate the pilot. Is it like watching his stand up squashed into a mundane sitcom? Yes. Could it be funnier? Yes. But with the talent on hand, I’m giving it some time. Ratings are awful though, so it may disappear before we get to see if it can really grow.

Going to check out: The Affair, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Marry Me and Constantine. Hoping to watch Transparent at some point as well.

TV Ratings: ‘Blackish’ a hit by holding on to most of ‘Modern Family’ audience, ‘Laura’ and ‘Red Band’ down

ABC finally realized if you put a quality family comedy behind ‘Modern Family’ it will actually do well. ‘Blackish' opened to a 3.3, and 10.8 million viewers, or 90% of the 'Modern Family's 3.7 rating (10.9 million total). 

Red Band Society' fell to a 1.0 in week 2, 'Mysteries of Laura' is skewing old as it won 8 pm in total viewers with 9.9 million, but came in 3rd with 1.5 in the demo.

(via @TVMoJoe)

All of the new fall shows in one chart | Vox

All of the new fall shows in one chart | Vox

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