As Jerry Seinfeld prepares for the fifth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he’s enlisted the help of an old neighbor to boost the show and its host Crackle’s presence.
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Haley Joel Osment is all grown up and smoking weed — as a guest star in the second season of web series Next Time on Lonny.
The reality show spoof follows the titular character, played by series co-creator Alex Anfanger, as he deals with not-so-serious problems like awkward first dates and butt dials. Osment goes way back with Anfanger — they went to college together at New York University — and was a fan of the series from day one. “When I heard they were doing a second season, I called Alex and told him he’d be in trouble if he didn’t let me tag along on one episode because I’m such a big fan,” Osment told EW.
You may know Steve Buscemi as Boardwalk Empire‘s Nucky — or as any of the dozens of other roles the actor’s played over his lifetime — but in a new Web series for AOL, he’s just being himself.
In the new series Park Bench, Buscemi sits on the park benches of New York chatting up his friends, both famous and not. The idea came to him last year when he met Geo Orlando as he was filming one of the promotional videos for Vampire Weekend’s American Express-sponsored concert on a — foreshadowing! — park bench. “I just couldn’t stop thinking about this guy Geo and how much I just liked talking to him on the park bench,” Buscemi says. So naturally, he turned this idea into a show.
When Billie (Charlotte Newhouse) applies for a babysitting job, she imagines changing diapers and filling baby bottles. But instead she’s stuck with Gene (Jillian Bell), a filthy rich grown woman under house arrest who needs adult supervision.
This is the premise of the new web series Idiotsitter, which premieres next Wednesday, Feb. 26, on Comedy Central’s CC:Studios. Below, we have the first trailer for the series, starring Workaholics standout Bell and her fellow Groundlings alum Newhouse. Stephen Root (Office Space) stars as Gene’s dad, and T.J. Miller (The Goodwin Games) is Gene’s “forever friend” Chet. READ FULL STORY
If you haven’t yet checked out Hudson Valley Ballers, the six-part web series starring Saturday Night Live writers Paula Pell and James Anderson, it’s time. Paula and James play versions of themselves — former college roommates who’ve been friends for 30 years and are comedy writers — who left the city and moved to the Hudson Valley to start a bed and breakfast for creative types. Paul Rudd and SNL‘s Kate McKinnon make appearances as James’ and Paula’s love interests, respectively. Rudd’s character, Tampa, is a muralist for Olive Garden and does voiceovers for porn. Yes, you’re going to want to watch episode 6, embedded below. READ FULL STORY
“This show is not really a show,” Howard Stern tells Jerry Seinfeld in the following clip, speaking in a slightly accusatory tone. “It’s just for you to drive around in cool cars…”
“…with people I think are cool,” Seinfeld answers matter-of-factly.
And that, in essence, is what the self-explanatory webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is all about. Each episode features a neat old automobile, a sunny locale, and a table where Seinfeld shares a caffeinated beverage with a different comedic luminary. Tina Fey, Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, Jay Leno, and Louis CK will all appear on the show this year — as will a creepy drone camera whose flight is scored by “Ride of the Valkyries.” Judging from the trailer, Seinfeld and Stern’s talk looks like it’ll be especially fun; how often do you get to see one middle-aged comedian tell another that he looks like “a hip Wicked Witch of the West”?
Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): The stars of 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' on filming the Emmy-winning web series
It is a truth universally acknowledged… that Jane Austen’s novels will never stop being reimagined, readapted, or reworked. But among the countless parodies, books, and films that are based on Pride and Prejudice, only “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” managed to make it a web-based, immersive experience. The web series, a modern adaptation co-created by Bernie Su and Hank Green, premiered in 2012 and ended this year after 100 episodes, finishing off a stellar 2013 by winning a Creative Arts Emmy.
At the center of the series were the three — not five, as in the original — Bennet sisters: Jane, Lizzie, and Lydia. Played by Laura Spencer, Ashley Clements, and Mary Kate Wiles, respectively, the trio carried the series from the main “vlog” hosted by Lizzie, to spinoffs by Wiles’ Lydia Bennet, as well as a main “Pemberley Digital” channel, which now hosts “Emma Approved,” the series based off of — you guessed it! — Emma.
The three actresses talked to EW about filming their favorite videos, their final days on set, and what it was like realizing just how many viewers they reached. READ FULL STORY
Admit it: If you had to tell one member of Full House‘s cast the story of how you lost your virginity, you’d obviously choose Uncle Jesse. (Or maybe Aunt Becky — you know she wouldn’t judge.)
That’s the basic idea behind Losing It With John Stamos, a new series of shorts that debuted earlier this week on Yahoo Screen. The premise is simple: Stamos sits down with a celebrity, who regales him with a story about turning in his or her v-card. Occasionally, bits are re-enacted by cute cartoon characters or puppets. (That’s got to be the stamp of documentarian Morgan Spurlock, who serves with Stamos as co-EP.)
Where did Stamos get the idea for Losing It? More importantly, how does he convince his famous pals to participate? The ex-Full Houser spills all in our interview — and also reveals whether Joey Gladstone is next in line.
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Still freaked out from going to see The Conjuring? Then may we recommend you check out the new Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls — which, while also supernaturally-themed, is much more interested in tickling your funny bone than tingling your spine.
Executive produced by Jack Black and co-created by Drunk History director Jeremy Konner, the show stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci as a pair of bumbling paranormal investigators and boasts a list of celebrity guests, including Black, Molly Shannon, Jason Schwartzman, Dave Grohl, Val Kilmer, and Jake Johnson, who can be seen in the available-to-view-now premiere episode.
You can watch an exclusive clip from a forthcoming show and the Ghost Ghirls trailer below.
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