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Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series

Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series
On Sept. 27, 1992, The Ben Stiller Show premiered on Fox, showcasing the titular star’s now well-known talent for emulating celebrities and crafting original characters. The sketch comedy series was abruptly canceled before its first season finished airing, but almost a year after it debuted, the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.

“We had no idea,” Stiller told Et backstage at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards. Apparently, none of the show’s writers had attended the ceremony with the notion they might beat out comedy institutions such as Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman. At some point leading up to the night, Stiller thought maybe he should put together a few words, just in case. “And then at the last minute, I thought, You know, I'm not gonna prepare a speech, because I'll feel like such a jerk when I don't win.”

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‘Love’ Season 2 Review: Netflix’s Relationship Comedy Delivers Heartbreak As Promised

‘Love’ Season 2 Review: Netflix’s Relationship Comedy Delivers Heartbreak As Promised
Netflix’s “Love” may be one of the hardest TV series titles to search on Google. But the folks behind the show still like the title.

“It’s like how I love when I see a diner and it’s just called ‘Food,'” said executive producer Judd Apatow, speaking to IndieWire with stars Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs. “No need to come up with a fancy name.”

“You can’t get angry,” Rust added. “They’re like, ‘Hey, we promised food.'”

In a similar fashion, with the title “Love,” Apatow, Rust, and co-creator Lesley Arfin have promised to depict that most complex yet most simple of human emotions on the screen. But they don’t promise a happy ending, which makes the quasi-comedy at times a nerve-wracking experience. Perhaps that’s because the show remains firmly grounded in the real world, where happy endings are rarely a guarantee.
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‘Love’ Season 2 Review: Netflix’s Relationship Comedy Delivers Heartbreak As Promised

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‘Love’ Season 2 Review: Netflix’s Relationship Comedy Delivers Heartbreak As Promised
Netflix’s “Love” may be one of the hardest TV series titles to search on Google. But the folks behind the show still like the title.

“It’s like how I love when I see a diner and it’s just called ‘Food,'” said executive producer Judd Apatow, speaking to IndieWire with stars Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs. “No need to come up with a fancy name.”

“You can’t get angry,” Rust added. “They’re like, ‘Hey, we promised food.'”

In a similar fashion, with the title “Love,” Apatow, Rust, and co-creator Lesley Arfin have promised to depict that most complex yet most simple of human emotions on the screen. But they don’t promise a happy ending, which makes the quasi-comedy at times a nerve-wracking experience. Perhaps that’s because the show remains firmly grounded in the real world, where happy endings are rarely a guarantee.
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Netflix Renews 'Love' for Season 3

Netflix Renews 'Love' for Season 3
Netflix is still feeling the Love.

The streaming giant has renewed the Judd Apatow single-camera comedy for a third season, it was announced Wednesday.

The news comes ahead of Love's March 10 season-two return. A return date and episode count were not immediately available.

Love, described as a a "down-to-earth look at dating," stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust. Rust also co-created the series with Apatow and Lesley Arfin. The trio exec produce with Brent Forrester and Dean Holland.

Love is Apatow's third comedy on the air, joining Girls, which kicks off its sixth and final season this month, and...
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Love Season 1 Review

All episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Of all the critiques one could level at Judd Apatow, a particularly commonplace complaint is that the guy just doesn’t know when to cut. From his directorial ventures (especially Funny People and This is 40) to projects that merely bear his mark (like The Five-Year Engagement and Get Him to the Greek), Apatow joints are near-chronically overlong and digressive.

At this point, he’s no doubt aware of such criticism. And with the unveiling of Love, a 10-episode Netflix series that he both created (alongside GirlsLesley Arfin and star Paul Rust) and exec-produced (with Arfin, Rust, Dean Holland, and Brent Forrester), it appears that his response to it is of the middle-finger-salute variety.

With episode lengths ranging from 30 minutes to more than 45 (in the unfortunately exhausting pilot), and a full season to just begin telling the story of how two people
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Netflix 2016 confirmed details: Black Mirror, Love, Kimmy Schmidt S2, The Get Down & more…

It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.

2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:

Black Mirror

British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Doctor Who) and Canada’s Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Halt and Catch Fire) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes
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Trailer for Judd Apatow’s Netflix series Love

Netflix has released a trailer for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy series Love, which is set to arrive on the streaming service next month. Take a look below…

Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive producers. The first installment – 10-half-hour episodes – premieres globally Friday, February 19, 2016.

Love is set to premiere on February 19th.
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Netflix’s Love Gets A New Trailer

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Netflix’s Love Gets A New Trailer
Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive producers of Love. The new series stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust. Produced by Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin. All 12 episodes of “Love” will hit Netflix on February 19.

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Judd Apatow Netflix Comedy Series Releases New ‘Love’ Trailer

Netflix this morning unveiled its new trailer for Love, created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland
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Judd Apatow’s Netflix Comedy ‘Love’ Gets Premiere Date, Teaser

Judd Apatow’s Netflix Comedy ‘Love’ Gets Premiere Date, Teaser
For lonelyhearts and others looking for a jaded, satirical look at love and dating in Los Angeles, Netflix has set a post-Valentine’s Day binge watch for its new dark romantic comedy “Love.”

The series is created, written and exec produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. It stars Rust and Gillian Jacobs as Angelenos who are total opposites and yet somehow offer audiences an unflinching and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland are also exec producers.

The 10-episode first season will bow Feb. 19 on Netflix.

Two days later, the Apatow-produced “Girls” returns to HBO.
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Judd Apatow Netflix Comedy Series ‘Love’ Gets Premiere Date — First-Look Teaser

Netflix announced today it will debut all 10 half-hour episodes of Judd Apatow’s new comedy series Love on February 19. Created, written and executive produced by Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive…
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Netflix Orders Two Seasons Of Apatow Series

Netflix has given a two season, twenty-two episode pickup to "Love," a Judd Apatow produced relationship comedy series. The project, which marks Apatow's first TV show creation since "Undeclared" over a decade ago, will star Paul Rust ("I Love You, Beth Cooper") and Gillian Jacobs ("Community").

Rust and Lesley Arfin ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") co-created the series with the ten episode first season scheduled to premiere in 2016. The twelve episode second season will then premiere the following year. All three will executive produce alongside Brent Forrester ("The Office").

Rust and Jacobs play a couple who "navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid."

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Gillian Jacobs Set For Love

Gillian Jacobs Set For Love
While he’s long established himself as a filmmaker, Judd Apatow has never quite forgotten his TV roots. He’s one of the producers behind HBO series Girls and is now working with one of the writers of that show – Lesley Arfin – to produce a new show called Love for Netflix.Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust are signed on to play Mickey and Gus, a couple in the middle of a relationship experiencing, so the press release goes, the “exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.” It’ll be shot with typically Apatowian honesty about the realities of modern life and love.So confident is Netflix in the Apatow brand that the company has agreed to give the show two seasons out of the box. While Apatow is producing, Rust and Arfin are credited as the co-creators and will be executive producers and
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Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs Will Star in Love, a Netflix Series from Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin

This could be really good. Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Gillian Jacobs (Community, Girls) will co-star in Love, a new Netflix series from Rust, Judd Apatow and Leslie Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls). In a bold move of confidence, Netflix has picked up the show for two seasons already. The first 10 episodes will air in 2015, with another 12 on the way in 2016. Legendary Television will produce as well. Love follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. The show will be a half-hour series. Hit the jump for more on Love. Here's the official press release: Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin are bringing an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships to Love, a new Netflix original series, licensed globally and debuting in 2016 in all Netflix territories.
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Netflix and Legendary Television Plan On Making 'Love' With Judd Apatow

Netflix is going full force with their original content, and they intend on penetrating the television market even deeper with the just announced series Love. The new series is reported to be "fresh and funny" and comes from the comedic mind of Judd Apatow.

Here's the official press release:

Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin are bringing an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships to Love, a new Netflix original series, licensed globally and debuting in 2016 in all Netflix territories. Netflix has made a two-season commitment to Love, which debuts with 10 episodes in 2016 and 12 the following year.Love follows Gus (Paul Rust from I Love You, Beth Cooper and Inglorious Basterds) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. Jacobs is best known for her role as Britta in the critically-acclaimed series
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TV: Judd Apatow May Be Headed To 'Hulu,' Natasha Lyonne Books 'Girls' & More

While many have been happy unplugging their traditional cable to just stream stuff online, the way things are shaping up, it looks like we'll just be spending that money anyway on a variety of streaming services. With Netflix leading the pack, and Amazon making some big strides, Hulu now wants their own corner for original programming. And they may land a big get with "Love," a new show co-written, produced and possibly even directed by Judd Apatow. He's teamed with writers Lesley Arfin ("Brooklyn Nine-Nne") and actor/writer Paul Rust (who will have a role in this project) for a series that will (shockingly) be "a character-based comedy revolving around relationships, romantic and otherwise, with one (very messed-up) couple in particular at the center." The talented "Community" star Gillian Jacobs has also been approached to star, Brent Forrester ("The Simpsons," "The Office") might be a co-showrunner but nothing...
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Wednesday Comedy Roundup: Back in the Game 1.03, Modern Family 5.04, Super Fun Night 1.02, Always Sunny 9.06,

Back in the Game, Season 1, Episode 3, “Play Hard or Go Home”

Directed by Eyal Gordin

Written by Gregg Mettler

Airs Wednesdays at 8:30pm Est on ABC

Wednesday’s line-up is continuing to be the strongest this fall as the new shows begin to find their footing. Back in the Game is a lot stronger this week, as “Play Hard or Go Home” starts to follow a more enjoyable format. The episode is much more entertaining than the first two, as it finds a way to include all of the characters. So far the focus is usually just on Terry and while it is entertaining, the show really feels like it’s missing something. The strongest part of this episode is that The Cannon gets a bigger and more meaningful storyline. Back in the Game is quite similar to The Goldbergs in that they both portray a more accurate depiction
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NBC Extends ‘The Office’ Series Finale

Fans of The Office will have a bit longer to say goodbye. NBC is extending the length of the final episode by 15 minutes. It will air from 9-10:15 Pm on Thursday, May 16. Drama Hannibal will follow from 10:15-11 Pm with limited interruption. The final episode picks up months after the airing of the documentary, when the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried, pranks are prunked. Guest stars include Mindy Kaling, Bj Novak, Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Joan Cusack, Ed Begley Jr., Malcolm Barrett, Matt Jones, Andy Buckley, Mike Schur and Bobby Ray Shafer. The Office is exec-produced by Ben Silverman and Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, as well Paul Lieberstein, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.
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Anne Hathaway Joins Mindy Kalings Rom-Com ‘The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie’

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Anne Hathaway Joins Mindy Kalings Rom-Com ‘The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie’
Actress Anne Hathaway has signed on to star alongside Mindy Kaling in the Office star’s romantic comedy ‘The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie’. Kaling, who is riding a recent wave of success after introducing her new show ‘The Mindy Kaling Show’ on Fox, co-write the movie’s script with Brent Forrester (King of the Hill). The film follows the titular character down on her luck until Mr. Perfect shows up, changing her fate after a string of failed relationships. Anne Hathaway will play Gillespie with Kaling stepping into a supporting role. Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd productions are expected to produce, with the film still looking for a [ Read More ]

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Anne Hathaway Is Into Mindy Kaling’s ‘Low Self-Esteem’

After getting off the sinking ship that is NBC’s The Office earlier than most of her co-stars and successfully getting her starring vehicle sitcom The Mindy Project picked up for a full season at Fox, actress and writer Mindy Kaling’s career is looking to be in pretty good shape. But wise moves in the TV landscape may not be the extent of her current success, as it’s now looking like a romantic comedy script Kaling co-wrote is likely to get produced as a feature as well. The film, which Kaling co-wrote with veteran TV writer Brent Forrester, is called The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, and is reportedly about a girl, who has dated nothing but losers, suddenly getting pursued by the most attractive man in the world. The reason Lizzie Gillespie is likely to soon be put into production is that it just got a big star attached to it in Anne Hathaway. Hathaway
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