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Nobodies: TV Land Comedy Moving to Paramount Network

Nobodies is making a big move. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the TV Land TV show is moving to Paramount Network for its second season.From executive producers Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, the comedy follows three actors/comedians as they struggle to make it big in Hollywood. The cast includes Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras.Read More…
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Melissa McCarthy TV Land Comedy 'Nobodies' Moving to Paramount Network (Exclusive)

Nobodies is on the move.

The Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone-produced single-camera comedy is moving from TV Land — where it aired its first season in March — to Paramount Network. The second 12-episode season of Nobodies is set to air in the spring, becoming the third show that was developed at TV Land to jump to Viacom's forthcoming general entertainment hub Paramount Network.

Nobodies is inspired by the real lives of writers Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras (Adult Swim's Mike Tyson's Mysteries), who watched as their friends from Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings went...
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Nobodies: Is the TV Land TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture WatchWill Hugh, Larry, and Rachel continue to toil in obscurity? Has the Nobodies TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on TV Land? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Nobodies season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A scripted comedy series on the TV Land cable channel, Nobodies stars creators, writers, and alumni of The Groundlings improv company, Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras as fictionalized versions of themselves. Guest stars in season one include Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig, and Kristen Bell.Weary of writing for an animated children’s TV series, The Fartlings, Hugh,
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Comic-Con 2017: Big Bang Theory Cast's Return, Krypton, Black Lightning and Westworld Fill Wbtv's Slate

Comic-Con 2017: Big Bang Theory Cast's Return, Krypton, Black Lightning and Westworld Fill Wbtv's Slate
Warner Bros. TV has unveiled its Comic-Con 2017 slate, which will feature the first Big Bang Theory cast panel in five years.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: Big Bang Theory Prequel Young Sheldon

Ahead of Season 11, cast members Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman will be on hand for a Q&A, following four consecutive years of writers’ room panels. (At this time, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg and Melissa Rauch are not scheduled to appear.)

Other series returning to the pop culture extravaganza include The 100, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZombie, Lucifer, The Originals,
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Nobodies: Season One Ratings

Although TV Land ordered the first season of the Nobodies TV show in June of 2016, in January of 2017, the cable channel renewed the scripted comedy series for a second season, two and a half months before the series premiere. Will their faith be rewarded? Should Nobodies have been cancelled by TV Land instead? Stay tuned.A scripted comedy series on the TV Land cable channel, Nobodies stars creators, writers, and alumni of The Groundlings improv company, Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras as fictionalized versions of themselves. Guest stars in season one include: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig, and Kristen Bell.Weary of writing for an animated children’s TV series, The Fartlings, Hugh, Larry, and Rachel are pitching their feature film, Mr. First Lady, to Paramount. When the
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Emmy Contenders Like Alfre Woodard, Kristen Bell Pull Double Duty in Guest Spots

Emmy Contenders Like Alfre Woodard, Kristen Bell Pull Double Duty in Guest Spots
it’s becoming more common to see actors pulling double-duty on television; particularly with the ever-growing list of actors appearing in guest spots. Some of those actors could even find themselves eligible for Emmy recognition in more than one category.

For actors enjoying a regular role on television, recognition in the guest category can be an extra bonus. Oscar nominee and four-time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard made an exciting villain on “Luke Cage,” but still found time to appear in two episodes of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” both for Netflix. As for finding time to play the two roles, she says the shooting dates were “close enough to be, ‘Yikes,’ but I didn’t have to balance Mariah Dillard’s dastardly deeds and the hyper-vigilant grammarian Aunt Josephine in the same shooting schedule.” She then points to her lengthy theater background, noting: “But we’ve all done repertory!”

But ultimately, actors
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‘Nobodies’ Cast On How Feeling Ignored By The Oscars Led To TV Land Comedy – The Contenders Emmys Video

It was 2012 and they were all watching the Oscars and feeling very left out and alone. That experience led the creators-producers-stars of TV Land’s new industry-centric Nobodies to eventually come up with the concept for their comedy series. Stars Larry Dorf, Rachel Ramras and Hugh Davidson along with showrunner Michael McDonald explained it all when they visited Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month at the DGA theater. The group, all veterans of the…
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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Dish On Their Humble Hollywood Start (There Were Turkey Nachos!)

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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Dish On Their Humble Hollywood Start (There Were Turkey Nachos!)
Before Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone became household names, the married couple were aspiring actors enjoying the very simple things in life.

Speaking with People recently, McCarthy and Falcone joined Nobodies cast mates Rachel Ramras and Hugh Davidson in reflecting on a memorable moment from their early days in entertainment.

“I remember Ben’s terrible apartment, helping him move into it, these are people you’ve known,” Ramras shared about Falcone’s apartment.

“In my defense, she was not a tremendous amount of help. But her help was sort of like, ‘Eww, I don’t like it here’ and she left,
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Nobodies

Network: TV LandEpisodes: Ongoing (half-hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: March 29, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras. Guests include Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig, Kristen Bell, Usman Ally, Brendan Jennings, Steve Little, Tawny Newsome, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Patrick Devine, and Stephanie Courtney.TV show description:A scripted comedy series, Nobodies stars creators, writers, and alumni of The Groundlings improv company, Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras as fictionalized versions of themselves. Tired of writing for an animated children's TV series, The Fartlings, Hugh, Larry, and Rachel are pitching their feature film, Mr. First Lady, to Paramount.Although they get a meeting with Gavin and Grace (Ally
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‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Shots Fired’: How George Zimmerman’s Acquittal Led to Fox’s Powerful New Series — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Before he was one of the stars of “Mad TV” and an accomplished writer/director, Michael McDonald was an improv coach at The Groundlings, where his students included Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. That’s where those two met, fell in love and eventually got married.

Now, 20 years later, they’re executive producing the new TV Land sitcom “Nobodies,” created by and starring their fellow Groundlings pals Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras. And McDonald, once their teacher, is now their showrunner.

It’s a common refrain in the world of comedy: Everyone starts off toiling away on stages like The Groundlings. Eventually, some become superstars. But what about the just as talented folks who don’t become superstars? “Nobodies” follows Davidson, Dorf and
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‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Shots Fired’: How George Zimmerman’s Acquittal Led to Fox’s Powerful New Series — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Before he was one of the stars of “Mad TV” and an accomplished writer/director, Michael McDonald was an improv coach at The Groundlings, where his students included Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. That’s where those two met, fell in love and eventually got married.

Now, 20 years later, they’re executive producing the new TV Land sitcom “Nobodies,” created by and starring their fellow Groundlings pals Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras. And McDonald, once their teacher, is now their showrunner.

It’s a common refrain in the world of comedy: Everyone starts off toiling away on stages like The Groundlings. Eventually, some become superstars. But what about the just as talented folks who don’t become superstars? “Nobodies” follows Davidson, Dorf and
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‘Nobodies’ Review: Melissa McCarthy-Produced Comedy Low Wattage Despite Big Cameos

Debuting on March 29 and already renewed for a second season, TV Land’s Nobodies executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone is a near-perfect example of what having famous friends can do for you in this town – and how that doesn't always work out for the best. With its first episode already online and having previewed at SXSW, the single-camera comedy series from and starring Groundlings vets Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras is just not that…
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Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy’s Old Friends Lie for a Job in TV Land’s “Nobodies”

Nobodies

Melissa McCarthy is not the star of “Nobodies,” but she does appear in a trailer for the upcoming TV Land series. The comedy centers on characters played by significantly less famous actors—ones whose faces you probably aren’t familiar with, never mind know their names — and that’s part of the joke.

The show’s creators are its stars. Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf play actors and comedians who are “still waiting for their big break, struggling to make a name for themselves in Hollywood while their friends achieve fame and fortune,” the show’s official synopsis reads. “They’re the Nobodies.”

The trailer kicks off with the three nobodies in a pitch meeting that isn’t going anywhere — until they mention that Melissa McCarthy wants a role in the project, which is a total lie. The trio know Melissa from back in her improv days with the Groundlings, but they certainly aren’t collaborating on anything with her. The spot reveals that they do eventually score a meeting with the Oscar-nominated actress, and it doesn’t go very well. “God, you’ve got a dumb face,” Melissa tells Rachel before insisting that her former comedy buddies are indeed “nobodies.”

Nobodies” premieres March 29. Check out the star-studded trailer with cameos by Kristen Bell, Maya Rudolph, and Allison Janney. McCarthy is among the series’ executive producers.

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SXSW TV Review: ‘Nobodies,’ Produced by Melissa McCarthy

SXSW TV Review: ‘Nobodies,’ Produced by Melissa McCarthy
There seems to be no limit to the number of shows that comedians can make about themselves, and “Nobodies,” premiering Monday at South by Southwest and later this month on TV Land, is yet another variation on the theme. In this case, though, the meta-textual tweaking of the premise is a bit more earned: The leads Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras really are alums of the improv comedy group the Groundlings, and unlike many of their friends, they’ve so far failed to make it big — stranded, instead, writing for a Nickelodeon show called “The Fartlemans,” which apparently does quite well with boys aged 2-6.

The series revolves around the three trying to sell a movie script, absurdly titled “Mr. First Lady,” by attaching their real-life friend-turned-success, Melissa McCarthy, to the project. This involves some less-than-comfortable wrangling of the complex and very Hollywood variations of friendship, in which our self-absorbed trio tries hard to finesse
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‘Nobodies’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Dominates Hollywood Comedy Without Stepping Foot Onscreen — SXSW 2017

‘Nobodies’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Dominates Hollywood Comedy Without Stepping Foot Onscreen — SXSW 2017
Nobodies” is produced by Melissa McCarthy. It does not star Melissa McCarthy. This needs to be made clear, in part because her name is both front and center in marketing efforts and in the show itself. Though her presence in the Hollywood-set comedy is ever-present — even overwhelming, at times — McCarthy is not a series regular. “Nobodies” is about the people we’re all looking past to get a glimpse at a movie star, and it mostly does a fine job of giving these non-stars their due.

The TV Land original series written and produced by Groundlings graduates Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras focuses on three writer-producers who graduated from the Groundlings improv school years ago and are now trying to pitch a movie. Yes, there’s a heavy dose of meta comedy here, as the titular “nobodies” try to become “somebodies” by piggy-backing off of name brand talent:
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‘Nobodies’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Dominates Hollywood Comedy Without Stepping Foot Onscreen — SXSW 2017

‘Nobodies’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Dominates Hollywood Comedy Without Stepping Foot Onscreen — SXSW 2017
Nobodies” is produced by Melissa McCarthy. It does not star Melissa McCarthy. This needs to be made clear, in part because her name is both front and center in marketing efforts and in the show itself. Though her presence in the Hollywood-set comedy is ever-present — even overwhelming, at times — McCarthy is not a series regular. “Nobodies” is about the people we’re all looking past to get a glimpse at a movie star, and it mostly does a fine job of giving these non-stars their due.

The TV Land original series written and produced by Groundlings graduates Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras focuses on three writer-producers who graduated from the Groundlings improv school years ago and are now trying to pitch a movie. Yes, there’s a heavy dose of meta comedy here, as the titular “nobodies” try to become “somebodies” by piggy-backing off of name brand talent:
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First trailer for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s Nobodies

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first trailer for Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone’s upcoming comedy series Nobodies. The show, which is set to premiere later this month on TV Land, stars Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras and will also include guest stars McCarthy, Falcone, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon; take a look at the trailer here…

Hugh, Larry and Rachel are three actor/comedians still waiting for their big break, struggling to make a name for themselves in Hollywood while their friends achieve fame and fortune. They’re the Nobodies.

Nobodies is set to premiere on March 29th on TV Land.
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SXSW: What TV Shows Are Heading to the Austin Festival?

SXSW: What TV Shows Are Heading to the Austin Festival?
Now in its 30th year, SXSW is heading back to Austin for more than a week filled of music, screenings, BBQ and tacos — and this year, television has a major presence at the Texas fest. Historically a celebration of film, music and interactive events, SXSW started introducing TV to its lineup with panel, screenings and stunts over the past few years, as part of the “episodic” programming.

Stay up-to-date with times and locations as studios and networks release event info with Variety’s handy master list. We’ll be updating frequently, so don’t forget to bookmark this page for all the details…

Saturday, March 11

American Gods” — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Vimeo Theater in the Convention Center

After the world premiere screening of Starz’s television adaptation of author Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods,” Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will join cast members Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning
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SXSW 2017 Episodic Lineup to Include ‘Dear White People,’ ‘American Gods’

SXSW 2017 Episodic Lineup to Include ‘Dear White People,’ ‘American Gods’
Gods, best friends and struggling comedians lead the TV line-up at this year’s SXSW film festival, with six new series set to compete as Episodic selections.

Read More: SXSW 2017 Lineup: Drug-Addicted Lovers and Barbecue Lead Surprises and Hidden Gems

This represents the fourth year that SXSW has recognized television, and in 2017 the Episodic category has increased from five to six picks: Besides the previously announced “American Gods,” adapted by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green from Neil Gaiman’s book, SXSW will screen Justin Simien’s “Dear White People,” the Netflix series based on Simien’s 2014 feature film. Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (executive produced by Jim Carrey), TV Land’s “Nobodies” (executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone) and AMC’s “The Son” (starring Pierce Brosnan) will also make their premieres in Austin.

Also set to be screened at this year’s event: Rachael Holder’s “I Love Bekka & Lucy.
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SXSW 2017 Episodic Lineup to Include ‘Dear White People,’ ‘American Gods’

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SXSW 2017 Episodic Lineup to Include ‘Dear White People,’ ‘American Gods’
Gods, best friends and struggling comedians lead the TV line-up at this year’s SXSW film festival, with six new series set to compete as Episodic selections.

This represents the fourth year that SXSW has recognized television, and in 2017 the Episodic category has increased from five to six picks: Besides the previously announced “American Gods,” adapted by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green from Neil Gaiman’s book, SXSW will screen Justin Simien’s “Dear White People,” the Netflix series based on Simien’s 2014 feature film. Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (executive produced by Jim Carrey), TV Land’s “Nobodies” (executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone) and AMC’s “The Son” (starring Pierce Brosnan) will also make their premieres in Austin.

Also set to be screened at this year’s event: Rachael Holder’s “I Love Bekka & Lucy.”At past SXSW fests, the Episodic category has only selected shows from established networks.
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