Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images According to The Hollywood Reporter , Mike Schur, creator of The Good Place , Brooklyn Nine-Nine , Parks and Recreation and two other upcoming comedies will also be developing a pilot with Shea Serrano, staff writer at the Ringer and author of the 2015 New York Times best-seller The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed. ABC already has made a put-pilot commitment for the script, which is based on Serrano’s real life growing up in San Antonio. “Got tired of waiting for there to be more Mexicans on TV so I asked @KenTremendous to help me try & make a family sitcom for ABC about them,” the author announced on Twitter . The unnamed show’s fictionalized family will include “five uncles who all have different perspectives on manhood,” which sounds like it could be like the afterlife, a police precinct, and a close-knit town full of cuddly characters … [Read more...] about Mike Schur Is Developing a Mexican-American Family Sitcom Pilot With Writer Shea Serrano
American Horror Story Edward Mordrake, Part 1 Season 4 Episode 3 Editor’s Rating 2 stars * * « Previous Next » Photo: FX I never quite understood why American Horror Story needs a Halloween episode. Isn’t that sort of like Barbara Walters doing a special about people who refuse to retire or Guy Fieri doing a miniseries about bad dye jobs and quadruple-bypass surgeries? But here we are, due to the season when it airs, with a two-part Halloween special. It’s like one of those Halloween Spirit pop-up stores in your neighborhood that only sells costumes having a special Halloween sale. Can’t we just get It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and like eight of Roseanne ’s Halloween episodes and call it a day? Don’t get me wrong, that trick-or-treating scene being done in the daylight was far more creepy than one held at night. There’s something about seeing costumed children during the day that chills me to my very bones. Maybe it’s … [Read more...] about Recap: The Hair of Her Chinny-Chin-Chin
James Adomian on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Photo: YouTube The news shaped late night this week, even more than usual. It was a Big Headline Week, which made some of the humor feel a little same-y. The Oscars, the mask rules changing, the California governor race, Biden’s address: When the stories are this big, they demand a lot of time and narrow the topics discussed by hosts. James Corden probably had the funnest California-governor talk, as he tried to peer pressure Reggie Watts into running . Will it really happen, like Stephen Colbert’s presidential bid? Only time will tell. Just kidding; there’s no way. Of all the mask talk, Trevor Noah had the best take on the CDC’s loosening rules. He noted that even though we’ll no longer be able to mask-shame, we’ll still be able to hate random strangers we encounter based on things like their skin color and apparent socioeconomic status. Nature is, say it with me now, healing. Despite all the big stories, it was the little moments … [Read more...] about James Adomian’s Transcendent Take on the MyPillow Guy Won Late Night This Week
Danny McBride as Rick Mitchell and Abbi Jacobson as Katie Mitchell. Credit: ©2021 SPAI. All rights reserved. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson), the protagonist of the year’s best animated movie so far , The Mitchells vs. the Machines , loves movies. Her goal in life is to become a filmmaker, and she has spent her childhood making movies that are chock-full of references and homages to the pop culture she admires. So it should be no surprise that the Netflix film itself is absolutely full of Easter eggs and shout-outs to all sorts of genre flicks that inspired The Mitchells vs. the Machines in the first place. While Katie and the rest of the Mitchells — Rick (Danny McBride), Linda (Maya Rudolph), and Aaron ( Mike Rianda , who also directed the movie) — embarked on a cinematic journey to stop a potentially world-ending machine uprising, Vulture was on a quest to track down as many pop-culture references as we could find. Here, what to watch for. … [Read more...] about Every Pop-Culture Easter Egg in
Photo: David Buchan/Shutterstock Coming from a man who created the elusive Museum of Human Misery and Pawnee Commons, this seems oddly appropriate. THR reports that Mike Schur’s long-gestating sitcom with Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano has landed at IMDb TV, years after the series, Primo , was being developed at ABC. Inspired by Serrano’s life growing up in Texas, Primo tells the story of a “Mexican American teenager balancing cultural norms, college aspirations, societal expectations, and the hectic home life of being raised by his single mom and five uncles.” When the show was originally announced in 2017, Serrano said that he was “tired of waiting for there to be more Mexicans on TV,” so he pitched the idea to Schur, whose wildly successful carousel of sitcoms include Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, and the newly-released Rutherford Falls . IMDb TV is backed by Amazon and offers free and ad-supported subscriptions, … [Read more...] about Mike Schur and Shea Serrano’s Family Sitcom Is Going to … IMDb TV?