Earlier this year, TBS announced that it had picked up a family comedy series created by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, both of whom are best known for their lengthy tenures on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where Bee was the longest-running correspondent. (The two are also married to each other.) Bee just ended her time at The Daily Show with the program’s 30 April episode.
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Having already taken her sharp brand of comedy to the issues of unjust standards on women in Hollywood and the odd obsession with rear ends in popular culture, comedian and writer Amy Schumer’s latest sketch for the third season of Inside Amy Schumer tackles an issue of grave importance: rape culture. In a spot-on Friday Night Lights parody entitled “Football Town Nights”, she accurately satirizes the moral back-asswardness of rape apologia, in addition to the aggression inherent to the “football first” mentality. She also drinks enough Chardonnay to keep Charles Shaw in business by herself.
Along with House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black is one of the programs responsible for cementing Netflix’s reputation at the forefront of creative programming. Unsurprisingly, it’s been in high demand with each returning season, and this June, the show will have its third season dropped onto Netflix in full, ready for a good binge-watch. To see what’s getting everyone riled up, watch the season three teaser below.
Upon being announced as Jon Stewart’s successor as the host of The Daily Show, Comedy Central’s flagship “fake news” series, Trevor Noah found himself at the center public scrutiny. In particular, a collection of old Tweets that exhibit sexist and anti-Semitic humor were called out, leading to a reprisal of the eternal “PC versus comedy” debate.
If lurid thrills and gothic accoutrements are the name of your game, then Showtime’s Penny Dreadful will be right up your alley. Showcasing a top-notch cast including Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, and Josh Hartnett, the program checks off all the boxes as far as Showtime’s programming is concerned, with plenty of twisty plots, darkness, and gratuitous nudity to keep things at a steady, thrilling pace.
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