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Why Comedy Central Will Give Marjory Stoneman Douglas the ‘Drunk History’ Treatment (Exclusive Video)

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Why Comedy Central Will Give Marjory Stoneman Douglas the ‘Drunk History’ Treatment (Exclusive Video)
On Tuesday’s episode of “Drunk History,” the Comedy Central series will get political when it tells the real-life story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

The episode will air almost a year after the high school named after Douglas was the site of a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people (and injuring 17 more) in Parkland, Florida. In the months since, may of the surviving students have become outspoken advocates for gun control. Derek Waters, the creator of the Comedy Central series, sees a connection between those students and Douglas herself, explaining it was one of the main reasons he wanted to tell her story.

“I want people to know what she stood for, and that’s what those kids were taught,” Waters said to reporters during a press day at Viacom’s Los Angeles office earlier this month. “We should know why a school is called [after] her name.”

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Trial & Error: Season Two Viewer Votes

Render your verdict on the second season of the Trial & Error TV show on NBC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Trial & Error is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Trial & Error season two episodes below.

An NBC comedy anthology series, the second season of Trial & Error stars Nicholas D’Agosto, Krysta Rodriguez, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, and Sherri Shepherd. New in season two are Kristin Chenoweth as heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster, and Amanda Payton, who plays Nina Rudolph, a hip New Yorker who has relocated to East Peck. The story
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Trial & Error: Season Two Ratings

Last year, the freshman installment of the Trial & Error TV show ran as a mid-season replacement series, and its ratings were unimpressive. After escaping cancellation, now it has returned as a summer sitcom. With the pressure off will its performance improve, or will the absence of John Lithgow and the smaller seasonal audience prove a life sentence? Will Trial & Error be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An NBC comedy anthology, the second season of Trial & Error stars Nicholas D'Agosto, Krysta Rodriguez, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, and Sherri Shepherd. New in season two are Kristin Chenoweth as heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster, and Amanda Payton, who plays Nina Rudolph, a hip New Yorker who has relocated to East Peck. The story centers on new lawyer Josh Segal (D’Agosto), and his team, as they on their next case in
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Trial & Error

Network: NBC

Episodes: 23 (half-hour)

Seasons: Two

TV show dates: March 14, 2017 — August 23, 2018

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Nicholas D’Agosto, John Lithgow, Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer, and Krysta Rodriguez.

TV show description:

A scripted comedy series, the Trial & Error TV show centers on young, bright-eyed lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto). For his first case, New Yorker Josh heads off to East Peck, a tiny Southern town.

Eccentric, "rollercizing" poetry professor Larry Henderson (John Lithgow) has been accused of murdering his wife, in quite a bizarre way. Now, Josh has to defend him.

Josh sets up shop in a makeshift office, behind a taxidermy business. Once there, he and his quirky team of local
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‘Trial and Error’ Canceled After Two Seasons at NBC

  • Variety
“Trial & Error” is officially done.

The true crime spoof had effectively been canceled last year when NBC did not exercise its option to renew the show for a third season. Studio Warner Bros. TV had been trying to find it a new network home, but that search has come up short.

The series took place in the fictional town of East Peck, with each season focusing on a different murder case. John Lithgow starred in Season 1 as a professor accused of killing his wife, while Kristin Chenoweth starred in Season 2 as a socialite accused of killing her husband.

It starred Nicholas D’Agosto as a lawyer who arrives in East Peck to handle his first big case. The series also starred Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez and Jayma Mays. Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller served as writers and executive producers for “Trial & Error.” Jeffrey Blitz directed and also served as an executive producer.
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‘Trial and Error’ Canceled by NBC After 2 Seasons

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“Trial and Error” has been canceled after two seasons on NBC, TheWrap has learned.

As TheWrap previously reported, the broadcaster’s option on the true crime spoof lapsed last August and Warner Bros. Television planned to shop the comedy to other outlets. At the time, NBC had not formally passed on renewing the mockumentary series, meaning it was still in play for a third season, but the studio was free to explore other options.

A source tells TheWrap the studio did try to get “Trial and Error” picked up elsewhere, but there is currently no home for the series. However, Warner Bros is still open to an opportunity to continue the show, should it find a new home in the future.

Also Read: 'Trial & Error': WB to Shop Elsewhere After NBC's Renewal-Cancellation Deadline Lapses

For the second season, NBC shifted the show from weekly installments in the
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‘Trial & Error’: Season 3 Chances Are Slim But Producing Studio Remains “Open to Opportunity”

  • Deadline
Crime comedy Trial & Error is still without a new home following the cancellation by NBC, and there are no current prospects for a third season. “We are open to an opportunity to continue the series, should one arise in the future,” producing studio Warner Bros. TV said in a statement.

When NBC opted not to pick up a third season last August, the rights reverted back to Wbtv. Since options on the series’ regular cast had not expired yet, Wbtv used the window to shop the show elsewhere, but without success. I hear the options of the cast have expired since then and, should the concept be revived in the future, new deals need to be made with actors, which makes a third season even more unlikely.

In the second season of Trial & Error, done in the spirit of true-crime documentaries, bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D
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Trial & Error: Is the NBC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

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What's This TV Show About?

An NBC comedy anthology series, the second season of Trial & Error stars Nicholas D’Agosto, Krysta Rodriguez, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, and Sherri Shepherd. New in season two are Kristin Chenoweth as heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster, and Amanda Payton, who plays Nina Rudolph, a hip New Yorker who has relocated to East Peck. The story centers on new lawyer Josh Segal (D’Agosto), and his team, as
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9 Last-Minute Changes That Hurt Glee (And 11 That Saved It)

Glee ran for six seasons on Fox, from May of 2009 until March of 2015. In hindsight, this musical comedy series was responsible for achieving very important feats in the early days of what is now being considered the “Golden Age of TV.”

For instance, Glee solidified Ryan Murphy’s career as a television writer and showrunner, leaving behind his fame as Nip/Tuck creator and propelling him to projects such as American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Eat, Pray, Love, and The Normal Heart. Moreover, this show was responsible for launching the careers of up-and-coming actors such as Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, and Dianna Agron. What’s more, Glee also provided ample room for veteran actors to shine, including the likes of Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, and Jayma Mays.

On an even deeper level, Glee was the first broadcast television series aimed at kids and teens to successfully
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Trial & Error Season 2 Finale Recap: How Did Lavinia's Case Close?

Trial & Error Season 2 Finale Recap: How Did Lavinia's Case Close?
It’s very possible that Trial & Error‘s Josh Segal and his ragtag legal team have worked their last case, seeing as the NBC comedy’s fate is still up in the air.

But did they manage to pull off one last victory?

In the final two episodes of Trial & Error‘s second season, Josh & Co. exhaust every option to prove that Lavinia Peck-Foster, and not Jesse Ray Beaumont, was responsible for the murder of Lavinia’s brother, Chet.

The good news? Josh begins to close in on Lavinia, thanks to leads from locals like Forge Clooney, East
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Trial & Error: Cancelled by NBC? Season Three Being Shopped by Warner Bros.

Will there be another season of Trial & Error? Deadline reports NBC has decided not to pick up the TV show for a third season.

Season two of the anthology comedy stars Nicholas D’Agosto as a new lawyer tasked with defending a highly eccentric heiress (Kristin Chenoweth) after a body is found in the trunk of her car. The cast also includes Krysta Rodriguez, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, and Sherri Shepherd.

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‘Trial & Error': WB to Shop Elsewhere After NBC’s Renewal-Cancellation Deadline Lapses

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‘Trial & Error': WB to Shop Elsewhere After NBC’s Renewal-Cancellation Deadline Lapses
NBC’s option on “Trial & Error” has lapsed, and Warner Bros. Television is now planning to shop the comedy to other outlets, TheWrap has learned.

According to an individual familiar with the matter, NBC has not formally passed on renewing the true crime mockumentary series, meaning the network could still be in play for a third season, but the studio is now free to explore other options.

For the currently-airing second season, NBC shifted the show from weekly installments in the spring to hourlong blocks in the summer, where it has suffered some losses in viewership. However, the show is only two weeks into its 10-episode run, which is likely why NBC has yet to make a decision about a renewal.

The comedy, led by Nicholas D’Agosto and Kristin Chenoweth in Season 2, is a send up of “Making a Murderer”-style true crime docu-series.
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Trial & Error's NBC Future in Limbo

It seems the Murder Board could be getting erased for good.

The fate of NBC’s mockumentary comedy Trial & Error is up in the air, now that the deadline has passed for the Peacock Net to renew the series for Season 3.

According to our sister site Deadline, production studio Warner Bros. TV will begin shopping the show to other platforms. The contracts for series-regular cast members, meanwhile, have not yet expired, which could raise the likelihood of the series finding a new home.

An NBC source tells TVLine that the network has not formally cancelled the show, despite the renewal deadline having passed.
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‘Trial & Error’ To Be Shopped After NBC’s Deadline To Pick Up Season 3 Passes

  • Deadline
I have learned that NBC’s option to renew Trial & Error for a third season has lapsed, reverting the rights to the crime comedy back to producing studio Warner Bros TV. I hear the options on the series’ regular cast have not expired yet, and Wbtv will be using the window to shop the show elsewhere.

With its serialized nature — each season following a different murder case — Trial & Error looks better suited for binge viewing on a streaming platform. The comedy’s first season, which was well reviewed, starred John Lithgow, and the current second season, headlined by Kristin Chenoweth, received even stronger reviews (91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes vs. 86% in Season 1).

On NBC, Trial & Error’s linear ratings have been modest and expectedly slipped from Season 1 to Season 2 as the series moved from in-season to summer. NBC has been double pumping originals, but two weeks and four episodes
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‘Trial and Error’ Review: Kristin Chenoweth Is Electric in a Goofy and Charming New Season of NBC’s True-Crime Spoof

Turning a murder case into anything close to comedy is a tricky proposition, even when the victim is a fictional character. But over the course of two seasons, NBC’s “Trial and Error” has turned that challenge into a jumping-off point; it throws off distinctions of sitcom, parody, and TV legal proceedings and makes a story that’s wholly its own.

Where other shows might make the central attorney at the heart of each case the series’ beating heart, Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto) is more of an idealistic conduit of relative calm around which the future of his law career and the town of East Peck exist in a constant state of flux. After successfully guiding his ragtag group of colleagues through the trial of Larry Henderson (John Lithgow), Josh gets an even bigger challenge: defend the beloved, extravagant Lavinia Peck-Foster (Kristin Chenoweth), who’s charged with killing her husband.
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 16)

1981: Alexandra Neil first appeared on Texas as Ruby.

1987: Days of our Lives' Charlotte Ross debuted as Eve.

2001: One Life to Live's Melissa Archer debuted as Natalie.

2004: Kirsten Storms made her last appearance as Belle on Days."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1934: Musical radio soap opera Dreams Come True premiered on the NBC Red network. The show aired three times a week
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TV Review: ‘Trial & Error’ Season 2 Starring Kristin Chenoweth

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TV Review: ‘Trial & Error’ Season 2 Starring Kristin Chenoweth
In its first season, the NBC sitcom criminally (pun intended) skated under the radar despite featuring John Lithgow as an earnest accused murderer in a sharp parody of the “The Staircase” true crime documentary. Hopefully, its very solid second season – featuring Kristin Chenoweth as an eccentric heiress in a sharp parody of “The Jinx” – will get more people to realize what they were missing.

East Peck, South Carolina, the fictional town at the heart of “Trial & Error,” feels like a bizarro world Pawnee, Indiana with a heavy drawl. Its citizens are fiercely loyal to the strange idiosyncrasies of their beloved town, and woe betide the stranger who tries to suggest they might know better. “Trial & Error” initially highlighted East Peck’s oddities by bringing in Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto), an optimistic rookie lawyer sent from New York to cover a murder case whose “Northeastern” roots earned him widespread skepticism.
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Glee: Cast Members Reunite for Kevin McHale's 30th Birthday

Glee fans, unite! Recently, cast members of the Fox TV show reunited for star Kevin McHale's 30th birthday.The musical dramedy ran on for six seasons before ending in 2015. The cast includes McHale,Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Naya Rivera.Read More…
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Say yes to these wedding dresses: Some of TV’s best bridal looks from the last 25 years, including Meghan Markle herself [Photos]

Say yes to these wedding dresses: Some of TV’s best bridal looks from the last 25 years, including Meghan Markle herself [Photos]
Former “Suits” star Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry on May 19 in the most buzzed about wedding of the year. Rumors are swirling as to what her dress will look like when she walks down the aisle — though it reportedly cost a pretty penny. As a recent television star Markle could draw inspiration from some of the most memorable wedding dresses from the last quarter century on the small screen. Click through our gallery of some of the most beautiful and unique wedding looks worn on TV in the last 25 years.

A couple of dresses on our list already have royal connections. In 2016 the Netflix drama series “The Crown” created a replica of the dress worn by then-Princess Elizabeth (who would soon become Queen Elizabeth II) for her wedding with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the premiere episode “Wolferton Splash.” Those costumes were designed by Michele Clapton, who would go
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Trial & Error: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on NBC?

Vulture WatchWhat's the verdict? Has the Trial & Error TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Trial & Error 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 sitcom airing on the NBC television network, the first season of Trial & Error stars Nicholas D’Agosto, John Lithgow, Krysta Rodriguez, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, and Sherri Shepherd. The story centers on new lawyer Josh Segal (D’Agosto). To tackle his first case, this New Yorker sets out for the tiny Southern town of East Peck. There, he must defend eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor, Larry Henderson (John Lithgow),
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