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10 Jokes From 30 Rock That Have Already Aged Poorly

When you think about Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, or Alec Baldwin, odds are the first thing that comes to mind is the long-running NBC sitcom, 30 Rock. The show was created by Fey who channeled much of her experiences from her time on Saturday Night Live into the series. 30 Rock is about the behind-the-scenes on a sketch comedy show. Sound familiar?

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30 Rock won numerous Emmys during its run but it also made headlines for any controversial jokes. There are some that, if the series aired today, would probably not be received nearly as well, especially as many were already side-eyed years ago.
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Tituss Burgess To Host Cooking Competition Series ‘Dishmantled’ From ‘Chopped’ Creator For Quibi

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Quibi has given a green light to Dishmantled, described as “a high-octane cooking competition that will literally blow your socks off,” with Titus Burgess set to host. The series hails from Chopped creator/executive producer Linda Lea and Good Egg Entertainment, and Propagate-owned Electus.

Hosted by Burgess, each episode starts with the cannon-blasting of a mystery food dish into the faces of two blindfolded chefs. They’ll use their culinary prowess to identify the exploded dish and then race against the clock to recreate it. Whichever chef comes closest to the original dish wins a cash prize.

Lea executive produces for Good Egg with Drew Buckley for Electus. The series is co-produced by Good Egg and Electus.

30 Rock alum Burgess is best known for his starring role as Titus Andromedon in Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a role which earned him four Emmy nominations, along
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Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater Have Joined Dr. Death Series Based on Hit Podcast and True Story

The star-studded cast is filling out for the upcoming Universal Content Productions series, Dr. Death. The series has not yet chosen a network or streaming service to call home, but I’m sure it won’t be long. Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater will star in the series based on a true story and riveting hit podcast by Wondery. Here’s the synopsis for the real-life events:

Dr. Death is based on the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Dornan), a rising star in the Dallas medical community who was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice. But patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries were left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him.

Variety reports the following character descriptions for Baldwin and Slater:

Baldwin will play neurosurgeon Robert Henderson. described as quiet,
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Rachel Brosnahan can do something at the Emmys only Julia Louis-Dreyfus has accomplished in the last 18 years

Rachel Brosnahan can do something at the Emmys only Julia Louis-Dreyfus has accomplished in the last 18 years
Before “Veep” sat out last year’s cycle, it was difficult to remember a time when Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasn’t winning Best Comedy Actress Emmys for playing Selina Meyer. Even harder: remembering the last time someone other than Louis-Dreyfus had garnered back-to-back statuettes (forget about six in a row). But now Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) could be the first person not named Julia Louis-Dreyfus to win consecutive Best Comedy Actress honors since 2001.

Repeat champs was all the rage in this category in the ’90s, with Candice Bergen and Helen Hunt claiming eight of the 10 awards that decade; Kirstie Alley and Roseanne Barr were the one-timers. Before Jld’s reign, Patricia Heaton was the last to defend her title, winning in 2000 and ’01 for “Everybody Loves Raymond.” After that, there were 10 different champs for 10 different shows — including Louis-Dreyfus for “The Old Adventures of New Christine” — before “Veep” came along.

See ‘The Marvelous Mrs.
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’30 Rock’ Spin-Off Following Jack Donaghy Was Retooled into NBC’s New Show with Ted Danson

The raucously hilarious NBC comedy series 30 Rock has been off the air for six years now, but we almost returned to that absurd world created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock in the form of a spin-off that would have followed Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Jack Donaghy. Instead, what would have been […]

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How ‘The Society,’ ‘Grown-ish,’ ‘Elite’ Approach Authenticity of Gen Z Storytelling

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How ‘The Society,’ ‘Grown-ish,’ ‘Elite’ Approach Authenticity of Gen Z Storytelling
Blair Waldorf may have navigated sex scandals clad in Coco Chanel in “Gossip Girl,” but she never spent her nights swiping on Grindr, like “Euphoria’s” Jules (Hunter Schafer). Teen drama has permeated TV for more than 30 years and writers have always dramatized teenager turmoil in a way that’s arguably more sophisticated than what most of their real-life pimply counterparts can relate to. But now, television writers and producers are tackling a whole new generation (Gen Z), tasked with depicting scenarios for which they have no personal frame of reference.

“We’re just really trying to start from understanding these characters on an emotional and cellular level, and trusting that the trappings of today’s times will work themselves out as we bring these characters to life,” says former “Gossip Girl” executive producer Josh Schwartz, who now executive produces Gen Z series “Looking for Alaska” and “Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu.
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Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner and Debra Messing Among Alec Baldwin’s Comedy Central Roasters (Video)

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Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner and Debra Messing Among Alec Baldwin’s Comedy Central Roasters (Video)
Gird your schweddy balls, Alec Baldwin: Comedy Central has set Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Joel McHale, Debra Messing, Chris Redd and Jeff Ross as the roasters who will join Roast Master Sean Hayes on the dais for the “Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin.”

The cable network had Baldwin himself reveal the lineup with a video announcement Monday, which you can view above. Actually, based on that footage, it’s possible the “30 Rock” alum has no idea who is roasting him — so this will be interesting.

Per the channel, additional Roasters and talent attending the event will be announced shortly.

Also Read: Sean Hayes Named Roast Master for the 'Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin' (Video)

“Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin” will tape at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 7 and premiere eight days later on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10/9c.

Past roastees have included Justin Bieber,
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Keanu Reeves gets a dramatic new look in latest Bill & Ted Face the Music set photo

After unveiling a clean-shaven look in the first spy photos for the long-awaited sci-fi comedy threequel Bill & Ted Face the Music last month, Keanu Reeves has now debuted another drastic new look for Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan, complete with big beard and mohawk-style haircut; take a look here…

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Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater to Star in Ucp Series ‘Dr. Death’

  • Variety
Universal Content Productions (Ucp) has lined up three major stars for its upcoming “Dr. Death” series.

Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater will all star in the series, which is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. Ucp in the process of shopping the series to networks and streaming services.

“Dr. Death” is based on the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Dornan), a rising star in the Dallas medical community who was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice. But patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries were left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him.

Baldwin will play neurosurgeon Robert Henderson. described as quiet, deliberative and methodical, Robert believes wholeheartedly both in the system in which he rose through the ranks and that anything worth doing shouldn’t be rushed.
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NBC's Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a '30 Rock' Spinoff

NBC's Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a '30 Rock' Spinoff
Tina Fey's beloved NBC comedy 30 Rock was this close to coming back to life with a spinoff for Comcast's forthcoming streaming service.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the yet-to-be named platform was in talks with 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin to reprise his role as Jack Donaghy, the chairman of General Electric, in a new spinoff series from exec producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock that would have followed the character in his new role as mayor of New York.

Sources say Baldwin was in extended negotiations for the better part of a year before pulling out of the ...
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‘BH90210’ Review: Fox’s Surrealist Take on a Nostalgic Fave Is Tedious

‘BH90210’ Review: Fox’s Surrealist Take on a Nostalgic Fave Is Tedious
[Editor’s note: The following review contains spoilers for the first two episodes of “BH90210.”]

The opening of “BH90210” is one of those visual storytelling hallmarks where the audience is bounced around from character to character as the group’s mission becomes clear, and they strive to wind up in the same place at the same time. Rounding up the samurai, the posse, the Avengers — you get it.

When the incredibly well-preserved — let’s pause for a moment and give thanks to the work of the dermatological demigods of Los Angeles that is on display in “BH90210” — almost-entirety of the “Beverly Hills 90210” cast reunites in the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel, Jason Priestley assesses the group. “This is weird,” he says. “C’mon, we’re all thinking it.”

Weird isn’t even the half of it. By 15 minutes into the debut of “BH90210,” I expected to see clocks melting in the background and trains coming out of fireplaces. It’s a trip, one
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Bhansali films influenced my decision to join Bollywood: Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says the films of Sanjay Leela Bhansali are a major reason that influenced her desire to work in Hindi films.

"The first Bollywood film I watched was 'Asoka' (Santosh Sivan's 2001 directorial). I saw Kareena dancing and she was stunning. It was like watching 'The Last Of The Mohicans' or 'Braveheart'. After that I watch 'Devdas', and then 'Black'. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been a huge part of me wanting to do Hindi films," said the actress, who made her Bollywood debut with Sujoy Ghosh's 2009 film "Aladin".

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The actress opened up about her influences in IMDb Original "The Insider's Watchlist".

Jacqueline revealed her favourite shows were "Game Of Thrones", "Seinfeld", "Veep", "30 Rock", "You", "13 Reasons Why" and "Stranger Things".

The "Kick" star will soon be seen in Netflix's upcoming thriller "Mrs.
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Beyonce and Ava DuVernay have already made Emmy history for black women directors, and they could do it again

Beyonce and Ava DuVernay have already made Emmy history for black women directors, and they could do it again
Beyonce (“Homecoming“) and Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us”) made history with their Emmy nominations this year. By earning bids as directors they became the first black women in Primetime Emmy history to receive multiple directing noms in their careers. And if they prevail they would be the first ever to win.

Homecoming” is Beyonce’s music documentary about the making of her 2018 Coachella concert inspired by historically black colleges and universities. It has six total Emmy nominations, four of which are for Beyonce herself: Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) as a producer as well as Best Variety Special Writing, Best Variety Special Directing and Best Music Direction. That brings her to a career total of eight Emmy nominations; one of her previous bids was for Best Variety Special Directing for her “Lemonade” visual album in 2016, but she has yet to win in any category.

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Da Pennebaker’s ‘Original Cast Album: Company’ Is the Best Musical Theater Documentary Ever

Da Pennebaker’s ‘Original Cast Album: Company’ Is the Best Musical Theater Documentary Ever
There’s a scene in D.A. Pennebaker’s “Original Cast Album: Company” that unites all Elaine Stritch fans. Of course, younger audiences know her Emmy-winning turn as Jack Donaghy’s sharp-tongued mother in “30 Rock,” and Broadway fans will never forget her Tony-winning one woman show “Elaine Stritch at Liberty,” the film version of which incidentally united her with Pennebaker decades later.

But it is her increasingly desperate attempts to record the most famous number of her career, the 11 o’clock number “The Ladies Who Lunch” from Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” that Pennebaker captured and edited so sensationally, that shows a rare peek behind the curtain at the ferocious talent at her most vulnerable.

Less Broadway-inclined cinephiles may be unfamiliar with “Original Cast Album: Company.” The documentary legend, who died over the weekend at the age of 94, was known as a groundbreaking figure in the evolution of documentary filmmaking, helming
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Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Maulik Pancholy Among Cast Of Broadway-Bound ‘Grand Horizons’

Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Maulik Pancholy Among Cast Of Broadway-Bound ‘Grand Horizons’
Michael Urie, Thomas Sadoski, Ashley Park, Maulik Pancholy and Priscilla Lopez have been cast in Broadway’s upcoming Grand Horizons, the Bess Wohl play to be directed by Leigh Silverman at the Hayes Theatre beginning in December.

The Second Stage Theatre production is set for a strictly limited 10-week engagement, with previews starting December 20 and an official opening on January 23, 2020.

The full creative team includes scenic design and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Wohl’s new comedic play, co-commissioned by Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage Theater, charts a family’s reaction to the sudden break-up of a 50-year marriage. As described by Second Stage: “Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other’s every sigh,
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Stephen King to Write New Last Chapter for CBS All Access’ Adaptation of The Stand, Four Cast Members Officially Announced

Announced earlier this year, CBS All Access has now officially revealed the first casting news (confirming earlier reports) for Josh Boone's limited series adaptation of Stephen King's epic apocalyptic novel The Stand, and they've also revealed that King will write a new final chapter for the event series that won't be from the book, so even longtime fans of The Stand won't know what to expect in the new ending.

As announced in the press release below, James Marsden will play Stu Redman, Amber Heard will portray Nadine Cross, Odessa Young will play Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga will portray Nick Andros. Read on for additional details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on The Stand limited event series.

Press Release: August 1, 2019 – CBS All Access, CBS’ digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga
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‘The Stand’: James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young & Henry Zaga Set For Stephen King’s CBS All Access Series

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‘The Stand’: James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young & Henry Zaga Set For Stephen King’s CBS All Access Series
James Marsden (Westworld), as we previously reported was in talks, has closed his deal for a lead role in The Stand, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at CBS All Access. Also starring with him are Amber Heard (Aquaman), Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) in the limited event series from CBS Television Studios. The streaming service also announced that King will write the last chapter of the series, providing a new coda that won’t be found in the book. “Stephen King writing continuation to The Stand, I can’t wait for that,” said Julie McNamara, Evp of Original Content, CBS All Access, during the streaming service’s presentation at TCA.

Written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind
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James Marsden, Amber Heard Among Four Cast in ‘The Stand’ at CBS All Access

  • Variety
CBS All Access has set four of the leads for its upcoming series “The Stand.”

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, “The Stand” will star James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga in main roles. The streaming platform has also revealed that the prolific author himself will write the final episode of the series, providing a “new coda” that goes beyond the book. The announcements were made by Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for All Access at CBS’ summer Television Critics Association presentation.

The Stand” presents an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old other Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors.

Marsden will portray Stu Redman, an ordinary working-class factory man in an extraordinary situation with a
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The Dragon Prince’s Unique Approach To Social Media

Shamus Kelley Aug 5, 2019

The creators of The Dragon Prince detail why their mission wasn't to own fandom but just be a part of it.

Corporate social media in 2019 is an odd beast. It’s either boring press release information with room for a few fan retweets, a public realations firm trying their best to be cool, or it’s meme central 24/7 to the point of absurdity. For offical TV series accounts it’s pretty much the same. But not for The Dragon Prince.

The Dragon Prince’s social media accounts are a delight without feeling like that infamous screenshot of Steve Buscemi from 30 Rock where he says, “how do you do, fellow kids?” It’s filled not so much with memes but playfully jokey content. It doesn’t feel like a corporate entity spitting out news but almost like an actual fan of the show is running the account.
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‘Veep’ would be the rare Best Comedy Series to win for its final season

‘Veep’ would be the rare Best Comedy Series to win for its final season
If “Veep” were to win the Best Comedy Series Emmy for its final season, it would be a rarity in the television academy’s history. Emmy voters are notoriously unsentimental, scarcely handing out trophies for the final season of a show no matter how beloved. Over the course of Emmy history, only five comedies have won Best Comedy Series with their final season, with voters overlooking shows they once showered with wins, like “30 Rock,” “Frasier,” “M*A*S*H” and “All in the Family.” Can “Veep” beat the odds this year in a highly competitive field?

The last sitcom to win Best Comedy Series for its farewell season was “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 2005. Before that, there was “Barney Miller” in 1982, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in 1977, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in 1966 and “Caesar’s Hour” in 1957. There could be any number of reasons for this lack of final season embrace, from
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