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‘Search Party’ Breakout John Early Has a Ball Playing a Mess Onscreen (Exclusive)

‘Search Party’ Breakout John Early Has a Ball Playing a Mess Onscreen (Exclusive)
“I don’t know people who are just the right balance of quirky, I only know people who are too much,” John Early tells Et.

It’s easily a sentiment that applies to the indelible characters Early has already created in his relatively short yet rising career -- most notably the shameless narcissist-turned-murder accomplice Elliott Goss on the TBS black comedy Search Party. The series, which returned for an even darker and more hilarious second season in November, sees Elliott unraveling in spectacular fashion -- making 2017 another standout year for the actor.

“I was really touched when I read all the scripts for this season,” Early tells Et of returning to Search Party, which also stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, John Reynolds and Brandon Micheal Hall. “I just felt like [co-creators Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss] knew that I would have so much fun sh*tting in my pants, having a rash and watching my hair fall out.”

Fansknow what a dramatic
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Why Molly Bernard Is the Most Reliable Ensemble Player on ‘Younger’ (Exclusive)

Why Molly Bernard Is the Most Reliable Ensemble Player on ‘Younger’ (Exclusive)
When Molly Bernard -- a newcomer at the time, with a few TV credits to her name -- was first cast on Younger, it was only to be in a handful of scenes. In fact, her audition -- just six lines -- involved a discussion about Liza’s (Sutton Foster) lower body landscaping. But the locker room scene served as an early indication of what Darren Star’s creation would excel best at: multigenerational female bonding and a frank depiction of sexuality. Eventually, the TV Land series would feature moments like tram sex, with Hilary Duff’s character, Kelsey, in an outrageous encounter over Roosevelt Island, and more of Bernard as the scene-stealing Lauren, a pansexual, sex-positive millennial publicist and friend to Liza and Kelsey.

Over the course of the series, Lauren would introduce her friends to the “bad pancake” dating theory, host her own bat mitzvah, convince Liza to sell her used panties and often run away with
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Tom Hanks Jokes About 'High Maintenance' 'Post' Co-Star Meryl Streep

Tom Hanks Jokes About 'High Maintenance' 'Post' Co-Star Meryl Streep
Tom Hanks is opening up about what it's really like to work with Meryl Streep.

The 61-year-old actor was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week, where he hilariously joked about Streep on the set of their latest film, The Post.

"You mean, can I just say, 'High maintenance Meryl Streep?" Hanks replied when host Stephen Colbert brought up his costar. "Look, the shoes alone, man."

Because it's so easy for rumors to start in Hollywood, Hanks quickly confirmed he was only joking about these diva antics.

"I am so joking," he exclaimed.

Hanks continued on, telling Colbert that the Oscar-winning actress is actually the exact opposite of high maintenance.

"You know what’s scary about Meryl? She comes in and does it just like everybody else does," Hanks revealed. "You're expecting French horns before she enters the stage."

"You expect a guy in livery to come out: 'Ladies and gentlemen, the actress
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‘High Maintenance’ Star Max Jenkins Sheds the Laughs in Poignant Short Film About Waiting for an HIV Test — Watch

‘High Maintenance’ Star Max Jenkins Sheds the Laughs in Poignant Short Film About Waiting for an HIV Test — Watch
“I love doing stuff that’s not overtly comedy, because I think life is really funny, especially in intensely panicked moments,” Max Jenkins told IndieWire in a recent interview. After making a splash in comedic television roles in HBO’s “High Maintenance” and NBC’s short-lived “The Mysteries of Laura,” the actor took a turn for the dramatic in “The Mess He Made,” a poignant short film about a man awaiting the results of an HIV test. Directed and written by Matthew Puccini, the film is a beautifully restrained representation of an emotionally fraught yet all too common experience for many gay men.

“I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I read the script,” said Jenkins. “It’s easy with a good script. You don’t really have to prepare too much. In this case…it was all there.
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‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale

‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale
A few weeks ago, we called it “crazypants.” Next month, there’s a good chance your uncle may call it “That Show with the Two J.K. Simmonses.” But for right now, “Counterpart” is a show on the verge of giving audiences a first full look at its twisty new premise. Starz announced today that the “Counterpart” pilot will air after the “Outlander” Season 3 finale on December 10, and released a fresh trailer for the series to go along with it.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Season 3: Ronald D. Moore on the Show’s Evolution and the Klingon Connection

The show follows the increasingly convoluted life of Howard Silk (Simmons). Working as a dutiful (and blissfully unaware) low-level employee at a nondescript firm, Silk gets drawn into a strange metaphysical tug-of-war when he gets an unexpected visit from…himself. As both versions of Howard get caught up in a fight to cover
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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Isn’t Happy HBO is Airing the Airplane Edit of ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Isn’t Happy HBO is Airing the Airplane Edit of ‘Kong: Skull Island’
If you happen to catch “Kong: Skull Island” on HBO or stream it on HBO Go, you may notice something very distracting taking place: The aspect ratio changes to a letterbox format at various times throughout the movie. Sometimes the changes occur within edits in a single scene or set piece, resulting in a very unusual viewing experience. It turns out HBO is airing the airplane edit for “Kong: Skull Island” instead of the theatrical cut.

Read More:CinemaSins Attacked ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ so Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Fought Back in the Best Way

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts took to Twitter to ask HBO why they were not airing or streaming the original edit of “Kong: Skull Island.” Filmmakers often have to provide an airplane edit of a movie so that their films can properly be shown on such small screens. Vogt-Roberts says he switched to a letterbox format for some shots on
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‘Birdboy: The Forgotten Children’ Trailer: Gkids’ Post-Apocalyptic Goya Winner Is a Dark Animated Fairy Tale

‘Birdboy: The Forgotten Children’ Trailer: Gkids’ Post-Apocalyptic Goya Winner Is a Dark Animated Fairy Tale
It takes less than a minute into the newest trailer for the Goya Award-winning “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” to set itself far apart from its more kid-leaning brethren. You’ll know the moment when you see it — hint: it involves at least one child being asked if they’re on drugs — and it’s one that sets the tone for a lush, terrifying, and wholly original take on the coming-of-age story so often aimed at the younger set.

Read More:gkids’ Top 10 Best Box Office Performers, From Studio Ghibli and Beyond

Alberto Vázquez’s debut feature, which he co-wrote and directed alongside Pedro Rivera, is billed as “a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy” that is based on their award-winning short film. It recently picked up the Goya for Best Animated Feature earlier this year (Vázquez, no slouch, also won Best Animated Short Film for his similarly dark “Decorado” at that same ceremony
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‘High Maintenance’ Trailer: TV’s Best Pot Delivery Comedy is Here to Help You Forget How Terrible the World Is

‘High Maintenance’ Trailer: TV’s Best Pot Delivery Comedy is Here to Help You Forget How Terrible the World Is
Look, it’s a stressful time of year, even if Thanksgiving politics discussions weren’t already right on the horizon.

So it’s probably perfect timing for HBO to remind everyone that “High Maintenance” is coming back to mellow everyone out next year. (And maybe even make some people happy in the process!)

Read More:‘High Maintenance’ Review: The First Great Web Series Is Now HBO’s Best New Show

One of the first shows to successfully make the jump from web series to TV, “High Maintenance” stars Ben Sinclair as The Guy as he makes weed deliveries to a wide-ranging clientele. Judging by this teaser, a lot of his customers are a little anxious about things happening out in the world, but a few of them are offering some hope, too.

This is the second round of HBO-released episodes from Katja Blichfeld and Sinclair, who originally created the show back in 2012 for the web.
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How ‘Search Party’ Gets Darker, Funnier in Season 2 (Exclusive)

How ‘Search Party’ Gets Darker, Funnier in Season 2 (Exclusive)
Shows about the misadventures of twentysomethings are a television staple, but the TBS breakout Search Party -- with its sly combination of suspenseful thrills and tons of character-driven laughs -- is in a class all its own.

Alia Shawkat, whose rising profile includes work on Arrested Development and Transparent, plays Dory, the face of this ragtag search party. Dory’s restlessness to do something meaningful with her life leads her to look for former schoolmate Chantal Witherbottom after happening on a missing person sign at the series outset. She winds up dragging her reluctant friends into the search: her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend Drew (Stranger ThingsJohn Reynolds), her aggressively vapid-seeming besties Portia (Meredith Hagner, of Younger and Strangers on Facebook Watch) and Elliott (John Early, of the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series and High Maintenance), and her ex-boyfriend-turned-journalist Julian (Brandon Micheal Hall, who also stars on The Mayor).

By the season one finale, the four friends
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High Maintenance Season 2 Begins on January 19

The Guy’s deliveries around New York City continue. HBO has announced that High Maintenace will return for its ten-episode second season on Friday, January 19 at 11:00pm Et/Pt. From the unexpected and offbeat to the predictable and mundane, High Maintenace provides a glimpse into the daily routines of a diverse group of New Yorkers and how they light things up. Ben Sinclair stars as “The Guy,” a nameless pot deliveryman whose client base includes an eccentric group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city. Each episode focuses on a new set of characters as they all procure their cannabis

High Maintenance Season 2 Begins on January 19
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High Maintenance: HBO Sets Season Two Release Date for January

Did you think HBO's High Maintenance TV show was cancelled? Well, not only was it renewed for a second season, it is also on its way back. HBO has announced that High Maintenance season two will premiere on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00pm Et. An HBO pot deliveryman comedy, High Maintenance stars Ben Sinclair as “The Guy,” an otherwise nameless door-to-door dealer, plying his trade in New York City. Per HBO, The Guy's "...client base includes an eccentric group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city." Sinclair created the comedy series with Katja Blichfeld. They executive produce with Russell Gregory. Willy Friedman, Gwen Bialic and Emi Irikawa serve as producers, with Eric Slovin as a consulting producer. Read More…
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TVLine Items: Patti Labelle's Star Arc, #OneChicago Vet Cops Role and More

TVLine Items: Patti Labelle's Star Arc, #OneChicago Vet Cops Role and More
Grammy winners Patti Labelle and Brandy Norwood are set to guest-star on Fox’s Star this spring in multi-episode arcs.

Labelle will play Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine, while Norwood has been cast as Carlotta’s younger sister, Cassie.

Labelle’s previous TV credits include Daytime Divas (as well as Fox’s own Empire, playing herself), while Norwood had long runs on The Game and Moesha, plus arcs on 90210 and Drop Dead Diva.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well..

* Monica Barbaro (Chicago Justice, UnREAL) has landed the female lead in Netflix’s
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‘High Maintenance’: HBO Fires Up Premiere Date For Season 2

The deliveries are about to resume. HBO said today that Season 2 of its pot comedy High Maintenance will premiere at 11 Pm Friday, January 19. Based on the web series, High Maintenance follows the adventures of The Guy (Ben Sinclair), a nameless, bike-rising pot deliveryman whose client base includes an eccentric group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city. The series offers a glimpse into the daily routines of these New Yorkers — and the varying ways of and…
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Scarlett Johansson and Bobby Flay Step Out for Friendly Dinner in N.Y.C.

Scarlett Johansson and Bobby Flay Step Out for Friendly Dinner in N.Y.C.
Scarlet Johansson and Bobby Flay stepped out for a friendly dinner in New York City over the weekend.

Dressed casually in a beige leather jacket, red striped top and rolled up, faded jeans, the actress, 32, and celebrity chef, 52, were spotted smiling as they left the restaurant together.

Despite previously telling Howard Stern she has a thing for chefs, Johansson and Flay are just friends and neighbors, a rep for the actress tells People.

The Avengers star has been linked to Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost, who sang Johansson’s praises when asked about her at the Emmys earlier this year.
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‘Gemini’ First Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Bewitches Lola Kirke in Intoxicating Neo-Noir Thriller

‘Gemini’ First Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Bewitches Lola Kirke in Intoxicating Neo-Noir Thriller
As evidenced by her understated but powerful role in “Big Little Lies,” Zoë Kravitz has demonstrated a keen eye for complex projects from auteur filmmakers, which continues with Aaron Katz’s “Gemini.” Kravitz stars alongside up-and-coming indie favorite Lola Kirke (“Mistress America,” “Gone Girl”) in the New York-based filmmaker’s neo-noir thriller, which just released a captivating first trailer.

Read More:Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke Wander Through a Dreamy Los Angeles in Aaron Katz’s Hypnotic Mystery ‘Gemini’ — SXSW 2017 Review

The Hollywood-set mystery stars Kravitz as Heather Anderson, a hot young actress with all eyes on her. Kirke plays her friend and assistant, Jill, who keeps her life together while offering a calming presence and fierce loyalty. When a violent crime threatens the balance of their friendship, Jill finds herself on the run as she attempts to solve the dangerous mystery. A movie in love with movies, Katz subdues
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Nick Hornby short-form TV series 'State Of The Union' in the works

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Nick Hornby short-form TV series 'State Of The Union' in the works
Exclusive: Relationship dramedy produced by See-Saw Films will be directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell.

See-Saw Films and writer Nick Hornby are teaming up on a TV series about marriage counselling.

State Of The Union will be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and is made up of ten ten-minute episodes.

The series follows a middle-aged couple who meet in the pub before going into marriage counselling each week. Each episode shows the ten minutes before they face the counsellor.

State Of The Union will shoot in London this autumn with the cast and broadcast partner set to be announced soon.

See-Saw told Screen that they expect the show to be aired both online and by a TV broadcaster.

Hakan Kousetta, COO of television at See-Saw, said: “Because it’s a completely different format, it lends itself to something a broadcaster can play with. It’s not just a piece of digital television, it’s a proper
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Nick Hornby, See-Saw Films team for short-form TV series

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Nick Hornby, See-Saw Films team for short-form TV series
Exclusive: Relationship dramedy will be directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell.

See-Saw Films and writer Nick Hornby are teamig up on a TV series about marriage counselling.

State Of The Union will be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and is made up of ten ten-minute episodes.

The series follows a middle-aged couple who meet in the pub before going into marriage counselling each week. Each episode shows the ten minutes before they face the counsellor.

State Of The Union will shoot in London this autumn with the cast and broadcast partner set to be announced soon.

See-Saw told Screen that they expect the show to be aired both online and by a TV broadcaster.

Hakan Kousetta, COO of television at See-Saw, said: “Because it’s a completely different format, it lends itself to something a broadcaster can play with. It’s not just a piece of digital television, it’s a proper
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Paramount, Anonymous Content To Develop Web Series ‘Stupid Idiots’ For TV

Thanks to the success of shows like High Maintenance and Insecure, TV producers have their eyes on the indie web series world, and another show born out of that community is set to make a big leap. Stupid Idiots, created by Stephanie Koenig, is ready to make a big leap after inking a development deal with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Stupid Idiots is centered around the friendship between its two protagonists, portrayed by Koenig and Brian Jordan Alvarez. While they bicker with each other constantly, they also support one another as they navigate exasperating and hilarious encounters with the outside world. Six “chunks” of the show are available on Alvarez’s YouTube channel, where he and Koenig previously teamed up as the co-stars of The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo.

Koenig will join the growing ranks of web series creators who have landed TV deals. Beyond the two programs mentioned above,
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Here’s a Guide to the Stellar Supporting Cast

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Here’s a Guide to the Stellar Supporting Cast
The cast of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” includes no shortage of famous faces, including two Oscar nominees and two full-on Oscar winners. But anyone paying close attention while watching this weekend’s box office winner might have noticed a number of other familiar faces. In fact, director Jon Watts has packed nearly every small supporting role he could with a niche comedian or former child star on the verge of adulthood.

Read More: How ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Star Jacob Batalon Went From College Dropout to Blockbuster Star

So below is our guide to the various notable characters that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) encounters over the course of the film, and where else you have seen them before.

Donald Glover

Spider-Man: Homecoming” Role: Aaron Davis, a local criminal who, it’s been said, is canonically the uncle of Miles Morales, who in the comics eventually becomes Spider-Man. (This is a nice nod to a
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