Eastbound & Down may be ending its run with its upcoming fourth season, but co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill are staying in business with HBO on a potential new comedy series. “They’re going to … Read More »
FXX has given a series pickup to Chozen, an FX animated comedy pilot from Danny McBride and his Rough Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. This marks the first original series order for the new network, which launches on Sept. 2. At FXX, Chozen joins FX transplants It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League and Legit as well as late-night show Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell. FXX will launch with a Wednesday night block of Sunny and The League, plus Totally Biased airing Monday-Friday. Sunny and The League will be relieved by Legit and Chozen in Q1 2014.
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Chozen was written by from up-and-coming scribe Grant Dekernion, former writer’s assistant on McBride, Hill and Green’s HBO series Eastbound & Down, which was canceled today. Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) will voice the lead character in the comedy, about a gay white rapper fresh out of prison with a new message and new skills, which he will use in his quest for redemption and domination. Dekernion will write and rap the songs for the lead character of the series, which he is executive producing with McBride, Hill, Green as well as Adam Reed and Matt Thompson of Floyd County Prods. (Archer) for FX Prods. “Chozen is an outrageous and ballsy comedy, but it’s also a very smart examination of the rap culture,” said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming at FX Networks and FX Prods.
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Basic cable experienced a raunchy night as the MTV Movie Awards were held live. Host Rebel Wilson kicked off the night with an “Iron Mangina” sketch. Then Universal’s Townies co-stars Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride took the stage for a … Read More »
HBO confirms it’s ordered 8 more episodes of the off-beat baseball comedy Eastbound & Down that stars Danny McBride. The show ended its third season in April, but left room for more storytelling. It features … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired remake rights to the Danish film and TV series Klovn. The studio has set Danny McBride to write and star in Clown, a film he will produce through his Rough House banner along with Todd … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment has acquired Untitled Foreign Exchange, a comedy pitch that Shawn Harwell will write and Jeff Tomsic will direct. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce for Chernin Entertainment, which won the pitch … Read More »
BREAKING; Mandate Pictures and Rough House Pictures have set commercials director Randy Krallman to make his feature directorial debut on Bullies, the comedy hatched by Danny McBride and written by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul. The plot revolves around wo … Read More »
20th Century Fox Television has inked a pod deal with Rough House Pictures. Under the one-year pact, Rough House principals David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, Danny McBride and head Matt Reilly will develop animated and live-action comedies targeted for broadcast networks. This marks the first network TV deal for the … Read More »
Sony Pictures has released a Red Band trailer for the Media Rights Capital comedy 30 Minutes Or Less. The R-rated laffer stars Danny McBride (who’s becoming king of the Red Band trailer) and Aziz Asari, and reunites Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer with his star Jesse Eisenberg. The film opens Aug. … Read More »
The star of the HBO comedy said during the show’s panel at PaleyFest last night that the raunchy but strangely addictive series’ third season, which is filming now, will be its last. There’s been no official word from HBO on … Read More »
ARC Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the ContentFilm International medieval action thriller Ironclad. ARC made the deal in collaboration with Barry Gordon’s XLrator Media, and will release the film theatrically in June. Directed by Jonathan English, the film … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: HBO is closing a remake rights deal for Knuckle, the Ian Palmer-directed documentary at Sundance about two Irish families that settle a longstanding dispute by periodically engaging in bare knuckle bouts. Rough House Pictures partners Danny McBride, Jody Hill … Read More »
The second seasons of two underrated HBO comedy series, Bored to Death and Eastbound & Down, will premiere on Sept. 26. Bored to Death, starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis, will air at 10PM, followed by Danny McBride’s Eastbound & Down at 10:30 PM.