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    Comedy Central Orders Amy Poehler-Produced Pilot For Web Series 'Broad City'

    In the latest demonstration of the growing power of web series and podcasts to launch talent and potential TV shows, a pilot based on the web series "Broad City" has been ordered by Comedy Central, the network announced today. Created, written by and starring Upright Citizens Brigade alums...

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    Recap: 'Louie' Closes Off Its Third Season With A Pair Of Classics

    In a very fine article on the always excellent AV Club this week, Todd Van Der Werff argues that "Louie" isn't just a strong contender for the best comedy on TV right now, but also the first show since "Seinfeld" and "The Simpsons" to genuinely move the form forward. Whether it becomes a touchstone ...

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    'Louie' Wraps Up a Season of Highs and Lows With a Spur-of-the-Moment Trip Abroad

    After the giddily happy-sad ending of the ambitious "Late Night" arc that took up the previous three episodes of "Louie," it was inevitable that last night's actual season finale, "New Year's Eve," felt a little anticlimactic. It even started at what for so many...

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    Jimmy Kimmel Hosts the Emmys (UPDATED With New Video)

    Jimmy Kimmel was a perfectly smooth host for the Emmys, though not a perfect fit. One of his trademarks, prankish humor – he asked viewers to Tweet that Tracy Morgan had passed out – didn’t translate to an awards show. His other trademark, irreverently taking swipes at the sel...

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    'Parks and Recreation' Goes to Washington

    In the perfect season premiere of Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler’s character is now City Councilwoman Leslie Knope, and how satisfying is that to someone who aspires to the White House, even though the City Council is a part-time gig? She goes to Washington to visit her boyfriend Ben (...

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    Approaching Peak Vagina: Lena Dunham and Amy Poehler Score Rare Female Double Emmy Writing Nominations

    The Emmy nominations were released yesterday.  There is a lot of good news to recognize most especially the fact that two women -- Lean Dunham and Amy Poehler -- were nominated for their comedy writing.  According to Nellie at Deadline having two women nominated for comedy writing is a big...

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    Watch Amy Poehler Answer Tumblr Questions On Sex, Music, Comedy

    When I interviewed Amy Poehler last week at the 92nd St. Y, she answered a few questions submitted  through Tumblr. And even if you’ve never wondered about what song she likes to make out to, or another secret about her husband, Will Arnett (famed for Arrested Development and now Up ...

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    Amy Poehler Visits IFC and (More Important) Me!

    This Friday, Amy Poehler is Scott Aukerman’s guest on his supersmart, funny new IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! which does for talk shows what Christopher Guest mockumentaries have done for dog shows, community theater and other cultural touchstones. Poehler’s deadpan turn as an earn...

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    TV Critics Organizations Roll Out Their Nominees

    The Critics Choice Television Awards and the Televisions Critics Association have both released their list of nominees.  It is clear that the critics in both organizations love Downtown Abbey, Homeland, Breaking Bad, New Girl and Girls.

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    Watch Mick Jagger, Jon Hamm, Foo Fighters in Spectacular SNL Season Finale

    Mick Jagger was host of one of the best SNL’s of the season, a high-energy finale that relied on Jagger’s persona and was fueled by so much nostalgia that it seemed like classic rock, with Jagger doing "19th Nervous Breakdown" with Foo Fighters, "The Last Time" w...

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