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Month: June 2020

Phil Lord & Chris Miller Come to Apple TV+ with ‘The Afterparty’

Joseph Otterson, Variety:

In a competitive situation, Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a comedy series from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Variety has learned exclusively.

Titled “The Afterparty,” the series is described as a murder mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.

Sounds pretty cool to me! Like Clue, but from multiple perspectives.

A First Look at ‘Muppets Now’, Coming to Disney+ on July 31

In a true first for the studio, “Muppets Now” is an unscripted series filled with improv comedy, off-the-cuff gags, and the Muppets’ celebrity friends. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppets throws at him. Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in “Muppets Now” with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.

Looks very fun to me! And it really underlines how Seth Rogen is slowly turning into Fozzie Bear.

’Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Restarting Season 8 Writing from Scratch

Dave Nemetz, TVLine:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is going back to the drawing board in light of the recent nationwide protests against police violence.

The NBC cop comedy is already set to return for an eighth season, but cast member Terry Crews told Access Daily that the writers are scrapping all the episodes they’ve written for next season and starting from scratch. “Our showrunner Dan Goor, they had four episodes all ready to go, and they just threw them in the trash,” Crews said. “We have to start over. Right now, we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in.” (TVLine has reached out to NBC for comment.)

The cast has been talking about how to address the issues of systemic racism and police brutality in the upcoming season as well, Crews added: “We’ve had a lot of somber talks about it and deep conversations, and we hope through this, we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year. We have an opportunity, and we plan to use it in the best way possible.

I think that’s the smartest idea.

Maybe they could just pull an Archer and change their jobs/the setting with the new season?

Legendary Animator Glen Keane goes ‘Over The Moon’ For Netflix

Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. Directed by Oscar®-Winning Filmmaker & Animator, Glen Keane, and produced by Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou. Starring Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn, Artt Butler and Sandra Oh.

This looks gorgeous.

Over the Moon hits Netflix this Fall.

Netflix to Relaunch ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ This July

The original creators of Unsolved Mysteries and the Producers of Stranger Things invite you to solve new mysteries. Follow the clues. Solve the cases.

While they can’t bring back Robert Stack (RIP), at least the theme has returned.

I’m in on day one.

Unsolved Mysteries arrives on Netflix on July 1, 2020.