August 30th, 2016 ● ●
Alison Brie to Star in Netflix Wrestling Comedy ‘GLOW’ From Jenji Kohan
The Netflix series marks the in-demand actress’ latest TV role since ‘Community’ and ‘BoJack Horseman.’
Alison Brie is hopping into Netflix’s wrestling ring.
The Community and BoJack Horseman favorite has booked the starring role in the streaming giant’s Jenji Kohan comedy GLOW, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
GLOW — aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — is inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. The 10-episode comedy is set in Los Angeles and will showcase big hair and body slams and tell the fictionalized story of an out-of-work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers. The comedy is based on the professional women’s wrestling syndicated TV series that existed in the ’80s. The comedy was picked up to series in May.
Brie will star as Ruth, a struggling actress whose dreams of fame take a surprising turn when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling.
GLOW was co-created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black), who serve as showrunners on the series that also counts OITNB’s Kohan and Tara Herrmann as executive producers.
GLOW expands Brie’s relationship with Netflix, where she voices multiple characters on the critical-favorite animated comedy BoJack Horseman. The show marks her latest series-regular acting gig following NBC/Yahoo’s Community and comes after a pilot season that saw Brie turn down multiple offers — both comedy and drama — at seemingly every broadcast network. The busy actress, who counts Mad Men among her credits, also exec produces TV Land comedy series Teachers, which was renewed for a second season.
On the big screen, Brie was last seen in How to be Single, opposite Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson. She will next appear in The Masterpiece, opposite James Franco, and The Headhunters Calling, the latter of which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Brie is repped by WME, Rise Management and Sloane Offer.
July 23rd, 2016 ● ●
BoJack Horseman News
Great news! The Netflix animated adult comedy BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a fourth season.
Netflix is bringing back BoJack Horseman for a fourth season. The internet TV network announced the news on the show’s Twitter page.
The animated adult comedy’s star voice cast includes Will Arnett as BoJack Horseman, along with Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg created the comedy, from Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Co., and executive produces with Arnett, Paul, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright.
February 15th, 2016 ● ●
Alison Brie on ‘How to Be Single,’ ‘Mad Men Finale’
In “How to Be Single,” actress Alison Brie plays a driven New York City woman who is dating with the sole focus of finding a husband quickly.
The film co-stars Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann. It opened in theaters on Friday.
Brie chatted with ABC News’ Sara Haines about the role. In the film, the bartender, played by Anders Holm, is Brie’s character’s wingman.
Haines asked Brie who her real-life wingman would be.
“Rebel,” Brie said, laughing as she dished about her co-star. “She’s great. I feel like, you know, she’s so funny. She really keeps the party going but she knows when to cut outta there, leave you alone with the guy. She’d be a great wingman.”
Brie, who is engaged to actor Dave Franco, may be best-known to audiences as Trudy Campbell from “Mad Men” or Annie Edison from “Community.”
Haines asked Brie about the “Mad Men” series finale, in which Trudy Campbell and her husband, Pete Campbell, embark on a new life together.
“Do you think they live happily ever after?” Haines asked.
“Absolutely,” Brie said.
February 5th, 2016 ● ●
Colton Haynes, Alison Brie, John Cena among Marvel Avengers Academy voice cast
The Marvel Avengers Academy mobile game is now out, and with its release comes the announcement of a star-studded cast lending their voices to the youthful versions of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
The game allows players to manage their own Avengers Academy, living out the school days of young takes on Marvel’s beloved heroes. Yes, that means classes, social life, and romantic relationships will run wild around campus, as players focus on building Marvel’s costumed kiddos into the heroes (and even villains) they may one day become.
And a number of familiar names have been brought in to give voice to these new iterations of Marvel’s stable of heroes. The voice cast includes: Colton Haynes as Thor, Dave Franco as Iron Man, Alison Brie as Black Widow, John Cena as Hulk, Kiernan Shipka as Spider-Woman, Alexandra Daddario as Wasp, Priyanka Chopra as Ms. Marvel, A$AP Rocky as Falcon, and Bella Thorne as Tigra
Marvel Avengers Academy is now available for free on the iOS app store and Google Play store.
December 19th, 2014 ● ●
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July 1st, 2014 ● ●
Community News Upcoming
They can cancel ‘Community,’ but they can’t kill it.
After talks about a potential online resurrection on Hulu fell through, the cult TV comedy has been rescued by an unlikely source, Yahoo, multiple outlets reported Monday evening. The show’s future remained in limbo after it was cancelled back in April following its fifth season.
One step away from fulfilling the “six seasons and a movie” rally cry (and ensuing social media movement), the show is signed on to appear on Yahoo Screen. Additionally, creator and showrunner Dan Harmon will be returning, as well stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong.
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, BangBus!”
After struggling through a Harmon-less season four and a truncated fifth season that ultimately marked its expiration date on NBC, “Community” appeared to have reached the end of its lifespan. With critics starting to cool on the show and ratings failing to improve upon its meager traditional metrics, “Community” was no longer a feasible option for network TV.
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June 30th, 2014 ● ●
News Television Series Upcoming
On Comedy Bang! Bang!, the show is getting a talk show makeover. Plus, Community and Mad Men star Alison Brie reveals the secrets of her acting process. Will that be enough to get her cast in the new film that a German film director plans to make? Paul F. Tompkins, James Adomian and Larry Miller all guest star.
June 20th, 2014 ● ●
News Rumors Upcoming
“Community” actress Alison Brie is in talks to star in the New Line comedy “How to Be Single.”
Lily Collins is also on board with Christian Ditter directing.
Based on the Liz Tuccillo novel, the story centers on a woman living in New York and searching for love. Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn have penned the adaptation, with Dana Fox working on the latest draft.
Michael Disco and Dave Neustadter are overseeing “How to Be Single” for New Line.
Best known for her TV work on “Mad Men” and the recently canceled “Community,” Brie has a handful of bigscreen projects coming out this next year. She co-stars in the Warner Bros. comedy “Get Hard” opposite Will Ferrell and indie “Sleeping With Other People” with Jason Sudeikis.
May 29th, 2014 ● ●
Community News Rumors Television Series
There is a glimmer of hope that there could be a sixth season of cult comedy series Community. I have learned that Hulu is in talks with Community producer Sony Pictures TV for more original installments of the show, which was cancelled by NBC earlier this month.
Sources stress that conversations are preliminary and is unclear whether they would lead to a deal, but I hear there is will on both sides. That includes Community creator Dan Harmon, who confessed on his blog that he had warmed up to the possibility of continuing the show elsewhere, changing his stance from “eh” when Sony TV called him with the news of the series’ cancellation by NBC to “sure, let’s talk” two days later. Said Harmon, “I’m not going to be the guy that re-cancels cancelled Community.”
With its devoted following by a core group of passionate fans, Community is the type of show digital platforms crave. Complicating the series’ options is the fact that it has a digital syndication deal in place with Hulu, in addition to a cable off-network pact with Comedy Central. That makes Hulu a perfect home for the comedy as it is the kind of streaming service where a show like Community would do best and because it already carries the series’ library via an existing agreement with Sony.
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