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'Mad Men' Season 5 Starts Shooting August 8 (Thank Goodness)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 28th 2011 4:30PM
'Mad Men' fans, pour yourselves a scotch and rest easy: The long-delayed Season 5 of the critically acclaimed AMC drama will begin shooting in less than two weeks.

While new episodes of the show may not air until early 2012 thanks to a dispute between AMC and Lionsgate, any movement is good news after an off-season that's dragged on longer than the NFL lockout.

The show's first day of shooting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 8, according to a report in EW. Jon Hamm will be directing the Season 5 premiere, making his directorial debut.

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Jon Hamm Joins 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,' TLC Announces 'Big Sexy' & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 25th 2011 4:20PM
Jon HammJon Hamm has joined the cast of IFC's 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.' According to Splitsider, the 'Mad Men' actor will appear in five of the six Season 2 episodes.

Will Arnett and David Cross star in the comedy about an American sent to Britain to sell his company's energy drink. Season 2 premieres in January 2012.

Hamm is no stranger to comedy. He had an uncredited role in this summer's smash hit 'Bridesmaids' and has appeared in several episodes of NBC's '30 Rock.'

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Charlie Sheen Calls Chuck Lorre a 'Clown,' 'Lisa Ling' & 'Todd Margaret' Renewed and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 24th 2011 6:20PM
Charlie SheenAnother day, another nutso Charlie Sheen radio rant.

The targets this time? 'Two and a Half Men' creator Chuck Lorre, Alcoholics Anonymous and ... Thomas Jefferson?

Yep. When Sheen called into 'The Alex Jones Show' this morning, he said the founding father is a [insert euphemism for kitty cat here], A.A. is a "cult," and Lorre is a "clown."

On Lorre: "Last I checked, [Lorre], I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he's above the law."

In other TV news ...

The Oscars are quite comfortable at their ABC home, thankyouverymuch. The award show to end all award shows just re-upped its contract with the network until 2020. [Deadline]

One 'True Blood' vampire is coming back from the undead-dead. Allan Hyde, the actor otherwise known as suicidal vampire Godric, will return in season 4. We're betting it's in flashbacks, otherwise the show would have a lot of 'splaining to do regarding its re-writing of vampire mythology. (Godric killed himself by burning up in sunlight in season 2.) [TV Line]

OWN wants to explore Lisa Ling's America some more. The network renewed 'Our America With Lisa Ling' for six more episodes. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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The 5 Funniest TV Clips of the Week (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 9th 2010 3:00PM
Don't have the time to sift through hours and hours of fall TV for the funniest moments from the past week? Well, we've done the legwork for you and collected the best here. So, sit back, relax and have a chuckle. You're welcome!

On 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' (Fri., 10PM ET on IFC), Todd travels to London to sell "Thunder Muscle," a new energy drink made in North Korea that has questionable effects. Problem is, Todd is a terrible salesman and, when he tries peddling the drink to a grieving mother and a couple on the street, things go horribly awry.

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'Arrested Development's' David Cross Returns on the Premiere of 'Todd Margaret' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 4th 2010 1:15AM
'Arrested Development's' David Cross Returns on the Premiere of 'Todd Margaret'Fans of the cult sitcom 'Arrested Development' have been waiting years for a long-rumored film version of the show. But until that movie happens (if it ever does), 'AD' lovers will have to content themselves with the new series 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' (Fri., 10PM ET on IFC).

The new comedy reunites David Cross and Will Arnett -- also known as Tobias Fünke and Gob Bluth on the late, lamented 'Arrested Development.' But 'Todd Margaret' shows off Cross as an entirely different character. (Arnett, on the other hand, acts like the same dude that he always plays -- not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Now, we'll have to see if the pair can resurrect their old comedy magic.

[Warning: Spoiler alert.]

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'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' Stars Crack Each Other Up (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 30th 2010 4:15PM
Let's face it: Even though there seems to be a new piece of 'Arrested Development' movie "news" every day, that project is a long ways away from ever hitting the big screen.

So we'll have to settle for some TV options to get our Bluth family fix. 'Running Wilde' has already premiered -- and didn't do too well -- so we're excited to see David Cross (everyone's favorite Analyst/Therapist mash-up man Tobias Fünke) and Will Arnett (always GOB Bluth in our minds) together in yet another new show, 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.'


I caught up with 'Todd Margaret' stars Cross, Sharon Horgan and Blake Harrison to hear about their quirky new IFC show (premieres Fri., Oct. 1, 10PM ET).

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Will Arnett Is 'Running Wilde' Again

by Bryan Reesman, posted Sep 28th 2010 5:00PM
Will ArnettWhile 'Running Wilde,' the latest show from 'Arrested Development' writers Mitch Hurwitz and Jim Vallely has had a modest start, the response from fans has been "unbelievable," according to star Will Arnett. And if those fans stick around, they may just see more 'Arrested Development' cast members pop up on the new show.

The actor/producer caught up with TV Squad at the the New York Television Festival to discuss the evolution of the series, which airs Tuesdays at 8:30PM ET on Fox.

"Our goal is eventually to have every person on 'Arrested Development' come on the show," quipped Arnett. "That's actually our secret goal that we've laughed about for a long time."

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Cable Grab Bag: A New 'Teen Wolf,' TLC's 'Sister Wives' and David Cross' 'Todd Margaret' - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 7th 2010 5:30PM
Cast of 'Teen Wolf' at 2010 Summer TCAs
The cable days at TCA are always a mixed bag. You ping pong from one room to another, viewing the wares of various cable networks that vary as widely as those channels themselves. At one point, you're shivering at the creepiness of yet another TLC voyeuristic series, then you're laughing at the antics of David Cross and The Kids in the Hall, then you're seeing the super-tanned cast of 'Jersey Shore.'

Friday's panels were all over the map, but there were some interesting moments. Some highlights:

-- Before bringing out Snooki and crew, MTV presented panels for a new American version of 'Skins,' about urban teenagers and all the sex, drugs and clubbing that they do, and a panel for a "re-imagined" version of 'Teen Wolf.' The critics were skeptical of both remakes, but the 'Teen Wolf' remake got much of the group annoyed. The only thing in common with the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie is the name of the main character, Scott Howard. In reality, the show is more serious, like 'Vampire Diaries' or 'Twilight.' Scott doesn't even play basketball; he plays lacrosse. So why call it 'Teen Wolf?'

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Will Arnett, Spike Jonze and David Cross Team for UK Comedy

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 25th 2010 4:42PM
David Cross in Channel 4's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd MargaretDavid Cross and Will Arnett will soon be back together on TV, according to the USA Today's Pop Candy site. The show is called 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.' Cross co-wrote the project with an English comic named Shaun Pye, and he'll star in the title role as a temp who winds up running and energy drink company.

Pop Candy also says the project will co-star director Spike Jonze, which seemed like a misprint, but Slashfilm seems to confirm that. The series will get six episodes, a standard series run for U.K. television, and will air on Channel 4. No word yet on any plans to air the series in the States, but the obvious eventual outlets would be HBO or Showtime, and/or a DVD release.

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Spike Jonze and David Cross take on British comedy

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 23rd 2009 9:04AM
david crossThere's no doubt that the names Spike Jonze and David Cross usually belong on the quirkier side of the entertainment world, but I still never would have expected something like this. Apparently, the two have created a comedy pilot for Channel 4. That's right: a British comedy.

The show, called The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret, will be co-written by Cross and Shaun Pye (you may know him as Andy's smarmy nemesis on BBC/HBO's Extras) and star Cross, Will Arnett and Spike Jonze.

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