Tracy Morgan’s hiatus is over. Granted, it wasn’t one he chose to take – he was involved in a near-fatal auto accident nearly four years ago, and his rehab has been a long, grueling process. Now, he returns with a new TBS show called The Last O.G., and Morgan says it feels like he’s getting a fresh start. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tracy Morgan)
Daniel Radcliffe will be working a different kind of magic in his upcoming series for TBS, Miracle Workers. The comedy, based on a book by Saturday Night Live veteran writer Simon Rich, finds Radcliffe hard at work as an administrative-level angel, trying to answer people’s prayers. He’s also a producer on the series, along with SNL boss Lorne Michaels, and Radcliffe explained how their collaboration took shape. (Click on the media bar below to hear Daniel Radcliffe)
Miracle Workers, which also stars Steve Buscemi as Radcliffe’s boss in the cloud-shrouded heavenly corner office, debuts on TBS later this year.
The new TBS series Drop the Mic started out as a recurring segment on James Corden’sLate Late Show on CBS. It featured Corden and his celebrity guests engaging in comedic freestyle rap battles, and it was an immediate hit. Not only did viewers want to watch it again and again, guests booked on the show started specifically asking if they could do it! (Click on the media bar below to hear James Corden)
Drop the Mic, hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, airs Tuesday nights at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.
Having made Carpool Karaoke part of the pop culture lexicon through his late-night show on CBS, James Corden is now aiming to conquer prime time with Drop The Mic. Based on another popular segment from The Late Late Show, it’s a comic rap battle competition that will be hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin. Each episode will feature four celebrities showing off their freestyle rap skills in front of a studio audience, which then votes to determine a winner. Corden is producing the show, and while rapping can sometimes get a little mean-spirited, he says that on his show, it’s all about having fun. (Click on the media bar below to hear James Corden.)
One of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2016, Search Party centers on a group of twentysomethings (led by Alia Shawkat as Dory) who attempt to find a missing classmate. Though Dory believes she’s doing the right thing in engaging in this quest, her actions have their share of repercussions. A mix of satire and drama, Search Party doesn’t follow the tried and true path of a procedural.
“I think it’s a credit to the writing and just how the production goes,” said Shawkat. “The first season tonally – we kind of didn’t know how it was going to come across. We would do these scenes and we’d be laughing but then there’s something dramatic happening and we were like ‘I hope it makes sense.’ I’d like to think it did. We kind of approached it the same way this time.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Shawkat elaborate on why Dory is such a relatable character:
Search Party returns for its second season November 19 on TBS.