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Sling TV Spotlight: Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen first entered pop culture zeitgeist in 1999, as a castmember on Freak and Geeks. The show survived for just 18 episodes, but it launched a staggering number of careers as it starred Rogen, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, Martin Starr and Busy Phillips, and had Paul Feig and Judd Apatow as creator…

The Surreal ‘Lodge 49’ Returns to Examine the Wreckage

It’s easy to dismiss the people of Lodge 49 as little more than losers. Lovable shaggy dogs, to be sure, but losers nonetheless. Sean “Dud” Dudley (Wyatt Russell) has lost his father, the family business and his one true love, surfing; his fellow lodge members aren’t in much better shape, losing loves and jobs and…

Can I Get an Amen? ‘Preacher’ Returns for its Final Season

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of Preacher, Garth Ennis’ turn-of-the-century hit for Vertigo Comics, announced itself with a bang in 2016, with a powerful force descending from the heavens and causing a man in Africa to explode — mid-sermon — all over his parishioners. Preacher‘s pedal has remained nailed to the floor ever since, right up to the…

‘South Side’ and ‘Sherman’s Showcase’: Two Sharp Comedies, One Creative Team

Longtime writing partners Daillo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin met as undergrads at Harvard and since then have earned Emmy nominations for their work on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the short-lived NBC variety series Maya & Marty. Along with Salahuddin’s brother, Sultan, they’ve co-created the recently debuted South Side on Comedy Central. The show…