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Matt Walsh & Isla Fisher Are ‘Unplugging’; New Comedy Being Sold By Radiant Films At Cannes

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Matt Walsh & Isla Fisher Are ‘Unplugging’; New Comedy Being Sold By Radiant Films At Cannes
Two-time Emmy-nominated Veep actor Matt Walsh and Isla Fisher are set to star in Unplugging, a new comedy Walsh co-wrote with Brad Morris (Cougar Town). The pic will mark the directorial debut of editor Debra Neil-Fisher.

Both Walsh and Morris will produce alongside Deborah Liebling, Stephanie Laing, and Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel for The Traveling Picture Show Company.

Radiant Films International will handle foreign sales and introduce to buyers at Cannes. Gersh and UTA Independent will co-represent domestic sales.

Think a rustic getaway with no cell service, Internet or social media is a romantic way to repair your marriage and sex life? Think again. Meet Dan and Jeanine Dewerson. The only spark in their bedroom is from the wall socket. Their daughter’s best friend is her iPad.
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Fox to Develop Comedy Starring, Co-Created by ‘Another Period’s’ Riki Lindhome

  • Variety
Fox is developing a single-camera comedy that hails from Riki Lindhome and Monica Padrick.

“Tails” will follow Erika (Lindhome), a woman in her late 30s, who despite the pressure she feels from the world around her, refuses to settle in any area of her life. Lindhome will serve as writer and executive producer on the project alongside Padrick in addition to starring. Fox has given the project a script commitment with a penalty attached.

Amy Poehler will also executive produce via her Paper Kite Productions banner, with Paper Kite’s Kim Lessing producing. Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment will also executive produce. Universal Television will produce in association with Paper Kite, which is set up under an overall deal at the studio.

Padrick previously served as a staff writer on “Community,” and has written for recent shows like “The Mayor” and “Son of Zorn.” She is also writing for
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Crossballs: The Debate Show (2004)

Crossballs: The Debate Show

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Created by Matt Besser, Charlie Siskel

Produced by Charlie Siskel Productions

Aired on Comedy Central for 1 season (23 episodes, 1 unaired) from July 5, 2004 – August 27, 2004

Cast

Chris Tallman as Host/Moderator

Matt Besser as Various characters

Mary Birdsong as Various characters

Andrew Daly as Various characters

Jerry Minor as Various characters

Show Premise

“Out of the Crossfire, beyond Hardball, this is Crossballs!”

A parody of political debate shows, Crossballs has comedians pose as experts in their field to discuss the issue of the day and pits them against real life experts who are not aware of the farce debate they are participating in. The comedians argue both sides of an issue, be it ridiculous or not, and mine comedy from taking the issue to absurd lengths and goading reactions from the real experts.

Each episode is moderated by Chris Tallman (as a Chris Matthews type), who introduces
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