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Amy Schumer to star in, co-write mother-daughter comedy for Fox

"Trainwreck" writer-actress Amy Schumer sure doesn't seem to be in any danger of derailing. The ascendant comedian has signed on to star in and co-write an untitled mother-daughter comedy for Fox, a studio spokesperson confirmed to The Times.

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  • Two documentaries: '1971' on PBS, 'Southern Rites' from HBO

    Two documentaries: '1971' on PBS, 'Southern Rites' from HBO

    Documentary film, as very much opposed to reality TV, continues to be one of the best things TV has to show you; indeed, it is for most people the only place to see this sort of work. PBS and HBO are the form's best friends; each has a worthwhile offering tonight.

  • On the morning after the end of 'Mad Men'

    On the morning after the end of 'Mad Men'

    There is a human need to account and sum up; to write the obituary on every completed life, an urge toward postmortem analysis that can apply even to television characters, especially now that every drama and most comedies have a serial backbone, an ongoing narrative thrust. "Mad Men," Matt Weiner's...

  • HBO's 'Bessie' offers a lesson in show biz and the blues

    HBO's 'Bessie' offers a lesson in show biz and the blues

    Early on in "Bessie," a new HBO biopic premiering Saturday and starring Queen Latifah as the singer Bessie Smith, Smith's about-to-be mentor, Ma Rainey (played by Mo'Nique), offers a musicological lesson in show business.

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