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Glow

Network: Netflix.

Episodes: Tbd (half-hour).

Seasons: Four.

TV show dates: June 23, 2017 — present.

Series status: Ending.

Performers include: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Sunita Mani, Marianna Palka, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, and Bashir Salahuddin.

TV show description:

A fictional comedy, the Glow TV show is inspired by the 1980s all-female professional wrestling league and the syndicated G.L.O.W.: Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting TV series. It centers on a group of L.A. women who contribute to a low-rated cable wrestling series.

Ruth Wilder (Brie) is a struggling actress, who is having a difficult time making ends meet. Although she takes her craft quite seriously, she accepts a gig in the
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Glow: Season Four; Netflix Series Renewed for Final Season

Bittersweet news for Glow fans. Netflix just announced the TV show has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

The dramedy follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show. The cast also includes Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Sunita Mani, Marianna Palka, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, and Bashir Salahuddin.

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‘Glow’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix

  • Variety
‘Glow’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix
The final bell is ringing for “Glow.” The Netflix series has been renewed for Season 4, which will also be the show’s last.

Series creators, executive producers, and showrunners Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch will return in those roles for the final season, along with executive producers Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, and Mark Burley. The series stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Sydelle Noel, Kate Nash, Britney Young, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, Sunita Mani, Jackie Tohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Britt Baron, Rebekka Johnson, Ellen Wong, Chris Lowell, Marianna Palka, Shakira Barrera, and Bashir Salahuddin.

Glow” is inspired by the short-lived 1980s wrestling TV show of the same name, which stood for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.” It follows the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits,
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‘Sherman’s Showcase’: The Best Sketches from a Hilarious First Season

  • Indiewire
‘Sherman’s Showcase’: The Best Sketches from a Hilarious First Season
There’s only one show on TV that has an Oscar Micheaux tribute, John Legend jokingly (?) referring to himself as “Lord Egot,” one-liners roasting Von Dutch, and a tiny dancing robot named the Funk-a-tron. As close as “Peaky Blinders” got last year, the only place you’ll find all of those is on “Sherman’s Showcase,” the excellent new series wrapping up its debut season on IFC.

Told in a broad infomercial format that pieces together the best moments from a long-running (and not entirely real) series in the style of “Soul Train”-era variety shows, the premise of “Sherman’s Showcase” lets it play with pretty much anything that happened in the culture over the last 47 years. Created and written by Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, the pair also star in the series, with Salahuddin playing the fictional show’s host Sherman McDaniels and Riddle as announcer/producer Dutch Shepherd.
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South Side: Season Two; Comedy Central Renews Scripted Comedy Series

Comedy Central is returning to The Windy City. The network just announced they've renewed South Side for a second season.

Set in Chicago, the comedy series "follows two friends who just graduated community college ... so now they're ready to take over the world! But until they do they're stuck at Rent-t-Own, a retail-rental crossroads where the South Side's vast ensemble of characters come together." The cast includes Sultan Salahuddin, Kareme Young, Chandra Russell, Lil Rel Howery, and Bashir Salahuddin.

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‘South Side’ Renewed For Season 2 By Comedy Central

  • Deadline
Midway through its freshman run, Comedy Central has ordered a 10-episode second season of its hit scripted series South Side, Deadline has confirmed.

Written by and starring Bashir Salahuddin (Glow) and Diallo Riddle (Marlon), South Side is set in and around the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago.

Season one of South Side is averaging a 1.02 rating in L+3 with African American P18-49 viewers through its first five episodes. That makes it Comedy Central’s highest-rated new series in that demo since the Key & Peele launch in 2012. It’s also the #1 new original primetime cable comedy of the year in the demo and the #1 new cable comedy of 2019 with African American M18-49 (1.23 rating). Overall, South Side is averaging a .35 P18-49 L+3 rating, up +13% from the same time slot average in 2018.

The show follows two friends who just graduated community college … so now
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‘South Side’ Renewed for Season 2 by Comedy Central

  • The Wrap
‘South Side’ Renewed for Season 2 by Comedy Central
Comedy Central has renewed “South Side” for a second season.

The series hails from co-creators, executive producers and stars Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. “South Side” follows two friends who just graduated from community college and work at a rent-to-own store in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

South Side is a truly unique and special show – one that is first and foremost incredibly funny, but also redefines perceptions of Chicago through storytelling and humor,” Jonas Larsen and Sarah Babineau, co-heads of Original Content for Comedy Central, said. “Diallo, Bashir and Michael have created such an incredible comedic world with this show and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for season two.”

Also Read: Why 'South Side' Co-Creator Bashir Salahuddin Got 'Whoopings' Because of His Brother/Co-Star Sultan

Through the first five episodes, “South Side” is averaging a 1.02 rating among African-American viewers between the ages of 18 and
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'South Side' Renewed for Season 2 on Comedy Central (Exclusive)

Comedy Central is making a home on the South Side.

The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed the critically acclaimed series for a 10-episode second season. The pickup comes midway through the show's inaugural run.

Created by Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Sultan Salahuddin (all of whom also appear onscreen), South Side centers on two friends (Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young) working at a rent-to-own store in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago while dreaming of bigger things. The cast also includes Chandra Russell and Bashir Salahuddin as two beat cops who patrol the area, and Quincy Young (Kareme's twin brother) as ...
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Why ‘South Side’ Co-Creator Bashir Salahuddin Got ‘Whoopings’ Because of His Brother/Co-Star Sultan

  • The Wrap
Why ‘South Side’ Co-Creator Bashir Salahuddin Got ‘Whoopings’ Because of His Brother/Co-Star Sultan
As a kid, there was one person that knew how to get “South Side” co-creator Bashir Salahuddin in trouble even when he was minding his own business: his older brother and co-star, Sultan.

“There was one part of our relationship that was the most contentious growing up,” Bashir told TheWrap in an interview. “If one kid got in trouble in the family, everyone is in trouble. I would be like ‘Sultan please, stop getting me in trouble. I got a whooping because of you!'”

South Side” tells the story of two recent community college graduates Simon (Sultan) and K (Kareme Young) making ends meet at a Rent-a-Center-like store. The comedy is not only a snapshot of the hustle culture that makes up the backbone of the city, but also the underlying family bonds forged in Chicago households.

Tonight’s “Cold Cases” episode centers on a sibling showdown that
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Why There Won’t Be Any Jussie Smollett Jokes on Comedy Central’s ‘South Side’

  • The Wrap
Comedy Central’s “South Side” co-creator Bashir Salahuddin says he refuses to satirize disgraced former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on his series about the lower-middle class life in Chicago. In an interview with TheWrap, he characterized the case of the actor indicted by a Chicago grand jury on charges related to faking a hate crime as “embarrassing.”

“No man,” Salahuddin told TheWrap about potentially referencing Smollett’s reported attack on the show. “It’s a straight-up tragedy.”

Salahuddin was born and raised in the South Side, the setting for the show that’s now in the middle of its first season. The show follows two streetwise employees of a rent-to-own appliance store, Kareme (Kareme Young) and Simon. Both characters live in Englewood and just graduated community college after eight years.

Kareme and Simon both live to make a dollar on their various side hustles, and they’re not alone. There
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‘Glow: Season 3′ Review (Netflix)

  • Nerdly
I’ve been a fan of Netflix’s Glow show since it first landed a couple of years ago on the platform. It’s a total joyous, wild, funny, gritty and dramatic program that ticks so many of the boxes I look for in my television drama. Oh, and it’s about pro-wrestling, something else I’m pretty damn fond of. So, I was of course clicking the play button the moment Season 3 landed on Netflix this August.

It’s one of those shows where you simply cannot just watch one episode. It’s as binge-worthy as they come, and the whole “just another episode” concept was in full motion when I sat down to watch the new season, and I finished it in two sittings. Season three retains the high quality storytelling that we’ve become accustomed to with the previous seasons, and yet it manages to up the grittiness,
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Glow: Season Four? Netflix Series Producers Hopeful for Renewal and Satisfying Ending

Glow just debuted its third season on August 9th, but will there be a fourth? Recently, co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Netflix TV show.

The dramedy follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women’s wrestling TV show. The cast also includes Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Jackie Tohn, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Sunita Mani, Marianna Palka, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, and Bashir Salahuddin.

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‘Glow’ Season 3: A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action, Please

‘Glow’ Season 3: A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action, Please
This post contains full spoilers for Glow Season Three, which Netflix released on Friday.

In the closing moments of Glow‘s third season, Britney Young’s Carmen announces plans to leave the show-within-the-show because, she says, “I want to wrestle, and I can’t do that here anymore.”

Carmen’s in a unique position among the Netflix dramedy’s main characters. Almost everyone else fell into wrestling by accident, or for lack of a better option, where Carmen grew up in the wrestling world and loves it for its own sake.
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Sherman’s Showcase Review (Spoiler-Free)

IFC finds success with Sherman's Showcase, a creative, retro spin on the variety show format.

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"Get your black fist and your afro picks ready because it's time for Sherman's Showcase!"

Television has gotten to a place where programming is so daring and ambitious that it's willing to take risks and meta statements on the medium.

There are a number of high concept series that are currently on TV that wouldn't have even made sense decades ago. IFC has delivered a number of comedies that are all predicated on false realities, like Documentary Now! or The Spoils of Babylon. Now Sherman’s Showcase finds its confidence in the fact that it's supposed to have a storied Soul Train-esque reputation to fall back on while the show has fun with its alternate take on a variety show. As much as Sherman’s Showcase prides itself on its heavy concept,
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TV Review: ‘Sherman’s Showcase’ on IFC

  • Variety
At first glance, “Sherman’s Showcase” requires unraveling several meta layers. The new IFC comedy from Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) is a faux docuseries about a fictional Black variety show (the aforementioned “Sherman’s Showcase”) that spans generations like the ones that inspired it, including “Soul Train” and “Solid Gold.” That might not seem like quite enough to sustain eight episodes, but the show works to find new ways to expand on its format. Different hosts cycle in and out every episode, ranging from John Legend and choreographer Nigel Lythgoe playing themselves to characters of the show’s creation taking a trip down memory lane. It even has commercial sketch breaks for parody products and bizarro movie trailers, though those tend to be more hit and miss than the weird trials and tribulations of the show itself.

Since the faux “Sherman’s Showcase” series
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‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Review: IFC’s Unbound Fanboy Costume Party Is a Blast

In the tradition and style of IFC’s sublime “Documentary Now!” parody series, the bizarre allure of “Sherman’s Showcase” is that it’s a spoof that takes itself seriously. The IFC series from Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin is sneering in tone, wringing out the absurdities to be found in classic shows like “Soul Train” and “Solid Gold,” even as it goes to great lengths to imitate their style. Satirizing a format the creators clearly love, the series is so obviously a passion project – a fanboy costume party that celebrates a legendary, even if fictional, TV program’s history.

A variety show in the purest sense of the word, “Sherman’s Showcase” is structured as a series of infomercials – running from a few seconds to several minutes in length – for a 23-disc DVD compilation of a 40-year-old music variety show, hosted by Salahuddin’s egotistical and maybe even slightly shady Sherman McDaniel.
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How ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ Writers Spoof ‘Soul Train’ in IFC’s New ‘Sherman’s Showcase’

  • The Wrap
How ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ Writers Spoof ‘Soul Train’ in IFC’s New ‘Sherman’s Showcase’
Before “Slow Jam the News” featured the likes of Brian Williams, Chris Christie and President Barack Obama, the late-night segment was the brainchild of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. The pair were responsible for many of the show’s early viral segments, spinning their sketch-comedy background and love of music into widely-shared segments like “Ladysmith Snack Mambazo” and “History of Rap” featuring Justin Timberlake.

But during four years of writing near-daily content for “Fallon,” Riddle and Salahuddin produced lots of song and sketch ideas that never made it to air — or even to rehearsal. “We wrote a lot of songs for Jimmy that wouldn’t have been appropriate for his brand or for NBC, so we tucked a lot of them away,” said Riddle.

These not-ready-for-primetime premises formed the germ of “Sherman’s Showcase,” the pair’s new sketch show, which tracks the 40-year
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Comedy Central’s ‘South Side’ Is This Year’s Top Cable Comedy Debut Among African Americans (Exclusive)

Comedy Central’s “South Side” series premiere reached beyond the Chicago city limits — especially among African Americans.

Counting three days of playback, the new comedy’s first episode posted a 0.85 rating among African American viewers ages 18-49, making it Comedy Central’s highest-rated series premiere in that demo since June 2017. Those Nielsen numbers also make “South Side” the No. 1 new primetime cable comedy premiere of 2019 in the same demo.

Among all adults 18-49, “South Side” averaged a 0.30 rating, which also counts three days of delayed viewing. All told, the comedy’s premiere drew 2.2 million multiplatform viewers — that tally counts the premiere, streaming tune-in, and replays.

Also Read: Comedy Central's 'Good Talk' Trailer: Anthony Jeselnik Is Back on TV, and Baby, He Hates TV (Video)

Comedy Central is particularly pleased with how “South Side” immediately improved upon its time slot among African American viewers.

Here are its comps from the previous
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Will Top Gun Maverick crash and burn? | Flickering Myth Podcast Mini

Last Thursday, Tom Cruise surprised the crowds in Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con International by dropping the first trailer for Top Gun Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 action classic.

Will the film be able to recapture the magic of the original movie almost 35 years later, or is Maverick going to crash and burn? Allen Christian, Gerald James, Tori Brazier and Ej Moreno discuss that very question in this extract from the latest episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast; check it out in the video below, or listen to the full episode here…

Top Gun: Maverick sees returning stars Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman), joined in the cast by Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop
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‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Is Insane, Which Is Exactly How Its Creators Want It

‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Is Insane, Which Is Exactly How Its Creators Want It
Created by and starring comedy duo Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, IFC’s new sketch show “Sherman’s Showcase” travels through time via music and clips drawn from the 40-year library of a fictional legendary musical variety show. Unlike “South Side,” the duo’s more traditional Comedy Central series, “Sherman’s Showcase” is unapologetically delirious, seemingly operating under no specific set of rules, which might leave audiences dazed, for better or worse. And that’s exactly how Riddle and Salahuddin want it.

“As comedy writers, we really desire to be unbound, and because it’s a variety show, it allowed us to open up the format and write about anything that we wanted,” said Salahuddin at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. “And so the ability for us to do that and also work with talented people who could put their own spin on what we wrote let us
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