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    Reis
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    Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader is returning to television as the star of his own series. HBO has ordered Barry, a half-hour comedy pilot, starring, co-written and directed by Hader. The project stems from Hader’s exclusive development deal with HBO.  Barry, which Hader co-wrote and exec produces with Silicon Valley executive producer Alec Berg, centers on an ex-Marine (Hader) who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene.  Hader is best known for his eight-season stint on SNL where he was one of the most popular cast members of the past decade, creating such memorable characters as New York club scene expert Stefon. He has earned three Emmy nominations for his work on the venerable NBC sketch comedy show, two as a cast member as one for his stint as host. Hader also wrote for SNL as well as for Comedy Central’s South Park, sharing in an animated program Emmy.  Source: Deadline 

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    I would say that we are looking at a fall 2017 release.

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    Will definitely be tuning in. Yaaaas, Bill Hader. Praise.

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    I love Bill Hader, he’s very funny. Can’t wait.

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    Bill Hader, finally getting the vehicle he deserves! YES!!

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    Great news for Bill Hader! Get to work on that elusive Emmy!

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    Yeah! He is one of the busiest people working right now with everything he juggles doing 

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    Great news for Bill Hader! Get to work on that elusive Emmy!

    He already has one! 2009 – Outstanding Animated Program for South Park 

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    I hope Barry turns out to be really good. HBO hasn’t been coming up with too many outstanding series the last couple years. For example, last summer’s Ballers and The Brink were pitiful. And, on the drama side, The Leftovers is excruciating while the second season of True Detective, making it clear it should have been a one-time miniseries, was devastatingly awful.. HBO is needing to make better programming decisions, to stand out like it used to well above its cable competition, for original comedy and drama series. The 2015 Emmy winners Veep and Game of Thrones—as well as the superb Silicon Valley—will last only so long.

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    [quote=”Atypical”]

    Great news for Bill Hader! Get to work on that elusive Emmy!

    He already has one! 2009 – Outstanding Animated Program for South Park 
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    I meant acting, but fine.

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    It is premiering March 25th on HBO, starring 9-time Emmy nominee and 1-time winner Bill Hader, as well as legend Henry Winkler.

    It has gotten pretty good reviews, with an 83 on metacritic as of now with 14 reviews. Verne Gay gave it an abysmal review, but the rest have been quite solid:

    http://www.metacritic.com/tv/barry

    I remember that the first few episodes of this show leaked a while back and the reaction from what I could tell was rather poor. Who knows how the end product will be.

    Maybe this will be a bigger push for HBO with the absence of Veep.

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    I am very mixed about this as an Emmy contender.  If I had not seen it, I would absolutely be predicting it for series and actor and honestly also would be berating all of you for not taking it seriously when it has strong reviews, people that the Emmys like behind it and will get a decent sampling behind Westworld and Silicon Valley.  But having actually seen the first two episodes, I am holding out hope that you all will see what I saw, which is also what Verne Gay saw: “Baffling, dull Barry is a bore and so is the series named for him.”  I only saw the first two episodes because that is all that was leaked and I did not request the rest from HBO because I figured that I would have nothing good to write about them.  The critics have seen all eight episodes, so the show might get a lot better over the course of the season, but will people stick around?  I was excited for it because of the people involved, but it is the worst pilot that I have seen this Emmy cycle—unfunny and contrived.  But if none of you agree with that assessment (beyond @Hunter-ish, who also watched the leaks), then I will have to bite the bullet and predict it.  We have a whole thread for times that the consensus opinion was beyond us and this might be one of those times.  I need your thoughts!

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    I had Hader, but switched to Goodman. I’d rather wait and see what happens. But I don’t think I’ll have anything more than Hader. Series isn’t happening.

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