In a move that provide more evidence that Issa Rae’s Insecure might be the best new comedy of the fall television season, HBO has just released the show’s pilot—set to premiere October 9—on HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO On Demand. And with that, it looks like I have at least half an hour of my weekend planned!
In today’s Tweet Beat, Bella Hadid remains attracted to her boyfriend, Issa Rae is ready and Ice T drops some wisdom.
The first trailer for Issa Rae’s HBO series Insecure is finally here, after enduring the treacherous Hollywood pilot cycle. The show, a worthy follow-up to her popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, premieres this fall.
Zoe Kazan has replaced Lisa Joyce as the lead in Max, Lena Dunham’s 1960s comedy pilot for HBO about a feminist magazine writer named Maxine Woodruff. Joyce left the lead to focus on her role in another upcoming HBO comedy — Issa Rae’s Insecure.
In the two years since Issa Rae landed a deal with HBO, her show, Insecure, had seemingly got stuck in pre-production purgatory. Good news, though: the cable network has ordered the half-hour comedy to series.
Issa Rae and her fans are playing the waiting game with her TV career, and much of the delay has to do with Hollywood’s cluelessness. In a new profile for The New York Times, Rae talked about the status of her HBO pilot and her struggles getting projects heard in the thick of whiteness.
In today’s Tweet Beat, Jenny Slate looks for answers, Jourdan Dunn makes quite the discovery and Issa Rae makes the total wrong decision.
Issa Rae's awkward-black-girl comedy Insecure has landed a pilot order at HBO. The project has been sitting with the network since 2013, when I first got my Champagne glass ready.
Baratunde Thurston interviewed Issa Rae for his AOL web series Funded to figure out how she got so damn famous. If you're familiar with Rae's story, none of it is brand new information, but if you're not, it's a good overview. As Thurston explains, "From YouTube to HBO: that's a good story."
Fans of Degrassi: The Next Generation might recognize Andrea Lewis from her time on the show playing Hazel. (I never got into Degrassi, but I'm told by my coworker Madeleine that Hazel was lucky enough to have dated our good friend Drake but their relationship didn't work out because she "didn't support his art…
There's one particular scene from the pilot presentation for Twenties, a show centered on a twenty-something black woman named Hattie, that's not like anything you've seen on television. A few black women are sitting around at a birthday party, and one, Marie, mentions she needs a pad. Their white friend, Lauren,…
Backed by the illustrious Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl fame, new web series, Little Horribles, provides a realistic, uncomfortable, and NSFW-ish look at love and sex between the ladies.
Talkshow fans, prepare yourselves for the latest in morning-show symposiums — Aspire Network (which is owned by Magic Johnson) has greenlit a show called Exhale, essentially a View hosted by five black women instead of Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the voices in her head.
Issa Rae, the beloved star and creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, has finally finished writing her highly anticipated pilot for her collaboration with Shonda Rhimes I Hate LA Dudes. As it turns out, the title isn't just eye-catching and funny, but, as Rae told Vulture in an interview promoting …
I dare you to watch this and not want to start your own show, it's so inspiring! Issa Rae saw a hole in TV programming that desperately needed to be stuffed with awesome, and so she went out there and made it happen. We still need about five billion more shows that feature diverse ensembles, but it's part of the…
NBC is adapting Emma Koenig's — yes, she of the New York Times trend piece — Fuck! I'm In My 20s Tumblr and book into a television series. Perhaps you've heard of some other shows about 20-something ladies? No, not just Girls; Fox recently acquired Adulting, a J.J. Abrams-produced comedy based on Kelly Williams…
In recent Wonderful News, it was revealed that Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, just sold a comedy to ABC called I Hate LA Dudes, which will be written and co-executive produced by Hollywood newcomer Issa Rae.
She's been churning out episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, and this afternoon, Shonda Rhimes tweeted, "Shondaland has been busy!" Because her production company just sold a comedy to ABC called I Hate La Dudes, from writer Issa Rae, whom you all know from The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl…