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Kate Walsh, Ryan Hansen to star in new series 'Bad Judge'

Kate Walsh, Ryan Hansen to star in new series 'Bad Judge'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) --"Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh and "Party Down" star Ryan Hansen will portray on-and-off lovers in new NBC comedy "Bad Judge."
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Will Ferrell is producing a big-screen version of 'Manimal'

Will Ferrell is producing a big-screen version of 'Manimal'

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 23 (UPI) --Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jimmy Miller are on board to produce the live-action/animated feature film, "Manimal," Sony Pictures Animation announced.
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'Blacklist' moving from Mondays to Thursdays next season

'Blacklist' moving from Mondays to Thursdays next season

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) --NBC has renewed "About a Boy," "The Blacklist," "Chicago Fire," "Grimm," "Hannibal," "Parenthood" and "Parks and Recreation" for 2014-15.
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Director Adam McKay says there won't be an 'Anchorman 3'

Director Adam McKay says there won't be an 'Anchorman 3'

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- "Anchorman" and "Anchorman 2" director Adam McKay says he will "definitely say no" to a third film.
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Completely recut, R-rated version of 'Anchorman 2' to be re-released in theaters

Completely recut, R-rated version of 'Anchorman 2' to be re-released in theaters

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- "Anchorman 2" extended and recut version set to be re-released in theaters next Friday with 763 new jokes and an R-rating.
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Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson land 'Anchorman 2' roles

Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson land 'Anchorman 2' roles

ATLANTA, March 15 (UPI) -- Actors Josh Lawson and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the film "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," now shooting in Atlanta, Deadline.com said Friday.
Web series 'Drunk History' heading to television

Web series 'Drunk History' heading to television

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Comedy Central says it has ordered "Drunk History," a weekly half-hour show based on the popular Web series and produced by Will Ferrell.

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Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' to open Dec. 20, 2013

Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' to open Dec. 20, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The sequel to the broadcast journalism comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" is to open in U.S. theaters next December, EW.com reported.
TBS teams up with Funny or Die

TBS teams up with Funny or Die

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- America's Turner Broadcasting says it is taking a minority equity stake in the online comedy Web site Funny or Die.
Ferrell confirms 'Anchorman' sequel

Ferrell confirms 'Anchorman' sequel

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Will Ferrell announced on "Conan" in Los Angeles he will star in a sequel to his 2004 comedy, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
Universal inks deal with Ferrell's company

Universal inks deal with Ferrell's company

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Universal Media Studios says it has signed a deal with Gary Sanchez Productions Television, headed by producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
Baldwin, Cryer to appear at Comedy Awards

Baldwin, Cryer to appear at Comedy Awards

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Alec Baldwin, Jon Cryer, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Garry Shandling are confirmed to attend The Comedy Awards ceremony in New York, organizers said.
'Other Guys' starts shooting in NY

'Other Guys' starts shooting in NY

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Principal photography began this week in New York on the action-comedy "The Other Guys," starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, Columbia Pictures said.
Will Ferrell heading to B'way in Bush play

Will Ferrell heading to B'way in Bush play

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell has signed on to make his Broadway debut in the one-man comedy, "You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush."
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Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. He is most famous for his partnership with comedian Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys.

McKay was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from Great Valley High School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, in 1986, and attended Penn State and Temple universities. He is one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy group and a former performer at Chicago's ImprovOlympic theater, where he was a member of the seminal improv group The Family, whose members included Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Neil Flynn and Miles Stroth, and Child's Play Touring Theatre. While a member of the mainstage cast at Second City, he wrote and performed in that company's landmark revue, Pinata Full of Bees. In several politically charged sketches, McKay played characters like Noam Chomsky as a substitute kindergarten teacher, and a hapless personnel manager trying to inform a corporate vice president (Scott Adsit) of some disastrous IQ test results without losing his own job. The latter performance was excerpted in Second City's 40th anniversary compilation.

McKay originally auditioned for Saturday Night Live to be an onscreen performer, but did not make the cut. However, the scripts he submitted to the long-running sketch show earned him a job as writer from 1995 to 2001, including three seasons as head writer. He also directed a number of short films for the show, including the original SNL Digital Shorts. McKay encouraged former Second City castmate Tina Fey to submit some of her scripts to Saturday Night Live, and she later succeeded him as head writer on the show. Though McKay was never an actual SNL cast member, he did make several on-camera appearances over the years and had a recurring role as an obnoxious audience member named "Keith" who would often shout insults at the celebrity hosts during their opening monologue.

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