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What to Watch on IFC: January 3 – January 9

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Happy New Year! This year everyone we know had the same resolution: Watch more television. Here at IFC, we want to help you reach your goals and keep those resolutions all year long. Luckily for all of us resolution keepers, some of the best comedies from the 90s are hitting our airways this week: The Larry Sanders Show, The Ben Stiller Show, and Mr. Show with Bob and David. Bring it, 2011.

Here’s what to watch on IFC this week:

Monday

Hey now! The Larry Sanders Show premieres tonight at 11 p.m. ET. The show stars Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, and Rip Torn as the stars and producers of the late night talk show.

Tuesday

So you may have broken a few resolutions, at least you’re not Todd Margaret! Watch four back-to-back episodes of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret starting at 6 p.m. ET to start feeling better about your life choices.

Wednesday

We love the 90s! The Ben Stiller Show starts premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET followed by another episode of the incomparable Larry Sanders Show.

Thursday

DVR Alert! One of the scariest movies ever is on IFC. “The Vanishing” starts at 1:30 p.m. ET. Be sure to watch all by yourself in an abandoned farmhouse, late at night, in the middle of a thunderstorm.

Friday

Before he was Todd Margaret, David Cross was Mr. Show. If you haven’t seen every single episode of this sketch comedy show, you best cancel your plans for every Friday night from now until the end of time. Mr. Show with Bob and David premieres on IFC at 11 p.m. ET.

Saturday

Suck it, sommeliers, we have found the perfect pairing: An all day marathon of The Three Stooges followed up by Gangs of New York. Don’t even pretend to argue.

Sunday

Finally female action stars get their own feature film in The Heroic Trio, which airs at 2:15 p.m. ET. In the film, three female superheroes battle the forces of evil in the form of a woman who has hatched a plot to create China’s next ruler. Watch the trailer below and tune in on Sunday:

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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