Listen: How Taika Waititi, Paul Simms Found the Comedy-Gore Balance in ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

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Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s episode, Variety TV reporter Joe Otterson talks with Taika Waititi and Paul Simms, the executive producers of the new FX comedy “What We Do in the Shadows….

‘The Terror,’ ‘Los Espookys,’ Phylicia Rashad Join 2019 ATX Television Festival Lineup

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Phylicia Rashad; upcoming series “David Makes Man,” “The Terror: Infamy” and “Los Espookys”; and some panels dedicated to female storytelling have joined the eighth annual ATX Television Festival. Rashad will be hono…

Inside the High-Pressure World of Late-Night Talk-Show Prop Demands

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Television production is an area where “Hurry up and wait” is a common refrain. However, for the prop teams that work on late-night talk shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” that’s not an option. They typically hav…