Comedy, Women Back on Television

Summertime and the living is TV. Hope there's a pen handy because you'll want to jot down these important television dates.

Upcoming Week of April 11th, 2016

Monday - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 10:30pm TBS
Tuesday - The Mindy Project Hulu
Friday - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix

April 19th - Tina Fey's TRIBECA TALKS®
April 20th - JLD and Matt Walsh AOL BUILD and TRIBECA TALKS® DARING WOMEN SUMMIT ft. Samantha Bee, Julie Klausner, Entertainment Weekly's Danielle Nussbaum and more.

July 12th - Difficult People Season 2 Hulu

How refreshing is Full Frontal with Samantha Bee? Samantha Bee stopped by AOL BUILD this week. It's true, she said the word "abortion" on LIVE TV! Twitter went wild. Season 1, Episode 8 airs Monday at 10:30pm on TBS. Samantha Bee will give the Opening Keynote Conversation at the TRIBECA TALKS® DARING WOMEN SUMMIT. The #DaringWomenSummit is day of first-hand storytelling celebrates today's most influential women in arts and technology who have risen to the top of their respective fields by eschewing traditional career trajectories in creating their own paths. Allana Harkin, Producer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Rachel Sklar, Co-Founder of TheLi.st will also speak during the Opening.

Miss Mindy Kaling's show, The Mindy Project, returns Tuesday, April 12th to Hulu.

Remember, Hulu original shows come out one week at a time. Hulu also has episodes of current seasons of TV. For example, Scandal was on Thursday night. I watched it Friday morning on Hulu. Please note Hulu will stop your show if it's logged into another device.

Have I mentioned how excited I am for 4/20? Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Matt Walsh are coming to AOL BUILD at 2:15pm to discuss the 5th season of their Emmy-winning series Veep. Hulu has the entire catalogue of Seinfeld.

UPDATE: Creator of Difficult People, Julie Klausner will also be speaking on April 20th at the TRIBECA TALKS® DARING WOMEN SUMMIT.


1:45-2:25
Creating Compelling Television That Resonates
It's no easy feat creating a television show that truly resonates with viewers. This all-female panel of media stars gathers for a discussion on the elements that make for good television, the importance of on-screen visibility for creating opportunities, as well the challenges they face getting their voices heard in a male-dominated business.

Nahnatchka Khan, Showrunner, Fresh Off the Boat
Liz Meriwether, Creator and Executive Producer, New Girl
Julie Klausner, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star, Difficult People
Moderator: Danielle Nussbaum, Senior West Coast Editor, Entertainment Weekly

Looking to binge?

Look no further! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is returning to Netflix on Friday, April 15th. The perfect binge for that dreaded Coachella return flight.

By the way, TRIBECA TALKS® is hosting Tina Fey, led by Damian Holbook, Tuesday April 19th. The show is sold out. A stand-by ticket line will form approximately 5:15pm.

Speaking of sold out...

Difficult People Season 2 premieres July 12th. On July 13th, we celebrate one year of Hamilton, the show began previews on July 13th, 2015. Speaking of Hamilton, America's favorite thespian, Lin-Manuel Miranda is guest starring in Season 2 of Difficult People, as is Tina Fey. Additional guests include Showrunner Scott King's friend, Nathan Lane. Not willing to "Wait For It"? Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's rare, raw 2013 podcast interview with the creator of Difficult People.

What did I miss? Leave your show recommendations in the comments!