Adult Swim’s ‘The Eric Andre Show’ Renewed For Third Season

Days before its sophomore-season finale, the weekly send-up of low-budget public access programs has been greenlighted for a third run. The Eric Andre Show, which airs Thursday nights as part of Turner’s Adult Swim programming block, stars comic Eric Andre and his sidekick Hannibal Buress. It’s produced by Abso Lutely Prods. and executive produced by Andre, Andrew Barchilon, Kitao Sakurai and Dave Kneebone.
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Interview: Director Kitao Sakurai Talks 'The Eric Andre Show,' Ideal Guest Stars

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The Eric Andre Show can be described as a talk show with a side of madness. Eric Andre, co-star of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, tosses out the conventional talk show format and conducts interviews with 'fake' celebrities as well as actual celebrities in this late night comedy on Adult Swim. I caught up with one of the show's directors, Kitao Sakurai, to talk about the show's humor, special guest stars and his co-director, Andrew Barchilon.

Ology: I’m sure you get asked this a lot, but how did the whole concept for the show come about?

Kitao Sakurai: Eric came to us with this idea a couple of years ago to do this sort of like almost art alternate universe talk show, and Andrew and I had already been working together for quite a while, and we’re developing this sort of – I don’t know
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First Person | "The Eric Andre Show" Creators Andrew Barchilon and Kitao Sakurai on Embracing Ineptitude in Their Talk Show Parody

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Andrew Barchilon and Kitao Sakurai, the cofounders of the New York-based production company Naked Faces. got their start in the world of film. Sakurai shot and Barchilon produced Ry Russo-Young's "You Wont Miss Me," after which the pair went on to make 2010 festival favorite "Aardvark," a slow-burning noir about a blind jiu-jitsu student who gets pulled into the shady doings of his friend and instructor (Barchilon served as producer while Sakurai wrote and directed the film). Their latest project finds them not just venturing into television but breaking it down as well (sometimes literally). "The Eric Andre Show," currently airing on Adult Swim on Sundays at 12:30am, is technically a talk show with interviews and planned bits. But host Eric Andre and his sidekick Hannibal Buress oversee what's more a scene of surreal, apocalyptic strangeness taking place on some alternate reality public access channel in which Savion...
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Adult Swim Announces 2012 Schedule and Development Slate

Yes even Adult Swim joined the upfronts fray last week, and has now announced its forthcoming programming for 2012-2013. Back for more of what they do best are favorites Robot Chicken, Ntsf:sd:suv, and Children’s Hospital, along with newcomer Newsreaders, an animated Harold and Kumar, and the return of Toonami.

Adult Swim Announces Largest Programming Schedule Ever for 2012-13 Basic Cable’s #1 Network In Total Day With Adults 18-34 and 18-49 Offers Up 9 New Series/Specials, 8 Pilots and 10 Returning Series. Childrens Hospital Spin-off Newsreaders and Animated Harold & Kumar Make The List, Fan Favorite Toonami Returns to Saturday Nights

Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for seven consecutive years, sets out to “control” the night by announcing a slate of new and returning programming at its annual Upfront presentation in New York City. Hours before their annual event featuring a scheduled performance by Grammy Award-winning rap artist T.I.,
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The Eric Andre Show Begins Production in Los Angeles

The Eric Andre Show Begins Production in Los Angeles
Production is now underway in Los Angeles, California for The Eric Andre Show, a new late-night talk show from Adult Swim being directed by Andrew Barchilon & Kitao Sakuri.

Just another talk show? Think again. The Eric Andre Show may be the most manic and unorthodox late night talk show ever made. The show's traditional talk show format quickly devolves into chaos as its inept and bipolar host Eric Andr&#233 (Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23) along with his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live) subvert all late-night conventions.

Taking place on a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality, The Eric Andre Show creates its own distorted pop culture universe by conducting interviews with an unpredictable mix of actual celebrities, "fake" celebrities and extreme real-life weirdos. These interviews are broken up with deranged man-on-the-street segments, surreal flashes of inexplicable studio chaos, talk show desk-pieces and the general
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