His team endeavored to work some substance into the comedy, to balance a “Ferris Bueller” spoof with observations on public schools and crime.
Handler says new episodes of “Chelsea” will stream each week until the end of the year.
The “Star Trek” and “X-Men” actor returns to town next week to accept an honor from the Chicago International Film Festival.
The locally made series was created by “Master of None” Emmy winner Lena Waithe.
The telecast averaged 6.8 million viewers and peaked with an average of 8.9 million from 10:45 p.m.-11 p.m., Eastern Time.
Former cast members Tim Meadows, Nora Dunn and Julia Sweeney are scheduled to check out the show at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
Trevor Noah books nothing but Chicagoans for his show’s four nights at the Athenaeum Theatre.
The actress-singer-author, who grew up in south suburban Robbins, debuts in the coming days as both a CIA case officer and an ambitious pop star.
The host promises a different kind of show at four upcoming local tapings, and says “I hope we do Chicago justice in the week that we have.”
Popular singer will help usher in holidays at Macy’s on State Street
The issue “strikes a chord for me,” the actor and TV host says.
The comedian participated in a lengthy seminar Saturday in Chicago for students of the Harold Ramis Film School and the Second City Training Center.
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As star Sophia Bush leaves and a new executive producer arrives, the NBC hit is shooting in a wider range of locations and drawing from the headlines.