Lionsgate to Bow ‘The Turkey Bowl’ on DVD Jan. 14

The comedy The Turkey Bowl arrives on DVD Jan. 14 from Lionsgate.

The film is now available on digital and on demand.

Co-written and directed by Greg Coolidge, creator of the “Ride Along” franchise, and co-writer/director of Employee of the MonthThe Turkey Bowl stars Ryan Hansen, Matt Jones, Kristen Hager, Brett Cullen, Barry Switzer and Alan Ritchson.

The story follows Patrick Hodges, a former small-town high school quarterback — now a high-powered Chicago businessman engaged to a politician’s daughter — who hasn’t returned to his tiny Midwestern town in years. But his old friends have lured him back for Thanksgiving to force him to finish the legendary Turkey Bowl — a football game that was snowed out 15 years ago. Patrick must risk his future to lead his ragtag team against their bitter crosstown rivals, ultimately realizing how much he misses the simpler life and the girl that got away.

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Special features include an audio commentary with director Coolidge and co-writer Kirk Ward and deleted scenes with commentary.

HBO Max Orders Amy Schumer Doc

WarnerMedia’s pending SVOD service HBO Max has ordered the documentary Expecting Amy (working title) from Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer.

The service is set to launch in the spring of 2020.

The documentary takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Schumer goes through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while touring to prepare for a stand-up special. From hospitalizations to going out in front of a crowd of thousands, to quiet moments at home with her family, Schumer shares it all. Beginning the day she found out she was pregnant, through the birth of her child, she showcases her journey on the road, revealing just how challenging it can be working night after night. Expecting Amy offers a hilarious and raw 360 degree look at this new stage of her life with her family and colleagues along for the ride to support her.

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“Amy Schumer is an inspiration and this project is such an honest look at her experience being on the road while preparing for her special,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, in a statement. “Her willingness to showcase her immense vulnerability, during the most challenging time in her life, is both empowering and hilarious.”

“Women are warriors, every one of us. And I hope sharing my story brings more awareness to the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth,” said Schumer in a statement.

The project is produced by Schumer.

‘Big Mouth’ Creators to Make New Animated Series for Netflix

Netflix has ordered “Human Resources,” a workplace comedy set in the world of the monsters from the creators of the Emmy-nominated series “Big Mouth.”

The announcement was made at New York Comic Con.

Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, and Kelly Galuska will serve as creators and executive producers.

Kroll, Goldberg, Levin and Flackett recently signed an overall deal with Netflix under their newly formed animation production company, Brutus Pink. In addition to “Big Mouth” and “Human Resources,” Brutus Pink will create a variety of animated projects in both film and television that are adult, funny and emotional, according to a Netflix release.

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Rock Comedy ‘Mock & Roll’ Due on DVD Sept. 17 From MVD

The comedy Mock & Roll will come out on DVD Sept. 17 from MVD Entertainment Group and Soundview.

Featuring the music of Foghat and the Black Owls, the film follows Ohio parody band Liberty Mean, a group that is tapped out, clueless and struggling to raise the needed money to get to the South by Southwest Music Festival where their dreams can become reality. Unfortunately, bad decisions and absurd circumstances lead the band down a dark and stormy road. Featuring special appearances by Roger Earl of Foghat, Michael Stanley (Michael Stanley Band), and comedian Alex Ortiz (Comedy Central, HBO), Mock & Roll is a tale of “never-beens,” rather than “has-beens.”

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Winner of the Comedy Award at Cleveland’s Indie Gathering, the film was an Official Selection at the Orlando Film Festival, Hollywood Florida Film Festival and Adrian International Film Festival and had a world premiere at the Austin Revolution Film Festival with six nominations, including Best Comedy, Director, Actress and Actor. It won Best Feature at the Inside The Loop Film Festival.

‘Robin Williams: Comic Genius’ Coming to DVD Oct. 1 From Time Life

Time Life Oct. 1 celebrates Robin Williams’ 40-year career with Robin Williams: Comic Genius on DVD.

The collection includes stand-up and television performances across three collections: a five-disc collector’s set (available exclusively at Walmart), a 22-disc set featuring 50-plus hours, and a single disc featuring Williams’ first HBO stand-up special. All DVD releases also feature newly produced featurettes and exclusive interviews.

The five-disc collection features all five lHBO specials: Off The Wall (1978), An Evening with Robin Williams (1983), An Evening at the Met (1986), Live on Broadway (2002) and Weapons of Self Destruction (2009). Also included is rare archival footage of his early stand-up, raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots and press interviews, the People’s Choice Awards honoring Williams and E! press room footage, featurettes and exclusive new interviews with Lewis Black and Williams’ manager David Steinberg.

The 22-disc set features the HBO specials, as well as more than 50 hours of entertainment, including never-before-released shows, Williams’ full MGM Grand Garden Arena stand-up from 2007 and the Montreal stop on his last tour in 2012; his best talk show and late-night TV appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Graham Norton Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and more; 11 episodes of “Mork & Mindy,” including the two-part pilot; James Lipton’s Emmy Award-nominated 90-minute interview with Williams on “Inside the Actors Studio”; plus deleted scenes, a comprehensive collection of his USO shows around the world and the critically acclaimed 2018 HBO documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. The set also features hours of bonus features including newly produced featurettes The Early YearsSan Francisco: Where It All BeganComic Genius, and TV’s Best Guest; rare archival footage of his early stand-up; raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots and press interviews; brand new interviews and intros with Jay Leno, Lewis Black, Pam Dawber, Martin Short, and David Steinberg; as well as Robin Williams: Uncensored, a collectible 24-page, full-color memory book featuring rare archival photos, reminiscences from friends and colleagues, Robin’s personal tour notes and more.

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The DVD single features 1978’s Off the Wall. Also included in the release are The Second Annual HBO Young Comedians Show, Robin’s appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show” and “The Great American Laugh-Off,” an exclusive interview with David Steinberg, and the featurette Robin Williams: The Early Years.

Netflix to Produce NASCAR Sitcom Starring Kevin James

Kevin James (“The King of Queens,” Paul Blart; Mall Cop, True Memoirs of an International Assassin and Grown Ups) will star in and executive produce a new multicam sitcom, “The Crew,” for Netflix.

Set in a NASCAR garage, the comedy follows a crew chief (James). When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, the chief finds himself at odds with the tech reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team.

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Jeff Lowell (“The Ranch,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Spin City”) will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Jeff Sussman (“The King of Queens,” Paul Blart; Mall Cop, True Memoirs of an International Assassin and Grown Ups) will serve as an executive producer. Todd Garner (Tag, Isn’t It Romantic, Mortal Kombat) will serve as an executive producer. Matt Summers and Tim Clark will serve as executive producers for NASCAR.

‘Stuber’ Motors to Digital Oct. 1, Disc Oct. 15 Including 4K From Fox

The comedy Stuber travels to digital Oct. 1 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 15 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The buddy comedy follows a mild-mannered driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani, “Silicon Valley”) who picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer. Stu is thrust into a harrowing ordeal in which he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.

The cast also includes Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”), Iko Uwais (The Raid: Redemption), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Jimmy Tatro (“American Vandal”), Natalie Morales (“Abby’s”) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy).

The film earned $22.4 million at the domestic box office.

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Bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, audio commentary with director Michael Dowse (Goon) and Kumail Nanjiani.

Netflix Orders Family Comedy Series From Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps

Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes are set to star in a new Netflix comedy series “The Upshaws.”

The multi-camera comedy centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana.

Sykes, a 2019 Emmy nominee for variety special and writing for a variety special on Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will star, executive produce and serve as co-showrunner. Epps (Dolemite is My NameOnly One Mike) will star and executive produce.

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Regina Hicks (The L Word, Generations Q, Central Park, Insecure) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Dan Spilo (Sunnyside) will serve as an executive producer. Page Hurwitz (Wanda Sykes; Not Normal, Tiffany Haddish Presents They Ready), a 2019 Emmy nominee for Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will serve as an executive producer. Niles Kirchner (Only One Mike) will serve as an executive producer.

Amazon to Produce First Australian Original Series With Rebel Wilson

Australian actress, writer and producer Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, The Hustle, Isn’t It Romantic) has signed on to host and executive produce the first Australian Amazon Original series “LOL: Last One Laughing.”

The comedy-variety series, produced with Endemol Shine Australia, will feature a star-studded cast of 10 Australian comedic actors and stand-ups competing to make each other laugh first. The final comedian left standing will win the grand prize of $100,000 (Australian).

The six-part series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories in 2020.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Prime Video family of creators and talent,” said Wilson in a statement. “I’ve already had the chance to work with Alexa — she’s great — and on Audible, so working with Prime Video seemed like an obvious choice. I can’t wait to see what these talented Australian comedians come up with and how far they’ll go to take home the prize.”

“LOL: Last One Laughing” follows the format of the Amazon Original series from Japan, “Hitoshi Matsumoto Presents Documental,” produced by and starring comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto. The format was also launched in Mexico with comedian Eugenio Derbez as host. The series in Japan and Mexico are currently on their seventh and second seasons, respectively.

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“We’re excited to bring ‘LOL: Last One Laughing’ to our Prime members in Australia and around the world,” said James Farrell, head of international originals for Amazon Studios, in a statement. “Customers in Japan and Mexico have told us they love ‘Documental’ and ‘LOL: Last One Laughing.’ Australia was an easy choice as the next country to bring this to and Rebel Wilson was at the top of our list to host and star. We think our Prime members are going to love it.”

‘Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare’ Coming to DVD and Digital Sept. 10 From Random Media

The docu-film Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare will come out on DVD, on demand and digital Sept. 10 from Random Media.

Directed by Gary Doust, the film is a comic fly-on-the-wall-style documentary that follows a filmmaker’s attempt to live out a childhood dream by making a super-low-budget horror feature, about an aborted fetus that seeks revenge on its family. Tired of playing roles like the diabetes patient or the weird friend on Australian TV, actor/filmmaker Craig Anderson sets his sights on a career upgrade. With his and his brother’s life savings on the line, he manages to sign up Hollywood “scream queen” Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo) to star in the film, but it is not long before things go wildly off the rails and his dream turns into a nightmare. With the budget spiraling out of control, union issues and even a circumcision to overcome, viewers follow the moviemaking rollercoaster journey from pre-production to the very end.

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Filmed in Australia, Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare aired on ABC TV (Australia) and was listed in The Guardian as one of their top 10 Australian TV programs of the year (2017). The docu-film went on to win Best Feature Film at the 2018 Hollywood Horror Fest and was nominated Best Documentary at the Adelaide Film Festival.