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David Cross on 'Todd Margaret's' second season and the satisfaction of telling a complete story

"The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" is, in addition to being absurdly and often wonderfully funny, probably a show that wouldn't have seen the light of day in the United States five or 10 years ago.The series, which begins its second and final season on IFC Friday (Jan. 6), is an intricately plotted comedy about an American (David Cross, who also created it) who lies his way into a job in London and finds his life spiraling out of control. It was designed from the start to run for only a handful of episodes. In short, it's pretty much the antithesis of a show a traditional broadcaster would want to make."It's a very explicit example of a marriage between British and American sensibilities, and I don't just mean that from a creative standpoint, but from the idea of the show," Cross tells Zap2it. "It's finite -- it's got a beginning, a middle and an... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/david-cross-on-todd-margarets-second-season-and-the-satisfaction-of-telling-a-complete-story.html

Jon Hamm makes 'Poor Decisions' on IFC; Jon Favreau directing 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

The latest batch of TV snacks also includes news about people not named Jon -- keep reading for bits about "Community," ABC's new comedy "Suburgatory" and a Stephen King miniseries coming to A&E."Mad Men" star Jon Hamm will be back on TV in January -- which is likely before his AMC drama returns to the air. The early Hamm comes courtesy of IFC's comedy "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" -- he'll appear in five of six episodes in the show's second season. [IFC]"Cowboys & Aliens" director Jon Favreau's next project behind the camera will be ... Wednesday's (July 27) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." ABC promises the episode will be shot in his "signature style," and it also features interviews with "Cowboys & Aliens" co-stars Olivia Wilde and Adam Beach. [ABC]John Goodman will join the faculty at "Community" this season. Goodman, who currently co-stars in "Damages" on DirecTV, is set to appear in... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/jon-hamm-makes-poor-decisions-on-ifc-jon-favreau-directing-jimmy-kimmel-live.html