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“True Jackson VP” Gets Picked Up For A Second Season

      "True Jackson VP", the new tween-targeted comedy show on Nickelodeon, has quickly evolved into a smashing hit. Greg plays Max Madigan, the quirky CEO of a major fashion company, Mad Style. The show also boasts actress Keke Palmer in the title role of True Jackson, and it was via Keke's official website, KekePalmer.com, that it was announced that the show has been picked up for a second season! With not even ten episodes yet to have aired, this is exciting news indeed for the future of the show. While Greg is currently not confirmed to be returning, until it is said otherwise, we can assume that he will resume his...
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818 – A New Independent Film To Feature Greg

      818 is a new independent comedy film that will find Greg in the role of a character named Barry. There is very little to be found about the film itself at the moment, let alone about Greg's character. However, the plot synopsis as posted via the 818 IMDB page can be quoted as follows: "For eight glorious years Alyssa Rampart-Pillage ruled prime-time television, starring in the hit medical drama, "HMO Nurse." But these days, Alyssa's doing commercials for her husband's Valley-based appliance store chain. After the accidental death of their daughter, Alyssa's husband has a spiritual crisis, and starts giving away all of their money to charity... until Alyssa intervenes. A modern riff on Electra, 818 is about Fame, Family and Celebrity Justice."       Look for more information on 818 as it develops and...
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Happy Birthday Greg, And A Myriad Of Updates

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG!       Yes indeed, today marks Gregory Everett Proops' 49th birthday! From everyone here at Greg Proops Net, and especially myself, we would like to wish Greg a most happy and wonderful birthday, with hopes that there will still be many, many more joyous birthdays in the future yet to come! So please, help us celebrate our favorite comedian's special day! Feel free to post birthday messages on the site, browse around for our latest updates, or kick back, relax, and watch some Greg!       To kick things off, we have a rather enormous bundle of news for you this week! To start with, Greg's second Humphrey the Hamster audio book, "Friendship According To Humphrey", was officially released yesterday in the UK. This children's audio CD can be purchased online at Amazon.com - but you must be a UK citizen, due to it currently being a UK-only product.       Easy To Assemble, the web-based show that Greg appears in alongside Illeana Douglas, has already been making quite a name for itself. After the first episode being on YouTube for just five days and receiving over 300,000 hits, the show was picked up by CBS to air weekly on TV.com. Here is a quote from an article on Tubefilter News:       After just five days on YouTube, Easy to Assemble has been picked up by CBS in a deal that will have new episodes of the show running exclusively on TV.com for a week after each release, starting Monday the 29th. The IKEA-backed show created by and starring Illeana Douglas racked up over 300,000 views since its debut Monday. This will mark TV.com’s first foray into original scripted content.       Keep checking back to EasyToAssemble.TV for the latest episodes and postings!       However, something even more exciting is just around the bend! True Jackson, VP, begins airing on November 8th on the Nickelodeon channel right after iCarly! Tension is beginning to mount for this new tween-driven show and as Nick has begun to promote it, the hype is building. Greg seems to have a fairly essential role in the show, so the premiere will be highly anticipated! The very first promotional trailer for the show has been released. You can watch the trailer now by clicking here!       There has also been some more confirmations concerning other upcoming works of Greg's, straight from the horse's mouth. Greg made mention that the Largo CD is still in progress, but said little else about it. We can only hope that it'll be completed soon! He also affirmed that he will be doing all of the announcing in Nintendo's Mad World Wii Game, so he will be present in the game itself, not just in the trailer. Its release date is yet to be announced.       For all of you Whose Line Is It Anyway? fans, rumor has it that the next Whose Line DVD will be released sometime in 2009. In a recent online interview with Warner Home Video, WHV revealed that they are currently in the works of putting together the Season 2 DVD of Whose Line, and that it'd hit the shelves sometime next year. Whether it will be like series one with two split DVDs, or if it will be combined into one or a small box set, is currently...
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Announcing Easy To Assemble

      Just announced today, a brand-new, innovative comedy show featuring Greg entitled "Easy To Assemble" is set to hit the internet on September 22nd. This web-only show is about a Hollywood actress, Illeana Douglas, who quits showbusiness to become an employee at an IKEA in Burbank, California. The series concerns her trouble returning to 'normal' life, as well as dealing with stalkers, celebrity friends, gossip columnists, and more.       For the official site of the show, and where you'll be able to view the episodes as of September 22nd, visit EasyToAssemble.TV.       For an article with more information concerning "Easy To Assemble", please click here.       "Easy To Assemble" is a sort of revamped version of a series made back in 2006 called "Illeanarama", which also featured Greg in a single episode. This very short show, sporting many of the same people as "Easy To Assemble", had the same basis as well, except it was set in a grocery store. In "Illeanarama", Greg plays Illeana's agent, Ben. Whether or not Greg will be represing this role currently remains unknown.       If you'd like to watch Greg's appearance on "Illeanarama", here is the download link for you (which can also be found on the Video Clips page):       Illeanarama - Episode 2       More information on "Easy To Assemble" will be posted as it comes...
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The Greg Proops Chat Show CD Speculation, Madworld Updates, Greg In Star Wars: Clone Wars, And A Refurbished Nightmare Before Christmas

      To kick off our most recent installment of news, we have a bit of an exciting rumor! In a recent interview, Greg made mention of a new comedy CD! This CD, however, would not necessarily be like his other standup CDs. No, rather, this CD would be focusing on The Greg Proops Chat Show at Largo! So far, other than this initial announcement, we have no news on the CD (what all it will contain, how it will be structured, release dates, etc.), but I will post more info as it presents itself.       If you're a gamer, you just might have noticed that Greg is the narrator in the trailer for Mad World, a new Nintendo Wii game. It is currently unknown if this voice work was just for the commercial alone, or if Greg will be featured as the narrator throughout the entire game. If you'd like to watch the promo, just click this link.       Back on June 19th, I made mention that Greg revealed in a fairly recent interview that he'd recently done some voicework for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in a villain role. However, it was never specified whether this VO work was for the film that was released today (in the US), or the new television series. However, I can now confirm that it will be for the TV series, as I attended a screening of the new animated film, and Greg was not a participant. So, we'll keep our eyes peeled for any news concerned the television show (which begins airing October 3rd in the US).       Lastly, for our US and Canadian viewers, if you love The Nightmare Before Christmas, then you're in for a real treat! Disney just re-released Nightmare on a special two-disk 15th anniversary collector's edition DVD. The new DVD is digitally remastered, and includes a host of new features and extras, including a behind-the-scenes making of Nightmare, a special on the worlds in the film, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and more! The DVD is already on sale, and should be available in your local...
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More News On “True Jackson VP”, And Cyxork 7 Released Onto DVD

      Back on June 3rd, we announced the prospect of a new television series called "True Fashion" that would feature Greg in a reoccuring role. The pilot had been filmed, but there had been no word on whether or not the series would be picked up. That is, until now. Nickelodean has announced that it will air the series later this fall, the new title re-fashioned (no pun intended) to "True Jackson, VP". Nickelodean, which will air the series during their TEENick lineup, has so far ordered twenty episodes of the show. An except from a recent article in Yahoo! Finance quotes: "The first episode introduces True Jackson as a no-nonsense teenager selling sandwiches outside the offices of a major fashion label. When the head of the company, Max (Greg Proops) is solicited by her, he notices True's young yet marketable fashion sense and offers her a job on-the-spot as Vice President in charge of his youth apparel line. She accepts and soon encounters the office politics: her older -- and bitter -- executive assistant Cricket and resentful colleague Amanda (Danielle Bisutti). But with the help of her high school friends, Lulu (Ashley Argota) and Ryan (Matt Shively), True quickly acclimates to the corporate culture and deals with it as if it was just another day in high school."       Filming is set to begin in September. We can only hope that filming will not interfere with Greg's current tour schedule during that month. More information concerning the show will be posted as updates present themselves!       On a different thread, Cyxork 7 was re-released onto DVD a few days ago. If you still need your copy, you can pick it up on Amazon or...
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Super High Me, Mock The Week, And Star Wars: The Clone Wars

      As previously mentioned, Greg is featured in the film "Super High Me", a comical documentary about smoking marijuana for thirty days, and then not smoking at all for thirty days. Super High Me was released just a couple of days ago, and can now be ordered online here. (Region 1 only!) It is currently unknown whether or not this title will be available in stores - but my guess would be probably not.       For all of our British viewers and UK Greg fans, Greg will be returning this season to the popular BBC show "Mock The Week". The air dates for Greg's appearance are currently unknown, but keep an eye out for him this season! Mock The Week begins its new lineup starting July 10th and will run for twelve weeks.       Lastly, Greg has recently mentioned in an audio interview that he has done some voice work for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", playing the role of a villian. Who his character is exactly, we are unsure of at this moment in time. We also do not know if this voice work was for the upcoming animated television series, or the film that is set to come out into theatres mid-August, as both are of the same name, and Greg did not specify. At the moment, our guess is that it was for the tv series, not the film. Updates will be posted about this as they come...
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True Fashion, Cyxork 7, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, And The World According To Humphrey

      To begin today's onset of Proops news, we have a tasty tidbit for you to nibble on: there is a possibility of a new television series that will feature Greg in a recurring role. This show is currently entitled "True Fashion", and has already begun filming. Whether or not the series will actually be picked up remains to be seen, but we can only hope and remain confident that perhaps later this year, or early the next, we will be able to see this new comedy. More information on True Fashion will be posted as it provides itself, so do stay tuned!       Die-hard Proops fans will tell you just how difficult it is to get a hold of one of Greg's more fairly recent works, Cyxork 7, a science-fiction comedy that was produced in 2005. Though it was available for a very limited time via Amazon, it is now impossible to find, not even on notorious Ebay. But we have good news! MTV is releasing the film out on DVD, and it is available now for pre-order with a 38% discount. The DVD ships on July the 29th. If you're interested in pre-ordering the DVD now, please click this link. (Please note that this is a Region 1 DVD, meaning that it will only play in USA and Canadian players, unless your player is universal.)       For all of our US viewers, Greg will be appearing on Wednesday night's episode of "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson", as broadcasted via CBS. Please check your local listings for exact times and channels!       Lastly, Greg is the narrator of the audio versions of a popular British children's book series about a classroom pet hamster named Humphrey, the series being titled "According To Humphery". Though there are multiple books in print, so far only the first, "The World According To Humphrey", has been recorded onto CD (and is currently only available in the UK). However, on October 2nd of this year, the second book with narration by Mr. Proops, "Friendship According To Humphrey", will be released (again, UK only). If you're at all interested in this charming, cute story of a witty little hamster who helps to solve his friends' problems, you can preorder it on...
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Super High Me And Largo Documentary

      Greg has never hidden the fact that he enjoys marijuana. He has spoken about it in countless interviews and during stand-up routines, and has marched for medical marijuana rights. Thus, it doesn't come as a shock to hear that Greg is one of many comedians featured in the new film "Super High Me", a documentary by Doug Benson about smoking marijuana. The film is centered loosely on 'what happens if you don't smoke pot for 30 days, and then you smoke it for 30 days'. The DVD for this is being released on June 17th, and can be pre-ordered online by going to this website.       Along the same stream of new Greg films, yet another documentary is featuring Sir Proops, except this one is about Largo, the comedy club that for years was on Fairfax in Los Angeles (but is currently in the works of moving to a new location) and that just closed its doors. The documentary bases itself on its rich history of music and comedy, showcasing a long string of comedians and musicians. Largo is where Greg has hosted all of his chat shows, so we can assume that some of the material in the documentary is taken from those. Though right now it has no release date, it will be playing at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June...