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Programming Alert: The Dumb Starbucks Episode of ‘Nathan for You’ Airs Tonight

Also in the Afternoon Links: ‘Friends’ without the laugh track, new Run the Jewels, and Ron Livingston on AMC.

Nathan Fielder jumped onto a lot of radars when he founded Dumb Starbucks. Tess Lynch visited the scene, and it was madness with a side of possible poignancy. Comedy Central quickly started streaming the eight-episode first season of Nathan for You on its website, and there was suddenly no excuse not to become a Fielderologist. Everything comes full circle tonight, when Dumb Starbucks gets it own episode. If it’s anything like Fielder’s previous extended concepts — “The Hunk,” “The Claw of Shame,” “Petting Zoo,” — we’re in for a paralyzingly funny treat.

Leonardo DiCaprio is having more fun than you and your 7-year-old cousin this summer.

“The first film was very early for green screen … People knew what they were going to do this time. The performances are 10 times, 100 times better.” —Robert Rodriguez on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Ron Livingston is playing Paul Revere in AMC’s first comedy pilot, We Hate Paul Revere.

Run the Jewels — Killer Mike and El-P — are coming back with a second record.
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Bruce Campbell says he’s planning to star in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead TV show. Ash lives!

Attack the Block director Joe Cornish may direct the new King Kong movie, Skull Island.

Paul Greengrass is doing an Al-Qaeda movie.

Friends without laughs is something to behold, should become an actual remake. [via]

The producers of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark are putting together a Rio musical and an Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked stage show.

Veep’s Reid Scott is heading to New Girl. Can the people who haven’t booked roles on New Girl just raise their hands?

Jay Leno, stand-up extraordinaire, will be a guest mentor on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

And this is Rob Lowe’s silly Shark Week promo.