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‘Blockbuster’ Series Creator on Irony of Show Landing at Netflix, Comedy’s New Landscape and That Yeezy Joke

Netflix is bringing Blockbuster back, and everyone involved is aware of how that sounds. The streaming giant on Thursday launched its new comedy series Blockbuster, starring Randall Park, Melissa Fumero and J.B. Smoove. The show centers on Timmy (Park), the manager of the once-prominent video-rental chain’s last remaining store, as he tries to keep the […]

‘Blockbuster’ Review: Netflix’s Unmemorable New Nostalgia-Com

Randall Park and Melissa Fumero lead a workplace comedy set in the very last location of the video rental chain, from 'Superstore' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' writer Vanessa Ramos.

Randall Park and ‘Blockbuster’ Team Reflect on Weekly “Ritual” of Picking Out Movies at Iconic Stores

Once upon a time in cities across the U.S., one of the most popular destinations on a Friday or Saturday night, aside from the multiplex, was the local Blockbuster. Though it has long since been replaced by streaming, the rental chain, which went belly up more than a decade ago, once held prime spots on […]

Events of the Week: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ ‘Enola Holmes 2’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Enola Holmes 2, Blockbuster and WIF Honors. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever world premiere The highly anticipated sequel made its debut on Wednesday night in Hollywood, alongside director Ryan Coogler and […]

Melissa Fumero to Star Opposite Randall Park in Netflix’s ‘Blockbuster’

Brooklyn Nine-Nine alum Melissa Fumero has signed on for her follow-up to the recently concluded NBC favorite. The actress behind Amy Santiago will star opposite Randall Park in Netflix’s Blockbuster. The 10-episode workplace comedy, which was picked up to series in November after being previously developed at NBC, is created by from former Brooklyn Nine-Nine […]

‘Blockbuster’ Comedy Starring Randall Park a Go at Netflix

NBC’s loss is Netflix’s gain (again). The streaming giant, which recently revived NBC castoff Manifest, has picked up another passed-over project from the broadcast network. Netflix has handed out a straight-to-series order for Blockbuster, a workplace comedy from writer Vanessa Ramos with Randall Park set to star. The ensemble comedy takes place at the last […]

Disney Taps Brad Wilson for Key Streamers Marketing Post

The Walt Disney Company has named former Lending Tree exec Brad Wilson as executive vp performance marketing for the studio's direct-to-consumer streaming platforms.

Alaska’s Last Two Blockbuster Stores Closing

Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S.

H. Wayne Huizenga, Builder of the Blockbuster Video Chain, Dies at 80

He engineered the sale of the now-crippled business to Sumner Redstone's Viacom for $8.4 billion in 1994.

Ron Eisenberg, Home Video Pioneer, Dies at 73

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos calls the ETD founder "a real inspiration"

Blockbuster Sells Mexico Stores for $31 Million

TV Azteca sister company Grupo Elektra acquires Dish Network's nationwide rental chain, which includes 320 stores.

Blockbuster U.K. to Close Down Completely on Dec. 16

The British video rental business couldn't source a buyer for their 91 outlets and 808 store employees before Christmas.