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Melissa Fumero

‘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.

Hollywood Flashback: Movie Fans in the ’90s Made It a Blockbuster Night

Netflix is browsing memory lane with an ironic subject for nostalgia: renting movies. Blockbuster, a workplace comedy launching Nov. 3, stars Randall Park as Timmy, the frazzled manager of the last remaining Blockbuster Video store. While set in present day, the series that also stars Melissa Fumero and JB Smoove is a reminder of the […]

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 Though it has long since been replaced by streaming, the rental chain, which went belly up more than a decade ago, once held prime spots on […]

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 […]