It’s a dog’s life: Robert Smigel dusts off his dusty dog puppet, the acerbic Triumph, to join Jack McBrayer, the lovable star of “30 Rock,” in the new Adult Swim series, “The Jack and Triumph Show.”
It debuts at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20.
McBrayer plays a former child star of a ’90s Lassie-type series, whose crude but loveable co-star (Triumph) has spiraled downward after their show was canceled. Fifteen years later, Triumph re-enters his life.
Smigel has been giving voice to Triumph ever since he was introduced in 1997 on “Conan.” This series is different because it’s not just a string of Triumph insulting people.
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“This is Triumph is part of a group of cast members. And, obviously, there’s a lot of Triumph in the show, but we hope to continue to expand the universe. We only did seven shows, and it’s kind of and that was sort of by design because this is such an odd experiment, to put Triumph in a scripted show in the first place, much less a multi-cam sitcom,” Smigel says.
Another “Road” to travel: The second season of the original Sundance TV series, “The Red Road,” will kick off at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 2.
The season two opener jumps directly into the fallout from the adrenaline-filled shootout involving local cop Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) and Philip Kopus (Jason Momoa), a dangerous member of a local Native American tribe.
Very funny: “Ralphie May: Unruly” will begin streaming on Friday, Feb. 27, on Netflix.
Very little is off-limits in May’s very first Netflix original stand-up comedy special. It was filmed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.