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Amazon's 'Alpha House' Gets October Premiere
Hollywood Reporter | Season 2 Premieres 10/24 | September 29, 2014

Amazon's first original series is returning in October for a second season. 

Alpha House will premiere Oct. 24 on Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service, and this season all 10 episodes of the Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) political comedy will be available at once...

"Alpha House: Season 1" Coming To Blu-Ray
Steven Cohen, High-Def Digest | Season 1 On Blu-Ray | August 25, 2014

In an early announcement to retailers, Amazon is preparing 'Alpha House: Season 1' for Blu-ray on September 16...

Alpha House, New TV Show Starring John Goodman, Films Tomorrow In Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay
Ned Berke, Sheepshead Bites | Filming A.H. | August 20, 2014

Cast and crew will be taking over the street tomorrow, with filming at 296 West End Avenue from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m....

Garry Trudeau Discusses How 'Doonesbury' Helped Him With 'Alpha House'
Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times | How 'Doonesbury' Helped GBT With 'Alpha House' | July 14, 2014

"Doonesbury," the classic comic strip, has had to take a back seat as its cartoonist, Garry Trudeau, focuses on his Amazon original series, "Alpha House," but that doesn't mean the old hasn't helped inform the new.

Trudeau took part in a panel for his political satire series Saturday during the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, and the Pulitzer Prize winner spoke of how "Doonesbury," which has been on hiatus since March, helped prime him for his current endeavor...

'Alpha House' Creator Garry Trudeau: Political Gridlock Is Good For Comedy
Steve Pond, The Wrap | GBT Interview | June 19, 2014

The Doonesbury creator talks with EmmyWrap about Robert Altman, Amazon's scary pilot process and finding the humor in Washington...

'Doonesbury' Creator Built An Unlikely 'Alhpa House' At Amazon
Geoff Berkshire, Variety | Building Alpha House | June 6, 2014

Garry Trudeau had been looking to make the jump from comic strips to TV showrunning, but he didn’t expect to find a home at Amazon. And yet there he was, leading the massive online retailer’s charge into the original series fray when the political satire “Alpha House” launched last fall on the Amazon Instant Video streaming service...

At Stanford, 'Doonesbury' Creator Reflects On The Power Of Humor, Satire And Storytelling
Kathleen J. Sullivan, Stanford News | GBT @ Stanford | May 1, 2014

Garry B. Trudeau, creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, Doonesbury, told a Memorial Auditorium audience Monday that up until 10 minutes before he took the stage, he and the Rev. Scotty McLennan, dean for religious life at Stanford and his former college roommate, had been arguing about whether he actually was qualified to be the 2014 Rathbun Visiting Fellow at Stanford, given the others who had held the title before...

Doonesbury: Comic's Full Website Gets A New Host: The Washington Post
Michael Cavna | Dbury@ WaPo | April 28, 2014

Michael Doonesbury is on the move. The strip that was first set on one “WaPo” — Walden Pond — will now have a home on a second one: The Washington Post...

41 Years Later, The Post Publishes Spiked 'Doonesbury' Watergate Comic For The First Time. Here's Why...
Micahel Cavna | Guilty, Guilty, Guilty | April 28, 2014

The Washington Post ran, for the first time, a comics-page strip in which a character declared former Nixon attorney general John Mitchell guilty for Watergate crimes.

All it took was 41 years, the cartoonist’s hiatus and a “Flashback” comic that was not technically a rerun in The Post because, well, it never ran the first time...

Doonesbury's Blast From The Distant Past
Bill Ward, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune | Dbury Wayback Machine | March 1, 2014

A hiatus prompted 'Doonesbury' creator Garry Trudeau to dig deeply into the archives...