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A Doonesbury Special Offered A Disillusioned Generation Its Own Charlie Brown Christmas
Noel Murray, AVClub | A Doonesbury Special | December 11, 2014

On the back porch of a country house on an autumn evening in 1977, a ponytailed blond girl named Ellie explains what she thinks the “revolution” of the 1960s was all about. “Well, it was against, um, what’s-his-name, Nixon,” she says. “And it was… fun. And usually held outdoors.”...

Garry Trudeau On Bringing His Political
Interview with Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times | GBT Interview Re 'Alpha House' | November 12, 2014

The creator of Doonesbury and “Alpha House” talks with Jim Rutenberg about his change of heart on Reagan and what’s inside Obama’s brain...

Even On Political Sitcoms, Entertainment, Not Politics, Comes First
Alyssa Kleven, MyNorthwest / Dave Ross | GBT Radio Interview | November 1, 2014

Trudeau credits the show's cast with providing the heart of the comedy. "These actors are unbelievable. They're getting three laughs for every one that's on the page."

Listen to interview here...

In The House With 'Alpha House'
ABC News | Mark Consuelos Interview | October 25, 2014

Mark Consuelos talks new season of Amazon Studios' hit show, ALPHA HOUSE...

Inside the Political Fun House: How 'Alpha House' Became Amazon's First Big Hit
Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast | Inside The Political Fun House | October 25, 2014

Free shipping and a TV show? It seemed crazy, but thanks to the success of the political comedy Alpha House, Amazon is officially a player in the original series business....

Midterm Election And Affairs On Tap In Season 2 Of 'Alpha House'
Andrea Morabito, The New York Post | About Season 2 | October 21, 2014

In a deeply polarized political landscape, weeks away from the midterm elections, “Alpha House” executive producer Jonathan Alter likes to say that the Amazon comedy about four GOP senators is “one of the only political endeavors getting bipartisan support.”...

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...