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Title: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 20, 2011, 08:29:34 PM
This is basically in the same vein as Gandolfo's Movie news thread.  Basically a catchall for TV news that doesn't quite fit anywhere and isn't really big enough to have it's own thread.  I started it because I saw this and nearly wet myself.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/showtime-developing-adaptation-of-100-bullets,57836/

I'm a major fan of 100 Bullets and for a long time felt that it would make a fine TV show.  Though I felt the comic ended perfectly (which I won't spoil here), I could easily see the show taking it in another direction.  And since every chapter had me rethinking what every character's grand designs are, I think it's open to a new take.  That said, I certainly wouldn't mind if it was scene per scene the same, simply because while I like David Goyer, dialogue isn't always his strong suit and dialogue is the strong suit of the comic.  I realized that the way language is used in the comic is often the way humour is used in Arrested Development: it plays with it and has fun with it, but usually does something surprisingly intricate with it.  Yes, the dialogue is pretty crazy and over-the-top but it can be surprisingly subtle and it works for that world.

For those not in the know, the basic premise is that a man called Agent Graves (we don't find out what he's an agent of until later) gives people an attache briefcase with 100 bullets (untraceable), a gun, the promise of carte blanche to murder (as long as whatever you did was done with the gun) and irrefutable evidence that they have been horribly wronged.  What is done is up to the person who has the weapon.  It starts off like an anthology, but soon it becomes apparent that each story fits into a much larger tapestry.

Also, this comic has some awesome friggin' covers.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 20, 2011, 10:25:35 PM
That sounds pretty damn cool. And being on Showtime is a major point in its favor.

This caught my eye a while back:

Person of Interest

J.J. Abrams keeps another LOST actor employed! Stars Michael Emerson and Jesus. The pilot was written by Jonathan Nolan, who also created the show and executive produces. I have pretty high expectations given the amount of talent involved. Definitely worth checking out.

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Person of Interest is an American television series starring Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel and Taraji P. Henson. Bad Robot Productions produces the show, which is based on a screenplay by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Nolan, and Greg Plageman are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. The series was officially picked up by CBS on May 13, 2011, and is slated to air on Thursday, 9/8 Central, in the Fall.

Mr. Finch (Michael Emerson) is a mysterious billionaire who has developed a computer program that predicts future crime victims. Finch hires Reese (Jim Caviezel), a former CIA agent presumed to be dead, to help stop those crimes, using Finch's resources and tech savvy and Reese's skills and knowledge.

According to CBS, Person of Interest received the highest test ratings of any drama pilot in 15 years, what one CBS executive called "crazy broad appeal you don’t usually see." The ratings prompted CBS to move CSI, which had occupied that slot for over 10 years, to Wednesday 10/9c to make room for Person of Interest.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839578/

http://www.youtube.com/v/bCM14jNOYcQ?version=3&hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/gV1vPuVRyGg?version=3&hl=en_US

Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 21, 2011, 05:18:21 AM
It sounds interesting but since it is on CBS I give it about five weeks before the network turns it into just another versions CSI,that and Two and a half men are the only shows CBS knows how to make.  After all CBS stands for CSI Broadcasting System,mark my words this just going to be another show about people punching buttons on a computer to track killers with DNA.
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Post by: k1 on June 21, 2011, 09:22:05 AM
Heh. I just read that CBS is considering pulling the plug on 1 (and possibly 2) of the CSI shows.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on June 21, 2011, 10:31:30 AM
Heh. I just read that CBS is considering pulling the plug on 1 (and possibly 2) of the CSI shows.

I would stand and cheer if they did that(really the first CSI used to be good but they have just been so lazy since the spin offs and shows like Numbers and Five-0 can along and just rehashed what you see on CSI every week),but i don't think they will ever do it.  CSI is CBS's Law and order,they would not have a network with out that show and it's spin offs to film time five nights a week.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 21, 2011, 12:07:38 PM
I'm really looking forward to the CSI series that opens with "Mama's Got a Squeeze Box."
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Post by: Tripe on June 21, 2011, 01:43:03 PM
I'm really looking forward to the CSI series that opens with "Mama's Got a Squeeze Box."
CSI: New Orleans?
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 22, 2011, 11:30:10 AM
Jason Patric Set To Star In FX's 'Powers'

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Jason Patric has been tapped as the male lead in the FX drama pilot Powers. Based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, the project, written by Charles H. Eglee and to be directed by Michael Dinner, is a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are relatively common. It centers on two detectives, Christian Walker (Patric) and Deena Pilgrim (Lucy Punch), in a Homicide department that deals with cases involving "powers" (people with superpowers). Eglee, Dinner, David Engel and Bendis are executive producing for Sony Pictures TV and FX Prods. Filming is slated for mid-summer in Chicago. If Powers goes to series, it will mark Patric's first regular series gig. Last year, he co-starred in the HBO comedy pilot Tilda. In features, Patric, repped by ICM and Untitled, was most recently seen in The Losers.


(http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/jasonpatric_20110622030848-203x300.jpg)
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Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 23, 2011, 07:56:49 AM
I wonder if it's going to have the same feel as the comic.  It's a good series, but it is a bummer quite often.  Not a lot of happy endings.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 23, 2011, 04:14:45 PM
I wonder if it's going to have the same feel as the comic.  It's a good series, but it is a bummer quite often.  Not a lot of happy endings.

I hope it has the same feel. TV needs more happy endings like Jocelyn Wildenstein needs more plastic surgery.


Ricky Gervais' New BBC Series 'Life's Too Short' To Air On HBO In 2012 (http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-chicago/ricky-gervais-comedy-life-s-too-short-to-air-on-hbo-watch-the-trailer)

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Ricky Gervais' latest mockumentary sitcom "Life's Too Short" is set to debut on HBO in 2012, the network announced Wednesday (June 22). The new series -- starring "The Office" co-creator Stephen Merchant and Warwick Davis of "Harry Potter" fame -- will first premiere on BBC Two in the UK later this year. Davis will play a fictionalized version of himself in the single-camera comedy, which follows a fame-hungry "showbiz dwarf" who runs a talent agency for little people, but ends up taking the best roles for himself. Davis' character is taking part in the documentary as a way to scrape his way back into the spotlight and to help pay off a looming tax bill. The 3'6" British actor is best known for his roles in "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "Willow" and all six "Leprechaun" movies. He also plays Filius Flitwick in the "Harry Potter" films.

Gervais describes the show as a cross between "The Office" and Hollywood comedy "Extras," which also aired on HBO. Like "Extras," each episode will feature a celebrity cameo appearance. Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Jerry Seinfeld and Sting are set to guest star during the first season, which is comprised of seven episodes.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are also writing and executive producing "Life's Too Short," will only appear in minor roles as themselves and will not be featured in front of the camera as much as they were in "Extras.

http://www.youtube.com/v/136-RUjvkLU?version=3&hl=en_US

 :highfive:
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 24, 2011, 01:29:14 PM
Aaron Sorkin and John Krasinski Team Up for HBO Chateau Marmont Mini-Series (http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/aaron-sorkin-and-john-krasinski-team-hbo-chateau-marmont-mini-series-28525)

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Aaron Sorkin and John Krasinski are going into the hotel business together. In a manner of speaking. The "Office" star and the "Social Network" scribe are teaming up to develop a miniseries for HBO about famed Hollywood hotel/hot spot Chateau Marmont, the pay cable outlet confirms to TheWrap. A favorite haunt among fun-loving celebrities, the Chateau has served as the site of John Belushi's death and, more recently, Lindsay Lohan's late-night shenanigans.

Krasinski and Sorkin will co-executive produce, with Krasinski, a habitue of the Marmont, also expected to take an acting role in the project. Based on the 1987 book "Life at the Marmont" by former co-owner Raymond R. Sarlot with Fred E. Basten, the miniseries will tell interconnected stories about Marmont patrons over several generations. The miniseries, which is in early development, is currently untitled. Sorkin is also developing a pilot, tentatively titled "More as the Story Develops," starring Jeff Daniels, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston, for HBO.

Sorkin = Good (at least in my book it does)
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 25, 2011, 06:42:58 PM
Another period piece:  Vinyl

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Showtime has purchased the spec script Vinyl, a potential drama series that takes place in the music industry during the A.M. golden days of the 1970s, when the record business was all grooves and easy breezy feelings, instead of ringtones and suicidal thoughts. Written by My Own Worst Enemy’s Jason Smilovic and Tod Katzberg, and with Barry Levinson potentially attached to direct, the show is loosely based on the experiences of executive producers Barry Grieff and Andy Meyer, who worked for A&M Records in the thick of the decade, churning out albums by the likes of Carole King, Supertramp, Styx, and Peter Frampton, and probably doing lots of awesome drugs in the process.

And indeed, the series would delve into some of those sleazier corners, promising to “explore every aspect of the music business through multiple vantage points—from the record executives and rock stars to the drug pushers and the prostitutes, from the stage to the boardroom to the DJ booth.” Hey, what about the bedroom? We’re guessing there’s also a bedroom, or this wouldn't be on Showtime. Anyway, if it gets picked up, Vinyl could end up being a pay-cable rival to HBO’s own in-development music industry saga, its adaptation of A Visit From The Goon Squad. But only one of these will have funny clothes.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 27, 2011, 09:35:13 PM
New 'Tales From The Crypt' Series In Works (http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/new-tales-from-the-crypt-series-in-the-works/)

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EXCLUSIVE: Fifteen years after horror anthology Tales from the Crypt ended its seven-year-run on HBO, a new TV series based on the popular and controversial 1950s EC Comics anthology is in the works with Gil Adler, producer on the HBO Crypt series, and Andrew Cosby, co-creator of Syfy hit Eureka and co-founder of comic book publisher BOOM! Studios. The new hourlong series will neither be anthological nor related to the HBO show. "It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context," Cosby said. "It's all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences." Cosby and Adler first started discussing reviving the franchise on TV and then approached Joel Eisenberg, whose company with Timothy Owens EMO Films had partnered with William M. Gaines Agent, Inc., the rightsholder of all EC-related properties, which is run by he late Crypt creator Gaines' daughter Cathy Gaines Mifsud, to exploit those properties. After a lengthy legal process to make sure that all rights have been properly secured, the TV series project is now moving forward with William M. Gaines Agent and EMO on board. Producing are Adler, Cosby and Steven Sawalich of Articulus Entertainment. Eisenberg will executive produce, while William Gaines' grandson Corey Mifsud will be credited as associate producer.

A detailed pitch and a bible for the new Crypt series have been completed, with producers expected to take the project out shortly. It will be pitched to broadcast networks as part of the current development cycle as well as to cable outlets. (There had been some rumblings about potential interest from HBO sister channel Cinemax, which has returned to original programming.) The producers are considering both a traditional network model and non-traditional route for the project, including fully financing the series, probably as an international co-production, before taking it to U.S. nets.

This could be cool. I hope it gets picked up by a premium channel so there can be lots of potty mouth and naughty bits.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 31, 2011, 06:43:50 AM
Ooh, I love EC comics, so I'm really hopeful for this.  Let's hope that they bring John Kashir and his hideous puppet back.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 07, 2011, 10:44:49 AM
Excellent news all around!  ;D

FX Renews 'Wilfred', 'Louie' & 'Sunny', Inks $50 Million Deal With 'Sunny' Creators (http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/fx-renews-comedies-wilfred-louie-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia/)

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FX has renewed three comedy series. Elijah Wood starrer Wilfred, which has become the highest-rated first-season comedy on the network with a cumulative 5 million viewers a week, has been picked up a second season of 13 episodes. Louie, which just landed an Emmy nomination for star Louis CK and has averaged 3 million viewers a week, has been renewed for a third season of 13 episodes. Meanwhile, veteran It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been renewed for two more seasons -- Seasons 8 and 9 -- to become the longest-running live-action comedy on basic cable. The network also has an option for a 10th season, FX president John Landgraf said, adding that the show seems to have gotten a second wind in Season 7. Additionally, FX Prods. has signed a three-year exclusive deal with RCG, the production company of Sunny masterminds Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. I hear the deal is worth $40 million-$50 million for all services. "With Sunny, FX and FX Prods. and RCG reinvented the production model for television comedies," Landgraf said. "In embracing a low‑cost production model and taking less money upfront, Rob, Glenn, and Charlie were afforded more creative freedom, a true financial partnership, and less pressure on ratings so there was time to let the show find an audience. Sunny not only became a hit, but the cornerstone of FX's successful comedy brand, establishing a production model that has become favored by many in the creative community and has led to Archer, Louie, The League and Wilfred." In addition to Sunny, RCG is involved in the new CBS comedy series How To Be a Gentleman, created by and starring Sunny player David Hornsby, and has two comedy projects in the works: Fox's Living Loaded and FX's animated Townies.
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Post by: gbeenie on August 07, 2011, 11:52:16 AM
Huzzah!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 07, 2011, 06:18:07 PM
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http://www.avclub.com/articles/jerry-lewis-denied-the-chance-to-host-one-last-lab,59970/

Only a week after Jerry Lewis paused briefly from his evisceration of all show business and the troubling condition of the human soul to deflect questions about his annual Labor Day telethon, the Muscular Dystrophy Association says he has been “released” from his position as national chairman, and he will not appear on this year’s broadcast.

Luckily I was Canadian and didn't have to sit through that crap, but I assume it's as dull as any other telethon.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 08, 2011, 03:15:44 PM
MORSE!!!  ;D

Masterpiece To Air 'Inspector Morse' Prequel (http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/masterpiece-to-air-inspector-morse-prequel/)

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PBS has picked up Endeavour, a prequel of the long-running series Inspector Morse, to air on Masterpiece Mystery next year, which marks the 25th anniversary of the series 1987 premiere. The prequel, titled  Endeavour, a reference to Morse’s first name, stars British actor Shaun Evans (Ashes to Ashes) who will step into John Thaw’s shoes to play the younger version of Colin Dexter’s iconic character. Set in 1965, the story follows the hunt for a missing schoolgirl, which draws Endeavour Morse back to the place that will ultimately shape and define his destiny: Oxford. “Inspector Morse was one of my favorite detectives,” Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said. “Shaun Evans has a similar depth and quiet charm. I can’t wait to see his Endeavour.” Another Inspector Morse offshoot, series Inspector Lewis starring Kevin Whately in the role he originated in Inspector Morse, also airs on Mastepiece, with four new episodes slated to begin Sept. 4. Written by Russell Lewis, Endeavour is a co-production of ITV Studios Prods. and Masterpiece.

(http://www.tvthrong.co.uk/files/u1985/morse_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2011, 03:18:37 PM
Out.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2011, 03:19:36 PM
Standing.

Love anything Morse related.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 08, 2011, 03:37:25 PM
Absolutely!

This news made my day. You just know it's gonna be good.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2011, 03:54:00 PM
Yep, was a little leery when I heard about Lewis but actually, I love a couple of them, especially the one about the Fantasy novelist.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on September 03, 2011, 07:04:04 PM
Heh. I just read that CBS is considering pulling the plug on 1 (and possibly 2) of the CSI shows.

I would stand and cheer if they did that(really the first CSI used to be good but they have just been so lazy since the spin offs and shows like Numbers and Five-0 can along and just rehashed what you see on CSI every week),but i don't think they will ever do it.  CSI is CBS's Law and order,they would not have a network with out that show and it's spin offs to film time five nights a week.

Well you don't need to stand up & cheer.   :-\

All 3 shows are on the schedule still. 

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/cbs-2011-12-premiere-schedule-20556/#more-20556

Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on September 06, 2011, 06:15:30 PM
Greg Daniels To Adapt British Comedy ‘Friday Night Dinner’ For NBC (http://www.deadline.com/2011/09/greg-daniels-to-adapt-british-comedy-friday-night-dinner-for-nbc/)

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EXCLUSIVE: After successfully adapting British workplace comedy The Office for NBC, Greg Daniels is taking on another half-hour British format for the network, this time a family comedy. I hear that NBC has put in development a U.S. version of the UK series Friday Night Dinner with Daniels at the helm. It is unclear whether Daniels will write, co-write or supervise the writing of the adaptation for UMS. Created by Robert Popper, Friday Night Dinner, which debuted on Channel 4 in February, centers on the Goodmans, a traditional but not strictly observant Jewish family, and chronicles their Shabbat dinners. Every Friday night, brothers Adam and Jonny reluctantly visit their parents — mom Jackie, who is obsessed with Masterchef, and dad Martin, who loves to walk around shirtless — for a home-cooked meal. Adding to the gallery of oddball characters is a grandmother who struts her stuff in a bikini and eccentric neighbor Jim who constantly interrupts dinner. Friday Night Dinner, which has been renewed by Channel 4 for a second season, airs in the U.S. on BBC America. The show hails from Big Talk Prods, the UK production company also behind another Channel 4 comedy series that is being remade by NBC, Free Agents. NBC’s version, starring Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, was picked up to series and launches this fall. Daniels is expected to executive produce Friday Night Dinner with his producing partner Howard Klein, Popper and Big Talk. The project falls under the new two-year overall deal Daniels recently signed with UMS. In addition to developing and executive producing the Emmy-winning The Office, WME-repped Daniels also co-created and executive produces another NBC Thursday comedy series, Parks and Recreation. Both shows are nominated for best comedy series Emmys, making Daniels the first comedy writer-producer to have two shows competing against each other in that category since 1975, when James L. Brooks and Allan Burns were nominated for Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda. Additionally, Daniels is nominated in the comedy writing category for penning Steve Carell’s farewell episode on The Office. Here is a trailer for the British Friday Night Dinner:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Oxs7phFtT4k?version=3&hl=en_US

Anybody seen the original? The clip is pretty funny.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on September 06, 2011, 06:21:28 PM
I love Tamsin Greig so I'll check out the original.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 19, 2011, 08:08:46 PM
Come to think of it, how isn't this a thing yet?  The show's on at least 5 times a day:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fox-considering-tv-channel-that-plays-nothing-but,61862/
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Post by: daltysmilth on September 19, 2011, 11:55:19 PM
Come to think of it, how isn't this a thing yet?  The show's on at least 5 times a day:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fox-considering-tv-channel-that-plays-nothing-but,61862/

I wonder how much time it would take to watch every single episode of the Simpsons back-to-back, including the movie?
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 02, 2011, 11:27:32 AM
‘X-Files’ Creator Chris Carter Is Back To TV With Mystery Drama Produced By MRC (http://www.deadline.com/2011/09/x-files-creator-chris-carter-is-back-with-mystery-series-produced-by-mrc/)

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EXCLUSIVE: The long-awaited return to TV of The X-Files creator Chris Carter is close to reality. I’ve learned that Carter is set to write, direct and executive produce a mystery drama with a female lead for MRC. The company, which hopes to go straight to series on the project, is expected to start pitching the show to networks in the next few weeks. Carter had had the idea for the action series for a while and earlier this year pitched it to MRC, which has been teaming with A-list film and TV auspices. The company most recently sold the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey drama House Of Cards to Netflix with a two-season order. Since The X-Files ended its run on Fox in 2002, ICM-repped Carter has stayed largely out of the spotlight, only resurfacing to do the 2008 X-Files movie sequel and the upcoming thriller Fencewalker. There is now talk about a potential third X-Files movie.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 07, 2011, 07:57:14 AM
I've heard of that book.  Sounded good in a melancholic sort of way.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/lev-grossmans-the-magicians-to-become-fox-series,62942/

Netflix wants Reno 911!  New Reno 911!

http://www.avclub.com/articles/netflix-is-also-trying-to-bring-back-reno-911,62968/
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on October 07, 2011, 12:01:28 PM
Netflix wants Reno 911!  New Reno 911!

http://www.avclub.com/articles/netflix-is-also-trying-to-bring-back-reno-911,62968/

Oh hell yeah! Make it happen!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 18, 2011, 06:15:53 PM
In "the things no one cares about ever department" Fred Durst tries to get a sitcom:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fred-durst-now-has-a-cbs-sitcom,63415/
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 22, 2011, 11:06:17 AM
NBC Picks Up Sarah Silverman Comedy To Pilot (http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/nbc-picks-up-sarah-silverman-comedy-to-pilot/)

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EXCLUSIVE: NBC continues its aggressive push this development season with early pilot orders. The latest project to get the green light is the comedy starring Sarah Silverman, which the network landed in August with a hefty put pilot commitment  after a bidding war. The half-hour, from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, is a pet project of Imagine principal Ron Howard. Loosely based on Silverman’s life, the untitled single-camera comedy stars the comedian as a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship. Silverman wrote with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who were writer-producers on her self-titled Comedy Central series. Silverman, Sterling and Imagine’s Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producing. The order for the Sarah Silverman project follows recent pilot pickups for Beautiful People, a character-driven futuristic drama spec by Michael McDonald and comedies Isabel and Save Me, which are now casting. Additionally, the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke adventure thriller Revolution and crime drama Blue Tilt have pilot production commitments at the network.

Not sure what to think about this. I've never been a big fan of Silverman, and the fact that this is another NBC sitcom that could potentially vie for the Community slot, kinda makes me want to root against it.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 22, 2011, 07:47:37 AM
Looking forward to this one.

http://www.youtube.com/v/V4YlDkCIoIs?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 09, 2012, 09:51:22 AM
Fox Partnering With Adult Swim Alums to Launch Late-Night Animation Block (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-partnering-adult-swim-alums-279492)

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The network will kick off the 90-minute line-up on Saturdays, starting Jan. 2013.

The network announced Sunday morning at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that it will launch a late-night 90-minute animation block on Saturdays, starting in Jan. 2013.

"It's something that we've been working on for a while," Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly said at the start of his executive session. "We have real estate on our schedule in Saturday night late night that we've not been programming in quite a few seasons."

Reilly pointed to the high bar set by The Simpsons and Family Guy and the quality of projects they've been forced to turn down as prime motivation in launching the new block.

The new unit overseeing the development and production of the alternative animated series will be run by former Adult Swim head Nick Weidenfeld, who serves as EP of Children's Hospital and The Boondocks. Hend Baghdady will also serve as executive in charge of production.

The slate of animated shorts and series will run online and on-air, with four new animated series planned per season with the 2013 launch. The line-up will go head-to-head against NBC's Saturday Night Live, running from 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 am ET/PT.

But Reilly seemed to place just as much focus on the online tie-in.

"This may be the first time a network is building a clear bridge for talent to develop and grow ideas in the digital/alternative arena and organically move them into the mainstream," he said in a press release. These new late-night series will be assets in their own right - but the clear possibility exists for a breakout digital success to graduate to primetime."

I welcome any alternative to SNL.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on January 09, 2012, 11:48:04 AM
Fox Partnering With Adult Swim Alums to Launch Late-Night Animation Block (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-partnering-adult-swim-alums-279492)

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The network will kick off the 90-minute line-up on Saturdays, starting Jan. 2013.

The network announced Sunday morning at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that it will launch a late-night 90-minute animation block on Saturdays, starting in Jan. 2013.

"It's something that we've been working on for a while," Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly said at the start of his executive session. "We have real estate on our schedule in Saturday night late night that we've not been programming in quite a few seasons."

Reilly pointed to the high bar set by The Simpsons and Family Guy and the quality of projects they've been forced to turn down as prime motivation in launching the new block.

The new unit overseeing the development and production of the alternative animated series will be run by former Adult Swim head Nick Weidenfeld, who serves as EP of Children's Hospital and The Boondocks. Hend Baghdady will also serve as executive in charge of production.

The slate of animated shorts and series will run online and on-air, with four new animated series planned per season with the 2013 launch. The line-up will go head-to-head against NBC's Saturday Night Live, running from 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 am ET/PT.

But Reilly seemed to place just as much focus on the online tie-in.

"This may be the first time a network is building a clear bridge for talent to develop and grow ideas in the digital/alternative arena and organically move them into the mainstream," he said in a press release. These new late-night series will be assets in their own right - but the clear possibility exists for a breakout digital success to graduate to primetime."

I welcome any alternative to SNL.

Well whatever they air it has to be better then SNL.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 09, 2012, 02:13:55 PM
Ousted 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Frank Darabont Lines Up TNT Drama Pilot (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/frank-darabont-walking-dead-TNT-279710)

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He'll write, direct and exec produce the period project "L.A. Noir," based on the true story of former LAPD chief William Parker's decades-long pursuit of mobster Mickey Cohen.

Based on John Buntin's book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City, which chronicles the battle between former Los Angeles police chief William Parker and mobster/former boxer Mickey Cohen, Darabont will write and direct the pilot as well as executive produce alongside The Social Network producer Michael De Luca and Elliot Webb (Tall Time Tales). Alissa Phillips (Moneyball) will serve as co-executive producer.

"The story of L.A. Noir is inspired by an incredibly dramatic period in the history of Los Angeles," said Michael Wright, executive vp and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies."This project is a sweeping tale of the battle for the soul of the city that was waged between the forces of the LAPD and the West Coast mob."

The period project is based on the true story of Parker's decades-long pursuit of Cohen and described as a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s amid a world of movie stars, powerful studio heads, war heroes and a powerful and corrupt police force and criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.

"Noir is a passion of mine, so I feel blessed to delve into a project that speaks in the hard-boiled vernacular,” Darabont added. "John Buntin’s superb book, though nonfiction, is our touchstone and inspiration for the stories we’ll be telling, weaving fiction throughout the facts, and facts throughout the fiction."

After initial reports that Darabont had stepped down from The Walking Dead, THR revealed that the showrunner -- who shepherded the adaptation of the series based on the comics by Robert Kirkman -- was pushed out over after clashing with the cable network over the show's budget.

Darabont departed the series in July, days after appearing at a San Diego Comic-Con panel to support the show's second season -- which was in mid-production at the time. He was replaced by Glen Mazzara. Walking Dead -- which the cabler owns outright -- has been a breakout hit for the network, shattering basic cable ratings records with its Season 2 premiere in October en route to a third-season pickup.

Cool, although I kinda wish it was AMC instead of TNT. I guess that bridge is burned. Oh well. Nice to see him land somewhere.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 30, 2012, 12:13:35 PM
Rainn Wilson On His Proposed ‘Office’ Spinoff: “Even More Far Out Than ‘Office’” (http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/rainn-wilson-on-his-proposed-office-spinoff-even-more-far-out-than-office/)

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‘The Office’ Spinoff Starring Rainn Wilson In The Works For Midseason 2013 Launch

While attending the SAG Awards today, The Office co-star Rainn Wilson confirmed my story that he is to star and produce in a spinoff series, which in the works for midseason 2013.  After quipping that spinoffs never work and that a series “with a character a annoying as Dwight” is “the worst idea I have ever heard in my life,” Wilson told E!’s Giuliana Rancic during the network’s live red carpet coverage that, “We’re talking about a Dwight Schrute spinoff that could be really cool.” He didn’t go into details but said that the new show “would have a crazy menagerie of characters… It would be even more far out and weird than The Office.” According to my sources, the spinoff, which will be tested as an episode of The Office this season, will have Dwight (Wilson) living at the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast, which have been featured on the show several times and will include multiple generations of the family, many cousins and neighbors. The project hails from Wilson and The Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein, with original Office executive producers Ben Silverman and Howard Klein also attached.

Hmmm.
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Post by: k1 on January 30, 2012, 04:58:19 PM
Rainn Wilson On His Proposed ‘Office’ Spinoff: “Even More Far Out Than ‘Office’” (http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/rainn-wilson-on-his-proposed-office-spinoff-even-more-far-out-than-office/)

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‘The Office’ Spinoff Starring Rainn Wilson In The Works For Midseason 2013 Launch

While attending the SAG Awards today, The Office co-star Rainn Wilson confirmed my story that he is to star and produce in a spinoff series, which in the works for midseason 2013.  After quipping that spinoffs never work and that a series “with a character a annoying as Dwight” is “the worst idea I have ever heard in my life,” Wilson told E!’s Giuliana Rancic during the network’s live red carpet coverage that, “We’re talking about a Dwight Schrute spinoff that could be really cool.” He didn’t go into details but said that the new show “would have a crazy menagerie of characters… It would be even more far out and weird than The Office.” According to my sources, the spinoff, which will be tested as an episode of The Office this season, will have Dwight (Wilson) living at the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast, which have been featured on the show several times and will include multiple generations of the family, many cousins and neighbors. The project hails from Wilson and The Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein, with original Office executive producers Ben Silverman and Howard Klein also attached.

Hmmm.

I'd give it a watch as long as Dwight stays basically the same as he is on The Office. 
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 03, 2012, 03:29:01 PM
Rainn Wilson On His Proposed ‘Office’ Spinoff: “Even More Far Out Than ‘Office’” (http://www.deadline.com/2012/01/rainn-wilson-on-his-proposed-office-spinoff-even-more-far-out-than-office/)

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‘The Office’ Spinoff Starring Rainn Wilson In The Works For Midseason 2013 Launch

While attending the SAG Awards today, The Office co-star Rainn Wilson confirmed my story that he is to star and produce in a spinoff series, which in the works for midseason 2013.  After quipping that spinoffs never work and that a series “with a character a annoying as Dwight” is “the worst idea I have ever heard in my life,” Wilson told E!’s Giuliana Rancic during the network’s live red carpet coverage that, “We’re talking about a Dwight Schrute spinoff that could be really cool.” He didn’t go into details but said that the new show “would have a crazy menagerie of characters… It would be even more far out and weird than The Office.” According to my sources, the spinoff, which will be tested as an episode of The Office this season, will have Dwight (Wilson) living at the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast, which have been featured on the show several times and will include multiple generations of the family, many cousins and neighbors. The project hails from Wilson and The Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein, with original Office executive producers Ben Silverman and Howard Klein also attached.

Hmmm.

I'd give it a watch as long as Dwight stays basically the same as he is on The Office. 

I actually think this has a lot of potential. I really like the concept of the beet farm as a bed and breakfast. I'm picturing like a Newhart/Fawlty Towers type of deal, with different guests each week.



NBC Picks Up Eric Kripke/JJ Abrams Drama Pilot ‘Revolution’

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What appears the be the final piece in NBC’s drama puzzle this pilot season has fallen in — NBC has given the green light to Eric Kripke/JJ Abrams’ drama Revolution. The project, from Warner Bros. TV, had a massive production commitment with a $2 million penalty attached to it. The pilot order comes after a recent rewrite. Revolution, written by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, is being described as a high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. Abrams, Kripke and Bryan Burk are executive producing. This marks the second pilot order this season for Abrams’ Bad Robot, which is also behind the Mark Schwahn-penned Shelter at the CW.

Abrams, bitch!
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 14, 2012, 10:05:11 PM
NBC Orders 'Hannibal' to Series

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The Bryan Fuller drama featuring the characters from Thomas Harris' "Red Dragon" gets a 13-episode pickup

NBC will make room on its schedule for Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

The network has given series orders to Hannibal, a 13-episode drama from Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon.

Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television, is described as an hourlong contemporary thriller featuring characters from Harris' best-seller and revolves around FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who are reintroduced as the beginning of their budding relationship.

The order for 13 episdoes comes as NBC Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt -- a former Showtime topper -- the brings his cable sensibilities to the struggling network as he employs the abbreviated season model typically found on non-broadcast networks. The series order comes as NBC is two weeks into its 15-episode order for Broadway drama Smash.

Fuller will write and executive produce the series, with Martha DeLaurentiis also on board as an EP. The series order comes a week after NBC opted to delay its planned Munsters reboot to the summer, allowing the high-concept proejct more time to find the right fit during the casting process.

I'll give that a shot.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 16, 2012, 04:33:16 PM
Review of Gervais' new show. Sounds like it doesn't disappoint.

Life's Too Short: TV Review

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With an ex-Ewok and brilliant stunt casting, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant mine the depths of humiliation on HBO's new comedy about an egomaniac dwarf.

Sometimes Ricky Gervais is so busy being controversial as an awards host or comedian or social commentator that the public forgets how great his television series can be.

Obviously, The Office goes into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. And not enough people seem to know how much genius went into Extras, his follow-up collaboration with Stephen Merchant that was co-produced by the BBC and HBO.

Now comes HBO's Life's Too Short and what looks, after three episodes, to be another vein of gold for Gervais and Merchant. The faux documentary series centers on Britain's "go-to dwarf," Warwick Davis (the Harry Potter and Star Wars movies), who's out of work, getting a divorce and owes back taxes.

It doesn't take much of a stretch to see the Gervais/Merchant DNA in Too Short, which borrows from the formula they mastered with Office. The duo excels at wince-inducing comedy, and central to their conceit is someone (think the David Brent character from Office) whose self-importance is wonderfully blind to reality. The more their shortcomings are exposed to the camera, the more resistant they are to believing their lot in life -- and pomposity, lies and misfortune generally follow. As does embarrassment.

Too Short is packed with such moments thanks to spot-on writing and Davis' superb star turn. He willingly puts himself up for abuse (he was an Ewok in the Star Wars films) and, as head of a fictitious "Dwarves for Hire" acting business, is constantly undercutting clients with his own desperation for work.

The show's running gag is that Warwick Davis -- he constantly refers to himself in the third person -- thinks everyone knows who he is, but they never do. In one scene, he takes a camera crew to meet Gervais and Merchant but can't reach the keypad to be buzzed in. He asks someone on the street to do it, and the exchange is priceless: When Davis asserts that he was in Star Wars, he is met with skepticism. "I was an Ewok," he explains. "Those little bears?" says the person. "They're not little bears!" replies Davis.

Too Short already has been renewed in Britain, even though the series didn't reach the ratings numbers of Office (how could it?) or Extras. Gervais might be an even more polarizing figure there for critics than in the States, and some U.K. reviews of Too Short seemed more intent to rip on him than to critique the show. Not unexpectedly, the series became controversial because of its frequent use of "dwarf" instead of "little people" -- though the show makes clear that the real offense is "midget" -- and the ridiculous suggestion that Too Short exploits Davis. As for the claim that he is merely a shorter David Brent, and thus Gervais and Merchant are mining familiar ground, the argument is just lazy. Hypocrisy, self-grandiosity and meanness to others in an attempt to elevate oneself are the stock-in-trade of Gervais and Merchant.

In any case, Too Short has a few other tricks up its sleeve, particularly in the area of stunt casting (which Extras did so brilliantly). Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Carell and Sting all appear.

Neeson is hilarious as himself, coming to Gervais and Merchant for help because he wants to do comedy (both of the latter men have perfected the sideways glance at the camera to indicate something is a very bad idea or about to go wrong).

Davis is doing great work here -- his timing is impeccable, and his spirit can't be defeated in the face of embarrassment, a key component of the Gervais/Merchant recipe.

Gervais hasn't let the public's divided opinion of him stop him from being funny (though it appeared to tame him during the Golden Globes in January). With Life's Too Short, he again delivers.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 21, 2012, 09:53:27 PM
‘Lost’ Alum Terry O’Quinn’s Next TV Gig: Starring Role In ABC Supernatural Pilot (http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/terry-o-quinn-666-park-avenue-abc-supernatural/)

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EXCLUSIVE: One of Lost‘s most popular stars, Terry O’Quinn, is back on the supernatural drama beat and back at ABC with a lead role in the network’s drama pilot 666 Park Avenue. Based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce, the project centers on a young couple who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. Unwittingly, they begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. O’Quinn will play Gavin, the building’s owner. Alex Graves is directing the Warner Bros. TV/Alloy Entertainment pilot, written by David Wilcox. O’Quinn is coming off a major arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O this season. This marks the second ABC drama pilot Quinn has done since the end of the network’s hit series Lost. Last year, he starred in Marc Cherry’s Hallelujah.

LOCKE!!! Sounds like it might be an interesting show. I've been watching him regularly on Hawaii Five-O, but it'll be cool to see him in a leading role, in something that's not a straight-up cop drama. I never even saw Hallelujah; not sure what happened with that.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 23, 2012, 10:28:17 AM
Fox Orders Patton Oswalt-Mike Barker Animated Superhero Comedy Presentation (http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/fox-orders-patton-oswalt-mike-barker-animated-superhero-comedy-presentation/)

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EXCLUSIVE: While Fox’s pilot season is about live-action comedies, the network also is keeping its animated pipeline flowing. Fox has given a presenation order to Working Class Hero, an animated comedy starring actor-comedian Patton Oswalt and co-written and executive produced by American Dad co-creator/executive producer Mike Barker. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, is set in a world where superheroing is just another low-paid government job and centers on a dad (Oswalt) whose powers are no match for his misfit superhero co-workers and his demanding family.

WME-repped Barker co-wrote Working Class Hero with American Dad animator Brent Woods and the show’s staff writer Jordan Blum, who co-wrote an episode of the animated comedy earlier this season. Woods and Blum, who is with UTA and 3 Arts, serve as co-executive producers. Oswalt, repped by CAA and Generate, will produce. Over the past year, Fox introduced as many new animated comedy series, three, as it did live-action. Of them one, last year’s midseason entry Bob’s Burgers, was renewed for a second season; another, Allen Gregory, has been canceled; and Napoleon Dynamite is doing so-so in the ratings.

Could this be the show? I love Patton and I like Barker, but I ain't getting my hopes up, that's for damn sure. Been down this road too many times.

Nice to hear Allen Gregory died a grim death, and that piece of shit Napoleon Dynamite is only treading water.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 27, 2012, 02:37:53 PM
More good news regarding this show:

'Breaking Bad's' Giancarlo Esposito to Star in NBC's J.J. Abrams Drama Pilot 'Revolution'

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The one-time AMC villain will play a tough military man with Southern charm in the sci-fi project from "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke.

Giancarlo Esposito is going from playing a drug lord and Magic Mirror to a military man.

The former Breaking Bad villain and Once Upon a Time recurring guest has been tapped to star in J.J. Abrams' NBC drama pilot Revolution, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Revolving around a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist, Esposito will play Capt. Neville, a tough military man with a genteel Southern manner who may not always be what he seems.

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke will pen the pilot with Abrams and Fringe's Bryan Burk on board to executive produce. Jon Favreau will direct the Warner Bros. Television/Bad Robot Productions project.

Esposito joins the previously cast Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers and Anna Lise Phillips.

The casting marks the latest in what's been a busy year so far for Esposito. In addition to his critically acclaimed -- and Emmy buzzworthy -- role as drug lord Gustavo Fring on Breaking Bad, the actor has been recurring on ABC's fantasy drama Once Upon a Time as the Evil Queen's Magic Mirror and recently booked a guest gig on NBC's cult comedy Community.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 27, 2012, 06:16:07 PM
Holy shit. This looks awesome!

'Veep' Trailer: Let Julia Louis-Dreyfus Be Your Foul-Mouthed Vice President

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Well, HBO has another show we're going to have to watch. From Armando Iannucci--the only guy capable of beating Aaron Sorkin in the whip-smart political dialogue 100m--comes Veep, a U.S. off-shoot of the BBC government satire The Thick of It and its prior spin-off, the vastly-underwatched In the Loop. The series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a newly-elected Vice President working alongside a cast that includes Arrested Development's Tony Hale, Upright Citizens Brigade and Dog Bites Man's Matt Walsh, and My Girl's Anna Chlumsky. To recap: that's three stars of pretty great TV comedies, plus My Girl. If you aren't at least somewhat interested in this, you are wrong, or you saw My Girl 2.

http://www.youtube.com/v/soJggb_jDL8?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 29, 2012, 12:07:21 PM
Potential replacement for that godawful Unsupervised crap.

FX Developing Animated Comedy From 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Creator

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The project would revolve around a man recently released from prison and feature "Eastbound and Down's" Danny McBride among its voice cast.

FX is continuing its push into animation.

The male-skewing cable network, which recently renewed Archer for a fourth season, is developing a half-hour animated comedy project from the co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Aqua Teen's Matt Maiellaro and newcomer Grant Dekernion are penning the untitled project, which would revolve around a man recently released from prison.

Dekernion, a friend of Danny McBride, took the idea to the Eastbound and Down star and his production company, Rough House. The shingle's Matt Reilly then connected the duo with Maiellaro to flush out the concept. McBride is attached to voice a character in the project, which is in development.

The animated prison project joins an FX development slate that recently delivered freshman animated series Unsupervised.

Should the project go to series, Maiellaro and Dekernion would be credited as co-creators, writers and exec producers, with the former serving as showrunner. The project hails from Rough House, with the company's David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, McBride and Reilly also receiving credit as exec producers.

Seriously, anything would be better than Unsupervised.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on February 29, 2012, 12:09:39 PM
The shingle's Matt Reilly then connected the duo with Maiellaro to flush out the concept.

Isn't the phrase "flesh out"?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 29, 2012, 12:17:45 PM
The shingle's Matt Reilly then connected the duo with Maiellaro to flush out the concept.

Isn't the phrase "flesh out"?

Perhaps they do their best brainstorming in the bathroom.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on February 29, 2012, 12:48:28 PM
Perhaps they do their best brainstorming in the bathroom.

*Shrug* I know I do.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 29, 2012, 06:13:37 PM
Dane Cook to Star in NBC Comedy Pilot

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The comedian-turned-feature actor will play a grouchy alpha male DJ in "Next Caller Please" from "Weeds" producer Stephen Falk.

Dane Cook is heading to series television.

The stand-up comic-turned-feature actor has been tapped to star in NBC's comedy pilot Next Caller Please, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera series revolves around Cam Doherty, a brash alpha male DJ and his feminist co-host set in the office of a satellite radio station. Cook will play Cam, the disheveled, unshaven, hung-over and purposely detached magnetic grouch who doesn't like that his co-host is a woman. Weeds producer Stephen Falk will write and executive produce Next Caller Please. Like Weeds, the project hails from Universal Television and Lionsgate TV. Marc Buckland will direct the pilot

Collette Wolfe will play his co-host, Stella, in the gender comedy, while Joy Osmanski is on board to portray Winnie, Stella's producer, who recruits her to the radio show.

Cook's casting is the latest in a string of feature actors booking broadcast pilots. He joins Kevin Bacon (Kevin Williamson's serial killer drama), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Fox's Guilty), Mira Sorvino (CBS' Trooper) and Dennis Quaid (CBS' untitled Ralph Lamb Western), among others.

Cook, whose recent credits include features My Best Friend's Girl, Dan in Real Life, Mr. Brooks and Employee of the Month, is repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman. Cook's casting comes as part of the actor's overall deal at the network, which he inked in September.

Known for his stand-up comedy, Cook also guest starred last year on CBS' Hawaii Five-0. Should Next Caller Please be ordered to series, it would mark his first starring turn on network show.

Sounds like a sure-fire hit.

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 14, 2012, 06:27:10 AM
David Cronenberg developing historical based TV series Knifeman

http://www.avclub.com/articles/david-cronenberg-is-getting-into-television,70841/

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 15, 2012, 01:13:43 PM
HBO’s ‘Luck’ To Shut Down For Good Following Latest Horse Death

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Luck will be no more on HBO. The pay cable network, along with Luck executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, just announced that they’re ending the series following yesterday’s horse death, the third on the set of the horse racing drama starring Dustin Hoffman. Luck had been in the middle of production on the second episode of Season 2. The recently completed first episode won’t air. Meanwhile, the remaining two episodes of Luck‘s first season will air as scheduled, with the season finale serving also as a series finale. In the immediate aftermath of yesterday’s horse death, HBO initially said that production on Luck will continue with scenes that don’t involve horses. Now the stoppage will encompass the entire production. As of the time of HBO’s announcement, filming on the series was still underway, with the cast and crew unaware of the decision, but was expected to shut down immediately.

In a statement, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals applauded HBO’s decision to end Luck. ”Knowing that old, unfit, and drugged horses were forced to race for this series, PETA is glad that HBO has finally decided to cancel the show,” PETA said. The organization noted that it had urged the show’s producers “to use stock racing footage instead of endangering horses for entertainment purposes” and said that it “has called on law enforcement to investigate the deaths of the horses used on the set and to bring charges as appropriate.”

I'd heard good things about this show. Too bad they couldn't manage to avoid killing horses left and right.  :-\
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 15, 2012, 01:43:11 PM
HBO’s ‘Luck’ To Shut Down For Good Following Latest Horse Death

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Luck will be no more on HBO. The pay cable network, along with Luck executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, just announced that they’re ending the series following yesterday’s horse death, the third on the set of the horse racing drama starring Dustin Hoffman. Luck had been in the middle of production on the second episode of Season 2. The recently completed first episode won’t air. Meanwhile, the remaining two episodes of Luck‘s first season will air as scheduled, with the season finale serving also as a series finale. In the immediate aftermath of yesterday’s horse death, HBO initially said that production on Luck will continue with scenes that don’t involve horses. Now the stoppage will encompass the entire production. As of the time of HBO’s announcement, filming on the series was still underway, with the cast and crew unaware of the decision, but was expected to shut down immediately.

In a statement, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals applauded HBO’s decision to end Luck. ”Knowing that old, unfit, and drugged horses were forced to race for this series, PETA is glad that HBO has finally decided to cancel the show,” PETA said. The organization noted that it had urged the show’s producers “to use stock racing footage instead of endangering horses for entertainment purposes” and said that it “has called on law enforcement to investigate the deaths of the horses used on the set and to bring charges as appropriate.”

I'd heard good things about this show. Too bad they couldn't manage to avoid killing horses left and right.  :-\

Maybe they shouldn't have ended every episode with a Q&A with fans, followed by shooting a horse point blank in the head.  David Milch has always been an innovator.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 16, 2012, 05:09:18 PM
Dennis Miller Heading to ABC Comedy Pilot 'Awesometown'

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The former stand-up comic and late-night talk show host has joined the cast of Awesometown, ABC's comedy pilot starring Ben Rappaport, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The ensemble comedy revolves around the lives of four young professionals who work and live together in New York. Rappaport (Outsourced) stars as Dusty, a twentysomething who, following a breakup, moves in with his co-worker.

Miller will play Nelson Burke, the genius boss of Burke Architecture, who is described as never having smiled and "surgical" with his cut-downs.

Miller joins a cast that includes Nick Kocher, James Earl III and Amanda Crew in the pilot, which is being penned by Due Date scribe Adam Sztykiel. Sztykiel will serve as an executive producer alongside Josh Bycel, Jon Fener, Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone, with Jesse Peretz on board to direct the single-camera effort from 20th Television. The project, should it be ordered to series, would mark Miller's first scripted series-regular gig. The former Saturday Night Live player most recently guest-starred on an episode of CBS' Hawaii Five-0.

Miller hosted, wrote and executive produced his self-titled HBO late-night talker from 2004-05 and served in the same capacity on the syndicated Dennis Miller Show, which ran from 1992-2004.

The casting comes a day after Miller inked a long-term contract with Dial Global to continue as host of radio’s The Dennis Miller Show.

I hope this never even makes it to series, and if it does, I hope it gets cancelled after like two episodes. That's how much I fucking hate Dennis Miller.
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Post by: Bob on March 18, 2012, 04:53:30 AM
HBO’s ‘Luck’ To Shut Down For Good Following Latest Horse Death

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Luck will be no more on HBO. The pay cable network, along with Luck executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, just announced that they’re ending the series following yesterday’s horse death, the third on the set of the horse racing drama starring Dustin Hoffman. Luck had been in the middle of production on the second episode of Season 2. The recently completed first episode won’t air. Meanwhile, the remaining two episodes of Luck‘s first season will air as scheduled, with the season finale serving also as a series finale. In the immediate aftermath of yesterday’s horse death, HBO initially said that production on Luck will continue with scenes that don’t involve horses. Now the stoppage will encompass the entire production. As of the time of HBO’s announcement, filming on the series was still underway, with the cast and crew unaware of the decision, but was expected to shut down immediately.

In a statement, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals applauded HBO’s decision to end Luck. ”Knowing that old, unfit, and drugged horses were forced to race for this series, PETA is glad that HBO has finally decided to cancel the show,” PETA said. The organization noted that it had urged the show’s producers “to use stock racing footage instead of endangering horses for entertainment purposes” and said that it “has called on law enforcement to investigate the deaths of the horses used on the set and to bring charges as appropriate.”

I'd heard good things about this show. Too bad they couldn't manage to avoid killing horses left and right.  :-\

I loved "Luck" on HBO.   Maybe having all those guys who appeared on Law and Order (4 I think) is what really killed it......
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 26, 2012, 11:40:45 PM
‘Clerks: The Animated Series’ Might Return in 2013

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Clerks: The Animated Series might be edging towards a return in 2013. The series was a very short network prime time show, which many agree was ahead of its time. The series did the same style totally random-funny pop culture-filled jokes that were credited for Family Guy‘s later success.

Only two episodes were aired by ABC in 2000 before the show was canceled. The six-produced episodes were released on DVD and became a cult hit. Enough so that Harvey Weinstein wanted to produce an animated direct-to-video film titled Clerks: Sell Out based on the series. The movie was to have involved Dante and Randal making a movie about their lives at the Quick Stop.

But when Weinstein left Miramax, the rights to the Clerks Animated characters was left in the hands of the Disney Corporation, which had no interest in pursuing any future projects based on the property. However, Miramax was sold in 2011, allowing for a return.

Kevin Smith announced on Twitter yesterday that “Miramax 2.0 and I are hoping to give you new eps weekly next year.” So we might see new episodes of Clerks: The Animated Series in 2013 — but in what form? On Television? On Home Video? Or more likely — distributed digitally (Netflix, web, hulu…etc).

Saaaaay.
Title: Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on March 27, 2012, 05:18:55 PM
Who is returning? Bear is returning! Oh no! How can this be??

Post full of midgets!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 30, 2012, 06:10:01 PM
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HBO continues to be that guy with the Pynchon paperback on the train, adapting as many books into TV shows as it can so that you’re all made aware that HBO reads, has a rich intellectual life, and probably doesn’t even own a television to watch itself. Its latest literary acquisition, according to Deadline: The Madonnas Of Echo Park, the Brando Skyhorse (yes) novel about the Los Angeles neighborhood that’s home to a close-knit population of sinewy tree-people who roam the hills, filling them with the colorful sounds of their own name and the scents of desperation and eucalyptus oil. Ha ha, no, that is inaccurate. It’s actually about a less famous example of someone clinging to their cultural identity while facing the encroachment of younger usurpers—namely, the Latinos who have struggled to preserve their community’s heritage against an influx of gentrifying hipsters.

Playwright Julia Cho (who also previously worked on HBO’s Big Love) is handling the script, which will explore the way those respective groups learn to live with each other, besides the latter opening some really great taco trucks. And the development represents a much-needed win today for executive producers Aaron Kaplan and Kelly Marcel, whose previous collaboration Terra Nova finally died, despite its equally timely examination of what happens when a bunch of upper-middle-class people start moving into dinosaur neighborhoods. Anyway, consider this show HBO’s attempt to balance the scales after celebrating the lives of gentrifying hipsters in Bored To Death and How To Make It In America.

This could be interesting.  I've never heard of the book, but it will be interesting to see a show handling the issue of gentrification.  Just so long as it's not too heavy handed or interested in hipster straw men.  A mature meditation on the cost of gentrification could be very interesting (though it doesn't sound like an "ass in seats" kind of show like Game of Thrones.

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 03, 2012, 12:29:35 PM
First Trailer for HBO's Aaron Sorkin Drama 'The Newsroom' Released

http://www.youtube.com/v/wC8ovJYAU3U?version=3&hl=en_US

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First, he showed you behind the scenes of The West Wing, then he won an Oscar for his account of the creation of Facebook. Now, Aaron Sorkin is revealing the gritty side of The Newsroom.

HBO has released the first full-length trailer for Sorkin's new Jeff Daniels starrer The Newsroom, which explores the inner-workings of a 24-hour cable news network.

The hourlong drama stars Daniels as Will, the Keith Olbermann of news anchors, and follows him as he becomes unraveled and does what ever he can to hold on to his audience.

Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallgher Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski and Sam Waterston star. Jane Fonda recurs as the CEO of the cable news network's parent company whose ideals often clash with the news outlet she oversees.

"Progress is slow, but I'm in it for the long haul," Will says after expressing a string of less-than-popular political views.

Sorkin, who won an Academy Award for penning the screenplay forThe Social Network, will executive produce and write after spending time with high-profile cable news personalities like Olbermann and Chris Matthews to understand the world he planned to re-create.

Scott Rudin (The Social Network) and Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Big C) serve as executive producers, with Greg Mottola directing the pilot.

Sorkin, Daniels, Waterson, HBO. Yeah, I'm on board.

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 03, 2012, 08:00:14 PM
First Trailer for HBO's Aaron Sorkin Drama 'The Newsroom' Released

http://www.youtube.com/v/wC8ovJYAU3U?version=3&hl=en_US

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First, he showed you behind the scenes of The West Wing, then he won an Oscar for his account of the creation of Facebook. Now, Aaron Sorkin is revealing the gritty side of The Newsroom.

HBO has released the first full-length trailer for Sorkin's new Jeff Daniels starrer The Newsroom, which explores the inner-workings of a 24-hour cable news network.

The hourlong drama stars Daniels as Will, the Keith Olbermann of news anchors, and follows him as he becomes unraveled and does what ever he can to hold on to his audience.

Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallgher Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski and Sam Waterston star. Jane Fonda recurs as the CEO of the cable news network's parent company whose ideals often clash with the news outlet she oversees.

"Progress is slow, but I'm in it for the long haul," Will says after expressing a string of less-than-popular political views.

Sorkin, who won an Academy Award for penning the screenplay forThe Social Network, will executive produce and write after spending time with high-profile cable news personalities like Olbermann and Chris Matthews to understand the world he planned to re-create.

Scott Rudin (The Social Network) and Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Big C) serve as executive producers, with Greg Mottola directing the pilot.

Sorkin, Daniels, Waterson, HBO. Yeah, I'm on board.



Sorkin is really hit or miss for me.  This could be pretty good, but if it has that unfortunate "Studio 60" problem of having the characters treat their work like the fate of the world depends on it and just being mouth pieces, then it probably won't do so well, but since a news program does (or is supposed to) trump a sketch comedy show in terms of importance then maybe he'll be more suited to this.  Jeff Daniels looks pretty magnetic, so that's good.

Please note, however, that there's already a great show called the Newsroom.

http://www.youtube.com/v/m4RZBP4qsK8
http://www.youtube.com/v/b9huazlmDI8
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 03, 2012, 08:05:16 PM
Please note, however, that there's already a great show called the Newsroom.

I can only hope that's directed at everybody else on the forum besides me.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 04, 2012, 07:00:34 AM
Please note, however, that there's already a great show called the Newsroom.

I can only hope that's directed at everybody else on the forum besides me.

I was pretty sure you were a fan, but it's been a while since I've looked at Best of the Rest.  Generally, I always give one strike against a movie or TV show (deserved or not) that shares the name with a pre-existing one, particularly if the pre-existing one is good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 04, 2012, 11:37:40 AM
Please note, however, that there's already a great show called the Newsroom.

I can only hope that's directed at everybody else on the forum besides me.

I was pretty sure you were a fan, but it's been a while since I've looked at Best of the Rest.  Generally, I always give one strike against a movie or TV show (deserved or not) that shares the name with a pre-existing one, particularly if the pre-existing one is good.

I take every opportunity I can to promote that show. It's fucking brilliant. If I could, I'd strap people in and force them to watch it Clockwork Orange-style.

I agree with you about the title. The first thing I thought of was "oh, don't call it The Newsroom!"
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 04, 2012, 05:45:47 PM
Please note, however, that there's already a great show called the Newsroom.

I can only hope that's directed at everybody else on the forum besides me.

I was pretty sure you were a fan, but it's been a while since I've looked at Best of the Rest.  Generally, I always give one strike against a movie or TV show (deserved or not) that shares the name with a pre-existing one, particularly if the pre-existing one is good.

I take every opportunity I can to promote that show. It's fucking brilliant. If I could, I'd strap people in and force them to watch it Clockwork Orange-style.

I agree with you about the title. The first thing I thought of was "oh, don't call it The Newsroom!"

Or Crash.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 11, 2012, 09:37:03 PM
Fox Pulls 'Breaking In' From Schedule
The network will air "New Girl" encores in its place through May.


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Fox has pulled sophomore comedy Breaking In.

Beginning April 24, when Breaking In was slated to return, the network will air encores of Zooey Deschanel's New Girl in its place at 9:30 p.m. The repeats will follow new episodes of New Girl until May 8, when the season finale is scheduled to air.

The remaining episodes of Breaking In, which stars Christian Slater and Megan Mullally, will air at a later date.

Created by Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon, the Sony TV-produced Breaking In has struggled in the ratings since it launched its second season in March, hovering around 3 million viewers. The show had originally been canceled last May, but was brought back by Fox for a slot on the midseason schedule.

The news comes after Fox officially renewed New Girl, which saw a 22 percent jump last night with the help of a Glee lead-in, for a second season.

This goddamn thing just never had legs. I'm glad to hear New Girl got renewed. I quite enjoy that show.

'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman Developing New Show for AMC
The cable network is developing the comic book creator/executive producer's newest title, "Thief of Thieves," with "Walking Dead" producer David Alpert and former EP Chic Eglee attached.


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AMC is doubling down on Robert Kirkman.

The cable network is reteaming with The Walking Dead creator/executive producer to develop his newest comic, Thief of Thieves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The Image Comics/Skybound title revolves around a master thief with a dual identity who, while struggling to quit the business, opts to steal only what has already been stolen.

Kirkman and Walking Dead producer David Alpert of Circle of Confusion will reunite with Chic Eglee -- with whom they worked on the freshman season of the hit zombie drama -- on the project. Eglee, whose credits include the Showtime double-life drama Dexter, will serve as showrunner should Thief of Thieves move to series.

"Much like The Walking Dead brought horror to television in a unique and groundbreaking way, I feel Thief of Thieves can do the same thing for heist stories, showing the humanity of all the characters, including the criminals," Kirkman says.

Released in February, the first two issues Thief of Thieves each sold out on their respective release dates; issue No. 3 is in stores Wednesday.

Kirkman, who created Image/Skybound's Walking Dead in 2003 and continues to pen each monthly issue, developed the collaborative title Thief of Thieves based on his experience in the writers' room of the zombie drama. Nick Spencer penned the first arc of Thief of Thieves, with Kirkman on board as head writer to oversee the series.

"AMC recognizes the limitless ideas generated by the comic industry," Kirkman says. "Their dedication to bringing The Walking Dead to life as a TV show has been key to its success and I'm excited about the potential of Thief of Thieves to reach similar levels of success." 

Walking Dead has proven to be a valuable property for the network, with its second season finale in March shattering cable ratings marks with 9 million total viewers and records in  the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34 demographics. The March figures marked the third time the AMC series broke the demo records, besting its own record highs for the second time.

"Working with AMC has been a tremendously positive experience and I'm looking forward to continuing and strengthening our relationships there and I can't neglect to mention I've been dying to work with Chic again since we wrapped on The Walking Dead Season 1," Kirkman says. 
In addition to Thief of Thieves, Eglee (The Shield) is also developing another comic property, Brian Michael Bendis' Image-turned-Marvel/Icon title Powers, which is in the works at FX.

"It's incredibly exciting to put the band back together with Robert, Chic and AMC; it just feels great," Alpert says.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on April 12, 2012, 10:29:54 AM
Fox Pulls 'Breaking In' From Schedule
The network will air "New Girl" encores in its place through May.


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Fox has pulled sophomore comedy Breaking In.

Beginning April 24, when Breaking In was slated to return, the network will air encores of Zooey Deschanel's New Girl in its place at 9:30 p.m. The repeats will follow new episodes of New Girl until May 8, when the season finale is scheduled to air.

The remaining episodes of Breaking In, which stars Christian Slater and Megan Mullally, will air at a later date.

Created by Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon, the Sony TV-produced Breaking In has struggled in the ratings since it launched its second season in March, hovering around 3 million viewers. The show had originally been canceled last May, but was brought back by Fox for a slot on the midseason schedule.

The news comes after Fox officially renewed New Girl, which saw a 22 percent jump last night with the help of a Glee lead-in, for a second season.

This goddamn thing just never had legs. I'm glad to hear New Girl got renewed. I quite enjoy that show.


Breaking In losing Michael Rosenbaum was huge.  I LOVED the first season, but I've had a hard time getting into the new one.  I've liked each episode, but not having Dutch around bummed me out.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Bob on April 12, 2012, 11:20:50 AM
AMC is rocking!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 16, 2012, 03:05:01 PM
I have to say, despite my dislike of McConaughey, this sounds like it could be a good show.

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The American Horror Story model is all over the cable drama True Detective, a prospective new anthology series that will follow a different crime drama every year from multiple perspectives, and—for the first eight episodes, at least—will star Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, whose participation is made possible by the reduced time commitment and also their chakras, or something. Directed by Jane Eyre’s Cary Fukunaga, the show will find the two real-life pals playing Louisiana detectives as they hunt a serial killer over the span of 17 years, while also engaging in a friendly competition to see who can drawl out the most consonants and still be intelligible. As of now the show doesn’t have a network home, but with the attached star power—and both two completed episodes and a show bible from acclaimed noir writer Nic Pizzolatto—no doubt that will change soon.


http://www.avclub.com/articles/woody-harrelson-and-matthew-mcconaughey-will-costa,72272/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 16, 2012, 03:10:19 PM
I have to say, despite my dislike of McConaughey, this sounds like it could be a good show.

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The American Horror Story model is all over the cable drama True Detective, a prospective new anthology series that will follow a different crime drama every year from multiple perspectives, and—for the first eight episodes, at least—will star Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, whose participation is made possible by the reduced time commitment and also their chakras, or something. Directed by Jane Eyre’s Cary Fukunaga, the show will find the two real-life pals playing Louisiana detectives as they hunt a serial killer over the span of 17 years, while also engaging in a friendly competition to see who can drawl out the most consonants and still be intelligible. As of now the show doesn’t have a network home, but with the attached star power—and both two completed episodes and a show bible from acclaimed noir writer Nic Pizzolatto—no doubt that will change soon.


http://www.avclub.com/articles/woody-harrelson-and-matthew-mcconaughey-will-costa,72272/

It does, especially with Woody on board.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 15, 2012, 03:41:00 PM
Adult Swim Orders Eight Pilots, Including a Project From 'Community's' Dan Harmon

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Ahead of Adult Swim’s upfront party Wednesday night, the Turner-owned network has announced a collection of pilots.

Among the younger-skewing net’s development projects: an animated Harold & Kumar project and an animated effort from Community’s Dan Harmon.
Here’s a look at Adult Swim’s pilots:

Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project (In Development)
A Lionsgate-produced animated version of the eponymous stoner comedy series. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported in November, film stars John Cho and Kal Penn are on board to voice Harold and Kumar, respectively, while A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas scribes Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are attached to pen the script.

Rick & Morty
A genius inventor and his less-than-genius grandson and the life journeys they share. The 30-minute project hails from Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland.

Colonel Wallace (Working Title)
The 15-minute project from Greg Cohen (Late Night With Conan O'Brien, King of the Hill, TV Funhouse) that centers on an eccentric Southern fried chicken magnate and his adventures with his family.

Coffin Dodgers
A half-hour project, from Dave Silverstein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together), about misfit grumps who get into Animal House-style trouble at a cozy suburban retirement home.

Green Bench: The American Day Dream
A group of friends have pooled their money to buy a large office space for their business. The only problem is they haven’t quite figured out what that business is. In the meantime, it’s an awesome headquarters where their petty, self-centered and mischievous minds can wander. The half-hour project come from the Internet sketch comedy sensation Green Bench and produced by Dakota Pictures.

Freestyle Love Supreme
The half-hour live-action comedy from Ars Nova (Black Dynamite, In the Heights) revolves around IT guys who work on their freestyle rapping at the office, much to the annoyance of their co-workers.

King Star King
A 15-minute animated pilot from JJ Villard (Monsters vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (The Big Bang Theory) about a modern-day He-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot.

Rolling With Dad
The half-hour animated effort centers on a brilliant but disabled man dealing with his much less intelligent family. The project counts Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows) and David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of RJ Berger) as producers.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 15, 2012, 04:34:57 PM
Is it possible that this is why he's stepping down for Community?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 15, 2012, 04:57:27 PM
Is it possible that this is why he's stepping down for Community?

It's possible, although my gut tells me that he's a headache for NBC and they want to bounce his ass. It's total speculation on my part, but I wouldn't be surprised if NBC made him taking a lesser role part of the renewal deal.

Either way, I'm really looking forward to seeing what he does with the new animated show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 15, 2012, 06:07:24 PM
HBO To Develop 1980s Wall Street Comedy Starring Rob Riggle With Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg And Chris Henchy (http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/hbo-to-develop-1980s-wall-street-comedy-starring-rob-riggle-with-adam-mckay-will-ferrell-mark-wahlberg-and-chris-henchy/)

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EXCLUSIVE: The Other Guys gang is back together, this time on HBO. The pay cable network is developing a comedy project for Rob Riggle to star and produce. The single-camera comedy, based on an idea by Riggle, is being written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Set in the world of bond traders in 1980s Wall Street, it revolves around a successful, hard-living boss (Riggle) who lives a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life. McKay and Henchy are executive producing with their Gary Sanchez Prods partner Will Ferrell as well as Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Peter Principato and Paul Young. The project, which stems from Riggle’s development deal with HBO, reunites three of the stars of The Other Guys – Ferrell, Walhberg and Riggle — with the film’s writers McKay and Henchy. It was on that movie that McKay, Wahlberg, Ferrell and Riggle formed a working relationship and set out to find a project on which to collaborate.

Riggle originally developed the idea for the Wall Street comedy with Wahlberg’s Closest To The Hole Prods, Levinson’s Leverage and Principato-Young. Following Riggle and Wahlberg’s stint together on Other Guys, the Daily Show alum starred in Wahlberg and Levinson’s CBS’ comedy pilot Home Game and was attached to the producing duo’s HBO comedy project Lifestyle Lemonaid last year. Riggle, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, is currently seen in Sony’s hit 21 Jump Street and was recently named host of this year’s ESPYs.

Sounds promising, and with big guest star potential.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 17, 2012, 01:50:21 PM
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In Fall 2013, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will team up with Neil deGrasse Tyson in a bid to bring back COSMOS, the iconic television series written by Carl Sagan, his wife Ann Druyan, and astrophysicist Steven Soter. Druyan and Soter will co-produce with MacFarlane, and Tyson will be filling the shoes of Sagan as host of the series, which is scheduled to air on Fox.
http://io9.com/5911225/can-seth-mcfarlane-and-neil-degrasse-tyson-rekindle-our-passion-for-science <- video at link.

i'm all for science shows, but i don't know if i trust seth mcfarlane or fox with one. :-\
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 17, 2012, 02:10:37 PM
I can understand Fox, but what is wrong with Seth McFarlane in regard to science?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 17, 2012, 02:16:40 PM
all he's done so far is puerile humour (which i enjoy where it is), i just don't know how well he'd do with something real.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 17, 2012, 02:23:20 PM
With a badass like Dr Tyson on board he will probably do fine.  I guess we'll find out next year.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on May 17, 2012, 03:48:34 PM
I'd be more concerned it'll have digressions into Broadway style tunes and soft shoe numbers, since that seems to be Seth's real passion.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 17, 2012, 05:10:21 PM
I'm imagining a scenario like...

Tyson: In fact, the sun is so large, a million Earths could fit inside it.
Talking animal that has no business talking: Jesus Christ, that's more than the number of twinkies that can fit inside Kevin Smith.

CUT TO: Kevin Smith stands, fatly. He probably farts or something. Hold for ten seconds.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MontyServo on May 17, 2012, 06:33:37 PM
Could just be that Seth is using his stroke at the network to get some near and dear projects on the air and this one would not necessarily have his "stamp" on it.  He exec. produces it and Tyson basically has his stamp on the project.

I am looking forward to it.  Tyson is badass.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 24, 2012, 11:29:00 AM
Which NBC Show Is Real and Which is a Photoshopped Parody?

1.
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2.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258688/d11ca74760e67ff16bd06e37c1f25591_width_640x.jpg)

3.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258687/e9cac557893481f5f23f57d0a65eb2d7_width_640x.jpg)

4.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258689/d5b088f7d349e0096f6b38d98238dfdc_width_640x.jpg)

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(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258690/56c84350090868c100c1b38165abb989_width_640x.jpg)

6.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258691/92f7ddfd2c5412df68c7153d4cfb0811_width_640x.jpg)

7.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258692/51592ebea90b85953037397e1360bf87_width_640x.jpg)


ANSWERS

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 24, 2012, 11:41:43 AM
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258691/92f7ddfd2c5412df68c7153d4cfb0811_width_640x.jpg)

is this a goofy follow-up to independence day? the wacky adventures of post-war cleanup and preparing for the next invasion? ???
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on May 24, 2012, 12:04:44 PM
Well thank goodness they're cutting Community's fourth season short! I'd hate to think they wouldn't have time in their schedule to air all of these properly.

Non-snark response: Irritating pictures filled with whatever-the-NBC-equivalent-of-the=Dreamworks-smirk (http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dreamfaces_1028.jpg)-is makes it hard to take them seriously, but I won't quite dismiss any of them until air time. When it comes to modern TV, you can never rely on a promo shot (or even the premise) to say how good or not it will be. If that were the case, I would've dismissed Community and Parks and Recs before they even aired.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 24, 2012, 02:26:05 PM
HBO Developing Comedy Series Starring Catherine Keener And Written & Directed By Charlie Kaufman

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Frequent feature collaborators Charlie Kaufman and Catherine Keener are teaming for a TV series project. In a competitive situation, a half-hour comedy starring Oscar nominee Keener and to be written and directed by Oscar winner Kaufman has landed at HBO, which has put it on fast-track development. The untitled comedy is described as an exploration of one day in a woman’s life and how the events leading up to it can affect, or not, the reality in which she lives. Kaufman is executive producing; Keener serves as producer.

Over the last decade, Keener had been frequently pursued to do TV series, something she had declined to do until now. For her first series starring vehicle, she opted to team with a writer-director whom she has worked with before and who knows her well. Keener starred in Kaufman’s feature directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. She appeared in two movies written by him – Synecdoche and Being John Malkovich – and also did a cameo in the Kaufman-penned Adaptation. Keener also is set to co-star in Kaufman’s next movie, Frank Or Francis, opposite Steve Carell and Jack Black. Both Keener and Kaufman earned Oscar nominations for Being John Malkovich.

HBO has been building a slate of comedy series with female leads, including recent entries Enlightened starring Laura Dern and Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Awesome. Also, this is the first I've heard of the Frank Or Francis project with Carell and Black.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 24, 2012, 02:45:33 PM
Which NBC Show Is Real and Which is a Photoshopped Parody?

1.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258686/b78e55954762c9769a54fa029c730bb0_width_640x.jpg)

2.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258688/d11ca74760e67ff16bd06e37c1f25591_width_640x.jpg)

3.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258687/e9cac557893481f5f23f57d0a65eb2d7_width_640x.jpg)

4.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258689/d5b088f7d349e0096f6b38d98238dfdc_width_640x.jpg)

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(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258690/56c84350090868c100c1b38165abb989_width_640x.jpg)

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(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258691/92f7ddfd2c5412df68c7153d4cfb0811_width_640x.jpg)

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(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258692/51592ebea90b85953037397e1360bf87_width_640x.jpg)


ANSWERS

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Really?!  Good night.  What ever happened to the days when NBC was home to Cheers and Hill street blues?!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 24, 2012, 09:02:10 PM
Which NBC Show Is Real and Which is a Photoshopped Parody?

2.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258688/d11ca74760e67ff16bd06e37c1f25591_width_640x.jpg)


7.
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258692/51592ebea90b85953037397e1360bf87_width_640x.jpg)


While one is actually implying it, both posters would be greatly improved with handheld objects replaced with guns.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 24, 2012, 09:05:13 PM
Holy shit, Dane Cook is still getting work?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 24, 2012, 09:11:52 PM
I guess "chainsaw fucking a whore's cunt" doesn't pay the bills anymore.

I would like to believe that this is because no stage would have him.  Also, he's going to walk on set and find out he's going into the Wicker Man.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on May 24, 2012, 09:15:14 PM
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1258691/92f7ddfd2c5412df68c7153d4cfb0811_width_640x.jpg)

is this a goofy follow-up to independence day? the wacky adventures of post-war cleanup and preparing for the next invasion? ???

If only,that would be worth watching.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 25, 2012, 07:48:11 AM
Oh Justin Kirk, how could you?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 02, 2012, 01:46:19 PM
IS ‘LOST’ WRITER DAMON LINDELOF RETURNING TO TELEVISION?

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With ‘Prometheus‘ less than a week away from its domestic release, screenwriter Damon Lindelof has announced that he’s taking a break from movies to go back the world that birthed his career in the first place: television. Why is this such a big deal? Easy: Lindelof was one of the head writers and showrunners on a little show you might have watched called ‘Lost.’

Since the uber-controversial finale of ‘Lost’ two years ago, Lindelof has been a busy man. In addition to writing the kinda-sorta ‘Alien’ prequel ‘Prometheus’ for Ridley Scott (a dream gig for a dyed-in-the-wool geek like him), Lindelof is one of the credited writers for the currently-filming ‘Star Trek 2.’ Recently, it was announced that his mysterious science fiction screenplay ’1952′ was going before the cameras courtesy of director Brad Bird. If that sounds like a lot of sci-fi to you, well, Lindelof agrees:

“I think certainly film-wise, I’m spaced out, I think I’ve got the robot-spaceship future bug out of my system.”

Hence the new deal Lindelof just inked with Warner Bros. TV, which will allow him to create a new show of his own. This is a new step for him, since ‘Lost’ was co-created by several other people (including ‘Star Trek’ director JJ Abrams). Can we expect another show like ‘Lost’ this time around? Lindelof thinks not, saying that he’s done with shows with “wackadoo mythology.” He says that he is open to both broadcast and cable shows but if he has a solid idea, he’s not giving up any details quite yet…although he definitely hints that’s he’s not done playing in the genre world:

“What I love about television is character-based storytelling, and I want to continue to explore the fantastical way of doing it where characters live in a world that is a little skewed.”

Since the deal is brand new and there aren’t any concrete show details to actually report yet, it’s time to break out those ‘Lost’ DVDs and play the waiting game.

“Wackadoo mythology.” I love that!
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 21, 2012, 12:41:36 PM
'Drive' Director Nicolas Winding Refn to Bring 'Barbarella' to the Small Screen

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Barbarella will be getting a sexy small screen makeover from Nicolas Winding Refn and producers Gaumont International Television and Martha De Laurentiis.

The Drive director will put his auteur mark on the iconic character made famous by Jane Fonda in the 1968 film from Roger Vadim based on Jean-Claude Forest’s French comic book character. Refn will direct and executive produce the series alongside De Laurentiis and co-executive producers Julien Forest and Jean-Marc Lofficier.

Refn called Barbarella “one of the ultimate counter-cultural characters” and said “I look forward to bringing this unique character to life for a new generation of fans.”

De Laurentiis said Refn has “the perfect vision to elevate such an iconic character like Barbarella and bring her to new audiences worldwide.”

Gaumont’s Vice CEO Christophe Riandee added: “Nicolas is one of today’s hottest directors and it was an obvious choice that we get him on board with this project.”

Quick casting idea:

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100805235618/madmen/images/1/16/Christina-hendricks.jpg)

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 22, 2012, 02:55:45 PM
'Drive' Director Nicolas Winding Refn to Bring 'Barbarella' to the Small Screen

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Barbarella will be getting a sexy small screen makeover from Nicolas Winding Refn and producers Gaumont International Television and Martha De Laurentiis.

The Drive director will put his auteur mark on the iconic character made famous by Jane Fonda in the 1968 film from Roger Vadim based on Jean-Claude Forest’s French comic book character. Refn will direct and executive produce the series alongside De Laurentiis and co-executive producers Julien Forest and Jean-Marc Lofficier.

Refn called Barbarella “one of the ultimate counter-cultural characters” and said “I look forward to bringing this unique character to life for a new generation of fans.”

De Laurentiis said Refn has “the perfect vision to elevate such an iconic character like Barbarella and bring her to new audiences worldwide.”

Gaumont’s Vice CEO Christophe Riandee added: “Nicolas is one of today’s hottest directors and it was an obvious choice that we get him on board with this project.”

Quick casting idea:

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100805235618/madmen/images/1/16/Christina-hendricks.jpg)



I like everything about what you just posted.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 22, 2012, 02:56:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/6k0XUAfIlxA

Looks like they might not have all the cheapness of the original, but don't forget the continuity gaffs that made the original so good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 25, 2012, 11:08:58 AM
http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/2012/02/15/johnny-lee-miller-gets-elementary-in-us-version-of-sherlock/

Johnny Lee Miller?  Count me in!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on June 25, 2012, 11:29:47 AM
Why do we need a U.S. version of Sherlock Holmes?  That just doesnt make sense to me. 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on June 25, 2012, 11:37:02 AM
because!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 28, 2012, 03:39:46 PM
Is there anything this guy isn't involved with?!? Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

Damon Lindelof Developing Tom Perrotta's 'The Leftovers' at HBO

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Damon Lindelof has found his first TV series project since ABC's Lost. The former co-creator of the island-set drama is developing a small-screen adaptation of author Tom Perrotta's novel The Leftovers at HBO, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Lindelof will co-write the project with Perrotta under his rich three-year deal with Warner Bros. Television. HBO will produce the effort alongside WBTV. Perrotta will also executive produce with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. Should the project move forward from its development status, Lindelof would serve as showrunner. 

Leftovers, which was published in May, revolves around the Rapture and follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton after the sudden departure of more than 100 people as they begin to rebuild their lives after their mysterious disappearance.

The Lost co-showrunner inked a three-year deal with WBTV earlier this month, marking his return to TV after Lost's six-season run. More recently, he helped develop former Lost scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz's ABC drama Once Upon a Time, which was renewed for a second season in May.

In addition to the co-writing Prometheus, Lindelof has the upcoming Star Trek sequel as well as Disney's 1952 set up on the big screen.

I like the concept; seems to lend itself quite well to his style. The fact that it's HBO bodes extra well, too.

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Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 09, 2012, 10:31:28 AM
JERRY SEINFELD’S NEW SERIES SERVES UP ITS FIRST TRAILER

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You know, it’s been a good long while sinec we’ve seen Jerry Seinfeld on TV in anything worthwhile (yes, we absolutely refuse to count ‘The Marriage Ref’).  We know he’ll be appearing later this season in an intriguing extended arc on FX’s comedy gem ‘Louie?’ but what’s the ‘Seinfeld’ comedian’s new web series all about?  The first teaser may or may not provide the answer…

Crackle has revved up the first teaser for legendary comedian and classic car collector Jerry Seinfeld’s all-new web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.’  The series, which will debut on Crackle.com July 19, follows Seinfeld and his network of famous friends as they, you guessed it, cruise around town together and eventually get coffee.

The first run will contain appearances from such famous faces as ‘Seinfeld’ co-creator Larry David, ‘Seinfeld’ co-star Michael Richards, Ricky Gervais, ‘30 Rock‘s Alec Baldwin and former ‘Saturday Night Live‘ star Colin Quinn.  The first teaser is below, but we warned, there isn’t much to go on, or even much of any dialogue at all.

http://www.youtube.com/v/9Pe7J-8qIPY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on July 09, 2012, 11:31:13 AM
Was that Joel at 25 seconds in? Also I saw Brian Regan!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 22, 2012, 05:57:44 PM
'Fringe' Duo Adapting 'Sleepy Hollow' for Fox

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Fox is going for a ride with Ichabod Crane.

The network has given a put-pilot commitment to an adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from Fringe creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The duo's dramatic take on Sleepy Hollow is described as a modern-day supernatural thriller based on the 1820 short story in which Ichabod Crane partners with the town's local female sheriff to bring peace to a beleaguered community.

Kurtzman and Orci are attached to write the script alongside Phillip Iscove, who created the concept. The duo -- whose credits also include Alias, Hawaii Five-0 and features including Cowboys & Aliens -- will executive produce alongside Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall), who will also direct. (Wiseman previously helmed the pilot for Hawaii Five-0.)

Could be cool; good pedigree, anyway.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 23, 2012, 12:44:26 PM
Was that Joel at 25 seconds in? Also I saw Brian Regan!

Yes, that's Joel!  Excitement!

He don't look too excited though.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 02, 2012, 10:17:00 AM
Community's Dan Harmon Developing Comedy for CBS — But There's a Twist

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For a dude without a job former Community boss Dan Harmon is one very busy Human Being.

The scribe, who as previously reported is nearing a deal to develop a comedy project for Fox, has just inked a blind script pact with CBS for a new half-hour series, TVLine has learned.

The twist? Harmon is venturing outside his wheelhouse and trying his hand at a traditional multi-cam comedy. (His potential Fox show may or may not be multi-cam too.)

Harmon, who was ousted as Community showrunner earlier this summer, also has an animated pilot called Rick & Morty in the hopper for Adult Swim.

From unemployed to potentially overexposed in the blink of an eye. I actually don't care how much he's involved in as long as it's all quality. Better him putting out different types of things than somebody like McFarlane just recreating the same fucking show over and over.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2012, 02:37:03 PM
M. Night Shyamalan Jumping Into Scripted TV With Syfy Project

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Syfy is getting into business with feature filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.

The cable network has given a put-pilot commitment to a project from Shyamalan and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Marti Noxon titled Proof, marking his first foray into scripted television, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Shyamalan, who made his mark with The Sixth Sense, would direct the Universal Cable Productions project. Proof centers on the son of a billionaire tech genius who, following an accident that claims his parents' lives, offers a large reward for anyone who can find proof of life after death.

Shyamalan and Noxon will co-write the project and serve as EPs. Ashwin Rajan, of Shyamalan's Blinding Edge, also will serve as an exec producer.

Shyamalan's jump to the small screen comes after Syfy renewed Total Blackout and Lost Girl, opted not to move forward with Sanctuary and bid farewell to veteran series Eureka. He also has some history at the network. In 2004, the then-Sci Fi Channel was involved in a controversial "special," The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan, that ended up being a marketing ploy for his film The Village.

Yeah, this seems like a good place for him at this point in his career.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2012, 02:57:51 PM
How did Marti end with him?  She must have lost a bet.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 15, 2012, 05:19:08 PM
Michael J. Fox Plots TV Comeback With Comedy From 'Arrested Development' Writer

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Michael J. Fox is ready to go back to … television full time.

The Family Ties and Back to the Future star is shopping a single-camera comedy project inspired by his life, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. As first reported by Vulture, Fox is teaming with Arrested Development and Cougar Town scribe Sam Laybourne and Easy A director Will Gluck for the Sony Pictures Television comedy. Fox would star.

SPT is shopping the series to broadcast networks, with all four network bosses said to have heard the pitch, which the studio is eyeing for a launch next year.
Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, of late has booked gigs on CBS' The Good Wife, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and FX's Rescue Me. His credits also include Boston Legal, Spin City and voice work on the Stuart Little animated features.

Sounds like a cool idea. I loved his guest shot on Curb.
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Post by: Zombie Monty on August 15, 2012, 10:56:37 PM
Holy Shit!  Scooby Doo saves Wrestlemania!

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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Warner Bros. and WWE Studios (WWE) announced they will co-produce a Scooby-Doo animated feature that will find Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at WrestleMania®. The announcement was made today by Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Family & Animation, Warner Home Video and Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios.

WWE Superstars and Divas including Triple H®, John Cena®, Kane, The Miz®, Brodus Clay™, Santino Marella®, Sin Cara™ and AJ™ will appear in animated form and lend their voices to the project. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon® will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.

“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on this wonderful animated film,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “Kids and adults are going to enjoy seeing their favorite WWE Superstars in animated form join forces with an icon like Scooby-Doo to solve a mystery at the biggest pop-culture event of the year – WrestleMania.”

“Warner Bros. is thrilled to get into the ring with WWE Studios to bring fans an unprecedented animated adventure,” said Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Warner Home Video. “We’re excited to leverage the WWE’s family-friendly brand and passionate fan base and integrate some of the most popular WWE Superstars and Divas within the Scooby-Doo gang.”

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film.

This reminds me of back when Scooby Doo would have adventures with The Harlem Globetrotters and other celebrities on the New Scooby Doo Movies.  This has the potential to be spectacular!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: bigheadtodd82 on August 20, 2012, 09:52:45 AM
Holy Shit!  Scooby Doo saves Wrestlemania!

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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Warner Bros. and WWE Studios (WWE) announced they will co-produce a Scooby-Doo animated feature that will find Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at WrestleMania®. The announcement was made today by Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Family & Animation, Warner Home Video and Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios.

WWE Superstars and Divas including Triple H®, John Cena®, Kane, The Miz®, Brodus Clay™, Santino Marella®, Sin Cara™ and AJ™ will appear in animated form and lend their voices to the project. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon® will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.

“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on this wonderful animated film,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “Kids and adults are going to enjoy seeing their favorite WWE Superstars in animated form join forces with an icon like Scooby-Doo to solve a mystery at the biggest pop-culture event of the year – WrestleMania.”

“Warner Bros. is thrilled to get into the ring with WWE Studios to bring fans an unprecedented animated adventure,” said Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Warner Home Video. “We’re excited to leverage the WWE’s family-friendly brand and passionate fan base and integrate some of the most popular WWE Superstars and Divas within the Scooby-Doo gang.”

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film.

This reminds me of back when Scooby Doo would have adventures with The Harlem Globetrotters and other celebrities on the New Scooby Doo Movies.  This has the potential to be spectacular!
If this isn't WWE "jumping the shark" I don't know what is.....
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: NashaWriter on August 20, 2012, 07:35:31 PM
Anyone else have that.....sense of loss feeling when they realize their favorite show will no longer be coming on at it's usual time/date?

For the first time in eight years, I will not be looking forward to the 'House M.D" season premier. I've made myself sad.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on August 21, 2012, 05:03:24 AM
I know that feel...

pretty much ANY time a new show that I like is on FOX.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Bob on August 21, 2012, 05:50:19 AM
I know that feel...

pretty much ANY time a new show that I like is on FOX.

That is why I trust AMC and FX these days rather than the 4 "lets put on stupid shows and cancel the good ones" networks.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on August 21, 2012, 06:06:58 AM
This is one of the big reasons that I really don;t watch TV; it's easier to watch the complete series boxset of so many shows rather than hunt for them in the schedule and then not find them at all.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on August 21, 2012, 05:10:03 PM
The Office is finally going to be ending.


http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/season-9-to-be-the-last-for-the-office/
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“This will be the last season of The Office, the series’ developer/executive producer Greg Daniels just announced. Daniels, who ran the veteran NBC comedy from season one through five and has returned for the upcoming season nine, made the announcement on a conference call this morning. “It was a hard decision but this is going to be a real gangbuster season,” added Daniels. The producer stressed that creative closure was the primary reason behind the decision to end the series. “Certainly we’re not leaving for any reason other than that one,” said Daniels. “This year feels like the last chance” for The Office to have “an artistic ending.” With The Office still ranking as NBC’s highest-rated scripted series, Daniels said he feared the network might want to “cling to it” when he approached NBC executives with the idea of ending the show. “It’s actually a big surprise to me that NBC was so supportive of this decision,” he said. “We all had a lot of passion for it and persuaded them.”

The Emmy-winning comedy struggled to recover from the exit of its leading man Steve Carell at the end of Season 7. After his anointed successor James Spader exited this May, word was that Daniels had a plan to reboot the long-running series heading into Season 9, which premieres Sept. 20. The series was able to secure its core cast, with Ed Helms, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer all coming back, joined by Rainn Wilson, who will reprise his role with an eye toward jumping onto spinoff The Farm, which the actor created with former Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein.

Daniels said that a lot of stories would be wrapped up and the identity of the documentary camera crew that been filming the employees of Scranton, Penn. would be revealed. To bookend the series, Daniels said he wanted to get Ken Kwapis, who directed the pilot, to also direct the finale. “There is so much to pay off from nine seasons of great characters and the core cast are all going to be there,” he said. “Now that we know we have an end date, we can take some chances and blow things up.”

As for Carell and his character Michael Scott, “we certainly wish Michael Scott would return,” Daniels said. “But we’re not going to put pressure on Steve to write something only he could do.” Daniels wouldn’t be pinned down on any specifics on Carell or the end of The Office. “We’ll see, we haven’t written anything, we just have some ideas for the ending,” he said.

The Office joins NBC’s other Emmy-winning Thursday comedy series, 30 Rock, which also will end its run this coming season after the final 13 episodes. The Office has a full-season 22-episode order.

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2012, 01:29:48 PM
so remember how seth green was making a star wars tv show...

http://www.youtube.com/v/-yRNXFhboBI

yeah...  :speechless:
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on August 24, 2012, 01:36:18 PM
Wow, whats the point?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2012, 01:37:13 PM
Wow, whats the point?

$
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 24, 2012, 02:00:40 PM
Well I got a chuckle or two out of it. Looks hit-and-miss, like its cousin, Robot Chicken...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 24, 2012, 03:17:07 PM
More like Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Eh-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Meh-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Hit-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2012, 03:23:06 PM
More like Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Eh-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Meh-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Hit-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss.

i might agree with you. i just need to find a pen, paper, and the pause button to be sure.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 24, 2012, 09:03:40 PM
Voice of 'Sesame Street's' The Count dies at 78

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Puppeteer Jerry Nelson, famous for lending his voice to Muppets on “Sesame Street,” “The Muppet Show” and “Fraggle Rock,” died Thursday, according to People. He was 78.
 
The cast and crew of “Sesame Street,” and the staff of Sesame Workshop, released the following statement in memoriam: “A member of the ‘Sesame Street’ family for more than 40 years, [Nelson] will forever be in our hearts and remembered for the artistry in his puppetry, his music, and the laughter he brought to children worldwide…”
 
Nelson is, perhaps, best recognized as the voice of Count von Count, a friendly vampire with an unmistakable laugh and an affinity for numbers
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Post by: Zombie Monty on August 25, 2012, 07:50:38 PM
Went to the Star Wars Detours panel at Celebration VI earlier today, and have a lot more faith in the show than I would have just going by that trailer.

The show is not like Robot Chicken in that it is not just a series of bits and vignettes.  Each episode will have a story and Seth Green said the idea was to be like The Simpsons or Futurama where they have this huge universe to play with.  There are three main locales for the show.  The still under construction original Death Star, Dex's Diner on Coruscant, and Tatooine (mainly Jabba's Palace).  The show itself seems to take place between Episodes III & IV.

The clips they showed at the panel make this show look a lot more promising.  And having Seth Green there to sell us on the concept of the show also helped.  Hopefully it will be given enough time to find itself (like so many other shows) because it looks like it could become something really special.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 29, 2012, 03:40:34 PM
Disappointed to hear ABC cancelled Good Christian Bitches.  I don't think it was a popular show but I enjoyed it.  Reminded me so much of home...

And CBC cancelled CSI Miami!  No more Horatio taking off his sunglasses and muttering one-liners.  I sure will miss that show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 29, 2012, 03:46:22 PM
And CBC cancelled CSI Miami!  No more Horatio taking off his sunglasses and muttering one-liners.  I sure will miss that show.

wait, what? we were producing that dreck? ???
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on August 29, 2012, 03:54:24 PM
CBS
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Post by: k1 on August 31, 2012, 01:44:37 PM
Just saw a trailer for Last Resort (on ABC)

http://www.hulu.com/last-resort-2012

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From the writers of The Shield comes this dramatic new international action-thriller about treachery, treason, and nuclear brinksmanship. "Last Resort" contemplates establishing of a new society in the modern world, and character becomes everything when unthinkable decisions must be made.

Could be interesting. Meaning it'll probably get cancelled just when things get good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on August 31, 2012, 03:26:15 PM
Teaser trailer for "Arrow" (based on Green Arrow)
http://www.hulu.com/arrow

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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante - to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/374337#i0,p0,d2

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Post by: Pak-Man on September 04, 2012, 03:54:47 PM
If you ever wanted to collect the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons, but didn't want to have to buy a gazillion different mini-collections to get them, here you go:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/04/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-the-complete-classic-series-on-dvd
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on September 04, 2012, 08:54:35 PM
http://www.thundercats.ws/news/thundercats-cartoon-news-3/rip-thundercats-2011-2012-504/

 Cancelled. RIP Thundercats, you were a pretty great show. UP NEXT, YET ANOTHER SEASON OF BEN 10. :/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 21, 2012, 06:34:38 PM
America's Son:  It's like Hamlet, but America and it probably turns out revenge doesn't lead to everyone dying in the event that we are picked up for another season:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/foxs-modernday-hamlet-tv-show-is-to-be,85255/

From the AV Club
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Shakespeare: a fellow of infinite jest, of excellent fancy, yet where be his gibes now? His gambols? His flashes of merriment? His production deals? Alas, poor Shakespeare, he died centuries before getting a good agent, so it's up to modern-day TV writers to haul his skull from the ground and kiss the lips that those mining the public domain have kissed we know not how oft, the latest of these being Fox's "sophisticated, contemporary spin" on Hamlet. According to Deadline, former West Wing writer Paul Redford has just sold America's Son, a Hamlet-based "part juicy soap, part political thriller" set among the corridors of power in Washington D.C., where a "renegade JFK Jr. type" investigates the mystery of his father's death in a car accident, only to uncover a vast web of family lies that leads him to seek revenge. (Though not Revenge, as that show already exists and is based on The Count Of Monte Cristo. And not on motorcycles, as that's the contemporary spin on Hamlet offered by Sons Of Anarchy.) Once more, the play's the thing [that you can rewrite with younger sexy people and claim for yourself].
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 25, 2012, 08:48:02 PM
So the Coens are producing a Fargo TV series.  If it doesn't have Frances McDormand, I don't see the point.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fx-is-going-ahead-with-that-fargo-pilot-there,85370/
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First rumored in March, then greeted with a skeptical yet charmingly Minnesotan "Oh, yah?" before being forgotten, a TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers' Fargo is now officially in the works at FX, with the Coens on board as executive producers.
All well and good, but I would have preferred a Barton Fink sitcom in which Barton is still toiling away at scripts that will never be made into movies and occasionally John Goodman comes by to deliver a package.  I know it seems like a long shot, but where there's a head, there's hope.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on September 27, 2012, 01:25:29 AM
So the Coens are producing a Fargo TV series.  If it doesn't have Frances McDormand, I don't see the point.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fx-is-going-ahead-with-that-fargo-pilot-there,85370/
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First rumored in March, then greeted with a skeptical yet charmingly Minnesotan "Oh, yah?" before being forgotten, a TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers' Fargo is now officially in the works at FX, with the Coens on board as executive producers.
All well and good, but I would have preferred a Barton Fink sitcom in which Barton is still toiling away at scripts that will never be made into movies and occasionally John Goodman comes by to deliver a package.  I know it seems like a long shot, but where there's a head, there's hope.

I think they're still seriously planning a sequel to Barton Fink called Old Fink. They're just waiting for John Turturro to reach the proper age.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on October 18, 2012, 09:59:50 AM
ghoS! (http://screenrant.com/star-trek-captain-worf-tv-show-michael-dorn/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 20, 2012, 02:08:00 PM
Ooo!  I guess the question is will it take place in the classic universe or the current and what kind of ship will he helm.  This might sound ignorant, but is it possible that he's joined the Klingon Empire and captains a bird of prey?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on October 20, 2012, 02:15:01 PM
It would be awesome to see a bird of prey set show (I've wanted to see one for years) but it'll likely be a Federation ship.

I would love to see this show however, whatever they do with it. :)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 20, 2012, 02:21:23 PM
Hoping that anything gets done.  There's not much in the article except that Dorn is "working on it".  Which could mean he's writing down episode titles on a notepad.

A possible excerpt:

City on the Edge of Forever and a Day
Worf's New Hat!
Fisherman Worf
Tangerine Dream: Son of Moog!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on October 20, 2012, 02:38:53 PM
Worf Gets, And Keeps, Some Ass Finally, DAMMIT!

That's more of a working title, obviously.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on October 20, 2012, 02:44:49 PM
Worf Speed!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on October 20, 2012, 03:04:14 PM
a night out with the worf pack
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on October 20, 2012, 03:06:52 PM
Alls Fair in Love and Worf.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on October 20, 2012, 03:29:44 PM
And the rib tickling transporter mishap episode Snow White And The Seven Worfs.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 20, 2012, 08:37:32 PM
Worf Goes Fishing!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on October 20, 2012, 09:11:12 PM
Musical episode:  The Worf Tour!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2012, 08:58:54 AM
Worf Goes Fishing!

I think I covered that with "Fisherman Worf," but no one appreciated the pun.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on October 21, 2012, 09:18:34 AM
Worf Goes Fishing!

I think I covered that with "Fisherman Worf," but no one appreciated the pun.

i think pak was referencing dorf. at least, i hope so.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 21, 2012, 10:16:44 PM
Yeah. The '90s "As Seen On TV" comedy road is the road less travelled, but I WENT there! :^)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 23, 2012, 10:49:30 AM
Seems The Weather Channel is pulling a SyFy and re-branding itself into The Weather Company.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on October 23, 2012, 10:54:53 AM
Not edgy enough, they need to evoke something more chthonic, the Weather...Underground, that's the ticket!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 21, 2012, 03:02:01 PM
I forgot where to find the Blu-Ray thread, but it counts as TV news....

THE X-FILES ON BLU RAY!!!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/X-Files-Blu-ray-Plans/17764
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 26, 2012, 08:14:23 PM
Wyatt Cenac is leaving the Daily Show.

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Comedy Central has confirmed to Vulture that Wyatt Cenac—he of the deadpan demeanor and Sea World slavery exposés—will be leaving The Daily Show at the end of the year, finishing a run as correspondent and writer that began in 2008. There's no word on what Cenac has planned for his life post-Daily Show, although he has maintained his stand-up comedy career on the side, so presumably he's leaving to concentrate on that until the inevitable sitcom offer comes in. Cenac's final episode will be December 13, the show's last of 2012, and presumably will include some sort of send-off, unless they just open up a trap door and drop him down into whatever dungeon is currently holding Vance DeGeneres.

Interesting to see what he does once he leaves.  He strikes me as a guy who won't necessarily get big, but will involve himself in some interesting projects, unlike Corrdry who seemed to float around a bit before Children's Hospital.

BTW, check out his early, pre-Daily Show appearance on the Battleship Pretension movie podcast, where he tells a great story about writing notes on the worst racial-based body-switching movie script that will hopefully never get made into a feature.  And yes, it was called Ebony and Ivory.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on November 27, 2012, 04:46:33 PM
I like Cenac, his standup is funny.  And he's nice to look at.

But at least they still have another Junior black correspondent, that Jessica Williams is funny.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 05, 2012, 08:40:00 PM
Vince Vaughn.  Glenn Beck.  Huh?

From Onion AV Club
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Having found each other through the echolocation of their own loud, persistent chatter, Glenn Beck and Vince Vaughn have teamed for a nine-episode reality series dubbed Pursuit Of The Truth—as when it comes to getting to the truth of things, nothing beats Glenn Beck, the fast-talking guy from Wedding Crashers, and reality television. Beck made the announcement today on his radio show, acknowledging the unlikelihood of his getting together with Vaughn: "That should make everybody’s head spin. What the hell is Vince Vaughn doing with a crazy man? I know, that’s what my friends say. 'Glenn, what are you doing with the crazy man Vince Vaughn?" Beck said of his gently chiding best pal, a drawing of Thomas Paine giving him the thumbs-up that's been stuffed inside the seat of a pair of 1791 Jeans.

Despite that ol' son of a gun Tommy Jeans' good-natured ribbings, Beck and Vaughn are already taking applications from amateur filmmakers who wish to compete for financing and distribution for their documentary, with their bid to have their life's work receive the seal of credibility from Glenn Beck and Vince Vaughn forming the basis of the series on Beck's Dish Network-based channel, TheBlazeTV. And while it still seems like a strange pairing, consider that Vince Vaughn once starred in Swingers, in which he asserted that things were "money"—an explicit endorsement of the capitalism Beck fights for every single day. Consider also that George Soros was not in Swingers. It all makes sense if you just look at the chalkboard.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on December 05, 2012, 08:49:43 PM
Yeah, Glenn Beck is the first person I think of when I want to know what the hell is really going on.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 14, 2012, 08:24:07 PM
This actually looked kind of interesting.  Then the cast and crew started talking in cliches.  Then it seemed much less promising.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/bates-motel,89925/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on December 15, 2012, 07:23:19 AM
A few TV show notes (apologies if these have been mentioned elsewhere & I missed it):

Bob's Burgers picked up for a 4th season.
Dirty Jobs cancelled after 8 seasons.
Last Resort cancelled but will air all 13 episodes of the first season.
Burn Notice renewed.
Mob Doctor will not return for season 2.
Merlin has been cancelled after 5 seasons.
666 Park Ave will not return next season.
Partners has been cancelled.
Haven has been renewed.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Bob on December 15, 2012, 10:30:45 AM
I had hope for Last Resort and 666, but I gave up on them in November.   Looks like everyone else did too.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on December 19, 2012, 03:37:21 PM
I read where ABC's The Neighbors has been renewed.  I hope so, I love that show.  Didn't expect to.  It's quite original.

Glad to hear about Burn Notice there.

Two Broke Girls has totally lost me, used to love that show.  What happened?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on December 20, 2012, 05:42:36 AM
Two Broke Girls has totally lost me, used to love that show.  What happened?
You realized that, despite being ascetically pleasing, it's just a kinda naff bog-standard sitcom?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: wurwolf on January 04, 2013, 06:15:58 AM
Oh man, Dirty Jobs is being canceled? I haven't seen that show in a while but I do love that hot piece of meat, Mike Rowe. To be honest, I'm surprised they weren't canceled before, because the end of every show would have a clip of Mike pleading with the audience because it seemed there just weren't enough dirty jobs out there. I used to watch it pretty faithfully until they went to a factory dairy farm and the way the farmers treated the cows just completely turned my stomach. There was another show where they castrated some animals and even though I didn't see it that kind of put me off as well.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 04, 2013, 08:17:08 AM
Yeah, Dirty Jobs was great the first several seasons, but then it did seem like they were reaching a bit.  I remember seeing one with working at a bowling alley that was a pain in the ass job but not "dirty".
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 23, 2013, 04:50:02 PM
I'm not even sure where to put this, but for the curious out there, that swear-heavy episode of Dexter's Lab has been officially released onto YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/v/TLN_ka1ZSDg?hl=en_US&amp;version=3

It's censored, of course (though someone did a bang-up sound editing job to make an uncut version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLU4gavXYJE)), since this was actually intended to air on Cartoon Network at one point. Still an amusing episode, and, at the very least, gave me a pretty hardcore nostalgia rush once that theme music started with the opening cinematic.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on January 30, 2013, 12:20:27 PM
Cartoon Network's 2013 Slate Includes New Powerpuff Girls, Batman and Teen Titans; No Green Lantern or Young Justice (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2013/01/28/cartoon-network-2013-season-green-lantern-young-justice-beware-batman-teen-titans-powerpuff-girls/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: gbeenie on January 30, 2013, 02:59:19 PM
>facepalm<

Sounds like Cartoon Network has caught whatever cranial parasite sucked the brains from DC editorial.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on January 30, 2013, 03:36:47 PM
Hmm. I'd be more excited about Powerpuff Girls if there was a McCracken or Gendy involved. More excited about Batman if there were a Dini or a Timm. Teen Titans coming back could be awesome. I honestly never caught Young Justice or Green Lantern, so I don't know what I'm missing there, but I've heard gobs and gobs of praise for Young Justice.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 31, 2013, 04:48:57 PM
Yeah, it might be good, but it probably won't be the same.  Shame about Cartoon Network cancelling those shows.  Perhaps with the fact that each season seems to get only 3 seasons (though I think YJ and Green Lantern only made it to two), maybe they should be promising those shows a finite number of potential seasons (like 3) so that the creators will be ready way ahead of time to bring it to a close.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on February 01, 2013, 05:06:32 PM
(http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads//2013/01/powerpuff-girls-600x240.jpg?802b89)
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/28/new-look-powerpuff-girls-in-this-seasons-cartoon-network-shows/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 01, 2013, 05:11:02 PM
NOPE!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 08, 2013, 06:15:55 PM
Al Pacino IS Phil Spector!

http://www.youtube.com/v/hJK4i_K_38E

This could actually be good, but that doesn't stop me from laughing, every time I look at Pacino in this movie.  But really, he's just being accurate.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 07, 2013, 03:26:26 PM
Didn't NBC learn their lesson with the whole Conan/Leno thing?

Now they want to give Fallon the Tonight Show and get Howard Stern in Fallon's time slot.

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 11, 2013, 01:57:32 PM
NOOOOOO! No more Clone Wars.

http://starwars.com/news/a-new-direction-for-lucasfilm-animation.html

Or at least SOME Clone Wars, but it's "Bonus Content" that won't be delivered via Cartoon Network.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on March 11, 2013, 02:39:31 PM
NOOOOOO! No more Clone Wars.

http://starwars.com/news/a-new-direction-for-lucasfilm-animation.html

Or at least SOME Clone Wars, but it's "Bonus Content" that won't be delivered via Cartoon Network.

Oh great. I finally find a show I might actually like and it gets cancelled.   :'(  Cartoon Network wouldn't know good shows if it jumped out in front of them, smacked them in the face, and started singing "Viva Las Vegas"!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on March 11, 2013, 02:42:34 PM
I would cancel the hell out of anyone who started singing Viva Las Vegas.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 11, 2013, 03:19:30 PM
Not sure if this one was Cartoon Network's fault. The speculation is that since Disney owns Star Wars, and Disney has their own network(s) for cartoons, they might not want to give those ratings to Cartoon Network anymore. Something similar happened with Transformers: Animated when Hasbro got their own TV network...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 12, 2013, 06:07:29 PM
Yeah, something similar happened recently when an acclaimed Darkwing Duck comic suddenly ended a while after Disney bought Marvel and started publishing through them.  It wasn't the publisher, it was the company that owned the characters.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 12, 2013, 09:11:03 PM
THAT'S what happened to my Darkwing Duck comics? Disney's on a roll lately. :^)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Space version 2.0 on March 14, 2013, 02:22:44 AM
Who's Line is being revived. (http://www.avclub.com/articles/heres-a-game-called-whose-line-is-it-anyway-is-com,93185/)

From the sounds of it Mochrie, Stiles, and Brady will all be returning as the regulars, with guest comics as the fourth. The new host will be Aisha Tyler, mostly known for playing Lana on Archer. Airing this summer on CW.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on March 14, 2013, 05:13:15 AM
Cool. Was never a big drew Carey fan but I used to love Who's Line.  Here's hoping Donal Glover shows up in an episode.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 14, 2013, 11:52:44 AM
That Bates Motel looks like a good show, and it stars that super cute little Freddie Highmore, almost grown up.

Probably catch it on DVD.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Tripe on March 14, 2013, 12:47:11 PM
To quote a friend of mine:

Quote
You know what would be cool? If it were like Love Boat, and different celebrity guests get killed off each week.

The showerrrr,
Soon will be
Running red agaaaaaain.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on March 14, 2013, 07:58:05 PM
Second seasons of Continuum (April 21), and Perception ('Summer') are confirmed.  [Sorry, lost the links I found that info in long before I located this thread via posts in the 'Completely Random Thoughts' thread.]

This may not be the place for this, but since I doubt there's enough people to start a thread specifically for this show, I'll add it here since I mentioned it above:  [spoiled because I just discuss the show above that doesn't have its own thread]
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 16, 2013, 11:44:49 AM
I overlooked the news about Whose Line

This news makes my day, maybe even my week!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Bob on March 16, 2013, 07:31:49 PM
I like Perception too
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on March 16, 2013, 09:28:14 PM
I like Perception too

I'm glad... I was beginning to think I was the only one. :)

spoilered for plot points of the first season [and because this thread is "News" not "discussion"]
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Bob on March 17, 2013, 05:25:20 AM
I think that kind of show is very hard to do as people will look into the "can this happen" kind of world.   I am hoping it grows and not turns into a Law & Order kind of show.

Now this could be a news story on these kind of shows (there, tied this to the forum topic!)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 17, 2013, 04:57:28 PM
Nerd Alert!!  Sulu and Luke Skywalker  are both gonna be on my fave comedy, The Neighbors
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 01, 2013, 06:19:15 PM
John Oliver takes over for John Stewart this Summer starting June 10th.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 01, 2013, 06:20:40 PM
did stewart overlap kilborne?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 02, 2013, 02:50:57 AM
Stewart is taking a sabbatical this summer to direct his first feature film called Rosewater.  I don't know how student will do as a director, but the story sounds interesting.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 06, 2013, 05:06:50 PM
COPS is cancelled by Fox.  Now I don't like COPS but that is kind of a big deal, since it's been around forever and is the longest running North American reality show.  It's not dead though, cause it just got picked up by SPIKE.  Which feels like something that should have happened years ago.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fox-cancels-cops-sending-it-to-walk-the-basiccable,97352/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2013, 08:18:24 AM
News from Adult Swim

http://www.avclub.com/articles/adult-swim-also-had-upfronts-where-it-announced-a,97617/

From the AV Club
Quote
Adult Swim had its own upfront presentation today, where it announced several new original series and pilot orders—all of which were immediately overshadowed by the reveal that one of them is a cartoon in which Mike Tyson solves mysteries with a talking pigeon. Fittingly titled Mike Tyson Mysteries, the show will find the former heavyweight champ, armed with a “magical face tattoo,” teaming with one of his beloved bird pals to solve various Mike Tyson mysteries—the kind that involve besting supercomputers at chess and helping werewolves finish their novels. Not the far weirder kind, like why a convicted rapist now has a cartoon show with a talking pigeon.

Other, equally odd things are in store from Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Zach’s Haunted House, a Halloween special in which Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Zach Galifianakis inherit $1,000 each from their late grandfather, with the catch being that they have to live forever in his haunted mansion. (Haunted by hilarity.) Also confirmed to air soon is Dan Harmon’s previously announced Rick And Morty; the “satanic dog” cartoon Mr. Pickles; the specials Metalocalypse: The Doom Star Requiem and Robot Chicken: DC Comics II; the faux-entertainment news show Hot Package; and King Star King, about a “punk rock modern day He-Man” who’s condemned to slave away on Earth as a fry cook.

On the pilot development side, there’s the previously reported ‘80s detective show spoof Hole To Hole; the ‘80s Saturday morning cartoon spoof Team Unicorn; the Paul Scheer and Jonathan Stern co-created Gossip Girl spoof Filthy Sexy Teen$; an animated show about dead frat boys aptly titled Ghostbags; two live-action shows from The Boondocks’ Aaron McGruder; Übermansion, a show about superhero roommates from the Robot Chicken guys; and an as-yet-untitled live-action series from Space Ghost’s Matt Harrigan, about the insane captain of a cruise ship. As none of these feature Mike Tyson solving mysteries with a talking pigeon, your interest may vary.

The Mike Tyson thing most of the new stuff could easily fantastic or awful.  Though they all smell of high concept, it could go either way with the right approach.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2013, 06:20:23 PM
Ad for Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Didn't laugh for any of it, but I smiled the whole way through.  I think this could be a really fun Sledge Hammer-type show.

http://www.youtube.com/v/D1UzmW77F30
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2013, 06:26:25 PM
Almost Human

The story is pretty cliched, but that's pretty easy to overlook if it's good.  And I think this looks to be a lot of fun.

http://www.youtube.com/v/WCdHiZsSPjg
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: NashaWriter on May 14, 2013, 07:02:15 PM
So....24 gets another season after all these years but Law and Order (the original) couldn't get a proper send-off episode.

-frowns-
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 14, 2013, 08:37:18 PM
Almost Human

The story is pretty cliched, but that's pretty easy to overlook if it's good.  And I think this looks to be a lot of fun.

Will Smith's 'I, Robot', mixed with 'The Odd Couple' and 'Enemy Mine'... (and starring 'that guy from the new Star Trek movies and 'The Chronicles of Riddick')?  If it wasn't JJ Abrams I likely wouldn't give it much hope of lasting a full season, particularly being S-F on a mainstream broadcast station.  But, since Abrams has done more with less, like you,I'll certainly be giving it a try.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on May 19, 2013, 07:36:44 PM
Jonathan Rhys Myers as Dracula?

OK, you have my attention.  Go on...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: NashaWriter on May 19, 2013, 08:01:11 PM
Jonathan Rhys Myers as Dracula?

OK, you have my attention.  Go on...


This is the one episode of "Di Vinci's Demons" I watched and I have to say....he played an interesting version of Vlad. It was like there was this thin line between scenery chewing and awesomeness which he toed nicely. Very cool and funny.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: gbeenie on May 22, 2013, 02:07:55 AM
So....24 gets another season after all these years but Law and Order (the original) couldn't get a proper send-off episode.

-frowns-

Oh, well. If it makes you feel any better, Linus Roache's character did a few episodes of SVU (where it was also revealed that, at some point, Jack McCoy was voted out of office). I'm sure they were pissed that they sent Alana de La Garza's character out to L & O: L.A., only to have it sink like a stone.

Which reminds me, for no reason in particular: Is Chicago Fire as dreadful as it looks?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 23, 2013, 08:29:30 PM

(http://www.themeparkinsider.com/photos/images/springfield-land.jpg)

Simpsons Park is coming to Orlando Florida!  Finally a reason someone might want to go to Florida.

From AV Club
Quote
Two and a half decades of speculating about the geographic location of the Simpsons’ hometown will come to rest sometime this summer, when Universal Orlando definitively proves that Springfield can in fact be found within an amusement park in Central Florida. Or parts of Springfield, at least: New York Daily News reports that re-creations of Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern, Lard Lad Donuts, and other Springfield monuments will soon join the previously opened Simpsons Ride in an area of the park devoted to Fox’s long-running animated series. No word on whether or not Universal plans to one-up Walt Disney World’s Sword And The Stone attraction by giving young wannabe hellions the chance to behead the statue of Jebediah Springfield—maybe the prize for doing so could be one of those hard-to-find “BORT” license plates.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2013, 08:15:31 PM
Looks like the "park" is really more of a glorified food court.  But not just glorified in words but in presentation!

http://www.youtube.com/v/CM8Dj-kQhEA

From AV Club
Quote
Universal Studios Orlando has finally opened the Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard, where it is absolutely possible to wash down your Heat Lamp Dog with a Duff Beer. Eateries include Cletus' Chicken Shack, whose indulgently greasy menu includes Chicken Arms, Chicken Thumbs, and a Thrilled To Be Grilled Chicken Sandwich; Krusty Burger (duh), serving up the finest Clogger Burgers and Heat Lamp Dogs; The Frying Dutchman, where you can get your Clam Chowd-arr fix; Lisa's Teahouse of Horror; and Luigi's Pizza, whose Meat-Liker's pizza promises to leave you somewhat satisfied. Patrons can enjoy these delicacies at bright red booths next to elaborate murals of Springfield.

It's now also totally possible to experience a Flaming Moe (though sans-cough syrup and fire…and alcohol) while sitting next to an eerily oversized plastic Barney Gumble, who has taken up permanent residence at the bar in Moe's Tavern. Other libations include Duff Beer, Groovy Grove Juice, Mr. Teeny, and a Mt. Swartzwelder Apple Drink.

My one issue is that the Android's Dungeon is just a false front for the restrooms.  That's funny in it's own way, but I think that should have been the gift shop where you could buy Bort License Plates, Disgruntled Goat and a Mary Worth phone.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on June 06, 2013, 11:04:37 PM
They could have at least used it to peddle Bongo Comic back-issues...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 07, 2013, 04:36:35 AM
I want to go to there.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on June 08, 2013, 05:26:58 AM
Marvel & Phineas and Ferb crossover coming!

http://youtu.be/VOsQh2zxEko

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: NashaWriter on June 08, 2013, 07:30:54 AM
Marvel & Phineas and Ferb crossover coming!

http://youtu.be/VOsQh2zxEko


Ohmygod Ohmygod Ohmygod! -squeals-
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 19, 2013, 04:58:45 PM
RIP James Gandolfini http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/james-gandolfini-dead-51-article-1.1377435 (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/james-gandolfini-dead-51-article-1.1377435)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on June 19, 2013, 06:58:35 PM
RIP James Gandolfini http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/james-gandolfini-dead-51-article-1.1377435 (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/james-gandolfini-dead-51-article-1.1377435)

 :'( Wow, kind of shocked by that.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on June 19, 2013, 07:04:22 PM
Quote
Simpsons Park is coming to Orlando Florida!  Finally a reason someone might want to go to Florida.

Eh,  Aerosmith Rock 'n' Roller Coaster! Hell yes!!  ;D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 24, 2013, 08:50:31 PM
Paul Giamatti on Downton Abby?

Awesome!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on June 25, 2013, 11:30:27 AM
Tonight: 'Perception' starts season 2.  10pm on TNT.

My description from a couple pages ago:
This may not be the place for this, but since I doubt there's enough people to start a thread specifically for this show, I'll add it here since I mentioned it above:  [spoiled because I just discuss the show above that doesn't have its own thread]
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Description from TV Guide.com which makes it sound rather dull:
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A crime drama about an offbeat neuroscience professor who works with the FBI to crack cases.
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Post by: Bob on June 25, 2013, 11:50:00 AM
Ha-ha, that is a classic "no brain for our idiots" explanation they gave.

They just should have written "Nut beats nuts"
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Post by: k1 on June 30, 2013, 03:40:55 PM
Listings & brief descriptions of a bunch of new series this fall.  I skipped over a bunch that sounded horrid, were game shows, home improvement reality shows, etc.  Some of these sound really bad, but there are some that sound decent.  I left a majority in there in case people might like them.

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Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 30, 2013, 04:08:59 PM
I plan on watching Almost Human... A new show brought to you by the main writer of Fringe? Yes please.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 03, 2013, 08:26:21 PM
The Beware the Batman opening.  Not bad, but not great either.  Assuming that's Alfred, he's looking surprisingly buff.

http://www.youtube.com/v/IQoNn7WNm9o
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Post by: Tripe on July 03, 2013, 08:50:06 PM
No I think it's Bruce Wayne based on the similar looking figure later on.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 03, 2013, 08:51:06 PM
Bruce Wayne in a bowler?  Hard to imagine, but why not?
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 03, 2013, 11:10:24 PM
Colin Mochrie, or whoever runs the account, has been posting new clips of Whose Line on the Facebook.

I'm super excited! 
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Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2013, 06:19:58 AM
Bruce Wayne in a bowler?  Hard to imagine, but why not?
Maybe it's neither of them, maybe it's Mr. Benn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVFcIJWe0zE) in an excitingly odd retro cross-over attempting to appeal to the British market.
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Post by: Henry88 on July 16, 2013, 10:12:59 AM
Cartoon Network's 2013 Slate Includes New Powerpuff Girls, Batman and Teen Titans; No Green Lantern or Young Justice (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2013/01/28/cartoon-network-2013-season-green-lantern-young-justice-beware-batman-teen-titans-powerpuff-girls/)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 16, 2013, 03:24:54 PM
That "news" was from quite a while ago.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 16, 2013, 03:28:48 PM
Here's actual  news: American Dad! is moving to TBS...

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/07/16/american-dad-moving-to-tbs-in-2014/
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Post by: k1 on July 16, 2013, 05:57:09 PM
New episodes of Whose Line started tonight!
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Post by: goflyblind on July 16, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
Here's actual  news: American Dad! is moving to TBS...

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/07/16/american-dad-moving-to-tbs-in-2014/

and yet happy endings couldn't find a home? boo-urns.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 23, 2013, 04:46:49 PM
I'm not a big JJ Abrams fan, but this looks very interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/v/dunRvRJIm18
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 23, 2013, 06:18:13 PM
Watching the first new Whose Line.  Man, I missed those guys.

I'm surprised Colin isn't completly bald yet.  But he would look weird with a shaved head.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 24, 2013, 04:47:31 PM
This trailer for a new TV series on SyFy looks pretty interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/v/VPeV9FfSaoU
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 25, 2013, 11:12:15 AM
http://badassdigest.com/2013/07/19/sdcc-2013-shout-factory-is-releasing-a-remastered-pee-wees-playhouse-blu-ra/ (http://badassdigest.com/2013/07/19/sdcc-2013-shout-factory-is-releasing-a-remastered-pee-wees-playhouse-blu-ra/)

Apparently it was announced a while ago, but Pee Wee's Playhouse will be remastered in HD for the Shout Facotry release.

I just imagine whatever computer has to go through this show frame by frame will eventually go insane and become a supervillain.
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Post by: Henry88 on August 05, 2013, 06:18:16 PM

ABC is Talking to Lucasfilm About A Star Wars TV Show

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/abc-is-talking-to-lucasfilm-about-a-star-wars-tv-show/
http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/live-action-star-wars-still-cards-abc-190500843.html
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on August 07, 2013, 06:19:02 PM
BC:
Rumours Of A New Batman TV Show Without Batman (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/07/29/rumours-of-a-new-batman-tv-show-without-batman/)


CBM:
Do WB Have A "Nolanverse" Set GOTHAM PD TV Series In The Works? (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=84995)

ThinkMcflyThink:
Warner Bros Has Gotham PD Inspired TV Show Lurking In The Shadows  (http://www.thinkmcflythink.com/television/2013/8/7/warner-bros-has-gotham-pd-inspired-tv-show-lurking-in-the-sh.html/)
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 07, 2013, 06:23:29 PM
BC:
Rumours Of A New Batman TV Show Without Batman (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/07/29/rumours-of-a-new-batman-tv-show-without-batman/)


CBM:
Do WB Have A "Nolanverse" Set GOTHAM PD TV Series In The Works? (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=84995)

ThinkMcflyThink:
Warner Bros Has Gotham PD Inspired TV Show Lurking In The Shadows  (http://www.thinkmcflythink.com/television/2013/8/7/warner-bros-has-gotham-pd-inspired-tv-show-lurking-in-the-sh.html/)

CBS already has a Nolanverse Batman show without Batman. It's called Person Of Interest!

OH SNAP!!!
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Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2013, 06:14:49 AM
Really, I have an ex who's obsessed with that show, it takes up about 55% or more of her tumblr postings, is it actually like the Nolan movies?
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 08, 2013, 04:46:59 PM
Really, I have an ex who's obsessed with that show, it takes up about 55% or more of her tumblr postings, is it actually like the Nolan movies?

So so so so very much... The general "direction" (as in "Hi I'm a director and my name is Chris Nolan" not as in like "we're headed in this direction") is different, obviously.... but it's very closely written (and occasionally directed) by his brother Jon (who pretty much wrote all the best Nolan films), and Jim Caveizel is now MY choice for retroactively replacing Christian Bale in the most recent Batman series.  Even the secondary characters and recurring villains remind me of Nolan's Batman and the animated series.  Every time I see Elias, I can only see him as the animated Penguin.

It has a touch (and only really a touch) of Abrams... especially in some of the casting roles, mostly Michael Emerson, the guy who played Goodwin (on Lost), and Alan Dale etc.... but I always said POI was the closest we'd probably get to a Nolan Batman TV show.

I guess I might have spoke too soon, but we'll see.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 08, 2013, 04:56:58 PM
Here's a couple of not-all-that-spoilery clips. The video quality on the first one is kinda bleh, but it's still awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KrFp07R8No

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbFl5vrxrlU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_mMgSUriHg
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 14, 2013, 09:23:51 AM
Sandra Oh is leaving Gray's Anatomy in it 10th season.

This is news to me.  Gray's Anatomy is still on?
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Post by: The Lurker on August 15, 2013, 08:29:05 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/showbiz/lisa-robin-kelly-dead/?hpt=hp_c2 (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/showbiz/lisa-robin-kelly-dead/?hpt=hp_c2)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 09, 2013, 06:07:13 PM
Matthew McConaughey continues his string of good decisions (except the Paperboy, but to be fair, it's certainly an interesting role...) with this great looking series with Woody Harrelson.  The premise doesn't exactly look original, but it looks good: well shot, interesting setting and some good actors.  Apparently, each season of this series will be a completely different story with completely different cast.  Sounds fascinating.

http://www.youtube.com/v/i8i5CR4kDjM
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Post by: modelmeg on September 11, 2013, 10:45:51 PM
Walton Goggins is going to be on the next season of Community. SQUEEEEEE!
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 12, 2013, 01:21:41 PM
Walton Goggins is going to be on the next season of Community. SQUEEEEEE!

So is John Oliver!!!
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Post by: Tripe on October 04, 2013, 09:15:13 AM
Has this been posted?

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Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. Reboots Mainframe Entertainment As Its New Television Division

SSA Public Relations           News Release
 

Development Of An All-New ReBoot Animated Series Among The First Projects Under The Classic Corporate Banner

VANCOUVER, BC (September 30, 2013) – A renowned global animation brand is about to be re-booted.  Reflecting the company’s commitment to the production of animated programming for television, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. has named its television division Mainframe Entertainment.

In conjunction with the re-birth of Mainframe Entertainment, a name celebrated for its pioneering achievements in computer-animated television, the company has unveiled the first two series in development: an all-new version of the popular ReBoot franchise and Tiger’s Apprentice, a CGI animated series based on the trilogy of young adult novels written by award-winning author Laurence Yep.

The reimagining of the venerable ReBoot series comes just in time for its 20th anniversary.  Making its debut on television screens in 1994, ReBoot was centered on the world of Mainframe, where a guardian program sprite and his friends defended the system from superviruses bent on creating havoc and destruction. Mainframe Entertainment will team with leading computer industry manufacturers to update the ReBoot universe and create a ground-breaking viewing experience for fans.

Mainframe has also partnered with Jane Startz, the multi- Emmy, Golden Globe and ACE Award-winning producer of Ella Enchanted, The Indian In The Cupboard, Tuck Everlasting and the acclaimed The Magic School Bus. Tiger’s Apprentice, a coming of age story centered around 12-year-old Tom Lee and the Guardians of the Phoenix.  Set in San Francisco, this modern-day fantasy is filled with classic Chinese lore, magic, comedy and action as Tom and the Guardians fight to protect the human race from ancient evil forces intent on its destruction.  Mainframe has optioned the animation rights to Tiger’s Apprentice as part of its commitment towards bringing popular book-based children’s properties to television.

 “We are excited to focus our television production activities under the Mainframe brand with an all-new version of ReBoot as well as engage with celebrated children’s programming producer Jane Startz on Tiger’s Apprentice.  ReBoot is certain to be embraced by a new generation of fans while Tiger’s Apprentice will provide a bold and unique television experience for kids everywhere,” said Michael Hefferon, President and Executive Producer of Mainframe parent Rainmaker Entertainment

Acquired from Starz Media in 2006 by then newly-established Rainmaker Entertainment, Mainframe Entertainment was responsible for an impressive  production slate throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s, including several seasons of ReBoot, as well as the critically-acclaimed ‘Transformers’ spin-off Beast Wars.   Mainframe credits also include Weird-Oh’s, Spider-Man, Action Man, Heavy Gear, Max Steel, Scary Godmother andBarbie.

About Rainmaker Entertainment

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. is a multifaceted animation studio and one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. On February 15, 2013, Rainmaker’s first feature film, Escape From Planet Earth (distributed by The Weinstein Company), opened on 3200 screens across North America. Currently the studio is working on its second feature, Ratchet and Clank. Based on the popular Sony PlayStation game, this film is slated for release in 2015. For more information, visit www.rainmaker.com.

CONTACT:   

- SSA Public Relations
- Steve Syatt
- ssyatt@ssapr.com
- (818) 907-0500
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 04, 2013, 09:24:00 AM
Did Reboot ever get closure or did end on a cliffhanger?
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Post by: k1 on October 04, 2013, 01:36:42 PM
I forgot that I had heard there was a Ratchet & Clank project in the works!


Oh, and Lucky 7 has been cancelled by ABC.  Guess I don't need to watch the 2 episodes on the ol' DVR.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 04, 2013, 05:44:41 PM
Mainframe Entertainment really lost it's way after a while.  They did solid work on Reboot, but then they did a lot of weak projects.  It will be interesting to see how they fair when there are so many other CGI TV series out there.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TeamRAD on October 05, 2013, 09:02:24 PM

It's awesome to see who's becoming a major player in the upcoming season of Justified:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

*double-fist pumps*



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Post by: k1 on October 10, 2013, 12:51:34 PM
We Are Men (unsurprisingly) cancelled after 2 episodes.  My wife & I made it through about 5 minutes of the pilot before we bailed.


Sean Saves The World (or whatever it is) is only slightly better.  If it wasn't for Tom Lennon we would've bailed on that one too.  Giving that one another episode or two.
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Post by: TeamRAD on October 21, 2013, 01:11:06 AM

Anyone else watching the fourth season of Eastbound & having a blast? I want more Dakota & Yul!

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Post by: k1 on October 21, 2013, 01:18:04 PM
Finally started on the past couple weeks of The Blacklist.  My wife & I are enjoying it. James Spader is perfect in the role.  I wasn't sure how they were going to drag it on for a full season based on the premise, but I'm liking it.
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Post by: Bob on October 21, 2013, 05:14:29 PM
Finally started on the past couple weeks of The Blacklist.  My wife & I are enjoying it. James Spader is perfect in the role.  I wasn't sure how they were going to drag it on for a full season based on the premise, but I'm liking it.

Agreed
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Post by: The Lurker on October 26, 2013, 05:10:11 PM
http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/reboot-of-charmed-is-in-the-works-at-cbs.html?mid=imdb (http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/reboot-of-charmed-is-in-the-works-at-cbs.html?mid=imdb)
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Post by: Bob on October 27, 2013, 07:00:42 AM
http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/reboot-of-charmed-is-in-the-works-at-cbs.html?mid=imdb (http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/reboot-of-charmed-is-in-the-works-at-cbs.html?mid=imdb)

7 more years of TV hell for us.........ugh.
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Post by: Bob on October 27, 2013, 08:30:19 AM
I recorded the first episode of Dracula Friday night, but have not watched it yet.

Any good?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 05, 2013, 04:42:16 PM
Hourman TV show might happen maybe!

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-cw-developing-dc-comics-show-about-hero-who-ca,105181/

Interesting, but personally, I would rather see a Deadman show.  Cause I miss Quantum Leap, and it's like that but with no time travel and ghosts.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 07, 2013, 06:53:57 PM
4 more Marvel shows... for Netflix!

http://www.avclub.com/articles/marvel-and-netflix-team-up-to-fight-the-forces-of,105284/

Hopefully they'll be better than Agents of SHIELD (also, I hope that gets better.  Please.  Just jettison everyone and everything that isn't Coulson).
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Post by: Tripe on November 07, 2013, 07:51:26 PM
Damage Control: The Series!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 07, 2013, 08:26:15 PM
I wish so very, very much.  Seriously, why couldn't Agents of SHIELD be that!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 18, 2013, 05:02:32 PM
Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg trying to turn Preacher into a series.  This is actually really interesting to me.  Yes, a lot of the book does have the kind of humour that Rogan and Goldberg work with, but I'm curious to see how they handle the epic stuff or who they will get to work on it (I imagine if they are doing more than producing, they will probably only do hands on work with the pilot).  I know they can also do the emotional stuff, but it is in a different key than in Superbad, which is a funny comedy with an emotional core.

http://www.avclub.com/article/amc-and-seth-rogen-are-the-latest-to-try-turning-p-105739
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Post by: The Lurker on December 14, 2013, 07:37:53 PM
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is on Hulu.
http://t.co/wjzJzWFo6I (http://t.co/wjzJzWFo6I)
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Post by: TeamRAD on January 06, 2014, 02:55:58 PM

A scant 26-hours away.

(http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/justifiedpromobanner.jpg)






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Post by: Bob on January 06, 2014, 05:39:47 PM
I cannot wait
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 06, 2014, 07:14:23 PM
Man, I'm so excited about whatever the hell that picture is of....
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Post by: Sideswipe on January 06, 2014, 07:28:21 PM
Justified.  Don't mess with Raylan's hat.  Hes kind of fond of it.
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Post by: TeamRAD on January 07, 2014, 08:46:11 AM
I cannot wait

I cannot wait to see an unhinged Boyd Crowder again...

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/06/justified-walton-goggins-season-5/ (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/06/justified-walton-goggins-season-5/)

So excited.

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 14, 2014, 09:26:50 PM
Better Call Saul will start this NOVEMBAH!

http://www.avclub.com/article/amc-and-sundance-at-the-tcas-mad-men-better-call-s-106876

Here's an exclusive clip of Saul in his new identity

http://www.youtube.com/v/1AhgyXtZQgU
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 16, 2014, 12:41:09 AM
It's finally happened!

Batman!  1966!  The Complete Series!  On DVD!  Conan O'Brien (that last thing makes sense when you read the article)

http://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/movies/2014/01/15/batman-adam-west-dvd-2014/4496717/
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 16, 2014, 04:40:31 PM
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to do Astronaut show.

http://www.avclub.com/article/nbc-buys-a-sitcom-reminiscent-of-anchorman-but-wit-107005

Here's an exclusive clip

http://www.youtube.com/v/TueALMuOi5Q

Looks promising.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 06, 2014, 05:58:04 PM
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Preacher, for AMC, is a go!  With a Breaking Bad writer, no less.

http://www.avclub.com/article/amc-officially-developing-preacher-as-a-tv-series-107573

Now here's the big question: who should play the Saint of Killers?

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/9116/1519216-preachersok4.jpg)

I also feel like there is a big obvious Irish actor who would be perfect for Cassidy that I'm forgetting.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 09, 2014, 03:58:01 PM
Finally, Andy Daly's series Review is coming out next month!

https://www.youtube.com/v/MUrjBBd-M00
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 12, 2014, 06:11:16 PM
John Oliver's new show, Last Week Tonight, starts in April.

http://www.avclub.com/article/john-olivers-new-hbo-show-has-a-name-and-a-premier-107688
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Post by: BiteMe316 on February 14, 2014, 10:44:34 AM
I was surprised to see this today.   :o

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/r-p-waltons-patriarch-ralph-waite-011528031.html (http://tv.yahoo.com/news/r-p-waltons-patriarch-ralph-waite-011528031.html)

Moved to appropriate thread after I see it.   :P
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 14, 2014, 12:33:04 PM
Looks like we're getting one last season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars! The final completed episodes which they said would be released "in some format" are going to be Netflix exclusive starting March 5th!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/13/final-season-of-star-wars-the-clone-wars-coming-to-netflix
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Post by: The Lurker on February 15, 2014, 08:06:09 PM
RIP John Henson http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/showbiz/john-henson-dies/ (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/showbiz/john-henson-dies/)
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Post by: LucasM on February 25, 2014, 03:46:36 PM
For those interested, the second part of season 2 of 'Perception' starts tonight.  That's the 'cop' show with an FBI agent (Rachel Leigh Cook) who works with a consultant (Eric McCormack) who is a neuroscience specialist, and who is a (usually) high-functioning schizophrenic.  I have generally been quite pleased with the way they portray both brain science and schizophrenia, and it is a show I really look forward to seeing again.  [The kinds of seasons the UK has all the time, and also like Perception has (basically 13 episodes - wait a year - 13 more), really irritate me, since I grew up with shows having at least 26 new episodes each year (for the other 26 weeks of that year they'd show re-runs so you could catch what you missed and see favorites again, in the days before VCRs and DVD season releases).  Hell, the original Dick VanDyke Show had 30 new episodes in its first year, and 32 in seasons 2-5.  And the second season of The Rocky and Bullwinkle show had 52 episodes (two new ones each week for 26 weeks, then all of them re-run the second 1/2 of the year)!  That was also when there was almost 5 minutes more 'show' per 1/2-hour (now it's more commercials).]

Back on topic: 'Perception' airs at 10:01 tonight on TNT.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Bob on February 25, 2014, 03:49:10 PM
I have my precious DirecTV box to record that show.  So I will be happy.
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Post by: LucasM on March 08, 2014, 04:01:24 AM
Whose Line is it Anyway? is back for a 10th season in less than two weeks. :highfive:  The first two episodes of the new season will air March 21st, starting at 8pm Eastern on The CW.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 18, 2014, 07:07:25 AM
Matt Ryan as John Constantine
(http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5034/51/original/640.jpg)

Looks a little clean for my taste, but it's still early yet.  David Goyer's involvement means it could go either way.
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 18, 2014, 08:32:18 AM
Matt Ryan as John Constantine
(http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5034/51/original/640.jpg)

Looks a little clean for my taste, but it's still early yet.  David Goyer's involvement means it could go either way.
His tie like that reminds me of the Nostalgia Critic.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 22, 2014, 12:00:30 PM
I was worried when they announced a Fargo TV series without Frances McDormand...
BUT! THIS! LOOKS! GOOD!

https://www.youtube.com/v/6jFU0r0xG_c
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 22, 2014, 12:16:05 PM
Wow, that actually does look good. I am surprised that with Martin Freeman's success with The Hobbit he'd want to go to a TV show. But I guess recently with so many quality dramas on cable networks, that doesn't have the stigma it used to.
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Post by: k1 on March 28, 2014, 01:32:14 PM
Enlisted cancelled.

Mind Games cancelled.

*shrug*

I only watched Enlisted because Ron Funches was in the pilot.  It was ok.  Had a few laughs mainly at the expense of the dumb brother.

I didn't bother with Mind Games because I figured it's a Christian Slater show, it's going to be cancelled.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 15, 2014, 01:21:32 PM
The Vertigo comic crime thriller Scalped to be adapted as a TV series by WGN.
http://www.avclub.com/article/wgn-making-its-own-dc-comics-show-203440
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 29, 2014, 11:23:53 AM
So now it seems that Craig Ferguson is leaving the Late Late Show.

http://www.avclub.com/article/and-now-craig-ferguson-leaving-late-late-show-203943
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Post by: k1 on April 30, 2014, 02:24:13 PM
Fox has cancelled Almost Human.

 :(  I enjoyed it.
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 30, 2014, 02:39:45 PM
Fox has cancelled Almost Human.

 :(  I enjoyed it.

It was even better in order. (How I have it on my hard drive, and hopefully how the DVD release will have the episodes) There was better dynamic, character progression, and subtle mythology spattered throughout the season.

Fox really screwed the pooch on that show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on April 30, 2014, 02:55:02 PM
Fox has cancelled Almost Human.

 :(  I enjoyed it.

It was even better in order. (How I have it on my hard drive, and hopefully how the DVD release will have the episodes) There was better dynamic, character progression, and subtle mythology spattered throughout the season.

Fox really screwed the pooch on that show.

Agree with both posts (liked it; better in order and screwed the pooch).

Seems Fox has something against 'genre' shows succeeding on its network (I seem to recall a certain show by a Very Famous Writer/Director that was aired grossly out of order (with the two-part pilot aired last) which helped result in its untimely demise on that network as well).
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Post by: goflyblind on April 30, 2014, 02:58:10 PM
(I seem to recall a certain show by a Very Famous Writer/Director that was aired grossly out of order (with the two-part pilot aired last) which helped result in its untimely demise on that network as well).

the clerks cartoon? ???



:P ;)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on April 30, 2014, 03:08:01 PM
"BIG AMERICAN PARTY! Who is running network? Bear is running network! How can this be???  Pilot full of midgets!"  ;)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on April 30, 2014, 05:08:36 PM
Fox has cancelled Almost Human.

 :(  I enjoyed it.

So another Abrams show bites the dust?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on May 02, 2014, 05:36:30 PM
12 Monkeys Gets 12-Episode Pick Up From Syfy (http://io9.com/12-monkeys-gets-12-episode-pick-up-from-syfy-1558692391)
We're getting a full season of the new 12 Monkeys TV series from Syfy, which will help push the channel's slate of original scripted series forward (especially since we're losing Warehouse 13 and Being Human this year).

Syfy Orders 'Olympus' Mythological Drama Series (Exclusive) (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-orders-olympus-mythological-drama-693798)
The 13-episode effort from the team behind "Alice" and "Neverland" heads into production this summer for a 2015 bow.

Syfy orders 'The Expanse' series based on 'Leviathan Wakes' (think 'Game of Thrones' in space) (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/04/11/syfy-the-expanse/)

Syfy Orders Space Opera 'The Expanse' to Series (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-orders-space-opera-expanse-695555)
Quote from: Lesley Goldberg
Syfy is continuing to reinvent itself, handing out another straight-to-series order for a space odyssey based on the best-selling book series The Expanse.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has picked up 10 episodes of The Expanse, based on James S.A. Corey's book series that includes the well-known Leviathan Wakes. 

Syfy Is Finally Embracing Sci-Fi Again (Opinion) (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/syfy-is-finally-embracing-sci-700315)
The network's recently unveiled development slate is stuffed with the kind of genre entertainment -- space operas, time travel, urban magic -- it has forsaken for so long.

Bryan Singer To Produce Modern Monster Drama Project For Syfy (http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/bryan-singer-to-produce-modern-monster-drama-project-for-syfy/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on May 02, 2014, 07:20:34 PM
Still bummed that they (and NBC) scrapped The Sixth Gun mini-series.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 02, 2014, 07:26:59 PM
I liked Leviathan Wakes but haven't gotten around to reading any more in the series.

It has the potential to be a good series if done well.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 03, 2014, 06:31:17 PM
http://www.noise11.com/news/efrem-zimbalist-jr-dead-at-95-20140503 (http://www.noise11.com/news/efrem-zimbalist-jr-dead-at-95-20140503)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 03, 2014, 08:04:13 PM
Alfred takes a well earned retirement.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 06, 2014, 11:26:17 AM
First preview for Gotham.

https://www.youtube.com/v/0d1zpt6k5OI
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on May 06, 2014, 11:33:52 AM
The allusions to all the future villains is a little much, but otherwise, it looks neat!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 06, 2014, 11:36:30 AM
Yeah, I'm cautiously optimistic.  Personally, I always thought it would be cool to have a show about young, angry but rather unskilled Bruce Wayne travelling around the world to learn new skills and meeting new characters on the way, but this looks like a neat alternative.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 06, 2014, 02:20:14 PM
It looks like they are trying to do a Batman show without Batman.  That doesnt make sense to me.  If they want to tell a story about a young Gordon, they need to get rid of 95% of the Batman references and have him taking on police and government corruption or organized crime.  Give him his own nemesis.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on May 06, 2014, 02:36:30 PM
It looks like they are trying to do a Batman show without Batman.  That doesnt make sense to me.  If they want to tell a story about a young Gordon, they need to get rid of 95% of the Batman references and have him taking on police and government corruption or organized crime.  Give him his own nemesis.

I'm going to go on the assumption that the reveals of the future Batman villains are really just teasers, and that the central drama will be all about Gordon getting to grips with Gotham and being a decent cop.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 06, 2014, 04:53:17 PM
Got ham? Wait till you see Bruce Wayne like ham!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on May 07, 2014, 09:26:36 AM
There's part of me that wants this show to eventually morph into the one that Kevin Smith and Paul Dini pitched on an episode of Fatman on Batman that would focus on a teenage Bruce Wayne in boarding school starting to hone his skills and uncovering crime and conspiracies on the campus.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on May 09, 2014, 02:17:47 PM
 :grr: NBC is the opposite of Batman  :grr:
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: doggans on May 09, 2014, 03:28:57 PM
:grr: NBC is the opposite of Batman  :grr:

They're like a fun vampire. They don't suck blood...they just suck.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 09, 2014, 07:17:46 PM
Killing both Community AND Revolution... and Revolution was getting really good too! It was finally getting up to what I'd expect from Kripke and Edlund.

Oh well.. I guess the only full-season-length shows I watch now are Person Of Interest and Supernatural.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: gbeenie on May 09, 2014, 10:05:20 PM
Killing both Community AND Revolution... and Revolution was getting really good too!

So did Revolution leapfrog over the time when it was even slightly good? Cuz the show I was forced to watch for half a season was a festering pile of garbage from the word jump.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 10, 2014, 06:56:08 PM
Killing both Community AND Revolution... and Revolution was getting really good too!

So did Revolution leapfrog over the time when it was even slightly good? Cuz the show I was forced to watch for half a season was a festering pile of garbage from the word jump.

You must have watched the first half of season 1.

Season 1, part 1 was "Oh come on. We KNOW you can do better than this!!" about maybe a 2-3 on a scale of 1-10.

Season 1, part 2 was "Okay Kripke, you're getting closer... but not quite" on a sliding growth as the season progressed steadily from 3 to about a 5-6 on a scale of 1-10

Season 2 started off at an 8 or a 9 and has held steady around 9.5 recently... and I find myself saying "God this show is awesome" at times... and Giancarlo Esposito in the most recent episode has become even more brutal and cold than he was in Breaking Bad.

So yeah, the show JUMPED up in quality at the start of season 2. Every episode gets better and better... Mostly due to the addition of Ben Edlund and Rockne S O'bannon to the writing staff.  (Particularly Edlund, who was Kripke's "story glue" on Supernatural)

Actually sad to see it go, despite its sorry-ass first season. (Season 2 has been so good, I actually bought season 1 on blu ray)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 11, 2014, 07:43:10 AM
Ben Edlund also created the Tick!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 11, 2014, 10:29:19 AM
Ben Edlund also created the Tick!

As well as writing for Firefly.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 11, 2014, 12:14:49 PM
Ben Edlund also created the Tick!

As well as writing for Firefly.

And Angel.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 14, 2014, 08:05:14 PM
Well this is interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/v/hPNVhGbw_Sg
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: doggans on May 14, 2014, 09:36:18 PM
Well this is interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/v/hPNVhGbw_Sg

It looks just weird and silly enough to be my very favorite show for the four episodes it lasts.

Happy to see Tim Omundson getting work post-Psych, and I'll give anything composed by Alan Menken a shot.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 15, 2014, 12:47:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/s9IWvbbZPZc

huh. fox appears to be making a shot-for-shot remake of broadchurch.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 15, 2014, 02:38:19 PM
Well this is interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/v/hPNVhGbw_Sg

It looks just weird and silly enough to be my very favorite show for the four episodes it lasts.

Happy to see Tim Omundson getting work post-Psych, and I'll give anything composed by Alan Menken a shot.

I told myself I wasn't going to watch any of the new shows because they wouldn't last at all and go the way of everything else new that I like.... but I'll watch this one so long as it's on.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on May 15, 2014, 03:50:40 PM
Well this is interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/v/hPNVhGbw_Sg

That looks really entertaining! So we're setting the over/under at 4 episodes right?  I'll take the over, but I'm not overly confident in that choice. (I hope it does well.)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 15, 2014, 05:15:21 PM
I just hope it does better than Cop Rock.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on May 15, 2014, 05:21:58 PM
Looks great.  No one will watch it. 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on May 16, 2014, 05:53:20 PM
Holy moly. If you like improv game shows you definitely need to check out Riot on Fox.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 29, 2014, 05:36:35 PM
New character announced for Sonic Boom (both TV show and Game):

Sticks the Badger!
(http://i.imgur.com/LTnEnXb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tFHQ0EU.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on May 30, 2014, 04:10:03 AM
New character announced for Sonic Boom (both TV show and Game):

Sticks the Badger!
(http://i.imgur.com/LTnEnXb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tFHQ0EU.jpg)

And the flood of new horrible fanfiction crippled the internet for the next week.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 31, 2014, 05:34:45 PM
New character announced for Sonic Boom (both TV show and Game):

Sticks the Badger!
(http://i.imgur.com/LTnEnXb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tFHQ0EU.jpg)

And the flood of new horrible fanfiction crippled the internet for the next week.
So just like usual?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 31, 2014, 07:06:53 PM
Apparently Kevin Reilly was "force resigned" from FOX...

He was the ONLY person who was pushing for a second season of Almost Human (and ALMOST got it...) as well as being the biggest champion of Fringe for the network.

So I guess FOX didn't really like his whole "change our image with sci-fi fans" (from "the network that cancels shows too early") and decided he was a menace to their ratings.

Sad. He needs to find a network that appreciates him and us.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on June 16, 2014, 07:59:27 PM
For those interested, the third season of the excellent show 'Perception' starts tonight (Tuesday) at 10:00 on TNT.  That's the 'cop' show with an FBI agent (Rachel Leigh Cook) who works with a consultant (Eric McCormack) who is a neuroscience specialist, and who is a (usually) high-functioning schizophrenic.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on June 17, 2014, 06:42:50 AM
Danger Mouse Reboot Gets 52-Episode Order, Horrible Histories Writer (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/17/danger-mouse-reboot-gets-52-episode-order-horrible-histories-writer/)
Quote from: Brendon Connelly
It’s been in the works for a while but the official announcement dropped overnight. Danger Mouse is being rebooted by Ireland’s Boulder Media, and Horrible Histories‘ Ben Ward is on board to write the scripts.

We don’t know – yet – who will be providing the voices, but that’s already some serious talent behind the camera… er, drawing boa… er… computer.

Some things will be updated, of course, and DM’s new eyepatch is going to be more Google Glass than Arrr! Me Hearties.

The original Cosgrove Hall series ran for about ten years and was, quite regularly, brilliant. When a nostalgia weekend on CITV led to some repeats a year or so ago, Danger Mouse gave the channel its highest ever ratings.

Fraggle Rock and Knightmare did very well too, you know. I’m just saying.

A run of 52 new Danger Mouse episodes, eleven minutes apiece, will screen on CBBC from next year.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on June 17, 2014, 01:23:29 PM
Danger Mouse Reboot Gets 52-Episode Order, Horrible Histories Writer (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/17/danger-mouse-reboot-gets-52-episode-order-horrible-histories-writer/)
Quote from: Brendon Connelly
It’s been in the works for a while but the official announcement dropped overnight. Danger Mouse is being rebooted by Ireland’s Boulder Media, and Horrible Histories‘ Ben Ward is on board to write the scripts.

We don’t know – yet – who will be providing the voices, but that’s already some serious talent behind the camera… er, drawing boa… er… computer.

Some things will be updated, of course, and DM’s new eyepatch is going to be more Google Glass than Arrr! Me Hearties.

The original Cosgrove Hall series ran for about ten years and was, quite regularly, brilliant. When a nostalgia weekend on CITV led to some repeats a year or so ago, Danger Mouse gave the channel its highest ever ratings.

Fraggle Rock and Knightmare did very well too, you know. I’m just saying.

A run of 52 new Danger Mouse episodes, eleven minutes apiece, will screen on CBBC from next year.

What is CBBC, can I watch that here, and why is it not next year already?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on June 17, 2014, 01:55:03 PM
I think its Cannibal Broadcasting By Cannibals?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on June 17, 2014, 03:27:40 PM
Children's BBC.  It's the BBC's kids channel. 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on June 17, 2014, 03:41:33 PM
Children's BBC.  It's the BBC's kids channel.

Hm. So probably not available in the US via cable provider?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on June 17, 2014, 03:45:16 PM
Depends on how high-profile the show is, I guess.  Teletubbies was a CBBC show originally, I believe.  So is In the Night Garden, which will guarantee to enchant a child and put adults to sleep with how relaxing it is.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on June 18, 2014, 09:08:46 AM
CBM:
New BATMAN Animated Series Titled BATMAN UNLIMITED Coming Soon? (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GyasimanNews/news/?a=102090)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 18, 2014, 11:05:56 AM
Not Batman Incorporated?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on June 18, 2014, 05:29:06 PM
wait, who's in the cowl behind damien? is that dick?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 19, 2014, 10:15:15 AM
Yep.  When Bruce Wayne returned, rather than asking Dick Grayson to return to being Nightwing, he asked him to stick around Gotham as Batman (with Damien) while Bruce acted as a globe-trotting Batman as the leader of Batman Incorporated.  I always thought it was a cool idea.  After all, it's so common for there to be only one super-hero at a time, but it makes sense that mystery man Batman could have more than one of himself to get shit done.  Shame that Dick went back to being Nightwing, though I head Kyle Higgins Nightwing run was one of the New 52's brighter spots.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 19, 2014, 04:46:29 PM
YAY!  Better Call Saul has already been renewed for a second season!
BOO!  It's been pushed back till 2015!
http://www.avclub.com/article/amc-has-already-renewed-better-call-saul-pushed-it-206035
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 13, 2014, 03:56:50 PM
Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook in NBC's 'Peter Pan'
http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/13/peter-pan/ (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/13/peter-pan/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 20, 2014, 11:58:02 AM
The Wonder Years is finally coming to DVD!  It will all be in one big collection and most shockingly will feature ALL of the original music as it was broadcast.  It will go for $300 and will contain all 115 episodes.

http://www.avclub.com/article/wonder-years-cast-reunited-celebrate-insane-new-bo-206971

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on July 20, 2014, 04:01:00 PM
Wow all the original music, that's impressive. It's DVD only then?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 20, 2014, 04:03:54 PM
Hold on, reading it again, it may not be all the songs.  It does say more than 300 songs, so I'd say that's pretty damned close.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on July 20, 2014, 04:06:45 PM
it's all of the songs except for with a little help from my friends.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 21, 2014, 01:48:11 PM
Deena Pilgrim is cast in the long in the works TV adaptation of Powers.  It's Feyoncé from 30 Rock.

(http://blog.corindabravo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Susan-Heyward-headshots-2781.jpg)

http://www.avclub.com/article/powers-series-casts-actors-following-killing-and-b-207072

The premise of the show is that an ex-superhero has become a homicide detective with a specialty in superhero/villain related murders.

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on July 21, 2014, 01:55:34 PM
Great, another cop show...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on July 21, 2014, 01:58:31 PM
Powers was a great comicbook series, but I don't know how well it will translate. 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 21, 2014, 02:07:08 PM
Great, another cop show...

Correction, another bleak cop show.  Where they melt the Pope.

Powers was a great comicbook series, but I don't know how well it will translate.

I don't think the showrunner is announced yet, which might have a big impact on letting us know what kind of show to expect.  For now, I have cautious optimism that they'll make it good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on July 21, 2014, 02:33:18 PM
That's more like it!  I could watch a show where the cops battle an army of pope clones and pedophile priests.  Any day with a pope disintegration is a good day in my book.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on July 21, 2014, 04:35:59 PM
Season 2 of Gravity Falls is starting up in another week and a half or so!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 21, 2014, 05:59:38 PM
I really got to catch up on that.  Everything I read about it sounds like my cup of tea.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on July 27, 2014, 09:49:21 AM
The Hub Network is going to be going through a rebranding leaving the Emmy award winning Aquabats Super Show without a home. They announced they won't be picking it up for a third season.  :grr:  THANKS OBAMA!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 28, 2014, 06:50:18 PM
Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network now has the American TV rights for the Shaw Brothers movies (225 of them!)

http://www.avclub.com/article/robert-rodriguez-bringing-shaw-brothers-kung-fu-cl-207451
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 28, 2014, 07:51:24 PM
It's the Mike Tyson Mysteries!

https://www.youtube.com/v/P58WJ-4PxcU

Looks fun, though surprisingly I could do without Norm McDonald's character.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 12, 2014, 11:01:30 AM
Max Landis is looking to make a Dirk Gently tv series.

http://www.avclub.com/article/max-landis-turning-douglas-adams-dirk-gently-books-207748
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 12, 2014, 11:18:57 AM
Max Landis is looking to make a Dirk Gently tv series.

http://www.avclub.com/article/max-landis-turning-douglas-adams-dirk-gently-books-207748

This made me look for the previous attempt by the BBC, and it's available on Amazon Prime, so I know what I'll be watching for the next few days....

Hope they do a good enough job of this one to get more than 4 episodes. 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 26, 2014, 04:51:25 PM
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kari-Byron-Tory-Belleci-Grant-Imahara-Leave-MythBusters-1085813.aspx (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kari-Byron-Tory-Belleci-Grant-Imahara-Leave-MythBusters-1085813.aspx)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 26, 2014, 07:07:04 PM
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kari-Byron-Tory-Belleci-Grant-Imahara-Leave-MythBusters-1085813.aspx (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kari-Byron-Tory-Belleci-Grant-Imahara-Leave-MythBusters-1085813.aspx)
I heard about that a few days ago. I'd like to see them do a spinoff Mythbusters. It's such a big hit for the station. And all their attempts to repeat that failed badly.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on August 26, 2014, 07:10:02 PM
I heard the show has been struggling with ratings for a while, it may be on its way out soon.  I actually liked the show better with just Adam and Jamie, should be interesting to see how it goes.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 26, 2014, 07:12:58 PM
I heard the show has been struggling with ratings for a while, it may be on its way out soon.  I actually liked the show better with just Adam and Jamie, should be interesting to see how it goes.
It's simpler with just the two of them. Besides, my guess is that their salaries are getting higher each year, and the budget is getting higher because the tests and explosions and stunts keep getting bigger and more elaborate.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on August 26, 2014, 08:42:47 PM
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kari-Byron-Tory-Belleci-Grant-Imahara-Leave-MythBusters-1085813.aspx (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kari-Byron-Tory-Belleci-Grant-Imahara-Leave-MythBusters-1085813.aspx)
I heard about that a few days ago. I'd like to see them do a spinoff Mythbusters. It's such a big hit for the station. And all their attempts to repeat that failed badly.

I'm pretty sure tha's pretty much what is happening given how they were sort of formally handed off, rather than than just quietly let go. And they've been talking of 'new adventures'.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 27, 2014, 04:50:17 AM
i would like the show a whole lot better if it was only half an hour, and they didn't continually repeat explanations and footage. :\
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on August 27, 2014, 04:53:12 AM
I think their countdowns are unnecessary also.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2014, 05:42:26 AM
i would like the show a whole lot better if it was only half an hour, and they didn't continually repeat explanations and footage. :\
It does annoy me when they show preview footage earlier in the episode that clearly spoils what is going to happen.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on August 27, 2014, 06:12:59 AM
i would like the show a whole lot better if it was only half an hour, and they didn't continually repeat explanations and footage. :\
It does annoy me when they show preview footage earlier in the episode that clearly spoils what is going to happen.
That's my main complaint with just about every reality based show on TV right now. By the time I see any big dramatic moment in context it doesn't matter because I've seen the reaction to it or the set up for it six times.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 27, 2014, 09:43:11 AM
I heard the show has been struggling with ratings for a while, it may be on its way out soon.  I actually liked the show better with just Adam and Jamie, should be interesting to see how it goes.

If they go back to doing only one myth in an hour it will get boring again, like it was before the other 3 were brought in.
If they go back to doing 2 or 3 myths per episode, like when the show first started, or one myth in 30 minutes, then it might work.

I will miss those 3, hope they get to do something together, they have a good dynamic.  They were starting to get some pretty stupid myths to do, but once in a while better ones than Adam and Jamie.  I wonder if that has anything to do with it, with the pool of interesting things to test shrinking those 2 wanting to do all the cool ones?

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Kete on August 28, 2014, 02:20:11 PM
Amazon is working on a series based on the Philip K Dick book, The Man in the High Castle. (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=122410)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 30, 2014, 07:54:13 PM
Amazon to attempt to bring back the live-action Tick, staring Patrick Warburton:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/30/amazon-reviving-the-tick-with-patrick-warburton
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 30, 2014, 08:21:00 PM
I'd much rather they brought back the cartoon Tick.  I felt it was more coherent and 'adult in its cleverness' than the live-action one.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 30, 2014, 08:25:00 PM
I'd much rather they brought back the cartoon Tick.  I felt it was more coherent and 'adult in its cleverness' than the live-action one.

Written by the same guy (creator, Ben Edlund... love every one of his Supernatural episodes! ... and his Firefly episodes of course).... so I have a big feeling it was the network pressure for the live-action that they wanted it more "sitcom"
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on August 31, 2014, 03:55:57 AM
I'd much rather they brought back the cartoon Tick.  I felt it was more coherent and 'adult in its cleverness' than the live-action one.

Couldnt agree more.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on August 31, 2014, 05:02:18 AM
I'd much rather they brought back the cartoon Tick.  I felt it was more coherent and 'adult in its cleverness' than the live-action one.

Written by the same guy (creator, Ben Edlund... love every one of his Supernatural episodes! ... and his Firefly episodes of course).... so I have a big feeling it was the network pressure for the live-action that they wanted it more "sitcom"

And it got cancelled before it could really grow into its giant blue rubber suited self.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 31, 2014, 07:36:11 AM
Yeah, there was a lot of potential in the live action show. The world wasn't quite ready for live action heroes in brightly colored spandex suits. I think it's ready now...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 31, 2014, 10:46:53 AM
I'd rather it be a movie.  A good one would be preferable.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 31, 2014, 10:57:22 AM
My dream would be to see an adaptation of the "Night of a Million Zillion Ninjas" story arc.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 31, 2014, 11:51:10 PM
I'd much rather they brought back the cartoon Tick.  I felt it was more coherent and 'adult in its cleverness' than the live-action one.

Written by the same guy (creator, Ben Edlund... love every one of his Supernatural episodes! ... and his Firefly episodes of course).... so I have a big feeling it was the network pressure for the live-action that they wanted it more "sitcom"

That's very true, it was way too 'sitcom-y' for me (as sitcoms and I do not get along).  But I think an issue that will be present even if the sitcominess is removed is simply: budget.  There's no way that they can do the crazy stuff that happens in the Tick's world on any kind of reasonable budget, if they do it live action.  Computer animation/special effects are pricey.  Animating craziness isn't really any more expensive than animating normalcy.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on September 01, 2014, 06:21:25 AM
Sons of Guns is canceled because of some crazy shit Will Hayden did

www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/28/the-scary-past-of-former-sons-of-guns-star-and-alleged-rapist-will-hayden/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 02, 2014, 08:22:42 PM
Galavant follow-up: They apparently have Weird Al involved.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwkeiDkIAAAdmvI.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 02, 2014, 08:28:45 PM
I get a strong feeling that in 5 years, people will be saying "Why did I not watch this?!?"

I, for one, am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 02, 2014, 08:30:34 PM
I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into another Cop Rock.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 02, 2014, 08:59:11 PM
I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into another Cop Rock.

Cop Rock would have worked if it had had Alan Menken behind it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Kete on September 03, 2014, 08:47:46 AM
Galavant follow-up: They apparently have Weird Al involved.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwkeiDkIAAAdmvI.jpg)

I'm in.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on September 05, 2014, 01:33:12 PM
Season 2 of Better Off Ted is finally coming out on DVD this November!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Kete on September 05, 2014, 01:44:56 PM
Season 2 of Better Off Ted is finally coming out on DVD this November!

I love that show.  I don't know why it wasn't more popular.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on September 05, 2014, 04:12:08 PM
Season 2 of Better Off Ted is finally coming out on DVD this November!

I love that show.  I don't know why it wasn't more popular.

Same reason Andy Richter Controls The Universe wasn't more popular.  The people who have Neilson boxes are mostly dumb dumbs with poor taste.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 17, 2014, 11:22:09 AM
Now you can watch the pilot for Pistol Pete, a show from legendary Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder.  It's not as good as it could be, but there are some very solid jokes in this one.

https://www.youtube.com/v/7H2sF424S98
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 17, 2014, 03:08:38 PM
Is there anything this guy isn't involved with?!? Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

Damon Lindelof Developing Tom Perrotta's 'The Leftovers' at HBO

Quote
Damon Lindelof has found his first TV series project since ABC's Lost. The former co-creator of the island-set drama is developing a small-screen adaptation of author Tom Perrotta's novel The Leftovers at HBO, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Lindelof will co-write the project with Perrotta under his rich three-year deal with Warner Bros. Television. HBO will produce the effort alongside WBTV. Perrotta will also executive produce with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. Should the project move forward from its development status, Lindelof would serve as showrunner. 

Leftovers, which was published in May, revolves around the Rapture and follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton after the sudden departure of more than 100 people as they begin to rebuild their lives after their mysterious disappearance.

The Lost co-showrunner inked a three-year deal with WBTV earlier this month, marking his return to TV after Lost's six-season run. More recently, he helped develop former Lost scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz's ABC drama Once Upon a Time, which was renewed for a second season in May.

In addition to the co-writing Prometheus, Lindelof has the upcoming Star Trek sequel as well as Disney's 1952 set up on the big screen.

I like the concept; seems to lend itself quite well to his style. The fact that it's HBO bodes extra well, too.

Has anyone else watched this??  I've watched 5 episodes so far (of the 10) and I just love this show. It's so bleak, yet wonderful.

I'm not even done with season 1 yet, but I'm already excited for season 2.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 18, 2014, 11:46:55 AM
Vimeo is now streaming 80 episodes of MST3k... and are actively working to secure the rights to EVERY EPISODE (presumably minus the KTMA seasons and sci-fi Summer Preview/Oscar specials).

http://www.avclub.com/article/heres-why-mst3k-vimeo-kind-big-deal-209358
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on September 18, 2014, 11:52:58 AM
WHAT WHAT WHAT?!

oh, wait. it's region-locked and costs money. nevermind.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 24, 2014, 07:14:35 AM
http://io9.com/scorpion-brings-the-stupidest-most-batshit-insane-hack-1638333877 (http://io9.com/scorpion-brings-the-stupidest-most-batshit-insane-hack-1638333877)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 08, 2014, 06:18:26 AM
http://flavorwire.com/480990/pete-pete-was-all-white-people-slimed-author-mathew-klickstein-on-why-ren-and-stimpy-was-better-than-clarissa-and-nickelodeons-diversity-problem/ (http://flavorwire.com/480990/pete-pete-was-all-white-people-slimed-author-mathew-klickstein-on-why-ren-and-stimpy-was-better-than-clarissa-and-nickelodeons-diversity-problem/)
Edit: Just wanted to post it for discussion.  I don't agree with the author.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on October 08, 2014, 07:01:29 AM
http://flavorwire.com/480990/pete-pete-was-all-white-people-slimed-author-mathew-klickstein-on-why-ren-and-stimpy-was-better-than-clarissa-and-nickelodeons-diversity-problem/ (http://flavorwire.com/480990/pete-pete-was-all-white-people-slimed-author-mathew-klickstein-on-why-ren-and-stimpy-was-better-than-clarissa-and-nickelodeons-diversity-problem/)
Edit: Just wanted to post it for discussion.  I don't agree with the author.

...yeah...why have diversity for the sake of diversity?

Love that he misses the point of having diverse characters as a positive message when he actually brings up the cult popularity of Star Trek in an earlier point.  Imagine if Roddenberry had taken this guy's stance on diversity and had the bridge entirely peopled with white American characters.  How big a cultural impact would that have made?

Also, this might be the first time I've read a transcribed interview that got quite that hostile and defensive toward the end without first seeing a video of the argument.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 08, 2014, 07:18:14 AM
Nickelodeon even had their own equivalent of Star Trek.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 08, 2014, 01:32:39 PM
Wow. Totally snuck under my radar, but it seems there's a DVD set of the first season of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Here it is for $12.96. Less than the cost of the Pizza you should buy to eat while watching it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LN87984/ref=s9_simh_gw_p74_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1ANP73TBZT0TCSK7KHDK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 08, 2014, 02:02:20 PM
http://flavorwire.com/480990/pete-pete-was-all-white-people-slimed-author-mathew-klickstein-on-why-ren-and-stimpy-was-better-than-clarissa-and-nickelodeons-diversity-problem/ (http://flavorwire.com/480990/pete-pete-was-all-white-people-slimed-author-mathew-klickstein-on-why-ren-and-stimpy-was-better-than-clarissa-and-nickelodeons-diversity-problem/)
Edit: Just wanted to post it for discussion.  I don't agree with the author.

...yeah...why have diversity for the sake of diversity?

Love that he misses the point of having diverse characters as a positive message when he actually brings up the cult popularity of Star Trek in an earlier point.  Imagine if Roddenberry had taken this guy's stance on diversity and had the bridge entirely peopled with white American characters.  How big a cultural impact would that have made?

Also, this might be the first time I've read a transcribed interview that got quite that hostile and defensive toward the end without first seeing a video of the argument.

Yeah, that guy is full of it.  If the writing is good it doesn't matter what color the actors are.

Great point about Star Trek, make it a United States ship with an all white American crew and it would not have had the same cultural significance.  It would have been seen as cold war propaganda and probably forgotten about.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 10, 2014, 11:24:12 AM
It also apparently extends to his other work.  From his horrorotica novel:
Quote
"But what was he doing? The girl back home, he had to admit, was not only skinnier, but was turning downright peaked. Her skin had changed from tortilla-chip Indian princess to that of an anemic goth girl. Then again, this he preferred. Perhaps she would, too? Maybe she wasn’t turning sickly, only more milky fresh?"
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 10, 2014, 08:02:08 PM
In regards to the new Inspector Gadget cartoon: http://www.worldscreen.com/worldscreenings/display/12935 (http://www.worldscreen.com/worldscreenings/display/12935)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on October 10, 2014, 09:31:27 PM
In regards to the new Inspector Gadget cartoon: http://www.worldscreen.com/worldscreenings/display/12935 (http://www.worldscreen.com/worldscreenings/display/12935)

Has animation gotten worse?!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 10, 2014, 09:53:01 PM
Generally, no, but that don't look so good.  Probably doesn't help that it was animated in Canada.  Still, while I don't think it will make a huge improvement, I think that some of the animation may not be finished the polishing, considering how pixely it looked.  Clone High was the last thing Canada animated that was any good.

Awful theme song too, considering the original is insanely catchy.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 11, 2014, 09:09:38 AM
Also, did anyone else pick up on that the guy being interviewed used pickaninny instead of picayune?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 13, 2014, 12:32:28 PM
http://t.co/UFkVWRD6rF (http://t.co/UFkVWRD6rF)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 13, 2014, 07:04:54 PM
Not that I was a fan, but I'm pretty sure that show for tiny children was not in need of a charm-ectomy.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 14, 2014, 12:09:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NeB2R69.jpg?1)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on October 14, 2014, 06:17:56 PM
Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ TV Show Heads to Disney XD (http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/marvel-guardians-of-the-galaxy-tv-show-1201326951/)

(http://i2.wp.com/pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/marvel-s-guardians-of-the-galaxy-animated-series-nycc-test-footage-youtube.png?crop=4px%2C0px%2C1091px%2C607px&resize=670%2C377)

There is, embedded in the article, a test bit of animation for it.  That clip is hosted on YouTube:
http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/mLAU6jF0qwY
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on October 23, 2014, 05:51:27 PM
THR:
'Transformers' TV Franchise Returns to Cartoon Network (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/transformers-tv-franchise-returns-cartoon-738616)
New series 'Transformers: Robots in Disguise' to launch in early 2015

ToonZone:
"Transformers: Robots in Disguise" to Premiere on Cartoon Network in Q1 2015 (http://www.toonzone.net/2014/10/transformers-robots-disguise-premiere-cartoon-network-q1-2015/)[/quote]

death will be quick.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on October 23, 2014, 06:00:47 PM
Yeah, Cartoon Network took a steaming dump on their previous Transformer series.  Hasbro seems to have a great relationship with Netflix, I don't know why they just didnt make Robots in Disguise a Netflix exclusive.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on October 24, 2014, 12:25:12 AM
Hearing good things about the Hellblazer pilot  :highfive:
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on October 24, 2014, 09:47:09 AM
TLC cancels "Honey Boo Boo" after mom caught dating child molester.   :o


http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/24/here-comes-honey-boo-boo-cancelled-tlc-mama-june-child-molester-dating/ (http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/24/here-comes-honey-boo-boo-cancelled-tlc-mama-june-child-molester-dating/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 24, 2014, 09:50:15 AM
TLC cancels "Honey Boo Boo" after mom caught dating child molester.   :o


http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/24/here-comes-honey-boo-boo-cancelled-tlc-mama-june-child-molester-dating/ (http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/24/here-comes-honey-boo-boo-cancelled-tlc-mama-june-child-molester-dating/)
On one hand, finally.  On the other,  TMZ's a credible source?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on October 24, 2014, 09:51:48 AM
It was the first link I found when TV's Frank tweeted about "Honey Boo Boo virus being eradicated".


And I don't see it listed on TLC at all.  Like it never existed.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 24, 2014, 11:36:24 AM
Yeah, Cartoon Network took a steaming dump on their previous Transformer series.  Hasbro seems to have a great relationship with Netflix, I don't know why they just didnt make Robots in Disguise a Netflix exclusive.

The way I understood it, it was The Hub that killed Animated. Hasbro had their own network and didn't want a different station to run a Transformers show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on October 25, 2014, 06:43:24 AM
Animated was over before the Hub.  CN kept airing it at bad time spots, like 5 and 6 a.m.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 06, 2014, 09:28:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/mSZ0jqP.png)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: eegah on November 06, 2014, 09:35:19 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/mSZ0jqP.png)

Will he come flying out wielding a chainsaw?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on November 06, 2014, 02:18:19 PM
How is he coming out? Is he going to kill the Anaconda?

It all seems totally pointless.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 06, 2014, 02:27:08 PM
How is he coming out? Is he going to kill the Anaconda?

It all seems totally pointless.

I wonder if the snake will in fact eat him with that suit on?  Don't they wait for something to die before swallowing?  After the snake spends some time trying to crush his ribcage and fails, It will probably just leave him alone.  Unless he is extremely good a playing dead...

I hope the Discovery channel isn't actually paying for this and it's something an independent company hopes to get shown there.  It really is pointless and has great potential to harm the animal.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on November 06, 2014, 02:38:53 PM
There's an online petition on change.org (heard about it on CNN) to keep Discovery Channel from showing that.  And I don't blame them.  There's no way I'd ever want to see that! 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on November 06, 2014, 04:33:14 PM
Absolutely zero chance of me watching that.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on November 06, 2014, 05:28:49 PM
Sounds totally bullshit.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 06, 2014, 05:39:31 PM
Doing some searching it seems they already filmed the guy being swallowed by the snake, and the snake survived.
Still hope no one watches it but I'm sure plenty of idiots will...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on November 11, 2014, 01:48:13 PM
ABC cancels "Selfie" 


http://tvline.com/2014/11/07/selfie-cancelled-at-abc-season-2/ (http://tvline.com/2014/11/07/selfie-cancelled-at-abc-season-2/)


Was it really as bad as the commercials made it out to be?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on November 11, 2014, 01:56:11 PM
ABC cancels "Selfie" 


http://tvline.com/2014/11/07/selfie-cancelled-at-abc-season-2/ (http://tvline.com/2014/11/07/selfie-cancelled-at-abc-season-2/)


Was it really as bad as the commercials made it out to be?

No, it was adorable and funny.  It reminded me a little of Better Off Ted, another sit-com that didn't last long enough.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on November 11, 2014, 02:01:20 PM
No, it was adorable and funny.  It reminded me a little of Better Off Ted, another sit-com that didn't last long enough.


Yuck. Not into "adorable" for my shows. 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 11, 2014, 02:39:02 PM
ABC also gave Forever a full season order. I'm enjoying that show, so I'm happy. It was the one and only new series that actually caught my interest and is getting any of my time (aside from Galavant, but that's its own unique monster).

(Also, I just hit "Ctrl-O" to try to submit this post. I've been using Nano too much.)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on November 11, 2014, 04:34:23 PM
Wait did Galavant start already???


Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 11, 2014, 09:09:08 PM
Wait did Galavant start already???

January I believe. It's 10 episodes (2 at a time, so 5 weeks) while Once Upon A Time is on hiatus.

Anthony Stewart Head will be on it too... If you look at the latest cast list on IMDb or Wikipedia, it's looking fun!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on November 13, 2014, 08:20:13 AM
‘Lost In Space’ Series Reboot In Works At Legendary TV With ‘Dracula’ Writers
http://deadline.com/2014/10/lost-in-space-reboot-dracula-writers-legendary-tv-848901/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on November 13, 2014, 10:01:23 AM
They have tried a few times a few times to reboot that show, haven't they? I know they made some sets for a planned series that ended up going to BSG.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on November 13, 2014, 04:00:54 PM
Is A New He-Man Animated TV Series In The Works?
http://www.theouthousers.com/~theouth/~theouth/index.php/news/129674-is-a-new-he-man-animated-tv-series-in-the-works.html
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 23, 2014, 07:36:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/4nqYMuiGS14
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Rainbow Dash on December 02, 2014, 04:10:32 PM
Colbert talked about the Star Wars trailer.

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/umsrnb/lightsaber-controversy

Then this happened...

(http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/12/02/corbett_colbert.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg)

ENHANCE!!!!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/agOxPSH.png)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: eegah on December 02, 2014, 07:55:23 PM
LOL! I just watched that segment and completely missed that! I wonder if Steven knows who Bill is.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on December 02, 2014, 08:29:51 PM
LOL! I just watched that segment and completely missed that! I wonder if Steven knows who Bill is.

And if not, I wonder if anyone has specifically told him since it aired.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on December 02, 2014, 09:13:18 PM
LOL! I just watched that segment and completely missed that! I wonder if Steven knows who Bill is.

And if not, I wonder if anyone has specifically told him since it aired.

And if not, I wonder if he at least realized that 'the person making the comment' was being deliberately over-the-top for humorous purposes.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 02, 2014, 09:16:23 PM
You would think even if Stephen isn't a fan at least a few people on his writing staff would be.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 13, 2014, 10:17:04 AM
Smaug on Colbert was incredible....
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 26, 2014, 11:41:49 AM
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/6f3037042b363dd9922733cc8c4cb6f1/tumblr_ngunyaNEaJ1r5dm0so1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 30, 2014, 10:52:15 AM
RIP Christine Cavanagh.  Voice of Dexter (from Dexter's Lab), among others.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on January 15, 2015, 06:24:32 AM
New Thunderbirds!?!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7WNq3pIcAAVb5p.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2015, 08:00:46 AM
Ew! Thunderbirds!?!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7WNq3pIcAAVb5p.jpg)
Fixed.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on January 21, 2015, 02:00:32 PM
Powers was a great comicbook series, but I don't know how well it will translate.

Thought there was a thread or more of a post about Powers than this one, but FINALLY some news on it!  It's finally going to air! In March!

Oh... it's only on the Sony PSN. And it's free for Plus members.

(Promo video here)
http://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-plus/powers/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 21, 2015, 02:08:40 PM
Oh hai new X-Files season.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on January 21, 2015, 03:40:56 PM
Powers was a great comicbook series, but I don't know how well it will translate.

Thought there was a thread or more of a post about Powers than this one, but FINALLY some news on it!  It's finally going to air! In March!

Oh... it's only on the Sony PSN. And it's free for Plus members.

(Promo video here)
http://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-plus/powers/
Isn't Powers essentially what Agents of Shield is? Just maybe more film noir-ish in tone?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 22, 2015, 04:21:03 AM
If they do it right, yeah.  It definitely has a sense of humour, but overall it has a bleaker worldview.  What's more, the superhero population is much bigger and these cops jurisdiction is just a city.  It also often involves bringing guys in gaudy costumes into the interrogation room.

In all honesty, the trailer made me feel a little sheepish about the whole thing.  Still, I'm really hoping they adapt "Roleplay" a story in which the characters are hunting a serial killer who is leaving bodies of superhero LARPers all over the city.  It's a pretty good story.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 03, 2015, 06:47:47 AM
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/373569-cw-orders-joe-hill-scripted-tales-darkside-pilot/ (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/373569-cw-orders-joe-hill-scripted-tales-darkside-pilot/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on February 06, 2015, 10:32:26 PM
Netflix wants to make a Legend of Zelda series:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/06/report-netflix-developing-live-action-zelda-series
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on February 16, 2015, 09:47:32 AM
I didn't watch the 40th Anniversay SNL special last night. At the end did it all turn out to be a nightmare of the Gorch puppets from Season 1?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on February 20, 2015, 06:52:35 PM
Teen Titans GO! And Young Justice Get Serious In New Preview Clip
http://comicbook.com/2015/02/19/teen-titan-go-and-young-justice-get-serious-in-new-preview-clip/?utm_campaign=strip&utm_medium=toparticle5&utm_source=article

(http://robinbrown.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/double-facepalm1.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2015, 07:37:11 AM
"Life is like a hurricane..."
http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2015/02/25/this-is-not-a-drill-were-getting-new-ducktales-in-2017/ (http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2015/02/25/this-is-not-a-drill-were-getting-new-ducktales-in-2017/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on February 25, 2015, 03:49:26 PM
And while we're bringing back awesome old cartoons, how about Danger Mouse and Inspector Gadget?

http://comicbook.com/2015/02/25/danger-mouse-inspector-gadget-and-more-announced-by-netflix/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on February 25, 2015, 04:16:45 PM
And while we're bringing back awesome old cartoons, how about Danger Mouse and Inspector Gadget?

http://comicbook.com/2015/02/25/danger-mouse-inspector-gadget-and-more-announced-by-netflix/

I'm super excited about this! (I even have a Danger Mouse tattoo.)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 05, 2015, 05:51:00 PM
RIP Harvey Bennett
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 05, 2015, 07:30:13 PM
Dang it, Lenard and Harve in less than a week.

And it's just "Harve" no y.

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on March 10, 2015, 06:14:37 PM
Powers was a great comicbook series, but I don't know how well it will translate.

Thought there was a thread or more of a post about Powers than this one, but FINALLY some news on it!  It's finally going to air! In March!

Oh... it's only on the Sony PSN. And it's free for Plus members.

(Promo video here)
http://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-plus/powers/

Just noticed the first few episodes are up on PSN! Going to check it out tomorrow night
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on March 25, 2015, 12:13:59 PM
clarkson got the boot, and may appears to be in solidarity on twitter. it'll be disappoint to not have the oafs on teevee, but you can't go around hitting people (and generally being a douche) without facing consequences.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32052736
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on March 25, 2015, 01:18:47 PM
Well, that is pretty much the end of Top Gear then.  They had a good run though, thanks for all the laughs.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on March 25, 2015, 01:20:16 PM
clarkson got the boot, and may appears to be in solidarity on twitter. it'll be disappoint to not have the oafs on teevee, but you can't go around hitting people (and generally being a douche) without facing consequences.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32052736

Yeah. The show without him wouldn't be as funny, but he's a colossal dick.  It seems that May & Hammond will also leave (voluntarily) since they said they were a package deal.  Thankfully the American version has become more entertaining once they got over the first season "Copy the UK version completely" format & the hosts got more comfortable with each other.

Inevitably he's going to resurface with a similar style show somewhere & make a ton of money I imagine.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on March 25, 2015, 01:26:31 PM
That would not surprise me at all.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on March 25, 2015, 01:32:43 PM
Thankfully the American version has become more entertaining once they got over the first season "Copy the UK version completely" format & the hosts got more comfortable with each other.

did they? i'll have to give it another try, then.

Inevitably he's going to resurface with a similar style show somewhere & make a ton of money I imagine.

i'm assuming they'll just show up on sky or itv or channel 4 as pinnacle cog or somesuch.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 25, 2015, 03:02:49 PM
He had to go, but I have to admit frustration that the BBC isn't letting them cap off those last three episodes.  They were already filmed, except for studio segments.  I think Jeremy and the fans deserved to at least see this season finished out and one of the BBC's most popular shows, and one of the most popular shows in the world, get some type of send off.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on March 25, 2015, 03:10:16 PM
Yeah, definitely.  Its a shame to waste what has already been filmed.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on March 28, 2015, 09:47:49 PM
Does anyone know if the Powers 'TV' series on PlayStation will be released on Blu-ray when the season ends?

I don't/can't play video games (when I did it was on the computer, e.g. half-Life) so don't have and won't buy any kind of console.  And I won't pay for a PlayStation console and then pay for PlayStation 'Plus' on top of it to see 10 episodes of the show, regardless how much I may want to see it.  Nor will I pay for 'digital only' video.


[Marginally interesting trivia: the character Calista is played by the pianist from High School Musical (RiffTrax #102). :)]
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on April 04, 2015, 12:02:38 AM
A pilot episode is being shot for a potential Muppet Show revival!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/03/new-muppets-variety-show-in-the-works-at-abc
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 07, 2015, 03:30:02 PM
RIP Stan Freberg
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on April 07, 2015, 06:16:46 PM
RIP Stan Freberg

What!? Pete Puma!? Nooo....
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on April 14, 2015, 11:45:36 AM
Celebrity Deathmatch is making a comeback!

http://www.avclub.com/article/celebrity-deathmatch-coming-back-mtv-218017
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on April 14, 2015, 12:24:18 PM
Celebrity Deathmatch is making a comeback!

http://www.avclub.com/article/celebrity-deathmatch-coming-back-mtv-218017
SQUEEEEE!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on April 14, 2015, 12:59:56 PM
Still wont get me to watch fucking MTV.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on April 20, 2015, 12:34:29 PM
http://news.boldride.com/2015/03/delayed-top-gear-episodes-will-reportedly-air/73390/

Unsurprisingly

https://www.yahoo.com/autos/s/jeremy-clarkson-says-create-car-show-210006549.html
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 09, 2015, 07:59:11 AM
Sad but not overly surprised that ABC cancelled Forever... Although if you look at ANY (and I do mean any) article that mentions the show, even in the midst of other show's news, it very clearly had a strong and big fan base.  The petition to keep it got about 22k signatures before they closed it.

Oh well, at least Unforgettable is coming back for an unexpected season 4. Raised from the dead for the second time.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 09, 2015, 08:34:18 PM
Sad but not overly surprised that ABC cancelled Forever... Although if you look at ANY (and I do mean any) article that mentions the show, even in the midst of other show's news, it very clearly had a strong and big fan base.  The petition to keep it got about 22k signatures before they closed it.

That's too bad.  I enjoyed it.  At least the major season-length story arcs got some resolution in the final episode so there was some closure to it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 12, 2015, 07:12:48 PM
Sad but not overly surprised that ABC cancelled Forever... Although if you look at ANY (and I do mean any) article that mentions the show, even in the midst of other show's news, it very clearly had a strong and big fan base.  The petition to keep it got about 22k signatures before they closed it.

That's too bad.  I enjoyed it.  At least the major season-length story arcs got some resolution in the final episode so there was some closure to it.

Netflix has been bombarded with calls and emails (and has requested more bombardment, oddly enough) and from what I've heard are "considering" picking Forever up. Not sure how strongly they are considering, but it doesn't seem that expensive a show to make compared to many others they have or have strongly considered in the past...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 12, 2015, 07:45:09 PM
Sad but not overly surprised that ABC cancelled Forever... Although if you look at ANY (and I do mean any) article that mentions the show, even in the midst of other show's news, it very clearly had a strong and big fan base.  The petition to keep it got about 22k signatures before they closed it.

That's too bad.  I enjoyed it.  At least the major season-length story arcs got some resolution in the final episode so there was some closure to it.

Netflix has been bombarded with calls and emails (and has requested more bombardment, oddly enough) and from what I've heard are "considering" picking Forever up. Not sure how strongly they are considering, but it doesn't seem that expensive a show to make compared to many others they have or have strongly considered in the past...

That sounds good.  And you're right: compared to some, that would be pretty cheap to produce.  Plus, for some reason, that show seems like a good fit for Netflix... oddly, now that you mention it, it seems a better fit for them than it does for network TV. ;D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on May 12, 2015, 07:50:16 PM
Is Forever the one with all the Disney characters?

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 12, 2015, 07:53:42 PM
Is Forever the one with all the Disney characters?
I thought that was ONCE.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 12, 2015, 08:11:44 PM
Forever has 'Mr Fantastic' [Ioan Grufford] as a coroner who happens to be immortal.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on May 12, 2015, 08:37:16 PM
So it's CSI Highlander?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 12, 2015, 08:45:41 PM
There can M.E. only one!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on May 12, 2015, 08:50:44 PM
BOOOOOOO
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 12, 2015, 08:57:53 PM
There can M.E. only one!

LIKE  ;D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 13, 2015, 04:17:41 AM
There can M.E. only one!

(http://i.imgur.com/dhMeAzK.gif)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 13, 2015, 05:25:54 AM
Thank you, The Rock! 
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on May 13, 2015, 08:40:32 AM
Well played!

(I would totally watch CSI Highlander)

"Hmm it appears the cause of death was decapitation by sword..."
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 13, 2015, 03:29:45 PM
Supergirl trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/v/Lm46-envrHo
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 13, 2015, 03:44:04 PM
supergirl is older than superman? huh. i really don't know dc.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 13, 2015, 04:19:39 PM
Supergirl trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/v/Lm46-envrHo
Daaaaaaamn that looks stupid!  :P
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 13, 2015, 06:53:41 PM
So it's CSI Highlander?

Pretty much, and his nemesis is a guy who's been alive even longer... and Judd Hirsch plays his (the main lead, not the nemesis) son.  They've had some really good guest stars on the show too. John Noble, Blair Brown, Jane Seymour, David Krumholtz to name a few...

I hope Netflix grabs it. AFAIK the network (ABC) actually really dug the show and liked their plan for season 2, but it pretty much just got edged out by all the new stuff coming in the fall.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 13, 2015, 06:58:38 PM
EW took a poll for "most missed cancelled shows" for this year... Forever tops it by a very wide margin.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/12/canceled-shows
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on May 13, 2015, 07:00:46 PM
Is the nemesis a public servant as well?  An immortal meter maid or something?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on May 13, 2015, 07:18:11 PM
Supergirl trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/v/Lm46-envrHo

They're really throwing a lot of DC shows out there aren't they, will this be number 5? Looks about the same as Arrow or Flash to me
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 15, 2015, 06:52:32 PM
OK... now I'm interested....

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' trailer (released just yesterday):
https://www.youtube.com/v/4MubNoWQiSc
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 17, 2015, 07:14:03 PM
RIP John Stephenson.

 Known for his roles as:
Mr. Slate (The Flintstones)
Doggie Daddy (Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy)
Dr. Benton C. Quest (Jonny Quest)
Kup, Thundercraker and other G1 Transformers
Chief Quimby (Inspector Gadget)
Beef Bonk (Galaxy High School)
General Hawk (G.I. Joe)
Bionic-1 / Jack Bennett (Bionix Six)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 17, 2015, 10:49:06 PM
He was also the narrator for Dragnet, which I always thought was cool. Got to meet him at a Botcon waaay back in 2001. He was a class act.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 05, 2015, 01:07:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/rFtam2eAkfo
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on June 05, 2015, 02:26:00 AM
Sense8 must be out now, time to wait for the torrents!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 09, 2015, 07:39:41 AM
More news about Constantine's cancellation:
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sminvn (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sminvn)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on June 11, 2015, 12:16:10 PM
So far my wife & I have REALLY enjoyed the 3 episodes of Jim Gaffigan Show that have been released. (One on his website, one on TV Land, one on iTunes)  Really looking forward to when this one finally is officially on air.

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on June 11, 2015, 12:40:50 PM
Congrats to the forum's own Doggans for having the co-creators of Phineas & Ferb posting about his Obsession of the Moment episode!

http://doggans.com/2015/05/10/ootm-phineas-ferb-worldbuilding/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on June 16, 2015, 05:33:24 PM
this seems promising: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/16/american-gods-starz

one of my favourite books being turned into a teevee show by a director* show-creator i really like? i'm cautiously optimistic.


* i'm not really savvy to directing ability, but i love the universes of dead like me, wonderfalls, and pushing daisies.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 16, 2015, 05:50:39 PM
I hope he'll be ok.  I really enjoyed his work on The Storyteller.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11678377/Sir-John-Hurt-diagnosed-with-pancreatic-cancer.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11678377/Sir-John-Hurt-diagnosed-with-pancreatic-cancer.html)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 21, 2015, 08:20:41 PM
See how far you can get into this article:
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/nic-pizzolatto-true-detective-season-2-better-than-season-1 (http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/nic-pizzolatto-true-detective-season-2-better-than-season-1)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 11, 2015, 10:10:32 AM
RIP Roger Rees
https://www.youtube.com/v/4Kd3P1W5K6o
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on July 13, 2015, 03:14:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/4dmq13dD47g
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: anais.butterfly on July 13, 2015, 04:18:22 PM
RIP Roger Rees
https://www.youtube.com/v/4Kd3P1W5K6o

I feel like I am the only one who only thinks of him as the Sheriff of Nottingham from Men in Tights.

He's chafing his willy in heaven now.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on July 13, 2015, 04:26:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/4dmq13dD47g

Looks acceptable!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on July 13, 2015, 04:57:03 PM
Anais, that's what immediately comes to mind to me too.
"Mano a mano. Just you and me and my GUARDS!"
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on July 13, 2015, 04:58:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/4dmq13dD47g

Looks acceptable!

I'm super excited about this.  (I even have a Danger Mouse tattoo.)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on July 16, 2015, 06:33:34 PM
Anyone else watching Dark Matter on SyFy? I just started it & it's not terrible so far.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 25, 2015, 07:46:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/1Zm9D1tXWVs
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 31, 2015, 05:22:30 AM
http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/132698-presumably-due-to-poor-influence-from-comics-industry-cw-is-making-a-grim-and-gritty-reboot-of-little-women.html (http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/132698-presumably-due-to-poor-influence-from-comics-industry-cw-is-making-a-grim-and-gritty-reboot-of-little-women.html)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 20, 2015, 02:28:14 PM
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/concept-art-for-abandoned-jurassic-park-animated-series-198 (http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/concept-art-for-abandoned-jurassic-park-animated-series-198)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 20, 2015, 04:12:26 PM
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/concept-art-for-abandoned-jurassic-park-animated-series-198 (http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/concept-art-for-abandoned-jurassic-park-animated-series-198)

looks like they spared some expense. :-\
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on August 21, 2015, 04:22:09 PM
Looks like the Mockingbird/Hunter spinoff of Agents of SHIELD got picked up.  Title is Marvel's Most Wanted.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/marvel-mockingbird-spinoff-series-most-wanted-adrianne-palicki-nick-blood-abc-1201574713/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 21, 2015, 08:28:30 PM
Looks like the Mockingbird/Hunter spinoff of Agents of SHIELD got picked up.  Title is Marvel's Most Wanted.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/marvel-mockingbird-spinoff-series-most-wanted-adrianne-palicki-nick-blood-abc-1201574713/

Sounds good.  Wonder if it will be a mid-season start or if it has to wait til Fall 2016?  Since it says, "at this time, ABC has not made any decisions regarding premiere date or a path of introduction," it could be either.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 24, 2015, 06:29:03 AM
This is old news, but I missed it the first time around: Neil Cross wants to revive Sapphire and Steel.

luther-creator-neil-cross-revive-70s-british-sci-f-222027

If you haven't seen it, it's great.  It's similar to Doctor Who except the heroes don't travel through time... at least not on purpose.  Time travel IS a big part of the show, but the premise is that ancient, unknowable forces are trying to work their way into our world using weak points in time.  They utilize anachronisms in order to do so (doctored photographs, a party where people pretend it's 50 years ago, an old nursery rhyme), messing with reality and time in the process.  However, though the show is technically sci-fi, it's really a ghost story show, often with dark endings where our heroes are able to save reality, but it doesn't necessarily mean things are alright.  If you have the chance, check it out.  The first story is a little overlong, but it gets progressively better and has some great leads.

https://www.youtube.com/v/_gjHmEUiaxo

I just hope Cross explores what I feel is the overarching theme of the series: humanity's sordid past coming back to bite them on the ass.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 25, 2015, 10:40:34 AM
Coming in November from Shout Factory:
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5ee0bc62b9652a16660a2f27235aabe1/tumblr_nte6jtLSi21rgetbio1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 25, 2015, 06:16:51 PM
Coming in November from Shout Factory:
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5ee0bc62b9652a16660a2f27235aabe1/tumblr_nte6jtLSi21rgetbio1_1280.jpg)
I'm sure the Cinema Snob already has it on order.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 26, 2015, 05:09:35 PM
Nothing could possibly go wrong...
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/38570/an-ashley-madison-series-on-the-way (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/38570/an-ashley-madison-series-on-the-way)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 26, 2015, 06:12:45 PM
Nothing could possibly go wrong...
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/38570/an-ashley-madison-series-on-the-way (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/38570/an-ashley-madison-series-on-the-way)

I know who should be the host:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/80xwR3wz1pE/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 27, 2015, 05:23:19 PM
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/galaxy-quest-tv-series-finds-a-home-at-amazon-252 (http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/galaxy-quest-tv-series-finds-a-home-at-amazon-252)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 27, 2015, 07:36:39 PM
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/galaxy-quest-tv-series-finds-a-home-at-amazon-252 (http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/galaxy-quest-tv-series-finds-a-home-at-amazon-252)

Sweet!  I'm all Primed for it already. ;)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on September 03, 2015, 06:43:27 PM
Collider:
Nickelodeon May Revive Classic 90s Shows Like ‘Rugrats’ and ‘Doug’ (http://collider.com/nickelodeon-may-revive-90s-shows-like-rugrats-doug/)
Quote from: ADAM CHITWOOD 
Indeed, I predict we’re just starting to see the tip of the iceberg with regards to “The Jurassic World Effect.” That fourth Jurassic Park film made history at the box office, due in large part to the fact that those who were impressionable young ‘uns when the original Jurassic Park came out were now amped to refuel that nostalgia by witnessing a new entry in the long-dormant franchise. 90s kids are now some of our country’s biggest consumers, ranging in age from 25 to 35, and if Corporate America creates a product that feeds on the nostalgia of early millennials, they’ll likely see an uptick in revenue stream.

Which brings us back to Nick reviving its 90s programming. As corporate-driven as this may be, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in seeing more Doug or Hey Arnold!, or even a new iteration of Kablam!. Heck I’d probably watch an entire channel devoted to playing old episodes of 90s cartoons and kids shows, but if creating new content based on old characters is the direction Nickelodeon wants to take, I’ll be curious to see how it pans out.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on September 03, 2015, 10:37:05 PM
And since Animation is kind of cheap these days, it's probably not too difficult to make a business case for a run of Doug or similar too.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on September 04, 2015, 06:24:24 AM
And since Animation is kind of cheap these days, it's probably not too difficult to make a business case for a run of Doug or similar too.
Nah, they'll make it crappy looking CGI like the new Garfield cartoon.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 04, 2015, 07:06:25 AM
And since Animation is kind of cheap these days, it's probably not too difficult to make a business case for a run of Doug or similar too.
Nah, they'll make it crappy looking CGI like the new Garfield cartoon.
The CGI wouldn't bother me as much if the writing was good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 06, 2015, 05:27:17 PM
Some odd choices in there:
http://www.inquisitr.com/2392711/abc-family-reveals-13-nights-of-halloween-lineup/ (http://www.inquisitr.com/2392711/abc-family-reveals-13-nights-of-halloween-lineup/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 02, 2015, 05:31:17 PM
Oooooh.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/10/02/marvel-abc-developing-damage-control-tv-series
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on October 02, 2015, 07:07:08 PM
Dude, Marvel's gonna make a TV show?!? Sweet!!!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Sideswipe on October 02, 2015, 07:54:25 PM
Hopefully as good as that DC show, Daredevil...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 02, 2015, 08:08:02 PM
Well I know at least Tripe and Johnny Unusual had been pulling for a Damage Control series. Probably a couple others.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 04, 2015, 04:51:15 AM
Damn straight.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 05, 2015, 09:30:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/fHP7rUWrUPo
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on October 28, 2015, 01:19:06 PM
Wow! Even before Season 1 begins airing. That's impressive.
I can't wait to see it.  I hope it lives up to all the hype.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/ash-vs-evil-dead-renewal-season-2-starz-1201628923/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Zeether on November 23, 2015, 10:36:05 AM
I'm probably one of only a few people excited about this but... http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/hey-arnold-tv-movie-nickelodeon-reviving-shows-1201646666/

It's an addendum to that Nick revival thing...and closure that quite a few folks have wanted for a while.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on November 23, 2015, 03:36:34 PM
The Soup has been cancelled. Final episode in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on November 24, 2015, 07:17:02 AM
The Soup has been cancelled. Final episode in a couple weeks.

Thus cutting down to nothing the list of reasons E! should exist as a network.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on November 24, 2015, 08:19:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/fHP7rUWrUPo
So did anybody check this out? Is it any good?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 25, 2015, 07:03:24 PM
http://screencrush.com/tremors-tv-series-kevin-bacon/ (http://screencrush.com/tremors-tv-series-kevin-bacon/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on December 02, 2015, 10:51:44 AM
Samurai Jack is coming back!

http://www.avclub.com/article/samurai-jack-return-cartoon-network-next-year-229189
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 02, 2015, 11:35:10 AM
Samurai Jack is coming back!

http://www.avclub.com/article/samurai-jack-return-cartoon-network-next-year-229189

Awesome, loved that show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 02, 2015, 06:57:10 PM
Shame it will be without Mako, but he did help develop the character to a point where I don't think it will be difficult for a talented voice actor to step into the role.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 08, 2015, 02:47:42 PM
http://screencrush.com/abc-dirty-dancing-musical-abigail-breslin/ (http://screencrush.com/abc-dirty-dancing-musical-abigail-breslin/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Parker_Hylton on December 08, 2015, 04:13:43 PM
Shame it will be without Mako, but he did help develop the character to a point where I don't think it will be difficult for a talented voice actor to step into the role.
I hear that, were you to anger him, he would summon a demon more powerful than all in Hell!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on December 11, 2015, 05:12:17 AM
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Fox Renews Wayward Pines

The summer series will return for Season 2.


December 9, 2015

Fox announced today that Wayward Pines has been renewed for a second season. The pickup comes after a strong showing over the summer for the limited series, where it ranked as the #1 broadcast drama among adults 18-49. 10 new episodes of the mystery drama have been ordered for a return in summer 2016.

Originally not planned for more than one season, Wayward Pines worked to fit the entire trilogy of novels from which it was based into its 10-episode run. Season 2 will be picking up after the events of the first season, with a new arrival to the town caught in the middle of a struggle over how to preserve the human race.

Chad Hodge, who originally developed Wayward Pines for television, will not be returning for Season 2. Taking over showrunning duties will be Mark Friedman.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on December 16, 2015, 01:05:58 PM
TNT has cancelled Agent X & renewed The Librarians.

NBC has cancelled Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on December 17, 2015, 08:51:28 AM
Has there been any news about a Series 4 for Broadchurch?  I was just on itv but there isn't anything to indicate one.  Have any of UKers here seen or heard or read something about it?  I even tired Broadchurch's Wikipedia page and still nothing!  It's one of the few show I enjoy!  I'd just hate for it to end the way it did.  :'(
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 19, 2015, 02:23:02 PM
http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-clone-wars-chronological-episodeorder?repeat=w3tc (http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-clone-wars-chronological-episodeorder?repeat=w3tc)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on December 22, 2015, 11:26:18 PM
Has there been any news about a Series 4 for Broadchurch?  I was just on itv but there isn't anything to indicate one.  Have any of UKers here seen or heard or read something about it?  I even tired Broadchurch's Wikipedia page and still nothing!  It's one of the few show I enjoy!  I'd just hate for it to end the way it did.  :'(

I didn't know there was a series 3
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RobThom on December 24, 2015, 08:03:22 AM
I'm so crushed that they cancelled the Soup.

Thats the only place I got my news about the latest developments in society around me.

If I were a paranoid type I might suspect that it was a little too skewering of the lowest denominator demographic, which is the seat and base of some peoples power.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on December 26, 2015, 07:32:44 AM
Was there talk of Joel wanting to leave or his contract being up?  I could see that being a reason to just pull the plug on the show
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on January 01, 2016, 11:46:40 AM
It seemed like a network decision. It might have been for the sake of comedy but the talk on the show was always about "them cancelling us" and not moving on.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on January 04, 2016, 06:27:09 PM
http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/01/the-big-bang-theory-sued-for-using-soft-kitty-lyrics-in-hit-tv-show/ (http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/01/the-big-bang-theory-sued-for-using-soft-kitty-lyrics-in-hit-tv-show/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on January 07, 2016, 08:09:30 PM
http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/ (http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 07, 2016, 08:49:57 PM
http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/ (http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/)

Wow!  What a twist!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on January 07, 2016, 09:07:17 PM
http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/ (http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/)

Wow!  What a twist!

...which is exactly how every Tales from the Crypt episode ends.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 07, 2016, 10:05:26 PM
http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/ (http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/)

Wow!  What a twist!

...which is exactly how every Tales from the Crypt episode ends.

Yes, since they're based on the EC comics where the 'twist ending' was pretty much perfected.  ['Course, from what I remember, the TV series wasn't nearly as original in their twists.]
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 08, 2016, 06:52:35 AM
http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/ (http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-reboot-tnt-m-night-shyamalan/)

Wow!  What a twist!

...which is exactly how every Tales from the Crypt episode ends.

Yes, since they're based on the EC comics where the 'twist ending' was pretty much perfected.  ['Course, from what I remember, the TV series wasn't nearly as original in their twists.]

Actually, most of the episodes were direct adaptations of various EC tales.  I love the EC Comics, but they weren't always the most original either, often taking plots from time-tested or popular stories and doing their own twist on them.  Though in some cases, it's rip-off adjacent.  In fact, one time they basically ripped off a Ray Bradbury story, but Ray was both gracious and clever, basically saying they must have accidentally forgot to credit him and pay him and gave them the opportunity to set it right.  After that, Ray Bradbury adaptations became a selling point (they did a great adaptation of the classic horror story Mars is Heaven.)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on January 08, 2016, 11:25:02 AM
Unfortunately,
http://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-crypt-keeper-the-superstar-that-won-t-return-to-ta-1751824030 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-crypt-keeper-the-superstar-that-won-t-return-to-ta-1751824030)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on January 08, 2016, 12:58:43 PM
Unfortunately,
http://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-crypt-keeper-the-superstar-that-won-t-return-to-ta-1751824030 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-crypt-keeper-the-superstar-that-won-t-return-to-ta-1751824030)
And the Shyamalan fuck ups are coming already! Seriously, why would you not include THE most iconic part of the series? I am hoping that maybe this new iteration will have an overall darker tone to it, that maybe he wouldn't fit into as well. But to not include him at all seems extremely foolish.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 08, 2016, 01:21:56 PM
Yeah, he basically sets the series tone.  And serialized story telling doesn't really fit with those extremely short comics.  It's a shame the former is due to HBO owning the character (how did that happen?!?).  Can they use the Vaultkeeper or the Old Witch or are those off limits since they used them in the Saturday morning cartoon?

Hopefully we'll see them again... someday.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6IDK_OzQUjA/S57BZryqReI/AAAAAAAABnM/qC7NsNmvKoQ/s400/698143-williammgainesfriends.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on January 08, 2016, 01:29:58 PM
Yeah, he basically sets the series tone.  And serialized story telling doesn't really fit with those extremely short comics.  It's a shame the former is due to HBO owning the character (how did that happen?!?). 

The article says that the version of the Crypt Keeper that was on the show was different enough, especially in personality, to the one in the comic that HBO created him for the show.
It's one of those odd rights things that pop up now and then that just makes the businesses look bad. What is HBO going to do with the character outside of a Tales From The Crypt show? If nothing than he isn't making you any new money, just royalties in theme parks and the old show. So why not licence him out for cheap so that he can make you NEW money from the new show? So you can make a little money off of it, but more importantly NOT LOOK LIKE AN ASSHOLE.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 08, 2016, 01:31:35 PM
Then wait, can't they just make their own Cryptkeeper?  I mean, it's a shame they can't do it with John Kassir but if it's just too much damned money it sounds like they should be able to do it their own way.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 08, 2016, 04:39:59 PM
Yeah, he basically sets the series tone.  And serialized story telling doesn't really fit with those extremely short comics.  It's a shame the former is due to HBO owning the character (how did that happen?!?).
The article says that the version of the Crypt Keeper that was on the show was different enough, especially in personality, to the one in the comic that HBO created him for the show.
Then wait, can't they just make their own Cryptkeeper?  I mean, it's a shame they can't do it with John Kassir but if it's just too much damned money it sounds like they should be able to do it their own way.

Yeah: if the HBO "version of the Crypt Keeper that was on the show was different enough, especially in personality, to the one in the comic that HBO created him for the show", then all they'd have to do is make the new one IDENTICAL to the one in the comics and problem solved, because if HBO's was 'different enough' to make it a legally distinct copyright entity, then automatically the original would not be violating HBO's copyright.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on January 09, 2016, 08:00:56 AM
Thats a great legal option, but one most fans aren't going to get behind. Theres a reason the HBO series changed so muchm The show's Cryptkeeper was infinately more interesting and entertaining that the comic's old ugly guy with a bad white haircut.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on January 09, 2016, 09:51:16 AM
Unfortunately,
http://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-crypt-keeper-the-superstar-that-won-t-return-to-ta-1751824030 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/rip-crypt-keeper-the-superstar-that-won-t-return-to-ta-1751824030)
And the Shyamalan fuck ups are coming already!

How dare he not violate trademark laws! what a prick!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on January 09, 2016, 07:22:43 PM
Thats a great legal option, but one most fans aren't going to get behind. Theres a reason the HBO series changed so muchm The show's Cryptkeeper was infinately more interesting and entertaining that the comic's old ugly guy with a bad white haircut.
Exactly. I get that they are in a tough spot, I don't envy the creators of a reboot of such a beloved franchise. But if they are smart enough they can solve this. If they're stupid, they'll piss people off. Ok, they'll piss MORE people off than just the ones that would have been pissed off regardless.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: ScottotD on January 09, 2016, 08:32:37 PM
So, dumb, irrationally angry people?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on January 09, 2016, 09:33:42 PM
So, dumb, irrationally angry people?
Yes. I'm sure there are a few on the internet, but they are as elusive as Robert Denby.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 11, 2016, 08:38:53 PM
Quote
Marvel's Most Wanted: After scrapping a Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off last year, Lee announced that the network is picking up Marvel's Most Wanted to pilot. The project follows Adrianne Palicki's character Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird, and her ex-husband Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). "We are absolutely doing that one," Lee said. "We love the script. We think it's great. ... We feel really good about our Marvel franchise."

From HERE (http://www.tvguide.com/news/castle-spin-off-abc-paul-lee/).  [From Jan 9, 2016.

Someone may have posted an earlier confirmation that they changed their minds on this series.  If so, sorry.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on January 13, 2016, 01:04:49 PM
I think I might have. I can't remember... Either way, it's all good!



In other news... Heroes Reborn has been mercifully cancelled.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 13, 2016, 02:47:32 PM
In other news... Heroes Reborn has been mercifully cancelled.

Thank goodness we've been put out of its misery!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 16, 2016, 05:38:17 PM
http://www.avclub.com/article/netflix-already-considering-punisher-spin--230849
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on January 29, 2016, 02:34:12 PM
http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2016/01/rumor-fan-favorite-legends-character-to.html (http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2016/01/rumor-fan-favorite-legends-character-to.html)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BiteMe316 on February 03, 2016, 02:57:19 PM

People are making a big deal about this.  Never hear of him myself, again.  :o

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/television/bob-elliott-of-bob-and-ray-comedy-fame-dies-at-92.html?_r=0
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 03, 2016, 03:49:42 PM

People are making a big deal about this.  Never hear of him myself, again.  :o

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/arts/television/bob-elliott-of-bob-and-ray-comedy-fame-dies-at-92.html?_r=0

He was an influential comedian at the time, not as well known now. But Chris Elliott is his son, so I guess that adds to it too.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on March 08, 2016, 12:21:38 PM
http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/sctv-eugene-levy-says-40th-anniversary-special-may-happen/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on March 08, 2016, 12:30:21 PM
how long's it been since moranis has been on screen?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 08, 2016, 04:02:32 PM
10 years assumning you count voicing animation.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on March 10, 2016, 05:00:53 PM
The Tick reboot got a pilot order from Amazon!!!!

Sadly since they took so freaking long with it Patrick Warburton is no longer able to play the lead role...  :-\
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on March 10, 2016, 05:21:08 PM
The Tick reboot got a pilot order from Amazon!!!!

Sadly since they took so freaking long with it Patrick Warburton is no longer able to play the lead role...  :-\

what what what?!

confession: i always preferred the animated version. speak!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on March 10, 2016, 05:36:13 PM
http://nerdist.com/the-tick-is-getting-rebooted-at-amazon-with-pilot-order/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on March 10, 2016, 05:51:28 PM
The Tick reboot got a pilot order from Amazon!!!!

Sadly since they took so freaking long with it Patrick Warburton is no longer able to play the lead role...  :-\
Why wouldn't he be able to? He's not that old.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 10, 2016, 05:51:53 PM
The lack of Warburton stings, but I've got high hopes for the new series. I think the last live show was ahead of its time, and the world is ready to poke fun at superheroes right about now.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 10, 2016, 05:56:55 PM
The Tick reboot got a pilot order from Amazon!!!!

Sadly since they took so freaking long with it Patrick Warburton is no longer able to play the lead role...  :-\
Why wouldn't he be able to? He's not that old.

51 might be his idea of too old? But anyway, it might just be that he has conflicting commitments.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 10, 2016, 05:59:45 PM
The Tick reboot got a pilot order from Amazon!!!!

Sadly since they took so freaking long with it Patrick Warburton is no longer able to play the lead role...  :-\
Why wouldn't he be able to? He's not that old.

51 might be his idea of too old? But anyway, it might just be that he has conflicting commitments.

The article blames Crowded.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 10, 2016, 06:17:28 PM
Here's my admission: I don't think I ever made it all the way through the live action Tick.

It was fine, but I find superhero parody to be not all that interesting, and pretty played out.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 10, 2016, 06:28:30 PM
Agreed.  Warburton was a great casting choice, but it was merely a competent comedy series.

I think the Tick had no specific age so 51 isn't enough of an older age where it makes a difference (unless you have Wilfred Brimley level of wear and tear.  HE WAS ONLY 51 when he was in the Thing).  But I don't mind having a new actor.

The part that's confusing me is describing Arthur (who now has a last name) as schizophrenic.  I'm hoping this is just a really weird error because that would be a weirdly wrongheaded (call him Mr. Lucidity) and potentially insensitive portrayal.  So much so, I'm just going to assuming that someone made an error.  Especially with Edlund at the helm, who knows his characters.  I hope Edlund is also going to be showrunner rather than just producer.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on March 10, 2016, 06:36:43 PM
Yep, I really enjoyed Warburton's Tick. The show did a good job with it's tiny budget, and restricted characters. One with a bigger scope would be fun to see.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 10, 2016, 07:21:14 PM
The part that's confusing me is describing Arthur (who now has a last name) as schizophrenic.  I'm hoping this is just a really weird error because that would be a weirdly wrongheaded (call him Mr. Lucidity) and potentially insensitive portrayal.  So much so, I'm just going to assuming that someone made an error.  Especially with Edlund at the helm, who knows his characters.  I hope Edlund is also going to be showrunner rather than just producer.

This synopsis clears things up:

Quote
"In the new incarnation, the blue suit-wearing Tick is recovering from a memory loss. He ends up re-teaming with Arthur to fight evil. Newman’s Arthur, played in the Fox series by David Burke, had been labeled as a schizophrenic because of his statements that evil plans to rule the city, and no one believes him until he runs into Tick. Curry’s Dot Everest is a nurse who loves her brother Arthur to death and worries about him."
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 10, 2016, 10:50:35 PM
That makes MUCH more sense.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 14, 2016, 08:16:58 PM
Here's what Warburton is doing that has him too busy to be The Tick:

http://www.themarysue.com/patrick-warburton-lemony/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 15, 2016, 07:17:44 AM
The fact that it's depriving us of Warburton Tick makes me want to read that headline without italics.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on March 15, 2016, 12:17:32 PM
While Warburton may not be that old, doing a superhero show is pretty taxing. On top of the physical issues of being in that suit all the time (he was literally molded into it in the morning and couldn't get out, even to pee, all day). I don't blame him for not wanting to do that again.

I'd still love to see Warburton be a superhero, though. He's my first choice for Shazam (Captain Marvel).
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MightyBombJack on March 15, 2016, 08:59:56 PM
Probably no Hercules cameo by Kevin Sorbo in the Xena reboot:

Xena And Gabrielle Are Definitely Lesbians In NBC’s Reboot Of “Xena: Warrior Princess”

http://dlisted.com/2016/03/14/xena-and-gabrielle-are-definitely-lesbians-in-nbcs-reboot-of-xena-warrior-princess/

(http://dlisted.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/xenabath.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Toplar Scarre on March 16, 2016, 01:45:09 AM
I can see the message boards right now.

Half the people say that you are sexist because you like the idea that Xena and Gabrielle are lesbians.
The other half say that you are sexist because you hate the idea that Xena and Gabrielle are lesbians.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 16, 2016, 02:03:46 AM
I can see the message boards right now.

Half the people say that you are sexist because you like the idea that Xena and Gabrielle are lesbians.
The other half say that you are sexist because you hate the idea that Xena and Gabrielle are lesbians.

Why would someone say you were sexist for being OK with characters being lesbians?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 22, 2016, 07:01:58 PM
WTF?!

http://www.avclub.com/article/peter-serafinowicz-your-new-tick-234177

If you have never seen it, check out his show, Look Around You.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on March 22, 2016, 08:12:29 PM
Wow, ok, never saw that coming. That's definitely a wait and see, I mean I don't hate it at all, just it's hard to envision. That 50 impressions video was pretty terrible though (not unsurprising from Funny or Die). 

https://www.youtube.com/v/e59guruVL4o

This is the first thing that pops into my head for Serafinowicz.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 22, 2016, 08:16:43 PM
WTF?!

http://www.avclub.com/article/peter-serafinowicz-your-new-tick-234177

If you have never seen it, check out his show, Look Around You.

Look Around You is one of the funniest shows of all time.  This was really unexpected but not unwanted.  I assume he'll be doing an American accent for this show.

BTW, he's also been quite funny in Adventure Time and Gravity Falls, even though he was only in one episode of each.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on March 23, 2016, 03:14:06 AM
In my head he's a fairly slightly built guy, will he be bulking up?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 23, 2016, 08:45:07 AM
If only to haul around the big rubber suit he'll have to wear.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Kete on March 23, 2016, 09:03:19 AM
That's it.  My early twenties are ruined.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 29, 2016, 08:37:41 AM
More News: http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-shyamalan-keeper/ (http://screencrush.com/tales-from-the-crypt-shyamalan-keeper/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 30, 2016, 01:39:24 PM
Ben Edlund says The Tick's new series will be "Darker and more grounded" and the Internet is panicking about that.  I've read Edlund's Tick and I'm not even a little bit worried. The comics were always darker and more grounded, but there was still plenty of room for humor and self-awareness. I think The Internet is thinking Superman V. Batman or Deadpool, but I'm expecting/hoping for something more like Venture Bros.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03/30/the-tick-amazons-reboot-will-be-darker-and-more-grounded
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 30, 2016, 07:44:36 PM
Ben Edlund says The Tick's new series will be "Darker and more grounded" and the Internet is panicking about that.  I've read Edlund's Tick and I'm not even a little bit worried. The comics were always darker and more grounded, but there was still plenty of room for humor and self-awareness. I think The Internet is thinking Superman V. Batman or Deadpool, but I'm expecting/hoping for something more like Venture Bros.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03/30/the-tick-amazons-reboot-will-be-darker-and-more-grounded

And maybe "The Night of the Million Zillion Ninjas".
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on March 30, 2016, 07:48:47 PM
Ben Edlund says The Tick's new series will be "Darker and more grounded" and the Internet is panicking about that.  I've read Edlund's Tick and I'm not even a little bit worried. The comics were always darker and more grounded, but there was still plenty of room for humor and self-awareness. I think The Internet is thinking Superman V. Batman or Deadpool, but I'm expecting/hoping for something more like Venture Bros.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03/30/the-tick-amazons-reboot-will-be-darker-and-more-grounded

And maybe "The Night of the Million Zillion Ninjas".

needs more man-eating cow.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 30, 2016, 07:58:03 PM
Chainsaw Vigilante!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 12, 2016, 03:02:21 PM
http://comicsalliance.com/sony-is-releasing-the-original-soundtracks-for-gi-joe-transformers-and-jem-and-the-holograms/ (http://comicsalliance.com/sony-is-releasing-the-original-soundtracks-for-gi-joe-transformers-and-jem-and-the-holograms/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on April 16, 2016, 05:25:53 PM
http://comicsalliance.com/sony-is-releasing-the-original-soundtracks-for-gi-joe-transformers-and-jem-and-the-holograms/ (http://comicsalliance.com/sony-is-releasing-the-original-soundtracks-for-gi-joe-transformers-and-jem-and-the-holograms/)

YES.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 17, 2016, 03:40:37 AM
I don't have a particular desire for it, but that is pretty cool.  I'd love it if the Adventure Time and Steven Universe scores were released.  Not just the songs (which are great), but also the music.  Adventure Time often has some great avant garde sounding music, while Steven Universe cribs a lot from classic video game styles.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on April 18, 2016, 03:06:48 PM
Amazon's video service is now purchasable as a standalone service for $8.99 a month.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/18/amazon-prime-video-now-available-as-standalone-service

It's still technically cheaper to subscribe to prime, but it's way easier to tap into that, "Hey! I have 8 bucks a month!" mentality...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 18, 2016, 05:04:24 PM
RIP Doris Roberts
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 12, 2016, 06:47:57 PM
Boo to the cancellation news:

The second season of Agent Carter was the first MCU production I didn't like (It had a couple of moments, but we found it a real chore to get through), but I was still hopeful season three would be better.

Marvel's Most Wanted was something I was also hopeful for. Hunter was pretty darn annoying, but Mockingbird was fantastic. I think in her own show they could have done something great with her. Maybe Netflix will redevelop it?

And I like The Muppets a lot. Got better as it went too.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2016, 08:01:51 PM
I mostly liked both seasons of Agent Carter and considering I have once again lost patience with Agents of SHIELD, I'd rather the former would be the one to stick around (yeah, I'm not coming back for the next season).  Not a surprise though, since Atwell is already in another show coming in the fall.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 12, 2016, 08:06:49 PM
I mostly liked both seasons of Agent Carter and considering I have once again lost patience with Agents of SHIELD, I'd rather the former would be the one to stick around (yeah, I'm not coming back for the next season).  Not a surprise though, since Atwell is already in another show coming in the fall.

:O AoS is so great right now!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 12, 2016, 08:14:58 PM
Politely disagree.  I did really like the paranoia a few episodes back but I was deeply uninterested in the
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  Hive also really isn't that interesting to me as a villain.  The show always had enough potential and the occasional good episode to string me along, but I'm just not caring and am more frustrated by its wasted opportunities (and Clark Gregg, who I love, not being utilized correctly).

But here's something I think we can both agree on: the show really needs to bring back Patton Oswalt.  For whatever reason, the quality of the show always went up when he was on.  And it wasn't just because he's great: the writing for his scenes were better and the character was usually used in fun capers (and his first appearance, a good thriller).
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 12, 2016, 08:20:13 PM

But here's something I think we can both agree on: the show really needs to bring back Patton Oswalt.  For whatever reason, the quality of the show always went up when he was on.  And it wasn't just because he's great: the writing for his scenes were better and the character was usually used in fun capers (and his first appearance, a good thriller).
Totally agree!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 12, 2016, 08:23:14 PM
I also thought the end of the last episode was weak, but everything else I like, and that was a very small segment of the season, which has been mostly great otherwise. I expect to really like the season finale next week.

And I live Hive a lot.

And yeah, it is a real head-scratcher that Oswalt disappeared.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 13, 2016, 09:25:29 AM
I also thought the end of the last episode was weak, but everything else I like, and that was a very small segment of the season, which has been mostly great otherwise. I expect to really like the season finale next week.

And I live Hive a lot.

And yeah, it is a real head-scratcher that Oswalt disappeared.
I'm sure it has more to do with scheduling than anything else. His career is doing pretty good right now so I bet he's really busy.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 13, 2016, 09:31:24 AM
I also thought the end of the last episode was weak, but everything else I like, and that was a very small segment of the season, which has been mostly great otherwise. I expect to really like the season finale next week.

And I live Hive a lot.

And yeah, it is a real head-scratcher that Oswalt disappeared.
I'm sure it has more to do with scheduling than anything else. His career is doing pretty good right now so I bet he's really busy.

he got really into that crossover he was talking about in parks & rec, and refused to do anything that wasn't leading up to it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 14, 2016, 07:51:52 PM
Wise choice.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 17, 2016, 05:46:07 PM
I'm fairly certain that it's well known that Castle has not been renewed for a 9th season (for anyone else who has continued watching this long).

I have a question for those who have watched, and who have seen the series finalé.  And this indirectly gives away a rather significant plot point, so if you haven't seen it yet and intend to, seriously: don't open this spoiler.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 17, 2016, 06:13:28 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

dunno, but...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 17, 2016, 06:56:20 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

dunno, but...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

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Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 19, 2016, 07:28:02 AM
New trailer for Lethal Weapon series is up!
https://www.youtube.com/v/cXZdEmvcFdU
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on May 26, 2016, 02:41:00 PM
Limitless was cancelled. 

Sucks. It was a really fun show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 14, 2016, 02:13:00 PM
http://comicsalliance.com/tales-from-the-crypt-crowdsource-writers-wattpad/ (http://comicsalliance.com/tales-from-the-crypt-crowdsource-writers-wattpad/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on June 20, 2016, 03:42:19 PM
New Ghostbusters cartoon coming in 2018:

http://www.avclub.com/article/sony-rebooting-animated-ghostbusters-too-238506
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on July 23, 2016, 06:21:23 AM
TRAILER FOR AMERICAN GODS! TRAILER FOR AMERICAN GODS! TRAILER FOR AMERICAN GODS! TRAILER FOR AMERICAN GODS! TRAILER FOR AMERICAN GODS!

http://www.tor.com/2016/07/22/feast-your-eyes-on-the-first-footage-from-american-gods/

 :highfive:
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 02, 2016, 10:41:39 PM
Well the more-mature G1 Transformers cartoon we've all been waiting for is out and it's made up of really, really short episodes.

Here's the first:

https://www.go90.com/profiles/va_0a41e9fb10434ab4a483fc2c60e07885

Kinda disappointed it's not full-sized episodes, but it's pretty, at least.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Compound on August 09, 2016, 01:42:10 AM
Coming soon from George R.R. Martin- Wild Cards, a gritty, somewhat realistic superhero story about a world where an alien plague was set loose and folks either gained powers and/or became mutated by the virus.

Okay, that's a bit misleading. Martin edited the series, but it was an anthology and about 20 other authors helped with the thing. Still, it's considered to be a classic of superpowered fiction, and we're at the point where we can pull some of the effects off.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 09, 2016, 04:26:11 AM
Coming soon from George R.R. Martin- Wild Cards, a gritty, somewhat realistic superhero story about a world where an alien plague was set loose and folks either gained powers and/or became mutated by the virus.

Okay, that's a bit misleading. Martin edited the series, but it was an anthology and about 20 other authors helped with the thing. Still, it's considered to be a classic of superpowered fiction, and we're at the point where we can pull some of the effects off.

I never read it, but it sounds interesting from what I read about it.  Unfortunately, the premise (which originated in the 80's) seems to have been used REALLY often since it debuted, so unfortunately, it makes it sound kind of unoriginal.  I'm hoping it's an anthology or quasi-anthology series.  But maybe because that's because I also want an Astro City series.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 11, 2016, 02:04:36 PM
A Rocko's Modern Life TV Movie is forthcoming!

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/11/rockos-modern-life-movie-nickelodeon
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on August 11, 2016, 02:37:02 PM
A Rocko's Modern Life TV Movie is forthcoming!

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/11/rockos-modern-life-movie-nickelodeon

That show was a hoot!  ;)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 17, 2016, 07:19:03 PM
So Hulu secured a Marvel: Runaways series, meaning there's one other place I have to go if I want to see everything...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/17/marvels-runaways-getting-hulu-tv-series-from-the-occhuck-creator
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 17, 2016, 07:56:24 PM
I hope these are all destined for dvd/blu rays. I wonder what sort of deal they have struck.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 17, 2016, 08:53:45 PM
Ahhhh... it is a good time to be a comic book geek! ;D

[But I second the need for these being released to Blu-ray.]
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 17, 2016, 09:15:29 PM
Also, I mentioned this in the Random Thoughts thread, but MST3K is coming to Comet (the tv network) in early Sept.  Not sure which episodes they're going to show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 18, 2016, 04:51:05 AM
So Hulu secured a Marvel: Runaways series, meaning there's one other place I have to go if I want to see everything...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/17/marvels-runaways-getting-hulu-tv-series-from-the-occhuck-creator

I'm hoping this is the theme song.

https://www.youtube.com/v/usFFKNRB2z8

But I basically hope that's the theme song for everything. I was disappointed in Hobo With a Shotgun, but the fact that this was the end theme was great.  I hope they got a great kid lined up for Molly.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: PsychoGoatee on August 18, 2016, 08:06:09 PM
That song is definitely awesome. I was introduced to it via Hobo With A Shotgun myself, love that movie. Speaking of news, that director is doing second unit on the Death Note movie coming to netflix. After that he's doing a movie based on a kooky 80s comic called New York City Outlaws.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 20, 2016, 05:09:43 PM
I haven't looked to see if it is there yet, but the pilot for the new Tick show that someone k1 mentioned before (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=22136.msg949012#msg949012) is apparently available to view and vote on now:

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/why-amazon-reboot-tick-going-000000874.html

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/a_LcX_vt-ls
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 20, 2016, 06:32:08 PM
It is absolutely available to view and should be viewed. :^)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on August 20, 2016, 07:21:50 PM
I absolutely loved it but I still think Tick's costume looks weird.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 25, 2016, 04:30:56 PM
We've got a poster!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cql-EFbUMAA1-VG.jpg:large)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 26, 2016, 04:14:46 AM
Man, that MacGruber poster looks great and... waitaminute...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 26, 2016, 06:16:20 AM
We've got a poster!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cql-EFbUMAA1-VG.jpg:large)
He looks exactly like a young Tim Robbins.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 26, 2016, 07:17:57 AM
MacGyver seems a bit more rebootable than most '80s nostalgia shows. It's a concept everyone loves and remembers, but I don't think anyone was particularly attached to Richard Dean Anderson. (Of course, I was only a casual viewer, so I could be totally wrong about that..)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 26, 2016, 07:36:10 AM
MacGyver seems a bit more rebootable than most '80s nostalgia shows. It's a concept everyone loves and remembers, but I don't think anyone was particularly attached to Richard Dean Anderson. (Of course, I was only a casual viewer, so I could be totally wrong about that..)
Well, maybe a few...
(https://simpsonsaday.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/kiss-kiss-bang-bangalore.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on August 26, 2016, 05:20:38 PM
how is every episode not him just googling the answer?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 26, 2016, 11:37:22 PM
Holy crap, I just realized that a real world MacGuyver would be a "life hack" blogger.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 27, 2016, 01:02:08 AM
how is every episode not him just googling the answer?

 :D

Every episode will be an elaborate series of circumstances that results in him not having internet either on his computer, iPad, smartTV, or smartphone. :)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 31, 2016, 10:14:15 AM
Rumors of a New Warriors TV show featuring Squirrel Girl for some reason:

http://www.avclub.com/article/its-rumor-time-marvel-might-be-working-new-warrior-241938

I'd be OK with that...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on September 06, 2016, 11:45:39 AM
So either Son of Zorn is going to be comedic gold, or the worst thing to come from Fox animation since Napoleon Dynamite. I'm cautiously optimistic.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 06, 2016, 06:54:52 PM
I heard that the comic con trailer pilot was just OK-ish but that was more of a rough draft.  I have a lot of faith in Lord and Miller when they put their name on something.  I mean, at worst, things they've been involved with were just "OK" (re: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which they wrote but didn't direct).  Also, it is giving Tim Meadows work, and I think he's one of the most under-utilized comedians around.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 13, 2016, 07:44:45 AM
We've come full circle...
http://clrvynt.com/tangerine-dream-stranger-things/ (http://clrvynt.com/tangerine-dream-stranger-things/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on September 18, 2016, 01:15:46 AM
RIP C. Martin Croker, Voice of Zorak and Dr. Weird.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 19, 2016, 07:48:15 AM
So People vs O.J Simpson:  American Crime Story just beat Fargo Season 2 for an Emmy. The world no longer makes any sense to me.

My wife and I had just started watching American Crime Story to laugh at how awful it is. It's truly terrible. My wife and I now have a great call and response that we quote to each other, both said by David Shwimer at different times who isn't trying at all to act like anyone other than David Shwimer, the whitest man I know: "It's like he's not even The Juice any more."  "Excuse me!  He will always be The Juice." (Going to make a gif sometime if I get around to it)

Where Fargo season 2 is my favorite season of television ever. I like it better than Breaking Bad, better than The Wire, better than most movies even. Not to say I ever put any stock in the emmys before, but still.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on September 19, 2016, 07:50:19 AM
Patton Oswalt got an Emmy, so that's awesome.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 19, 2016, 02:38:47 PM
So People vs O.J Simpson:  American Crime Story just beat Fargo Season 2 for an Emmy. The world no longer makes any sense to me.

My wife and I had just started watching American Crime Story to laugh at how awful it is. It's truly terrible. My wife and I now have a great call and response that we quote to each other, both said by David Shwimer at different times who isn't trying at all to act like anyone other than David Shwimer, the whitest man I know: "It's like he's not even The Juice any more."  "Excuse me!  He will always be The Juice." (Going to make a gif sometime if I get around to it)

Where Fargo season 2 is my favorite season of television ever. I like it better than Breaking Bad, better than The Wire, better than most movies even. Not to say I ever put any stock in the emmys before, but still.

Got home early from work today so I had time to make that video.  It makes my wife laugh like crazy, so it was worth the effort of finding free video editing software. 

A video I made.  David Shwimmer corrects David Shwimmer on the status of The Juice.

https://www.youtube.com/v/NtMCqejPK4A

Though I will say that the show has gotten better after the third episode.  It's still not very good, but it has stopped being laughably bad at least.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on September 22, 2016, 04:19:53 PM
Time for another FXX Every Simpsons Ever Marathon to mark the show's 600th episode!

http://www.avclub.com/article/fxx-declares-its-time-another-every-simpsons-ever--243041

November 24 - December 6th.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on September 27, 2016, 12:14:47 PM
SPOON!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/09/27/amazon-orders-the-tick-and-jean-claude-van-johnson-to-series
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2016, 11:20:46 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/11/08/big-bang-theory-spinoff-in-works-reports-say.html

This seems like a bad idea for several reasons, but the worst is that we would get a lot more of his awful religious nut mother.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Quirk on November 08, 2016, 06:23:50 PM
A video I made.  David Shwimmer corrects David Shwimmer on the status of The Juice

Uh, exCUSE me.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Compound on November 08, 2016, 09:15:12 PM
A word of advice- If your candidate is about to win or lose, take 48 hours before commenting about it on social media, including here. You may keep yourself from saying something very stupid that you'll later regret.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on November 10, 2016, 03:27:51 PM
Well if President-elect Trump has taught us anything, impulse posting to social media can be very fruitful!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2016, 03:30:54 PM
Woo! Rage-Tweet your way to the top!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Henry88 on November 14, 2016, 07:56:36 PM
Rumor: Disney Looking to Purchase Netflix to Become Leader of the Streaming World (http://collider.com/netflix-disney-deal/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 14, 2016, 09:40:35 PM
Rumor: Disney Looking to Purchase Netflix to Become Leader of the Streaming World (http://collider.com/netflix-disney-deal/)

Hmm.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 14, 2016, 09:51:52 PM
Marvel decided to stop trying for an Inhumans movie.  Their taking it to TV.  Probably won't have much connection to Agents of SHIELD, though.

http://www.avclub.com/article/marvel-casually-announces-inhumans-tv-show-245902
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on November 15, 2016, 08:44:26 AM
Divorcing it from Agents of SHIELD is an odd choice since it feels like SHIELD has explicitly been trying to lay the groundwork in-continuity. I know not EVERY Marvel show has to tie in to one another, and I've come to accept that the movies are going to ignore Agents of SHIELD, but when two shows in the same universe are dealing with the same subject matter that closely, there should be a tie-in.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 15, 2016, 04:07:53 PM
Divorcing it from Agents of SHIELD is an odd choice since it feels like SHIELD has explicitly been trying to lay the groundwork in-continuity. I know not EVERY Marvel show has to tie in to one another, and I've come to accept that the movies are going to ignore Agents of SHIELD, but when two shows in the same universe are dealing with the same subject matter that closely, there should be a tie-in.

Depends how they go with it. The 'famous' Inhumans - the ones that haven't been in SHIELD - are often set in space, so it could be a Cosmic show, right?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 15, 2016, 04:08:31 PM
(That would also make the Imax tie in make more sense too)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on November 24, 2016, 10:25:23 PM
RIP Florence Henderson

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/florence-henderson-brady-bunch-matriarch-060621260.html
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 14, 2016, 05:13:40 PM
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3417902/original-nightmare-fuel-unsolved-mysteries-hitting-streaming-platforms/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3417902/original-nightmare-fuel-unsolved-mysteries-hitting-streaming-platforms/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on December 16, 2016, 02:25:40 PM
TV Land announced that they will not bring back Impastor for a third season.  Bummer. It's a pretty fun show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on January 06, 2017, 01:12:30 AM
There were rumors floating around this morning that Conan O'Brien's show was going from nightly to weekly. The TBS president gave an interview in response to that rumor in which it was revealed that not only is he staying nightly (for now) but they're exploring Conan Spin-offs, including A CLUELESS GAMER TV SERIES!!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/conan-obrien-remain-nightly-tbs-boss-kevin-reilly-says-961128

It should surprise no one to learn that the Clueless Gamer bits are my current favorite running Conan bits. (A close second are Trump's phone calls to Obama.) Can't wait!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 06, 2017, 10:14:37 AM
A clueless gamer series would be a lot of fun.  And if they had a good cast line-up, I wouldn't even mind if Conan wasn't in every one.  You could have a lot of fun with non-gaming (or at least not regularly gaming) comedians join more other more in the know guys to talk about them.  Mostly, I mean I would love to see Paul F. Tompkins do one.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 10, 2017, 06:21:56 PM
Sneaky Pete drops on Amazon Prime this week, the trailers look interesting:

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/LiHCtexwuZg
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on January 12, 2017, 10:49:09 AM
RIP Tony Rosato SNL/SCTV alum and voice of Luigi from the Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World cartoons.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 20, 2017, 02:40:17 PM
This is beyond awesome!  :D  I believe on Pratchett's death, Gaiman got VERY protective of the novel, and fought adaptation of the work.  With him writing and functioning as showrunner, it is likely to not suck... possibly even being as funny as the book.

Quote
Amazon Greenlights Neil Gaiman Limited Series Adaptation of ‘Good Omens’ (http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/neil-gaiman-good-omens-amazon-limited-series-1201963763/)

A six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel “Good Omens” will debut in 2018, Amazon Studios announced Thursday.

Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and will also serve as showrunner.

The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But follies ensue — Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.

“Almost 30 years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons…” Gaiman said. “Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.”

“Good Omens” was Gaiman’s first novel, written in collaboration with Pratchett, who died in 2015. “Good Omens” has long been the subject of possible adaptations, with Terry Gilliam at one point due to direct a feature version. The show is co-produced by BBC Studios with Narrativia, the production company of Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna, and the Blank Corporation and in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime Video and the BBC.

Exec producers on the series are Gaiman, Caroline Skinner, and Chris Sussman for BBC Studios, and Rob Wilkins and Rod Brown for Narrativia. Following its exclusive launch on Amazon Prime Video, the series will also be broadcast on BBC in the U.K. First-run rights for markets where Prime Video doesn’t operate will be distributed by BBC Worldwide, which will also handle second-run rights internationally.

BBC Studios is the BBC’s main television production arm and is set to launch as a wholly owned subsidiary of the broadcaster this year, with the added ability to produce programs for commercial broadcasters.

“This is a fantastic achievement that comes as we begin to grow our global customer base, and it demonstrates there is considerable appetite for BBC Studios to make programs for other broadcasters once we launch as a commercial player,” said Mark Linsey, Director of BBC Studios. “I’m delighted that this major production is with a writer of Neil Gaiman’s stature and we look forward to developing more exciting, innovative projects like this in future.”
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on January 20, 2017, 03:01:52 PM
Interesting the radio play is on my play list, 1 last discworld novel to go first.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 20, 2017, 07:44:52 PM
Read it a long time ago, before any discworld books. I remember enjoying it, but not much about it. Should give it a re read sometime.

Shame the Gilliam version fell through. But I guess with the quality of his recent movies, maybe it's not.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 20, 2017, 08:14:34 PM
Gilliam's films are too bizarre for this material.  This filmed book needs a 'real-life' basic appearance to off-set the events in order for them to reflect/amplify the comedy that they contain.  Gilliam's approach would basically confuse rather than entertain and amuse.  So I am VERY glad that his proposal fell through.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on January 21, 2017, 01:33:24 AM
I have read it, I've got 2 hardbacks signed by the both of them, but it was a while ago. I much rather enjoy the mini series approach to adapting books these days, movies are usually too short.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 21, 2017, 03:55:02 AM
I agree completely, films are way too short to adapt a novel, while a mini-series (~8 hours +/-) is just about right.

A bit envious of the double-autographed copies you have, BathTub!  That would be incredible, particularly since this is my 2nd favorite novel.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on January 25, 2017, 02:17:11 AM
X-Men TV Series Gets Official Pilot Order From Fox (http://comicbook.com/2017/01/24/x-men-tv-series-gets-official-pilot-order-from-fox/)
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Fox has officially given a pilot order to the still untitled X-Men universe television project being produced by 20th TV and Marvel Television. Matt Nix will write and executive produce the pilot.

The pilot follows two human parents and their mutant child who are forced to go on the run from the government and end up joining an underground mutant network.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will executive produce the pilot.

That Jeph Loeb is involved is a good sign... it suggests Marvel and Fox are at least starting to work together to some degree.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on January 25, 2017, 06:39:25 AM
X-Men TV Series Gets Official Pilot Order From Fox (http://comicbook.com/2017/01/24/x-men-tv-series-gets-official-pilot-order-from-fox/)
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Fox has officially given a pilot order to the still untitled X-Men universe television project being produced by 20th TV and Marvel Television. Matt Nix will write and executive produce the pilot.

The pilot follows two human parents and their mutant child who are forced to go on the run from the government and end up joining an underground mutant network.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will executive produce the pilot.

That Jeph Loeb is involved is a good sign... it suggests Marvel and Fox are at least starting to work together to some degree.
I hope they have Matt Frewer cameo. Just as a cheeky nod to that crappy Generation X movie.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 30, 2017, 04:20:23 PM
Woo! The Good Place was just renewed for a second season!

And if you haven't watched the first season yet, you're a forking idiot!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 14, 2017, 03:01:15 PM
MST3K is coming to Netflix.

http://www.avclub.com/article/20-fan-favorite-mst3k-episodes-will-hit-netflix-to-252076

Starting tomorrow, you can binge on:

Catalina Caper
Eegah!
Future War
The Giant Gila Monster
Hercules Against The Moon Men
Horrors Of Spider Island
I Accuse My Parents
Jack Frost
Laserblast
Manos: The Hands Of Fate
Merlin’s Shop Of Mystical Wonders
Pod People
Puma Man
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians
Sidehackers
Space Mutiny
Teenagers From Outer Space
Time Chasers
Werewolf
Zombie Nightmare
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 14, 2017, 03:06:39 PM
Oh, for fun!  I just hope it is lumped into one show instead of just as "separate movies" like they used to do.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on March 14, 2017, 03:09:50 PM
Since they have an MST3K page (Future home of the new season) it would behoove them to do that.

That's a good collection, though. Whenever I think, "I'd like to watch an episode of MST3K," that list includes just about any episode that immediately springs to mind.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on March 15, 2017, 04:53:26 AM
Well my birthday is coming up and I did submit something to an essay contest... so I know what I will be watching soon!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 15, 2017, 05:02:56 AM
Thankfully, the classic eps dropped here in Canada too (to be fair, I could watch them all on youtube anyway, but its the principle of the thing).  And they are lumped together... as "season one" and in random order.  Eh, close enough.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 12, 2017, 11:10:57 AM
RIP Charlie Murphy
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 03, 2017, 09:25:42 AM
Has anyone been watching Samurai Jack?  Is it as good as it was?  I had forgotten about it since the announcement was so long ago, didn't know the episodes had started airing.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 03, 2017, 10:43:29 AM
It's REALLY good!  Really, really good.  The only downside is that you definitely shouldn't watch this one with kids, if that's a thing you do.  But release from censorship certainly doesn't venture towards laziness.  It really is, for the most part, the same show, though it starts in a pretty bleak place for our hero.  But it also has Tom Kenny voicing a scatting robot who sounds like Sammy Davis Jr.

The only downside is that while the voice actor for Aku does a good job, he really doesn't measure up to Mako.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 03, 2017, 10:55:13 AM
Yeah, I've only caught a few episodes (I was an occasional watcher before, and I'm an occasional watcher now. I really need to binge it sometime..) but it seems to be a darker take on the show without betraying the spirit. There are still those wonderfully eccentric moments of levity, but the undercurrent is darker.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 03, 2017, 05:02:52 PM
I wanna rewatch the first seasons first, I think.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 18, 2017, 07:23:20 AM
Trailer is out for The Orville

https://www.youtube.com/v/Yy9sKeCE8V0

This might be a better show than the new Star Trek supposedly coming out this fall.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 18, 2017, 07:33:36 AM
I like Seth MacFarlane. He's a talented voice actor, has an impeccable sense of showmanship, and is a great creator of comedy, but it irks me slightly that he writes himself a big starring role in everything he creates. It just seems tacky. Like he's writing big ol' checks for himself.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2017, 07:36:20 AM
The co-creator of Wonder Showzen is gonna have a new stop motion anthology horror comedy on Adult Swim called The Shivering Truth.  Sounds interesting. (http://www.avclub.com/article/adult-swim-announces-new-stop-motion-series-shiver-255511)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 18, 2017, 11:31:22 AM
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/jordan-peele-hbo-lovecraft-country-jj-abrams-misha-green-1202429550/

Jordan Peele to Produce HBO Series ‘Lovecraft Country’ With J.J. Abrams, Misha Green

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Based on the book of the same name by Matt Ruff, the anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 18, 2017, 03:16:28 PM
I like Seth MacFarlane. He's a talented voice actor, has an impeccable sense of showmanship, and is a great creator of comedy, but it irks me slightly that he writes himself a big starring role in everything he creates. It just seems tacky. Like he's writing big ol' checks for himself.
y

The only part I agree with is that he is tacky.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on May 18, 2017, 04:09:01 PM
Sounds like a description of Ricky Gervais.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2017, 05:31:43 PM
If I see that there are a sufficient amount of American Dad! writers, I might watch it.  Maybe.  Probably not.  Heck, I'm not even watching American Dad! anymore, and that's a show that's honest to goodness good (largely because despite being created by Seth MacFarlane, the only thing he does on the show now is act).

As for Jordan Peele, I'm just glad he's not doing Akira.  Everyone, stop trying to do Akira.  Not because it is super sacred, but it is so about Japanese culture, no American studio can possibly do it right.  Guess what, the destruction of Neo-Tokyo isn't about 9/11, it's about fucking Hiroshima.  OK, that last part was an assumption on my part but considering what big sci-fi blockbusters look like today, it isn't a bad guess at what they would do, is it?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: PsychoGoatee on May 24, 2017, 11:13:15 AM
If Hollywood wants to remake an anime well, I think start with something they'd be well suited for. Classic Gundam or Macross would be great, I think Gundam in particular would be a walk in the park. Very influenced by Star Wars, and it's a romantic war epic with cool bad guys (Char), it's retro, it has heart, and guns, I could see it being a hit if done well.

Trigun would also be pretty easy to adapt into some good movies I think.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 30, 2017, 10:54:03 AM
Ooooh. Animaniacs revival!

http://www.avclub.com/article/steven-spielberg-teams-warner-bros-animaniacs-rebo-256037
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 30, 2017, 12:41:16 PM
Ooooh. Animaniacs revival!

http://www.avclub.com/article/steven-spielberg-teams-warner-bros-animaniacs-rebo-256037

my reaction: (https://68.media.tumblr.com/2d9bbd1ba68f7f0736dec4fdb8e613ec/tumblr_n6d8qdU5Cj1shm0yxo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on May 31, 2017, 08:10:49 PM
Ohhh new show from The Wire peeps

https://www.youtube.com/v/p2pXEzIQnUs

Apparently about the legalization of Porn and it's effects through the '70s and '80s and Franco plays twins.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on May 31, 2017, 10:38:58 PM
Ohhh new show from The Wire peeps

https://www.youtube.com/v/p2pXEzIQnUs

Apparently about the legalization of Porn and it's effects through the '70s and '80s and Franco plays twins.

I worked a couple days on that. I'm curious if it'll be any good. Has some potential.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 03, 2017, 07:25:43 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBWjB_SU0AAD4n_.jpg:large)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on June 22, 2017, 11:37:50 AM
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/236258/judge-dredd-mega-city-one-will-combine-macabre-insane/

Sounds like they definitely want to do Judge Death at some point.

I think it'd be funny if Judge Death was either all CG or heavy makeup, and they got Stallone to voice him. So we never see his face.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on June 22, 2017, 07:19:10 PM
2 hour movie? So is it a series or what?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on June 23, 2017, 08:44:55 AM
2 hour movie? So is it a series or what?
Often the premier episode is double length. So it sounds like regular episodes would be an hour long.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 27, 2017, 05:52:29 AM
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/more-tv-news/tremors-reboot-gets-pilot-order-at-syfy/ (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/more-tv-news/tremors-reboot-gets-pilot-order-at-syfy/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2017, 12:56:15 PM
Better Call Saul is coming back!  Yay!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Jesse412 on July 21, 2017, 12:54:45 PM
Nickelodeon announced they will be airing a new one-hour episode of Rocko’s Modern Life which was probably my all-time favorite Nick-Toon after Ren & Stimpy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuF9aZxoipE
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on July 21, 2017, 08:18:00 PM
Nickelodeon announced they will be airing a new one-hour episode of Rocko’s Modern Life which was probably my all-time favorite Nick-Toon after Ren & Stimpy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuF9aZxoipE

I can't wait! That and Angry Beavers were my two favorite Nicktoons
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on July 21, 2017, 10:26:01 PM
I'm also jazzed. I professed Ren and Stimpy to be my favorite Nicktoon back in the day, but Rocko was the one I always identified with. I've seen Rocko listed on a list of fictional INFPs (However the heck they diagnose THAT), which is my personality type, so maybe that's why I always related to him.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 23, 2017, 05:06:50 PM
I loved Rocko at the time, but haven't dared to go back to it.

They've also got an Invader Zim film coming up. Hey Arnold too, so if they do well, we may see more after that.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 25, 2017, 10:23:14 AM
Matt Groening has a new show coming, this time a fantasy comedy called Disenchantment.  Sounds fun and a good cast (including some Futurama vets AND Matt Berry!)

http://www.avclub.com/article/matt-groening-creating-new-animated-series-netflix-258548
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on July 25, 2017, 11:10:27 AM
A fantasy answer to Futurama? I'll climb on board!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 25, 2017, 05:20:15 PM
And hopefully this one gets cancelled before it goes to shit.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Jesse412 on August 08, 2017, 12:41:40 PM
Favorite Classic Nicktoons

Favorite Modern Nicktoons
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 08, 2017, 04:37:49 PM
Favorite Classic Nicktoons
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Invader Zim
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • Doug

Favorite Modern Nicktoons
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • The Legend of Korra

Is this in the right thread?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 09, 2017, 08:07:38 AM
Favorite Classic Nicktoons
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Invader Zim
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • Doug

Favorite Modern Nicktoons
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • The Legend of Korra

Is this in the right thread?

Who are your sources?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 09, 2017, 11:29:48 AM
Good list, though. I'd replace Doug with Angry Beavers, I think, and Ninja Turtles is the only modern Nicktoon I've seen, but it's a solid list. And that's the way the news goes!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 09, 2017, 05:08:24 PM
Good list, though. I'd replace Doug with Angry Beavers, I think, and Ninja Turtles is the only modern Nicktoon I've seen, but it's a solid list. And that's the way the news goes!

For me Doug stays, but Angry Beavers kicks out Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 09, 2017, 05:12:40 PM
Good list, though. I'd replace Doug with Angry Beavers, I think, and Ninja Turtles is the only modern Nicktoon I've seen, but it's a solid list. And that's the way the news goes!

Do yourself a favour and watch both Avatar series.  They are very good.  Man, I still need to make a friend watch the new Voltron series from the same creators.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 09, 2017, 06:10:54 PM
Good list, though. I'd replace Doug with Angry Beavers, I think, and Ninja Turtles is the only modern Nicktoon I've seen, but it's a solid list. And that's the way the news goes!

Do yourself a favour and watch both Avatar series.  They are very good.  Man, I still need to make a friend watch the new Voltron series from the same creators.

The Avatar shows are both fantastic, last month I re-watched a bunch of both.  I think they are gone from Netflix now, but still on Amazon Prime.  Well, not sure if all of Korra is on Prime, I bought season passes for the last 3 seasons when they aired so I might have those because of that.

Haven't payed attention to what the creators have been up to, might have to look into Voltron.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 09, 2017, 06:36:18 PM
Good list, though. I'd replace Doug with Angry Beavers, I think, and Ninja Turtles is the only modern Nicktoon I've seen, but it's a solid list. And that's the way the news goes!

Do yourself a favour and watch both Avatar series.  They are very good.  Man, I still need to make a friend watch the new Voltron series from the same creators.

The Avatar shows are both fantastic, last month I re-watched a bunch of both.  I think they are gone from Netflix now, but still on Amazon Prime.  Well, not sure if all of Korra is on Prime, I bought season passes for the last 3 seasons when they aired so I might have those because of that.

Haven't payed attention to what the creators have been up to, might have to look into Voltron.

With the overwhelming positives here, I just searched and found both on Amazon and added them to my watchlist.  And Korra 1-3 is still part of Prime, MartyS.

Voltron isn't on Amazon, however I added the new one to my Netflix queue.  Is it the new Netflix Original Series - 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' - that's the one to watch, or a different one?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 09, 2017, 06:41:00 PM
That's the one.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 09, 2017, 06:45:50 PM
That's the one.

Thanks!  Glad to hear there's more things worthwhile to add to my queues.  I was almost out of stuff that sounded interesting to watch, both on Amazon and Netflix.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 09, 2017, 07:30:41 PM
With the overwhelming positives here, I just searched and found both on Amazon and added them to my watchlist.  And Korra 1-3 is still part of Prime, MartyS.

I think you'll really enjoy them, in case you don't know watch The Last Airbender series first, Korra is the "next generation". 

Maybe Korra season 4 hasn't been off the air long enough to be on Prime, but it should be soon if 1-3 are available.  It's the most "adult" of all the seasons, dealing with stuff like PTSD.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 24, 2017, 09:13:21 PM
From the same animation studio behind Avatar/Legend of Korra/Voltron...
https://www.youtube.com/v/Ca83_2sg76M
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 25, 2017, 02:57:27 AM
From the same animation studio behind Avatar/Legend of Korra/Voltron...
https://www.youtube.com/v/Ca83_2sg76M

HAH!  Those characters and scenes don't look ANYTHING like the LEGO movies!

 ;D


Seriously, though, that looks kinda' good.  (I know some people might say, "get bent", but the four elements again?  [...plus a Fifth Element?  ...who doesn't even look like Milla Jovovich?! ;) ]).

Oh, and for any interested (since it started from here), I'm over 1/2 way through season 2 of Avatar, the Last Airbender and I'm really enjoying it.  Thanks to all who recommended it!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 25, 2017, 09:25:00 AM
Seriously, though, that looks kinda' good.  (I know some people might say, "get bent", but the four elements again?  [...plus a Fifth Element?  ...who doesn't even look like Milla Jovovich?! ;) ]).

Hey, wasn't "love" the 5th element in that movie also?  ripoff!

It does looks like something that might be worth checking out next weekend.

Ashleigh Ball is pretty amazing, doing voices that don't sound anything like each other, I don't hear any of her my little pony characters in these.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 25, 2017, 03:43:34 PM
Seriously, though, that looks kinda' good.  (I know some people might say, "get bent", but the four elements again?  [...plus a Fifth Element?  ...who doesn't even look like Milla Jovovich?! ;) ]).

Hey, wasn't "love" the 5th element in that movie also?  ripoff!

Yeah... plus the original four elements were the central aspect of their first series: Avatar (origin of my "people might say, 'get bent'" comment, referencing the benders... either too obtuse a reference, or so obvious as to not warrant commenting on... likely the latter :) ).

But an Avatar/Fifth Element hybrid?  With elves?  An elf Ang?  An elf Bruce Willis?  How exactly will that work?  ;D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 29, 2017, 05:01:35 PM
http://www.avclub.com/exclusive-you-cant-do-that-on-television-is-getting-a-1798539646
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 29, 2017, 06:25:03 PM
what the shit happened to avclub's layout? :speechless:
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 29, 2017, 06:27:52 PM
Yeah, I'm not a fan.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 01, 2017, 11:02:32 AM
From the same animation studio behind Avatar/Legend of Korra/Voltron...
https://www.youtube.com/v/Ca83_2sg76M

Now up on Netflix.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 02, 2017, 09:13:04 AM
From the same animation studio behind Avatar/Legend of Korra/Voltron...
https://www.youtube.com/v/Ca83_2sg76M

Now up on Netflix.

Fun game to play while watching it, "spot the Lego".  There are Lego pieces used as parts of the background, some obvious, some not so obvious.

As for the show, it's OK, the animation doesn't seem as good as Avatar/Korra/Voltron (I also don't think Voltron is as good as Avatar or Korra), and it is written for a very young audience.  It's basically one long episode, each episode picking up with where the last ended. 

If you are bored give it a shot, it's not something I'll watch more than once.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 03, 2017, 05:57:45 AM
http://www.avclub.com/the-cw-and-drew-barrymore-to-produce-horror-anthology-s-1798714959

I don't give a thang one way or another about Drew Barrymore's involvement, but a I'm definitely for a new horror anthology TV show and one all written and directed by women sounds like it could be great.  Hopefully they'll get Jennifer Kent in for an episode or two.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Jesse412 on September 05, 2017, 08:00:36 AM
You're the Worst season 4 premiere tomorrow night and it's an hour long!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 05, 2017, 09:00:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/GoiTW2zw80c
2 Things:
#1. Lin-Manuel is doing the theme song.
#2. Lily Tomlin will reprise her role as Ms. Frizzle.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 05, 2017, 09:50:53 AM
2 Things:
#1. Lin-Manuel is doing the theme song.
#2. Lily Tomlin will reprise her role as Ms. Frizzle.


#3, it seems to have been taken down.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 05, 2017, 10:39:59 AM
2 Things:
#1. Lin-Manuel is doing the theme song.
#2. Lily Tomlin will reprise her role as Ms. Frizzle.


#3, it seems to have been taken down.
Fixed
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 14, 2017, 12:37:46 PM
Darn, SyFy has cancelled Dark Matter, I liked that show...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: k1 on September 14, 2017, 04:45:24 PM
Darn, SyFy has cancelled Dark Matter, I liked that show...

Me too. That was my "everyone else fell asleep but I can't sleep" show. Not great, but a decent fun show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 20, 2017, 06:01:56 PM
Jordan Peele is looking to make a show about Nazi hunting.  Looking forward to it.

https://www.avclub.com/jordan-peele-is-going-nazi-huntin-on-tv-1818603181
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 20, 2017, 06:10:02 PM
I am very on board for that.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 11, 2017, 11:52:59 AM
Coming in November...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL3nSwOUMAAi-ot.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 11, 2017, 03:07:33 PM
Oooh, I need that Darkwing Duck.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on October 13, 2017, 06:38:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/R1ZXOOLMJ8s

I'm really excited for the new season! But it still annoys me that Nancy's asshole boyfriend Steve survived. I hope he dies in this season.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 18, 2017, 10:50:18 AM
Umm...
https://www.youtube.com/v/5uJrLmSvXMU
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 18, 2017, 04:34:20 PM
Says video not available for me.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 18, 2017, 04:42:18 PM
Same.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 18, 2017, 04:56:42 PM
Not sure why it's doing that.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 18, 2017, 05:02:44 PM
I'm guessing its region based, but I couldn't say for sure.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 18, 2017, 05:17:31 PM
Yeah, it works on my end so that's probably it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 18, 2017, 05:30:53 PM
It usually says if it's a region thing, doesn't it?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 07, 2017, 04:36:38 PM
https://www.avclub.com/media-visionary-petitions-netflix-to-replace-kevin-spac-1820200800
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2017, 06:30:27 AM
https://www.avclub.com/media-visionary-petitions-netflix-to-replace-kevin-spac-1820200800
If you just want to replace him with someone else named Kevin, I'd rather it be Kevin Murphy.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 08, 2017, 06:40:00 AM
Or Kevin McAllister.  Still haven't heard from Caulkin since he had a band that was dedicated entirely to cover songs about pizza.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on November 08, 2017, 08:19:59 AM
So Kevin James rose to fame mostly for The King of Queens on CBS.  It was your standard "ugly dumb guy with hot wife" sitcom, co-starring Leah Remini as the hot wife.  That show went off the air in 2007.  Then he did movies for a while.  Then in 2016 he returned to CBS to play essentially the same character.  Only this time he was a retired police officer instead of a delivery truck driver.  But he was still an ugly dumb guy with a hot wife.

This time, the hot wife was played by relatively unknown Taylor Spreitler.  Kevin James' character was older too, this time old enough to have an adult daughter and a son-in-law he didn't like.  But no Leah Remini..... until the end of the first season.

In the last two episodes of the first season, she played as a still active cop, and he came out of retirement to help her catch some people running an art forgery ring.  It was a 2 episode guest spot.  The episode was advertised and they threw in some corny callback jokes to the earlier show.  The two characters (Vanessa Sarlucci and Kevin Gable) are undercover as husband and wife.

So that would have been the end of it.  I nice callback, a team up of this comedy duo that had worked so well together for all those years in the past.

Except, it appears, CBS executives had a different idea.  They decided, I guess because maybe ratings were not as great as they wanted, that they wanted Remini as a regular.  Put the old band back together!  They couldn't be husband and wife again, because the Kevin Gable character was already married.  So.... they decided to fire Taylor Spreitler by killing the character offscreen between seasons and make the Leah Remini character (Vanessa) a regular.  Oh and now Kevin James and Leah Remini are front and center on the posters for the show.

I wanted to share this story because it's such a perfect example of bland TV making.  Middling ratings, so CBS decides to butt in and basically try to re-make King of Queens.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: CJones on November 11, 2017, 07:04:25 PM
Taylor Spreitler is the daughter. Erinn Hayes was the wife.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on November 12, 2017, 02:48:09 AM
Taylor Spreitler is the daughter. Erinn Hayes was the wife.

Derp.  That's what I get for not researching beyond opening the main IMDB page.  I just saw that the two characters had the same last name.  Like I said, I only saw two episodes of the show.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 14, 2017, 09:07:59 AM
Amazon is going to do some kind of show set in Talkien's middle earth, apparently it's "some time" before Fellowship Of The Ring:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/14/amazon-lord-of-the-rings-prequel-not-for-purists/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on November 14, 2017, 11:04:10 AM
Amazon is going to do some kind of show set in Talkien's middle earth, apparently it's "some time" before Fellowship Of The Ring:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/14/amazon-lord-of-the-rings-prequel-not-for-purists/
*sigh* There are so many other fantasy books that could use a good adaptation. I know they don't all have the name recognition that LotR does. But how many non fantasy readers knew about A Song Of Ice And Fire series? They didn't even call the show that, and it was a huge success.
What about a TV show based on Dragonriders of Pern? There are a zillion of those books, and they are probably just as well known in the fantasy genre.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on November 14, 2017, 12:11:59 PM
Amazon is going to do some kind of show set in Talkien's middle earth, apparently it's "some time" before Fellowship Of The Ring:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/14/amazon-lord-of-the-rings-prequel-not-for-purists/
*sigh* There are so many other fantasy books that could use a good adaptation. I know they don't all have the name recognition that LotR does. But how many non fantasy readers knew about A Song Of Ice And Fire series? They didn't even call the show that, and it was a huge success.
What about a TV show based on Dragonriders of Pern? There are a zillion of those books, and they are probably just as well known in the fantasy genre.
HBO took a gamble in greenlighting Game of Thrones.  It paid off greatly, but it was still a gamble.  Amazon probably is not willing to take as big a risk, and will go with something that is already popular, and thus safer.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 24, 2017, 07:04:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/lfOfMFqocnE
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on November 27, 2017, 10:02:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/lfOfMFqocnE
DISLIKE.

I've seen ads for this.  Seems like a shitty gimmick creating a shitty knockoff of a classic movie.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 27, 2017, 10:35:43 AM
Amazon is going to do some kind of show set in Talkien's middle earth, apparently it's "some time" before Fellowship Of The Ring:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/14/amazon-lord-of-the-rings-prequel-not-for-purists/
*sigh* There are so many other fantasy books that could use a good adaptation. I know they don't all have the name recognition that LotR does. But how many non fantasy readers knew about A Song Of Ice And Fire series? They didn't even call the show that, and it was a huge success.
What about a TV show based on Dragonriders of Pern? There are a zillion of those books, and they are probably just as well known in the fantasy genre.
HBO took a gamble in greenlighting Game of Thrones.  It paid off greatly, but it was still a gamble.  Amazon probably is not willing to take as big a risk, and will go with something that is already popular, and thus safer.

Amazon is really banking on the Tom Bombadil fan lovers.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 27, 2017, 10:44:23 AM
My issue is that it's going to be a prequel, possibly not even based on a specific book.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on November 27, 2017, 11:13:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/lfOfMFqocnE
DISLIKE.

I've seen ads for this.  Seems like a shitty gimmick creating a shitty knockoff of a classic movie.
Yeah, the whole Live movie reenactment on TV is a shitty gimmick. It has all the limitations of stage theater, but none of the advantages of actually being there, coupled with made for TV production values, and it's none of the actual performances of the movie people love.
I will at least give them credit that A Christmas Story lends itself a little more to this since it doesn't have many special effects. Unlike several of the previous movies they chose for live shows.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 12, 2017, 02:16:51 PM
Some interesting choices...
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/trollhunters-season-3-trolls-boss-baby-netflix-1202637829/ (http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/trollhunters-season-3-trolls-boss-baby-netflix-1202637829/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 12, 2017, 04:32:20 PM
The only one that looks interesting is Noelle Stevenson doing a She-Ra cartoon.  I'm a big fan of Lumberjanes (hey, why not give that a series) and she's been doing good work on the new Duck Tales cartoon.  I actually recently watched all of She-Ra and it's not good.  Which is frustrating, because it actually has a better premise than He-Man (even though She-Ra having a secret identity makes even LESS sense than He-Man) but never lives up to it.  I'd love to see Noelle Stevenson make this the good show it always had the potential to be.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on December 12, 2017, 06:09:46 PM
Some interesting choices...
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/trollhunters-season-3-trolls-boss-baby-netflix-1202637829/ (http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/trollhunters-season-3-trolls-boss-baby-netflix-1202637829/)

Kind-of odd...  both "Trolls: The Beat Goes On"  and Guillermo del Toro's "Troll Hunters (Tales of Arcadia Trilogy Part 2)"?

Are they trying to be "Fair and Balanced" in their entertainment coverage?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on January 04, 2018, 07:15:46 PM
It's time, once more, for Animaniacs.

https://www.cbr.com/animaniacs-hulu-return
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 07, 2018, 10:02:56 PM
It's time, once more, for Animaniacs.

https://www.cbr.com/animaniacs-hulu-return

When I first read "2020"in that article I thought 'oh, this is a joke article, that's way in the future.'  And then I realized that no, that's only two years away.  It's the first time I've ever read that date in reference to something that's happening soon. 

I'm also not looking forward to all the eye sight jokes we're going to have to live through in a couple years.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on January 08, 2018, 07:56:11 AM
I'm also not looking forward to all the eye sight jokes we're going to have to live through in a couple years.

focussing on the future like that, you must have 2020 vision.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 08, 2018, 09:53:57 AM
Ugghhh, can't wait until 2021, oh wait, then there will be all the jokes about hindsight.........
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on January 08, 2018, 10:21:22 AM
I'm just pleased that when I'm singing along with Prince, I can change the chorus to "So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 19 years ago."
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 26, 2018, 03:43:28 PM
I loved the soup.  It wasn't always great, but when it was, it was.  Hopefully this will fill that void.

Joel McHale to host weekly Netflix show that's definitely not The Soup
https://www.avclub.com/joel-mchale-to-host-weekly-netflix-show-thats-definitel-1822235474
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on February 07, 2018, 11:25:56 PM
Battlebots Season 3! Huzzah!
https://press.discovery.com/us/dsc/press-releases/2018/let-bot-battles-begin-discovery-channel-green-4220/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 20, 2018, 07:23:13 PM
Keep meaning to get to Bojack Horseman, but this seems like good news: https://www.avclub.com/tiffany-haddish-to-star-in-tuca-bertie-a-new-animate-1823171996
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on February 21, 2018, 06:07:20 AM
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/266567/don-mancini-announces-childs-play-tv-series/

As long as they have enough budget to do plenty of puppet mayhem, I'm on board with this.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 21, 2018, 08:38:29 AM
Also, a Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (https://www.avclub.com/marvels-moon-girl-and-devil-dinosaur-are-getting-their-1823173974) cartoon!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 22, 2018, 06:32:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/l8B5dqjsZUs
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 22, 2018, 07:05:35 AM
No.  No, thanks.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on February 22, 2018, 11:52:14 AM
Holy shit that looked terrible.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on February 22, 2018, 04:15:15 PM
The next to last line in the teaser pretty much sums up how it looks as is:  "It's gonna' blow!"

Taking the fairly interesting ReBoot series, and bastardizing it by turning it into a Tron/Power Rangers hybrid (with no in-computer original hero characters but the 'guide', that appears to create real-world hyjinx) really looks like an invitation to failure.  Stick with the original premise, but 'update' it, and it might be interesting.  1/2-clone two other franchises, and, well, probably not.  The premise, "bad guy takes control of Earth via computers," is hardly new (or interesting as a basic concept at this point, it has been so overused).
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on February 22, 2018, 04:49:40 PM
It's like they stripped all the joy out of it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 22, 2018, 05:08:40 PM
(https://frinkiac.com/meme/S08E14/879227.jpg?b64lines=IEhPTUVSLCBJIENBTiBIT05FU1RMWSBTQVkKIFRIQVQgV0FTIFRIRSBCRVNUIEVQSVNPREUKIE9GIHN1cGVyaHVtYW4gc2FtdXJhaQpzeWJlci1zcXVhZCBJJ1ZFIEVWRVIgU0VFTi4=)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 22, 2018, 05:15:21 PM
Supposedly the original characters will be there and voiced by the original actors sans Tony Jay.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 22, 2018, 05:19:29 PM
Yeah, but it still doesn't look like fun.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: justann on February 22, 2018, 07:39:42 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43164321

(https://s14.postimg.org/nxa7qwxv5/corruption.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 23, 2018, 06:00:41 AM
Um... this is the "TV" news thread.  As in news that isn't REAL news.  But we do have a politics thread to post this on.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 24, 2018, 10:27:26 AM
Netflix is doing a reboot of Lost In Space:

http://www.youtube.com/v/I5X3vC-XsU0

And people are already crying that it is going to ruin their childhood. Oh the pain...  >:D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on February 28, 2018, 01:42:15 AM
Fuckin' Amazon Prime Video!

I finally remembered last night that the next entries in Amazon's The Tick series were available, so started watching them.  I just let them play sequentially as Amazon automatically brought up the next episodes when one ends.  After a few, I noticed some continuity issues, but figured they'd explain them.  They didn't.  So I thought it was a botched episode script or something.  I turn it off for the night after that episode.  I start up Amazon Prime Video tonight: and it shows that it automatically served me episodes 7, 8 ... AND FUCKING 11!

The damn automatic "next episode" sequence SKIPPED TWO EPISODES and put me down into the first half of the season 1 two-parter!

So if you haven't watched them yet.  Do NOT rely on Amazon's automatic 'next episode' process for these (unless you don't care if the sequence is messed up).
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 28, 2018, 06:35:40 AM
When you go to the scroll of episodes are they in the correct order there?  That's the order the automatic play should have used.

I only use that feature once in a while, never seen it skip episodes, on Netflix I've seen episode descriptions swapped between episodes a few times, but not the actual episodes.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on February 28, 2018, 12:32:35 PM
When you go to the scroll of episodes are they in the correct order there?  That's the order the automatic play should have used.

I only use that feature once in a while, never seen it skip episodes, on Netflix I've seen episode descriptions swapped between episodes a few times, but not the actual episodes.

The episodes were in order in the file listing.  The only thing I can think of (thought of just today) that MIGHT have been a contributor, is that during the end credits I tried to use the 'fast forward' or the button that on a DVD or Blu-ray results in a chapter skip.  If Amazon is set up oddly, it is possible it read that as an 'episode skip' or something.  Since I was focused on getting the credits off the screen in under the 90 seconds they take, not the little box in the corner, I couldn't/wouldn't have seen if the episode number in the tiny box in the lower right increased with pressing the button.  [Relatively easy to check, but brain's totally fried today, so may not get to it soon.  If I remember at all.]
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 28, 2018, 01:20:27 PM
When you go to the scroll of episodes are they in the correct order there?  That's the order the automatic play should have used.

I only use that feature once in a while, never seen it skip episodes, on Netflix I've seen episode descriptions swapped between episodes a few times, but not the actual episodes.

The episodes were in order in the file listing.  The only thing I can think of (thought of just today) that MIGHT have been a contributor, is that during the end credits I tried to use the 'fast forward' or the button that on a DVD or Blu-ray results in a chapter skip.  If Amazon is set up oddly, it is possible it read that as an 'episode skip' or something.  Since I was focused on getting the credits off the screen in under the 90 seconds they take, not the little box in the corner, I couldn't/wouldn't have seen if the episode number in the tiny box in the lower right increased with pressing the button.  [Relatively easy to check, but brain's totally fried today, so may not get to it soon.  If I remember at all.]

What are you using for a player, roku, fireTV, smart TV?   I gave up on the amazon app on the Roku and use the FireTV for Amazon stuff.  On the Roku the Amazon app used to fast forward with the right arrow (like ALL other Roku apps) but Amazon decided a while back to change it to that other button that is a pain to find quickly and I end up hitting the * button to bring up options.  Funny that they did that to the Roku app when they started selling better FireTV boxes...

Stinks having to have 2 boxes to have frustration free access to all my streaming stuff but they do seem to last a long time, longer than phones and other similar small computer like devices.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on February 28, 2018, 08:47:35 PM
When you go to the scroll of episodes are they in the correct order there?  That's the order the automatic play should have used.

I only use that feature once in a while, never seen it skip episodes, on Netflix I've seen episode descriptions swapped between episodes a few times, but not the actual episodes.

The episodes were in order in the file listing.  The only thing I can think of (thought of just today) that MIGHT have been a contributor, is that during the end credits I tried to use the 'fast forward' or the button that on a DVD or Blu-ray results in a chapter skip.  If Amazon is set up oddly, it is possible it read that as an 'episode skip' or something.  Since I was focused on getting the credits off the screen in under the 90 seconds they take, not the little box in the corner, I couldn't/wouldn't have seen if the episode number in the tiny box in the lower right increased with pressing the button.  [Relatively easy to check, but brain's totally fried today, so may not get to it soon.  If I remember at all.]

What are you using for a player, roku, fireTV, smart TV?   I gave up on the amazon app on the Roku and use the FireTV for Amazon stuff.  On the Roku the Amazon app used to fast forward with the right arrow (like ALL other Roku apps) but Amazon decided a while back to change it to that other button that is a pain to find quickly and I end up hitting the * button to bring up options.  Funny that they did that to the Roku app when they started selling better FireTV boxes...

Stinks having to have 2 boxes to have frustration free access to all my streaming stuff but they do seem to last a long time, longer than phones and other similar small computer like devices.

It's an interaction app directly in the Panasonic TV (65" plasma).  It is called 'VIERA Connect'.  I've used it for a few series on Amazon, and it never gave me problems before.  Probably because of contracts with the studios, Amazon is set up so that it is not possible to easily skip the credits like one does for parts of a show (i.e. the standard >> button doesn't work then).  However, a bit ago, I figured out that if you hit 'Return', and THEN the >>, it will allow the fast search function during end credits.  (I just forget that work-around most of the time.)

The more I think about it, the more likely it is that - contrary to EVERY OTHER bit of hardware and software in disc players and on computers - the use of the >>| (chapter) button acted to skip the next chapter to play, while still continuing to play the credits so it didn't give any indicator it was doing anything more than hitting the >> button did (i.e. 'nothing').
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 28, 2018, 10:47:57 PM
Not sure I've ever run into an episode that wouldn't let me fast forward or chapter skip to the end on the Roku or FireTV boxes.

I'll use it if I know the box for the next episode will appear soon, once you've watched enough episodes in a series you get to know when that box will show up.  If the credits are long and the next episode box isn't coming up soon I usually find it faster to hit the back button to instantly quit the episode back to the episode list and then choose the next episode manually.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 06, 2018, 07:30:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/fzmM0AB60QQ
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on March 06, 2018, 08:01:25 AM
the robot isn't flappy-armed? hard pass.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 13, 2018, 05:14:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/PLQURfozB-8
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 28, 2018, 09:45:37 AM
Bad news: The Donald Glover-headed Deadpool cartoon is cancelled.

Good News: Here's a script for an episode written by Glover.  It's great.

https://twitter.com/donaldglover/status/978932683173650438
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 05, 2018, 02:30:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/--5Z-gwwzzw
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 06, 2018, 01:50:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/SqhTSgCoaGk
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 06, 2018, 08:39:09 PM
(https://instagram.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/0b661892a5465cb8f91458dae553915f/5B6B7A75/t51.2885-15/e35/29714628_206004203499038_8661062591906316288_n.jpg)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhNdyMABRW_/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BhNdyMABRW_/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 12, 2018, 11:23:22 AM
It feels weird without June Foray's involvement, but I'm hopeful.
https://www.youtube.com/v/dMUwTLe3kgg
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on April 12, 2018, 11:38:36 AM
It feels weird without June Foray's involvement, but I'm hopeful.
https://www.youtube.com/v/dMUwTLe3kgg
So is it just Rocky and Bullwinkle, or will it have the other segments in it too? They are always a lot more interesting.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 12, 2018, 12:15:27 PM
It feels weird without June Foray's involvement, but I'm hopeful.
https://www.youtube.com/v/dMUwTLe3kgg
So is it just Rocky and Bullwinkle, or will it have the other segments in it too? They are always a lot more interesting.
Hope this clears it up.
http://deadline.com/2018/04/new-rocky-bullwinkle-kung-fu-panda-series-from-dreamworks-ani-tv-headed-to-amazon-1202362999/ (http://deadline.com/2018/04/new-rocky-bullwinkle-kung-fu-panda-series-from-dreamworks-ani-tv-headed-to-amazon-1202362999/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on April 12, 2018, 02:29:13 PM
It feels weird without June Foray's involvement, but I'm hopeful.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
So is it just Rocky and Bullwinkle, or will it have the other segments in it too? They are always a lot more interesting.
Hope this clears it up.
http://deadline.com/2018/04/new-rocky-bullwinkle-kung-fu-panda-series-from-dreamworks-ani-tv-headed-to-amazon-1202362999/ (http://deadline.com/2018/04/new-rocky-bullwinkle-kung-fu-panda-series-from-dreamworks-ani-tv-headed-to-amazon-1202362999/)

But in the entire promo there was not a SINGLE instance of word-play or punning.  That was one of - if not THE - key to the original working and being so entertaining.  It seems from the promo that it is now ADHD-off-meds frantic (like so many horrendous animated series in the last couple decades).

I will tune in and try it.  But with that promo, I'm not hopeful that it will be something I can continue to watch.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 12, 2018, 05:31:21 PM
Video isn't available to me, but I'm cautiously interested.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 12, 2018, 05:34:03 PM
Yeah, I have the same issue with video.  Anyway, I'm curious to know who the show runner is.  That might make the difference for me.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 12, 2018, 05:42:23 PM
According to the article, it’s executive produced by Scott Fellows and Tiffany Ward.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 12, 2018, 05:50:11 PM
I hope the executive producers aren't also the show runners, because Scott Fellows made "Johnny Test", which is abysmal.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 25, 2018, 10:46:10 AM
Double Dare is back!
https://www.youtube.com/v/1OyJuS2vbsI
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2018, 11:00:16 AM
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a new science fiction show starring Katee Sackhoff.
I thought she was great in BSG and Longmire, so hope this is good.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/katee-sackhoff-play-astronaut-netflix-straight-series-drama-life-1106203
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 10, 2018, 07:47:40 AM
So Netflix is doing an SCTV reunion special for release in 2019...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2018, 08:34:20 AM
The big news is that Rick Moranis will be in it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 10, 2018, 09:58:09 AM
The big news is that Rick Moranis will be in it.
He's also going to be the voice of Dark Helmet in an episode of The Goldbergs. I wonder if now that his kids are older he is starting to get back into acting.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on May 10, 2018, 11:21:34 AM
The big news is that Rick Moranis will be in it.
He's also going to be the voice of Dark Helmet in an episode of The Goldbergs. I wonder if now that his kids are older he is starting to get back into acting.

Fingers crossed, I've missed the hell out of him.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 10, 2018, 11:28:19 AM
The big news is that Rick Moranis will be in it.
He's also going to be the voice of Dark Helmet in an episode of The Goldbergs. I wonder if now that his kids are older he is starting to get back into acting.

Fingers crossed, I've missed the hell out of him.
Me too. Even in movies that are bad, like The Flintstones, he's always great.
By the way, apparently he's on Twitter now too @RickMoranis53
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 10, 2018, 05:10:32 PM
Brooklyn 99 and Last Man on Earth both cancelled.

What a load of shit.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 10, 2018, 05:15:38 PM
Yeah not good news.  I haven't watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the last couple of seasons, but it is definitely one of my favourite workplace comedies.  Stellar cast, too.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 10, 2018, 05:19:04 PM
At least neither of them went downhill, but I feel like both deserved a season that they knew was a final season.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 11, 2018, 07:22:35 AM
https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/273248/heres-a-trailer-for-the-cancelled-tremors-tv-series/

So apparently the Tremors TV pilot was rejected by SYFY. Which is too bad, I liked the idea of Kevin Bacon headlining a TV series like this.
Also interesting about this trailer is that it seems (I had to watch it without sound at work) that this series only takes into account the events of the first movie and ignores the sequels and earlier TV series. I'm fine with that, as the first movie was the only one that was genuinely good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 11, 2018, 07:53:47 AM
https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/273248/heres-a-trailer-for-the-cancelled-tremors-tv-series/

So apparently the Tremors TV pilot was rejected by SYFY. Which is too bad, I liked the idea of Kevin Bacon headlining a TV series like this.
Also interesting about this trailer is that it seems (I had to watch it without sound at work) that this series only takes into account the events of the first movie and ignores the sequels and earlier TV series. I'm fine with that, as the first movie was the only one that was genuinely good.
I like the second one, though it's not as good as the first.  Also, a direct link: https://vimeo.com/269051958 (https://vimeo.com/269051958)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 11, 2018, 08:31:49 PM
Brooklyn 99 and Last Man on Earth both cancelled.

What a load of shit.

https://news.avclub.com/fox-revives-last-man-standing-brooklyn-nine-nine-still-1825967130

Mother f
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 11, 2018, 10:53:33 PM
Well, hold on!

https://news.avclub.com/nbc-saves-brooklyn-nine-nine-1825975174
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 12, 2018, 07:43:15 AM
Well, hold on!

https://news.avclub.com/nbc-saves-brooklyn-nine-nine-1825975174

(https://i.imgur.com/PaquVek.gif)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2018, 08:45:31 AM
Harvey Birdman: Attorney General. I am so on board for this!

https://www.newsarama.com/39906-harvey-birdman-returns-as-u-s-attorney-general-in-new-adult-swim-special.html
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 14, 2018, 09:30:25 AM
If only HB:AG were a series!  But I'll take what they can give us! :)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 14, 2018, 04:57:04 PM
Most Adult Swim cartoons don't do it for me anymore. When they were new, I ate them up (mostly).
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 14, 2018, 07:57:54 PM
The only Adult Swim cartoons I really got into were The Maxx (adapted from the comics, of course), with the only originals being the early Venture Bros (first season especially, going downhill from there), and Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law (loved the not-so-internal monologuing of Birdgirl and how no-one ever really heard it :) ).

I haven't actually tried watching any of them since around the time they came out, however, so have no idea how I would react to them now.  I have The Maxx, all the Harvey Birdmans, and the first season or two of Venture Bros on purchased DVDs, so could if I felt I had the time and felt in the mood.  But I just haven't been in the mood.

Possibly that leads me to the same conclusion you are at, EJG III. ;)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 14, 2018, 08:29:38 PM
I've found Harvey Birdman ages particularly well for an Adult Swim show. It didn't play to the gallows quite as often as its contemporaries, instead getting its humor from rapid fire in-jokes. It was ahead of its time that way.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 14, 2018, 09:38:53 PM
Glad to hear it ages well.  Maybe i'll dig 'em back out to watch (possibly tonight, since I wasn't sure what to watch to kill time for the next five hours).

At the time Harvey Birdman, AaL was on, I was particularly interested in and amused by the deconstruction of all the Hanna-Barbera characters... particularly since I grew up with them all when they originally aired ('60s).  And Steven Colbert's presence always elevated the episodes he participated in.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 15, 2018, 06:03:50 AM
The only Adult Swim cartoons I really got into were The Maxx (adapted from the comics, of course).

Wait, did they air The Maxx on Adult Swim sometime after it aired on MTV?

Speaking of comic books, there's going to be a Doom Patrol show.  A lot to ask for, but please be Grant Morrison-esque.

https://news.avclub.com/dc-universe-picks-up-a-live-action-doom-patrol-series-f-1826020957
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 15, 2018, 05:09:08 PM
The only Adult Swim cartoons I really got into were The Maxx (adapted from the comics, of course).

Wait, did they air The Maxx on Adult Swim sometime after it aired on MTV?

I was going to ask the same thing. I used to love the Maxx, but these days I pretty much have zero interest in entertainment with rape (etc) in it, so I don't think I'll ever be going back to it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 15, 2018, 06:30:57 PM
The only Adult Swim cartoons I really got into were The Maxx (adapted from the comics, of course).

Wait, did they air The Maxx on Adult Swim sometime after it aired on MTV?

Wow... I thoroughly spaced on that!  Nope, just MTV.


I was going to ask the same thing. I used to love the Maxx, but these days I pretty much have zero interest in entertainment with rape (etc) in it, so I don't think I'll ever be going back to it.

Very good point.  I haven't re-watched it in ages.  At the time I was working with survivors of often sexual trauma (usually in childhood, but sometimes again in adulthood) and found the take on post-trauma interesting.  I don't know how I would respond to it now, given how the head injuries have amplified emotional responses to the things I watch, as well as the PTSD from the three accidents making post-trauma material difficult to view.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 17, 2018, 10:59:09 AM
It's back...
https://www.youtube.com/v/wswvNZveNHc
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 18, 2018, 07:24:46 AM
http://bloody-disgusting.com/music/3499618/haunting-unsolved-mysteries-soundtrack-getting-1st-ever-vinyl-release/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/music/3499618/haunting-unsolved-mysteries-soundtrack-getting-1st-ever-vinyl-release/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 18, 2018, 10:20:55 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ddff3Y9VMAIe9p0?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 18, 2018, 10:44:44 AM
First reaction: Oh good. That's the voice cast. For a second there I was afraid we were getting some weird CW-Style reimagining of She-Ra.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 18, 2018, 10:48:56 AM
First reaction: Oh good. That's the voice cast. For a second there I was afraid we were getting some weird CW-Style reimagining of She-Ra.

Or maybe the re-imagining is a Waiting for Guffman-style mockumentary.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 18, 2018, 02:23:08 PM
https://iearths.blogspot.ca/2018/05/wb-announces-thundercats-roar.html (https://iearths.blogspot.ca/2018/05/wb-announces-thundercats-roar.html)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 18, 2018, 03:38:16 PM
I dunno. I actually like Teen Titans Go (While still completely understanding why so many people hate it) but I don't really want ALL the old action shows to be turned into chibi-comedy vehicles.

I am very much a nostalgia-fueled man, but even I have to say at this point maybe we should just let the kids have their OWN pop culture.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 20, 2018, 02:03:42 PM
YESSSSS!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdbLIYXVMAA_cpX.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 21, 2018, 09:30:37 AM
Looks like this reboot somehow slipped under the radar...
www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver (http://www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 21, 2018, 10:19:24 AM
i saw a trailer for a reboot of magnum p.i. the other day. looks really bad.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 21, 2018, 05:30:07 PM
Looks like this reboot somehow slipped under the radar...
www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver (http://www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver)
(https://i.imgur.com/FFhZvZ3.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 22, 2018, 07:58:45 AM
Looks like this reboot somehow slipped under the radar...
www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver (http://www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver)
(https://i.imgur.com/FFhZvZ3.jpg)

Fixed.  I mean the size, not anything else.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 22, 2018, 08:03:11 AM
OK. So this is the bottom of the barrel. What's left, '80s? Rubik the Amazing Cube? Galaxy High?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 22, 2018, 08:49:17 AM
Looks like this reboot somehow slipped under the radar...
www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver (http://www.zag-inc.com/brands/denver)
(https://i.imgur.com/FFhZvZ3.jpg)

Fixed.  I mean the size, not anything else.
I tried tweaking the size earlier, but it wasn't cooperating.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 22, 2018, 09:14:41 AM
OK. So this is the bottom of the barrel. What's left, '80s? Rubik the Amazing Cube? Galaxy High?
A Care Bears live action movie with CGI bears.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 22, 2018, 09:56:53 AM
If you say that three times, it comes true, so watch your mouth.

I would definitely watch that with actual bears, though.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 22, 2018, 10:56:02 AM
OK. So this is the bottom of the barrel. What's left, '80s? Rubik the Amazing Cube? Galaxy High?
A Care Bears live action movie with CGI bears.
I'm surprised that hasn't happened already.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 22, 2018, 11:10:57 AM
I'm looking forward to the reboot mainly because I rewatched the original awhile back when Hulu still had the free service and well...yeah.  it didn't hold up.   Theme's still catchy, though.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: BathTub on May 22, 2018, 04:12:30 PM
Is that the animated style? Art wise I love it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 22, 2018, 05:00:06 PM
Is that the animated style? Art wise I love it.
The actual show will be cg, but in that style.  The studio previously put out a superhero show called Miraculous Ladybug.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on June 07, 2018, 05:37:53 PM
Oh hey, this looks like it could be quite good.  Michel Gondry is working with Jim Carey on a show for Showtime called Kidding, where Carey plays a Mr. Rogers type of character that looses it. 

https://www.youtube.com/v/OzwU7dbmAyY

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite movies of all time, and this brings back a few pieces of what made that movie so great.  While Jim Carey has been in some awful movies and has been very annoying in the past, this type of character is someone he can do very well.  Someone pretending to be happy.  He is best when he is forced to be calm and subdued, leaving most of his feelings under the surface. 

Could turn out to be garbage, who knows, but that trailer is very promising, and Gondry's influence can definitely be felt throughout.   
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 07, 2018, 06:38:46 PM
I love Gondry, I can tolerate Carey. Hope it ends up being good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on June 07, 2018, 08:04:10 PM
I hated Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but this looks like it could be good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 07, 2018, 08:39:15 PM
I hated Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but this looks like it could be good.

Do you ever get tired of being wrong all the time? ;)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on June 08, 2018, 06:10:52 AM
I hated Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but this looks like it could be good.

Do you ever get tired of being wrong all the time? ;)
The acting, directing, and effects were all excellent. But I couldn't get past how much I couldn't stand Clementine for being an insufferable flake. And while I had sympathy for how traumatizing the memory erasure procedure was, I was still completely in favor of it. So everything the movie tried to show me about the value of their relationship just grated on me and I wanted it over.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 08, 2018, 06:15:48 AM
RIP Anthony Bourdain.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Kete on June 08, 2018, 10:01:07 AM
RIP Anthony Bourdain.

Hilarious clips from when Bourdain was on Jonah Ray's Hidden America:
https://twitter.com/jonahray/status/1005109320785072128
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on June 11, 2018, 04:58:52 PM
https://www.thewrap.com/looney-tunes-cartoons-bugs-bunny-daffy-duck-warner-bros-tv/amp/

Making more Looney Tunes in the style of the originals with animator control? I'm down.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 11, 2018, 05:39:16 PM
Yeah, this seems like it could be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 16, 2018, 12:13:33 PM
Jerry Springer might be ending (https://news.avclub.com/nations-2-p-m-couch-occupiers-forced-to-contemplate-a-1826847816#p1k6x5b7zhod2otksco1malby.2et11lf7eyzfm).

Also, Jerry Springer was still on?  Was there a time warp were some housewife was trapped in 1997 for 21 years?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on June 16, 2018, 05:21:12 PM
Also, Jerry Springer was still on?

It just moved to the White House.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 19, 2018, 06:19:32 PM
https://news.avclub.com/amazon-announces-animated-series-based-on-robert-kirkma-1826971317
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 19, 2018, 07:16:55 PM
Feels like they've been trying to do Invincible in some form or another since forever.  Hope it's good, if it happens.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 19, 2018, 07:28:12 PM
I like the idea of it being a series rather than a movie.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 29, 2018, 11:29:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/iNV6AXPeJeU
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 14, 2018, 05:51:16 PM
First look at She-Ra's new design courtesy of an Entertainment Weekly magazine scan...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiFNpfaUEAA40iI.jpg)

I'm reserving my thoughts for when I can see her in action.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 14, 2018, 07:11:05 PM
It's being worked on by Noelle Stevenson who created the extremely charming comic Lumberjanes and has written for the new DuckTales cartoon, so I'm pretty hopeful.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 19, 2018, 10:41:03 AM
Now with more edge!
https://www.youtube.com/v/kzvNMJEnT4I
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 19, 2018, 04:27:40 PM
Um... I hope the Doom Patrol show looks better than that.  Also, I hope that's better than it looks.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 19, 2018, 05:00:57 PM
DC. The company that is clearly betting on their opponents.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 19, 2018, 05:05:37 PM
That said, by and large, people seem to like the DC shows (Supergirl and the Flash in particular).  This, however, looks like a misfire.  A dreary misfire.  No one says that their favourite thing about the Teen Titans is how unfun they are.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 19, 2018, 05:09:38 PM
That said, by and large, people seem to like the DC shows (Supergirl and the Flash in particular).  This, however, looks like a misfire.  A dreary misfire.  No one says that their favourite thing about the Teen Titans is how unfun they are.

I have tried three of those shows that people love and... people are wrong.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on July 19, 2018, 05:36:06 PM
I do feel that DC has managed to do well with most animated versions of their properties (both films and TV series such as the Batman Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, etc. [though NOT the exaggerated Teen Titans in anime' style]), but botches it almost any time they try live action (all the films in their connected universe, most of their TV series, possibly including this one), while Marvel is the opposite: their live action is usually superb, while their animated outings (since [i.e. 'not including'] the 1960s-era FF and Spider-Man) just are sorely lacking.

This Titans show could potentially be good, if they are trying to take it back to the feel of its original run (with these characters) in the '80s.  There were some very serious issues in those early comics, such as Raven's dad and her dark potential.  I am hoping, (though with their history with live action, not counting on) that the trailer is just trying to say, "see?  we aren't going the immature anime' style with these characters any longer!"  Hopefully that over, "see?  we are sucking all the possibility for enjoyment out of our TV properties, just like we did with our films!"

Y'know... writing that all out... with DC's track-record with live action, I think I'll take back my 'Like' on the original trailer. ;D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 25, 2018, 12:07:21 PM
They’re callin’ again...
https://deadline.com/2018/07/frasier-reboot-explored-kelsey-grammer-cbs-tv-studios-1202432451/ (https://deadline.com/2018/07/frasier-reboot-explored-kelsey-grammer-cbs-tv-studios-1202432451/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 29, 2018, 05:07:02 PM
https://news.avclub.com/tony-danza-and-josh-groban-are-the-new-odd-couple-in-th-1827958630

I post this mostly because it is created by Andy Breckman, writer of Rat Race, and I know I have some fellow Rat Race fans here. :D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on July 30, 2018, 07:47:19 AM
Rat Race is such a great they-don't-make-'em-like-this-anymore comedy.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 31, 2018, 05:40:21 PM
https://news.avclub.com/will-forte-explains-what-wouldve-happened-if-the-last-m-1828006975

Will Forte explains what would've happened if The Last Man On Earth had continued
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 01, 2018, 03:33:06 PM
Honestly, if they can find a good writing crew, I'll be all for it.
https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf (https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on August 01, 2018, 03:39:18 PM
I have a special fondness for ALF. Back in the '80s it was hard to find a sitcom with just a hint of actual sci-fi mixed in. (Sci-Fi comedy is still all-too-rare.) It wasn't Futurama or anything, but there were little Sci-Fi elements and an actually-consistent mythology that was good enough for me. Then, about 6 years ago, it became my middle-of-the-night baby feeding show. I'm pretty sure I've said this here before, but it's just about the perfect level of intelligence for 3:30 AM-brain.

So, heck yeah! Give him a show again. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on August 02, 2018, 09:07:29 AM
Honestly, if they can find a good writing crew, I'll be all for it.
https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf (https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf)

gritty reboot wherein the first episode is all about cats disappearing en masse from cities. final scene is a very blood-soaked alf screaming in rage as he chases yet another cat.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 02, 2018, 09:33:29 AM
Unfortunately, I think Noah Hawley's schedule is full up.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 14, 2018, 10:04:39 PM
Oh hey!  I finally found a trailer for the Denver reboot, though it looks to be more of a promo than one that generally has scenes from the show.
https://www.youtube.com/v/Aj4BByW2Cdk
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: RoninFox on August 15, 2018, 07:43:30 PM
Honestly, if they can find a good writing crew, I'll be all for it.
https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf (https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf)

gritty reboot wherein the first episode is all about cats disappearing en masse from cities. final scene is a very blood-soaked alf screaming in rage as he chases yet another cat.

The actual last episode of ALF was dark and disturbing enough, thank you.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 16, 2018, 07:45:14 AM
Honestly, if they can find a good writing crew, I'll be all for it.
https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf (https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf)

gritty reboot wherein the first episode is all about cats disappearing en masse from cities. final scene is a very blood-soaked alf screaming in rage as he chases yet another cat.

The actual last episode of ALF was dark and disturbing enough, thank you.
I remember that. When he was captured by the government. I never knew if that was an intentional fuck you to the studio for cancelling the show, or if they had specific plans for another season based around that setup.
I remember they did an ALF TV movie a while afterwards that followed up on that.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 16, 2018, 05:37:58 PM
Honestly, if they can find a good writing crew, I'll be all for it.
https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf (https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf)

gritty reboot wherein the first episode is all about cats disappearing en masse from cities. final scene is a very blood-soaked alf screaming in rage as he chases yet another cat.

The actual last episode of ALF was dark and disturbing enough, thank you.
I remember that. When he was captured by the government. I never knew if that was an intentional fuck you to the studio for cancelling the show, or if they had specific plans for another season based around that setup.
I remember they did an ALF TV movie a while afterwards that followed up on that.

I watched that movie once, on youtube while bored at work. It is... not good.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 16, 2018, 05:38:59 PM
Honestly, if they can find a good writing crew, I'll be all for it.
https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf (https://geektyrant.com/news/warner-bros-is-developing-an-reboot-of-the-classic-sitcom-alf)

gritty reboot wherein the first episode is all about cats disappearing en masse from cities. final scene is a very blood-soaked alf screaming in rage as he chases yet another cat.

The actual last episode of ALF was dark and disturbing enough, thank you.
I remember that. When he was captured by the government. I never knew if that was an intentional fuck you to the studio for cancelling the show, or if they had specific plans for another season based around that setup.
I remember they did an ALF TV movie a while afterwards that followed up on that.

I watched that movie once, on youtube while bored at work. It is... not good.
Yeah, I remember not being impressed by it.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Russoguru on August 16, 2018, 06:49:32 PM
When it comes to Alf, I'm pretty sure I watched the animated series more often.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 16, 2018, 07:49:40 PM
https://deadline.com/2018/08/bourne-offshoot-cia-drama-treadstone-straight-to-series-order-usa-network-amazon-1202447044/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 20, 2018, 10:04:08 AM
Netflix still hasn't figured out how to do weekly shows, both "The Break with Michelle Wolf" and "The Joel McHale Show" have been cancelled.

I liked the Joel McHale show, was meh about Michelle Wolf's show, it made me laugh once in a while.

Also, it looks like when we get the next six episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt they will be the last, it has also been cancelled.  But they may do a movie as a wrap up.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 20, 2018, 06:30:16 PM
I preferred the Break, but I was watching both. I knew the writing was on the wall when the last batch of Joel McHale Show eps dropped at once instead of weekly.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 21, 2018, 07:31:43 PM
RIP Stefan Karl Stefansson (aka Robbie Rotten from Lazytown).
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on August 22, 2018, 07:34:30 AM
The End of the Fucking Workd is getting a second season. Most of me is very excited about that because I loved the show and it’s characters. But it was a perfect contained arc by itself. I guess if the new season is rubbish I can always just ignore it’s existence.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 22, 2018, 04:51:09 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/m8JoJkk.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 23, 2018, 06:01:08 PM
https://news.avclub.com/black-ish-creator-kenya-barris-is-rebooting-bewitched-1828560687
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on August 26, 2018, 08:41:01 PM
That said, by and large, people seem to like the DC shows (Supergirl and the Flash in particular).  This, however, looks like a misfire.  A dreary misfire.  No one says that their favourite thing about the Teen Titans is how unfun they are.

I have tried three of those shows that people love and... people are wrong.

I agree.  Arrow and Gotham are particularly unwatchable for me (the others to a lesser degree).

I think it is partly because the DC TV (and film) is like DC comics: they are plot-driven, not character-driven.  Marvel (both comics and TV/film) are character-driven, with plots present, but what is going on with the characters internally and in their lives at the forefront.  I don't care for plot-driven, because I am interested in people, not 'events' per se.

There have actually been two DC shows I enjoyed.  Both were cancelled.  The two were Human Target, and Constantine (though I've only seen the latter once - not yet re-watched).  I am, as yet, unsure whether I will continue watching Black Lightning.  It is, of the current DC shows, the one that is most interesting to me, as the characters themselves are important.

Of course, it could also be the DC/Marvel 'dark'/lighthearted aspect that is at issue with the shows and films.  It seems that since 'Watchmen' and 'The Dark Knight Returns' were originally published, DC seems to think that success can only come from 'dark and gritty'... which makes them often unreadable/unwatchable (as this looks).  Human Target and Constantine also had more 'genuine' humor in them than the current Supergirl/Flash/Arrow/Legends/Gotham batch.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 26, 2018, 10:20:17 PM
The Flash does supposedly eventually get better.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2018, 05:50:39 AM
The Flash and Supergirl are the only ones I like, and they are lighthearted (most of the time) and very character driven. Legends of Tomorrow also had really good characters, but I got sick of it because the writing was just so stupid.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 27, 2018, 05:41:06 PM
https://news.avclub.com/gravity-falls-creator-alex-hirsch-signs-exclusive-deal-1828641081
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 27, 2018, 05:44:54 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on August 29, 2018, 06:08:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/l8uxyAl.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 30, 2018, 05:26:28 PM
https://news.avclub.com/holy-subscription-batman-the-new-dc-universe-streamin-1828718061
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 10, 2018, 09:56:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/HGPRpfwcIEc
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 12, 2018, 11:12:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/XCojP2Ubuto
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 13, 2018, 08:51:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Ab_rXrgk5R4
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 20, 2018, 08:48:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/PeS26bBeMkU
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on September 28, 2018, 09:28:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/ueXLjZXo3ds
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 03, 2018, 07:57:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/ybKUX6thF8Q
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 04, 2018, 02:01:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/GsGMkAWB6lY
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on October 09, 2018, 02:24:21 PM
There have actually been two DC shows I enjoyed.  Both were cancelled.  The two were Human Target, and Constantine (though I've only seen the latter once - not yet re-watched).  I am, as yet, unsure whether I will continue watching Black Lightning.  It is, of the current DC shows, the one that is most interesting to me, as the characters themselves are important.

When looking up the work of Matt Ryan on IMdB, it listed him as playing Constantine again in a bunch of episodes of Legends of Tomorrow with last year's season years (2017-2018).  He wasn't in last year's episodes, so I looked elsewhere, and found he will be in THIS year's episodes, starting on Oct 22 (IMDB got the years wrong).  Since he's in virtually all of the season's episodes, it seems he'll be a regular this season, which means his type of paranormal on the show.  So I'll be tuning in to see how that goes.

[I just got the Blu-rays of Constantine today (Amazon finally dropped the price to under $30), so I'll be re-watching his original series starting tonight.]
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 15, 2018, 07:31:12 AM
This one looks like it's going to be good.

https://www.youtube.com/v/2ZSXlNRRoGU
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on October 15, 2018, 09:29:26 AM
I have been looking forward to that since they first announced it was approved to start!  ;D  It's been my 2nd favorite novel since first reading it back in the mid-'80s.

Casting of the two mains looks spot-on, and perfect!  Especially pleased with Tennant as Crowley. >:D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 20, 2018, 08:57:25 AM
Luke Cage just got cancelled.  I'll say that I'm not too disappointed as the Marvel show's quality in general have been on a downward slide (have any of them even had a completely solid second season?) but it's a shame they won't get a chance to right the ship.  Plus, I think of all of the sophomore slumps, Luke Cage still handled theirs the best thanks to some great acting and fight scenes and some interesting characters.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 20, 2018, 01:31:02 PM
Lol. They replicated the original prop for the Mandalorian show.
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/371591604008084d9b4b14ecd0133066/tumblr_pgswfaRBp41u293ck_540.png)

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/1ff24c9065228a28a6f364804baf3225/tumblr_pgswfa4KZj1u293ck_540.jpg)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 20, 2018, 04:57:13 PM
Luke Cage just got cancelled.  I'll say that I'm not too disappointed as the Marvel show's quality in general have been on a downward slide (have any of them even had a completely solid second season?) but it's a shame they won't get a chance to right the ship.  Plus, I think of all of the sophomore slumps, Luke Cage still handled theirs the best thanks to some great acting and fight scenes and some interesting characters.

*I* considered Luke Cage s2 excellent. In fact, other than Iron Fist s2, which I haven't watched yet, I've loved all of the second seasons.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 20, 2018, 07:21:46 PM
I don't think I've seen any of the season 2s, just too many shows to watch.

From what I just read it seems Netflix and Marvel didn't like the scripts for season 3 of Luke Cage and wanted staff changes, neither side would give in so the show was canceled.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 21, 2018, 03:20:55 PM
Recently I found out that the final volume of the original Ducktales is getting a DVD release.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on October 21, 2018, 04:58:28 PM
Recently I found out that the final volume of the original Ducktales is getting a DVD release.

Ooh! Everyone buy it. Maybe they'll finish up Darkwing Duck and The Tick while they're at it...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Russoguru on October 22, 2018, 04:25:05 PM
Just as long as Ducktales(new) gets a dvd/blu-ray release. When I watch Duck Tales I am officially in the zone... even if it is a manic zone.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 29, 2018, 11:34:03 AM
http://screencrush.com/videos-after-dark-bob-saget/ (http://screencrush.com/videos-after-dark-bob-saget/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on October 30, 2018, 04:33:19 PM
https://abc7.com/boy-meets-world-actor-william-daniels-foils-attempted-burglary/4581567/ (https://abc7.com/boy-meets-world-actor-william-daniels-foils-attempted-burglary/4581567/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 03, 2018, 05:56:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/LGBxumjYrSE
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: wihogfan on November 20, 2018, 10:39:08 AM
Amazon among bidders to buy the 22 Fox Sports network channels from Disney:
https://thebiglead.com/2018/11/20/amazon-getting-the-fox-sports-rsns-would-be-a-paradigm-shift-in-sports-tv-landscape/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 20, 2018, 01:12:49 PM
http://screencrush.com/northern-exposure-revival/ (http://screencrush.com/northern-exposure-revival/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 26, 2018, 08:33:16 PM
Looks like the two movies will be joining it.
https://www.youtube.com/v/13nSISwxrY4
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 27, 2018, 11:19:35 AM
RIP SpongeBob creator Steve Hillenburg.  Victim of ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2018, 04:40:12 PM
That's a damned shame.  Those first few seasons of the show that he headed were fantastic.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 27, 2018, 08:13:07 PM
http://screencrush.com/netflix-roald-dahl-animated-series/ (http://screencrush.com/netflix-roald-dahl-animated-series/)
https://www.youtube.com/v/loV0N4m6AMw

Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on November 27, 2018, 10:39:41 PM
3, 2, 1, let's jam...

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/11/28/live-action-cowboy-bebop-series-headed-to-netflix
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 28, 2018, 06:35:37 AM
Hoo-boy.  This could be bad.  I would LOVE to be wrong and the idea of Shinichirō Watanabe as consultant makes me a little hopeful, but this is very easy to get done wrong.  Frankly, if they were super married to it, I would prefer it as a quasi-anthology with different directors tackling different genres each episode but I have serious doubts of it being anything worth watching.  I mean, if you look at Christopher Yost's writing credits, the only really good one is Thor: Ragnarok and I'd credit most of the success of that to Taiki Waititi.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on November 28, 2018, 07:08:51 AM
Yeah, not SUPER hopeful, but I'd love to be surprised. Maybe if they can get Yoko Kanno on the music. Music is a HUGE part of what makes Bebop work.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on November 29, 2018, 10:29:16 PM
http://screencrush.com/blade-runner-anime/ (http://screencrush.com/blade-runner-anime/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 10, 2018, 07:56:53 PM
"Where in the world..."
https://www.eonline.com/news/995143/the-first-images-of-netflix-s-carmen-sandiego-are-here (https://www.eonline.com/news/995143/the-first-images-of-netflix-s-carmen-sandiego-are-here)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 20, 2018, 10:23:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Jq73sIty43k
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 20, 2018, 03:31:48 PM
The animation looks a little weak, sadly.  Otherwise, it doesn't look too bad.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on December 27, 2018, 08:37:28 AM
https://iearths.blogspot.com/2018/12/ig-88-coming-to-mandalorian.html (https://iearths.blogspot.com/2018/12/ig-88-coming-to-mandalorian.html)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on December 27, 2018, 09:46:04 AM
Yay! I have a soft spot for that particular droid.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on January 10, 2019, 12:06:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/n7oPSkiAm0A


The upcoming Tigtone looks like standard Adult Swim fare. It'll either be really great or really stupid or (best case) a wonderful hybrid of both. They had a pilot about a year ago that showed a lot of promise. But I'm bringing it to your attention to point out a voice that plays at the 25 second mark, belonging to the 2-headed king/queen...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on January 18, 2019, 01:14:54 PM
https://screencrush.com/netflix-is-bringing-back-unsolved-mysteries/ (https://screencrush.com/netflix-is-bringing-back-unsolved-mysteries/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: CJones on January 18, 2019, 05:23:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/Jq73sIty43k

From what I've seen so far, this seems very watered down. Shame, Watership Down is one of my all-time favorite books. Seeing things from a rabbit's point of view really drives home the brutality that these "cute bunnies" go through. The movie captured the feel of the book pretty well. It was just too short, and had to truncate or completely remove certain parts. The most notable being the stories about Elil-Hrair-Ra, which, other than the intro, are completely missing

There's actually another TV version of it, made in 1999. I've never seen it so I can't comment.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 31, 2019, 08:53:01 AM
Hey look!  The A.V. Club has an article about a show I worked on. They speak pretty highly of it.  The show is called You and it’s on Netflix now. There are some spoilers in this article, if you care about that.

https://www.avclub.com/you-me-and-toxicity-1832179940

The lead was a really nice guy, and he hated playing such a horrible person. It gave him a lot of mental stress. He was nice to the point where he actually knew my name and would say hi to me in the morning. To put that into context, he’s the only television actor I’ve worked with who has learned my name, and I’ve worked with a bunch of fairly nice people.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 03, 2019, 05:44:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/UKCIgtstpSQ
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on February 03, 2019, 09:12:48 PM
but glitching is outer limits, not twilight zone. ???
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 04, 2019, 06:07:42 AM
but glitching is outer limits, not twilight zone. ???

Quite a twist, huh?  Bet you didn't see that one comin'.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 04, 2019, 10:28:56 AM
Curious as to how well this will translate to series form...
https://www.youtube.com/v/VWUiU3t5udM
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 04, 2019, 10:39:33 AM
Netflix, please don't...
https://news.avclub.com/god-no-gwyneth-paltrow-and-goop-are-oozing-onto-netfl-1832330793?utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Twitter (https://news.avclub.com/god-no-gwyneth-paltrow-and-goop-are-oozing-onto-netfl-1832330793?utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Twitter)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on February 07, 2019, 10:26:09 AM
Quote
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime’s ‘THE DARK TOWER’ Series Sets Production Schedule

Amazon Studios is set to move ahead with production on their adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower books. The series, which will be comprised of 13 one-hour episodes, will be executive produced by a team of huge names led by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Akiva Goldsman (Titans, Star Trek: Discovery) and King.

...

The series will of course focus on Roland Deschain, a young boy from a long line of “gunslingers”, and his “ka-tet” comprised of Cuthbert Allgood, Alain Johns, Ileen Ritter and Jamie De Curry in addition to his girlfriend, Susan Delgado. The studio is currently looking at actors and actresses, ages 16-18 for all the roles listed above.
http://thathashtagshow.com/2019/02/07/exclusive-amazon-primes-the-dark-tower-series-sets-production-schedule/

i don't know how to feel about this. :-\
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on February 11, 2019, 03:08:26 PM
https://news.avclub.com/hulu-picks-up-four-animated-marvel-shows-including-mod-1832541629

MODOK, Howard the Duck, Hit Monkey, and Tigra & Dazzler are all upcoming adult-oriented Marvel animated shows coming to Hulu.

Time to get my hopes up all over again for a Slapstick animated series.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on February 11, 2019, 04:36:34 PM
https://news.avclub.com/hulu-picks-up-four-animated-marvel-shows-including-mod-1832541629

MODOK

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I1bsBVNiWsY/TYIXh-6n5oI/AAAAAAAAJd8/Gc4yVLHoKmc/s800/jaw+drop.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 12, 2019, 09:26:55 AM

MODOK, Howard the Duck, Hit Monkey, and Tigra & Dazzler are all upcoming adult-oriented Marvel animated shows coming to Hulu.


The only one I'm really looking forward to so far is the Patton Oswalt produced MODOK show, though I am hoping all turn out.  Kevin Smith executive producing Howard the Duck... Well, I hope he's just the money man and they get a good showrunner or something.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 14, 2019, 12:57:32 PM
https://screencrush.com/all-that-revival-nickelodeon/ (https://screencrush.com/all-that-revival-nickelodeon/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 19, 2019, 02:21:59 PM
http://www.toughpigs.com/storyteller-returns/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 19, 2019, 02:29:27 PM
http://www.toughpigs.com/storyteller-returns/
Hopefully it's better than the Greek Myths one.  I couldn't get into that one.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 19, 2019, 04:41:08 PM
Loved Umbrella Academy, but was disappointed by the ending, or lack thereof. They had better get a second season.

Between that and Russian Doll, Netflix is already having a really strong year!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 19, 2019, 08:40:39 PM
https://news.avclub.com/remember-the-banana-splits-well-now-theyre-murderers-1832739879?rev=1550620434893&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=SF&utm_content=Main&fbclid=IwAR1hOdY4ubEc9UwfxD8ho6TEnYI46pVknM6JuZpO39nMQc12b5Ujvr97M14
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 20, 2019, 09:23:57 AM
So someone couldn't get the rights to Five Nights at Freddie's...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 21, 2019, 02:08:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/29_gA_GDGvE
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 21, 2019, 04:11:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/29_gA_GDGvE

Dammit, CBS, stop region blocking your shit.

Anyway, at least in Canada, that probably means that, like Star Trek: Discovery, it will stream on Crave since we don't have All Access up here.  Super excited for this.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 22, 2019, 01:04:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/29_gA_GDGvE

Dammit, CBS, stop region blocking your shit.

Anyway, at least in Canada, that probably means that, like Star Trek: Discovery, it will stream on Crave since we don't have All Access up here.  Super excited for this.

We get Star Trek on Netflix - Hoping for the same.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2019, 12:37:21 PM
Good news for Gremlins fans...
https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/gremlins-animated-series-warnermedia-1203146742/ (https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/gremlins-animated-series-warnermedia-1203146742/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on February 25, 2019, 01:14:35 PM
Good news for Gremlins fans...
https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/gremlins-animated-series-warnermedia-1203146742/ (https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/gremlins-animated-series-warnermedia-1203146742/)

I think an all animated show is a better option than a live action movie with CGI gremlins.

I don't like that it's on Warner's streaming service only, though.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on February 28, 2019, 09:52:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/zBIQSjJlT_E
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 04, 2019, 06:40:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/bbRBOq8jajg
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 06, 2019, 03:24:36 PM
So Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Russoguru on March 06, 2019, 04:12:16 PM
So Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer...
OMG... okay, well that's not good. Any indication as to how long he's got?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 06, 2019, 04:28:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/7cInGyxCY9k
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 16, 2019, 08:35:46 PM
RIP Tranformers Beast Wars Writer and Story Editor Larry DiTillio.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 20, 2019, 06:21:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/YEG3bmU_WaI
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on March 27, 2019, 05:00:59 PM
Somehow I missed a batch of Twilight Zone trailers...
 
Two episode ones...
https://www.youtube.com/v/XnRda4EVHkQ
https://www.youtube.com/v/zmCE17h6cO4

...and an extended overall one...
https://www.youtube.com/v/NORi4YjsGI4
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 01, 2019, 04:39:06 PM
Geo-blocked unfortunately, but for those of you in the US:

https://news.avclub.com/you-can-watch-the-twilight-zone-premiere-online-right-n-1833721365
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on April 04, 2019, 10:39:06 AM
4 of the 5 lead roles have been cast for the live-action Cowboy Bebop series:

https://news.avclub.com/john-cho-and-mustafa-shakir-to-star-in-netflixs-live-ac-1833810747
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on April 12, 2019, 07:04:10 PM
https://screencrush.com/everything-announced-for-disneys-streaming-service/ (https://screencrush.com/everything-announced-for-disneys-streaming-service/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on April 12, 2019, 07:49:27 PM
https://screencrush.com/everything-announced-for-disneys-streaming-service/ (https://screencrush.com/everything-announced-for-disneys-streaming-service/)

I like that by pure coincidence, the article is followed by an image of Prince John, wringing his hands.

Seriously though, this is a streaming service that will have a LOT of things I care a LOT about (Disney, of course, Marvel, Star Wars, Simpsons, Pixar), and they could have charged twice as much for it. It may be the service that gets me to drop Cable TV.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 13, 2019, 05:33:48 PM
I wish they were being clear about what regions it's launching in though...
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 08, 2019, 11:24:20 AM
Well, umm…
https://www.youtube.com/v/zymgtV99Rko
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on May 08, 2019, 12:13:29 PM
is it a prequel or a sequel?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 08, 2019, 01:00:45 PM
is it a prequel or a sequel?
Sequel
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 08, 2019, 05:24:16 PM
is it a prequel or a sequel?
Sequel

Is it? i thought it was a modern-day reimagining?

"Story-wise, you definitely get a better sense of what Lindelof has called a “remix” of Alan Moore’s beloved graphic novel"

https://news.avclub.com/new-watchmen-teaser-arrives-with-a-whole-damn-army-of-r-1834615668
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 09, 2019, 09:35:02 AM
Adult Swim is going to make a Harvey Birdman spin-off series about Birdgirl!

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/harvey-birdman-spinoff-birdgirl-adult-swim-paget-brewster-1203209268/
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: LucasM on May 09, 2019, 01:26:49 PM
Adult Swim is going to make a Harvey Birdman spin-off series about Birdgirl!

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/harvey-birdman-spinoff-birdgirl-adult-swim-paget-brewster-1203209268/

I always loved her 'not-quite-internal' monologues! ;D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on May 16, 2019, 08:49:00 PM
I seriously have not been so bereft from a TV show's cancellation since MST3K. I hope Edlund can find it a new home.

https://news.avclub.com/amazons-the-tick-canceled-after-two-seasons-of-wacky-h-1834821410
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 20, 2019, 11:17:55 AM
https://deadline.com/2019/05/cartoon-network-mao-mao-heroes-of-pure-heart-tig-n-seek-1202618257/ (https://deadline.com/2019/05/cartoon-network-mao-mao-heroes-of-pure-heart-tig-n-seek-1202618257/)

And we've got an intro...
https://www.youtube.com/v/ubyVLctygQc


First episode here: https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/unlocked/i-love-you-mao-mao-episode.html (https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/unlocked/i-love-you-mao-mao-episode.html) or the Cartoon Network app.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 27, 2019, 11:51:44 AM
So Renault recently made an ad tribute to the old D&D cartoon.
https://www.youtube.com/v/kC9-bfsNne8
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on May 28, 2019, 10:02:02 AM
So Renault recently made an ad tribute to the old D&D cartoon.
https://www.youtube.com/v/kC9-bfsNne8
The add is awesome. But aren't Renaults infamously crappy cars?
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 29, 2019, 05:03:02 PM
So Quantum Leap's lost ending has been found...
https://www.reddit.com/r/lostmedia/comments/bub7ks/quantum_leap_lost_ending_footage_never_before_seen/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/lostmedia/comments/bub7ks/quantum_leap_lost_ending_footage_never_before_seen/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on May 30, 2019, 07:16:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/QT_9EtR_Gv8
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 03, 2019, 09:55:58 AM
So the Russos are involved with this...
https://screencrush.com/magic-the-gathering-series-netflix/ (https://screencrush.com/magic-the-gathering-series-netflix/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: stansimpson on June 03, 2019, 11:56:29 AM
So the Russos are involved with this...
https://screencrush.com/magic-the-gathering-series-netflix/ (https://screencrush.com/magic-the-gathering-series-netflix/)
I misread that as "the Russians" and didn't get the joke.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 04, 2019, 09:00:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/VkFrNm5M_Ck
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 05, 2019, 05:37:09 PM
https://screencrush.com/punky-brewster-sequel-series/ (https://screencrush.com/punky-brewster-sequel-series/)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on June 06, 2019, 06:49:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/VkFrNm5M_Ck
I'd rather they do something really different, like a DinoRiders show or something. That would keep it from rehashing the same lesson from the movies over and over again.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on June 13, 2019, 11:07:46 AM
A new Looney Tunes short! And it doesn't suck! I wish it were longer, but that's a good complaint to have..

https://www.youtube.com/v/KK541L5x_IY
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 13, 2019, 11:12:35 AM
That's one where I think the brevity helps.  And it's pretty solid.  Don't like Bugs' yellow gloves, though.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on June 13, 2019, 11:33:41 AM
Yeah, I like it. It being so short makes it feel more like an animation test for timing. I like the animation style, too.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 13, 2019, 05:19:51 PM
Nice to see them producing good work again - Disney have been making great Mickey shorts for the last few years. Shame the recent Popeye reboot stunk.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: stansimpson on June 14, 2019, 07:08:38 AM
Speaking of Disney reboots, Chip N' Dale cartoons are coming to Disney+ and it looks awful.   

(https://img.purch.com/o/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uZXdzYXJhbWEuY29tL2ltYWdlcy9pLzAwMC8yNTcvNzM5L2kwMi9DaGlwTkRhbGUuanBlZw==)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Darth Geek on June 14, 2019, 01:23:28 PM
Speaking of Disney reboots, Chip N' Dale cartoons are coming to Disney+ and it looks awful.   

(https://img.purch.com/o/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uZXdzYXJhbWEuY29tL2ltYWdlcy9pLzAwMC8yNTcvNzM5L2kwMi9DaGlwTkRhbGUuanBlZw==)
Yikes! That is really really bad.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 16, 2019, 06:23:12 PM
I think it looks great.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 16, 2019, 08:48:23 PM
Came across this image on an article and thought it was pretty funny:

(https://www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ChipNDaleReboot.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 21, 2019, 03:15:24 AM
So there's a petition from some religious group to have Netflix cancel Good Omens (http://"https://news.avclub.com/oh-god-this-idiotic-good-omens-petition-is-one-hell-of-1835715124"), which seems like a very difficult task.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: goflyblind on June 21, 2019, 03:18:16 AM
So there's a petition from some religious group to have Netflix cancel Good Omens (http://"https://news.avclub.com/oh-god-this-idiotic-good-omens-petition-is-one-hell-of-1835715124"), which seems like a very difficult task.

(https://i.imgur.com/n6XtkOv.png)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on June 21, 2019, 05:58:30 AM
Especially amusing since the show has run its course.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 01, 2019, 11:58:44 AM
And now for some Witcher pics...
(https://i.imgur.com/TWCXHED.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xkGii6p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iDVcDlU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DvoX1m8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AAmutfp.jpg)
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: stansimpson on July 01, 2019, 03:39:42 PM
And now for some Witcher pics...
Henry Caville's upper lip looks great.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Variety of Cells on July 08, 2019, 06:10:32 PM
If any show or movie based on a video game could potentially be compelling, it'd be The Witcher.  And that's mainly because the video games were based on very compelling books, which I have read (they're great).  And while the track record of adapting books into movies isn't perfect, the odds are better than with video games to movies. 

But even in the games, the most interesting parts were the stories it would tell about different, interesting people.  Small people, with their own problems, with very real and present motivations.  Here's hoping this show doesn't blow!
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 08, 2019, 06:31:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/qoS_gveqRqc
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on July 09, 2019, 09:23:07 AM
Also coming to Netflix: A Cuphead series inspired by '30s animation!

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/07/cuphead_is_getting_its_very_own_netflix_show
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 09, 2019, 12:00:14 PM
Also coming to Netflix: A Cuphead series inspired by '30s animation!

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/07/cuphead_is_getting_its_very_own_netflix_show

It might not be practical, but I really hope they go with hand drawn animation like the game.  Maye just make shorter seasons/episodes and give us some really high quality animation.
Title: Re: TV News Thread
Post by: The Lurker on July 16, 2019, 02:14:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/urmaZ9-np6E