The Farmers/'Whiplash' Guy Makes Good
Actor JK Simmons, who you probably know from all of those Farmers Insurance commercials and, hopefully, from his brilliant acting performance in Whiplash, will be the guest host on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Simmons is a character actor that has been working in the biz for many years now (you may also recall that he starred in Juno and has appeared in many movies over the years). It’s great that he’s getting so much attention for his work in Whiplash because he is really phenomenal in that film. Hopefully this stint as SNL host will push him further into the public consciousness. D’Angelo will be the musical guest this weekend so, yeah, it deffo sounds like a must-watch episode.
Where is the world is Olivia Pope?
We are just days away from the return of Scandal from it’s season 4 winter hiatus and the question on everyone’s mind is Where is Olivia Pope? IF you are caught on Scandal then you know what went down in the last episode that aired before the winter hiatus and you know … well, actually, you don’t know … you know? Let’s jump behind the cut so as not to spoil anything for those folks not entirely caught on Scandal and check out the poster and ponder it’s meaning. More »
"I'm not going back"
Back in February of last year we first learned that NBC is planning to reboot their old Heroes TV series as a new limited sequel series titled Heroes Reborn. In June, we learned that actor Jack Coleman has signed on to reprise his role as Noah Bennett (aka HRG – horn rimmed glasses) in this rebooted version of Heroes. Today we learn, unfortunately, that actor Zachary Quinto has decided NOT to return to the show, which likely means that his villainous character Sylar won’t be returning for Heroes Reborn as well. More »
"Strange ... the things you remember"
The new Starz TV series Outlander won’t return with new episodes until April 4 but today we get to see the first scene from the forthcoming new episode of the show. The first season of Outlander has been broken into two parts … part 1 ended last Fall and part 2 will premiere this coming Spring. For the first time on the show, the opening scene above is told from Jamie‘s point of view rather than Claire‘s (which makes sense if you consider how the last episode of Outlander ended). Click the embed above to see how Outlander will open when the show returns with the second half of season 1 in April. I know there are lots of anxious Outlander fans out there so hopefully this video will tide you over a little bit longer.
Posted under: 'Outlander'
And you can watch their entire episode right here, right now
Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis each performs full concert sets on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits and thanks to the generosity of PBS, you can watch their episode of ACL in full right here on the blog. I got to see Ryan and Jenny on tour a few times over the past few months and they put on an amazing show … if you missed seeing them, this episode of ACL gives you a good feel for what their concerts are like. Click the embed above to watch Ryan then Jenny perform their sets … you can click below to see the setlists for each performer. Enjoy. More »
1. It's Free
Stop everything. I mean it! Whatever plans you had today—hanging out, partying, someone’s wedding, the birth of your firstborn—reschedule them! Amazon has done the unthinkable and made their brilliant, critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning series available in full, for everyone—not just Amazon Prime members. I’ve gone on and on about this series, and I will never stop talking about it because it really did leave a huge impression on me. Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'Amazon', 'Transparent'
Appearing in Springfield on February 8
Pharrell, and his now-famous Vivianne Westwood hat, will be making an appearance on The Simpsons next month but today we get our first look at the music superstar in animated form — courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine. As you can see below, Pharrell has gotten the Simpsons treatment for his guest appearance on the show, which will air on February 8. In the episode, Pharrell comes to the aid of the city of Springfield by writing an anthem for the city. Fun! Click below to see and learn more. More »
The New Kara Zor-El has Been Found
Back in September we learned that CBS is producing a new TV series based on the DC Comics superhero Supergirl. Last month, we heard that The Originals actress Claire Hoult was being discussed as the actress to play Supergirl in this new series but today we learn that the role has gone to Glee actress Melissa Benoist. Benoist, who also has a small role in the very excellent film Whiplash, has won the role of Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) in this new series that will be written/produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family, The New Normal). Read on for more deets. More »
"Hannibal took someone from you ..."
Last week we learned the bum out news that NBC has decided to push back the release of Hannibal season 3 to the summer (after we presumed it would be released as usual in February) and today we get out first look at the forthcoming season. NBC has released the first trailer for Hannibal season 3 and as you can see above, the action picks up where season 2 left off and will include exciting new twists on the Hannibal Lecter story from the Thomas Harris books Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon (including a new original story for Dr. Lecter). Hannibal Lecter is on the run and Will Graham is on the hunt. Will this game of cat and mouse end up with the mouse consuming the cat? We’re gonna hafta wait until the summer to find out … but, as I said before, it will be SO worth the wait. Have you started watching yet (Shannon)?
Posted under: 'Hannibal'
"When the ice finally breaks we will go back to Wessex ..."
Way back in July we got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming third season of Vikings, which will premiere next month on The History Channel on February 19, and last month, we got to check out a second, less exciting trailer for the show. Today we get to see the third trailer for the show and it’s a trailer that fans are gonna wanna watch. Vikings is one of my fave shows and I’m really anxious for its return. As you can see in the trailer above, the coming season will be full of story. We don’t see a lot of action but that’s totally fine by me. The show really hit its stride in season 2 and I’m really looking forward to seeing where things go when Vikings returns for season 3 in just a few weeks.
Posted under: 'Vikings'