The final death knell for 'Hannibal' has rung
Welp, it looks like all hope that Hannibal will live on as a TV series on a new network after NBC cancelled the series just after the start of the current third season is gone with the news today that actor Hugh Dancy has signed on to star in a new series for Hulu. Dancy has signed on to star in a 10-part drama titled The Way which will go into production next month and is set for release in early 2016. After NBC cancelled the series, there was hope that Hannibal might live on on another network … but after the actors were released from their contracts after Amazon and Netflix passed on the series, it seemed like only a matter of time before Hannibal‘s stars would be snatched up by other projects. Ultimately, Hannibal might live on as a feature film (or films) but news of Dancy‘s casting in The Way seems to confirm, once and for all, that Hannibal will not live on as a TV series any longer. More »
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Coming August 23
Way back in March we got to see the first teaser video for the forthcoming spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead (which takes place in the world of The Walking Dead) and today we get to see the second, ominously eerie teaser video for the show. About 3 weeks ago, we got to see the first full length trailer for Fear and that clip gave us a really good feel for what we can expect when the series premieres on AMC on Sunday August 23. Fear the Walking Dead, as you may know, will tell the tale of how the zombie apocalypse of TWD got started in Los Angeles, CA. I’m not sure if we will learn what caused the zombie outbreak but we will, for sure, see how events unfolded in a major city when the zombies overtook mankind. It’s a very interesting prospect for a TV series and I expect that fans of The Walking Dead will be very interested to watch. I know I am. Save the date, friends, August 23 is day we will all Fear the Walking Dead.
“'Seven seasons and out' has never been the conversation”
Michael Lombardo, the president of programming at HBO, is dishing a lot of pretty important information about the future of the network’s hit drama Game of Thrones. First, he promises that the show will live to see at least 8 seasons … meaning we will get at least one more season than we previously thought. Additionally, Lombardo chimes in on a very significant event that took place in the just-ended 5th season of the show … which may be considered a spoiler to those of you who have yet to watch the most recent season, even tho the info isn’t really a spoiler since the incident aired on TV months ago. SO, if you want to read what Michael Lombardo has to say about the future of GoT, be warned … potential spoilers ahead. More »
This is awesome
Before you watch this sketch, I want you to Google “how much did Lebron James make in 2014.” I’ll wait. Now Google how much your favorite elementary school teacher made when you were in school, except you can’t because he/she is not famous enough for anyone to know their salary. But we do know that the average elementary school teacher makes, like, $55,000-ish per year. Key & Peele give us one more reason to love them (and mourn their ending) with this hilarious “TeachingCenter” sketch, which imagines a world where our best educators are treated—and paid—according to their worth. Peep the video for more!
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New Zombies! New Characters! New Cookies?
We are still 2 months away from the premiere of The Walking Dead season 6 on AMC but the time has come for the show’s promo to begin in earnest. The Walking Dead season 6 is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine and as you can see in the photo gallery presented here, the new season will feature our fave TWD characters alongside new characters to the show … and a bunch of new zombies. The cover story feature in this week’s issue of EW gives us a nice preview of the new season, which you can read excerpted below. But I am so here for the photos. There’s something magical about the sight of Andrew Lincoln‘s Rick and Norman Reedus‘s Daryl patting one another on the ass while Melissa McBride‘s Carol looks on. Amazing. Check out the photos, then click below to preview this new TWD feature in the new issue of EW magazine. More »
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Meet The Wiz herself and Evillene
Back in March, we learned the VERY EXCITING NEWS that NBC has selected the musical The Wiz as the production they will produce and air in December. Today we learn some really great casting news for The Wiz Live! Actress Stephanie Mills has been added to the cast as Aunt Em and singers Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have been added to the cast in the roles of The Wiz and Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West. In the movie version of the musical, released back in 1978, The Wiz was played by Richard Pryor and Evillene was played by Mabel King. I am so damn excited by this entire production that I can barely breathe! I am LOVING this casting news so much! More »
From the series premiere of 'I Am Cait'
Last night I was traveling back to New York from Boston and missed the premiere of I Am Cait, but I’m looking forward to watching soon. During Caitlyn Jenner‘s Diane Sawyer interview she talked a bit about how important Kanye West was in terms of her getting support from the people in her family, especially Kim. As a Kanye fan it makes me really happy to see him publicly supporting her transition and encouraging her boldness—clearly, he identifies with her attitude, which he describes as “Fuck everybody—this is who I am.” Check out the video clip from last night’s premiere for more.
"Hi Tanners, I'm home"
Back in April we first learned that Netflix officially announced production of a Full House spin-off series titled Fuller House that is set to debut on the streaming network next year. In June, actor John Stamos put the reboot in jeopardy (as well as the lives of other drivers) when he got arrested for drunk driving. A couple of weeks ago, Stamos checked himself into rehab, only to check himself out just under two weeks later. Today, we see the first photos shared by John Stamos on the set of Fuller House. In spite of Stamos’s personal problems, it looks like it’s full steam ahead on production of this Full House spin-off sequel series. More »
BUT KEY & PEELE WAS MY SHIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTT!
If you can make it through any of the Key & Peele Liam Neesons sketches without laughing, you are clearly a robot sent to take over our planet, and you must be destroyed. If you don’t see the genius behind Obama Meet & Greet, we cannot be friends. The same is true for Negrotown, Gay Wedding Advice and that one epic, feminist bit Mother Majesty, and countless others. I friggen love this show and this is almost as bad as when Chappelle’s Show disappeared into the abyss. Key & Peele is DUNZO, but it won’t be the last we hear from this dynamic duo. Click inside for more!
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The Final Season
On October 24, Starz will premiere the third and final season of their mostly excellent historical fiction drama Da Vinci’s Demons. As I write this post about the release of the show’s season 3 trailer, I’m realizing that I have never written about Da Vinci’s Demons here on the blog before. I’ve been watching the show since it’s debut in 2013 and have enjoyed it along the way. I guess Demons is one of those shows you watch, enjoy but just never get around to talking about with your friends unless someone else brings it up in conversation. The show tells the fictionalized life story of Leonardo Da Vinci who, through his almost metaphysical creativity, gets wrapped up in a quest that takes him around the world in search of the truth about his past … infusing historical facts about the famed inventor that we know within this fictionalized story. The show caught my attention when its release was originally promoted back in ’13 and managed to keep my attention for two seasons. This first look at season 3, I must admit, doesn’t grab me like the previous seasons have but I trust that the forthcoming episodes will be entertaining. Starz has announced that this third season of Da Vinci’s Demons will be the last so we fans of the show have this final season to look forward to before Da Vinci‘s story is complete. Long before Outlander put Starz on the TV drama map, Da Vinci’s Demons paved the way for the growth of quality programming that the network offers now. If you haven’t been watching the show, there is plenty of time to binge watch and get caught up before the final season premieres on October 24. Watch the final season with me, won’t you?
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