Thank you, Jon Stewart, for everything
After 16 years as the host of the entirely entertaining, wholly brilliant late night talk show The Daily Show, Jon Stewart will sign off from behind his desk for the last time tonight. As we learned back in February, Jon Stewart has decided that his time at the helm of The Daily Show has come to an end and tonight, he will host his last episode of the show. The New York Times published a fitting article about Stewart‘s tenure as host of The Daily Show, which is excerpted below, and reminds us of what was so great about having him as our go-to person for real talk about our nation’s real issues. Jon Stewart will be missed by so many people … but tonight, we get one last chance to savor him as host of The Daily Show. More »
THO, he wasn't supposed to say anything ... whoops
Yesterday, during the unveiling event for Mariah Carey‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, director Lee Daniels announced to the world that the elusive chanteuse herself will be appearing in the upcoming second season of Empire on Fox. The only problem is that Daniels wasn’t supposed to let slip that good news just yet and he might’ve gotten into a bit of trouble with his publicist for having loose lips. Honestly, tho, what kind of trouble could Lee Daniels get in no matter what information about Empire season 2 he decides to dish because he is responsible for the most successful new TV series ever sooo … dish away, Lee, keep on dishing away. More »
Meet TJ, Taj and Taryll Jackson
The next generation of the famous Jackson family is ready to stake their claim on reality TV show fame this year with a new series on Lifetime titled The Jacksons: Next Generation. The series will focus on 3 of Tito Jackson‘s sons — TJ, Taj and Taryll — as they make their way in the world both personally and professionally. Altho you may not be familiar at all with these particular Jacksons, the series will also feature guest appearances by Jackson kids that you do know — namely Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson … the only begotten children of the late Michael Jackson. Click below to meet this new generation of Jacksons ahead of the debut of their Lifetime reality TV series and see if this branch of the Jackson family is one that you think you might want to get to know. More »
Back in March we learned that actress Ciara Renée has been cast in the role of Hawkgirl / Kendra Saunders in the upcoming spin-off series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW. Today we learn that the male counterpart to her character has been cast as well. Actor Falk Hentschel has been cast as Hawkman / Carter Hall on Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow … which makes sense considering how inter-connected all of the DC Comics superhero shows are on The CW. It’s unclear which of the 3 shows Hentschel will feature most but I think it’s safe to assume that we will be seeing his Hawkman quite a bit on The CW when the new TV season starts up this fall. More »
So Bad, so good
We are just over a month away from the premiere of Gotham season 2 on Fox and today we get to check out a new promo trailer for the show. As you can see in the embed above, the lunatics are running things at Arkham Asylum in this new promo trailer and, I suspect, they will become quite unruly as events unfold on the second season of the show. We already know that young Selina Kyle is a featured character on Gotham and that she will grow up to be Catwoman … but does this promo trailer introduce another Catwoman? HMMM. Check out the trailer, see what you think. Gotham season 2 premieres on Fox on September 21.
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Shanice Williams is Dorothy, David Alan Grier is the Cowardly Lion
It was revealed last week that singer/actresses Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have been cast in the roles of The Wiz and Evillene respectively and Stephanie Mills (the actress who played Dorothy back in the ’70s in the original Broadway cast of The Wiz) has been cast as Aunt Em in NBC‘s upcoming televised musical production of The Wiz. At the time, we learned that producers were looking for an unknown actress to play the lead role of Dorothy in the music production, due to air this holiday season. Today we learn that producers have found their newcomer and have cast 18-year old Shanice Williams as Dorothy. Additionally, we learn today that funnyman David Alan Grier has been cast in the role of the Cowardly Lion … so, clearly, the cast of The Wiz Live! is shaping up to be a really amazing one! More »
Will Lois Lane's little sister become Superwoman on the show?
One day after we learned that actor Channing Tatum has officially signed on to play superhero Gambit in future X-Men movies, we learn today that his wife Jenna Dewan has signed on to play a superhero comic book character herself. Jenna has been cast in the role of Lucy Lane in the new CBS series Supergirl. Lucy Lane is the younger sister of Lois Lane, roving reporter for The Daily Planet newspaper and love interest to Superman / Clark Kent. In the early comics, Lucy Lane was a flight attendant who was romantically linked to Jimmy Olsen … Olsen is played by Mehcad Brooks on Supergirl so it’s possible that Dewan‘s Lane might be his romantic interest on the show, as well. In more recent comics, Lucy Lane is Superwoman … a superhero who wears a suit that simulates Kryptonian powers. Again, it is possible that Dewan‘s Lane might eventually become Superwoman on the show, even tho the main protagonist is Supergirl. HMMM. More »
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 »