Um … so … there is a lot of great news coming from Fox about the forthcoming second season of Empire, set to premiere on the network later this year with a longer season (18 episodes instead of 12), two “finale” episodes (a winter finale and a season finale) and a collection of original songs for the show to be written by Timbaland and Ne-Yo. BUT, I think the most shocking news about Empire season 2 (that has been revealed thus far) is the confirmation that Zac Efron — Yes, ZAC EFRON — has been added to the cast of Empire as the as yet-unseen/unknown fourth son of Lucious Lyon (played by Terrance Howard). Um … WHAT?! UPDATE: It looks like Fox has not confirmed this casting news as true … More »
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The saga continues
February gave us the first teaser video for the forthcoming reboot of the NBC series Heroes Reborn and with March, came the confirmation that actor Masi Oki will reprise his role as Hiro on the show. Today we get to see a few promo photos from Heroes Reborn, which was officially unveiled in NYC during the NBC upfronts presentation that took place earlier today. I understand the first official trailer for Heroes Reborn was screened during upfronts today but it has yet to be released online. BUT, we still have the promo photos to check out … which you can see along with a new press release below. More »
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"It tells its own story"
Back in March we got to see a painfully too short promo video for the forthcoming Walking Dead spin-off limited series Fear the Walking Dead and today we get another look at the new show. AMC has released a behind the scenes promo featurette that takes us on the Fear set and enlightens us a bit as what to expect when this spin-off series debuts later this year. This new series will take us back in time, to when the zombie outbreak first exploded in the US (in LA, specifically), to a time when shizz was hitting the fan exponentially (as opposed to the more settled, less frantic events that we’ve seen in the most recent seasons of The Walking Dead). Again, this promo video is far too short to satisfy my need for MORE zombie goodness but it’s a nice little treat to nosh on while we await the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead this year. Please enjoy.
It's time to Believe again
Back in March Fox officially confirmed that the cult classic ’90s sci-fi series The X-Files would be returning to TV with a special limited season and today we learn that the NEW season of The X-Files will return in January. Along with the news that Fox has decided to put American Idol out of its misery by canceling it after the next season, the network announces today that the 6-episode limited season of The X-Files will premiere on January 24 with a 2-hour season premiere episode. This is not a remake, folks. This isn’t necessarily a reboot either. This new season of The X-Files will star Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny and it is being helmed by the series creator … so, essentially, this is exactly what X-Files fans have been praying for come to life. More »
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FOX is officially canceling the series
There once was a show called American Idol, and it was kind of a huge deal. The series that gave birth to the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and, well, Simon Cowell (among many others), captivated audiences for years—nine seasons, really… and then, not so much. For the last couple of years the once-ginormous show has struggled with returning to its glory days. I can’t remember the last time I watched an episode, but I’m pretty sure Nicki Minaj was hosting. And now, we’ve come to the end. American Idol is officially DUNZO. Click inside for more.
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Last night, my favorite show of the season came to a close. The Good Wife—you done us good. Season Six hasn’t been perfect, but it’s definitely been fun. I don’t know what I was expecting going into the finale, but there were definitely some major surprises. We got a little more time with Kalinda, thankfully, some great moments with Finn and Alicia partnering up, and the return of a favorite guest star of whom we might be seeing a whole lot more in the fall. If you didn’t catch it, please go get your life and watch right now (and come back afterwards), because SPOILERS! Everyone else, click inside for more!
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THIS LOOKS SO GOOOD!!!
Last week we got to see a new trailer and a batch of promo photos for the forthcoming season of Hannibal, premiering on NBC this June. Today we get to see a bonus TV trailer for Hannibal season 3 which comes from a Korean TV network called AXN. As you can see above, this Korean trailer for Hannibal looks VERY exciting. I’m not sure if this is what we should expect when Hannibal returns next month but I like the way Koreans promote American TV shows. I am so excited, Hannibal season 3 returns (here in the US) on June 4.
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Go ahead, I dare you.
Reese Witherspoon was the guest host last night on Saturday Night Live on the same weekend that her new movie Hot Pursuit opened in theaters. Reese‘s new movie is getting the worst reviews of her film career (which is quite a turn around from the reviews from her last film, Wild, which earned her an Academy Award nomination). Her stint on SNL last night wasn’t all that great either. Honestly, Reese was fine as host … it was the skits that fell short. None of the skits were particularly good and most of them lacked laughs, tho, I managed to chuckle from time to time (mostly in the Whiskers Are We skit). The skit embedded above is a digital exclusive short and the rest of the ep’s skits can be seen below (as well as the musical performances by Florence + the Machine). Maybe you can find more laughs that I did? Maybe? More »
This could be... LIFE-CHANGING.
You can imagine how my brain exploded when I found out that my new Top Special Amy Schumer was teaming up with one of my longtime Top Specials Chris Rock. Oh. Em. Gee. This is going to be awesome. First of all, if you haven’t seen Schumer’s 12 Angry Men sketch, get it together. It’s not as incredible (IMO) as No Raping/Football Town Nights or Last Fuckable Day, but it’s still pretty awesome. I can only imagine what we have to look forward to with her HBO special. Click inside for more!
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... with an all-Black cast
John Candy and Macauley Culkin scored a HUGE hit with their 1989 feature film comedy Uncle Buck. This coming TV season, actor Mike Epps will lead an ABC sitcom that will turn Uncle Buck into a weekly TV series with an all-Black cast. Part of me loves that Uncle Buck is being rebooted with an all-Black cast but another, larger part of me is afraid that a TV version of the brilliant film will fail … miserably. That being said, Mike Epps is a funny guy so … maybe this will work? More »
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