It’s time for Animaniacs! Today came word that Hulu, Amblin Television, and Warner Brothers Animation teamed up to announce a new version of the iconic cartoon franchise. The new episodes, which won’t air until 2020, come with a two-season straight-to-series order. This isn’t the only piece of news that comes with today’s announcement. Hulu and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution also agreed to a new deal that makes Hulu the exclusive streaming home to the complete…"Hulu orders new Animaniacs series, becomes exclusive home"
The Switch creator Amy Fox, who I’ve previously interviewed, has released a statement following the news of upcoming FX series Pose casting five transgender actors. Fox’s statement in full: While we applaud the recent press coverage of FX’s forthcoming series,Pose, many of these stories have contained factual errors which misrepresent our company, and we hope to see them addressed or corrected. While Pose will no doubt make a strong case for high quality scripted transgender stories on…"The Switch’s Amy Fox talks Pose, transgender casting"
The Good Place comes back tonight for an hour-long second season premiere on NBC and it’s an awesome good time! Created by Michael Schur, the sitcom stars Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, D’Arcy Carden, and Ted Danson. The first season ended on the craziest twist I’ve seen in a while: it turned out that The Good Place is actually The Bad Place. Going into the new season, viewers know more about…"The Good Place is Back for Season 2 and It’s Awesome!"
The 69th Emmy Awards are airing tonight on CBS. The winners will be posted as they come in. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow (The Crown, Netflix) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, NBC) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Laura Dern (Big Little Lies, HBO) Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover (Atlanta, FX) Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live…"69th Emmy Awards – WINNERS"
Jerry Seinfeld is as funny and observant as ever in Jerry Before Seinfeld, his first stand-up comedy special for Netflix. Before Jerry Seinfeld hit national fame by way of his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on May 6, 1981, he could be seen performing in comedy clubs. Jerry Before Seinfeld takes the comic back to The Comic Strip, where he first started performing in the mid-1970s. It’s a change of pace from…"Jerry Before Seinfeld: The Comic is As Funny As Ever in Netflix Special"
Marvel’s Inhumans brought in $1.5 million over Labor Day weekend from 393 theaters in North America. It shouldn’t be considered an underwhelming performance. I’m a Marvel fan and while I do watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I’m seriously backed up on their Netflix programming. I’ll be watching Marvel’s Inhumans during the upcoming 2017-18 television season but the fact of the matter is that I just wasn’t willing to fork over $14 or more to see it…"Did Marvel’s Inhumans underwhelm in IMAX?"
The Doctor Who series is no stranger to transphobia as actor John Barrowman pulled a transphobic stunt at San Diego Comic Con in July and now news comes that Gareth Roberts has posted a tweet with an anti-trans slur. Gareth Roberts tweeted: “I [love] how trannies choose names like Munroe, Paris and Chelsea. It’s never Julie or Bev is it? “It’s almost like a clueless gayboy’s idea of a glamorous lady. But of course it’s…"Doctor Who writer Gareth Roberts uses anti-trans slur in tweet"
On Sunday afternoon, a trio of actresses (Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, and Catherine Tate) from Doctor Who gathered in Room 24 to discuss Doctor Who. The panel was billed as What’s Life Without A Companion: A Conversation with Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, and Catherine Tate. Representing different time periods of the modern Doctor Who era, Kingston (River Song), Coleman (Clara Oswald), and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) were on hand to answer questions from…"Wizard World: Alex Kingston, Jenna Coleman, Catherine Tate talk Doctor Who"
Comedy Central has given us the first look at the upcoming spin-off of The Daily Show: The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. The Opposition with Jordan Klepper is set to premiere on September 25, 2017, at 11:30 PM ET/10:30 PM CT on Comedy Central. According to Comedy Central: The Opposition with Jordan Klepper will satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left. The Opposition is the voice…"FIRST LOOK: The Opposition with Jordan Klepper"
A sequel to Galaxy Quest has long been gestating in one form or another. The latest development is Paul Scheer being hired to write a television series for Amazon Studios. According to Deadline, Scheer takes over from the film’s co-writer, Robert Gordon. “Without giving much away, I don’t think there has ever been a better time to continue the Galaxy Quest story with the explosion and popularity of sci-fi films in recent years,” Scheer said.…"Paul Scheer tackling Galaxy Quest series for Amazon"