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"
Will the third time be the charm for the How I Met Your Mother spin-off as 20th TV gives How I Met Your Father another try? How I Met Your Mother went off the air following the series finale on CBS. Even as it was saying goodbye, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, along with Up All Night creator Emily Spivey, wrote a spin-off, How I Met Your Dad. The pilot starred Greta Gerwig…"HIMYM: 20th TV giving How I Met Your Father another try"
A campaign has been launched to save Shrink, a series which aired on Seeso and has yet to find a new home. Shrink was a series that was first conceived in Chicago and later filmed in Chicago. It’s no surprise that series creators and executive producers Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper (The Daily Show) both come out of the Chicago improv scene. All you have to do is take a look at the gazillion Chicago…"Shrink: Campaign mounts to #SaveShrink"
Deadline reported that Jill Kargman and Seth Meyers were rebooting The Munsters for NBC. This begs the question: do the networks even want original content anymore? There have been more and more reboots placed into development over the years to the point that enough is enough. This comes on the heels of NBC’s announcement that they were looking to reboot Miami Vice. There’s a long list of reboots that premiered on television over the past…"As The Munsters reboot, Where’s The Originality Left In Hollywood?"
The reboot of Roseanne is reportedly seeking a gender-creative child despite series star Roseanne’s own personal transphobic history. Personally, I don’t think Roseanne Barr has changed her ways since earlier this year when she said that a transgender male should not be allowed to wrestle with the guys as she called testosterone a steroid. She doesn’t understand what transgender people are going through nor does she want to. The announcement, which was reported by Fox…"Roseanne reboot seeks “Gender-Creative” Child despite Transphobic History"
SyFy’s newest installment, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, featured a ton of celebrities making cameo appearances as Sharknadoes formed across the globe. The newest film, naturally, ends on a cliffhanger as older Gil (Dolph Lundgren) comes back from to future to help his dad, Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering). Gil got pulled into the Sharknado earlier and they chase after him throughout the globe. Coming into the final scene, it would have appeared that the series was…"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming features Many Cameos"
According to today’s GLAAD panel at the TCA summer meetings, there are only 11 transgender characters on broadcast, cable, and streaming television series. These numbers are as of today: August 4, 2017. These are numbers that need to improve because 11 is a small number when you factor in the 278 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters (71 on broadcast, 142 on cable, 65 on streaming). Of the 83 bisexual characters, there are 64 women…"TCA: GLAAD – Only 11 Transgender Characters on Television Series"
The late night game show, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, will appear tonight for the last time. After 600 episodes, the comedian made the decision to bid adieu. This was a series that was made for a site like Twitter with all the hashtag games. It also introduced us to many comedians we never heard of or gave us an opportunity to see familiar comedians on the panel. Hardwick would spend the half hour on the…"No More Points for @Midnight on Comedy Central"
In addition to unveiling their fall slate, TBS has renewed police comedy Angie Tribeca for a fourth season. The news comes during the Television Critics Association bi-annual meeting. Not only is the series, starring Rashida Jones, renewed but the fourth season will welcome two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale. Is this an effort to attract some interest from the Emmy Awards voters? Maybe. In getting renewed, Angie Tribeca becomes the first of the recent TBS comedies…"TBS unveils 2017 Fall Slate, renews Angie Tribeca for Fourth Season"
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah invited two transgender military veterans, Sergeant Major (Ret.) Jennifer Marie Young and Joey Whimple, to discuss Donald Trump’s transgender military ban while The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon featured transgender comedian Patti Harrison during Fallon’s monologue. It was a really wise decision by The Daily Show to bring in two military veterans. It’s been a trying day for many of us in the transgender community–myself included as I got…"Late Night shows tackle Transgender Military Ban"