16
May
2015

Blood Bath

While not as harsh as previous years, this was still not a good year for cancellations on the TV networks.

With the cancellations over, and the upfronts completed showing off the new series, it’s time to look over what happened at the networks this season.

Networks

  • ABC – 7
  • CBS – 9
  • Fox – 9
  • NBC – 10
  • The CW – 2

A total of 37 shows met their end this season, making it the second biggest bloodbath since I started keeping track.

Cancellation Breakdowns

First Season Shows

  • ABC- 5
  • CBS – 3
  • Fox – 4
  • NBC – 7
  • The CW – 1

Of the 37 shows canceled, 20 of them were brand new. What can we learn from this? New shows really did not speak to viewers this year. The public is becoming more discerning about what it sets aside time for, and the networks just keep putting up formulaic show after formulaic show. This upcoming season also looks to be filled with new shows that aren’t long for this world.

Comedies

  • ABC – 4
  • CBS – 2
  • Fox – 2
  • NBC – 7
  • The CW – 0

For clarification, these are shows of all ages, and not just first seasons, this also goes for the dramas and reality shows. Lets face it, comedies were a mess this year as they have been for a while. The networks seem completely incapable of discovering humor that will click with an audience and what won’t.

Drama

  • ABC – 3
  • CBS – 7
  • Fox – 4
  • NBC – 3
  • The CW – 2

While pretty much every new comedy was cancelled, the dramas didn’t fare much better.

Reality

  • ABC – 0
  • CBS – 0
  • Fox – 3
  • NBC – 0
  • The CW – 0

And this is the pay off: Reality shows are cheap to make. Don’t get fooled by million dollar prizes, they’re still insanely cheap to make when compared to a comedy, and even more so when compared to a drama. Despite declining ratings on these shows, they are absolute cash cows. All of that being said, Fox really needs to stay away from the formula. We’re looking at you Utopia!

The Outlook for the 2015/2016 Season

Things are not going to be any easier this season. The crops of shows that are upcoming is a whole new slew of shows that just left me cold. There is nothing that is really standing out to me as a surefire hit, and that’s not a good thing. And with overall viewership of network television having dropped nine percent this season, the pool of potential viewers is dwindling. Every network needs a breakout hit.

The networks have got to look a bit deeper at how things are going and begin to realize it’s time for things to change. One thing to remember is that every time a show is cancelled, hundreds of people are put out of work. This isn’t some game, these are people’s livelihoods at stake.

15
May
2015

TV Network logos

The dust has settled from all of the 2015 upfronts, so now it’s time to see how your week of television watching will shape up come this fall.

Be sure to check out all of the upfront breakdowns for descriptions of the new shows.

Please see grids after the jump.

Continue Reading ->

11
May
2015

Fox TV logo

Fox has announced its 2015/2016 schedule, and it’s making a lot of scheduling changes. New shows are in all caps, and all times are Eastern.

MONDAY

  • 8 pm Gotham
  • 9 pm MINORITY REPORT

TUESDAY

  • 8 pm GRANDFATHERED
  • 8:30pm THE GRINDER
  • 9 pm SCREAM QUEENS

WEDNESDAY

  • 8 pm ROSEWOOD
  • 9 pm Empire

THURSDAY

  • 8 pm Bones
  • 9 pm Sleepy Hollow

FRIDAY

  • 8 pm Masterchef Junior
  • 9 pm World’s Funniest

SATURDAY

  • Fox Sports Saturday

SUNDAY

  • 7 pm NFL
  • 7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
  • 8 pm The Simpsons
  • 8:30 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • 9 pm Family Guy
  • 9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth

Show descriptions at the “Continue Reading” link

Continue Reading ->

25
Mar
2015

The X-Files

The truth is still out there somewhere, and the X-Files plans to find it.

After months of rumors and “maybe” comments, Fox on Tuesday officially announced that The X-Files will be returning to the network albeit just for six episodes. And, yes, along with those episodes will comes David Duchovny (Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Scully) as well as series creator Chris Carter.

Although the series definitely became uneven towards the end, and the general dislike for the second film, something about this timing feels right. Enough time has passed since we last saw these characters and a brief check in with them will be welcome for sure.

The big question now is if these six episodes will deal with the overarching alien conspiracy from the original run (that I honestly don’t think anyone ever fully understood), or if this will be something entirely new. It could also just be six “monster of the week” stories, which would be totally fine with me.

No word as of yet as to when the episodes will air, but my guess would be some time next winter or spring.

The truth is out there folks… again.

22
Mar
2015

Gotham cast

As we head into the time for the network upfront presentations, it’s time to start wondering what is going to be renewed and what’s canceled for the 2015/2016 television season. While not all decisions are final, we already know a good chunk of which ones have been renewed. It was a turbulent season to be sure, and more than likely a few more will be heading to the cancelation pile. Just a brief description here:

  • Renewed for 2015/2016 Season – Means just that, it’s already locked.
  • Likely to be Renewed for 2015/2016 Season – Not official yet, but looking good.
  • On the Bubble for 2015/2016 Season – Could go either way.
  • Canceled for 2015/2016 Season – Confirmed to not be coming back.
  • Ending for 2015/2016 Season – Shows that had a planned ending.

I will be updating this list as changes are announced by the networks, so be sure to bookmark it if you don’t see a decision as of yet on a show you care about.  The network upfronts where the final decisions are announced will be held the week of May 14. I have added a table to the bottom so you can see all of the info int he format you prefer.

Renewed for 2015/2016 Season

Arrow Season 3

  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
  • The 100 (The CW)
  • Agent Carter (ABC)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
  • America’s Next Top Model (The CW)
  • American Crime (ABC)
  • Arrow (The CW)
  • Beauty and the Beast (The CW)
  • Beyond the Tank (ABC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Big Brother (CBS)
  • Black-ish (ABC)
  • The Blacklist (NBC)
  • Blue Bloods (CBS)
  • Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
  • Bones (Fox)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
  • Castle (ABC)
  • Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)
  • Chicago Fire (NBC)
  • Chicago P.D. (NBC)
  • Criminal Minds (CBS)
  • CSI: Cyber (CBS)
  • Elementary (CBS)
  • Empire (Fox)
  • Extant (CBS)
  • Family Guy (Fox)
  • The Flash (The CW)
  • Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
  • Galavant (ABC)
  • The Goldbergs (ABC)
  • The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Gotham (Fox)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • Grimm (NBC)
  • Hannibal (NBC)
  • Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
  • Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
  • How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • iZombie (The CW)
  • Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
  • Last Man Standing (ABC)
  • Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
  • Madam Secretary (CBS)
  • MasterChef Junior (Fox)
  • Masters of Illusion (The CW)
  • The Middle (ABC)
  • Mike & Molly (CBS)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Mom (CBS)
  • The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)
  • Nashville (ABC)
  • NCIS (CBS)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
  • NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
  • New Girl (Fox)
  • The Odd Couple (CBS)
  • Once Upon a Time (ABC)
  • The Originals (The CW)
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)
  • Person of Interest (CBS)
  • Reign (The CW)
  • Scandal (ABC)
  • Scorpion (CBS)
  • Secrets and Lies (ABC)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • The Simpsons (Fox)
  • Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
  • Supernatural (The CW)
  • Survivor (CBS)
  • Undateable (NBC)
  • Under the Dome (CBS)
  • Undercover Boss (CBS)
  • The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • Whose Line is it Anyway? (The CW)

Likely to be Renewed for 2015/2016 Season

Modern Family

  • The Bachelor (ABC)
  • The Biggest Loser (NBC)
  • Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
  • MasterChef (Fox)

On the Bubble for 2015/2016 Season

BACKSTROM cast

  • A.D. (NBC)
  • Aquarius (NBC)
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Fox)
  • The Night Shift (NBC)
  • Odyssey (NBC)
  • Wayward Pines (Fox)

Canceled for 2015/2016 Season

A to Z - Season Pilot

  • A to Z (NBC)
  • About a Boy (NBC)
  • Allegiance (NBC)
  • Backstrom (Fox)
  • Bad Judge (NBC)
  • Battle Creek (CBS)
  • Constantine (NBC)
  • Cristela (ABC)
  • CSI (CBS)
  • The Following (FOX)
  • Forever (ABC)
  • Gang Related (Fox)
  • Hart of Dixie (The CW)
  • Manhattan Love Story (ABC)
  • Marry Me (NBC)
  • The McCarthys (CBS)
  • Members Only (ABC)
  • The Messengers (The CW)
  • The Mindy Project (Fox, talking ongoing to move to Hulu)
  • The Millers (CBS)
  • One Big Happy (NBC)
  • Reckless (CBS)
  • Red Band Society (Fox)
  • Resurrection (ABC)
  • Revenge (ABC)
  • Selfie (ABC)
  • Stalker (CBS)
  • State of Affairs (NBC)
  • Unforgettable (CBS, moving to A&E for Season 4)
  • Utopia (Fox)
  • The X Factor (Fox)

Ending for 2015/2016 Season

glee_cast

  • Glee (Fox)
  • Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)
  • The Mentalist (CBS)
  • Parenthood (NBC)
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS)
ShowNetworkStatusLast Updated
2 Broke GirlsCBSRenewed3/22/15
The 100The CWRenewed3/22/15
Agent CarterABCRenewed5/7/15
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABCRenewed5/7/15
The Amazing RaceCBSRenewed5/11/15
America’s Funniest Home VideosABCRenewed5/7/15
America's Next Top ModelThe CWRenewed3/22/15
American CrimeABCRenewed5/7/15
American IdolFoxRenewed5/11/15
ArrowThe CWRenewed3/22/15
The BachelorABCRenewed5/7/15
Beauty and the BeastThe CWRenewed3/22/15
The Big Bang TheoryCBSRenewed3/22/15
Big BrotherCBSRenewed3/22/15
Black-ishABCRenewed5/7/15
The BlacklistNBCRenewed3/22/15
Blue BloodsCBSRenewed5/11/15
Bob’s BurgersFoxRenewed3/22/15
BonesFoxRenewed5/8/15
Brooklyn Nine-NineFoxRenewed3/22/15
CastleABCRenewed5/7/15
Celebrity ApprenticeNBCRenewed3/22/15
Chicago FireNBCRenewed3/22/15
Chicago P.D.NBCRenewed3/22/15
Criminal MindsCBSRenewed5/11/15
CSI: CyberCBSRenewed5/11/15
ElementaryCBSRenewed5/11/15
EmpireFoxRenewed3/22/15
Family GuyFoxRenewed3/22/15
The FlashThe CWRenewed3/22/15
GalavantABCRenewed5/7/15
The GoldbergsABCRenewed5/7/15
The Good WifeCBSRenewed5/11/15
GothamFoxRenewed3/22/15
Grey's AnatomyABCRenewed5/7/15
GrimmNBCRenewed3/22/15
HannibalNBCRenewed3/22/15
Hawaii Five-0CBSRenewed5/11/15
Hollywood Game NightNBCRenewed3/22/15
How to Get Away With MurderABCRenewed5/7/15
iZombieThe CWRenewed5/6/15
Jane the VirginThe CWRenewed3/22/15
The Last Man on EarthFoxRenewed4/8/15
Last Man StandingABCRenewed5/12/15
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitNBCRenewed3/22/15
Madam SecretaryCBSRenewed3/22/15
Masters of IllusionThe CWRenewed3/22/15
MasterChef JuniorFoxRenewed3/22/15
The MiddleABCRenewed5/7/15
Mike & MollyCBSRenewed3/22/15
Modern FamilyABCRenewed5/7/15
MomCBSRenewed3/22/15
The Mysteries of LauraNBCRenewed5/8/15
NashvilleABCRenewed5/7/15
NCISCBSRenewed5/11/15
NCIS: Los AngelesCBSRenewed5/11/15
NCIS: New OrleansCBSRenewed3/22/15
New GirlFoxRenewed3/31/15
The Night ShiftNBCRenewed5/8/15
The Odd CoupleCBSRenewed5/11/15
Once Upon a TimeABCRenewed5/7/15
The OriginalsThe CWRenewed3/22/15
Penn & Teller: Fool UsThe CWRenewed3/22/15
Person of InterestCBSRenewed5/11/15
ReignThe CWRenewed3/22/15
ScandalABCRenewed5/7/15
Shark TankABCRenewed5/7/15
The SimpsonsFoxRenewed3/22/15
Sleepy HollowFoxRenewed3/22/15
So You Think You Can DanceFoxRenewed3/22/15
SupernaturalThe CWRenewed3/22/15
SurvivorCBSRenewed5/11/15
UndateableNBCRenewed3/22/15
Under the DomeCBSRenewed3/22/15
Undercover BossCBSRenewed5/11/15
The Vampire DiariesThe CWRenewed3/22/15
The VoiceNBCRenewed5/10/15
Whose Line Is It Anyway?The CWRenewed3/22/15
The Biggest LoserNBCLikely to be renewed3/22/15
Hell's KitchenFoxLikely to be renewed3/22/15
MasterChefFoxLikely to be renewed3/22/15
About a BoyNBCOn the bubble3/22/15
A.D.NBCOn the bubble3/22/15
AquariusNBCOn the bubble3/22/15
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?FoxOn the bubble3/22/15
OdysseyNBCOn the bubble3/22/15
Wayward PinesFoxOn the bubble3/22/15
A to ZNBCCancelled3/22/15
About a BoyNBCCancelled5/8/15
AllegianceNBCCancelled3/22/15
BackstromFoxCancelled5/8/15
Bad JudgeNBCCancelled3/22/15
Battle CreekCBSCancelled5/8/15
ConstantineNBCCancelled5/8/15
CristelaABCCancelled5/7/15
CSICBSCancelled5/14/15
The FollowingFoxCancelled5/8/15
ForeverABCCancelled5/7/15
Gang RelatedFoxCancelled3/22/15
GracepointFoxCancelled3/22/15
Hart of DixieThe CWCancelled5/7/15
Manhattan Love StoryABCCancelled3/22/15
Marry MeNBCCancelled5/8/15
The McCarthysCBSCancelled3/22/15
Members OnlyABCCancelled3/22/15
The MessengersThe CWCancelled5/7/15
The Mindy ProjectFox (May move to Hulu)Cancelled5/6/15
The MillersCBSCancelled3/22/15
MulaneyFoxCancelled5/11/15
One Big HappyNBCCancelled5/8/15
RecklessCBSCancelled3/22/15
Red Band SocietyFoxCancelled3/22/15
ResurrectionABCCancelled5/7/15
RevengeABCCancelled04/29/15
SelfieABCCacelled3/22/15
StalkerCBSCancelled5/8/15
State of AffairsNBCCancelled5/8/15
UnforgettableCBS (Moving to A&E)Cancelled3/22/15
UtopiaFoxCacelled3/22/15
Weird LonersFoxCancelled5/11/15
The X FactorFoxCacelled3/22/15
GleeFoxEnded3/22/15
Kitchen NightmaresFoxEnded3/22/15
The MentalistCBSEnded3/22/15
ParenthoodNBCEnded3/22/15
Parks & RecreationNBCEnded3/22/15
Two and a Half MenCBSEnded3/22/15
18
Jan
2015

Gotham Logo - trimmed

The networks aren’t messing around this year and are getting some renewals in early for the 2015 fall television season.

Speaking at the TCAs on Saturday, Fox announced that it has already renewed three series for next season. Those include:

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 3)
  • Empire (Season 2)
  • Gotham (Season 2)

CBS and The CW also used the TCA events to announce some renewals. I’m not sure why the networks are renewing so early this year, but I’ll take it as three of my shows have already made the cut. (Arrow, The Flash and Gotham)

That being said, if your favorite show hasn’t been renewed yet, do not fret. These renewals are pretty early, and the majority of them happen in April and May. So I wouldn’t be overly concerned or considering a letter writing campaign quite yet.

30
Dec
2014

The Blacklist

One of the most infuriating things when you’re a fan of TV is figuring out when your favorite show is coming back from the mid-season break. Luckily almost all of them have been announced.

All of the networks have announced the return dates for the majority of the shows following the wasteland that is known as the period between Thanksgiving and New Years. Some of them are wasting no time with shows returning as early as Jan. 2.

This is something I wish the networks would clean up for sure. When the season starts you at least have a pretty good idea when they will start, but with the mid-season I always feel like I need to consult an astrological chart and whip out an abacus to figure it out.

New shows are in all caps.

Friday, January 2

  • Undercover Boss – CBS
  • Hawaii Five-O – CBS
  • Blue Bloods – CBS

Sunday, January 4

  • GALAVANT – ABC
  • Madam Secretary – CBS
  • The Simpsons – Fox
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox
  • Downton Abbey – PBS
  • The Good Wife – CBS
  • Family Guy – Fox
  • CSI – CBS

Monday, January 5

  • Bachelor – ABC
  • 2 Broke Girls – CBS
  • Gotham – Fox
  • Mike & Molly – CBS
  • Sleepy Hollow – Fox
  • Scorpion – CBS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles – CBS

Tuesday, January 6

  • Pretty Little Liars – ABC Family
  • NCIS – CBS
  • New Girl – Fox
  • Mindy Project – Fox
  • AGENT CARTER – ABC
  • NCIS: New Orleans – CBS
  • Marry Me – NBC
  • About A Boy – NBC
  • Switched at Birth – ABC Family
  • Chicago Fire – NBC
  • Person of Interest – CBS
  • Forever – ABC

Wednesday, January 7

  • American Idol – Fox
  • The Mentalist – CBS
  • The Mysteries of Laura – NBC
  • EMPIRE – Fox
  • Law and Order: SVU – NBC
  • Chicago PD – NBC

Thursday, January 8

  • The Big Bang Theory – CBS
  • Mom – CBS
  • Two and a Half Men – CBS
  • The McCarthys – CBS
  • Elementary – CBS
  • Archer – FX
  • Parenthood – NBC

Friday, January 9

  • Glee – Fox (2-hour premiere)
  • Banshee – Cinemax

Sunday, January 11

  • Girls – HBO
  • Shameless – Showtime
  • TOGETHERNESS – HBO
  • Looking – HBO
  • House of Lies – Showtime
  • Episodes – Showtime

Monday, January 12

  • Castle – ABC

Tuesday, January 13

  • Parks and Recreation – NBC
  • YOUNGER – TV Land

Wednesday, January 14

  • Melissa & Joey – ABC Family
  • Baby Daddy – ABC Family
  • Criminal Minds – CBS
  • Stalker – CBS
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – FXX
  • MAN SEEKING WOMAN – FXX

Friday, January 16

  • Constantine – NBC
  • Grimm – NBC
  • 12 MONKEYS – Syfy
  • Helix – Syfy

Monday, January 19

  • The Fosters – ABC Family
  • The Originals – The CW
  • Jane The Virgin – The CW
  • Chasing Life – ABC Family

Tuesday, January 20

  • The Flash – The CW
  • Supernatural – The CW
  • Justified – FX

Wednesday, January 21

  • Arrow – The CW
  • The 100 – The CW
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show – FX

Thursday, January 22

  • The Vampire Diaries – The CW
  • Reign – The CW
  • BACKSTROM – FOX

Saturday, January 24

  • Black Sails – Starz

Tuesday, January 27

  • SIRENS – USA

Wednesday, January 28

  • The Americans – FX
  • Suits – USA

Thursday, January 29

  • Scandal – ABC
  • How To Get Away With Murder – ABC
  • Grey’s Anatomy – ABC

Sunday, February 1

  • The Blacklist (post-Super Bowl premiere) – NBC

Wednesday, February 4

  • FRESH OFF THE BOAT – ABC
  • Nashville – ABC

Thursday, February 5

  • The Blacklist – NBC
  • ALLEGIANCE – NBC

Sunday, February 8

  • The Walking Dead – AMC
  • BETTER CALL SAUL (2-night premiere) – AMC

Monday, February 9

  • BETTER CALL SAUL (2-night premiere) – AMC

Thursday, February 12

  • THE SLAP – NBC

Thursday, February 19

  • THE ODD COUPLE – CBS
  • Vikings – History

Monday, February 23

  • The Voice – NBC
  • THE NIGHT SHIFT – NBC

Wednesday, February 25

  • Survivor, 90 minute episode – CBS
  • The Amazing Race, 90 minute episode – CBS

Friday, February 27

  • House of Cards – Netflix

Sunday, March 1

  • Once Upon A Time – ABC
  • SECRETS AND LIES – ABC
  • THE LAST MAN ON EARTH – FOX
  • BATTLE CREEK – CBS

Monday, March 2

  • The Following – FOX

Tuesday, March 3

  • Hell’s Kitchen – FOX
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC

Monday, March 4

  • CSI: CYBER – CBS

Thursday, March 5

  • AMERICAN CRIME – ABC

Monday, March 9

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS

Tuesday, March 17

  • Undateable – NBC
  • ONE BIG HAPPY – NBC

Tuesday, March 31

  • Bones – FOX

Tuesday, March 31

  • WEIRD LONERS – FOX

Saturday, April 4

  •  Outlander – Starz

Sunday, April 5

  • A.D. – NBC
  • Odyssey – NBC

Saturday, April 18

  • Orphan Black – BBC America

Still TBA

  • Game of Thrones
  • Turn
  • Haven
  • Last Man Standing
  • Revenge
  • The Simpsons
  • Shark Tank
  • The Goldbergs
  • Black-ish
  • Modern Family
  • Da Vinci’s Demons
  • Veep
  • Silicon Valley
  • Masterchef
  • Cristela
  • State of Affairs
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Ray Donovan
  • MR. ROBINSON
  • Hannibal
  • THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB
  • THE MESSENGERS
  • iZOMBIE
  • Bates Motel
  • The Whispers
  • Louie
24
Oct
2014

Archie Comics

Fox has begun development on Riverdale, a new take on the Archie comics characters for a potential slot on its schedule.

Greg Berlanti – executive producer on Arrow and The Flash – is the man behind this new take on Archie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Riverdale will follow the core love triangle of Archie Andrews, Berry Cooper and Veronica Lodge. This doesn’t mean you won’t see appearances from the likes of Reggie Mantle, Jughead Jones, Kevin Keller and even Josie and the Pussycats, however.

Where things seem to go a little off the rails of what you would expect of a TV series based on America’s oldest teenager is that apparently things are not as they seem in the fictional town of Riverdale, New York. Apparently there will be “surrealistic twists” in small-town life as well as “darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.”

Honestly, at first blush I would have zero interest in this project, but Berlanti has earned my trust with his other projects, and the idea of an off-kilter Archie story intrigues me. Is it enough to make me tune in for multiple seasons? Highly doubtful. Add in that Berlanti is also working on SupergirlThe Things They Left Behind at CBS,  and The Mysteries of Laura & Blindspot at NBC, he and his team are going to be spread pretty darn thin in the not too distant future.

We’ll see where this goes, but apparently with Gotham already airing at Fox, and Riverdale in development, the names of cities in comic books is all the rage.

[ Source The Hollywood Reporter ]

19
Sep
2014

Deadpool leaked footage

Fox has finally given a go ahead to the Deadpool movie and given it a release date of February 12, 2016.

Ever since Wolverine: Origins, Ryan Reynolds has been pushing for a solo Deadpool film, but Fox just wasn’t moving forward with it. At some point this year, he and the other folks that are up for making it decided to shoot some test footage. Said test footage “leaked” out and fan reaction to it was highly positive.

Enough so that Fox finally decided to move ahead with the film based on the Merc With a Mouth that is part of the whole X-Men universe. I can promise you, this won’t be quite like any other super-hero movie out there. I’ve never been a huge fan of the character, but it may work better as a movie, and – I can’t believe I’m saying this – I do think Ryan Reynolds is the right person to play Deadpool.

Ew… I feel dirty now.

17
Sep
2014

Lucifer Vertigo

DC isn’t beating around the bush any more when it comes to getting its properties on TV. Next up: Lucifer on Fox.

What if Lucifer got bored with running Hell? What if he decided to quit, move to Los Angeles and open a piano bar? Well, that’s the concept behind the Lucifer comic book series and the upcoming TV pilot based on it.

According to Variety, Fox has ordered the one-hour drama pilot from Californication creator Tom Kapinos and joins the increasing number of DC properties on TV. TNT is currently developing Titans, and this season will see Arrow joined by Flash, Gotham, Constantine and iZombie. Apparently the movies just aren’t moving fast enough for DC, so they are just going to try to take over TV.

Can Fox work with a series based around the Lord of Hell? I guess we’ll find out if this makes it past the pilot stage.

[ Source Variety ]

6
Sep
2014

Gotham-Logo

I have to say, of all the media coming out prior to the premiere of Gotham, the materials of Robin Taylor’s take on Oswald Cobblepot have me the most intrigued.

We need to remember as we enter into Gotham that we are looking at the proto forms of the characters we’ve come to know. Jim Gordon is just a detective, Bruce Wayne is just a boy and so on. Oswald Cobblepot, who will eventually become The Penguin, is one of the most overlooked back stories of the Batman universe outside of The Joker, who has always been kept purposefully vague.

Taylor seems to be taking a really interesting run at Cobblepot, and I’m probably more anxious to see how he develops than anyone else. While my favorite Rogue’s Gallery villains are Joker, Two-Face and Catwoman, their stories are well known, there’s a lot to play with when it comes to Cobblepot and it’s looking like this could be a lot of fun.

31
Aug
2014

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With Labor Day weekend winding down, the unofficial end of summer has arrived, and that means it’s time for our favorite shows to return to the networks.

Through out September and October all of our favorite shows, as well as all of the new ones will be making their debuts. The first couple of weeks are relatively quiet, but the week of Sept. 21 is when things kick into high gear and we will be inundated with returning shows.

I’ve assembled a handy table below for you track when everything will be premiering. So make sure you clean out your DVRs of all the stuff you have saved up and get ready for a whole lot of new content.

Date
Show
Network
Time
Sept. 10Hell's KitchenFox8/7c
Sept. 11The Biggest LoserNBC8/7c
Sept. 15Dancing With the StarsABC8/7c
Sept. 16New GirlFox9/8c
Sept. 16The Mindy ProjectFox9:30/8:30c
Sept. 17Red Band SocietyFox9/8c
Sept. 17The Mysteries of LauraNBC10/9c
Sept. 2160 MinutesCBS7/6c
Sept. 21Madam SecretaryCBS8/7c
Sept. 21The Good WifeCBS9/8c
Sept. 22The Big Bang TheoryCBS8/7c
Sept. 22GothamFox8/7c
Sept. 22The VoiceNBC8/7c
Sept. 22ScorpionCBS9/8c
Sept. 22Sleepy HollowFox9/8c
Sept. 22The BlacklistNBC10/9c
Sept. 22ForeverABC10/9c
Sept. 23NCISCBS8/7c
Sept. 23The Voice (Results)NBC8/7c
Sept. 23Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9/8c
Sept. 23NCIS: New OrleansCBS9/8c
Sept. 23Chicago FireNBC10/9c
Sept. 23Person of InterestCBS10/9c
Sept. 24The MiddleABC8/7c
Sept. 24SurvivorCBS8/7c
Sept. 24The GoldbergsABC8:30/7:30c
Sept. 24Law & Order: SVUNBC9/8c
Sept. 24Modern FamilyABC9/8c
Sept. 24Black-ishABC9:30/8:30c
Sept. 24Chicago P.D.NBC10/9c
Sept. 24NashvilleABC10/9c
Sept. 25BonesFox8/7c
Sept. 25Grey's AnatomyABC8/7c
Sept. 25ScandalABC9/8c
Sept. 25How to Get Away With MurderABC10/9c
Sept. 25ParenthoodNBC10:30/9:30c
Sept. 26The Amazing RaceCBS8/7c
Sept. 26Dateline NBCNBC8/7c
Sept. 26Shark TankABC8/7c
Sept. 26Hawaii Five-0CBS9/8c
Sept. 2620/20ABC10/9c
Sept. 26Blue BloodsCBS10/9c
Sept. 2748 HoursCBS10/9c
Sept. 28Once Upon a TimeABC8/7c
Sept. 28The SimpsonsFox8/7c
Sept. 28Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30/7:30c
Sept. 28Family GuyFox9/8c
Sept. 28ResurrectionABC9/8c
Sept. 28CSICBS10/9c
Sept. 28RevengeABC10/9c
Sept. 29MomCBS8:30/7:30c
Sept. 29CastleABC10/9c
Sept. 29NCIS: Los AngelesCBS10/9c
Sept. 30SelfieABC8/7c
Sept. 30Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30/7:30c
Oct. 1Criminal MindsCBS9/8c
Oct. 1StalkerCBS10/9c
Oct. 2The Vampire DiariesThe CW8/7c
Oct. 2Bad JudgeNBC9/8c
Oct. 2GracepointFox9/8c
Oct. 2ReignThe CW9/8c
Oct. 2A to ZNBC9:30/8:30 c
Oct. 3Last Man StandingABC8/7c
Oct. 5America's Funniest Home VideosABC7/6c
Oct. 5Bob's BurgersFox7:30/6:30c
Oct. 5MulaneyFox9:30/8:30c
Oct 6The OriginalsThe CW8/7c
Oct. 7The FlashThe CW8/7c
Oct. 7SupernaturalThe CW9/8c
Oct. 8ArrowThe CW8/7c
Oct. 10CristelaABC8:30/7:30c
Oct. 13Jane the VirginThe CW9/8c
Oct. 14Marry MeNBC9/8c
Oct. 14About a BoyNBC9:30/8:30c
Oct. 22The 100The CW9/8c
Oct. 24GrimmNBC9/8c
Oct. 24ConstantineNBC10/9c
Oct. 272 Broke GirlsCBS8/7c
Oct. 30The MillersCBS8:30/7:30c
Oct. 30Two and a Half MenCBS9/8c
Oct. 30The McCarthysCBS9:30/8:30c
Oct. 30ElementaryCBS10/9c