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'I Am The Night' Trailer: A 'Wonder Woman' Reunion for Chris Pine & Patty Jenkins (VIDEO)

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:00pm

We don't see Diana Prince anywhere in sight, but the new trailer for TNT's limited series I Am The Night (formerly titled One Day She'll Darken) does reunite Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and star Chris Pine.

The drama is a suspenseful mystery, based on true events, following Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a girl who was given away at birth. When Fauna decides to dig into her past, those secrets lead down a dark path coinciding with an infamous Hollywood doctor.

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Also: We're also getting more 'Animal Kingdom,' an Emmy winner is coming to 'Angie Tribeca' and 'Search Party' Season 2 gets a premiere date.

Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), is a man involved in some of the worst "debauchery" imaginable, while Jay Singletary (Chris Pine) is a former Marine and now reporter/paparazzo ready to discover the mystery revolving around Fauna.

Included in the cast are previously-mentioned Eisley, Mays, and Pine, as well as Leland Orser, Yul Vasquez, Dylan Smith, Golden Brooks, Justin Cornell, Jay Paulson, and Connie Nielsen — another Wonder Woman alum.

India Eisley in I Am The Night.

Jenkins, who was acclaimed by her peers and fans for directing the DC Comics film, will step back behind the camera to direct and executive produce the TV project, which is part of TNT's upcoming Suspense Collection — a "thrilling collection of limited series." Pine will also executive produce the series.

Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter's Heart and The Disaster Diaries, wrote five of the six episodes set to air at the beginning of 2019. For a look at the thrilling new show check out the trailer below and get excited for January, when it's set to drop.

I Am The Night, January 2019, TNT

'Star Trek: Discovery' to Touch Down at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:45pm
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Star Trek  fans are sure to "live long and prosper" at this year's San Diego Comic-Con 2018, as the CBS All Access hit series Star Trek: Discovery is headed to the annual event.

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Your up-to-date SDCC lineup, with shows like 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Charmed,' 'Magnum P.I.' and more.

CBS's announcement reveals that Star Trek: Discovery's presence at the convention will include more than just a star-studded panel, but also a number of activations. On July 20, fans of the series can head to the famed Hall H for a special talk with the cast including Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, and newbie Anson Mount.

The talk will take place at 1:30 pm PT, and will look back on Season 1, as well as look forward to the future with new details on Season 2. Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will also be present for the panel, hosted by Tig Notaro — the comedian is set to guest star on the show as Chief Engineer Reno.

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New uniforms, a glimpse at the U.S.S. Enterprise bridge, and more!

This will be the Season 2 cast's first official appearance together, now with the addition of Mount, who was recently added as Captain Christopher Pike, predecessor of Captain James T. Kirk, and head of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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Anson Mount (Photo: ABC)

Some of the activations that will be available for fans include the show's second annual Gallery Takeover featuring props and costumes from set, chances to win limited edition Starfleet Pins, as well as rides in Pedicabs inspired by the Captain's chair on the U.S.S. Discovery.

Fans can look forward to the Hall H panel and so much more when they attend SDCC later this July. And more news is likely to arise in the coming days, so stay tuned.

John Stamos Talks Performing With The Beach Boys Again for 'A Capitol Fourth'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:00pm
 Emmy nominated actor and host John Stamos at A Capitol Fourth - Rehearsals at U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on July 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts)

This Independence Day, Uncle Jesse pays tribute to Uncle Sam.

For the second year, Full House favorite John Stamos hosts A Capitol Fourth in Washington, D.C. The live celebration of America’s birthday features a salute to the troops, a fireworks show and a concert with performances by Jimmy Buffett and Stamos’s longtime pals, the Beach Boys.

Noting the location, the occasion and the talent, Stamos quips, "You couldn’t get more American if you shot apple pies out of a T-shirt gun!" The newly married dad fills us in on the festivities.

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The fashions and the hairstyles have certainly changed ... we're talking about you, Uncle Jesse!

You’ve said you look at this as a unifying event. Is that why you’re back?

John Stamos: Any gathering of people honoring America and singing and dancing and being with family is important. Let’s get together and celebrate whatever we love about this country and maybe we will [discover] we all believe in some of the same things.

Half a million people watch in person in D.C. — and millions more tune in at home. Do you get nervous?

I don’t, but I should. You kind of go, 'I got this. I’ll read the teleprompter.' And you try not to tell yourself, 'This is live in front of millions of people!' You have to be calm and not think about the enormity of it or you’ll choke.

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NBC has you covered this year with a star-studded lineup for their annual celebration.

Performing with the Beach Boys again?

Yeah! Next to my son, that band and their music has been the highlight of my life.

Will you squeeze in some sightseeing while you’re in town?

My wife and I will stay an extra day and take our [3-month-old] son around and prop him up next to some statues for pictures!

A Capitol Fourth, Wednesday, July 4, 8/7c, PBS (check local listings at pbs.org)

'Salvation' Sneak Peek: Darius & Grace Find Themselves in Danger in Iceland (VIDEO)

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:30am

In this week's Salvation, Darius (Santiago Cabrera) and Grace (Jennifer Finnigan) find themselves in a world of trouble while on official business in Iceland!

In a sneak peek of Monday's episode, titled “Detente,” we see the two arrive at the Reykjavik International Science Coalition to meet with the Director General. But what should have been a simple meeting turns dangerous when they're suddenly surrounded by armed soldiers!

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Plus, 'new enemies will emerge.'

A woman then walks out and tells them if they don't leave the country immediately they'll be "forced to shoot." What's going on?!

The synopsis also teases that in this episode, Darius and Grace will have to forge an emotional détente in order to get international cooperation. Meanwhile, Liam (Charlie Rowe) meets a new scientist with a mysterious past.

Watch the full exclusive sneak peek below:

Salvation, Monday, July 2, 9/8c, CBS

Johnny Galecki & the 'Big Bang Theory' Cast Celebrate Kaley Cuoco's Wedding (PHOTOS)

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:00am
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On Saturday, June 30, The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco wed fiancé Karl Cook in a festive ceremony that also included her co-stars.

While not all were able to attend, Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik, and Wil Wheaton were all there to celebrate Cuoco and her big day. Between heartfelt messages and sentiments of pure joy, the cast had plenty to be happy about on social media.

Click through the gallery above to see how the stars toasted to the Cooks!

'General Hospital': Get Ready to Re-Live Jason and Sam's Greatest Moments

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 9:00am

Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) aren’t back together yet on General Hospital. However, fans of the duo can now take a look back at many of the pair’s most popular episodes.

Starting today through Sunday, August 30, viewers can log onto www.abc.com/JasonandSam (no sign-in required) and relive JaSam’s most memorable moments!

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The Hollywood icon is paying a visit to Port Charles for National Fried Chicken Day.

It was GH’s gain when spinoff soap Port Charles came to an end in 2003. That left Monaco, who had played Livvie and Tess on the half-hour serial, available to join GH as Samantha “Sam” McColl, a petty thief turned private eye. After having relationships with Jax (Ingo Rademacher) and Sonny (Maurice Benard), Sam fell for Jason and their lives have been intertwined ever since!

From the duo’s premiere encounter to the first time they said “I love you” to their rooftop marriage proposal, the 15 most memorable moments of Jason and Sam’s love story are being presented online by The Clorox Company.

NEXT WEEK... something EPIC is coming to https://t.co/a1AdZb3Ylp. But don't take it from us... @1SteveBurton @kellymonaco1 #GH55 pic.twitter.com/EvR6i5ysGB

— General Hospital (@GeneralHospital) June 29, 2018

Burton has been nominated in all three male acting categories at the Daytime Emmys for his GH role — Outstanding Leading Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Younger Actor. He took home the gold in 1998 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Monaco was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Sam in 2006. She was also nominated for her role as PC’s Livvie in 2003 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress.

General Hospital, Weekdays, Check Local Listings, ABC

What 'Fear The Walking Dead' Got Right — And What It Got Really, Really Wrong

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Well, this half-season of Fear The Walking Dead has certainly been… something.

For better or worse, Morgan’s addition did more than just complement the show, it ripped out all its gears and wires — the things that made it work — and replaced them with new, “upgraded” versions. But much like updating to a new software on one’s phone, Fear has been glitchy, confusing, and it crashes often.

That’s not to say nothing worked in the fourth season of AMC’s spinoff — rather, it proved to be mixed bag of new locations juxtaposed with missing storylines, and featured an extended cliffhanger resolved in the worst way possible.

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The actress said it was an 'honor' to play the character.

Here’s what we think Fear The Walking Dead got right in the first half of its season, and what we think it should have done better (or not done at all).

WRONG: Multiple timelines

In past seasons, Fear was a relatively straightforward show. The Clark family fought to survive in L.A., on a boat, in a hotel, on a ranch, and in a dam. These struggles were nuanced and morally tricky, but they weren’t a maze; a viewer didn’t have to grapple with navigating multiple storylines that were only loosely connected.

The choice to tell the Clark family’s story in several timelines this season to facilitate Morgan’s introduction was a bold experiment, but unfortunately, it didn’t succeed. The desaturated colors in the present day were painful to watch, and while they made it easy to keep track of where characters were in time, they were a far cry from the vibrant reds, blues, and oranges of previous seasons.

Moreover, the dueling storylines made figuring out what was happening next to impossible at times. It became difficult to tell who was alive and who had died, why certain pieces of information were being talked around instead of openly addressed, why Alicia had a grudge against Naomi/Laura/June, and why it took an entire half-season for someone to talk about Madison Clark’s death.

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The actor fills us in on jumping from one zombie drama to the other. Plus, an exclusive clip!

RIGHT: Interesting locations

For all the odd, out of character things that happened inside them, the first half of the season featured some of the most visually-striking sets Fear or its parent show have ever had. The decision to use a baseball diamond as home base for the characters was unique, and it was fun to see such a staple of American sports culture used as a survival tool, with dugouts as bedrooms and suites as kitchens.

Equally nifty was the waterpark location Alicia and Naomi explored in the fourth episode. The bright whites and blues contrasted with brown decay and rot from years of neglect, and made for a pretty cool callback to what life was like before the world ended. Things turned frightening fast when Naomi almost got bitten after slipping down a swirly slide — much worse than doing a belly flop.  

This gunk-coated slide is a lot less fun when there's a pool of walkers waiting at the bottom. (Richard Foreman, Jr./AMC)

WRONG: Madison’s death

Easily the most infuriating plot twist of the season, revealing Madison Clark’s death in a slow-motion flashback was the worst way for her character to meet her end. The essence of it felt fitting — she died sacrificing herself to save her kids — but it was undercut by a current of lazy writing that felt disrespectful to both Kim Dickens and the character she played for three-plus seasons.

Simply put, Madison died because Nick and Alicia didn’t drive away from the horde of walkers, or make any attempt to lure the dead away from the baseball stadium. This was a solution they would have arrived at easily in earlier seasons, but for whatever strange reason, the Clark clan remained frozen in park while the dead devoured their home.

The Clark matriarch's demise felt stilted and illogical given her past characterization. This was a woman who had led a similar swarm of walkers off a bridge. She was smart enough to survive the attack on the stadium, and there were a myriad of ways it could have been done. She could have climbed up into the stands, or she could have used her son’s method of camouflage and covered herself with walker blood to blend in with the dead.

Daniel Salazar survived this exact scenario, and for all intents and purposes, Madison could have, too. She was too sharp for the dull death she was given.

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His departure leaves Rick's fate up in the air.

RIGHT: Nick’s final scene

Though his death felt a little rushed, Nick’s last scene on the show had an eerie quality to it. It evoked the very first frame of the series, where he lay on his back in the middle of an abandoned church, sleeping off a heroin high.

At the time of his death, the scene changed to show Nick laying on his back in the middle of a valley filled with blue flowers. His final moments proved that the oldest Clark sibling had finally found the beauty that his mom told him to look for whenever he ventured beyond the walls of the Dell Diamond.

He seemed at peace moving on from the world of the walkers and entered the great beyond with a tiny smile, as Nick Clark certainly would.  

WRONG: Ignoring the dam

Season 3 ended with an exciting cliffhanger — after the dam collapsed, Madison was the only known survivor, and she was left isolated from her family and friends with their fates uncertain. Fans assumed the next season would incorporate her search for Nick, Alicia, and Strand, with hopes the show would at least feature flashbacks that explained how the tightly-knit group managed to stitch itself back together.

Instead, Fear opted to tell, not show, how Madison managed to locate the people she loved. In an extremely awkward chunk of expositional dialogue — which was jarringly out of character — Strand summarized how it was done. Apparently, Madison somehow found Alicia and Nick, Nick went out and found Luciana, and Madison nursed Strand back to health in a cave. What?

There are several logical inconsistencies with that explanation, but perhaps the biggest insult is that none of it was shown on-screen. Fans had clamored to see how everyone reunited after such a (literally) explosive finale, and instead, they were given a few sentences that did little to meet expectations or alleviate confusion.

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Rick’s old pal Shane (Jon Bernthal) will return to haunt him in flashbacks — could any other ghosts from his past materialize?

RIGHT: John Dorie

“So, what’s your story?”

John Dorie has only been in a few episodes so far, but he’s already a well-rounded, interesting character. His gunslinging abilities come in handy, and his genuine kindness and generosity make him a rarity in a world that turns good people selfish and cruel.

It only took a few minutes in the opening episode of the season for fans to start falling in love with him, and his bottle episode really solidified that. The man still signs his movies out on a rental sheet at the department store, and returns them when he’s done. He freely offers strangers Werther’s Originals and baked beans. He’s basically the sharpshooter white knight of the zombie apocalypse.

As if he needed another trait to make him incredibly endearing, John is in love with a woman whose life he saved — and who eventually saved him in return. He manages to find her again in the middle of the season, and if the final eight episodes feature a few more chapters of their love story, it might be worth tuning in to see it.

WRONG: Inconsistent characterization

Several major characters acted and spoke differently in Fear’s fourth season than they did in the third, with little or no explanation as to how they underwent such a fundamental change in personality. Nick, for example, used to greatly enjoy walking among the dead — in Season 3’s “El Matadero,” he slipped outside the walls of the bazaar and covered himself in walker guts, just for fun. In Season 4 he is suddenly afraid of the walkers, and dislikes leaving the baseball stadium.

Alicia is also different than she was in seasons past. Her decision to keep Charlie, the girl who killed her brother, alive is probably the most glaring example. The Alicia of Season 3, who had to mercy kill dozens of people to survive, would not have allowed someone who shot Nick in cold blood remain at her side. Yet, she appears none too bothered by Charlie’s presence in “the group,” as they all sit around a campfire and eat noodles at the end of the midseason finale.

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Plus, what series she'd love to guest star on.

And there are other abnormalities smaller than these: Madison’s mantra, “No one’s gone until they’re gone,” doesn’t quite click with the ruthless, cunning woman she was evolving into in the show’s third season, and Luciana barely speaks at all and didn’t seem too worried about burying Nick after his death. A year changes people, but it is difficult to accept those personality shifts when they are not being shown on-screen or explained.

Fear the Walking Dead, Midseason Premiere, Sunday, August 12, 9/8c

Will Sherlock & Morland Reconcile? John Noble Previews His 'Elementary' Return

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 3:00pm
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By now, we’ve come to expect on Elementary that any time wealthy businessman Morland Holmes (John Noble) shows up in New York City, bad things will happen — and his estranged son, police consultant Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller), will be forced to intervene.

Monday's episode of the procedural drama veers off that track, though. Something shocking has already happened that causes both men great pain and prompts a rapprochement.

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“Sherlock wants to bury the hatchet,” teases Noble. “It’s a huge change from the past.”

While father and son work on repairing their fractured relationship, Morland finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin. “There’s an old, very dangerous enemy trying to take him out,” says the actor. (Considering Morland has been trying to quietly dismantle the European criminal organization built by Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty, we’d bet it has something to do with that.)

John Noble as Morland Holmes and Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. (JEFF NEIRA/CBS)

But with Sherlock suffering from a brain injury and reeling from the discovery that his pal Michael (Desmond Harrington) is a serial killer, the hero may not be able to save dear old Dad again.

Elementary, Monday, July 2, 10/9c, CBS

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Dynasty' & More TV Weddings Gone Wrong (PHOTOS)

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 1:00pm

June is the month of radiant brides and picture-perfect ceremonies, and after 30 days of hearts and flowers, we’re ready for a change.

So kiss the month goodbye (and say hello to July!) with some TV nuptials that did not go as planned (to put it mildly). As the saying goes, something old, something new, something borrowed — somebody blue.

Click through the gallery above for five disastrous weddings, from Burke and Yang on Grey's Anatomy to Jeannie and Major Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie.

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From 'Friends' to 'Scrubs,' find out which episodes made the cut!

'Good Witch' Finale: Catherine Bell Teases Cassie & Sam's 'Magical' Wedding

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 9:00am
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On a scale of 1 to 10, how magical will the season-ending wedding be on Hallmark’s Good Witch?

“Eleven!” exclaims Catherine Bell, whose enchantress Cassie Nightingale is finally walking down the aisle with dreamy town doctor Sam Radford (James Denton).

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She previously starred in and produced the 'Murder She Baked' franchise.

But, as Bell previews below, getting to “I do” will be quite the journey for everyone.

The big day is fast approaching. Why does it feel like the other shoe is about to drop?

Catherine Bell: It might be! There have been some ups and downs with finding the right venue, the right dress and music, and sometimes things can throw off the best-laid plans.

Is Cassie anxious about all those details?

She rarely gets nervous, but it does seem that with all things closest to her heart, like Sam and [daughter] Grace [Bailee Madison], she doesn’t always have all the answers.

How do future siblings Nick (Rhys Matthew Bond) and Grace fit in?

They are working on the wedding speeches, but sibling rivalry rears its head over which will be the best.

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Cassie’s cousin Abigail (Sarah Power) joins the city council and gets more entrenched in Middleton. Should Mayor Tinsdale (Catherine Disher) watch her back?

Definitely! Abigail isn’t really the 'bad witch' to Cassie’s 'good witch,' but she can sometimes be a little less aware of others’ best interests.

What adjustments are in store for Sam in moving into Cassie’s B&B, Grey House?

Cassie likes the left side of the bed. Kidding! They’re such great partners that I know they’ll work out any of the bumps and challenges of blending two families.

Good Witch, Season Finale, Sunday, July 1, 9/8c, Hallmark Channel

What's Coming and Going From Hulu in July 2018

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 3:00pm

Hulu is gearing up for a full month of exciting new content this July.

The streaming service is adding its highly-anticipated Castle Rock on July 25, and the series inspired by the Stephen King universe is sure to keep bingers cool in the summer heat. Meanwhile, other originals Harlots and Casual return for all new seasons as well.

Season 3 of UnREAL and Season 4 of You're the Worst will be added towards the beginning of the month, and fans with the HBO add-on can enjoy new series Sharp Objects.

For the full July lineup, check out the list below. (Note: Titles with an * are available with a subscription to the Showtime or HBO premium add-on.)

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'Rick & Morty,' 'Dirk Gently' and more come to Hulu this June.

Available July 1

Alone: Complete Season 3 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Season 17 (History)

American Ripper: Complete Season 1 (History)

Ancient Top 10: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 4 (History)

Doomsday Preppers: Complete Season 2 (Nat Geo)

Forged in Fire: Complete Season 4 (History)

Gangland Undercover: Complete Season 2 (History)

Hoarders: Complete Season 8 (A&E)

The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer: Complete Season 1 (History)

Intervention: Complete Season 17 (A&E)

The Librarians: Complete Season 4 (TNT)

Little Women: Atlanta: Complete Season 3 (Lifetime)

Little Women: Dallas: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (Lifetime)

The Murder of Laci Peterson: Complete Season 1 (A&E)

Pawn Stars: Complete Seasons 13 & 14 (History)

Project Runway: Complete Season 16 (Lifetime)

When Sharks Attack: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Nat Geo)

Who Killed Tupac?: Complete Season 1 (A&E)

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Harlots.

Wicked Tuna: Complete Season 5 (Nat Geo)

20 Weeks (2017)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension (1984)

All Is Lost (2013)

Alpha and Omega (2010)

Alpha and Omega: Dino Dogs (2016)

Alpha and Omega: The Big Fuhreeze (2016)

Alpha and Omega: The Great World Games (2014)

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho 2 (2002)

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

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And find out all the movies that are soon available.

Analyze That (2002)

Analyze This (1999)

And God Created Woman (1988)

Angel Heart (1987)

Assassination (1987)

At Middleton (2013)

Avenging Force (1986)

Bad News Bears (2005)

Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)

Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)

Barfly (1987)

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Casual.

Beautiful Boy (2018)

Before Midnight (2013)

Beyond Borders (2003)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Billy Madison (1995)

Bloodsport (1988)

Body Count (1997)

Bound (1996)

Braveheart (1995)

The Brothers Bloom (2009)

Cadillac Man (1990)

Chasing Amy (1997)

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Closing Gambit (2018)

Clue (1985)

Cyborg (1989)

Dead Man Walking (1995)

Delta Force (1986)

Disaster Movie (2008)

Double Jeopardy (1999)

Dr. T and the Women (2000)

Election (1999)

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Executive producer Sam Shaw previews what's to come on the Hulu series.

The Eternal (1998)

Everybody’s Fine (2009)

Evolution (2001)

The Fourth War (1990)

Get Real (1999)

Go (1999)

The Honeymooners (2005)

House Arrest (1996)

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

Invaders from Mars (1986)

Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (1997)

Just Before I Go (2014)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

The Ladies Man (2000)

Ladybugs (1992)

Last Castle (2001)

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

Le Ride (2016)

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (2017)

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

The Mechanic (1972)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Mimic (1997)

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Castle Rock.

Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)

The Monster Squad (1987)

Murphy’s Law (1986)

Next (2007)

Number One with a Bullet (1987)

One Direction: This is Us (2013)

Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer (2017)

The Phantom (1996)

P.O.W. the Escape (1986)

Patriot Games (1992)

Pawn (2013)

Pretty in Pink (1986)

Rabbit Hole (2011)

The Rundown (2003)

Sahara (2005)

Sex Drive (2008)

Six Shooter (2013)

Sleepers (1996)

Snake Eyes (1998)

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And what makes the sitcoms still hold up today.

Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990)

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet (1985)

Street Smart (1987)

Superstar (1999)

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Trade (2007)

Witness (1985)

Wooly Boys (2004)

Available July 2

UnREAL: Complete Season 3 (Lifetime)

Available July 3

Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018)

Available July 6

Beat Bobby Flay: Complete Seasons 4 & 5 (Food Network)

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: Complete Season 4 (Food Network)

Burgers, Brew & Que’: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (Food Network)

Chopped Junior: Complete Seasons 2 & 3 (Food Network)

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Complete Seasons 24 & 25 (Food Network)

Food Network Star Kids: Complete Season 10 (Food Network)

Keeping up with the Kardashians: Complete Season 14 (E!)

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Trial & Error Season 2.

Kids Baking Championship: Complete Season 3 (Food Network)

Kids BBQ Championship: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)

The League of Gentlemen: Complete Seasons 1-4 (BBCA)

Man Finds Food: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)

Man Fire Food: Complete Seasons 4 & 5 (Food Network)

Teen Titans Go!: Complete Season 4B (Cartoon Network)

You’re the Worst: Complete Season 4 (FX)

Heart of Nuba (2016)

Available July 7

Justice League (2017) (*HBO)

Available July 8

Mary Kills People: Complete Season 2 (Lifetime)

Sharp Objects: Series Premiere (*HBO)

Alpha and Omega: Journey to Dog Kingdom (2017)

Available July 9

In a World (2013)

Serena (2014)

Available July 10

Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)

Cover Versions (2017)

Zombie Spring Breakers (2016)

What's Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Other Streamers? 'GLOW,' 'Dirk Gently' & More What's Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Other Streamers? 'GLOW,' 'Dirk Gently' & More

Plus, 'The Ranch,' 'Strange Angel,' and more titles to look forward to.

Available July 11

Harlots: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

Available July 13

Build Small, Live Anywhere: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)

Chopped: Complete Season 18 & 29 (Food Network)

Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 10 (Food Network)

Flea Market Flip: Complete Season 5 (HGTV)

Ghost Adventures: Complete Season 7 (Travel Channel)

Home Town: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)

House Hunters: Complete Season 109 (HGTV)

Iron Chef Gauntlet: Complete Season 1 (Food Network)

Letterkenny: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (DHX)

Love It or List It, Too: Complete Seasons 6 & 7 (HGTV)

Property Brothers: Buying & Selling: Complete Season 5 (HGTV)

Restaurant: Impossible: Complete Seasons 12 & 13 (Food Network)

Available July 14

Better Things: Complete Season 2 (FX)

Battle of the Sexes (2017) (*HBO)

Available July 17

Sharp Edges (2018)

Available July 20

Ballet Now (Hulu Original Documentary)

The Last Ship: Complete Season 4 (TNT)

Outkast: Complete Season 2 (*Cinemax)

This Country: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (BBCA)

Trial & Error: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

What's Coming and Going From Netflix in July 2018 What's Coming and Going From Netflix in July 2018

'Orange Is the New Black,' 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' & more are new this month.

Available July 21

Justice League Action: Complete Season 1 (Cartoon Network)

Status Update (2018)

The Snowman (2017) (*HBO)

Available July 22

Leaning into the Wind (2018)

Available July 24

The Thundermans: Complete Season 4 (Nickelodeon)

Available July 25

Alone Together: Season 2 Premiere (Freeform)

Castle Rock: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

Real Humans: Complete Season 2 (Endemol)

Black Cop (2017)

Available July 27

The Glass Castle (2017)

Available July 28

Friends with Kids (2012)

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Available July 30

Before We Vanish (2018)

The Wrecking Crew (2008)

Constance Zimmer as Quinn and Christopher Cousins as Gary

UnREAL.

Available July 31

Casual: Complete Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original)

Into the Blue (2004)

**Here's what is leaving Hulu in July:

July 31

3 Ways to Get a Husband (2009)

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

Baby Boom (1997)

Barefoot (2014)

Body of Evidence (1993)

Braveheart (1995)

Bride and Prejudice (2004)

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980)

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Eight Millimeter (1999)

Emperor (2012)

Felony (2014)

'The Americans,' 'Sharp Objects' and More Coming to Amazon in July 2018 'The Americans,' 'Sharp Objects' and More Coming to Amazon in July 2018

Plus, 'NYPD Blue' and more favorite titles.

Flashback (1990)

Foxfire (1996)

Funny about Love (1990)

Hackers (1995)

Hellbenders 3D (2012)

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Love is a Gun (1994)

Malena (2000)

Man of the House (2005)

Mansfield Park (1999)

Never Back Down (2008)

New Guy (2002)

Ninja Masters (2009)

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Race for your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)

School Ties (2003)

Starting out in the Evening (2007)

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Strategic Air Command (1955)

Swan Princess: Royally Undercover (2017)

Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

To Rome with Love (2012)

Traffic (2000)

Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)

Untamed Heart (1993)

Wayne’s World 2 (1993)

Windwalker (1980)

Xxx (2002)

Xxx: State of the Union (2005)

Z for Zachariah (2015)

Best Lines of the Week (June 22-28): 'My Social Media Is on Steroids'

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 9:00am

From the season premiere of Preacher to the twisted season finale of Westworld, this week was filled with lines for everyone, from beginning to end.

Click through the gallery above to see our 10 favorite lines on TV this week!

 'I Was Literally Dancing Around My House' 'Preacher' Superfan Betty Buckley on Joining the Series: 'I Was Literally Dancing Around My House'

Her role as 'Gran'ma' in Season 3 of the AMC hit is a far cry from her beloved 'Eight Is Enough' character.

 

'The Americans,' 'Sharp Objects' and More Coming to Amazon in July 2018

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 6:30pm

Beat the heat with some TV binging, as Amazon is adding some solid new titles for streaming this July.

Subscribers will be glad to know that there are original shows, network favorites, and many films being added to Amazon Prime Video's library. HBO, Starz, and Showtime subscribers can also enjoy new episodes of Sharp Objects, Power, and I'm Dying Up Here this month.

Also, don't miss out on the final season of The Americans, which will be added July 29. All of these titles and more can be seen on Amazon Prime Video. For the full lineup, check out the list below.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix in July 2018 What's Coming and Going From Netflix in July 2018

'Orange Is the New Black,' 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' & more are new this month.

Available for streaming on Amazon Prime in July 2018:

July 1

TV Series

21 Jump Street, Seasons 1-2

Burn Notice, Seasons 1-7

Damages, Seasons 1-5

NYPD Blue, Seasons 1-12

The Closer, Seasons 1-7 (Amazon Exclusive)

Movies

20,000 Days on Earth

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

All is Lost

American Psycho

American Psycho 2

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

And God Created Woman

Angel Heart

Angela's Ashes

Assassination

Avenging Force

Barfly

Blazing Saddles

Blue Chips

Body Count

'Goliath,' 'Suits' and More Coming to Amazon in June 2018 'Goliath,' 'Suits' and More Coming to Amazon in June 2018

Plus Oscar nominated films 'Lady Bird' & 'The Disaster Artist' join Prime Video.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Cadillac Man

Christmas Trade

Cronicas

Dead Man Walking

Double Jeopardy

Dr. T. and the Women

Finding Bliss

Gran Torino

Highlander II: The Quickening

Incident at Loch Ness

Invaders from Mars

Jeepers Creepers

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Ladybugs

Eat.Race.Win.

Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf

Letters to Juliet

Maximum Overdrive

Mixed Signals

Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear

Ms. 45

Mulholland Drive

Murphy's Law

Next

Number One with a Bullet

Our Nixon

P.O.W. the Escape

Patriot Games

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Pretty in Pink

Rabbit Hole

Sahara

Sex Drive

Six Shooter

Snake Eyes

State of Grace

Street Smart

Stripes

Power.

Switchback

The Act of Killing

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Brothers Bloom

The Eternal

The Foot Fist Way

The Fourth War

The Graduate

The Haunting of Molly Hartley

The Invisible War

The Longest Yard

The Mechanic

The Monster Squad

The Twilight Saga (Amazon Exclusive)

Trade

V for Vendetta

Waste Land

Witness

Woody Allen - A Documentary Parts 1 & 2

Wooly Boys

Yelling to the Sky

Zodiac

July 8

Movies

Snowden

Amazon Orders Animated Series 'Invincible' From 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman Amazon Orders Animated Series 'Invincible' From 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman

It's based on the comic book series co-created by Kirkman.

July 13

TV Series

Comicstaan, Season 1, Episodes 1-4 (Prime Original Series)

Movies

A Fly in the Champagne

Between Two Harbors

Innersection: Black

Innersection: Blue

Modern Collective

Ocean Driven

Surfing Presents: Du Ciel

Winter Out West

July 14

Movies

The Forgiven

July 16

Movies

Cook Off!

Wanderland

July 20

Movies

Max Steel

 Patrick Harbron/FX

The Americans.

July 24

TV Series

Tumble Leaf, Season 4a (Prime Original Series)

Movies

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

July 27

TV Series

Eat.Race.Win, Season 1 (Prime Original Series)

Movies

The Glass Castle

July 28

Movies

Friends with Kids

July 29

TV Series

The Americans, Season 6

Available to Rent on Prime Video:

July 3

Movies

7 Days in Entebbe

Beirut

Blockers (The Pact)

Emily Blunt in A QUIET PLACE, from Paramount Pictures.

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place.

July 6

Movies

You Were Never Really Here

July 10

Movies

A Quiet Place

Available for Streaming on Prime Video Channels:

July 1

TV Series

Power, Season 5 (STARZ)

July 2

TV Series

Jakers!, Seasons 1-2 (PBS Kids)

The Tunnel: Vengeance, Season 3 Premiere (PBS Masterpiece)

July 6

Live Sports

AVP San Francisco Open at the Embarcadero, 7/6-7/8, (AVP)

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects.

July 7

Movies

Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle (STARZ)

Justice League (HBO)

Live Sports

*UFC 226 (PPV) - Miocic vs. Cormier, (UFC)

July 8

TV Series

I'm Dying Up Here, Season 2 Finale (Showtime)

Sharp Objects, Season 1 (HBO)

July 11

TV Series

TKO: Total Knock Out, Season 1 Premiere (CBS)

July 14

Movies

Battle of the Sexes

July 20

TV Series

Outcast, Season 2 Premiere (Cinemax)

July 21

Movies

The Snowman

 Sneak Peek at Julia Roberts's First Major TV Role (PHOTOS) Amazon's 'Homecoming': Sneak Peek at Julia Roberts's First Major TV Role (PHOTOS)

The series from 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail will also star Bobby Cannavale.

July 27

TV Series

Wild Kratts, Season 14 Premiere (PBS Kids)

Live Sports

AVP Hermosa Beach Open at Hermosa Beach Pier, 7/27-7/29 (AVP)

July 28

Movies

Victoria & Abdul (HBO)

July 30

TV Series

Endeavor, Season 5 Finale (PBS Masterpiece)

*UFC 226 is under the Prime Video | Pay-Per-View

In Which TV Family Do You Belong? (QUIZ)

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:30pm

Over the years, there have been plenty of on-screen families that fans liked to imagine joining — and today's TV broods are no exception.

By watching those like the Pearsons on This Is Us and the Johnsons on black-ish each week, it's hard not to want to grow attached and imagine these fictional families as our own.

So which is your TV family? Find out by taking the quiz below. And let us know who you got in the comments!

Exclusive First Look: George Hamilton on 'General Hospital' as KFC's Colonel Sanders (PHOTOS)

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00pm

It's not often (if ever?) that General Hospital, legendary screen star George Hamilton, and Kentucky Fried Chicken all come up in one story, but this week is special!

If you've been paying attention to KFC's Twitter account, you may have noticed that the fried chicken chain has been tweeting up a storm about the long-running ABC soap.

 8 Best Moments of 2018 So Far (PHOTOS) 'General Hospital': 8 Best Moments of 2018 So Far (PHOTOS)

The daytime drama has been exploring stories about redemption, trauma, and more.

Colonel Sanders is apparently a super fan, as he has opinions on everything from Sonny's troublemaking ways to the romance between Sam and Jason.

SONNY, YOU LIL RASCAL! #CarSon #GH #GH55 #GeneralHospital

— KFC (@kfc) June 26, 2018

C’mon, Sam. All we’re asking is for you to passionately punch Jason in the lips with your lips—ya know, for old times’ sake. #GH55 #GH #GeneralHospital #JaSam #Lipboxing #KissAgain #OldTimesSake

— KFC (@kfc) June 28, 2018

Well, it's all for good reason! The Colonel himself, played by aforementioned icon George Hamilton, will be paying a visit to Port Charles on Friday, July 6. Why? Because it's National Fried Chicken Day! And TV Insider has your exclusive first look at Hamilton's appearance. Click through the gallery above to see him in action!

See George Hamilton on General Hospital, Friday, July 6, Check Local Listings, ABC

Amazon's 'Homecoming': Sneak Peek at Julia Roberts's First Major TV Role (PHOTOS)

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 3:00pm

After much buzz about Julia Roberts' first regular TV series role, Amazon's Homecoming is almost here — and the network just released the first sneak peek!

In this psychological thriller from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, as well as Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg — the creators of the podcast on which the show is based — the Oscar winner will take on the character of Heidi Bergman, a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, helping soldiers transition back into civilian life.

Bobby Cannavale to Star in Amazon's 'Homecoming' Bobby Cannavale to Star in Amazon's 'Homecoming'

He joins Oscar-winner Julia Roberts in the new series.

In the below photo, Roberts' Heidi is seen with Stephan James' (Shots Fired) character Walter Cruz, one of those soldiers looking to begin his new life.

(Photo: Jessica Brooks/Amazon)

Also in the upcoming series is Bobby Cannavale as Colin Belfast, the facility's overseer and Heidi's boss, who has "questionable motives." When the story shifts four years ahead in time, Heidi is living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and is working as a waitress in the small-town.

Then, a Department of Defense auditor played by Shea Whigham (Boardwalk EmpireVice Principals) comes to the small town asking questions about her reason for leaving Homecoming, and Heidi begins to question herself, as well.

Dermot Mulroney to Reunite With Julia Roberts in Amazon's 'Homecoming' Dermot Mulroney to Reunite With Julia Roberts in Amazon's 'Homecoming'

The actors appeared together in 'My Best Friend's Wedding' & 'August: Osage County.'

If this doesn't have you excited already, then the rest of the cast might: Shameless's Jeremy Allen White, Alex Kapovsky (Girls), and Dermot Mulroney (New Girl) — My Best Friend's Wedding reunion alert! — are also set to star.

The series is expected to make a fall 2018 debut on the streaming service.

Homecoming, Coming Fall 2018, Amazon Prime Video

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Schedule: Full List of Television Panels

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:38pm

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is almost here, so it's time to start planning out your schedule for the panel-filled weekend.

Studios have begun to release the TV panels and screenings taking place at this year's convention, and we've got you covered with all of the need-to-know events happening over the July 18-22 weekend.

Below is a list of all that have been officially announced (all times are PT). More are still to come, so keep checking back for the latest updates!

Jump to: July 18 | July 19 | July 20 | July 21 | July 22

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18:

SNEAK PEEK SCREENINGS, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Ballroom 20:

Freedom Fighters: The Ray (CW Seed)

Manifest (NBC) Pilot World Premiere

The 100 (The CW) "The Dark Year" Early Screening (airing July 25)

THURSDAY, JULY 19

10:00 a.m.  Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Big City Greens (Disney XD), Room 6DE — Voice actors of both animated series, including: Adam McArthur, Eden Sher, Esmé Bianco, Marieve Herington, and creators Daron Nefcy and Shane and Chris Houghton

11:00-11:50 a.m. Siren (Freeform), Indigo Ballroom — Siren superfan and iconic TLC singer Chilli will moderate a panel of the show's stars including Eline Powell (‘Ryn’), Alex Roe (‘Ben’), Fola Evans-Akingbola (‘Maddie’), Ian Verdun (‘Xander’), Rena Owen (‘Helen’) and executive producers Emily Whitesell and Eric Wald

1:45-2:45p.m. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon), Room 6A — Nick will debut the reinvented franchise with new voice cast Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Graham as April O’Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter, along with the co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. The panel will feature never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series

2:15 p.m. Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters (truTV), Ballroom 20 — Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait and guest stars Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld and Tara Lynne Barr, join in a panel discussion and give an exclusive sneak peek at the genre-hopping truTV anthology series. They'll talk about the inspirations behind the show's satirical tales and its familiar film tropes

3:00-3:50 p.m. Nightflyers (SYFY) Indigo Ballroom — Cast and producers including Jeff Buhler, Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gene Klein, and David Bartis give an exclusive look at George R.R. Martin's highly anticipated new psychological space thriller

3:15-4:15 p.m. Marvel Rising, Room 6DE —  Voice actors Chloe Bennet, Milana Vayntrub, Kathreen Khavari, our Patriot Kamil McFadden, writer Mairghread Scott, and Marvel VPs Cort Lane, Marsha Griffin, and Sana Amanat give a sneak peek at the upcoming animated project

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Better Call Saul (AMC), Hall H — StarsBob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian, creator Vince Gilligan and co-creator Peter Gould will talk Season 4 scoop

4:00-5:00 p.m. Van Helsing (SYFY) Indigo Ballroom — Cast and producers including Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Vincent Gale, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Neil LaBute, Mike Frislevand, and Chad Oakes give a first-look at what's in store for Season 3

4:30-5:30 p.m. Breaking Bad Reunion, (AMC), Hall H — Stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Banks, RJ Mitte and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan reunite to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary

4:30-5:30 p.m. Superheroes of Body Positivity: A Conversation With Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar and Friends (Cartoon Network), Horton Grand Theatre — Grammy winner and voice of Steven Universe’s Garnet, Estelle, joins show creator Rebecca Sugar and those from the Dove Self-Esteem Project to discuss the importance of inclusion and body positivity celebrated on the show

6:00-7:00 p.m. Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix), Ballroom 20 — Exclusive inside scoop on what’s in-store for season two with Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, and surprise guests

6:00 p.m. The Her Universe Fashion Show: Cartoon Network Junior Designer Showcase, Harbor Ballroom — The 5th annual design competition has 24 young designers compete with their original “geek couture” designs for the chance to win the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection for Hot Topic, featuring designs inspired by The Powerpuff Girls in celebration of the 20th Anniversary. Four winners were chosen and they will reveal their designs during the Cartoon Network Junior Designer showcase during the Her Universe Fashion Show. Hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein

4:45-5:45 p.m. SYFY Wire Hosts the Great Debate, Ballroom 20 — Aisha Tyler moderates a debate between celebrity favorites from the sci-fi universe over highly-contested topics like reboots, video games vs. TV and movies, and more. Attendees will settle the debate by casting votes

5:00-5:50 p.m. Z Nation (SYFY), Indigo Ballroom —  Cast and creators including DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Russell Hodgkinson, and Karl Schaefer reveal details about the upcoming fifth season

8:00-9:00 p.m. Mr. Mercedes (AT&T Audience Network), Room 7AB — Panelists to be announced

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00–11:00 a.m. Young Justice: Outsiders (DC Universe digital streaming service), Room 6DE — Producers Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti, art director Phil Bourassa, voice director Jamie Thomasson and members of the voice cast, Troy Baker and Stephaine Lemelin. A first look at the highly-anticipated animated series following the teenage superheroes of the DC Universe as they come of age. They take on meta-human trafficking and a genetic arms race across the galaxy

10:00-11:15 a.m. Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), Indigo Ballroom — To celebrate 10 seasons of the show, the network will have a  live musical performance featuring favorite tracks from the series along with special guests and an exclusive series finale trailer

10:15–11:15 a.m. Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room (CBS), Ballroom 20 — Executive producers and writers take fans inside the biggest moments of Season 11 — the engagement, the wedding, and more! Plus, they reveal what goes into making the show week after week, and how they keep it fresh

12:30-1:30 p.m. DC Super Hero Girls (Cartoon Network), Room 6DE — Producer Lauren Faust

12:45-2:00 p.m. Castle Rock (Hulu), Ballroom 20 — World premiere screening of first episode and panel with creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason and stars Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, and Jane Levy

NBC's Newest Stars Spill on Their Shows 'Manifest,' 'New Amsterdam' & More NBC's Newest Stars Spill on Their Shows 'Manifest,' 'New Amsterdam' & More

Why you should tune into 'I Feel Bad,' 'New Amsterdam' and more this fall.

1:00-2:00p.m. INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus! (Nickelodeon), Room 6A — The favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon’s new movie. Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talent Richard Horvitz (ZIM), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red), and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple) will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage

3:30-5:30 p.m. Amazon Prime Creators Panel, Ballroom 20 — Coming together for behind-the-scenes looks at their new Prime Original series will be: Carlton Cuse (Lost), Executive Producer of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, premiering August 31; The Tick creator Ben Edlund (Gotham); Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) director of Homecoming; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman (American Gods), creator-writer-showrunner of Good OmensLore Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead); and Naren Shankar (Almost Human) showrunner of The Expanse

4:15–5:10 p.m. Bob's Burgers (Fox), Indigo Ballroom — Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and stars H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will discuss the upcoming season

5:15–6:15 p.m. Archer (FXX), Indigo Ballroom — Cast and producers

5:30-6:30 p.m. SYFY Wire Fangrrls: Women Changing the Game, Room 6DE — To-be-announced panelists join Cher Martinetti (SYFY WIRE Fangrrls’ Managing Editor) as they chat about their current obsessions and discuss how they’re blazing their own path and changing the industry

5:45-6:45 p.m. Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, (Freeform), Ballroom 20 — Stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski give a special look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage

6:00-7:00 p.m. The Passage (Fox), Room 6A — Stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick, Jamie McShane, executive producer Liz Heldens, executive producer/ director Jason Ensler, and author Justin Cronin. Also, the premiere screening of the new thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race

7:00-8:00 p.m. The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (SYFY), Room 6BCF —  Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, and more take fans inside the final installment of the TV movie franchise

SATURDAY, JULY 21

10:00-11:00 a.m. Unikitty! (Cartoon Network), Room 6DE — Producers Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder, animation director Anna Hollingsworth and the voice cast, Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza, H. Michael Croner, Roger Craig Smith

10:00-10:50 a.m. Steven Universe (Cartoon Network), Indigo Ballroom — Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Zach Callison (Steven), and series creator Rebecca Sugar will share insights about the show and announcements

11:00–11:45 a.m. Black Lightning (The CW), Ballroom 20 — Stars Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton and James Remar and producer Salim Akil

12:00–12:50 p.m. Krypton (SYFY), Indigo Ballroom — Stars and executive producers  Cameron Cuffe, Shaun Sipos, Wallis Day, Ann Ogbomo, Cameron Welshand, Dan Evans and moderator (and TV Guide Magazine/TV Insider's own) Damian Holbrook. They discuss the surprises of the first season and give an inside look at Season 2

12:00–12:45 p.m. The Simpsons (Fox), Ballroom 20 — Creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, director David Silverman, actress Tress MacNeille and moderator Johnathan Fernandez look ahead to the 30th season

1:00-2:00 p.m. Manifest (NBC), Indigo Ballroom — Executive producer Jeff Rake and stars Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas

1:00-2:15 p.m. American Dad (TBS)and Family Guy (Fox), Ballroom 20 — For American Dad, “Francine” (Wendy Schaal), “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker), “Snot” (Curtis Armstrong), “Barry” (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Toshi (Daisuke Suzuki), and executive producer Matt Weitzman give a first look at scenes from new episodes. Then, the Family Guy cast — Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mike Henry — and executive producers — Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan — give a special sneak peek at the upcoming season

 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Riverdale,' 'The Flash' & More on WBTV's Lineup Comic-Con 2018: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Riverdale,' 'The Flash' & More on WBTV's Lineup

Plus, special premieres of new shows 'Manifest,' 'Castle Rock' and others.

2:00–2:50 p.m.  Legacies (The CW), Indigo Ballroom — Executive producer Julie Plec and stars Danielle Rose Russell and Matthew Davis

2:00-3:00 p.m. Cartoon Network Creators: Drawing on Inspiration, Room 25ABC — Matt Burnett and Ben Levin from Craig of the Creek, Daniel Chong from We Bare Bears, Diego Molano from Victor & Valentino and Julia Pott from Summer Camp Island, moderated by Ian Jones-Quartey from OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will share why they were inspired to get into animation, highlights of their paths and insights into their decisions. Plus, a few surprises!

2:30–3:15 p.m. The Gifted (Fox), Ballroom 20 — Executive producers Matt Nix and Jeph Loeb and stars Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Skyler Samuels give a first look at the second season

2:30–3:15 p.m. The Gifted, (Fox), Ballroom 20 — Executive producers Matt Nix and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb along with stars Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Skyler Samuels give an extended first-look at the upcoming second season

3:30–4:15 p.m. Supergirl (The CW), Ballroom 20 — Stars Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Katie McGrath and Jesse Rath and executive producers Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and Sarah Schechter

4:00–4:50 p.m. The Orville (Fox), Indigo Ballroom — Stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga and Jon Cassar preview some of the new missions in the second season

4:15–5:00 p.m. Arrow (The CW), Ballroom 20 —  Stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes and executive producer Beth Schwartz

4:15-5:15 p.m. The Man in High Castle (Amazon Prime), Room 6A — Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Jason O’Mara(Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Stephen Root (Dallas & Robo) along with Executive Producers Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Dan Percival (Strike Back) will preview the upcoming third season

5:00–5:45 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Ballroom 20 — Stars Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, showrunner Phil Klemmer and producer Keto Shimizu

5:45–6:30 p.m. The Flash (The CW), Ballroom 20 — Stars Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Danielle Nicolet and executive producer Todd Helbing

6:00–6:50 p.m. Deadly Class (SYFY), Indigo Ballroom — Cast and creators Rick Remender, MilesOrion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela De Faría, Benedict Wong, and Wes Craig give a sneak peek at the new series based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig

6:45–7:45 p.m. Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Room 6DE — Get behind-the-scenes details, exclusive footage, and your Season 3 questions answered in a panel with cast and creators Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras, and Beau Smith

7:00–8:00 p.m. The Magicians (SYFY), Indigo Ballroom — An exclusive look at the upcoming fourth season, moderated by Felicia Day,s with the cast and creators including John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Guptaand Summer Bishil

SUNDAY, JULY 22

10:30–11:30 a.m. Supernatural (The CW), Hall H — Stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert and executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner

11:30-1 p.m. Cartoon Network Best Summer Ever Costume Ball, Indigo Ballroom — Show off your most creative costumes at this fun party, which also features guest judges from some of your favorite Cartoon Network shows. There will also be exclusive never-before-seen clips and prizes

11:45a.m.–12:45p.m. Riverdale (The CW), Hall H — Stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry and Vanessa Morgan and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Mayans M.C. (FX), Hall H — Co-creator/EP/writer/director Kurt Sutter, co-creator/EP/writer Elgin James, and EP/director Norberto Barba, plus stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, and Vincent Rocco Vargas discuss what to look forward to in the first season of the Sons of Anarchy spinoff, set in a post-Jax Teller world

1:30–2:30 p.m. Marvel Animation Presents, Room 6A — Never-before-seen information and sneak peeks at Marvel Animation series , as well as some surprise guests

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Legion (FX), Hall H — Executive Producers John Cameron and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb, along with co-EP, Nathaniel Halpern, plus cast members give a heads up on what to look forward to in Season 3

A 'Buffy' Scavenger Hunt & More Interactive Experiences at Comic-Con 2018

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 1:30pm

For TV fanatics heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2018 this July, there are plenty of exciting ways to actually get involved.

Not sure what's out there? Well, we have you covered. Scroll down for a look at the growing list of fun activations and immersive experiences in store. Plus, find out how to sign up!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vampire Hunt

(Fox Entertainment Group)

Are you a Buffy fan? Do you want to score some free swag? Then go to Shop.Fox.com to sign up and become a Vampire Hunt Slayer. The event taking place Saturday, July 21, is an activation presented by 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, which invites attendees to participate in its first Buffy Vampire Hunt throughout San Diego.

Maps and clues will be provided to participants who sign up online ahead of time, and during the hunt, fans will be rewarded with fun prizes including Buffy Funko figures, pins, t-shirts, stickers, posters, comics, and much more.

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Others who are participating in the activation include Simon & Schuster, who are behind Kiersten White's Slayer book series based in the world of Buffy, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers who are behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare, and Quirk Books who present Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book.

Also: HarperCollins will release How to Slay the Buffy Way in October, Insight Editions created the infographic guide Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Slayer Stats: The Complete Infographic Guide to All Things Buffy, and Dark Horse continued to create Buffy comics and graphics.

For those not lucky enough to be there in person, they can follow along via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Activation MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER - Freeform's "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" stars Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson/Cloak and Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen/Dagger. (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)

(Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)

If you're ready for an interactive experience like no other, then Freeform's Cloak & Dagger activation may be your cup of tea. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 19, fans can head to Petco Park's "The Experience" for two different activations over the course of the convention.

In the first activation, you will recreate the moment when Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) and Tandy's (Olivia Holt) powers interact by being harnessed into bungees that propel you backwards.

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The gang is getting back together.

During this physical activation, slow-mo cameras will capture the action and will add an overlay effect that appears as if the light and dark energy are being emitted from the participants. As a keepsake, fans will be given shareable videos of their experience from the event.

For the second activation, fans can stop by the ROXXON Corp station where they get to create their own badge and lanyard. Each badge will include a special code that connects to a variety of prizes from Sony PlayStation Vue and Freeform. After making their lanyards and badges, fans will get to pose for a photo in front of the ROXXON Corp sign.

Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience

(AT&T's Audience Network)

Taking place throughout the convention's 4-day run, this interactive experience for Audience Network's Stephen King-inspired series Mr. Mercedes has fans participating in a slew of activities at 643 G St between 10-6:00 p.m. everyday.

You can also participate in an augmented reality adventure game, in which you download the app to take part in this AR-driven investigation to help Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) crack the case. If you do, rewards will be at the ready.

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Plus, special premieres of new shows 'Manifest,' 'Castle Rock' and others.

There will also be a virtual reality escape room game in which fans will be immersed in Brady's (Harry Treadaway) lair. Fans can also visit a recreation of Mr. Mercedes' physical world with Finders Keepers, Mercy General Hospital and Brady's lair, using real props. See Brady come to life through projection mapping as he "sleeps" in his hospital bed.

And last but not least, you can also have your photo taken and transformed into Brady's face for a special socially shareable GIF. Register early for the event here!

Stay tuned for more experiences as they're announced!

'In Search Of': Zachary Quinto Follows in Leonard Nimoy's Footsteps... Again (VIDEO)

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:00am

We're all very used to revivals and reboots these days but with the return of iconic sci-fi/mystery series In Search Of , one big reason to celebrate (besides its launch on the History Channel) is that actor Zachary Quinto is a part of this project.

Quinto, who first became known to TV fans for his role as the villainous Sylar on the original run of NBC's Heroes, leapt to greater heights of fame in 2009 when he took over the role of the most famous Vulcan in the galaxy, Spock, in the updated Star Trek big-screen franchise. Of course, Spock was first played by Leonard Nimoy in the 1960s television series and, yes, Nimoy later hosted In Search Of.

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The Syfy series is making the jump to streaming on Amazon.

The series, which originally ran in syndication from 1977-1982 with Nimoy and had a short-lived revival in 2002 on the Sci-Fi Channel starring The X-FilesMitch Pileggi, looks at mysterious phenomena in the world from the Loch Ness Monster and UFOs to Learning ESP and the disappearance of famed aviator Amelia Earhart.

In the new version, Quinto is doing more than merely hosting the beloved series. He is also an executive producer and lead investigator, actively participating in getting the answers to the questions that arise about some of the biggest mysteries in the world.

And TV Insider has an exclusive look at the newest promo for the 10-episode series! Check it out below:

In Search Of, Series Premiere, July 20, 10/9c, History, 

Ask Matt: Mourning 'Code Black,' Impatient for 'The Son,' Reboot Mania & More

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 9:00am

Welcome to the Q&A with TV critic (also known to some TV fans as their "TV therapist") Matt Roush, who'll address whatever you love, loathe, are confused or frustrated or thrilled by in today's vast TV landscape. One caution: This is a spoiler-free zone, so we won't be addressing upcoming storylines here unless it's already common knowledge. Please send your questions and comments to askmatt@tvinsider.com (or use the form at the end of the column) and follow me on Twitter. Look for Ask Matt columns on most Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Question: Why has Code Black not developed a better following? I believe it is a very interesting and suspenseful show. The action is fast-paced and most of the characters are believable—other than this season's intern with the camera, surely that is a HIPAA violation. I am disappointed that it has been canceled. — Ed

Matt Roush: You’re not the only one. My mailbag is full of complaints about Code Black’s cancellation, with an intensity that may have something to do with CBS pulling the plug midstream while episodes are still airing, having waited until late April to even start running the third (now final) season. This series has always lived on the bubble season to season, never the breakout the network hoped for and never airing more than 18 episodes a season—16 in year two, and only 13 this year. If there is a silver lining here, it’s that the show’s executive producer saw the writing on the hospital wall and conceived the season finale (airing July 18) as a series ender. After CBS confirmed the cancellation last month, Michael Seitzman tweeted, “We always suspected this would be the last season. We wrote it to end that way.” And it looks to be a humdinger, with a plane crashing into Angels Memorial among other crises.

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Should CBS change its mind due to its strong showing this summer? (YES!)

Some other recent reactions:

Ardent: “Why couldn’t CBS find room for Code Black? It is sooo goood! This season really feels like each character is coming into their own. It feels like a true medical drama and not a daytime soap. It is as good as ER was. I am really going to miss it.”

Matt again: This hits at the real dilemma: shelf space. With few exceptions, CBS is doing such solid business across so many nights, marginal performers that might look like a modest hit elsewhere don’t often stand much of a chance. Code Black is by no means a disaster ratings-wise, but it’s not a breakout hit like The Good Doctor—and while ABC TV Studios is a partner with CBS on Code Black, ABC already has its own hit medical drama, so I wouldn’t expect to see this one rescued.

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Janet: Why is CBS canceling Code Black? It is such a good show, and so many silly, inane shows are remaining that it makes me frustrated. So many of my friends also like this show and are annoyed and perplexed. Is there any way to save this show?

Matt again: Seems unlikely, but you could reach out to the PTB at CBS Entertainment (4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA, 91604) and let them know your displeasure. It’s an old-school approach, but the more genuine, the better.

Will The Son Ever Rise?

Question: Is there a good reason why AMC seems to be pushing further back the return of The Son? It's been over a year and I really enjoyed that show, but I lose more interest every time the premiere is announced later. If for no reason, why so long? Popular show? I thought it was. — Melissa

Matt Roush: I’m not sure there’s a reason good enough to satisfy an impatient fan, and I’m a bit puzzled as well about why AMC is putting so much space between airings of shows that don’t have Walking Dead in the title. Long waits are inevitable in the world of cable, when short seasons—10 episodes for The Son and signature drama Better Call Saul—seem to pass so quickly and the time between just goes on and on, more than a year in the case of both afore-mentioned shows. (AMC has set Aug. 6 as the start date for Saul, which aired its third-season finale last June 17, but still no word on The Son, which wrapped its first season a year ago on June 10 and will most likely reappear in the fall.)

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The way I figure it is that AMC chooses not to overload its schedule with too many originals at once, which may allow the channel to better promote the ones currently on air, but also results in punishingly long breaks between seasons. This could be a significant issue for shows as heavily serialized as The Son and Saul (both of which I’ll likely require a refresher before I dive back in), but I’m betting the loyal fan will get back with the program.

The Murky World of Westworld

Question: I see Westworld is losing viewers and I’m not surprised. Cannot understand what’s going on. Who is who. And who’s killing who and why and finally who’s human and who’s not. Too much to understand. They’re here they’re there? Don’t get it. I’m done. — Lenora

Matt Roush: This complaint came to me well before Sunday’s season finale, which went over the top, or maybe beyond the pale, in adding new layers of confusion—especially in the final Ed Harris scene, if you were unlucky enough to stay through the end credits. I get the frustration, and as the second season continued going down rabbit holes of multiple timelines and pretentious exposition and stupefying reveals and repetitive slaughters, I began to feel it more acutely myself. I still regard Westworld as one of TV’s more fascinating experiments, and it’s dazzling to behold, but I do wish it would stop being so impressed with its own convoluted narrative and focus on telling a satisfying story—as it did brilliantly in episodes like “Akane No Mai” (aka “Shogun World”) and “Kiksuya” (about Native American host Akecheta). Maybe the third season will be the charm? Or maybe it will only get more impossible to follow.

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Dejected About Deception

Question: I was disappointed to see that Deception had been canceled. I'd enjoyed this show as a rather clever sub-genre of police procedural (in some ways like White Collar, which I also enjoyed for a time), where the con man/magician helps the cops (FBI in this case). I liked the subversive aspects, which seemed a big improvement over the many typical police procedurals, which present a problem and then point a gun at it. Any thoughts on this? Did ratings just not stack up? — Kay

Matt Roush: This didn’t break out the way ABC had hoped, as the network continues to try to find that elusive replacement for Castle. I’ve seen worse examples of light mystery—summer tryout Take Two comes to mind, although that seems perfectly suited as summer fluff—but the quick fade of Deception just adds to the overall malaise of this time of year, as viewers are still smarting over the cancellation of so many series. (I just watched a documentary airing next month about the too-short life of Freaks and Geeks, and was struck when a veteran TV exec bluntly admits, “Most shows fail.” She’s not wrong.)

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Why Not Reboot (fill-in-the-blank)?

Question: With all the reboots that are coming out on TV, I would like to see Mike & Molly brought back. I don't understand why this were canceled when so many more so-called comedies are still being broadcast. I won't name names, but you know who I mean. The entire cast of Mike & Molly meshed so well together and I would laugh through the whole show. Mike's mom and her dog were particularly entertaining. What do you think of the chances of this show being brought back? - Marjorie

Matt Roush: Maybe if Melissa McCarthy’s movie career slows down? Which means maybe never. I found it rather remarkable that after McCarthy’s movie career took off with Bridesmaids in 2011, barely a year into the run of Mike & Molly, that the sitcom went another five seasons. That’s loyalty, and maybe also the comfort of a steady job after waiting so long for breakout success. I’d be surprised if she returns full time to TV anytime soon, and Mike without Molly isn’t a show anyone probably wants to see.

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Question: With all this reboot madness, I want to nominate Pig Sty as a candidate. I loved this UPN sitcom and feel that it can be remade with hopefully the original cast. It might not have been a good fit for that upstart network, because all their initial shows seemed to fall into one of two categories as far as viewers were concerned: Star Trek: Voyager and the rest of them. Put it on NBC or CBS and see if it will take off, plus, keep the audience. And don't tell me it won't work because the original was a ratings dud.

They're talking about bringing back Get Christie Love! which lasted a single season and was critically drubbed. — David J

Matt Roush: I’ll admit I had to look this one up. (The only show besides Voyager that I remember much at all from UPN’s inaugural year of 1995 is the crackerjack thriller Nowhere Man.) Pig Sty was something of an all-male Friends wannabe, about a bunch of 20something guys living in a Manhattan high-rise, and if they brought back the original cast more than 20 years later and they were still in the same situation, how sad would that be? Bonus points for good memory and originality, though. (And for the record, the Get Christie Love remake didn’t get picked up, so maybe there are limits to this craze.)

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Fran Drescher teased that people are 'talking.'

Should Heathers Have Aired?

Question: I am really bummed to hear that Paramount Network has decided against airing the Heathers series, a modern day update of the classic Christian Slater-Winona Ryder movie from the 1980s. I was very much looking forward to this as I'm a huge fan of the film. Do you think there is any chance the series will find a new home online or on a competing network? While I understood the decision to postpone airing it in light of the Parkland shooting, I really didn't agree with outright canceling it altogether. Although I always suspected that the subject matter might be too dark for cable and better suited for a streaming site like Netflix or Hulu. Any chance the episodes that have already been shot can be shown online or on-demand? Somewhere? Did you get a chance to see any of the episodes, and if so, what were your thoughts? I understand Shannen Doherty had a top-secret role in the pilot. Any chance you might know what that was? — MJ

Matt Roush: I did have the misfortune to screen five episodes of the Heathers remake, and I even reviewed it—Paramount pulled the series after we went to print (but the review never went online for obvious reasons). Here’s most of what I wrote: “Don’t even try to distinguish the nice girls from the mean girls in this tiresomely nasty camp cartoon homage to 1989’s pitch-black cult comedy. They’re all hateful Heathers, and if it’s meant to show progress that one of the vicious high school vipers is now a flashy gay male teen, such novelty wears thin. So does this stylish but shrill celebration of a murderous cult of cruelty, designed for those who may have thought Scream Queens was too subtle. What once seemed audacious is now just atrociously sophomoric in its garish mean-spiritedness.” I hated it and did not lament Paramount Network’s decision.

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Ryan Murphy's next creation is a 'Murder House'-'Coven' crossover.

While it’s always possible this may yet show up on some shame-free cable or streaming outlet, my advice is to stick with the movie, or even the recording of the off-Broadway musical version. Anything but this. (And so as not to spoil the Shannen Doherty reveal for others, not that it matters, you can find the answer about her role on the series’ Wikipedia page.)

 

That’s all for now. Thanks as always for reading, and remember that I can’t do this without your participation, so please keep sending questions and comments about TV to askmatt@tvinsider.com or shoot me a line on Twitter (@TVGMMattRoush), and you can also submit questions via the handy form below.

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