Tonight, the T.V. gods were merciful, and the Nashville edition of “American Idol” was only an hour long. But despite the more manageable length, it still managed to leave me feeling sore and violated.
New TV shows that, chances are, will be canceled soon.
Cuddy offers up her thoughts on dating a smart-ass misanthropic doctor with a bum leg.
The movie version of Fox’s retired hit drama ’24’ is not dead. It’s just been sitting in a basement, tied to a chair, waiting for Jack Bauer to waterboard the sh*t out of it.
I hate “American Idol.” But, I made one innocent comment about the size of my editor’s wife’s ass, and now I’m stuck on recap duty.
In the end, it turns out the autistic boy’s life was the collective dream of everyone on the show ‘St. Elsewhere.’
Fox Studios is switching up ‘Apes’ and ‘Penguins.’ Scheduling movies sounds like running a damn, dirty zoo.
The ubiquitous Nick Stahl has joined the cast for the television pilot Locke & Key, a Fox project that had originally been slated for summer consideration.
The show, produced by Steven Spielberg, is about a family from the future who go back to the time of dinosaurs to start a new life for humanity. And dinosaurs eat them while they’re on the toilet, we hope.
At TCA, the cast and creators shared breakfast and spoilers. Yum!
Now y’all are actively trying to piss James Cameron off. It has been just days after the cantankerous director blasted movie studios for their greedy antics like creating crappy franchises a la Battleship. Now, Fox has teamed up with Atari to make that Missile Command movie.
“Breaking In” is also about a team of kooky security experts who test your company’s security by hacking it. The main thing this trailer is missing: Dan Muthafreakin’ Aykroyd.
Steven Spielberg’s highly-anticipated new sci-fi series, “Terra Nova” has a premiere date, with a subsequent episode being shown the next night.
What can replace fabulous swears like sh*t and as*hole?
Raising Hope, Fox’s freshman single camera sitcom, will live to see its titular newborn crawl and perhaps even walk next Fall, as the network has ordered a second season of the popular comedy.
“Bob’s Burgers” won’t be the best show on Fox’s Sunday night Animation Domination, but it’s better than “American Dad” or “The Cleveland Show.”
Jack Bauer is gonna be pissed. Fox has officially passed on the script for the “24” movie that Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Flight Plan) wrote for them.
Ethan Hawke is in talks to slum it on Fox with the procedural drama Exit Strategy. The high octane successor to “24” will star Hawke as the leader of an elite team that helps retrieve CIA agents from missions gone awry.
20th Century Fox has decided to lawyer up against a webmaster who posted the leaked Deadpool script on her online screenplay database. The studio has filed a $15 million suit against Patricia McIlvane on the grounds of copyright infringement. Isn’t reading Deadpool punishment enough?
When “Lost” was winding down, I had two big questions. Where the hell is Walt, and what embarrassing roles will Jorge Garcia have to play going forward? Hopefully, he won’t have to at all because there’s news this morning that he’s re-teaming with J.J. Abrams.
Hollywood is going old-school. Actually it’s more like Old Testament. Both Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox are developing films based on The Book of Exodus, which contains the story of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt.
Fox is developing a sitcom based off Weekly World News. No word yet when they plan to abruptly cancel it.
I got to see the next two episodes of “House” with guest star Amber Tamblyn as new hire Martha M. Masters. She’s a foil to House’s (Hugh Laurie) abrasive antics because she believes in pure honesty and ethics. Tamblyn revealed in a conference call the other day that there really is a Martha M. Masters.
Fox has unleashed the teaser trailer for their upcoming Chicago cop drama, "The Chicago Code." The series is created by Shawn Ryan, the man behind one of my favorite shows of all time, "The Shield." Don't let the cliché line shouting in the trailer deter you from watching the show when it premieres in February. I've seen the pilot and it is an exciting, well-written piece of television. Ryan knows his cops and his hometown well. He won't get away with the same explicit content that "The Shield" did, but there will be plenty of police brutality. Hey, it's Chicago, fugetaboutit! Ah crap, wrong town.
Check out the trailer after the jump…
The Darren Doppler is tweakin' again. Aronofsky's deal to direct Wolverine 2 is so close to being a real thing that Fox is already talking about concessions of the un-Sour Patch Kids variety. The studio will allow Aronofsky to shoot the sound stage portions of the film in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman can still go home to their families at night. Production will begin in March, after Aronofsky has had time to pimp Black Swan to the press. After the New York scenes have been shot, the production will move to Japan, far, far away from any wives and kids. You know what that means… Both guys will finally have time to finish The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest novel. They can't wait to see how the Millenium Trilogy ends. (Deadline)
Damon Lindelof has handed in his new draft of the screenplay for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel and the execs at 20th Century Fox have responded: "A+++ will do business with again." It's said that the script is successful on both a creative and budgetary level, and we don't know much more beyond that.
What we do know is that the action takes place 35 years before Ridley Scott's original and follows a female Space Marine General. The studio and director have named Natalie Portman as their top-pick for the role, with Noomi Rapace selected as an alternate. Other names that have been mentioned are Gemma Arterton and Carey Mulligan (who just screams Marine general). And beyond that, nobody knows nothing. People run around and get eaten, I guess. (Vulture)
In further Awesome Directors Making Batsh*t Decisions news, Darren Aronofsky is one step closer to directing Wolverine 2, the sequel to a movie that starred Will.I.Am and featured a guy causing a tank to explode by punching it in the cannon.
There was some debate online whether he would choose the comic book movie, or go with Tales From The Gangster Squad late last week. He's reportedly passed on Gangster Squad, leaving his schedule wide-open for Wolvie. Though, no deal is in place and we've heard no official word from his reps, it's likely he'll parlay Black Swan's Oscar buzz into instructing Hugh Jackman to growl. Or he could choose to do a good movie. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, Nikki Minaj should probably practice surfing on nuclear warheads. (Deadline)
Fox has picked up 6 episodes of the animated adaptation of 2004's most quoted movie, Napoleon Dynamite. Deadline has the deets:
The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film's writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully.
Seems like the perfect movie to turn animated considering the film itself is insanely over the top. I always understood the llama for a pet and awkward teenage boy desperately in need of psychological counseling, but side ponytails? C'mon, no one wears those anymore!
Producers of "The Simpsons" hired British street artist Banksy to direct their opening credits sequence, because after Ke$ha, why the hell not? I don't want to give too much away, but I can say this is the bleakest intro I have ever seen for a cartoon. And, yes, I'm including "The Cleveland Show" in that statement.
Check out the video after the jump to find out how many slave pandas need whipping to bring you the antics of America's favorite family…
“Fringe” has two alternate universes, double versions of most of the major characters and plenty of secrets. Today it was a regular old action scene that had star Anna Torv frazzled. Scheduled for a conference call with the media, Torv handled Olivia Dunham’s business as quickly as possible, and told the press how her world has become one big police emergency.
“We’re at a train station,” Torv said. “We’ve got a hostage situation today. So we’ve got police cars. That’s the terrible thing. There’s all these flashing lights and ambulances and police cars. I was driving home the other day and saw flashing lights and police cars and thought, ‘I’ll keep going.’ It was only when I got home that I realized oh my god, that was a huge accident. That’s not funny.”
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