Mike Myers Hosting The Gong Show as Tommy Maitland - Austin Powers

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a remake of the classic 1970s amateur talent contest TV series The Gong Show coming to ABC in June. The show featured contestants displaying odd, questionable talents in front of a panel of celebrity judges who had the power to hit a gong that would end the performance before it was even over, indicating that they had seen enough.

Will Arnett and his Electric Avenue production banner are behind the show, but it’s the recently announced host that is turning some heads, because even though the name is not a recognizable one, the person who is actually doing the hosting is someone you’re definitely familiar with. It’s former Saturday Night Live star Mike Myers playing a fictional British comedian named Tommy Maitland, complete with prosthetic make-up enhancements, a fake background and everything.

Get a look at how we’ll see Mike Myers hosting The Gong Show after the jump. Read More »

Lost original ending

LOST has always been an exercise in “what could have been” — both in the story of the hit ABC show itself, and in the fans’ ultimate reaction to the show’s legacy. What could have been if the show had answered all our questions, if every bit of foreshadowing and world-building had paid off? If the ending was different?

Perhaps, as a show that attempted to tell a metaphysical story through a science-fiction lens, LOST would never have fully satisfied anyone — but it could have at least ended with a bang. At least, that was the original intention from showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, who planned for an explosive finale involving a battle for the fate of the world on top of a volcano. But alas, it was not meant to be.

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the muppets

ABC’s The Muppets television show revival was short-lived. While the series got favorable reviews, there was a sizable backlash from parents who didn’t think the adult-skewing humor was suitable for family viewing. After six episodes the network replaced showrunner Bob Kushell with Kristen Newman as part of their plans to creatively overhaul the series, but it was too little too late, and the ratings lead to the show being canceled at the conclusion of its debut season.

Frank Oz, who helped create and perform the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle and more, has now chimed in to explain why he believed The Muppets failed. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Inhumans Ken Leung

Marvel’s Inhumans is welcoming another family member into the fold. Ken Leung has just landed a key role in the ABC comic book drama, joining Anson MountSerinda Swan, and Iwan Rheon. Leung was last seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and recently left a role in NBC’s The Night Shift.
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inhumans

If you think we’ve got a lot of superhero shows now, just wait — there are still more coming down the pipeline, hoping to join all the ones we already have. Today, two of the more prominent ones took big steps forward. ABC’s Inhumans has just found its leading lady in Graceland alum Serinda Swan, while Fox’s untitled X-Men spinoff has located another mutant in The Goldbergs‘ Natalie Alyn LindRead More »

black bolt actor

The tricky thing about Marvel’s Inhumans characters is that their leader, the closest thing these stories have to a main character, is a man of very few words. Mainly because those words can literally tear down cities and turn mountains into rubble. When it come to engaging in conversation, Black Bolt a very selective fellow.

Marvel and ABC’s Inhumans television series is gearing up for production soon and Blackagar Boltagon (yes, that is his real name) has officially been cast. Anson Mount, best known from his work in AMC’s Hell on Wheels, will play the tight-lipped superhero.

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Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) in Game of Thrones

Marvel’s Inhumans TV series has found the first member of its royal family in the far-off lands of Westeros. Iwan Rheon, last seen inspiring a thousand thinkpieces as sadistic Ramsay Bolton on Game of Thrones, will be joining the ABC drama set to debut this fall. Click through for more details, including which character he’s playing.  Read More »

inhumans tv series

The line between film and television has been blurry for some time now and Marvel and ABC plan to make it even fuzzier. Back in November, it was announced that their Inhumans television series would premiere its first two episodes on theatrical IMAX screens before settling in on the small screen for the rest of the eight episode season. Now we now who will helm those first super-sized episodes: director Roel Reiné.

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inhumans

Marvel’s Inhumans movie may be on pause for now, but Marvel’s Inhumans TV show seems to be coming together quickly. First announced last fall, the project quickly set Iron Fist‘s Scott Buck to run the show. Now it’s getting ready to lock in some stars, and a new casting call has revealed some interesting details about the characters. See the Inhumans character breakdown below.  Read More »

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The Goldbergs Batman Episode

We already know that the second half of the fourth season of The Goldbergs will feature an episode dedicated entirely to The Karate Kid, but since nostalgia for the 1980s is the show’s modus operandi, that won’t be the only movie from that decade prominently featured later this season.

The Goldbergs will have an episode dedicated to the excitement of the release of Batman, the 1989 film directed by Tim Burton that had audiences going crazy to see the Dark Knight on the big screen for the first time in decades. In addition, that episode will be dedicated by Bat-fan, comic book writer, and filmmaker Kevin Smith.

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