‘True Lies’ Is Getting a TV Series Reboot at FOX

True Lies TV Series

Though Terminator 2: Judgment Day is obviously the more acclaimed and beloved collaboration between director James Cameron and star Arnold Schwarzenegger, there is still plenty of love for the action comedy True Lies out there. The film has inexplicably yet to be released in high-definition, and you can’t even find it to download or stream anywhere. Thankfully, James Cameron says that will change sometime in the near future, but we don’t know when.

In the meantime, it looks like we may get a new version of True Lies on television before the original movie ends up available in an HD format. James Cameron is executive producing a TV series reboot of True Lies in the works at 20th Century Fox Television, but unfortunately, there’s one name involved that makes us a little less excited about this prospective TV show. Read More »

The Orville reviews

With its Star Trek-inspired designs, constant quipping, and creator/star Seth MacFarlane dropping one-liners left and right throughout its trailers, it’s no wonder we all thought Fox’s new TV series The Orville was a sci-fi comedy. But reviews for the upcoming series are in, and they come with a warning: the show isn’t a comedy, but an hour-long drama interspersed with moments of levity. Well, that’s certainly unexpected. Let’s see what the critics have to say in this roundup of The Orville reviews.
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william friedkin treehouse of horror

Who better to cameo in The Simpsons annual “Treehouse of Horror” special than one of the masters of horror himself?

William Friedkin, the director of the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, will make a cameo in the Fox animated show’s annual horror special, “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII.”

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Female TV writers

The entertainment industry can be brutal, and that often goes double for women. It’s tough to break into a system that’s been designed to keep them relegated to the sidelines and the struggle for representation in front of and behind the camera rages on, with occasional small victories fueling this generation of female filmmakers to battle for the right to share stories with audiences.

It’s not just directors, either: women accounted for only 13% of writers of movies last year. But while there’s still a lot of work to be done, things are looking up a little bit, and a couple of recent stories from the TV world illustrate the strides that have been made from the early days of The Simpsons to the new season of Rick and Morty.
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The Orville

If you’ve seen the TV spots for Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox series The Orville, you might think it’s another comedic romp from the creator of Family Guy and Ted. It is funny, but what the ads are not showing is that The Orville is an hour long spaceship drama that just happens to be populated with funny people (and aliens). On a Television Critics Association panel for The Orville, MacFarlane explained why The Orville needed to be more than a spoof of Star Trek and other sci-fi shows.

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A Christmas Story Musical Live

Fox announced the casting of Maya Rudolph as Ralphie’s Mom in their live telecast of A Christmas Story this morning. In the afternoon, an A Christmas Story panel featuring Executive Producer Marc Platt and songwriters Ben Pasek and Justin Paul elaborated on the event. Pasek and Paul are writing new songs to add to their Broadway show, including a modern day Christmas song for a new prologue sequence.

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the gifted tv spot

Fox presented a Television Critics Association panel on their fall X-Men drama The Gifted. Creator and sho runner Matt Nix announced at the end of the panel that a recognizable mutant from the X-Men comics will appear in the second episode of the series.

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a christmas story live tv musical

There’s no place like TV for the holidays. At least, that’s where FOX wants you to spend your Christmas, according to the announcement of its latest live TV musical.

The network announced that Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) will be starring in a live performance of A Christmas Storythe 2012 Broadway musical based on the classic movie of the same name. And FOX is bringing in the big guns to help move A Christmas Story to the small screen: A Christmas Story Live will be produced by the songwriting and producing team behind La La Land.

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the x-files featurette

Fox’s revival of The X-Files in 2016 was successful enough to warrant a second season. The 2018 run will have 10 episodes, but only two will continue the X-Files mythology directly. David Madden, President of Fox Broadcasting, told the Television Critics Association the mythology episodes would be the season premiere and finale, just like the previous revival season.

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Mike Judgeís TV series ìKing of the Hillî defies iconic images of Texas and looks at a slightly befuddled propane salesman as he copes with suburban life. Hank and his neighborhood friends get together for a few beers in Mike Judge s King of the Hill. Credit: Fox Network

Dana Walden, Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, told a group of reporters in the Television Critics Association that she is interested in bringing the animated comedy King of the Hill back. This would be in line with the current television trend, as the past few years have seen revivals of Full House, and Will & Grace, as well as Fox’s own The X-Files, 24 and Prison Break.

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