How Hard Can It Be

In this edition of TV bits:

  • That Bad Boys spin-off series now has a title
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda is about to make his DuckTales debut
  • Watch the first 3 minutes of the Fear the Walking Dead season premiere
  • Antonique Smith joins Luke Cage season 2
  • A trailer for FX’s Pose
  • Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? will be adapted for TV
  • BET Orders Finding Justice docuseries from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia
  • Warren Ellis‘ Injection comic being adapted for TV

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American Crime Story Monica Lewinsky

The future of American Crime Story is uncertain, especially after executive producer Ryan Murphy scored a big Netflix deal earlier this year. At one point, there were plans for an American Crime Story season devoted to the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal – but it looks like that’s no longer happening. Ryan Murphy confirms that Lewinsky season idea has officially been nixed.

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Y The Last Man TV Show

Is a Y The Last Man TV show finally happening? It just might be, as FX have officially ordered a pilot adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s highly acclaimed comic series.

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Deadpool Animation Test

If you’re still disappointed that the Deadpool animated series previously ordered by FX isn’t happening anymore, and the hilarious script pages mocking the cancellation written by would-be showrunner Donald Glover only made you lament the show’s cancellation even more, we have a treat that might make you feel a little better.

One of the animation studios who vied for the chance at being behind the Deadpool animated series was Titmouse. They’ve done work on the Netflix adult animated comedy Big Mouth, the underrated live-action animated hybrid Son of Zorn, and Marvel’s Black Panther series for BET. Now that the Deadpool animated series has been scrapped, Titmouse has posted the test footage they created as part of their pitch, and it makes us wish they got the job. Read More »

The Americans is one of the most quietly relevant shows on television, but not necessarily on purpose. The series took on a new meta-level importance with the election of Donald Trump, whose tenure has been marred by his ties to Russia, an ever-growing scandal that could eventually be his undoing. On The Americans, it’s the 1980s, our protagonists are KGB spies, and the Soviet Union is about to collapse. The relationship between Russia and America is the story’s central tête-à-tête; Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (played by the marvelously underrated Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, who should be bathing in Emmys by now) have spent five seasons deeply undercover, raising children and assimilating into suburban consumerism unchecked.

But in the season six premiere, which aired last night, there is a foundational change in the show’s status quo, and the mounting feeling that it will all soon come to a head.

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Donald Glover Reacts to Deadpool Cancellation

Over the weekend, we learned the surprising and disappointing news that both FX and Donald Glover had parted ways with the Deadpool animated series they were working on with Marvel Television. This happened despite the fact that the show had been given a straight-to-series order for 10 episodes that would have seen Donald Glover writing and executive producing the series along with his brother, Stephen Glover.

In what seems to be a playful but also telling reaction to the Deadpool animated series cancellation, Donald Glover posted a series of updates to Twitter in the form of 14 script pages that appear to have commentary about why the series may have been axed. They’re simultaneously hilarious and seemingly not-too-pleased with the cancellation. Read More »

Legion season 2 first look

Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley‘s mind-bending superhero series Legion is returning in just a few days, and today FX Networks released a new teaser and featurette that gives us a glimpse at the fragmented mystery of the upcoming second season. Check out the new Legion season 2 first look below. Read More »

tv bits a series of unfortunate events

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • An update on Fargo season 4
  • HBO announces a premiere date for Fahrenheit 451
  • Happy Holidays! Hallmark will debut 34 new Christmas movies in 2018
  • The line-up for Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity has been announced
  • Margot Robbie will produce a Shakespeare anthology series with a female spin
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the new season of A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • A teaser for the YouTube original Impulse
  • Zach Braff can’t let the past die; pitched a 2-hour Scrubs reunion movie

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Deadpool Animated Series Canceled

Last May, FX’s sister network FXX gave a straight-to-series order for a Deadpool animated series that had actor, writer, director, producer, comedian and Grammy-winning R&B recording artist Donald Glover attached as showrunner, executive producer and writer. However, after working on the project for nearly a year, both Donald Glover and FX have left the project due to creative differences. Read More »

American Crime Story Alone Review

This week’s American Crime Story review takes a look at the latest (and final) episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, “Alone.” Spoilers follow.

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