The Cookie Thief Cookie Monster special

For over 40 years, the characters of Sesame Street have been delighting children everywhere. It’s such a crazy, fun cast of characters and every few years, it feels like one or two of them get a moment in the sun. Big Bird had a few movies, Elmo had his tickle toy thing and now, it seems like it’s the Cookie Monster’s moment. PBS has announced everyone’s favorite blue…thing, will star in his own special called The Cookie Thief, co-starring Rachel Dratch. Read more about the Cookie Monster special below. Read More »

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HBO is starting to ramp up their marketing for Game of Thrones Season 5. The campaign begins in earnest with the upcoming Game of Thrones IMAX presentation, which will consist of the last two episodes of Season 4 plus an exclusive first trailer for Season 5.

Then, once our appetites have been whetted, the show will take us behind the scenes with an HBO behind-the-scenes special. Trailers for both the IMAX showing and the TV special have been released, featuring a tiny tiny taste of Season 5. Check ‘em out after the jump.  Read More »

Walking Dead Season 5

Fans are eagerly awaiting the return of The Walking Dead on February 8 and AMC is happy to give them a little taste of the upcoming season. The channel has revealed a new Walking Dead “trailer,” which is really just a 30 second TV spot, teasing some of the violence and action fans have come to expect from the hit show. There are some cool images here and, as you’d expect, not a lot of hope for Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Carol and the rest of the group. Check out the new Walking Dead season 5 footage below. Read More »

‘The Strain’ Season Two Teaser: Fight or Die

Strain S2 teaser

The first teaser for The Strain season 2 premiered on television recently, and is now online. This top-down flyover of New York City ravaged by vampiric infected and damaged by fires could be for a video game as easily as for a TV show. The Strain just went back into production in November, and is evidently saving a real new footage reveal for later in its promotional cycle. But the show, created by Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse based on the books by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, looks like it is aiming for a bit more spectacle this time out; hopefully there will be more satisfying character explorations to go along with it. Check out The Strain S2 teaser below. Read More »

‘Powers’ to Debut This Spring on PlayStation Network

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PlayStation will be powering on its first-ever original series this spring. The company has just announced a debut date for Powers, based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward lead the drama as two police detectives working in the Powers division, which specializes in cases involving superhuman abilities. More details on the Powers PlayStation premiere after the jump.  Read More »

‘Louie’ Season 5 Sets Premiere Date

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Here’s hoping you didn’t have any social engagements for April, because the April TV calendar is getting more crowded by the day. FX has set the Louie Season 5 premiere for Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 PM. The new season will consist of eight episodes.

According to star/creator Louis C.K., the series is headed toward a lighter tone after the heaviness of Season 4. “This season is more laugh-centric funny than season four,” he said. “I had a very playful and goofy feeing going into this season.”

Also debuting in April are Game of Thrones Season 5, Veep Season 4, and Silicon Valley Season 2 on HBO; Mad Men Season 7 Part 2 on AMC; Orphan Black Season 3 on BBC America; and Daredevil Season 1 on Netflix.

new Thunderbirds teaser

The Thunderbirds TV series that captured imaginations in the ’60s is about to get a new revival. The 50th Anniversary of the original show will be celebrated in part with a new series from ITV called Thunderbirds Are Go!, with effects from WETA. A new Thunderbirds teaser is now available, and though it doesn’t show off very much, it might be enough for fans who have been excited about the new show.

Update: Previously, we had seen only an image of the backs of the new Thunderbirds team design. Now we’ve got the reverse of that shot, showing off the faces of the puppet-based CG designs. Check it out in full below.

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‘Minority Report’ Pilot Gets a Director

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Fox’s planned Minority Report pilot has taken a step forward, as the network has announced a director for the show. Mark Mylod (Once Upon a Time, The Affair) will now helm the debut outing for the show based on Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie. Read More »

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