David Letterman has announced he will retire in 2015. The announcement was made during a taping of The Late Show on Thursday, April 3rd 2014. In October it was announced that Letterman had extended his Late Show hosting contract through 2015, and many suspected that this would be his last run behind the desk. At the time, Letterman joked via a press release that “[CBS CEO] Les [Moonves] and I had a lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground.” With Jay Leno’s departure from the late night landscape, the late night wars have seemed rather uninteresting.
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May 4th has become an unofficial Star Wars holiday. This year, two of the biggest sitcoms on television are officially celebrating. Lucasfilm has signed deals with CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and ABC’s The Goldbergs to air special Star Wars-centric advertisements, er, episodes around May 4.
With Star Wars Episode VII rumored to start shooting May 14 in Morocco, the fact Lucasfilm is acknowledging “May the Fourth Be With You” in such a public way suggests these episodes could be timed to a big announcement. Below, read about what the Star Wars Big Bang Theory and Goldbergs episodes will each hold. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Plenty of movies have taken inspiration from Rosemary’s Baby over the decades, including, recently, Hell Baby and Devil’s Due. But NBC is going the direct route by simply adapting Ira Levin‘s original novel into a four-part miniseries.
Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Adams play Rosemary and her husband Guy, a young couple who’ve just moved from New York to Paris. When they discover that she is pregnant with their first child, they’re initially thrilled. But joy turns to fear as strange things begin to happen.
While it’s not technically a remake of Roman Polanski‘s movie, the comparisons are going to be inevitable. So how does this new version stack up? Watch the first Rosemary’s Baby tv teaser after the jump and judge for yourself.
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Xbox Entertainment Studios, which is overseeing the creation of original shows for the Xbox Live platform, already has one Halo series in development. Now there’s a second Halo series coming, this one from 343 Entertainment and Scott Free TV, with Ridley Scott and Scott Free TV president David Zucker as exec producers. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
April is shaping up to be a damn great month for TV lovers. Not only are Game of Thrones, Veep, and Mad Men all set to return over the next few weeks, there are also a bunch of promising new shows coming up on the horizon. One of the most intriguing of the bunch is FX’s Fargo.
A brand-new Fargo featurette offers a great behind-the-scenes look at the series, from the talented cast (Bob Odenkirk, Colin Hanks, and Oliver Platt also star) to the icy sets, to the wry tone. Meanwhile, three more promos give up some enticing footage. Watch it all after the jump.
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Pablo Escobar is a figure that has become the inspiration for many a film, and now he and the Medellin Cartel are going to be the focus of a new limited series on Netflix. The former DVD rental house and current streaming movie champ will be the home for a ten-episode show called Narcos. Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) is directing. Now Wagner Moura, star of Elite Squad, has been cast as Escobar. Read More »
ScreenJunkies has returned with a five-minute-long honest trailer for the popular HBO series adaptation Game of Thrones. The Game of Thrones honest trailer covers seasons 1-3, so be warned it contains spoilers from those episodes. They also created a “non-spoiler” version of the trailer, with blurred out imagery and such but if if you haven’t caught up on the show I wouldn’t trust it. Watch the Game of Thrones honest trailer embedded after the jump.
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The Batman prequel show Gotham will show us the formative days of future police commissioner James Gordon, and the development of some of the villains who will eventually make up the core of Batman’s rogues gallery. We’ve seen casting choices for people like Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, and Selina Kyle, who will eventually be better known as Catwoman.
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