Agent Carter Canceled

Just last week, news surfaced that the chances of Agent Carter getting renewed for a third season were not looking good. In addition, the developing new show Marvel’s Most Wanted was no longer considered a lock for a series order. Today ABC brought the official word on both of the Marvel Studios television shows, and sadly, there’s no good news for either one.

ABC has confirmed the reports on Agent Carter canceled and they’re also not moving forward with Marvel’s Most Wanted. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

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Whenever superheroes and supervillains throw down, there’s going to be collateral damage. Sometimes there’s more, sometimes it’s less, but at best we’re talking about millions if not billions in property damage and countless ruined days for ordinary civilians unlucky enough to live in a superpowered universe. While the superheroes get to return to Asgard or hole up in their secret Batcaves or whatever it is they do, these folks are left to sweep up the dust. Now a new comedy promises to tell their stories.

NBC has given a series order to Powerless, a DC Comics comedy about an insurance claims adjuster (Vanessa Hudgens) who has had it with the crime-fighting superheroes messing up her daily commute. Geek favorites Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk also star, along with Christina Kirk. The show itself won’t premiere for another several months, but the first photos have arrived to give you a little taste of this non-superhero superhero series.  Read More »

supergirl renewed for season 2

UPDATE: TheWrap has confirmed that Supergirl will return for a second season on The CW. Production will also move from Los Angeles to Vancouver (where The CW’s other DC Comics dramas are shot) to save costs. Our original story from May 5, 2016 follows.

Right now the future of Supergirl is up in the air. The series starring Melissa Benoist completed its first season back in April, and CBS has yet to officially announce that the show has been renewed for a second season. However, there might be a good reason for that. A new report reveals that while CBS wants to bring the show back, it’s hard for them to justify bringing it back with the price tag of about $3 million per episode due to licensing fees. And when you look at the show’s ratings, spending that kind of money on the show just doesn’t make sense. There might be a solution, though.

CBS just so happens to co-own The CW with Warner Bros. Entertainment, and it sounds like there may be a potential plan to move Supergirl over there. But some sacrifices will have to be made to keep it afloat. Find out more about Supergirl moving to The CW after the jump. Read More »

The Exorcist TV Series

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Fox brings new shows based on The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon to series.
  • Channel 4 announces a Philip K. Dick anthology series.
  • Sean Harris is replaced on American Gods.
  • FX orders a pilot script for a Sons of Anarchy spin-off.
  • Jack O’Connell joins the cast of Netflix’s Godless.
  • The new trailer for Orange is the New Black season 4 is here.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is perhaps the biggest cult classic of all time. Even 41 years after its initial release, the campy, musical horror from director Jim Sharman still plays in theaters around the country every single week, with people dressing and cross-dressing up in their best leather and lingerie attire to act out the film with fellow Frank-N-Fans.

Now FOX will be bringing The Rocky Horror Picture Show to television as one of their event musicals in the vein of Grease Live! However, this one won’t be a live broadcast, but merely a TV movie version of the musical about a newly engaged couple who have a breakdown in the middle of nowhere and find themselves looking for help at the the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The role of the transvestite doctor was played perfectly by Tim Curry in the original film, but the new version will be played by Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, and we have a first look at her decked out in leather after the jump. Read More »

voltron legendary defender trailer

As I’ve written before, Voltron is one of those things that just escaped me when I was growing up. I have zero strong opinions on this universe and its characters, but I certainly understand the passion that so many other people feel for it. So I can only judge the new Voltron: Legendary Defender trailer as an outsider. It will be up to you, longtime Voltron fan, to cast the deciding verdict on whether or not Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have captured this world.

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The Simpsons Store

Even though The Simpsons has waned in popularity in recent years, it’s still one of the most popular animated shows ever made. However, not every country hopped on The Simpsons train at the height of the show’s popularity in the United States. In fact, the show is just now growing in popularity across the Asia Pacific region, and that has resulted in the first brick and mortar store dedicated to The Simpsons merchandise, and you can see what it looks like below. Read More »

outcast trailer

I’ve been reading Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta‘s Outcast since its first issue and it’s a rock-solid horror comic, a character-driven, beautifully illustrated tale of two men doing battle with the devil himself when a series demonic possessions begin to plague their community. However, the series also feels like it was carefully conceived to double as a perfectly packaged television pitch. And here we are: the Cinemax TV series based on the comic is set premiere in a little under a month and a new trailer for the show has arrived online.

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Locke and Key

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s Locke & Key is coming to the small screen. IDW Entertainment, which published the Locke & Key comics, announced today that Hill will write and executive produce a new Locke and Key TV series. There’s no word yet on which network might air the show, although it seems likely to end up at a cable channel.

Oh, and if all of this sounds oddly familiar, that’s because this is the second attempt to get a Locke and Key TV series off the ground. The first one got as far as a pilot directed by Mark Romanek, but Fox opted not to move forward with it.  Read More »