training day tv series

CBS is gearing up to premiere a series based on the Oscar-winning 2001 movie Training Day this fall. But last season the network had two television series based on movies that did not make it to the second season. Rush Hour was cancelled quickly, and while Limitless was a hit for most of its first season, it still got cancelled. So why will the Training Day TV series succeed where those other movie-turned-tv shows failed?

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UPDATE: Enterainment Weekly’s James Hibberd is now reporting that the lead in question here is not the captain (at least not when the series begins), making this the first Star Trek series where the lead character of the show isn’t in command of the ship. Rather, the show will be told from the point-of-view of a subordinate, which is a very intriguing notion.

More details about the series are arriving as you read this, so look for those in a separate post from our own Fred Topel. The original article follows.

The temperament of any given Star Trek series is often defined by whoever is sitting in the captain’s chair. James T. Kirk led an adventurous, two-fisted crew through smart, pulpy adventures. The methodical Jean-Luc Picard was all about negotiation, diplomacy, and thoughtful solutions to tricky problems. Benjamin Sisko liked to bend the rules to force solutions, feelings be damned. So the casting of the captain for showrunner Bryan Fuller‘s upcoming Star Trek Discovery is a big deal. The nature of this character, and who is playing the part, may say a great deal about the show itself.

We still don’t know who will be sitting in the big chair, but an old rumor that rules out 49% of the Earth’s population has been all-but-confirmed: the captain of the U.S.S. Discovery will be a woman.

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Why CBS Moved ‘Supergirl’ The CW [TCA 2016]

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Having covered the Television Critics Association press tours for some 10 years now, I remember the penultimate sessions with former CBS President of Entertainment Nina Tassler. She loved Supergirl and was proud to have it on her network, even though the producing team of Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter had their other superhero shows, The Flash and Arrow on The CW. (This was before Legends of Tomorrow.)

In that light, it was surprising that CBS decided to move Supergirl to The CW for its second season, although it makes sense to put all four DC comic book superhero shows on the same network. It’s certainly better than canceling Supergirl. Speaking with reporters after his executive panel, current CBS President of Entertainment Glenn Gellar explained his decision, and clarified that he never said Supergirl was wrong for CBS.  Read More »

Jack Ryan Amazon series

Carlton Cuse was on a Television Critics Association panel for his FX series The Strain and we had an interview with Cuse and The Strain author and executive producer Chuck Hogan. During the interview, we asked Cuse about his Jack Ryan TV series for Amazon, which would star John Krasinski as the CIA analyst of Tom Clancy’s novels. Cuse revealed that the show began as a straight adaptation of Clear and Present Danger.

“We started working on an adaptation on Clear and Present Danger and then decided it just felt dated,” Cuse said. “It really led to this revelation that the thing that defined Tom Clancy was that his thrillers were very much geopolitical thrillers of the moment. They really tapped into something that was going on in the world, so we’re doing an ISIS/ISIL type story. It feels very much connected to what’s happening in the world right now.”  Read More »

STAR WARS DETOURS

Joel McHale was on a Television Critics Association panel this morning for his new CBS sitcom The Great Indoors. After the panel, McHale spoke with reporters further and talked about the shelved Star Wars Detours animated series, his possible return for more X-Files and playing Chevy Chase in  A Futile & Stupid Gesture.

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cbs MacGyver

CBS will present a panel on their new MacGyver series later today and we have an interview with creators of the new series, James Wan and Peter Lenkov. In his executive session beginning the day of Television Critics Association panels, CBS President of Entertainment Glenn Gellar addressed troubles and delays with the pilot. There is currently not a pilot available to screen, and the show premieres this fall.

“Look, I’ll say it this way,” Gellar began. “Every pilot goes through a retooling. Admittedly, this pilot probably went through a little more retooling than most do.”  Read More »

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If you were a kid growing up during the 1990s, there’s a big chance that the Nickelodeon animated television series Doug holds a special place in your heart. The kid’s network now airs some of their more classic series in a nighttime programming block called The Splat, which doesn’t include Doug. Doug creator Jim Jinkins even has ideas for another Doug movie, but we’ll sadly never see it. Find out what would’ve happened in the Doug sequel, if the title character ends up with Patti Mayonnaise and why a film isn’t going to happen, after the jump.

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I’m not sure about you, but Stranger Things is still very much on our minds. That is why today we are presenting another round-up of Stranger Things-related goodness, from fan art to unofficial t-shirts, from fan theories to news, tidbits and beyond.

Find out when Stranger Things Season 2 will take place, find out what the Department of Energy thinks of the factual accuracy of the series, hear a crazy fan theory which tries to explain who Eleven is, learn how the Stranger Things key art was created, learn about the genius behind the design of the show’s typography, and how the show was turned down by over a dozen networks. All this and much much more below.

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