Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Today was the first ever Television Critics Association executive session for new ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey. She replaces Paul Lee, who has met with TCA twice a year since 2010. ABC is a Disney company, and the network has aired shows from Disney-owned creative brands like Marvel and the Muppets. Asked if she would like to add a Star Wars TV series to her network, Dungey confirmed the network is in active conversations with Lucasfilm. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
By now you’ve surely heard that ABC has decided not to move forward with Marvel’s Most Wanted, and that it’s decided it doesn’t want more Agent Carter or The Muppets either. So what does the network want? If they’re not going to give us more of Hayley Atwell kicking ass and taking names Peggy Carter, what do they plan to serve us next season instead?
Well, for starters, Hayley Atwell kicking ass and taking names as a different Carter — Carter Morrison, the protagonist of a new legal drama called Conviction. There’s also Downward Dog, starring Fargo‘s Allison Tolman, and Still Star-Crossed, a Romeo and Juliet sequel for all you ShondaLand faithful out there. See brand-new promos for all of those, plus Imaginary Mary, Notorious, Speechless, and Time After Time. Read More »
Not long after the the video presentation that landed The Muppets a new show on ABC surfaced online after a debut at Comic-Con, we have a batch of new posters for the “more adult” TV comedy series that you’ll likely start seeing around major cities very soon.
Featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo, each of the character posters have a clever little tagline, with Kermit’s taking the cake as the boldest and funniest tagline to promote a Muppets production I’ve ever heard. Check out The Muppets TV show posters after the jump! Read More »
In case you hadn’t heard, The Muppets are coming back to television this fall with a brand new series on ABC. Taking a cue from shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, the series will be a mockumentary style show following the Muppets as they create a new series for ABC. Yeah, it’s pretty meta, just like all the rest of their productions.
The Muppets recently put on a hilarious panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, complete with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and more. (You can watch it all right here.) One thing that can’t be seen in the panel video is the 10-minute pitch video that was shown to ABC in order to land the series deal. But thankfully, the television studio has released the pitch video for us all to see, and it’s fantastic.
Watch The Muppets pitch video after the jump! Read More »
Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.
A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.
Find out more about the Netflix ratings after the jump! Read More »
Yesterday morning we featured the trailers for new TV shows coming from NBC, as well as trailers for some of the new programming that will hit Fox, when the new 2015-2016 season begins this fall. And as upfront presentations continue from the big networks today we have the trailers for fresh new series from ABC.
We’ve already seen the trailer for The Muppets series on the way (we’ve included it below in case you missed it), but there’s also another series adaptation of Uncle Buck, a medical comedy called Dr. Ken starring The Hangover menace Ken Jeong, a Biblical epic called Of Kings and Prophets, the 80s set, rock-infused serial killer thriller Wicked City and more.
Watch ABC’s new 2015-2016 TV series trailers after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Some exciting updates from the small-screen corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ABC has revealed an intriguing official synopsis for the recently announced second season of Agent Carter. Among other things, it reveals that our titular heroine will be ditching NY for LA.
Meanwhile, it turns out that the scrapped Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff could, like so many characters in the MCU, come back from the dead. Get the Agent Carter Season 2 synopsis and the S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff update after the jump. Read More »
Your TV schedule might look a lot like your DVD collection next season. ABC has just given a series order to Uncle Buck, adapted from the 1989 John Hughes comedy, while CBS is moving ahead with small-screen versions of Rush Hour and Limitless. More details on the Uncle Buck, Limitless, and Rush Hour TV shows after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Charlie Sheen is about to have another run-in with the law. Not in real life (not that we know of at least, but who ever knows with this guy), but on the ABC series The Goldbergs.
The actor is set to reprise his small but memorable role from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as “Boy in the Police Station” for an upcoming episode which will pay homage to the John Hughes classic. After the jump, get details and see the first images from the Goldbergs Ferris Bueller episode featuring Sheen. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Selfie made its debut on good old-fashioned broadcast TV this fall, but it’ll finish up on the Internet. The ABC comedy has just found a new home at Hulu, following its cancellation earlier this month.
Karen Gillan and Henry Cho lead the series, billed as a modern-day telling of My Fair Lady — self-obsessed Eliza recruits prim co-worker Henry to “fix” her public image. Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory) created the series. More details on the Selfie unaired episodes after the jump.
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