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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Get Out director Jordan Peele is making an HBO show with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions
  • AMC’s Preacher gets an explosive new season 2 trailer
  • The Young Pope gets a second season and a new name
  • ABC heads under the sea for The Little Mermaid Live!
  • And more!

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Ryan Murphy’s terrifying tease of American Horror Story season 7
  • Bold new Preacher posters point to a different direction for season 2
  • A slew of new shows are on the way from the BBC
  • The CW cancels Frequency and No Tomorrow
  • Benicio Del Toro and Patricia Arquette are joining Ben Stiller’s Showtime series
  • and more!

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The Walking Dead season 7 trailer

It may still feel like summer outside, but fall is just around the corner. And with those cool breezes and lower temperatures will come the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, which infamously finished its sixth season on a cliffhanger back in April.

The characters of The Walking Dead have every reason to hate Negan, and fans may resent the show for cutting away just before we learned who was on the other end of Lucille. But Negan himself is clearly loving the attention. The Walking Dead season 7 trailer is all about the new big bad played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and while it doesn’t offer much in the way of clues about his victim, it gives you plenty of time to get acquainted with the man himself. Watch it below.  Read More »

Preacher renewed

Jesse Custer may not be a very good preacher, or even a very good person, but for the past several weeks he’s been one hell of a reason to look forward to Sundays. And AMC wants to make sure you keep coming back to that little church in Annville. As Preacher passes the halfway mark of its first season, AMC has renewed it for an expanded second season, to consist of 13 episodes.  Read More »

Preacher - Ruth Negga as Tulip

AMC’s Preacher earned some great buzz at this year’s SXSW, but those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the world premiere of that pilot still have weeks to go before we find out how exactly Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin‘s vision of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s beloved comic series turned out. Thankfully, AMC knows we’re hungry and has decided to throw us a bone.

A Preacher sneak peek offers a better look at Ruth Negga‘s Tulip, and more specifically at what a badass she is. She may not have the supernatural gifts of her ex-boyfriend Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) or the bloodsucking proclivities of her their pal Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), but she’s got a fighting spirit that’s all her own. Check out the clip below.  Read More »

Preacher reviews

One of this year’s most anticipated screenings at the SXSW Film Festival wasn’t for a film at all, but for a show. AMC brought the very first episode of its long-developing Preacher adaptation to the event, much to the anxious anticipation of the source material’s many fans.

Based on the graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve DillonPreacher follows, well, a preacher, who finds himself in possession of a very unusual power. He sets out on a quest to confront God, and along the way joins up with a former flame, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire, Cassyidy (Joseph Gilgun). And by all accounts, the story is even stranger than that description makes it sound.

Show creators Seth RogenEvan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (the latter of whom will also serve as showrunner) have been very upfront about the fact that their series would not be a letter-for-letter, panel-for-panel adaptation of the source material. And Ennis, for what it’s worth, doesn’t seem to mind one bit. So the real question here is how capably they’ll have captured the spirit of the novel. We’ve rounded up some of the Preacher reviews after the jump.

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Better Call Saul Season 2

If AMC puts out a show and Chris Hardwick isn’t there to talk about it with a bunch of celebrities immediately afterward, did it ever really air at all? Increasingly, the answer seems to be no. Following the success of Talking Dead and Talking Bad — Hardwick’s live talk shows about The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad — AMC has announced it’s launching Talking Saul. The first episode will air right after Better Call Saul‘s season 2 premiere on Monday.  Read More »

Better Call Saul Season 2

With exactly one month to go until its return, Better Call Saul has finally, at long last, released the first bit of new footage from season 2. Jimmy McGill is still Jimmy McGill at this point, not Saul Goodman, but you can see a bit of good old Slippin’ Jimmy slipping out. And no wonder, given what we saw of his life last season. Watch the first Better Call Saul season 2 footage after the jump. Read More »

Better Call Saul (1)

Better Call Saul may have Breaking Bad to thank for its initial wave of hype, but it was Better Call Saul‘s own achievements that won over the critics, and kept audiences coming back week after week. It didn’t take long for the spinoff series to establish itself as a worthwhile drama in its own right, with its own pitch-black sense of humor, painful emotional truths, and fully broken-in universe.

Not that there was ever much doubt, on AMC’s part anyway. The network renewed Better Call Saul for a second season months before the first season even premiered, and now we’re just a few short weeks away from reuniting with the future Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk). A new piece of Better Call Saul season 2 key art offers a (mostly metaphorical) trials to come for poor Jimmy in the coming season. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

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Better Call Saul Season 2

Jimmy McGill’s hilarious, heartbreaking transformation into Saul Goodman will resume this winter. AMC has set a date for the second season opening of Better Call Saul, and revealed a couple new images from the season to go along with it. Get all the Better Call Saul Season 2 premiere date details, and soak in the two brand-new photos, after the jump.  Read More »