War for the Planet of the Apes VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Weta Digital shows how they delivered the subtleties of motion capture performances in the visual effects for War for the Planet of the Apes. Plus, learn more about the work of one of the puppet masters behind some of the most iconic Star Wars creatures, and recap the entire series of Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Terry Crews. Read More »

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed

It turns out there’s some good left to do by the power of the internet after all.

Earlier this week, fans of the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine raised hell when the network decided not to renew the series for a sixth season. Of course this was hardly a surprising action from the network that previously canceled championed series like Family Guy, Firefly and Arrested Development. But FOX’s loss has become another network’s gain.

NBC announced late last night that they would be picking up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a sixth season of 13 episodes. That’s a shorter season than Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans are used to, but surely they’re just glad to have the show coming back. Read More »

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Canceled

At the end of the day yesterday, FOX decided to do what they do best: cancel shows that people love. The network announced the cancellation of the cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine starring Andy Samberg, the post-apocalytpic comedy Last Man on Earth starring Will Forte and the dysfunctional family comedy The Mick starring Kaitlin Olson.

This is not the first time FOX has given the axe to shows that fans are passionate about. But we’re in a new age of television where canceled or finished shows aren’t truly dead, and it sounds like there’s a chance at least one of these shows may have a continued life outside of FOX. Read More »

The Goldbergs Renewed

All of the networks are making moves for the 2017-2018 season as their upfronts presentations next week near closer. Soon enough, we’ll have details on all the new shows that network and cable channels will be rolling out this fall, but in the meantime, we have word on shows that have been renewed for another season or canceled completely. Plus, we’ve also heard about some new shows that have been ordered for the fall before networks roll out trailers and more extensive details.

Find out which shows are dead, which will return, and which ones to look forward to at ABC, NBC and FOX in this edition of TV Bits. Read More »

TV in Trump's America

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: the rise of political television in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency.)

It started with Nazi symbols strewn across public transportation and billboards across D.C. and New York. No, it wasn’t the alarming rise of anti-Semitic vandalism that had skyrocketed in the first three months of the Trump administration. It was advertising The Man in the High Castle, the dystopian Amazon series based off the 1962 Philip K. Dick novel set in an alternate 1960s where the Axis powers won World War II.

And it was just the beginning in a recent surge in “newly relevant” and timely TV shows that took on new meaning after the election of Donald Trump to the White House. The Man in the High Castle kicked off a spate of fictional TV shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods, whose stories were conceived long before the White House was even a glimmer in Trump’s eye. But these science-fiction and fantasy stories, at first cautionary or highly theoretical tales, now take on an eerie prescience as fiction and reality collide on the small screen.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth renewed

It’s way too early to make any real predictions about the 2016-2017 television season, but if you’re a Fox viewer you may already have a pretty good idea of what you’ll be watching. Following an early renewal for its Batman prequel drama Gotham, the network has also ordered additional seasons of its returning sitcoms Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on EarthRead More »

Nick Offerman in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

It’s been tough living life without Ron Swanson ever since Parks and Recreation ended earlier this year. But thankfully, the actor who effortlessly brought one of television’s greatest characters to life is returning to the small screen with a stellar guest role.

Nick Offerman will be stopping by Brooklyn Nine-Nine in November. However, as the precinct deals with fluctuating captains following the transferring of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), Offerman won’t be playing the new supervisor as he does in the 21 Jump Street movie series. His role might actually be even better. Find out more about Nick Offerman in Brooklyn Nine-Nine below! Read More »

Our 12 Most Anticipated Returning Fall 2015 TV Shows

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It’s not like we were short on stuff to watch this summer (hello, UnREAL, nice to see you, Mr. Robot), but when it comes to TV there’s no time like the fall. Along with the annual onslaught of new shows competing for our attention, we’re ready to welcome a bunch of old favorites back to our DVRs. After the jump, some of the fall 2015 returning shows we’re most excited for. Read More »

Bill Hader joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Right now you can catch Saturday Night Live veteran Bill Hader as the love interest of Amy Schumer in her hilarious summer comedy Trainwreck from director Judd Apatow. But this fall, he’ll be returning to the small screen with one of his fellow SNL pals.

Hader will be the new captain in the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the Fox comedy series focusing on a New York City police precinct that counts Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz,  Melissa Fumero, Joe LoTruglio, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti and the scene-stealing Andre Braugher among its ranks. Find out more about Bill Hader joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine after the jump! Read More »