What would it look like if other filmmakers took over the Batman franchise after Christopher Nolan? Want to see a new promo shot of the full Avengers team? What are the hidden clues in the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man? How much can you buy a Dark Knight Rises “themed” potato chip for? How is Superman attempting to save Don Draper from Mad Men? Does Stan Lee have confidence in Andrew Garfield as The Amazing Spider-Man? And who does Garfield think should be the next Spider-Man? Read about this and a whole bunch more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s TV Bits is a severely mixed bag, as we get updates on two returning shows and a few other shows that are dead or close to it. After the jump:
- NBC confirms that Community will be back in the spring
- AMC sets a return date for Mad Men
- Showtime releases the season premieres of Shameless and Californication online
- Fox cancels Allen Gregory, begins developing new late-night animated block
- Fox’s Fringe seems likely to get cancelled
- Fox decides against Glee spin-off, but devises a plan to keep its biggest stars on the show.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
There’s plenty of good stuff in today’s TV Bits, including new trailers for HBO’s Luck and Showtime’s House of Lies, which I’m hoping will help the one bit of really bad news go down a bit easier: NBC’s benching its highly praised but under-watched Community. After the jump:
- NBC puts Community on hiatus and picks up new show Legends
- HBO’s Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, gets a trailer
- Showrunner Matthew Weiner reveals how he wants AMC’s Mad Men to end
- Showtime renews Weeds and drops a teaser for House of Lies
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Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
Now that we’re past all that drama surrounding AMC’s very public fights with its esteemed showrunners, we can turn our attention to simply looking forward to new installments of some of the network’s most beloved series. After the jump, check out a violent new promo for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, which returns this fall, and read about the extended running time for Season 5 of Mad Men, which returns in the spring.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
Glee may be getting a high-profile guest star next season. Anne Hathaway first expressed her desire to come on the show last fall, and show creator Ryan Murphy confirmed to press this past January that he planned to have the actress on the show, possibly in the role of Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) lesbian aunt. However, several months later, Hathaway’s still waiting for the call from Murphy, so she decided to call Murphy out on a recent interview. Hathaway recounted the story to Buzz Sugar:
Ryan Murphy goes, “Anne Hathaway! Come on Glee.” And I said, “Yes!” and he said “Fab, I’ll call you.” He went back to the press room and said, “Anne Hathaway is going to be on the show.” And I never heard from him again. Ryan Murphy, I’m calling you out: I want to be on Glee. I’ve got my songs picked out.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that at least one of those tunes is a rap song — I wouldn’t want her skills, as recently demonstrated on Conan, to go to waste. [Vulture]
After the jump, Fox grabs a drama by Fight Club writer Jim Uhls, and the kid who played Bobby Draper on Mad Men gets amusingly frank about his former TV mom.
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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
We’ve got lots of odds and ends for you in today’s TV bits, including renewals, a remake, and a rant by notoriously rant-y Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. After the jump, read about:
- NBC’s remake of The Munsters
- The new poster for Season 6 of Dexter
- Kurt Sutter’s thoughts on the AMC debacle
- Renewals for USA, TNT, and SyFy shows
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Audiences have called Don Draper many things: genius, alcoholic, womanizer, and one of the best characters on TV. One thing the main character of Mad Men has never been called though is a zombie killer, but that might be more true than not. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the new $10 million-per-season contact AMC has signed with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner could be the reason why Frank Darabont left one of AMC’s other hit shows, The Walking Dead. The article says AMC is spending so much on Mad Men they’ve been forced to make cuts on other shows, such as $250,000 per episode from the second season of The Walking Dead. Breaking Bad is also feeling the results. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Lionsgate Television is finalizing a deal with Netflix for the exclusive internet streaming rights ofAMC’s Mad Men. The deal covers the previously broadcast four seasons, and the rest of the run through season seven. The deal is estimated to have cost Netflix around $1 million an episode (which adds up to something like $75 million to $100 million total).
The first four seasons of Mad Men will be available to Netflix subscribers beginning on July 27th 2011 on the company’s popular Netflix Instant Streaming service. The upcoming seasons won’t be added on an episode-by-episode basis, but instead by season. The Wall Street Journal explains that once the final episode of the fifth season airs on AMC in 2012, that entire season will also be made available online.