Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Whenever superheroes and supervillains throw down, there’s going to be collateral damage. Sometimes there’s more, sometimes it’s less, but at best we’re talking about millions if not billions in property damage and countless ruined days for ordinary civilians unlucky enough to live in a superpowered universe. While the superheroes get to return to Asgard or hole up in their secret Batcaves or whatever it is they do, these folks are left to sweep up the dust. Now a new comedy promises to tell their stories.
NBC has given a series order to Powerless, a DC Comics comedy about an insurance claims adjuster (Vanessa Hudgens) who has had it with the crime-fighting superheroes messing up her daily commute. Geek favorites Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk also star, along with Christina Kirk. The show itself won’t premiere for another several months, but the first photos have arrived to give you a little taste of this non-superhero superhero series. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Back in 2006, long before superhero shows had saturated every corner of your TV guide, Heroes was a smash success for NBC. Critics loved it, and audiences adored it. But the wobbly end to season one portended dark times ahead, and not just within the narrative. Season two was a confusing mess mercifully cut short by the WGA strike, and by the time Heroes finally limped to a finish with its fourth season in 2010, it was a mere shadow of its former self.
Then in 2014, NBC decided to bring it back from the dead. Never mind that viewers had abandoned the original show in droves, or that even the few fans left at the bitter end seemed more relieved than disappointed to see it go. The franchise came back to television last year as Heroes Reborn, but was never quite able to recapture the magic of that fantastic first season. And so Heroes is coming to an end once more. The network says it has no plans to make a Heroes Reborn season 2. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Another day, another new DC Comics TV show — but this one’s got a genuinely unusual twist. NBC has given a pilot production commitment to Powerless, a half-hour single-camera sitcom which basically sounds like “The Office plus superpowers.” Get all the details on the NBC Powerless series after the jump. Read More »
Years after the conclusion of the NBC sci-fi drama series Heroes, the event series Heroes Reborn returns to the world of super powered humans. And this time our heroes face an entirely different threat than each other.
Two vigilantes (Zachary Levi and Judith Shekoni) are hunting down evolved humans, referred to as Evos, forcing both new and old faces to unite and try to save the world all over again from some kind of impending doom. Can this help redeem the original run of the series from its disappointing end?
Watch the full Heroes Reborn trailer after the jump! Read More »
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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.
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Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Was the world really clamoring for more Heroes? Probably not, but superhero shows are the hot thing right now, and NBC wasn’t about to let a perfectly good old property go to waste. In any case, Heroes Reborn is happening whether you like it or not, so let’s just hope it turns out better than the original Heroes did.
The first real Heroes Reborn trailer straddles the line between the fresh and the familiar. Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, and Kiki Sukezane are among the new characters, while Jack Coleman‘s HRG and Masi Oka‘s Hiro are some of those returning. Watch the Heroes Reborn trailer after the jump. Read More »
As most of your favorite TV shows are winding down before summer arrives, the networks are busy presenting their upfronts to show off the new programming that will be hitting screens beginning this fall and heading into early 2016. We’ve already seen a teaser trailer for Heroes Reborn and some new images popped up earlier today, but now NBC has trailers for some of their other new shows that star the likes of Wesley Snipes (Blade) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor: The Dark World). There’s a mix of new comedies and dramas that the network hopes audiences will tune into, so let’s see what they have to offer.
Watch NBC’s new 2015 TV series trailers after the jump.
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Last month, word circulated that NBC had cancelled Constantine. As it turned out, that report was premature. Showrunner Daniel Cerone quickly clarified that no decision had been made. But that decision has now been made, and yup — Constantine has been cancelled. For real this time.
However, fans shouldn’t fall into the depths of despair just yet. Cerone offers the faint hope that Constantine will get picked up by another network. More on Constantine‘s future after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Most shows have to air and get cancelled before they can get resurrected. But Emerald City is special — it has died and come back to life before broadcasting a single episode. NBC has given the Wizard of Oz-based drama a 10-episode straight-to-series order, after scrapping an earlier 10-episode straight-to-series order last year.
Get all the details on the Wizard of Oz NBC series after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
It seems like every comic book property in existence is getting a TV show nowadays, but that doesn’t mean they’re always successful. NBC has just given the axe to Constantine, which starred Matt Ryan as the Vertigo Comics antihero. More on the Constantine cancellation after the jump.
Update: The original report has been redacted somewhat — Constantine isn’t yet officially dead. The series’ showrunner has weighed in as well. More below after the original article text.
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