Alec Baldwin A Few Good Men

Alec Baldwin recently earned a rare Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for his presidential performances on Saturday Night Live this past season (and he’ll keep that going next season), but the actor is staying under the NBC umbrella for another major production. He’ll star in the network’s upcoming live adaptation of Aaron Sorkin‘s A Few Good Men. Hey, truth? Go ahead and consider yourself handled. Read the latest Alec Baldwin A Few Good Men news below.
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Hanna gun

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • That Hanna TV series is definitely happening
  • Our first look at Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story
  • Jon Stewart’s HBO series goes up in smoke
  • Comedy Central’s The President Show earns more episodes
  • And more!

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Powerless Cancelled NBC

On this edition of TV Bits:

  • NBC has pulled the plug on its DC series Powerless
  • La La Land writer/director Damien Chazelle moves to the small screen
  • Jesse Eisenberg teams with Bad Robot to write, direct, and star in a new series
  • and more!

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the handmade project

Leslie and Ron are back together again!

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are planning to fill the hole in our hearts left by the Parks and Recreation finale (I know it was two years ago, I’m still not over it!) with the purest reality show you’ve possibly ever heard of: The Handmade Project. And they are reuniting on NBC, the network that gifted us with Parks in the first place, to host the competitive crafts-making reality show.

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Powerless 1

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 »

‘Heroes Reborn’ Is Getting Killed Off

Heroes Reborn Season

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 »

DC NBC

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 »

Heroes Reborn trailer

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?

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Netflix series Montauk

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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Heroes Reborn trailer

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 LeviRyan 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 »