Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Ratings for last year’s Peter Pan Live! were disappointing enough that NBC felt the need to publicly blame stars Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. Nevertheless, the network is pressing onward with its now annual tradition of staging live televised musicals, with The Wiz as their next target.
Naturally, The Wiz live show will involve some high-profile stunt-casting. But at least this one feels genuinely intriguing: Cirque du Soleil is teaming with NBC for The Wiz live show, setting up Broadway run. Get all the details on The Wiz live show after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Heroes Reborn will welcome back another familiar face. NBC has announced that Masi Oka is set to reprise his role as time-traveler / teleporter Hiro Nakamura on the upcoming limited series. Oka is the second original cast member confirmed to return, after Jack Coleman as Noah Bennet a.k.a. Horn-Rimmed Glasses. More details on the Heroes Reborn Masi Oka casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Dwayne Johnson‘s reputation as “franchise Viagra” is well earned, but can he bring a 73-year-old children’s movie back to life in an era of PG-13 blockbusters? Answer: You bet he can.
As part of his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Johnson starred in the trailer for Disney’s gritty live-action retelling of Bambi. In this version of the story, the traumatized young buck grows up and fights back. Watch the Dwayne Johnson Bambi skit after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
This week’s Parks & Recreation finale proved a worthy sendoff for the show’s main characters. But as we say goodbye to Leslie, Ron, and the rest of the gang, we also wanted to take a look at some of our favorite side characters through the years.
Parks and Recreation has maybe the deepest bench of supporting players this side of The Simpsons — far too many to honor here. So after the jump, we’ve listed our 20 top 20 Parks and Recreation recurring characters, plus our 5 favorite single-episode guest stars. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Sylar won’t be among the heroes reborn for Heroes Reborn. Actor Zachary Quinto confirmed that although he has been approached, he will not reprise the Heroes villain for NBC’s upcoming miniseries reboot. Read the Zachary Quinto Heroes Reborn comments after the jump, including his explanation of why he won’t be back. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s probably a bad idea to accept a taste of anything Hannibal the brilliant psychiatrist/cannibal has to offer, but it’s an excellent idea to get a taste of Hannibal the acclaimed NBC drama. Especially when the taste is as delectable as this one is.
The very first trailer shows Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) looking for his old friend Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), in what appears to be Florence, Italy. It seems he’s got a pretty important message to deliver. Newly minted series regular Gillian Anderson also swings by. Watch the Hannibal Season 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
The new trailer for NBC’s Parks and Recreation comes from the future, and we don’t mean January 2015 when the seventh and final season kicks off. We mean the year 2017, a strange time when Tom Haverford is a mogul and Gary is called Terry. Watch the Parks and Recreation final season trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Update: NBC has released a full length Peter Pan Live trailer. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
NBC’s Sound of Music Live! was a bit of a disaster as an actual musical production. Lead Carrie Underwood couldn’t act to save her life, and as a result the whole thing kind of fell flat. But Sound of Music Live! was an unambiguous success in terms of ratings, with 18.62 million viewers tuning in.
So NBC is trying the live musical thing again this winter with Peter Pan Live!, starring Allison Williams as the boy who never grew up and Christopher Walken as his embittered pirate nemesis. Watch the Peter Pan Live trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Over the past several weeks, we’ve cheered, sighed, and rolled our eyes as the networks have ordered project after project based on old movies. But NBC’s latest announcement may be the first to make our eyes well up.
NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Marley and Me TV series, a follow-up to the 2008 dramedy directed by David Frankel. Based on the memoir by John Grogan, the film followed the ups and downs of Grogan’s relationship with his dog. Hit the jump for more on the Marley and Me TV series.
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