halt and catch fire 2

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch new footage from Halt and Catch Fire season three.
  • Apple‘s first original series sounds like a snooze.
  • Law & Order is coming back…as a true crime anthology series?
  • Andy Samberg is making another fake HBO sports documentary.
  • Kyra Sedgwick will make her directorial debut on Lifetime.
  • Sharknado 4 exists and the world is an awful place.

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Sharknado 4

As you’ve surely noticed by now, today is May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Normally, this would have absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming premiere of a made-for-TV B-movie about improbable weather events. But the geniuses at Syfy and The Asylum snuck onto the Star Wars bandwagon last month by revealing the title of their sharks-in-tornadoes sequel to be Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. And so they’re celebrating today with the first Sharknado 4 poster, which is an endearing homage (or a infuriating ripoff, depending on how you feel about this series) of that now-iconic Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster.

See the first Sharknado: The 4th Awakens poster, and get the full Sharknado: The 4th Awakens cameo list, after the jump.  Read More »

Sharknado

This is not an April Fool’s joke, and yet it seems appropriate that this news is breaking on April Fool’s Day. Because really, the entire Sharknado franchise, from the premise to the taglines to the casting, feels like nothing so much as an April Fool’s joke that somebody decided to take way too far. Anyway, Syfy has finally gotten around to setting a release date for Sharknado 4, and given it a brilliantly terrible Star Wars-inspired title to boot.  Read More »

The Exorcist TV Series

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Exorcist pilot has cast Geena Davis.
  • Breaking Bad‘s composer will work his magic on Preacher.
  • Gary Busey has joined the cast of Sharknado 4, because of course he has.
  • 24: Legacy adds another new cast member.
  • HBO is planning a whole bunch of new shows.
  • Leighton Meester joins the cast of Making History.
  • Houdini & Doyle reveals a new poster.

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Sharknado 4

Last night brought the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the third installment in the intentionally stupid disaster comedy about sharks terrorizing and killing people as they’re blown around by tornadoes.

While fans were expecting the usual terrible special effects, “celebrity” cameos and brutal deaths, they probably weren’t expecting a cliffhanger ending. But last night, the final shot of Tara Reid‘s character April Wexler was interrupted by a cut to black and directions that fans would be in control of her fate, which would be revealed in Sharknado 4. It’s like the late-’80s “Death in the Family” story stunt DC Comics pulled for Batman, where readers could call in to vote on whether Robin lived or died at the hands of the Joker.

Find out more about Sharknado 4 after the jump! Read More »