Timeless cancelled

NBC has cancelled Timeless. Again. The network had already cancelled the show once, but fan outcry resulted in a reversal. Sadly, the time has run out once again. The network has pulled the plug for what is likely the final time. But all may not be lost: a Timeless movie could be on the horizon.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4

In this round-up of TV Bits:

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will end with season four
  • The Good Fight on CBS All Access will get a third season
  • Tim Allen’s canceled Last Man Standing could get revived
  • A Lost in Space featurette goes behind the scenes of the series
  • Timeless is again close to being canceled
  • AMC’s new series Dietland gets a new trailer
  • Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon are back as Cord & Tish

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NBC Explains Their Timeless Renewal

When NBC did not renew Timeless for a second season, fans began a “Save Timeless campaign. NBC seemed to listen and added the show back to its schedule. During an executive session with the Television Critics Association, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt joked that the fans still don’t control his renewal decisions.

“Don’t write this, but they don’t,” Greenblatt joked.

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Timeless

Since it’s upfronts week for all the major TV networks, plenty of news about all your favorite shows has been hitting the web recently. Last week brought a slew of cancellations and renewals for shows on ABC and NBC, and now we have an update on the fate of a bunch of shows over at FOX and CBS.

If you’re having trouble keeping up with all the renewals and cancellations so far, don’t worry, because we’ll have a round-up of which shows are returning, and which ones have been given the axe. But for now, this edition of TV Bits has great news for Timeless viewers and Elementary fans, bad news Scream Queens and 2 Broke Girls fans and potentially interesting news for people who want to get close to San Diego Comic-Con without actually being at the convention itself. Get details on all that and more after the jump. Read More »

Sleepy Hollow season 4

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Sleepy Hollow, Timeless, and Last Man Standing have been cancelled
  • Scandal is coming to an end after its seventh season
  • Amazon and Hulu make some fascinating additions to their rosters
  • The LEGO Movie’s Unikitty has officially received an animated spin-off show
  • And more!

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Timeless interview

This month, NBC is going back in time with the premiere of their new series Timeless. From producers Eric Kripke (SupernaturalRevolution) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield, of course), Timeless is about a trio of heroes with a time machine who have to chase a terrorist with another time machine through history.

Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) is a historian recruited to lead Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) in pursuit of Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnji?). Already in their first mission to the launch of the Hindenburg, they alter Lucy’s present and Garcia reveals some information he has about her future.

During their panel for the Television Critics Association, Kripke and Ryan mentioned the NBC classic Quantum Leap as a good example of time travel made accessible to mainstream viewers every week. We spoke with them after the panel to get some more details about the series. We discuss some spoilers for the pilot just in case you haven’t seen it at Comic-Con.  Read More »

nbc

The 2016-2017 TV season doesn’t kick off for another several months, but with the upfronts in full swing, the networks are taking turns showing off their brand-new offerings. NBC’s freshman lineup includes the Kristen Bell comedy The Good Place, Dan Fogelman‘s ensemble drama This Is Us, and the time-travel adventure Timeless. Check out the first trailers below.  Read More »

Timeless movie

Fox’s next family-friendly hit could come from a former Pixar artist. The studio has just picked up the rights to Timeless, a three-book children’s series by Pixar alum Armand Baltazar. Carlos Saldanha (Rio) is attached to direct and Ridley Scott will produce.

The plot centers around a group of kids from different time periods — Victorian England, the 1920s, the 1980s, and the modern day — who band together. It’s described as being “in the vein of Avatar and Harry Potter,” so you know the studio has dollar signs in its eyes. Hit the jump for more details on the Timeless movie.

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Dave Franco has become the latest addition to Summit’s magician heist film Now You See Me, boarding a very promising cast that already includes Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson. Franco is probably still best known for being the younger brother of Oscar nominee/host James Franco, but he’s become a rising star in his own right, with his recent turn in Fright Night and his upcoming appearances in 21 Jump Street and the zombie romance Warm Bodies.

Louis Leterrier is directing the film from a script by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. The film follows a group of illusionists called the Four Horsemen, who pull off bank heists during their stage shows and then shower their oblivious audiences with the stolen cash. Franco will play one of the Four Horsemen, joining Eisenberg, who plays the team’s arrogant leader. [Deadline]

After the jump, Thor’s kid brother books yet another new role.

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The Angelina Jolie thriller Salt may have come and gone in the minds of some viewers. — neither of Jolie’s big films this year seemed to get much traction — but with a nearly $300 million worldwide take, the film is hardly a flop. Once marketing and everything else is factored in, the $110m film might be just breaking even, but that’s before DVD and all other ancillary revenue streams flow in. So, it is not unreasonable to expect a sequel.

In fact, back in August we heard that a sequel might be in the offing. Writer Kurt Wimmer had ideas about how to move forward, Angelina Jolie was reportedly ready to think about another one, and director Phillip Noyce was said to be interested in another chapter. But now he’s not. Read More »