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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Arrow gets a trailer hyping its sixth season
  • The creator of Veep is heading to space in a brand new HBO series
  • The CBS prequel Young Sheldon has, regrettably, earned a full series order
  • Watch the first six minutes of Fox’s new X-Men TV series The Gifted
  • Zachary Levi still wants to make a Chuck movie
  • And more!

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alias grace trailer

It’s high time that more of Margaret Atwood‘s excellent works are adapted to the small and big screen. With Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale drawing rave reviews for its harrowing and timely depiction of a not-to0-distant dystopia, Netflix is diving into Atwood’s catalog for its own prestigious miniseries.

Alias Grace is a miniseries adaptation of Atwood’s Gothic historical fiction about a real-life murder in 1843 Canada. Grace Marks, the titular maid convicted of murdering her master and his housekeeper, is the fascinating character and unreliable narrator at the center of the story — painted as both a victim and culprit. But while the novel acts as a psychological mystery, the Alias Grace trailer paints the story as more of a straight-up thriller, which doesn’t bode well for this highly anticipated adaptation.

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Alias Grace trailer

Another Margaret Atwood adaptation is coming to a computer screen near you. But this time, the bonnets worn by the women in Alias Grace are a mark of historical fiction rather than an oppressive dystopia.

Netflix is adapting Atwood’s award-winning novel into a six-episode miniseries starring Sarah Gadon as the titular Grace Marks, who finds herself convicted of the brutal murder of her employer, and without memory of why.

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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 »

First 5 Minutes of Tangled Before Ever After

Instead of giving Tangled a feature film sequel, Disney has opted to continue the story of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and her new husband Eugene (Zachary Levi) by way of a TV movie, followed by an animated series.

Tangled Before Ever After is a Disney Channel Original Movie that will act as an extended pilot for Tangled: The Series. For those who aren’t sure what to expect, Disney has put the first five minutes of the TV movie online for your viewing pleasure. Watch the first 5 minutes of Tangled Before Ever After below. Read More »

Tangled Sequel Trailer

Last fall we got a teaser for The Disney Channel’s new Tangled animated series. Instead of being computer animated like the original movie, this is a 2D stylized animated series that takes place after the events of the hit movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios. But before that series begins, it will be preceded by a TV movie, and the first trailer for it has just arrived.

Tangled: Before Ever After has Rapunzel and Eugene back (voiced again by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi), and while the end of the movie saw the long, flowing blonde hair done away with in favor of a short, brunette style, it looks like that doesn’t last long. Some kind of magic gives Rapunzel back her golden locks, but I’m not entirely sure why that’s a bad thing.

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Disney's Tangled: The Series Trailer

Disney Channel has premiered the first trailer for Tangled: The Series, an animated television series based on the 2010 feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. And no, this doesn’t look like one of those cheap television spin-offs from the 1990’s, the animation looks stylized and beautiful. And Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprise their roles, voicing Rapunzel and Eugene (aka Flynn Rider), respectively. The show also reunites the movie’s composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Hit the jump to watch the Disney’s Tangled: The Series trailer.

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actors playing two Marvel characters

When Chris Evans was sought after and eventually won the role of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avengers, some fans were a little bent out of shape about that because the actor had already played the Human Torch in 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four. To some, it just seemed like overkill to have the same actor play two different Marvel superheroes.

However, as we’ve seen, the Marvel cinematic universe is far removed from what 20th Century Fox did with Fantastic Four or what Sony Pictures did with Spider-Man. And in the end, Chris Evans has turned out to one of the best parts of the Marvel cinematic universe, and easily one of the favorite Avengers on the team. So it all worked out.

But now that the Marvel cinematic universe has been established, is there a chance that we could see actors playing two Marvel characters in that comic book world? Thor: The Dark World star Zachary Levi reveals that he has spoken to Kevin Feige about that very question, and the answer might surprise you. Read More »

Agents of SHIELD Season 3 header

What DC role did Gal Gadot turn down before Wonder Woman? Could Thor: The Dark World‘s Zachary Levi return as a different Marvel character? Does Elizabeth Olsen want a Scarlet Witch standalone? Who’s the rumored villain of Man of Steel 2? How long has Spider-Man been around in Captain America: Civil War? Is Justice League Unlimited finally coming to Blu-ray? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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who should play han solo

With news surfacing that The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller will be at the helm of a new Star Wars Anthology film focusing on a young Han Solo, everyone is wondering just who will play the charismatic smuggler.

Harrison Ford made the role iconic in the original Star Wars trilogy, and he’ll be reprising the role in The Force Awakens. But Ford can’t play a young version of the character without extensive visual effects, so some younger actor is going to have to get in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. The question is who can pull it off?

We’ve rounded up some possibilities, some likely, some not, and some more preferable than others. Check out our list of 20 Actors Who Should Play Han Solo after the jump! Read More »