In a new approach to Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel of the same name, Hulu’s High Fidelity TV series puts Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) in the lead role of Rob Brooks as she takes a look back at the five biggest heartbreaks in her life, all so she can figure out why she keeps having her heart broken. John Cusack starred in the film adaptation from back in 2000, and the latest High Fidelity TV series trailer shows the spirit of the film and the lead character have both been kept intact. Read More »
Apple TV+ presented panels to the Television Critics Association for the first time since its launch on November 1. Two of the shows appearing on the panel shows have already been renewed for a second season before they premiere (just like some of the shows that have already debuted on the streamer), and Apple announced premiere dates for them and a couple other upcoming original series.
Chris Evans, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Rob McElhenney, and more star in the upcoming Apple TV+ shows Defending Jacob, Central Park, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banqet, and Home Before Dark. And you can find out all about them below. Read More »
Holy forking shirtballs! The Good Place is ascending from our TV sets to the big screen. The series finale of the Mike Schur NBC comedy is coming to theaters at Alamo Drafthouse Theaters across the nation for one night this month.
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Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 by Fred Topel
UPDATE: The original version of this story inaccurately mentioned a second season renewal for Amazing Stories, but this was a misconception by our reporter at the TCAs. Our corrected story follows below.
Apple TV+ presented panels on the last day of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The streamer finally announced premiere date for the long-awaited reboot of Steven Spielberg’s anthology series Amazing Stories. The revival of the series has been one of the cornerstones of Apple’s originals slate, but this is the first word we’ve gotten on when the show will arrive, and it also came with an Amazing Stories first look photo. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Check out a new trailer for the final season of Homeland
- The Chi season 3 trailer has arrived
- Comedy Central has decided to remain in the Daniel Tosh business
- Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins heads to HBO Max
- Awkwafina is Nora From Queens has received a second season order
- And more!
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We’re just one week away from the release of Star Trek: Picard, the highly-anticipated CBS All Access streaming series that features the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as beloved Trek character Captain Jean-Luc Picard. And because CBS clearly knows what audiences want, a new clip has made its way online that includes Picard and his dog aimlessly wandering through the former Starfleet officer’s gorgeous vineyard. Read More »
Star Wars has the power of the Force and anime on its side. The sci-fi franchise has conquered every medium — movies, TV, video games, comic books — so why not add the lucrative globe-spanning medium of manga to that? Manga publishing juggernaut VIZ Media, which has brought popular manga like Naruto, Bleach, and Inuyasha to the States, is releasing Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga in collaboration with Lucasfilm. Ready to see Luke turned into a dashing, wide-eyed anime hero? Well, you’re gonna.
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This weekend, the 31st Producer’s Guild Awards honored achievements in producing film and television from last year. This is one of the key awards that start to give us an idea of what movie is likely to take home Best Picture when the Oscars are handed out, so everyone was waiting to see what movie won The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the equivalent of Best Picture among the 2020 PGA Awards winners.
In a turn that was a little less surprising after its victory at the Golden Globes a couple weeks ago, Sam Mendes‘ war drama 1917 landed the top prize. But who walked away with awards for animated and documentary features, as well as all the television awards? Get the full list of 2020 PGA Awards winners below. Read More »
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In a fast-paced world in which trends emerge and disappear within the blink of an eye, Disney’s decision to not produce Baby Yoda merchandise ahead of The Mandalorian‘s release was something of a gamble for the studio. Sure, they preserved a surprise reveal at the end of the first episode. But they also created an opportunity for independent sellers to fulfill the public’s clamoring for all things Baby Yoda until more official merchandise could be mass-produced.
A new report says Disney is now targeting popular Etsy shops and sending takedown notices for Baby Yoda-related items. Read More »
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Dominic Monaghan on his role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- A preview of Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #1
- Jar Jar Binks to Return in Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series
- Star Wars Visual Comparisons Guides
- And more!
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