Before the phrase “streaming service” was a twinkle in anyone’s eye, network television ruled the airwaves in the U.S. and an ABC drama called Thirtysomething was a big deal. Now, decades after that show was cancelled, ABC is moving forward with a sequel series called Thirtysomething(else), which will feature the return of several key cast members and a new slew of actors playing the original cast’s kids, who are now in their thirties themselves.
ABC has cast the first new member of its younger ensemble: Chris Wood, who you may recognize from Supergirl or The Vampire Diaries.
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Long after this year’s Iowa caucus should have been over and done with, the full results have still not yet been officially tallied. But ABC is hoping the same debacle won’t happen during next week’s New Hampshire primary, because today, the network announced that it will be airing a live broadcast of The Conners which will incorporate the real-time primary results into the episode itself. Get the details on the “Live From Lanford” episode below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 by Fred Topel
The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg stepped back from the series based on his own family in season seven. But Alex Barnow and Chris Bishop have continued telling the stories about Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) and his family in the 1980s.
Sean Giambrone was at ABC’s reception for the Television Critics Association and spoke with /Film about the current season. The good news is that he says things haven’t changed on the show since Goldberg’s departure, and he still contributes to the show. Find out more in our The Goldbergs season 7 interview with Sean Giambrone below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 by Fred Topel
Last year, Marvel Studios announced they were closing the Marvel Television Division which Jeph Loeb ran. They are folding it into the broader Marvel Studios development under Kevin Feige. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Runaways and Cloak & Dagger will end their runs before Marvel launches The Falcon and Winter Soldier and WandaVision on Disney+.
During her Television Critics Association executive session, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said the network is eager to work with Feige to develop Marvel shows to take the place of the network’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are returning to the world of fairytales. They’re teaming up with their former Once Upon a Time writer Brigette Hales to launch a new ABC show called Epic, a “romantic anthology series set in the fairytale universe of Disney.” Here’s what we know about it so far. Read More »
It’s been over a year since Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee left this world for that great multiverse in the sky. Even though we won’t see him popping up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anymore, Marvel Studios isn’t done celebrating the man responsible for creating and co-creating some of the most popular characters in the ever-expanding roster of comic book movies.
Disney has announced a new television special called Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee coming later this month that will pay tribute to the life and career of Stan Lee. Featuring archival interviews and rare, never-before-seen footage of Stan Lee over the years, as well as stars of Marvel Studios movies and TV shows sharing their memories of the man himself, the special will take fans on “an action-packed journey throughout the life of Lee and across the Marvel Universe.” Find out more below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 by Jack Giroux
Have you ever experienced the simple pleasures of binge-watching the show Happy Endings? If not, you’re missing out, because in a word: it’s ah-mah-zing. The ABC series is a warm blanket of a comedy with its lovable characters and kind-hearted sense of humor. Even its opening credits create a warm feeling. Created by David Caspe (Black Monday), the comedy lasted for three seasons, two years, and 57 episodes, and while that is a lot of content and fun to be had, it was still canceled too soon.
Imagine if the show came out today, though, with an advertisement proclaiming, “From the visionary directors of Avengers: Endgame,” Joe and Anthony Russo. The filmmakers executive-produced the comedy and directed a handful of episodes, so when we spoke to them at the 21 Bridges press day, of course, we had to ask them about this, their greatest achievement.
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As we continue to barrel through Peak TV and into a realm of Far Too Much TV, one thing has remained crystal clear: Michael Giacchino‘s score for the ABC drama Lost is the best television score of all time. I’m glad we all agree on this.
To celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, Mondo is teaming up with Hollywood Records for a Lost vinyl recording of Giacchino’s live performance of the show’s music during a concert in Ireland earlier this year. Get the details below, including the price and which tracks from the series will be included.
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It’s been six years since Breaking Bad went off the air, and if you haven’t had time to rewatch all five seasons in the lead-up to this week’s release of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, star Aaron Paul is here to help. He was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, where he took the stage and delivered a quick recap of some of the show’s best moments to jog your memory. Watch his recap below, plus a couple of lengthier, more visual recaps to really get you back into a Breaking Bad state of mind. Read More »
Drew Goddard is returning to TV for his next project. The Bad Times at the El Royale director is adapting an Inland TV series based on The Tiger’s Wife author Téa Obreht’s bestselling Western epic novel. Inland will be one of the first projects for Goddard under his massive four-year overall deal with ABC Studios and its cable-streaming division ABC Signature.
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