The long-running quiz show Jeopardy! bid farewell to longtime host Alex Trebek when he passed away last year after battling cancer. In his stead, the show has continued, bringing in guest hosts like former champion Ken Jennings, the show’s executive producer Mike Richards, news anchor Katie Couric, and even Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But at some point, the show will have to find a new permanent host for Jeopardy!, and Star Trek: The Next Generation cast member and Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton has thrown his hat in the ring for consideration. And he’s making it very clear that he wants the job for real. Read More »
The Wonder Years is the latest series from the past to get a shiny new reboot. But rather than modernizing the drama about a suburban family living in the 1960s, The Wonder Years reboot is taking a different approach with the same formula.
Produced by Lee Daniels, The Wonder Years reboot will follow a Black family living in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1960s, providing a much different perspective than the original series that starred Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, and Olivia d’Abo as The Arnold Family. The new series will focus on The Williams Family, and a first look photo has officially been revealed. Read More »
Don Cheadle is about to take a walk down memory lane. The Avengers: Endgame star has been set as the narrator for ABC’s reboot of The Wonder Years, taking on the role of adult Dean Williams in ABC’s single-camera pilot.
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Even though Alex Trebek left us last year, the legendary game show Jeopardy! continues. Ken Jennings acted as guest host when new episodes began earlier this year, and now the baton has been passed to executive producer Mike Richards, with several more guests hosts lined up for the foreseeable future. However, one fan still wanted to revel in the glory days of Alex Trebek, specifically when he hosted the Greatest of All Time Tournament back in January 2020, and he did so with a bunch of LEGO pieces. Read More »
Following the airing of Alex Trebek‘s final episode of Jeopardy! last week, the long-running game show returned to air this week. A permanent replacement to take over the hosting reins has not yet been named, but in the meantime, the show will continue with guest hosts, starting off with Greatest of All-Time champion Ken Jennings. Though the quiz master found himself in some hot water recently (both of his own doing and due to his “Bean Dad” colleague), Jennings graciously took the podium, but not before giving a heartfelt tribute to Alex Trebek. You can watch it below. Read More »
The final episode of Jeopardy! hosted by the late Alex Trebek aired Friday afternoon, marking the end of an era for the long-running, beloved quiz show. The episode was shot last year and was originally intended to air around Christmas, but Sony Pictures Television and ABC held back the final week of episodes in order to send-off Alex Trebek the right way. The episode ended with a touching tribute looking back at some of Alex’s funniest and most delightful moments over the years, and needless to say, it will probably tug at your heartstrings quite a bit. Read More »
After the brilliant Comedy Central sketch series Key and Peele went off the air in 2015, the show’s two leads embarked on different career paths. Keegan-Michael Key shifted his focus almost entirely to acting, while Jordan Peele quickly became one of Hollywood’s go-to horror directors thanks to Get Out and Us.
Here are the latest updates about this formerly dynamic duo: Peele recently confirmed that he has retired from acting on camera, and Key has secured the lead role in August Snow, an ABC drama based on a series of popular crime novels.
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One of the shows that helped kick off the latest Golden Age of Television, also referred to as Peak TV, was undoubtedly J.J. Abrams‘ sci-fi mystery series Lost. What started out as a compelling survival story following an ensemble of castaways turned into a maddening mystery that started raising way too many questions for its own good. Even after all these years, the island isn’t done with us, as evidenced by all the lingering questions on the Honest Trailer for the complete series run of Lost. Spoilers abound! Read More »
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The Series: Supermarket Sweep (2020)
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu
The Pitch: Leslie Jones hosts the revival of this classic game show that first started in the 1960s, returned in the mid-1990s, and came back one more time in the early 2000s. Three teams of two ultimate shoppers compete in a variety of brand name trivia and puzzles before racing around a perfectly polished and organized grocery store for the most fast-paced shopping spree you’ve ever seen. The grand prize? A whopping $100,000.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Look, things are getting bad out there. We just hit over 250,000 deaths because of the coronavirus pandemic, North Dakota has the worst COVID-19 death rate in the entire world, and coronavirus numbers are on the rise all across the United States. It’s only going to get worse as people ignore warnings in favor of gathering for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But if you’re smart, you’ll find a way to distract yourself and stay at home as much as you can, and the new Supermarket Sweep is the perfect way to do that, especially if you’re only having your groceries delivered to your house at this point. Live vicariously through the grocery game show! Read More »
Over the weekend, longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek sadly passed away at 80 years old after a battle with cancer. Even though this is truly a tragic loss, we’ll all be able to spend a little more time with the gameshow icon. Since Jeopardy! shoots episodes with a fairly long lead time, Sony Pictures Television has banked enough new episodes of the famous quiz show to keep Alex Trebek behind the podium until just before the end of the year. Read More »