An eye opens, widening as it takes in its surroundings. A man with a five o’clock shadow is lying down in the middle of a forest, nearly gasping for air. He’s wearing a suit and looks entirely at odds with the remote setting. And then, a dog saunters by. The man gets up and seems to realize how he’s arrived here, his confused gait turning into a headlong run. Upon exiting the forest, he passes one person, then another, as silence turns into deafening background noise. There are the remnants of a commercial plane on the sand of a tropical beach, where the man and every other survivor of the crash has landed.
Such was the beginning of the ABC TV series Lost, and the beginning of a brave new world where the demarcation points between television and film began blurring. Read More »
Back in 1990, ABC was the place for family friendly entertainment. Full House stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier delivered the one-two punch of cheese with America’s Funniest Home Videos and American’s Funniest People. But for two nights in November that year, family night was interrupted by a murderous dancing clown named Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT, and he definitely had different kinds of teeth to scare you. Watch the IT miniseries Honest Trailer for a deeper dive into the Stephen King adaptation. Read More »
Last night, Will Ferrell appeared in character as Anchorman character Ron Burgundy on five different late night talk shows to do stand-up comedy and stick around for an interview with the host. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden and Conan all brought in Ron Burgundy to tell some jokes and have some of the funniest interviews these guys have ever done. All of this seems to be a promotional push for the second season of The Ron Burgundy Podcast on iHeartRadio, but we’re not going to complain just because this is an extended advertisement. This is the funniest late night TV has been in awhile. Read More »
With Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD coming to an end with the seventh season, new comic book blood is needed to fill ABC’s network timeslots. Unfortunately, most the Marvel action is headed to Disney+, so ABC has grabbed another comic book property that will take them into the TV comfort zone of procedural crime drama.
Stumptown is based on the Oni Press comic of the same name, and it follows Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as a former Marine who has become a disheveled, seemingly directionless private investigator with a good chunk of debt to dig herself out of. That makes her the perfect candidate to get caught up in plenty of random investigations with some seedy criminals and frustrated law enforcement. Watch the Stumptown trailer below for a taste of what’s on the way. Read More »
ABC announced to the Television Critics Association that it would air The Wonderful World of Disney Presents: The Little Mermaid Live on November 5. This isn’t exactly a live musical like Grease: Live or the ill-fated Rent: Live. There is a Broadway musical of The Little Mermaid, but this is not a production of that.
Director and executive producer Hamish Hamilton explained how he’s going to present The Little Mermaid as part of The Wonderful World of Disney. Auli’i Cravalho will play Ariel, Shaggy will play Sebastian, and Queen Latifah will play Ursula. Here’s what we learned.
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The Goldbergs are still lavishing in that 1980-something nostalgia as they head into their seventh season on ABC. The comedy series has paid tribute to countless classic movies from the decade ranging from The Karate Kid to Spaceballs, and for their upcoming season premiere, they’ll be taking a little road trip inspired by National Lampoon’s beloved summer sojourn from 1983.
National Lampoon’s Vacation is the quintessential road trip comedy, and it introduced us to the Chicago family known as The Griswolds. Since The Goldbergs aren’t too far off from The Griswolds, both in their namesake and their familial antics, it only makes sense that they will embark on a a very important road trip of their own. But of course, things don’t go as smoothly as they hope and hilarity ensues. Read More »
The next live musical set to make a splash on ABC is The Little Mermaid. Hot off the heels of the announcement of a newly diverse lead for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, ABC is making an inspired casting choice for Ariel in this version, which was postponed from its original air date in October 2017. Moana star Auli’i Cravalho will lead the live musical event special, while Queen Latifah will play Ursula, and Grammy-winning musician Shaggy will play Sebastian. So now we finally know, how far she’ll go.
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Modern Family is coming to an end with the final season premiering this fall. In honor of the show’s upcoming conclusion, ABC flashed back to the first photo of the entire cast of the comedy when they assembled for the show’s table read and juxtaposted it with the cast together for the final first table read for the last season. Check out the Modern Family flashback photo below. Read More »
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Right now, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is in the middle of its sixth season, but ABC has already renewed the show starring Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward for a seventh season. However, Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb has revealed season seven will be the end.
Deadline has word on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD ending, and thankfully, the show is being allowed to go out on its own terms. For a while, many weren’t sure if Agents of SHIELD would even get a sixth season order, so it was surprising that the show landed a seventh season last fall, before the sixth season had even hit ABC. The network liked the new direction Agents of SHIELD was taking, and they wanted another season, but Jeph Loeb and the producers only said yes after decided to bring things to a close. Read More »
Calling all Whiskey Cavalier stans: the recently cancelled series is officially dead. ABC pulled the plug on the comedy-drama starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan, but the network had entered talks with Warner Bros. to possibly revive it. But it sounds like Whiskey Cavalier season 2 isn’t in the cards anymore.
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