some good news

Some Good News, a web series that was essentially John Krasinski sitting in his house goofing off in front of a webcam all in the name of cheering up people in quarantine, is moving up in the world. Krasinski sold the rights to the web show to CBS after a bidding war. Also, he’ll no longer host it. Sources say Krasinski was hesitant to sell what started off as a free YouTube show to help distract people in lockdown, but in the end, money won.

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clarice tv series

Clarice, the Silence of the Lambs-inspired TV series that isn’t Hannibal, has landed itself a place on the CBS midseason lineup. Rebecca Breeds plays the FBI agent, leading a cast that includes Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, and Devyn A. Tyler. New details about the show come with this news, revealing the series is set after the events of Silence of the Lambs, making it a sequel series.

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the twilight zone season 2 premiere

The Twilight Zone is back with more tales from the fifth dimension. Jordan Peele‘s revival of the classic Rod Serling supernatural anthology series has set its season 2 premiere for this June on CBS All Access. CBS announces the date, along with the release of the season 2 trailer, on National Twilight Zone Day, one of the many holidays that you never knew existed. Watch The Twilight Zone season 2 trailer below.

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Let's Go to the Mall Quarantine Edition

Even though some states are starting to life shelter-at-home order and it seems like the quarantine is coming to an end, don’t be too hasty. We still need to be staying at home as much as possible in order to avoid a resurgence of coronavirus around the United States. That’s why Cobie Smulders has dipped back into the history of How I Met Your Mother to reprise a song made famous by her character Robin’s alter ego, Robin Sparkles, a Canadian riff on 1980s pop singer Tiffany. Read More »

sunday night movies

Back in the old days, long before streaming, and even before home video as we know it today, networks aired movies. NBC had NBC’s Saturday Night at the Movies, and both ABC and CBS had the Sunday Night Movie. Well, as the saying goes, everything old is new again, and as CBS finds itself facing a drop-off in programming due to coronavirus delays, they’re bringing back the Sunday Night Movie. Starting in May, CBS will be airing titles like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Titanic on Sunday nights.

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all rise coronavirus episode

Television in the time of coronavirus is going to start to look drastically different. While many TV and film productions across the world have shut down out of abundance of caution for the spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some shows have forged ahead. Most of those ongoing productions are animated shows, with most of the moving parts of animated series (voice acting, animation, etc.) allowing staff and actors to complete their work virtually.

But live-action TV and movies are a different story, with actors and crew only able to shoot in close quarters for extended periods of time. However, the CBS drama All Rise is finding a way to navigate around that, with a virtually produced episode that will be shot entirely from home. The episode will, fittingly, be about coronavirus.

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Colbert Saved by the Bell

While we’re all sitting around daydreaming about an alternate reality in which the coronavirus doesn’t exist, it may be interesting to mix it up for a second and try to envision a world in which Samuel “Screech” Powers – the scrawny, Lisa Turtle-obsessed goofball on Saved by the Bell – was played by late night talk show host and comedian Stephen Colbert instead of actor Dustin Diamond. Colbert says he auditioned for the role of Screech in the 1980s and was rejected for a pretty humorous reason. Watch him tell the story below. Read More »

‘Survivor’ Production Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Survivor production delayed

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim victims across the world, COVID-19 is affecting not just film productions, release dates, festivals, and in-studio television audiences, but reality TV shows as well. Even Survivor, one of the genre’s most popular entries, is not immune. A new report says production on the next two seasons has been delayed, with host and executive producer Jeff Probst writing a letter to the crew to inform them about the delays. Read the letter below.
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Silence of the Lambs Sequel Series

After NBC gave us a series focused squarely on The Silence of the Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter, CBS is looking to follow the classic movie with a sequel series called Clarice, focusing on Jodie Foster’s character of FBI agent Clarice Starling one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. However, the series doesn’t have any connection to the NBC series Hannibal. Read More »

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star trek picard inspiration

It all came as a surprise when Patrick Stewart announced last year that he would be reprising his role as the beloved Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a role he began playing three decades ago in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The last time Star Trek fans saw the noble captain was in the 2002 feature film Star Trek: Nemesis, and that seemed like it would be the last time. J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Trek franchise with his 2009 feature film and launched a whole different timeline.

But this is the era of reboots and revivals after all, so why not bring back everyone’s favorite Starfleet captain? But it would take more than nostalgia (or a big paycheck) to tempt back an accomplished thespian like Stewart. So how did Star Trek: Picard series creator Alex Kurtzman do it? Well, it was a little superhero movie that Stewart was starring in at the time that convinced him, actually: Logan.

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