war of the worlds tv series

H.G. Wells’s sci-fi classic War of the Worlds has undergone many adaptations already, but a few more won’t hurt. Fox Networks Group is mounting a new War of the Worlds TV series, likely starring Greg Kinnear. The timing on this is a bit odd, since the BBC is about to premiere a War of the Worlds TV series of their own.

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King of the Hill Streaming

It’s been eight years since the FOX animation series King of the Hill came to an end, and since then, fans have enjoyed the show in syndication. They even had it available on Netflix for awhile until it disappeared from the service in 2013. But now King of the Hill has a new streaming home.

Hulu has announced that all 13 seasons of King of the Hill are now available exclusively in their streaming library in a deal that expands their licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox Television. Read More »

the orville season 2 teaser

Strap in for a new season of The OrvilleSeth MacFarlane‘s kinda comedic sci-fi series riff on Star Trek. The sci-fi comedy series is returning to Fox in just two months, over a year since the first season finished airing to mixed reception. But, in the words of one of the crew of the titular ship in The Orville season 2 teaser, this new season will be totally “bitchin’.”

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the passage trailer

Justin Cronin‘s best selling trilogy comes to the small screen with The Passage. The new Fox series follows a secret medical facility where “scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race.” Watch The Passage trailer below.

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the property brothers scripted series

Fox is about to get a home makeover. The network has started developing a scripted comedy series based on the lives of HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott, AKA The Property Brothers. That’s right, they’re making a Property Brothers scripted series. Now that’s an open concept.

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nypd blue reboot 2

The future of TV will be made up of nothing but reboots of old shows, so you might as well get used to it. Case in point: a new NYPD Blue reboot is headed to ABC, featuring the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz. And over at Fox, you can expect a reboot of the ’70s sitcom Alice from Diablo Cody and Liz Astrof. Everything old is new again!

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Fox commercials

In an effort to figure out just what the hell it is their viewers want, Fox is about to test some new commercial formats during its fall Sunday lineup. There will be two types: longer commercial blocks running for more than five minutes, and shorter spurts that only air two commercials at a time.

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kung fu sequel series

Reboot mania has reached a fever pitch, with Fox reviving a classic martial arts western series that may have been better left behind in the dust. The ’70s series Kung Fu is receiving a sequel series featuring a female lead and a hopefully less whitewashed cast.

The original series, which ran from 1972 to 1975, arrived at the height of the martial arts craze in America and starred David Carradine as a half-Chinese Shaolin monk who wanders the American West. Now a Kung Fu sequel series has been picked up for a pilot by Fox, which hopes to revamp it with a modern audience in mind.

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chelsea peretti leaving brooklyn nine-nine

It’s time to say goodbye to two different actors on two very different cop shows. First: Damon Wayans is departing Lethal Weapon, even though the show just went through the trouble of finding him a new co-star. Second: Chelsea Peretti is leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and no one should be happy about that. More on these departures below.

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The Simpsons Al Jean Interview

The Simpsons is about to his another landmark. This season will be the animated show’s 30th. Last season saw The Simpsons pass Gunsmoke’s record for the most number of episodes produced. But much of the focus on The Simpsons recently has been on something else.

Last year, a Simpsons controversy heated up. Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem with Apu aired in November 2017, criticizing the stereotypical nature of the Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The Simpsons responded in their episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished.” The response sparked more debate than the documentary originally did, and /Film has been covering it closely.

Al Jean, showrunner for The Simpsons, sat down with /Film at the Fox party for the Television Critics Association, and he was prepared for more Apu questions. He wouldn’t budge from those earlier statements and opted to talk about the show’s milestones and some history revealed in Mike Reiss’s recent memoir Springfield Confidential. Read More »