Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comic-Con

Sometimes, you attend a San Diego Comic-Con panel that reminds you that all of the hassle, all of the line-waiting, all of the sunburns from the sneaky southern California sun is worth it. This year, that panel was dedicated to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the hilarious, sweet, quietly important cop comedy that was briefly cancelled by Fox earlier this year before being rescued by NBC.

The air in the room was electric and every seat was filled. The atmosphere could best be compared to a rock concert and my ears were literally ringing by the time the cast and crew took their seats. To be surrounded by thousands of people who feel the same passion you do (that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the best shows on television and that everyone involved in its creation is a national treasure) is a powerful feeling.

Here’s what you need to know about the panel.

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Timeless cancelled

NBC has cancelled Timeless. Again. The network had already cancelled the show once, but fan outcry resulted in a reversal. Sadly, the time has run out once again. The network has pulled the plug for what is likely the final time. But all may not be lost: a Timeless movie could be on the horizon.

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Chirs Hardwick Allegations

Update: The Wrap reports that Chris Hardwick will not moderate the Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con this year. He previously moderated the studio’s Hall H presentation in 2017 and 2014.

Just before the weekend, comedian and television personality Chris Hardwick had some serious allegations tossed his way when ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra penned a detailed and disturbing essay laying out his pattern of emotional and sexual abuse throughout their three-year relationship. For his part, Chris Hardwick denied these allegations in an official statement, but that hasn’t stopped AMC from taking action while they “assess the situation.”

AMC has pulled the second season of Talking with Chris Hardwick, which is hosted and produced by the comedian, from their schedule. Furthermore, the network says the comedian and host is stepping down from moderating panels for both AMC and BBC America at San Diego Comic-Con next month. Read More »

reverie review

When I first heard about NBC’s Reverie, it was described to me as a sci-fi show, but the new thriller from Extant creator Mickey Fisher leans more towards a procedural drama than I expected. Not that there’s anything wrong with a procedural drama (it’s one of the things NBC is exceedingly good at) but it took some adjusting of expectations to get into the swing of the first episode.

Reverie’s title comes from the name of a dream program made by a company named Onira Tech. The Reverie program gives users the ability to go into a dream of their own making. Think Total Recall, but instead of going to Mars you can go to your favorite memory, visit a time you were most happy, even bring someone back from the dead and spend time with them in whatever setting or time you choose.

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hair live

NBC got its first taste of glam rock musicals with the critically acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert earlier this year, and now it’s caught the rock musical bug. The network announced that its next live musical will be the original rock musical, Hair.

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When Tina Fey hosted Saturday Night Live last night, she brought quite the array of celebrity cameos, making for one of the most star-studded monologues I’ve seen in awhile. It wasn’t just former cast members coming back either, but there were a handful of big name stars appearing out of nowhere. And the monologue wasn’t the only place where cameos happened in this solid but not great season finale. Read More »

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We’ll be keeping tabs on all the shows that will get the axe, and a few more that are miraculously saved. Below, see our running list of the 2018 canceled TV shows and which shows are coming back.

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As for Amy Schumer, in her second time hosting the comedian was extremely comfortable. This should come as no surprise since Inside Amy Schumer gave her plenty of sketch comedy experience, but unfortunately this time the episode as a whole wasn’t quite as good as her hosting debut. There were still some big laughs to be had, especially when Melissa McCarthy showed up for a surprise cameo. Read More »