Star Wars TV Rights

Back in 2016, a few years after Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the studio sold the television rights to all of the Star Wars movies, from the original trilogy to the most recent sequels and spin-offs, to AT&T’s recently acquired Turner Broadcasting. At that time, Disney hadn’t yet finalized plans for their own subscription service. Now that the studio is looking to launch their exclusive streaming service in 2019, they want all those movies back. But if Disney wants the Star Wars movies back, they’re gonna have to pay. Read More »

Quantum and Woody TV series

In the early 2000s, who could have foreseen the fact that Anthony and Joe Russo would one day become the directors of some of the biggest films of all time? The Avengers: Infinity War filmmakers are expanding their producing efforts for television, and one of their new projects is a Quantum and Woody TV series, an adaptation of the Valiant comic of the same name. After a quiet development process, the project has found a home at TBS. Read more about it below. Read More »

Conan 2018 Comic-Con Episodes

Conan O’Brien has made a tradition of coming to San Diego Comic-Con for a series of Conan episodes recorded straight from the center of the geeky action. This year he’s keeping the tradition alive with a new round of episodes featuring some of Comic-Con’s most anticipated attendees and movies. Find out the full line-up of Conan 2018 Comic-Con episodes below. Read More »

Conan Format Changes

Back at the beginning of 2017, TBS indicated that some changes might be in store for Conan O’Brien and his late night talk show Conan when their deal was renewed in 2018. At the time, the rumor was that Conan might turn into a weekly show rather than a nightly one, but TBS wasn’t looking to make any changes until a new deal was finalized. Now that 2018 has arrived, that new deal has materialized, and it does include some changes for Conan, but they all sound promising.

Conan will still air four nights a week on TBS, but it will only be a half-hour show. The change is part of a new effort for Conan O’Brien and his Team Coco production banner to craft a show that is a little less structured and expands their dedication to comedy, both on television and through digital content online. On top of that, Conan will kick off a live comedy tour later this year.

TBS announced their new expanded partnership spanning television, digital, social and live events today in an official press release. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s break it down. Read More »

The Last OG trailer

Tiffany Haddish is everywhere these days, and rightfully so. The latest project for the very funny actress is a the new TBS series The Last OG. Haddish co-stars with Tracy Morgan in a story about an ex-con trying to adjust when he returns to his old Brooklyn neighborhood.

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search party season 2

One of the TV hits of last season was TBS’s new show, Search Party. As a comedy, it stretched across genres as Dory (Alia Shawkat) led her friends on a search for their missing friend Chantal (Clare McNulty). By the end, it got very dark, complete with existential angst and a possible murder.

Search Party is back for a second season on TBS. Producer Michael Showalter, know for The State and Wet Hot American Summer, spoke with /Film about the new season.

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the guest book interview 1

It’s not too late to catch up on TBS’s new comedy The Guest Book. This week brings the third episode, and even though it’s an anthology series, you’ll want to keep up. Set at the Froggy Cottage cabin, each week sees a new guest check in with a new story. However, the manager Wilfred (Charlie Robinson) and the strippers from nearby Chubby’s are always there, and single father Andrew Brown (Garret Dillahunt) seems to be staying longer.

Creator Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope, The Millers) got the idea when he  started writing funny stories in guest books where he stayed. The Guest Book is based on those stories, and they will all pay off in the season finale. Garcia spoke with /Film by phone last week, in a good mood since episode two saw increased viewership.

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Daniel Wu in Into the Badlands Season 2

The TV news keeps on coming, thanks to the TCAs. After the jump:

  • Portlandia has been renewed for one final season.
  • AMC and BBC are teaming up for a new John le Carré miniseries.
  • TV Land officially orders Heathers to series.
  • Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ Cops gets a series from TBS.
  • Pierce Brosnan tries on a Texan twang in the first trailer for The Son.
  • Alan Tudyk is Batman’s obnoxious cousin in Powerless.
  • Could Girl Meets World return elsewhere?
  • And more!

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Conan Format Changes

There was quite the brouhaha when Conan O’Brien was removed from his post as host of The Tonight Show following Jay Leno’s short-lived retirement from the long-running late night show. Fans were upset, Conan was understandably heartbroken, and it was quite the controversial time for late night television. But thankfully, Conan found a fantastic home at TBS, one that has allowed him to do so much more than NBC ever would have.

Conan has been going strong at TBS for six years now, and during that time he’s gone to Cuba for a special episode, hosted episodes from Comic-Con in San Diego and went viral with segments like Clueless Gamer, where Conan plays videos games (of which he knows little about) and jokes around with his celebrity guests while playing them. All of these interesting turns for the comedian will soon result in an evolution of the comedian’s relationship with TBS and potentially a change in the format of Conan in the future, perhaps becoming a weekly show instead of a nightly one.

Find out about the potential Conan format changes and more after the jump. Read More »

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Moon Cruise TV Series - Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black and David Wain

You’d be hard pressed to find a more gifted, tight-knit trio of comedians and content creators than David Wain, Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black. These three have been friends for years, even once having their own comedy act known as Stella before going on to become creators and writers of the sketch comedy series The State. In addition, Wain and Showalter have become acclaimed filmmakers behind such comedy favorites as Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models and They Came Together, not to mention underrated movies like Wanderlust and The Baxter, and Michael Ian Black has had a fun part in nearly all of them.

Now David Wain, Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black are reteaming with their Wet Hot American Summer colleague Jonathan Stern for a new comedy series called Moon Cruise, and it sounds like the perfect opportunity for these three to do more great things on TV. Read More »