In this edition of TV Bits:
- CBS has renewed – and canceled – several shows.
- Kevin Smith gives an update on his Masters of the Universe series.
- Ricky Gervais’ After Life gets a third season at Netflix.
- Watch a trailer for Yellowstone season 3.
- Peacock signs a deal with Apple.
- History has canceled Project Blue Book and Knightfall.
- Hey, remember Quibi? They’re still around, and still picking up new shows!
- Fuller House is ending. Let us all bow our heads.
- Room 104 is ending with season 4.
- The Smash cast is reuniting to stream Bombshell In Concert.
- Get a first look at the One Day at a Time animated special.
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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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The captain is on deck. Actor Jason Isaacs (who played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) was conspicuously absent from the first trailer of the new CBS All Access show Star Trek: Discovery that debuted last month (check out our detailed breakdown here), but now the first photo of his Discovery character, Captain Gabriel Lorca, has beamed its way online. Check it out in full below.
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It’s been a bit of a bumpy road to the small screen for CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery, with original showrunner Bryan Fuller stepping away entirely and multiple delays pushing the show’s premiere from January to May and eventually until this fall. Now, finally, Trek fans can sleep soundly knowing that the show has an official release date that seems achievable.
Below, find out exactly when the new series will debut, plus read up about how the first season of Discovery will air in two separate halves.
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With Dave on vacation, Devindra and Jeff review the sequel we didn’t know we needed, T2 Trainspotting. They also chat about this year’s SXSW, the prospect of new Matrix films, and the downsides of good shows on streaming platforms nobody is subscribing to (looking at you, CBS).
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Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Note: Supergirl premieres tonight on CBS. Below is our original review of the pilot, which ran in July during San Diego Comic-Con.
In a TV landscape littered with superhero shows, Supergirl stands out in a couple of ways. For one thing, it’s the rare superhero show that’s about a superheroine. For another, whereas most of those other dramas tend toward the dark and brooding, Supergirl is mostly bubbly and upbeat — just like its plucky heroine Kara, played by the radiant Melissa Benoist.
But for a show to succeed, it can’t just capture the audience’s interest, it has to sustain it. On that front, Supergirl unfortunately struggles by prioritizing plot over characterization. Read More »
Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.
A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
The latest DC Comics TV adaptation is ready to take flight. CBS has just set a fall premiere date for Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine.
Also announced is the premiere date for Limitless, the small-screen follow-up to the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller. Get the Limitless and Supergirl release dates after the jump. Read More »
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So far, the network with the most promising new shows coming in the fall seems to be ABC. Their upfronts presentation showed off the best comedies, including the return of The Muppets to television, and they have a couple intriguing dramas on the way as well. Now the network usually geared towards is chiming in with their forthcoming shows as CBS has unleashed the trailers for new programming that will premiere in the fall.
We’ve already seen an extended trailer for Supergirl (which we’ve included again below in case you missed it), but there’s also a new comedy with Jane Lynch called Angel from Hell as well as the series adaptation of Limitless, which we just learned will see Bradley Cooper guest star from time to time. Watch CBS’s new 2015-2016 TV series trailers after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
CBS is getting into the superhero game this fall with Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as the less famous cousin of Superman. Now 24, Kara decides to embrace her Kryptonian superpowers and become the hero she was always meant to be. Watch the first Supergirl trailer, and check out a couple of new Supergirl images, after the jump. Read More »