In this edition of TV Bits:
- Sleepy Hollow, Timeless, and Last Man Standing have been cancelled
- Scandal is coming to an end after its seventh season
- Amazon and Hulu make some fascinating additions to their rosters
- The LEGO Movie’s Unikitty has officially received an animated spin-off show
- And more!
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The Exorcist is the latest classic movie getting the TV treatment. Executive producer Jeremy Slater, who already experienced a different sort of franchise in 2015’s Fantastic Four, got out ahead of the fall premiere on Twitter. He tweeted that one reason he took on The Exorcist was so no one else would remake it. He also shared Deadline’s report that Alan Ruck had been bumped up to series regular.
Last week, Fox screened the pilot for The Exorcist to press. The show takes place in present day, though Google searches show that the Father Merrin exorcism still happened. Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) is helping the Rance family in his church. Angela Rance (Geena Davis) thinks there’s more than just a degenerative head trauma plaguing her husband (Ruck), and her daughters are manifesting symptoms too. Ortega has vivid dreams of another exorcist, Father Marcus Lang (Ben Daniels), and the pilot features some new twists on classic Exorcist images.
We had a chance to speak with Slater during the reception for the pilot screening. Some spoilers follow, but most likely things that will be hyped up in the trailers for the show anyway. Read More »
As summer winds down, the blockbuster season is ending, but when fall rolls around, some of your favorite shows will be coming to television, including the runaway hit Empire on Fox. And if you’ve been wondering what to expect from the second season of the show that’s been upgraded to a fall season premiere after debuting mid-season earlier this year, the first trailer has just arrived.
In the trailer, we see Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) in jail after the events of last season brought him there, and now Andre (Trai Byers) and his mother Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) are determined to remove him as CEO of Empire Entertainment. There’s also glimpses of guest stars Chris Rock and Marisa Tomei teased. Watch the Empire season two trailer after the jump! Read More »
Is anyone out there watching M. Night Shyamalan and Chad Hodge‘s TV series Wayward Pines on Fox? The series debuted about two years after it was picked up by the network, and while it didn’t do so well when it premiered up against the season finales of The Blacklist and Scandal, it’s actually found a decent audience since then.
But while the live numbers weren’t anything to write home about, Wayward Pines gained a record percentage DVR lift of 90% for a 1.9 rating, which isn’t bad at all. In the weeks since, it’s actually gained a consistent viewership (especially after DVR numbers come in), but that could get shaken up if the show may get a second season with a whole new cast.
Find out more about Wayward Pines season two after the jump! 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.
Find out more about the Netflix ratings after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Phil Lord and Chris Miller have made a career out of unexpected choices, but even by those standards their latest project sounds pretty weird. The pair are developing Son of Zahn, a new comedy for Fox about an animated barbarian who returns to his live-action family. Johnny Pemberton is already set to star.
Get all the Phil Lord Chris Miller Son of Zahn project details after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Of the great many film to TV adaptations planned for the next few seasons, one of the most promising looks to be Fox’s Minority Report. Picking up ten years after Tom Cruise brought about the end of pre-crime program in Minority Report the movie, Minority Report the show follows one of the three pre-cogs, Dash (Stark Sands).
Though he’s trying to live a normal life, Dash finds himself still haunted by visions of the future. He’s able to put his gifts to use once more after he teams up with Lara (Meagan Good), a clever police detective. Watch the latest Minority Report teaser, featuring new footage from the show, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Mindy Project will be back, and bigger than ever. Although Fox cancelled the comedy earlier this month, Hulu has now come to the rescue, scooping it up for a fourth season to consist of 26 episodes. Hit the jump for more on the Mindy Project Hulu move. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ryan Murphy is bringing his special brand of crazy to the teen slasher genre this fall with Scream Queens, a horror-comedy anthology series on Fox. Not to be confused with Scream, MTV’s new show based the ’90s movie franchise, Scream Queens centers on a sorority house rocked by a serial killer known as the Red Devil.
American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts plays Kappa House HBIC Chanel, while real-life scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis plays the school dean. The results are pretty much exactly what you’d expect if you told the guy who created Popular, Glee, and American Horror Story to draw up a college show. Watch the Scream Queens trailer after the jump. Read More »
Hot on the heels of NBC’s trailers for their line-up of new TV series hitting the small screen this fall, Fox has chimed in with a sneak peek at some of the new shows they have in the works for the new season as well. New programming includes comedies starring Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) and John Stamos (Full House) as well as the crime drama Rosewood. Below you’ll also find the trailers for the series adaptation of Minority Report and the comic book adaptation Lucifer, which we featured on their own yesterday.
Watch Fox’s new 2015-2016 TV series trailers after the jump. Read More »