In this edition of TV Bits:
- HBO’s Watchmen TV series adds even more cast members
- American Horror Story season 8 premiere date set
- Comic book series Gideon Falls is being adapted for TV
- J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi HBO show Demimonde now has a showrunner
- What to expect from The Expanse season 4
- A trailer for Animals season 3
- Fox is adapting a French satirical puppet show for the U.S.
- The never-ending show Supernatural now has its own holiday in Austin, Texas
- Mike Myers talks about his strange Gong Show character
- Jimmy Fallon plans to host The Tonight Show as long as human possible
- Salman Rushdie‘s Midnight’s Children is being adapted for Netflix
- Fox cancels Ghosted
- A teaser trailer for Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Mike Myers brings back his Austin Powers franchise villain Dr. Evil for a topical sketch on The Tonight Show. Plus, friend of the site Will Goss has a clever and charming new short film called Pick-Ups that you should check out, and find out some fun facts you might not have known about Pixar’s Toy Story. Read More »
For anyone who hasn’t yet gotten a grasp on how important Black Panther is to the black population, this should do the trick.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon brought the film’s star Chadwick Boseman onto the show with a wonderful prank. Fans were told to give a testimony of their love for the Marvel Studios movie by saying what it means to them and thanking the actor specifically for bringing the superhero character to life. Little did they know that Chadwick Boseman was going to pop out and receive their praise personally. See what happens as Chadwick Boseman surprises Black Panther fans on The Tonight Show. Read More »
Sing is the latest animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment, and it’s in theaters now. If somehow after the onslaught of musically charged TV spots that have been all over the place this holiday season you weren’t aware of that, here’s another reminder.
The voice cast of Sing (including Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly) appeared on The Tonight Show to perform an a cappella version of Paul McCartney‘s signature holiday tune “Wonderful Christmastime” with the help of Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Oh, and the former member of The Beatles popped up to help out too.
Watch the Wonderful Christmastime a cappella video after the jump. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Even people who aren’t Star Wars fans know the iconic fanfare that begins every single movie. The same can be said for the iconic Imperial March used to signify the arrival of the Empire and Darth Vader. And now thanks to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, his house band The Roots, and the primary cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we have an awesome a capella version of those iconic themes that’s presented like the opening credits of The Brady Bunch, but a hell of a lot cooler. Watch! Read More »
In July 2015, we reported a rumor that Universal Studios Orlando was planning a new motion simulator ride to replace Twister which would take place in the mind of Jimmy Fallon on the set of The Tonight Show. Well, the report was mostly right. The new attraction will replace Twister…Ride It Out and will star Jimmy Fallon. Learn the details now after the jump.
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Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard about a variety of plans by Nickelodeon to cash in on all the nostalgia being felt by children of the 90s for all the programming they used to watch on the kids’ cable network. There’s been talk of reviving some of the fan favorite Nicktoons in some capacity, a live-action/animated hybrid movie at Paramount and 90s programming block called The Splat coming in October. Yes, nostalgia for a decade that ended just 15 years ago is alive and well.
Now The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon wanted to get in on all the 90s fun by having a Good Burger reunion, featuring the return of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, who originated these exact same characters on the Nickelodeon sketch show All That, which was basically Saturday Night Live for kids. Read More »
Earlier this week, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham appeared on The Tonight Show where she and Jimmy Fallon discussed the fact that they both used to work at video rental stores in New York. Lena Dunham and Jimmy Fallon have a fun discussion about video rental store clerks and also a long discussion about their love for the 1991 coming-of-age “classic” Man in the Moon starring Reese Witherspoon and is it Jeremy or Jason London (its actually Jason). While I don’t have fond memories for this movie, I appreciate the film fandom Fallon and Dunham show in this geekfest. Watch the video clip new embedded after the jump.
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Everyone knows Louis C.K. as a brilliant comedian. Fewer people know him as a talented director. C.K. had been in the entertainment industry for decades before finally hitting the mainstream with his amazing stand-up and his FX TV show Louie. He wrote on several popular TV shows and directed short films for a long time, culminating in the 2001 cult film Pootie Tang.
In 1998 C.K. wrote and directed his first film called Tomorrow Night, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It starred then-newcomers Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes and many others, but didn’t get picked up for distribution. This February, C.K. is finally going to release the film on his official website, for $5. Read more and check out the trailer below. Read More »
Briefly: We don’t cover much late-night TV, but The Tonight Show is an institution and a changing of the guard at the show is a big deal. Negotiations have been taking place for quite some time to end Jay Leno‘s run as host of the show, with Jimmy Fallon taking his place.
Now we know that Leno’s last night as host will be February 6 2014 — that’s the night before NBC begins coverage of the Winter Olympics. Fallon’s debut as Tonight Show host will broadcast after that Olympic coverage ends. Since the last day of the Olympics is February 23, we’ll likely see Fallon as host by the end of that month. And so end’s Leno’s tenure as perhaps the friendliest, safest voice in late-night TV. He’s also one of the most popular, as Variety notes, holding the top ratings position in his time slot for the second quarter in 2013. That makes the changeover — the second time Leno has lost the chair, after a weird and short-lived swap with Conan O’Brien in 2009 — a bit unusual.