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Original ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Cast Reunites -- and Weighs in on The CW's Reboot! (Exclusive)

Original ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Cast Reunites -- and Weighs in on The CW's Reboot! (Exclusive)
Et got the chance to jump in the Spellmans’ closet and head to the Other Realm -- for just one day.

Melissa Joan Hart and eight of her Sabrina the Teenage Witch co-stars -- Nick Bakay (Salem), Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda), Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda), Nate Richert (Harvey), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster), David Lascher (Josh), Soleil Moon Frye (Roxie) and Elisa Donovan (Morgan) -- reunited at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con on Saturday, and only Et was invited backstage to chat with the cast.

“We have some of the best fans in the world,” Hart gushes to Et. “People feel like ... we were in their living room's every Friday night, or their college dorm room, you know, I feel like people, when they say that they grew up with us, that's, like, the best compliment we can get.”

“I get called 'Aunt Hilda' every day and have since 1996, and I will answer to it happily,” Rhea says.

It
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There Is Only 1 Word to Describe This Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reunion: Magical

Sabrina The Teenage Witch fans got a very exciting surprise this weekend. On Saturday, the cast from the beloved series reunited for a panel at Los Angeles Comic-Con. "Missing some of our friends but having fun catching up after 20 years," Melissa Joan Hart captioned a photo of everyone on stage. Not only was the show's star on hand for the special event, but Nate Richert (Harvey), Caroline Rhea (Hilda), Beth Broderick (Zelda), Soleil Moon Frye (Roxie), David Lascher (Josh), Elisa Donovan (Morgan), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster Albert), and Nick Bakay (the voice of Salem) all joined in for the festivities as well! The sweet reunion also comes at the perfect time seeing as The CW is getting ready to bring Sabrina Spellman back to life with their gritty new show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Related39 Salem Saberhagen Quotes You Should Start Using Immediately
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Spooky and Sweet: The Cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reunites in Los Angeles

Spooky and Sweet: The Cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reunites in Los Angeles
A magical gathering!

On Saturday, the cast of the beloved TV show Sabrina the Teenage Witch — which ran from 1996 to 2003 — reunited for a panel at Los Angeles Comic Con, and the former teen witch, herself, documented the whole thing on Instagram.

“Love these peeps #framily,” Melissa Joan Hart, 41, wrote alongside a photo of the cast members backstage, including Nate Richert (Harvey), Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick (who played Sabrina’s aunts Hilda and Zelda), Alimi Ballard (The Quizmaster) and Nick Bakay (who voiced Salem the cat).

During an Instagram live video, Hart also revealed that the get-together was “so crazy
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The Best TV Shows Based on Comic Books, Manga, and Graphic Novels — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Shows Based on Comic Books, Manga, and Graphic Novels — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show based on a comic book, manga or graphic novel? Any current, older, live-action or animated show is fair game.

Erik Adams (@EricMAdams), A.V. Club

Batman” (1966) spent the better part of the past 50 years as the candy-colored punching bag for the “Biff!”s and “Pow!”s of those aiming to “protect” the character’s integrity — which is to say fans whose sole perception of the Caped Crusader is a tortured loner threatening the criminals of Gotham City through clenched teeth. I know, because I used to be one of them, someone who’d have reflexively answered this question with “‘Batman: The Animated Series,
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The Best TV Shows Based on Comic Books, Manga, and Graphic Novels — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Shows Based on Comic Books, Manga, and Graphic Novels — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show based on a comic book, manga or graphic novel? Any current, older, live-action or animated show is fair game.

Erik Adams (@EricMAdams), A.V. Club

Batman” (1966) spent the better part of the past 50 years as the candy-colored punching bag for the “Biff!”s and “Pow!”s of those aiming to “protect” the character’s integrity — which is to say fans whose sole perception of the Caped Crusader is a tortured loner threatening the criminals of Gotham City through clenched teeth. I know, because I used to be one of them, someone who’d have reflexively answered this question with “‘Batman: The Animated Series,
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‘Mom’ Close to Season 5 Renewal at CBS (Exclusive)

‘Mom’ Close to Season 5 Renewal at CBS (Exclusive)
CBS is closing in on a deal with Warner Bros. TV to renew the Anna Faris-Allison Janney comedy “Mom” for a fifth season, Variety has learned.

The news that a pickup is near comes as the sitcom wraps production tonight on its fourth season. CBS declined to comment.

Mom” has been a steady performer for the Eye in its fourth season, averaging a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an average audience of 7.55 million per episode just in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day ratings. It typically adds a little more than 20% to its viewership total once delayed viewing in seven days is factored in.

The Chuck Lorre comedy centers around mother-daughter pair Bonnie (Janney) and Christy (Faris) who are recovering alcoholics. Janney won the best supporting actress in a comedy Emmy two years in a row for the role — 2014 and 2015 — and was nominated again in 2016.

Word of “Mom” getting the thumbs up for season five
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Riverdale: the long, strange history of Archie Comics on TV

Chris Cummins Jan 24, 2017

A look-back at the previous attempts to bring Archie to TV before they got it right with Riverdale...

When Riverdale premieres on the CW on January 26th, it will mark a milestone for Archie Comics - the first time in the company's 75-year history that its characters will truly shine on television. A mix of gleefully ridiculous kitsch with standout performances and some truly smart writing, the series is poised to be 2017's breakout TV hit.

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That said, it took a while for Archie to get to this point. There have been many attempts to bring Archie and his friends to TV before, but these all suffered for either being shoddily animated (the various 1960s cartoons), misguided (1990's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again), or just plain, um, weird (the X-Files cash-in Archie's Weird Mysteries
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Warner Bros. TV Sells ‘Mom’ Off-Network Rights to Tribune Broadcasting

Warner Bros. TV Sells ‘Mom’ Off-Network Rights to Tribune Broadcasting
The syndication market may not be what it once was, but it’s not dead yet. Warner Bros. TV has just sold the off-network rights to Chuck Lorre’s “Mom” to Tribune Broadcasting. “Mom” will start its run on Tribune stations in the fall of 2017.

The Anna Faris-Allison Janney comedy is heading into its fourth season on CBS this fall, a darker and yet sweeter Lorre vehicle than something like Lorre’s “Two and a Half Men.” Janney has collected two supporting actress Emmy wins for the role of recovering alcoholic Bonnie Plunkett.

Ratings for Season 3 were down some from the Season 2 average of 9.99 million viewers same-day viewers and a 2.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but the same could be said of almost any other show on the channel guide, and the series’ live-plus-seven-days average this season of 9.65 million was enough for a spot at number 40 on the 2015-16 season’s top-rated series, and
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Razzie Awards: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Fantastic Four' Tie for Worst Picture

Razzie Awards: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Fantastic Four' Tie for Worst Picture
All five films up for Worst Picture at this year's 36th Annual Razzie Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year's "berry" worst. And 2015's acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez and Katherine Heigl. The winners were announced last night, with Fifty Shades of Grey and Fantastic Four tying for Worst Picture.

The choices for Worst Picture include Fifty Shades of Grey (2015's "Most Successful Bad Movie"), Fantastic Four (a nearly instant remake that flopped with both critics and movie-goers), Jupiter Ascending (the latest sci-fi fiasco from Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (a box office hit despite its 95% negative rating at Rotten Tomatoes) and Adam Sandler's latest excuse for a movie,
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The Razzie Awards Are Go – Get The List Of Awful

The Razzie Awards have actually managed to stake their claim on a part of the film world now, with their yearly release not going unnoticed by anyone, and this despite the fact that you too can vote for them, as long as you buy in.

This year was bound to be dominated by the biggest winners, because no movie managed more universal hatred than Fifty Shades of Grey (and those who hated it weren’t always waiting for the release), unless it was Fantastic Four and it’s director outrage kurfuffle (he managed his own award as well).

Many of the other awards were largely foregone conclusions as well, mainly because Kevin James, Adam Sandler, and The Chipmunks made movies… or whatever.

Still, worst movies and performances make for tricky voting. It’s hard to pick among the nominees sometimes, which explains the dual win for overall worst picture, but
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The 36th Razzie Awards nominations have been announced

Yesterday, the 36th annual Razzie Awards nominations were announced by the The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. It is tradition that the Razzies, which celebrate the worst movies of the year, are nominated just before the Oscar nominations, which celebrate the best films of the year. The Oscar nominations will be announced in Los Angeles later this afternoon, but the Razzie nominations have already been released.

We’re afraid its bad news for Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting.

Here is the official press release.

All five films up for Worst Picture at this year’s 36th Annual Razzie® Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year’s “berry” worst. And 2015’s acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kayley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar® winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler,
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2016 Razzie Awards Nominations Are Here

2016 Razzie Awards Nominations Are Here
All five films up for Worst Picture at this year's 36th Annual Razzie Awards are big budget/high profile productions that have no excuse for being among the year's "berry" worst. And 2015's acting contenders include popular stars like Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, previous Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, and such Razzie Repeat Offenders as Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez and Katherine Heigl. "Winners" will be announced in intentionally tacky ceremony scheduled for 8pm/Pst on Saturday February 27 -- Oscar eve.

The choices for Worst Picture include Fifty Shades of Grey (2015's "Most Successful Bad Movie"), Fantastic Four (a nearly instant remake that flopped with both critics and movie-goers), Jupiter Ascending (the latest sci-fi fiasco from Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (a box office hit despite its 95% negative rating at Rotten Tomatoes) and Adam Sandler's latest excuse for a movie,
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2016 Razzies Nominations: It's a Four-Way Tie for the Worst

Yes, it's that time of the year again! The day before Hollywood pats itself on the back with Oscar nominations, the Razzies show up to remind everyone why Hollywood deserves a few raspberries with the champagne.

Besides as Jean-Ralphio could tell you, there's nothing more fun than honoring the wooooorst:

This year, there's a four-way tie for the dubious honor of most Razzie Award nominations: "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Pixels," "Jupiter Ascending," and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" got six nods. That, at least, is some small consolation for "Fantastic Four," which walked away with "only" five nominations. And "Pan," "Mortdecai," and "Human Centipede 3" were seriously let off the hook. (Hook -- get it? The worst!)

Here's an exciting note: Eddie Redmayne has a chance to win both an Oscar and a Razzie in the same year, since the reigning Best Actor winner will probably be nominated again for "The Danish Girl
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Film Review: ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’

Film Review: ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’
Nothing aired by WikiLeaks could possibly be more destructive to Sony’s reputation than the release of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” the sort of movie that goes beyond mere mediocrity to offer possible evidence of a civilization in decline. Predicated, like the 2009 original, on the repeated spectacle of Kevin James falling on his face or colliding with a series of heavy objects, this tacky, numbingly inane sequel also functions as a veritable product-placement playground — only this time, the playground isn’t a New Jersey shopping mecca but rather the Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, whose participation saved the studio some $4.2 million in Nevada tax credits. And a good thing, too, insofar as the result is expected to post respectable numbers while falling short of the first pic’s $146 million domestic B.O. haul.

Falling short, of course, is what that lovable loser Paul Blart (James) does again and again — quite literally,
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 And New York’s Finest Security Guards Claim Two Guinness World Records Titles On National Security Guard Day

On Saturday, in celebration of the upcoming release of the highly anticipated motion picture Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and National Security Guard Day, security guards and other New Yorkers joined Kevin James and successfully set two Guinness World Records™ titles on Segways.

The security guards then joined James at the red carpet premiere of the film. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 arrives in theaters on Friday, April 17.

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Prior to the premiere, more than 100 participants joined together to set a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest 2-Wheeled Electric Personal Vehicle or Segway Lesson; then, with the lesson complete, they joined James as the star led the way in setting another new mark, for Most People Simultaneously Performing a 360-Degree Turn on 2-Wheeled Electric Personal Vehicles or Segways.

Also at the premiere, Media and Entertainment Deputy Commissioner Luis Castro unveiled Mayor Bill de Blasio’s
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 review

Kevin James is back as Paul Blart. But there's nothing - nothing, nothing, nothing - here to make anyone think about a Paul Blart 3

This review contains a spoiler for the beginning of Alien 3.

In early 2009, Paul Blart: Mall Cop was Kevin James' family-friendly answer to Die Hard, set in a mall in New Jersey. Released in Us cinemas during a drought of kid-friendly fare, it stuck around in the box office charts for 12 weeks after it was released, eventually hoovering up $146m domestically. Just as quick off the mark as the titular character, it's taken six years for the inevitable Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 to arrive.

After the genre trappings of the first film, it's only logical that the sequel turns out to be a family-friendly Die Hard 2. That is to say, it's basically the first one, all over again, in a different location and somehow not as good.
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Celebrate Your Local Security Guard With Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 On National Security Guard Day Saturday, April 11

Each day, millions of Americans go to offices and hospitals, banks and stadiums, schools, museums, and, of course, malls – and now we’ll all have a chance to celebrate the unsung heroes who stand watch. On April 11, the country will give back as it celebrates National Security Guard Day with its most public face, the mall cop, Paul Blart.

The new comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 arrives in theaters the following Friday, April 17.

On National Security Guard Day, in New York City, security guards will participate in the celebration, beginning in the morning, as they join other New Yorkers in attempting to set two Guinness World Records™ titles on Segways.

Following the Guinness World Records official attempts, the security guards will join Kevin James and other film talent at the New York City premiere of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

As James rolls the red carpet on a Segway,
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First 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Clip and TV Spot

First 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Clip and TV Spot
Like any doting father would do, Paul Blart (Kevin James) makes sure his daughter (Raini Rodriguez) has plenty of protection before going out in a new clip from Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Before leaving, Paul runs down the checklist with Maya: extra phone battery, flashlight, hot pepper spray, pocket knife/keychain/window smasher and baby road flares. When Paul insists that she carries a walkie-talkie, set to "monitor" mode, so Paul can hear everything that's going on, Maya reveals she already "feels like a Swat team."

In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist - and it's up to Blart to apprehend the criminals. Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, Eduardo Ver&#225stegui,
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Trailer Tosses Kevin James’ Bumbling Hero Back Into The Thick Of It

Whether you loved or loathed Kevin James’ bumbling, titular character in the 2009 surprise hit, the unlikeliest of unlikely heroes is back for another action-packed spiel in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Set six years after the events of the original, Mall Cop 2 will pick up at a time when Blart has reluctantly agreed to kick back and spend time with his family. But as the trailer suggests, a hero is never off duty. So, when he stumbles upon a dangerous threat during his time at a Security Guard Expo in Las Vegas, it’s up to him to grab the bull by the horns and foil the criminals’ plan before it takes into effect.

Aping Oceans 11 with its large-scale casino heist set-up, the jury is still out on whether Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 can emulate the surprising box office success of its predecessor. Nevertheless, we’re just holding out
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New Trailer Hits for 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'

Columbia Pictuers has released the second trailer for the upcoming comedy sequel "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough, and David Henrie.

The film is directed by Andy Fickman from a screenplay written by Nick Bakay, and Kevin James.

In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" will be In theaters April 17, 2015.
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