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Months after Fox announced Glee's final season would only be 13 episodes, the show finally has a premiere date. A special two-hour event episode will air on Jan. 9, and hopefully we'll find out exactly what's going on in these recent set pictures. Fox has also announced a few other premiere dates: World's Funniest Fails will debut on Jan. 16, Rainn Wilson's crime show Backstrom will bow on Jan. 22, Will Forte's comedy The Last Man on Earth will premiere on March 1, and Becki Newton's ensemble comedy Weird Loners will debut on March 31. Meanwhile, MasterChef Junior will return on Jan. 6, The Following will have a special two-hour premiere on March 2, Hell's Kitchen returns on March 3, and Bones will be back on March 26. »
Some major upcoming mid-season TV series have locked in premiere dates over the past day or two.
The most high-profile is the "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul" which AMC has revealed will score a high-profile two-night debut. The premiere episode will air on Sunday February 8th at 10pm, immediately following the midseason return of "The Walking Dead" at 9pm.
The second episode will then air the next night, Monday February 9th at 10pm, with the next eight episodes of the first season to air weekly in that Monday 10pm timeslot.
Amazon has announced that they intend to debut all ten episodes of their new dramedy "Mozart in the Jungle" on their Prime Instant Video service on December 23rd. Gael Garcia Bernal, Malcolm McDowell, Saffron Burrows and Bernadette Peters star in the series which is set against New York's classical music scene.
Fox has announced a bunch of TV dates »
- Garth Franklin
Well, Glee fans, we now know when the final season of the musical series will begin, as Fox announced the Glee Season 6 premiere date yesterday, along with return dates for The Following, Bones and more. All in all, it’s a pretty confusing and overly complicated schedule, so I’m just going to list all the major items in easy-to-read, bullet point form below. – Glee will be moving to Fridays for its final season. Season 6 kicks off with a two-hour premiere on Friday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. before settling into its regular Friday night, 9 p.m. time slot. Glee will run for 11 weeks in total, ending its 13-episode swan song with a two-hour series finale on Friday, March 20. – A new unscripted series from Fox, World’s Funniest Falls, debuts on Friday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. – After Gracepoint finishes its 10-episode run on Dec. 11, Rainn Wilson’s Backstorm will take over… »
- Chris King
Fox has announced their winter premiere dates for new and returning shows -- season three of MasterChef Junior (Tuesday, January 6th), American Idol (Wednesday, January 7th), Glee (Friday, January 9th), World's Funniest Fails (Friday, January 16th), Backstrom (Thursday, January 22nd), The Last Man on Earth (Sunday, March 1st), The Following (Monday, March 2nd), Hell's Kitchen (Tuesday, March 3rd), and Weird Loners (Tuesday, March 31st).
In addition, they're revealed that the two-hour series finale of Glee will air on Friday, March 20th.
Here's the press release:
Fox Announces Additional Winter Premiere Dates, Including "Glee's" Final 13-episode Season
New Unscripted Series "World's Funniest Fails" (working title) Debuts Friday, January 16
Kudos to Fox for milking two days of news reports out of an otherwise unified announcement of its midseason schedule. After we reported yesterday that "American Idol" and "Empire" will premiere on January 7, Fox rolled out its entire midseason overhaul, including premiere dates for new drama "Backstrom," new comedies "The Last Man on Earth" and "Weird Loners," a new reality offering called "World's Funniest Fails" and returns for new seasons of "MasterChef Junior," "The Following" and "Hell's Kitchen." Fox also revealed plans for the final season of "Glee." After a fairly rough fall -- "Gotham" and "MasterChef Junior" are among the few unvarnished positives -- it's no wonder that Fox's changes touch every night of primetime. Let's look at the winter/spring premieres, jumping between chronological order and night-by-night. There will be a handy, but complicated, chart at the bottom of the page when this confuses you. Up first is »
- Daniel Fienberg
Fox is moving “Glee” to Fridays for its sixth and final season, which wraps with a two-hour season finale on March 20, 2015. The network also announced premiere dates for several new shows, including Rainn Wilson’s comedy-drama series “Backstrom” and Will Forte’s “The Last Man on Earth.”
“Glee’s” final season kicks off Jan. 16 with a two-hour premiere, followed by the launch of YouTube series “World’s Funniest Fails,” which features comedians discussing the worst “epic fails” of the week.
“Backstrom,” starring Wilson plays as an unruly detective, premieres Jan. 22 while Forte’s “The Last Man on Earth” bows March 1. Fellow comedy “Weird Loners” will premiere March 31 at 9:30 p.m.
Returning for its 14th season, “American Idol” opens Jan. 7 while “Masterchef Junior” is back the night before (Jan. 6), leading into new episodes of “New Girl” at 9 p.m. and “The Mindy Project” at 9:30 p.m.
- Shelli Weinstein
It’s beginning to look a lot like… New Year’s?
In addition to Glee‘s move to Friday — read more on that here — the network’s other scheduled premieres are as follows:
* Season 3 of MasterChef Junior rings in 2015 starting Tuesday, January 6 at 8/7c.
* A new unscripted series, World’s Funniest Fails, will launch Friday, Jan. 16 at 8/7c.
Bradley Whitford doesn’t just have a new job — he’s the new boss.
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Whitford (The West Wing) has joined the cast of Showtime’s Happyish pilot, playing Jonathan Cooke, the morally ambiguous boss of Steve Coogan’s Thom Payne. The 30-minute pilot, which begins filming in New York this December, also stars Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) as Thom’s wife Lee.
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SoulPancake is well known for tackling many of life’s deeper, more serious topics. Now, the media company founded by Rainn Wilson (The Office) is helping to eliminate stress in a new video called “Kitten Therapy.” SoulPancake partnered with Purina for the project, which taped stressed-out Los Angeles citizens entering a glass box, putting on some headphones, and listening to a relaxation tape. However, the therapy session is “interrupted” when kittens are released through tiny doors to the delightful surprise of the individual inside the box. Playtime, cuddling, and de-stressing inevitably ensue. SoulPancake collected the kittens from a local shelter, but the media company needed to attract some frazzled people to the stunt. “We posted up right next to the Los Angeles Courthouse in the heart of Downtown La — it seemed like a reliable place to find stressed out people,” says SoulPancake’s Lindsay Indermill to The Video Ink
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- Bree Brouwer
John Oliver took over “The Daily Show” again to help promote Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” “I’ll take another spin in the non-premium host chair,” Oliver said as he interviewed all the key “Rosewater” people, including “The Daily Show” staffers who helped inspire the film, Jason Jones and producer Tim Greenberg, plus Maziar Bahari and Gael Garcia Bernal. Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to “Fox & Friends,” reveals cancer scare The former “View” co-host says she had a tumor removed from her abdomen a month ago. “The Big Bang Theory” pays tribute to Carol Ann Susi A brief message for the “Mrs. Wolowitz” actress ended last night’s episode with the message: “Every time you spoke we laughed. You’re in our hearts forever.” Click Read Full Post For More What if Jon Stewart's movie is a hit and he leaves “The Daily Show”? Comedy Central should be feeling nervous about the performance of Stewart’s "Rosewater, »
- Norman Weiss
In case you aren't aware by now, thanks to an onslaught of featurettes lately, Guardians of the Galaxy will debut on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on December 9. Today, Marvel has released an official Blu-ray trailer for this Phase Two adventure, which includes a tiny glimpse at the previously announced sneak peek of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The trailer also offers some behind-the-scenes footage, along with quotes from celebrities such as Mindy Kaling, Rainn Wilson and Andy Richter, who all praise this intergalactic adventure. If that wasn't enough, we also have an excerpt from the bonus features, where director James Gunn explains that he used a real raccoon named Oreo as a reference for Rocket Raccoon, along with footage of the filmmaker himself acting out some of Groot's movements for the animators.
Last but not least, we have a deleted scene that features the warring siblings Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and »
Move over, Hollywood, the much chillier Vancouver, Canada, has become a hot shooting spot, thanks to its tax breaks and unique ability to stand in for everything from sleepy Maine towns to superhero metropolises (even if its outdoor locales prove tricky in keeping secrets from fans). I suited up for a whopping eight set visits in four days to find out what makes Vancouver and the actors who call it their (temporary) home so special. (Feel free to play a drinking game with the words "rain" and "cold." I dare you.) The homeless 100 Much like the Mountain Men were doing »
- Natalie Abrams
It feels like "Guardians of the Galaxy," the surprise sensation from this past summer, is one of those films that has an infinite amount of replay value. The movie is so bursting at the seams with stuff -- colorful characters, zippy one-liners, astounding visual effects, comic book Easter Eggs, bad wigs -- that the only way you can process it all is by watching it time and time again. That's why we cannot wait for the home video release of the Marvel superhero space saga, and we're pretty sure you can't either. Which is why this exclusive clip from the release is a nice stopgap until all of the loony fun of "Guardians of the Galaxy" is available to watch again and again and again and again.
After some clips from the movie (which we still love so, so much -- and we were on the set more than a year ago! »
- Drew Taylor
Midnight movies have always been a staple at the Sundance Film Festival, from "Blair Witch Project" to "Buried." Two of the higher-buzz horror titles at this year's fest were Ana Lily Amirpour's Iran vampire love story "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" (review here, trailer below) which opens on November 14 via Kino Lorber, while rookie directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion's horror-comedy "Cooties," starring Wood, Rainn Wilson and "Newsroom" star Alison Pill, was picked up by Lionsgate for January 2015 release. Founded by actor-producer Elijah Wood ("Wilfred"), writer-director Daniel Noah ("Max Rose") and director Josh C. Waller ("McCanick"), SpectreVision is the rebranded genre-focused production company originally named The Woodshed in 2010. So far SpectreVision’s slate also includes "Toad Road," which Artsploitation released on theatrical and VOD last »
- Anne Thompson
Seduced by dreams of making it big, song-writer Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her singer boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) move to New York to pursue their passion for music. However, when Dave rejects her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, Gretta finds herself alone and far from home. Seeking comfort in the arms of dear friend Steve (James Corden), Gretta and Steve end up drinking spirits in his apartment before deciding to drunk-dial Dave. With Steve on keyboard and Gretta singing down the phone and playing guitar, her voicemail makes Dave realise that he made a huge mistake in letting her go.
To celebrate Begin Again being released on DVD and Blu-ray from 10th November, we’ve decided to explore other break-up revenge scenes found in movies.
On October 21st, Rainn Wilson announced Hollywood and Vine, a TV comedy starring five popular Vine personalities. Immediately after he unveiled the project, Wilson received backlash for his decision to cast Curtis Lepore, who was convicted of assault and accused of rape earlier this year. Less than a week later, Wilson has changed his mind. The man best known for his role in The Office has removed Lepore from Hollywood and Vine. In January, Lepore (who has more than six million followers on Vine) was accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend, fellow Viner Jessi Smiles. One month later, Lepore plead guilty to a lesser charge of felony assault, and the rape charges were dropped. Since then, Lepore has continued to thrive on Vine; he has added more than two million new followers in the past eight months. Thanks to his continued popularity, Lepore was considered as one of the stars of Hollywood and Vine, »
- Sam Gutelle
Rainn Wilson's production company will no longer be working with a controversial Vine star. Wilson's SoulPancake has dropped Curtis Lepore from its in-development comedy series Hollywood and Vine after a backlash over Lepore having been charged with rape. Read more Vine Star Caught Shouting Gay Slur "After much consideration, the decision was made with Curtis Lepore to mutually part ways on SoulPancake's television project featuring Vine stars," Wilson wrote Oct. 24 on Facebook. "We felt this was the best decision for everyone involved. We wish Curtis all the best in all his future endeavors." SoulPancake had announced Monday
- Ryan Gajewski
Just days after announcing his casting, Rainn Wilson and his SoulPancake banner have dropped Vine personality Curtis Lepore from their upcoming comedy series “Hollywood and Vine.”
The new show features an ensemble cast of stars from the popular video platform, including Lepore, Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Simone Shepherd and Christian DelGrosso, as they try to make it in mainstream Hollywood.
“After much consideration, the decision was made with Curtis Lepore to mutually part ways on SoulPancake’s television project featuring Vine stars,” Wilson, who’s producing the series, posted on Facebook. “We felt this was the best decision for everyone involved. We wish Curtis all the best in all his future endeavors.”
Lepore was charged at the beginning of the year with raping his ex-girlfriend and fellow Vine star Jessi Smiles. As part of a deal he pleaded not guilty to a lesser charge of felony assault and was given »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Rainn Wilson has dropped Vine video star Curtis Lepore from his new scripted series. Earlier in the week Wilson announced comedy “Hollywood and Vine,” noting that it would feature five popular video creators from the six-second video platform. Produced by Wilson's SoulPancake, the series was set to star Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Simone Shepherd, Christian DelGrosso, and Lepore. There was a huge outcry at the selection of Lepore after it was learned that he had a rape charge involving by his ex-girlfriend, fellow Vine star Jessi Smiles, at the beginning of the year. The charges were later reduced to felony assault. »
- Gina Hall
Why TLC quickly ditched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Quick and decisive action was the only choice TLC had to make, says Josef Adalian, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if the facts of the situation change, TLC could easily un-cancel the show. Still, “Honey Boo Boo’s” ratings have declined recently, and its loss won’t really hurt TLC. Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester TMZ reports that Anna Cardwell, Aka Chickadee, who is married with a child, says she was also molested, at age 8, by the child molester whom Mama June is allegedly dating. Rainn Wilson drops the Vine star who was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Vine star Curtis Lepore was announced earlier this week as starring in Wilson’s Vine-inspired scripted series “Hollywood and Vine.” Click Read Full Post For More Watch »
- Norman Weiss
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