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It's a good start to the weekend for the cast and crew of four of Fox's shows. The network has handed down early renewals for New Girl (season four), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (season two), The Mindy Project (season three), and The Following (season three).
The fates of Almost Human, Enlisted, Raising Hope, Dads, and Rake are still up in the air. It's likely that at least a few of them will be cancelled by May.
Here's the renewal press release:
Fox Comedies “Brooklyn Nine-nine,” “The Mindy Project” And “New Girl,” Along With Psychological Thriller “The Following,”
Renewed For 2014-2015 Season
All-New The Following Airs Monday, »
Chicago – Talking dogs have been around for decades in animated movies and television shows, especially the anthropomorphized kind. From the superhero antics of Underdog to the biting sarcasm from the likes of Brian from “Family Guy” - take your pick and you can find a dog to your liking. I always took a shine to Mr. Peabody, the intelligent and resourceful beagle with a penchant for puns.
..who had appeared in misadventurous time-traveling shorts on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” with his pal Sherman. But that doesn’t mean I was looking forward to DreamWorks Animation’s updated take on these characters for a new 3D computer-animated feature-length film.
From the trailers, it seemed like the quirky wry comic timing of Jay Ward and Ted Key (respectively, the producer and creator of “Peabody’s Improbable History”) was getting swallowed by big action/adventure sequences and dumbed-down humor. Sure enough, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Many of Fox's series have already been renewed for another season. What does the future hold for the rest of their TV shows? Cancelled or renewed for 2014-15? We'll have to wait and see.
New Fox shows (so far): Almost Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dads, MasterChef Junior, and Sleepy Hollow.
How does Fox decide what to cancel or renew? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving. Here's how the network's shows are doing so far: »
There's so much intriguing information, possibility and daring inside the modern-day version of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which updates Carl Sagan's epically important Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, that there's also a risk of overlooking the simple parts of it. Case in point: The series kicks off with a creative, visually impressive 45 minutes built around rock star astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and exists on the Fox network in primetime for 13 hours because Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) wanted it to and because he has the power to make something that incongruous actually happen. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has the
- Tim Goodman
Calling Neil deGrasse Tyson America's best-known astrophysicist isn't just recognizing his excellence and prominence in a fairly specialized field; it's in no small part due to his ceaseless efforts above and beyond his work at the Hayden Planetarium and the American Museum of Natural History, appearing everywhere from Jeopardy! to The Daily Show to wittily explain big scientific ideas with pop culture references and a purring baritone. Now, Tyson is the new host of the revived Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey — a Fox-sponsored, Seth "Family Guy" MacFarlane-executive-produced reinterpretation of the original »
Lowbrow comedy titan Seth MacFarlane executive producing a reboot of Carl Sagan’s iconic science series “Cosmos” sounds like a bad joke right out of, well, “Family Guy,” but somehow the improbable gambit works. Fox’s bold move to reserve 13 weeks of prime Sunday-night real estate for the kind of docu fare usually associated with PBS — however lavishly produced it may be — speaks volumes about both MacFarlane’s sway and the current “We’ll try anything!” state of the major networks. Whether or not a contemporary “Cosmos” clicks with viewers, it’s an undeniably welcome experiment and refreshing change of pace in the typically disreputable arena of unscripted TV.
Presumably, the biggest challenge here is convincing audiences “Cosmos” isn’t just an eat-your-vegetables proposition, despite an upfront sales pitch promising “the exploration of the universe as revealed by science.” Emphasizing MacFarlane’s involvement could just as easily swing expectations too far in the opposite direction, »
- Geoff Berkshire
Responding to questions from Twitter users, Cohen said that he is hopeful BBC Three's move online will be successful in the long run.
17 reasons we should save BBC Three from the axe
BBC Three is an easy target: Why its move online makes me angry
"But this doesn't mean we don't need to try new things and we do have significant financial pressures. I know this is a hard moment but we believe we can do amazing things with the new service."
When asked about the 120,000 petition signatures to save the channel, he said: "I'm really proud that people care so »
Andy Naylor reviews South Park: The Stick of Truth...
Cartoon spin-off games, much like their movie counterparts, meet with mixed success. More often than not you get a poor tie-in that is designed to cash in on the popularity of the source material – see last year’s awful Family Guy game for a prime example of this. These games are usually written and made by, at best, mediocre writers and developers. On very rare occasions, something of great quality will surprised us all and fill us with glee - The Simpson’s games from 2007 was one of these surprising instances. However, even that strayed somewhat from the show. As enjoyable, and true to the source material as it was, it wasn’t quite the cartoon. It was a 3-D platformer set in The Simpson’s universe. Today, South Park: The Stick of Truth is released and you may »
- Gary Collinson
Who's Emilia Clarke dating these days? No one! In the new issue of InStyle U.K., the gorgeous 26-year-old Game of Thrones star opens up about loving life as a single lady. "People keep asking me who I'm dating right now and the truth is...wait for [it]...no one," the actress told the fashion mag. "And that's Ok. I'm figuring out a lot of stuff right now. I think as a woman it's in our nature to nurture someone else. Sometimes at the expense of ourselves." Clarke previously romanced Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The two first got together at the 2012 Emmys and dated for several months before breaking up in Mar. 2013. Even without a man, Clarke has plenty to »
You've got to like the fierce competition at the top of the box office this weekend, in fact I'm going against tracking and taking family over slo-mo. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is my champion, and for comparison's sake I like The Croods as a similar March release that burst onto the scene without any sequel legs to support it. I'm going slightly higher than even that film at $45.6 million for the talking dog. People like animals more than cavemen, and at least a million people will wander in thinking the movie is about Brian from "Family Guy". There are no sure things in box office predictions, but I feel good about Mr. Peabody and Sherman over-performing. On the under-performing side would be 300: Rise of Empire. The original made significantly more than this prediction, but that was all the way back in 2007, and the market has the memory of a mid-sized gnat. »
- Laremy Legel
Director general Tony Hall says plan will save more than £50m, making space for BBC1+1, with BBC1 drama to get £30m
Poll: Has the BBC made the right decision to axe BBC3?
The BBC3 TV channel will close in the autumn of 2015 with more than half the £50m-plus savings ploughed into drama on BBC1, the corporation confirmed on Thursday.
Every long-form programme currently broadcast on BBC3 will switch to either BBC1 or BBC2, said Hall, playing out in a late night slot at 10.35pm or later.
The digital terrestrial television bandwidth previously occupied by BBC3 will be used for a timeshifted channel, BBC1+1, and an extra hour of children's channel Cbbc a night.
The BBC »
- John Plunkett, Mark Sweney
We’re back! Did you survive the Oscars? Are you looking for something to watch on Blu-ray, DVD, or streaming service? We have a few options for you released right at the end of February or the beginning of March, including a couple great animated shows, a Best Picture nominee, an FX sitcom, and a mega-blockbuster. Pick your favorites. All five are worth a look.
Photo credit: Paramount
What do Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, and Martin Scorsese’s latest films all have in common? While being multiple category nominees, they all went home empty-handed at the Oscars Sunday night. While the inferior “Dallas Buyers Club” took three trophies, Payne’s beautiful character piece about a man clinging to false hope when he thinks he has won a sweepstakes was overlooked. No matter. “Nebraska” will find the audience it deserves, and then some. This is the kind of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Updated: The CW’s Reign is ready to court some more controversy with a bold experiment that could be a new way for broadcasters to release edgy TV shows.In what could be a network TV first, The CW will present two versions of this week’s episode — an on-air cut that meets broadcast content standards and an uncensored “too hot for TV” version that will stream exclusively online. The difference between the versions? The editing of two sex scenes.Networks have released more risque edits of episodes in the past, but it was typically on home video long after »
- James Hibberd
Even the biggest fans of BBC Three would have to admit that it's made some total duds. However, the portrayal of BBC Three as the home for trash teen TV isn't fair.
Yes, it's dared to try new things and occasionally made some blunders, but there's much more to the channel than Snog, Marry, Avoid and docs about teens shagging on holiday.
Following reports that BBC Three is going to be the big casualty of fresh budget cuts at the corporation, celebs and stars have already started campaigning on Twitter to ensure the future of the channel.
If you think it's just celebrities trying to save their jobs, why not check out our list of BBC Three's greatest achievements? It might just get you using the #saveBBCThree hashtag.
Voted BBC Three's best ever show by Digital Spy readers in 2013. The popular stand-up comic is one of »
BBC3′s specialty has been comedy shows like sitcom “Gavin and Stacey,” and U.S. animated shows like “Family Guy” and “American Dad.” The channel has operated for 11 years.
The network will preserve its upscale channel BBC4, which focuses on art and culture, the Guardian reported Wednesday.
U.K. writers, producers and actors active in comedy are already mounting an effort to save the channel.
“I don’t see why it should be cut because people who are younger have quieter voices in the political process,” comedian Russell Kane told BBC News. Kane hosts BBC3′s standup comedy show “Live at the Electric.”
- Leo Barraclough
The docu-series, presented by Fox and the National Geographic Channel, is a continuation of the 1980 PBS show “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” the brainchild of the late astronomer Carl Sagan. The new take on “Cosmos,” spearheaded by science buff Seth MacFarlane, maintains the same goal of educating viewers about space and the universe, but takes advantage of modern technological advances, animation and CGI to create an immersive spacetime experience.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the program’s host, was joined at the premiere by “Cosmos” writer, director and exec producer Ann Druyan (pictured with Tyson, left, and) and MacFarlane), who is Sagan’s widow, as well as exec producers MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga and co-exec producer Jason Clark.
Tyson said that, »
- Andrea Seikaly
It will be an on-screen reunion for the two former stars of That ’70s Show. Mila Kunis is set for a guest appearance on an episode of Two And A Half Men in April opposite her real-life beau Ashton Kutcher, CBS has confirmed. She’ll play Vivian, a beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who shows up on Walden’s (Kutcher) doorstep. Walden feels an instant connection with her, convinced she’s “the one.” The problem is, Walden was about to propose to someone else. Kunis is best known on TV for her roles in ‘70s Show and Family Guy. Her film credits include 2010′s Oscar-nominated Black Swan, Oz The Great And Powerful, Ted, Friends With Benefits, Date Night, The Book Of Eli, Extract, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Max Payne. She can next be seen in Jupiter Ascending opposite Channing Tatum, and Third Person, which will be released in June. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Two and a Half Men is staging a That ’70s Show reunion.
CBS has announced that Mila Kunis, who previously played Jackie on the retro sitcom and in real life plays the role of significant other to series star Ashton Kutcher, has been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode. Kunis will play Vivian, a young, beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who has an instant connection with Kutcher’s Walden. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, except Walden meets Vivian, whom he thinks is “the one,” just before he was set to propose to another woman.
Kunis, who played »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Seth MacFarlane follow up to his hit comedy “Ted” from 2012 is going to be a comedy and Western. “A Million Ways To Die In The West” is positioned to be one of the biggest comedies this summer. The film features an all-star cast and from the looks of the movie’s new poster, it looks like it will be a very funny one too. Universal Pictures has put a lot of faith on MacFarlane after the surprise success of “Ted,” so hopefully “A Million Ways To Die In The West” will be another good one from the “Family Guy” creator. “Albert (Seth MacFarlane) is a sheep farmer who lacks courage, [ Read More ]
The post A Million Ways To Die In The West Gets A New Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
According to early ratings, viewership of this year's Academy Awards was at a 10-year high. Thanks to host Ellen DeGeneres's social media–friendly antics – such as taking a number of selfies with celebrities, including one especially star-studded one that has so far gotten over 2.8 million retweets – the show attracted 43 million people to tune in, according to Vulture. The last time the Oscars cracked 43 million viewers was in 2004, when Lord of the Rings: Return of the King won Best Picture and its host was Billy Crystal.
Ranking The Oscar Hosts: »
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