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‘The Tick’ Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon Studios, Set for 2019 Premiere

‘The Tick’ Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon Studios, Set for 2019 Premiere
Amazon Studios has ordered a second season of “The Tick,” the reboot of the offbeat superhero series based on the popular comic.

Series creator Ben Edlund (“Firefly,” “Supernatural,” “Gotham”) will return along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (“Search Party”) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced.

The Tick” season 2 will comprise 10 episodes and will begin production in 2018. It’s expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries. The half-hour series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Amazon Studios.

As previously announced, Amazon will premiere the highly anticipated second half of The Tick’s first season on Feb. 23, 2018, featuring six all-new episodes of the show.

“Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life,” Sharon Yguado, Amazon Studios head of scripted series, said in announcing the renewal. “We can’t wait to bring fans more
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‘The Tick’ Renewed For Season 2 At Amazon

Amazon has greenlit a second season of half-hour superhero series The Tick. The 10-episode Season 2 will begin production later this year and is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video. Creator Ben Edlund (Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham) will return for the sophomore season, along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (Search Party) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced. The series centers on the…
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Joss Whedon & Erika Alexander Send Buffy’s Giles Back to School

The majority of movie-going audiences know Joss Whedon from the superhero blockbusters he has directed, namely The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Justice League, which he took over after Zack Snyder left the production due to a personal tragedy. Yet the properties which first made him famous — Firefly/Serenity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer — have sizeable fanbases, with cult followings still rabid for anything new.

The primary source of new material for those shows have been series from Dark Horse Comics, specifically Buffy comic books. While the TV show had a companion comic from 1998-2003, after the show finished its seven season run, the story continued in a pivotal series aptly titled Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight. This ongoing was popular enough to lead to Season Nine, Ten and Eleven, as well as various miniseries and graphic novels. Whedon was the writer or co-writer for most of Season
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What Selfie Taught John Cho About Acting, Life and... Cosplay?

Selfie‘s series finale was released on Hulu three years ago this week — after the rom-com’s quick cancellation on ABC — but the quirky, short-lived endeavor made quite the impression on star John Cho.

“I remember working so hard on that show, but it had been a long time since I felt this way. I was so exhausted, but I felt happy in the sense that I was giving all of myself to something that I liked. My emotional memory of that show is satisfaction,” he tells TVLine.

RELATEDCancelled Too Soon: Deadwood, Smash, My So-Called Life, Selfie, Firefly and 25 Other
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I Just Realized... Disney Now Owns The Rights to Firefly!

Yesterday Disney and Fox officially closed their deal together and Marvel fans have been extremely excited to see how this is going to affect the McU after Avengers 4. It's definitely going to be interesting to see what comes of the "Marvel-r Brand" that Disney CEO Bob Iger said they are looking at exploring.

Outside of Marvel, there are a ton of other properties that Disney now has their hands on. During a conversation I was having about it, I realized that one awesome property that Disney acquired in the purchase was Joss Whedon's Firefly

No one has really said anything about this property, but it would be so cool if Disney actually made the attempt to try and revive it! There's got to be some executive at the studio who is a fan of the series and interested in wanting to revive it! Disney seems like a great home for the property.
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‘Agents of Shield’ Star Jeff Ward Talks Season 5 Time Jump, Star-Lord Comparisons & That Major Daisy Reveal

‘Agents of Shield’ Star Jeff Ward Talks Season 5 Time Jump, Star-Lord Comparisons & That Major Daisy Reveal
Turns out, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aren’t just in space -- they’re in the future!

ABC’s Marvel series made the jaw-dropping reveal in their two-part season five premiere on Friday, as the agents learned that a mysterious new monolith had transported them not just into outer space, but far into a future where Earth has long-since been destroyed -- by one of their own, no less.

In this bleak new world, the Kree rule over what remains of humanity, who live out a desolate existence in a sector of a massive space station known as The Lighthouse. As the agents struggle to come to terms with where -- andwhen -- they are, they meet Deke (Jeff Ward) and Tess (Eve Harlow), citizens of The Lighthouse who end up becoming their unwitting guides to life in this dreary dystopia.

Et spoke with Ward over the phone a few days before the premiere to get a better
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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Last season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was its absolute best yet, and for a variety of reasons. The main one being its 10:00 p.m. time slot allowing for darker subject matter ranging from a fully realized Ghost Rider to bloodcurdling androids.

Unfortunately, season 4 ended with a mixed bag of a finale, leaving some of the show’s most loyal fans a bit cold thanks to a lack of resolution for just about every character except for Holden Radcliffe, who did manage to bow out in the best possible way. Aside from a few fun moments, including some thrilling onscreen action with Ghost Rider and Quake tearing through LMDs, “World’s End” didn’t quite live up to its own titular sense of…well, an ending.

Just as the team found its chance to process the aftermath of the Framework, Talbot’s shooting,
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Why a Show Cancellation is Sometimes a Gift

In 2003, after one critically-acclaimed—but thinly-watched—season, Joss Whedon’s sci-fi/western series Firefly was canceled by their network, Fox. Now, fourteen years and one movie later, fans haven’t stopped clamoring for a revival. Even the show’s lead, Nathan Fillion, still pines for his life on the starship Serenity. In 2006, the same network canceled another critical hit: Arrested Development. The cancellation drew the ire of the shows (small, but) passionate fan base. The loud, persistent demands for a renewal were amplified when the show became a post-network hit on Netflix. Those demands were eventually met: ten years after the show’s first premiere, Netflix released a

Why a Show Cancellation is Sometimes a Gift
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Ed Catto’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Yesterday The New York Times devoted a full page to this perplexing moment in Geek Culture we find ourselves in: a time when there are “too many versions” of Batman on the big and little screen. This persnickety topic is worth a deeper dive at a later date, but the big headline for this gift-giving season is that are a cornucopia of options for Geek Culture lovers. I could devote a whole column to Batman stuff available, but instead let me just touch on the Caped Crusader and instead offer up a broad range of Geek Culture gift ideas.

I love just about all of the Titan publications, and their merchandise is quite impressive as well. Their list of new goodies includes everything from The Beatles to Preacher to Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill! Titan’s Yellow Submarine vinyl figures blind box series is especially fun for Beatles fans as
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Why Joss Whedon should not direct Batgirl

Ricky Church on why Joss Whedon shouldn’t direct Batgirl

Earlier this week the internet was filled with a lot of rumours that Warner Bros. was no longer interested in a Joss Whedon-directed Batgirl film. Though Whedon has created some of the best stories for the comic or sci-fi genre, from Avengers to Buffy The Vampire Slayer to Firefly, he is not without controversy, now more than ever. As of now, it has been denied that Whedon has been or will be fired from Batgirl, but would it even be a bad thing if he didn’t direct? In my opinion, he’s no longer the right person to bring Batgirl to life.

Some spoilers for Justice League follow…

After taking control of Justice League in the wake of Zack Snyder’s departure from the film due to a family tragedy earlier this year, Whedon conducted reshoots of the
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9 Comic Book TV Shows That Were Canceled Way Too Soon

Right now, we have an abundance of comic book TV shows to keep us busy. Some of them are really good, such as The Gifted, while others are rapidly plummeting in quality, like The Walking Dead. Nonetheless, if you’re a comic book fan, you’re certainly spoilt for choice in this day and age.

The entertainment industry isn’t always fair, though, and we’ve seen a whole bunch of impressive comic book shows get canceled when we felt like they were only getting started. Sometimes, no matter how much we support a show and tell all our friends about it, the wider audience doesn’t get behind it and the execs kick it to the curb.

As such, we’ve gone back in time and selected nine comic book series that got canceled too soon. Before you ask why Joss Whedon’s Firefly isn’t on this list,
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The Rookie: new Nathan Fillion TV series on the way

Joseph Baxter Oct 30, 2017

Nathan Fillion will soon be back at the former home of Castle, ABC, to star in a new dramedy series called The Rookie...

Nathan Fillion’s starring role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Fox’s ahead-of-its-time space/sci-fi/western series Firefly will likely be forever considered the elephant in the room that is his career. Yet, his 2009-2016 run – opposite Stana Katic – as the title star of ABC crime procedural Castle was, in actuality, the most prominent gig of his career. Now, a year and a half after that series came to a (controversially sloppy) close, Fillion has finalised a deal to return to ABC with a series called The Rookie.

ABC has emerged the winner in a competitive situation to acquire The Rookie, reports Deadline. With the network giving a straight-to-series order, Nathan Fillion will not only serve as star, but has also nabbed an executive producer slot.
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Nathan Fillion Will Play a Rookie Lapd Officer in an ABC Dramedy Called The Rookie

I'm a huge fan of Nathan Fillion, and like many of you, I've been a fan since he was on Firefly. Now it looks like he found himself another fantastic TV role! He's set to star in a new dramedy series for ABC called The Rookie. This is a perfect project for him that he's going to be great in. This will be his first leading role in a series since Castle was canceled.

The series comes from Castle executive producer and co-showrunner Alexi Hawley, and it was inspired by a true story. Here are the details revealed from Deadline:

Fillion plays John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the Lapd. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior,
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The Rookie: ABC Orders Nathan Fillion (Castle) Series

Just because they cancelled Castle doesn't mean the Alphabet Network is done with its male lead. ABC has ordered The Rookie TV show, starring Firefly veteran Nathan Fillion straight to series. Deadline reports ABC snagged The Rookie in a competitive situation. In addition to starring, Fillion will also executive produce the new "light" crime drama with Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley. Read More…
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Alan Tudyk Exits Steve Martin’s Broadway Comedy ‘Meteor Shower’ Over ‘Creative Differences’

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Alan Tudyk Exits Steve Martin’s Broadway Comedy ‘Meteor Shower’ Over ‘Creative Differences’
Firefly” and “Suburbatory” star Alan Tudyk has left Steve Martin’s upcoming Broadway comedy “Meteor Shower” just weeks before it’s scheduled to begin performances due to the time-honored “creative differences.” Jeremy Shamos, a Tony nominee for “Clybourne Park” who most recently appeared in “The Big Sick,” will replace him in the role, producers Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson announced on Monday. Shamos will now play the husband of Amy Schumer’s character in the show, which follows two couples in the middle of marital freefall at a dinner party in Ojai, California. Also Read: 'Tiny Beautiful Things' Theater Review: Nia Vardalos Provides.
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Blu-ray Review – Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Created by Joss Whedon.

Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass.

Synopsis:

Joss Whedon’s cult show Firefly has been reissued on Blu-ray in a new set that includes some nice packaging, a poster, and character cards. It doesn’t include any new bonus features, so if you have the previously issued Blu-ray set, you’re not missing anything in that department. However, the Blu-rays do have a couple things not found in the original DVD collection, so this is a worthwhile pick-up for those who haven’t grabbed Firefly on Blu-ray yet.

I admit I didn’t catch Joss Whedon’s Firefly when it first aired on Fox in the fall of 2002. My wife and I had welcomed a baby to our family that summer, so between that and a move to another city,
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'Firefly' at 15: How a Canceled Show Became a Cult Favorite

It was the unlikeliest of invitations. Writer-producer Tim Minear had gotten to know fellow TV wunderkind Joss Whedon while working his Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel, and one day in 2001, Whedon approached him with what had to be one of the stranger requests he'd ever had.

"He told me, 'I have a spaceship and I want you to come and play in it,'" recalls Minear, who now runs FX anthologies American Horror Story and Feud.

That craft turned out to be a pilot Whedon had written called Firefly, which he saw as a TV twofer: part space opera and...
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Review: Gotham The Complete Third Season

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Despite their wealth and social status. Thomas and Martha Wayne were victims of random violence in a city filled with such acts on an hourly basis. The robbery and dual murders could have happened to anyone which makes Bruce Wayne a sympathetic character – he could be us. His training to become Batman resonates because any of us could dedicate ourselves both mentally and physical to perfection in order to prevent others from becoming victims.

Unless you’re watching the mess that is Gotham. There, the everyman aspect has been stripped away from the event so here, in this twisted version of the comics, we learn their murders was ordered by the Court of Owls which is somehow tied in to the utterly corrupt Board of Directions of Wayne Enterprises.

With Gotham The Complete Third Season out now on Blu-ray from Warner Home Entertainment, we can relive the harebrained plotted which
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John Ostrander: Should This Man Be Considered A Role Model?

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“I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me.”

—Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1

Joss Whedon created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is credited with writing strong female roles and espousing feminist ideals – but not by his ex-wife, Kai Cole, who on the blog The Wrap accused him of being a serial cheater during their marriage and was a “hypocrite preaching feminist ideals.” This has led to a number of (now ex) fans venting their anger and feelings of betrayal.

Is it true? I dunno. I don’t know Whedon and Cole personally. Could she be lying? Possibly. Could he be an asshole? Possibly. It’s not the point of this column, however. The question I want to consider is – should Whedon, or any artist or celebrity, be considered a role model?

A role model is
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‘Con Man’ Creator/Star Alan Tudyk Talks Possible Syfy Expansion For Short Form Comedy Series

A prolific actor and voiceover artist earning his first Emmy nomination this year for Con Man—a short-form comedy series of his own creation in which he also stars—Alan Tudyk has to be one of the most versatile performers in Hollywood today. Appearing in dramas like Trumbo and 3:10 to Yuma and instant animated classics including Moana and Zootopia, Tudyk is perhaps best known for his sci-fi outings—particularly Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly, which has given the actor…
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