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A sign that the reboot craze may be spiraling a bit out of hand: Even the Thermians of Galaxy Quest are getting a revival of their favorite show.
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The movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell as cast members of a space series that has long been off the air. During an appearance at a fan convention, they »
Robert Gordon, who co-wrote the DreamWorks feature with David Howard, is in negotiations to work on the TV adaptation, as are original director Dean Parisot and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. The movie’s conceit — revolving around the cast of a beloved 1970s sci-fi TV series who are inadvertently reunited for a real space trek to help an alien race — seems tailor-made for a series rendition.
In the years since “Quest” was released, Parisot has become a busy television helmer, while Johnson and Bernstein have scaled the heights with “Breaking Bad,” “Rectify” and “Better Call Saul,” among other shows.
Paramount has been mining its film vault for properties with built-in brand names to develop as TV series. Par revived its TV wing »
- Cynthia Littleton
There have been a lot of movies getting the small screen treatment in recent months. Everything from Minority Report, Evil Dead, Resident Evil, The Mortal Instruments, American Gigolo, School Of Rock, Shooter, and more. Whether these shows all come to fruition or not, the odds are they will not all be as good as Hannibal, Bates Motel, or Fargo. But, if there is one series adaptation I want to work more than any of them, it is Galaxy Quest. Dean Parisot's 1999 comedy starring Tim Allen, »
- Alex Maidy
The comedy follows Dan (Black), a man eager for popularity who finds himself organising his high school reunion.
Desperate for the night to be a success, Dan tries to convince the most popular guy from school Oliver Lawless (Marsden) to attend the evening.
Dan travels to La to persuade the national advert star, but finds himself regretting his decision when Oliver takes over his life.
The film is released in the Us on May 8, with a UK date not yet announced. »
The last time Jack Black attempted a school union of sorts, it involved banding together a group of talented kids to win the coveted Battle of the Bands for cult comedy School of Rock. On this occasion, his efforts all revolve around luring James Marsden’s popular jock back for a class reunion in Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s upcoming comedy, The D Train.
For the film, Black will step into the shoes of Dan Landsman, the chairman of his former high school tasked with organizing the aforementioned reunion event. Clutching at straws, our protagonist believes the best way to trumpet excitement for the reunion is to ensure washed-up actor Oliver Lawless (Marsden) makes an appearance, a man he believes to be his “best friend.” Awkwardness and hilarity ensue.
Written and directed by Paul and Mogel, The D Train doesn’t necessarily scream originality, but given the comedy’s ensemble cast, »
- Michael Briers
"I thought if I could deliver Oliver Lawless I'd be a hero." After premiering at Sundance earlier this year, the outrageous bromantic comedy The D-Train has just debuted its first trailer. Jack Black stars in the film as Dan Landsman, always trying to be the cool guy, but never getting invited out to the bar with his co-workers. But then he thinks the magic ticket lies in getting old classmate Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), who seems to be a successful actor in Los Angeles, to come to the next high school reunion. But his attempt results in more than he bargained for. Thankfully, the trailer only hints at the hilarious twist. I loved this comedy at Sundance, and it's probably Black's best since School of Rock in 2003. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel's The D-Train from IFC Films: Read my review of »
- Ethan Anderton
It’s almost too easy to declare that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson “rocked” as host of this week’s Saturday Night Live — but that doesn’t mean such a statement would be inaccurate.
In fact, it says a lot about the Furious 7 star’s comedic chops that the evening’s worst sketches either gave him absolutely nothing to do (“Cooking With Paul”) or didn’t include him at all (“The Circus”).
Johnson proved so fearlessly committed to his punch lines that he even scored a few laughs »
Superheroes, fairytale saviors and professional nerds met for battle Saturday at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, but not everyone managed to snag a coveted blimp; some of ‘em just got slimed.
Photos2015 Kids’ Choice Awards Orange Carpet: Grant Gustin, Zendaya and More
Hosted by Nick Jonas, who also opened the show with a medley of his solo hits, this year’s ceremony found several TVLine regulars up for major awards, including Once Upon a Time‘s Jennifer Morrison and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin.
So, who won big? Keep scrolling for a breakdown of this year’s TV winners…
NBC’s Grimm this Friday drew 4.9 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, ticking up in audience but down a tenth to a series low demo.
Over on ABC, a double pump of Cristela averaged 4.3 mil and a 0.8, down 20 percent to tie its season low.
The CW’s Hart of Dixie sure-felt-like-a-series finale did 1.4 mil and a 0.4, up 27 percent in audience while flat in the demo.
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CBS’ March Madness coverage averaged 6.4 mil/1.9 during primetime.
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“I’m excited to return to my Heroes roots,” said Oka, who will appear in a multi-episode arc. “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”
Oka is currently co-starring in CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, which is shooting its season (or series?) finale this week.
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Nickelodeon is ready for some headbanging.
* Breanna Yde (The »
NBC is tackling a Coach revival.
The Peacock network has ordered a 13-episode sequel to the ’90s sitcom, with Craig T. Nelson reprising his title role, TVLine has learned.
Photos23 Shows We’d Remake or Revive Now!
The present-day Coach will pick up 18 years later and find Nelson’s Hayden Fox interrupting his retirement to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.
And here we thought Grimm‘s first hybrid baby was going to be a Blutbau or a Fuchsbad or something of that ilk.
But nope; as viewers of last week’s episode are well aware, NBC’s fairytale drama (Friday, 8/7c) is moving forward with another Adalind pregnancy (spurred by actress Claire Coffee‘s real-life expectant state).
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the only person the cunning Ms. Schade bedded lately was Nick — and that was 1) while she was in the guise of his longtime love, Juliette, and 2) as part of an effort to strip him »
Nickelodeon is ready to rock.
The kids’ cabler and Paramount Television announced the full cast for the upcoming “School of Rock” series, based on the 2003 Jack Black movie. The TV adaptation is currently in production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles and is set to premiere this fall.
Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Jade Pettyjohn and Breanna Yde have been cast as the “School of Rock” students, joining Tony Cavalero, who will topline the live-action, musical comedy series, playing musician-turned-substitute teacher Dewey.
The series will follow Dewey, who becomes the most unique and well-liked teacher the students have ever had. Although he has an alternative approach to teaching and could probably learn more from his students about history or math, he uses the language of rock ‘n’ roll to elevate and inspire his class to reach new heights as the band called School of Rock.
Hurtado has been cast as Freddy, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Of the division’s three remaining staffers, two will now report to newly appointed president of production Marc Evans. Powell will now answer to Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey and focus on TV and digital projects, with one other staffer moving with her. Powell is currently overseeing four pilots including “School of Rock” at Nickelodeon (which was ordered at right to series), “Minority Report” at Fox and “Shooter” at USA. New hire Dina Hillier will join Powell as an exec focused on scripted comedy.
On March 13, Variety asked Paramount whether the studio was shuttering Insurge, and Par spokeswoman Katie »
- Justin Kroll
Say what you will about Boyhood and Before Midnight, but Richard Linklater’s most memorable legacy to this 2000s teen may be the lyrics to each and every fake song throughout School of Rock, from hearing how the Legend of the Rent was Way Hardcore to about the best parody of The Doors’ “Touch Me” you’re bound to hear. The film wouldn’t be nearly as good if the closing performance of The School of Rock wasn’t kind of great, and the kids throughout truly deliver. Chalk up another great musical capper for Jack Black, as well as just about the ideal closer to a blockbuster family comedy you could ask for.
The post Our Favourite Fictional Bands: The School of Rock appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Brian Welk
It's hard to keep track of the ream of projects the Oscar-snubbed Linklater is courting on a given day. For one, he's executive-producing a TV sitcom restart of his 2003 "School of Rock" slated for Nickelodeon later this year. Also, the Independent Spirit Winner — a no-show at the ceremony, where Ethan Hawke accepted the prize — is wrapping "That's What I'm Talking About," a sort of "Dazed and Confused" sequel about the lives of baseball players on and off the field. And he's thinking seriously about a "Boyhood" sequel, albeit not one that would take place across 12 years. The Hollywood Reporter now says that Linklater is circling "Where'd You Go Bernadette" for Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures. Based on Maria Semple's 2012 bestseller that unfolds via epistolary missives — emails, letters, legal documents, psychiatric visits and more — the book follows the story of an agoraphobic architect who mysteriously disappears before a »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Kid-focused Nickelodeon expects to air more than 600 episodes of new and returning series in the TV season to come, part of an effort to win advertisers over with a surfeit of the original programming its executives said the network’s young audience craves.
“We’re making more and we are making it faster,” said Cyma Zarghami, president of the Viscom Kids and Family Group, the Viacom unit that houses Nick and a suite of other youth-skewing outlets.
On the docket for the season ahead: Three new series meant to run five days a week for several weeks at a time; a live-action series based on the movie “School of Rock”; and a new series from producers Sid and Marty Kroft. Nickelodeon also articulated developing plans to put popular character SpongeBob SquarePants in a Broadway musical and to extend its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Nickelodeon’s reveal of its future »
- Brian Steinberg
The blind auditions might be over on The Voice UK, but there is still so much to come. There's no hanging about - we're straight into the battle rounds on Saturday as the first batch of contestants attempt to outshine their partners.
It's not that all is lost if they don't win their battle - the coaches each have not one, but two steals this series - but that doesn't mean the pressure is off! Read on to find out who you'll see battling this weekend - and what they'll be singing (complete with sneaky pictures of the battles themselves)...
Joyful Soundz vs Newtion Matthews
Song: 'Shout' - Isley Brothers
Remind me who they are! Joyful Soundz - aka Patrick and Simone - are friends from church from Luton who just want to bring a little joy to the world! Newtion, 30, previously had a record deal with Warner »
It’s time for die-hard fans of Richard Linklater’s sublime 12-year project, “Boyhood,” to lick their wounds after the “Birdman” win at yesterday’s Oscars. If it’s any consolation, both “Boyhood” and “Birdman” were inventive and daring in their own ways, and a win for either should provide Hollywood with some incentive to jump out of its comfort zone and pursue interesting and subversive material. If one of the bland biopics like “The Imitation Game” or “The Theory of Everything” had won, we’d be looking down the barrel of lazy Oscar bait for years to come. That being said, it’s perfectly understandable that Linklater fans are frustrated by the Academy’s vote. Perhaps in order to remind them that Linklater never needed the Academy’s support in order to create versatile and original material, YouTube’s Joel Walden put together a skillfully edited and brisk three-and-a-half »
- Oktay Ege Kozak
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