12 items from 2016
When it was announced that Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" was getting a TV adaptation, the internet went nuts. Fantasy fans were excited at the prospect of a smart new show, Gaiman fans were excited at the prospect of seeing one of the author's best works being adapted and me... well, I was excited that the project was being produced by Bryan Fuller (of "Hannibal," "Dead Like Me," "Wonderfalls" and "Dead Like Me" fame) and Michael Green (of the short lived but amazing "Kings," "Heroes" and "Everwood").
The story follows Shadow, convict whose life is turned upside down on the eve of his release when his wife Laura and his best friend are killed in a car accident.
With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meet [Continued ...] »
Labyrinth, starring late rock icon Davie Bowie as the Goblin King, opened in theaters 30 years ago today. Though Labyrinth — a dark, wonderfully weird, glam rock semi-musical populated mostly by puppets — was never going to be a movie that won over a wide audience, it’s still wild to think about how poorly it did upon release given the film now has a secure place in pop culture history and in Bowie’s legacy. It opened at no. 8 at the U.S. box office and earned less than $13 million, barely over half of its reported budget. It was the final film directed by Jim Henson, and in the aftermath of Labyrinth’s poor reception, son Brian said of his father, “that was the closest I've seen him to turning in on himself and getting quite depressed.” Though Henson never got to witness the full fandom that would amass around the movie, »
- Emily Rome
Our friends at Tubi TV continue to build their horror presence, and we have the scoop on what’s leaving the Free streaming service this May and so much more! Leaving soon (May 31st): Dead Like Me Cabin Fever 2: Spring… Continue Reading →
The post Tubi TV Terrors: Last Chance Viewings! Trivia! Videos! More! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Having previously made a nod to Kadeem Hardison’s Must See TV role, Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover soon will reunite A Different World‘s Dwayne Wayne with “wife” Whitley, as previewed in this exclusive new trailer and photos.
On April 10, A Different World scene stealer Jasmine Guy kicks off a three-episode Undercover arc as Erica, an enemy agent who has been in hiding for several years. The Coopers set out to find the rogue spy in hopes she can help them take down The Other Side. »
The key to every long-running television show in the history of the medium is, above all else, consistency. Why is Days of Our Lives still on the air? Because although it delivers ridiculous, trashy, mostly meaningless storylines (there’s no such thing as real death in soap operas, only the opportunity for a “shocking” resurrection later on), it delivers it with consistency.
So while shows like Community and Dead Like Me had to scrape and claw for every season (and often every episode) to be put on the air because of their unusual storytelling sensibilities, a show like The Big Bang Theory is bound to run on an endless network broadcast for all of eternity because it found an easy formula to replicate, and is more than happy to deliver the same familiar product over and over.
The easiest formula to ensure a long and prosperous run? Insert boobs. »
- Jacob Trowbridge
Paramount Television / Showtime
In a year that just so happens to be the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of Star Trek, finally comes word about the new TV series, set to hit the air on CBS in 2017.
Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller is set to run the show, entirely fitting considering that a) he’s a huge fan of Star Trek and b) actually cut his teeth on Deep Space Nine and Voyager at the beginning of his career.
Fuller has been a cult TV hero for some time now, after creating under-appreciated shows like Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies and doing a well-regarded stint on Heroes a few years back. Hannibal specifically lit up the critic circuit, if unfortunately not finding similar success in the ratings.
If anything, the man has always shown extreme passion for the shows that he commits himself to, and considering that he’s such a big fan of Trek, »
- Dan Woburn
Before he brought us the likes of the Hannibal TV show and Dead Like Me, lifelong Star Trek fan Bryan Fuller began his career writing for Deep Space Nine and Voyager - and now some 15 years later he gets to return to the franchise he’s loved since he was a kid.
My very first experience of ‘Star Trek’ is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the ‘Star Trek’ universe lit my imagination on fire,” said executive producer Bryan Fuller. “It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand-new »
- Mark Cassidy
Bryan Fuller, creator of cult TV hits like “Dead Like Me” and “Hannibal,” will serve as co-creator and showrunner on CBS’ “Star Trek” reboot. “My very first experience of ‘Star Trek’ is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the ‘Star Trek’ universe lit my imagination on fire,” said Fuller in a statement. “It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise. »
- Linda Ge
Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will return to the television franchise as co-creator and executive producer of the new CBS Star Trek series. As previously announced, the new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network's digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.
The new Star Trek series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access. The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International. Here's what Bryan Fuller had to say in a statement about joining this new series.
"My very first »
In a truly brilliant piece of news, "Hannibal" creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller is set to return to the "Star Trek" franchise has been named as show runner of the upcoming new "Star Trek" TV series being produced by CBS' All Access streaming service.
Fuller got his start on "Star Trek" back in the late 1990s, working on episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager" before going on to create his own shows like "Pushing Daisies," "Dead Like Me" and more recently "Hannibal" and HBO's upcoming "American Gods". In an official statement, Fuller says:
"My very first experience of Star Trek is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the Star Trek universe lit my imagination on fire. It »
- Garth Franklin
Back in December, Bryan Fuller was in the throws of pre-production of American Gods for Starz. Based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, American Gods tells the tale of Shadow Moon. An ex-convict, Shadow is released from prison, only to be sucked into an supernatural world at the behest of his new employer. Fuller took time out of his day to speak with HitFix Harpy by phone to discuss what little he could about what it’s like to bring this visually spectacular fever dream to life. ******************* Hitfix Harpy: How are things coming along for American Gods? Bryan Fuller: Michael Green and I are having a ball. We're in the process of writing scripts, writing outlines, and sending writers off to write their [parts]. We're about three months away from production, so we're a little ahead of the game. [Recently] we were in Wisconsin scouting House on »
- Donna Dickens
Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email email@example.com, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. What do you recommend for people who like good comedy but not prestige drama? I have no shame about my distaste for prestige drama, but recommendations are harder to come by when you can't handle the violence of The Wire or Game of Thrones and you find Mad Men and Downton Abbey boring. My comedy tastes to tend fall into a few categories: dark (Dead Like Me, You're the Worst), absurd (Don't Trust the B—, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Broad City), gentle (Raising Hope, Black-ish), satirical (Better Off Ted, Veep), or combinations thereof (dark/absurd = Archer, gentle/satirical = Parks and Rec). What »
- Margaret Lyons
12 items from 2016
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