1-20 of 80 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
In fact, just this past weekend at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Tex., the Ugly Betty reunion panel sparked the hashtag #hulubringbackuglybetty. But does the late ABC series, which wrapped in 2010 with a pretty terrific finale, really need a continuation?
Part of what makes storytelling such a satisfying art form is that it has a beginning, »
One true-crime project just isn’t enough for CBS.
The Eye network is developing a limited series about the 1974 abduction of Patty Hearst by terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army, written by Jonathan Tolins (Grease Live!, Queer as Folk), our sister site Deadline reports.
As reported in April, CBS is also working on a true-crime anthology series, the first season of which will focus on the murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey.
Plays with hierarchies and rivalries of women’s lives that often aren’t seen onscreen, and embraces women as powerful. But it’s just not very funny about it. I’m “biast” (pro): really like Melissa McCarthy…
I’m “biast” (con): …but often don’t like her material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s mostly more of the same cold, bitter stew that passes for comedy in Hollywood: lots of slapstick and grossout that theoretically appeals only to children, and lots of crudity and viciousness that is allegedly “adult” humor, which leaves you wondering just who the heck is supposed to be the audience for this. And The Boss also suffers from the genre’s typical unconvincing mix of the silly and the sentimental: it is extraordinarily difficult to pull off a shift in tone from Looney Tunes to Frank Capra, and it »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Madrid — Diamond Films, part of Latin America’s Telefilms Group, its biggest independent movie distributor, has expanded to Europe, setting up Diamond Films España, a direct distribution operation in Spain headed by Spanish distrib vet Carles Montiel and Gonzalo Claiman-Versini.
Montiel has held executive positions at multiple Spanish independent distribution houses such as Lauren Films, Universal Pictures and Wide Pictures; Claiman-Versini is a former lawyer at the Buenos Aires and Paris bar.
Diamond Films España, which handles home entertainment and TV rights on movies it acquires, will release five titles in Spanish cinema theaters this year, beginning on July 29 with Stx Ent.’s “Bad Moms.”
Directed by “The Hangover” writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and starring Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”) and Kathryn Hahn (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”), “Bad Moms” is the first of four titles accessed by Diamond Films España via an output »
- John Hopewell
As a crime drama junkie, you already have a handle on the food pyramid of hearty, nutritiously litigious crime TV: "Criminal Minds" is your dependable grains group, the whole dysfunctional "CSI" family has your fruits covered, and "True Detective" is like a crunchy, dense helping of veggies.
Ok, don't think too much about that analogy. The point is, crime show devotees such as yourself have your bases covered -- you're on that case like Veronica Mars after a double espresso. But like any good detective, you're also voracious and thorough. No need to bust out the fingerprint dust, though, 'cause we've got your back with some outside-the-box crime TV you might be missing out on.
'Fargo' (2014 - )
If you're obsessed with crime, chances are you already love the Coen brothers. And that's the start of why you should watch "Fargo," but not the end of it.
The Coens' legacy gives "Fargo" its homely, »
- Dan Ketchum
Even though some of our favorite shows have ended, we still remember how they closed up with a deliberately chosen tune to add that final impact. Remember Six Feet Under's use of "Breathe Me"? What about the final tune from Veronica Mars? In honor of finale season, here's a look at a few of our favorite signature series-ending songs. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
The first trailer has arrived online for The CW’s upcoming drama series Frequency, which is based upon the 2000 feature film of the same name and stars Peyton List, Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Ruivivar, Lenny Jacobson, Devin Kelley and Daniel Bonjour; check it out here…
Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. They’re both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when »
- Amie Cranswick
NBC ends the current TV season in solid position. The network canceled a few underperforming shows, but on the whole, has a dependable lineup of dramas and comedies.
Still, NBC does need to fill some holes this fall, and to do that, it's turning to veteran producers like Michael Schur ("The Office," "Parks and Recreation"), Eric Kripke ("Supernatural"), and of course, all-star Dick Wolf. The latter is contributing yet another installment in his Chicago series, "Chicago Justice."
Most of NBC's new series do not have trailers, including high-profile projects like a "Taken" TV adaptation and the "Wizard of Oz" reimagining "Emerald City."
Here are the network's three available trailers:
"The Good Place": From Michael Schur, executive producer of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office," comes a smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, »
- Kelly Woo
The CW has released trailers for its new shows ahead of the 2016-17 season, which were unveiled at the network’s Upfront presentation in New York on Thursday morning. The CW’s fall schedule includes film adaptation “Frequency” and hourlong comedy “No Tomorrow,” along with Season 2 of “Supergirl,” which is shifting to the network from corporate sibling CBS. Greg Berlanti’s “Riverdale” will debut at midseason.
Check out the new promos below.
Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar »
- Laura Prudom
Bad movies are a dime a dozen, but the truly pitiable ones are few and far between. Oliver Thompson's spellbindingly awful "Welcome to Happiness" isn't much worse than most first features — and, in some respects, it's far more ambitious — but this star-studded mess is the rare film that confronts you with the helplessness of watching someone self-sabotage their own work. Unfocused and unformed in the way that only a rookie effort can be, Thompson's debut is only enjoyable in fits and starts, but most of it is touched with a guilelessness that makes it difficult to hate. Things begin with promise, as the intriguingly enigmatic opening scene sets the stage for a movie we'll never get to see. Woody, a frustrated children's lit author, played by "Veronica Mars" alum Kyle Gallner, is twiddling his thumbs at home when a young woman he's never met before knocks on his door. »
- David Ehrlich
The CW has a "super" new lineup for Fall 2016-2017, including the arrival of "Supergirl," which appears to be making a smooth transition from CBS on the same night and time, plus "Supernatural" moving once again for Season 12, this time back to Thursdays. The network really wants to keep fans on their toes with that show (which also has new showrunners). Whatever. Fans will follow it wherever it goes, even if it gets traded to CBS like a network fantasy league.
"We have four terrific additions to our schedule next season, and five great anchors at eight o'clock, every night of the week. [...] We are thrilled to have Supergirl on The CW this fall, joining our popular roster of DC heroes. Plus, we have three new series lined up for next season that perfectly fit our brand, »
- Gina Carbone
“Supergirl” will land in its familiar Monday 8 p.m. time slot when the drama relocates from CBS to the CW in the fall.
The DC Comics superhero series will be paired on the night with the third season of CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” in what the network called the union of a woman with superpowers and an “everyday superwoman.” “We think ‘Supergirl’ will give a real boost to ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ” CW chief Mark Pedowitz said.
Meanwhile, new romantic comedy “No Tomorrow” lands the coveted Tuesday 9 p.m. slot behind CW’s highest-rated series, “The Flash.” Pedowitz said the offbeat show about a romance that blooms as the apocalypse draws near “shares with ‘The Flash’ a blue-sky optimism” that made it a good fit for the time slot.
CW has ordered four new dramas for the 2016-17 campaign (see listings below), with three settling onto the fall schedule. “Riverdale, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Of all of Fall's new shows, Kristen Bell's series looks like a sure bet for one of the best comedies. We're beyond excited that the Veronica Mars alum is returning to her witty ways on network TV. How she has time to film Lie to Me, movies like Bad Moms, and a new TV series is beyond us, but she clearly has superpowers. Here's what you need to know about the show! Who's Starring? Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto, and D'Arcy Carden. What It's About A woman (Bell) wakes up and finds herself in "The Good Place," aka Heaven. Everyone is friendly, and there's frozen yogurt, a lovely guide (Danson), and only one problem: she's not supposed to be there. First Impression The comedy looks whimsical and quirky - think Pushing Daisies. It's created by Mike Schur, the guy who brought us Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, »
- Maggie Pehanick
Showtime has cancelled the Don Cheadle-fronted satire, announcing that the show’s current fifth season will be its last. The Cuba-set series finale will air on Sunday, June 12 at 9/8c.
RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?
“House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said Showtime president David Nevins in a statement. “Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, »
You know when you're in the middle of a fight with someone, and then you think of the perfect thing to say back to them only after you've already walked away from the conversation? Veronica Mars has never had that problem. When the titular drama was unceremoniously canceled in 2007, we not only lost one of the smartest shows on television, but also our chief resource for white-hot burns. Veronica never fails to have the most cutting comeback at the ready while dressing down Logan (and, um, undressing him) (haha) (Get It?), or sparring with her dad. Keep reading to see some of her wittiest one-liners, and then check out all the reasons you should be a Marshmallow if you're not one already. »
- Quinn Keaney
The Good Place‘s Eleanor Shellstrop? She’s… the opposite of a marshmallow.
Not that you can tell that from these just-released photos from the upcoming NBC series. But when Eleanor (played by Veronica Mars‘ Kristen Bell) has a brush with the afterlife, she realizes she hasn’t been a very good person. So she works to fix that, aided by an “afterlife mentor” played by Cheers‘ Ted Danson.
RelatedFall TV: 15 Pilots We Can’t Wait to See!
[caption id="attachment_48362" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tracy Scott, Linus Sandgren, and David O. Russell on American Hustle. Photo via Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures. Credit: Francois Duhamel/Annapurna Productions.[/caption]
TV series and feature film script supervisor, Tracy Scott, is dead at the age of 46. Earlier today, Annapurna Pictures' Megan Ellison announced Ms. Scott died of cancer. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the death with her brother Michael. Reportedly, Scott was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She more recently developed liver cancer.
Scott worked on TV series including Happy Endings, Wilfred, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, and Standoff. She also served as script supervisor on the Veronica Mars movie sequel to the series, starring Kristen Bell.
Read More… »
Released in 2012, Dredd was an excellent comic book movie which for some reason failed to find an audience. However, like Firefly and Veronica Mars before it, fans have really got behind the Judge Dredd adaptation in the hope of making a sequel a reality. We've been teased with that possibility a number of times over the years, but nothing has ever happened, and it really does seem as if the franchise is dead. Or is it? Talking during his panel Saturday afternoon at Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, star Karl Urban revealed that "conversations are happening" about a Dredd series at either Netflix or Amazon, a sign perhaps that all that fan support has finally begun to pay off. That's great news on the surface, but if we're being realistic, those talks may not amount to much more than one person asking those online streaming services if they want to make a Dredd series, »
In the era of the internet, nothing really dies. A TV show that was swiftly cancelled, or a movie that did less than blockbuster numbers might disappear in the short term, but if it appears to have enough of a niche, cult audience that shout loud enough, it’s entirely possible that it’ll come back. It’s why we’ve seen revivals of “Firefly,” “Veronica Mars,” “Arrested Development” and similar shows, and it’s why movies as different as “Anchorman” and “John Wick” got sequels. Read More: Alex Garland Says "Keep Your Money" And Stop Buying 'Dredd' DVDs Because A Sequel Will Not Happen So despite “Dredd,” the 2012 adaptation of the classic 2000Ad comic character Judge Dredd, tanking hard at the box office on its release, fans have never quite given up hope that there’d be further installments of the fascistic, helmeted future cop on screen. »
- The Playlist Staff
Burbank, CA (April 20, 2016) From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment’s Vertigo bring iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season to DVD on July 12, 2016. iZOMBIE, The CW’s hit series, that over 2 million people are tuning into weekly*, stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill) and David Anders (Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries). The 4-disc DVD set includes all 19 episodes from the second season, plus deleted scenes and the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con panel. iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season is priced to own at $39.99 Srp.
*Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer L+7 Us AA%; excluding repeats, specials & <5 TCs; Season to Date = 09/21/15-01/17/16.
Additionally, due to overwhelming fan demand, iZOMBIE comes to Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive as individual Season 1 and Season 2 offerings. »
- Robert Greenberger
1-20 of 80 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners