10 items from 2015
iZombie: “Pilot” works on developing the main character
Rob Thomas has been known to television fans for a number of shows over the years, from Veronica Mars toParty Down. His newest series, developed in conjunction with Diane Ruggiero-Wright, brings the iZombiecomics to the small screen in a show of the same name. The show is centred around a morgue assistant who is also a member of the undead, and whose diet of brains comes with the side effect of absorbing the individual’s memories… read the full article.
Broad City ends the season strong
This has been an extremely strong season of Broad City, and though this episode is a somewhat strange one to use as a finale, it ultimately feels like an inspired choice. We have no sense of closure with Ilana and Lincoln’s relationship, which was anticipated. No arc is particularly remarked upon or addressed. It »
“Childrens Hospital” star Lake Bell affects a British accent to pose as Simon Pegg’s blind date in the first trailer for “Man Up,” a romantic comedy that debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19 in advance of its UK premiere. Ben Palmer (“The InBetweeners Movie”) directed from a Brit List script by Tess Morris. Bell plays Nancy, a cynical single woman who has sworn off dating until she meets Jack (Simon Pegg), a charming romantic who mistakes her for his 24-year-old blind date. Will Nancy “man up” and come clean, and if she does, can Jack “man up” and. »
- Jeff Sneider
It’s another marathon podcast this week, with lots of notable TV giving us plenty to discuss. We kick things off with the comedies, including a preview of Childrens Hospital’s premiere, season one of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a memorable Man Seeking Woman. Next we dive in with genre and documentary, with a preview of iZombie’s pilot as well as finale talk for The 100 and Banshee, as well as the stunning conclusion of The Jinx: the Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Afterward, we look at a handful of dramas, including this week’s eagerly anticipated Mike-centric Better Call Saul. Finally, Paul Goebel, the King of TV and cohost of Hey Watch This!, returns to the DVD Shelf to take a look at the influential and frequently fascinating Star Trek.
- Kate Kulzick
The Bridge actor has been cast in the Peacock network’s comedy pilot, playing the titular brat’s father, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Based on the 1990 film starring John Ritter, the single-camera project follows two parents struggling to raise one hellion of a child. Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) previously was cast as the boy’s mother.
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“Childrens Hospital” is set to return on Friday, March 20, at midnight as season six begins.
Adult Swim announced the premiere date Wednesday and released the new season trailer (watch above).
The new episodes pick up where season five left off, with the hospital crew forced to return to Brazil, after the Japanese army base was left in ruins. The doctors find their lives turned upside down in the upcoming season, which will feature a sperm bank heist, a visit to a secret facility under the White House and a designated Staff Fart Room.
“Childrens Hospital” is exec produced by star-writer Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain. Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler round out the cast. Abominable Pictures, the Corddry Company and Studio 2.0 produce.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Directv and the suspenseful thriller, Cut Bank, which is available exclusively on Directv.] Longtime television director Matt Shakman makes his big screen debut with "Cut Bank," a Coenesque thriller that, oddly enough, is actually premiering on the small screen via Video On Demand. Before directing Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Michael Stuhlbarg and Bruce Dern in this nail-biter about a man who witnesses a small town murder, Shakman directed dozens of TV episodes for series including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Revenge," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men," "Six Feet Under," "Psych," "House," "New Girl," "Ugly betty," "Weeds" and "Childrens Hospital," to name a few. In spirit, here are seven other strong debuts from directors who cut their teeth in television. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Childrens Hospital‘s Erinn Hayes is set as the female lead in Problem Child, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot inspired by the 1990 Universal Pictures/Imagine feature that starred John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple conned into adopting a troubled 7-year-boy who wreaks havoc in their lives and leaves a path of destruction anywhere he goes. The TV adaptation, written by Scot Armstrong, is described as a family show about the cat-and-mouse game between a set of parents… »
What's leaving Netflix in March? Well, the streaming service is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows, with a big chunk of the departing titles belonging to the Cartoon Network -- you'll see those say bye-bye at the end of the month. From what we can tell, that's about it in terms of TV exiting Watch Instantly.
As for movies, the clock is ticking for favorites "Dumb and Dumber," "Fright Night," Desperado," "Seven," "Pretty in Pink," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," and "The Muppet Movie," which will all be pulled in the monthly purge.
Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers). And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in March 2015.
Leaving March 1
"3 Ninjas: Kick Back" (1994)
"Air Bud" (1997)
"Brokedown Palace" (1999)
- Tim Hayne
Written and exec-produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions — which I again contend should be spelled with a dollar sign — promises “a forensic look at the world of high finance” by tracking the approaching »
Chris Evans has won a superhero Super Bowl bet with Chris Pratt.
Pratt, an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, placed a charitable wager with Evans, a New England Patriots follower, before Sunday's NFL championship game.
Pratt agreed that if the Seahawks lost, he would visit the children at Boston's Christopher's Haven children hospital.
Pratt also agreed he would also dress up as Guardians Of The Galaxy's Star-Lord, complete with the jersey of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whereas Avengers star Evans would visit the children at the Seattle Childrens hospital with the Seahawks' 12th man flag.
@ChrisEvans Ok. Seahawks win you fly yourself to Seattle, visit @seattlechildren hospital as Captain America, waving the 12th man flag.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) January 21, 2015
The Patriots won the game 28-24 and as a result, Pratt was the one to lose the bet.
Congrats to the world champions @patriots you were the better team tonight. I »
10 items from 2015
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