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Before becoming Jay Pritchett, Modern Family‘s patriarch, actor Ed O’Neill was probably best known as Al Bundy, the generally unhappy everyman of Fox’s Married… with Children. The series ran for eleven seasons and introduced audiences to Katey Sagal, who is now a Sons of Anarchy cast member; Christina Applegate, who went on to star in Samantha Who? and Up All Night; and David Faustino; soon to guest star alongside his ol’ pops in Modern Family.
That’s right! EW reported that Faustino, now in his late thirties, is on his way to the set of the ABC comedy.
You see, when Julie Bowen’s character Claire hits up her college reunion, she’ll compare notes with a very well to do former classmate, to be acted Faustino. It isn’t a big leap to say Faustino’s success will probably give Claire some knew issues. Most of us can relate. »
- Sasha Nova
Ed O’Neill won’t be the only ex-Married… with Children star on Modern Family this season: David Faustino has signed on to guest-star in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy, EW has learned. In the installment, Claire (Julie Bowen) attends her college reunion, where she catches up with her highly successful classmate, played by Faustino. (Alas, the reunion between Faustino and his former onscreen father will have to take place offscreen, as the two aren’t scheduled to share any scenes together.)
The episode featuring Faustino — who voices Mako on the Nickelodeon animated series The Legend of Korra »
- Dan Snierson
The NAACP Image Awards have announced the nominees for their 44th annual awards show during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Niecy Nash (The Soul Man), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Tyler James Williams (Go On), and Zendaya (Shake It Up!) announced the categories and nominees.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event, which will air live on Friday, February 1 (8 Et live/Pt tape-delayed) on NBC.
Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 44Th NAACP Image Awards:
Outstanding Comedy Series
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"The Game" (Bet)
"The Mindy Project" (Fox)
"The Soul Man" (TV »
Which of 2012′s animated films drew the most applause? According to the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, the options include Pixar’s Brave, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, and DreamWorks’s Rise of the Guardians. All three — among others — were nominated for animation’s highest honor today when the group named the contenders for its 40th annual Annie Awards. The prizes will be distributed Saturday, Feb. 2 in Los Angeles.
See who else made the cartoon cut with this list of nominees for the Annie Awards’ biggest honors. A full list of nominees can be found at the awards’ website.
Best Animated »
- Hillary Busis
While we await the new season of Downton Abbey, we get a first look at the new footman played by Matt Milne, who is the nephew of the scheming O'Brien. He doesn't fit in, even going so far as to serve improperly. "Alfred worked silver service at a hotel and tries to serve that way, which would never be done in a home. It really rattles Carson." Also afoot, Thomas makes a pass at an unreceptive man. "Soliciting for immoral purposes was an imprisonable crime." Are they one and the same?
Isaac Mizrahi is crisscrossing the country, talking to women about a new collection he's working on that will be inspired by…the Chevy Malibu? While he's not a big car person himself, he does share "Well . . . I will say that I did have my first sexual experience in a car, at the age of around 17. It wasn’t exactly embarrassing, »
With the huge success of the first season of The Legend of Korra, the sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon has now ordered an additional 26 episodes, bringing the total up to 52. That’s 40 more episodes than originally anticipated.
While the first season has received near universal praise from critics, it still left us with many questions and possibilities for the future. Creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko have stated that the next “book” of the series, titled “Spirits”, will focus on the mystical Spirit World and delve deeper into the mythology of the Avatar, but that’s about all we know about what’s coming next.
With new advances in both technology and bending over the intervening 70 years between the two series, there is clearly a lot left to explore in this world.
So now that there will be so many more episodes, what is it that fans want to see? »
- David Molofsky
Giancarlo Volpe serves as producer of fan-favorite series Green Lantern: The Animated Series, which recently wrapped up it's first season. The show will return "this fall" alongside Young Justice: Invasion with new episodes, so I went ahead and asked the producer what we can expect from the show this fall. Although he didn't reveal anything too specific, he does reveal some details about Anti-Monitor, new Lanterns, and more. Q:You worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender. What are your thoughts on The Legend of Korra? I love it! Besides being friends with (co-creators) Mike Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko, I'm also big fans of their work. I really admire how they're able to break all the rules of what a kid's show is supposed to be, and do it so masterfully. Their story telling style is very unconventional, and they take their work so seriously. My only regret is that »
Some shakeups in the animation industry are taking place. We recently learned that Paramount Pictures was ramping up its own animation division with a SpongeBob SquarePants sequel, an animated J.J. Abrams film, and adaptations of Nickelodeon shows like Dora the Explorer and The Legend of Korra. Since 2006, Paramount has handled the distribution of DreamWorks Animation’s output, but their deal is nearing a close at the end of this year. Dwa made it known that they would be seeking a deal with a different studio after Paramount requested a higher fee for bot theatrical and home video releases, and now it looks like the Shrek studio has found a new home in 20th Century Fox. Hit the jump for more. Per Deadline, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation was apparently looking at Sony Pictures as a possible distribution partner in the last few weeks, but a deal never materialized and Dwa then turned to Fox. »
- Adam Chitwood
Following on from their success with last year's "Rango", Paramount Pictures is expanding its animation department with word of several projects their division has in development.
Variety reports that the studio is planning an animated project from J.J. Abrams, along with film versions of several Nickelodeon shows.
- Garth Franklin
The newly created Paramount Animation may be looking at The Legend of Korra for a feature film adaptation.
As you guys may know, I'm a pretty huge fan of The Legend of Korra. I mean, I did review almost every single episode of the show for this site, after all. And when I heard that the show was renewed up until Season 4, I got very excited. This little piece of news just seems like icing on the cake. According to Variety, new studio Paramount Animation is pursuing new projects. They've teamed up with J.J Abrams on one of them, and have Book of Eli writer Greg Whitta developing a project based on a Penny Arcade comic titled New Kid, about a human student at an all alien school.
But the most intiguing projects that Paramount Animation have in the pipeline come from their kids TV network, Nickelodean. They're already »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matthew Legarreta)
More than a year after Paramount moved forward with their own animation division — more than a year after we received a real update pertaining directly to them, even — things are really happening. We haven’t been informed on everything that’s taking place, mind you, but just trust that they are getting things out there.
This acceleration is reported by Variety, who claim that Paramount are making deals and working ideas with the likes of Nickelodeon, J.J. Abrams, and Mary Parent. The kid’s entertainment titan — definitely a staple of my childhood, not that you actually need to know — have been doing behind-the-scenes work on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2; Paul Tibbitt is expected to direct, with Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens) writing the screenplay. Per their prior announcement, we should expect that to hit toward the end of 2014.
Parent will produce that project, along with New Kid, »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
The feature animation world is about to get a bit bigger as Paramount Pictures is looking to expand its original animation output. The studio surprised last year with the excellent Rango, a film which many (myself included) stood head an shoulders above what Pixar and DreamWorks Animation had to offer in 2011. The studio has since put into development a number of properties, but thus far the only one we’ve known much about was The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2. A new report just hit that clues us in on much more of what Paramount has in store, including an animated project from J.J. Abrams and feature film adaptations of a number of Nickelodeon shows like The Legend of Korra and Dora the Explorer. Hit the jump for more. Details regarding Paramount’s animation division come via Variety, as the outlet reports that Jonathan Albel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda 2 »
- Adam Chitwood
Though many of the folks who were lucky enough to be in Ballroom 20 for the Avatar: The Legend of Korra panel at Comic-Con last weekend were simply waiting for the Firefly reunion panel that would follow it, true fans of the Nickelodeon series were treated to a pretty awesome session. I'll be straight with you: I don't watch the show, but after witnessing that panel, I might start. As I said in our More >> »
- Jen Trolio
The first Book of the first season of Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra, the spin-off from the hit Avatar: The Last Airbender, recently ended, with Book 2 (still season 1 – just want to be clear because I’ve seen some places review it as the season 1 finale).Book 2, titled Spirits, is set to air sometime next year, and according to the show creators will spend half the time in Republic City and the other half in other parts of the world. Now, to be clear, season 2 is a reality and was recently announced for a 26 episodes order, I just want to be sure everyone knows that you still have 14 episodes to go in season 1!
related | Shocker! Nickelodeon In For A Second Season Of The Legend Of Korra
Now that is cleared up, I wanted to share this ”Making of a Legend” video featurette I saw over at io9, a little something to get everyone by between books. »
- Jay Tomio
"The Legend of Korra," the critically-acclaimed follow-up series to "Avatar: The Last Airbender" on Nickelodeon, has been picked up for a second season, reports EW. Season 1, Book 1 wrapped just a few weeks ago and the show was already lined up to return in 2013 with Season 1, Book 2.
Now the show is for sure going to return for Season 2, divided into two parts (Book 3 and Book 4). Creator Bryan Konietzko confirmed at Comic-Con 2012 that the four books will be split over 52 total episodes. Book 2 will be called "Spirit" and will take place six months after Book 1.
Additionally, the Comic-Con panel revealed that in Book 2, the show will visit the spirit world and there will be two "very special episodes" in the middle of the season that will explore the mythology of the spirits and the Avatar. »
With the season of Legend of Korra just ending recently with such an incredible ending, it was a no-brainer for creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko to appear at Comic Con's 2012 Sdcc panels to discuss the new season of the show. Little did fans know that they would be in for more surprises: Nickeloden has ordered two additional seasons of the Legend of Korra in addition to the two already ordered. That makes the grand total 4 books over 52 episodes. For those of you that don't know, The Legend of Korra is Nickelodeon's highest rated show, pulling in a 3.8 on average per episode and frequently out-scoring Mad Men in the ratings. Everyone wants to know what this animated sequel-series to Avatar: The Last Airbender has up it's sleeve. For a 12 episode first season, called “Book One: Air,” Korra dealt with many real world issues from socialism »
Guys, Day 2 was so jam-packed it took us a full-half hour just to break it down for you! But suffice it to say, Tim, Jen, and I spent most of Friday racing around the San Diego Convention Center and its outlying venues, attending panels and interviewing many of our TV heroes. The shows we covered included: Community, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Teen Wolf, The Legend of Korra, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, 666 Park Avenue, Firefly, and... More >> »
- Price Peterson
Many, many people seated in Ballroom 20 at 11:15 on Friday were simply waiting for the Firefly 10-year reunion panel that was to follow. But they are missing out. Avatar: The Last Airbender is America’s entry into the world’s greatest animes, and the sequel series The Legend of Korra proved to be a fine follow-up that may sit right next to Airbender on the submission list. Make no mistake, though: the Korra fans also came out in droves, and I saw dozens of great-looking Korras in the audience. The panel featured creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike Dimartino; voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P. J. Byrne (Bolin) and Seychelle Gabriel (Asami); producer Joaquim Dos Santos and voice director Andrea Romano. Hit the jump for a panel recap, including a tease of Book 2: Spirits. . The panel started off with a highlight reel from season 1, and it must be said, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Comic-Con Day 2 just started and it's madness. Madness! The Ballroom 20 line is truly atrocious and I just saw a lady quietly crying when she realized she wasn't going to get into the Firefly reunion panel and it just about broke my heart. (The Firefly panel is actually causing all sorts of havoc; people started lining up hours and hours ago, and lots of fans who want to see the two preceding panels, Community and The Legend of Korra, are being shut out as a result.) But then I looked at some of these photos that Tim and Price and I took yesterday and they warmed my heart back up again, even though I... More >> »
- Jen Trolio
For a while now it’s been known that 20th Century Fox was fast-tracking two Marvel properties that will revert back to Disney come this fall. But one of them, now, may be scrapped in the end. As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, Fox wants to reboot Fantastic Four. After two films that, while making a star out of Chris Evans (one guesses it did help him get Captain America), they failed to ignite at the box office here or overseas. Josh Trank, –who helmed the low budget “found film” feature Chronicle- was the leading contender back in January when the word broke. Fox has now made it official. However, expectations are the film will recast all the roles. The other film is Daredevil. That film has struggled to get traction at Fox since 2003’s Ben Affleck attempt. It’s gone through many scribes, including David Scarpa »
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