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April 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 11, Deep Blue Sea 2

Maybe it’s because this week’s home entertainment releases happen to be falling on the same time as Tax Day, but Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD debuts are what my grandfather would refer to as “slim pickins.” In terms of new titles, we’re finally getting the long-awaited sequel to Deep Blue Sea as well as the latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on both formats. Cult film fans will want to nab the new Blu-ray for Day of the Reaper, as it’s a very limited edition release, and for those of you looking to fill in a gap in your personal collections, The Skulls arrives in HD on April 17th, too.

Day of the Reaper

Five women on vacation are stalked by a hooded cannibal killer in the town of Sunnyville Florida. Silly antics and H.G. Lewis-style gore follow the survivors in this camp super-8 epic.
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American Idol Top 24 (Group 2) Recap: Who Made Katy's Wig Take Flight?

American Idol Top 24 (Group 2) Recap: Who Made Katy's Wig Take Flight?
In what I can only describe as American Idol‘s belated tribute to Easter, Sunday’s episode featured a wonderfully bewildering conversation about baby chickens, led by noted animal biologist Lionel Richie.

While discussing the growth of contestant Alyssa Raghu, Richie noted, “Have you ever in your life thought for a moment: You start out with a chicken — a little chicken — on Monday, and by the end of the week, it’s a full-grown chicken?”

“Was it the chicken or the egg first?” asked Katy Perry. (A logical follow-up!)

“Well, the egg comes first,” Richie replied too quickly. “No, the chicken!
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Match Game on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch Is it sudden death time? Has the Match Game TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Match Game, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A game show airing on the ABC television network, Match Game is hosted by Alec Baldwin. In the third season, celebrity panelists include: Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Mark Duplass, Caroline Rhea, Jason Ritter, and Constance Zimmer. On Match Game, contestants try to match the answers to “fill in the blank” questions with as many celebrities as they can. At stake is a grand prize of $25,000. Read More…
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How to Save a Show: From ‘Community’ and ‘One Day at a Time’ to ’Timeless’ and Beyond

How to Save a Show: From ‘Community’ and ‘One Day at a Time’ to ’Timeless’ and Beyond
One Day at a Time” producers, fans, TV critics, and other groups set social media abuzz last month to beg Netflix to save the critically acclaimed comedy from cancellation. Even The National Hispanic Media Coalition sent a letter to the streaming service to argue for the show’s continuation for its positive take on diversity, equity, and inclusivity. In the face of such an onslaught, Netflix renewed the series, starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, for a 13-episode third season, and fans celebrated — while also rightfully patting themselves on the back.

This narrative of saving a show – the mobilization, the Hail Mary communiqués and stunts, and the validating network renewal – has been a familiar exercise going back decades (when even “Cagney & Lacey” was renewed after a fierce letter writing campaign). But “Save Our Shows” campaigns rarely worked. Now, in the era of social media, these campaigns are much more frequent — and visible.
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in April 2018

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in April. There will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks. Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including the animated classic “The Iron Giant” and several films in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Despicable Me” series.

Of the new Netflix originals, several stand out as particularly binge-worthy, including the freshman seasons of the remake of “Lost in Space” and the TV version of the Oscar-nominated animated film “The Boss Baby.” And there are episodes of both the new David Letterman and Joel McHale talk shows as well as a comedy special from Kevin James.

Available April 1

A Sort of Family

Along Came Polly

Bad Boys

Battlefield Earth

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Time

Body of Lies

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
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What’s Coming to Netflix in April 2018

A few classic television shows and family movies are headed to Netflix this April.

Right on schedule with the robot’s cameo in “Ready Player One,” the ’90s animated movie “The Iron Giant” will be added to the streaming service at the start of April. Other movies adults and children can add to their queues are “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “The Flintstones,” and “Despicable Me 3.”

“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Jay-z,” the next installment in the comedian’s show, as well as the latest episodes of “The Joel McHale Show With
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Netflix in April: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

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Your monthly roundup of everything coming to and leaving Netflix has arrived. For the complete list, head over here. Scroll on for our picks on what to catch and what to binge before it leaves the streaming platform. Coming April 1: The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Fans of “The Soup” will enjoy this pop culture commentary show from — you guessed it — Joel McHale. New episodes will stream on Sundays. Coming April 6: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Jay-z David Letterman’s new Netflix talk show will feature Jay-z, who needs no introduction, obviously. Coming April 6: 6...
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Marcia Clark On How ‘People v. Oj’ Changed Her Life, Why She Never Serves on Juries, and the ‘CSI Effect’ —Turn It On Podcast

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Marcia Clark On How ‘People v. Oj’ Changed Her Life, Why She Never Serves on Juries, and the ‘CSI Effect’ —Turn It On Podcast
Marcia Clark can’t get on a jury. The famed O.J. Simpson prosecutor, who left the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office after the accused murderer was acquitted, has spent the last 20 years writing scripts and novels, plus developing TV shows. But she can’t escape her Simpson trial notoriety.

That may explain why she hasn’t been asked to serve on a jury. “And I actually could be fair!” she laments. “I spent as much time on the defense side of things as I have on the prosecution side. But no one’s ever going to put me on a jury. I do think I get weeded out pretty fast. And my friends are also ruined. When they’re asked if they know any lawyers, they say ‘yes’ and my name, and then it’s like, ‘bye, see ya, wouldn’t want to be ya!’ I’m Typhoid Mary.
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"The X-Files," Season 11, Episodes 9 & 10 Recap: Reason and Faith In Harmony

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X-Files Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering Chris Carter's 10-episode continuation of the X-Files television series.Trust your instincts. I had a notion during the teaser sequence of “Nothing Lasts Forever” (episode 9 of The X-Files’ 11th season, written by Karen Nielsen and directed by James Wong) that it would be best recapped alongside “My Struggle IV” (the season, and possibly series finale, written and directed by Xf creator Chris Carter). Amid the sanguine, pre-opening credits hubbub—a pair of cannibalistic physicians harvest (and taste-sample) human organs, only to be interrupted by an avenging angel vigilante named Juliet Bocanegra (Carlena Britch)—there’s a fleeting audio clip on a car radio of Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale), the paranoid host of an Alex Jones-esque media pageant who was last seen in Season 10's "My Struggle II," bellowing about mind-altering gases and chem trails. It’s a
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‘Game Over, Man!’ Review: The ‘Workaholics’ Team Reunites for a Drug-Addled Riff on ‘Die Hard’

The only convincing explanation for the existence of “Game Over, Man!” is that the brain trust behind Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” got really high on salvia one night and started to wonder what a remake of “Die Hard” might look like if it were written by Judd Apatow, directed by McG, and financed by whatever spare change they had in their pockets. How else to rationalize an action-comedy in which three burnout white dudes (suffering from some very severe bromantic tension) wind up going all “Pineapple Express” on the terrorists who raid the hotel where they work, take a handful of celebrity hostages, and amputate Daniel Stern’s dick? Stranger things have happened, especially on Netflix.

“Game Over, Man!” is exactly the kind of movie you would expect to get made when a massive streaming company grows so desperate for content they’ll green-light the first half-baked idea a trio
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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 trailer: Drew Barrymore’s zombie mom says, ‘I don’t want to stop living just because I’m undead!’ [Watch]

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 trailer: Drew Barrymore’s zombie mom says, ‘I don’t want to stop living just because I’m undead!’ [Watch]
“I want to shake s*** up,” declares Drew Barrymore‘s zombie mom Sheila Hammond in the trailer for Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet” Season 2. “I don’t want to stop living just because I’m undead!” (Watch the trailer above.) Last year viewers of the horror comedy watched as Sheila became infected with a virus that slowly transforms her into a zombie. With the help of her supportive husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant), Sheila will continue battling her cannibalistic urges in the second season, which streams March 23 on Netflix.

SEEAnd they’re off! Audience Network’s ‘Mr. Mercedes’ jump-starts 2018 Emmys as first Fyc mailer out of the gate

“Are you chewing The Post?” asks Sheila’s daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) when she catches her mother eating a newspaper down in the basement. Sheila spits out the clump of paper and responds, “Mommy’s going a little crazy down here. So, I need to get out.
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Joel McHale on His New Netflix Show, Why E! Can’t Sue Him, and How #MeToo Shouldn’t Elicit Jokes — Turn It On Podcast

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Joel McHale on His New Netflix Show, Why E! Can’t Sue Him, and How #MeToo Shouldn’t Elicit Jokes — Turn It On Podcast
Joel McHale is unleashed. The comedian’s new Netflix series “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” looks a bit like his long-running E! series “The Soup,” thanks to the green screen, the guest stars, and The Staffer Formerly Known As Mankini. But the new show comes armed with a secret weapon in executive producer Paul Feig, and a mandate to expand the scope beyond entertainment.

“We wanted to broaden the show,” McHale recently told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “E! always wanted me to keep it to entertainment news or entertainment and no sports or anything like that, and don’t get too weird. This allows us to go all over the place.”

McHale spent 11 years as host of “The Soup,” and kept it going even as his career exploded and he ended up starring in the late great comedy “Community.” But as management changed at E!, McHale
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Full List of Movies and TV Shows Coming To and Leaving Netflix in April 2018

Netflix has announced the full list of films and TV shows that are coming to the streaming service in April 2018 along with everything that will be leaving. There's actually a lot of great things to look forward to such as The Iron Giant, Bad Boys, Along Came Polly, Mortal Kombat, Speed Racer, Seven, Sin City, The Lost Boys, Lost in Space, and more. Check out the promo spot and a full list of titles below. Look through them and let us know what you're excited about!

Available April 1

A Sort of Family

Along Came Polly

Bad Boys

Battlefield Earth

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Time

Body of Lies

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

Cats & Dogs

Cold Mountain

Dare to Be Wild

Deep Blue Sea

Fish People

Friday Night Lights

Jackass 2.5

Life Is Beautiful

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Mortal Kombat

Nancy Drew

Disney’s Pirates of the
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'The X-Files' Creator Chris Carter on That Finale and the Show's Future (Without Gillian Anderson)

[This story contains spoilers from the season 11 finale of Fox's The X-Files.]

The X-Files’ season — and possibly series — came to a bloody end during Wednesday’s finale.

With the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) bent on unleashing a global contagion and everyone looking for Scully’s (Gillian Anderson) son, William (Miles Robbins), nearly every recurring character — outside of Mulder (David Duchovny), Scully, Tad (Joel McHale) and Kersh (James Pickens Jr.) — died or had a near-death experience.

In the quest to find William (whom he thought was his son), Mulder survived an...
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Mulder and Scully Confront “An End That Must Be Faced” in Trailer for the Final Two Episodes of The X-Files Season 11

Like the title of the next episode of The X-Files says, "Nothing Lasts Forever," and we're already coming to the final two installments of the eleventh season. While we'll have to wait and see if more new episodes await us in the future or if this really is the end for Mulder and Scully, a new trailer promises plenty of action, drama, romance, and family time in the final two episodes of season 11.

Episode 11.09 of The X-Files (synopsis via SpoilerTV): "Episode Written By Karen Nielsen & Directed by Jim Wong

While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals in the all-new "Nothing Lasts Forever" episode of The X-Files airing Wednesday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Xf-1108) (TV-14 S, V)

Cast: David Duchovny as Fox Mulder; Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully; Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner

Guest Cast: Fiona Vroom
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Did Will & Grace Oversell J.Lo Cameo? Is Chicago Too Cold for Car Sex? Arrow's Laurel on the Upswing? And More Qs!

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, Riverdale, Will & Grace and Grey’s Anatomy!

1 | Did Once Upon a Time‘s Wish Hook seem more distinct a Killian Jones than ever once he was teamed with Zelena — to great comedic effect — in the other realm? (Speaking of which, are there “Zook” ‘shippers?)

2 | Given what we now know about when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Yo-Yo suffered her double amputation, did you go back
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Norm Macdonald Teams With Netflix for New Talk Show

Norm Macdonald's popular podcast will head to Netflix as the former SNL comedian agreed to a 10-episode deal with the streaming service for a series simply titled, Norm Macdonald Has a Show.

"It's a talk show with Norm Macdonald as host, along with his trusty sidekick, Adam Eget, and one celebrity guest for each episode," Netflix said in a statement. "The show will deliver great and unexpected conversation, jokes and a behind-the-scenes look at Norm's world."

Macdonald's talk show is Netflix's latest foray into the genre after giving series to Chelsea Handler and Joel McHale,
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Norm Macdonald Talk Show Set At Netflix

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Norm Macdonald Has a Show, a new talk show fronted by comedian and ex-SNLer Norm Macdonald. He will host, executive produce and co-showrun the show, which will feature sidekick Adam Eget and a celebrity guest. The deal comes as Netflix solidfies its talk show lineup after the run of Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea. It has recently launched shows by David Letterman and Joel McHale, and set up deals with The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj and Michelle…
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Norm Macdonald Is Getting His Own New Netflix Talk Show

Netflix is snatching up some of the biggest names in the comedy world. Add Norm Macdonald to the list.

Macdonald has signed up for 10 episodes of “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” which the comedian referenced on Twitter early Friday.

I have a new show on @netflix and I'm tweeting the text exchange that started it all. pic.twitter.com/xNA48bZlVl

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) March 9, 2018

The news may not come as a shock to fans, especially after the comedian revealed Netflix’s interest in a Reddit Ama back in January. But along with Friday’s news comes some additional official details. Co-host of the “Norm Macdonald LiveAdam Eget will also be joining this new Netflix venture, which will maintain some of the current show’s format: a famous guest and an informal chat. “Norm Macdonald Has a Show” will add the occasional outside-the-studio glimpse at “Norm’s world.”

Lori Jo Hoekstra
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Santa Clarita Diet season 2 trailer arrives online

As we get closer to the return of Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming second season of the dark comedy. The series stars Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant and Liv Hewson as the Hammond family as wife and mother Sheila becomes a member of the undead. Joining the cast in the second season is Joel McHale (Community), Maggie Lawson (Psyche), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us) and Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings). Watch the trailer below…

Picking up right where we left off, Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet finds the Hammonds trying to adapt to Sheila’s now-advanced undead state — even though she’s desperately working to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Unfortunately — while the family has become markedly better at murder — the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up and it’s no longer going unnoticed.
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