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Bruce Campbell To Host Reboot of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Tony Sokol Apr 25, 2019

Bruce Campbell's chin makes it into Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Veteran actor Bruce Campbell, who plays Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead franchise and Autolycus, the King of Thieves, in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, never tires of being an odd man out. He will be leading with his chin as he brings the world's oddities to Travel Channel’s reboot of the iconic series Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Campbell will host "awe-inspiring talents, unusual objects, strange phenomena and mind-boggling feats" on the 10-episode, hour-long series.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which premieres Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m., is inspired by Robert Ripley’s "obsession with the awesome and his keen eye for what keeps viewers mesmerized." One hundred years ago, Ripley went on a quest to the farthest reaches of the globe in search of the extraordinary and unusual.
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23 Fictional TV Royals For Whom We Would Bend the Knee

Whether they are born to it, achieve it through combat or guile, or have it thrust upon them by circumstance, the crown (or the title which implies a crown) raises the expectations a leader must meet.

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So what commands your respect? Ethics? Experience? Sheer unmitigated, terror-inducing presence? 

Or maybe it depends on what they command already. Minions of the Underworld? Magical powers? Dragons?

We've listed here a pantheon of rulers, crowned and self-acclaimed, who demand allegiance.

Which banner would you follow?

1. Daenerys Targaryen -- Game of Thrones In a show completely chock-a-block full of royals and monarchs and wannabee rulers -- seriously, it's the foundational basis for the entire series -- Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men,
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Roswell, New Mexico: Claudia Black Debuts as Mama Evans — First Look

Max Evans is about to have a close encounter of the maternal kind. Desperate to uncover the origins of the alien symbol, Max turns to his adoptive mother Ann (played by Claudia Black) for guidance on Tuesday’s episode of Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 9/8c), and TVLine has an exclusive first look at their emotional sit-down.

Though Black has appeared on a wide variety of genre series — from Stargate Sg-1 and Farscape to Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess — her appearance on Roswell is especially exciting, as it reunites her with her Originals co-star Nathan Parsons. (At
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Tubi & NBCUniversal Ink Streaming Pact Covering 400 Vintage TV, Film Titles

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Tubi and NBCUniversal have set a deal that will see a trove of nearly 400 vintage TV episodes and films land on the ad-supported Tubi streaming service.

The titles covered by the deal will bring a nostalgic tear to many Gen-Xer eyes. The roster includes Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The A-Team, Punky Brewster, The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap and the original versions of Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, The Bionic Woman and She-Ra: Princess of Power.

The ad-supported area of streaming has gained momentum of late, with NBCUniversal announcing plans for its own service launching in 2020 on the Comcast and Sky footprints and Viacom acquiring Pluto TV.

“We’re excited to be a home to this robust library of world-class, iconic content from NBCUniversal that appeals across generations,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “We are aggressively working to expand our library, and this is one of
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Sam Raimi Announced as Special Guest for Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019

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Every May in Dallas, Texas, fans and celebrities alike gather in Dallas for a horror celebration to remember at Texas Frightmare Weekend, and this year will certainly be no exception, with a killer lineup of special guests already announced. For many, the latest announcement may be the most exciting of all, though, as it's been revealed that filmmaker Sam Raimi—the creative genius behind the first three Evil Dead films, the Spider-Man trilogy, Drag Me to Hell, and Darkman—will be in attendance (reuniting him with the previously announced Bruce Campbell).

Read on for the official announcement from Texas Frightmare Weekend, and check here to view their full list of celebrity guests, including Tim Curry, Robert Englund, Lee Majors, Meat Loaf, Cassandra Peterson, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Nick Castle, Joe Bob Briggs, and more!

From Texas Frightmare Weekend: "We're excited to welcome prolific director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi to
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Sam Raimi, Robert Englund, Tony Todd, and More Guests to Join Bruce Campbell at Flashback Weekend 2019

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Now that 2019 is a few weeks old, that means it is time once again for fans to start getting ready for a brand new year of conventions and horror-themed events. Around these parts, we have a lot of love for Flashback Weekend, as it’s an event that has been a part of this writer’s life for well over a decade now, and several other staff members have visited the con in recent years. A while back, we shared that the legendary Bruce Campbell was making his return to Flashback this August, and now we have an idea of several other icons and genre greats that will be joining him in Rosemont later this year.

Flashback Weekend has revealed that not only are genre legends Robert Englund and Tony Todd appearing at this year’s convention alongside Campbell, delivering up three titans of terror, but we also get to
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In Defense Of: “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” (1996)

Imagine traveling back to January of 1990 and telling someone who had just seen Tremors that the Kevin Bacon-led film about monstrous, subterranean worm creatures would spawn a franchise that would last for at least three decades. As great as the beloved creature feature is, it’s still surprising that sequels are being churned out after all these years, especially with such a clear-cut concept ripe for opportunists in a climate of remakes and reboots, and it’s a testament to the lasting strength of the original film, from its tight writing and narrative focus to its charming cast of characters to the practical effects work that brought the Graboids to life, that diehard fans still embrace the franchise as a whole.

Though Tremors was released in theaters, everything that came after it was relegated to the direct-to-video market, starting with Tremors 2: Aftershocks in 1996, which introduced the heat-seeking Shriekers into the mix.
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Exclusive Interview: Rose McIver on hometown nostalgia in Brampton’s Own and iZombie’s final season

Rose McIver first graced American television sets in episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. More recently she’s been on Master of Sex, Once Upon a Time and the lead of iZombie. McIver got on the phone from the set of iZombie’s final season in Vancouver to talk about her new movie, Brampton’s Own, in theaters this weekend. Alex Russell stars as Dustin, a minor league baseball player who left his home town of Brampton behind. When Dustin comes back to Brampton, his ex-girlfriend Rachel (McIver) is engaged to someone else. The two reconnect and make each […]

The post Exclusive Interview: Rose McIver on hometown nostalgia in Brampton’s Own and iZombie’s final season appeared first on Monsters and Critics.
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20 Iconic TV Characters Who Almost Got Their Own Spinoffs

These days it's all about reboots. From Heathers to Charmed to Rugrats, no franchise is safe from the reboot treatment right now, with networks seemingly aiming to milk fan favorites for every last drop. Still, not that long ago it was all about another popular TV cash cow - the spinoff.

Spinoffs have been around forever, with networks using the format to capitalize on a ratings hit. Utilizing existing characters or elements from a popular show, spinoffs offer a new premise to entice viewers, with varying degrees of success. Many bomb, but a small number go on to achieve acclaim in their own right, occasionally becoming more popular than the show that inspired them.

Take for example, NCIS, the beloved spinoff of Jag. Or Xena: Warrior Princess, which quickly outshone its predecessor Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Few even remember Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the Disney show that spawned Saved by the Bell.
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‘The New Legends of Monkey’ Review: Beyond Whitewashing, Campy Update Erases Classic Tale’s Chinese Roots

“I am the Monkey King. Who in the Seven Hells are you supposed to be?”

That question could apply to everyone in Netflix’s “The New Legends of Monkey,” which has given a significant cosmetic update to the story in the 16th-century Chinese novel “Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng’en. In the adaptation, the four main characters include two who have been gender-flipped from the original tale and none who are played by Chinese actors at all, which had sparked criticism of whitewashing earlier in production and which this review will address later.

Mainstream American audiences may not be quite as familiar with the original tale as viewers in Australia, whence this new adaptation hails. Aussie kids grew up with a late-‘70s version from Japan, known as “Monkey” or “Monkey Magic” in its BBC dubbed format. The affection for that series Down Under (and in the UK) cannot be overemphasized,
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Kevin Sorbo Alleges Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Him in the Early 1990s

Kevin Sorbo Alleges Gianni Versace Sexually Harassed Him in the Early 1990s
Kevin Sorbo is claiming he experienced an unwanted sexual advancement from the late Gianni Versace in the early '90s. The actor—known for starring on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys—opened up about the incident on The Adam Carolla Show podcast Tuesday while discussing Harvey Weinstein's scandal. "I've got my sexual harassment story," Sorbo told Carolla, recalling how Versace approached him in Italy where he was modeling at the time. "He wanted to meet me because of my height. At 6-foot, 3-inches, he wanted me to do fashion shows with these 6-foot tall women." Sorbo went on to explain how Versace invited him to several dinner parties with major names,...
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Actress Tawny Kitaen wants rid of her breast implants on Botched

The Botched season finale is here and Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif are determined to try and help American actress Tawny Kitaen, who wants her breast implants gone. Tawny is most famous for co-starring with Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party and was a real sex symbol during the 1980s and Dr. Dubrow tells her that she was “the sexiest hood ornament of the 80s.” The actress also appeared in the horror movie Witchboard and had a recurring parts in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and The New Wkrp in Cincinnati. During the time her career was taking off Tawny didn’t have particularly big...read more
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Xena Reboot Not Going Forward at NBC

Xena Reboot Not Going Forward at NBC
Xena’s battle cry has fallen silent for now: NBC is not moving forward with its planned reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess.

NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke confirmed the reboot’s demise to The Hollywood Reporter: “Nothing is happening on that right now. We looked at some material; we decided at that point that it didn’t warrant the reboot… I’d never say never on that one because it’s such a beloved title, but the current incarnation of it is dead.”

The Xena reboot had Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100) on board to write the pilot and serve as producer,
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Sam Raimi, Debbie Liebling sign first-look deal at Skydance TV

Sam Raimi, Debbie Liebling sign first-look deal at Skydance TV
Multiple projects to be announced in coming months, parties say.

Sam Raimi and his television producing partner Debbie Liebling have signed a multi-year first-look deal for television with Skydance TV.

The studio has multiple projects in development with Raimi that will be announced in the coming months.

Rami created cult horror The Evil Dead and directed the original Spider-Man trilogy.

His television producer credits include Ash vs. Evil Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess. He is also the executive producer of the Spartacus franchise that airs on Starz.

Liebling is a film and television executive and producer known for Bridesmaids, Borat and South Park.

She most recently ran Red Hour Films with Ben Stiller and is producing Another Period on Comedy Central.

“Over Sam’s prolific decades-long career, he has proven time and again his capacity to tell stories that simultaneously embrace action, adventure, humour, thrills, and mystery
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Supergirl Round Table: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Jobs were in turmoil on Supergirl Season 2 Episode 15 when Kara was fired and Alex was suspended. 

Alex has been reinstated, but what does Kara losing her job mean for the future of CatCo? 

Below, TV Fanatics Steven Ford, Jim Garner, Kathleen Wiedel, and Yana Grebenyuk tackle that question as well as Alex's solo mission, and a certain upcoming musical crossover. 

Join us!

React to Kara being fired. Did she deserve it? Is the show moving away from CatCo?

Steve: I can understand Kara wanting to inform National City of Cadmus' plans, but rules are rules and as Snapper said, they are there for a reason. Kara running with info like that without Snapper knowing the sources, let alone them being credible or not, was a risky move.

It's unfortunate because Snapper probably really was pulling for Kara, as he saw so much potential in her as a reporter.

Jim: First,
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Kevin Sorbo Drops Clues About His Supergirl Role

One of the greatest things about Supergirl is the casting, which always seems to be pitch perfect. Striking a tidy balance between able talent, and nods to past televisual glories, the show has already included familiar faces such as Dean Cain from Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, Calista Flockhart from Ally McBeal, and even the original movie Supergirl, Helen Slater. This trend look set to continue with the news that Hercules: The Legendary Journeys star, Kevin Sorbo and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman star, Teri Hatcher are set to appear in second season episodes.

As soon as those casting announcements hit the airwaves, speculation began as to who the two icons might portray. These snippets are highly prized pieces of information, however, and little confirmation was forthcoming, beyond the fact that the stars would be popping up. But now, Sorbo has dropped a few clues in a conversation with Entertainment Tonight.
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The Week in Spandex – Ben Affleck exits The Batman director’s chair, Pierce Brosnan for Cable, Marvel too busy for Doctor Strange 2, Cloak & Dagger and Runaways cast

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at The Batman, The Lego Batman Movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Green Lantern Corps, Powerless, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Logan, Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Cloak and Dagger, Runaways, Iron Fist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain Underpants and more…

It’s starting to become a bit of a trend for Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe to lose its directors; first up was Michelle MacLaren on Wonder Woman, followed by Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa on The Flash, and now we can add Ben Affleck to that list. Yes, after weeks of suggesting he may not direct The Batman unless he was certain he could make it great, Batfleck has now vacated the director’s chair
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Kevin Sorbo joins Supergirl as mystery villain

TV Line is reporting that Hercules: The Legendary Journeys star Kevin Sorbo has signed on for a recurring role in season two of Supergirl, where he’ll portray a mystery villain.

“Since his days as Hercules, Kevin Sorbo has brought such a strong presence to the screen and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join us on Supergirl,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

Sorbo’s casting follows on from the news that Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman star Teri Hatcher has become the latest DC veteran to join the cast, and will also be playing a major new villain.

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Supergirl season two airs on Mondays on The CW.
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Supergirl Season 2: Teri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo to Appear!

Some well known actors will be stopping by Supergirl later this season. 

Earlier this week, Teri Hatcher signed up to appear as a new villain in a recurring capacity and we're super excited. 

How so?

Hatcher starred as Lois Lane on ABC's take on Superman. If you recall, it was titled Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and lasted four seasons. 

Yeah, we're still not impressed with the way ABC handled the show. 

Hatcher is probably more well known for her role in Desperate Housewives, but we're sure she'll make her mark on Supergirl

She's currently slated to appear in more than one episode later this season. 

Her appearance could also pave the way for a reunion with her Lois & Clark co-star Dean Cain, who currently stars as Jeremiah Danvers. 

He was last seen a few months ago when his character was revealed to be alive and in captivity at Project Cadmus.
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Supergirl: Kevin Sorbo Joins Cast In Mystery Recurring Role

Just days after it was reported that Terri Hatcher has joined the cast of Supergirl, we learn that Kevin Sorbo from God's Not Dead and Kull the Conqueror has joined up as well. Oh yeah, he may have had a "minor" role in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Andrew Kreisberg, the executive producer of Supergirl, welcomes him to the show.

“Since his days as Hercules, Kevin Sorbo has brought such a strong presence to the screen and we couldn’t be more excited to have him join us on Supergirl."Guilty Pleasure Time

If it were not for Hercules, Xena, and Buffy I may not be here today sitting on my arse writing this piece. Err, umm, ok so that is both good and bad, as I have not actually seen the sun in a few days. In my teenage years, I liked things
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