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Disney Considering Star Wars and Marvel TV Channels?

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Mickey, Spidey, and Yoda all under one roof? Disney has lots of other channels, such as ESPN, ABC, Disney Jr., and Disney XD; and Disney CEO Bob Iger sounds like he might be keen on expanding the family. During an investors call last week, Iger mentioned possibly creating TV channels for both Star Wars and Marvel, respectively. (more…)

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The sixth episode of Game of Thrones season five takes the viewer on a wild ride across Braavos, Dorne, Volantis, Kings Landing and Winterfell – there is literally action in every corner of the known world! Arya begins to learn how the game is played, Tyrion Lannister starts to bond with his captor Jorah Mormont, Dorne explodes with competing attempts to capture Princess Marcella, and the Faith has all but put House Tyrell in checkmate thanks in no small part to the Queen Mother. Oh, and then there’s Sansa (face palm, shakes head) – tons of horrible shit after the jump. (more…)

Will Stephen Amell Wear the ‘Arrow’ Suit Again?

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Can you have Arrow without the Arrow? That’s a question that fans may be pondering all summer long thanks to some new comments from star Stephen Amell. As I’m sure those of you who caught last week’s season finale “I Am Oliver Queen,” know, the third season ended in a very definitive new direction for the character, one that literally saw him ride off into the sunset with the priorities of the Emerald Archer left far behind him. But Arrow is going into its fourth season, so how can Oliver Queen get a happy ending, and how long till he suits up again? Well, according to Amell, the answer is never. (more…)

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It’s now official, The X-Files is coming back to TVs everywhere this coming January. The topic of what shape an X-Files reboot might take came up during an edition of The /Filmcast earlier this year when David Chen noted a tweet from Escapist contributor Bob Chipman who said:

“Sketchy?” Mulder? On the surface you may think that Chipman was referring to Mulder’s occasionally discussed affinity for pornography, but no, he was referencing the ways the world’s changed since The X-Files 1990s heyday, and where we currently sit in the middle of the second decade of the 21st century. To be direct, what Chipman is referring to is the rise of “trutherism.” (more…)

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Despite what you may think of The Simpsons at this point, it’s still churning out new episodes. Fox recently renewed the show for two more years, which means that even if the final episode of season 28 ends up being the last episode of The Simpsons ever, the series will still have run over 630 episodes. The Simpsons has run longer than any other prime time comedy or drama series, and unless the world ends sometime in the next two years, then The Simpsons is likely to go on too. Just now without Harry Shearer. In an odd announcement on Twitter Wednesday night, Shearer told fans that he was leaving the show, but what will happen to the some 100 characters, over 20 of them regular fixtures, when he goes? (more…)

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It wasn’t surprising that fans seemed more than a little upset after they got a look at CBS‘s first Supergirl trailer. There were quite a number of things that went horribly wrong with that trailer. After watching it a few times I started to see the disconnect that bothered me the most was the background music. It was a horrible mixture of pop music and the standard “slap a song in there” choices that literally sunk that trailer for myself and more than a few fans. Then watched it without sound and found myself seeing things I liked, and those things that had bothered me, suddenly weren’t so bad. Thankfully, after a quick Internet search I found that someone else had beat me to the punch and changed the music, along with more than a few edits to show fans what this series true potential is. (more…)

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The final piece of Upfronts Weeks is revealed later today when the CW formally announces its schedule for the 2015/16 TV season, but as these things go, the schedule was unofficially released this morning. The good news is that the CW is in the enviable position of having so many successful shows that all but two of their series were renewed for the coming year. The bad news though is that the CW has only 10 hours of programming per week. So what does that mean? Surprisingly very little. With the exception of one big alteration, the new schedule for the CW looks remarkably like the old schedule for the CW. But what of all those new shows? Can you say midseason? (more…)

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There was a scene in The Simpsons episode “Krusty Gets Kancelled” where the Itchy & Scratchy show abandons Krusty the Klown for the all-new, all-different Gabbo Show. Krusty is left only with the bizarro Soviet cartoon Worker and Parasite and after 30 nearly incomprehensible seconds we cut to Krusty smoking a cigarette and saying exasperatedly, “What the hell was that?!” That’s kind of how I feel having watched Arrow’s third season finale. I sat there, looking at the TV, saying, “What the hell was that?!” Not the whole finale, the action was dope, the character interaction pretty effective, and there were some interesting moments with fascinating long-term implications for the series, but seriously, What the hell was that?! (more…)