It was in October of 2016 that a report surfaced that AT&T was attempting to acquire Time Warner. The deal would give AT&T significant holdings in the media industry. The following February Time Warner shareholders approved the merger. This was quickly followed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai refusing to review the deal. That left it in the hands of the Justice Department. Every other country involved has since approved the merger. It was only the U.S. that kept it from being final.
President Trump’s Justice Department filed an anti-trust lawsuit last year in November. That pushed the merger deadline till the 21st of this month. Today a judge stepped into the fray and approved the merger.
Your favorite show is going to be canceled. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but nothing on TV, Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu can last forever. Everything is destined to end at some point. Well, except maybe The Price Is Right, but that show has earned its immortality. For fans of The Expanse, judgement day came when Syfy announced on May 11th that they were canceling the show after the conclusion of its 3rd season. Fans were devastated. But then a curious thing happened: Brooklyn Nine Nine had also been canceled but was then saved as fans voiced their support. Emboldened, The Expanse fans rallied and a movement was born. Petitions have circulated, banners have flown, and the fans are determined to cancel the cancellation. With rumors and speculation abound, The Expanse remains canceled at the time of this writing (though Amazon is heavily rumored to be picking it up).
Win, lose, or draw, the show has earned a loyal following for several reasons. Strap in and get ready for the juice, as we take a look at why The Expanse deserves to be saved.
Given the sheer amount of quality television available these days, there’s simply no excuse for settling for endless reruns of Futurama, no matter how great that show is. It doesn’t matter what your preferred genre is, there’s a hidden TV gem just waiting to capture your imagination.
These are the smaller shows that tend to get lost in the cultural conversation while everyone is theorizing about what’s going to happen in the final season of Game of Thrones. The series on this list have been quietly cultivating passionate audiences in the shadow of TV giants like The Walking Dead and Westworld. And it’s time more viewers start paying attention to just how good they are.
The two things that these shows all have in common is an undeniable cool factor and a desperate need for more people to fall in love with them. These TV gems are all streaming somewhere out there in the wilds of the internet, which means you’re just a few clicks away from discovering your next favorite show.
Now, prepare to fall in love, because these 10 underrated shows are just that good! (more…)
Marvel‘s new series Runaways has had a new trailer put on the Internet, not through official channels it seems, but the new Hulu bound series trailer does show the whole gang and sets up the series premise of super villain parents and the teenagers that discover their parents horrible secret. Check out the trailer below while it’s still up and running. (more…)
Today’s been a pretty interesting day for Marvel Television. Earlier today, we got our first teaser for the Netflix “street shows” big crossover, The Defenders showcasing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist as they team up to save New York. Well, it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg as Marvel’s other upcoming streaming service show debuted a teaser as well.
The name Bob Kane has been on everything associated with Batman since the Dark Knight’s creation in 1939. If you watch a Batman movie, read a Batman comic, or engage in anything Batman related, there would be Kane’s name, there to remind you of the one man that’s responsible for so many hours of joy. Except, there were two men. It’s taken over 75 years, but Batman’s co-creator has finally got his day, and he’s been receiving the recognition he so richly deserves. And now, the complicated history of Bill Finger, Kane, and Batman will be revealed in a new documentary called Batman and Bill. (more…)
Many comic books properties are no stranger to development hell, the condition of almost permanently being adapted to film or television. Or maybe being developed for film, then television, and then back to film. And on and on it goes until it sometimes it eventually makes it to air. So is this the time for the IDW comic Locke & Key? That remains to be seen, but what we do know now is that the comic has once again been picked up for development as a TV show, this time on the streaming site Hulu. And there are some not-so-insignificant names attached too. (more…)
Are you one of the many Marvel fans that has been waiting for years to see Runaways brought to life? Since it was announced that Hulu would be producing an original show based on the comic book series for the streaming service, eager fans have been patiently awaiting any bit of news on the progress of the production. The comic book series, which focuses on a group of teens who find out their parents are part of a society of villains, has very loyal fans; fans that will likely be rather vocal when it comes to all aspects of the new Hulu series. Today, Marvel brings good news to even the most discerning of those fans. The Pride (which is the name of the aforementioned society of villains) has officially been cast and, as usual, Marvel got it right. (more…)
It’s getting so that there’s going to be a Marvel show on every channel, every day of the week! Following up on announcements concerning the casing of Cloak and Dagger earlier this week, Marvel TV is now announcing the cast for their other teen superhero show, Runaways. The hotly anticipated series based on the fan favourite Marvel Comic has been a long time coming, but the eventual Hulu series now takes a giant step forward now that we know the faces that that will be appearing on the show as various beloved characters. (more…)
Looks like the Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon have another sandbox to play in. Currently, we have the feature films on the big screen. On the small screen, we have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will soon have Damage Control (in development) on ABC. Marvel also has an untitled show in development by John Ridley (rumored long to be Kamala Khan) on ABC as well. On the Netflix side of the television world, we have the more gritty and “street level” superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher. Marvel also has Cloak and Dagger on Freeform which will follow the heroes Cloak and Dagger described as a “superhero love story” with a YA twist. Now it looks like we will have yet another show for the small screen. This one will appear on the streaming service Hulu. (more…)