Michael Chiklis

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Fantastic FourI wanted to like it.  I really did.

I actually found all the pre-release roller-coaster drama of the production’s ups and downs really intriguing.  The idea for the creation of this movie was heavily maligned from the start; according to 20th Century Fox’s deal with Marvel, if they wanted to keep the rights to the FF franchise, then the company has to make a new film featuring the characters every decade or so, or else the rights will revert back to Marvel.  Since it’s been eight painful years since the Galactus-bastardizing head-scratcher Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fox felt obligated to pump another one out.  Trust me, however, when I tell you: don’t feel obligated to go see this film.

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Michael Chiklis

Let’s be honest, season one of Gotham was, to be kind, underwhelming. The show looks good, it’s got a pretty impressive cast, and while some of those actors thrived (Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin for example), others were stuck in a drudgery of one-dimensional characterization and nonsensical plot twists (Erin Richards as Barbara Kean). Hopefully, the writers and directors of Gotham will correct this in the new season, but in the meantime, let’s jam more cast members into the show! The latest addition is no stranger to law and order, and no stranger to dealing with hardened criminals with extreme severity. Beware Gotham City, Vic Mackey – or rather his portrayer Michael Chiklis – is coming to town. (more…)

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We’re getting closer to the October 8th premiere date for FX‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show. What delightfully horrific stories will we see in this latest season?  Michael Chiklis joins the cast this season that includes Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Gadbourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and Denis O’Hare. Click through to check out Kathy Bates in all her bearded glory! (more…)

CANCELLED

In news that surprises nobody, 2 networks are placing their respective, original, super hero series in front of the firing squad of death.

ABC have unofficially clipped the wings from No Ordinary Family – the dramatic super hero family adventure series starring Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz. While the show hasn’t been officially canceled yet, genreaddict.com mentioned on their website that sets have been taken down on the ABC lot. Everything isn’t so bad for everyone though, as stars Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz, have already signed on to new pilots for the Fall. Chiklis will be the lead in Vince Uncensored, a new CBS comedy and Julie Benz has signed onto a currently untitled CBS drama starring Patrick Wilson who plays a surgeon who is grieving over his wife’s death. When your stars have already signed onto another show before the series is even over you might as well release the Kraken!!!! news that there isn’ going to be a second season, ya know… to lessen the blow now.

Also getting the red stamp of death is NBC‘s The Cape. Which houldn’t be any surprise to the masses. After getting it’s season cut from 13 to 10 episodes and the finale being online only it was only a matter of time. The show of a carnie vigilante was playing Russian roulette from the beginning and it looks like they finally landed on the right chamber in the gun. From tvbythenumbers:

The Cape is off NBC’s schedule, and The Event resumes in its former Monday 9pm timeslot next week. NBC notes that the final episode of The Cape will be viewable online only. No word on the geographic restrictions on that viewing.

In a double wammy for the now canceled series this is the 4th to be canceled with Summer Glau on it. She hasn’t really had the best of luck since Firefly. Even with the fanbase she has it wasn’t enough to keep her on the air for another season. Yet with the bad reviews and lack of viewership it wasn’t any real surprise that the Cape was taken out to a permanent lunch. At least NBC is bringing Wonder Woman to replace it… Oh wait, never mind.

Via: Comic book movie

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