Yeah! It’s the TV crossover you’ve been longing for, baby! In one corner you have the aging procedural/relationship drama that even its fans think is about two or three years past its prime. In the other corner, there’s the supernatural drama that dug itself into a narrative hole so deep in its second season they need deep sea oil drilling equipment to get out. But this fall, they will jump the shark together, and it will be glorious. Late breaking news last night revealed that Fox, who Gotham and Empire aside had a pretty crappy 2014/15 season, is running the ultimate ratings gambit of 2016: crossing over Bones and Sleepy Hollow. (more…)
Oh yeah! It’s just over a month until San Diego Comic Con gets underway in, well, San Diego. So this is the first of many announcements by studios, networks and publishers about what it is they’re bring to the Con and what day they’ll be showing it on.
For their part, Twentieth Century Fox is bringing a motley crew of old favorites, new friends, and a few guests who we all know and love yet haven’t had a chance to stop by the show before. The full press release is below, so if you’re heading to San Diego next month, now’s the perfect time to start planning your Con experience…
Twentieth Century Fox Television will once again dominate the San Diego Comic-Con convention, with stars and creators of eleven of its highly-coveted, fan favorite shows at the world famous gathering next month. In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the stars and creators of its shows, the studio will rotate an incredible line-up of talent through the newly expanded two-story Fox booth on the convention center floor, for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities including distribution of exclusive 2013 Fox Fanfare Poster Tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways, DVD sales, as well as Fox iPad App demos available for fan interaction.
Descriptions of panel sessions and screenings follow:
THURSDAY, JULY 18:
MURDER POLICE: From David Goodman (Family Guy) and Jason Ruiz, this new animated FOX series follows a dedicated, but inept detective, Manuel Sanchez, and his colleagues – some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy – in a twisted city precinct. Panelists David Goodman, Jason Ruiz, Will Sasso (The Three Stooges, MADtv), Chi McBride (Golden Boy, Hawthorne, Human Target), Peter Atencio (Key and Peele), and Justina Machado (Welcome to the Family, Private Practice, Six Feet Under) will unveil a sneak peek at footage, followed by a fan Q&A session.
FRIDAY, JULY 19:
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2) and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) will unveil their highly-anticipated project with an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of the Pilot followed by a Q&A with fans featuring series lead Tom Mison (Parade’s End) and Nicole Beharie (42, Shame).
BONES: Creator and Executive Producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and David Boreanaz return to Comic-Con to discuss what’s in store for Booth and Brennan and screen a reel of never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
BOB’S BURGERS: Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will be serving up hilarious never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion
BRICKLEBERRY: Creators and executive producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, executive producer Zac Moncrief, along with David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jerry Minor (Anchorman) and Natasha Leggero (Community, Burning Love) will abe on hand to premiere a hysterical episode from its second season followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
SATURDAY, JULY 20:
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: For the first time ever, the hit sitcom visits Comic-Con to kick off its final season with an exclusive look at the show and a panel featuring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease), Jason Segel (The Muppets), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pamela Fryman.
FUTURAMA: We’re dooooooooomed! An epic panel for the ages will celebrate Futurama’s latest and greatest final season. On hand will be most or all of Futurama’s legendary voice cast, comprised of Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom, performing never-before-heard scenes from the upcoming “Last Episode Ever”. Plus: Executive Producer David X. Cohen, Creator Matt Groening, and a cartooning showdown to the death! (Note: actual death not guaranteed.)
THE SIMPSONS: Celebrate The Simpsons’ 25th year on the air with Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Supervising Director Mike Anderson, Consulting Producer David Silverman, never-before seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro and musical guests “We Put The Spring In Springfield”!
FAMILY GUY: The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at season 12 featuring Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Alex Borstein (madTV, Shameless) and executive producer Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show) plus other surprise guests.
AMERICAN DAD: Join us for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the never-before-seen Christmas episode featuring the return of Krampus and a Q&A with fans featuring Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and more.
SUNDAY, JULY 21:
SONS OF ANARCHY: Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Jimmy Smits.
Source: Coming Soon
Squee! San Diego Comic Con, the media mecca for comics, movies, television, video games, toys and more, is a little over 4 weeks a way (July 21-24) . Good lord we can’t wait! Oh, FYI NerdBastards will be in attendance. Luke Gallagher and Mrs. NerdBastards (aka Luke’s mistress, life coach and supplier of NOMs) Crystal H. will be doing some field reporting, schmoozing with celebs, and procuring as much swag as we can. We’ll also be on hand to meet with any NB fans in attendance. Come say hi (Will be wearing NB t-shirts, as scene on splitreason.com). Tell us how much you love us, or how much you hate us. Either way, we’re happy to meet you. Though, if you say some shit, that nullifies your chances of getting any free fan appreciation swag from us. Also, warning to the busty nerdy girlies out there, Luke is a weak and very perverted man. Stay at-least 5 feet away.
Anyway, as the dates come closer and closer, news on guest appearances, panels and other festivities will be rolling out. At the moment, thanks to TV Line, we have a list of what TV shows and stars will be in attendance.
HIT THE JUMP for the run-down.
TV Lineup Change-up: ‘Fringe’ Renewed, ‘Chicago Code’ Cancelled, ‘Alactraz’ to Become Series, ‘Locke & Key’ Not Picked Up
Attention television junkies, Fox is out win or break your heart, depending, of course, on your favorite shows. While their official schedule announcement won’t come until Monday, we’re already hearing what shows made it and what was chopped from their new lineup.
Firstly, Fringe has been renewed, proving it must be a strong show for surviving the deadly Friday night slot. But other Fox shows are not fairing as well. Word is Chicago Code, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, and Traffic Light are all getting the axe. So, sorry fans of those shows, there just weren’t enough of you. Don’t worry though, you’ll join a proud legion of fans of shows cancelled prematurely by Fox. It’s a pretty hardcore group.
While Fox is cleaning out their under-performing programs they are bringing in new shows; The New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel as a lovelorn teacher and I Hate My Teenage Daughter with Jaime Pressly. They’ve also ordered a Bones spin-off, Finder.
Also on order is a season of Alcatraz, the new J.J. Abrams produced series, which should be great news for all of you mourning Lost but still hooked on Fringe. The series will star Sam Neill and Jorge Garcia and it involves time-travel, cool so far. Alcatraz follows prisoners who in the 1960s disappeared then reappeared today. Which reads simple enough but knowing it comes from Abrams, expect confusion and suspense galore. Sarah Jones is also appearing as an FBI agent tracking down the missing convicts and trying to discover how they traveled through time.
But, the real bummer news is it seems Locke & Key, the show based on Joe Hill‘s graphic novel will not be picked up. Hopefully this show still has chance by being shopped around to other networks, maybe Syfy? Locke & Key is about a family moving into a haunted house so it sounds right up SyFy’s alley, but maybe another cable channel could give the show life.
Whew! There it is, a lot of changes coming to Fox. Hopefully some of these new shows will survive for more than a year. What sounds most exciting to you? I’m definitely intrigued by Alcatraz, anything involving The Rock is fascinating. And no, I’m not talking about Dwayne Johnson, puh-lease. But I am really sad to hear Locke & Key won’t be happening, at least not for a while. Sound off in the comments about what you think about Fox’s changes.
What’s up bastards! Here we are with the first Tuesday for the month of October and it seems business is picking up as we got five movies that we either recommend as a BUY, RENT, or a PASS. Two of the movies are reboots in which one may be worth watching and the other can just burn for its existence (you’ll see what I did there). We also have another movie that may be worth your time, one that is just there, and another that has the concept of ass to mouth.
That’s not it folks as we have what may be the most STACKED list of Old Movies Are New. How stacked you ask? Well it’s a list of 31 releases and I’m sure there is something you wouldn’t mind upgrading the hi-def version of. We also got the TV Show DVD section that consist not only two Syfy shows but a Doctor Who animated feature. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!