David Faustino

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‘Married With Children’ was a sitcom on FOX and it told the story of failed shoe salesman Al Bundy, and his family: tacky wife Peg, slutty, idiot daughter Kelly, and loser son Bud. Its dysfunctional family tag team with ‘The Simpsons’ was a perfect way to waste a prime time hour. The show ended unceremoniously in 1997 after 11 strong years, but its finish was an abrupt one. No final episode, no goodbye, nothing. I took it personally because I was a big fan. But when the “family” got together for Katey Sagal’s (Peg) induction into the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, I was wowed to see how close the old gang still is. And it didn’t surprise me to later hear news of a possible formal TV reunion. (more…)

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Obviously anything “Avatar” that isn’t by M. Night Shamalamadickhead is exciting enough, but how do you make  Avatar: The Last Airbender , a critically acclaimed animated series, better? Boobs and steampunk. Yep, those seem like the right catalysts that nerds will fall privy to.

Paramount, which owns Nickelodeon, first announced the series last summer, back when we thought the film was going to be something better than a racist, lethargic, pedantic, monotonous, pile of shit. Word and intrigue has since been mute. That was until The Wall Street Journal got their first good look at Korra, the heroine from The Last Airbender sequel series Legend of Korra.

Set 70 years in the future, The Legend of Korra follows a new Avatar named Korra whose attempts to master the final element, air, leads her to a brand new, steampunk influenced city. The WSJ also revealed the cast:

Janet Varney as KORRA
Kiernan Shipka as JINORA
Daniel Dae Kim as HIROSHI SATO
David Faustino as MAKO
Sheychelle Gabriel as ASAMI
Lance Hendrickson as LIEUTENANT
JK Simmons as TENZIN

Kick-Ass babe, steampunk, JK Simmons and Bud from Married With Children? I think I speak for every one when I say, “SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!”

The show is set to premiere on Nickelodon sometime in 2012. Are you as excited as I am?

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