Saved mere days after cancellation last year, the Sony produced time-travel drama Timeless has been cancelled for a second time by NBC.
The drama saw NBC reverse its cancellation after its first year due to public outcry by its loyal and very vocal fan base. The shows first season had sixteen episodes, while the second season was shortened to only ten episodes.
The second season two part finale that aired on May 13th had over 4 million viewers. I
t was a cliffhanger where future versions of Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Lucy (Abigail Spencer) appeared to tell their younger selves it was time to save Rufus (Malcolm Barrett).
NBC has cut a check for Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan‘s (The Shield) time travel series Timeless. We’ve got the trailer for the new series and it looks interesting. Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful) stars along with Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker). Are you ready for more Time jumping adventure? (more…)
CBS has set it’s sights on casting character actor Brandon T. Jackson in the lead role of their television Beverly Hills Cop adaptation. You’ve seen Jackson in films including Tropic Thunder, Lottery Ticket, Fast & FuriousPercy Jackson; Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son and others.
The show would focus on Axel Foley’s (Eddie Murphy) son Aaron (Brandon Jackson) with Murphy making guest appearances. Aaron’s beat would be in Beverly Hills where he would us a mixture of comedy and action to take down the criminal elements threatening the rich and famous while trying to live up to or perhaps live down his father’s reputation.
The truly interesting part of this production is participation of the creator of The Shield, Shawn Ryan, who is the creative force behind the scenes. As a huge fan of The Shield I’m very interested to see how Ryan translates his tough, violent style of police drama to a franchise that is known for its mix of action and comedy, with comedy taking a lead role. I don’t remember laughing too many times when watching The Shield, just a lot of grimacing and “Oh Shit” moments.
I do like this casting choice, he was really good in Tropic Thunder. What do you think about this casting choice and the show in general?
We knew one day it would happen — more Beverly Hills Cop, more Eddie Murphy dusting off his Lions jacket and his Judge Reinhold — after-all, the original was big in the 80s and those things tend to come back from the dead more often than [insert obvious zombie joke here]. Oh obvious zombie joke, you are hi-larious. *slams table* ALRIGHT! Enough tom-foolery, onto the facts.
Vulture is reporting that Murphy, fresh off the release of the… memorable (which is an adjective that can be used to describe things that are either good or bad) Thousand Words, Meet Dave, Imagine That, Tower Heist, and… shit this is depressing. Anyway, Murphy has been in bad things lately, but the one thing we most likely remember him from is Beverly Hills Cop, where he played Achnell… Achwell… Axel Foley and now it looks like we may see more of Foley, this time on the television. Alright, now you say “Get the fuck outa here!” and I say “No I cannot, I’m serious because it’s very important piece.”
The movie franchise has been hibernating since 1994’s poorly received Beverly Hills Cop 3, though a reboot/rehash/4th film has been discussed, which means we just haven’t heard that it is officially dead yet. This project, however, would allow Murphy to breathe new life into the character — teaming up with Shieldcreator Shawn Ryan (who deserves better) and a sucker network to bring us something like an “hourlong crime procedural with strong comedic elements” and a “Buddy Cop” show that may (occasionally) feature Murphy and possibly an actor who would play his son in the main role. That is unless Murphy decides to play both roles, something that is highly possible should his son be written as extremely corpulent or an offensive stereotype.
The show is still in the planning stages, which means there is still time to stop it. How do we accomplish this? I need you to buy a brimless leather cap and go to Nepal. Once there you will have to carry a glass of water through an obstacle course; at the end of that course is Brigitte Nielsen, you must scale her and wrestle the Ajanti Dagger from her cleavage. A word of caution though — when scaling Brigitte Nielsen you must keep your thoughts as pure as the water (this used to be more of a problem). Once this is done you must sell the dagger on eBay and use the money to build a website called “NoAxelNo.com” and start an online petition — because those are always so succesful.
Alright, I really mailed this one in so as a special treat for making it all the way to the end, here is a video of Eddie Murphy talking about Herpes.