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…)
It was an exceptional year for TV, and that extended to the types of series that have a unique appeal to the nerdy brood. Some shows got better and some shows did actually lose a bit of quality. Some new shows dazzled out of the gate, and some shows disappointed despite our greatest hopes. But for the discerning viewer there was more to get excited about then there was to watch begrudgingly, and as we look to the year 2014, we are reaffirmed in our faith that there’s never been a better time to be nerdy. Submitted for your approval, the Top 10 Nerdy TV shows of 2013 from Nerd Bastards. (more…)
If you’re going to transplant one actor from Fringe to a new part in Fox’s supernatural conspiracy drama Sleepy Hollow, then you couldn’t do much better than John Noble, and Deadline is now reporting that the actor has just signed on for a recurring part in this fall’s first new hit. Noble will play Henry Parrish, who Deadline describes as “a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help the series’ protagonist, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison).” There’s no word yet though just how many episodes Noble will appear in, or when his appearances will begin.
Did you see the series premiere of Sleepy Hollow this past Monday? If you didn’t, you missed a rare treat, a bizarre conflagration of National Treasure, Washington Irving, The X-Files, Grimm, and Twin Peaks, and what kills you is that you buy it hook, line and sinker. Sleepy Hollow may end up being the best tongue-in-cheek, campy genre TV show since the heyday of Hercules and Xena (oddly enough Sleepy Hollow co-creators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman got their start on those shows).
Anyway, if you haven’t seen Sleepy Hollow yet, you should at lease be prepared to see it stick around for a while. The first episode was watched by 10.1 million viewers and a 3.5 in 18-49 demo. The show was Fox’s biggest opening for a fall drama series in seven years.
What do you Bastards think of Sleepy Hollow? Looking forward to more Noble-level zaniness? Sound off below.
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
It’s about that time of the week again, time for Hollywood to revive an old tale and make it cheaper to film by putting it into modern times. This time around it’s Sleepy Hollow and this monstrosity is being put together by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. You can check out more than 3 minutes of the show in the preview below, but be prepared to facepalm.
Yup, it’s another cop show with some sort of supernatural twist. Cops plus headless horseman equals win? Probably not. Seriously though, can’t they make anything anymore that’s not a cop show at the core?
If you feel the need to watch this, it begins airing this fall on FOX.
Thanks to /film for the warning.
Most people know “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, that classic tale of Ichabod Crane and his night of terror being chased down by the infamous rider known as the Headless Horseman. The tale was adapted into a successful feature film by Tim Burton in 1999 and is now reportedly being adapted again by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, this time as a modern-day take on the tale with a unique twist.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Trek writers and producers are developing Sleepy Hollow for 20th Century Fox as a supernatural thriller. It will follow former history professor Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to “solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil.”
Here’s a quick synopsis of the series:
In the script, Ichabod is described as a captain in the Revolutionary War who has been to hell and back. The former history professor finds himself catapulted to present day Sleepy Hollow, where he’s indicted for the murder of a police officer and forced to prove not only his innocence but make a wary detective believe he’s a traveler from the 18th century.
Shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm have been using the supernatural element mixed with popular literature for a few years now and have been quite successful in that regard. Although the time travel aspect of Sleepy Hollow may be just the attention grabber that audiences are looking for, if someone loses track of the plot in between flashbacks or character dialogue people are going to lose interest quick.
So far, actors Orlando Jones and Katia Winter have been cast with Jones playing Lt. Frank Williams, a stern professional detective transferred to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a double homicide, and Winter as the wife of Ichabod and a nurse with the 37th Regiment in the Revolutionary War. Total Recall director Len Wiseman is on tap to direct the pilot.
Source: Geek Tyrant