On Saturday, July 11, a perfect storm hit Twitter in the form of Syfy’s original movie Sharknado, an L.A.-set “unnatural disaster” creature feature starring Beverly Hills 90210‘s Ian Ziering and American Pie‘s Tara Reid. With 387,000 total tweets, the film came within 2,500 tweets of tying Game of Thrones‘ “Red Wedding” episode. Here, Syfy’s EVP of Programming and Original Movies, Thomas Vitale — who’s in the midst of developing a New York-set sequel to air in summer 2014 — explains how the phenomenon happened. And people still want to know: Vitale apologized for phoning EW late because, “I had a movie producer in here saying, ‘How can I make you a Sharknado?’ That’s a fact, those exact words,” he said. “‘We want to make your next Sharknado.’” Read more stories behind this year’s top TV and top movie moments throughout the month of December.
McKayla Maroney might be in big trouble on this week’s episode of Bones.
In the episode, airing Friday, the gold medalist finds herself on the wrong end of one of Booth and Brennan’s investigations after a fellow gymnast meets her end. In the exclusive preview below, Maroney, who was part of the 2012 gold medal-winning U.S. women’s olympic gymnastics team and brief Internet sensation, admits to her Bones obsession and talks about her day on the set. READ FULL STORY
TNT’s Mob City got off to an ultra-modest start Wednesday night. Only 2.3 million viewers tuned in for the launch of former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont’s 1940s crime drama.
By comparison, over the past year TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles returned to 6.6 million viewers, Major Crimes returned to 5 million viewers, Falling Skies returned to 4.2 million viewers, and freshman drama King & Maxwell launched to 3.5 million viewers. For those who are into Mob City, check out our interviews with Darabont and co-star Ed Burns.
Maybe they need to add a few zombies?
'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' sneak peek: Edison Po joins the war between Centipede and S.H.I.E.L.D. -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s mid-season finale will feature a few familiar faces. From Mike Peterson, the first Centipede case the team investigated, to Raina, the girl in the flower dress, it seems the war between Centipede and S.H.I.E.L.D. is about to explode, literally and figuratively.
We have an exclusive clip from the episode, which shows the return of Cullen Douglas’ Edison Po, a.k.a. the man Raina visited in jail not long ago. It looks as though Centipede decides Po would be more useful outside of those pesky prison walls.
Watch the sneak peek below:
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We’re officially less than a month away from what ABC has dubbed “Juan-uary.” But just in case you can’t wait that long to watch Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Desiree’s season of The Bachelorette, begin his search for love, we’ve got an exclusive first look at the (very) lucky ladies who will be arriving in limos and fighting for a spot in Juan Pablo’s Spanish-speaking heart.
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The new year is going to bring Sherlock and Joan face-to-face with an old foe — Natalie Dormer’s Moriarty, seen above in a photo you’re seeing first on EW.com. But what brings the trio together again in the episode, which airs Jan. 2? We hopped on the phone with executive producer Rob Doherty to get the scoop.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Set up the episode for us.
DOHERTY: A young girl is kidnapped in New York City, and Sherlock and Joan come to believe that Moriarty may have orchestrated the abduction, which is a tad confusing since she’s been in federal custody for several months now. So in the episode, they seek her out and she becomes something of a participant in the investigation into the kidnapping.
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Thursday, Dec. 5, is Glee‘s holiday episode, “Previously Unaired Christmas,” at 9 p.m. on Fox, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than inhaling some helium and dancing around your Brooklyn loft with a scantily clad Santa? Well, that’s at least how Rachel, Kurt, and Santana choose to get festive in this exclusive clip where they invite over hottie mall Santa Cody for dinner (the three roomies are working with him as elves) and sing the Alvin and the Chipmunks classic “Christmas Don’t Be Late.” Watch the clip below…
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Fox has secured the cast of its new comedy that’s based on the life of stand-up comedian John Mulaney. Actors Elliott Gould, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith and Zack Pearlman are set to join Mulaney and Martin Short in the sitcom dubbed Mulaney, a project that was originally developed at NBC for last season.
Most of the actors, save Pearlman, were in the NBC project. Now that Fox has ordered it straight to series for fall 2014, the net succeeded in lassoing most of its original cast. (Yey!)
The comedy will be set in New York and will follow an aspiring comedian (Mulaney) who is coming of age under the influence of his boss (Short), his roommates and his neighbors. Gould plays Mulaney’s boisterous neighbor; Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) plays one one of Mulaney’s roommates, as does Smith.
Pearlman (Community) has been cast as Andre Van Horn, a stubborn but energetic 29-year-old trust fund baby.
The series is created and written by Mulaney and executive produced by SNL’s Lorne Michaels.
We’re only hours away from the highly anticipated premiere of NBC’s live adaptation of The Sound of Music. EW was on set for rehearsals a few weeks ago and got a chance to chat with True Blood star Stephen Moyer, who is playing the stern Captain Von Trapp. Moyer talked about working with Carrie Underwood and the perils of doing live television.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did this come to you?
STEPHEN MOYER: Interestingly, I got the offer before. It came through at the end of the first week of rehearsals, so weird. I had just finished True Blood literally the week before. I was waiting on quite an interesting gig, and my agent rang me up and he said, “Hey, are you available for a minute for a chat?” I thought it was going to be something else completely and it was The Sound of Music Live! Not quite what I was expecting.
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'White Collar' sneak peek: Neal and Jones annotate Peter's loaded exchange with [spoiler] -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
The exclusive sneak peek of tonight’s White Collar episode that you’ll see below is one of the funniest scenes between Neal (Matt Bomer) and Jones (Sherif Atkins) I’ve ever seen, and, of course, it involves Peter (Tim DeKay) too.
In the scene, Peter is having an exchange with a fellow FBI agent, who Neal and Jones quickly determine is no stranger. In fact, using their powers of perception, they put together the pieces of this puzzle, with juicy results.
The episode, which marks the directorial debut of cast member Willie Garson, airs tonight on USA.
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Serious news has bumped fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy off SportsCenter.
Actor Will Ferrell was scheduled to reprise his role on a Thursday evening edition of the highlights show on ESPN. The network announced Wednesday night that the appearance had been scrapped because of the “potential implications” of the news conference scheduled Thursday afternoon about the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.
ESPN says Ferrell’s guest spot hasn’t been rescheduled. His character has been on a media blitz to promote Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which included covering Canada’s Olympic curling trials and hosting a local newscast in North Dakota.
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