Norman Bates is thisclose to fulfilling his destiny.
Hulu announced its plans to exclusively stream most of FX and FXX’s successful new shows from 2014 on Dec. 18, but one show was conspicuously absent—Fargo.
Though thanks to a new deal, you betcha the critically acclaimed show is coming to the streaming service next year. READ FULL STORY
So this is timely: USA Network has given a series order to its hacker thriller project starring Christian Slater.
The cable network has ordered 10 episodes of Mr. Robot (a working title, hopefully) from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (Comet) and executive producers Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding). READ FULL STORY
Mythbusters fans, here are the answers to your long-simmering questions: What’s the deal with those cast departures? How will the show’s format change now that co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are on their own? What myths will be tested in the upcoming season? What’s the one myth the team regrets? How long will Mythbusters continue? And are Adam and Jamie still really not friends?
Below, co-host Savage gives EW a candid and thoughtful exclusive interview. We also have a clip from the new season, in which the guys take on a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
But first, we rang the show’s longtime executive producer, Dan Tapster. Last August, Mythbusters fans were stunned to learn that longtime supporting players Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci were exiting the show. Sources say the departures were the result of a salary renegotiation with the supporting cast. Keep in mind that a show’s talent cost tends to rise each year, and the 11-year-old Mythbusters is one of the longest-running series on cable—and with a larger regular returning cast than most unscripted series. (If Mythbusters were a cop drama on CBS, some characters would have been “written out” years ago by financial necessity.) In this case, the departures were also viewed as a creative opportunity to refresh the show.
“We were very keen for [Imahara, Byron and Belleci] to be a part of the show, we are massive fans of theirs, and what they did over 10 years was phenomenal,” Tapster says. “There were negotiations, and based on those negotiations, they opted out. It’s a shame for them. It’s a shame for us. But it gave us the opportunity to reinvent the show, which it kind of needed.” READ FULL STORY
To watch a truly satisfying finale is that rare thing, like getting to see Abraham Lincoln’s unicorn horn.
Our expectations as fans are often so high, it’s almost impossible to meet them. And it seemed like Stephen Colbert was winking at that idea in the final, go-big episode of The Colbert Report, which featured an all-star singalong to “We’ll Meet Again” that included (among many others) Henry Kissinger, an astronaut, Big Bird, Bill Clinton, and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan (who was still chained up in Colbert’s basement after his own finale) before its host flew off in a sleigh with three beyond-your-wildest-dreams, not-quite-real guests: Santa, Unicorn Abraham Lincoln, and, er, Alex Trebek.
So, I love just about everything when it comes to Survivor. That much has been established over the past 29 seasons. But there is one thing I do not love—the fact that it has been years since the show gave us one of those epic vote delivery montages where Jeff Probst transports the votes from on-location overseas to back here in the United States. There was the time he jetskied the votes past the Statue of Liberty and onto a New York City Subway en route to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. And there was the other time where he jumped out of an airplane with the voting urn and then hopped on a motorcycle to get the votes to CBS Studios in L.A. These epic montages were hilarious and amazing and perfect in every way. READ FULL STORY
In October, veteran stand-up comedian Leslie Jones made headlines when she walked from the SNL writers’ room to the stage. (The show had never featured two black female cast members at the same time before.) We jumped on the phone with Jones to discuss the learning curve—and, by the way, the 47-year-old breakthrough knows it’s been steep. READ FULL STORY
There’s just one work day left before we find out out who the 25th winners of The Amazing Race will be. You can’t always count on the most deserving team to take the crown, or for taxi drama and karma to line up exactly the way you want them to. But there is one winner you can count on to pull through on every single season of the rrrrace around the world: the show’s faithful host, Phil Keoghan.
Phil has been there for it all, and though his distressed leather jackets have changed from year to year, his enthusiasm for the game remains steadfast in the face of TAR‘s Silver Jubilee season. The Pit Stop master took it upon himself to snap a few behind-the-scenes shots in the last two legs of this season’s race, giving fans a taste of the ex-Phil-arating life (yeah, I said it) of an Amazing Race host.
Check out the photos below, and tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET to watch the Dentists, Surfers, Wrestlers, and Scientists—the first Final 4 in TAR history!—battle it out for the Season 25 title. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert: The Covert Affairs season 5 finale, “Gold Soundz,” brought about big changes for Annie (Piper Perabo) and Auggie (Chris Gorham). After almost being killed, again, the latter decided he wants to leave the agency and travel the world with Natasha (Liane Balaban). If/when the show gets an order for a sixth season, would Auggie be in it? “Oh, he’ll be in it,” co-creator Matt Corman assures us. “It’s a slightly different dynamic for him at the outset. I think for now he’s trying this, trying something different. It’s interesting, he’s been so defined by his job. He has the CIA so dialed that for him, maybe more than any of our other characters, stepping out of that workplace is gonna be a real shift.”
With Arthur (Peter Gallagher) considering a run for Senate, Joan (Kari Matchett) heading up a new task force, and Annie debating whom to work for, whether to accept that mid-action sequence proposal from McQuaid (Nic Bishop), and what to do about her heart, season 6 could look a lot different. “It’s like any family, right, people go off in different directions, but they’re all still a family. There will always be things that unify them,” co-creator Chris Ord says. “And,” adds Corman, “pull them back together.” READ FULL STORY
Suits fans have been waiting months to see what will happen now that Louis (Rick Hoffman) has figured out that Mike (Patrick J. Adams) doesn’t have a law degree—and that those closest to him at the firm have been hiding that fact. In August’s midseason finale, Louis used the knowledge as leverage to make a demand: “Pearson Specter Litt.” Will Jessica (Gina Torres) and Harvey (Gabriel Macht) make him a name partner? And what might that mean for Mike? Get a sneak peek at the new promo below.
Suits resumes its fourth season Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. ET on USA. READ FULL STORY
Bust out the tissues, Parenthood fans: The series finale is upon us.
Of course Neil Patrick Harris is coming to American Horror Story, of course, of course. Since wrapping up How I Met Your Mother, NPH has been checking off his career to-do list: Writing a memoir, winning a Tony, taking a key role in Gone Girl, and signing a deal to host the Oscars. So it only makes sense that Harris will kick off 2015 by appearing on American Horror Story: Freak Show, aka American Horror Story: Let’s Just Cast Everybody This Season. READ FULL STORY
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