Fox may have a fictional Latvian basketball player in New Girl‘s Winston, but a new comedy in development brings some professional NBA talent to the network.
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So this is unexpected: Greg Berlanti—whose current hobby is turning comics books into TV shows like Arrow and The Flash—is developing a new drama for Fox based on Archie Andrews and the gang. Yup, that Archie Andrews. And this is crazy, but it’s quite possible that it could turn out pretty great.
According to Deadline, the series is called Riverdale, and will feature the extended family of Archie Comics characters—from Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Moose, to relatively new additions like Kevin Kellar, all the way to Josie and the Pussycats. Taking place in the present day, Riverdale will offer “a bold, subversive” take on the cast, “exploring the surreality of small-town life…the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”
Here’s why that’s awesome: Archie Comics has secretly become one of the most interesting and daring comic book publishers in the industry, churning out ideas that seem patently insane but in fact yield astonishingly great comics. Like, there is no reason why “Archie, but with zombies,” should work, and yet Afterlife with Archie is a fantastic suspense comic. Similarly, a Sabrina reboot set in the 60s—this month’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1—is a genuinely disturbing horror story. And then there’s Life With Archie, which is a ridiculous and daring bit of storytelling that ended this summer with the death of Archie Andrews.
Why bring all this up? Because Archie’s Chief Creative Officer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, (who also writes Afterlife and Sabrina), is writing the pilot. Aguirre-Sacasa gets Archie, and just how flexible and universal Riverdale can be—all you really need is a few core tenets. The love triangle, the everyman, and the community. That’s it. Remember those Archie digests? Remember how weird they would get? Imagine Riverdale being a teen drama, but where anything can happen. Sabrina can show up, and it’s like Buffy. Josie and the Pussycats come by, and Riverdale becomes a supercharged girl-power rock anthem of a show for a week or two. And that doesn’t even get to Kevin Kellar—a character whose introduction made waves for being openly gay and having a key story arc in Life With Archie that showed him becoming a politician who builds a platform on gun control.
Archie Comics, in other words, is not messing around. Hopefully, Riverdale doesn’t either. At the very least, the bar is really, really, low.
All 500+ episodes of The Simpsons in one place—available to watch whenever and wherever you want? That’s unpossible!
At least, it will be… until Tuesday, when Fox launches its much-anticipated Simpsons World app and website. In a release that went wide Monday afternoon, FX revealed that the Simpsons smorgasbord will feature every episode of the sitcom’s first 25 seasons—552 in total—as well as every new episode from the series’ 26th season, available the day after each one first airs on Fox. In addition to on-demand episode viewing, the app—available via FX’s FXNOW app and SimpsonsWorld.com—will boast the following features, according to the release: READ FULL STORY
Gotham continues to populate its streets with familiar faces from the Batman universe. Villains like Two-Face and Victor Zsasz have already been announced, but the show’s producers and stars suggested a few more big names are on their way.
It looks like the villains of Gotham will terrorize Jim Gordon and the GCPD for a little while longer.
Fox just announced that it has ordered six more episodes of the freshman series, raising its first season order to a total of 22 episodes.
On tonight’s episode of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) will tangle with a demonic take on the Pied Piper. Presumably, our heroes will best the beast before the hour is over. But even if they do, they’ll still have to tangle with season two’s true Big Bad: Henry Parrish, a.k.a. the Second Horseman of the Apocalypse, a.k.a. Ichabod and Katrina’s long-lost son. As played by John Noble, he’s a deliciously wicked foil for the two Witnesses—especially when he’s slinking around Sleepy Hollow pretending to be an innocent lawyer.
EW caught up with Noble on Sleepy Hollow‘s North Carolina set, where he told us all about how he and Mison tangle when the cameras are off—and the particular dangers of shooting this spooky show. (Think terrible heat and poisonous spiders.)
EW: How’s your day going so far?
John Noble: We’re having a fabulous day out here in Fredericks Manor. We love this location. It’s an old rice plantation that actually stopped functioning as a rice plantation after the Civil War. The house itself is so old, too. So it’s really exciting to come out here for a change. Apart from the mosquitos and the ticks. [Laughs] READ FULL STORY
Can’t get enough of Tom Mison, even after reading his Sleepy Hollow spread in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly?
Fear no more. EW will be hosting a live Q&A on Facebook where Mison will answer questions from fans about Sleepy Hollow and more. Tune into EW’s Facebook page at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 11 to leave your questions for Mison, where you can ask about that glorious mane he sports on the show (and other burning questions).
Sleepy Hollow airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
Hilary Swank has teamed with Fox for a two-hour dog-themed special that will air Thanksgiving night.
Former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney’s maiden voyage into the sitcom world took quite a beating even before Sunday night’s premiere. The idea was sound: Mulaney’s stand-up demeanor reminds more than a few observers of Jerry Seinfeld (who had a big TV show once upon a time), and Mulaney himself has often referenced how influenced and inspired he was by The Cosby Show. The comic was also one of the brains behind Bill Hader’s character Stefon, one of the best recurring characters in SNL‘s history.
Why wouldn’t NBC assume that Mulaney would be a slam dunk? But then the show actually got made, and suddenly panic set in. The pilot was not to NBC’s liking, and even after some re-tooling, the network passed on it. The first episode was completely re-done, and that version of the kickoff is what aired on Fox, the network that rescued the show from developmental purgatory. READ FULL STORY
Though Bones fans are heartbroken over the loss of Sweets, his death may ultimately help the Jeffersonian team uncover the big conspiracy.
Fox has ordered a comedy adaptation of the Tom Hanks film Big from Enlisted producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, EW has confirmed.
Prison will not be easy for Booth when Bones returns for its 10th season.
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