No one was singing “Ding-dong Mitchell’s dead” at the end of Being Human’s third season, when the complicated Irish vamp was killed off so that actor Aidan Turner could depart the show for New Zealand and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. So it was a stake in our hearts to find out that between then and yesterday’s fourth season premiere… [If you haven’t watched last night’s Being Human on BBC America, teleport out of here immediately if you don’t like spoilers] …werewolf Nina (Sinead Keenan) — mother to fellow lycan George’s human daughter — had been beaten to death. And then, by the time the episode was over, George (Russell Tovey) had sacrificed himself to save his newborn — whom we now know is also the “war child” (i.e., the human who will wipeout vampires). READ FULL STORY »
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Shipper Nation: A Valentine's Day treat for 'Fringe' lovers and a salute to TV's most romantic, creative (and arguably strangest) fans
Last Friday, Fringe fans were treated to an instant-classic installment of the Fox sci-fi series, one that significantly advanced the season’s defining storyline: Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) — marooned in a new rendering of history in which he has not existed since he was a child – trying to return home to his own timeline. Yet for one particular, peculiar subset of loyal Fringe viewers, “Welcome to Westfield” was nothing short of an early Valentine’s Day gift. They’re the fans for whom the dream sequence spectacle of Peter and Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) making love was a dream come true. They’re the fans that got goosebumps when Olivia planted a kiss on Peter, as if this “reboot” version of his ladylove had suddenly reverted back to the original iteration of her. They’re fans known as ‘shippers, and if you’re a Web-chatty TV watcher or pop culture aficionado who tends to fixate on romantic relationships in your favorite fiction or fantasize about the mere possibility of amorous activity between your favorite make-believe people, then you’re probably one of them.
In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, we explore how the shipper phenomenon — which began with The X-Files and until recently has been more associated with sci-fi and fantasy fandom — has gone mainstream and how shippers themselves can impact the creative process. An added bonus for Fringe fans: Exec producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman tell EW that an episode scheduled to air next month, entitled “A Short Story About Love,” will be a shipper milestone. READ FULL STORY »
Folks who always longed for a Brady Bunch meets Partridge Family bloodbath will finally get their wish…with Bigfoot thrown in the mix for good measure! That’s right, the Syfy creature feature Bigfoot — starring Barry Williams and Danny Bonaduce — will be hitting the small screen later this year. The two former child stars play lifelong rivals (naturally) who both are trying to capture the hairy beast, but for very different reasons. However, if you think Greg Brady, Danny Partridge, and a Sasquatch are the only reasons to check out the telepic, then you are sorely mistaken. This cinematic tour de force (to be directed by Bruce Davison) also stars Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks), Howard Hesseman (WKRP in Cincinnati), and shock rocker extraordinaire Alice Cooper (School’s Out). So, it’s basically the BEST CASTING EVER is what we’re saying. And to whet your appetite for this epic feast of absurdity, we’ve got your first look photos right here! And yes, that is Sherilyn Fenn playing the cop with the furry hat.
'Walking Dead' writer Robert Kirkman talks about 'Nebraska' and previews the rest of the season: 'Things just keep getting worse from here'
On tonight’s midseason premiere of AMC’s zombie show The Walking Dead our band of postapocalyptic survivors continued to mourn their beloved Sophia. Who is this girl, the Kim Jong-il of zombiefied tykes? In fairness, while it’s been many a week since we last saw Rick and crew, no time at all has passed for them. Moreover, there was plenty of other stuff happening in “Nebraska” as Lori contrived to have a car accident (despite the fact she may have been the only person on the planet actually driving at that moment) and two strangers (Michael Raymond-James and Aaron Munoz) walked into a bar (alas, as neither of them were a horse or French I don’t have a joke for that).
'Star Wars: The Clone Wars': Darth Maul is an angry, angry Sith in new pre-'Phantom Menace' teaser -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
EW first reported in October that The Phantom Menace‘s fearsome, tattooed Sith Lord survived his vivisection at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi and would be making his vengeful return to that galaxy far, far away on The Clone Wars‘ March season finale. Now he’s getting the big screen treatment once again. Starting today, a special teaser of Maul in his raging animated form will play before screenings of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D in AMC, Cinemark, and Regal theater chains, among others that feature National CineMedia’s First Look advertisements. But before you open your wallet for that 3-D ticket, EW’s got this sneak peek for you first. Check out the clip after the break: READ FULL STORY »
AMC has just posted a preview clip from “Nebraska,” the first of the new Walking Dead episodes which debuts on February 12. In the footage, Rick and Hershel’s post-apocalyptic chinwaggery is interrupted by the arrival of two unfamiliar-looking folks, one of whom declares,”Son of a bitch, they’re alive.”
The big question? Who are those masked men (or, at least, those shot-in-the-middle-distance-with-the-light-behind-them men)?
Frankly, my dears, I don’t have a clue. What’s your best guess? READ FULL STORY »
The red carpet is typically the focal point of any premiere. But at last night’s party for Alcatraz, the new J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi show on Fox, the infamous prison itself was the star. Creepy enough during the day, with rows of vacant cell blocks and park rangers telling stories of how prisoners stared longingly at the San Francisco skyline, last night the nearly full moon cast an even eerier chill over the Rock. (The show is now mostly shot in Vancouver, where they’ve re-created the prison.)
From interviews with the cast in the shower room (“It’s creepy!” Parminder Nagra, who plays Dr. Lucy Banerjee, admitted) to the tin plates and cups at dinner, Fox and Warner Brothers pulled out all the stops to make it feel like a place where strange things might happen. READ FULL STORY »
Star Wars fans all want to know the answer to one question: When can we expect to see Lucasfilm’s long-in-development live-action TV series? Well, sadly, the series, to paraphrase the iconic opening epigraph of the Star Wars movies, is “far, far away.”
Still, fans were given some hope Monday when IGN posted a video with Lucasfilm executive producer Rick McCallum at a press junket for the movie Red Tails (opening Jan. 20). In the clip, McCallum indicated that the series was, for now, being called Star Wars: Underworld — one of the bigger pieces of news pertaining to the hush-hush series since it was first announced in the wake of the last Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, almost seven years ago.
EW followed up with McCallum at the Red Tails premiere after-party last night at New York City’s Gotham Hall. “No, it’s not the final title,” McCallum said of Star Wars: Underworld. “It’s just a working title.” A working title that may actually be quite revealing. READ FULL STORY »
The tricky situation for any fan of a bubble show is how to process the sometimes negative news but also enjoy the story that’s unfolding. That’s the position Fringe fans have found themselves in for a while now. And this week, the news got slightly grimmer.
As EW reported, Fox’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly, asked at the Television Critics Association press tour of Fringe‘s renewal chances, said the network was “not in the business of losing money.” (Read Joshua Jackson’s reaction here.) Luckily, Jeff Pinkner and Joel Wyman, the show’s executive producers, had no problem talking about the show with enthusiasm — however uncertain its future might be — with EW last week. READ FULL STORY »
Twenty-five years ago, Star Trek: The Next Generation re-launched Gene Roddenberry’s “Wagon Train to the Stars” onto television and into the hearts of a generation of fans. To commemorate the anniversary, the series is being completely remastered into full high definition, a painstaking process that requires going back to the original film negatives and re-cutting each episode shot for shot. As this exclusive side-by-side look at the climax of the two-hour pilot “Encounter at Farpoint” makes clear, the result is pretty darn impressive (expand to full-screen view for the complete effect): READ FULL STORY »
Don’t worry, TV watchers. We know you probably had a rough night last night. We know you might just want to kick-start your New Year’s resolution from the comfort of your couch, and we’re here to help. Below, a guide to the shows on hand and the resolutions that you could adopt while watching, from a Star Wars threepeat to The Three Stooges, from Mad Men to Murder, She Wrote, and everything in between. READ FULL STORY »
Christmas is about traditions, and TBS once again has scheduled 24 hours of A Christmas Story (starting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24)* from Ralphie and Randy to Scut Farkus and those turkey-gobbling Bumpus mutts. Joining them on the holiday vigil, TLC offers up a four-hour block of Christmas lights spectaculars from 4-8 p.m., and a certain lady network wraps up their annual multiweek affair known as Falalala Lifetime. For everyone else who has had enough of the holiday spirit, there are plenty of alternatives. Read on for a schedule of Christmas Eve marathons. READ FULL STORY »
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