Syfy may have lowered its titular quotient with the cancellation of Helix last week, but already the network seems to have picked up its newest high-profile series. After a lengthy development, The Magicians has finally been granted a series order, adapting Lev Grossman’s best-selling novels.
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Warner Bros. and DC Comics will undoubtedly roll out a more elaborate reveal of its Arrow-Flash spinoff series in the weeks to come, but series star Victor Garber may have beaten them to the punch. Not only has Garber reportedly confirmed the still-untitled drama going straight to series, but also its placement in January 2016.
HBO’s Game of Thrones has long stirred debate about spoiling the plot of George R.R. Martin’s unfinished novels, producers even claiming to know broad strokes of the author’s inevitable ending. One reveal in particular has been long-theorized by fans, and may have been confirmed by last night’s “Sons of the Harpy.”
FOX’s Last Man on Earth has been through quite a few ups and downs its first season, between critical wavering and repeated defiance of its title, but with Season 2 already a go, Lord and Miller’s comedy apocalypse brought out all the stops for its first season finale “Screw the Moon.” Find out what major turn and surprise cameo closed out The Last Man on Earth, and what it means for Season 2 by our full review!
It was a big week for Game of Thrones in all corners of Westeros, but at least one soul might not live to see another week. The so-called "Sons of the Harpy" claimed the life of at least one major still-living character from George R.R. Martin's books, while tonight's hour also introduced us to the Sand Snakes, and a deadly new faction in Kings' Landing.
Well that was kind of predictable, right? This week, Orphan Black made a connection between the Leda and Castor clones that you could sort of see coming, but that didn’t make “Formalized, Complex, and Costly” any less riveting — the real twist, though, came at the end of the hour. That death wasn’t one I saw coming.
Scarlett Johansson is probably the most interesting actress working right now — the reigning queen of sci-fi and ass-kicking Black Widow has smartly strayed from comedies in recent years, but let’s not forget that she’s got some genuine comedic chops. After all, this is the third time the actress has hosted SNL, and I kept my fingers crossed for the return of Fred Armisen for another hilarious Mike sketch. Did Johansson and SNL make my dreams come true? (Spoiler: No.) The episode is top heavy with comedy, but stumbles in the back-half, which is unfortunate given Johansson’s previous stints on the show. Read on for this week’s SNL sketch rankings.
It’s not coincidence that Scarlett Johansson guest hosted SNL on the same weekend that Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in theaters, so of course the show had to do a Marvel sketch of some kind. And unlike the previous Avengers sketches cooked up for Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner, this one is actually a pretty effective dig at the Marvel movie machine. More importantly, it’s very funny.
When the SNL writers decided to craft a sketch mocking the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, they had no idea that the “fight of the century” would turn out to be a huge bust that would leave sports fans enraged. This adds a level of meta-humor to an already funny sketch. In many ways, SNL’s very silly take on this fight is significantly more interesting than the real thing.
Everywhere you look, everywhere you look…there’s Full House. Sensing a chance to further cash-in on your nostalgia, Full House will also head off Broadway for a new musical. Soon Full House will be everywhere, and there will be no escaping the flood your nostalgia hath wrought upon the earth. Have mercy.