We weren’t surprised to see ‘The Flash’ taking care of ‘Arrow’ cousin and ‘Tomorrow People’ castoff Robbie Amell after the latter’s cancellation, but it seems yet another evolved human will make their way to Central City as well. Peyton List will appear in an upcoming 2015 episode of ‘The Flash,’ playing none other than Captain Cold’s sister, DC’s “Golden Glider.”
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A few weeks ago, ‘Game of Thrones’ got all our season 5 hopes up with the reveal of a new “Sight” web page designed to tease subscribers with upcoming footage. Now, the first few bits of the hotly-anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 have landed, confirming that Tyrion and Sansa…are still alive! You know, doin’ Tyrion and Sansa stuff. Like Tyrion and Sansa do.
Uncertain though we were what to make of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ spinning off a “companion series” in 2015, we had to admit our excitement for the possibility of exploring a new corner of the zombie apocalypse. Now, the setting for the AMC monster-drama’s forthcoming spinoff has been revealed, and yes, the City of Angels has officially gone to hell. Well...further, anyway.
AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ hasn’t made much of the fact that it’s title character won’t even go by that name for some time, but that hasn’t stopped the first official poster and its subsequent teasers from digging into some ‘Breaking Bad’ nostalgia. Return to the New Mexican desert and a familiar car wash with a new look at 2015's ‘Better Call Saul!’
"What did John Krasinski do to me?!" Fun fact: Jimmy Kimmel and his wife live across the street from John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, which sounds lovely and fun and extraordinarily Hollywood. The Kimmels and the Krasinskis are pals! Really good ones, actually, like the kind that play pranks on each other.
No, you have not gone crazy--Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Fallon never starred in a soap opera, certainly not one together--but let's not let that small factoid get in the way of a good (if wholly imaginary and also extremely weird) sketch.
It’s been years since we’ve considered the cast of AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ in the market for a new gig, but with Matthew Weiner’s period drama coming to a close after seven final episodes, one of its biggest stars is headed to a new agency. Christina Hendricks has officially joined the pilot cast of ‘Almost Famous’ creator Cameron Crowe’s Showtime ‘Roadies,’ trading Sterling-Cooper for something with a bit more edge.
It’s been some time since we’d heard that Netflix had potentially lined up a prequel series to David Wain and Michael Showalter’s star-studded cult classic ‘Wet Hot American Summer.’ Most of the cast has been said to show interest in a return as well, and now it seems production may move forward on a mini-series as early as January 2015.
Recent weeks have seen excitement for Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ somewhat eclipsed by revelations of ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer, but it seems the animated series will seek to establish yet another major connection to the films. Not only will Master Yoda pop up in a future ‘Star Wars Rebels’ installment, but the character will be voiced by his original portrayer and puppeteer, Frank Oz.
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: two classic comedies wrap production, a TV-centric documentary provides a must-watch experience for fans of the medium, and I make some holiday bingewatching suggestions.