In this week’s edition, I start my coverage of the Fall pilot season, and speak with the creator of the best comedy currently on television, 'You're the Worst'.
Last week we were shocked to learn that 'The Legend of Korra' would debut its fourth book "Balance" on October 3, just over a month after the season 3 finale, and the first to air entirely on Nickelodeon streaming. Mixed reception though the announcement brought, the 'Korra' creators have even better tidings to offer with their upcoming New York Comic-Con 2014 panel, and a brand-new image of Korra's new look in season 4!
Last Thursday saw a uniquely surprising shift in 'SNL''s upcoming 40th anniversary season, as senior "Weekend Update" host Cecily Strong was relieved from the desk, and replaced with writer Michael Che alongside head writer Colin Jost. Many had taken the swap as an unfair slight against Strong in favor of Jost's writer seniority, though now Strong herself has spoken out on her feelings toward the "Weekend Update" shakeup.
Crime just isn't what it used to be. That's something that 'Boardwalk Empire' has perhaps ruminated on since the beginning, but something that has become more and more glaring with each passing season, with the introduction of foils and central conflicts for Nucky Thompson and the other major criminal players in New York and Chicago to navigate. Perhaps the reason why the fifth and final season has thus far felt as disorienting as the opening shot of "The Good Listener" is that there's no real singular conflict or thread running through it all. In the vernacular of 'The Big Lebowski,' there's no rug to tie this room together, man.
The rules are simple (in fact, they're pretty much contained within the game's actual name) when it comes to Billy Eichner's 'Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner?' The 'Billy on the Street' host will name a particular name, and then you need to guess if it belongs to the child of a celebrity or a race-winning pony. Along the way, the loud-mouthed host will use his trademark screaming ability to drive things right along, and if you can get through the tricky trivia and the ear-splitting growl, you can win a dollar for each correct answer.
We'd known that 'SNL' would need some additional fine-tuning after shedding some of the dead weight of season 39, but where writer Colin Jost had replaced "Weekend Update"s departed Seth Meyers alongside Cecily Strong, an unexpected shakeup has emerged. Strong will step down from the Update desk, remaining an 'SNL' regular, while 'Daily Show' correspondent and 'SNL' writer Michael Che will become Jost's new co-anchor.
Were you unsatisfied with the likes of 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Gotham,' 'Constantine' and potentially 'Supergirl' solidifying DC's grip on live-action TV superheroes? Good news! According to a new report, DC and Warner Bros. have pitched a 'Titans' TV series (yes, those Titans), which as we speak nears a pilot order at TNT. Yes, TNT.
Three seasons in, we've gotten accustomed to the fact that FX's 'American Horror Story' reboots year after year with its cast in different roles of a new story. And while this year's 'Freak Show' follows the same trend, Ryan Murphy's horror franchise will at last extend a bit of connective tissue between universes, bringing a fan-favorite 'American Horror Story: Asylum' character back into the fold.
NBC's 'Hannibal' served its viewers a tantalizing, if terrifying shock by the climax of season 2 finale "Mizumono," but it seems series creator Bryan Fuller will follow through on one of the bigger twists in a major way. Not only will 'X-Files' vet Gillian Anderson return to 'Hannibal' season 3 in the role of Dr. Bedelia du Maurier, but the good Dr. Lecter's traveling companion will do so as a series regular!
We were disappointed to find Marvel's Comic-Con 2014 presence didn't extend to Netflix's upcoming 'Daredevil' series, but with October's New York Comic-Con practically taking place in the blind superhero's backyard, the Man Without Fear will finally come out of the shadows. Find out what 'Daredevil' will bring to New York Comic-Con 2014, alongside Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'!