We've been deservedly hard on FOX's laughable 'Gotham' in its inaugural three episodes, but with ratings across the board proving notably strong, the network has officially decided to make the best of a Bat-situation. Despite the show's own stars touting the virtue of a 16-episode order, the Batman prequel drama has officially been extended to a full 22 episodes for its first run.
'American Horror Story' isn't quite the juggernaut for FX that 'The Walking Dead' marks for AMC, though this should come as no surprise. Following the fourth season 'Freak Show''s record-breaking debut last week, FX has officially granted a fifth season to Ryan Murphy's horror-thriller, bringing us another all-new 'American Horror Story' in October 2015.
It's hard to imagine that before 'The Walking Dead' shot to fame, Capcom's 'Resident Evil' franchise helped spark the pop culture revival of the undead. Now, while a sixth film in the divisive video game horror franchise remains in limbo, German production house Constantin claims to be developing a 'Resident Evil' TV series for the future.
This past weekend's 'SNL' with Bill Hader proved the best of the season so far (despite garnering an all-time low in ratings, ouch), but the laughs might get a little dumber toward the end of October. Jim Carrey has been confirmed to return to 'SNL' for a third hosting gig alongside musical guest Iggy Azalea, while this past weekend's show has spit out a new deleted sketch with Bill Hader.
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, I look at the premieres of ‘The Affair’ and ‘Jane The Virgin,’ plus reveal which couple violates my strict “anti-shipping” policy.
And lo, 'The Walking Dead' season 5 has finally shambled out its October premiere, definitively allowing Rick and the others to show Terminus that they were screwing with the wrong people. And while the bad guys seemingly went down in flames, will all be well by next Sunday's "Strangers?" Find out in our first full clip from the hour!
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 brings to life its 1st episode with “No Sanctuary,” as Rick and the other survivors learn the true nature of Terminus, while Carol attempts to aid her friends in escaping the villainous compound, and Tyreese comes to grips with the brutal reality of a new threat.
It's been a long road getting there, but Brian Michael Bendis' 'Powers' has finally come out of the shadows with a first trailer for the forthcoming PlayStation TV series. The show's New York Comic-Con panel premiered the first footage of the upcoming superhero comic adaptation, with plenty of 'Powers' and stars on display.
The unfortunate and untimely death of the great Jan Hooks this past week sent the comedy world into mourning, with countless writers and comics stepping forward to pay tribute to the late 'SNL' star. It could have been easy for this week's new episode to gloss over the passing of one of their own (it is a comedy show, after all), but 'SNL' has always been a slightly class institution -- it remembers those who came before.
Although 'SNL' previously parodied all the movie adaptations of the most obscure young-adult novels, all past sketches have nothing on 'The Group Hopper.' It's one thing to dress the cast in 'Hunger Games' outfits and make fun of one of the biggest movie franchises in the world. It's another thing altogether to create a fake movie trailer for a fake new franchise and make it seem strangely plausible while eviscerating every movie of this kind out there.