Over the years we've seen the 'Mythbusters' crew making a number of headlines for their many themed episodes and stunts, but the latest news may prove troubling for fans of the longtime Discovery Channel series. Not only are fan-favorite M7 Build Team members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara not returning for the next season in 2015, but the show will undergo a reboot of sorts to take 'Mythbusters' in a "new direction."
If FXX's ongoing 12-day marathon of all 522 'The Simpsons' episodes reminds us of anything, it's that the series' enduring popularity makes it impossible to say when FOX might finally call it quits on America's favorite family. Whether or not "You'll Never Stop the Simpsons" however, showrunner Al Jean has a very specific (and familiar!) image picked out for the distant future's series finale.
The best way to stop an anarchist is to allow his or her plan to backfire.
If the hero can't shut him or her down with brute force, if the villain's motivating world views veer a little too close to sound logic, then it's all about going along with the plan until it blows up in someone's face. Emotion overtook Zaheer's methodical planning; Sure, he jetted off like Neo in the Matrix in the final moments of “Enter the Void,' but when his one true love P'li kicked the bucket in an epic duel with Lin and Su, the Red Lotus leader lost his cool. It was only a matter of time. Zaheer didn't believe in the power of collective empowerment, where individuals choose to become one of many. What a thrill it was to see powers combine to tornado him in the butt.
It was recently announced that Jenna-Louise Coleman is leaving 'Doctor Who' later this year, following the annual Christmas Special. At that point, she'll have played the role of Clara Oswald (in some iteration) for 25 episodes, making her one of the longest-running companions of the eponymous Doctor. This position has traditionally been filled by a younger white woman, though the Doctor has occasionally taken on a male companion, but while the modern version of the series has seen some diversity, Clara's exit provides an opportunity for showrunner Steven Moffatt to once again pair the Doctor with a companion who subverts expectations.
Josh Brolin knows what's up. The current star of 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' makes no bones about where he got his start (and the feature that he might still be best known for): Richard Donner's kids cult classic, 'The Goonies.' Rumors of a 'Goonies' sequel have abounded for years -- the last we heard, it was definitely in the works -- but it doesn't matter when (or if) the film actually happens, because Brolin will turn up for the gig with no questions asked.
The fourth season of HBO Lena Dunham dramedy 'Girls' has proven very visible in recent weeks with a number of cast additions and set shots, but why wait until 2015 for our first official look at the new season? Hannah finds herself in a whole new world in the first teaser trailer for 'Girls' season 4, but the displaced Brooklynite isn't getting any better at keeping upright.
We'd be the first ones to talk your ear off about the future of movies being given the TV treatment, but the latest entry makes the idea surprisingly literal. A new report suggests that Steven Spielberg has hired 'Godzilla' writer Max Borenstein to develop a TV series based around 2002 PreCrime thriller 'Minority Report,' but will the adaptation end up arrested before it even begins?
Fresh 'Walking Dead' has been hard to come by since the season 5 trailer debut at Comic-Con 2014, but the season 4 Blu-Ray (hey, you can win one of those!) continually spills out fresh guts goodies for fans. Two more season 4 deleted scenes have arrived, showing that the road to Terminus, for Rick, Carl, Carol, Tyreese and Michonne may have been more deadly than we got to see.
Just the other day Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' bought itself some serious season 2 credit with the addition of Adrianne Palicki as Marvel's Mockingbird, but now the 'Avengers'-adjacent series has added what might be its most high-profile Marvel baddie yet. 'Teen Wolf' star Brian Patrick Wade will play Carl "Crusher" Creel, better known as Hulk and Thor villain "The Absorbing Man," as revealed in the first new photo from the season premiere!
HBO's 'True Detective' has kept details of of the second season more in mystery than that of the show's own investigations, but before any casting announcements are confirmed, we at last have some real info. HBO has confirmed that season 2 will begin shooting soon, aiming for a summer 2015 premiere date, while shoring up the identities of its three leading characters.