When last we heard of FOX's upcoming Batman-adjacent 'Gotham' TV series, we'd learned that the pilot would pick up with a young Jim Gordon investigating the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, explaining why we'd never actually see Batman within the series. That said, it seems Bruce Wayne may in fact have a much larger presence than we'd thought -- that of a series regular!
'Glee' has understandably commanded its fair share of headlines in recent months, even as the series is poised to wrap up its final season in 2015, but it seems longtime fans of the series have some seriously good news: the upcoming 100th episode will feature the returns of most of the original cast, including repeat guest star and Broadway sensation Kristin Chenoweth.
Don't start trumpeting the online petitions just yet, but it seems 'Family Guy''s recently deceased character may have beaten death, after all. After rumors of stunt plotting and public outcry, it seems the Griffin family's departing member will indeed return to the series as early as December 15, with a recurring presence to maintain in future episodes.
We haven't heard much about FOX's Batman-avoidant 'Gotham' TV series since the announcement of its order the night Marvel premiered 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' but with development already underway, it seems a few key timeframe details have emerged to explain why the Caped Crusader won't show his cowl in FOX's 'Gotham.'
Well, that didn't take long. Just days after 'Family Guy' aired its apparent shocker episode "Life of Brian," which saw a seemingly permanent end to its titular character, protests sprang up around the web for FOX's Seth MacFarlane series to revive the character. Now, a mysterious announcement website has emerged, along with a new episode description that may suggest Brian's return coming sooner than we think.
While 'The Simpsons' made waves earlier this year in promising to kill off one of its ancillary characters, 'Family Guy' had promised even more this past summer in threatening to kill off one of its leads. The reaper finally came to pass in last night's time-traveling "Life of Brian," but who from the Griffin family ultimately got the axe?
Though we still have a month or so of programming left, FOX has already begun making some major changes in its midseason lineup that may bode ill for previously safe offerings. 'Glee' in particular will move out of its Thursday slot back to Tuesdays, while oft-maligned Seth MacFarlane comedy 'Dads' will undergo a hiatus in 2014, alongside new episodes of 'The Mindy Project.'
We weren't altogether surprised to learn FOX would adapt UK breakout drama 'Broadchurch,' even poaching series lead David Tennant to recreate his character from the original version, though now the remake has a few shockers to its name. Not only will FOX's version go by the name 'Gracepoint,' but 'Breaking Bad' star Anna Gunn will take the lead role opposite Tennant, joined by Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver.
FX's spinoff network FXX has proven something of a challenge for the company in its initial months, recently forcing 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell' into an early grave, but it seems the cable network offshoot will finally start turning some major heads. 'The Simpsons' has licensed their first 24 seasons to FXX in a major syndication deal that will also see America's favorite animated family available on demand for the very first time.
Fans of FOX's 'New Girl' were particularly excited to learn that season 3 would return original pilot star Damon Wayans Jr. to the fold as "Coach" for a four-episode arc that began with this past Tuesday's aptly-titled "Coach." Well, good news! The former 'Happy Endings' star has booked himself a longer stay in the loft, but how long will the 'New Girl' gang be heavy an extra member?