We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
After wrapping up one of its last major midseason holdings in the 'Hannibal' finale, NBC has officially jumped into fall 2013 territory to set their upcoming premiere schedule. Among the highlights, 'Parks and Recreation' will jump across the pond from D.C. to London for its hour-long sixth season opener, while Jonathan Rhys-Meyer's 'Dracula' will bow in October, understandably.
The good news continues to pile up for NBC's 'Parenthood,' which (like the previous years) faced an uncertain prospect of renewal. Not only has the acclaimed drama been renewed for a full fifth season , but 'Parenthood' season 5 will also bring back Ray Romano, one its most popular guest stars, for another lengthy arc despite his apparent exit at the end of the previous season finale.
Months before we have the Emmys or the Golden Globes to worry about, the annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards streamed Monday night and released the full list of winners as chosen by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ expectedly dominated in its many nominations, while the race for Best Drama tied and some surprising new stars were honored.
We'd be hard pressed to say who had the most brutal of cancellations and fruitful pickups between the five major networks this weekend, but few would offer that NBC had any undeserved ends. Even so, the peacock has become the first among the five to set its major schedule, moving 'Revolution' and 'Parenthood' to new nights, scheduling Jonathan Rhys-Meyers 'Dracula' for fall and moving 'Community' and more to midseason! Get the lowdown on NBC's new lineup inside!
Holy cow! It's not even May and already NBC has taken drastic steps toward renewing five of its major drams, both new and old. Over the wire we've learned that 'Revolution,' 'Grimm,' 'Parenthood,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Chicago Fire' have all received episode orders for the 2013-14 season, but will they offer full seasons? Find out what's coming back and whose fate hangs in the balance inside!
Though still somewhat early in the Upfront seasons, several major broadcast networks have already gone ahead to grant early renewals to their strongest-performing series. Given NBC's troubled lineup over the past few months, however, no firm plans have been laid among even its strongest hits. Though, that may change in the near future as rumors of early NBC renewals have leaked, so find out which shows have the best chances inside!
Boy, that Jason Katims just can't get enough of 'Friday Night Lights.' And who could blame him? absent a 'Friday Night Lights' movie to direct, the former 'FNL' and current 'Parenthood' show-runner is about to add his sixth alum to the on-the-bubble parenting drama for a major recurring season 4 role, but as whom? Will he have clear eyes, and a full heart? Can he lose?
'Parenthood' has flown in somewhat under the radar of NBC shows, seemingly always on the bubble even as it makes it into its fourth season. Similarly, former 'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Ray Romano's last gig with 'Men of a Certain Age' on TNT didn't turn many heads, but drew plenty of critical acclaim. So, it makes sense to combine the two, right? Right?