Scandal

2015 Emmy Nominations: Netflix and HBO Rule, and Tatiana Maslany Gets Her Due

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 16, 2015 @ 10:54 AM
NBC
Finally no longer dumping the announcement at 5:30 A.M. PT, while half the critical populace sweat through Comic-Con, the 2015 Emmy nominations are here! A few major surprises and omissions, as well as some well-deserved chances at the gold, but who's up for at 2015, as presented by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg? Let's find out!

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 3 Sets September Premiere, Plus More ABC Lineup

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 10, 2015 @ 1:40 PM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has made some solid Season 3 casting changes to date, but speaking of dates, ABC has officially granted one to Coulson and his team. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will officially return in late September, as revealed by ABC’s fall 2015 lineup.

ABC Sets 2015-2016 Schedule, Updates on ‘Castle’ Future and ‘American Crime’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 12, 2015 @ 12:33 PM
ABC
ABC is the latest of the broadcast networks to throw out their 2015-2016 schedules, and while few major upsets are in store, the network still had some surprising news. Will Castle or Grey’s Anatomy go on beyond their next seasons? And which of the freshman series will get an unexpected reboot?

ABC Renews ‘Once Upon A Time,’ ‘Grey’s’ and More, Cancels ‘Forever,’ ‘Cristela’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 7, 2015 @ 11:26 PM
ABC
The onslaught of Upfronts are officially upon us for 2015, and ABC got the major network ball rolling with good news for Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Muppets. There’s plenty good and bad to go around however, as while Once Upon a Time, Fresh Off the Boat and the Shondaland series have been renewed, Forever and others won’t live to see additional seasons.

100 Interesting TV Facts You May Not Know

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2015 @ 7:52 AM
NBC / AMC / Showtime / FOX
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we ​do​ have more where that came from!

Monday Morning Critic: The Premiere of ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and the Pleasures of “Anomaly Episodes”

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by Ryan McGee February 2, 2015 @ 9:48 AM
ABC
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: a review of a new ABC comedy and a discussion of one of television’s most important narrative assets.

Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Gets ‘Alias’ and ‘Scandal’ Shout-Outs in New ABC Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 31, 2014 @ 11:43 AM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ TV series has heavily played up its powerful leading lady as we head towards next week’s two-part premiere, and now the ghost of ‘Alias’ Sydney Bristow has returned to drive it home. Watch ABC namedrop its most ass-kicking women in a new promo for Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter,’ fresh footage and all!

Monday Morning Critic: How 'Scandal' Got Its Groove Back

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by Ryan McGee November 10, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
ABC
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: how ‘Scandal’ got its operatic groove back.

Monday Morning Critic: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Fall TV Season

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by Ryan McGee October 20, 2014 @ 9:19 AM
NBC/FOX
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 premiere of The USA Network’s upcoming comedy ‘Benched,’ plus take stock of the Fall season of TV thus far.