FOX got the trailer party started late last night with Bryan Singer’s The Gifted, and now some more sci-fi heavies have come out to play. Sneak a peek at Family Guy boss Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek-esque The Orville, along with Craig Robinson and Adam Scott playing X-Files with Ghosted in a first round of trailers.
Adam Scott and Craig Robinson have enjoyed the odd TV guest spot on shows like The Good Place or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but it’s about time the Parks and Recreation and Office alum got their own fulltime gigs. So it is, that FOX has given a pilot order to their X-Files-style comedy, Ghosted.
There’s no telling when and if FOX will ever get another X-Files season off the ground, but we might have the next best thing. Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott and Office alum Craig Robinson will join forces for an X-Files type parody, Ghosted, a new single-camera comedy.
Chad Hartigan’s ‘Morris From America’ opens with a close-up of the titular 13-year-old boy bopping his head to an old school hip-hop song with his father Curtis (Craig Robinson). Morris (Markees Christmas) confesses he’s not a fan, calling out the song for its lack of a hook. Offended his son can’t appreciate the roots of the music genre they both love, he sends Morris to his room. It’s playful, but he’s not kidding. That’s the kind of relationship Curtis has with his son, loving, but firm, where the two share more of a brotherly bond. Curtis treats Morris like an equal, entrusting the boy to make his own decisions, but challenging him to grow into a more thoughtful adult.
Few moments in life are as revealing as the one where you find your dinner table at a wedding reception. So many things are suddenly brought into focus: whether your self-image is accurate or not, where you stand in the hierarchy of your friendships, and, most importantly, whether the bride and groom are really and truly worth the planet ticket and hotel room costs you just forked over. Everyone has been to a wedding where they are the odd person out and found themselves speaking to the childhood babysitter or the Semester at Sea acquaintance while starring longingly at the front of the dining room. It happens to everyone. It will happen to you.
The Sundance Film Festival loves a good coming-of-age story, and that was certainly true in 2016, when this year’s fest fell hard for Morris From America, the story of a young teen (Markees Christmas) with dreams of hip-hop stardom who moves to Germany with his single father (The Office and Hot Tub Time Machine’s Craig Robinson). The film won two awards at Sundance 2016, one for screenwriting plus a Special Jury Prize for Robinson in an unusual dramatic role, and got great reviews from critics and audiences. It was eventually acquired by A24, who will bring the film to theaters in the U.S. later this summer.
Tilt your head and get ready for some weird composition, Mr. Robot is officially back for Season 2! After a long wait, the breakout USA hacktivist drama is back for more mindf—ery than ever, as the official Season 2 trailer picks up with Elliot’s lost days, while President Obama himself is feeling the crunch of fsociety’s deeds.
Given how great a surprise the whole first season of USA’s Mr. Robot turned out to be, it stands to reason each Season 2 announcement proves more unexpected than the last. Following some recent additions, The Office star and Hot Tub time-traveler Craig Robinson has joined Mr. Robot Season 2 in a surprising new role.
Hey, sorry if you weren’t planning on seeing Hot Tub Time Machine 2, because after you watch this clip of stars Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, and Clark Duke jamming out to the comedy sequel’s unofficial theme song, you’re not going to have a choice. The very catchy – and, let’s be honest here, very familiar – song is an instant earworm, the kind the will wiggle right into your brain and not let go.