Netflix Lands the ‘Lost in Space’ Remake
The classic ‘60s sci-fi series will be updated for Netflix after the streaming service won the project over multiple bidders. According to Deadline, the new Lost in Space is an “epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds.”
As Joy Behar put it on this morning’s show, “One of my friends said to me yesterday, The View has become, ‘We didn’t really mean it! We’re sorry! We didn’t mean to say it like that!’ We need to stop saying that.”
The poster for FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is chilling.
Due to prevalence of DVRs and on-demand viewing, Fox now considers live and same-day viewership irrelevant. The connections between viewers and our shows today are more complex and, in many ways, deeper than ever – but they no longer only happen overnight,” Fox bosses Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a statement. “So why do we, as an industry, wake up every morning and talk about those Live + Same Day numbers?” they added. “This has to stop. It’s time for us to ‘walk the walk’ and change the conversation.”
The two new superheroines are “next-level TV,” says Rob Sheffield. “Supergirl and Jessica Jones are totally different stories, from different comic-book universes, yet they both feel like shows that couldn’t have happened 10 or even five years ago,” he says. “Supergirl is America’s sweetheart, while Jessica Jones is a bad-girl noir detective with a taste for rough sex, booze and sarcasm.”
As Sarah Kliff points out, Thursday’s scene was “surprising in two ways. First, it was an on-air depiction of the actual abortion procedure — something that’s never been shown onscreen on a network (read: non-cable) primetime series…Second, and a bit more subtly, Scandal provides a different reason for having an abortion.” PLUS: Shonda Rhimes expertly calculated that abortion scene, Tony Goldwyn says, “That abortion blew my mind,” and it portrayed as an intimate event portrayed without judgment.
That brings the freshman medical drama to 18 episodes for its first season.
The Late Night host and wife Alexi Ashe are expecting their first child together, his rep confirms. PLUS: Meyers interviews ex-girlfriend Jennifer Carpenter. “This is the first time I’ve ever had somebody I dated on the show,” said Meyers.
A Catholic media company is developing a series about the prospects of eternal life.
She’ll sing a “special rendition” of Edith Piaf’s Hymne à L’Amour during Sunday’s American Music Awards.
According to TMZ, that’s $2,693 a month in child support and $20,249 monthly in spousal support.
During lunch with a Financial Times reporter, Oliver reflected on the success of Last Week Tonight and gave his reaction to late-night’s women problem. “You can’t defend it,” he says. What explains it? “Who the f*ck knows?” he adds. “It makes no sense. There are plenty of women who would be more than capable of doing these jobs. Not just now but over the previous 30 years.”
The former TLC star showed up a more mature look while promoting Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
A study from research firm SymphonyAM found that adults ages 18 to 34 prefer to time-shift, and they like to watch their delayed viewing on Hulu.
The Disney XD animated series wasn’t canceled, showrunner, Alex Hirsch posted on his Tumblr page. “This is 100% my choice, and its something I decided on a very long time ago,” he wrote. “I always designed Gravity Falls to be a finite series about one epic summer—a series with a beginning, middle, and end.”
Conan O’Brien has been doing his travelogues for two decades, and his latest Armenia trip bolstered one of his comedic strengths.
He’ll reprise his Roy Harper role in an upcoming Season 4 episode. PLUS: The new Arrow-Flash extended crossover trailer looks cinematic.
The Scream Queens star will guest on a January episode of the Fox comedy.
One of the episodes being released is one from John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers that the BBC banned from being racially insensitive.
The ESPN-turned-Fox Sports personality will guest as himself on the midseason comedy.
Premiering Saturday, Turkey Hollow is based on a story created in 1968 by Henson and his writing partner Jerry Juhl.
Filipino-Americans represent the second-largest Asian-American group (after Chinese-Americans), yet their culture is rarely reflected on screen. The CW musical-comedy, says Maria Elena Fernandez, has become “the first TV series to depict Filipino-American family life, with a large Filipino cast of actors, in a single episode.” This week’s episode featured main character Rebecca cooking a traditional Filipino meal.
“It just felt right this season,” says showrunner Clifton Campbell. PLUS: Sleepy Hollow is a case study in why TV shows lose your trust — and why it’s so had to get back.
Adele was able to fool the other Adele impersonators. That is, until she started singing.
Co-creators and Parks vets Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari decided to follow their previous TV show’s model, thinking “let’s just write the most interesting thing we can think of and then we’ll deal with it.” Says Yang: “We’ll deal with the ramifications, and we’ll work really hard and we’ll figure out a creative and interesting way that the story could continue. We did a similar thing here. The best, most organic, most satisfying, most true to the character ending is this one, so let’s do it and we’ll figure something out, and we definitely have some ideas.” PLUS: Meet Master of None’s music supervisor.
An award-winning cake designer has created an edible Westeros. PLUS: George R.R. Martin weighs in on the Syrian refugee controversy.
But you’ll have to wait till Monday of this two-night event kicking off Sunday for the grim story to pay off. As Hank Stuever notes, “With good intentions, the series is attempting to correct the massive mythological construct that has become our standard feel-good narrative of Thanksgiving.”
Season 3 picks up where Season 2 left off in 2012.
Perry, who died after a five-year battle with cancer, was a game show-hosting fixture on NBC in the late ’70s and ’80s. He started hosting Card Sharks in 1978 and went on to host Sale of the Century from 1982 to 1989.
The Amazon alt-history series based on the Philip K. Dick novel “delivers something more straightforward and less subtle and thoughtful,” says Matt Zoller Seitz. “It’s not Nazi Mad Men, where faux history is intertwined with the characterizations so that each informs the other, and you can spend hours talking about how, for instance, the middle part of the United States became a sort of Wild West, yet Hollywood continued to make bourgeois movies and turn Rock Hudson, to name one actor name-checked on the show, into a star. What it delivers is something more along the lines of Boardwalk Empire, where the main draw is suspense and bursts of gunfire and torture, undergirded by the low-level dread that comes from not being able to trust most of the characters when they tell you who they are and what side they’re loyal to, and wondering when, not if, the other shoe will drop.” PLUS: Man in the High Castle is like a “microwave burrito: tasty, but best consumed in the absence of options,” it’s stylish but occasionally lifeless, it offers something you’ve never seen before — though it’s quite a bummer, and it’s not so much a character study as a meditation on how powerful and corrosive forces work their way through society.
The Netflix series, says Jack Hamilton, “will likely be described as a “’feminist superhero’ story, which is probably true in a broad sense. But it’s also Marvel’s first real superhero antihero story, a show about a cloudy and damaged soul who often seems to wish her ‘gifts’ had come with a return receipt. The title character is played Krysten Ritter, who turns in a terrific performance as Jones, always sullen and always stressed, her character swinging between swaggering arrogance and jittery vulnerability.” PLUS: Jessica Jones is the best-ever TV adaptation of a comic book, it is exactly what the overwhelmingly male Marvel Universe has been crying out for, Jessica Jones isn’t perfect — it drags a bit and seems repetitive, it’s by far the darkest and most adult of any of the current wave of comic book TV shows, it feels like a fond and meticulous a homage to the spirit of Veronica Mars, Jessica Jones is simply the richest, most engaging storytelling Marvel has managed outside of comic books, it’s a formulaic escapade that drably blends crime procedural and comic book cliches, Ritter looks and acts like a bruised comic-book heroine, David Tennant’s Killgrave is the most terrifying bad guy on TV, Ritter initially hated the show’s pitch, and Ritter calls the show “an amazing female character study that we haven’t seen before on television.”