The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Amazon Prices Are Going Up – Is ‘Lord of the Rings’ to Blame?
Amazon is going all-out for its original series, but that money has to come from somewhere. The company confirms its Prime membership costs will rise 20% next month, and it may just have to do with all those expensive new TV offerings like Lord of the Rings.
Netflix Data Reveals ‘Stranger Things’ Insane Premiere Ratings
Netflix may never reveal full “ratings” for movies and TV, but one inescapable fact is now clear: Stranger Things is more popular than Bright. New Nielsen data puts the ‘80s Netflix sci-fi far above other originals in same-day watching, atop other surprising statistics.
‘SNL’ Stars Colin Jost and Michael Che Will Host the 2018 Emmys
Weekend Update is officially going to the Emmys. NBC confirms that SNL writers and stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the 2018 ceremony later this year, while creator Lorne Michaels is getting back involved as well.
Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Officially Returning for New Episodes
We double-dare you not to love this – one of Nickelodeon’s greatest game shows is officially oozing back onto TV. The network confirms new episodes of ‘80s-‘90s classic Double Dare will arrive as early as this summer.
Tina Fey Confirms ‘30 Rock’ Revival Talks (With One Major Twist)
A potential 30 Rock revival is building more and more steam. Creator and star Tina Fey is taking the blame for recent rumors, but looking more into a Muppet Babies-style prequel or hot robot-on-robot action. We may need to explain that last one.
‘The Simpsons’ Responds to Apu Stereotype Controversy
It’s been months since comedian Hari Kondabolu laid out The Problem With Apu, and The Simpsons at last responds. A short aside from Sunday’s latest sees Lisa brushing off the stereotype controversy as “something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive,”…
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Filmed the Longest Battle in TV History
We’ve come a long way from Game of Thrones keeping battles offscreen, but Season 8 is going all out. New set reports indicate the HBO drama more than doubled its shooting time for fan-favorites like “Battle of the Bastards,” and is only getting started.
That ‘Office’ Revival May Become a Christmas Special
As the wheel of revivals turns, The Office looks like it might be next. Rather than returning for a full series, however, star John Krasinski said he’d rather borrow a page from the show’s O.G. incarnation to make it happen.
Report: Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Needs to Start Production by 2019
Better show us the meaning of haste, Shadowfax.
‘Roseanne’ Revival Already Renewed for Another Season
Following an initial 18 million viewers, months of national conversation and an additional 3 million DVR streams, ABC has officially decided its Roseanne revival will be canceled. Oh, wait – *checks notes* – the other thing.
‘13 Reasons Why’ Adding New Cast Intro About Suicide Prevention
The second season of 13 Reasons Why will make some notable changes from the first. The results of a new Northwestern University study have influenced Netflix to draft a new intro to the teen suicide drama, as well as a revamped after-show with prevention resources.
‘Clarissa Explains It All’ Reboot in Development at Nickelodeon
We don’t need Clarissa to explain today’s TV revival fad, but darn it all if Nickelodeon isn’t calling her anyway. Melissa Joan Hart is in talks to return to one of her most famous roles, as Nickelodeon plots a new rendition of Clarissa Explains It All.