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.
SYFY Passes on Kevin Bacon’s ‘Tremors’ TV Series
The worm has officially turned, but not in the direction anyone expected. Despite setting Kevin Bacon to reprise his famous Tremors role in a new TV series based on the cult classic, SYFY has apparently passed on returning to Perfection, Nevada.
‘Simpsons’ Boss Slams Apu Controversy: People ‘Pretend They’re Offended’
Just when Simpsons voice Hank Azaria seemed to turn a corner on the Apu controversy, creator Matt Groening drags us right back. The longtime producer accuses viewers of “pretending” the character is more offensive than they actually believe.
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.