Category Archives: Television News

Phil Lord & Chris Miller Single-Camera Comedy “Escape” Lands at ABC

lord-miller-excerptThe comedy centers on a stressed-out urban professional who uproots himself and his troubled 19-year-old son to move to rural Idaho to live with his father, a retired surgeon with the ruggedness of Indiana Jones.

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M. Night Shyamalan Developing Fox Animated Comedy “Eleven Little Indians”

M. Night Shyamalan ExcerptFamed horror/supernatural director M. Night Shyamalan is getting in on the television action. Fox has bought the script for the animated comedy Eleven Little Indians from the director and Family Guy writer Alex Carter.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The First Day”

Designated Survivor ExcerptIn the aftermath of the Capitol Hill attack, President Kirkman faces an uphill battle in gaining the trust of the country.

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IMPASTOR Review: “The Devil Went Down to Ladner”

Impastor ExcerptImpastor returns for its second season, with the premiere picking up seconds after the finale left off. Buddy talks his way out of going to jail, but the episode ends on a dramatic cliffhanger.

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LETHAL WEAPON Review: “Surf N Turf”

Lethal Weapon ExcerptRiggs and Murtaugh rush to save a young pregnant woman from a new Lethal Weapon on the streets of Los Angeles.

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YOUNGER Review: “A Kiss is Just a Kiss”

Younger ExcerptThe third season of Younger kicks off where season 2 left off. Liza is becoming even more torn in her feelings for Charles and Josh, who don’t even realize that they are competing for her affections.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “God”

Black-ish ExcerptZoey begins to question her belief in God, encouraged by Bow’s brother (Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs), causing Dre to have his own crisis of faith.

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EMPIRE Review: “Sin That Amends”

Empire-Excerpt Lucious tries to get Cookie back with a partridge and a Biz Markie.

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE Review: “Chapter 3”

American Horror Story Excerpt Matt, Shelby, and Lee search for Flora on American Horror Story: Roanoke as the history of what happened on their land comes into light. There’s more strangeness in the woods, and a psychic arrives to explain it all, but is it too late?

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SPEECHLESS Review: “N-e-New A-i-Aide”

Speechless ExcerptMaya has to adjust as Kenneth settles in as J.J’s new aide in Speechless. Meanwhile, the family introduces itself to the neighborhood.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “Twenty-Two”

You're The Worst ExcerptIn what’s possibly the best episode of the season so far, we see the world through Edgar’s eyes, as the events of last week are replayed from his perspective.

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“The Mindy Project” Lands Syndication Deal With VH1 & Freeform; “High Maintenance” Renewed For Second Season at HBO

mindy-high-maintenence-excerptThe former Fox comedy-turned-Hulu success The Mindy Project has been sold in syndication to VH1 and Freeform, while HBO renewed the web series-turned-cable comedy High Maintenance for a second season.

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John Krasinski Set to Executive Produce “My Bad Parent” for Fox

John Krasinski ExcerptJohn Krasinski is set to executive produce My Bad Parent, a new scripted comedy at Fox, alongside writer and co-executive producer Alex Carter.

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Alec Baldwin Cast as Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live”

alec baldwin excerptExecutive producer Lorne Michaels has booked Alec Baldwin to portray Republican nominee Donald Trump on the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. The show is set to make its season premiere this week.

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NBC Orders “The Italian Job” Based on Movie, “Mail Order Family,” and “Little Big Shots” Spinoff

The Italian Job ExcerptNBC has ordered three brand new series today: The Italian Job, Mail Order Family, and a spinoff to Little Big Shots centered on senior citizens.

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Jennifer Lopez to Judge Reality Competition “World of Dance”; Jennifer Beals Developing Dance Drama at Fox

lopez-beals-excerptJennifer Lopez will serve as executive producer and judge on the upcoming World of Dance and Jennifer Beals is teaming with Kenny Ortega and James Larosa for a dance drama on Fox.

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“Hamilton” Star Anthony Ramos Cast in Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix Series

anthony-ramos-excerptSpike Lee’s Netflix adaptation of his film She’s Gotta Have It has tapped Hamilton star Anthony Ramos as one of the male leads. The streaming giant recently gave a 10-episode order for the small-screen version of the 1986 indie classic.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Set to Host “Saturday Night Live” in October

lin-manuel-excerptMastermind of the Broadway juggernaut Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda will take the stage again — but this time at studio 8H in 30 Rockefeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live. Miranda is set to make his SNL debut as host on October 8.

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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Review: “Coral Palms Pt. 2”

Brooklyn Nine Nine ExcerptIn another hilarious episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake and Holt find themselves in a predicament they didn’t quite plan for when they let Jimmy Figgis find them. Now their only hope might be the rest of the nine-nine.

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SCREAM QUEENS Review: “Warts and All”

Scream Queens ExcerptThe second episode of Scream Queens continues to round out the cast, with new arrivals from last season and an afflicted guest star.

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AFTERMATH Review: “RVL 6768′

Aftermath ExcerptIn the Aftermath of a megastorm, the Copeland family loads the RV headed to anywhere or everywhere, but still manages to pick the wrong road.

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BULL Review: “The Woman in 8D”

Bull ExcerptThis week’s episode is an improvement on the premiere, but some of the same problems persist.

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THIS IS US Review: “The Big Three”

This is Us ExcerptThis week’s This is Us relies too much on a twist, but still has character driven moments that could save it.

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE Review: “The Threshold”

Halt and Catch Fire Excerpt Can Joe rise like a Phoenix after he self-destructed MacMillan Industries on last week’s Halt and Catch Fire? Is the chasm between Cameron and Donna too far to breech? What will Gordon do now that he’s a huge stake in MacMillan Industries? Everything is in flux this week, but with only three episodes left, can Halt and Catch Fire stick its landing?

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AGENTS OF SHIELD Review: “Meet the New Boss”

Agents of SHIELD Excerpt Agents of SHIELD‘s “Meet the New Boss” makes a strong case that the series may have rediscovered its former glory. The episode weaves multiple plots together, leaves room for emotionally resonant character growth, sets up the season’s plots, and features plenty of action.

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ATLANTA Review: “Nobody Beats The Biebs”

Atalanta ExcerptAl lets his emotions get the best of him in a celebrity basketball game, Earn networks, and Darius accidentally stirs up trouble at a shooting range. Oh, and Justin Bieber is black.

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The CW Launches Roku App with Other Platforms on the Way

CW ExcerptAfter making a deal with Netflix for streaming rights and cutting ties with Hulu, The CW has now launched their own Roku channel that is open to everyone even without a subscription.

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Amazon Orders Three Pilots to Series: “I Love Dick,” “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” and “The Tick”

The Tick ExcerptAmazon Studios has ordered three new pilots, which first premiered in August as a trial run, to series: I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and The Tick.

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MARY + JANE Review: “Jenéeuary”

Mary Jane ExcerptMary + Jane is still lacking whatever element would make it humorous, although this week’s episode did have some potential that ultimately disappointed.

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GOTHAM Review: “Burn the Witch”

Gotham ExcerptPenguin riles up the people of Gotham to take down Fish and her monsters once and for all.

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