Every now and again, you’ll see something on television that will stop you in your tracks and make everything else you’ve seen recently pale in comparison. Which raises the question: Why does television so often fail to live up to its potential?
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One of the odder things I’ve seen this week has been the online reaction to this week’s episode of CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Am I the only person who thinks that all the best comedies deal with tragedy in one way or another? (Spoilers for HIMYM follow, be warned.)
It’s the pop team-up we’d always dreamed of… twenty years ago. The collective creative minds of Syfy, determined to relive their 1980s youth, have cast former pop princesses Debbie Gibson and Tiffany together in their first movie together – and it’s a future classic with the name of Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
Deadline Hollywood has compiled a list of the most watched shows of the year – and they’re probably not what you’d expect.
Frank Darabont has turned to a familiar name to join the sprawling cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead: Jeffrey DeMunn, who’s appeared in no fewer than four of Darabont’s films, including The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption.
Ahead of the U.S. premiere of Doctor Who‘s sixth season on April 17, SpinOff Online talks to Matt Smith about fandom, companion Karen Gillan, bow ties and being the new Doctor.
Warner Bros. has recruited a screenwriter for The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the big-screen adaptation of the popular 1960s spy-fi television series.
Can Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, with the help of Sid and Marty Krofft, transform some of Jack Kirby’s never-produced concepts for cartoons and toy lines from the 1980s into the next big Hollywood franchise?
The Star Trek franchise has its Klingon, The Lord of the Rings its Elvish, and now HBO’s Game of Thrones has its own fictional language — Dothraki.
Hard to believe, but today marks the 20th anniversary of the first episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks, the ABC show that made the world wonder who’d killed Laura Palmer before a second season that made them wonder what the hell was going on. But, while Lynch has gone on to continued success in both movies and tweeting, whatever happened to co-creator Frost?
A handful of network genre series, such as Fox’s Fringe and The CW’s Smallville, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, have already been renewed, and Fox’s Human Target seems likely to live to see fall. But as the May upfront presentations draw closer, the futures of other shows aren’t as clear.
ABC will unleash the supernatural on the suburbs this summer with The Gates, a crime drama that appears to be equal parts Eureka, Cape Wrath/Meadowlands and Durham County — with a sprinkling of vampires and werewolves.