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Walking Dead Season 5 Ep. 3

“The Walking Dead” is not pulling any punches this season. Unfortunately, we’ve already seen two series regulars–Bob and cannibal leader Gareth–get taken out. Gareth’s death is warranted–he’s the one that cuts off Bob’s leg to serve the cannibals, after all. But Bob’s leg being “tainted” meat is probably one of the most heart-wrenching revelations from the season, meaning that Bob had been bitten by a zombie. The execs of “The Walking Dead” have already discussed that they are using deaths as a way to properly tell the story of this hardcore world, but still–did Bob have to die? Greg Nicotero, executive producer of the show, was asked by The Hollywood  [ Read More ]


Mike Tyson Mysteries National Scavanger Hunt Contest

Posted by Laura Gaddy On October - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

Adult Swim is celebrating the premier of their new show Mike Tyson Mysteries with a nationwide scavenger hunt. The prize is a limited edition two foot tall statue of the World Heavyweight Champion in a track suit feeding a pigeon. The scavenger hunt is running all weekend from Sat Oct. 25th to Monday Oct 27th. and is taking place in 10 major cities throughout the country including Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Nashville, Albuquerque, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Those not close enough to sleuth for clues in person can still enter the sweepstakes for a chance at show prizes. To participate and for more information  [ Read More ]


Two big networks have decided invest in the world of online television. According to TV Mix, HBO Go and CBS have announced that they will provide online use of their programming without a cable subscription. This move comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s ruling that FilmOn Networks and Aereo aren’t different than traditional cable providers. At the time of the ruling, FilmOn CEO Alki David said that the decision was “the beginning of the death of the bundle.” CBS and HBO’s move to online programming reiterates something David has said. “Give the consumer what they want, when they want it, on the devices they love,” he said. In  [ Read More ]


The CW Secures American Reboot of The Town

Posted by monique On October - 22 - 2014 0 Comment
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The recent show to come from Great Britain to American shores is “Broadchurch,” which was revamped into Fox’s “Gracepoint.” The show is currently not the big hit that Fox expected it would be, but that’s not stopping other networks from participating in the lure of bringing hard-hitting British dramas to the U.S. The CW is the latest network to reinterpret a British drama for American audienes. The Hollywood Reporter states that “Pretty Little Liars” co-showrunner Oliver Goldstick will write the adaptation of ITV’s “The Town” for The CW. Goldstick will also executive produce with the original series’ writer-creator Mike Bartlett. The original starred Andrew Scott (best known in America as  [ Read More ]


Screenwriter Adam Karp Working on Two Scripts for CW, CBS

Posted by monique On October - 17 - 2014 0 Comment

The screenwriter of the moment is Adam Karp! Why is he the screenwriting world’s It Boy? Because it’ll be his words that will fuel two new shows coming to the CW and CBS. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on these two pilots. Karp is writing a script for CW’s “Unnatural Selection,” a show based on Charles Darwin voyage to Tierra del Fuego and the Southern Cone on the HMS Beagle, a ship under the command of Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy. The script will feature a 21-year-old Charles Darwin and Capt. Fitzroy (retconned as his childhood friend) as they journey deep into the Amazon to take the woman they both love  [ Read More ]


Alki David Plans to Take Rap Battles Mainstream

Posted by monique On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment

Alki David is making his feeling clear about where he wants to take rap battles. In an interview with LA Weekly, he stated his intentions to bring rap battles to the mainstream. Rap battles have always been a part of David’s life. According to the article, David has loved rap battles since encountering them in the early 1980s while as a breakdancing young man in London’s Covent Garden. FilmOn’s upcoming “Ether” rap battle between Dizaster and Cassidy is one step David is taking to create rap battles that aren’t censored. “Television is fraught with FCC rules and so much compliance that it makes it very difficult to allow artists to  [ Read More ]

Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars AHS Freak Show Ep 2

Title: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show S4 Ep2: Massacres and Matinees’ Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Starring: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, John Carroll Lynch, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock, Frances Conroy and Benjamin Woolf **SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers and plot details about the second episode of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ titled ‘Massacres and Matinees,’ which just premiered today at 10pm ET on FX. Shockya was gratefully given the opportunity by 20th Century Fox Television to screen the episode on Saturday, October 11 at the Buckner Mansion in New Orleans, the filming location for the Robichaux Academy in ‘American Horror Story: Coven.’ The event celebrated  [ Read More ]

American Horror Story Freak Show

“American Horror Story” is still racking up the ratings for FX! The popular creepfest, now in its “Freak Show” iteration, has become the most-watched telecast in network history, states Variety. Of course, with this kind of accolade, you know that a renewal is in order. “American Horror Story” has been renewed by FX for a 13-episode fifth season. This season’s premiere brought in 10 million total viewers from delayed viewing the live airing, so of course, the show will stay on the network for a long, long time. The Hollywood Reporter had some comments from FX brass about the record-setting number and the show’s renewal. “The ‘American Horror Story’ anthology  [ Read More ]


Gotham Gets Full Season Order From Fox

Posted by monique On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Gotham Fox

I have written ad nauseum about not understanding the allure of Fox’s new hit show “Gotham.” I still don’t understand it. But it’s not up to me to know why “Gotham” was picked as a contender this fall season. Fox believes in it, and that’s all that matters. They believe in it so much that they have given it a full season order. The Hollywood Reporter has stated that Fox has granted “Gotham” an additional six episodes, resulting in the full season order. The site states that “Gotham” had a 6.0 rating among adults in the coveted 18-49 age range after factoring in viewing habits during its live premiere and  [ Read More ]


The Walking Dead Breaks Its Own Ratings Record

Posted by monique On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

“The Walking Dead” is still going strong, despite much of the show being about rotting corpses. AMC’s hit zombie show has reached a new ratings plateau with the 18-49 age group. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Walking Dead” garnered an average 17.3 million viewers, with 11 million of those viewers being in that coveted 18-49 age group. This is even higher than the show’s ratings record last year, which was 16. 1 million viewers. This is great news for the series and for the network, which is still in the process of rebuilding its scripted fare. As reported recently, AMC has renounced its focus on unscripted television and cancelled  [ Read More ]

The X Factor

At this year’s Mipcom, one of the biggest entertainment conferences held every year in Cannes, the Personality of the Year was Simon Cowell. During his keynote speech, he vowed to bring “The X Factor” back to American soil. According to Variety, Cowell states that “The X Factor,” which was a hit in its native UK but was cancelled by Fox after three seasons, wasn’t given a chance by himself and Fox. “I believe that I and Fox gave up too early on ‘X Factor,” he said. “I do know because I’m the music business that ‘X Factor’ is the best music format in the world and it only takes one  [ Read More ]


Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Are Bringing New Drama to SyFy

Posted by monique On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are two of Hollywood’s lifelong friends. The two have worked in several movies together and now, they are planning on producing a television show. Damon and Affleck are teaming together to bring a drama to SyFy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, “Incorporated,” is billed as a “futuristic espionage thriller” set in a world in which corporations can wield unimaginable power. The focus of the show will revolve around one man who is working to take the corporations down. The two actors and their production company Pearl Streeet Films will work with another team, brothers Alex and David Pastor, to bring their vision to  [ Read More ]


The Mortal Instruments to Become Television Series

Posted by monique On October - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Poster

“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” was a mediocre success, but has a much more loyal fanbase with its fans, who have read the books the movie is based on. Since it would appear that “The Mortal Instruments” will not continue as a movie series, guess where you will see the series next? On television. It’s been revealed that Constantin Film, the production company that has the rights to the book series and produced “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” will bring the series to television audiences. The series is called, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a “high-end drama series.” Those involved in the series include writer-producer Ed Decter (“The  [ Read More ]


We’ve waited all summer and now the time is nigh for “The Walking Dead”! The premiere of the fifth season is only about an hour away at the moment of this typing, and if you just can’t wait 60 more minutes to see some of the action, then check out this clip below the post. The clip is something that is something that will spoil quite a bit, so if you really don’t want to be spoiled, then please don’t watch it. This clip features the first four minutes of the premiere (eerily called “No Sanctuary”), including some info on some of the folks in Terminus. With a title like  [ Read More ]


Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon Coming to Disney XD

Posted by monique On October - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
guardians of the galaxy poster

Marvel’s hit film “Guardians of the Galaxy” was undoubtedly a huge success at the box office and of course, we’ll see some more “Guardians” films in the future. But guess where else you’ll see “Guardians”? Your televisions screens in cartoon form. “Guardians” will become a Disney XD cartoon, states The Hollywood Reporter. The news came from the New York Comic Con, where it was also revealed that the cartoon show has already been ordered by Disney XD and will launch in 2015 during its “Marvel Universe” block of programming. Like the film, the cartoon will focus on Peter Quill aka “Star-Lord” and his misfit crew of Gamora, Groot, Rocket Raccoon  [ Read More ]


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