Fin: Trevor Noah’s going nowhere, Name of the Year and the Mother’s first Yahrzeit

Trevor Noah’s not getting fired from the Daily Show. For the simple reason that for all the criticism he’s taken, there’s been no particular groundswell demanding he lose his job. No petition drives, no #firetrevornoah hashtag (Well, there is one, but the number of people tweeting it is in single digits.) Comedy Central is backing more »

AMC teases ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ with first trailer

Still need that walker fix? AMC understands, heck they need it more than you do. The Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead was its highest-rated ever, with 15.8 million viewers. Coming this summer, “Fear The Walking Dead” will show how the walkers took over. It was important for the prequel to have a different more »

Last call for Club Nintendo Coin redemption

From GamerTell If you have codes for Club Nintendo Coins from buying Nintendo games or systems, make sure you redeem them either today or tomorrow. Read the full post on GamerTell »

God bless ‘Americans': FX renews spy series

‘The Americans’ is one of the best shows on TV, very few people watch it, and it’s hard to figure out why. It’s got sexy spy intrigue! An awesome main couple of Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell! Very exciting and sometimes even moving plots. In its third season the show – about a family in more »

Key and Peele’s Substitute Teacher character will be a movie

A character from comedy sketch artists Key and Peele – a crusty substitute teacher from the inner city unleashed on a class of laconic white teens slightly more energetic than Napoleon Dynamite – will soon get the full-length movie treatment. Here’s hoping they’ve already punched up a #RaceTogether joke. Mr. Garvey is a familiar archetype more »

Comedy is booming, “PC police” notwithstanding

There’s a big story in Vulture this week proclaiming the “second comedy boom.” By writer Jesse David Fox, the piece convincingly argues that we’re really at a high point for comedy right now, whether it’s on TV, in comedy clubs, in improv spaces, on Twitter, and on podcasts. This is attributed to “the Internet and more »

Marvel Mighty Heroes hits iOS today

From AppleTell Another promising title from DeNA, this tim a co-op action RPG set in the Marvel universe. Read the full post on AppleTell »

NBC to “ease on down the road” with a live presentation of ‘The Wiz’

After the guilty pleasure debacle that was ‘The Sound of Music Live’ and the slightly less embarrassing ‘Peter Pan Live,’ NBC has finally wised up and has taken on a musical that actually deserves to be brought back. For most fans, the only version of the African American reinvention of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ that more »

April Fools’ Nintendo Direct is no joke

From GamerTell A Nintendo Direct is happening tomorrow, it isn't a joke, and we'll probably see all kinds of 3DS, Wii U, and Amiibo announcements. Read the full post on GamerTell »

Mulan is the latest Disney property to get a live-action remake

Bolstered by the massive success of “Cinderella,” and “Maleficent” before that,  it looks like Disney won’t stop doing live-action remakes of their animated properties any time soon. Disney has officially announced that they’re working on a live-action remake of their 1998 classic “Mulan.” Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, “Mulan” was the story of more »

Fox eyes ‘Alien Nation’ remake

Each passing day brings another reimagining of an 80 sci-fi property. Now The Hollywood Reporter says 20th Century Fox is adding Alien Nation to that list. The cult classic movie and subsequent TV project focused on an alien race humans took to calling “Newcomers.” It dealt with many of the issues facing real life immigrants, more »

From Periscope to Peniscope: Video streaming goes below the belt

It was said by an old writer friend of mine in New York in the ’90s that “the average lag time between the invention of any new medium and its use to create and transmit pornography is about 15 seconds.” But because it took about a week for instantly popular video-streaming app Periscope to give more »