Fin: Dumb Ditka, dueling SNL weeks and what’s so R-rated about being gay?

On the Mike Ditka “Redskins” comment, I ask of you: Have you ever once heard Ditka say something out loud, whether in his coaching or broadcasting careers, that didn’t make you think to yourself, “this man is a blithering idiot?” I’m just glad he never followed through on his threats to run for political office. more »

‘True Detective’ Season 2 is coming Summer 2015

More details are finally starting to emerge about season 2 of HBO’s wildly popular anthology drama ‘True Detective,’ and they’re really enticing for the most part. Nic Pizzolatto has been hard at work on season 2, which unfortunately won’t be back on our screens until Summer of 2015, which is a pretty huge bummer since more »

FX releases new ‘American Horror Story’ teaser– kind of sucks compared to Kellen Moore’s

FX has finally released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of American Horror Story, subtitled Freak Show.  The season is set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida where one of the last remaining freak shows struggles to survive amid dying carny culture, led by carnival matriarch Jessica Lange. Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and more »

FX picks up ‘The Strain’ for a second season

FX viewers love Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse’s dark, creepy take on the vampire mythos. Halfway through its initial season, the network has announced a second 13-episode season of The Strain. Based on a series of books del Toro wrote with Chuck Hogan, it combines horror with procedural elements. It portrays vampirism as a more »

See “Gotham” first at Wizard World 2014

Ooh, you Batman fans are going to be jealous! The 2014 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is happenin right now in Rosemont, Illinois and something special is planned for Saturday night – a sneak peek of the Gotham pilot! Attendees will be able to view the premiere of Gotham on August 23, 2014. A wristband more »

Adrianne Palicki to play Mockingbird on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D had already brought a warrior princess onboard for Season 2. Now a former Wonder Woman (kind of) will join the cast. Adrianne Palicki, who portrayed the Amazon heroine in David E. Kelley’s ill-fated pilot, will appear as Bobbi Morse. The spy extraordinaire goes by the code name Mockingbird. We first heard mention of more »

Spike extends TNA through end of 2014, moves Impact to Wednesdays

Developments are coming in fast on the Spike TV/TNA front.  TNA President Dixie Carter announced the two sides have reached a deal keeping Impact Wrestling on Spike through the end of 2014. This week, it moved to a new Wednesday slot. There are rumors WWE’s Smackdown is returning to Thursday nights. TNA tried going head-to-head more »

Framily is gone, but Sprint’s Hamster Dad family may live on

Sprint last week may have jettisoned its “Framily” pricing scheme, its CEO Dan Hesse, and its plans to merge with T-Mobile. But its nonsensical national ad campaign- the one with the human family led by an Andrew Dice Clay-voiced Hamster- may outlive them all. According to AdAge, the fate of the “Frobinsons” campaign is “up more »

The extended trailer for ‘Gotham’ is here, and underwhelming

Fox has released an extended trailer for their upcoming drama ‘Gotham’ and…I’m still not sure why this show has to exist in the first place. The show is a police drama centered around a young rookie detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as he starts out on the Gotham police force, partnered with gruff veteran Harvey more »

Hey, Megyn Kelly: Ferguson is about “the death of an American” too

From the continuing war in Israel and Gaza to the unrest in Ferguson to the rampage by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, there’s almost too much misery going on to keep track of, even if you’re merely a consumer. News outlets have had to make decisions about which stories to cover, with some cable news channels emphasizing more »

The NFL asks Super Bowl halftime acts if they would “pay to play”

This year, before securing their Super Bowl halftime superstar acts, the NFL did something different: they decided to ask if bands would care to pay a little something from their tour revenues to the NFL for the honor of being their halftime entertainment. Please note that the NFL does not pay the bands anything – more »

Pass the BL margs: DadBoner headed to TV 

The Twitter persona known as DadBoner- the hard-drinking, hard-partying, Guy Fieri-worshiping Michigan single dad known as Karl Welzein- has already written a book and even wrote Fieri fan fiction for Flint, Mich.’s CraigsList page. Now, he may get his own TV show. Deadline reported Wednesday night that the Comedy Central has commissioned an animated pilot based more »