Fin: Periscope and Meerkat, Larry and George and Simon and Obama

So far I’m liking Periscope a lot more than Meerkat. I clicked on a live video of Chris Hayes’ story meeting earlier, and someone commented “Ur ratings suck LOL.” But I bet Chris has more Periscope followers than O’Reilly. Meanwhile, Periscope is just asking for “Down Periscope” headlines, every time they have an outage. Jason more »

Jason Segel to co-direct ‘The Lego Movie’ spinoff

Everything was awesome in “The Lego Movie”  generating more than $468 million worldwide, opening the tiny yellow floodgates for a wave of sequels and spinoffs. According to the Hollywood Reporter Jason Segel will join with Drew Pearce to write and direct one of them, “The Billion Brick Race.” Segel helped Disney relaunch The Muppets in more »

“Flutter” reunites Friday Night Lights’ Landry and his dad

When it comes to horrible plots on great TV shows, it’s hard to beat the Landry murder subplot on season 2 of Friday Night Lights. In case you’re not familiar, the plot consisted of Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons), up to that moment a comic-relief goofball, killing a man who was attempting to rape Tyra (Adrienne more »

“Go-Go Gadget Reboot!” Netflix is bringing ‘Inspector Gadget’ back

You’ve got to give streaming services like Netflix credit. Nothing convinces the cable-abled to “cut the chord,” so to speak, than original programming aimed directly at their tech tired demo. In this case, the aforementioned provider, noted for original programming like ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ is also responsible for bringing more »

‘Coach’ rehired: NBC to revive 1990s sitcom

The Screaming Eagles will fly again, with the news that the popular 1990s sitcom Coach is being revived on NBC. The network has ordered the show, which originally aired on ABC, straight to series, for 13 episodes. According to Entertainment Weekly: “Coach Hayden Fox, in the present day, has retired from coaching. He is called back more »

‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ spinoff will focus on Jay Williams and his 34 children

The story of Jay Williams, a man who fathered 34 children with 17 different women, dominated the last season of Iyanla: Fix My Life. Ratings and social media feedback were through the roof. My post on the situation was one of our hottest topics. As I mentioned, this wasn’t a problem Vanzant was going to more »

On Jeremy Clarkson, ‘Top Gear’ and the bumbling BBC

So here’s the deal. You have a hit television show, one that is often cited as being one of the most, if not the most popular series in the history of your network. Within its simplistic confines – supercar reviews and automotive challenges – are a trio of hosts who gel like no one since more »

Jon Stewart shares his “itch to get back on stage”

In the couple of months since Jon Stewart announced his upcoming retirement from The Daily Show, we haven’t had much of a clue of what he’s planning to do afterwards. Another show? A run for political office? Another stab at directing a movie? All of those seem unlikely, at least in the short term. However, more »

What’s with ESPN and WWE’s sudden cooperation?

WWE and ESPN are both massive media and “sports entertainment” entities, both headquartered in the state of Connecticut, and both came to national prominence in the early days of cable in the early 1980s. Yet, for most of their histories, the two have never had much to do with each other. WWE does its own more »

Jack Huston adds ‘The Crow’ to his growing list of remakes

Jack Huston’s turn as Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire turned a lot of heads. He landed the title role in MGM and Paramount’s “Ben Hur” remake, and now will help Relativity relaunch The Crow. Deadline reports he’ll play Eric Draven, a lost spirit seeking vengeance and brought back to the land of the living by more »

Tucker and Buckley: The Carlson boys blow up the Internet

“Whatever happened to Eddie? He was here a minute ago. Joey and Jackie and Bobby and Phil. Bobby and Tommy and Danny and Bill. What happened, *Todd*? And Cody, and Dylan, and Cameron, and Tucker. Hi, Tucker. I’m Todd. “Hi, Todd! I’m Tucker.” Fuck Tucker; Tucker sucks. And fuck Tucker’s friend, Kyle. You know? Yeah. more »

Fin: Ethnic Casting, X-Files in the age of Alex Jones and Ash IS Reagan

I can’t say much more than what’s already been said about Deadline’s “ethnic casting” story debacle. It’s like the “why isn’t there a White History Month” of Hollywood trend pieces (Deadline) As for the Jon Hamm news: It’s good that he got the help that he needs. And if you think this revelation is going more »