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‘Dr. Death’ Trailer: Joshua Jackson is a Killer Surgeon in Peacock Limited Series

How does one earn the nickname “Dr. Death”? By being a neurosurgeon whose gross malpractice resulted in the deaths of two patients and the maiming of over 30 over the course of two years. In the upcoming limited series Dr. Death, Peacock will tell the horrifying real story of Christopher Dunstch, who earned the nickname after being convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a history of willful malpractice. Joshua Jackson takes on the role as the “sociopathic” surgeon in the limited series. ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Dallas, Jackson, Alec Baldwin, True Story, Peacock, Joshua-Jackson, Plainville, Christopher Duntsch, Jennifer Morrison, TV Trailer, Hernan Lopez, Wondery, Duntsch


Watch the trailer for Sweet Tooth

Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming series, Sweet Tooth, "a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure." Its based in the DC comic of the same name and premieres June 4, 2021. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Television, News, Comic Books, Netflix


Trailer released for Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey TV series

Footage suggest Harry will revisit trauma of his mother’s death in Apple TV+ series on mental healthThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex feature in an emotional trailer for Harry’s mental health documentary series with Oprah Winfrey, and footage hints he will revisit the trauma he experienced after his mother’s death.The two-minute trailer includes archive film from the 1997 funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, showing Harry, then 12, standing with his head bowed as his mother’s coffin passes by, alon...
Tags: Apple, Television, Media, Documentary, UK News, Apple TV, Mental Health, Television & radio, Prince Harry, Harry, Prince Of Wales, Oprah Winfrey, Sussex, Meghan, Diana Princess of Wales, The Duchess of Sussex


‘Their stories need to be told’: the true story behind The Underground Railroad

Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed 10-part adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel shines much-needed light on a history that many still don’t knowDon’t be fooled by the train carriage. The Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum might be housed inside one but its content has nothing to do with railways. Its true genesis lies across the street in the Pamlico River, once used as an avenue of escape by enslaved African Americans seeking freedom.Leesa Jones, cofounder and executive director of the m...
Tags: Books, Television, Drama, Washington, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Slavery, Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, Barry Jenkins, Pamlico River, Historical drama (TV, Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum, Leesa Jones


Keegan-Michael Key is Exactly the Kind of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Host You Love to See

Keegan-Michael Key has decades of experience in improv and sketch comedy, so it should come as no surprise that he excelled stupendously when hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time. This is exactly the kind of host you want to see take the stage, and the result was an episode that was full of mostly fantastic sketches. Even the fact that the sketches ran a little longer than usual didn’t hurt the show. So let’s get down to the best and worst sketches from the Keegan-Michael Key hosted S...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Michael Jordan, Snl, Chicago Bulls, Kenan Thompson, United Center, Gardner, Red Robin, Keegan Michael Key, Key Peele, Saturday-Night-Live, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar


Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin Join Watergate Drama ‘Gaslit’ at Starz

Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin have boarded the cast of Starz’s upcoming Watergate drama series, Gaslit, described as “a modern take” on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. The respective stars of Legion and Glow will join an ensemble that already includes Sean Penn and Julia Roberts. The Wrap reports that Gilpin and Stevens have both joined the Gaslit cast to play “infamous” couple Mo and John Dean, the “young duo who were wrapped up in the political scandal while...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, White House, Julia-Roberts, Starz, John, Armie Hammer, Skull Island, Joel Edgerton, Dan Stevens, True Story, Mitchell, Political, Sean-Penn


A ‘Clueless’ Reboot, Reimagined as a Mystery Series, Has Been Passed Over at Peacock

Looks like this latest attempt to reboot a beloved ’90s classic is…Audi. Even Peacock — home of such resurrected IPs as Saved By the Bell and Punky Brewster — didn’t want to touch the Clueless reboot, which would have reimagined the 1995 romantic-comedy as a mystery series. The Clueless mystery reboot has been passed over by the NBCUniversal streamer, which is already planning a new take on the 1995 movie starring Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd. Per The Hollywood Reporter...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Abc, Jane Austen, Cher, Rudd, Remakes, SilverStone, Bell, Clueless, Alicia Silverstone, Murphy, Emma, Peacock


LOL: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Tries to Stop ‘The Muppet Show’ Hecklers Statler & Waldorf

Last night, Keegan-Michael Key took the stage at Studio 8H in 30 Rock to host a new episode of Saturday Night Live. With years of experience in improv and sketch comedy, including the hit Comedy Central series Key & Peele, the comedian made for one of the best hosts of the season. As a pleasant surprise, SNL also came with other special guests in the form of some of The Muppets, including the balcony hecklers Statler & Waldorf. But security wasn’t going to let them get away with it this time. C...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Disney, Muppets, Snl, Lol, Kermit, Kenan-Thompson, Waldorf, Peele, Jim Henson, Matt Vogel, Keegan Michael Key, Statler


Joanna Scanlan: ‘People do seem to ask me to take my clothes off all the time’

Loved for her biting comedy roles, the actor is enjoying a late-blooming career. She talks about playing a convert to Islam in After Love, and her TV series about women’s sex lives during lockdownJoanna Scanlan is sitting in splendid isolation in a country house hotel in Sussex, where she has been transforming herself into HE Bates’s voluptuous matriarch, Ma Larkin, for a six-part ITV miniseries. But we’re not here to talk about the Larkins, or any of the other TV roles that have earned her a pl...
Tags: UK, Comedy, Television, Film, Culture, Television & radio, Armando Iannucci, Sussex, The Thick Of It, Den, Mary, Bates, Terri, Paul Abbott, Deering, Larkins


Demi Lovato Will See if the Truth is Out There With a Peacock Show About UFOs

Demi Lovato is going to hunt for UFOs as part of a Peacock series, and that is a sentence I never expected to write. The Grammy-nominated singer is apparently a true believer in aliens, and the series – currently titled Unidentified with Demi Lovato – will have Lovato, her sister, and a skeptical best friend as they attempt to uncover the truth about UFOs. Do you believe in aliens? I’m not talking about UFOs here – I’m sure UFOs exist in some form. They’re Unidentified Flying Objects, and th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Earth, Dallas, Demi Lovato, National Geographic, Matthew, Peacock, Lovato, Demi, Allison Kaye, GoodStory Entertainment, Unidentified with Demi Lovato, Demi Lovato Will See, Demi Dallas, Braun Scott Manson


How to Take Photos of Storms That Capture All the Drama

Everyone has their own goals in life. For some, it’s climbing a mountain or writing a novel. For others, it’s taking a photo of extreme weather that is subsequently featured on their local weather report. The problem is, snapping a decent-quality picture of an incoming storm or cloud formation isn’t as easy as it…Read more...
Tags: Television, Lifehacks, Camera Phone, KXAN TV, Nexstar Media Group


Doctor Who Audio Adventure Starring John Barrowman and David Tennant Canceled

It’s only been two days since the Doctor Who immersive experience Time Fracture announced actor John Barrowman’s role as Jack Harkness would be removed from the exhibition. Now, another upcoming Barrowman project has disappeared. The audio adventure publisher Big Finish has canceled the upcoming series Torchwood:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Doctor Who, David Tennant, Torchwood, John Barrowman, Jack Harkness, Julie Gardner, Noel Clarke, Doctor Who Companions, Big Finish, Ninth Doctor, Thirteenth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture


Emily Blunt to Star in Amazon/BBC Western Series ‘The English’

Emily Blunt is heading West for her new project — but at least this time, she gets to keep her accent. Blunt is set to star in The English, a Western series at Amazon and BBC One, playing an Englishwoman who arrives in the 1890s Wild West on a quest for revenge. The Wrap reports the Blunt is starring opposite Chaske Spencer (Banshee) in Amazon and BBC One’s The English, described as a “high-octane epic Western series.” Written and directed by Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, Black Earth Ris...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Casting, Western, Spain, Bbc, West, Rafe Spall, Emily-Blunt, Blick, Toby Jones, Stephen Rea, Steve Wall, Amazon BBC


Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Series Brings Two Directors on Board

Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion streaming series has found two directors. Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim will helm the upcoming superhero show on Disney+, which will feature Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as secret agent Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn reprising his role of Talos the shapeshifting Skrull, and Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), and Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami) also coming along for the ride. According to ...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Earth, Miami, Marvel Studios, Samuel L Jackson, Loki, Monte Carlo, Adil El Arbi, Meera Menon, Rhys Thomas, Matt Shakman, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead


‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Season 2 Will Be Blessed by Jason Schwartzman, Eric André & More

The Righteous Gemstones is already rich with an outstanding cast led by John Goodman, Danny McBride, and Adam DeVine. But when the show’s second season comes to HBO, it will be blessed with a trio of new cast members who will make it even better. Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death), Eric André (Bad Trip), and Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) have all joined The Righteous Gemstones season 2 cast, and the new episodes are currently in production. Variety has news on The Righteous Gemstones season ...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Texas, Television, Movies, Casting, John-Goodman, Eric Andre, Junior, Jesse, Andre, Jason-Schwartzman, Eli, David Gordon Green, Eric-Roberts, Danny-McBride


‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Replacements”

This post contains spoilers for the third episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, titled “Replacements. With their ship in bad shape after their sudden departure from Saleucami, the Bad Batch are forced to make a crash landing on a desolate moon. Echo would have made more effective repairs to the ship if Tech had been able to help him, but Tech is more concerned with examining the functionality of their inhibitor chips. As they work to fix the ship, they have to contend with a mysterious alien spe...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Tech, Features, Animation, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Mantle, Omega, Gillette, Hunter, Giger, Star-Wars


Rick Steves Tells the Story of Fascism’s Rise & Fall in Germany

“Healthy, vigorous, respectable: everyone’s favorite uncle.” How many of us hear these words and think of that most beloved of all American travel-television personalities, Rick Steves? Indeed, in the video above they’re spoken by Steves, though to describe a figure very different from himself: Adolf Hitler, who convinced his people not to tour Europe but to invade it, sparking the deadliest conflict of all time. How and why this happened has been a historical question written about perh...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Politics, Television, College, Germany, Berlin, America, History, Poland, Nuremberg, Hitler, Seoul, Adolf Hitler, Rick Steves


The End is Nigh: Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Series is Wrapping Up, and You Need to Watch It

The animated video game adaptation of Castlevania has seen remarkable success. As one of Netflix’s early original animated shows (it premiered in 2017), this series can be considered a milestone in the growing presence of narrative-driven, sophisticated adult animated projects that have emerged over the past few years. It’s hard not to look at Blood of Zeus, also animated by the Austin-based Powerhouse Animation Studios, or the recent video game-based Dota: Dragon’s Blood and see its influence....
Tags: Television, Movies, Features, Austin, Netflix, Anime, Trevor, Sam, Richard Armitage, Video Game, Belmont, Shankar, Ellis, Dracula, Wallachia, Konami


‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Dives into the Post-Republic Transition to Stormtroopers in “Replacements”

When Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiered last week, I had complaints that the fast-moving episode skimped questions about Crosshair’s state of mind under the influence of his clone brain chip. But the latest “Replacements” (directed by Nathaniel Villanueva and written by Matt Michnovetz) scratches dents into the issue and promises deeper explorations in the future. Plus, the episode proceeds to scan interesting territory that wasn’t previously explored, at least on Star Wars television: the post...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Republic, Lucasfilm, Omega, Hunter, SAW, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dee Bradley Baker, TV Reviews, Matt Michnovetz


VOTD: New ‘Rugrats’ Short Remakes a Classic Scene from the Original Series

The new computer animated reboot of Rugrats is coming to Paramount+ on May 27. Dubbed as a reimagining of the classic ’90s hit from Nickelodeon that helped define the unique style of Nicktoons, the series brings back Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica as they explore the world from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. But first, they’re doing some digging into the past for the sake of nostalgia. Paramount+ has released an animated short featuring the computer ani...
Tags: Television, Movies, Animation, Michael McKean, Paramount, Lucy, Nickelodeon, Charlotte, Saul, Randy, Tommy, Chuckie, Didi, Tony Hale, Susie, Angelica


From Lady Gaga to Malala: the bizarre Friends reunion guestlist in full

Alongside the pop star and the activist, David Beckham, James Corden and Justin Bieber will feature in an upcoming HBO special. Could it be any more random?The one where they return: Friends reunion trailer releasedDetails of the long-awaited Friends reunion have finally been revealed and, well, you should probably prepare for disappointment. It will most definitely not be a new episode of Friends, nor does it contain any new scripted material. What it will include, however, is plenty of scenes ...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Film, Reese Witherspoon, Friends, Culture, Television & radio, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Lady Gaga, James Corden, Malala, TV Comedy, James Buckley, David Beckham James Corden


Cool Stuff: New ‘Friends’ Apartments LEGO Set is Packed with Tons of Series References

After previously releasing a LEGO set of the famous Friends coffee shop Central Perk, the building brick company is making an even bigger playset inspired by the hit NBC sitcom that practically defined the 1990s. LEGO has announced the forthcoming arrival of a Friends apartment LEGO set, featuring both Rachel and Monica’s apartment and Joey and Chandler’s apartment, as well as the little hallway in-between them and the balcony where they spied on the naked guy. It’s packed with tons of referenc...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Friends, Lego, Ross, Cool Stuff, Janice, Joey, Monica, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, Gladys


Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Recruits ‘The Witcher’ Director Charlotte Brändström

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found another director to offer up their axe. Swedish-French filmmaker Charlotte Brändström, who has directed episodes of The Witcher and Outlander, has boarded the show as the latest director, joining the likes of J.A. Bayona and Wayne Che Yip. Amazon Studios announced that Charlotte Brändström has joined the creative team of the upcoming The Lord of the Rings TV series and will helm two episodes of the fantasy show. She’ll follow the groundwork set...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, New Zealand, Adaptation, Jupiter, Tolkien, Patrick, Julie, J R R Tolkien, Payne, Amazon Studios, Lindon, Bayona, Gimli


‘Friends: The Reunion’ Trailer: The Original Cast and Some Bizarre Guest Stars Gather on HBO Max This Month

It’s here, AKA the one where we finally learn the premiere date of the long-awaited Friends reunion special. HBO Max has released a Friends: The Reunion trailer, featuring our favorite Central Perk regulars in silhouette, as they walk toward their old Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, the beloved sitcom’s former home. The unscripted special will premiere on HBO Max later this month, and it’s got a buzzy (and kind of bizarre) line-up of guest stars set to join original cast members Jennifer Aniston, ...
Tags: Comedy, HBO Max, Television, TV Trailer, Friends, Friends: The Reunion


Ellen DeGeneres: toxic workplace allegations are ‘misogynistic’

In her first interview since announcing the end of her talk show, the daytime star has called reports of behind-the-scenes bullying ‘orchestrated’In her first on-air appearances since announcing the end of her eponymous daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres called the press cycle around allegations of toxicity at her workplace “orchestrated” and “misogynistic”, and elaborated on her reasons for stepping down after 19 years. Related: The end of Ellen’s show signifies how celebrity culture has shif...
Tags: Television, US news, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Ellen, Ellen Degeneres, Adrian Horton


‘Stop drinking fake coffee!’ Your most annoying things about TV

We asked you to name your pet peeves of the small screen. Here are the things that rile you up – from empty cups to far too easy parking‘Cliffhangers should be illegal!’: the most annoying things about TVEmpty coffee cups. You can tell from the way people hold them that there’s no liquid in them, never mind hot coffee – surely they could at least fill them with water? Ditto suitcases – how many times do you see a character lifting suitcases with effortless ease, not wincing or bumping them off t...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Culture, Television & radio, TV Comedy


Roku will launch original programming fueled by Quibi’s content on May 20

Roku today announced the launch of its own original programming, which will initially become available to viewers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through the media platform’s free streaming hub, The Roku Channel, starting on May 20th. The debut lineup will include 30 titles, including both the scripted and reality programming Roku had acquired from the short-form streaming service Quibi earlier this year, following its shutdown. Quibi, of course, had launched at an inopportune time for a service t...
Tags: TC, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Canada, Roku, Kevin Hart, Chrissy Teigen, Originals, Reno, Streaming Service, Streaming Tv, Hart, Chrissy, Patel


‘Blindspotting’ TV Series Trailer Expands the Movie’s Narrative, Keeps the Same Style and Energy

Blindspotting was one of the acclaimed premieres to come out of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring Hamilton star Daveed Diggs in the lead role, the film dealt with some heavy themes, including systemic racism and police brutality, but it did it with some sharp satirical humor and hip-hop musical sequences. The film had a style all its own, and now a Blindspotting TV series will continue in the same vein, but now the main character will be one of the supporting players of the original mo...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Sequels, Adaptation, Starz, Hamilton, Miles, Ashley, Hoskins, Daveed Diggs, Diggs, Helen Hunt, Film to TV, TV Trailer, Jasmine Cephas Jones


‘Little Demon’: Dan Harmon Will Executive Produce FXX Animated Series Starring Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza

FXX has ordered a new animated comedy series called Little Demon, which follows a woman who was impregnated by the Devil and gave birth to the Antichrist. That’s a good hook on its own, but the casting is even better: Danny DeVito will voice the Devil, while Aubrey Plaza is voicing the mother of the Antichrist. As for the Antichrist, she’ll be voiced by Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito’s real-life daughter. Dan Harmon serves as one of the executive producers on the show, which was created by Darcy Fow...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Animation, Aubrey Plaza, Bob, FXX, Delaware, Danny DeVito, Devil, Antichrist, Dan Harmon, Nick Grad, Lucy DeVito, Darcy Fowler Seth Kirschner, Kieran Valla


The end of Ellen’s show signifies how celebrity culture has shifted | Adrian Horton

A turbulent year filled with reports of bullying and toxicity on the star’s daytime show has reached an inevitable conclusionAfter 17 years as a staple of daytime television, Ellen DeGeneres is ending her eponymous talkshow. The host, 63, revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that the show’s current 18th season, ending in 2022, will be its last. And while the comedian, whose 1997 Time Magazine cover coming out (“Yep, I’m Gay”) marked a watershed moment in LGBTQ representation in Hollywood, attribut...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, America, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Time Magazine, Ellen, Ellen Degeneres, Adrian Horton