The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Of Course ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney’s Fox Acquisition in 1998
Thousands of years from now, alien archaeologists will come to one inescapable conclusion: The Simpsons dictated humanity’s every advance. The latest evidence is none other than today’s giant Disney-Fox merger, which America’s favorite family jokingly predicted in 1998.
‘Prison Break’ Returning for Second Revival, Says Dominic Purcell
Well, if FOX was willing to give The X-Files revival a second go, you’d better believe more Prison Break is on deck. The network is keeping mum, but star Dominic Purcell seems to be laying plans for another breakout.
‘The Chew’ Host Mario Batali Officially Fired Over Sexual Harassment
ABC has officially severed all ties to Mario Batali, including his role as co-host of The Chew. The move follows an initial suspension stemming from multiple sexual harassment allegations that surfaced earlier this month.
ABC Pulls ‘Great American Baking Show’ Over Johnny Iuzzini Misconduct Allegations
Another ABC food series is in jeopardy over its host’s misdeeds. After celebrity chef Mario Batali left The Chew, ABC has pulled the remaining episodes of The Great American Baking Show over host Johnny Iuzzini’s reported sexual misconduct.
‘She-Ra’ Reboot, ‘Boss Baby’ Series and More Coming to Netflix in 2018
The broad success of Netflix animated series like Voltron and Trollhunters will give way to a whole new power in 2018. Not only is a She-Ra reboot on deck for next year, but also new animated iterations of The Boss Baby, Captain Underpants and more.
‘Walking Dead’ Star’s Father Blasts AMC for ‘Firing’ His Son
The Walking Dead has seen its share of bitter exits, but rarely do the parents get involved. Such appears to be the case with Sunday’s game-changing character death, as the actor’s father tore into the network on social media, claiming “I never trusted Gimple or AMC.”
Jeffrey Tambor Confirms ‘Transparent’ Exit Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
It seemed unlikely of Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor to return for Season 5 in the wake of multiple harassment allegations, and the actor has now made the decision himself. Tambor confirms his exit from the Emmy-winning series, leaving its future unclear.
George Clooney Returns to TV to Lead and Direct New ‘Catch-22’ Series
Add another name to the ranks of Hollywood A-listers dipping a toe in TV. George Clooney will return to the medium that made him famous to both star in, and direct a new limited series adaptation of Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
‘House of Cards’ Season 6 Likely to Kill Off Kevin Spacey’s Frank
All week long we’ve seen House of Cards continually crumble under allegations against Kevin Spacey, but is there hope yet for the final season? A new report suggests producers are looking into continuing the series around Robin Wright‘s Claire Underwood, albeit after a very frank exit.
A ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Is in Development With Amazon
Well, we knew Amazon was looking for its own Game of Thrones; we just didn’t think they’d aim this high. A full-scale Lord of the Rings TV series is in development at Warner Bros., with Amazon leading the pack in an understandably competitive bid.