Comedy Central’s favorite odd couple, Billie and Gene, return with more babysitting, bonding and binging as the #1 brand in comedy has renewed the scripted series “Idiotsitter” for a second season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. Created, executive produced and co-starring Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse, and executive produced by Pam Kohl, Amy Slomovits, Dave Becky, Brady McKay and John Levenstein, the second season of “Idiotsitter” will premiere ten episodes in 2017. “Idiotsitter” is the second short-form series produced for cc.com to make the transition from digital platforms to a linear series for Comedy Central, following “This Is Not Happening.” Monika Zielinska and Daniel Wolfberg are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
We should have seen it coming. It’s Game of Thrones. Not only does the show have a track record of ripping out our hearts and stomping on them until we scream “No more!”, but this week’s episode, The Door, was the midseason episode. No way we were getting through that without taking some serious damage to our delicate hope-filled hearts. Largely, this is down to Bran Stark’s scenes, which after being absent for the entirety of Season 5, have emerged as this season’s highlights. Not necessarily because of Bran himself – ultimately he’s a cipher more for interesting story developments, not that that this is a bad thing when it means that we finally start to get explanations for some of the show’s mysteries.
“The Door” is different. It is full of scenes that are written with aesthetic intention and vision—scenes that exist not just to be gotten through but also to be looked at, listened to, and experienced. The episode is not just episode five of the sixth season, it is also a collection of arresting moments. This episode does not just have one stunningly directed moment, or one unforgettable shot; it has numerous, one right after the other. Not only have we lost one of the most beloved characters on the show, but it happened just seconds after we discovered the truth behind his origins. Oh you cruel, cruel man George R. R. Martin. We knew there had to be some meaning to the word ‘Hodor’ as soon as we realised at the beginning of the season that Wylis hadn’t always been a one-word man. As it turns out Hodor was actually “Hold the door” which is what Meera was shouting at Hodor when she was trying to escape with Bran from the White Walkers. Bran, who was at the time mind-melding with the dying Three-Eyed Raven, heard her tell him to warg into Hodor so they could escape, but in his confused state he warged into young Hodor in his vision. When he heard Meera telling him to “Hold the door” so did Wylis and it caused a sort of seizure which caused him to repeatedly yell “Hold the door! Hold the door! Hodor!” Yep, Bran and his super-convenient-at-explaining-the-past visions fucked up Hodor royally, but the large-hearted hero still died to save him. “The Door” succeeds is because of the number of times it returns to that sense of universal confusion in a terrifying world: Varys challenging the new red priestess, Sansa questioning Littlefinger’s opaque motives, Arya remembering watching her own father’s beheading—helpless then and now—and even regal Dany realizing her champion is dying of something terminal. The tones and methods the show is using to tell its story are more diverse than ever, but “The Door” reminds the audience that the fundamental concerns of the show are still intact.
Yes, you read that correctly, sadly Agent Carter has not been renewed for a third season and despite heaps of praise from critics, Carter finished its limited run with a 1.4 rating among adults under 50 and 4.3 million total viewers with DVR — both a far cry from Agents of SHIELD. For her part, Atwell already booked the lead (in first position) in buzzy ABC procedural Conviction, which has been looking good for a series order as Carter fans are left to ponder that cliffhanger ending. It probably didn’t help that Captain America: Civil War put a not-so-subtle period on the character’s long, exciting, and storied career in the Marvel Universe either. At least one of ABC’s Marvel shows will continue, however: Agents of SHIELD is coming back for another season. But it seems a spinoff that was to be called Marvel’s Most Wanted is not making the cut. And for Agent Carter, Jarvis, and the crew, that’s all she wrote.
- The Blacklist
- When former government agent and fugitive Raymond “Red” Reddington surrenders to the FBI, he makes them an offer they can’t refuse. On the mysterious condition that he work only with recent Quantico graduate Liz Keen, he agrees to help put away criminals from a list that he compiled, which includes politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists — starting with long-thought-dead terrorist Ranko Zamani. As the two pursue their quarry, Red forces the rookie profiler to think like a criminal to see the bigger picture.
- The Big Bang Theory
- Mensa-fied best friends and roommates Leonard and Sheldon, physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology, may be able to tell everybody more than they want to know about quantum physics, but getting through most basic social situations, especially ones involving women, totally baffles them. How lucky, then, that babe-alicious waitress/aspiring actress Penny moves in next door. Frequently seen hanging out with Leonard and Sheldon are friends and fellow Caltech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. Will worlds collide? Does Einstein theorize in the woods?
- “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is the creative mind behind this ABC drama. Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the president, is ready to move on with her life and opens her own crisis-management firm, but she can’t seem to shake ties with her past. Olivia’s staff includes Quinn Perkins, who has a complicated history, and hacker extraordinaire Huck. As she moves forward it becomes clear that, while her staffers may specialize in cleaning up the lives of other people, they can’t seem to do the same for themselves.
- Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and also writes books, has an impressive ability to read clues from victims’ bones. Consequently, law enforcement calls her to assist with investigations when remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that standard identification methods are useless. Brennan is teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth, a former Army sniper, who mistrusts science and scientists when it comes to solving crimes but who has developed respect for Brennan, both professionally and personally.
- Grey’s Anatomy
- The medical drama series focuses on a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, including several who began their careers at the facility as interns. One of the doctors and the show’s namesake, Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon. She struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital’s one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber, due to a pre-existing relationship between them — Webber and Meredith’s mother had a personal relationship when Meredith was young.
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- Arrow” and “The Flash” have some new superhero company in the CW’s lineup with the addition of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” After seeing what doom the future holds, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter realizes heroes alone are not enough to prevent the impending catastrophe that threatens not only the planet, but all of time itself. Tasked with recruiting both heroes and villains, Rip brings together a ragtag team of divergent talents, which includes Sara Lance, Jay Jackson, Ray Palmer, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and Heat Wave.
- The Catch
- This thriller from the minds of Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers features Mirelle Enos as Alice Vaughan, a strong and successful private investigator. Things take a turn when Alice is expertly conned by her fiance, who disappears with millions. While juggling her other cases, Alice plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse, determined to find her evasive fiance before he destroys everything she has worked for. Rhimes and Beers also serve as executive producers alongside Allan Heinberg and Julie Anne Robinson.
- The 100
- When nuclear Armageddon destroys civilization on Earth, the only survivors are those on the 12 international space stations in orbit at the time. Three generations later, the 4,000 survivors living on a space ark of linked stations see their resources dwindle and face draconian measures establishedto ensure humanity’s future. Desperately looking for a solution, the ark’s leaders send 100 juvenile prisoners back to the planet to test its habitability. Having always lived in space, the exiles find the planet fascinating and terrifying, but with the fate of the human race in their hands, they must forge a path into the unknown.
- Single mom Christy has her hands full with two children, Violet and Roscoe, and maintaining newfound sobriety, when her passive-aggressive, recovering-alcoholic mother re-enters the picture, brimming with criticisms about Christy’s life. As the daughter works to be the best mother she can and to overcome mistakes she made, she must also navigate dysfunctional relationships with romantic interests, and with her irresponsible ex-husband, Baxter. Despite the uphill battle, Christy tries to remain positive and stay on a path to help her reach her goals.
- Game of Silence
- Successful Atlanta attorney Jackson Brooks is engaged to a wonderful woman, and is on track to make partner at his firm — he seems to have it all, until the reappearance of his long-lost childhood friends upturns his life. Twenty-five years earlier, Jackson and his closest friends made a heroic attempt to help a young girl, which landed them in a detention facility for nine months. Now the guys must work together to right the wrongs of the past, pushing the limits of their loyalty and igniting a thirst for revenge.
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Since 2012 with the success with CW’s Arrow based on the DC’s hero Green Arrow and also the benchmark of the CW’s TV show Universe with The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The animated short Vixen (also CBS with Supergirl), not to mention Marvel with its four shows, superhero focused media have never been better. We have other comic book shows based on superheroes before, but not to this scale with multiple shows existing in the same universe. Even being based on comic book characters, these show has gain an audience that usually wouldn’t call themselves comic book fans and yet they can get enough of these shows that portray these characters in a more relatable feel. Again shows before this strategy were set in their own universe and shows that tried something similar in the form of sequel or spin-off shows based on a character that was popular in the main show usually don’t succeed. But now with the internet with sites solely based on discussing the show and its characters; studios can get a better focus on what can be successful of which in today’s age is connected universe.
So what can we expect in the future? Well there could be a chance for more diversity due to comic books have a was list of heroes and villains ranged in many different ethnicities, still capitalizing on comic book craze and use a bigger budget to match Hollywood production levels with a high chance of seeing a return.
It doesn’t look like Shondaland will be closing up shop anytime soon! Shonda Rhimes, director, producer, screenwriter extraordinaire has picked up a fourth show with ABC. Shonda has taken over our entire Thursday evenings with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder so she’ll have to find another day to have us on the edge of our seats. Rhimes’ new show, “The Catch” has been described as a thriller where a fraud investigator gets bamboozled by her own fiance. I can feel the heart palpitations already!
..and the nominees are! The anticipation is building for the 57th Grammy’s airing on CBS this Sunday February 8th, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Music artists work hard and perfect their craft for the moment they could one day win a Grammy (maybe even more). A prestigious award that can validate all their hard work and love for music.
Some of this year’s categories and nominees are:
RECORD OF THE YEAR
- Fancy (Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX)
- Chandelier (Sia)
- Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) (Sam Smith)
- Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
- All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- Morning Phase (Beck)
- Beyoncé (Beyoncé)
- X (Ed Sheeran)
- In The Lonely Hour (Sam Smith)
- Girl (Pharrell Williams)
SONG OF THE YEAR
- All About That Bass (Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor)
- Chandelier (Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia)
- Shake It Off Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
- Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
- Take Me To Church (Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier)
BEST NEW ARTIST
- Iggy Azalea (Label: Def Jam Recordings)
- Bastille (Label: Virgin Records)
- Brandy Clark (Label: Slate Creek Records)
- Haim (Label: Columbia Records)
- Sam Smith (Label: Capitol Records)
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
- All Of Me (Live) (John Legend)
- Chandelier (Sia)
- Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) (Sam Smith)
- Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
- Happy (Live) (Pharrell Williams)
For the FULL list of Nominees visit http://www.grammy.com/nominees and don’t miss out! Tune in to CBS this Sunday February 8th at 8pm/7c!
Oscar Nominated Actress Rosie Perez has already made history on the View in only four months by being the FIRST Latina in “The View’s” 18 year history; but her time may be cut short. Sources say Perez has had some issues with reading from a teleprompter, and also has had many issues with the shows wide range of emotional, serious and then light topics. “The View” has been known to have very constant cast turnovers over the 18 year period the show has been airing. There are rumors that due the constant controversies between hosts the show may actually be coming to an end and will ultimately be cancelled. Controversies between cast members such as Sherry Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy (Both Fired) and in recent months Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg are what have been sinking the show’s ratings. Rosie Perez was actually hired after the fall out between Shepherd and McCarthy. Rosie Perez has been in Rehearsal for a Broadway play for the month of January but word is she may not be retuning. ABC News did release a statement stating “Rosie Perez is currently in rehearsal for her Broadway play for the month of January. Her status with the show has not changed,”
If Rosie leaves will she be missed?
Welcome, rose lovers.
It’s that time for us to embark on a journey of love, lust, champagne once again.
Chris Soules welcomes us all to Season 19 of The Bachelor. Quick refresher: Chris is 33 and best known for being on the last season of The Bachelorette. He’s a farmer in the small town of Arlington, Iowa. Chris begins the season by saying “Love is a lot like farming: You plant a seed, you hope it grows, sometimes the weather isn’t always on your side but with a little bit of luck, something beautiful can come from it.”
In an introduction to Chris’ life, we watch him fish with his father, enjoy a big family dinner, and head down to the local bar. Chris continues on to working out and casually getting in a few squats before he hops on his motorcycle to leave for The Bachelor Mansion. He makes it a point to make it know he’s is not happy about leaving his farm but he’s “ready to find love”. And step one of finding love involves figuring out what Los Angeles has to offer.
The Ladies this season are Brit, Whitney, Kelsey, Megan, Ashley, Trina, Reegan, Tara, Amber, Nikki, Amanda, Jillian, Mackenzie, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Samantha, Michelle, Becca, Tandra, Alissa, Jordan, Nicole, Brittany, Carly, Tracy, Bo, Kimberly, Cara, and Jade.
This season of The Bachelor starts off very romantic and promising! The beginnings of the weekly butterflies and hope! Tune in every Monday at 8pm on ABC!
As many may know Ryan Knight was featured on many of MTV’s Real Word series and challenges. Knight was a cast member on Real World: New Orleans and also later on MTV’s The Challenge. Knight reportedly died this past Thursday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was 29. Knight has had a very open and long past struggle to painkillers during his time on the network show. Knight was found dead on Thursday morning after he was reportedly partying Wednesday night. Friends that were in contact with him that night say he had “taken some pills” but not specific as to what kind they were. An Autopsy was completed after he was found and the official cause of death is still unknown. Some friends believe he may have choked on his own vomit and that may have caused his passing. Officials are waiting on toxicology reports to get further information. This is surprising news due to the fact that less than two weeks ago fellow cast member Diem Brown also died after a long battle with Cancer at the age of 34.
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