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.
Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia, Dies at 60
Terrible news to confirm today, as a beloved icon and Star Wars star’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. Carrie Fisher, actress behind both Princess and General Leia, has passed away at age 60. The revered actress and comedic presence had earlier suffered a heart attack en-route from London to Los Angeles.
‘South Park’ Pivots to ‘Oh, Jeez’ for 2016 Election Episode
South Park may have been confident enough in its election predictions for 2008 and 2012 to use their quick turnaround on Wednesday’s episodes, but 2016 may be their biggest challenge yet. Following an early call for “The Very First Gentleman,” tonight’s South Park has been reworked into “Oh, Jeez” with a new clip.
Science Man Bill Nye Wants You Hooked on Netflix for His New Series
Keeping firm on its goal of upping original content to 50% of its offerings, Netflix is ready to hook the science crowd with a new talk show from acclaimed expert and media personality Bill Nye. We’ll have to wait until 2017 for Bill Nye Saves the World, but observe some early experimentation in a scientific new teaser.
AMC Wants ‘Walking Dead’ Franchise to Last as Long as ‘Star Trek’
Seven seasons in, The Walking Dead serves AMC’s best interest to extend and expand itself as long as possible . We’ve even heard vague suggestions of The Walking Dead continuing indefinitely, as with its comic inspiration, but AMC boss Josh Sapan took things a step further to proclaim their flagship horror-drama as an endlessly renewal franchise, a la Star Trek.
‘Stranger Things 2’ Officially Confirmed for 2017, Plus First Teaser!
Anyone and everyone knew that Netflix would be foolish not to renew Stranger Things for a second season, and it looks like we’re headed back to the Upside Down! Not only has Stranger Things 2 been confirmed to arrive in 2017, we’ve got your first teaser and details!
2016 Fall TV Preview: 30 Premieres You Can’t Miss
These days, it'd take at least two years to watch only only one season's worth of #PeakTV, a quarter of which won't even be around a second year. You’d need some sort of absurd television guidance periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you' we've put together an in-depth look at 30 major must-see premieres kicking off as early as August 31. Come, wrap some barbed wire around your bats and grab a coffee in Stars Hollow, as we descend into the madness that is Fall TV 2016!
‘Making a Murderer’ Directors, Lawyers Respond to Brendan Dassey Overturn
Friday dropped a bombshell on anyone familiar with the subjects of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, namely that Steven Avery’s “accomplice” and nephew Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned, and could well walk free. Now, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos respond to the shocking news, as well do former Avery lawyers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang.
SNL Losing Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah for Season 42
SNL is built for a bit of turnover here and there, but that doesn’t remove the sting from losing some of its best not-ready-for-primetime-players. To wit, Season 42 has some surprising departures, including series veterans Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah.
‘X-Files’ in ‘Significant Talks’ for New Season, Potentially 8-10 Episodes
FOX did its best to restore The X-Files to its former glory by the returns of Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Chris Carter, even if the final product felt notably rushed and uneven. Season 11 remains an open possibility, as FOX claims to be in “significant talks” with all three cornerstones, with intent toward a longer season.
‘The Simpsons’ Sets One-Hour Episode for First Time Ever
The Simpsons still has a few surprises left in its old age, and after going live this past season, Springfield will chart a new frontier: the full hour! After 28 years, America’s favorite family will run a full hour-long episode for the very first time, with special guest Taraji P. Henson and more.