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.
‘Star Wars’ Icon Carrie Fisher Stable After Heart Attack [UPDATE]
In what may turn out to be one more giant hardship for 2016, troubling reports are coming in that Star Wars legend and all-around icon Carrie Fisher may be in critical condition. Fisher reportedly suffered a “massive” heart-attack aboard an airplane, and has been rushed to the hospital.
‘Game of Thrones’ to Marathon All Seasons Before 2016’s Watch Is Ended
Game of Thrones will return later in the year than we’re used to in 2017, but HBO isn’t about to let you forget about the series after six years. Before December finally brings the winter of 2017 upon us, HBO will marathon all six seasons of Game of Thrones in one dragon-sized catchup.
‘Scrubs’ Star Zach Braff Talks Possible Netflix Revival
Scrubs already proved once that extending the franchise is no guarantee of success, even if the NBC-turned-ABC comedy ditched half the original cast for its Interns continuation. That said, Netflix has managed to revive a number of fan-favorites, so what would Zach Braff say to giving a Scrubs revival series the full greenlight?
‘DuckTales’ Reboot Reveals David Tennant, All-Star Cast Singing Theme
DuckTales fans probably think about that iconic theme more-so than anyone notable names among the original cast, but the 2017 Disney XD reboot has you covered either way. Not only is David Tennant our new Scrooge McDuck, but so too do SNL and NBC stars debut in a new video singing that famous theme!
‘Westworld’ Season 2 Will Answer Practical Questions About the Park
Westworld ambitiously sought to weave its first season across multiple timelines as an in-depth examination of robot consciousness, understandably leaving little room to answer every mundane question about the park. That said, producers promise Season 2 will show a bit more of the guests’ perspective, perhaps finally answering our burning questions.
HBO and Cinemax Options Added to Amazon Prime
As if the ability to watch Netflix offline weren’t enough, soon all your streaming options will change the way you watch TV. Amazon seems to be keeping plenty competitive as well, now adding the option to include HBO or Cinemax to its Prime subscription, albeit for a price.
‘Wizard of Oz’ Gets an Ultra-Gritty Reboot in NBC’s ‘Emerald City’ Trailer
Enough Wizard of Oz adaptations have been floated over the past few years that it’s amazing even one made it term, but the awe doesn’t stop there. Behold, NBC’s ultra-ultra-ultra-gritty take on the classic L. Frank Baum tale, as Dorothy crashes into Emerald City in a first trailer.
‘Walking Dead’ Meets ‘Chappelle’s Show’ in SNL Revival
Dave Chappelle practically quit show-business over the endless association with his viral Chappelle’s Show characters, to the point few presumed we’d ever see them again. Well, it seems we owe The Walking Dead’s frustrating cliffhanger a debt of gratitude, as Chappelle took his SNL hosting as a chance to revive a number of Chappelle’s Show favorites … at least to kill one off.
Watch SNL’s Kate McKinnon Sing ‘Hallelujah’ in Moving Cold Open
For good or ill, perhaps no comedy series has benefit so much from Donald Trump as SNL. Following weeks of debate sketches, most everyone wondered how the late-night staple would react to Trump actually succeeding to the presidency, for which this weekend’s cold open brought Kate McKinnon’s Hillary out; both in tribute to Leonard Cohen, and to offer a moving “Hallelujah” going forward.
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.
Surprise ‘Game of Thrones’ Return Will Be Back for Season 7 Too
There were at least a few Game of Thrones Season 6 returns that served largely to sweep those characters off the board altogether, but surely those that survived would return for Season 7, yes? So it is, with one of the most unexpected Game of Thrones Season 6 appearances, that a previously long-lost character will hang around for the HBO drama’s 2017 return.
Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Opening 2016 Emmy Sketch Bloopers
Despite declining ratings, this year’s Emmy ceremony went off with nary a hitch, even affording some refreshing upsets in the usual pool of repeat winners. Jimmy Kimmel too did a perfectly serviceable job keeping things moving, but naturally made a few gaffes in production of that opening sketch, the blooper reel of which you can watch right now.
2016 Emmy Winners: The Full Roster of Sunday’s Awards!
The 2016 Emmys have arrived at last, hosted by none other than Jimmy Kimmel himself, and the competition is refreshingly tense this year. Will The People v. O.J. Simpson blow FX counterpart Fargo out of the water? What about The Americans’ first big competition, or Mr. Robot’s chances? We’ll be updating all through tonight’s broadcast, so keep it here for every winner (and loser!) from the 2016 Emmy Awards!
‘American Horror Story’ Season 6 Reveals its Meta-Roanoke Twist!
Our long national nightmare has finally come to an end, just in time for a new national nightmare to begin. American Horror Story has finally premiered its sixth season, revealing the show’s newest theme as My Roanoke Nightmare. Find out what woodland scares went down in the premiere and what to expect from the coming season of American Horror Story!
‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2 Officially in Production, Netflix Confirms
Initial outrage around the Steven Avery case chronicled in Netflix’s Making a Murderer appeared to have cooled (it was about 700 outrages ago), but it seems the story will indeed continue. Netflix has confirmed filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have begun production of a second season, centering on new developments in the Avery and Dassey cases.