Reid Scott may be best known for his Veep character, sleazy ex-campaign manager Dan Egan, but kids are now recognizing him — or, at least, his voice — for a different reason. Scott returns to Netflix on Friday, June 27 as the streaming service posts a new batch of Turbo FAST episodes.
Scott plays the cartoon's title character, an unlikely racing champ who happens to be a snail. Based on the 2013 film Turbo, Turbo FAST is the first original children's series on Netflix, and the first of several heading to the service under its programming deal with DreamWorks Animation. Unlike its adult live-action series, Netflix is staggering episodes of Turbo FAST, which has a 26-episode order. This is the third batch of five-to-six episodes that Netflix continues to premiere around holidays.
Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi
PBS is getting back into the sitcom business this Sunday with Vicious, a British series starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. The show, which has already been picked up for a second season in the U.K., stars McKellen and Jacobi as an elderly gay couple that have been together for 50 years — and given how much they enjoy hurling insults at each other, it shows. Gary Janetti is the sole writer and executive producer on the show; his past credits include Will & Grace and Family Guy. Janetti filled out our TV Guide Magazine Showrunner Survey to explain why we should get Vicious.
Is this the year Game of Thrones finally breaks through the Emmy geek ceiling? Shows with sci-fi, fantasy or horror themes are rarely major awards contenders, despite earning great reviews and top ratings. In fact, in Emmy history, only one genre show has won Outstanding Drama Series — Lost, in 2005. More often, these shows get rewarded in the craft categories, like special effects and makeup, if they...
Could The Walking Dead actually happen? Morgan Freeman has tackled plenty of burning questions on his Science Channel series Through the Wormhole, but perhaps never one so fueled by pop culture. But with zombies taking over television, Freeman and his team felt the time was right for Through the Wormhole to ask, "Is A Zombie Apocalypse Possible?" The episode airs Wednesday at 10/9c.
Orange is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black could lead to Emmy gold. The Netflix series is poised to become the first Outstanding Comedy nominee from a streaming service, just as House of Cards broke the drama barrier in 2013. (The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has allowed programs from digital services to compete against broadcast and cable series since 2008.)
Chances of earning some nods — nominations will be announced on July 10 — might increase, thanks to the buzz and marketing surrounding the launch of Orange's second season, which was released in its entirety on June 6. Netflix has focused much of its "For Your Consideration" Emmy campaign on the prison comedy, which didn't receive a series Golden Globe nomination for its first season but was nominated for Program of the Year and Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association as well as Best Comedy Series by the Critics' Choice Television Awards. House of Cards is expected to secure its second nod for Outstanding Drama Series.
Arsenio Hall was supposed to spend the week of June 2 in New York City, touting the upcoming second season of his late-night talk show on The View, Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show and Late Show with David Letterman. Instead, he was in Los Angeles, packing up boxes, bidding adieu to his staff and sharing via social media his disappointment over his show's cancellation. "I dreamed that they...
Robert Klein, Jerry Seinfeld
Comedians, cars and coffee: Not three things you'd normally associate together. Yet Jerry Seinfeld has made it work, even ...
The Night Shift
NBC's The Night Shift could be the start of a new summer franchise for the Peacock network. The show is off to a decent start, giving NBC its best summer drama premiere ratings in five years and holding up well in week two.
The show takes a look at the staff working the late hours at an underfunded San Antonio hospital, and stars Eoin Macken as an Afghanistan war veteran, as ...
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki
Bazinga! The Big Bang Theory narrowly beat out NCIS to be named this past season's most-watched series in all of television. With final season averages that include "live plus 7" time-shifted viewing data now available, Bang averaged 23.1 million viewers for the season ending May 24, while NCIS averaged 22.4 million.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nickelodeon's animated hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is back this weekend with an all-new episode featuring the return of Tiger Claw.
In "The Wrath of Tiger Claw," which airs Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m./10c, the villain is back and determined to destroy the Turtles at any cost.