Slash, Corey Feldman (inset)
The long-awaited Goonies reunion on Nickelodeon's animated hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally takes place this week. Corey Feldman's first episode as the voice of a recurring character is set to premiere Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. (ET). Feldman plays opposite his old Goonies co-star Sean Astin in the series. After Raphael's pet turtle, Spike, drinks some mutagen, he turns into the hulking, six-foot Slash — whose gravelly voice is supplied by Feldman.
Last Call with Carson Daly quietly resumed production this fall, albeit later than usual, as NBC and producers have found a way to keep Carson Daly involved as the late night show's executive producer and host — at least for now.
But long term, network insiders say they're still mulling the future of the show and Daly's on-screen involvement, news that...
This fall's network development frenzy has led to a slew of bigger-than-usual deals with some of the hottest names in TV. But that doesn't mean all of these projects will actually get made.
The price tag for hot pitches has escalated thanks to the emergence of new competitors with hefty wallets, such as Netflix, plus cable networks (including WGN America, Discovery Channel and E!) spending heavily to get into the scripted business.
"It's amazing how...
Wanda Sykes, Kristin Chenoweth
Wanda Sykes is returning to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in January with two more editions of Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious. The comedy specials will air on Saturdays, Jan. 4 and Jan. 11, at 10/9c.
Sykes previously produced two Herlarious episodes for OWN this past July. A mix of standup routines and sketch comedy, the hour-long programs this time will include appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Probst, Wayne Brady, Jeff Ross, Lance Reddick, Camryn Manheim, Tichina Arnold, Sheryl Underwood and Jackee Harry.
Adult Swim's China, IL is an online success story, having started out as a web series created by Brad Neely before moving to TV. The show centers on a wide variety of characters created and voiced by Neely, including The Professor Brothers and Baby Cakes, and takes place at what's deemed the "Worst College in America." Other stars include Hulk Hogan as the school's dean, Jeffrey Tambor as Professor Cakes and Dave Coulier as Ronald Reagan. China, IL, which airs Sundays at 11:30/10:30c, expanded to 30-minute episodes for Season 2 (now underway). Neely and fellow executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld took the TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why viewers should enroll in China, IL.
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
The CW is developing a remake of horror anthology series Tales From the Darkside, with an eye toward airing it in the summertime.
Tate Donvan, Dylan McDermott
Based on their low ratings, shouldn't ABC's Betrayal and CBS's Hostages been canceled by now? Neither freshman drama has caught on with viewers, and they seem unlikely renewal candidates. But both have survived so far — and it's their status as limited-run series that may have saved them.
With its Sunday night "Animation Domination" lineup in a bit of a transition, Fox has given a 13-episode order to the new animated comedy Bordertown from Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane and Mark Hentemann to debut during the 2014-2015 TV season.
The show, created by Hentemann, takes place...
When Sleepy Hollow went on a three-week hiatus due to MLB playoffs coverage, Fox promoted the show's video on-demand episodes instead. "Catch up from the beginning," promos suggested.
The networks' agreements with service providers typically allow for a "rolling five," which means the five most recent episodes are available via VOD. Coincidentally, five episodes of Sleepy Hollow had already run before the break, giving Fox one last chance to introduce viewers to the show's entire run (until the next batch of episodes began) via Fox.com, Hulu, Fox On Demand or its "Fox Now" app.
NBC is developing a sitcom from Eva Longoria's production company starring young up-and-coming comedian Erik Rivera.
Rivera, who's been on the stand-up circuit since 2004, peppers his act with...