Batman Beyond Complete Series
The futuristic cartoon Batman Beyond may have been ahead of its time when it premiered in 1999, but the under-appreciated series is currently having a bit of renaissance with a pop culture comeback. Repeats of the animated show — which featured teenager Terry McGinnis taking over the role of the Dark Knight, with an elderly Bruce Wayne as his mentor — air daily (at 7:30am/6:30c and 5:30pm/4:30c) on the new network The Hub.
America loves a comeback story and few can compete with the tumultuous rise, fall and return of Marion Jones. Once a media darling, the disgraced Olympic sprinter lost the five medals she won at the 2000 Summer Games after admitting she used performance-enhancing drugs. When Jones had previously lied about that to federal investigators (as well as her role in a check-fraud case), she was sentenced to six months in prison. After a difficult incarceration that included a demoralizing seven-week stint in solitary confinement, she was ...
It's not all about LeBron James and Brett Favre at ESPN — at least not next week. The sports giant is rolling out a series of Veterans Day-related programming to honor veterans and troops and to celebrate the link between the military and sports.
"America's Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans" begins with Saturday's College GameDay (Nov. 6, 9am/8c, ESPNU and 10am/9c, ESPN), which will feature a profile of Indiana University defensive end Kevin Bush, who returned to college football after serving two and half years in the U.S. Army, including a stint in Iraq.
After dominating movie theaters for the past decade with blockbusters featuring Spider-Man, the X-Men and Iron Man, Marvel Comics is now starting to focus on television. The popular kid-targets series The Super Hero Squad Show begins its second season on Cartoon Network this weekend (Saturday, Oct. 23, 6:30am/5:30c), and news broke last week that a new live-action Hulk series is being developed for ABC.
On Wednesday night DisneyXD premieres the new animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, bringing together iconic Marvel characters...
Cartoon Network's latest venture into live-action is its most sophisticated series yet. A mix of teen angst and intricately serialized storytelling, Tower Prep is set at a mysterious, isolated school where kids with special powers are kept against their will — ostensibly to learn how to master their abilities. "This was an idea that always intrigued me ever since I went to boarding school some years back," says series creator Paul Dini, a popular comic-book writer and animation producer (Batman Beyond), who spent a year as a writer on Lost. "I wanted to take what is ...
Here's your first look at Green Lantern: The Animated Series, coming to Cartoon Network in 2011. Warner Bros. Animation, which is producing the show, will preview the upcoming DC Comics adaptation for fans at this weekend's New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side.
Executive producer Bruce Timm — whose infinite credits include the beloved animated series starring Batman, Superman and the Justice League — will headline the panel on Saturday at 2:30pm, alongside producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm). Following the panel...
30 for 30
Imagine running a marathon. Now imagine doing that every day for 143 straight days. With an artificial leg. In the spring of 1980, Terry Fox embarked on his ambitious Marathon of Hope, running across his native Canada to raise awareness and money to fight cancer, the disease that led to the amputation of his right leg. The cancer resurfaced ...
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD art
Apocalypse is coming. On Tuesday. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the latest DVD movie in Warner Home Video's series of adaptations of classic DC Comics stories, comes out Sept. 28 (in single disc DVD, two-disc special edition Blu-Ray, digital download and on demand). Based on a 2004 story written by former Heroes writer Jeph Loeb, Apocalypse features the arrival of Superman's lost cousin Kara from Krypton. Summer Glau plays the future Supergirl, while Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly reprise the roles they have perfected in multiple animated incarnations of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel, respectively. Susan Eisenberg also returns to the DC animated universe as Wonder Woman, a part she played on the late, great Justice League series. Andre Braugher plays the evil despot Darkseid and Ed Asner his lieutenant, Granny Goodness. (Added bonus in the special edition set: a Green Arrow short with Neal McDonagh in the title role.) Check out an exclusive clip after the jump.
Chloe Sullivan won't be seen much during the final season of Smallville — Allison Mack is signed on for just five episodes of the CW drama — but her passionate fans are getting a nice consolation prize. Clark Kent's pal finally makes her first comic-book appearance...
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert
Sports rivalries aren't always defined by wins, losses and hostility. OK, maybe they are when it comes to Duke and Carolina, the Yankees and Red Sox, and Ohio State and Michigan. But the story of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert is as much about friendship as it is about Grand Slam titles. The duo waged a tennis tug of war that dominated their sport for much of the 1970s and '80s, but they also shared an off-court bond that rarely received any media attention...