With The Wackness, writer/director Jonathan Levine has emerged as one of the first, few voices of that generation sandwiched between X and Y: The one that had Biggie and De La, Tribe and the Wu as its own soundtrack. Set in the throbbing, sultry New York summer of 1994, The Wackness not only explores the coming of age of its characters, but also that of the culture, as New York adjusted to Mayor Giuliani and a new brand of hip-hop hit the streets.
In the intertwining stories of high-school grad Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) and Dr. Squires (Sir Ben Kingsley), Luke's middle-aged therapist, Levine captures the simultaneous anxiety, hope, disappointment and happiness that adult life foists on us againread more
Break out the eggnog (non-alcoholic, of course) all you Drake & Josh fans, and start celebrating the holidays early this year! Nickelodeon has just announced that two of their most popular stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck, will be reuniting for a new, two-hour original TV movie Drake & Josh: Best Christmas Ever. Set to begin production in July, the pic will "blend the classic buddy comedy viewers have come to expect from Drake and Josh with a heartwarming story for the season, says Marjorie Cohn, executive vice president of Nick's Development and Original Programming.In the hilarious adventure, Drake and Josh, who happen to be working as the mall Santa and his helper, promise an adorable little girl that her foster parents and siblings will have "the best Christmas ever." Easier said than done considering this promise changes their lives completely (and lands Josh behind bars). What's your take on the reunion movie idea? Think this was brought about in part because o...read more
New characters! New episodes! New seasons! Check out our helpful guide to our favorite returning kids shows on broadcast, cable and satellite.
PreschoolFirst up, Sesame Street (PBS) celebrates the start of Season 37 next week by adding the magical Abby Cadabby, a delightful (if mistake-prone) sprite who represents the first new female Sesame Muppet in more than 13 years. [Look for a TVGuide.com Insider Q&A with Abby on Monday, Aug. 14.] Barney & Friends (Sept. 15, PBS) also waited 13 years to introduce Riff, their new dino character, whose musical imagination helps usher in an era of more varied tunes. New playmates will also populate the worlds of read more