Netflix has done it again.
While the Broadcast Sitcom Assembly Line has generated shows ranging from the lukewarm (A to Z) to the downright languid (Mulaney), Netflix has trotted out (heh) BoJack Horseman, the rare show whose execution lives up to its ambition.
In this fall's stale comedy landscape, BoJack is like a breath of fresh air — and it's clear that Netflix has faith in its latest project, which was renewed four days after it premiered last month. The cartoon's just-go-with-it premise follows the title character (voiced by Will Arnett), a washed-up former equine star of the '90s hit sitcom "Horsin' Around" who's trying to write his memoir. The show really finds its footing by Episode 3, which skewers ...
James Spader, Zooey Deschanel, Ben McKenzie
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Do you have any new info on The Blacklist's new season? — Roger
How about some exclusive casting news? Tony-nominated Broadway veteran Norm Lewis — who is currently starring in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera and did a stint last season on Scandal — has been tapped to play J.P. Laskin, a business associate of Red's who doesn't exactly agree with his recent moves in the ongoing war with Berlin. In fact, I hear Laskin may even be tempted to switch sides. Of course, once Red finds out about the betrayal, he'll probably make the choice for him. Perhaps playing a "phantom" will come in handy!
I'm really curious to see how Nick and Jess are doing after their break-up last season on New Girl. What will their dynamic be like when the show returns? — Lindsay
Four months have passed since Nick and Jess were last romantically involved, but unfortunately for Jess, it's been a bit of a slow summer in the love department...
Patton Oswalt is taking a trip to Battle Creek, CBS' new drama from Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan and...
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There will be some new faces on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this fall!
With the government coming after S.H.I.E.L.D., Director Coulson (Clark Gregg) will be on the hunt for anyone who can help the team rebuild. Among the newcomers he'll turn to is Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), who in the comics was the director of S.T.R.I.K.E. — and who we first teased in Mega Buzz. "He's not a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, he's a mercenary," executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen announced during the Marvel TV Comic-Con panel on Friday.
Exclusive: Lucy Lawless heading to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Meanwhile, the producers also confirmed that...
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[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's season finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!]
Ding dong, the psychopath is dead!
That's right, in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ultimate showdown between villain Clairvoyant, aka John Garrett (Bill Paxton), and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. came out on top thanks in part to...
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Modern Family is heading to Sin City.
After Jay (Ed O'Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) get some upgraded rooms at a hotel on Wednesday's episode, they decide to bring the entire Pritchett-Dunphy clan with them to Las Vegas — which would be the perfect setting for Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam's (Eric Stonestreet) bachelor party, right?! Eh, not so much.
James Roday, Dule Hill
As USA Network's Psych hangs up its pineapple after eight seasons of tomfoolery — or should it be called Shawn-foolery? — mystery takes even more of a back seat to comedy than usual in the series finale (Wednesday, 9/8c), ominously titled "The Breakup." While there is a murder to be solved (frequently referred to as "our last case"), it's a perfunctory distraction at best to Shawn's main concern: how to tell Gus that their bromantic partnership may in fact be over.
Josh Charles, Andy Samberg
Unless you've been living under a rock or in a wi-fi dead zone, it's no secret that Josh Charles is newly unemployed after a shocking twist on Sunday's episode of The Good Wife.
However, the Emmy-nominated actor is already being eyed for another potential TV gig on Fox's comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. "I think we've got to...
Patton Oswalt has landed a guest-starring role on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel announced on Thursday.
The comedian, who has recently appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation, will play...
True Detective fans: Are you experiencing Rust Cohle withdrawal?
In a new video to promote his upcoming Comedy Central special, Patton Oswalt parodies Matthew McConaughey's armchair philosopher, re-creating the interrogation scene in which Rust is grilled by two investigators.