Fox's reality gamble Utopia premiered Sunday night, and although the show was billed as an ambitious experiment that could comment on the way our current society has failed, the first episode felt like the trashy train wreck that is so many other reality shows.
6 reasons Fox's Utopia could be amazing (or a total disaster)
The format, created by Big Brother mastermind John De Mol and already a huge international hit, puts 15 pioneers into a bucolic Eden (or, you know, five acres with a huge barn, a shed, a pond and a waterfall!) and tasks them with creating a new society. But after watching the premiere, is this new society a place anyone would want to live?...
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It's safe to say that everyone involved with Fox's new reality series Utopia knows it's a huge risk.
The ambitious project, which kicks off a three-night premiere on Sunday at 8/7c on Fox, places 15 "pioneers" in an isolated setting with only the barest of essentials and tasks them with building a new society. And there will be no shortage of drama: In just the first few days of production, which have been live-streamed, there have already been physical altercations, an expulsion, an emergency trip to the hospital, and a splinter group setting up their own community within the larger group.
Meet the cast of Fox's reality experiment Utopia
"It's been a more eventful first week than I ever would have imagined, to be honest," executive producer Conrad Green tells TVGuide.com....
Television audiences are used to shows based on books or films. And they've reluctantly been subjected to series based on blogs or Twitter feeds. Well TV fans better get used to seeing a lot more rusty pickup trucks, empty beer cans, and the Stars and Stripes on their screens, because now there is a series in the works based on a country song.
Jerry Seinfeld. Bill Cosby. Tim Allen. Ray Romano. So many of TV's biggest comedy stars got their start as stand-ups before making the leap to the small screen, and now John Mulaney is hoping to follow in their very funny footsteps.
Premiering Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox, Mulaney centers on a stand-up comic who's trying to...
Netflix has secured the exclusive streaming rights to Fox's Batman drama Gotham ahead of its premiere, Deadline reports.
Los Angeles public relations firm Think Jam has issued an apology for a Sleepy Hollow promotion which declared Tuesday "National Beheading Day" just hours after a video surfaced showing captured American journalist Steven Sotloff being decapitated by ISIS militants.
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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...
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Gang Related joins the ranks of one and done freshman shows.
Fox has canceled the drama about an Los Angeles Police Department task force taking on the city's gangs, Deadline.com reports.