In Hollywood, familiarity breeds content. That's been especially true in recent weeks as TV writers and executives raid film libraries, looking to adapt movies into primetime series.
Among projects now in development: CBS' take on the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker buddy-cop comedy Rush Hour (this time from Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence) and a comedy based on Paul Weitz's 2004 feature In Good Company. NBC is rebooting two comedies, Real Genius and Problem Child, as well as creating a sequel to Marley & Me.
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Question: My curiosity is piqued: What's your take on Showtime's plans to revive Twin Peaks in 2016 with David Lynch at the helm, along with Mark Frost? Looking back at the cultural impact it had, despite its ultimate ratings failure, it seems odd that it took 25 years for this to happen. Are you excited? Skeptical? What does your log have to say about this? — John Patrick
By now you've heard the news that cult series Twin Peaks is making a triumphant return to TV in 2016 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The news basically broke the Internet last week; the only way I'll believe you missed it is if A) you were in a coma until today, or B) you were stranded on a deserted island and you're reading this story on the airplane that just rescued you.
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I suspect that today's Twin Peaks news won't have quite the same effect, but for die-hard fans of the series, it might elicit some feelings that resemble excitement.
Wanna watch your favorite CBS show anytime? Now you can. CBS has launched its own subscription service, CBS All Access, on Thursday, becoming the first broadcast network to offer a streaming option.
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For $5.99 a month, subscribers will have access to full seasons of 15 current CBS shows (with new episodes up the day after they air); previous seasons of eight current shows; more than 5,000 ad-free episodes of classic shows that aired on or were produced by the network; livestreams of 14 CBS local affiliates and the Big Brother live feed; and bonus content from such events as the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. CBS All Access is also available through the CBS App on Apple and Android devices.
Check out eight vintage shows you should binge-watch on CBS All Access now.
This week, the Dancing with the Stars moment we've all been waiting for happened: Alfonso Ribeiro finally busted out The Carlton. Elsewhere, two kangaroos got into a fist(?)fight in the middle of an Australian street, and a German woman demonstrated her mind-blowing ability to sing multiple notes at once. Also, Jimmy Fallon and Carol Burnett unveiled their "lost soap opera," Tensions, and celebrities like Lena Dunham and Natasha Lyonne teamed up with Lil Jon to encourage young people to vote. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos: