The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
‘War of the Worlds’ Getting New (Old) Miniseries Adaptation on BBC
However unlikely that we’ll tire of Tom Cruise running, the most recent major War of the Worlds adaptation borrowed pretty liberally from H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel. The BBC now aims to fix that, plotting a new 2018 miniseries true to the original Victorian setting.
ABC Might Snag ‘American Idol’ Revival (Without Ryan Seacrest)
Just when you thought American Idol had floated back out to sea, ABC may be throwing a lifeline. The Dancing With the Stars network has reportedly made a bid for the 2018 revival where FOX and NBC couldn’t, but Ryan Seacrest might finally be too busy to participate.
Kelly Ripa’s New ‘Live!’ Co-Host Is Reportedly Ryan Seacrest
Well, believe it or not, Ryan Seacrest was actually in need of a new gig after that whole American Idol reboot fell through. So it is, that the ubiquitous host may have found a new Live! gig, replacing Michael Strahan alongside Kelly Ripa.
‘SNL’ Sets Katy Perry and More for Strike-Threatened Final Shows
SNL declared its final hosts of the season earlier than usual, tying the announcements of Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy and Dwayne Johnson to its live coast-to-coast debut. Now, the final shows have Katy Perry and others among the musical guests, assuming the Writers Guild strike doesn&…
‘X-Files’ Officially Reopened (Again) With 10-Episode FOX Order
Well, they couldn’t wait eight years to reopen The X-Files, just to leave off on that insane cliffhanger, right? FOX finally got their act together, preparing a proper revival for Mulder and Scully with an expanded-order eleventh (and final?) season.
‘Carmen Sandiego’ Coming to Netflix, Voiced By ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star
Everything old is new again, and like the Magic School Bus before it, Netflix is ready to take us anywhere in the world. So it is, that we’ll be chasing Carmen Sandiego all over again with a new Netflix series, starring Jane the Virgin favorite Gina Rodriguez.
Jimmy Fallon, Harry Styles Tease ‘SNL’s First Live Coast-to-Coast Show
Just one week after Louis C.K. expressed his disdain for SNL’s flashy new promos, the originals are back! Jimmy Fallon and Harry Styles take us into SNL’s first live coast-to-coast shows, snapping it up in multiple promos for Saturday’s latest.
Mark Gatiss Confirms ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Return, Plus S8?
Game of Thrones Season 7 has us deeper in the dark than ever, but there may yet be corners of George R.R. Martin’s books to explore. Sherlock star Mark Gatiss confirms that Braavos’ Iron Bank-er Tycho Nestoris will have a role in Season 7, and possibly beyond.
‘Doctor Who’ Confirms a Master-ful Return in Season 10
The Master already made a grand return to Doctor Who in recent years, but with the imminent departure of Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat, Season 10 is dipping back into history a bit. Another fan-favorite Master will appear for the first time in seven years, facing off with Missy herself.
Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host and Game Show Creator, Dies at 87
Chances are, any modern game show of the dating or talent variety owes some debt to The Gong Show and Dating Game creator Chuck Barris. Regardless of what you remember him by, the prolific TV host and producer has now sadly passed away at age 87.