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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #225 on: March 09, 2018, 02:11:37 pm »
Cheetah started off as a thief, I think became something of a streetfighter, the second Cheetah, the pretty Silver Age version, was a martial arts expert, just before crisis I think she reverted to a savage animal style of fighter, and was a new version of the original. Then after crisis we got the were-cheetah that was a physical match, or nearly so, of Wonder Woman herself. So it could go just about any way, but the modern one would probably be the greater physical threat.
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #226 on: March 11, 2018, 11:12:25 am »
Not even another Disney release could usurp the King of Wakanda.  "Black Panther" held on to first this weekend with $41.1 million ($562 million overall).  "A Wrinkle in Time" was the highest debut at second with $33.3 million.  "The Strangers: Prey at Night" opened at third with $10.5 million.  "Red Sparrow" dipped two spots to fourth with $8.2 million ($31.1 million overall).  "Game Night" slipped one spot to fifth with $7.9 million ($45 million overall).  "Peter Rabbit" was down one spot to sixth $6.8 million ($93.5 million overall).  "Death Wish" plummeted four spots to seventh with $6.6 million ($23.9 million overall).  "The Hurricane Heist" premiered at eighth with a laughable $3.2 million.  "Annihilation" slipped three spots to ninth with $3.2 million ($26.1 million overall).  "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" was down three spots to 10th with $2.8 million ($397.3 million overall).  "Gringo" premiered at 11th with $2.6 million.  "The Shape of Water" was down one spot to 12th, but thanks to its Oscar wins, it made more money than last weekend with $2.4 million this weekend ($61 million overall).  "The Greatest Showman" fell four spots to 13th with $1.8 million ($167.5 million overall).  Finally, "Fifty Shades Freed" crashed six spots to 14th with $1.4 million ($98.4 million overall).

I should note that "Black Panther" became the first film to top the box office for four consecutive weekends since "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
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« Reply #227 on: March 11, 2018, 02:59:35 pm »
I believe Black Panther also set the record for crossing the one billion dollar mark in only 26 days! As I previously stated, expect Cameron to rerelease Titanic and Avatar if Black Panther threatens to take the number one spot away from him and his (somewhat deserved) ego! And Marvel still has 3 more films this year!
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #228 on: March 13, 2018, 01:04:23 am »
Earlier this month, it was announced that Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon were teaming for a limited event series based on the novel "Little Fires Everywhere".  The only thing we didn't know was where the show would land.

Well, now we know who shelled out big money and won the bidding war for the miniseries.  "Little Fires Everywhere" was ordered straight to series by Zulu, home to other literary adaptions such as "The Handmaid's Tale" and the upcoming "Castle Rock".  Zulu ordered eight episodes.

Celeste Ng's 2017 book was a best-seller and follows a suburban Ohio community that becomes divided when one of its families attempts to adopt a Chinese-American baby.

Witherspoon has made the transition from movie star to TV star look easy.  Her first big adventure into TV, HBO's "Big Little Lies", was such a big hit that HBO decided to order a second season of the series despite it originally being intended to be a close-ended miniseries.  She's also slated to star with Jennifer Aniston in a drama about morning news shows on iFruit.  Washington is about to wrap up her role as Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal" and has several more TV projects that she's producing in the pipeline.
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #229 on: March 15, 2018, 04:19:13 pm »
The thing I've always liked about the Saturn Awards is that the acknowledge the movies and shows in the genres that are too often ignored by the major award shows, although this year, the major shows were a lot kinder.  With that said, here's this year's Saturn Awards nominees as the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, action and adventure.

FILM
Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release
"Black Panther"
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
"Logan"
"Spider-Man: Homecoming"
"Thor: Ragnarok"
"Wonder Woman"

Best Science Fiction Release
"Alien: Covenant"
"Blade Runner 2049"
"Life"
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
"War for the Planet of the Apes"

Best Fantasy Film Release
"Beauty and the Beast"
"Downsizing"
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"
"Kong: Skull Island"
"Paddington 2"
"The Shape of Water"

Best Horror Film Release
"47 Meters Down"
"Annabelle: Creation"
"Better Watch Out"
"Get Out"
"It"
"Mother!"

Best Action/Adventure Film Release
"Baby Driver"
"Dunkirk"
"The Fate of the Furious"
"The Greatest Showman"
"Hostiles"
"Kingsman: The Golden Circle"

Best Thriller Film Release
"Brawl in Cell Block 99"
"Murder on the Orient Express"
"The Post"
"Suburbicon"
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
"Wind River"

Best Actor in a Film
Chadwick Boseman "Black Panther"
Ryan Gosling "Blade Runner 2049"
Mark Hamill "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Hugh Jackman "Logan"
Daniel Kaluuya "Get Out"
Andy Serkis "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Vince Vaughn "Brawl in Cell Block 99"

Best Actress in a Film
Gal Gadot "Wonder Woman"
Sally Hawkins "The Shape of Water"
Frances McDormand "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Lupita Nyong'o "Black Panther"
Rosamund Pike "Hostiles"
Daisy Ridley "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Emma Watson "Beauty and the Beast"

Best Supporting Actor in a Film
Harrison Ford "Blade Runner 2049"
Michael B. Jordan "Black Panther"
Michael Keaton "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
Chris Pine "Wonder Woman"
Michael Rooker "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Bill Skarsgard "It"
Patrick Stewart "Logan"

Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Ana De Armas "Blade Runner 2049"
Carrie Fisher "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Danai Gurira "Black Panther"
Lois Smith "Marjorie Prime"
Octavia Spencer "The Shape of Water"
Tessa Thompson "Thor: Ragnarok"
Kelly Marie Tran "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film
Tom Holland "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
Dafne Keen "Logan"
Sophia Lillis "It"
Millicent Simmons "Wonderstruck"
Jacob Tremblay "Wonder"
Letitia Wright "Black Panther"
Zendaya "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

Best Film Director
Ryan Coogler "Black Panther"
Guillermo del Toro "The Shape of Water"
Patty Jenkins "Wonder Woman"
Rian Johnson "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Jordan Peele "Get Out"
Matt Reeves "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Denis Villeneuve "Blade Runner 2049"

Best Film Screenplay
Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler "Black Panther"
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor "The Shape of Water"
Hampton Fancher and Michael Green "Blade Runner 2049"
Scott Frank, Michael Green and James Mangold "Logan"
Allan Heinberg "Wonder Woman"
Rian Johnson "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Jordan Peele "Get Out"

Best Film Production Design
Paul Denham Austerberry "The Shape of Water"
Hannah Beachler "Black Panther"
Dennis Gassner "Blade Runner 2049"
Sarah Greenwood "Beauty and the Beast"
Rick Heinrichs "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Hugues Tissandier "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"

Best Film Editing
Claudia Castello and Michael P. Shawver "Black Panther"
Bob Ducsay "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Michael McCusker and Dirk Westervelt "Logan"
Gregory Plotkin "Get Out"
Paul Rubell and Christian Wagner "The Fate of the Furious"
Sidney Wolinsky "The Shape of Water"

Best Film Music
Carter Burwell "Wonderstruck"
John Debney and Joseph Trapanese "The Greatest Showman"
Alexandre Desplat "The Shape of Water"
Michael Giacchino "Coco"
Ludwig Goransson "Black Panther"
John Williams "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Best Film Costume Design
Olivier Berlot "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
Ruth E. Carter "Black Panther"
Jacqueline Durran "Beauty and the Beast"
Lindy Hemming "Wonder Woman"
Michael Kaplan "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Ellen Mirojnick "The Greatest Showman"

Best Film Make-Up
John Blake and Brian Sipe "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Ken Diaz and John Harlow "Black Panther"
Alec Gillis; Sean Sansom; Tom Woodruff, Jr.; and Shane Zander "It"
Mike Hill and Shane Mahan "The Shape of Water"
Peter Swords King and Neal Scanlan "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Donald Mowat "Blade Runner 2049"
Arjen Tuiten "Wonder"

Best Film Special/Visual Effects
Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri and Joel Whist "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack and Dan Sudick "Black Panther"
Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus, Stephen Rosenbaum and Jeff White "Kong: Skull Island"
Chris Corbould, Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland and Neal Scanlan "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick, Christopher Townsend and Guy Williams "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Richard R. Hoover, Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer and John Nelson "Blade Runner 2049"

Best Independent Film Release
"I, Tonya"
"LBJ"
"Lucky"
"Professor Marston and the Wonder Women"
"Super Dark Times"
"Wonder"
"Wonderstruck"

Best International Film Release
"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"
"Brimstone"
"The Lodgers"
"The Man Who Invented Christmas"
"The Square"
"Wolf Warrior 2"

Best Animated Film Release
"The Boss Baby"
"Cars 3"
"Coco"
"Despicable Me 3"
"Your Name"

TELEVISION
Best Superhero Television Series
"Arrow"
"Black Lightning"
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow"
"The Flash"
"Gotham"
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
"Supergirl"

Best Science Fiction Television Series
"The 100"
"Colony"
"Doctor Who"
"The Expanse"
"The Orville"
"Salvation"
"The X-Files"

Best Fantasy Television Series
"American Gods"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Place"
"Knightfall"
"The Librarians"
"The Magicians"
"Outlander"

Best Horror Television Series
"American Horror Story: Cult"
"Ash vs. Evil Dead"
"Fear the Walking Dead"
"Preacher"
"The Strain"
"Teen Wolf"
"The Walking Dead"

Best Action/Thriller Television Series
"The Alienist"
"Animal Kingdom"
"Better Call Saul"
"Fargo"
"Into the Badlands"
"Mr. Mercedes"
"Riverdale"

Best Presentation on Television
"Channel Zero"
"Descendants 2"
"Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time"
"Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return"
"Okja"
"The Sinner"
"Twin Peaks: The Return"

Best Actor on a Television Series
Jon Bernthal "Marvel's The Punisher"
Bruce Campbell "Ash vs. Evil Dead"
Sam Heughen "Outlander"
Jason Isaacs "Star Trek: Discovery"
Andrew Lincoln "The Walking Dead"
Seth MacFarlane "The Orville"
Kyle MacLachlan "Twin Peaks: The Return"
Ricky Whittle "American Gods"

Best Actress on a Television Series
Gillian Anderson "The X-Files"
Caitriona Balfe "Outlander"
Melissa Benoist "Supergirl"
Lena Headey "Game of Thrones"
Sonequa Martin-Green "Star Trek: Discovery"
Adrianne Palicki "The Orville"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Cult"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead "Fargo"

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game of Thrones"
Miguel Ferrer "Twin Peaks: The Return"
Kit Harrington "Game of Thrones"
Doug Jones "Star Trek: Discovery"
Christian Kane "The Librarians"
Michael McKean "Better Call Saul"
Khary Payton "The Walking Dead"
Evan Peters "American Horror Story: Cult"

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series
Odette Annable "Supergirl"
Dakota Fanning "The Alienist"
Danai Gurira "The Walking Dead"
Melissa McBride "The Walking Dead"
Candice Patton "The Flash"
Adina Porter "American Horror Story: Cult"
Krysten Ritter "Marvel's The Defenders"
Rhea Seehorn "Better Call Saul"

Best Performance by a Younger Actor on a Television Series
KJ Apa "Riverdale"
Millie Bobby Brown "Stranger Things"
Max Charles "The Strain"
Alycia Debnam-Carey "Fear the Walking Dead"
David Mazouz "Gotham"
Lili Reinhart "Riverdale"
Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead"
Cole Sprouse "Riverdale"

Best Guest-Starring Performance on a Television Series
Bryan Cranston "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams"
Michael Greyeyes "Fear the Walking Dead"
David Lynch "Twin Peaks: The Return"
Jeffrey Dean Morgan "The Walking Dead"
Rachel Nichols "The Librarians"
Jesse Plemons "Black Mirror"
Hartley Sawyer "The Flash"
Michelle Yeoh "Star Trek: Discovery"

Best Animated Series on Television
"Archer"
"Bojack Horseman"
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
"Family Guy"
"Rick and Morty"
"The Simpsons"
"Star Wars: Rebels"

Best New Media Television Series
"Altered Carbon"
"Black Mirror"
"The Handmaid's Tale"
"Mindhunter"
"Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams"
"Star Trek: Discovery"
"Stranger Things"

Best New Media Superhero Series
"Future Man"
"Marvel's Iron Fist"
"Marvel's Runaways"
"Marvel's The Defenders"
"Marvel's The Punisher"
"The Tick"

HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Best DVD/BD Release
"2:22"
"Colossal"
"Cult of Chucky"
"Dave Made a Maze"
"The Devil's Whisper"
"The Man from Earth: Holocene"

Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release
"Caltiki The Immortal Monster"
"Deluge"
"Lifeboat"
"The Mephisto Waltz"
"The Old Dark House"
"Tobor the Great"

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release
"Lost Horizon (80th Anniversary)"
"The Lost World Deluxe Edition"
"Night of the Living Dead"
"Re-Animator Special Edition"
"Speed Racer Collector's Edition"
"Suspiria 40th Anniversary Edition"

Best DVD/BD Collection Release
"Abbott and Costello Rarities"
"The Adventures of Captain Marvel"
"Christopher Nolan 4K Collection"
"Dracula Complete Legacy Collection"
"Fritz Lang: The Silent Films"
"The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection"
"OSS 117 Five Film Collection"

Best DVD/BD Television Series Release
"American Gods (Season 1)"
"Grimm: The Complete Collection"
"The Rockford Files: The Complete Series"
"Twins Peaks: A Limited Event Series"
"The Vampire Diaries (The Complete Series)"
"Westworld: Season One: The Maze"

LIVE STAGE PRODUCTION
Best Local Live Stage Production
"Finding Neverland" (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)
"Miracle on 34th Street" (Pasadena Playhouse)
"Oklahoma!" (3D Theatricals)
"Something Rotten" (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)
"Spamalot" (3D Theatricals)
"Zoot Suit" (Mark Taper Forum)
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #230 on: March 18, 2018, 12:56:38 pm »
Alright, it's going to be a long list and we'll start off with Panthera Awesome.  "Black Panther" continues to reign supreme at first with $27 million ($605.4 million overall).  "Tomb Raider" was the highest debut at second but has a lot of ground to make up with $23.5 million.  "I Can Only Imagine" stunned the predictors and opened at third, making back its budget more than two times over with $17.1 million.  "A Wrinkle in Time" was down two spots to fourth with $16.6 million ($61.1 million overall).  "Love, Simon" had a strong debut at fifth with $11.5 million.  "Game Night" was down one spot to sixth with $5.6 million ($54.2 million overall).  "Peter Rabbit" slipped one spot to seventh with $5.2 million ($102.4 million overall).  "Strangers: Prey at Night" plummeted five spots to eighth with $4.8 million ($18.6 million overall).  "Red Sparrow" crashed five spots to ninth with $4.5 million ($39.6 million overall).  "Death Wish" slid three spots to 10th with $3.4 million ($29.9 million overall).  "Annihilation" bowed three spots to 11th with $1.7 million ($29.6 million overall).  "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" dipped two spots to 12th with $1.7 million ($400.3 million overall).  "7 Days in Entebbe" premiered at 13th with a low theater count and $1.6 million.  "The Greatest Showman" dipped one spot to 14th with $1.2 million ($169.7 million overall).  "The Hurricane Heist" free-fell six spots to 15th with $1 million ($5.4 million overall).  "The Shape of Water" crashed four spots to 16th with $800,000 ($62.7 million overall).  "Gringo" plummeted six spots to 17th with $630,000 ($4.5 million overall).  "Fifty Shades Freed" nosedived four spots to 18th with $615,000 ($99.6 million overall).

I should note that "Black Panther" became the first film to top the box office for five consecutive weekends since "Avatar".
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #231 on: March 18, 2018, 02:25:29 pm »
The first season of NBC's "Will & Grace" has not even finished its run yet and already the network renewed the second-life series for a third season.

NBC announced that it ordered a third season of the "Will & Grace" revival (which would be the series' 11th overall), which will make up 13 to 18 more episodes of the sitcom that are scheduled to air in 2019.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said of the decision, "As far as I'm concerned, we can't get enough of 'Will & Grace' and 23 more episodes is music to my ears.  We're eternally grateful that Debra (Messing), Eric (McCormack), Sean (Hayes) and Megan (Mullally) feel the same way and wanted to keep this good thing going.  I'm overwhelmed by the euphoric response the new show has received from the press and the audience, and my hat is off to the unrivaled writing team of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, as well as the brilliant directing of (James) Burrows, for consistently delivering one of the best shows on television."

Certainly, the series seems to have successfully gone back to the well for what made it so special in the first place for both on-screen atmosphere and ratings.

"Will & Grace" airs on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #232 on: March 18, 2018, 02:50:22 pm »
Alright, it's going to be a long list and we'll start off with Panthera Awesome.  "Black Panther" continues to reign supreme at first with $27 million ($605.4 million overall).  "Tomb Raider" was the highest debut but has a lot of ground to make up with $23.5 million. 

I should note that "Black Panther" became the first film to top the box office for five consecutive weekends since "Avatar".

Two things: First, I went and saw Tomb Raider yesterday, and can safely say it's the best Tomb Raider movie ever. That's because the Angeline Jolie ones sucked, and this one wasn't bad. Alicia Vikander's hotness remains the most compelling reason to watch, but the action wasn't bad and it moves along at a brisk pace, never letting it's thin and predictable plot weigh it down. Downside is, that plot is THIN and it's so very predictable, I was calling out actual lines before they were spoken. The whole third act felt lifted almost directly from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and yet this movie never even attempts an Indy joke, call-out, or easter egg (that I spotted, anyway). All that said, I'd watch another Tomb Raider movie with Alicia in the lead if they made one, though from the sound of the box office, they probably won't (I know the viewing I went to was pretty sparsely attended).

Meanwhile, Black Panther (deservely) continues to reign at theaters, but it's already fallen from grace in one department - it's MCU follow up, Avengers: Infinity War has shattered Black Panther's ticket presale record, and still has a month to go before opening.
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #233 on: March 25, 2018, 10:53:34 am »
All good things have to come to an end and this one ended with an "Uprising".  "Pacific Rim Uprising" debuted at first this weekend with a disappointingly low $28 million.  "Black Panther" dipped one spot to second with $16.7 million ($630.9 million overall).
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #234 on: March 25, 2018, 11:40:57 am »
"Pacific Rim: Uprising" debuted at first this weekend with a disappointingly low $28 million.

It depends on what you consider disappointing. For a movie with $150 million budget, yeah, $28 million probably isn't what they were expecting when they gave it the green light, though it should be noted that, like so many blockbusters nowadays, overseas, particularly China ($65 million), is the real target. But, considering it's been looking soft for a while and projections at the start of the weekend were more low 20's, $28 million is actually overachieving a little.
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #235 on: March 25, 2018, 03:25:58 pm »
All good things have to come to an end and this one ended with an "Uprising".  "Pacific Rim: Uprising" debuted at first this weekend with a disappointingly low $28 million.  "Black Panther" dipped one spot to second with $16.7 million ($630.9 million overall).

I guess "Black Panther" will just have to settle for becoming the Highest Grossing Super Hero movie ever as it's record for this week.
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #236 on: March 26, 2018, 08:27:30 am »
"Pacific Rim: Uprising" debuted at first this weekend with a disappointingly low $28 million.

It depends on what you consider disappointing. For a movie with $150 million budget, yeah, $28 million probably isn't what they were expecting when they gave it the green light, though it should be noted that, like so many blockbusters nowadays, overseas, particularly China ($65 million), is the real target. But, considering it's been looking soft for a while and projections at the start of the weekend were more low 20's, $28 million is actually overachieving a little.

The original Pacific Rim didn't do that well in the US.  The only reason we got a sequel was monster overseas business.
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« Reply #237 on: March 26, 2018, 06:24:41 pm »
"Queer Eye", TSSTAB's new reboot of the makeover series, was renewed for a second season.

The show beat early skepticism of how its premise of gay men improving the lives of straight men would be received in 2018 with its deeply emotion storytelling and the charisma of its Fab Five, grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness, style expert Tan France, design expert Bobby Berk, culture expert Karamo Brown and culinary expert Antoni Porowski.

"Queer Eye" was just one of several unscripted TSSA series that was renewed today.  War on drugs docuseries "Dope", gangster history show "Drug Lords", Nicole Byer-hosted amateur(ish) baking contest "Nailed It!" and history of toys docuseries "The Toys That Made Us" also received renewal notices.

"These series elevate the genre with innovative takes on familiar formats," Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for *******, said in a statement.  "They deliver immersive and nuanced stories.  They elicit so many emotions from viewers, from tears of laughter to tears of joy - and that's just 'Queer Eye'."

All five series are currently streaming on TSSTAB.

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"One Day at a Time", TSSTAB's update reboot of Norman Lear's beloved '70s and '80s sitcom that makes viewers cry about as often as it makes them laugh, was renewed for Season 3, the streaming service announced today.

Season 3 will last for 13 half hour episodes and will debut in 2019.  Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz will all come back.

"One Day at a Time" is about a tight-knit Cuban-American family as they deal with the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life with emotion and humor.  Machado stars as Penelope, a newly-single mother and military veteran, who's raising two kids who are as strong-willed as she is with the not-always-helpful help of her very traditional mother Lydia and her goofy but good-hearted building superintendent Schneider, played by Moreno and Grinnell, respectively.

Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on TSSTAB.
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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #238 on: March 26, 2018, 06:39:01 pm »

Dan Schneider is done at Nickelodeon:

Schneider has produced more hits for the children's network than any other person. His catalog includes classic SNICK shows like Kenan & Kel, All That and The Amanda Show as well as Zoey 101, Victorious and iCarly. He's credited with launching the careers of Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears and Victoria Justice, among others.

"Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider's Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal," Nickelodeon said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Since several Schneider's Bakery projects are wrapping up, both sides agreed that this is a natural time for Nickelodeon and Schneider's Bakery to pursue other opportunities and projects."





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Re: TV and Movie News: Dead Franchises Keep Telling Tales
« Reply #239 on: March 26, 2018, 08:20:35 pm »
Dan Schneider is done at Nickelodeon:

Schneider has produced more hits for the children's network than any other person. His catalog includes classic SNICK shows like Kenan & Kel, All That and The Amanda Show as well as Zoey 101, Victorious and iCarly. He's credited with launching the careers of Amanda Bynes, Jamie Lynn Spears and Victoria Justice, among others.

"Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider's Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal," Nickelodeon said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Since several Schneider's Bakery projects are wrapping up, both sides agreed that this is a natural time for Nickelodeon and Schneider's Bakery to pursue other opportunities and projects."

Shit is about to break loose. He's been keeping Nick afloat for years, so to suddenly say "oh, his current shows are coming to a close" and not renew the deal, either he's about to find himself in the same space as Woody Allen and Harvey Weinstein, among others, or he's about to sign a much bigger deal elsewhere. There's really no other reason for Nick to just suddenly cut ties with the guy that created/produced most of their content, especially the big stuff, for the last two decades. And Disney is cheap as fuck, so they're not going to give him the money, and outside of maybe a streaming service looking to make a huge splash in kids programming, I'm not sure where else he could go and get the same star treatment. So expect to hear all sorts of stories about Dennis Blunden being inappropriate with teen girls (maybe Jamie Lynn will finally confirm the rumors that he's the one that knocked her up) coming down the pipe.
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