Thursday, June 22, 2017

FOX Fall 2017-18 Season Premiere Dates

FOX Fall 2017-18 Season Premiere Dates

Below are the season premiere dates announced by Fox for their upcoming 2017-18 fall TV season.

SUNDAY, SEPT 10 (following NFL)
 THE ORVILLE (Series Premiere, Part 1)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 (following NFL)
 THE ORVILLE (Series Premiere, Part 2)

 Lethal Weapon
 The Mick
 Brooklyn Nine-Nine


 THE ORVILLE (Regular Time day/time slot Premiere)

 Hell’s Kitchen
 The Exorcist

 Bob’s Burgers
 The Simpsons
 Family Guy
 The Last Man on Earth

8 pm Lucifer

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Shows not noted above that are premiering in mid-season:

New Girl,
The X-Files,
9-1-1 and

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


It looks like CBS has finally announced the premiere date for their new Star Trek series, called Star Trek Discovery.

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on broadcast TV on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 EST / 7:30 CST. The first episode will also available on demand on CBS's streaming site, CBS All Access.

If I'm not mistaken, the premiere episode will be the only one on TV while the rest of the series will air on their streaming service, with one episode a week being released. It's their tricky way to try to get people to sign up for their streaming service.

Discovery will take place 10 years prior to events where Captain Kirk scored on all those alien women, plus, and the entire season will focus on one story line, more or less, focusing on some historical moment in the Star Trek universe that has only ever been mentioned but never shown.

The cast will include Sonequa Martin-Green's First Officer Michael Burnham, and also features Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones. James Frain will be playing Sarek (Yes, Spocks father) and Rainn Wilson will be playing Harry Mudd.

As you can see, CBS is trying to bait fans into paying for their online streaming service. And I'm a stingy bitch about my wallet, so I'll wait until it comes out on some other venue I'm already paying for. I mean seriously, we pay for cable, we pay for pay cable channels, we pay for things like Netflix and Prime. Others pay for Hulu, so if you think about it, well, pick and choose my friends. Pick and choose!

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Godzilla stuff on Amazon.

According to a few sources, production for Legendary Pictures Godzilla sequel has started up. It's being directed by Michael Dougherty (Who? No, really, I've never heard of the guy) and stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins, both reprising their first  Godzilla roles, while other cast members will include Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and  Zhang Ziyi.



By now, we're used to three things when it comes to a Transformers film.  Wait... four things.

1: It will be Michael Bay's last TF film.
2: The story will be adequate, but there will be haters.
3: Lots of eye-bending carnage. In fact, almost too much carnage that goes on and on.
4: Critics will trash on it.

And judging from the critics out there, this is the worst Transformers movie to date!

(Quickie update: The critics aren't wrong when they say it's a jumble of a story but it is your standard TF film, and isn't quite as bad as they make it out to be... IF you're a franchise fan, you'll be fine. I was fine with the bucks I spent seeing it. A more in-depth review to follow.)

Normally I don't believe critics because they're geared towards the more serious, non-popcorn kind of films in their realm of movie reviewing. Fine, I get that. But then I turned to critics that I've come to trust over the years and even they are trashing on Transformers: The Last Knight.

Here's a few quotes:

So much incoherent noise that you'll want to bang your head on the seat in front of you just to get some rest.

It's hard to imagine anyone reading, let alone writing, the script and believing that it made any sort of sense at all.

True fans probably don't need the tangled universe of good versus evil explained to them: Bionic aliens rumble; ancient monuments crumble; guys in the middle of robot Armageddon deliver wry one-liners. That's just what you do when things go boom.

The newest alien robot film is sitting at 16% on the Rotten Tomatoes scale, when I last looked.

NBC Fall 2017-18 Season Premiere Dates

NBC Fall 2017-18 Season Premiere Dates

NBC announced their season Premiere Dates for Fall 2017-18 Season! As you can see, The Voice will have a three-night premiere starting pushing The Blacklist season premiere back to October 4.



The Voice
The Brave



The Voice
This Is Us
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders



The Voice
Law & Order: SVU
Chicago P.D.



The Good Place
Will & Grace
Great News
Chicago Fire



Dateline NBC



The Blacklist




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Monday, June 19, 2017

CBS/CW Premiere Dates for 2017-18 Fall Season

CBS Premiere Dates for 2017-18 Fall Season

Below are the announced premiere dates for CBS and The CW 2017-18 fall TV season.

Sunday, Sept. 24
60 MINUTES (50th season premiere)

Monday, Sept. 25
THE BIG BANG THEORY (11th season premiere)
YOUNG SHELDON (series premiere)
KEVIN CAN WAIT (2nd season premiere)
ME, MYSELF & I (series premiere)
SCORPION (4th season premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 26
NCIS (15th season premiere)
BULL (2nd season premiere)
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (4th season premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 27
SURVIVOR (35th season premiere)
SEAL TEAM (Series premiere)
CRIMINAL MINDS (13th season premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 28
NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers)

Friday, Sept. 29
MACGYVER (2nd season premiere)
HAWAII FIVE-0 (8th [& final?] season premiere)
BLUE BLOODS (8th season premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 30
48 HOURS (30th season premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 1
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (series debut)
NCIS: LOS ANGELES (9th season premiere)

Monday, Oct. 2
9JKL (series premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 8
MADAM SECRETARY (4th season premiere)

Monday, Oct. 30
KEVIN CAN WAIT (regular time period)
ME, MYSELF & I (regular time period)
SUPERIOR DONUTS (2nd Season Premiere)

Thursday, Nov. 2
THE BIG BANG THEORY (regular time period)
YOUNG SHELDON (regular time period)
MOM (5th season premiere)
LIFE IN PIECES (3rd season premiere)
S.W.A.T. (series premiere)

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The CW Premiere Dates for 2017-18 Fall Season

Monday, Oct. 9
SUPERGIRL (season premiere)
VALOR (series premiere)

Tuesday, Oct. 10
THE FLASH  (season premiere)
D.C.’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (season premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 11
RIVERDALE (season premiere)
DYNASTY (series premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 12
SUPERNATURAL (season premiere)
ARROW (season premiere)

Friday, Oct. 13
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (season premiere)
JANE THE VIRGIN (season premiere)

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

TV News - SENSE8, JAY LENO, SYTYCD And More 061817

Andi Mack was renewed for a second season by the Disney Channel.

The History Channel has ordered an interesting series that will be UFO-themed called Blue Book. It will be a 10-episode series and will focus on the UFO investigations by the secret Blue Book organization in the 50's and 60's. Now I have to wonder how sensationalized they'll make it, kind of like how Animal Planet and Spike and others have made Bigfoot out to be some kind of demon animal killer!

-Flip or Flop Vegas was renewed for a second season by HGTV.

-Jay Leno’s Garage will premiere on CNBC on Wednesday, June 28th.

-Vanessa Hudgens is joining Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, adding to the already installed team of Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy. Man, that judging box goes through people, don't they?

-Quarry was cancelled by Cinemax.

-Sense8 was cancelled by Netflix...  and to be honest, I'm not surprised. It was an interesting but confounding story.  If t1hey had minimized the number of people swapping brains, it might have gone better. To be honest, every show that I've seen where people swap minds, seems to always flounder in the ratings. And in most cases, the shows have too many characters swapping out. There is one particular show that comes to mind called My Own Worst Enemy, starring Christian Slater. It was a brilliant concept about a spy agency that used brain chips to activate the personality of the homebody or the killer assassin. But Slater's chip started malfunctioning and the other/wrong personality would show up at the wrong times. But then the two personalities became aware of each other and started leaving each other video messages, creating a rivalry, while the 'spy' would leave messages about what he did with their wife last night, and the accountant, helpless to stop things like that and getting jealous. But then there were moments in the battlefield the accountant would pop up... IT was an awesome show, but the problem was they had an entire agency wired like this and as they spent time on the field or at home, it became confusing who was playing what. Otherwise, I think it would have worked for more than the one season that it did.

-The Get Down was cancelled by Netflix.

-Underground was cancelled by WGN.


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

How Marvel's Evil Hydra Captain America Has Deterred Me From The Character

Along comes the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few years ago and suddenly the character who I didn't care about in print, came to life for me on film, that being Steve Rogers/Captain America. As a young comic reader, I only enjoyed the Cap/Falcon team up series but never followed Rogers beyond that series. I could not tell you why. Probably because I was on a budget and getting wise to the ways of cross-overs and getting baited to spend more money outside my budget. But either way, I never caught on to Captain America.

But the Marvel movies portrayed a man, a leader and someone with a solid sense or conviction in such a way that they had me starting to rethink my adverseness to the character.

But just as I was thinking about checking it out, a new story line popped up in the comics a few months ago... and that of where Steve Rogers had been a Hydra agent all along, and in proving it, Marvel showed us his shocking, murderous ways.

I was shocked, as I'm sure that's the reaction Marvel was looking for, and I was so totally disappointed that this most robust, honest character, through all these years, just betrayed my trust. And so doing, so did Marvel. But I waited for a bit. Maybe it was a quirky twist of a story. But as time and a few months passed, it seems that it was not a quirky, temporary twist.

And it's a twist that violated my faith in Steve Rogers.

Monday, June 12, 2017

SENSE8 To Stay Cancelled, BLACK PANTHER First Teaser Trailer

Marvel's Black Panther first teaser trailer came out and it's a great mix of something that feels new from Marvel, a film about a 'third world' country that's hiding its true identity. Interesting premise.

Add that to the allure that Chadwick Boseman brought to the character in the last Captain America film, was quite inviting. The Black Panther cast, besides Boseman, includes

Michael B. Jordan,
Lupita Nyong'o,
Danai Gurira,
Martin Freeman,
Daniel Kaluuya,
Angela Bassett,
Forest Whitaker &
Andy Serkis.

Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) directs off a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole (American Crime Story, upcoming Inhumans TV series.).

The first trailer for Marvel's Black Panther:

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In case you had not heard the news, Netflix cancelled Sense8. And to be honest, I'm not clear I was surprised. They had an ambitious story to tell, but the mind swapping of characters may have been taking its toll on viewers.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

24 LEGACY Cancelled, SNOWPIERCER Casting

Fox has cancelled the hyper-action, super-spy drama, 24: Legacy. Is this a surprise? I'm thinking not really. I tuned in for two or three episodes, but found myself asking questions about stupid events that would help further the action-packed drama. Though I did not stick around long enough to see if they had the same super-powered cell phone batteries that let them keep talking for hours on end!

But let's look at the basics:

Hyper crazy, non-stop activity...  can get fairly boring. It's the lull in the story that makes the action moments seem exciting. But non-stop excitement becomes hum-drum.

Sure, there are new characters, but all doing the same stuff. The very same stuff that got the first rendition of the series cancelled.

But Fox says that even though they're cancelling the show, they're looking into the idea of exploring an anthology series built around the real-time format of the original 24 series, while changing out characters each season.

Or are they hoping that we enjoy the lip service and they're done done?


Snowpiercer - Did you hear that Jennifer Connolly has landed a role in the TNT series based on the same story as the movie that starred Chris Evans?

So, it was a decent movie, at least decent enough to watch it all the way through, but to base a series off the story of the earth becoming a frozen wasteland, with a train moving on tracks that encircle the world, non-stop, seems like another attempt at telling the story of a small chunk of society in a microcosm.

I mean, it worked for Battlestar Galactica on Syfy, until they really threw the baby out with the bathwater with that dumbass series finale. I mean those last two episodes stopped me in my tracks from buying the DVD/BD of the entire series, it was that bad. But still...


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

TV News for 6-7-17

Even though ABC renewed Agents of SHIELD and Qauntico, I don't know how much longer they'll be around. I am only wondering this because both of these shows, when they do return next season, will be showing up during mid-season, and at a reduced episode order. Or are they prepping for the Inhumans series and don't have quite the ratings to feel confident at keeping both shows going?

And then there's this thing where they moved Shark Tank from it's mainstay time slot of Friday nights, over to Sunday nights, where it will be facing off against Sunday Night Football on NBC. Either it's a huge risk or they are trying to kill off Shark Tank with the excuse of crap ratings. We'll see how that goes.

ABC is also getting in on the firefighter show by ordering a Grey's Anatomy spin-off that will focus on firefighters risking their lives in and around the Seattle area.


Jimmy Kimmel is returning as the host of The Oscars!


Is anyone having any anticipation for CBS's new dramas coming up next season, SEAL Team, or... SWAT? Yep, another reboot show.

Speaking of new shows, next season will be bringing us 19 new shows on the basic nets...

CBS : 3 dramas, 3 comedies
ABC : 4 dramas, 1 comedies
NBC : 2 dramas, 1 comedy
Fox : 1 comedies, 1 drama, 1 dramedy
CW  : 2 dramas

And these numbers do not reflect what's coming at the midseason point!


Netflix is doing a prequel to the 1982 film, The Dark Crystal, called Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

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