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Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Will Be Shocking, but Won’t Go as Far as the Comics [TCA 2019]

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have produced another TV series based on a Garth Ennis comic book.  The Boys is about a world in which superheroes are A-holes and cause lots of collateral damage, including civilian death. The title characters are the group who step up to keep the superheroes in line. Rogen, Goldberg, EP Eric Kripke and cast were on an Amazon panel for the Television Critics Association to discuss the new streaming series coming later this year. Here are five things we learned...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Amc, Seth Rogen, Batman, Hitler, Lance Armstrong, Television Critics Association, Rogen, Kripke, Ennis, Evan Goldberg, Comic Book/Superhero, Garth Ennis

Killing Eve Season 2 Trailer: Your Favorite Obsession Returns!

Killing Eve season 2 trailer: Your favorite obsession returns! BBC America has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming and highly-anticipated second season of their hit drama series Killing Eve. The video gives us a glimpse of what happens to Eve and Villanelle right after the show’s season one finale before offering even more footage from the new episodes. Starring Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jodie Comer, the show is set to return on April 7. Check out the v...
Tags: Europe, TV, Movies, America, Bbc, TV News, Bbc America, Television Critics Association, Sandra, Luke Jennings, Eve, Phoebe Waller Bridge, ComingSoon, Fennell, Jodie Comer, Comer

Amazon Gives ‘Jack Ryan’ a Third Season, Offers Updates on ‘Homecoming,’ ‘A League of Their Own,’ and ‘The Expanse’ [TCA 2019]

Amazon closed the Television Critics Association winter press tour with a bang, making many announcements. Amazon Studios head of originals Jennifer Salke and co-heads Vernon Sanders and Albert Cheng spoke with reporters, revealing news about  Jack Ryan, A League of Their Own, Homecoming , The Expanse and Amazon’s Woody Allen deal. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’s Early Pickup Amazon’s Tom Clancy series has been blessed with early pickups. Season 2 was ordered before season one even premie...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Julia Roberts, Jessica Lange, Cia, Woody Allen, Sanders, Tom Clancy, Television Critics Association, Allen, Roberts, Julia, Amazon Studios, Kathy Bates

From Streaming to Late-Night, 6 Things We Learned About TV’s Future at TCA Winter Press Tour

After 16 long days and well over 100 panels, the Television Critics Association's winter press tour has finally wrapped. During the past two-and-a-half weeks, more than 50 broadcast, cable and streaming outlets shared their TV plans for midseason and beyond. (You can find Adweek's full TCA coverage here.) In the thick of Peak TV--and with...
Tags: Advertising, Adweek, Television Critics Association, Tca, TCA Press Tour

The Best of TCA’s 2019 Winter Press Tour

The Television Critics Association’s winter press tour wrapped Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif. The 16-day junket featured its usual share of dull panels, bizarre questions, and awkward silences. But there were also moments that stood out for the right reasons. Among the highlights: Hulu The streaming service’s presence at the tour was genuinely impressive, with a […]
Tags: News, Hulu, Television Critics Association, Tca, Pasadena Calif

Amazon Prime Video Sees Itself as a ‘Global Network,’ and Says It’s Not Focused on Netflix

It's been exactly one year since Jennifer Salke accepted the job as head of Amazon Studios, and she gave reporters a state of the union at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. One of her big initiatives when she arrived at Amazon from NBC, Salke said, was getting her hands around...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Netflix, Television Critics Association, Pasadena Calif, Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, Salke, TCA Press Tour

Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Satan in Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’, Premiere Date Revealed [TCA 2019]

Amazon presented a panel on their upcoming series Good Omens on the last day of the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where they announced the show’s official premiere date. Author and showrunner Neil Gaiman was on the panel with stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant and executive producer and director Douglas Mackinnon, where they revealed that Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in the series opposite Frances McDormand as God. Here are four things we le...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Drama, Casting, Neil-Gaiman, Frances Mcdormand, Adaptation, David Tennant, Terry Gilliam, Cumberbatch, Michael Sheen, Television Critics Association, Sheen

The Russo Brothers’ Mysterious Amazon Show is a “Global Spy Series” With International Spin-Offs Coming [TCA 2019]

During their summer Television Critics Association last year, Amazon announced a new series from Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo…and didn’t offer any information about it. Just having the Russo Brothers create a show was enough, and there were some hints that it would be international in multiple languages. Today, Amazon revealed more details about the Russo Brothers show – though still not a title. Here are three things we now know about the Russo Brothers’ new Amazon s...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Drama, India, Amazon Prime, Italy, Russo brothers, Anthony, Captain America, Joe, Television Critics Association, Rosenberg, Joe Russo, Russos, Appelbaum

Winter Is Coming — So Are These Shows And TV Subscription Services

As the Television Critics Association winter press tour wrapped up Wednesday, it became clear that viewers will have more shows and more platforms to choose from in the coming year.
Tags: News, Television Critics Association

‘Goldbergs’ Spin-off ‘Schooled’ Wants to Do ‘Titanic’ and ‘Clueless’ Episodes, Does ‘Rent’ This Week [Interview]

Class is in session for The Goldbergs‘ new spin-off this year.  Schooled follows Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka) as she becomes a teacher at William Penn Academy. Mr. Glascott (Tim Meadows) is now the principal and Mr. Mellor (Bryan Callen) and Mr. Ball (Stephen Tobolowsky) are still around too. What The Goldbergs is to the ’80s, Schooled is to the ’90s. Mark Firek, who co-created Schooled with Adam F. Goldberg, was at ABC’s party for the Television Critics Association and spoke with /Film abo...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Abc, Interviews, America, Features, Ferris Bueller, Ball, Television Critics Association, Tim, Breakfast Club, Adam, Goldberg, Reebok, Lainey

Amazon is Open to Peter Jackson Being Involved in Their ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series [TCA 2019]

During their summer Television Critics Association panel last year, Amazon announced JD Payne and Patrick McKay would write and run their Lord of the Rings series. Announcements from this winter’s Amazon TCA session weren’t quite as major, but we still got some updates on the streaming series. /Film asked Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios Television, what exactly Peter Jackson’s involvement in the series may be. There have certainly been rumors that he would be involved, having br...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Television Critics Association, McKay, Payne, Aragorn, Morgan Library, Patrick McKay, Tolkein

Samantha Markle Slams Looney George Clooney for Defending Duchess Meghan

A royal rift. Duchess Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Markle, fired shots at George Clooney after he defended the Suits alum against social media trolls. “Hey Looney Clooney! Your lawyer wife should have taught you not to make statements without full facts,” Markle, 54, tweeted on Wednesday, February 13, of the Oscar winner, 57, and his wife, Amal Clooney. “I doubt #GeorgeClooney would ghost his mother for no legitimate reason. Be quiet Georgie.” Most Shocking Royal Family Feuds in...
Tags: Religion, Cnn, Diana, Prince Harry, Harry, Associated Press, George Clooney, Hulu, Samantha, Amal Clooney, US Weekly, Television Critics Association, Clooney, Meghan, Pasadena California, Markle

‘Crank Yankers’ is Returning to Comedy Central With More Than Prank Calls

Ever since caller ID came along and people started blocking unfamiliar phone numbers on their cell phones, prank calling became a relic of the past. But Comedy Central doesn’t think so, because they’re bringing their prank call series Crank Yankers back to cable with an order for a 20-episode revival. For those who may not be familiar, Crank Yankers was a comedy series that featured comedians making prank calls to unsuspecting businesses and people. But the prank calls themselves were recreated...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Jimmy-Kimmel, Comedy Central, Mtv, Eminem, Ed, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Bush, Television Critics Association, Kimmel, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Carolla, Fred Topel

Neil Gaiman Says ‘American Gods’ Hasn’t Changed Since Showrunners Left, Ian McShane Says It’s Closer to the Book [TCA 2019]

It’s been two years since Starz had a Television Critics Association panel for American Gods . That’s because it took two years to make the second season. In that time, original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left. The new showrunner Jesse Alexander left as well  and the only producer on the season 2  panel was original author Neil Gaiman. Despite the problems behind-the-scenes, the TCA panel assured fans that everything was all good for the new season. Nothing’s Changed in...
Tags: Television, Movies, Media, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Green, Ireland, Adaptation, Starz, Gillian Anderson, Anderson, New Media, Michael, Television Critics Association, Tca, Ian Mcshane

Elizabeth Banks Praises Her Husband Max: ‘We Work Very Well Together’

Elizabeth Banks of ‘Shrill’ speaks onstage during the Hulu Panel during the Winter TCA 2019 on February 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hulu Max Handelman isn’t just Elizabeth Banks’ business partner at production company Brownstone Productions: He’s also her husband of 15 years. And at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, the 45-year-old actress reflected on how they complement each other’s strengths. Celebrity Couples Who Prove Th...
Tags: Banks, Religion, Los Angeles, Elizabeth Banks, University of Pennsylvania, Aidy Bryant, Hulu, US Weekly, Max, Penn, Television Critics Association, Tca, FELIX, Pasadena California, Handelman, Max Handelman

George Clooney Defends ‘Vilified’ Duchess Meghan Amid Negative Press

George Clooney is speaking out in defense of pregnant Duchess Meghan, who’s facing a media firestorm regarding her estrangement from her father and her reported feud with sister-in-law Duchess Kate. In fact, the 57-year-old actor even compared the scrutiny surrounding Meghan, 37, to that of Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s late mother. Most Shocking Royal Family Feuds in History “They’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere,” Clooney said at a Television Critics Association panel in P...
Tags: Religion, Cnn, Diana, Harry, George Clooney, Amal Clooney, Celeb Gossip, US Weekly, Television Critics Association, George, Clooney, Meghan, Pasadena California, MEGHAN MARKLE, Ben Birchall, Diana Prince Harry

Acorn TV Acquires ‘Miss Fisher’ Feature, Spinoff Series for North America  

Acorn TV has acquired exclusive North American rights to two new spinoff titles of hit Australian period series “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.” Feature film “Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears” and spinoff series “Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries” will debut in North America on the AMC-owned streaming service later this year, with the feature […]
Tags: News, Amc, Global, North America, Television Critics Association, Fisher, ACORN, Acorn TV, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Comedy Central Lands David Spade for New Late-Night Show

Comedy Central lands David Spade for new late-night show David Spade will be hosting a new late-night show for Comedy Central. No, this news didn’t come from 1998, it was announced yesterday at the Television Critics Association’s winter tour. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googlet...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, TV News, Cbs, Larry Wilmore, David Spade, Television Critics Association, Jordan Klepper, Spade, Kent Altman

An AT&T exec explained why 'Friends' will likely be pulled from Netflix after this year

Kevin Reilly, the head of content for AT&T's upcoming streaming service, signaled on Monday that "Friends" may not be on Netflix much longer. "Sharing destination assets like that, it's not a good model to share," Reilly said during a Television Critics Association press tour. AT&T and Netflix struck a deal last year to keep "Friends" on Netflix through 2019, while allowing AT&T to also include the show on its own platform. After AT&T bought Time Warner last year, forming the new WarnerMe...
Tags: Hbo, Time Warner, Trends, Netflix, The New York Times, Warner Bros, Television Critics Association, Reilly, AT amp, Kevin Reilly, Randall Stephenson, WarnerMedia, Cartoon Network the CW

There are major signs that 'Friends' will leave Netflix after this year

Kevin Reilly, the head of content for AT&T's upcoming streaming service, signaled on Monday that "Friends" may not be on Netflix much longer. "Sharing destination assets like that, it's not a good model to share," Reilly said during a Television Critics Association press tour. AT&T and Netflix struck a deal last year to keep "Friends" on Netflix through 2019, while allowing AT&T to also include the show on its own platform. After AT&T bought Time Warner last year, forming the new WarnerMe...
Tags: Hbo, Time Warner, Trends, Netflix, The New York Times, Warner Bros, Television Critics Association, Reilly, Kevin Reilly, Randall Stephenson, WarnerMedia, Cartoon Network the CW

‘The Other Two’ Renewed for Season 2 at Comedy Central

Comedy Central has renewed “The Other Two” for a second season. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday. The series stars Drew Tarver as a 28-year-old struggling actor and Heléne Yorke as his 30-year-old sister, who is struggling in general. As the two work toward finding themselves, their […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Television Critics Association, Helene Yorke, Drew Tarver, The Other Two

‘Crank Yankers’ Revived at Comedy Central With Jimmy Kimmel Producing

Comedy Central is bringing back “Crank Yankers.” The basic cabler announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday that they have ordered a 20-episode revival of the prank call series. Updated for a digitally driven audience, the show will now feature puppets pranking people on phones, social media, e-sport platforms, and other […]
Tags: News, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, Television Critics Association, Tca

AT&T’s Upcoming Streaming Service Doesn’t ‘Need to Beat Netflix’ or Disney

One of the biggest TV industry face-offs will occur at the end of the year, when both Disney and AT&T roll out their new streaming services shaking up the OTT industry. But AT&T doesn't see the direct-to-consumer space as a winner-takes-all, Turner chief Kevin Reilly said today at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour...
Tags: Advertising, Disney, Netflix, Turner, Television Critics Association, Kevin Reilly, Streaming & OTT, TCA Press Tour

WarnerMedia Streaming Service Will Be Discounted for HBO Subscribers, Beta Launch Planned [TCA 2019]

TBS/TNT President Kevin Reilly presented his vision for the yet unnamed Warner streaming service during the Television Critics Association presentation on Monday. Warner Bros. wants in on those sweet, sweet streaming dollars, so they’re going to use their library and forthcoming original programs to launch their own answer to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, CBS All Access, FXNow and the upcoming Disney+. Reilly is heading up WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, and took questions from the tel...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Television, Movies, Friends, Disney, Netflix, Harry, Warner, Warner Bros, Hulu, Warner Brothers, Tcm, Steven Universe, Television Critics Association, Reilly

TNT Executive Explains ‘Snowpiercer’ Showrunner Shuffle [TCA 2019]

One year ago, TNT ordered a series based on Snowpiercer, the French comic that was adapted into a movie by director Bong Joon-ho . Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson directed the pilot and Avatar 2 writer Josh Friedman signed on to run the show, but just weeks later, both Derrickson and Friedman were out. Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson is now running Snowpiercer. TNT president Kevin Reilly gave an executive session for the Television Critics Association and /Film was able to a...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Avatar, Adaptation, TNT, Snowpiercer, Turner, Television Critics Association, Tca, Reilly, Josh-Friedman, Friedman, Kevin Reilly, Manson

‘The Devil In the White City’ Movie is Now a Hulu Series From Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio were hoping to one day adapt Erik Larson’s fantastic book The Devil in the White City into a feature film, with Scorsese directing, and DiCaprio starring as the notorious H.H. Holmes, thought to be America’s first serial killer. But now, things have changed. Instead of a movie, we’re getting a Devil in the White City Hulu show, and while Scorsese and DiCaprio will still be producing, it’s doubtful their involvement will go much further than that. And that’s...
Tags: New York, Movies, Washington, America, Chicago, Adaptation, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Scorsese, Hulu, True Story, Devil, Martin-Scorsese, Television Critics Association, Holmes, Flatiron Building, White City

New ‘Star Wars’ Film Series from ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Seems to Be a Trilogy

Over a year ago, Lucasfilm announced that Game of Thrones executive producers and showruners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were working on a new series of Star Wars films. Since then, we’ve heard absolutely nothing about their prospective movies. But that may have changed today. HBO president Casey Bloys appeared during the cable network’s Television Critics Association panel and fielded questions about the worrisome and controversial Confederate project that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were at...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, David, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Television Critics Association, Dan, Confederate, Weiss, David-Benioff, Casey Bloys, Benioff, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, D.b. Weiss

Hulu Orders Revenge Drama ‘Reprisal,’ Elle Fanning-Led ‘The Great’ to Series

Hulu has ordered both “Reprisal” and “The Great” to series, the streamer announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday. “Reprisal,” which will launch in 2019, is described as a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale (Abigail Spencer) who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a […]
Tags: News, Hulu, Television Critics Association, Tca, Abigail Spencer

‘Howard the Duck’ From Kevin Smith, ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ From Patton Oswalt, and Other Marvel Animated Shows Coming to Hulu [TCA 2019]

Hulu announced to the Television Critics Association a new partnership with Marvel for four animated series and a standalone special. This follows Hulu’s partnership with Marvel on the live-action Marvel’s Runaways.  The four series are Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard the Duck. The special is Marvel’s The Offenders . Writers and producers on the shows include Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt, Chelsea Handler, Erica Rivinoja, Dave...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, Marvel, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hulu, George Lucas, Patton Oswalt, Marvel Studios, Chelsea Handler, Television Critics Association, Kevin Smith, Jordan Blum

The New ‘Veronica Mars’ Hulu Series Will Grow Up With Kristen Bell [TCA 2019]

Hulu presented panels to the Television Critics Association today. During an executive panel, Hulu’s SVP of Originals Craig Erwich said that the streamer’s upcoming limited series of Veronica Mars would “grow up,” just like series star Kristen Bell has since the show premiered in 2004. “Rob Thomas, who is the steward of the franchise, has really threaded the needle,” Erwich said. “From what I’ve seen of the show and read, it is very true to the character, very true to the world, true to th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Thriller, Kristen Bell, Hulu, Thomas, Television Critics Association, Veronica-Mars, SVP, Veronica, Craig Erwich, Rob Thomas, Roswell New Mexico, Sam Spade, Warner Brothers Television