All posts by Sheldon Wiebe

The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson Coming In November!

Gerry Anderson created – or co-created with his then wife Sylvia Anderson – a series of beloved TV shows like Mike Mercury: Supercar, Fireball XL-5, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. Not to mention live-action shows like Space: 1999, UFO and Space Precinct.

Now several rare Gerry Anderson productions – like his first never-before-seen puppet film Here Comes Kandy, The Investigator, and Space Police (which became the template for Space Precinct) have been collected for the MPI DVD release The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson.

The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson will be in stores on November 14th.

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Meet Officers Ward & Jakoby: Bright Featurette!

Bright – Officer Daryl Ward, an elf (Noomi Rapace) and Officer Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

It’s a world just like ours – only with orcs and elves (and magic, obviously).

When the mystical equivalent of a nuclear weapon – a magic wand – is discovered, it falls to Officers Daryl Ward (Will Smith) and Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) – the first orc in the LAPD – to deal with the situation.

In a new featurette, Smith and Edgerton discuss their characters and the world they live in.

Bright premieres globally on Netflix on December 22nd.

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Freeform Doubles Down On Comedy for Fourth Night of Original Programming!

Freeform has announced the premiere date for the much anticipated black-ish spin-off, grown-ish – and it’s the anchor of the network’s new fourth night of original programming.

Grown-ish will premiere with back-to-back episodes on January 3, 2018 (8/7C).

On January 10th, grown-ish will be joined by Alone Together (8:30/7:30C) – a show that Freeform has already given a season two order.

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Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos Join Cast of A Christmas Story Live!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Jane Krakowski and Emmy nominee Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of A Christmas Story Live!

Krakowski will play Miss Shields, Raphie Parker’s teacher; Diamantopoulos will play Ralphie’s father.

A Christmas Story Live! will air on Sunday, December 17th (7/6C).

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Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil Has a Golden Glow To It!

Dark Horse’s Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 is a unique experience – it takes variations of comics characters that have been published for sixty or more years, dusts them off and gives them a spin that allows storytellers Jeff Lemire and David Rubín to both sneakily reference comics greats of Golden and Silver Ages while coaxing variations on them that feel new and vital.

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Immortals Unsettled by A Girl in the Himalayas!

Written and illustrated by new talent David Jesus Vignolli, A Girl in the Himalyas is about a young girl whose unexpected arrival in the magical land of immortal beings threatens the sanctuary’s very existence.

A Girl in the Himalyas was submitted through Archaia’s open submissions portal – where its unique tone and resonant themes led to its being in bookstores and comics shops on April 8, 2018.

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Supermodel To Anchor Movie Night with Karlie Kloss!

Movie Night with Karlie Kloss – Karlie Kloss – Photo by Tony Rivetti/Courtesy of Freeform. 

Freeform has ordered a six-episode unscripted series featuring supermodel/tech guru/fashion icon Karlie Kloss as the host of an evening of fun games and short interviews centered around watching a series of beloved ‘movie night’ movies (like Dirty Dancing, for example).

Movie Night with Karlie Kloss will have plenty of interesting guests (Rachel Bilson, Berkely Duffield, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner and Ruby Rose – to name a few), as well (what’s a movie night without friends?).

Movie Night with Karlie Kloss – from the creators of Hollywood Game Night – will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 28, (6:30/5:30C).

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Back To Work – Roseanne’s First Table Read!

ROSEANNE – “Twenty Years to Life” – Iconic comedy series “Roseanne” holds its first table read for the revival’s premiere episode entitled “Twenty Years to Life.” Clockwise from left: John Pasquin (Director), Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne Barr, Michael Fishman, Jayden Rey Bruce Helford (Executive Producer), Whitney Cummings (Executive Producer), Sid Youngers (Co-Executive Producer), Sarah Chalke, Lecy Goranson, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Ames Mcnamara, Tony Hernandez (Executive Producer) – Photo by  Adam Rose/Courtesy of ABC.

The cast of Roseanne has had its first table read for Twenty Years to Life – the premiere of ABC’s upcoming event series.

Roseanne will premiere in 2018.

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TBS Announces Programming at New York Comedy Festival!

TBS, in association with The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), announces the 2017 lineup of programming occurring at the first-ever TBS Comedy HUB.

Talent appearing will include Samantha Bee, Ana Gasteyer, the writers of CONAN, the cast and creators of Search Party, The Detour’s Jason Jones and Olan Rogers.

Fans in NYC and across the country can also experience exclusive content from the TBS Comedy HUB via the TBS digital app and social platforms.  The 14th annual New York Comedy Festival runs November 7 – 12, 2017.

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