A Stupid and Futile Gesture is the story of Doug Kenney, the creator of National Lampoon.
The new trailer features Martin Mull – as Modern Doug – noting that the actors playing several key roles don’t look much like the originals – in that dry, slightly nasty manner that Mull has perfected over decades of comedy genius.
A Stupid and Futile Gesture premieres on Netflix on Friday, January 26th.
NBC is setting out to create strong family-friendly viewing on Sundays – beginning with the annual three-hour American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World special on March 11th (7/6C).
Family viewing continues Sunday, March 18 with the second-season premiere of the hit alternative series “Little Big Shots,” hosted by Steve Harvey, and the debut of the Neil Patrick Harris-led gameshow “Genius Junior.” That will be followed by the second season premiere (by popular demand) of “Timeless,” whose 10-episode season will air each week at 10 p.m. Sundays.
Absentia centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic). While hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers, Agent Byrne disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.
An Amazon Original, Absentia – starring Stan Katic – premieres all ten episodes on Amazon Prime on February 2nd.
Ian McDiarmid reprises his role as Emperor Palpatine as Star Wars Rebels begins its final episodes – and our favorite rebels race to rescue Hera.
The final episodes of Star Wars Rebels will unfold over three weeks, with two back-to-back episodes premiering every Monday night on Disney XD, until its epic 90-minute conclusion on MONDAY, MARCH 5 (8:30/7:30C).
The world of Netflix’s Bright is one where Elven, Human and Orcish cultures collide in a nasty urban environment (well, except for the Elves who have taken over a part of downtown Los Angeles and made it pretty spiffy).
The World of Netflix is a new video showing what went into the making of the film. Fascinating stuff…
Season one of Beyond (Freeform, Thursdays 8/7C), ended with Holden and Willa returning from The Realm thinking they’d saved the world – and proved that contact with the dead was not possible after all.
SundanceTV will air a series of special programs during Black History Month. It’s February programming includes the history-making Roots miniseries; Roots: The Next Generation and Queen (final chapter of Alex Haley’s Roots story).
Also included will be bio film Malcolm X, Rosewood, The Color Purple and Ghosts of Mississippi.
Hap and Leonard stars Michael Kenneth White and Louis Gossett Jr. will provide will provide interstitial commentary on a range of topics relating to SundanceTV’s Black History Month programming.