Spoilers! River Song (Alex Kingston) is returning to Doctor Who for the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special on BBC America.
Given the unique nature of their relationship, it should be very interesting to see Professor Song and The Twelfth Doctor’s encounter and try to figure out where it fits in their convoluted timeline.
The 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special begins production this week – with a script by showrunner Steven Moffat and direction by Who/Sherlock veteran Douglas Mackinnon. Follow the jump for further details.
The second episode of Survivor’s Remorse’s second season set a new high for the show so Starz has ordered a third season.
This week’s episode of the series – about a basketball phenom who brings his family and friends with him as he moves of the ‘hood and finds that pro money can lead to pro problems – grew 18% over season one.
The CW’s iZombie has a new teaser out and it showcases a couple interesting bits – Liv cycling through a frat boy’s memories; Live cycling through a grumpy old man’s memories; a decidedly pale Blaine (I wonder how not being a zombie is working for him this season?), and revealing a particularly odd desire. In other words, more high quality oddness from a show that has made that its trademark.
iZombie returns Tuesday, October 6th. Check out the new teaser after the jump.
FOX’s Scream Queens will makes its two-hour debut on Tuesday, September 22nd (8/7C) before settling into its regular timeslot of Tuesday (9/8C).
One of the show’s most intriguing elements is its opening credits sequence – harkening back to days of actual opening credits with full mention of series regulars against a montage of scenes either from the show, or designed to highlight the show’s style.
Considered super-sized, these days, the opening credits of Scream Queens are a beautifully designed, darkly witty hint at the pleasures/horrors that await within the upcoming episode. Check them out following the jump.
Each year ABC Family presents 13 Nights of Halloween – a mix of related movies and themed episodes of the network’s original series.
This year, the 17th Annual 13 Nights of Halloween (October 19-31) features ABC Family’s network premiere of Sleepy Hollow, starring Johnny Depp, and the network premiere of Disney?Pixar’s Monsters University – as well as perennial favorites including Hocus Pocus and Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride.
On Tuesday, October 20th, ABC Family presents a special Halloween episode of “Stitchers,” where Camille preps for her annual Halloween bash, as the Stitchers team investigates the suicide of a young man (guest star Jeremy Sumpter, “Friday Night Lights”), who is suspected of abducting a missing college student (9/8C).
For all the ghastly programming details, follow the jump.
In light of the enormous disparity between men and women working in the film industry, TCM is announcing the Trailblazing Women Initiative to celebrate Women’s contributions to the industry – and launching a multi-year partnership with Women in Film, Los Angeles.
The Trailblazing Women programming event will be hosted by Illeana Douglas and premiere on Thursday, October 1st – to appear every Tuesday and Thursday night throughout the month.
Joining Douglas as co-hosts will be women directors of note, like Allison Anders, Julie Dash, Connie Field, Amy Heckerling and more – as they discuss and present movies around a theme of the evening: Independednt Classics, African-American Independents, Essential documentaries, and so forth.
President of Women in Film Los Angeles Cathy Schulman and film expert Cari Beauchamp will also co-host. For further details, follow the jump.
Hulu has announced that a commercial-free subscription option is now available for an additional $4 per month. Currently, subscribers pay 7.99 for a subscription with limited commercials. The commercial-free option will cost 11.99 per month.
Considering Hulu’s aggressive acquisition of original and licensed material – their acquisition of the SVOD rights to hot new movies through EPIX and upcoming original series and event programming (Stephen Kings 11/22/63, for example) – that’s a pretty good deal.
David Hill (above right) and Reginald Hudlin (above left) will produce the 88th Oscars telecast . The announcement was made today by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The telecast will air on ABC on Sunday, February 28th, 2016.
Finally, we’ve got a comics guy (Hudlin) co-producing the Oscars. Now maybe we’ll get some interesting production numbers. Follow the jump for further details.
Syfy has ordered 13-epiosde second seasons for both of its Friday night space operas – Dark Matter (above) and Killjoys.
Dark Matter – which revolves around a crew of a mercenary ship who have had their identities wiped – comes from Stargate veterans John Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
Kiljoys – following a trio of Reclamation Agents (bounty hunters) in a planetary system of terraformed moons – was created by Michelle Lovretta, who also created Lost Girl.
Both shows ended with rather mindboggling cliffhangers so it will come as a relief to many that they were renewed so quickly. The second seasons of both shows will air in 2016. For more, follow the jump.