A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher were asked to take part in a seriously Star Wars-centric casting stunt on CBS’ incredibly popular Chuck Lorre series, The Big Bang Theory and the duo said yes. Both actors (one the voice of Darth Vader — Jones, the other Princess Leia herself) will appear as themselves in a future episode, the series’ executive producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro revealed on the Golden Globes red carpet.
With Christmas just barely in the rearview and the new year upon us, now’s a good time to look back on what people were watching over the last year, or in the case of this latest compilation, what TV shows people were pirating most in 2013. As it happens, Game of Thrones has once again topped the list.
The nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today. As you may have surmised by the title, these awards celebrate excellence in acting as presented by the Screen Actors Guild (aka SAG). This year’s nominations put Behind the Candelabra stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon up against one another, and the same for Top of the Lake’s Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.
September is upon us, and with it comes the return of our favorite TV shows, as well as the premieres of many of the new series on deck to debut on network and cable TV. From the early starters, including Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy and The Legend of Korra, to the October arrivals, including Grimm, American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead and everything in between, we have plenty to look forward to this fall!
The Big Bang Theory has been as visible as ever at Comic-Con this year, adorning the giant, poster-sized bags that attendees get when they pick up their bags, and inspiring lines for Ballroom 20 so long that our poor correspondent Eric couldn't even get in the door
Capes are back! Or they will be at Comic-Con this year. Someone tell Edna ("No capes!"). Warner Bros. unveiled the official 2013 Comic-Con bags and they come with detachable capes. That, added to the announcement that the bags are fashioned like a backpack this year causes me some mild concern that many of us may feel compelled to run while wearing it, as such a compulsion can arise when wearing a cape.
Supernatural, Arrow, Revolution And Other WB TV Shows Set For Comic Con, Preview Night Screenings Announced
Warner Bros. Television Group has had a pretty sizable presence at Comic Con in San Diego in recent years, and this year is no exception. The studio announced the 17 series that will be present at SDCC this year, including the new dramas that will be screened during preview night. Those SDCC attendees there for Preview Night (Wed. July 17) and looking for an escape from the crowds, excitement and loot being offered on the convention center floor can head upstairs to Ballroom 20...
Ready for the fall? Yeah, me neither. The summer TV season is only just getting started but CBS is already getting their ducks in a row for the Fall and those who want to plan ahead can get a look at what the Eye has in store for their viewers come September.
Which is the better drama, Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones? That could be the topic of some pretty lively debate, but if you ask the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, they'd come back with a tie. The two cable dramas tied for Best Drama at the Critics' Choice Television Awards this year. The Big Bang Theory managed to come out on top among the comedies, indicating that the critics and the millions (and millions) of TV viewers who watch the comedy are like-minded in that regard.
CBS has announced their 2013-2014 schedule today, revealing their plans to shuffle things around to make room for the four new comedies and new dramas they have joining the line-up. Person of Interest will move to Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m., while Hawaii Five-0 has been shifted to Fridays. The Eye has new series Hostages set to air Monday nights following their two-hour comedy block, which features two returning shows and two new comedies.
The Big Bang Theory is set to get a visit from a classic TV comedian, but he won’t be bringing Larry, his brother Darryl, or his other brother Darryl. Bob Newhart will be appearing in an upcoming episode of CBS’ hit comedy, marking his first half-hour comedy role in close to ten years.
In unsurprising news, two of the top three most pirated TV shows, according to TorrentFreak, are pay cable series, but interestingly enough, only three of the top ten shows are premium cable series, which suggests that the issue of pirating has as much - if not more - to do with availability as it does with cost.
Of all the shows that made us laugh this year, some stood out from the crowd. What makes a great comedy may be a matter of personal taste, but in our opinion these series all came out on top this year. From freshman comedies to long-running favorites, these shows kept us in stitches and gave us an escape to look forward to with every new episode. Presented in no particular order, here are TVBlend’s top 10 comedies of 2012.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced today, and among the TV casts nominated were Boardwalk Empire, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Glee, and The Big Bang Theory.
Part of the Comic Con experience is enduring the long but usually (relatively) quickly-moving line to pick up your badge and other materials each attendee receives. Among which is a big bag, which can be used to carry all sorts of loot acquired on the floor. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic Con have teamed up once again on the oversized 24”x29” bags, which feature a variety of TV shows, as well as a couple of anticipated feature films. Check them out ahead!