Anyone who has ever seen an episode of Arrested Development knows that it is about a selfish and totally messed up family who loses their fortune and gets into wacky shenanigans while coming to terms with their new monetary status. However, recently creator Mitch Hurwitz announced that originally Arrested Development was based around two clear premises that never made it into the show.
A recent extended episode order means we’re getting more Gotham, which means more bad guys’ foolishly concocted plans will come to light. And while we’re fine with Harvey Dent and his prophetic coin coming into this, here are ten villains from Batman’s history that we hope stay gloriously absent from Gotham’s underworld.
Love has stayed outside the acting spotlight for the past decade or so, dealing more with behind the scenes drama. She reemerged on FX’s Sons of Anarchy this season, and now she's got this new gig. Will Love find her third calling as a TV star now?
With all the villains that plague Gotham, protagonists like Jim Gordon are at a severe disadvantage. Fortunately, another good guy has joined the ranks. Firefly actress Morena Baccarin will recur as this pivotal character from the Batman mythos.
Typically by this point in October, we’ve seen the networks go ahead and cancel a show or four. Yet, today is October 22 and not only have no shows been canceled, one network has even gone against prediction, twice, to keep poorly performing shows on air.
It’s not uncommon for popular TV shows to have to go to court every once and a while. Shows get sued by disgruntled employees, they get sued for copyright infringement, they get sued for on-set injuries, but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of a lawsuit that is more ludicrous than the one Fox and The Simpsons is currently having to deal with.
A recent episode titled “I Slipped” involved some in-the-bedroom action between Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and boyfriend Danny (Chris Messina) where he “accidentally” sticks it in the wrong place, a plotline that has become the center of some conversations about sexual consent on television.
Al Jean has been with The Simpsons for as long as the animated comedy has been around, signing on as one of the show’s first writers in 1989. In the years since, he’s also served as an executive producer and showrunner on the series. The man has experience with the show and recently spoke out to give us the ending he hopes Fox’s animated series will have.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work on a TV show? Donal Logue has been on a ton of diverse programs, including Terriers, Grounded For Life, Vikings and Copper. Obviously, the man has no beef with working on television, but if you are guessing working on the small screen is a cake walk, guess again.
Is Ryan Murphy running out of ideas? This week Fox has decided to go straight to series with the latest endeavor from Ryan Murphy, along with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, Glee producer Ian Brennan and American Horror Story producer Dante Di Loreto. The new project is described as a horror anthology series crossed with a comedy based in a school.
Gotham has only been on for a few short weeks, yet Fox’s drama is already becoming known for its slew of well-drawn villains. Jada Pinkett Smith plays a brand new character in the Batman prequel, and recently she divulged how she was able to land the part of Fish Mooney on the high profile series. Apparently, it involves a wig, a leash and young man.
Fox is busy working out the kinks in its new fall lineup. While some of the network’s new shows are doing quite well, one in particular has not managed to earn the love of a large audience. Thanks to its ratings woes, Fox announced over the weekend that its new Sunday night comedy, Mulaney, has been downsized.
Although DC Comics has many shows on the air this fall, most of them aren’t connected with each other. While Arrow and The Flash are building their own universe, Gotham and Constantine are off doing their own thing on Fox and NBC, and there are currently no plans to cross over with the CW shows... well, intentionally cross over.
Gotham is a series that is more gritty than glittering, but that seems to be exactly what the doctor has ordered. Fans have flocked to the DC Entertainment series airing on Fox across its first few weeks, and it seems like the show has numerous characters and directions to still develop. With that in mind, it's no surprise that Fox would want to sign on for additional episodes.
We learned this week that Fox is looking to develop a live-action X-Men TV series based on the mutant group X-Factor. While not much has been revealed, there are unique directions that series could go that would benefit and expand the film franchise.