We hope everyone is still alive and okay after Fall TV’s first official premiere week. When you’re not catching up on broadcasts, head over to streaming for the best new options this week had to offer, including what I’m already calling one of the best shows of the year. Big talk.
Today is a big but mostly bad day for fans of NBC’s programming. Community has reportedly already failed to reach its goal of six seasons and a movie and now it seems there is more bad news on the NBC front. Word on the street is that Revolution and two more dramas have all been flushed out of the NBC lineup. (Good news for Hannibal fans though!)
Last night, NBC’s ratings darling from last year, Revolution, premiered its second season on the network. Today’s ratings came in and they weren’t particularly pretty for the post-electricity drama, which came in fourth place during its brand new timeslot. This means the show got beat by ABC’s comedy block, CBS’ Survivor, and Fox’s The X Factor.
After a night of numerous series premieres on Tuesday, tonight's TV is going easy on us, at least when it comes to new shows debuting, with just one new comedy joining the line-up, along with a slew of returning shows, including ABC comedies The Middle and Modern Family. We also have the return of South Park, Revolution and Nashville!
It's at this point in the summer that you're either too busy with summer fun to have time for television, or you're sunburnt and sick of barbecue and looking for some alone time, just you and your Netflix. The thing is, Netflix is like a virtual buffet. The thought of feasting on all of the goodies is exciting, but a little bit overwhelming.
Revolution’s panel at Comic-Con has been titled “Special Video Presentation and Q&A”. What exactly that means is anyone’s guess. We could be getting the entire first episode of Season 2. We could be getting a 2 minute trailer. We could be getting a deleted scene from Season 1. We don’t have the slightest idea what the hell is going to happen, but we will be there. So, the second we find out, we’ll let you know via this live blog, as well as the answers to the Q&A questions.
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.
Names involved with each of the above shows will be in attendence, including Spader, but also Megan Boone, Hugh Dancy, David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, and a star-studded Community panel featuring Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Dan Harmon, who recently returned to the series as showrunner. SNL and soon-to-be late night host Seth Meyers is also set to appear at the Hulu panel
NBC’s Revolution is one of only a couple of the network’s freshman series that escaped the scrap heap at the end of the spring season. Now that Revolution is absolutely and certainly returning for a second season at the network, casting is underway. The drama following life after electricity has signed on Patrick Heusinger and Jessica Collins for Season 2.
Earlier this week, CBS showed us their Fall 2013 TV premiere schedule. Today, NBC has followed suit, laying out the premiere dates for their new and returning series this fall, including the return of The Voice, Grimm and Revolution, as well as new series Dracula, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Blacklist and Sean Saves the World
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...
NBC’s Revolution only ended its first season last Monday, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has wasted no time announcing the hit show’s Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD set. While we already know we’ll be getting a Blu-ray jam-packed with more than 90 minutes of bonus features, fans of the series or those waiting to catch up will still have a while to wait to purchase the series on Blu-ray and DVD. Revolution: The Complete First Season will be released on September 3.
A day ahead of their upfront presentation, NBC has posted their 2013-2014 schedule, which lays out where most of the new and returning series will air throughout the week come next fall. A few notable schedule changes appear to be taking place, including a move to Wednesdays for Revolution and a shift to Thursdays for Parenthood. Absent from the list is Community, but NBC did include it among the scripted series confirmed to return, so it will be back. It's just a matter of when.
With the continual slide from slightly decent to bad after the long hiatus, Revolution reaches a new low with a filler episode that could have easily been cut since none of the events really mattered. They may have to the characters, but considering the characters have stopped being people the viewer can really care about thanks to poor writing, we are left asking, “why should we care about these events that don’t move the main story forward?”
Just a couple of days after NBC renewed its hit freshman drama, Revolution, the series is adding a big name to its executive producer cast. Farscape’s Rockne S. O’Bannon has signed on as an executive producer for Season 2 of the hit series, which will premiere on NBC next fall. Additionally, CSI: New York’s Trey Calloway will be taking on a role as a co-executive producer for next season.