Author: Ray Flook

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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CW Orders “Funny, Feminist” Charmed Reboot, Drama Dead Inside Pilots

The CW has conjured up the first two pilots for its 2018-2019 pilot season slate, announcing on Thursday that an order has gone out for a high-profile reboot of the long-running WB series Charmed; and the hour-long crime-drama-with-a-twist Dead Inside. The new Charmed pilot comes from Jane the Virgin creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman and executive producer […]

La La Land’s Damien Chazelle Lands New Series at Apple

Looks like La La Land’s Damien Chazelle will be stepping out on the town with someone other than Netflix, with the award-winning director/screenwriter/producer receiving a direct-to-series order by Apple for a new dramatic series. While details on the series are still under wraps, Chazelle will write and direct every episode; and serve as executive producer […]

The Walking Dead Season 8: Rick’s “Last Stand” Begins in February

With about a month to go before The Walking Dead’s Season 8 mid-season premiere, AMC has released two pieces of official key art for the show’s return as well as a new overall synopsis for the second-half of the season. Promoting the tagline “The Last Stand,” the main art highlights the trio of Rick Grimes […]


Disney’s ‘Zeke and Luther’ Star Adam Hicks Arrested in Armed Robbery Case

Former Zeke and Luther star Adam Hicks was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of direct involvement in a series of armed robberies. The Burbank Police Department reports that the 25-year-old actor was accused of robbing several people on the street Wednesday morning. Court records show that Hicks was formally arrested around 2 p.m. and is […]

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Oprah Winfrey on Presidential Bid: “Not Something That Interests Me”

Over the course of the three weeks since her rousing acceptance speech at the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards, the prospect of multimedia giant Oprah Winfrey running for President of the United States has grown rapidly in the hearts and minds of her fans and supporters. Which pretty much begs the question: did anyone actually […]

Happy Trails! Episode 107: Join Us for Bleeding Cool’s Happy! Live-Blog!

Thanks for joining us as we go storming into our “Magnificent Seven” edition of Happy Trails!, Bleeding Cool’s live-blog of Syfy‘s Happy! and tonight’s seventh episode, ‘Destroyer of Worlds.” Happy! s01e07 ‘Destroyer of Worlds’: Finally reunited, Sax and Happy make one last push to save Hailey; Amanda pursues a dangerous lead all by herself; Blue and Isabella come to blows […]

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The Post’s Meryl Streep Joins HBO’s Big Little Lies Season 2

As if two Academy Award winners wasn’t enough, HBO is stacking the deck for the second season of their Emmy-winning limited series Big Little Lies with none other than Meryl Streep. The celebrated actress is set to play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry (Alexander Skarsgard). Concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her […]

Margaret Atwood’s ‘MaddAddam’ Trilogy Being Adapted to Series

Looks like 2018 is starting off to be as good a year as 2017 was for Margaret Atwood, with the author’s “MaddAddam” novel trilogy set to be adapted to series by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content after a bidding war for the rights. The series will be executive produced by Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Bard […]

Happy! Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: “Was It…Freckle Juice?”

Welcome back to Bleeding Cool’s weekly recap of Syfy‘s Happy! and another round of freshly baked “reminder recaps,” as we take a look back at last week’s Episode 6, ‘The Scrap Yard of Childish Things’ – but first? A few “best of” clips to get your brain up-to-speed: Happy! s01e06 “The Scrap Yard of Childish Things”: Sax and […]

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AMC Sued for Wrongful Death of Walking Dead Stuntman John Bernecker

The family and estate for late The Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AMC, more than six months after Bernecker was killed while filming the eighth season of the hit series. Susan Bernecker — John’s mother — and his estate filed a civil suit late Tuesday in Georgia state court seeking a […]

Seven Seconds: Netflix Releases Trailer for Regina King Crime Series

Seven seconds. On one hand, it seems like such a short amount of time to decide between doing what’s right and doing what’s right for right now. Now count out seven seconds to yourself, and suddenly those “quick” seven seconds can feel like a lifetime in your head. Time, the choices that we make, and […]

ABC to ‘Get Christie Love’ Pilot from Power’s Courtney Kemp

Even after 44 years, when the the fate of the world is teetering on the brink, there’s only one thing you can do — and ABC‘s about to do it: Get Christie Love. Power creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp and producers Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious), Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman have received […]

NBC Sets Comedy Pilots: Like Family, So Close, Abby’s and Friends-in-Law

One thing’s for sure about the upcoming 2018-2019 television season: NBC has got a fever — a fever for more pilots. Coming off of the network’s order of five dramatic pilots (The Enemy Within, Untitled Gabrielle Union/Bad Boys Pilot, The Village, Untitled Bellevue Hospital Pilot and In Between Lines), NBC reaffirmed its commitment to sitcoms by giving […]

Conan: Haitians Respond to Trump’s “Very Negative Yelp Review”

When Conan host Conan O’Brien took to Twitter a few days ago to let his followers know that he was heading to Haiti, fans of the late-night writer/comedian knew that he was going there to do more than just “explore and make some new friends.” Considering the timing of the trip comes not-so-coincidentally on the […]

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Code Black Writer Kayla Alpert Rings Up ‘False Profits’ for ABC

ABC is about to venture face first into the highly competitive world of professional make-up with new pilot order False Profits. Written and executive produced by Code Black‘s Kayla Alpert, the project is a comedic soap similar in style to Desperate Housewives and “follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their […]

Gotham Writer Ken Woodruff Sets ‘The Enemy Within’ Pilot at NBC

With a concept unlike anything else currently on their programming schedule, NBC has given a thumbs-up to a pilot from Gotham writer Ken Woodruff‘s action-drama The Enemy Within. Woodruff will serve as write and also serve as executive producer alongside Vernon Sanders. Universal Television is set as the production studio. The Enemy Within is described as “a […]

Jimmy Kimmel Seeks “Professional” Help in ABC Oscars Promo

So you’re hosting the 89th Academy Awards – which also just so happens to be your first time ever hosting the Oscars – and everything’s going great. Until it’s not. And when it’s not, it’s really not. We’re talking historic “announcing wrong film for Best Picture” not. Something like that might be a little tough […]

CBS Sets Three Female-Written Pilots: History, Mom So Hard and Murder

Coming off of a pilot season that saw all of their series pickups fronted by men and caused many to call out the network over its lack of inclusion and female-fronted shows, CBS has ordered three female-written pilots: two comedies (History of Them, I Mom So Hard) and a drama (Murder). This marks the first pilot […]

The Alienist Season 1, Episode 1: Thoughts on the Series Premiere

Welcome to The Weekly Static’s takeaways from TNT‘s series adaptation of authors Caleb Carr‘s 1994 historical thriller The Alienist. With “The Boy on the Bridge” set to premiere Monday night, we’re here with out thoughts on the first episode and to let you know just how good of a job the show’s creative did (or […]