As premium cable, basic cable, and the day’s newest streaming service continue to compete for and gobble up quality content left and right, it would be a pretty safe bet to say that we’re living a new “golden age” of television. But even as we celebrate more programming choices across a wide range channels/services, it’s […]
Fox just discovered another of the challenges in producing live versions of famous musicals. One of the stars of this evening’s broadcast of Rent Live, Brennin Hunt, seriously injured his ankle during a dress rehearsal on Saturday. Unfortunately, Hunt isn’t a minor role, as he’s been slated to play Roger Davis (whose character was played in […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… It’s Halloween-ish, people! Which means during the season when visions of ghouls, goblins, “baby deer” in NYC’s Penn Station at 2 am (some of you will get that), and odd selections of “sexy BLANK” costumes dance in our heads, it only helps the spirit of the holidays […]
Not content with shattering ratings records and elevating the quality of parade reporting specifically — and broadcast journalism as a whole — with their coverage of the 2017 Rose Parade for Amazon, “broadcast legends” Cord Hosenbeck (Will Ferrell) and Tish Cattigan (Molly Shannon) are returning to lend their unique perspective on a very royal affair. Hosenbeck […]
Giving amazing credit where amazing credit is due, NBC‘s live broadcast production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar was an evening filled with some truly amazing musical moments – too many to narrow down to just one or two. So instead, we’re giving you a “one-stop-shopping” post for all of our […]
With Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! only mere hours away from its small screen bow, NBC has released a new video of Swedish hard rock/heavy metal singer-songwriter Erik Grönwall (Simon Zealotes) joining 400 Choir! Choir! Choir! singers for a truly captivating rendition of ‘Simon Zealotes’: https://youtu.be/6kp37u6_Odw Grönwall joins a Jesus […]
With Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! raising the curtain before a live viewing audience tonight, NBC has released two lyric video teasers (is that a first?) for the production. In the first, John Legend (Jesus Christ) performs a soulful rendition of “Gethsemane;” and in the second, Sara Bareilles‘ (Mary Magdalene) version of […]
With NBC‘s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! set to bow before a live viewing audience this Easter Sunday, the network’s released a small tease of what viewers can expect Sunday night in the form of Hamilton‘s Brandon Victor Dixon‘s (Judas) joining 400 singers from Choir! Choir! Choir! for an amazingly uplifting performance. Dixon joins a line-up […]
Okay, look… here’s what’s been going on. Over the past few months, I’ve been subtly and not-so-subtly telling you just how great truTV‘s The Chris Gethard Show really is — whether through posts about the show returning for 10 additional episodes or singing its praises during The Weekly Static’s recognition of truTV as our 2017 MVP, […]
With what’s apparently a good day for Hamilton alumni casting news, Tony Award winner Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast as Judas in NBC‘s upcoming live performance broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar. The network also announced several other additions to the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, including: Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis […]
Whether or not it was the Power of Christ that compelled them to do it, NBC is elevating Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend (La La Land, Underground) to “Son of God” status as Jesus Christ in the network’s upcoming live musical remake of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar Live […]
Some holiday cheer was dropped on Thursday with Fox announcing that actor Matthew Broderick (Election) has joined the cast of A Christmas Story Live!. Set as a live musical staging of the beloved 1983 film A Christmas Story, Broderick will be taking on the role of an older Ralphie, who serves as the narrator of the story. […]
Like chocolate and peanut butter coming together to form a tasty treat, we’re going to be getting the geeky equivalent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup this August when Rifftrax will be taking a lick at the old Doctor Who episode “The Five Doctors” for a live broadcast. Rifftrax has been performing live riff shows for a […]
Live from the Valiant Summit in New York for 2016… and Twitch TV is back. Bloodshot USA by Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite, launching in October.. A stand alone, hyper violent series that have seen Bloodshot nanites dispersed onto the streets of New York city turning New Yorkers into violent zombie-esque killing machines. And look […]
We saw the trademark coming… Live from the Valiant Summit in New York for 2016… Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela launching a Generation Zero series in August. A covert secret organisation that manages to stuff up the lifestyle of its black female teen lead…. The live feed seems to have crashed for me on Twitch. And on Periscope. But […]
Live from the Valiant Summit in New York for 2016… writer Jody Houser is talking Faith, the Valiant character getting an ongoing series in July and getting her very own supervillain, her first big arch nemesis. Someone she already knows… This has already been announced from Valiant but this is the first of seven new […]
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Here’s a look at the Batmobile from the upcoming Batman Live! worldwide arena tour. And here’s his driver… There’s an interview with the Batmobile designer here, with the full unveiling. And a video confrontation with The Joker and his crew… The show focuses on Robin’s quest for justice, following his hero Batman, to the disgust […]
I met this friendly pair in Orbital Comics picking up my Fantastic Four #537 earlier today. They’d been to the Batman Live! auditions earlier, auditioning for the touring Batman show kicking off later this year. And they’d been there with several hundred other people. Here are a few in costume… Oh and a video too!