The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Roger Ailes, Ousted Head of Fox News, Dies at 77
Perhaps no source of information in the modern day has proven so polarizing as Fox News, and now the controversial figure behind it has passed away. Former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has died at the age of 77, following his prior ouster from the network.
It’s Official: ‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 Coming in 2018
Jason Bateman, it seems, found that money in the banana stand. Where previously Arrested Development Season 5 could only confirm Michael Bluth’s involvement, Netflix has stepped in to make the new season official for 2018.
‘How I Met Your Mother’ Revival Under Consideration at FOX
No one would argue that How I Met Your Mother was thoroughly (and painfully) concluded over nine seasons, so much so that CBS thought better of continuing the franchise with a spinoff. Well, in case you needed to know what Ted, Robin, Barney, Marshall and Lily have been up to in the last three years…
Powers Boothe, Star of ‘Deadwood,’ Dies at 68
A sad day for fans of Powers Boothe, as the revered character actor has apparently passed away. The sinister-voiced star was well-remembered for his role as one of Deadwood’s big bads, as well as appearances in everything from Sin City to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It’s Official: ‘American Idol’ Revived ‘Bigger, Bolder’ on ABC
You’re not living in a parallel universe, but you might as well get used to the phrase “American Idol, live from ABC!” The reality singing hit is officially coming back for another round, moving from its FOX home in a surprising upset for the major networks.
‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 Ups Garbage Jadis and More to Series Regular
Between its premiere and finale, The Walking Dead Season 7 left a few holes in its expansive lineup of regulars. Thankfully, Season 8 has made the garbage choice to keep around our new scavenger frenemies, along with Negan’s right-hand man and more.
Charlie Murphy, ‘Chappelle’ Comic and Eddie Murphy’s Brother, Dies at 57
Every Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle fan will remember Charlie Murphy; edgier stand-up comedian and source of the famous “True Hollywood Stories” that launched Chappelle’s Show into the stratosphere. Sadly, Charlie Murphy is no longer with us, having passed away at age 57.
The ‘LOST’ Finale Almost Involved a Giant Volcano Battle
Love or hate the final seasons of LOST, there’s little denying the mythology got a bit … abstract toward the end, between light-filled island corks and temples. That said, producers now reveal that the final episodes were meant to introduce an island volcano that tied things together, …
‘Gilmore Girls’ Stars Question the Need for Another Revival
Gilmore Girls fans were lucky enough to get one revival, and it’s likely a second go wouldn’t carry the same urgency. Even stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel aren’t 100% certain of a need to revisit the Gilmore Girls, despite that closing twist.
‘American Idol’ Reboot Probably Dead at Both FOX and NBC
Whether or not American Idol jumped the gun to plot a reboot so soon after its “Farewell Season,” the point may be moot. Reports indicate that neither NBC nor FOX were able to negotiate a deal with the studios behind Idol, likely shelving any revival for the foreseeable future.
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Craft New NBC Reality Competition
As if you hadn’t enough trouble keeping The Handmaiden and The Handmaid’s Tale separate, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are adding a new wrinkle. The Parks and Recreation pair will host The Handmade Project, a new NBC reality competition for craft-making.
FOX Now Bidding for ‘American Idol’ Revival Over NBC
It wasn’t terribly surprising that FOX would say goodbye to American Idol after so many years, but word that NBC might look to revive it alongside The Voice came more unexpectedly. Now, FOX is reportedly bidding for the rights to bring American Idol back on its own, almost exactly as we remem…
‘The Fresh Prince’ Lives in Alfonso Ribeiro’s Cast Reunion Photo
Will Smith may look a bit more like Uncle Phil than the Fresh Prince these days, but put the cast together, and you wouldn’t think any time passed at all. See for yourself, as Alfonso Ribeiro shares a look at near of the entire reunited cast, looking Fresh as ever.
Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host and Game Show Creator, Dies at 87
Chances are, any modern game show of the dating or talent variety owes some debt to The Gong Show and Dating Game creator Chuck Barris. Regardless of what you remember him by, the prolific TV host and producer has now sadly passed away at age 87.