CW is rebooting ‘Tales from the Darkside’

11.12.13 4 years ago

CW is rebooting “Tales from the Darkside”

The ’80s George A. Romero’s classic series is being updated by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Stephen King’s son, the horror writer Joe Hill.

Josh Holloway’s “Intelligence” will premiere in January instead of February; “Hostages” ends Jan. 6
The CBS drama will kick off on Jan. 13 instead of its original premiere date of Feb. 24.

Laura Prepon to appear in 4 “Orange is the New Black” episodes next season
She was originally expected to appear in just one episode.

Taiwanese animators stick up for Jimmy Kimmel by bashing the Chinese government
Next Media Animation says: “Commie Chinese puppets demand Jimmy Kimmel’s head on a spike?”

George R.R. Martin won’t allow anybody else to write books set in “Game of Thrones” world
“Not while I’m alive,” he says. “But eventually I will not be alive because Valar Morghulis – all men must men die.”

Amanda Peet stopped having her say on “Game of Thrones” scripts
Peet, who is married to “Game of Thrones” co-creator David Benioff, used to read the scripts in advance to offer her suggestions. But not anymore. “I want to be surprise,” she tells Vanity Fair. “I just want to be a fan.” What’s it like living amid a “Game of Thrones” world? “Even last night I was yelling at him because he was freaking looking at dailies in my bed,” she says.

Unemployment boosts “SpongeBob’s” ratings
About 5.2 million viewers watched “SpongeBob, You’re Fired,” the Nickelodeon show’s best ratings in two years.

Jimmy Fallon won’t pretape the first minutes of his “Tonight Show”

In 2009, Conan O’Brien ran across America to kick off his “Tonight Show.” But Fallon says, “I don’t think it will be a pretaped bit. I probably want to do it live.” He adds: “I know the first guest, kind of.”

President George W. Bush returns to “The Tonight Show” next week
Bush, who last visited with Jay Leno to promote his book in November 2010, will be Jay’s guest on Nov. 19.

Will Jerusalem-shot “Dig” become USA’s “Breaking Bad”?
The archaeology thriller, expected to air next fall, is USA’s most expensive and ambitious drama. It’s from Tim Kring and the man behind “Homeland,” Gideon Raff.

Damon Wayans Jr. has breathed new life into “New Girl”

“He really kind of rounds out the energy of the cast,” says Zooey Deschanel. “It’s amazing. He’s hilarious, so it’s fun. It’s just like having one more really hilarious person on set. We love his personality.”

Joan Rivers slams Jennifer Lawrence for slamming “Fashion Police”

Lawrence dissed the E! show for being too mean-spirited.

John McCain co-sponsoring the “FANS Act” to curb sports blackouts

The Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act would eliminate the FCC’s sports blackout rule.

Shenae Grimes to reveal her disappointment with the “90210” finale
Grimes has set up a chat with “90210” fans, where, she says, “I want to candidly speak out about my experience with YOU, my loyal fans who are looking for the same closure I didn’t find with our finale.”

“Sons of Anarchy”: TV’s most sexist show?
Why does the FX series keep its women boxed into stereotypical roles?

“Vampire Diaries” couple back together in real life?
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are reportedly hooking up again.

Jerry Seinfeld & Louis CK discuss The Gettysburg Address

Watch the latest video from Ken Burns.

Michael J. Fox: “Don’t piss off Taylor Swift”
Fox talks to Letterman about his Taylor Swift feud, stemming from this year’s Golden Globes.

Is speculation the new spoiler?
Sometimes, speculating about a show could ruin plot twists.

Why “The Originals” is better than “The Vampire Diaries”
There are great villains on “The Originals,” and it’s not bogged down by doppelgängers.

“Homeland” Season 3 has proven to be superior to Season 2
This week’s episode shows the writer know where they’re going.

Read “The Simpsons'” animation No-No’s
How not to draw Lisa Simpson.

Katey Sagal releases her 1st album in 9 years, says she’s now more recognized for “Sons of Anarchy”
Sagal says more people look at her these days as Gemma Teller than “Married with Children’s” Peg Bundy.

“The Mindy Project” has become so good it’s surpassed “New Girl”
Mindy Kaling’s comedy is no longer a work in progress. PLUS: Kaling says: “It’s not like Danny and Mindy are Jim and Pam.”

YouTube star Shane Dawson signs on for NBC’s “Losin’ It”
Dawson will star in an autobiographical weightloss comedy from the creator of “The Big C.”

Yes, “NCIS” is a hit among young viewers
The CBS drama isn’t just for old people. PLUS: “NCIS” “newspaper” to cease publication.

Hoda Kotb is staying on “Today”

Kotb has signed a new, multi-year deal with NBC News.

Fox orders “Here’s Your Damn Family” from Johnny Galecki
The “Big Bang Theory” star is producing a comedy about a 30-something son whose mom marries a man with three teens.

See “The Addams Family” cast in color
Check out new pics that are totally different from the black and white version.

Andy Dwyer returns to “Parks and Rec”

Watch a preview of Chris Pratt’s return from Thursday’s episode. PLUS: 6 “Parks” guys pose for a final photo together.

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