Fox on shortening “Glee”s” final season: “It burned so hot and so fast”
“It”s been on for over 100 episodes now in six seasons, and we want to go out in a way that celebrates it,” explains Fox”s Peter Rice. “And we thought that finding 13 episodes and compacting it and doing it in a straight run was a better way to finish the show.” PLUS: Chris Colfer is a NY Times bestselling author.
Nasim Pedrad on exiting “SNL”: “At some point you have to leave”
“Obviously there's nothing like that show and I was lucky to be there for five years,” the “Mulaney” star told critics. “At some point you have to leave, and I can't think of a better reason to leave than for this particular show and this particular cast.”
John Mulaney mocks “Mulaney”-“Seinfeld” comparisons: “I just watched 'Seinfeld' and copied it”
But seriously, Mulaney wanted to do an update on the “cool” sitcoms he grew up on “with my sense of humor – my sensibility…Two years later we”re here (with) an updated version of an old-school sitcom with maybe a weirder bent to it, and I hope I accomplished that.”
“Gracepoint” will begin differing from “Broadchurch” after Episode 2
Producers of the UK “Broadchurch” remake couldn”t bring themselves to completely rewrite the first two episodes, so both shows will look the same through Episode 2. Meanwhile, David Tennant joked about playing both lead roles on “Gracepoint” and “Broadchurch,” saying “they both look quite like me and have similar heights.”
Children”s hospital drama “Red Band Society” won”t kill off its patients
“It is not a show that has a body count,” says exec producer Margaret Nagle. “That is not where the show lives. (It's about): What if you were able to learn what life is all about when you were old enough to do something about it?”
Fox”s “Utopia” has been whittling down 5,000 potential contestants to live 1 year on reality TV
About 5,000 applicants have been cut down to fewer than 40, four of whom were paraded today before TV critics.
“Gotham” boss: The show won't feature Batman
“If there is a superhero in the show, it is Gotham,” says exec producer Bruno Heller. “That's a larger than life character that's a central part of the show. To me, heroes are more interesting than superheroes because the difference is superheroes do the impossible and drama is really about the physically possible.”