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.
YouTube Reveals ‘YouTube TV’ Subscription Service for Cord-Cutters
If you thought the cord-cutters’ market was aggressive before, just wait until you get a load of YouTube TV. The online video staple announced the full scope of its live TV bundle, complete with unlimited cloud DVR and a moderate monthly subscription fee.
NBC Considering ‘American Idol’ Revival Season, Because NBC
It hasn’t been terribly long since FOX said goodbye to American Idol, what with the whole “reality competition” craze having appreciably cooled since the early 2000s regardless. Still, leave it to NBC to potentially drag Ryan Seacrest back to the stage for a revival season, throwing The Voice into question in the process.
SNL Writer Suspended Indefinitely After Barron Trump Tweet
SNL writers understandably channel their feelings toward Donald Trump into comedy on a weekly basis, but aren’t immune to crossing lines. NBC seems to agree, as a writer has been given an indefinite suspension for a tweet about Trump’s son Barron.
‘Will And Grace’ Confirms 10-Episode Revival for NBC 2017-18 Season
It wasn’t any surprise to hear that NBC was mulling a full Will and Grace revival after the surprise election special, though star Debra Messing certainly pumped the brakes on claims the deal was done. Someone may have been doing a bit of fibbing, as NBC now confirms a 10-episode revival in the works.
Jerry Seinfeld Sets Netflix Standup Specials, ‘Comedians in Cars’ Move
If you thought Netflix’s commitment to stand-up comedy was big before, between new specials for Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer, read the Sein. Not only has Jerry Seinfeld inked a deal for two new standup specials, but the entirety of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, past and future, will move to Netflix.
Mike Judge Returns to Animation With Cinemax Country Music Comedy
King of the Hill creator Mike Judge may have briefly returned to his animated roots with a Beavis and Butthead revival in 2011, but Cinemax may grant him a longer stay. The Silicon Valley creator has been given a series order for Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus, an animated country music series.
‘Fuller House’ Season 3 Order Expanded With Additional Episodes
Want an even longer stay at the Fuller House in Season 3? You got it, dude. After confirming on Christmas Eve that the Tanners and Fullers would be back for an additional order in 2017, producers say Season 3 has an even bigger episode count than the first two years.
Debra Messing Says ‘Will and Grace’ Revival Reports Are ‘Wrong’
Will & Grace fans eager for a revival after the 2016 election short got a shot in the arm with star Leslie Jordan’s announcement that a 10-episode order was already placed, but you know what they say when things sound too good to be true. That Debra Messing will publicly humiliate you over them.
Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia, Dies at 60
Terrible news to confirm today, as a beloved icon and Star Wars star’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. Carrie Fisher, actress behind both Princess and General Leia, has passed away at age 60. The revered actress and comedic presence had earlier suffered a heart attack en-route from London to Los Angeles.
Alan Thicke, ‘Growing Pains’ Star, Dies at 69
As 2016 seems to be an unendingly cruel mistress, another beloved TV parent has left us behind. Alan Thicke, actor behind Growing Pains patriarch Jason Seaver has passed away at age 69. The acclaimed sitcom star had only days earlier made a surprise cameo in the second season of Netflix’s Fuller House.