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Potential(ly bad) results of Disney’s LucasFilms acquisition

By | Oct 31, 2012

Social media blew up yesterday when Disney announced that it had purchased LucasFilms for 4.05 billion dollars and also promised “Star Wars: Episode 7” (a.k.a. “Star Wars: Let’s Rake in the Dough”) in 2015. This deal has great media industry potential, but for every great idea this deal could spawn, there are five more that…

The “Sandy”s of television

By | Oct 29, 2012

With impending Hurricane Sandy, the name has become one of the week’s most popular buzzwords. An a peace offering to the year’s most dangerous storm, here are some television characters that share the Hurricane’s name. Sandy, “Friends” He’s not a major character, but in the episode “The One With The Male Manny,” Ross and Rachel…

Showtime gives ‘Homeland’ another season

By | Oct 22, 2012

Is this proof that the Emmys actually have clout within the television industry? Showtime’s “Homeland,” which swept the drama category at the 2012 Emmy ceremony, was recently renewed for a third season. The show is currently in currently in the middle of its second season. Based on “Homeland”’s ratings, the move make sense.  The premiere…

“Avengers” show will be headlined by unlikely actor

By | Oct 15, 2012

So you’ve seen “The Avengers,” right? No need to answer — since it’s the third-highest grossing film of all time, I’m just going to assume your answer is yes. One of my first blog posts was regarding Joss Whedon’s new television project, an “Avengers” spinoff that focuses on the military organization S.H.I.E.L.D. In the Marvel…

NBC orders full seasons of successful new shows

By | Oct 7, 2012

For the first time since 2003, NBC won the first week of the broadcast season. This is great news for the network, which is slowly overcoming its “punchline status” among industry insiders. With highly publicized debacles like “Heroes,” “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and “The Playboy Club,” many wondered if NBC would ever recover.…

Nicki Minaj in talks for her own reality show

By | Oct 1, 2012

She’s taken over your iTunes, and now she’s headed for your TV. It was announced this morning that Nicki Minaj is, theoretically, in talks for her own reality television series on E!. Based on the other celebrity-focused programming that E! features this is completely unsurprising. Should this deal go through, Nicki Minaj would star in…

Donald Glover signals the end of “Community”?

By | Sep 26, 2012

Does Donal Glover’s new TV project signal the end of the cult comedy?

Biggest surprises of the 2012 Emmys

By | Sep 24, 2012

A recap of the biggest Emmy 2012 surprises.

Emmy 2012 prediction: Best drama series

By | Sep 23, 2012

Predicting the winner of the 2012 “Outstanding Drama Series” Emmy.

Emmy 2012 prediction: Best comedy series

By | Sep 18, 2012

Predicting the 2012 winner of the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy Award.

Fall TV preview: The beauties and the beasts

By | Sep 17, 2012

The CW and ABC are airing competing adaptations of “Beauty and the Beast.”

“Wonder Woman” and the DC TVerse

By | Sep 9, 2012

A new Wonder Woman TV series is in development by The CW.