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.
Allison Mack’s Sex Cult Has Already Inspired Multiple TV Series
Well, we couldn’t toss “sex cult” and “TV actress” around without someone in Hollywood getting ideas. So it is that multiple groups are looking to adapt the NXIVM sex-trafficking group that got Smallville star Allison Mack arrested, both in TV docu-series and fiction.
Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Officially Returning for New Episodes
We double-dare you not to love this – one of Nickelodeon’s greatest game shows is officially oozing back onto TV. The network confirms new episodes of ‘80s-‘90s classic Double Dare will arrive as early as this summer.
‘Smallville’ Star Tried to Recruit Emma Watson Into Sex Cult
News of Smallville star Allison Mack’s arrest for sex-trafficking got exponentially weirder with each new name added to the conspiracy. It now seems Mack even tried to recruit Harry Potter star Emma Watson, according to a series of tweets from 2016.
‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld’ or ‘Cheers’ Won’t Get Revivals, Says NBC
If Will & Grace didn’t kick in the TV revival door, Roseanne certainly blew it off the hinges. There’s still a few major TV revivals to ponder, but NBC brass now say Seinfeld or Friends will never happen.
‘Stranger Things’ Creators Sued for Plagiarism
Stranger Things wears many influences on its sleeve, but one in particular may land it in hot water. Creators Ross and Matt Duffer now face a lawsuit claiming Stranger Things is derived from short film Montauk, whose creator claims to have pitched them the project in 2014.
Your ‘Stranger Things’ Fave Is Already Confirmed to Survive Season 3
Stranger Things isn’t generally known for its deaths (the first time it happened, we wouldn’t shut up about it), but is Season 3 sharpening the axe? At least one gorgeous head of hair is safe in Season 3, as producers confirm the one character they’d never kill off.
Apple’s New TV Shows May Premiere in March 2019
Apple has a breathtaking lineup assembled for its journey into TV, but when and how will we actually see the darn things? New estimates place the tech giant’s streaming content in line for an early 2019 premiere, though some shows display less progress than others.
‘The Crown’ Stars Finally Respond to Claire Foy Pay Controversy
The Crown producers sought to mitigate controversy around Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s pay, but what of the stars themselves? Foy has finally issued a queenly response, while co-star Jared Harris wants Left Bank Pictures to cut a check for the “embarrassment.”
The ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Negotiated Insane Raises for Season 3
If you’re going to get chased by a Demogorgon a third time, you’d better get paid doing it. Sources indicate the Stranger Things cast has secured upwards of 1200% raises for the third season, including the show’s young breakout stars.
‘Clarissa Explains It All’ Reboot in Development at Nickelodeon
We don’t need Clarissa to explain today’s TV revival fad, but darn it all if Nickelodeon isn’t calling her anyway. Melissa Joan Hart is in talks to return to one of her most famous roles, as Nickelodeon plots a new rendition of Clarissa Explains It All.
‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff and ‘Big Little Lies’ Draining HBO’s Budget
HBO has a vast bottom line to pump millions into Game of Thrones, but even they have limits. Company heads admit that pricey purchases like a Game of Thrones spinoff or even Big Little Lies Season 2 have burned serious holes in their pockets.
Netflix Is Testing a Reward System for Young Binge-Watchers
Just like every addiction, Netflix is seeking to make theirs fun for kids. User reports have revealed that the streaming service has begun testing “patches” on certain youth-oriented programming, with an aim to introduce “collectible items for a more interactive experience.”