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‘The Simpsons’ Annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Episode Includes Parodies of ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Shape of Water’

The Simpsons annual “Treehouse of Horror”episode not only hits some impressive milestones this year (number 30, or the much cooler looking roman numeral XXX, and the craftily-planned 666 episode in the longest running animated series in TV history), but it also takes aim at some of the hottest and critically acclaimed series and films such as Stranger Things and The Shape of Water.

In addition to the aforementioned parodies, the 30th “Treehouse of Horror” episode will also feature segments involving a demonic Maggie and Homer’s spirit possessing some new, more fit bodies. read more

Fox Cancels ‘The Passage’ After Only One Season

It appears that vampires are no longer welcome on Fox (unless you happen to be watching their basic cable network FX and What We Do in the Shadows).  According to Variety (and multiple other sources), The Passage has been cancelled after only one season.

The series (based on the trilogy of novels by Justin Cronin) started off strong with its January 12 series premiere, scoring a 1.3 Neilsen rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 5.218 million viewers (Live and same day).  By the end of the 10 episode season, The Passage was only able to muster a rating of 0.7 in the the same 18-49 demo and the total viewers  dropped to 3.122M for its two-hour March 11 season finale. read more

Extended Trailer Arrives for ‘The Passage’

An extended trailer for the FOX series The Passage premiered today bringing with it plenty of drama and frights. The 90-second trailer shows an employee going rogue in order to protect a young girl. As the duo hit the road we see glimpses of them being pursued by soldiers before running into vampires.

The series stars Saniyya Sidney as Amy Belafonte, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Brad Wolgast, Alain Uy as Dr. Daniel Pet, and Jason Fuchs as Lawrence Grey. The show is executive produced by Ridley Scott and Matt Reeves. read more

Trailer for ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXIX’ Released

One thing fans have counted on for the last thirty years is a new season of The Simpsons making their Sunday night a little less anxiety inducing before the work week begins.  And for 29 of those years, Simpsons viewers have also looked forward to the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode, and we are happy to report that this season will again feature the perennial Halloween favorite.

The trailer for The Simpsons “Treehouse Of Horror XXIX” debuted at San Diego Comic Con today and one of the vignettes appears to be based on  1956’s cold war classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.   The air date for the episode has not been announced yet, but expect this year’s “Treehouse” to be released on October 27 or November 3 (post-season baseball usually dictates some of Fox’s schedule in the fall, and they have been known to air the Halloween episode after Halloween in some cases, even as late as November 7). read more

‘The Passage’ Coming to Fox in February 2019

The producers of Fox’s upcoming adaptation of James Cronin’s sci-fi vampire series The Passage announced today at the annual San Diego Comic Con that the series will premiere on the network in February 2019.

Attendees at the SDCC panel were able to see the first episode of the  upcoming new series,  followed by appearances from members of the cast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane)  and the production team including showrunner Liz Heldens, director Jason Ensler, and Cronin. read more

‘Lucifer’ Picked Up By Netflix After Fox Cancellation

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s Lucifer just got a new lease on life courtesy of streaming giant Netflix.  It is not clear when the series will return for a fourth season, or how many episodes it will consist of, but Lucifer fans can rest easy today, knowing that it will return soon.

Lead actor Tom Ellis and creator Joe Henderson took to twitter to celebrate the news, thanking fans for helping save the series.

#LuciferSeason4 on @Netflix wow that sounds nice. You fans made this happen. #LuciFansrock #Lucifersaved ?? read more

‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Lucifer’ Television Series Canceled by Fox

Today is a dark day for fans of Fox’s supernatural television offerings. The network just announced that The Exorcist has been cancelled after two seasons, and Lucifer has been cancelled after three seasons.

The first season of Jeremy Slater’s The Exorcist was praised heavily by critics and its small-but-active fan base, which led to a Season Two renewal. The second season changed settings and scenarios but maintained the character-driven formula that attracted fans to it in the first place. Unfortunately, the changes weren’t enough to improve viewership. According to Variety, the series “was Fox’s lowest-rated program this year, averaging 1.32 million total viewers and a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demo.” read more

Fox Cancels M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Wayward Pines’ After 2 Seasons

Now there’s a twist you didn’t see coming! Executive producer M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines will not be returning for Season Three. TV Line reports that Fox has pulled the plug on the supernatural drama after mulling the decision over since this past summer.

Fans of the show haven’t particularly been holding their collective breath for more episodes, as Season Two’s finale last aired in late July of 2016- before the January 2017 release of Split– back when Shyamalan was known as a former director of satisfactory thrillers with twist endings and big budget disasters/education reform extraordinaire. Even if Fox wished to continue with the series, Shyamalan may have found it difficult to split his time between the television series and his successful new work on the big screen. Split was a box office surprise and it earned critical praise like Shyamalan hadn’t seen since 2002, and it’s follow-up, Glass, is currently in post-production. read more

USC School of Cinematic Arts to Host 50 Years of ‘Planet of the Apes’ Exhibit

On March 27th, 2018, Twentieth Century Fox’s venerable Planet of the Apes series will officially turn 50 years old. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the studio will be participating in a variety of anniversary events. One of those events will come in the form of an official exhibit and film retrospective at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.

The official website for Planet of the Apes was updated today with the announcement that USC exhibit will feature, “a vast collection of props, costumes, photos, posters and artwork.” The showcase will also consist of screenings and panels, including a screening of the 1968 film and a panel discussion featuring Linda Harrison, Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver on the legacy of the franchise. “50 Years of Planet of the Apes” will run from February 9th to May 13th, 2018. The exhibit will be open to the public and admission will be free. read more

Fox to Reboot ‘Clue’ Franchise with Ryan Reynolds

Nearly 35 years after its previous cinematic adaptation, the Clue board game will return to the silver screen! Twentieth Century Fox plans to reboot the franchise in the form of a new movie starring Ryan Reynolds.

Deadline reports that the film is the product of a three-year first look deal that the studio just reached with Reynolds and his Maximum Effort production company. The live-action movie and the umbrella deal it falls under follows Fox’s and Reynolds’ lucrative collaboration on the acclaimed Deadpool franchise. read more