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.
James Franco Is Young Santa in Cut ‘SNL’ Hallmark Christmas Sketch
The bizarre subculture of dime-store Christmas movies seems oddly pervasive this year, and has not gone unnoticed at SNL. The “Not Ready for Primetime Players” have at least one more gift in the form of a cut short, featuring host James Franco in an endless stream of indistinguishable …
Heather North, Voice of Daphne in ‘Scooby-Doo,’ Dies at 71
One of the most well-known stars behind the original Scooby-Doo has tragically passed on. Reports confirm that Heather North, voice behind cartoon heroine Daphne Blake, died of a longtime illness at the age of 71.
NBC Is Officially Considering an ‘Office’ Revival for Next Season
NBC is rarely one to learn the right lessons from success, so how best to follow a thriving Will & Grace revival? Why, undoing any goodwill from The Office series finale, of course, and plotting an official revival for the 2018-19 season!
‘The Chew’ Host Mario Batali Officially Fired Over Sexual Harassment
ABC has officially severed all ties to Mario Batali, including his role as co-host of The Chew. The move follows an initial suspension stemming from multiple sexual harassment allegations that surfaced earlier this month.
Netflix Fired the Executive Who Didn’t Believe Danny Masterson’s Accusers
It took Netflix suspiciously long to sever ties with Danny Masterson in the wake of numerous rape allegations, and the reason why added a new layer of shame to the matter. A Netflix exec inadvertently explained to an accuser that management simply didn’t believe the allegations, and the strea…
‘She-Ra’ Reboot, ‘Boss Baby’ Series and More Coming to Netflix in 2018
The broad success of Netflix animated series like Voltron and Trollhunters will give way to a whole new power in 2018. Not only is a She-Ra reboot on deck for next year, but also new animated iterations of The Boss Baby, Captain Underpants and more.
‘Walking Dead’ Bosses Confirm THAT Huge Death, and It Might Not Be the Last
We’re accustomed to death on The Walking Dead, and doubly-so when the comics provide a road map. That’s what made that climactic bite in Sunday’s midseason finale such a shocker, and – before you ask – both producers and the actor in question confirm the character&…
Chef Mario Batali Leaving ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping aside as co-host of ABC’s The Chew. At least four women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, of which Batali acknowledges “much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”
A Big ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Shakeup Will Push ‘Supergirl’ Season 3 to June
We’d always wondered how long The CW could keep folding DC dramas into its lineup, and the schedule might finally have cracked. Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow will begin trading timeslots in 2018, pushing Supergirl’s finale all the way into June.
‘Westworld’ Season 2 Halts Production Over California Wildfire Concerns
HBO’s Westworld makes a point of what chaos it controls, but real-life wildfires fall outside that purview. The hotly-anticipated second season has briefly halted production once more, this time over safety concerns with the only wildfire in Rye, California.
Steven Soderbergh Defends Netflix ‘Godless’ Against Plagiarism Suggestion
Netflix western Godless may have mis-marketed itself as female-driven, but the idea of a mining town run by women feels notably specific. So much so, in fact, that filmmaker David Lowery mused about the similarity to one of his own projects, and producer Steven Soderbergh has aggressively come out a…
David Cassidy, Star of ‘The Partridge Family,’ Dies at 67
A music legend and iconic TV star alike has sadly left us. Actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his place among The Partridge Family, has passed away at the age of 67.