Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fox has ordered another season of the limited series version of The X-Files. The revival that premiered in January last year had six episodes; this second season will have 10. Not surprisingly, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back as Mulder and Scully. Creator Chris Carter will be back as executive producer. It will air sometime during the 2017-2018 season. Both David and Gillian confirmed the news on Twitter yesterday.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 21, 2017
The President of Fox released this statement about choosing to pick up The X-Files again.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
Basically, “DUH, of course we renewed it. The fans would watch Mulder and Scully watch paint dry.” But also because those last six episodes were pretty good to me. Now that we know for sure that we’re getting another installment of The X-Files, I hope this means they’ll solve the important mystery from last season. No, I’m not talking about (SPOILER ALERT) if Mulder will be saved by William’s DNA. We need to know if Gillian will wear that sad lifeless wig again. The truth is out there!
When it was first announced over two years ago that Netflix would be rebooting the PBS classic The Magic School Bus, I screamed “Over my dead body (that I’d only allow to be explored internally by the ORIGINAL Ms. Frizzle !!!).” We now have a bit more information on this new reboot, and it has caused me to lighten up on my previous position. You win this round against my emotions, Netflix.
Entertainment Weekly says that Netflix announced yesterday that the new Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again will be voiced by SNL‘s Kate McKinnon. The new MSB will be pretty much just like the original; Ms. Frizzle, a manic middle-aged teacher with a blatant disregard for the field trip release form takes her students to a variety of weird places in her magic school bus. Places like space, cake batter, and rectums (look it up). Sometimes the bus would even turn her students into non-human stuff, like the time she turned them all into reptiles. Maybe this new MSB will finally answer the question: how in the HELL did Ms. Frizzle avoid getting sued all those years?
Netflix doesn’t say when their MSB reboot will be happening, only that Kate McKinnon is involved. The original Ms. Frizzle was voiced by Lily Tomlin. She owns a bus, she has a pet lizard, all her clothes look like they were made in the Drag Race Werk Room, and she’s voiced by both Lily Tomlin and Kate McKinnon. I think Ms. Frizzle has officially earned herself a spot in the lesbian icon hall of fame.
Yeah, get out of there, shirt! Go find some self-conscious shark with manboobs who needs you. Zac Efron and his ripped Wrestling Champions body don’t need you.
Based on the pictures taken on the Baywatch movie set last March, it looked like Zac would spend the entire movie shirtless. The trailer, which was released today, has determined that was a lie. Zac wears a shirt, he wears a leather jacket. The Rock, on the other hand, is only in a couple shirts. That might not be intentional. Paramount clearly blew all their budget on the amazing green screen effects at the 0:20 and 1:37 marks, which means they probably didn’t have a whole lot of money left over for The Rock’s custom-made shirts in size-PM (python arms). Regardless of the shirt situation, this trailer makes Baywatch the movie look almost as cheesy as Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, ergo I’m kind of into it.
The Rock plays Mitch Buchannon, one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s former girlfriends (Kelly Rohrbach) plays a less silicone-y CJ Parker, Priyanka Chopra makes a quick 0.6-second appearance as someone who never hit the gym once during filming. And Zac plays a douchey gold medal-winning brah swimmer with Sun-In streaks who loves to party. Technically he plays Matt Brody, but that’s not exactly the Matt Brody I remember from the Baywatch TV series. Hmmm…I wonder who this new Matt Brody could be based on? I guess we’ll only know for sure if Paramount releases a second trailer showing The Rock catching Zac’s character pissing on the walls of the lifeguard station bathroom.
Whenever I read a headline about Prince Hot Ginge dating a new trick, I usually run over to the not-at-all Photoshopped picture of him and I on my bedside table and yell at his face for doing me wrong. But when I read about his newest-maybe piece at the always-truthful Sunday Express, I didn’t do any of that. I’m into this maybe-union. PHG usually only gets with stringy-haired blond Brit chicks, but this one is American (GASP!), a divorcee (DOUBLE GASP!), is bi-racial (TRIPLE GASP!) and a commoner actress who is on a basic cable show, not even HBO (QUADRUPLE GASP!). PHG is reportedly rubbing his fiery nipple knobs on actress Meghan Markle from the show Suits. THE QUEEN just fainted on a Corgi as Prince Philip thought, “Hmm, I wonder who she sponges off of?”
Both Variety and Deadline are saying that NBC is having “discussions” about the possibility of bringing back Will & Grace for a potential revival. Will & Grace ran from 1998 to 2006 on NBC. Sources tell Variety says the revival would be produced by NBCs sister studio Universal Television, but that’s all the information they have right now. Deadline’s sources had a couple more details. They say there’s an idea floating around about making it a one-off 10-episode series. They also still need to secure Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes, and series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. There is also a chance that this new Will & Grace could be a Netflix thing, but again, nothing has been confirmed.
Apparently that Will & Grace reunion that happened last month did a lot more than just get people to think about not voting for Donald Trump. Variety says that NBC started talking about the possibility of a revival after they saw how much Will & Grace fans were losing their minds on social media over that election-themed mini-episode.
Of all the random shows to bring back to life, I am completely behind this one. But if NBC is really doing it for the fans, then this revival should be called Jack & Karen (oh and also Will & Grace). Jack and Karen were clearly the stars of the show. I would be totally ok if 9 out of 10 of those episodes were about Jack and Karen’s modern-day adventures, like Jack discovering the dog filter in Snapchat and Karen Googling shit like “Can you vape vodka.”
Despite what that header pic would lead you to believe, it doesn’t look like Leonardo DiCaprio will be in it. That’s too bad. I was hoping we’d get to see the Planeteers side-eye Captain Planet when they realize he spends about 75% of the year on a yacht.