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Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
ABC's Channing Dungey on Roseanne Barr's firing over racist tweet: "In some ways, this was a last straw"
More than two months after canceling Roseanne and essentially firing Barr, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says she wouldn't have done anything differently. She also says her decision "wasn't that difficult." Dungey also noted that she had been asked about Barr's Twitter account a year ago. "It's not a secret that she has had a tendency in the past to be sort of outspoken and go off-book," said Dungey. "We've had multiple conversations about wanting to keep the focus on the show and not to let some of the other stuff eclipse the show. So, in some ways, this was a last straw. But it was also such an egregious tweet that it felt like no matter what, there would have been some action that we would have taken." She adds: "I think the swift, decisive action really spoke volumes and I think we're proud of what we did."
- "The Conners’ have started to take a cue from Marvel and Shondaland in terms of holding everything close," says Dungey on the spinoff's secrecy
- Dungey has seen three outlines for The Conners: "What I can tell you us that thematically we will be focusing on a lot of the same themes that we were in the first nine episodes"
- Dungey on Black-ish creator Kenya Barris' exit: He was "frustrated" by the limitations of broadcast TV
- Dungey talks life without Shonda Rhimes, says ABC might add another Marvel show
- Dungey on American Idol Season 2: "We’re hoping this year to do even more of the live shows"
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 4:52PM EDT
FX boss confirms Marvel pulled the plug on Donald Glover's animated Deadpool series
Source: The A.V. Club
Donald Glover directed his ire at Marvel after he and FX exited the Deadpool series earlier this year. “They didn’t want to do the show that Donald and Stephen (Glover) wrote,” FX CEO John Landgraf said Friday when asked about Deadpool. “We would have done the show that Donald and Stephen wrote, but it wasn’t our decision. When Marvel decided not to do that show, we parted company with them, as did Donald and Stephen.”
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 12:49AM EDT
Netflix defends Insatiable as petition calling for its cancelation surpasses 200,000 signatures
Netflix vice president of original series Cindy Holland was asked about the petition to cancel the Debby Ryan series, which has been accused of fat-shaming. “The creator (Lauren Gussis) felt very strongly about exploring these issues based on her own experiences, but satirically, in a very over the top way,” Holland said at the TV press tour. “Ultimately, the message of the show is that what is most important is you feel most comfortable."
- Netflix's Cindy Holland won't rule out more Marvel series
- Netflix canceled Everything Sucks! because "far fewer people than average ... were completing the season"
- Netflix rescued Lucifer because it "has really resonated with audiences in parts of the world where we have licensed it"
- Netflix is "not aware of any conversations" to save Timeless or Shadowhunters
- Netflix orders mystery drama White Lines from The Crown producers
- Holland recounts "emotional" final day of shooting on House of Cards
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 12:49AM EDT
Some Netflix shows have a 13-episode requirement, creating pacing issues
Netflix vice president of original programming Cindy Holland explained that some Netflix's deals, particularly with Marvel series, require 13 episodes, which has resulted in storyline issues that critics have often complained about. "In some of the earlier negotiations and deals that we did with third-party studios, we were sort of hamstrung a little bit by the convention of the 13-episode cable series pattern," said Holland. "And if you look at the content that we’ve been making out of Netflix Studios and even with third-party partners now, often the seasons are generally no more than 10 episodes."
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Freeform renews Cloak & Dagger for Season 2
The Marvel teen superhero drama has been picked up for a 10-episode second season to air in spring 2019. ALSO: Cloak & Dagger finally referenced the larger Marvel universe.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Watch Marvel superheroes bully Conan O'Brien as Batman
Conan kicked off his annual trip to Comic-Con by visiting the Marvel Cafeteria as the famous DC Comics Caped Crusader, with Andy Richter playing Robin.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Ranking every Marvel Netflix season, from worst to best
Iron Fist Season 1 is the worst, Jessica Jones Season 1 is the best, according to this Vulture ranking.
Posted Saturday 6/23/18 at 3:55AM EDT
Luke Cage becomes the first Netflix Marvel show to top its first season
Source: The A.V. Club
"As season two unfolds," says Danette Chavez, "the show and its protagonist draw power from the past, both in confronting and embracing it. And in doing so, Luke Cage becomes the first Marvel show (not including Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) to not only best its first season, but also maintain most of the momentum (it’s not omnipotent, after all). The character and show regain a lot of their swagger—even the expansion into Brooklyn, where new antagonist John McIver, a.k.a Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir, who threatens to run away with the show), has been marshaling his forces, hardly causes a stumble."
- Don't binge-watch: "Pace yourself, settle in for an interesting, if sprawling soap opera of a story"
- Luke Cage discovers how to break a bulletproof hero
- Season 2 nails how New York City would treat a superhero
- Season 2 is too drawn out: 13 episodes are too many episodes
- Alfre Woodard discusses her Luke Cage sex appeal
- How did a New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb end up on Season 2?
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Which Marvel TV shows will incorporate the Avengers: Infinity War ending?
Source: TV Guide
Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb explains that what will happen on Marvel TV series will depend on when their seasons were shot compared to when Infinity War was released. ALSO: Marvel would like to revive Agent Carter with Hayley Atwell.
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Rosario Dawson may be done with Netflix's Marvel shows
The actress said at a Comic Con in London that she may be done with the Marvel shows after the upcoming second season of Luke Cage. “Yeah, its pretty wild actually. I don’t know if I’ll be back after this, to be honest, but it’s been an amazing few years,” she said.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 3:48PM EDT
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. renewed for a shortened Season 6
ABC has ordered a 13-episode sixth season but there's no word yet if next season will be the last for the Marvel series. The renewal comes as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is having a tie-in in to the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Avengers: Infinity War. The Season 5 finale airs on Friday, and co-creator Jed Whedon previously said it was planned to work as a series finale in case the show was canceled. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has averaged 2.1 million viewers, but it has an important international viewership.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
Netflix's The Punisher adds Corbin Bernsen and Annette O'Toole
Bernsen and O'Toole will play husband and wife. He the "extremely wealthy man who’s grown accustomed to getting his way" and she as his "equally manipulative wife."
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Marvel Cinematic Universe is often compared to TV, but is it good television?
Source: The Ringer
"The answer is: sometimes," says Alison Herman. "Like any good anthology, the MCU can be nimble and flexible in a way that lends itself to pleasing the widest possible assortment of crowds. Any universe that’s found a way to teleport from Asgard to Wakanda and make both worthwhile places to spend our time is to be commended. The MCU can also be as distended and overburdened as any B-minus Peak TV drama." ALSO: How Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is addressing the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
How Frasier inspired Avengers: Infinity War
“Frasier was influential in our decision to put Stark and Strange together,” says Stephen McFeely, who co-wrote the Marvel movie.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
Arrested Development creator to release a Season 4 "remix" on Friday, says Season 5 is coming "like real soon"
Mitch Hurwitz said in a letter posted today that “in between Season 4 and this upcoming Season 5, I had time to take that Rashomon-type story and recut it — shuffling the content from 15 individualized stories into 22 interwoven stories the lengths of the original series.” The remix will be officially titled, Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences. ALSO: David Cross says Russo Brothers offered to fly him from London for Arrested-themed Avengers: Infinity War cameo, but he was too busy.