Freeform orders Misfits reboot, Lonely Island sitcom, a bunch of other shows

Freeform (formerly ABC Family) apparently isn’t screwing around with this whole “rebranding” thing. Hot off announcing its entry into the Marvel-TV-adaptation game with Cloak & Dagger, the cable home of The 700 Club is adding an ambitious slate of scripted content to its upcoming schedule, including a U.S. version of…

Danzig is suing Jerry Only for putting the Misfits logo on a bunch of dumb merch

Onetime Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig is suing the band’s bassist, Jerry Only, claiming that Only cut him out of the decisions—and the money—related to the recent slapping of the Misfits logo on merch items like faux-Ugg boots, bikinis, and beach-ready bucket hats. According to Re-Tox, Only, Danzig, and others cut a…

Misfits: “Season Five, Episode Seven”

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If there’s been an unambiguously positive part of this season of Misfits, it’s been the development of Matt Stokoe’s Alex. In season four, Alex was presented as a mysterious object for the group. He barely even had a name, always referred to as “handsome barman.” And, to a certain extent, this made sense. Misfits was…

Beyond the top 30: Our favorite episodes of shows that didn’t make the cut, part two

There’s so much good TV on right now that it’s impossible to confine to one list of 30 shows. As always, we’ve come up with a supplemental list of our favorite episodes of many other series that contended for our main list, but just fell short. After catching up on the top 30, follow up with these to figure out the…