Here are all the new shows you’ll see this fall, and when you’ll see them

After last week’s cancellations, pickups, and 11th-hour rescues, the broadcast networks are convening in New York this week for the annual TV ritual known as upfront presentations, in which America’s broadcasters announce their fall lineups to potential advertisers. This post will continue to update as those schedules…

The Moranissance is nigh: Rick Moranis confirmed for Netflix’s Martin Scorsese-directed SCTV special

Earlier this week, it was reported that Little Shop Of Horrors and Ghostbusters star Rick Moranis was returning to TV to reprise his role as Spaceballs’ villainous Dark Helmet on The Goldbergs. Now, less 12 hours after that episode aired, it appears, clear as the morning, that a Moranissance is dawning: The actor will…

Nickelodeon says “On your mark, get set, goooo!” to Double Dare revival

Throw some WD-40 on The 1-Ton Human Hamster Wheel and decongest that giant prop nose: Double Dare returns to Nickelodeon this summer. The cable channel announced the game show’s return today, accompanied by the following video compilation of the various dares, double dares, and physical challenges endured by its first…

Booted from the galaxy far, far away, Colin Trevorrow returns to Jurassic World

It’s just like the old saying goes: The door to one mega-budget, effects-heavy, nostalgia-mining franchise closes and another one opens. Steven Spielberg today told Entertainment Weekly that Colin Trevorrow, the man behind 2015’s massively successful (and relentlessly self-referential) Jurassic World, will be writing…

Get your first look at the suave ’70s PI Bill Hader is playing on The Simpsons

It’s a good time to be Bill Hader. He has a new HBO show on the way, he’s going back to his old Studio 8H stomping grounds to host Saturday Night Live on March 17, and (in a bit of TV serendipity) the following day he’ll make a return trip to Springfield. After getting some driving lessons from Marge in season 24’s…

Portland, San Diego, and Chicago: Come see Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, and us this March

On March 25, HBO will introduce viewers to Barry, a new comedy from Bill Hader and Silicon Valley’s Alec Berg in which Hader plays a hitman who gives up his life of crime after he’s bit by the acting bug while tailing a target in Los Angeles. It’s one of The A.V. Club’s most anticipated new shows of 2018, so we’re…

Weekend Box Office: Before climbing a big-ass building, The Rock climbs back to first place

Because it apparently takes three days to prepare (mentally or otherwise) for a night of football, expensively unfunny commercials, and excessive snacking, Americans once again mostly ignored the multiplex on Super Bowl weekend. There wasn’t much in the way of new releases for them to see, of course, as most studios…

Natalie Portman will be happy to hear that the Director's Guild nominees aren't all dudes

“And here are the all male nominees,” is how Natalie Portman pointedly chose to introduce the total sausage party of a Best Director lineup at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. It was one of the most memorable moments of an evening whose unofficial theme was Hollywood’s ongoing reckoning with its legacy of sexism, abuse,…

Weekend Box Office: You’re in the jungle, Last Jedi. You’re gonna die!

Three weeks have elapsed since The A.V. Club checked in on the U.S. box office. “It’s just going to be Star Wars anyway,” we smugly told ourselves, curled up before an open fire, sipping eggnog/champagne, secure in our faith that, when it comes to selling out theaters for weeks on end, Jedi mind tricks still do the…

Weekend Box Office: Gentle talking bull embarks on noble suicide mission against Star Wars

Before getting to the galaxy-shaking box-office results everyone saw coming from several lightyears away, let’s hear it for the counterprogramming that almost could. Ferdinand, a new animated movie based on the beloved children’s book, opened wide this weekend against a certain eighth chapter in a certain popular…