Nia Long to star in Goldbergs ’90s spin-off

Nia Long may have been the wind beneath Idina Menzel’s wings in Lifetime’s Beaches remake, but the TV movie’s contemporary setting meant she was deprived the opportunity of sporting some of Barbara Hershey’s ’80s looks from the original. Luckily, Long is set to make a trip to the past for her new TV project: TV Line reports

Sob along with Idina Menzel and Nia Long in the Beaches remake trailer

Don’t let that thumbnail image fool you—there will be plenty of weeping in the Beaches remake. You’ll even be hard-pressed not to sniffle over this trailer, which recreates many familiar moments from the 1988 film. There’s Hillary (Nia Long), watching from the wings as C.C. (Idina Menzel) conquers the theater and…

The glory of love is alive in the promo for Lifetime’s Beaches

The first promo for Lifetime’s Beaches remake just features Idina Menzel singing “The Glory Of Love,” which is perfectly fine because—like most things that come out of Menzel’s mouth—it sounds great. Not to mention, it leaves us in even greater anticipation of her version of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which we were…

Nia Long and Idina Menzel will be best friends in Lifetime’s Beaches remake

When Lifetime announced that it was undertaking a Beaches remake with Frozen’s Idina Menzel in the Bette “C.C.” Midler role, we joked that the Tony winner would be the wind beneath the project’s wings. But fans of the original movie will recall that it was actually C.C. who needed help remaining aloft, which she got…

The good news: ABC’s terrible Uncle Buck might at last spark a remake backlash

As ABC’s slate of family comedies has gotten more consistent, they have also become more homogeneous. There’s now a rigid house style for ABC’s domestic sitcoms: single-camera, stylized, heavy on music and voice-over, and prone to flashbacks and cutaway gags. ABC’s sitcoms also come with a perspective, a culturally or…

Let’s remember all of 2014’s “12th questions”

For a good part of the year, The A.V. Club has used its 11 Questions feature to ask celebrities about their first jobs and worst living situations. Part of that feature—the 12th question—also asked the interviewee to come up with a question for the next interview subject without generally knowing who they were. Those…