Marvel might be killing off its Netflix shows, but Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will live on through 2020

Ensuring that we’ll have to spend yet another year laboriously typing out every damn period in Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. whenever the topic of still-extant superhero shows comes up, ABC announced today that it’s already ordered up a seventh season of the long-running MCU spin-off series, before its sixth has…

Narcos: Mexico moves the drug war north, but the game remains the same

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The dramatic template for Netflix’s ongoing Narcos series doesn’t change much in its new “parallel” spinoff, Narcos: Mexico. Drug empires corrupt entire countries, from the individuals touched by them right up through every level of law enforcement and government. Good cops—especially those from the United States…

Jameela Jamil catches all the best videos of Good Place behind-the-scenes silliness

The Good Place’s points system for judging the eventual worth of a human life is intentionally inscrutable and unfair—who among us hasn’t occasionally been moved to steal copper wiring from a decommissioned military base, huh?—but we’re pretty sure that surreptitiously filming your cast mates in a moment of unguarded…

The Good Place annotated: “Don’t Let The Good Life Pass You By”

In addition to being one of the best shows on TV, The Good Place is a dense knot of running jokes, visual humor, references to dense philosophy tomes, and breadcrumbs for later episodes. In order to help you keep it all straight, The A.V. Club will be annotating the show’s third season. Catch something that we didn’t?…

Syfy hires Will Forte and Heidi Gardner to do Weekend Update, but now it's with cartoon aliens

Look, let’s be very clear: We’re always happy to see Will Forte get more work. (R.I.P. Last Man On Earth, MacGruber, and the SNL potato chip NASA guy.) And current Saturday Night Live cast member Heidi Gardner is a consistent treat. But still: There’s something a little on the nose in the news that Syfy has just hired…

Hugh Grant will also give this American TV thing a try, joins Nicole Kidman's HBO drama

We’re not sure if you’ve heard, but this television thing has become a pretty big deal. Even big movie stars who wouldn’t normally be caught dead watching a TV have signed on to TV projects recently, which has been the case for a long time now but we’re pretending its a new trend for comedic effect! Anyway, according…

Netflix announces WW II drama, which is also an experimental animated/live-action hybrid project

Netflix took another stab at expanding its considerable slate of animated offerings today, albeit in one of the weirder ways we’ve seen in recent years: Per THR, the company has picked up the four-episode miniseries The Liberator, which combines a story of World War II atrocities with a new and ambitious animation…

In an uneven finale, American Horror Story says you can't outrun your fate

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The apocalypse has finally come to an end. After nine episodes that seemed practically plodding after the overstuffed episodes of last year’s Cult, the season finale packed in everything, including so many clips from those last nine episodes you’d have to be forgiven for thinking an editor had been sleeping on the job…

Jack Reacher author finally admits that Tom Cruise was way too teensy to play Jack Reacher

For years now, author Lee Child has had to field questions about Paramount’s adaptations of his popular Jack Reacher novels, and, specifically, why anyone thought that wee little Hollywood action man Tom Cruise was a good fit for the hulking, physically imposing former military policeman described in the bestselling…

Doctor Who is skipping Christmas, but it'll have a special on New Year's instead 

Doctor Who has done 13 Christmas specials in the many years since it began in 1963, but this year, someone at the BBC finally realized that “Who” rhymes with “new” and decided that a New Year’s Day special might make more sense. Thanks to that brilliant revelation, Doctor Who will be skipping Christmas this year in…

Discovery Channel to broadcast live from oceanic hell pit with Fabien Cousteau and Richard Branson

Here’s a thing that rests comfortably between “Hey, this could be pretty awesome” and “Hey, this is none of our business”: Discovery Channel will be airing a live broadcast from the bottom of one of the largest submerged sinkholes in the world. Explorers will be diving into the infamous Blue Hole, located about 46…

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