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…

Gina Carano will also play someone who is not Boba Fett in Disney+'s The Mandalorian

Yesterday, one of the many guys who is famous for dying on Game Of Thrones joined the cast of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, with Pedro Pascal set to play the “lead” in the streaming series—though we don’t know if that means he’s the eponymous non-Boba Fett that we’ve seen in the teaser image. Now, we know at least one…

Here's how Victorian mansions became the standard for haunted houses

When asked to describe a spooky haunted house, the homes belonging to the Cryptkeeper, the Munsters, and the Addams Family, Vincent Price’s house from The House On Haunted Hill (1959), or more recently, the mansion from Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting Of Hill House come to mind. But how did these once lavish homes become…

Florence Pugh and Michael Shannon face off in this Little Drummer Girl exclusive

As our November preview has already amply demonstrated, the late fall still has several scintillating dramas in store, not least of which is Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl. Florence Pugh, the breakout star of Lady Macbeth, stars as Charlie, an English actress with leftist…

Jeopardy!, buddy: Just because it's the Teen Tournament, that doesn't mean you have to dab

Jeopardy! is running its annual Teen Tournament right now, a.k.a. the yearly chance for America’s glut of trivia-obsessed teens to fight it out for the chance to be named King or Queen of the Nerds. Besides serving as a vital drafting tool for America’s top bullies as they look for new talent to “scout,” the Teen…

This year's midterm elections were a big win for Stephen Colbert, too

After years of battling with late-night rival Jimmy Fallon for the fabled “demo”—i.e., adult TV viewers beneath the age of 50, whose life-giving attention is succor and solace for advertisers everywhere—Stephen Colbert finally rode that ol’ Blue Wave to victory this week. Vulture reports that, for the first time in…

Jimmy Kimmel somehow manages to make Trumpy Bear even more upsetting

Trumpy Bear—a stuffed bear decked out in the American president’s trademark too-long tie and floppy, spoiled mayonnaise-colored hair—is impossible to understand. Though we assumed that it had retired to the den of a shipping warehouse forevermore after first appearing in a disorienting commercial last year, the plushy…

Game Of Thrones will return for its final season in April 2019

One year and three months. That’s how long it’s been since Game Of Thrones’ penultimate season ended. That’s how long it’s been since—spoiler alert if you somehow aren’t caught up on season seven, and if not, what the hell have you been doing?—The Night King rode atop a blue-eyed Viserion shooting crazy blue flames as…

Last night’s Legends Of Tomorrow referenced The A.V. Club, quoted a D+ review we gave it

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow has become one of The CW’s—nay, television’s—most consistently entertaining series. It’s also one of the most self-referential (example: An earlier episode this season included reference to an office’s Taco Monday, leading one character to say they “dare to defy.”) But it didn’t start that…

David Spade prepares to make a serious comedy comeback with Diablo Cody HBO series 

David Spade hasn’t had an objectively great comedy role in a long time, but that’s all about to change—in theory—thanks to HBO, Diablo Cody, and Jason Reitman. According to The Wrap, Spade is set to star in a new HBO comedy series from Cody and Reitman (the team behind Juno, Young Adult, and Tully) about a washed-up,…

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