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Vulture WatchWill Officer Kyle Craig narc on Detective Frank Roarke, reform him, or become just like him? Has the Training Day TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Training Day season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Picking up some 15 years after the movie, the Training Day TV show follows Detective Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton). He’s the maverick head of a special unit that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals. When the Lapd brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight crime, they assign heroic Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell) to pose as Frank’s trainee, in »
RelatedCBS Renews 16 Series, Including Bull — What’s Missing?
Pure Genius followed James Bell, a tech whiz determined to use his vast fortune and high-tech expertise to solve medical mysteries. It premiered last October to 6.2 million total viewers and an anemic 1.0 demo rating, and at the time it was denied a Back 9 order it had slipped below the average that got Elementary bumped from Thursday to Sunday. (Elementary’s immediate successor, »
Davi, who has appeared in over 100 films in his career, plays an ethically challenged doctor in the episode, “Transplant”, written and directed by Mario Miscione (“The Vault”) from a story by Tim Nardelli. The episode centers on a terminally ill man in need of a heart transplant. When time runs out, he turns to black market organ sales on the deep web run by an ethically challenged doctor (Davi); the heart saves his life, but the dark side effects that come with it lead to a search for it’s true owner.
Julie Benz will appear in the episode "Rideshare", which is [Continued ...] »
The final five episodes of Arrow Season 5 feature a flurry of returns (and “returns”), including a potentially surprising Deathstroke encore.
RelatedArrow Boss: Big ‘Olicity’ Episode Will Offer ‘Full-On Exploration’ of Season 4 Breakup
In a new trailer released on Thursday (and embedded above), Adrian Chase aka Prometheus has been in the wind for a week, but a final face-off with Oliver seems inevitable. Familiar faces in unexpected places, meanwhile, include Yao Fei and Evelyn/Artemis, while Katrina Law’s Nyssa al Ghul resurfaces rarin’ to teach her big sister Talia a lesson. (“Training day,” anyone?)
You’ll also see Team Arrow clash with Helix-affiliated Felicity, »
Three weddings — and maybe a funeral, somewhere? — are among the storylines on tap for CBS shows during May sweeps (starting Thursday, April 27).
Other teases from the Eye network include the return of a Big Bang Theory admirer, Eliza Dushku’s Bull run and a life-changing decision for a Five-0 team member.
RelatedCBS Renews 16 Series, Including Bull, Five-0 — What’s Missing?
Here are extremely curated excerpts from CBS’ 1,700-word press release:
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The internet may be a useful everyday tool that we take for granted, but at its core, it has the power to be devastating and deadly. In the darkest reaches of the web are the most horrifying of possibilities, and even if you’ve never been a victim yourself, chances are you’ve at least heard some terrifying stories involving the deep web.
The upcoming Lrm-exclusive digital series, Dark/Web, will be tackling some of those possibilities. The single story will be told over the course of the eight-part series, but embedded into each of the episodes are bite-sized “segments” that act as mini-anthologies within the show.
It’s been a good while since we’ve had an update from Dark/Web, but when it rains it pours!
- Joseph Medina
The chronology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films as a whole has been pretty straightforward. By and large, they tend to take place one after another in the same order as they were release. Of course, there are some exceptions. Captain America: The First Avenger was obviously a period piece, taking place decades prior to the rest of the Avengers’ origin stories (though it picked up right before The Avengers and after Thor, which puts it cleanly where one would expect in the timeline).
Other than that one, perhaps the only questionable film is Doctor Strange, which sometimes seems to take place around The Avengers, and sometimes feels like it starts off around the time of Captain America: Civil War, which brings into question how long everything took to happen in the film itself. That’s neither here nor there, but the point is that for the most part, the »
- Joseph Medina
Sigourney Weaver is 67-years-old. Let that sink in for a moment. I was raised on incredible science fiction movies like Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, and the Alien films (just the first three, let us never speak of Alien: Resurrection). In my mind, Weaver will always be eternally 30-something, an intensely charismatic actor who lent a dynamic physicality and a rich intelligence to some of my favorite sci-fi films.
Time -- that unrelenting bastard -- eventually catches up to us all...unless you're a beloved character like Professor X, Princess Leia, Wolverine, and now (maybe) Ellen Ripley. For better or worse, through the magic of CGI, Hollywood has become increasingly invested in digitally replacing, facemapping, and de-aging actors.
As has been widely reported, director Ridley Scott is considering many more Alien films beyond the upcoming Alien: Covenant. According to Comicbook.com, Scott is planning to connect the dots between the original 1979 Alien and his new iterations, »
- David Kozlowski
Today’s age of comic book movies really is an embarrassment of riches. Growing up, I remember assuming that any film based on my favorite comic book characters would likely fall short, and end up being a boring shadow of what I’d hoped it would be. Nowadays, we have the likes of Marvel Studios, Fox, and DC churning out ridiculously faithful fare that would be the envy of any comic book fan in decades past.
Of course, not every film is perfect. Marvel Studios and Fox don’t have perfect records, and the DC has had a hard time getting its own universe in order, and many tend to point to the tone established in Batman v Superman as one of the potential issues. The film was dark and grim, almost completely devoid of any humor. While that isn’t the only problem the flick had, it’s certainly the most cited, »
- Joseph Medina
What in the world is up with Rey? That’s been a question on all Star Wars fans’ minds ever since we saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In a film franchise that tends to revolve around the Skywalker clan, it’s been unclear as to whether or not the new trilogy’s leading lady is actually of Skywalker descent, and if she is…which Skywalker? There’s no way it’s a giant coincidence that she happens to be incredibly force sensitive. Whoever she is, her parentage is going to be a big deal. Not just anybody could have such quick mastery of the Force.
However, in a franchise that has a tendency to sort of gloss over big details — and in a franchise where big answers can always be pushed over to the next film — it’s a valid concern that Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the next flick in the franchise, »
- Joseph Medina
This weeks episode of Comic Uno's Weekly Roundup Kat gives her thoughts on the newly released teaser trailers for Thor Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Kat gives her thoughts and updates to a lot of comic book news including Captain Phasma getting her own comic. There are also some updates on some returning characters from Supergirl and Arrow.
If you want to see more Comic Uno check out her YouTube page here.
- Kat Calamia
We may very well be in the middle of one of the greatest career renaissances in recent memory. M. Night Shyamalan is a filmmaker who started off his career with a bang. The Sixth Sense is still a flick that is highly relevant in the pop culture zeitgeist, and Shyamalan went to follow up that strong film with Unbreakable and Signs, proving that he was no one-hit wonder.
Of course, you can’t bring up Shyamalan without also bringing up the slump he fell into. There may be some debate as to when it started. Some say it started with Signs, some say The Village, but most can agree that his work started to get universally panned around the time of Lady in the Water. From The Happening through After Earth, it wasn’t clear if he would ever come back as the same creative force as he once was. »
- Joseph Medina
Arrow is staging a sisterly showdown.
Katrina Law will return to the CW drama as Nyssa al Ghul for a multi-episode arc, culminating in an epic fight between the former League of Assassins leader and her half-sister Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig) in the Season 5 finale, EW.com reports.
Also appearing during the season’s final episodes are Law’s fellow Spartacus alums Manu Bennett (as Slade Wilson) and Nick Tarabay (as Captain Boomerang), whose characters are both locked up in an A.R.G.U. »
“Criminal Minds” has been renewed for Season 13 at CBS, Variety has learned.
The long-running series stars Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Damon Gupton. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Breen Frazier are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
This renewal marks the network’s 19th returning series picked up for the 2017-2018 season. The shows renewed to date include six comedies such as “The Big Bang Theory ” and “Life in Pieces”; nine dramas including “Blue Bloods” and “Madam Secretary”; newsmagazines “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes”; and reality series “Survivor.” “Big Brother” was previously renewed for two more seasons back in August.
In addition, five freshman have also been renewed: dramas “Bull” and “MacGyver;” and comedies “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” and “Superior Donuts.” Noticeably absent from the freshman renewals was the Joel McHale series “The Great Indoors.” The »
- Joe Otterson
Universal is getting ready to officially kick off their shared monster movie universe this summer with Tom Cruise's new take on The Mummy. The studio, despite the fact that the movie hasn't even been released yet, seems to have a lot of confidence in this idea and is already moving ahead with several other projects. One such project is a Creature from the Black Lagoon remake and they have just hired Will Beall to pen the script.
According to Deadline, the former police officer turned screenwriter has been hired by Universal to write this new take on The Creature From the Black Lagoon. His most recent credit includes James Wan's Aquaman, which is set to hit theaters next December as part of Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe. His other credits include Gangster Squad and The Legend of Conan. He also served as a producer on the CBS drama Training Day, »
It looks like CBS hasn't completely given up on Training Day. Recently, the network released episode descriptions for the series' upcoming return in April.Earlier this month, CBS pulled the freshman drama from its Thursday night lineup. A few weeks previous, the show's star Bill Paxton passed away unexpectedly. The cast also includes Justin Cornwell, Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker, Lex Scott Davis, Julie Benz, Christina Vidal, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.Read More… »
Nailing down his rep as Hollywood’s go-to guy for the damp action genre, Aquaman screenwriter Will Beall is making his way over to Universal’s The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Beall—who also penned Gangster Squad and the TV version of Training Day, although there’s no fish parallels there, so whatevs—will write the reboot of the classic monster film, just the latest in the studio’s ongoing efforts to turn its old monster properties into a cinematic universe of its very own. Other potential entries in the franchise include Dracula, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, Van Helsing, all of which would follow in the shambling footsteps of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, which has a new trailer arriving this Sunday.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
- William Hughes
Screenwriter Will Beall recently spent time writing adventures set in the high seas for James Wan's new Aquaman movie, and now he's heading back underwater, as THR reports that Universal Pictures has tapped the writer to pen the new Creature from the Black Lagoon movie for their shared cinematic universe of Universal Monsters.
Creature from the Black Lagoon will be produced by Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman, who are overseeing the new version of the shared Universal Monsters world, which will kick off with the theatrical release of The Mummy (directed by Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise) on June 9th.
In addition to Aquaman, Beall wrote the big screen adaptation of Paul Lieberman's novel Gangster Squad, developed the Training Day TV series, and has also been working on The Legend of Conan film (produced by Morgan) for Warner Bros.
Other new Universal Monsters movies that are in the »
- Derek Anderson
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set Will Beall to write The Creature From The Black Lagoon, from an idea Beall had to revive the classic 1954 film as part of the studio’s classic monsters franchise. Beall just scripted another underwater event movie, Aquaman, which James Wan is directing with Jason Momoa in the title role for Warner Bros and DC. Beall also exec produced Training Day, the CBS series transplant of the hit movie. After the untimely death of series star… »
Winter and spring television seasons are the most crowded.
Maybe that's the reason they also deliver the most duds.
It's not even April yet, and we have more than enough disappointments to get us through the entire year, with another couple of hands full of new programs yet to air this spring!
Some of the series' misfortune comes because there seems to be an impasse between critics and viewers, and a critical review could mean viewers never see a show, but those who do fall in love with it. What does that even mean?
Do you agree or disagree that the following 11 programs were disappointments? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
1. 24: Legacy - Fox There were big hopes for this reboot with a stellar cast and the writing team back on board to usher in a new hero in place of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer. The performances feel phoned in, »
- Carissa Pavlica
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