Comet TV Comes to Streaming Boxes

Comet TV, the network with the aim of bringing “audiences everywhere the best in science fiction and horror programming” has taken another step towards that goal by releasing apps for Roku (series 3 and 4) and Apple TV (generation 4). Previously, they were an antenna broadcast network, available in over 100 markets and through www.comettv.com. As a proud cable cord-cutter, I’ve been watching some of the goofy Comet offerings over the air, but the app, along with access to the […]

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Boomerang Streaming Service Coming for Animation

I applaud Warner Bros. for embracing the streaming market. For those who can’t or won’t pay inflated cable TV prices, Warner has created services like FilmStruck (by TCM) to bring content to subscribers directly. Now they’ve got one for animation fans. Boomerang (also the name of one of their cartoon cable networks) will launch later this spring as a domestic premium video subscription service from Warner Bros. and Time Warner’s Turner. The “massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes, and MGM animation library […]

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Are You Going to Visit Riverdale?

The Archie Comics-inspired Riverdale TV series debuts this Thursday, January 26, at 9 Eastern/8 Central on The CW. Unlike how most people think of the comics, it’s not a goofy comedy about a guy tripping over things while trying to date two girls. It’s being heavily compared to Twin Peaks, with a strong noir flavor. The “Moment” trailer, in which Cheryl Blossom vows to avenge the death of her twin Jason, doesn’t look like the comics at all… but very […]

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A New Science Fiction TV Network Giveaway

I didn’t realize that there was a science fiction TV network available for free. I quit watching SyFy when I gave up cable, but now there’s COMET TV, “dedicated to sci-fi entertainment offering popular favorites, cult classics, and undiscovered gems”. Use the link to find out where they’re available in your area; mine has them both over-the-air and through cable. Right now, they’re showing Stargate: Atlantis, The Outer Limits, Dead Like Me, and the classic Mystery Science Theater 3000, among […]

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Defenders Show Likely to Succeed, Given Popularity of Other Netflix Marvel Shows

A site called CableTV.com has put together a list, based on Google Trends, of which Netflix Original TV shows are most popular in each state. According to their rankings, the Marvel shows are clear winners, with Daredevil coming out on top in 14 states: Alaska Arizona Georgia Indiana Kansas Louisiana Michigan Missouri Nebraska New Jersey New Mexico Oklahoma Tennessee Texas And Jessica Jones taking another 7: Colorado Illinois Maine Maryland Nevada New Hampshire Wisconsin Together, that makes up 21 states, […]

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First Powerless Promo

We’re currently in a Golden Age for superheroes on television, with just about every major network having at least one live-action comic book-inspired series. ABC: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the upcoming Inhumans (and the departed, much-missed Agent Carter) Fox: Gotham, Lucifer The CW: the motherload, with Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl (given up by CBS, their loss), and iZombie Plus, there’s the Netflix family of Marvel shows: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. NBC, after the failure of […]

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Con Man Season 2 Launches December 8 on Comic-Con HQ

Con Man, the web series starring Alan Tudyk as a washed-up actor on the convention circuit whose best-known role was on a long-ago-cancelled sci-fi series, is launching season 2 next week. Its new home is Comic-Con HQ, the on-demand subscription video service from Comic-Con International and Lionsgate. Here’s the trailer: Comic-Con HQ is available for $5.00 a month or $50 if you pay for a year at a time, but there’s a free trial available. Con Man season 2 becomes […]

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Justice League Action Has Debut Date

The Justice League Action cartoon announced earlier this year now has a release date! The show, which features the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman and promises a ton of DC superheroes and super-villains, will launch on Cartoon Network next month with a “four-part special event”. “Shazam Slam” will debut on Friday, December 16, at 6 PM ET. New episodes will air weekly on Saturday mornings, beginning December 24. (What a neat Christmas present!) Here’s the premiere […]

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