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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Marvel’s Inhumans Becomes Imax-Sponsored TV Show

Rumors have been flying for months that Marvel wanted to replace the concept of mutants with the Inhumans in their universe because Fox has the movie rights to the X-Men. Two years ago, an Inhumans movie was announced for November 2018, then moved to summer 2019, before being taken off the release schedule earlier this year. The characters have been visible on TV, appearing on seasons 2 and 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which also made it more unlikely they’d […]

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Ready for Riverdale, the Darker Archie TV Show?

Riverdale, the live-action TV show based on Archie Comics first announced in summer 2015, now has an official release date: Thursday, January 26, 2017. The show’s time slot will be Thursdays at 9 PM ET on the CW. According to the press release, the show “has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos.” I don’t know that that’s what I think Archie needs, but I know a lot of TV and movie adaptations of comics recently […]

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