The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
Of Course ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Disney’s Fox Acquisition in 1998
Thousands of years from now, alien archaeologists will come to one inescapable conclusion: The Simpsons dictated humanity’s every advance. The latest evidence is none other than today’s giant Disney-Fox merger, which America’s favorite family jokingly predicted in 1998.
ABC Pulls ‘Great American Baking Show’ Over Johnny Iuzzini Misconduct Allegations
Another ABC food series is in jeopardy over its host’s misdeeds. After celebrity chef Mario Batali left The Chew, ABC has pulled the remaining episodes of The Great American Baking Show over host Johnny Iuzzini’s reported sexual misconduct.
‘Walking Dead’ Ratings Are Still Declining – Could Season 9 Be the Last?
Curious changes are afoot at The Walking Dead, especially as the show’s eighth season has seen some notably tempered ratings. Sunday’s midseason finale also averaged some of the show’s worst numbers since Season 2, and – given the hour’s big twist and some contract…
‘Walking Dead’ Star’s Father Blasts AMC for ‘Firing’ His Son
The Walking Dead has seen its share of bitter exits, but rarely do the parents get involved. Such appears to be the case with Sunday’s game-changing character death, as the actor’s father tore into the network on social media, claiming “I never trusted Gimple or AMC.”
Chef Mario Batali Leaving ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping aside as co-host of ABC’s The Chew. At least four women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, of which Batali acknowledges “much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”
‘Game of Thrones’ Stannis Regrets His Role: ‘I Was Disheartened By the End’
Game of Thrones has its reputation for major stars in minor roles, but few characters were short-changed like Stephen Dillane’s Stannis Baratheon. The actor apparently agrees as much, given his diminished role, claiming “I was entirely dependent on Liam [Cunningham] to tell me what the…
Netflix May Not Lose ‘The Defenders’ to Disney’s Streaming Service
The announcement of Disney’s inevitable streaming service raised a number of questions on the TV side, including whether Marvel series would follow their movie counterparts in leaving Netflix. The six Defenders series now seem likely to remain in their original home, however, according to com…
Alec Baldwin Might Get His Own ABC Talk Show
Alec Baldwin is practically an SNL cast member at this point, but the actor may soon have a more unexpected perch – his own talk show. Reports suggest Baldwin is negotiating with ABC for a new series based on his WNYC radio show, with production potentially starting next week.
Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’ Over Rape Allegations
The tidal wave of consequences from Hollywood sexual assault seemingly never reached The Ranch star Danny Masterson, even as Netflix executives inadvertently disclosed their dismissal of his accusers. Now, The Ranch has finally let Masterson go, and the actor doesn’t seem to be taking the new…
‘Stranger Things’ Is Officially Renewed for Season 3
Stranger Things has officially been canceled. No, I’m kidding – can you imagine? Given all the hoopla and unanswered questions of the breakout Netflix drama’s second season, the streaming service has of course confirmed that Eleven, Mike, Will, Joyce, Dustin and all the rest wil…
Aaron Sorkin Wants to Reboot ‘The West Wing’ With Sterling K. Brown
The age of TV reboots hasn’t quite taken us back to The West Wing, though it’s at least on Aaron Sorkin’s mind. Don’t worry about a Trumped-up Jed Bartlet, however, as Sorkin reveals a potential revival might elect Emmy-winner Sterling K. Brown to the highest office. So, …
‘Jersey Shore’ Revival ‘Family Vacation’ Officially Happening at MTV
No more Burger King commercials or Reunion Road Trips – the real Jersey Shore is finally back. MTV confirms the cast will reunite for a new Jersey Shore Family Vacation with near of the entire cast.