10 Weird TV Show Ideas That The Networks Keep Trying Over And Over

Just like with movies, you sometimes see a few television shows about the same idea come down the pike. Recently, we had two "supernatural child" shows (Touch and Believe), and a handful of supernatural medical shows. But here are 10 TV show ideas that keep coming back again and again. » 9/12/14 10:06am Friday 10:06am

Could the unaired Locke and Key pilot kill the new movie?

We loved the unaired pilot for the TV show based on Joe Hill's comic Locke and Key, but now its existence could be preventing us from getting the recently announced Locke and Key movie. Apparently the film studio, Universal, is worried the pilot could be released just in time to steal the movie's thunder. » 11/19/13 10:40am 11/19/13 10:40am

What are the rules of time travel in the J.J. Abrams Universe?

This week, we return to the Star Trek universe that J.J. Abrams rebooted using time travel. And meanwhile, Abrams is adapting Stephen King's book 11/22/63. So it's a great time to ask: How does time travel work in the Abrams-verse? If you're in a J.J. Abrams story and you build a time machine, what should you expect… » 5/14/13 11:20am 5/14/13 11:20am

Who would win in a fight: J.K. Rowling, or J.J. Abrams?

What if the creator of Harry Potter met the originator of Alias and Lost, on the field of battle? Assume that Rowling gets to wield any item that's introduced in the Harry Potter books. Meanwhile, Abrams gets any device from his TV shows, but nothing from Mission Impossible, Star Trek or Star Wars. Who ya got? » 4/19/13 1:55pm 4/19/13 1:55pm

How to Tell from a Pilot if a TV Show is Going to be Any Good

Soon enough, the big television networks will offer up their brand new shows for your approval. You'll get to see the pilot episodes that producers and execs were sweating over last spring. A great TV pilot can be like a thrilling summer movie, leaving the door open to weeks of adventures afterwards. » 8/22/12 12:47pm 8/22/12 12:47pm

You won't have to complain about Fox cancelling your favorite science…

People always complain about Fox pulling the plug on their most beloved science fiction TV shows, from Firefly to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The thing they always forget is that Fox also took a chance on some risky genre projects, which is why it had those favorite shows to cancel in the first place. » 5/14/12 2:24pm 5/14/12 2:24pm

The One Moment of Real Emotion in Last Night's Alcatraz Finale

Alcatraz so often felt like a bargain-basement Lost — even down to the music and the frequent Jack Bender visual touches. Not to mention the power of Jorge Garcia. And yet, the makers of this time-traveling jailbird show seemed totally oblivious to what made Lost such an addictive show: its compelling characters, and… » 3/27/12 4:01pm 3/27/12 4:01pm

This Week's TV: Leonard Nimoy plays Spock again! Plus Game of Thrones

It's finally here: Game of Thrones season two. You watch, or you die. (Or rather, you're dead to us.) But also, a brand new Spider-Man cartoon launches, featuring Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson! Not only that, but Leonard Nimoy is returning to the role of Spock in the weirdest way… » 3/26/12 9:00am 3/26/12 9:00am

The Most Disturbing Episode of Alcatraz By Far

All along, Alcatraz has felt like two very different shows — you've got the horrifying, brutal and often creeptastic flashbacks to late-Eisenhower prison madness. And then you've got the cozy present-day police procedural, with lingering mysteries. Last night, the balance tipped sharply towards the creepy brutality —… » 3/13/12 1:13pm 3/13/12 1:13pm

This Week's TV: What's worse than your online dating avatar coming to…

Community is back! And so are Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. There is much rejoicing, as well as cursed-shoe-induced dancing. Also on this week's TV, there are two zany leprechaun movies airing on the same night. Data himself, Brent Spiner, is playing an entire robot army! Plus discover the most embarrassing thing… » 3/12/12 9:00am 3/12/12 9:00am