Fox picks up Alcatraz, nixes Locke and Key, and cancels Human Target

There's been a spate of news concerning what genre shows Fox will and won't air this fall. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is going with J.J. Abrams' time-travel-and-prison-drama series Alcatraz, passing on Locke and Key, and canning Christopher Chance. » 5/11/11 7:30am 5/11/11 7:30am

Composer Bear McCreary jumps from Battlestar Galactica to videogames

io9 caught up with the great Bear McCreary at the Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. Bear told us about his new soundtrack for Sony PlayStation's SOCOM 4, his favorite piece from BSG, and why he'll never compose a porno. » 6/07/10 3:00pm 6/07/10 3:00pm

Goodbye Cylons - Vampires And Satan Rule TV This Week!

In this week's What To Watch, we welcome back stalwarts like The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural - and wish Caprica adieu as it puts its cold, metallic feet up for a few months. Also, new Lost, Chuck, and more! » 3/22/10 9:00am 3/22/10 9:00am

Is Daylight Saving Time Bad For Television?

After Chuck hits an all-time ratings low, daylight savings has started hurting television behemoths like American Idol... So why is Human Target apparently immune, and what can other shows learn from it? » 3/19/10 8:30am 3/19/10 8:30am

Flash Forward To Some Ugly Americans Breaking Badly

What's hopping this week in TV Land? The returns of FlashForward and Breaking Bad, and the premiere of the dementedly fun zom-com Ugly Americans. All this, and new Lost, Caprica, Chuck, and oodles more on this week's What To Watch! » 3/15/10 9:00am 3/15/10 9:00am

The 75 Books You Should Own For DC Comics' 75th Anniversary

2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already. » 2/28/10 3:00pm 2/28/10 3:00pm

The 2014 Olympics Need Running Man Deathmatches

Burnt out by biathlon? Curling leaving you churlish? Never fear, io9 is here to navigate you through TV's Olympian doldrums. This week's line-up: new Lost and Caprica and everyone's favorite dystopian sport: Running Man! » 2/22/10 9:00am 2/22/10 9:00am

How To Survive Olympic Slowdown, Week One

Impressive opening ceremony aside, the Olympics really seems to be trying to harsh our televisual mellow this week, with many shows either off schedule completely or on reruns to make way, but don't worry: We're here to navigate the remains. » 2/15/10 9:00am 2/15/10 9:00am

All of Your Favorite Shows May Get Cancelled This Year

The Hollywood Reporter has released this year's list of network shows in serious danger of not making it to a new season, and it's filled with a lot of familiar names. Almost everything we watch, in fact. » 2/13/10 8:00am 2/13/10 8:00am

Neither Snow Nor Sleet Can Stop This Week's Comics - Or Can They?

Will there be comics this week? Maybe: Diamond's HQ has been without power thanks to the East-Coast snowpocalypse, meaning some shipments may be delayed. But if comics arrive, they'll include assassin monkeys and the men who try to stop them. » 2/09/10 9:00am 2/09/10 9:00am

The End Of Heroes And Humanity In This Week's Television

Television may be clearing decks in preparation for the Olympics (which start Friday), but that doesn't mean we're missing out entirely, with new Lost, the US debut of Survivors and maybe the final ever episode of Heroes. » 2/08/10 9:00am 2/08/10 9:00am

Dystopian Dolls And Robotic Teens Make This Week's TV Worth Watching

The Late Night Wars may be over, but television finds itself unable to stop. This week alone, there're new episodes of Chuck, Supernatural and Caprica, not to mention the final ever episode of Dollhouse. Hankies and actives at the ready! » 1/25/10 9:00am 1/25/10 9:00am

TV's Human Target Is A Poor Stand-In For The Real Thing

Last week, DC Comics released a collection of Peter Milligan's Human Target comics to promote the new Fox television series it's the basis for. This may have been a very bad decision... for the show. Spoilers and ranting ahead. » 1/24/10 12:00pm 1/24/10 12:00pm

Bad Television Gives You A Look At An Unsung Comics Classic

In this week's comics, Joss Whedon comes back to Buffy, there's a new spin on Aliens Vs. Predator, and Sulu gets back in the captain's chair. But most of all, there's a new chance to check out a comics classic. » 1/12/10 9:30am 1/12/10 9:30am

Fox Sets New Target For Success

Fox is obviously feeling confident about their adaptation of DC's Human Target; the network isn't just giving the series a high-profile premiere slot, but it's also aiming to make sure American Idol fans stick around to watch it afterwards. » 11/27/09 9:00am 11/27/09 9:00am

Massive Thor Plot Details, Plus More From the Doctor Who Set, And…

Major Thor subplots revealed! Plus more Doctor Who set pics, including a clip from filming. Discover one Lost character's secret importance, and a few more details on Avatar. Plus: New Moon, The Lovely Bones, Fringe, Smallville, and Supernatural. » 10/09/09 6:00am 10/09/09 6:00am

What's Does A Race Car Tell Us About Iron Man 2? And What's Lost's Next…

Spoilers illuminate your entertainment future! Today, there's a photo of a super-car from the Iron Man 2 set, plus some District 9/Zombieland action scenes described. Plus Caprica, Lost, Fringe, Eureka, Warehouse 13, True Blood, Smallville and Heroes mega-spoilers. » 7/06/09 6:00am 7/06/09 6:00am

Has Human Target Already Suffered From The Fox Curse?

Has new comic book adaptation Human Target already been dumbed down beyond recognition by Fox? The first review of the much-buzzed-about pilot for the series suggests so - and points the finger at Dollhouse as the reason why. » 6/20/09 8:00am 6/20/09 8:00am