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.
Bill Cosby’s Kennedy Center Honors Rescinded Over Sexual Assault
As the long-awaited sexual assault conviction of Bill Cosby takes hold, more institutions are cutting past ties with the comedian. Following his expulsion from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Cosby will now have two prior Kennedy Center honors stricken from the record.
‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Trailer Reveals New Big Bad
Move over, Thanos – Bushmaster is here. Harlem’s newest menace makes his presence known, as Marvel’s Luke Cage officially busts out its first trailer. And if Cage weren’t ceding the spotlight enough, Misty Knight is armed and ready to take it.
Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ Officially Returning for New Episodes
We double-dare you not to love this – one of Nickelodeon’s greatest game shows is officially oozing back onto TV. The network confirms new episodes of ‘80s-‘90s classic Double Dare will arrive as early as this summer.
‘Black Panther’ Faves Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira Are Working on a New TV Series
Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira really weren’t kidding about the whole “Wakanda Forever” thing. The two Black Panther stars will next team up for a TV miniseries adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel Americanah, both behind and in front of the camera.
‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Features Reg E. Cathey’s Final Performance
This past weekend saw a great loss for the acting community, as House of Cards and Fantastic Four star Reg E. Cathey passed away of lung cancer. The actor filmed several projects prior to his passing, including a previously-unrevealed key role in the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage.
Disney’s ‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Reveals First Footage, New Characters
The new Muppet Babies are here to make your dreams come true once more. Following their initial 2016 announcement, Disney Junior has released a first look at the revamped children’s classic, including a new penguin character named Summer, and one fan-favorite we won’t see very much of.
A ‘Mighty Ducks’ TV Series Is Reportedly Quacking Up at ABC Studios
Practice your quacks and get in Flying V formation – The Mighty Ducks may be skating onto a TV near you. Reports indicate that the classic kids’ sports comedy is eyeing a return to the ice with a new TV iteration from the original trilogy’s screenwriter.
Steal a First Glance at ‘Atlanta’ Season 2’s ‘Robbin’ Season’
Now that 2018 is finally here, all our 2016 faves are making belated returns. FX and Donald Glover’s Atlanta is first-up with March’s Season 2 premiere, and a new promo teasing the mysterious “Robbin’ Season” ahead.
‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Officially Lands at Hulu With Two-Season Order
Whatever your take on TV’s endless revivals, the latest will really put some bologna in your slacks. Yes, the Animaniacs are officially returning, as Hulu places a two-season order for a new version of the classic series with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer.
‘Jeopardy!’ Player’s ‘Gangsta’ Pronunciation Costs Thousands in Must-See Clip
Boy, if there’s one topic you’d never imagine Jeopardy! a stickler for, it’s gangsta rap. You have to see this viral video of a contestant losing over $3000, as judges reverse Alex Trebek’s acceptance of proper “Gangsta’s Paradise” pronunciation.
Dave Chappelle Addresses Transgender Jokes, Then Criticizes Louis C.K. Accusers
Dave Chappelle managed to address the controversy surrounding last year’s standup specials, and ignite a new one all at once. The comedian’s latest Netflix standup offers a measured response to jokes about Caitlyn Jenner and the transgender community, though a subsequent special sees Chappelle questioning both the #MeToo movement and fellow comedian Louis C.K.’s accusers.
Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Returning for Season 2 on Netflix
The original structure of Spike Lee’s 1986 She’s Gotta Have It was well-suited to a TV adaptation, but where might Netflix take it in Season 2? We’ll find out, as both Lee and star DeWanda Wise confirm Nola Darling will keep living that Brooklyn life another season.