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.
‘SNL’ Season 43 Adds Three New Cast Members, Seven (!) New Writers
We knew changes were coming to SNL Season 43 after the departures of Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata, but these additions are real buzzer-beaters. Ahead of Saturday’s premiere, SNL welcomes Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd to the series, with more than double as many w…
‘Batman’ Stars Burt Ward, Julie Newmar and More React to Adam West’s Passing
We’re still reeling from the loss of Adam West, TV’s original Batman and “Bright Knight” icon of superhero fans. The actor lost a battle with leukemia this weekend, and now Batman co-stars Julie Newmar and Burt Ward weigh in, along with Family Guy producers and many more.
Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88
We’ve lost one of comic and TV culture’s most enduring favorites, as original Batman star Adam West has passed away. The smooth-voiced star became iconic for his portrayal of the ‘60s Caped Crusader, earning a place in the pop culture pantheon over the decades.
Alan Thicke, ‘Growing Pains’ Star, Dies at 69
As 2016 seems to be an unendingly cruel mistress, another beloved TV parent has left us behind. Alan Thicke, actor behind Growing Pains patriarch Jason Seaver has passed away at age 69. The acclaimed sitcom star had only days earlier made a surprise cameo in the second season of Netflix’s Ful…
SNL Will Cut Down on Commercial Breaks by 30% Next Season
SNL hasn’t yet revealed its final host of Season 41, let alone what, if any cast turnover to expect in Season 42, but a notable change is already afoot. The NBC mainstay will cut at least two commercial breaks from live airings next season, but what might replace the additional runtime?
‘Simpsons’ Boss Shares Script Pages of Unmade Prince Episode
The Simpsons has visited just about every nook and cranny of pop culture in its near-30 years, though a long-abandoned episode concept saw the late Prince putting in a particularly meta appearance. Now, Simpsons boss Al Jean shares the tribute episode that might have been, as well what caused the re…
SNL Will Air an All-Prince Tribute Special on Saturday
SNL had always intended to take off the coming weekend in preparation for its final May shows, but given the tragic passing of music icon Prince, NBC will pay tribute to the late star with a special highlight of the artist’s musical performances.
Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer, Star of WWE, Dies at 45
Tragic news for fans of former WWE diva and reality star Joanie Laurer, as the iconic “Chyna” has passed away at age 45. In the years since here tenure as “9th wonder of the world” wrestling star, the performer was also known for her reality TV appearances, public persona…
Doris Roberts, Star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dies at 90
Sad news for fans of veteran actor and multiple Emmy-winner Doris Roberts, as the iconic Everybody Loves Raymond star has passed away. Apart from her famed role as Ray’s mother Marie Barone, Roberts is also remembered for her work on Broadway.
Amazon Prime Launches Standalone Streaming to Compete With Netflix
Multiple outlets have launched individual standalone options to match that of industry leader Netflix, though Amazon has consistently lagged behind for its streaming service’s tether to an overall Prime rate of $99 per year. No longer, as Amazon Prime launches a far more competitive monthly s…
Shyamalan TNT ‘Tales From the Crypt’ Gets Series Order, ‘Reinvented’ Crypt Keeper
If ever you thought that TNT’s redux of Tales From the Crypt under one-time suspense master M. Night Shyamalan was only a nightmare, have we got a twist for you. Not only has TNT greenlit the new Tales From the Crypt to series, well also have a “newly reinvented” Crypt Keeper to…
‘MythBusters’ Returns: Science Channel Seeking New Hosts Via Reality Competition
MythBusters’ 14-year run has barely had enough time to pack up its equipment, and already new faces might pick up the mantle from Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The Discovery-owned Science Channel has in mind to revive the famous pop-culture science phenomenon, launching a Search for the Next…