Incessant rumors have been abound for months now and it appears all the chatter was true. FOX officially confirmed they’re resurrecting the landmark sci-fi conspiracy drama, The X-Files.
Even more exciting is the fact original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are on board. Don’t expect a weekly dose though. The network is only bringing it back for a limited six-episode event series which begins production this Summer.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” producer Chris Carter states. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
Hopefully, she fares better this time around than her nymphomaniac character, Shelley, in Asylum. Poor girl was tortured and mutilated beyond recognition during the second season of the popular horror anthology.
Chloe Sevigny is the latest to check into American Horror Story: Hotel. She joins previously announced cast members Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley and Cheyenne Jackson. Sadly, this time around Jessica Lange won’t be participating. She formally announced her exit during the show’s recent PaleyFest panel.
Ryan Murphy broke the news via social media. “Very excited to announce that Chloe Sevigny returns to the AHS family as a series regular on “‘AHS: Hotel,’” he tweeted gleefully.
Excited to see Sevigny back in the franchise? Which other former AHS alum do you want to see return? Sound off below.
The inaugural season of Empire finished off with a bang. Not only did the two-hour event drop major bomb after another, its ratings exploded off the charts. The hip-hop FOX drama delivered 16.5 million viewers and a 6.4 rating among adults 18-49.
I knew the series could eventually past the 6.0 rating mark. In fact, it almost reached 7.0 in the 9-10 hour. It narrowly missed at 6.9. Insane.
The Empire Season 1 finale is the highest-rated freshman series finale since Grey’s Anatomy’s debut season in 2005. It also now earns the title as the top-rated TV series in the adult demo airing now, beating The Big Bang Theory.
Speaking of the finale, what was your favorite OMG moment. While I literally gasped when I saw Anika (Grace Gealey) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) hook up, the highlight of the night was by far, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Anika’s catfight. Poor Boo Boo Kitty and her pearls never saw it coming.
I love how they tussled on the pool table. Great catfights always find the ladies plunging into a swimming pool. When there isn’t one around, a pool table is a perfect stand-in. Relive the scratching and pulling below and find out which other memorable catfight it reminded me of.
Is every Scream Queens cast member going to get their very own bubblegum teaser? If so, might I suggest Nick Jonas next. I’m very curious about his blowing skills ;)
Wisely, FOX chose to debut the new promo featuring Keke Palmer during Empire‘s season finale. With all those eyeballs watching, the network would be idiots not to. Her clip is pretty much like Emma Roberts but serving less bitchiness and more sassy attitude. Check it out below.
Scream Queens‘ 15-episode first season, which revolves around a college campus rocked by a series of murders, premieres this Fall on FOX. It boasts a star-studded cast which includes Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer and the ultimate ‘scream queen’ Jamie Lee Curtis. Oliver Hudson recently joined the cast to replace Joe Manganiello.
It’s the end of an era this week. After six seasons, Glee says good-bye in a special two-hour event. Over the years, the FOX musical has covered hundreds of songs, but the last note will be, surprisingly, an original composition.
Fittingly, Lea Michele belts out the last tune on Friday. “This Time” is an original song written by Darren Criss. The 28-year-old actress revealed the emotional track sent her to her knees upon hearing it the first time. Here’s what Criss told Entertainment Weekly about his song.
“I wrote ‘This Time’ as a love note to all things Glee. The show itself, the emotions of the people leaving it—both the characters and the actors themselves, the effect it had on everyone — I tried to cram all these ideas into a single person’s narrative. I wanted Rachel’s words to encapsulate not only her own personal journey, but everyone’s experience of being a part of this show—whether you were behind the camera, in front of the camera, or watching it at home for these past few years. Hearing Lea sing this song was a really cathartic moment for me. It was a perfect way to say goodbye to the whole experience, and I really look forward to getting to share it with the world. I hope ‘This Time’ will resonate with as many people watching Glee as it did for me and those of us who had a hand in making it.” – Darren Criss told EW.com.
Another track that I’m looking forward to seeing on the finale finds Michele once again teaming up with Chris Colfer for another amazing duet. Arguably, one of the duos’ finest and most memorable duets was their cover of “Defying Gravity.” The two take on another number from Wicked. Check out “Popular” below, along with Glee’s final song ever. That is, until a ten year reunion that will undoubtedly take place ;)
Just like Friday the 13th in February, FOX has unleashed another teaser for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming horror-comedy anthology, Scream Queens. This time, an actual cast member from the new series actually appears in the clip.
Emma Roberts, like the random blonde previously shown, chews bubblegum. However, instead of blowing up in a bloody explosion, something else happens. I won’t spoil it for you.
In other Scream Queens related news, the cast is losing one high profile name. Sadly, Joe Manganiello dropped out. No official reason has been revealed, but most likely it has to do with the rumors he’s being courted to star in the big budget superhero flick, Suicide Squad. Rumor has it, he’s close to sealing the deal to play Deathstroke. Plus, he has a busy summer ahead of him promoting Magic Mike XXL.
For those reasons, I can forgive him for leaving. Find out who his replacement is below, along with watching the new Emma Roberts promo.
Sylvester Stallone scored an unlikely career comeback with his geriatric action flick The Expendables back in 2010. Naturally, the 68-year-old actor released two sequels after it. There’s even an all-female spinoff version The ExpendaBelles in the works. After all, that’s how they do it in Hollywood. Suck every last dollar you possibly can. Now comes word another version of the project is on the way.
The undeniable breakout hit of the season continued its ascension to the stratosphere. The FOX hip-hop drama grew its viewership for an incredible seventh week in a row.
Empire‘s new benchmark is now 13.8 million viewers and a 5.3 rating among adults 18-49. It’s the highest demo rating for a regularly scheduled program on broadcast network in five years. With the season finale just around the corner, I fully expect its unprecedented streak to continue. Can it hit the 6.0 rating?
Taraji P. Henson and Terence Howard grace this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. If you can’t get enough of Cookie and of the soapy program, definitely check out the publication’s feature.
Speaking of soapy goodness, on last night’s episode Jamal (Jussie Smollett) publicly came out in stellar fashion. He reworked the lyrics to one of Luscious’ (Howard) hit, “You’re So Beautiful.” The result was a performance to remember. By far, this is my favorite track from the show yet. Check it out below, if you missed it last night.