Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where “Brilliantly Canceled” comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.
25 years before A&E’s Bates Motel, there was NBC’s Bates Motel. However, instead of following the origins of Norman Bates, this made-for-TV movie tracks the grand re-opening of the infamous hostel. Filled to the brim with such Psycho staples as camp, interior design, and commentary on the death of [...]
The three lead actors from the 2011 hit summer comedy Horrible Bosses, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, all just signed deals to return for a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actors were in negotiations to return for over half a year. Director Seth Gordon, who directed the original and also the recent Jason Bateman vehicle Identity Thief, will also be coming back. Jamie Foxx, who played Motherfucker Jones in the first movie, is currently in negotiations to do the sequel, as well. Horrible Bosses grossed $209 million worldwide off a low $35 million budget and was the third highest-grossing comedy domestically behind The [...]
The first big comedy of the year, Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy and directed by Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon, drops today, and reviews so far are overwhelmingly negative. Identity Thief, as of this writing, has received a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 41/100 Metacritic. Reviewers have come to a consensus that Bateman and McCarthy aren't the problems with the movie and that the laugh-light, undisciplined script is its greatest weakness. Critics have singled out Bateman and McCarthy's performance, in particular, making the two leads the only subjects of praise in the movie amongst critics. The Seattle Times sums it up, writing [...]
Jason Bateman, once the star of 80s comedies like Teen Wolf Too, has sold an 80s comedy of his own to NBC. The prospective show, titled Then Came Elvis, will be produced by Bateman through his shiny new production company, Aggregate Films. It's Aggregate's first TV project and its second ever project in general, after the upcoming Bateman/Melissa McCarthy movie Identity Thief. Then Came Elvis was created by Up All Night producer DJ Nash and loosely modeled on his own life. The show centers on the teenage son of a family going through a divorce, with his adult self narrating the story. Jason Bateman seems like a logical [...]
Yep, that's Tobias and Lindsay looking like Tobias and Lindsay. But where are they coming from!? And what does Tobias have going on underneath that sheet? If you look VERY closely at the photo below, you'll see the slightest peek of short jorts. AAAHHHH. Also, below is a picture of Michael wearing a lavender oxford with what looks like a University of Phoenix undershirt. What does University of Phoenix have to do with everything? Ugh, why won't Mitch Hurwitz just send us the dailies all ready? [Via]