Sookie is back. Actress Melissa McCarthy, who has become a box office superstar since first appearing on the series Gilmore Girls in the early 2000s, recently told Ellen DeGeneres that she will return for the next season of the fan-favorite show when it airs to Netflix. Despite some early questions about her potential role in the new season (she previously tweeted, “Sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!”), McCarthy and the producers now appeared to have come together.
In the episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show schedule to air today, she said, “Literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it, and I am so excited. And they are gonna be amazing.”
So far, the official release date hasn’t been confirmed. Discuss
Children of the ‘90s rejoice. Nickelodeon is continuing its campaign of reminding you how awesome your childhood was by bringing back the sketch comedy show All That for a reunion. This is, of course, in addition to that Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie that’s in the works and a feature film starring a bunch of old Nickelodeon cartoon characters.
During an All That marathon on the Splat Network in April, which is celebrating the show’s 22nd anniversary (you feel old now, don’t you?), several of the original cast members will reunite for new sketches. Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli, Josh Server, Lori Beth Denberg, and, yes, Kenan Thompson of SNL fame has all signed on for the mini-reunion. There’s no word if other former stars like Amanda Bynes or Nick Cannon will join in on the fun (though, he’s likely pretty busy with that new Radio Shack job).
This also means we’re one step closer to that Good Burger sequel we’ve been patiently waiting 19 years for. For now though, let’s all just take a minute to remember that one time when a teenaged Kobe Bryant appeared in an All That sketch, that definitely does not hold up. Discuss
Nearly 16 years ago, Bart Simpson got a peek into a future where his sister Lisa became President of the United States—a position she took over from Donald Trump. Evidently, things didn’t go so well for the U.S. economy. It turns out, we go broke. Though, admittedly, Trump's fictional platforms—breakfast food and “midnight basketball”—actually sound pretty cool. Discuss
HBO has released this look at the upcoming film about the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, and star Bryan Cranston is barely recognizable. Along with actually looking like the 36th president in the clip, Cranston embodies the character. It helps that he has some experience in the role. He starred in the Broadway play All the Way—which the film is based on—and won several major theatrical awards for the performance. HBO’s film debuts on May 21. Discuss
Well that didn’t last long. According to Deadline, ABC has canceled it’s dramatic series about the life of David after just two episodes. Even before it aired, Of Kings and Prophets had become controversial, and since its debut, some conservative groups even called for its boycott.
Early on, the series’ producers announced that they wouldn’t shy away from depicting the sexual content and graphic violence featured in the Old Testament story. They were even considering airing a too-hot-for-TV version online. One of the show’s creators had told Variety, “For instance, how much skin or sexuality we can show? I think we can show it in its pure form, but I think we’re really talking about subtle distinctions between online and broadcast … In the broadcast version, we kind of have to cut around it and do it in pieces, but in the online version, I think we can show it as we originally intended.”
It turns out that religious viewers aren’t exactly fans of the Game of Thrones approach to the Bible: Deadline called the ratings “dismal.” Ironically, it’s not the first time a network has unsuccessfully tried to adapt the story of David and Saul in an action drama: NBC’s futuristic take on the story, Kings, lasted just 13 episodes. Discuss