There is now a way to create your own logo in Stranger Things awesomely creepy retro font. The creative studio Nelson Cash has created this tribute to the Netflix show, which allows users to create logos in the now iconic neon red. You can head over to MakeItStranger.com to waste 15 minutes making cool logos to send to your friends. Discuss
The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore is almost over, Comedy Central—the show’s host network—announced earlier today. The final episode will air this Thursday, reportsThe New York Times.
Wilmore’s show sat in the same time slot as Stephen Colbert’s long-running The Colbert Report. But The Nightly Show has been attracting less than half of the audience Colbert did. Of course, it’s not just an absence of Colbert hurting Comedy Central’s 11:30 p.m. slot (although, yeah, that’s a factor). The late night scene has turned upside down during the past two years: Along with Colbert’s move to CBS and Jimmy Fallon’s dominance of the everything post-primetime, the late night slate now features new (and more) faces including Samantha Bee, James Corden and Trevor Noah.
It’s a tougher field, and Wilmore is the first not to make it. In a statement, he said:
I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our fans to have had this opportunity. But I’m also saddened and surprised we won’t be covering this crazy election or ‘The Unblackening’ as we’ve coined it. And keeping it 100, I guess I hadn’t counted on ‘The Unblackening’ happening to my time slot as well.
Executives at Comedy Central say that right now Trevor Noah is secure as host of The Daily Show With [well] Trevor Noah. But the Times points out in its reporting about Wilmore that The Daily Show has not been immune to the same struggles Wilmore faced: Nielsen data reveals that, with Stewart at the helm, “The Daily Show” averaged of 2.1 million viewers per night (at least during Stewart’s last season). Noah’s Daily Show averages 1.3 million. Discuss
Nickelodeon seems pretty set on cashing in on millennial nostalgia.
The kids network announced that it has officially greenlit a TV movie version of its popular ‘90s cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life. And, unlike the lameLegends of the Hidden Temple TV movie, the network seems like it is attempting to capture the original creative spirit of the series: They’re bringing back show creator Jay Murray to executive produce and direct the one-hour movie which will “bring back all of the beloved characters in Rocko’s fictional city of O-Town,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Murray told EW, “What I have found by bringing these characters back is that it’s not so much about nostalgia, but a sense that they still feel relevant and fresh to me, and after 20 years, they can’t wait to comment on modern life in the 21st century. They still have a lot to say.”
No release date has been announced yet, but the folks at Nickelodeon are busy: Along with an upcoming Hey Arnold! TV movie, there's also a NickToons movie—featuring characters from a bunch of ‘90s Nick shows—in the works. Discuss
James Corden is slowly taking over television: Yet another one of his Late Show segments is getting spun-off into its own show. Just weeks after Apple announced that it would be home to the Carpool Karaoke series, TBS has signed on to air Drop the Mic.
Based on the popular Late Show segment, the series will feature four celebrities rap battling each other, as a live studio audience chooses the winner. Corden will serve as an executive producer for the 16 episodes that will air in 2017. Discuss
Worlds are colliding on Fox. The network recently announced they will air a special, one-hour event on Oct. 11, that will bring together the worlds of New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We still don’t have many details, but, evidently, the cast of New Girl will somehow travel to the jurisdiction of New York’s goofiest police precinct.
The creators of both shows seemed to acknowledge that the whole idea is a little gimmicky, but also seem cool playing along with it. In a statement, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor said,
Stay tuned for our two casts to do a soulful R&B number on 'Empire', co-anchor the FOX 10 O’Clock News and connect for a touchdown on NFL Sunday. But in all seriousness. we’re all huge fans of 'New Girl' here at the 'Nine-Nine', and we’re excited to see our characters interact and to work with their incredible writers and producers. And also to see what their craft services are like, compared to ours.”
In her own statement, New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether added,
The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it. Maybe you remember ‘Blackout Thursday’ on NBC, or even further back the infamous 'Alf'/'Gilligan’s Island' crossover of the late 1980s. [We] will proudly and humbly go where few shows have gone since the 1990s. We know we have big shoes to fill, and we look forward to disappointing everyone. There’s a 50% chance Alf will also be in both episodes. But there’s also a 50% chance that is a lie.
Netflix’s hit sci-fi series Stranger Things manages to capture the style and charm of ‘80s cinema while avoiding all of the goofy cliches that have made some of the decades most popular pop-culture relics not age so well. But that hasn’t stopped a YouTube genius named Tim Bennett from reimagining the series as a corny ‘80s sitcom.
This new and improved intro perfectly captures everything you love to hate about ‘80s TV: Cheesy theme songs, overly long intros that feel the need to introduce every single character and lots of jump cuts.
And just in case you need a refresher on the source material for this work of mash-up nostalgia brilliance, here’s two of the ‘80s best/worst openers.