A bunch of your favorite old Nickelodeon characters are coming back. According to Deadline, filmmaker Jared Hess (the director of comedies including Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre) will direct NickToons, an adventure comedy featuring characters from ‘90s and early 2000s Nick shows including Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, The Angry Beavers, Ren & Stimpy, Aaahh! and Real Monsters. Hess is working on the screenplay with his wife and writing partner Jarusha Hess. Noticeably—nay, unforgivably—absent is Doug Funnie and Patti Mayonnaise. Let’s make this right Paramount. Make this right. Discuss
All of you 24 fans that were sweating the loss of Jack Bauer have a few more things to worry about. Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins has been cast as Eric Carter, the new lead of 24: Legacy—which is a definite win for the show. But, none of the original characters will reprise their roles, and the composition of the show won't mirror the original real-time episodes format. So basically, it's an entirely new show, which, even for hardcore fans of the Jack Bauer era, may not be such a bad thing. Hawkins' character had a rough childhood, a stint in the Army Rangers, and lives a quiet life with his wife Nicole until “he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.” It sounds like a great new era in suspenseful action television, but only time will tell if it lives up to its predecessor. Discuss
Any Friends fan could tell you their favorite moments of the beloved show. The flag football Thanksgiving episode, the time Chandler Bing becomes Ms. Chanandler Bong, the one where Chandler and Monica finally get together, and of course, who could forget the time the gang went to Vegas? Well, as it turns out, Matthew Perry could. In recent interview with BBC Radio 2 about his play The End of Longing, the Friends actor revealed that he couldn't really remember filming seasons three through six of the NBC sitcom. When asked what his least favorite episode to film was, Perry responded, "I think the answer is, I don’t remember three years of it. So none of those … Somewhere between season three and six ... I was a little out of it." Perry struggled with alcohol and painkiller addiction during his time on the show. He told People in 2013, "I couldn't stop. Eventually, things got so bad that I couldn't hide it, and then everybody knew." Discuss
Two of your friends from Pawnee might soon be headed back to TV—sort of. NBC has reportedly purchased pilots of new shows from both Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, but in both cases, the former Parks and Rec stars will be producing the series. Poehler’s yet-to-be-titled show will focus on a sibling rivalry in a royal family between a successful brother and a partying black sheep who’s recently returned to the fold. Jones’ sitcom has more of a supernatural twist: In Good Fortune, a woman decides to follow the advice of a fortune teller to make all of her major life decisions, which, let’s be honest, doesn’t sound like a very great idea. Hilarity is bound to ensue. Discuss
It was only a matter of time. The cable network Disney XD has announced that it is bringing back the early-'90s crimefighting cartoon Darkwing Duck. For those younger millennials who are sadly unacquainted with the satirical superhero show, the series was a spinoff of DuckTales that followed the adventures of Drake Mallard (aka Darkwing Duck) and his sidekick Launchpad McQuack. Slapstick hilarity frequently ensued. The new version of the series is set to return sometime in 2018.
The wait for season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is almost over—it drops on April 15—and there’s also some more good news for fans of Ellie Kemper’s Netflix sitcom. Co-executive producer Tina Fey told reporters at the Television Critics Association press event this weekend that the streaming network had also picked up the show for a third season. The series started as a pilot for NBC, who passed on the show, before becoming a critical and fan favorite on Netflix. Kemper told reporters, “I’ve had a lot of people share with me that they were going through a difficult time, they watched this and it helped them to feel better. Discuss