The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
‘Girls’ Star Jemima Kirke Almost Bailed Before Season 2
Once upon a time, HBO’s Girls might have ended up a very different cultural phenomenon, between Amy Schumer testing for then-miniscule role as Shoshanna, and other near-misses. Now, ahead of the sixth and final season, Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke reveal that Jessa almost had to be abruptly written out.
Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia, Dies at 60
Terrible news to confirm today, as a beloved icon and Star Wars star’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. Carrie Fisher, actress behind both Princess and General Leia, has passed away at age 60. The revered actress and comedic presence had earlier suffered a heart attack en-route from London to Los Angeles.
Netflix’s ‘Fuller House’ Will Return for Season 3 in 2017
The first season of Netflix Full House revival Fuller House proved a major hit for the streaming service, and even if Season 2 couldn’t quite match its success, the Tanners will give it a third shot regardless. The series has officially been renewed for Season 3, arriving in 2017.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Mom Didn’t Think He Was Pretty Enough for ‘Sherlock’
Sherlock Holmes isn’t generally pop culture’s go-to for a dashing hero, but once upon a time, neither was Benedict Cumberbatch. Now, Sherlock creator Steven Moffat jokes that even Cumberbatch’s mother thought he was wrong for the part, also providing an update on those ever-swirling final season rumors.
Review: ‘Walking Dead’ Spills Serious Guts in 2016 Closer ‘Hearts Still Beating’
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 proves it can get “Hearts Still Beating” in a bloody midseason close, but is Rick finally ready to fight back after two more needlessly cruel deaths? And who’s that mystery man spying on Alexandria from afar? Find out in our full review!
‘The Walking Dead’ S7 Premiere May Actually Have Driven Away Viewers
It’s no secret that Seasons 6 and 7 of The Walking Dead have proven more divisive than usual, between the buildup to Negan’s arrival, the months-long wait to identify his victim(s), and subsequent brutality. Season 7 hasn’t felt the same since, and according to ratings data, enough viewers have subsequently tuned out to reach a multi-season low.
Alec Baldwin’s Trump Returning to SNL With Kristen Wiig
Complicit or otherwise, SNL knew that the first post-election show needed a note of relief, moreso than reminders of Trump’s victory. Presidential portrayer Alec Baldwin even expressed uncertainty he’d ever don the wig for SNL again, but sources confirm the sketch series’ take on Trump will return Baldwin to the limelight with Kristen Wiig this weekend.
‘Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey Ordered Released, Pending Retrial
Whether or not you subscribe to Netflix’s Making a Murderer championing Steven Avery’s innocence, few would argue the cruelty of Avery’s cousin Brendan Dassey being railroaded as an accomplice. There may yet be good news on that front, as Dassey’s overturned conviction and release have been made official, even as the state intends to re-try him.
‘Walking Dead’ Brings Negan to Alexandria in First ‘Service’ Clip
The Walking Dead has spent the majority of Season 7 in the aftermath of Negan’s vicitms, but will finally return to Rick and co. in next Sunday’s “Service.” our first post-“The Cell” clip has arrived, as Alexandria prepares for the Saviors, and someone wants inside the gate.
‘Walking Dead’ Accidentally Leaks Negan’s Alternate, Way Worse Kill
Even as The Walking Dead apparently locked down Negan’s victim two years ago, production still went through with its shell game of filming death scenes for each cast member. We saw glimpses of them with Sunday’s premiere, but a new leak reveals what might have been the show’s most horrific choice.
Colbert Threatens to Get Hammered in Live 2016 Election Special Tease
If there’s a silver lining to the 2016 election, it might be that late-night hosts are at the top of their game. If there’s two, our tolerance for booze has gone way, way up. Thankfully Stephen Colbert will help us combine both, live on November 8, as Showtime released the first uncensored tease for Colbert’s live election night special.
Maya Rudolph Joins ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ in First Season 4 Promo
The smell of fall TV is in the air, and with it, even the Brooklyn Nine-Nine crew are taking in the last sun. Our first look at Season 4 picks up with Jake and Holt – er, Larry and Greg – in witness protection in Florida, even including SNL vet Maya Rudolph in the first footage.