Sunday, July 31, 2016

NEWS: TBS greenlights "The Guestbook" and "Tarantula" and orders "World's End" pilot

TBS Greenlights The Guest Book from Greg Garcia And First Original Primetime Animated Series, Tarantula,

From Carson Mell and Rough House Pictures

TBS also Orders pilot for Jonathan Ames Comedy World's End,
Starring Hamish Linklater and Wanda Sykes and executive-produced by Ben Silverman,
And unveils launch plans for new comedies People of Earth and Search Party

TBS's stable of original comedies is about to expand. The top-rated Turner network has greenlit two new series and ordered another to pilot. Getting straight-to-series orders are The Guest Book, a scripted comedy created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope), and produced by CBS Television Studios, and Tarantula, from creator Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, the network's first original primetime animated series under the new TBS brand. Both series are slated to launch in 2017. TBS has also ordered a pilot for World's End, a scripted comedy from Electus, writer/executive producer Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death) and executive producer Ben Silverman (Jane the Virgin), with Hamish Linklater (The Big Short) and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) set to star.

In other programming news, TBS has set Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), for the premiere of its other-worldly ensemble comedy People of Earth, starring Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show). TBS also has a unique launch plan in store for the new series Search Party. In order to capitalize on the Thanksgiving week with a captive young audience, TBS will air the entire first season of Search Party during the holiday (Nov. 21-25), with two episodes each night from 11 p.m. to midnight (ET/PT). To build interest even further, TBS will encore the first season during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's, while also making all 10 episodes available on demand the night of premiere to encourage binge viewing.

Today's announcements mark the latest phase in TBS's programming and brand evolution, which began in January with the premiere of Angie Tribeca and continued with the debuts of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee in February, The Detour in April and Wrecked in June. As a result, TBS now claims four of cable's Top 10 new comedies for the year-to-date, with Wrecked and The Detourtopping the list.

"Our new projects, from some of the best creators and producers in the industry, will fit perfectly with the new direction we've been taking the TBS brand," said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of programming for TBS. "Each show brings something fresh and unique to the comedy genre, from the unforgettable characters that Greg has created in The Guest Book to the wild, animated absurdities of Carson’s Tarantula. We also can't wait to see how the envelope-pushing audacity of our World's End pilot plays out on screen."

The following is a rundown of the three new projects joining TBS's production and development slate:

TBS Signs The Guest Book

For several years, Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) has been writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. He has always dreamed of having these stories come to life on screen, and now they will in the new TBS original comedy series The Guest Book.

Garcia brings his quirky, signature single-camera comedy to this anthology series centering on a small town vacation home and its visitors. While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of guests renting the house. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of The Guest Book, all of which are being written by Garcia.

The Guestbook is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Turner's Studio T, the in-house studio that produces and owns original content airing on TBS and TNT. Garcia serves as executive producer on the series, which is slated to launch on TBS in 2017.

Animated Comedy TarantulaComing to TBS

Marking its first original primetime animated series under the network's new brand, TBS has greenlit Tarantula, a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel (aka "The Tarantula"). The series centers on Echo Johnson, a respected but uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Echo's poetic ramblings spin tales of misadventures with the other residents, as they partake in party crashing, dumpster diving and other socially dubious acts of mischief.

Tarantula is created and written by Carson Mell (Silicon Valley). It is a co-production of Rough House Pictures and Turner's Studio T, with Danny McBride (Vice Principals)Jody Hill (Vice Principals), David Gordon Green (Vice Principals) and Brandon James (Vice Principals) serving as executive producers. TBS has ordered an open-ended run for the series, which will join the network's lineup in 2017.

World's End Ordered to Pilot

TBS has ordered a pilot for World's End, a half-hour comedy pilot written by Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death)and starring Hamish Linklater (The Big Short,) and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish).

World's End follows Henry Mueller (Linklater), a charismatic high school English teacher who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. There, under the watchful eye of Louise Baldwin (Sykes), he begins to feel "sane." Henry starts to question the system and the methods used to contain the inmates, ultimately becoming the leader of an inmate revolt. It's a dark comedy about an asylum that operates like a family, and as in all families, the question of who is sane and who is not is open for discussion.

World's End is based on an original Sagafilm television format. The pilot is a co-production of Electus and Turner's Studio T and is being executive-produced by Ames, Ben Silverman (Jane the Virgin), Stephanie Davis (Bored to Death) and Sean Canino (Jane the Virgin), along with Alan Poul (The Newsroom), who will also direct.

About TBS

TBS, a division of Turner, is basic cable's #1 network with young adults and home to a growing slate of bold, original comedy series, including four of the year's Top 10 new comedies on cable: Wrecked (#1), The Detour (#2), Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Angie Tribeca. Upcoming comedies include Search Party and People of Earth. The network also presents exciting competition series, such as Separation Anxiety, and late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family GuyThe Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and the brand new eSports gaming league. TBS is available across multiple platforms in more than 93 million U.S. households.

Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

TNT greenlights new series with Charles Barkley, orders "Monsters of God" pilot and renews "The Last Ship" for season 4

TNT Greenlights Series from NBA Legend and Provocateur Charles Barkley

Network also Orders Pilot for Rod Lurie Drama Monsters of God
And Commissions Fourth Season of the Epic Drama The Last Ship

Premiere Dates for New Drama Good Behavior
And Season Three of the Fantasy Hit The Librarians Announced

TNT, a division of Turner, has given the greenlight to a provocative new series with NBA legend and Inside the NBA analyst Charles Barkley. Slated to premiere in early 2017, The Race Card (working title) will follow Barkley as he goes on a personal journey to explore and understand why our country is so divided right now. TNT has also ordered a pilot for Rod Lurie's post-Civil War drama Monsters of God, from Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment. And the hit action-adventure series The Last Ship will be back for a fourth season next summer.

TNT is in the midst of evolving its original programming slate, starting this past June with the premiere of the critically acclaimed hit Animal Kingdom. The evolution will continue later this year with Good Behavior, starring Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in a no-holds-barred performance as a complicated woman trying to regain her life. Good Behavior is slated to premiere Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

In addition to Good Behavior, TNT's fall slate will include the third season of the hit fantasy drama The Librarians, starring Rebecca RomijnChristian KaneLindy BoothJohn KimJohn Larroquette and Noah WyleThe Librarians season three is set to premiere Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Monsters of God joins two other pilots in the works at TNT: Civil, starring Bradley Whitford (The West Wing)Toby Jones (Captain America: Winter Soldier), Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Enrique Murciano (Bloodline), as well as guest stars Eliza Coupe(Quantico) and Brian D'Arcy James(Spotlight) in a gripping political and social drama that finds America on the brink of a modern day Civil War, and Claws, starring Niecy Nash(Getting On), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Jenn Lyon (Justified) in a wickedly funny dramedy set in a Florida nail salon.

"We're creating premium shows that are also unapologetically entertaining, whether it's through the tenuous and unexpected relationship in Good Behavior, the hard-hitting action of The Last Ship, or Monsters of God, our version of a western chock-full of violence, sex and insane characters," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

"When it comes to unscripted programming, we're going to venture into new territory with unique subjects and formats not found anywhere else," said Michael Bloom, TNT and TBS's newly appointed senior vice president of unscripted series & specials. "With his enormous popularity and outspoken, sometimes controversial views, Charles is the perfect choice to kick off this new strategy."

Below are the complete details for today's TNT news about The Race Card greenlight, Monsters of Godpilot and The Last Ship renewal.

TNT Greenlights The Race Card

NBA legend and Inside the NBAanalyst Charles Barkley has had enough. The America that he knew has lost its way, becoming mired in partisan politics, social divides and entrenched corporate interests. Now he hopes to get to the root of the problem in the new limited-run series The Race Card. TNT has ordered six hour-long episodes of the show, with plans to launch in early 2017.

In The Race Card, Charles Barkley wants to bust up the echo chamber mentality that so often has people retreating to corners of the like-minded, where views are reinforced and ideas are distorted into angry, unexamined groupthink conclusions. Each week, Barkley will take on the rapidly calcifying positions around today’s hot-button topics. He will seek out the sharpest and most varied viewpoints from today’s cultural leaders and tastemakers. He will then challenge and probe those ideas, even trying them out on himself.

No idea presented on The Race Cardwill be left in the abstract. Barkley will put ideas on their feet, with real-world proof-of-concept tests that will engage people and expose the truth behind their closely held beliefs. In the end, Barkley will reach his own conclusions guided only by his own wits and common-sense wisdom.

"We as Americans never discuss the issue of race in this country and how it impacts everything in our lives until something bad happens," Barkley said. "I see this project as a way to talk about race, class and cultural differences and challenge everyone's status quo."

The Race Card is a Studio Tproduction in association with DocShop Inc. and Kin Studios. Studio T is Turner's in-house studio which produces and owns original content airing on TNT and TBS. Serving as executive producers on The Race Card are Charles BarkleyLee GaitherMarc Perman and Emmy® winner Dan Partland(Intervention), who oversaw the acclaimed documentary series The Sixties for TNT's sister network CNN.

TNT Orders Monsters of GodPilot

TNT has greenlit a pilot for Monsters of God, a post-Civil War drama from Rod Lurie (The Contender) and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment for Turner's Studio T. Lurie wrote the script and serves as executive producer and director on the pilot. Also serving as executive producer is Lurie's partner at Battle Plan ProductionsMarc Frydman, and Plan B's DeDe GardnerJeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg.

In Monsters of God, savagery and violence are the cornerstones of Colonel "Terrible" Bill Lancaster's holy war against the Comanche in post-Civil War Texas. Despite the peaceful co-existence between the Comanche and local townspeople, Lancaster sets out on a quest to kill off every single member of the tribe, bringing wild chaos to the town of Slater. Meanwhile, his wife, Cynthia Lancaster, will let no one get in the way of her obsessive quest to institute her wildly feminist ideals, even if she has to challenge the United States Army and make her own allegiance with the Comanche women. Whether by force or free will, change is coming to Texas, and the escalating insanity will reveal humanity at its most monstrous.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Lurie served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army before moving into the entertainment industry first as a reporter, then as a writer and director. While serving in the Army, Lurie spent a great deal of time and energy studying the Comanche Wars, which serve as the historical backdrop for Monsters of God.

TNT's The Last Ship Gets S4 Renewal

TNT has ordered 13 episodes for a fourth season of The Last Ship to air next summer. Eric DaneAdam Baldwin and Bridget Regan star in the series' third season, along with Charles ParnellTravis Van WinkleMarissa NeitlingChristina ElmoreJocko SimsBren Fosterand Kevin Michael Martin.

Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, CO Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

In its third season, The Last Ship is reaching an average of 7.6 million viewers per episode across all platforms. New episodes premiere Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.  Fans can catch up on episodes from the first half of season three through TNT On Demand and the TNT website and mobile app. Past seasons are currently available on Blu-Ray and DVD, as well as on Hulu.

The third season of The Last Ship is a production of Turner's Studio T in association with Platinum Dunes, whose partners – blockbuster filmmaker Michael BayBrad Fuller and Andrew Form – serve as executive producers. Co-creators and showrunners Hank Steinbergand Steven Kane also serve as executive producers, along with directors Paul Holahan and Michael Katleman.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable's most watched networks, features a packed slate of original drama series, including the bold new Animal KingdomThe Last ShipThe LibrariansMurder in the FirstMajor CrimesRizzoli & Isles, and the upcoming Good BehaviorWill, Foreign Bodies, The Alienist and Tales from the Crypt. TNT is also the cable home to popular dramas like BonesCastleCharmedGrimmHawaii Five-0 and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the Live Nation Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. TNT is available across multiple platforms in more than 92 million households.

TNT is a division of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Only three days left...

Only three days until the Write-A-Thon I participate in to raise money for gifted and creative low income students to attend the Clarion Institute is over. It doesn't matter how much you donate or whether you pledge through my profile or another. All that matters is that we help the next generation of storytellers. So please consider donating and thank you.

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Look At Sideshow Collectibles' Star Wars: Darth Vader: Lord Of The Sith Premium Format Figure.

Sideshow Collectibles sent out pics of their new Darth Vader Premium Format Figure statue. You can read about it and seem more pics on the web page link below. In the meantime, here are some photos posted by Sideshow Collectibles.

TruTV Programming Highlights

Programming Alert
Upcoming August Highlights
SEASON TWO PREMIERE – FAMELESS – Back to Back Episodes – Monday, August 1
The Invasion at 10:00pm: An aspiring news anchor's first day on the job might be her last day on earth, a wannabe reality star finds himself fully exposed in a heated love triangle, and a slick TV host inadvertently uses his newfound powers for evil. Guest appearance by KTLA’s Sam Rubin.
The ShawPrank Redemption at 10:30pm: A prison prank becomes a prison break for an aspiring jokester, an angry robot gets its buttons pushed by a wannabe TV host, and a self-proclaimed expert on dog discipline discovers a terrifying new breed.
MID-SEASON PREMIERE – COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 1 at 11:00pm
Comedy Knockout pits comedians against each other in a series of fast-paced challenges, with the audience having sole discretion to decide who is the funniest person in the room. In each of the episodes, host Damien Lemon (Guy Code) sends three comics into a battle of high stakes comedic gameplay. With points doled out based on the audience’s applause, it's all about one-upmanship as competitors attempt to land massive comedy blows and whip the rowdy crowd into a frenzy of raucous laughter. The whole time, the comedians throw roast-like, rapid-fire jabs at each other to knock their opponents off balance. Every show ends with one comedian crowned champion, one eliminated and one ultimately forced to face the crowd and apologize for going down in shameful defeat.
Mouse CondomsJay Oakersonreveals why Annie Lederman needs a mouth guard in museums, Kurt Metzger roasts Jay on his family goals, and Annie has some explaining to do after getting caught with her pants down…literally.
GREATEST EVER – New Episode – Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00pm
Greatest Animals Ever: Animals can be adorable, incredible, hilarious, or even rude...but they're never boring. Host Amanda Seales shares eight critical tips on how to make an amazing viral video, starring the world's funniest creatures. Whether you're cage-diving with sharks, teaching your dog a bizarre trick, or just filming your hamster doing absolutely nothing, it’s time you learned how to cash in on the true stars of the internet.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Wednesday, August 3 at 11:00pm
Happy Beginning: Megan Neuringer accuses Andy Kindler of being stuck in a coma, Noah Gardenswartz needs help filling his banana hammock, and Andy makes cracks about childhood obesity.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, August 4 at 10:00pm
Laundry Day: The guys are on the prowl for partners in crime at a supermarket, and then throw caution to the wind as helpless romantics in the park. Later, tonight’s big loser adds some pep to an arena football game, treating the crowd to a wardrobe malfunction they’ll never forget.   
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, August 4 at 10:30pm
The Great Escape: Go behind the scenes as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr strike the wrong chord while posing as music instructors. Plus, tonight’s big loser lacks the magic touch in a show-stopping punishment.
FAMELESS – New Episode – Monday, August 8 at 10:00pm
Zings and Zonks: An aspiring TV host's chance at stardom flies off the handle when a new drone prototype turns against him. Then, a would-be prankster becomes a tyrannosaurus wrecks during a bad night at the museum, and an insult comic gets taken for a ride after getting a rude awakening. Guest appearance by Joey Lawrence.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 8 at 11:00pm
Tig Ol’ Bitties: Annie Lederman and Leonard Ouzts rip into each other super hard from the start, Megan Neuringer pops her shirt open in Bio-Hazard, and Leonard gets weirdly presidential.
GREATEST EVER – New Episode – Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00pm
Greatest Newscasts Ever: You've been watching the news your entire life, but did you know there's an actual science to creating a great newscast? Host Amanda Seales shares eight critical tips on how to produce the #1 newscast in the game. Learn how to create amazing chemistry between the right anchors, and how to deal with drunk hecklers – so that every network exec is looking at your newscast and taking notes.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Wednesday, August 10 at 11:00pm
Make America Sassy Again: “Who’s with me?” becomes Dave Hill’s official catch phrase, Dulce Sloanwants 20% of Dave’s “D,” and Andy Kindler gets roasted so hard he threatens to sue.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, August 11 at 10:00pm
Water Torture: Joe, Q, Sal and Murr spin a wheel and hope for the best while creeping out shoppers at the mall. Then, the guys get what they deserve at a coffee shop, and it all leads to an impromptu punishment that leaves one Joker soaked, enraged, and totally shocked. 
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, August 11 at 10:30pm
Brother-In-Loss: Go behind the scenes as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr get cheeky with interviewers while explaining their lackluster resumes at a job interview. And how mad was Sal when Murr legally married his sister in tonight’s unholy punishment?  Spoiler Alert: really mad.
FAMELESS – New Episode – Monday, August 15 at 10:00pm
Raiders of the Lost Art: An aspiring TV host learns the real art of pranking when he gets cornered in a security trap. Then, a muscle-head discovers that the dream of becoming a fitness star comes with some crappy side effects, and a wild attempt to take the antiques game by storm comes to an electrifying halt.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 15 at 11:00pm
Solid Harry Potter Burn: Jessimae Peluso makes it rain for a clown, Tone Bell wants the whole world to smell his fingers, and Michelle Buteau poses as an emotionally dead stripper.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Wednesday, August 17 at 11:00pm
Amish Starter Kit: Returning champs Jay Oakerson and Yamaneika Saunders fly out of the gate in this one. Jay reveals what Yam likes eating with a biscuit, Yamaneika gets super dark about Luis J. Gomez’s father, but Luis gives it back later!
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, August 18 at 10:00pm
Hitting the Wrong Note: Joe, Sal, Q and Murr dress to the nines, but act like zeroes while trying to get sympathy for their problems. Then, a video game focus group goes off the rails, and tonight’s big loser faces the music in a tone-deaf punishment that gets lost in translation.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, August 18 at 10:30pm
The Big Uneasy: Go behind the scenes as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr take over New Orleans, stealing sips from strangers’ drinks at a famous bar, and spinning the Wheel of Voo-Doom on Bourbon Street. Then, tonight’s loser turns into a legendary swamp monster.
FAMELESS – New Episode – Monday, August 22 at 10:00pm
High Speed Chase: An aspiring cop's chance to be a crime fighter crumbles because of his half-baked excuse for a partner, an MC’s hopes of surprising a famous pair of wrestling twins goes up in flames, and a would-be pranksters attempt at tricking a zookeeper turns grizzly.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 22 at 11:00pm
Hold Me Back: Dulce Sloan talks about sex with half a dude, Jessimae Peluso does a dubious Stephen Hawking impression, and Julian McCullough sets feminism back thirty years!
MID-SEASON PREMIERE – ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING – New Episode – Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00pm
Adam Ruins Hollywood: Straight from the red carpet, and with the help of celebrity guests Rachel Bloom and Ariana Madix, Adam exposes the hidden truths behind Hollywood's glitz and glamour. He spills the dirt on who’s really behind stars’ red carpet fashion choices, the illogical and problematic process behind movie ratings and how reality shows are anything but real.

Rest In Peace Jerry Doyle.

Rest in peace Actor Jerry Doyle. He was sixty years old.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Next Week On Syfy.

Five years after the East Coast was ravaged, Fin (Ian Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free. Now sharks - and 'nados - are being whipped up in places and ways that are completely unexpected. The newest addition to the hit global franchise also sees the return of David Hasselhoff (“Baywatch”) as Gil Shepard and Ryan Newman (“Hannah Montana”) as Claudia Shepard.

GHOST HUNTERS “All Aboard the Ghost Train” - 9/8c *SEASON PREMIERE*
On the season premiere of Ghost Hunters, TAPS heads to Cleveland to investigate a historic roundhouse and rail yard connected to more than just old trains. The frightening remnants of a serial killer, horrific accidents, and one of the worst train crashes have two people questioning strange encounters and desperately needing TAPS’ help.
Harper Lee, the famed author of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, travelled to Alabama to research the story of an enigmatic preacher accused of murder and practicing voodoo. Writer Jenny Scott follows in her footsteps with terrible consequences.
KILLJOYS “I Love Lucy” – 9/8c 
Dutch's (Hannah John-Kamen) search for the mysterious green plasma puts the team at the mercy of an eccentric galactic collector.
DARK MATTER “We Should Have Seen This Coming” – 10/9
Strapped for cash, the crew of the Raza follow Nyx’s (Melanie Liburd) lead on an op, only to find out their target is a personal one.
2 LAVA 2 LANTULA – 9/8c 
Steve Guttenberg reprises his role as Colton West in the sequel to last year's LAVALANTULAOnce again, giant, lava spewing spiders are on the loose - this time in Florida, where Colton's stepdaughter is only spring break. Only Colton and a ragtag group (amongst them Guttenberg's former Police Academy co-stars Michael Winslow and Marion Ramsey) can stop them. But will they be able to defeat the biggest lavantula of them all - the Gargantulantula?


LAW & ORDER: SVU “More Ice, Please” marathon – 12pm-10pm
Legends say that when Ice-T asked series producer Dick Wolf how the part of Fin Tutuola was supposed to be performed, Wolf told him to simply do what Ice-T would do if he were a cop.  Lucky for us, Ice-T as a cop is a pretty awesome thing…from his classic one-liners, to his banter with partner John Munch, we can never get enough.  
MOTIVE “The Scorpion and the Frog”– 10/9
A gruesome murder with the same signature as one of Paula’s previous homicide cases could mean an innocent woman was convicted of a crime she didn’t commit.
WWE Monday Night RAW– 8/7c
The Superstars and Divas from the World Wrestling Entertainment® Universe take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA and the millions of fans watching at home.  RAW Superstars and Divas include John Cena, CM Punk, AJ Lee, Roman Reigns, Kane, The Miz, Eve and Zack Ryder.  
The Superstars and Divas from the World Wrestling Entertainment® Universe take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN and the millions of fans watching at home.  RAW Superstars and Divas include John Cena, CM Punk, AJ Lee, Roman Reigns, Kane, The Miz, Eve and Zack Ryder.  
For full schedule please refer to
SUITS “Turn” – 9/8c 
Mike contemplates a deal that could reduce his sentence. Jessica and Louis take differing approaches to dealing with their new tenants. Rachel begins representing a death row inmate.
MR. ROBOT “eps2.3_logic-b0mb.hc” – 10/9
elliot cant quit the game but tbh it proves bigger than expected. dom and fbi go to china to investigate five/nine. joanna is haunted‐‐ or hunted? darlene calls on angela for help.
MR. ROBOT DIGITAL AFTERSHOW – 11/10*stream live at*
MR. ROBOT DIGITAL AFTER SHOW HOSTED BY THE VERGE provides a live weekly deep dive into the series. The Verge editors Nilay, Emily and Russell discuss their own opinions and analysis of that Night’s episode, and will host cast and crew members from the show for an insiders’ point of view on the show’s biggest moments. The Verge editors will break down the reality and potential imminence of the various hacking and cyber-security techniques used in each episode, while fans will also have the ability to interact with the hosts and their guests each week via social platforms.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH “El Hombre Pájaro” – 10/9
Teresa’s (Alice Braga) desire to escape grows with an opportunity to obtain papers.  Desperate for product as “The Birdman” (Brent Smiga) encroaches further on her territory, Camila, (Verónica Falcón) taps into her last cash reserves to make a critical drug buy and sends Teresa and James (Peter Gadiot) out on a midnight mission to deliver 5 million in cash. Brenda (Justina Machado), pressured by the dwindling supply of cocaine in town, makes a decision that puts her crew at grave risk.
If it’s Friday, it means an evening full of Modern Family! 

News: TBS greenlights digital animated series Storyville, begins development on Notorious B.I.G.-inspired series, both from Mass Appeal

TBS Greenlights Digital Animated Series Storyville And Begins Development on Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Series

Projects Kick Off New Content Partnership between Mass Appeal and TBS & TNT

TBS, a division of Turner, has greenlit Storyville, a new digital animated series co-created by OkayPlayer. The top-rated network is also in development on Think B.I.G., a scripted series based loosely on lyrics by the late, great Notorious B.I.G. The two projects are the first to emerge from a new strategic content partnership between TBS & TNT and New York-based content and media organization Mass Appeal.

TBS has ordered 10 episodes of Storyville, which is already in production. Created and produced by Mass Appeal in partnership with Okayplayer, the digital animated series will feature funny, absurd, weird, and sometimes just sheer joyful stories straight from the mouths of top celebrities. Musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will tell true life stories which will be animated in rich detail, exposing the sheer absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory. Storyville will premiere this fall across TBS digital and social platforms. A pilot of the series is available for viewing at

TBS is also developing Think B.I.G., a scripted series chronicling the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The plotlines for Think B.I.G. will be loosely based on the lyrics of Notorious B.I.G. The project is being produced and created by Mass Appeal, in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc.

"Storyville and Think B.I.G. speak to the types of projects we will cultivate with Mass Appeal moving forward," said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. "Mass Appeal is a leader in developing unique stories with diverse voices. There's no better partner for us to connect with this vibrant, impassioned audience."

TBS's new projects are part of a larger deal with Mass Appeal, which has been creating compelling content that reflects the American urban landscape since 1996. Under the agreement, Mass Appeal will develop original programming for TBS & TNT's television and digital platforms, presenting concepts on an exclusive, first-look basis. Mass Appeal will also provide creative consultation on programming already in development, work with the networks in crafting original music solutions and licensing tracks from Mass Appeal Records; and developing music-themed specials and unscripted programs aimed at giving viewers an all-access pass to a colorful and unique urban landscape that's as eclectic as it is revolutionary.

"The new direction that the good folks at TBS are taking is inspiring and totally akin to our position on popular culture," said Sacha Jenkins, Mass Appeal partner and chief creative officer. "In essence, Mass Appeal's strength lies in our ability to articulate the innermost feelings of artists and revolutionaries who are in the throes of their most potent creative moments, in a manner that is true to the creators and the movements they help spawn. I think our marriage will produce programming that will inspire a huge cross-section of people to tune in, interact and, in the case of TBS, laugh their asses off."

Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, added, "This deal is a major turning point for our business. With the help of Turner, we will now be able to accelerate our vision of growing Mass Appeal into the premier brand for exploring and expanding urban culture. We look forward to helping inspire cultural ingenuity at TBS & TNT."

The deal was negotiated by Mark Ankner and Jad Dayeh at WME.

Make A Date With Adult Swim’s New Drive-In Tour

Make A Date With Adult Swim’s New Drive-In Tour

10 Cities Host Nights of Fun and Freebies!


Fans from all across the country can soon roll up with their crew to the 2016 Adult Swim Drive-In. They will enjoy a free magical night with Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with millennials for over a decade, and get a first look at what’s on the programming horizon starting next month. 


Each stop of the five-week, 10-city national tour, brings an ultimate exclusive sneak peek at unaired episodes, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and loads of other Adult Swim favorites. Fans will also enjoy food trucks, free popcorn, concessions, games, and prizes. Vouchers for a free meal from one of the food trucks on-site will be handed out, while supplies last. Attendees can also bring their own picnic dinners, see the official site for more details.


The content, which will be shown on a massive 40-foot inflatable screen, will be updated periodically throughout the tour. The event is free to fans ages 18+ and RSVPs are required


The Adult Swim Drive-In tour will include stops in the following cities:


Date                                      Venue                                                    City, State

August 18                            Balloon Fiesta Park                            Albuquerque, NM

August 22                            Blue Starlite Drive-In                        Austin, TX

August 26                            Old National Centre                          Indianapolis, IN

August 29                            Nissan Stadium                                   Nashville, TN

September 1                      South Drive-In Theatre                   Columbus, OH

September 6                      Belle Isle Park                                      Detroit, MI

September 8                      Soldier Field                                         Chicago, IL

September 10                   88 Drive-In Theatre                           Denver, CO

September 15                   CenturyLink Field                               Seattle, WA

September 17                   Portland Meadows                           Portland, OR