morty

TV historian and Big Brother fan. Former contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer TV section.

Dear White People will premiere April 28, 2017 on Netflix [Video]

The Netflix series Dear White People is based on Justin Simien’s 2014 film, and will star Logan Browning as Samantha White, the biracial student at Winchester whose Dear White People radio show and Ebony and Ivy book put her in high demand for a spokesperson position at a number of black student groups. The trouble…

Actor Richard Hatch of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Dies at 71

Actor Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica film and TV series, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His manager Michael Kaliski said Hatch, 71, died with his son Paul by his side. Hatch began working in television in 1970 when he starred as Philip Brent in the daytime…

Comedian Irwin Corey known as The World’s Foremost Authority Dies at Age 102

The Brooklyn native comic, film actor and activist, dubbed the ‘Professor’ and often billed as “The World’s Foremost Authority” enjoyed a comedic career spanning more than six decades. His son, Richard on Tuesday called his father ‘original and one-of-a-kind, iconic’ and told the AP his father ‘died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his son.’…

The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary

From “The Golden Girls” and “Cheers” to “Friends” and “The Office” … from “SNL” and “Hill Street Blues” to “The Voice” and “This Is Us,” from Jack to Johnny to Jay to Jimmy, the rich and prolific history of NBC will be celebrated Sunday, Feb. 19 from 9-11 p.m. on “The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s…

Starz App Added to Amazon Fire TV

Starz announced today the launch of its STARZ app on Amazon Fire TV. STARZ subscribers may now watch exclusive STARZ Original series including “Black Sails,” “The Missing,” “American Gods,” “Outlander” and “Power,” as well as hundreds of movies and first-run films on Amazon’s streaming media devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The…

Amazon Original Series ‘Patriot’ Debuts on February 24 on Prime Video

Amazon announced its new original one hour series Patriot is slated to premiere on Friday, February 24 exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. [countdown id=”1485943561″ format=”dHMS” serverSync=”false” alwaysExpire=”false” compact=”false” tickInterval=”1″ counter=”until” template=”thedays” until=”02,24,2017,00,00″ labels=”Years,Months,Weeks,Days,Hours,Minutes,Seconds” labels1=”Year,Month,Week,Day,Hour,Minute,Second” compactLabels=”y,m,w,d”] Starring Michael Dorman (Wonderland), Emmy winner Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s Show)…

TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Announces “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”

TBS’s late-night hit Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is pleased to announce its first annual “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” which will take place on Saturday, April 29, at The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. (the Old Post Office being regrettably unavailable due to a Bahraini Press Freedom Consortium). [countdown id=”1485902134″ format=”dHMS” serverSync=”false” alwaysExpire=”false”…

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Returns for 14th Season Summer 2017 on FOX

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning So You Think you Can Dance for a 14th season this summer on FOX. This season, highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with…

DIY Network Renews ‘Barnwood Builders’ for Two Additional Seasons

DIY Network has ordered 26 more episodes of its popular series Barnwood Builders. The series, which has attracted more than 3.6 million total viewers a month since it premiered in March 2015, stars Mark Bowe and his team of West Virginia master craftsmen as they carefully deconstruct centuries-old barns and cabins to build stunning modern…

Amazon Studios Greenlights a Fourth Season of the Golden Globe Award-Winning Series ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and a Final Season of Hit Comedy Series ‘Red Oaks’

Amazon Studios today announced it has green lit a fourth season of the Golden Globe award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle, and a final, third season of the hit comedy series Red Oaks. Both are scheduled to premiere later this year on Prime Video in the US and UK, and additional territories in the future.…