Look who's back maybe!
Now that 24 is over, and the proposed movie adaptation of it looks about as likely to happen as the Heroes movie does at this point, our favorite madman (though sadly not that kind of madman -- yet) Kiefer Sutherland will be taking Broadway by storm next February in a big, snooty Pulitzer Prize-winning play, complete with a star-studded(ish, but come on) cast featuring Jason Patric (Lost Boys reunion!) and Chris Noth. You know, a lot of people complain about celebrities taking Broadway roles away from the "real" actors these days, but not us, and especially not when that celebrity is Jack fricking Bauer. Here are the soon-to-be-legendary antics we are waiting to see from Kiefer: The Broadway Star.
24 ended its gloriously ridiculous, wildly entertaining, f*cking badass run with a two-hour series finale last night, and though it had some pitfalls, it's hard to deny that it was a pretty great finale. It felt more like a great season finale, sure, but to their credit they're trying to get a movie made, here. If the movie happens, this will go down as an excellent series finale, and one that's justified. If it doesn't, well... let's not think about that. Let's just review the best and worst elements of the finale as it stood last night.
As devastating as it is for me to accept, 24 is coming to an end this month. To discuss the end of the series (and to answer for some of its most recent mistakes), 24 executive producer Howard Gordon participated in a media call and tried to shed some light on why certain decisions were made this year. Namely: The existence of Dana Walsh. Read the highlights of the call below.
It's almost not fair for Fox to hold their Upfront presentation the same day as NBC's. The difference between the networks is night and day, with Fox premiering a handful of huge, splashy new shows while boasting their many existing hits and 7-years-at-number-one track record, while NBC is trying to bounce back from a completely failed 2010 programming slate with an entirely new one and only one certified ratings hit in The Voice. So, even though quite a few of Fox's new shows look abysmal, I really can't feel too sorry for them. Let's take a look at what's new.
Glad to be back to work from the long weekend? No? Well, today's news is filled with people coming back to television you can be happy about.
Quite the day for news to start off President's Day weekend right! Check out what Kiefer Sutherland, Leelee Sobieski, and Howie Mandel all have in common (hint: pilot).
The new boss is in town, but he isn't off to a good start.
The only person more obsessed with hosting things than Hugh Jackman is Neil Patrick Harris. And that's the way I like it!
Not a whole lot going on in the world of news today, everyone is probably busy trying to figure out just exactly how Locke is going to kill Jacob, or which of the boys is going to go home next week on Idol. That's the only explanation we've got for this tremendously slow news day.