Monday, October 07, 2019

2019 New York Comic Con Round Up

2019 New York Comic Con - Manifest

Some major news for TV series were announced this past weekend at New York Comic Con, where we were on hand of course for about the 6th straight year. We were in press rooms for Tell Me a Story, Big Mouth, Emergence, Daybreak, Coyote Peterson, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, For All Mankind, Castle Rock, Lincoln, The Expanse, Lost in Space, neXt, Roswell New Mexico, Batwoman, Riverdale and Manifest (pictured). More to come soon, but new news items that were announced at New York Comic Con include:

Netflix's Big Mouth and Human Resources
Human Resources: We manage people. The next great animated series from the creators of Big Mouth. Coming soon. As just announced at New York Comic-Con, Netflix has ordered Human Resources, a workplace comedy set in the world of the monsters from Emmy nominated series Big Mouth. Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, and Kelly Galuskawill serve as creators and executive producers.

FX's Devs
Alex Garland's highly-anticipated television debut, FX's upcoming limited series Devs premiered its first teaser during a panel discussion at New York Comic Con featuring Garland, executive producer Allon Reich and cast members Sonoya Mizuno ("Lily"), Jin Ha ("Jamie"), Zach Grenier ("Kenton"), Stephen McKinley Henderson ("Stewart"), Cailee Spaeny ("Lyndon") and Karl Glusman ("Sergei"). New York Comic Con fans were also treated to a sneak peek at an extended trailer of the series, as well as two pivotal scenes featuring a first look at the mysteries that await viewers inside the Amaya Corporation's top-secret Devs building. Additionally, FX released three new images from the eight-episode limited series set to debut in Spring 2020. The brand new teaser and images give fans their first glimpse of Nick Offerman as Amaya's enigmatic CEO, Forest, alongside series lead Sonoya Mizuno.

AMC's Walking Dead
In front of more than five thousand New York Comic Con fans, AMC confirmed the renewal of The Walking Dead for an eleventh season and the return of Lauren Cohan, who plays fan favorite character Maggie Greene, as a season 11 series regular. The Walking Dead executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang announced the news at the show's annual NYCC panel, surprising fans by bringing out Cohan to join the show's executive producers and cast on stage. The series' renewal came one day ahead of the show's season 10 premiere yesterday (Sunday, October 6). In addition, AMC released first-look images from the upcoming third series in The Walking Dead Universe. The series made its panel debut at New York Comic Con on Saturday with participants including co-Creators Scott M. Gimple and Showrunner Matt Negrete, along with cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston and Nico Tortorella. The third installment of the franchise will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad. Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series will premiere on AMC in spring 2020.

CW's Roswell, New Mexico
In the aftermath of the tragic sacrifice of Max Evans (Nathan Dean) and return of Rosa Ortecho (Amber Midthunder) in the season one finale of Roswell, New Mexico, the mysterious town seemed like a place where anything could happen. It's only fitting then that the second season will see two surprising recurring guest stars: Gaius Charles from Friday Night Lights and Jason Behr, the actor who portrayed Max Evans in the original Roswell series. Cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television's sophomore series announced the cast additions during Roswell, New Mexico's New York Comic Con 2019 panel on Sunday, October 6.

Gaius Charles, who played Smash on Friday Night Lights, will recur as Bronson, a local farmer with a strong moral compass that leads him to see the good in people -- and aliens -- in a time of great prejudice. Ultimately, his quest to protect those he loves pits him against forces far more powerful than he is. Jason Behr, who played Max Evans on 1999's Roswell, also has a recurring role, which has yet to be revealed. Roswell, New Mexico returns for its second season midseason on The CW.

Apple TV Plus' Servant
At New York Comic Con 2019, Apple announced that M. Night Shyamalan's highly anticipated psychological thriller Servant, will premiere globally on Apple TV+, a new home for the world's most creative storytellers, on Thursday, November 28. Apple's Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Academy Award-nominated Executive Producer M. Night Shyamalan directs along with BAFTA-nominated Executive Producer and Writer Tony Basgallop, who created the series. The celebrated cast of Servant includes Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Four, Black Mirror), Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise, Snatch).

Around the Horn at NYCC
Netflix announced that Lost in Space season two will begin to stream on Tuesday, December 24. It was announced that the highly anticipated series Star Trek: Picard will premiere on CBS All Access in the U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Following the premiere, new episodes of Star Trek: Picard's 10-episode first season will be available weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. Netflix's animated comedy The Dragon Prince returns to Netflix on November 22 for a third season. The stakes are higher than ever before in the all new season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power! Coming to Netflix November 5 for a fourth season. And finally, trailers and sneak peeks were revealed for current series such Warner Bros' Riverdale and Manifest, the latter which return to the air in Spring 2020, along with many other series such as TNT's Snowpiercer (also coming in Spring 2020) and Amazon's The Expanse.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 20

black-ish - "My Dinner with Andre Junior" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior and Olivia invite an excited Bow and Dre over for dinner in their new apartment, but upon arrival, they immediately become concerned with the young couple’s living conditions. Meanwhile, Diane bonds with Pops as she asks for his advice on dating.

mixed-ish - "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rainbow’s best friend, Tamika, asks her to plan her 14th birthday party, so Bow goes out of her way to make sure it’s the coolest birthday party ever. Meanwhile, Paul and Alicia battle it out for who is the “coolest,” and Harrison takes Santi and Johan on a trip to Mexico for some quality time.

Young Rock - "A Lady Named Star Search" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her "Star Search" audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies; Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge.

Kenan - "Teacher's Strike" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the teachers go on strike, everyone has to pitch in to keep the kids occupied; Rick sets up a unique schoolroom in the morning show conference room.

Chad - "Ikrimah Breakup" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When his mom breaks up with her boyfriend and Chad's left without a father figure, Chad does everything in his power to win him back.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

Tuesday, April 20

  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show/Ellen/Open House) - Catch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Hank will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny - Jenny appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-April)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series

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