Monday, October 10, 2022

New York Comic Con Recap and News Roundup; Fox Renews Krapopolis for Season 2

Producer Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling

LIVE from New York Comic Con, we have scoops to give you! First up, the Velma trailer was released. Velma is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley (voiced by Mindy Kailing), the unsung and under appreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. This original and humorous spin unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America's most beloved mystery solvers. Constance Wu, Sam Richardson, and Glenn Howerton have joined the cast as Daphne, Norville (Shaggy) and Fred. A slew load of guest voices will also appear such as Ken Jeong and Melissa Fumero. Velma is streaming in 2023 on HBO Max with 10 episodes (and we may get more very soon, stay tuned).



* Great minds think unlike. Don't miss the two-episode premiere of The Mysterious Benedict Society season 2, streaming October 26 on Disney+. Some scoops include guest appearances by Bronson Pinchot and Haley Joel Osment! The series stars Tony Hale as Mr. Benedict; Kristen Schaal as Number Two; MaameYaa Boafo as Rhonda Kazembe; Ryan Hurst as Milligan; Gia Sandhu as Ms. Perumal; Seth B. Carr as George "Sticky" Washington; Emmy DeOliveira as Kate Wetherall; Mystic Inscho as Reynie Muldoon; and Marta Kessler as Constance Contraire.

* Peace, love, and mind control. Proper good times ahead. Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler Season 3 arrived October 6, only on HBO Max, with episodes premiering weekly throuh Nov. 24. And all 10 episodes of The Midnight Club has dropped on Netflix. Welcome to Brightcliffe Hospice. From the creators of The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass comes a new Netflix horror series: The Midnight Club. At a hospice with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories - and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. A new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy's Intrepid Pictures (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass), and Leah Fong, based on the creative work of bestselling author Christopher Pike. The Midnight Club premiered on Netflix is October 7, 2022.

* Season 2 of Peacock's original must-watch teen murder mystery One of Us Lying to premiere on Thursday, October 20 with all 8 episodes dropping at launch. The series stars Marianly Tejada ("Bronwyn"), Chibuikem Uche ("Cooper"), Annalisa Cochrane ("Addy"), Cooper van Grootel ("Nate"), Jess McLeod ("Janae"), Melissa Collazo ("Maeve"), Sara Thompson ("Vanessa"), Alimi Ballard ("Kevin"). AMC Networks presented a panel for its new series Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches, the second series in the Anne Rice Immortal Universe, at New York Comic-Con. The panel, which featured Executive Producers Mark Johnson, Showrunner Esta Spalding and Michelle Ashford, and cast members Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa and Harry Hamlin, included the debut of the series' first official trailer and announced the show's premiere date. The series will stream exclusively on AMC+ on Thursday, January 5, 2023, with the first two episodes available that same night. Subsequent episodes will rollout weekly.

* The eight-episode third and final season of His Dark Materials will debut Monday, December 5 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with two back-to-back episodes on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Two new episodes will debut each week leading up to the series finale on December 26. Lin-Manuel Miranda will return for season three as Lee Scoresby. Series stars Dafne Keen as Lyra, Amir Wilson as Will, Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Simone Kirby as Mary Malone, Will Keen as Father President McPhail, Jade Anouka as Ruta Skadi, Ruta Gedminstas as Serafina Pekkala, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Commander Ogunwe, Jamie Ward as Father Gomez, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Simon Harrison and Chipo Chung as the rebel angels Balthamos, Baruch and Xaphania, and Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe as Ama.

* The new series Let the Right One In stars Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (A Better Life), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, Power) and rising young actress and singer Madison Taylor Baez (Selena: The Series) as well as Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot), Ian Foreman (Merry Wish-Mas), Jacob Buster (Colony), Nick Stahl (Sin City) and Kevin Carroll (Snowfall). The 10-episode series officially premiered on streaming and on demand Friday, October 7, with its on-air premiere last night, Sunday, October 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The series airs weekly though Dec. 11. Inspired by the original hit Swedish novel and film, the series centers on Mark (Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor (Baez) whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive. With these emotionally charged and terrifying ingredients as a starting point, the series upends genre expectations, turning a naturalistic lens on human frailty, strength and compassion.

Meg Donnelly and Drake Rodger

* Tom Welling (Professionals, Smallville) has joined the cast of The CW's new drama series The Winchesters, premiering Tuesday, October 11 (8:00-9:00pm ET). The news was announced today by The Winchesters producers and cast at New York Comic Con, with Welling making a surprise appearance. Welling will appear in the recurring role as Samuel Campbell, Mary's (Meg Donnelly) dad and the patriarch of the Campbell Hunting family. Samuel taught Mary everything he knows. Gruff and pragmatic, he's a veteran Hunter who prefers actions over words - and it's always his way or the highway. But when Samuel teams up with Mary and her friends to save the world, he won't only have to defeat the most dangerous monster he's ever faced - he'll also have to mend his broken relationship with his daughter. Welling will make his first appearance as Samuel Campbell in episode seven.

Danneel and Jensen Ackles

* Azarath. Metrion. Zenthos. Part 1 of Season 4 of DC's Titans premieres November 3 on HBO Max. Hold on to your butts, a new season is coming! Season 4 Part 1 of Doom Patrol premieres December 8 on HBO Max. And finally, FX's Kindred, the new drama series based on Octavia E. Butler's profoundly influential novel, will premiere Tuesday, December 13 exclusively on Hulu. The premiere will include all eight episodes.


Krapopolis

In advance of its series premiere, Fox Entertainment has renewed its all-new animated comedy Krapopolis for a second season. From Emmy Award-winning creator and executive producer Dan Harmon (co-creator of Rick and Morty), Krapopolis marks Fox Entertainment's first wholly owned animated series and is produced by Fox's Emmy-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment. Krapopolis is set in mythical ancient Greece and tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters that try their hand at running the world's first cities - without trying to kill each other, that is. The series features the voices of Emmy Award winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Matt Berry (What We Do in The Shadows), Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders) and Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel). Krapopolis will premiere in 2023.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Lopez vs. Lopez - "Lopez vs Birthdays" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On Chance's birthday, George throws a party, and Rosie's sisters throw shade.

Young Rock - "Night of the Chi-Chi's" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bethlehem, 1988: Teenage Dwayne is locked in a restaurant overnight with his father when Rocky agrees to deep clean the space; in 2033, Dwayne feels nostalgia for a vintage arcade game he finds far from home.

The Villains of Valley View "How the Villains Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Set in the past, Onyx issues an annual ruin-Christmas challenge, but they get more than they bargained for.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes " Hauntin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While planning an over-the-top Christmas bash, Parker encounters several ghostly visitors who teach him the true meaning of the holiday.

Raven's Home - "A Country Cousin Christmas" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Alice's mom begins to regret spending the holiday away from her; but when the country cousins surprise the Baxters for the holidays, Raven stuggles to keep her Christmas cheer.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Kristen Bell (Central Park/The Good Place) - Watch Kristen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • James Marsden (Dead to Me/30 Rock) - James is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Reneé Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) - Reneé will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - NBC's Today catches up with Ellie in the 9am hour.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan talks about the People's Choice Awards on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rev Run (All About the Washingtons) - Rev Run talks about Disney+'s The Hip Hop Nutcracker on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series

09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
More Recent and Upcoming TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


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