The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
TVLand Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Episodes From Lineup, Guess Why
Amid continued controversy over the Confederate flag, corporations seem to be racing one another to pull down anything and everything associated with the Civil War symbol. The Dukes of Hazzard even had the image taken off merchandise of the iconic General Lee (which kept the name, for … reasons?), and now TVLand has upped the ante by pulling them Duke boys off their lineup altogether.
Dick Van Patten, Star of ‘Eight is Enough’ and ‘Spaceballs,’ Dead at 86
A sad day for fans of Eight is Enough and the world at large, as representatives of actor Dick Van Patten have confirmed news that the 86-year old passed away of unknown causes. The lifelong star was also known for his work in such Mel Brooks movies as Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
Have Mercy, Lifetime’s Unauthorized ‘Full House’ Movie Looks Horrific
As if the world’s Full House fan(s) weren’t already scouring the internet for every item of gossip on who will or won’t return for Netflix’s Fuller House, Lifetime has officially withheld its mercy on us. Behold, the cast of the upcoming Unauthorized ‘Full House’ Story, and nary a felt woodchuck among them.
TLC Cancels ’19 Kids and Counting’ After Josh Duggar Molestation Confession
If this is your first week learning of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting or its star Josh Duggar, you are not off to a great start. Previously troubled by Honey Boo-Boo, the network has officially pulled the reality series from its lineup, following Duggar’s admission of incestuous molestation near of a decade ago.
‘The Simpsons’ Voice Harry Shearer Leaving the Series, Iconic Characters to Get New Voices
The Simpsons has gone on long enough that fans will inevitably face cast departure or a potential end to the series, but despite the recent renewal for Seasons 27 and 28, that end may already be in sight. Iconic Simpsons mainstay Harry Shearer appears to have revealed his exit from the long-running FOX animated series, and not even Ned Flanders could find the optimism here.
ABC’s Adult ‘Muppets’ Series and More Get 2015 Trailers
Welp, that was fast! Just a short while after ABC released its full fall 2015 lineup, here come the trailers. The Muppets go “adult” in the first mockumentary preview for their new series, while Uncle Buck lives, FBI agents join Quantico, and even Community star Ken Jeong gets in the three-camera sitcom game by the latest trailers.
Sawyer Sweeten, Star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dead at 19
A sad day for fans of Everybody Loves Raymond and the world at large, as the family of series star Sawyer Sweeten has confirmed news that the 19-year old passed away Thursday of a suspected suicide, in Texas. The young star and his twin brother Sullivan had played Raymond sons Geoffrey and Michael Barone from 1996 to 2005.
‘Full House’ Getting Netflix Revival Treatment With ‘Fuller House,’ Seriously
24: Live Another Day certainly kicked down the door, while Coach was apparently already living inside, and now it seems we have a Full House. Oh yes, we’ve got it, dude, the long-awaited Netflix Full House reunion series we never knew we never wanted. Prepare for … Fuller House!
Jon Stewart Leaving ‘The Daily Show,’ 2015 Retirement Announced
Just when we thought the state of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup had settled, following Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ takeover from ‘The Colbert Report,’ ol’ Jon Stewart done spun us about once more. Word has come in that ‘The Daily Show’ host announced his retirement during tonight’s taping, ostensibly after Stewart’s current contract.
New ‘The Walking Dead’ 2015 Trailer: “We Do What We Need to Do, and Then We Get to Live!”
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 previewed its 2015 return by shouting angrily into the mist a few weeks ago, but the latest trailer for AMC’s February 8 premiere will stir much more passion. Thunderstorms rage, and zombies litter the streets in the latest trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5's return!
‘Game of Thrones’ is 2014’s Most Pirated TV Series, Insert Surprise Here
The ease with which we access TV becomes more ubiquitous every year, but some shows will always top out demand for piracy. Now, for the third year in a row, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has topped TorrentFreak’s annual list of pirated TV show downloads, though a few of the entries on this year’s countdown might actually surprise you.
‘Two and a Half Men’ Finale Might Return Charlie Sheen, Teases Ashton Kutcher
We’ve mostly stayed away from any ‘Two and a Half Men’ hubbub since Charlie Sheen’s crazy days settled down, and Angus T. Jones similarly talked himself out of a job, but with the CBS comedy’s series finale firmly set for February 19, we’re at least curious if Charlie Sheen can negotiate a return appearance. Judging by Ashton Kutcher’s coy performance in a recent ‘Ellen’ interview, that looks to be the case.