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TCA 2012: Fox talks about the decision to renew FRINGE for a final season

Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble in FRINGE - Season 4 | ©2011 Fox/Andrew Matusik

While Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly admits that the network has history of cancelling low-rated genre shows despite huge fan bases, he admitted today at the Fox Summer TCA Press Tour that he was pleased he was able to give FRINGE a final 13-episode Season 5 send-off. “I don’t like to pull the plug on any show, and many of our failed shows have millions of fans,” says Reilly. “We have a checkered history with genre at best, because we’re one of the only networks who have consistently tried genre. FRINGE has a particular fan base and the FRINGE producers …Read On »

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TCA 2012: Britney Spears is “feisty” on THE X FACTOR says Fox Entertainment President

Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid are the judges of THE X FACTOR - Season 2 | ©2012 Fox/Nino Munoz

While speaking to the press at the Fox Summer TCA Press Tour, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly says new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have added a unique mix to the table of THE X FACTOR Season 2 which also includes returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. “I’m surprised at how feisty [Britney] is – she’s not afraid to lay it on the line,” says Reilly. “She’s been around and she’s rough. Plus we have a real spitfire with Demi. Literally on Day 1 she took on Simon.” THE X FACTOR Season 2 debuts this fall. Related: Jennifer …Read On »

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Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez is 100% gone from AMERICAN IDOL says Fox Entertainment President – TCA 2012

Jennifer Lopez performs on AMERICAN IDOL - Season 10 - Final 5 Elimination Night | ©2011 Fox/Michael Becker

Early in the day at Fox’s 2012 Summer TCA Press Tour, AMERICAN IDOL producer Nigel Lythgoe spoke about the judge turnover on the show with Steven Tyler out and Jennifer Lopez saying he hoped Lopez would stay. “I was really upset to hear of Steven leaving us and the possibility of Jennifer leaving us,” says Lythgoe. “She did say 99 percent she was leaving. It’s a strange thing to say 99 percent – you’re either leaving or not leaving. I’m hoping that one percent she’s not leaving. Two hours later and that 99% turned into 100% confirmation from Fox Entertainment …Read On »

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Breaking News: Mariah Carey officially joins AMERICAN IDOL as judge – TCA 2012

Mariah Carey joins AMERICAN IDOL as judge for Season 12 | ©2012 Fox/Mark Cant

One of the biggest surprises to come out of the Fox Summer TCA Press Tour was the announcement by Kevin Reilly, President of Fox Entertainment, that superstar singer Mariah Carey will be joining the judging panel on AMERICAN IDOL when it returns for Season 12 in January. “With all the speculation around show, I can’t confirm anything except for one thing which is we do in fact have one judge whose deal has closed very, very recently,” says Reilly. “She’s the biggest recording artist any of these show have had. She’s an artist many contestants have tried to emulate and …Read On »

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TCA 2012: THE MINDY PROJECT star Mindy Kaling on her new Fox series

Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling and Ed Weeks in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

After spending eight seasons on THE OFFICE as a writer, producer and performer, Mindy Kaling is now headlining a new Fox comedy that she created and stars in called THE MINDY PROJECT. In the series, she plays an OB/GYN who discovers that love is not the way it’s portrayed in romantic movies. In many ways, she feels her character on the show is very similar to Michael Scott (Steve Carell) from THE OFFICE. The fun thing about this character, not unlike Michael Scott in some ways, is she wants to be a better person,” says Kaling, while talking about the …Read On »

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Breaking News: Mindy Kaling will return for THE OFFICE Season 9 premiere – TCA 2012

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

After playing Kelly Kapoor for eight seasons on NBC’s THE OFFICE, Mindy Kaling is moving on to THE MINDY PROJECT, a show she created and stars in for the Fox network and which debuts in the fall. However, the fate of Kelly will actually have some closure, as the actress explained while at Fox’s Summer TCA session for her new series. “I’m heading back [to THE OFFICE] and I think I will be in premiere, which I’m excited about, and maybe another episode,” reveals Kaling. “That was great. I got attached to that character even though I had a line …Read On »

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Exclusive News: The scoop on possible THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 villains (Green Goblin maybe)

Andrew Garfield in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | ©2012 Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is currently playing in theatres, and this new version of the web-head is unlike any we seen before. Director Marc Webb re-booted the popular Sony Pictures franchise with a more modern take on everyone’s favorite wall crawler now played by Andrew Garfield, and introduced audience to a host of familiar and new characters. ASSIGNMENT X spoke with Jerome Chen the Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor on the film, and even though the Lizard is the current villain, we couldn’t help but wonder what might be next for the web-headed wonder. Chen gave us a very specific place in …Read On »

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Exclusive EUREKA Photos from An Evening With Syfy’s EUREKA

Eureka Cast - Neil Grayston, Colin Ferguson, Jaime Paglia, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Joe Morton at The Paley Center for Media Presents An Evening with Syfy's EUREKA | ©2012 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media Presented An Evening with SyFy’s EUREKA  on July 9th at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. After five seasons Syfy’s EUREKA is saying goodbye, so this sold-out event featured a premiere screening of a new episode and a preview of the anticipated series finale, which airs tonight on Syfy. After the screening fans were treated to a conversation with the cast and creative team of this quirky and inventive series. Walking into the Paley on this special night was the cast and creative team, which included:  Joe Morton, Neil Grayston, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Colin …Read On »

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Breaking News: SUPERNATURAL Showrunner says there is life Beyond Season 8 – Comic Con 2012

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in SUPERNATURAL - Season 7 - "Of Grave Importance" | ©2012 The CW/Jack Rowand

During the press event for SUPERNATURAL at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, new SUPERNATURAL  showrunner Jeremy Carver talked about how Season 8 won’t hopefully be the last season. In fact, Carver said he is confident the show could go on long after the upcoming season given the stories they have set up. “It would be a shame if there was not a set ending for the show,” Carver said.” I can tell you there is no talk about canceling it. The storylines we have set up for this year, sets up the show for years to come. So we are certainly not …Read On »

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Breaking News: SUPERNATURAL brings you Vampirates in Season 8 – Comic Con 2012

Jensen Ackles, DJ Qualls and Jared Padalecki in SUPERNATURAL - Season 7 - "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!" | ©2011 The CW/Michael Courtney

During the press event for SUPERNATURAL at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, SUPERNATURAL  producers talked about one particular episode of the upcoming season that they are very keen on. Series writer Ben Edlund said that he wrote episode 5 of Season 8 that focuses on vampires on boats. “Technically, they are vampirates,” he says. “It is about drinking blood of victims without further ramifications. It is the first script I turned in on time in the years I have been on SUPERNATURAL.” Related: Breaking News: SUPERNATURAL Showrunner says there is life Beyond Season 8 – Comic Con 2012 Related: Breaking News: …Read On »

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