Want a look at Jordan Peale’s new version of the Twilight Zone? You don’t need CBS All Access to watch the first episode, “The Comedian.” Just head over to YouTube and watch it now (embedding is disabled, so you have to watch it on YouTube itself). What do you think? Is it a worthy successor to the classic?
Fox previewed a pair of genre-based comedies this week. The Orville, written and starring Seth MacFarlane seems to trod upon Galaxy Quest‘s territory, and Ghosted, which kind of feels like Warehouse 13. Kind of. And it stars half the leads of Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
CBS unveiled several trailers for their new Fall shows. Two of which might interest genre fans. Supergirl, which follows the cousin of Metropolis’ most famous son. The other is Limitless, a spin-off of the 2011 Bradley Cooper film of the same name.
The CW announced their new fall schedule this morning. There’s only one real new Genre series this season – The Secret Circle, which is based around a group of teenage witches in the town of New Salem, and is based on another young-adult novel series from the author of the Vampire Diaries. Outside of Genre, Sarah Michell Gellar returns to TV in the series Ringer, where she plays a dual role as an alcoholic woman on the run from shady characters, who holes up with her rich twin sister (who has problems of her own). Hart of Dixie is about a big-city New York doctor who moves to a practice in a small-town in the South. Our final new series is H8R, a reality series wherein celebs confront their haters, scheduled before America’s Next Top Model. Nikita, the TV series based on the film by Luc Besson, is being moved to Fridays, before Supernatural.