Shawn D. Lewis The Detroit News Published 9:27 AM EST Nov 25, 2018 Wyandotte — Jackson Cook can execute a “flagpole” position by holding onto bars with legs horizontal to the floor. Think Superman flying with outstretched arms. But the kid isn’t flying. He’s just exhibiting 9 years of intense gymnastic training. And he’s 9, so he’s been training since he was an infant. Not unusual, because his mom owns the gym. So it was a natural for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids television show, "American Ninja Warrior Junior," to select him as a competitor. His qualifying episode, filmed in Los Angeles, airs Sunday. Jackson, who prefers Jack, is looking forward to seeing himself on TV. “I think it’s real cool,” said Jack of Wyandotte, who is home-schooled and in the fourth grade, in a recent phone interview. “It’s like the adult version and I … [Read more...] about Young gymnast competes on ‘American Ninja Warrior Junior’ TV show Sunday
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For Erin Ryan, it started with a direct message. The former Daily Beast senior editor, current staff writer for FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (and host of Crooked Media podcast Hysteria), was messaged on Twitter out of the blue by Sunny co-creator/star Rob McElhenney in early 2017. "We emailed back and forth and he said that he had seen my Twitter account and he thought that I was a comedian, and then he looked into my work and saw that I was a journalist, and he thought that I should think about writing for TV," recalls Ryan. "So we kind of were friendly and talking about maybe collaborating or something — like last summer I ended up starting to work on a project with him that’s in development right now — and then in January he just called me and asked if I wanted to write for Sunny. It was literally that." Ryan is among a number of writers with sizable Twitter followings (currently 153K) who have recently made the transition to TV writers' rooms … [Read more...] about Amid Peak TV Push to Diversify Writers Rooms, Does Twitter Matter?
5 minutes ago Don't look now, but September has snuck its way onto the horizon. It's hard to believe we're halfway through August already, but here we are, looking at the return of school buses, and some quality television. And wherever there's TV and Movies to be had, you can be sure that Hulu will be there to share a couple slices of choice content. If you're looking to see what came online last month, take a look at August 2018's line-up. Otherwise, prepare to go one step ahead into the future, and see what's on the docket for September. Week of September 1st 13 Going on 30 (2004) - 9/1/18 A Good Woman (2006) - 9/1/18 A Murder of Crows (1999) - 9/1/18 Adaptation (2002) - 9/1/18 The Amityville Horror (1979) - 9/1/18 AntiHuman (2017) - 9/1/18 Any Given Sunday (1999) - 9/1/18 Bandits (2001) - 9/1/18 Blow Out (1981) - 9/1/18 Bolero (1984) - 9/1/18 The Bone Collector (1999) - 9/1/18 City of God (2002) - 9/1/18 The Cleanse (2016) - 9/1/18 Cool It (2010) - 9/1/18 Darkness (2002) - … [Read more...] about Hulu New Releases: Movies And TV Shows Coming To Hulu Streaming In September 2018
In this edition of TV bits: That Bad Boys spin-off series now has a title Lin-Manuel Miranda is about to make his DuckTales debut Watch the first 3 minutes of the Fear the Walking Dead season premiere Antonique Smith joins Luke Cage season 2 A trailer for FX’s Pose Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? will be adapted for TV BET Orders Finding Justice docuseries from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia Warren Ellis‘ Injection comic being adapted for TV In case you forgot, NBC ordered a Bad Boys spin-off starring Gabrielle Union early this year. Union reprises the role she played in Bad Boys II – the sister of Martin Lawrence’s character. Jessica Alba also stars. Now, the show has an official title: L.A.’s Finest. As Deadline reports, “The project follows the Special Agent Syd Burnett character played by Union in 2003’s Bad Boys II movie as she moves to Los … [Read more...] about TV Bits: ‘L.A.’s Finest’, ‘DuckTales’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Pose’, ‘Finding Justice’ and More
ENTERTAINMENT 04/14/2018 09:59 am ET A superhero show that's actually good joins the list this week. You’ve got free time to kill, and you want to spend these rare moments with a TV show. But you have a ton of options on a handful of streaming platforms. In an era when keeping up with contemporary TV is beginning to feel more and more like homework, it’s about time there was a cheat sheet. HuffPost’s Streamline is a go-to source for what to watch online right now. It includes recommendations for scripted TV shows, both live-action and animated, chosen by writers who watch dozens of series and have an eye on what other critics are ecstatic about this minute. The weekly list values newness to promote shows that might not be on your radar yet. On the navigation bar above, you can choose specific recommendations for series streaming … [Read more...] about The 10 Best New Shows You Can Stream Online Right Now