RECYCLED TV NEWS

... HRG returns! The folks behind Heroes: Reborn, NBC's upcoming event series based on the network's once-popular Heroeshaven't asked Hayden "Save the Cheerleader" Panettiere to join the fun, but that's not the case with Jack Coleman, who played her father Noah Bennett on the original series. Coleman will reprise his fan-favorite role of HRG when the series premieres/returns (what's the proper usage here?). [Deadline]


BUSINESS TIME

... Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup—a.k.a. The Powerpuff Girls—have a new mission: to save Cartoon Network. Look for the popular series about pint-sized superheroes, which originally ran from 1998 until 2005, to return with all-new episodes in 2016. [Cartoon Network via press release]

... Netflix has ordered 12 episodes of Ever After High, an animated series based on the Mattel franchise of the same name. The show is slated to premiere next year and follows the sons and daughters of famous fairytale characters, including Snow White. Wait, why does this sound familiar? Oh, right. Webisodes are currently available to view on Netflix and EverAfterHigh.com. [The Wrap]

... Some people in the U.K. are pissed off that an episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired uncensored and their 6-year-olds were watching. The episode contained, according to independent regulator Ofcom, "five instances of 'fuck' or 'fucking'; 11 instances of 'shit'; and one instance of 'bitch.'" I'm sorry, which part are we supposed to be upset about? The cursing or the fact that someone somewhere is letting their 6-year-old watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? [The Wrap]

... NBC and the team who brought you The Tudors are currently developing an eight-part event series chronicling the history of The Beatles. Quick question: Is Jonathan Rhys Meyers more of a Lennon or a McCartney? (Note to NBC: This is a joke.) [Deadline]

... Actor and comedian Christopher Titus (Titus) has been tapped to host Pawnography—which, no, is not a fetish show for porn addicts with lisps. Rather, it's a spin-off game show of History's popular series Pawn Stars that will see the Pawn Stars themselves playing trivia in an attempt to win priceless items from one of the guys' collections. The show debuts Thursday, July 10 at 10pm. [The Wrap]

... Season 2 of Gravity Falls, Disney's animated series about twins Dipper (Jason Ritter) and Mabel Pines (Kristen Schaal) and their adventures at their wacky uncle's house, will premiere Friday, August 1 at 9pm. If you end up missing it because you're living in a cave without a DVR, don't worry, you'll be able to catch it on Disney XD Monday, August 4 at 9m. [Disney via press release]

... Leading toy manufacturer Fisher-Price is turning its Little People toys in to an animated TV show with a target launch date of 2015. So that's happening. [Variety]

... First Daughter Malia Obama was spotted working as a production assistant on reshoots of Halle Berry's new alien drama Extant. In case you didn't already feel shitty about the state of your own life, Malia will turn 16 on July 4. [The Wrap]



GAME OF RATINGS NEWS

... Did you watch Game of Thrones' Season 4 finale? Congratulations, you and 7.1 million people watched SPOILER SPOILER on a SPOILER together! The show's Season 4 finale was up 32 percent from its Season 3 finale, and the highest-rated season-ender to date. However, that still doesn't make it the highest-rated episode of Game of Thrones ever; that honor belongs to Moon Door-friendly "Mockingbird," Season 4's seventh episode. [HBO via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... New faces are coming to Haven! Laura Mennell of Syfy’s Alphas has joined the cast in the recurring role of Dr. Erin Reid, "a brilliant (and, well, beautiful) epidemiologist" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her character arrives in town because she fears that it's at risk of a deadly viral outbreak. Because that's always a good sign that you should book a trip! [TV Line]

... Orange Is the New Black, which is currently filming its third season, continues to tinker with its cast members' titles. Yael Stone, who plays Morello, has been upped to a series regular status after appearing in nearly every episode of the series to date. [Deadline]

... Zendaya Coleman, who starred in the Disney series Shake It Up! and who appeared on Dancing With the Stars this past season, has been cast as Aaliyah in Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, a new biopic that's in the works at Lifetime. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22. [THR]

... Arrow is currently casting four new roles for Season 3, including a new love interest for Felicity. No, do not adjust the volume on your computer, that sound you hear is a thousand Olicity shippers' hearts breaking in unison. "Daniel" is described as being extremely attractive (duh doy), and he also poses a threat to Oliver both personally and professionally (Luke Mitchell, please call your agent!). There's also "Seth," a new criminal in Starling City who drains his victims of their willpower. Lastly, "Toshi" and "Akiko" will appear in Oliver's flashbacks. Toshi is a handler and a friend, and Akiko is Toshi's wife. She's also a skilled martial artist. Start your dream casting in the comments!  [TV Line]


REQUIRED READING

... Did we wake up in an alternate reality, or is The New York Times praising Nathan Fielder's (Nathan For You) "Ingenious Dumb Humor"? [NY Times]

... Everything Orange Is the New Black taught you about training coackroaches is a hoax. [New Republic]


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AIRED ON 2/8/2010

Season 4 : Episode 19

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I WANT HAYDEN AND MILO TO COME BACK
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Big fan of Heroes, even the later seasons so here is hoping the limited event series would be as successful as 24.
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Best choice for first character: Welcome aboard Company Man!
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HRG is a lame character and one of the worst parts about the original Heroes series. Who wants to watch an over-bearing father without powers in a superhero show?
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I was Olicity shipper, but now I think Felicity is too good for Oliver.
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I feel oddly maternal about the whole thing: Oliver may not be the best thing for Felicityher, but if he's what she wants then that's what I want for her.
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True, he sleeps with any badgirl around and she needs a true gentleman.
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yay! I'm not alone!
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Cartoon Network should make 3rd season of Young Justice...
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YAY! FINALLY NEWS ON GRAVITY FALLS SEASON 2. I'll be watching season 1 again and I'll finish it before the new season starts.
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oh, so the coackroaches thing is a hoax? But the other hole thing is true, right? :o)
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No, its like a hole within a hole.
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You make a valid point about Morello. So, when does Boo get to be a main cast member? Or have her own flashback, for that matter?
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I think Boo is about the only major character, guards not withstanding, who we havent seen or heard a backstory for.
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I liked Noah on the show, so this is good news.

I honestly didn't care much about Claire; honestly I never really saw the appeal. Plus she's probably more expensive to hire now. She's not a major star, but she's moved onto other things.
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Hayden Panettiere would probably not want to return to Heroes anyway. She has mentioned in interviews that post-Heroes, she had struggled to break out from being typecast as the blonde cheerleader type of roles. And @ElizaDiaz below is right... she's much better in Nashville.
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she's a lot better in Nashville, if you ask me...
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You can't have Noah and not have Claire! This news is worrying...
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That I agree with.
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I suppose Noah could be gathering together a new group of some kind...
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One of the main problems with Heroes was that with all the amazing power that Sylar or Peter or Hiro had, they could do ANYTHING. Due to budget constraints and storytelling reasons, however, they wouldn't ever do that. That broke immersion and believability. Story didn't matter because we knew our heroes would find a way to survive.
Heroes definetely needed some Game of Thrones in its blood.
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Which is why an adaptation of Wild Cards into a series would be spectacular.
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Another GoT "fan"....tell me...did you even know about books,before there was a tv show?
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How is that relevant at all? That's not even close to the topic I was discussing. I was simply using GoT as a comparison that characters should die when they do something stupid/arrogant that should kill them.
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I fear the comment comes because the book has a different name that the tv show, so not relevant at all.
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Sorry they stole your book, but this site is about TV, so how are you surprised? I don't read books. I prefer TV. Start judging :)
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I'm glad Noah's coming back but I won't watch the show just for him. If they don't have one of my favourites return like Peter, Hiro, Sylar than I won't be watching.
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I'll only watch if Peter returns. It would be nice to have Hayden too, but I know that won't happen
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That might be tough... many of the actors have moved onto bigger things.

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  • Peter
  • Nathan
  • Matt
  • MAYBE Niki
  • Ando - if you consider him a main / favorite
Busy or Expensive
  • Sylar - Zachary Quinto - a big deal now. Busy and probably expensive.
  • Hiro - Masi Oka - On Hawaii 5-0. Availability might be tough.
  • Claire - Hayden Panettiere - On Nashville.
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I'd take Peter and Nathan (because in the end Sylar took Nathan's image). I love ali Larter but Niki was one of the worse parts of the show in my opinion. Is Hiro full time on Hawaii 5.0 maybe he could do part-time Heroes or maybe they can film during different time frames.
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I think they just want to relaunch this to live on the prior success.
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I thought all the pawn shows had made as many porn puns as was possible, yet one of the most obvious ones was still right in there in front of us the whole time.

Reality shows are famous for ripping each other off (so I'm told) and cashing in on the popularity of some nearly identical forerunner, but there's no way these pawn shows in particular could be popular enough to warrant still more incarnations. I think they're now building entire shows around pawn shops simply because they think the puns are too good to let go to waste. (They're wrong, and I say that as a lover of the much maligned form of wordplay.)

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I always loved The Powerpuff Girls. I'd love them to do more episodes when they are older.
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Noah Bennett is pretty much the only character that I'd want to return. Let's get a whole new new cast in and start from scratch.
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Hopefully story will go something like Claire is dead...I don't wanna see wannabe Claire on show. But title is Reborn..I don't know...I do know,that I don't wanna see Ando,Micah,Matt,Nikki(and all the characters that go with it)...to make it short,will write,who I'd like to see....Pete,Hiro,Daphne..maybe Adam
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As a big big biiiiiiig fan, I am the happiest person on the planet right now. I can't wait to see Mr Coleman wearing those hrgs again. &3 He makes any show better.
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Oh cool. An Arrow/American Dad crossover.
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I have no interest in this Heroes reboot, but Jack Coleman (HRG) was the only good thing left on the show around the time I stopped watching, so that's something.
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Heroes should have been left in the dumpster where it belongs.
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As this site's resident cartoon expert, let me say that the revival will be nothing without Craig McCracken or Lauren Faust. They proved this earlier in the year when they ran the PPG special. They need a special sense of comic timing only the McCracken family can produce.

2016 is a long way off. Wander Over Yonder will likely be cancelled by then. If they're willing, it could happen.
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Wander Over Yonder is the best new cartoon I've seen in a long while. I just wish Disney would find a day and time to stick to airing it and also not bounce it from one of their networks to another. If it gets canceled for that reason, I won't be surprised, but won't be happy.
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Hey look, you're once again catering to the phrase "event series" being forced down our throats. But then, you're owned by CBS, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised.
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Am I the only one who doesn't *love* the flashbacks on Arrow?
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They're getting boring.... or have been for a while
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I don't love them neither - but becareful, some people would eat your face just for saying that :)
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Yes you are...NEXT
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FYI to Kaitlin Thomas, Shake It Up! ended last year, so Zendaya is no longer "currently starring" in it.
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Thanks, we fixed the error.
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