TV Talk

Alec Baldwin Tackles Trump for SNL, Stan Lee Day Dedicated, Adventure Time to Wrap, Hitchcock Series, and Other TV News

by | September 29, 2016 | Comments

This week in TV news: the political role of a lifetime for Alec Baldwin, a comic con gets rebranded, sad news for Adventure Time fans, a Hitchcock series, Japanese teen metal, castings galore, and Making a Murderer‘s Steven Avery hits the talk-show scene.


Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump for SNL (NBC)

Saturday Night Live’s latest casting guarantees the sketch comedy show will deliver the laughs this political season. Making his triumphant return to NBC, Alec Baldwin will appear as the new Donald Trump. Fans got the exciting news via a promo released on social media by the network on Wednesday. The 30 Rock star and frequent SNL host is known for his political reveling and appears quite at home in the role as the Republican presidential candidate opposite Kate Mckinnon‘s Hillary Clinton.


Cartoon Network has announced that beloved animation series Adventure Time will come to an end, but not right away. The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning series will continue to air through 2018. Cartoon Network took to Twitter to reassure the series’ legions of loyal fans that, “CN is proud of the world created over 142 half-hours of Adventure Time, & we can’t wait to watch the journey continue over the next 2 years!” So we can look forward to watching Finn and Jake continue to fight evil in the Land of Ooo in specials, miniseries, as well as the ninth and final season.


Paul Koretz, Stan Lee, Curran D. Price at LA's City Hall on Sept. 27, 2016 (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

The city of Los Angeles has dedicated Oct. 28 to Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee. The day falls on the opening of his three-day comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop culture convention formerly known as “Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo,” which has been rebranded as “Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.” Featured guests at the con include: Candice Patton from The Flash, Ray Donovan’s Kate Moennig, Batman Adam West, Community creator Dan Harmon, boxer Mike Tyson, Supernatural’s Rob Benedict, and the Star Trek universe’s Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, and Denise Crosby.



Japanese sensation Babymetal, the quasi pop/heavy metal song-and-dance act made up of teenage girls, seems to be following in Kiss’ footsteps in more ways than just music as it progresses into the realms of hero-like animation. Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, in collaboration with Amuse Group USA, have signed a deal to develop a limited, digital, hybrid live action–animated miniseries. The rockin’ teen trio plays a warrior band created by a lonely god, Kitsune, to save the world of heavy metal. In another deal, Universal Cable Productions and the Alfred Hitchcock estate announced Welcome to Hitchcock, an anthology series re-imagining classic Hitchcock stories.


Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy, ep-416 (ABC)
Longtime Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh is returning to ABC as social worker Abby Tanaka in John Ridley’s critically acclaimed anthology series American Crime. ABC also revealed this week that Modern Family will feature transgender child actor, Jackson Millarker, as Tom, Lily’s close friend in the upcoming episode, “A Stereotypical Day.” The Good Wife fan favorite Alan Cumming will star in and executive produce a new CBS project based on the upcoming book Dr. Death by James Patterson. Netflix’s highly anticipated reboot of Lost in Space (2018) announced its Mrs. Robinson in Deadwood‘s Molly Parker, playing opposite Toby Stephens (Black Sails) as patriarch John. Spike Lee has found one of the male leads for the Netflix update of his groundbreaking film She’s Gotta Have It: Anthony Ramos, of Broadway smash Hamilton fame, has been cast as Mars in the new 10-episode series. Jared Harris (Mad Men) will star in AMC’s anthology horror series The Terror, joining Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones), Paul Ready (Cuffs), and Adam Nagaitis (Houdini & Doyle). Sam Trammell (True Blood) will have a recurring role in NBC’s hit freshman series This Is Us, which has just gotten a full-season order.


Making a Murderer, Steven Avery (Netflix)

Watch for convicted murderer Steven Avery making an “appearance” — via telephone, anyway — on a two-part Dr. Phil episode airing Monday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 4, while his fiancée, Lynn Hartman, attends in person. This will be the first time he’s been interviewed since the Netflix series Making a Murderer aired last December.

Tag Cloud

Ghostbusters New York Comic Con Music documentary Super Bowl Lifetime toy story boxoffice Disney+ Disney Plus PlayStation Chernobyl comic Fantasy Comedy political drama Star Wars Sundance Musical Baby Yoda breaking bad true crime MCU Holidays what to watch Hallmark fast and furious BBC America science fiction TLC Musicals Hulu cults tv talk crime drama Cannes sequel game of thrones Showtime cinemax Kids & Family romance crossover YouTube Elton John scary movies DirecTV blaxploitation Sony Pictures versus Dark Horse Comics Cartoon Network sag awards 4/20 Rocketman GoT Creative Arts Emmys Grammys Ellie Kemper slashers movie BBC Infographic best Animation BAFTA Stephen King hollywood book facebook TV renewals BET Awards festival Paramount Network Sneak Peek Turner Summer SDCC comiccon Acorn TV TCA Awards Martial Arts TNT DC Universe Nominations TIFF Spectrum Originals stoner Disney kids cancelled TV shows CMT President Mindy Kaling History NBC Apple TV+ Valentine's Day adaptation National Geographic TCA transformers Premiere Dates screen actors guild parents Awards Tour ITV Pet Sematary adventure TCA Winter 2020 Best and Worst biography 21st Century Fox Marvel Country Oscars ABC Family award winner Action miniseries Family Comedy Central 2015 children's TV The Arrangement Nat Geo Netflix Christmas movies Quiz Rom-Com Tarantino Amazon Prime doctor who hispanic Amazon Prime Video YA 2017 San Diego Comic-Con HBO BBC One Marathons cats italian free movies Funimation Election anime Amazon Studios FX all-time crime sports mutant Mary Poppins Returns Adult Swim Superheroe ESPN Apple TV Plus japanese Year in Review WGN First Reviews Fox Searchlight supernatural ABC VH1 Food Network robots foreign scorecard rotten Set visit TCM indie spinoff Shudder Polls and Games Pop Rock news Winners chucky Epix dragons Star Trek video on demand CNN Spring TV CBS All Access finale halloween tv comics YouTube Premium social media screenings directors 72 Emmy Awards Syfy Christmas Song of Ice and Fire DC streaming service The CW Amazon sitcom Mary poppins YouTube Red Brie Larson GIFs VICE GLAAD Mystery El Rey aliens RT21 thriller strong female leads Pop TV nbcuniversal The Academy casting spanish LGBT TBS zombie laika Box Office diversity Trivia worst politics Anna Paquin Lifetime Christmas movies nfl remakes Writers Guild of America Women's History Month universal monsters Black Mirror venice emmy awards technology Pride Month anthology spain cooking Chilling Adventures of Sabrina USA A24 dark Lionsgate Starz TCA 2017 Trailer Hallmark Christmas movies spider-man Marvel Studios Certified Fresh Travel Channel Academy Awards Calendar composers unscripted serial killer dramedy Superheroes streaming IFC historical drama renewed TV shows Television Academy reviews Captain marvel Apple Lucasfilm latino Comics on TV Tomatazos 2016 theme song singing competition spanish language 2018 dc Ovation binge Comic Book Tubi cops TruTV OWN video Pirates Emmys American Society of Cinematographers Western Tumblr critics christmas movies DGA cancelled television Turner Classic Movies Biopics television werewolf The Purge A&E Reality Competition travel golden globes Vudu LGBTQ Reality spy thriller Watching Series E! The Walking Dead 2019 Heroines crime thriller Interview Fall TV child's play Character Guide satire IFC Films cancelled TV series Hear Us Out MTV Film Festival Sci-Fi Nickelodeon concert 45 Sundance Now OneApp elevated horror rotten movies we love discovery richard e. Grant ratings SundanceTV Walt Disney Pictures Awards RT History Horror Warner Bros. Pixar teaser talk show criterion Extras cartoon revenge Fox News stop motion Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Disney Channel Holiday NYCC BET 71st Emmy Awards nature Teen 2020 MSNBC indiana jones asian-american sequels movies period drama TV comedies 007 docudrama based on movie game show Shondaland WarnerMedia witnail Podcast Mudbound VOD Opinion 24 frames Crackle Countdown toronto name the review football Black History Month dceu south america Disney Plus Paramount Netflix canceled TV shows Television Critics Association Spike disaster batman CBS quibi APB Winter TV Photos space Universal films a nightmare on elm street hist psychological thriller Emmy Nominations Toys zombies FXX Arrowverse Peacock HBO Max mockumentary superhero stand-up comedy classics PaleyFest Disney streaming service dogs Film worst movies blockbuster obituary HBO Go Red Carpet justice league police drama independent Britbox war franchise TV Land cancelled Binge Guide Bravo harry potter First Look Esquire reboot psycho Drama Trophy Talk romantic comedy Mary Tyler Moore canceled Cosplay zero dark thirty series FX on Hulu Freeform See It Skip It Masterpiece Discovery Channel jamie lee curtis The Witch Crunchyroll PBS Video Games cars festivals E3 green book DC Comics USA Network Endgame ghosts Marvel Television vampires french Thanksgiving SXSW Schedule halloween die hard natural history Classic Film FOX Sundance TV twilight AMC archives Columbia Pictures medical drama Avengers Logo documentaries mission: impossible Rocky 20th Century Fox animated X-Men joker CW Seed