Glee’s Sixth Season Will Be Its Last
It took one person’s death, but Glee is finally shutting down.
It’s been less than a year since Cory Monteith died of an overdose, but the show seems ready to shut down and move on: Series creator Ryan Murphy has announced that the award-winning comedy-musical will end after its sixth season — and the death of Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the show, will play a prominent part in the final run.
Speaking to reporters after a Paley Center event Wednesday, Ryan told TV Line that Cory’s death of a heroin overdose in July has changed the way he always planned to end the series, which is set to wind up during the 2014-2015 season.
“The whole [last] year of the show — which will be next year — was really designed around Rachel-Cory/Finn story. I always knew that. I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was — he was in it. I knew what the last line was; she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do.”
But he added:
“I have a good idea.”
Meg Ryan Coming Soon To A TV Near You
Meg Ryan is still alive and apparently still interesting in working. The 51-year-old actress is making a television comeback. For the first time in three decades, Meg Ryan will have her own TV show.
Ryan is reported to have landed the lead of a new, not-yet-titled NBC sitcom, it probably helped that she’s executive producer too.
She’ll play a single mom who goes back to work at a New York publishing company, where her former intern is now her young boss.
After Breaking Bad: Walt Jr. Is Now Hosting College Parties
You might be able to fight off your “Breaking Bad” withdrawals: RJ Mitte, or Walt Jr. as you probably know him, is now taking on hosting gigs at college bars where fireball shots are 2 for $5, whatever that means.
I don’t know if I should feel sad about this but hey, at least you can go meet him… I guess.
Anyway, besides hosting ladies night he’s also returning to the small screen with a recurring role on ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth.” The show will return for its third season in January.
Glee’s Tribute For Cory Monteith Was Sad As You Could Expect (video)
It was Cory Monteith’s tribute time last night in Glee. The episode let each main cast member sing a song or say goodbye to his character, Finn Hudson, in some way, but the last 15 minutes were reserved for Lea Michele who was Cory’s girlfriend on the show and real life.
The episode was filmed only about a month after Monteith died.
Saul Goodman Gets His Own Breaking Bad Spin-Off
Breaking Bad is about to wrap up, but before you start getting depressed here’s some good news: Everyone’s favorite character is getting his own spin-off.
AMC has OKed “Better Call Saul” which will feature Saul Goodman, the lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk
Expect “a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer,” says the network and Sony. The working title for the series is Better Call Saul. USA Today says it probably won’t air until the second half of 2014. Bad creator Vince Gilligan will be involved, but series writer Peter Gould will run the show.
Jimmy Fallon Channels Walter White In “Joking Bad” (video)
This Jimmy Fallon spoof of Breaking Bad is actually funny.
It’s 13 minutes long, but totally worth it.
AMC Hates You: Cancels The Killing
It’s a sad day for TV fans: AMC has cancelled The Killing… again.
The network pulled the plug on the highly intense police drama for good yesterday, a year after it was brought back from cancellation and renewed for a third season.
The Killing followed Seattle police detective Sara Linder (played by the talented Mireille Enos) trying to solve homicides and even if the show kept viewers engaged throughout its first season, fans were irate when the first-season finale failed to answer the tagline question, “Who Killed Rosie Larsen?” … because, you know, we don’t like it when you make us wait, we like stuff chewed for us in 30 minutes.
Lagging ratings in the second season led AMC to axe the series. Just as producers at Fox Television Studios were in talks with Netflix about picking up the show’s third season, AMC made the surprise decision to resurrect The Killing.
Critics were generally positive about the revived show’s creative direction, but ratings showed little improvement over the low ratings that tanked it in the first place. AMC brought down the axe, presumably for good, this week:
“We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing. We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched.”
Honestly, if you watched the third season of this show you should be shocked that they canceled this. Screw you AMC.
Downton Abbey Season 4 Has A Trailer (video)
Oh please, you can pretend all you want but we all know that you watch Downtown Abbey like the rest of us. So you should be delighted with this:
We can get a tantalizing glimpse of what lies ahead for the Crawley family in a new one-minute trailer.
Oh my. Spoiler ahead.
As Lady Mary continues to mourn the loss of her husband, Matthew, who died in a car accident at the end of the last season, her grandmother, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, tells her: “You have a straightforward choice, you must choose either death or life.”
CHOOSE LIFE LADY MARY! Choose me!