For someone who doesn't exist, Peter Bishop sure is getting a lot of attention.
"Fringe," the breathtaking Fox series currently in its fourth year on television, is well known for taking bizarre risks and asking viewers to come along for the ride… but erasing one of the show's most important characters — Joshua Jackson's skeptic young genius Peter Bishop — completely from existence? That's a gigantic gamble, even for this show.
When Anna Torv, who stars in the series as brilliant FBI agent Olivia Dunham, stopped by MTV News this week to talk about the current season of "Fringe," we asked her the most important question of all: what is life like in a world without Peter Bishop?
After years and years of hoping, wishing, prepping our cut-off jean shorts and blueing ourselves, it finally looks like an “Arrested Development” movie is going to happen, and there’s an added bonus: creator Mitch Hurwitz and the cast confirmed over the weekend that there will also be a new nine or ten episode season before the movies’ release.
Now that the agony is over, let’s take a look back at the ups and downs of “AD” movie news over the years — and believe us, there’ve been a lot of them.
Monday night's two-hour debut of "Terra Nova" sits unwatched in my DVR, a victim of a new puppy who needs far too much attention and then my wife's insistence that if we were going to watch any TV it'd have nothing to do with dinosaurs and everything to do with finally catching up on Leslie Knope's political ambitions in Pawnee.
The day after, the web is abuzz over "Terra Nova," though not necessarily for reasons that make me think my wife and my dog kept me from being an early adopter of a show I'll be itching to check out each week. I plan to watch tonight, but I'll approach the DVR with caution. Anyone under the impression that Fox has served up a "Lost"-like time-travel mystery should now be fully aware the show is trying to attract not just geeks but the four-quadrant demographics so important in Hollywood (and mega-budget TV series).
Patrick Wilson is one of those actors who could be easy to hate: He's almost too handsome, totally charming and crazy talented. But he's also so darn nice that you can't help but root for him and seek out his work, the latest of which is his new CBS drama, "A Gifted Man."
In the show Wilson plays world-renowned neurosurgeon Michael Holt, whose meticulously organized, privileged life is thrown upside down when he starts seeing and interacting with his recently deceased ex-wife, who for some reason can't move into the afterlife and spends her time trying to teach Michael that life is about more than neurosurgery.
MTV News recently caught up with Wilson to get some insight into what to expect from the show, how he's handling all that medical jargon, and if he's ready for people to treat him like a real-life doctor.
On Thursday night, "The Office" fans finally learned who would be heading up the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. James Spader's creepy, kooky Robert California would act as CEO and Ed Helms' bumbling, well-meaning Andy is now the new Michael Scott.
Fans learned that after Robert staged a coup and pushed out Kathy Bates' Jo Bennett out as CEO, he then hired Andy to helm Scranton. But, he hasn't gone far. While Andy sits in Michael's old office, Robert does all his work from the conference room. In addition to the shifting power within the department, Jim and Pam are also expecting and the planking trend hit town.
That's it, folks — the show's over. But even though "Entourage" aired its series finale last night, that doesn't mean the boys won't be back in town again sometime soon.
The cast and crew of "Entourage," producer Mark Wahlberg included, have long expressed their desire to bring the exploits of Hollywood star Vincent Chase and his trio of pals from the small screen to the big screen. Now that the show has ended with a finale that offered some closure but still left the door open for future adventures, it's time to start asking: what should the "Entourage" movie be about?
We've got some ideas for possible "Entourage" movie plots after the jump!
David Foster might not be voyaging where no men have gone before, but he certainly is returning to long untouched territory with his new "Star Trek" pitch.
Apparently Foster, who is the head of the sci-fi production company 1947 Entertainment, has been working on a "Trek" television pitch since 2006. He and the late Kevin Severson had developed the concept, and after Severson's death in 2010, Foster has continued to try to make their dream a reality.
Based on Foster's interview with the folks over at TrekWeb, he is getting pretty close to making that happened: "The series concept is fully developed, subject to change of course, with a solid 5-7 year series plan, pilot script and a conceptualized finale that intends to define 'Star Trek' for generations, extensive character bios, costume and ship/set designs, and more ... This is a drastic departure from the typical 8-10 page treatment of the previously pitched Star Trek series ideas that have not included even a pilot script."
Anyone who has been keeping up with their television and film news should have noticed that there's been a definite shift in interest to the small screen. Plenty of major movie stars from Maria Bello and Jim Caviezel to Kat Dennings and Zooey Deschanel have starring roles in new TV series this fall, and if those shows are successful there likely will be even more announcements come next spring and summer.
Even if they aren't starring in the series, Hollywood's best and brightest are still dabbling in them. Take Dwayne Johnson, for instance. The wrestler-turned-actor is developing a TV pilot with producer Jerry Bruckheimer that is set in the world of wrestling in the 1980s, also known as the "golden age of wrestling." Deadline broke the news, and it's unclear whether Johnson will stay in a producing role or also act in the show. Regardless, it's still a new gig for the "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" star.
And he's not the only actor dabbling in television production. Ryan Reynolds also just sold his first project to Fox.
Oh, Peter Bishop! What will the world be like without you in it! Well, "Fringe" fans will certainly get a taste of it when the show kicks off its new season on September 23. But Joshua Jackson is hoping that his character's season-ending disappearing act doesn't last too long, or he might be out of a job.
"Right now we have this massive, cool cliffhanger," he recalled to MTV News at Comic-Con. "At the end of the season is that this character, my character, not only dies [but] like when we want to 'X' somebody out on 'Fringe,' you’ve got to erase them from all of time. [So he] not only dies, he had never existed."
Being the esteemed professional that I am, it is my job as a journalist to separate any personal leanings or fangirl pandering from my writings. Most of the time. Not so much when my subject is George R.R. Martin's brilliant "A Song Of Ice And Fire" series and HBO's wonderful adaptation "Game of Thrones."
That said, it is with great pleasure that I present one of the major highlights from my Comic-Con experience this year: an interview with one of my absolute favorite and most photogenic cast members Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow), wherein he discusses season two plot points, which cast member he'd like to see more of and what the future holds for Lord Snow.
"Of what I know and what I'm allowed to say, it's a tricky one because I don't want to spoil it," Harington said when asked what he can tell us about Jon's arc in season two. "Obviously he has his own story beyond the Wall, some very interesting things happen to him," he teased, charmingly. "He has a better time of it I think in the second season than he did in the first."
When asked to summarize Snow's series-long challenges and motivations, Harington addressed two points with which we readers are all too familiar.