The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
John Mahoney, Star of ‘Frasier,’ Dies at 77
One of TV’s most beloved fathers has sadly passed away. Reports confirm that John Mahoney, best known for his role as the curmudgeonly Martin Crane across eleven seasons of Frasier, died in Chicago at the age of 77.
Chef Mario Batali Leaving ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping aside as co-host of ABC’s The Chew. At least four women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, of which Batali acknowledges “much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”
Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment, Indecent Exposure and More
Matt Lauer’s dismissal from Today was a sign of harassment allegations to come, and the storm has officially hit. A new report details Lauer’s history of exposing himself to women, making sexualized and demeaning comments among the staff, and even installing a bizarre lock system in his office.
David Cassidy, Star of ‘The Partridge Family,’ Dies at 67
A music legend and iconic TV star alike has sadly left us. Actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his place among The Partridge Family, has passed away at the age of 67.
Why ‘Twin Peaks’ Recorded Over David Bowie’s Original Performance
David Bowie gave his blessing for Twin Peaks to revisit his Fire Walk With Me cameo, though even the original Phillip Jeffries footage had a slight tweak at Bowie’s request. As David Lynch now reveals, there’s good reason they committed the cardinal sin of recording over Bowie.
‘Sharknado’ Likes to Get the Landmarks in First ‘Global Swarming’ Teaser
Every year we ask ourselves how Sharknado might up the ante, and you don’t get much bigger than the full Independence Day. Watch Global Swarming send sharks after the world’s landmarks in a first teaser for Syfy’s fifth (!) Sharknado film.
‘Sharknado’ Faces ‘Global Swarming’ as 5th Film Announces Cameos
Global Warming remains a very real threat to the world, but minor bright side – we don’t have flying sharks to deal with (yet). Not so for Sharknado, which winds into a fifth movie with a new Global Swarming subtitle, and a list of cameos from Fabio, to Tony Hawk, Kathy Lee Gifford and even a Game of Thrones White Walker.
HBO Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds With ‘Bright Lights’ Trailer
Our days of mourning Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are far from ended, but the first trailer for their mutual HBO documentary Bright Lights will uplift as much as upend your day. See for yourself, as Fisher looks back on her mother’s storied Hollywood career, as much as her own struggle with depression.
‘Star Wars’ Icon Carrie Fisher Stable After Heart Attack [UPDATE]
In what may turn out to be one more giant hardship for 2016, troubling reports are coming in that Star Wars legend and all-around icon Carrie Fisher may be in critical condition. Fisher reportedly suffered a “massive” heart-attack aboard an airplane, and has been rushed to the hospital.
The Best TV Shows of 2016 (According to Kevin Fitzpatrick)
Peak TV grows ever-more crowded in 2016, with hundreds of series competing from Westeros to Westworld, the streets of Harlem, underwater factories and everywhere in between. Join ScreenCrush TV critic Kevin Fitzpatrick to cut through all the clutter, and rank the very Best TV Shows of 2016!
Alan Thicke, ‘Growing Pains’ Star, Dies at 69
As 2016 seems to be an unendingly cruel mistress, another beloved TV parent has left us behind. Alan Thicke, actor behind Growing Pains patriarch Jason Seaver has passed away at age 69. The acclaimed sitcom star had only days earlier made a surprise cameo in the second season of Netflix’s Fuller House.
Ron Glass, ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Firefly’ Star, Dies at 71
Unfortunate news for fans of Firefly and accomplished film and TV actor Ron Glass, as the Emmy-nominated Barney Miller star has passed away at age 71. Glass had also appeared in everything from The Twilight Zone to Friends, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Adam Sandler Returning to TV for Kevin James’ ‘Kevin Can Wait’
No one was exactly over the moon for another Kevin James family sitcom, and some recent showrunner shifts for CBS’ Kevin Can Wait can certainly attest to that, but the series will at least get one notable boost. Reports reveal Adam Sandler will take a break from his Netflix deal to guest on his friend’s show, just as he’d done for King of Queens.
Jon Stewart’s HBO Show an Animated Onion-Style News Parody
Neither HBO nor Jon Stewart have been particularly forthcoming with the ex-Daily Show host’s new shortform content, previously eyed for a return around the 2016 elections. Now, however, HBO reveals that Stewart’s new project is that of an animated cable news parody in the vein of The Onion, potentially due out as early as September or October.
‘Sharknado: The 4th Awakens’ Reveals if Tara Reid’s April Lives or Dies
If nothing else, Sharknado fans would surely tune into fourth Syfy installment The 4th Awakens to learn the fate of Tara Reid’s April, but why wait? Syfy has revealed the answer weeks ahead of the premiere, and no red witch can resurrect Sharknado out of this one.
David Letterman Wanted a Female ‘Late Show’ Host, Is Otherwise DGAF
Anyone following David Letterman (and his giant beard)’s post-retirement from The Late Show can’t help a smile at the veteran comic’s irreverent outlook. To wit, Letterman reveals in a new interview that he “couldn’t care less” about Stephen Colbert’s new Late Show, or any other series out there, wondering why the job didn’t go to a female host.