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Why Is Gotham Recasting and Aging Up Poison Ivy?

As fans of this Batman prequel TV show know well, Gotham's characters are supposed to be a decade or two younger than their comic book counterparts, since the show takes place during Bruce Wayne's teenage years. Most of the actors aren't actually the right age for this, and the timeline for Gotham is definitely wonky. Nonetheless, the young actors who play Bruce, Catwoman and Poison Ivy are all actually teenagers. However, Poison Ivy is about to get a big growth spurt.

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Fox’s Pitch Gets Positive Early Reviews, Wants to Empower Young Girls

The show visits the idea of the first woman to play in Major League Baseball.

Co-stars Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar expressed a need for this type of storytelling in terms of the impact it can have on young viewers.

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6 Upcoming Female-Driven Shows I’m Already Hyped For

Time travelers and detectives and angels, oh my!

Here are the fall and midseason premieres I'm eagerly anticipating. What about you?

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Mulder and Scully May Return in New X-Files Miniseries Next Year

Thanks to VOD, the return of the X-Files last year was second only to Empire as the most-watched VOD program on FOX, and was one of the most-watched series on the network overall. Now, it seems that FOX is optimistic about a second miniseries for next year.

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Sleepy Hollow Renewed for Fourth Season Despite Everything

Fox announced today that Sleepy Hollow will be returning for a fourth season. Browsing social media, the general reaction appears to be one of skepticism, anger, and confusion.

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On Fox’s TV Adaptation of Lucifer, Free Will and Radical Consent

When Fox announced their plans for a TV adaptation of DC Comics' Lucifer, the American Family Association started a petition in an attempt to prevent the show from ever airing. Here's why I don't think Lucifer is a bad influence ... and even conservatives might agree with me on this one.

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Let the Women of Party Over Here‘s Mansplaining Hotline Be Stupid So You Don’t Have to Be

One of our favorite new shows is FOX's late-night sketch show Party Over Here! Executive Produced by The Lonely Island and starring Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna, and Alison Rich, the show is an awesome blend of pre-filmed sketches and bits filmed in front of a live audience. In Saturday's episode, the women of Party Over Here took on mansplaining in an amazing way.

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The O.C. Coming to Hulu, Plus Smallville and More

California here we come...

For fans of televised teenage drama, we've got some good news for you: all four seasons of the Fox hit show The O.C. will be streaming on Hulu very soon.

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Gotham Renewed by Fox, Hopefully Third Time’s the Charm

Fox's entertainment president David Madden said in a press release that Gotham's actors "brought the show to life" and helped redefine "iconic characters for a new generation."

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Geena Davis Cast as Lead in Fox’s The Exorcist

Geena Davis will have a starring role in Fox's "modern reinvention" of William Blatty's 1971 book, The Exorcist.

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Hi-Ho Silver Lining! 6 Lessons Hollywood Can (Hopefully) Learn from the Success of Deadpool

As a writer who has seen less likely things come to pass and who still has a shred of optimism in his black cynical heart, I have taken the liberty of compiling a list of lessons that Hollywood in general can and should take away from the Merc with the Mouth’s solo success.

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The X-Files Miniseries Review: Episode 6, “My Struggle II”


"My Struggle II" brings Scully's story towards some resolution--but the rest of the episode is too messy for it to really make an impact.

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In These X-Files Sneak Peeks From Monday’s Finale, Mulder’s Missing

And Scully is ON IT.

The final episode is airing tomorrow, and Fox has released a couple teasers in advance. Turns out Tad O'Malley is back after his earlier appearance in "My Struggle", and in "My Struggle II" he's on the air again with a seemingly outrageous claim.

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A Video Run-Down of 100 Easter Eggs and References in Deadpool

Deadpool is full of referential humor, so Mr. Sunday Movies has put together a list of 100+ Easter eggs and inside jokes from the movie to help fans keep track of what's what.

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The Lord of Hell Went to a Pick-Up Artist Convention on Last Night’s Lucifer

The Road to Hell is paved with negging.

I've admittedly not been keeping up with Lucifer, Fox's crime dramedy loosely based on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, but some thematic elements from the newest episode have...caught my attention, to say the least.

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Ryan Reynolds Crashes Junket to Interview Hugh Jackman; Fox Says Wolverine 3 Will Be Rated R

"Do you ever age?" "Not since 2009."

Hot off this weekend's Deadpool success, Ryan Reynolds 'crashed' a press junket for Eddie the Eagle to heckle Hugh Jackman.

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The X-Files Miniseries Review: Episode 5, “Babylon”

Unfortunately, this was an episode that couldn't really decide on what it wanted to be.

I'll admit that my excitement over The X-Files' comeback allowed me to gloss over some of what made the first hour of the miniseries so clunky--but Chris Carter is back to write and direct a standalone episode this time, and while "Babylon" may not have been as heavy-handed as "My Struggle' in terms of the mytharc--it left myself (along with a lot of other viewers) with very mixed emotions.

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Fox Casts Damon Wayans, Orders Pilot For Lethal Weapon Reboot

Damon Wayans, who began his career with a brief stint on SNL (he played a cop in one memorable skit opposite Randy Quaid) and an even longer (and legendary) run on In Living Color, has been cast in the role originated by Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon film, Roger Murtaugh.

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The X-Files Miniseries Review: Episode 4, “Home Again”

Trying to come up with a review that isn't just "crying face emoji" and failing.

With only six episodes to tell the story, these writers definitely have to make the most of what they've been given--so similar to what James Wong did in the script for "Founder's Mutation", I appreciated the way that Glen Morgan found a way to incorporate Mulder and Scully's long-standing issues into your typical X-Files monster-of-the-week episode. It was a pleasant surprise, especially since "Home Again" had mostly just been touted as a creepy one to watch.

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The Lonely Island Producing an All-Female Sketch Comedy Show for FOX

We love it when guys use their powers for good and not evil. When it comes to late-night sketch comedy, opportunities are few and far between for women, and even less so for women of color, which is why it was so awesome to hear about The Lonely Island's upcoming sketch comedy show for FOX called Party Over Here.

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