J.J. Abrams Fears Science, Joshua Jackson Is Just Bad At It

by Mindy Monez September 8, 2008 6:08 pm
J.J. Abrams Fears Science, Joshua Jackson Is Just Bad At It As the whole TV-watching world is currently a-buzzin' with Fringe anticipation (myself very much included, as I've refused to watch a screener before tomorrow night's premiere and am determined to be surprised no matter how many spoilers I have lurking in my midst... named Angel), we listened in on an open call with creator J.J. Abrams and star Joshua Jackson recently and got an inside scoop on the show, witnessed the two react to an insane reporter's question, and even learned that invisibility may, in fact, exist. Because those are the kinds of things that happen when you're in the (long distance phone) presence of J.J. Abrams.

Believe: Lack of Faith

by Ethan Alter March 11, 2014 6:05 am
<i>Believe</i>: Lack of Faith

How do you make a half-baked idea look like a polished piece of televised craftsmanship? Hire an ace shooter like Alfonso CuarĂ³n to direct it. Exactly a week after picking up a well-deserved Oscar for helming Gravity, the Mexico-born filmmaker takes his talents to the small screen for Believe, a series he created and produced in conjunction with J.J. Abrams. And if you found some of the spiritual hokum in that multi-award winning blockbuster hard to take, be forewarned it plays an even more pronounced role here given that the show's premise is built around a little blonde girl in possession of some heavenly -- or at least otherworldly -- powers.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 8, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski December 8, 2011 1:44 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Glee is full steam ahead on the stunt casting.

Fringe Gets a Whole Season!

by Mindy Monez October 2, 2008 2:34 pm
Fringe Gets a Whole Season! I'm still upset over the impending cancellation of Sarah Connor, but at least there is some good TV news in the world to balance it out. Fringe has been given the official full-season order, adding an additional 13 episodes to its original nine. If you bust out a calculator and add those two numbers together like I did, you get 22 whole episodes! That's downright respectable! The show got a ratings bump up to 10 million viewers from nine million last week, and is the number one new show with the 18-49ers, making it the exact opposite of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, thus Fox is into it.

Bad Robot; Good Toy

by Zach Oat August 4, 2008 12:37 pm
Bad Robot; Good Toy

In the consumer culture we inhabit, company spokesmen have long been elevated to the equal status alongside their legitimate cartoon and comic-book brethren. Captain Crunch, Ronald McDonald and the football-playing Fox Sports Robot are among the corporate shills who have been immortalized as action figures, hanging on racks alongside G.I. Joe and Spongebob for nostalgic reasons, kitsch factor or sheer coolness of design alone. And I think that's awesome. But we are about to enter a new age: the age of the TV production company mascot toy.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, September 6, 2012

by Rachel Stein September 6, 2012 4:08 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another day, another J.J. Abrams pilot

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