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TV Upfronts: FOX mixes reboots with TV adaptations to revamp 2016-2017 schedule

Well, FOX certainly had a busy day, starting in the morning with some interesting announcements ahead of their afternoon upfront presentation. Much of what a network would announce actually took place during this morning meeting, including a schedule of their year in advance. In their teleconference they touched on the future of The X-Files. The […]

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Emmy Circuit 2016: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Sewn Up for Jeffrey Tambor?

  Welcome back to Award Circuit’s Emmy coverage. May is our unofficial starting point for the Emmy race, which takes us through two and a half months of discussing potential nominees followed by another two months of talking potential winners. In Emmy prep, we begin our Emmy Circuit series, where we dive into the many […]

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TV Review: FOX’s “Houdini & Doyle” Lacks Any Real Magic

Few are unfamiliar with some version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous witty crime-solver, Sherlock Holmes, interpreted most recently by Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch. FOX already interpreted Holmes once before in the hospital drama “House M.D.”, where Hugh Laurie portrayed an antisocial, brilliant doctor with a penchant for solving impossible cases (his loyal friend […]

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“Wayward Pines” Season One Arrives on DVD October 13

Wayward Pines Season One Arrives on DVD October 13 “Wayward Pines” From Academy Award® nominee M. Night Shyamalan*, and based on Blake Crouch’s bestselling books, comes the pulse-quickening supernatural event series of the year! After a car crash he can’t remember, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Oscar® Nominee Matt Dillon**) wakes up in a hospital […]

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The Fight Against Evil Continues as “Sleepy Hollow” Season Two Arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 15

The Fight Against Evil Continues as “Sleepy Hollow” Season Two Arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 15 “Sleepy Hollow” Season Two Nothing is as it seems as the second exhilarating season of the witty, addictive series begins! After Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) risks his life to rescue Police Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) from Purgatory, […]

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Comic Con 2015: Studio Chiefs Talk Blockbusters, IP, and Finding New Talent

Even though we here at Awards Circuit chat about what gets films made, it’s always nice to hear from the people directly involved in the making of films. Particularly given that the industry has moved towards things based on IP (superheroes, books, etc.) or genre material, hearing why this happens is valuable. Comic-Con brought together […]

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Comic Con Diary: Preview Night

If preview night at Comic-Con was an indication, this year looks to be a year filled with folks commiserating over long lines, exciting footage, and exclusives. So basically business as usual. Preview Night is usually a chill affair for me, with just scrounging the exhibit floor for cool things and watching pilots taking place. This […]

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American Idol XIII Recap: Reviewing The Finale

After more than two dozen episodes, hundreds of performances, and twelve weeks of recaps by yours truly, we’re a little more than 12 hours away from finding out the winner of American Idol XIII. That’s…insane. I could be bitter and go on about how robbed Alex Preston was of a spot in the Top 2, but I’ve […]

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FOX releases New Blu-Ray Editions of ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ ‘Notes on a Scandal,’ and More!

Napoleon Dynamite 10th Anniversary Edition In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Napoleon Dynamite comes this fuzzy, collectible, liger-fur Blu-ray + DVD Comb Pack with a locker-full of special features that are more fun than big sleeves and extra tots! Napoleon Dynamite is a new kind of hero, complete with a tight fro, sweet moon boots, and skills […]

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TV Recap: Masterchef Junior – Pilot

The question of what the legendary fiery Gordon Ramsey would be like around kids is answered with Fox’s “Masterchef Junior.” The answer, not surprisingly, is much more controlled. Outside of Ramsey’s lighter side coming out, the pilot proved to be a little too over-expository and predictable, but does have promise to get more entertaining and […]