With quick changes, a revolving door of characters, and high-profile guests, being on the wardrobe team at Saturday Night Live is unlike any other show on television. In this behind-the-scenes profile, supervisor Dale Richards and his crew Tom Broecker, Eric Justian, and Donna Richards explain how they help bring each wacky SNL persona to life every week in just a few days.
CBS and Jordan Peele are bringing one of the best shows in TV history back to the small screen with a modern-day makeover. The Twilight Zone will come to the network next year, with Peele performing Rod Sterling's double role as host and producer. Peele takes the role seriously, initially turning down the project only to have a change of heart. Peele plans to do the reboot justice, turning the mirror back on our changing society the way the original Twilight Zone did almost 60 years ago.
Netflix's upcoming limited series Maniac has already established its bizarre pharmaceutical premise with a few trailers. To further tease the show's dark background, the streaming giant released this grainy, VHS-style promo featuring Justin Theroux's creepy Dr. James K. Mantleray and Rome Kanda as Dr. Muramoto. The 10-episode trip starts September 21, 2018.
The final season of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unkown will begin airing this Fall 2018. In the first episode, Bourdain travels to Kenya with comedian W. Kamau Bell for an unforgettable time in the wild and the capital city of Nairobi. Bell sat down with CNN to talk about the trip and what it was like to get to hang out with Bourdain for the trip of a lifetime.
On September 13, 1993, Conan O'Brien made his hosting debut, taking over the Late Night chair for David Letterman on NBC. To honor its 25th anniversary, the first episode featuring guests John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, and Tony Randall can now be viewed online in its entirety. The release will be followed by a complete archive of the show and will available in January 2019.
Headed by HBO vets Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers), Maniac takes a look at the horrors of pharmaceutical trials. The story is based on a Norwegian television series and follows two complete strangers as they test a new drug that promises to be able to repair anything about the mind without side effects. Starring Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Sonoya Mizuno, and Justin Theroux, the limited series will be released on Netflix September 21, 2018.
SimpliSafe teamed up with global design firm IDEO to create a home security experience more beautiful, powerful and intuitive than ever before. Rebuilt from the ground up with new safeguards to create a latticework of protection the new Simplisafe is half the size with double the range. It's also fifty percent louder, five times faster, and the system's wireless Keypad is soft, smooth and wakes with a touch. It's incredibly easy to set up in just a few minutes with no drilling, wiring or tools required and is offered at the same revolutionary price that made SimpliSafe the fastest growing home security company in the nation.
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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has returned with a new series. The show brings back some Sterling Cooper alums like Christina Hendricks and John Slattery to follow eight different individuals from around the globe, all claiming to be descendants of the infamous Russian royal family. Also starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, and Andrew Rannells, the series will arrive on Amazon Prime October 12, 2018.
It's 2030 and the Mission to Mars has finally been completed — Sean Penn and the first group of astronauts have touched down on the Red Planet. In this upcoming series, the story will follow the brave few that made the journey across the galaxy to begin the process of interplanetary colonization, as well as the families and crew members they left behind. Helmed by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, the show will premiere on Hulu September 14, 2018.
For the second season of Stranger Things, the Duffer brothers knew that they couldn't build the world they wanted using practical effects like the first season. The Duffers brought in one of the best VFX teams they could find for a moonshot season — and all the work paid off. Take a look at the people behind the amazing visuals in the season two of Stranger Things.
James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal return to the 70s for another round of The Deuce. The second season picks up five years later and everything has changed as the New York porn scene enters its Golden years. The show returns to HBO September 9, 2018.
The next animated adventure in the Star Wars is a tale about becoming a pilot for Resistance. Set before the events of The Force Awakens, the first episode follows Xiono as he leads a mission to spy on a First Order planet. With a few familiar faces like BB-8, Star Wars Resistance premieres October 7, 2018, on the Disney Channel.
In 2015, two inmates made a brazen escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Richard Matt and David Sweat were found missing on a morning count, and it was discovered they had tunneled out of the prison in a way reminiscent of The Shawshank Redemption. Over three weeks later, Richard Matt was dead and David Sweat was captured — and the story of how they escaped came to light. The eight-episode series is directed by Ben Stiller and stars Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano and Benicio Del Toro. Escape From Dannemora premieres on Showtime November 18, 2018.
Mr. Pickles is the star of children's television, both on and off the screen. He doesn't play a character so much as play himself, teaching kids virtues and what is really important — what you're like on the inside. But Jeff, who plays Mr. Pickles, has a family that's unraveling, and nothing he's spent a lifetime showing others will help him through the crisis. Starring Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Catherine Keener and Judy Greer, Kidding premieres September 9, 2018, on Showtime.
After almost fives years, there will finally be a sequel to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The documentary series will once again be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and will explore uncharted territories, transporting viewers to the farthest corners of the universe. The show is expected to debut on Fox in the Spring of 2019 and will be followed by a companion book with the same name, written by Carl Sagan's wife Ann Druyan.
After nearly a century of setting the standard in bootmaking, Viberg has entered the sneaker game. The only sneaker made entirely in Canada and the result of years of studying Nike and the Jordan Brand, they feature a silhouette that draws inspiration from classic athletic footwear from the 1980s and 90s. Each pair is built upon a Vibram Sphike RGS sole that you'd typically only find on a rugged hiking shoe. This robust foundation not only provides comfort but also gives you the best traction we've ever seen in a sneaker. The upper is lined with contrasting Italian horsehide panels and supported by soft padding at the tongue and collar, a heavyweight leather insole — the same one used on their boots — and a removable leather footbed. Available in black or white, each pair is finished with custom linen laces from Italy and use Viberg's #1003 Last.
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Leaning on decades of audio experience, Grado took their time developing their first Bluetooth headphone. It was worth the wait. The GW100 delivers the effortless detail and power the brand is known for, using the same signature drivers. Their open-back design is a world first for Bluetooth headphones and has been built to reduce escaping sound by up to 60% compared to wired open-backs. And while the wires might be missing, Grado's timeless design language remains intact, ensuring they look great with any ensemble.
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The Byrdes are back. Even though Camino Del Rio is out of their hair, things aren't looking up for Marty and his family. Jason Bateman and Laura Linney return to the Ozarks when season two beings streaming August 31, 2018.
After a year-long wait, season two of the Ron Howard-produced sci-fi series has finally arrived. The six-part follow-up skips ahead a few years into the furture after the Daedalus astronauts have settled into their colony Olympus Town. Elon Musk, Andy Weir, Robert Zubrin, and Neil deGrasse Tyson will continue their commentary on the difficulties the hypothetical crew might face in their new home on the Red Planet. Mars returns November 12, 2018, on National Geographic.
The present, the future, and now, the past: Matt Groening is completing the third phase of his domination of animated series with Disenchantment. The show centers around the kingdom of Dreamland, the rebel-rousing Princess Bea, and her group of misfits. The series will be available to stream August 17, 2018, on Netflix.
The world has changed, and the cast of The Walking Dead must change with it. Season nine will see the end of Rick Grimes character, and the cast will have to deal with themselves as much as the zombie onslaught. New showrunner Angela Lang has previewed a crumbling world that looks to be as much a character as the cast. The Walking Dead's ninth season premieres October 7, 2018 on AMC.
"It's Psycho in space." That's George R. R. Martin's own description of Nightflyers, a new series coming to SyFy based on his novella of the same name. In a turn from the familiar setting of his massively popular Game of Thrones, Nightflyers finds the crew of a spaceship carrying a mysterious being that must not be let loose on Earth, at all costs. The 10-part series comes to SyFy Fall of 2018.
Between 2008 and 2013, Star Wars: Clone Wars showed us what happened in the massive war between Star Wars: Episode II and III. The series was abruptly canceled despite good reviews, and the plot was never truly finished. Disney is out to right that wrong with a new 12-episode season of Clone Wars. The series will be exclusive to Disney's new streaming service, which is expected to launch sometime in 2019.
DC Comics is taking Teen Titans out of the comics and into the real world — a very dark and sinister real world. The Titans have grown up and left the bright colors and hopeful storylines of series like the animated Teen Titans Go! behind. The Comic-Con trailer shows Dick Grayson as Robin, with none of mentor Batman's qualms about taking lives. Titans will be available only on DC's new streaming-only service sometime in Fall 2018.
AMC's Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is returning for its fourth season on August 6, 2018. After Jimmy was barred from practicing law for a year, all he has to do is keep his nose clean and maintain a job and he'll be back in. Sounds easy, but for Jimmy, that's going to be a tall order. The series returns August 6, 2018.
Littlefinger relinquishes his pursuit for the throne to search for UFOs in a new sci-fi series. Taking inspiration from the real-life studies of the United States Air Force between 1952 and 1969, the ten episodes follow professor Josef Allen Hynek as he explores a series of unexplained encounters and phenomenon. The History channel project is being produced by Back to the Future and Forest Gump director Robert Zemeckis and will star Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen when it premieres this winter.
Breaking Bad is officially 10 years old. To celebrate the show's anniversary, Aaron Paul is giving fans the chance to cook with him and Heisenberg in the infamous RV where Walt and Jesse started their Meth empire. Don't get too excited, unfortunately, it sounds like the only thing you'll be breaking is some eggs. But during his video shoot, Aaron finds out the old RV has a surprising new owner.
Stranger Things kicks off its usual series of ambiguous advertising to promote season three. For its first teaser, the series gives off some major Dawn of the Dead vibes with this vintage mall commercial. But maybe instead of a zombie outbreak, the food court will be taken over by a horde of blood-thirsty Demogorgons. Luckily, no matter what goes down, Demodog master Steve Harrington will be close by manning the Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream shop. The series returns summer 2019.
Sacha Baron Cohen is back for the first time in a decade with Who Is America?. More than just comedy, the creator of Da Ali G Show takes a scathing look at American culture through the lens of his characters, prompting some unbelievable comments from regular citizens to members of Congress. Who Is America? is on Sunday nights on Showtime.
Castle Rock has been the backdrop of many Stephen King novels — The Dead Zone, The Dark Half, and Needful Things. Now, the fictional Maine town is going to be the focal point of a Hulu series headed by the author and J.J. Abrams. The show is set to premiere July 25, 2018.
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, people currently seem to have a hard time talking to each other. Special Projects looks to take some of the vitriol out of public discourse with their aptly named new series Discourse. Two total strangers with opposite positions sit down face-to-face to talk through their disagreements — and hopefully, show us a better way to communicate.