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Loki To Debut June 9 On Disney+

The God of Mischief strikes again! Watch Tom Hiddleston’s video message announcing the new premiere date and weekly release day for Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” a brand-new, original series exclusively on Disney+.

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.

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Conan To End TBS Late-Night Talk Show June 24 With Hourlong Finale

Conan O’Brien will host his TBS late-night talk show Conan for the last time on June 24, the network announced Monday. The shows leading up to his grand farewell will feature all sorts of special guests, culminating in an hourlong finale that will celebrate the last 11 years of Conan.

O’Brien is currently the longest-tenured late-night host on American TV, having assumed the reins of NBC’s Late Night franchise following David Letterman’s departure to CBS in 1993. He staked out that slot with clever comedy for 16 years before a brief stint hosting The Tonight Show in 2009. In 2010, he started anew on cable with Conan.

O’Brien will continue his popular Conan Without Border travel specials — which have sent him everywhere from Italy to Greenland to Korea — in some form on TBS. He’ll also re-emerge on HBO Max with a variety-style series down the road. And O’Brien cohosts the podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, which premiered in 2018.

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Four First-Ever Antiques Roadshow Celebrity Episodes Airing in May

For the first time, in these new superstar specials Antiques Roadshow visits with notable people from the worlds of comedy, film, TV, literature, music, and sports. Watch stories of celebrities’ favorite things — inherited, gifted, and collected — as Antiques Roadshow appraisers provide expert insights and explore history through their personal stories.

Four Antiques Roadshow, Celebrity Edition episodes will air Monday, May 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 8/7C PM

Celebrity Edition, Hour 1 — Monday, May 3 at 8/7C PM:

Featuring comedian Jay Leno, actress S. Epatha Merkerson, author Jason Reynolds, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, and pro golfer Dottie Pepper, fans will learn which celebrity’s item was swept out to sea during a hurricane and returned to the same spot by another storm decades later!

Celebrity Edition, Hour 2 — Monday, May 10 at 8/7C PM:

Featuring author Marc Brown, chef Carla Hall, humorist John Hodgman, and musicians Rubén Blades and Luba Mason, fans will discover which celebrity learned that a family heirloom held a secret which caused them to deem it a “transformer”!

Celebrity Edition, Hour 3 — Monday, May 17 at 8/7C PM:

Featuring actor Ronny Chieng, cartoonist Mo Willems, broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien and fashion designer Christian Siriano, fans will find out about the collecting passion that keeps one celebrity connected to cherished memories of their father!

Celebrity Edition, Hour 4 — Monday, May 24 at 8/7C PM:

Featuring TV personality Carson Kressley, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, humorist Mo Rocca, and musicians Paquito D’Rivera and Brenda Feliciano, fans will relive the lively auction experience of one celebrity intent on the quest to own a piece of history!

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DC FanDome Is Returning In 2021

With its first looks at some of DC’s biggest new movies, games, shows and comics, DC FanDome set the world ablaze, garnering over 22 million views across 220 countries and territories. 

It was a true global phenomenon, allowing fans to get up close and personal with the people behind the characters and worlds that they love. And on October 16, 2021, it’s back for more…

Mark your calendars, DC fans. Request the day off work, if necessary. Do whatever you need to do to join us on October 16, 2021 because you’re not going to want to miss it. More news will be coming soon, so be sure to register for the DC FanDome newsletter HERE.

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Hallmark Announces DC Comics Batman Classic TV Series To The Batcave! Ornament

This very well might be the coolest Hallmark ornament ever! Of course I am biassed as I am a huge fan of Batman and I collect Hallmark’s Christmas Tree pop culture danglers!

Slide into the holidays with the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder. 

Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson use the Batpoles hidden within Wayne Manor to enter the Batcave, which is equipped with gadgets galore, including the Batcomputer. 

This Magic Light, Sound, and Motion Christmas tree ornament features Batman and Robin in their secret Super Hero headquarters from the 1966 Batman Classic TV Series, complete with moving doors, flashing lights and memorable dialogue from the show. 

The ornament measures 4.6″ W x 5.5″ H x 3.4″ D and will require (3) AAA batteries, not included.

Pre-order HERE for $60. The ornament will be released October 2.

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Here Is Your First Look At Julianne Moore In Stephen King’s New Series, Lisey’s Story

The world has countless stories about falling in love, but Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story is one about staying in love, even after one member of a couple is gone forever.

In the Apple TV+ series debuting June 4, King starts at the end of a romance, exploring where devotion took Lisey and Scott Landon—what it cost them and what it gave them. King being King, he weaves a stalker thriller and an otherworldly supernatural mystery into his heartfelt love story.

The show, based on his 2006 novel, stars Julianne Moore as the widow of a world-famous author (Clive Owen), who over the course of his turbulent life discovered a passageway into a parallel dimension that helped him tap uncanny creative energies. His secret was only shared with her, although she struggled to understand it when he was alive. Now that Scott has passed away, there are outsiders willing to do anything to gain access to the unpublished materials he left behind, even if it means destroying the woman who meant everything to him.

King usually takes a hands-off approach to adaptations of his work, but he wanted to keep this one close. The author wrote the script for each of the show’s eight episodes himself, then went in search of a home for them. J.J. Abrams agreed to produce through Bad Robot Productions, assembling an A-list cast led by Children of Men costars Owen and Moore, with Moore also signing on as an executive producer. Abrams recruited filmmaker Pablo Larraín, best known for 2016’s Jackie, to bring a story set largely within the title character’s head onto the screen. “He directs in a kind of hypnotic, inside-out way,” Abrams said. “His approach lent itself well to a story that, at the core of it, is a very, dark and twisted adult fairy tale.”

    

Lisey’s Story is special to King in part because it’s inspired by his own 50-year marriage to novelist Tabitha King, a few actual brushes with death, and some terrifying, almost unbelievable, close encounters with real-life stalkers. It hardly gets more personal than that, even if his experiences aren’t the norm. He doesn’t call this story a valentine to his wife, but writing it was a way of saying he sees what she goes through. The series even includes a new sequence that’s drawn from an insult Tabitha weathered not long ago after making a donation to charity.

Read more of the Vanity Fair article HERE.

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LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile

LEGO DC Batman: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (76188) gives kids all the style, action and excitement of the original 1966 Batman TV series. The iconic vehicle is packed with cool features and attaches to a rotatable stand.

Kids can play out endless Batman adventures with this impressive Batmobile, plus Batman and The Joker minifigures from the original TV series.

This amazing vehicle includes an opening trunk containing a Batarang and additional bricks that kids can use to customize the car’s hood so it appears with or without the stud shooters. When the action’s over, the Batmobile can be displayed on a rotatable stand that lets kids display their awesome, crime-fighting machine at its best.

Features:

– LEGO DC Batman: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (76188) gives super-hero fans the style, action and excitement of the original 1966 Batman TV series.

– Includes a buildable Batmobile, which can be assembled with or without shooters, plus Batman and The Joker minifigures – all in the classic 1960s style – and a rotatable stand.

– Young super heroes can speed through Gotham City with Batman in his Batmobile to catch The Joker. When the action’s over, the vehicle attaches to a rotatable stand with a descriptive baseplate.

– The Batmobile measures over 2.5 in. (6 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) long and 2.5 in. (7 cm) wide and combines easily with other LEGO DC Batman sets.

– The original 1966 Batmobile didn’t feature any shooters, therefore extra bricks have been added to this set so the car’s hood can be easily rebuilt to appear just as it was in the series if desired.

The set will be released for $30 on April 26, 2021.

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The Maya-ing

In last week’s SNL pre-taped sketch “The Maya-ing,” host Maya Rudolph pays homage to the Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining based on the popular Stephen King novel.

In the Saturday Night Live parody, Kenan Thompson explains that now that Rudolph has returned as a host, she has “the Shine,” a.k.a. the ability to see ghosts like early SNL writer Gloria Zelwig, played by Tina Fey, who was “the first one to have the idea that maybe the women could talk,” and who died of “perm cancer.” Other haunting apparitions include Rachel Dratch in a bathtub; she isn’t a ghost, her water’s just out.

Enjoy!

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ABC Presents Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days, A Two-Hour Special Airing Monday April 26

Homelessness, multicultural representation, autism, refugee crises and addiction are just a few of the social issues fearlessly tackled by “Sesame Street” for over a half a century. 

On Monday, April 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), ABC presents “Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days,” a two-hour documentary special produced by TIME Studios, highlighting the 50-year impact of this iconic show and the nonprofit behind it, Sesame Workshop. 

The documentary features special guests including W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher.

For over 50 years, “Sesame Street” has addressed and explained diversity, equity, and inclusion around the globe by using the universal tools of music, empathy and celebrity. Through its iconic shows and targeted outreach, Sesame Workshop has found ways to make these daunting and seemingly impossible conversations accessible to people of all ages, usually delivered with the help of a furry friend. “Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days” reflects upon the efforts that have earned “Sesame Street” unparalleled respect and qualification around the globe, including addressing their responsibility to social issues that have historically been seen as taboo such as racial injustice. 

This special also chronicles the creation and introduction of a Black family of “Sesame Street” Muppets, Wes and Elijah Walker, a father-and-son duo who are at the heart of Sesame Workshop’s new racial justice initiative Coming Together.

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Watch The Rutherford Falls Trailer

Peacock has released the official trailer for their newest comedy series Rutherford Falls, starring The Office alum Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding. 

In Rutherford Falls, a small town in the Northeast and the Native American reservation it borders are turned upside down when local legend and town namesake, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms), fights the moving of a historical statue. The comedy will also center around the two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call.

Joining Helms and Schimieding are Michael Greyeyes (True Detective), Jesse Leigh, and Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek).

Rutherford Falls is created by and executive produced by Michael Schur, Ed Helms, and Sierra Teller Ornelas. 

The series will be available for streaming on Peacock April 22. 

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