Executive Producer Ryan Murphy confirms that next season will be the final one for “Glee.” The sixth season was to have a major focus on the characters of Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith), but Monteith’s death a few months ago has forced them to “devise a completely different endgame.” TV Line.
The New York Film Critics Circle will be first out of the gates for this year’s awards derby. Their members will meet on December 3 with winners announced later that day. Will “The Wolf of Wall Street” from Martin Scorsese be ready in time to meet this new deadline? Variety.
Sasha Stone makes the case that a film should “fly under the radar” if it wants to win the Best Picture Oscar. She says “Argo” did a great job of this last year, while various frontrunners like “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “Zero Dark Thirty” had their expectations built up too much. Awards Daily.
For the first time in 16 years, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone miss an on-air deadline for “South Park.” To stay current, they always start working on new episodes just six days before. A power outage finally caught them, and Comedy Central aired a repeat episode this week instead. People.
The AFI Fest presented by the American Film Institute will feature the world premiere of the Peter Berg war film “Lone Survivor” and the John Wells adaptation of Tony winner “August: Osage County.” Other films for the early November event include “Her,” “The Invisible Woman, “The Past,” and “Philomena.” Thompson on Hollywood/Indiewire.
Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody directs her first film, “Paradise,” but says it will be her final time helming a movie. It opens later this month and stars Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, and Julianne Hough. Comcast.
Pixar’s special “Toy Story of Terror” gave ABC its highest rating in the early Wednesday time slot in almost two years. The spin-off from the popular film series could do well with Emmy voters next summer, even bringing Tim Allen his first nod in two decades or another for Tom Hanks as voiceover performers. TV by the Numbers.
Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, says the one type of role he can’t get is in a superhero movie. “I keep trying. I can do it. Even let me play a bad guy, let me play the bad guy against Batman. They’ve never asked.” Huffington Post.