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CSI

After a few seasons struggling to regain its footing in addition to the cancellation of CSI: Miami and, more recently, CSI: NY, comes word that CBS is developing a new spinoff from their long running crime drama. The untitled spinoff is being put together by the original CSI brain trust of  Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker and Ann Donahue and will focus on the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI.

According to Variety, the series will focus on a Special Agent who and her team as they track “technology-amplified larceny by faceless criminals who commit global crimes with touch of a button,” and that the episodes will focus on “crimes that start in the mind, live online and play out in the real world.” This is very different than CSI, Miami, and NY, and I have to say it is nice to see them expand the franchise in such a way that we see more of its world along with new fresh elements. I’m surprised more shows don’t branch out like this.

The “pilot” for the spinoff will air as an episode of CSI in the Spring. Remember, not all planned spinoffs actually make it to air, but with the teaming of Mendelsohn, Zuiker and Donahue, this show has an excellent chance of moving forward. In turn, if it is good, it could help boost the mothership a bit.

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Captain America, Free Comic

Marvel has released a prequel comic for their upcoming movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and you can read it online for free. Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic #1 is written by Peter David with art by Rock-He Kim. In the book, Captain America works with S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Black Widow and Rumlow to stop a terrorist group from getting a mysterious weapon known as The Zodiac. Captain America isn’t quite sure who he can trust as he discovers that S.H.I.E.L.D is hiding sequels of their own about the weapon.

David had previously written the adaptation for Captain America: The First Avenger, so he is well versed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Steve Rogers. According to Marvel, the new book will showcase a key part of Roger’s journey; “the evolution of his patriotic zeal, from the scrappy young man bent on joining the war effort to a more thoughtful leader ever mindful of his minders.”

Click here to check out the issue for free digitally. Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4th, 2014.

2 Broke Girls

After a disappointing second season, 2 Broke Girls has rebounded a bit. The show has found a good groove with Kat Dennings’ Max going to culinary school and all of the new characters that have come with it. This is something she (and the show) should have done before her and Caroline (Beth Behrs) opened a Cupcake Shop (the second season raced too far ahead too quickly). The supporting cast including Matthew Moy as Han, Garrett Morris as Earl, and Jonathan Kite as Oleg, all click and own their characters. The diner scenes are still the funniest and most enjoyable part of the series.

Official Episode Description, “And the Icing on the Cake”: When Deke invites Max’s friends over to his dumpster house, Caroline learns a big secret about his background.

2 Broke Girls airs on CBS at 8:30 PM. Also on tonight…

8PM

ABCABC: The Bachelor (reality)
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (comedy)
NBC: Hollywood Game Night (gameshow)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
ABCFAM: Switched at Birth (teen drama)
SYFY: Bitten (supernatural drama)
USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)

9PM

The FollowingFOX: The Following (crime drama)
CBS: Mike & Molly/Mom (comedies)
A&E: Bad Ink (reality)
ABCFAM: The Fosters (teen drama)
FOOD: Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off (competition)
HGTV: Love It or List It (docu)
SYFY: Being Human (supernatural drama)

10PM

CastleABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Intelligence (spy drama)
NBC: The Blacklist (crime drama)
PBS: Independent Lens (docu)
FX: Archer (animated comedy)
MTV: Teen Wolf (supernatural teen drama)
SYFY: Lost Girl (sci-fi drama)

Uncanny XForce Issue 17

Uncanny X-Force and Cable and X-Force are racing to their endgame as Part 4 of “Vendetta” sees the return of Stryfe and the climax of more than a year of stories in two titles. When the dust settles, both teams will be done as a new team rises lead by Cable and Psylocke. What will be the fate of Hope, Bishop, Spiral, Puck, Domino, Colossus, Forge and Doctor Nemesis- the characters without another series they are currently appearing in? Here is hoping that Bishop finds true redemption for his villainous actions chasing Hope through time and getting a lot of blood on his hands while he tried to murder her.

Uncanny X-Force #17
Official Description: Classic X-Force villain STRYFE has returned! And he’s eager to exact his revenge on the man who left him broken and adrift in the timestream: CABLE. As Stryfe’s plan comes to bear, Hope is brought face-to-face with Bishop, the man who crusaded across centuries in a mission to exterminate her. But this time around, she’s ready to retaliate…and they’ll hold nothing back as they race to destroy one another. Don’t miss this no-holds-barred, knockdown, drag-out X-FORCE event! Because when the dust settles, only ONE X-Force team will be left standing…

The final issue of Uncanny X-Force hits stands on Wednesday Janary 29, 2014. The All-New Marvel NOW! X-Force kicks off in February from the new creative team of writer Si Spurrier and artist Rock-he Kim.

Check out these X-Force related trades…

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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This past Friday, January 24th, Gimme Shelter hit theaters. The movie stars Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson, and Brendan Fraser, and is based on a true story of one young woman’s journey of survival. Hudgens is 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Baily, a pregnant teenager who left her abusive mother and set out to find her biological father. She is taken to unexpected places as she tries to build her own family.

If you have not seen Gimme Shelter yet, check out these 6 animated gifs to get a closer look at the heart warming tale of Agnes “Apple” Baily… After the images, keep reading for information on how you can take home two AMC movie tickets in our latest giveaway!


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Thor - Jamie Alexander

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has been getting better with every episode. The cast is gelling with each other and everyone plays a roll. The mysteries of Agent Coulson’s return from the dead and Skye’s mysterious past are front and center and building, along with the question of who is The Clairvoyant (aka the first season’s “big bad”).  Now we have news that Thor‘s Lady Shif (Jamie Alexander) will be joining the mix in an upcoming episode. Will The Clairvoyant end up being tied to Asgard? Does Lady Shif hold the key to who he might be? Will anyone else from Asgard end up visiting our Government sponsored Scooby Gang? I’d love to also see Thor: The Dark World‘s Fandral (Zachary Levi) show up. It has been too long since we have seen Levi on the small screen.

Captain America

Agent Carter is one step closer to becoming a reality as Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas (writers on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse) have been chosen as potential showrunners. The pair created the supernatural comedy Reaper, which was very enjoyable in its early run. It is interesting to think where they might go with Agent Carter, as we learned in the Marvel One-Shot short that she will be the co-head of the newly formed SHIELD, along with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper). Rumor has it that Hayley Atwell will return as Peggy Carter, but no word on if Cooper will reprise Stark or if we’ll see other familiar faces from Captain America: The First Avenger, including Dum Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough), Jim Morita (Kenneth Choi) or any of the other Howling Commandos.

On one hand, if the series gets made we’ll be able to visit some of the unseen Marvel history between the first Captain America and Ironman. But on the other hand, we already have a SHIELD series, do we really need a second one? I’d love to see a different side of the Marvel Universe, like Black Panther or Doctor Strange. But I guess both of them are rumored to be the center of future films. I guess we’ll see.

How I Met Your Mother

Here we go. We are in the home stretch of How I Met Your Mother and one of the fun ongoing stories throughout the series, the “Slap Bet,” is coming to a close. This season and the shift in storytelling (the whole season takes place in one weekend) has been jarring and very hit and miss, but it is great to see years of stories come to a head and ultimately, a close. In two weeks we get the Mother’s side of the story in an episode titled “How Your Mother Met Me.” I. Can’t. Wait.

Official Description: “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra” In their ongoing slaphappy “Slap Bet,” Marshall plans to land one final smashing blow to soon-to-be-married Barney.

After How I Met Your Mother is a new episode of 2 Broke Girls. What else is on tonight?

8PM

WWE RawUSA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)
ABC: The Bachelor (reality)
FOX: Almost Human (sci-fi crime)
NBC: American Ninja Warrior: USA vs Japan (competition)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
ABCFAM: Switched at Birth (teen drama)
SYFY: Lost Girl (sci-fi)

9PM

Beauty and the BeastCW: Beauty and the Beast (supernatural)
CBS: Mike & Molly/Mom (comedies)
FOX: Sleepy Hollow (supernatural)
ABCFAM: The Fosters (teen drama)
SYFY: Being Human (sci-fi)
TNT: Major Crimes (crime)
VH1: Single Ladies (comedy)

10PM

CastleABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Intelligence (drama)
NBC: The Blacklist (drama)
FX: Archer (animated)
HGTV: House Hunters (docu)
MTV: Teen Wolf (supernatural)
SYFY: Bitten (supernatural)

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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