Two Minutes of Mulder and Scully’s Return In New X-Files Trailer

Fox has released an extended teaser trailer of the upcoming The X-Files revival. Clocking in at two minutes, it should give X-Files fans a nice jolt to see David Duchovnyand Gillian Anderson, as Mulder and Scully, doing their thing again.

Wait, was that Joel McHale delivering the opening narration? I’ll admit that despite my love of Ancient Aliens, I’ve never been a huge fan of The X-Files, particularly after the season six opener that failed to connect the feature film in any meaningful way or really progress the storyline toward anything I wanted to see. The show continued for another four years and birthed a second feature film, so there’s clearly still people hoping that the truth is out there.

The X-Files continues that search for the truth next year.

Mr. Robot Launches In The UK On Amazon Prime

USA Network’s big hit of the summer, Mr. Robot, and subsequently one of the most pirated TV shows this year, is going 100% legal in Britain, Germany and Austria as the Amazon Prime service in these respective countries has snapped it up.

Mr. Robot, the hacking conspiracy drama starring Scott Snyder-lookalike Rami Malekand Christian Slater, will have all ten series available for streaming to Amazon Prime customers in the UK from Friday 16th October. It joins Transparent, Hand of God, Outlander, Ripper Street, and the upcoming launch of Ridley Scott‘s Man in the High Castle.

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Jenna Coleman Officially Leaving Doctor Who

The BBC has confirmed earlier reports that Doctor Who co-star Jenna Coleman is, in fact, leaving the series. According to a blog post on the show’s official website, “Series 9 sees the Impossible Girl’s departure although the how, why and when are all questions we’ll have to watch the new adventures to find out.”

With the ninth series, Coleman’s Clara Oswald becomes the longest serving companion since the show was revived in 2005. She stared as the character for two-and-a-half series, the fiftieth anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, and as precursor versions of Clara in the 2012 Christmas special, The Snowmen, and the series 7 premiere, Asylum of the Daleks.

As series ten is in the hazy future, it’s far too early to speculate on her replacement — or, indeed, any details about the next series — but feel free to think of creative ways in which she might depart.

And just to throw this out there: only three companions in the show’s entire history have died on-screen.

The A-Team To Return To Television

With all the 90s nostalgia inspiring the return of Full House, Twin Peaksand the like, it was about time 80s TV got some love. Deadline reports Fast and Furious writer/producer Chris Morgan will develop a new take on the 1980s action show, The A-Team.

The George Peppard/Mr. T series ran for 5 years on NBC and told the tale of four American Special Forces soldiers falsely accused of a crime, escaping a government prison and hiding in “the Los Angeles underground.” If you had a problem, and you could find them, you could hire the A-Team to blow up your problem real good.

Or, at least, blow up the Pontiac next to your problem in the hopes that it would intimidate him.

The new series will feature a mixed-gender A-Team still trying to clear their names while being “driven to help those in need by using their singular military skills, high-tech expertise, and often conflicting individual approaches.”

It is unclear if the original characters will be used, but you can bet on that prison escape being dramatized instead of just mentioned in the credit sequence. Also, place your bets on how quickly Katie Sackhoff gets asked if she’s going to play Faceman.

Doctor Who:The Witch’s Familiar

The BBC have released a number of publicity images for episode two of the new series.

The Witch’s Familiar: synopsis

Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Producer: Peter Bennett

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The Witch’s Familiar: Known Broadcast Details
United Kingdom BBC One Sat 26 Sep 2015 7:45pm
United States of America BBC America Sat 26 Sep 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Canada SPACE Sat 26 Sep 2015 9:00pm EDT (2:00am BST)
Asia Pacific BBC Entertainment Sun 27 Sep 2015 10:00am SGT (3:00am BST)
New Zealand PRIME Sun 27 Sep 2015 7:30pm NZST (8:30am BST)
Australia ABC Sun 27 Sep 2015 7:40pm AEST (10:40am BST)
Europe (Benelux) BBC First Tue 29 Sep 2015 9:00pm CEST
United Kingdom BBC Two Fri 2 Oct 2015 1:45am (British Signed Language)
Finland YLE2 Mon 5 Oct 2015 6:05pm EEST
South Africa BBC First Sat 24 Oct 2015 6:45pm SAST
Germany FOX Thu 3 Dec 2015 ~10:00pm CET (dubbed into German)

Jimmy Olsen Actor Jack Larson Passes Away At 87

As we rapidly approach a new Jimmy Olsen coming to the small screen with Mehcad Brooks, we are sadden to learn that the original television Olsen passed away. Jack Larson died in his Brentwood home at the age of 87. Larson was an actor, producer, playwright and screenwriter but is best remembered for his time on The Adventures of Supermanopposite George Reeves.

Though the series type cast him, the actor never shied away from the role that made him famous making cameo appearances in the television series Superboyand Lois and Clark, the New Adventures of Superman as well as the film Superman Returns.

Larson went on to work more behind the scenes after the series ended as a producer and playwright with some of his plays including: The Candied House(1966) Chuck (1968) and later in life, The Astronaut’s Tale (1998).

[Source: Deadline]