Check below for the complete winners list for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards...
Best Supporting Actor - ComedyTy Burrell, Modern Family
Best Writing - ComedyLouis C.K., Louie ("So Did the Fat Lady")
Best Supporting Actress - ComedyAllison Janney, Mom
Best Directing - ComedyGail Mancuso, Modern Family ("Las Vegas")
Best Lead Actor - ComedyJim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Lead Actress - ComedyJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Reality ShowThe Amazing Race
Best Writing - Miniseries, TV Movie, or Dramatic SpecialSteven Moffat, Sherlock ("His Last Vow")
Best Supporting Actress - Miniseries or TV MovieKathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Best Supporting Actor - Miniseries or TV MovieMartin Freeman, Sherlock ("His Last Vow")
Best Directing - Miniseries, TV Movie, or Dramatic SpecialColin Bucksey, Fargo ("Buridan's Ass")
Best Lead Actor - Miniseries or TV MovieBenedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Best Lead Actress - Miniseries or TV MovieJessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Best TV MovieThe Normal Heart
Best Writing - Variety SpecialSarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
Best Directing - Variety SpecialGlenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards
Best Variety, Music, or Comedy SeriesThe Colbert Report
Best Supporting Actor - DramaAaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Best Directing - DramaCary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective ("Who Goes There")
Best Supporting Actress - DramaAnna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Best Writing - DramaMoira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad ("Ozymandias")
Best Lead Actress - DramaJulianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Lead Actor - DramaBryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best Comedy SeriesModern Family
Best Drama SeriesBreaking Bad
One of the rare gems we've seen hit the single-digit channels since the turn of the millennium, The Office, actually sported a ton of directors you've more than likely heard of. Some of them were already famous upon helming an episode or two of the NBC mockumentary, others were pinned at the starting line of what has proved to be a rocket-fueled race to stardom. Here are a few great film directors who, as you may or may not know, worked on The Office from time to time:
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Episodes Directed: "Hot Girl."But You Know Her for: The generation-defining Jane Austen adaptation Clueless, plus the Look Who's Talking movies and European Vacation.
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Episodes Directed: "A Benihana Christmas," "Safety Training," "Beach Games," and "The Delivery - Part 2."But You Know Him for: Some of the most iconic comedies from the past 35 years — Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Groundhog Day among them. And as far as acting goes, we'll remember him always as Egon Spengler.
Episodes Directed: "Business School" and "Beach Wars."But You Know Him for: It's true that offbeat television work like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly is what got Whedon on the map, but he is now one of the most prominent voices in blockbuster cinema thanks to, if nothing else, The Avengers and the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Episodes Directed: "Moving On."But You Know Him for: Another member of the Marvel family, Favreau's biggest films are certainly Iron Man and Iron Man 2, though we celebrate his smaller fare: Made, Elf, and 2014's delightful Chef.
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Episodes Directed: "Manager and Salesman."But You Know Him for: Jumping over to the other side of the comic book game, we find Webb's Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2. But before partnering up with Peter Parker (or even joining forces with Michael Scott), Webb helmed the neo-rom com (500) Days of Summer.
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Episodes Directed: "Cocktails."But You Know Him for: Whedon's only rival on this list in terms of blockbuster influence, Abrams is of course the man behind Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, as well as the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.
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Episodes Directed: "Koi Pond."But You Know Him for: Though Hudlin has spent most of his time directing television in recent years, the dawn of his career gave us two early '90s cult favorites: the Kid 'n Play comedy House Party and Eddie Murphy's Boomerang.
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Episodes Directed: "Local Ad" and "Frame Toby."But You Know Him for: That irreverent fast-paced serio-comedic style we saw in Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and (the best of the lot) Young Adult. He also did Labor Day, but we don't have to talk about that one.
Episodes Directed: "Work Bus."But You Know Him for: Not directing, but acting. Cranston became a household name thanks to his starring role as Walter White on the unforgettable Breaking Bad.
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Episodes Directed: And we have a winner! Feig directed 14 episodes of The Office, including "Office Olympics," "Halloween," "Performance Review," "E-Mail Surveillance," "Survivor Man," "Dinner Party," "Goodbye, Toby," "Weight Loss," "The Surplus," "Moroccan Christmas," "New Boss," "Dream Team," "Niagara," "Goodbye, Michael."But You Know Him for: Bridesmaids, of course, plus The Heat... and the legion of exciting projects he has in the works, like a spy comedy, a gay rom com, and (potentially) an all-female Ghostbusters III. And although we're focusing on movie credits here, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention his greatest contribution to pop culture of all: Freaks and Geeks.
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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will air on Monday (oddly enough), August 25, and will be hosted by Saturday Night Live vet and Late Night host Seth Meyers. Here are the nominees recognized for their achievements over the course of this past year in television.
Best Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryLouieModern FamilyOrange Is the New BlackSilicon ValleyVeep
Best Drama SeriesBreaking BadDownton AbbeyGame of ThronesHouse of CardsMad MenTrue Detective
Best Actor - ComedyLouis C.K. - LouieDon Cheadle - House of LiesRicky Gervais - DerekMatt LeBlanc - EpisodesWilliam H. Macy - ShamelessJim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Best Actress - ComedyLena Dunham - GirlsEdie Falco - Nurse JackieJulia Louis-Dreyfus - VeepMelissa McCarthy - Mike and MollyAmy Poehler - Parks and RecreationTaylor Schilling - Orange Is the New Black
Lead Actor - DramaBryan Cranston - Breaking BadJeff Daniels - The NewsroomJon Hamm - Mad MenWoody Harrelson - True DetectiveMatthew McConaughey - True DetectiveKevin Spacey - House of Cards
Lead Actress - DramaLizzy Caplan - Masters of SexClaire Danes - HomelandMichelle Dockery - Downton AbbeyJulianne Margolies - The Good WifeKerry Washinton - ScandalRobin Wright - House of Cards
Best Mini-SeriesAmerican Horror Story: CovenBonnie and ClydeFargoLutherTremeThe White Queen
Best TV MovieKilling KennedyMohammad Ali's Greatest FightThe Normal HeartSherlock: His Last VowThe Trip to Babylon
Best Actor - Mini-Series/TV MovieBenedict Cumberbatch - SherlockChiwetel Ejiofor - Dancing on the EdgeIdris Elba - LutherMartin Freeman - FargoMark Ruffalo - The Normal HeartBill Bob Thornton - Fargo
Best Actress - Mini-Series/TV MovieHelena Bonham Carter - Burton and TaylorMinnie Driver - Return to ZeroJessica Lang - American Horror Story: CovenSarah Paulson - American Horror Story: CovenCicely Tyson - The Trip to BountifulKristen Wiig - Spoils of Babylon
Best Variety ShowThe Colbert ReportThe Daily ShowJimmy Kimmel Live!Real Time with Bill MaherSaturday Night LiveThe Tonight Show
Best Reality Competition ShowThe Amazing RaceDancing with the StarsProject RunwaySo You Think You Can DanceTop ChefThe Voice
Best Supporting Actor - Comedy SeriesFred Armisen - PortlandiaAndre Braugher - Brooklin Nine-NineTy Burrell - Modern FamilyAdam Driver - GirlsJesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern FamilyTony Hale - Veep
Best Supporting Actress - Comedy SeriesMayim Bialik - The Big Bang TheoryJulie Bowen - Modern FamilyAnna Chlumsky - VeepAllison Janney - MomKate McKinnon - Saturday Night LiveKate Mulgrew - Orange Is the New Black
Best Supporting Actor - DramaJim Carter - Downton AbbeyJosh Charles - The Good WifePeter Dinklage - Game of ThronesMandy Patinkin - HomelandAaron Paul - Breaking BadJon Voight - Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress - DramaChristine Baranski - The Good WifeJoan Froggatt - Downton AbbeyAnna Gunn - Breaking BadLena Headey - Game of ThronesChristina Hendricks - Mad MenMaggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Best Guest Actor - ComedySteve Buscemi - PortlandiaLouis C.K. - Saturday Night LiveGary Cole - VeepJimmy Fallon - Saturday Night LiveNathan Lane - Modern FamilyBob Newhart - The Big Bang Theory
Best Guest Actress - ComedyUzo Aduba - Orange Is the New BlackLaverne Cox - Orange Is the New BlackJoan Cusack - ShamelessTina Fey - Saturday Night LiveNatasha Lyonne - Orange Is the New BlackMelissa McCarthy - Saturday Night Live
Best Guest Actor - DramaDylan Baker - The Good WifeBeau Bridges - Masters of SexReg E Cathey - House of CardsPaul Giamatti - Downton AbbeyRobert Morse - Mad MenJoe Morton - Scandal
Best Guest Actress - DramaKate Burton - ScandalJane Fonda - The NewsroomAllison Janney - Masters of SexKate Mara - House of CardsMargo Martindale - The AmericansDiana Rigg - Game of Thrones
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RuPaul’s Drag Race crowned a winner but it also proved that the show has some major legs. In six seasons, the series has seemed to grow exponentially. It’s found an audience outside the LGBTQ community. It also seems to be conquering pop culture, social media, and the world at large. RuPaul has used his stardom to provide a platform for drag and transgendered performers to find mainstream success. Here are some of the best moments from the finale.
10. Production Values, Hunty! There’s elaborate choreographed dance and singing numbers in a huge arena. This is a huge departure from a show that started in a tiny little studio. It has evolved into a phenomenon that took over the Internet with a huge social media presence. Not only did the finale get filmed in a huge elaborate ceremony, there was an additional ceremony to crown the winner the day of. Everyone knows they film all three queens winning to avoid spoilers. This year, there was an elaborate coronation ceremony for winner Bianca Del Rio hosted by Shangela.
9. Back Rolls?! RuPaul had a corny “We Are the World” type song as a set up for one of the best callbacks, ever. It’s to reference Alyssa Edwards’ back-rolls from last season. Luckily, Edwards has a sense of humor about it. She did an elaborate musical number to some of her most quotable lines. Who thought Alyssa’s Secret was that she’s such an amazing dancer? Check out her warming up the crowd:
8. Ornacia Heads. There were four dancers doing elaborate dance breaks. The best one had to be dancing with Ornacia heads and even voguing.
7. The Fake Housetears of Drag Race. Adore Delano and Laganja Estranja have a tearful heart-to-heart while watching their fight on Untucked.
6. Michelle Visage Is Unimpressed. Michelle was caught looking unimpressed in the audience. It became the meme that stole our hearts on the LogoTV Tumblr.
5. The Coronation of Miss Congeniality. Ivy Winters came out on stilts to give BenDeLaCreme the award! Dela did earn it… she stole the show with her effervescent personality.
4. Darienne Lake Reunited. Darienne was a bit outspoken with a bit of a Bitter Betty vibe. However, she was a sweetheart and got everyone crying when RuPaul reunited her with her estranged parents.
3. Josyln Fox’s Wedding. Fox was proposed to on the show. With RuPaul an ordained minister it certainly was possible. However, there was not a dry eye in the house. Even their mothers were in the house for the special moment.
2. Bianca Del Rio Crowned. Bianca Del Rio, Full of Hate, Congratulations to thee. Jinkx Monsoon crowned Bianca and then Bianca gave such a heartfelt acceptance speech. There was even a random appearance by Judge Judy to congratulate Bianca.
1. The Future. This show proves the legitimacy, not only of drag, but of a show that targets the LGBTQ community. Jinkx Monsoon found success on Broadway after the show. Bianca is planning to make a film Hurricane Bianca and Adore and Courtney Act have both recently released songs.
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Jamie Foxx is a lot of things; Academy Award winning actor, a talented singer and musician, and an extremely funny comedian. What he's not, however, is your typical movie star.
Since moving to the big screen from a successful television career, first on In Living Color and then The Jamie Foxx Show, the actor has proved that he has little interest in being pigeonholed by the parts that he takes. Since winning his Oscar for Ray, Foxx has done roles in just about every genre of film, whether it's action (White House Down, Miami Vice), romantic comedy (Valentine's Day), straight comedy (Due Date, Horrible Bosses), musical (Dreamgirls), animated (Rio 2), or prestige pictures (The Soloist, Django Unchained).
Checking off another box on his resume, he's now playing a villain in a superhero movie (Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2). He bounces between supporting and leading roles more regularly than any other major actor in Hollywood… to the point where it's difficult to figure out which way he's more comfortable. His willingness to bounce between genres and types of roles not only makes it hard to pinpoint what Foxx will do next, it also keeps it from feeling like he's overexposed.
Beyond just his choice in roles, Foxx doesn't stand on superstar conventions. During this year's Academy Awards, Foxx and his daughter, Corinne Bishop, were suddenly on stage dancing during Pharrell Williams' performance of "Happy." Why? No real reason other than because he wanted to.
Not only does Foxx continue to make music when he feels like it — he's a five-time Grammy nominee — he continues to do pretty much whatever he wants. Tap into social media and you'll find Foxx putting up goofy videos on his Vine, tweeting out pictures of his four-year-old daughter or his Spider-Man costars and clips of him singing sexy versions of unsexy words on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Most major stars are protective of their public image, but Foxx largely doesn't seem to care about his. He's earned the ire of conservative pundits for moves like calling President Barack Obama "our lord and savior" and for his spot-on impressions of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. He's been outspoken on issues of race related to Quentin Tarantino's script for Django Unchained as well as the casting of Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role of his next project, a remake of the musical Annie. And, he drew the ire of Jay Z with some awkward comments about Beyoncé as he was presenting an award at this year's Grammys. No matter the situation, though, Foxx is unapologetic.
It's not easy to know whether to admire Foxx for his zig-zagging through the Hollywood landscape or to be frustrated that he doesn't put his amazing talent front and center as often as he could. Either way, Foxx has proven repeatedly that what others think of his career or his choices means little to him. As perhaps the most unpredictable movie star working today, there's one other thing that Foxx is not… boring.
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Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com.
Want to see an amazing picture of Jennifer Lawrence? Of course you do. See her looking pretty pissed in a pink car at Celebuzz.
Isn't Falcon cooler than Captain America? He can fly, for crying out loud. Check out VH1's list of other sidekicks who outshine their heroes.
See an amazing gallery of 8-bit versions of your favorite Studio Ghibli characters. 8-bit Totoro is too darn cute. Check it out at Flavorwire.
We know who wins this season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Or we have a good idea. See Hollywood.com's prediction.
This season of RuPaul’s Drag Race is filled with some of the most talented and attractive queens in Drag Race herstory. However, there is one clear standout: Bianca del Rio. She is loved by the judges, her fellow contestants, and all of America! In other seasons, the home stretch has been a nail-biter. But this season it seems like the final three, set to be named in two weeks, couldn’t be clearer to super fans of the show. The secrets of World of Wonder are trapped tighter than Area 51, but anyone watching the show can see even who the last two remaining competitors will be. It’s clear this drag race is between Bianca and Adore Delano. It may be insanely early to call it, but Bianca seems virtually unstoppable. If she doesn't win there will be riots in the streets, cats will give birth to snakes, and there will be a Rupocalypse.
Her Royal Highness Bianca Del Rio
Why she’ll win: Bianca is the entire package. She’s got the comedy down pat. As a self-proclaimed insult comic, she is not only able to make everyone laugh at the shadiest of reads. She also has one of the quickest wits on the series and possibly the planet Earth. She has exceeded in all of the challenges and has yet to be in the bottom two. She also is channeling all of the series winners. She has the pageantry of BeBe Zahara Bennet, the polish of Chad Michaels, the salty but lovable heart of Tyra Sanchez, the poise of Raja, and her own distinct style like Sharon Needles. She also is a killer comedy queen like Jinkx Monsoon. Oh, and she can sew an entire dress during the length of a song:
Why she'll take second place: Whether it’s her sexy selfies on Tumblr, memorable memes, or videos of her doing live musical performances, Adore is winning the Internet. The judges love her scrappy underdog approach to drag. However, she’s more polished than she seems with stunning looks an amazing performances. She’s genuinely won the court of public opinion. Despite her occasionally monumental screw-ups on the show no one wants her to leave. In any other season of the show, she would win hands down. However, for her to beat Bianca she’ll have to develop the ability to fly, psychically summon Latoya Jackson, and turn water in RuPaul’s new Glamazon perfume. Did we mention she sings live?
Why she might take third: BenDeLa has the makings of the Top 3 with an effervescent personality and an addictive voice. She has performed admirably, however her personality is touch and go. She’s adorkable in and out of drag. But, like the equally polished Courtney Act, she’s a bit cocky. No one wants to crown a cocky queen as America’s Next Drag Superstar. It’s hard to reconcile some of her saltier comments about the other queens with her “I’m so nice” persona. Unlike other underdogs on the show like Jinkx and Sharon, she seems to be more perpetrator than victim. But she does deserve the title of Top 3. Her NSFW take on The Little Mermaid is legendary.
Why she might take third: Courtney has showmanship. She can sing, act, perform and has some of the most memorable costumes of the runway. She’s a great host and has the makings of a true television personality. Courtney looks the most like a biological woman of possibly anyone in the show’s history. However, Drag Race is not a beauty competition. Like BenDeLa, Courtney has shown the darker side of Sears. Her picking on Joslyn Fox, who admittedly idolizes her, was a bit of a rub. She also seems to be playing the game too hard and is too polished. She seems less her authentic self and more like an actor at a press junket. However, she does have a shot at winning America’s Next Top Model. After all, she almost won Australian Idol.
Why she's the dark horse: Poor Darienne is another victim of there being too many talented queens this season. Darienne is the first big girl that could take the crown. She’s funny and not as bitter as queens of the past. She is sweet, funny, and owns her fabulous looks. Sadly, she’s not in contention for the Top 3 unless something were to happen to both Courtney and BenDeLa in the next two episodes. Does anyone have a tire iron? Here’s hoping she gets on Drag Race: All Stars because she could destroy the competition. She even appeared on Ricki Lake and inspired Pandora Boxx to do drag.
New Kids On The Block star Joey Mcintyre is celebrating after successfully completing the Boston Marathon on Monday (21Apr14), a year on from the tragic bombings in 2013. The singer was among around 20,000 runners taking part in the annual race in Massachusetts last year (15Apr13) when two explosions ripped through the crowds close to the finish line.
McIntyre, a Boston native, had crossed the line just 11 minutes before the bombs went off.
He pulled on his sneakers once again on Monday to run in honour of his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's, and also in tribute to his hometown.
He completed the 26.2 mile (42.2 kilometre) race nine minutes faster than his three hour, 57 minute and six second trek in 2013 and took to Twitter.com to share his impressive time with fans, writing, "3:48:11 baby!!! #BostonMarathon . Couldn't have done it without you guys!!"
McIntyre also applauded the efforts of his bandmate Danny Wood, who ran with him in the Boston Marathon.
He tweeted, "Big congrats 4 (sic) an amazing 3:50 by my man @dannywood! #celebrate".
They were cheered on at the finish line by their fellow NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg, whose brother Jim Wahlberg had also competed in the race.
Gird your loins, drag lovers! RuPaul revealed on Watch What Happens Live that there will be a second season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars. So who will be the lucky drag divas to get a second chance at the coveted crown? Last season featured a major twist — the girls play as teams. It’s entertaining but some fan faves get eliminated early while others get to ride the coattails of their more successful teammates. This new season should bring back girls who have major beef and let the fur fly. There is potential to have them work as teams or have to compete in similar challenges. Maybe they both have to make the same type of outfit or play the same role. It’s also a good opportunity to bring back girls who have shady television personas. Do they have a softer side?
Rebecca is the first queen accused of relying on her looks. She was a frontrunner of her season until she managed to alienate all of the remaining girls. She is infamous in Drag Race history and it would be nice to see her after all these years. The queens from Season 1 deserve a crack at the Drag Race that we have come to know and love. It also would be interesting to see how Rebecca does against other fishy queens.
Jade is one of the hottest queens in the show’s history, both in and out of drag. Her dance background makes her a contender for the music and talent challenges. Plus her body is amazing. She is sweet and well liked by the girls on her season. She also has a legendary beef with Rebecca that might make for some Real Housewives-level drama.
Tatianna is one of the fishiest queens of the entire franchise. There is a ton of friction between her and the other queens of her season. She is the first queen to be accused of relying on her looks and gets teased for her love of Britney Spears. She is a stunning performer. She won the first ever Snatch Game challenge and there is a ton of potential growth in the past few years. She also has the sex appeal, humor, and sharp tooth to be a major contender to win.
Morgan is often eclipsed by Raven the Susan Lucci of Drag Race. The two are best friends but Morgan is a majorly polished queen and a real contender to win. Certain missteps in her season kept her from showcasing her humor and amazing looks. She also did seem to be a bit cliquish and picked on queens like Mystique and Tatianna. However, her lip-synching performances off the show are legendary.
PhiPhi is like Helen of Troy. She’s beautiful and has the shade that launched a thousand ships. Her generally combative relationship with the other queens is a major reason behind her not winning her season. She has the distinction of assassinating her career on television. In her defense, she’s cute and young. She deserves a second chance to introduce America to a softer side. If not, she can provide some Omarosa-like tension to the season.
Not to blame PhiPhi for more things, but she is a little responsible for the harsh reply to Roxxxy Andrews. Roxxy has a bit of an edge. Her slightly combative relationship with future winner Jinkx Monsoon echoed the friction between PhiPhi and winner Sharon Needles. Roxxxy is really stunning and was an amazing performer. However, Season 5 did seem to be very performance based and allowed queens like Jinkx and Alaska to slide right into the finale. Roxxxy never had an issue with her outfits and is an accomplished. She is the only queen to take off her wig to reveal another wig! She deserves a chance at the crown without seeming like a bully.
It’s odd that Detox’s off-screen performances outshine her time on the show. She performs amazingly hilarious songs with Willam and Vicky Vox. She showed up to the reunion in black & white realness. She is the least outspoken member of Rulaskatox. Roxxxy is the most polished and Alaska is the funniest. And yet, Detox is the best of both worlds. She can be fabulous or funny.
Alaska has it all. She’s funny, uniquely beautiful, and the perfect blend of polished and punk rock. She has the reputation for auditioning for every season of Drag Race. If she returns to the show she can step out of Sharon Needles shadow and showcase her unique approach to drag. After all, she has her own bow-legged walk. She does have the makings of an all-star.
It’s unclear who will be open to return for All-Stars Season 2. Raven may return to try and get the crown. Ivy Winters is Ms. Congeniality of her season so she is bound to return. Here’s hoping Coco Montrese and Alyssa Edwards skip this season. Their on-again/off-again feud is like a 5-year-old after a day at Disneyland… tired. There is also a whole mess of season six queens who will make an appearance. These are our picks who do you think should be on the next season of All-Stars?
Television could use some more Stephen King. The best-selling author's work is already the basis for Under the Dome, which is back in production on its second season. Presently, Universal is shopping a pilot from his short-story Ayana, about a blind girl that can seemingly perform miracles. While King's material has been used as film fodder for nearly 40 years (starting with the original Carrie all the way back in 1976), his work has largely been underutilized on TV, mostly popping up now and then in miniseries form. Given the output from the prolific writer over the years, however, there's plenty more of King's stories that would work as an actual series. Here are five that are just screaming for a spot on someone's schedule.
The Dark Tower
For years, people have been trying to develop movies based on King's bleak Dark Tower series, which follows a mysterious gunslinger named Roland on a quest through an odd world that's part Old West and part sci-fi. Instead of trying to give the story the same treatment as J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of The Rings books, the guide should be George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, which has thrived on cable. At one point, Warner Bros. considered doing both a movie and TV show (for sister company HBO) from the books, but ultimately passed. With a complex story that has its own mythology and language spread over eight books and multiple side stories, The Dark Tower could run on HBO or Showtime for a long time.
The novel, about an Ohio town terrorized by gun-toting thugs that are taking direction from a possessed autistic boy, built an impressive group of subsidiary characters not unlike Under the Dome. The Regulators was a companion piece to King's Desperation, which was already made into a TV movie. Following the strange happenings in a Midwestern town, which already has a built-in parallel universe thanks to the books, the story could provide plenty of material for a number of seasons.
The Running Man
Yes, it already got the big screen treatment starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, but there's a whole lot about the novel's set-up that could be mined for a series. The story, set in a not-too-distant dystopian America, is about a gameshow where contestants are given a head start to go anywhere in the world before they are hunted down and killed on television. Run for 30 days without being killed and you win. Taking elements from reality shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race that audiences have become accustomed to, and elevating them to a strange extreme, would make for some exciting (and darkly funny) serialized viewing.
The Ten O'Clock People
In King's short story, a smoker trying to quit can suddenly see through the disguises of any number of people, including the Vice President, and discovers that they're really monsters. The smoking angle wouldn't work any more, but it's an easy fix to come up with another explanation of why certain people can see through the disguises. Having a resistance group trying to convince people that there are monsters among us would make for a nice mythology story in the same vein of Lost or Fringe.
The story of a teenager manipulated into killing by his neighbor, who turns out to be a Nazi war criminal, was already the basis of a movie with Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro. Change the older character from a Nazi to a terrorist living a hidden life in a California suburb, however, and you could have a show that is a combination of Breaking Bad and The Americans. Who wouldn't want to see Walter White as a terrorist?