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It’ll be a sad Thanksgiving this year: Netflix has canceled its MST3K revival

It’s going to be a grim Thanksgiving for a certain subset of pop culture fans, as Jonah Ray—host of Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival—has announced that the streaming service will not be making another season of the show about the guy and two robots laughing at bad movies. – Sam Barsanti, The A.V. Club. » https://ift.tt/34q3D8i [photo: Jonah Ray Rodriguez, Twitter]

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot From Sam Esmail Headed For NBCU’s Peacock Streaming Service

The new NBCUniversal streaming service that the company said Tuesday would be called Peacock will launch in April 2020 with original content that includes series reboots from the NBCU library among its fare. That list includes a reboot of a sci-fi classic: a new Battlestar Galactica, billed as an original series from Mr. Robot and Homecoming executive producer Sam Esmail. – Patrick Hipes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RDH6hF

Alicia Silverstone, Mark Feuerstein Join Netflix ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ Reboot

“The Baby-Sitters Club” centers around four characters, Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill and Dawn Schafer, who will all return to the small-town setting of Stoneybrook, Connecticut for the Netflix adaptation. Martin’s series, first published in 1986, has over 200 books licensed in over 20 territories with more than 180 million copies sold to date. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/ORreS6d

‘Magnum P.I.’: Zachary Knighton To Play Rick In CBS Reboot Pilot

Co-written by Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim and directed by Justin Lin, the reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series follows Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore “TC” Calvin and Orville “Rick” Wright (Knighton), as well as that of disavowed former MI-6 agent Juliet Higgins (Weeks), Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood http://ift.tt/2HDFwau

Netflix will stream the terrible-looking ‘ReBoot’ reboot

ReBoot: The Guardian Code starts off in live-action at a high school where a few teens get thrown together in a secret room, while elsewhere a hooded hacker stereotype plucked from a stock photo cackles gleefully in front of a slew of bargain-bin keyboards and computer parts. It quickly becomes clear that the show follows a sucked-into-the-video-game premise, looking much like a Disney channel series riffing on last fall’s rebooted Jumanji film. – David Lumb, Engadget http://engt.co/2opceof

‘Animaniacs’: Hulu, Warner Bros. Partner on ’90s Cartoon Reboot

“I am so pleased and proud that ‘Animaniacs’ will have a home at Hulu,” Steven Spielberg added. “Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also excited that the full library of ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Tiny Toon Adventures’ episodes are included in the deal.” – Jennifer Maas, The Wrap http://ift.tt/2CT8x0I

Twilight Zone Revival Ordered to Series at CBS All Access, With Get Out’s Jordan Peele Among the EPs

The streaming service on Wednesday announced that it has ordered to series The Twilight Zone, a “modern reimagining” of the classic sci-fi anthology to be executive-produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out), Simon Kinberg (Legion) and Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s The Defenders). Word of the official green light comes just one month after CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced the network’s plans to revive the Rod Serling-hosted classic via All Access. – Ryan Schwartz, TVLine http://ift.tt/2k2p8WL

‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot From Jordan Peele in the Works at CBS All Access

The news comes as CBS All Access has found success with its revival of Star Trek: Discovery, which the streamer said drove record subscriptions to the platform and has been renewed for a second season. The Twilight Zone joins a roster of CBS All Access scripted originals that also includes dramas The Good Fight (a spinoff of The Good Wife), Strange Angel, $1 and comedy No Activity. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2z9DdZE

‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Gets an Honest Trailer — and It’s So Rough the YouTube Comments Are Disabled

Director Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot faced an uphill battle from the beginning, with its trailer the most disliked in YouTube history and the film going on to open to tepid box-office returns (and a $70 million loss for Sony). In a nod to the vitriolic Internet comments the film inspired, Honest Trailers preemptively disabled the comments for this one. – Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2edVOdo
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