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STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS (Clockwise): Tawny Newsome as Ensign Mariner, Jack Quaid as Ensign Boimler, Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, Gillian Vigman as Dr. T'ana, Jerry O'Connell as Commander Ransom, Dawnn Lewis as Captain Freeman, Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs and Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi (Image: CBS 2020 CBS Interactive)

Star Trek: Lower Decks Trailer: Making Space the Funnest Frontier

CBS All Access and Rick and Morty writer/executive producer Mike McMahan thought it would be a good idea to show you how the "non-Kirks, Picards, and Janeways" spend their day-to-day lives. You know, the side that doesn't get to scream about the wrath of Khan, help with the search for Spock, face the final frontier, […]

Can We Save the Great American Cop Show? 5 Ways To Do It

Can We Save "The Great American Cop Show"? 5 Ways It's Still Possible

The police procedural or cop show has been a staple of the medium ever since the invention of television. In this new era where we are demanding we Defund the Police, what does that portend for literally dozens of cop shows in production? Or is this a genre that can't, or perhaps shouldn't, be saved? […]

A look at Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Part 4 (Images: Netflix).

CAOS, Disco, FOX News, Glee, The Batman & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

It's time once again for BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly heaven where I look back at Bleeding Cool's television (BCTV) coverage from the past week to offer some blunt, opinionated thoughts on what became of the television landscape over the past several days. This week, we saw a post-holiday weekend slow build […]

Bohemian Rhapsody (Image: 20th Century Fox).

Invisible Victims: How COVID-19 Impacts the Hollywood You Don't See

As we're all still safer at home and spending more time re-watching TV shows, I urge you to take a closer look at them. No, not moving closer to your television; watch the frames more closely and think about what it took to make that scene come to life. A concert scene in Bohemian Rhapsody? […]

A scene from SNL@Home (Image: NBCUniversal).

I'm Ready to Social-Distance Myself from Quarantine Content: Opinion

There's a pandemic on and everyone is making the best of it, and the television industry is no exception. All productions were immediately halted in the interest of safety and flattening the curve, with the cast and crews being safer at home like the rest of us. They say necessity is the birthplace of invention, […]

Star Trek: Picard – Robert Ricardo Confirms He’s Not in Season Two

Star Trek: Robert Picardo Responds to Picard Season Two Rumors

With the first season of Star Trek: Picard under wraps, there's speculation as to who might be next among the franchise alumni who could appear in season two. So far three of Patrick Stewart's co-stars from The Next Generation also made their triumphant return to Star Trek in Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, and Jonathan Frakes […]

Magnum P.I.

Magnum P.I., MacGyver: Peter Lenkov Fired; CBS Names New Showrunners

Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I. showrunner Peter Lenkov has been fired from CBS following an investigation into several claims that Lenkov created a toxic work environment. The showrunner reportedly had a year left on his overall deal with CBS TV Studios, which produces MacGyver and Magnum P.I. (set to air back-to-back on Fridays this […]

Batwoman, BTS Army, NASCAR, WWE, Live PD & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Lili Reinhart, Colin Kaepernick, Katy Keene & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly heaven where I look back at Bleeding Cool's television (BCTV) coverage from the past week to bestow some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what has become of the television landscape. The week leading into a July 4th weekend tends to be a bit […]

5 More Pride Items to Show Your Wrath This Month

Is It Time For Television to Abolish the Police Show?

The May 25 video-recorded killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis re-awakened a protest movement across America. In addition to fighting institutionalized racism and police brutality, the #BlackLivesMatter movement demands that we rethink the role of police in our society. Racism, discrimination, and violence against minorities have long been a shameful reality […]

A look at series finales for Breaking Bad, Dexter, and more (Images: AMC/ViacomCBS).

Breaking Bad, Dexter & More: BCTV's Finale-O-Meter Rates Series-Enders

So if you're like me, you've spent way too many 3 am's in a diner booth (substitute your stomping grounds here) in a "heightened sense of perception" and getting into one of a thousand possible geek debates. The one that always gets me going? Series finales: the ones that worked, the ones that sucked, the […]

Dominique Jackson in POSE Season 2.

Ballroom Culture: Category is Television I: Madonna, "Paris" & More

Yes, you read that correctly, the category tonight is television. No, not characters in television – how ballroom culture has been portrayed on television and how media has been shaped by the underground LBGTQ culture (and vice-versa). Now, you may be wondering "how is ballroom dancing gay" and to that, I say duh – but […]

Star Trek: Picard – Gates MacFadden Says “Good Chance” She Appears

Star Trek: Picard – Gates McFadden Says "Good Chance" She Appears

Another Star Trek: The Next Generation alum might be making her back to the franchise. Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on the U.S.S. Enterprise D, teased to Trek Movie about a potential future appearance on the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard. She started talking about how her character changed throughout TNG. […]

Pictured (l-r): Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, Boiler, Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs, Dawnn Lewis as Captain Freeman, Ensign Barnes played by Jessica McKenna, Tawny Newsome as Ensign Mariner, Gillian Vigman as Dr. T'ana of the CBS All Access original series, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Goes Where Everyone's Gone Before This August

With all of that time spent in the oh-so-serious side of Starfleet life, CBS All Access and Rick and Morty head writer and executive producer Mike McMahan thought it would be a good idea to show you how the "non-Kirks, Picards, and Janeways" spend their day-to-day lives. The side that doesn't get to face the […]

Peacock, ViacomCBS Strike Content Deal: Ray Donovan, Charmed & More (Image: ViacomCBS)

Peacock, ViacomCBS Strike Content Deal: Ray Donovan, Charmed & More

NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock just added an extra shot of adrenaline into its launch day library of television shows and films, announcing a licensing agreement on Wednesday that will bring popular Paramount programming from the VicaomCBS library. On the television/streaming side, Peacock members will have access to Ray Donovan, The Affair, Charmed (starting October […]

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to this week's edition of BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly Heaven where I highlight some of Bleeding Cool's television coverage from the past week while bestowing some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what the past week brought to the television landscape. In the BCTV Comments section below, you are more […]

: BCTV Top 30 Influencers 2020 Mid-Year Report Card

Star Trek, Lucifer, AHS & More: BCTV 2020 Influencers Mid-Year Report

So back at the beginning of the year, we published The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020, a look inside the BCTV "crystal ball" to predict the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows that would have a major influence on our viewing habits as we rolled through 2020 – and beyond. We made some changes […]

The Twilight Zone, "Meet in the Middle" is now available for free (Image: CBS All Access)

The Twilight Zone Offers Season 2 Premiere for Free, Episode Guide

Host/executive producer Jordan Peele, executive producer Simon Kinberg, and CBS All Access have thrown open the doors to the second season of The Twilight Zone, but just in case you're not completely sold? They're offering you a chance to check out one of the episodes for free, and an episode guide to the season to […]

Pictured (l-r): Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood and Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor of the the CBS All Access series THE STAND. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screengrab/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Stand Introduces Viewers to Mother Abagail, Randall Flagg and More

CBS All Access has released a set of preview images for its upcoming 9-episode adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand, something that we've been obsessing about since the limited series was first announced back in 1978. Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but we're just being snarky because we've been waiting for some visuals […]

"You Might Also Like" -- CBS All Access series THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Photo Cr: Robert Falconer/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Twilight Zone Season 2 Preview: Kanamits Return To Serve More Man?

On Thursday, host/executive producer Jordan Peele, executive producer Simon Kinberg, and CBS All Access are set to throw open the doors to the second season of The Twilight Zone, and now we're getting preview images for an episode that ties in directly to the classic episode "To Serve Man." In the Gretchen Mol-starring "You Might Also […]

Doctor Who, Lucifer, Randy Orton, Alienist & More: BCTV Sunday Slices (Image: Netflix)

Doctor Who, Lucifer, Randy Orton, Alienist & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Three weeks in a row and BCTV Sunday Slices is already our longest and most meaningful relationship (make of that what you will). Just like how things went down the past two weeks, this weekly little slice of Heaven is where I highlight some of Bleeding Cool's television coverage from the past week while bestowing […]