TV Club: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: “Mac Kills His Dad”

While the Gang’s collective awfulness is uniquely their own, there’s undeniably a lot of reaction against parental shortcomings in the mix. It’s shocking to think that Dee, Dennis, and Frank have the healthiest parent/child relationship, Frank’s many, many failings as father subsumed by his status as their peer—sure, they hate each other, but their hate has settled into one of […]

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Newswire: Kurt Sutter casts himself and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer in his new FX show

We’ve previously reported that Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter had cast Katey Sagal—who also happens to be his wife—in his upcoming FX project The Bastard Executioner, and now (via Variety) he has hired someone he knows even better than her: himself. The series will be about a retired knight who gets back into the knight game “when violence finds […]

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Newswire: Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick to adapt Sex Criminals and other comics for TV

Married couple Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, arguably the coolest super-team in comics, are moving into the TV business. Fraction is the writer behind Marvel’s popular Hawkeye series and Image’s ODY-C, and DeConnick is the woman who masterminded Carol Danvers’ transition into the new Captain Marvel—as well as the writer of independent comics like Pretty Deadly and Bitch Planet. […]

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Newswire: Parenthood’s Erika Christensen and American Horror Story’s Taissa Farmiga join ABC’s L.A. Crime

As reported by Variety, Parenthood’s Erika Christensen and American Horror Story’s Taissa Farmiga have both joined ABC’s upcoming drama pilot L.A. Crime as series regulars (assuming it goes to series). L.A. Crime, as indicated by its title, will be about perfectly legal activities that occur in Kansas City, with each season—again, assuming there are any—focusing on a different era. The […]

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Newswire: Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist celebrates its 20th anniversary with a live show

It didn’t make our list of the 26 best animated series of all time, but Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist still holds a squiggly, continuously moving place in The A.V. Club‘s heart. That’s why we have complicated feelings about the upcoming Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist Live show at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Part of us is overjoyed that Jonathan […]

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Newswire: Will Ferrell to gamble, make poor decisions in The House

Will Ferrell, who’s already locked in to appear as a Shakespearean actor, a wealthy business man headed to jail, and a stepdad (not stepbrother) in a smattering of upcoming films, has added “degenerate gambler” to his list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ferrell will star in and produce The House, written by Neighbors scribes Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. […]

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Newswire: The Tomb Raider reboot has its screenwriter

MGM has announced the screenwriter for its new Tomb Raider picture, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles scribe Evan Daugherty signing on to pen the script. Warner Bros. has also joined the project, the first Tomb Raider film since 2003’s awkwardly titled Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life, for co-producing and financing duties. Besides writing on Michael Bay’s Turtles […]

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