The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 14, 2018
Solo star Alden Ehrenreich was surprised by the OG Han Solo while chatting with ET about his upcoming film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and his reaction was everything! The film hits theaters on May 25. Are you excited for this Star Wars prequel?
Avengers: Infinity War remained the top movie in the US for the third straight weekend. The epic superhero movie took in $61.8 million over the weekend to take the top spot again. Globally the film has now grossed over $1.6 billion which makes it the fifth highest grossing film of all-time.
1. Avengers: Infinity War, $61.8 million
2. Life of the Party, $18.5 million
3. Breaking In, $16.5 million
4. Overboard, $10.1 million
5. A Quiet Place, $6.4 million
6. I Feel Pretty, $3.7 million
7. Rampage, $3.4 million
8. Tully, $2.2 million
9. Black Panther, $1.9 million
10. Blockers, $1.1 million
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC for a sixth season. The move comes after Fox cancelled the sitcom after five-seasons. NBC initially bid on the show in 2012 but was outbid by Fox. Now the network announced that it would be picking up the show for 13-episodes for next season.
NBC has cancelled Taken after two seasons. The television show was based on Liam Neeson’s movies
CBS is picking up several shows including Criminal Minds and Elementary, but also cancelled several shows including Kevin Can Wait and Scorpion. The network is also bringing back Life in Pieces and Instinct and is also greenlighting several new projects including a remake of Magnum, P.I. The Kevin James’ sitcom is being cancelled after two-seasons, and the drama featuring Katharine McPhee is being cancelled after four-seasons.
Fox announced its plans to revive Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing a year after ABC cancelled it after six seasons. The series averaged 8.3 million viewers in Live+7 ratings during its last season on ABC, making it the network’s second most-watched comedy after Modern Family. Last Man Standing will return during the 2018-19 TV season.
Lethal Weapon has been renewed for a third season at Fox. Seann William Scott will be joining the series following the firing of series co-lead Clayne Crawford. Crawford had twice been reprimanded for his behavior on the “Lethal Weapon” set. In a statement posted on Instagram, Crawford offered details of two on-set incidents for which he was reprimanded, both related to concerns over working conditions. Scott will play a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). The role will mark Scott’s first regular role on a television series. He is well known for his comedic turns in films like the American Pie franchise and Dude, Where’s My Car?
Insomniac Games is moving right along with the development of its superhero adventure Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. But yesterday it showed just how far it’s willing to go when it comes to creating devoted promo art for the game:
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) May 13, 2018