Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NBC Orders Additional Episodes for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Season 6

After production officially started last month on Brooklyn Nine-Nine season six, Variety is reporting that NBC has ordered an additional five episodes to the new season, bringing the total to 18 episodes!

The ensemble police comedy was canceled earlier this year by Fox after its fifth season. The streaming service Hulu briefly considered picking up the show but decided to pass. NBC picked up the series as a midseason replacement, with 18 episodes to air sometime in the 2018-2019 season.

Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented and carefree cop with the best arrest record, has never had to follow the rules too closely or work very hard. That changes when Ray Holt, a man with a lot to prove, becomes the new commanding officer of Brooklyn’s 99th precinct. As Holt reminds Peralta to respect the badge, an extremely competitive colleague — Detective Amy Santiago — starts to close in on the hotshot cop’s arrest record. Other members of the precinct include Sgt. Terry Jeffords, a devoted family man, Detective Charles Boyle, a hard worker who idolizes Jake, and Rosa Diaz, a sexy-yet-intimidating detective. Civilian office manager Gina Linetti is tasked with cleaning up everyone’s mess, while somehow getting involved in everyone’s business.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker & Joel McKinnon Miller. It was created, written & executive produced by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) & Michael Schur, and produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Ent, Fremulon, and Dr. Goor Productions. Goor, Schur, David Miner, and Luke Del Tredici serve as executive producers.

DC’s Titans Will Explore The Batman-Robin Split

Barring Young Justice, I was never really one to indulge in the adventures of adolescent heroes, but I’ve long been intrigued by the notion of a live action Titans series nonetheless. Like some of you, I feel that there exist many DC heroes and villains who are overdue for exposure outside of comics and animation.

Excitement aside, I must admit that I was somewhat put off by the needlessly dark and bloody trailer that debuted not long ago, especially the now infamous “f–k Batman” line spoken by Robin. I mean, I’m well aware of how the two went their separate ways for a bit in previous tellings of the story, but something about that piece of dialogue said “trying too hard” to me.

Once again chiming in on that is producer Geoff Johns, who had this to say about what’s to come with that particular dynamic while speaking with CBR:

“You know, a big part of the series is exploring — and I’m doing that with Akiva Goldsman, Greg Berlanti & Greg Walker. And a big part of the series that we’re exploring is the moment that Robin left Batman. In the Titans, he was kind of a lost character. He was looking for what his next thing was, & the Titans individually are all lost and they form a family — a surrogate family that’s… you know, we’re staying true to Marv [Wolfman] & Geroge [Perez]’s take on the Titans in that sense. But you’re going to see what Robin’s gone through & why he’s gotten to that point & I’m excited for people to see it. I don’t think they really quite know what the show is, and it’s going to be fun to watch.”

Naturally, I’m going to give the series a chance because of my love for Dick Grayson, and there’s also the fact that I’m clinging to some thread of hope that the next phase of the show will yield his transition to becoming Nightwing. Though my gut tells me such a thing may be reserved for the silver screen, you couldn’t ask for a more opportune time to introduce the concept to the live action realm.

Titans is set to premiere on Friday, October 12th on DC Universe. As for the streaming service itself, that’ll launch on Saturday, September 15th.

Bravo’s Series "Southern Charm" Has Second Cast Member Accused Of Sexual Assault

Southern Charm guest star John David (J.D.) Madison has been accused of raping and drugging a South Carolina woman, making him the second cast member from the Bravo reality series to face sexual assault allegations.

Previously, Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel was accused of sexual misconduct by a date & has since left the series. Real estate agent Ashley Perkins posted complaints against him online & told People magazine that her mother met Ravenel on dating app Tinder in October 2015, & that Ravenel sexually assaulted her.

In the latest incident, Madison – a South Carolina businessman and friend of Ravenel who recurs on the reality show – faces charges based on a confrontation that allegedly took place August 21, 2017. An unnamed South Carolina woman claims she went to a bar with Madison and another man following a small get-together at her home with friends.

The woman then alleged to that Madison broke a glass on purpose, which distracted her and allowed him to slip a drug into her drink.

She claims she was eventually forcibly raped and sodomized by Madison early on Aug. 22.

The story in FitsNews, which spoke to the victim, claims another man present during the incident, chiropractor Jay Schwartz, was arrested on drug charges that same night. A female friend of the victim was also transported to a local hospital the same evening for unknown reasons.

Mount Pleasant police are reportedly investigating the allegations stemming from the 2017 incident. No arrests have been made. Bravo has not commented as yet.