Happy Friday, TV-lovers! This one’s gonna be a shorty. Because, well, it’s nearly the weekend and who wants to bother themselves with tons and tons of words, right? Particularly when there’s Gone Girl to be seen! And, you know, other non-movie related things. Plus, we’ve got to be real: not a heck of a lot of TV news happened in the past 24 hours since our last TV-capping, so here we are.
Let’s get right to it, shall we?
In a Galaxy That’s Already Got a Season Two: Disney XD has decided to renew their forthcoming animated series, Star Wars REBELS, before the first season even premieres! Is Disney pulling a semi-Better Call Saul? Who knew the mouse got tips from AMC. [UPROXX]
The T Word Trailer: Bless Laverne Cox and this MTV special we’re really looking forward to, Laverne Cox Presents The T Word. It premieres simultaneously on MTV and LOGO at 7pm on October 17th. There will be a live, on-air discussion with Cox and SuChin Pak immediately after. We will be tuning in for sure. Won’t you? [Jezebel]
More Pan for NBC: It’s called “milking it,” folks. NBC has purchased a live action rom com, single camera series from Space Station 76 star Marisa Coughlan (and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Train production shingle) called Wendy and Peter. The series will be loosely based on that fairy tale…plus Coughlan’s own dating life. [Deadline]
Signed, Sealed, Hanks-livered: Good lord I love me some Tom Hanks. But so does everyone. I’ve met one person in my entire life — including crowd-sourcing the Internet — who does not like the Hanx and I am still mystified, to this day, as to her reasoning. It just does not make sense, disliking Tom Hanks. He’s Tom EFFING Hanks, you guys! Charming actorman and doer of good deeds, like his team up with HBO for the Concert for VALOR. It’s in support of our veterans — folks in dire need of it, because America’s not that great to them, let’s be real. Folks like Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, the Zac Brown Band, Meryl Streep, and Steven Spielberg are all schedule to at least appear, if not perform (fingers crossed Meryl takes the stage with Dave Grohl, yes/no/wtf?). HANKS YOU NATIONAL TREASURE, YOU! [The Hollywood Reporter]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Meets The Closer: Kyra Sedgwick will be appearing on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This is not a drill. I repeat: The Closer herself is closing in on precinct ninety-nine and she’s got some unfinished business to attend to with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher). There’s a funny clip at the link so click the thing. Do it, do it! [TVLine]
Word Hard or Die Trying: I’ve already told you all before I’m not animation’s biggest fan (I KNOW, I know) BUTTTT (heh, butts) there is something so deliciously charming and hilarious about Bob’s Burgers so I went ahead and took the plunge. Turns out? Just like you all knew way, way before me: it is very funny and good! Oh that H. Jon Benjamin — what can’t he do, right? I’m sorry I didn’t listen sooner, you guys. Please forgive me — I come baring gifts. Clips from the upcoming new season. HUZZAH AND HOORAY AND EC CETERA! We’re all going to laugh and laugh and laugh on Sunday when it returns. And it will be good.
Can you name all the ways in which Tina from Bob’s Burgers is the best? Just try to, we dare you, in the comments.