Rivers Cuomo’s College “Life Story” to Become Comedy at FOX


UPDATE (Jan. 29, 2015):

It has now been about five months since this story was last updated and now we have confirmation that FOX will officially pick up DeTour, the comedy based on the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo when he decided to leave the band to go back to college.

At the moment neither Cuomo or series creator Steve Franks have confirmed the news, but several entertainment website have already written that the series, or at least the pilot has been picked up. Variety and Deadline broke the news. 

No word on when the pilot episode will air or even if it has been filmed yet.

Time to keep our ear (or eyes) to the wonderful world of Twitter.

UPDATE (Aug. 28, 2014):

With the excitement of maybe seeing Rivers Cuomo’s life on the small screen, the Weezer frontman has gone online to try to clarify things for confused fans.

In a way, we are behind this somewhat biographical show. Come on, who needs another dumb reality show about stupid people trying to make a “love connection” or trying to win money by doing dumb things. Just go outside, you can see that for free.

Weezer Wednesday might have been yesterday, but today we’ve gotten some interesting news about frontman Rivers Cuomo on this Thursday. It appears that the singer is set to star in a TV sitcom about his life.

According to Deadline, FOX has funded a pilot for a single-camera comedy titled DeTour which is inspired by Cuomo’s life.

The show will be written by Psych creator, Steve Franks and Tagline Television’s Chris Haze who also worked on the hit USA Network’s psychic-detective comedy series which wrapped up earlier this year.

The story will center around a 30-something rock star who is worried about the success of his music career and his decision to walk away from it all to focus on all the things he missed while being on tour and working on being famous.

The story will reportedly also include many real life events from Cuomo’s personal life including his on and off attendance at Harvard University between 1995 and 2006.

For those that do not remember, Cuomo went on break from the band eight years or so ago to return to Harvard full-time to complete his bachelor of arts in English.

Taking inspiration from his time at Harvard, the series will embellish on his experience which included living in the dorms and handing out with the students. The series will reportedly give him a small group of misfits for friends.

But, don’t think Cuomo is going to become a television star all of a sudden and leave Weezer behind. The band have their anticipated new album coming out soon, even if it was pushed back a week. Everything Will Be Alright in the End will now be released on October 7 while fans that pre-ordered the record will get two new tracks from the record on its former release date.

In honor of Weezer Wednesday, the band another sneak peek at a new track titled, “Go Away.” The song features the vocals of Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, so check that out.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Release Pre-“On The Run” Short Film


With rumors of infidelity, pregnancy, and we can’t forget that now famous elevator video, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have had one headline worthy and packed summer which also included that little “On the Run” Tour which is where talks of a potential break-up stemmed from.

Like it was reported months ago, the power couple had decided to film their Paris shows at the Stade de France this past weekend (Sept. 12 and 13) for an HBO special titled, On the Run: Beyoncé and Jay-Z. In conjunction with the special which is slated to premiere this Saturday, Sept. 20, the duo have teamed up with director Dikayl Rimmasch to release a series of cinematic short films.

The three-part series is titled Bang Bang (not to be confused with the Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj collaboration) and heavily draws inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde. The series portrays the performers as the famed outlaws which we all know the two like since their first collaboration was called “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” and their tour was named “On the Run.”

In an interview Rimmasch expressed what the couple were trying to portray int eh video saying, “We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliche. On the run from doing the same thing again.”

But when you’re banking as much as you are for these shows, it’s kind of hard to do the same thing again.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Welcome Surprise Guest Star


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. managed to stick with the whole Marvel’s ideal when they had a surprise, guest star make their appearance right before the credits during one of the episodes. If you didn’t tune into see, it was Nick Fury putting Agent Coulson through the ringer for not listening and doing what he wanted.

While it was great to see our favorite one-eyed head honcho on the small screen, there’s one guy that fans of the superhero franchise probably hope to see in the near future and that has just been confirmed to happen.

After weeks of speculation, Stan Lee has confirmed that he will be making a special appearance on the hit ABC show. At the time, Lee, who is also an executive producer on the freshman show, has not reveal what character he will be portraying in the show but he does hint that it’s a “big role.”

Lee has become the “Where’s Waldo” of Marvel films always having roles in the films that range from a decent sized dialogue to blink-and-you-miss-it roles. The episode will most likely air on February 4th, so that would be something to keep your eyes out for.

But don’t look for Lee to be slowing down anytime soon. The comic book icon will be taking on his first starring role in an animated film titled, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 which is set to premiere on the Hub Network at 8 p.m. February 1st. The film follows Lee who mentors a group of superheros while writing about his adventure into comic books; just the same old, same old.

As for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the freshman series returns to its 8PM time slot on ABC tonight after a month-long Winter hiatus.

‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’ Trailer


Since Once Upon A Time creators announced that they will be creating a spin-off the hit fairy tale inspired television show, fans of the original series, have been a little bit on the fence about how to feel about this new series.

For some, the though of another Alice in Wonderland thing would be a little bit too much, especially since the Mad Hatter would probably not be in the series (Sebastian Stan plays Jefferson in the original series and since his time on the show, he has been gaining movie roles left and right, currently, Captain America 2).

During their Comic-Con panel, creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, released the first official trailer, giving the audience the chance to finally see what the premise of the new series would be. Spoiler, if it wasn’t for some key character names and a few references to Wonderland, you would think it was a completely different show.

Watch the trailer for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland below:

So what do we think Oncers, would you be giving this show a chance? Personally, I’m a little intrigued since it was just announced that Lost star, Naveen Andrew will be playing Aladdin villain, Jafar in the series and Aladdin is my favorite movie.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premieres Thursday, October. 10 at 8 p.m. on ABC.