Bill Cosby is the center of pop culture conversation this week after NBC and Netflix cancelled their Cosby sitcom plans. TV Land is also pulling Cosby Show re-runs off the docket since numerous sexual assault allegations against Cosby from the past thirty years have surfaced in the past few weeks. Indiewire points out here what this kind of scandal indicates about modern television.
If you missed them while they were gone, fret not: your favorite a capella group is making a comeback (all the way to the world championships) in May 2015. Check out the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer here. Also, Portlandia announced their new premiere date and dropped a trailer— one dripping with the promise of hilarity.
The Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, will premiere February 8. Variety has the details and the preview.
And there’s a World War II drama in the works with Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield entitled Hacksaw Ridge. Variety has the scoop. Documenting tragedy in artistic form finds another outlet in the coming film about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Most recently, Casey Affleck left the project and Daniel Espinosa is likely stepping in.
Rebecca Calhoun is an intern with Christianity Today Movies and a student at The King’s College in New York City.1
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