The Boys Boss Talks The Deep’s Trippy Breakthrough, Patton Oswalt’s Cameo and the Hit ’90s Tune That Was Nixed

RELATED STORIES Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Boys Season 2, Episode 2. Proceed at your own risk! “I don’t want the world to see me, ’cause I don’t think that they’d understand…” Who knew the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” was an anthem for The Deep’s deep shame over his gills? In the second […]

10 Nixed Spinoffs We Wish We’d Seen: Buffy, Gossip Girl, The Office and More

Would you have watched a show focused on Buffy‘s Faith? How about one in which The Office‘s Dwight runs a farm? Or a teen drama starring Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter as a pair of Gossip girls in 1980s Los Angeles? So. Would. We. That’s what makes this gallery so bittersweet. It’s a reminder of […]

NBC Airs Racist Trump Ad Nixed by CNN; Will & Grace Star 'Ashamed'

Less than a week after ABC aired a misleading, pro-GOP political ad during The Conners, NBC ran a Trump-approved commercial about immigration during Sunday Night Football that has drawn much criticism for its racist message. The 30-second spot focused on Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2014 for […]

The White House was going to issue a statement praising John McCain — until Trump reportedly nixed it

Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump has faced criticism for his statement following the death of John McCain, which did not say anything kind about the late senator and war hero. Trump reportedly rejected a statement from his aides praising McCain, saying he wanted to post his own statement on Twitter instead. Trump and McCain […]

Julianna Margulies Reveals Why She Nixed Good Fight Season 1 Guest Stint

The Good Fight wanted a piece of The Good Wife. Julianna Margulies confirms to TVLine that she was invited to bring Alicia Florrick over to the CBS All Access spinoff during the series’ inaugural season, but she wasn’t quite ready to go there. “I really didn’t want to do it when they asked me in […]

“I don’t f—ing care”: In wooing $67M from big alcohol, NIH nixed critical study

Enlarge / Wine. (credit: Getty | FRANCOIS GUILLOT ) The National Institutes of Health is facing mounting criticism and questions amid a series of reports outlining what appears to be an all-too-cozy relationship with the alcohol industry. Central to the concerns are how the federal research agency schmoozed industry executives into donating tens of millions […]

Amazon reportedly nixed plans for its own live TV service

Amazon was working on plans to launch a streaming bundled TV service that would feature both broadcast and cable networks, though that’s been on hold since the spring, according to Bloomberg. However, now we know why this endeavor was scrapped: money. People close to the issue told Reuters that Amazon believes it will be unable […]

The Weird Reason Johnny Depp Nixed a Female Villain for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’

Yes, there’s somehow a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming out later this month. But somehow, despite the fact that it’s been six years since the fourth film was released and On Stranger Tides seems to have left absolutely no cultural footprint whatsoever, the upcoming Dead Men Tell No Tales is apparently surprisingly good. Below, you’ll find the first clip from the film, and […]

Quantico Season 2 Finale: EP Talks Alternate Ending, Skipped Kiss, Nixed Cameo by Supergirl Star and More

Weeks ago, Quantico creator Joshua Safran told TVLine that the ABC spy drama had shot an ending that he’d cut if word of the show’s renewal hit before the finale aired. As it turned out, though, the scene was gone long before news of the Season 3 pickup — and Safran’s stepping down as showrunner — broke Monday evening. RELATEDFall […]

Buffy at 20: Amber Benson Talks Tara's Tragic Fate (and a Nixed Return!)

To mark the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s series premiere, TVLine spoke to a few of its key players. Up next: star Amber Benson. When Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon originally conceived the character of Tara Maclay, a witch he added in the supernatural drama’s fourth season, she didn’t look a lot like Amber Benson. […]