It’s not even summer yet and I’m already anticipating fall — crisp leaves, campfires, s’mores, and new television shows! From The CW’s Charmed reboot to NBC’s Manifest, it’s time to break down the 10 must-watch television shows coming to the small screen this fall. A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (ABC) A group of unlikely friends from Boston get the wake up call they’ve needed to finally … Continue reading 10 Must-Watch Fall TV Shows For 2018
Charmed is the potential reboot we’ve been hearing about for years and it’s finally coming to fruition this fall. The new series was picked up by The CW, which is actually the same channel the original aired on back in the day, although then it was called The WB. The original Charmed followed the Halliwell sisters, known as The Charmed Ones, who were powerful good witches … Continue reading ‘Charmed’ Reboot Gives Latina Witches A Chance To Make Magic In Industry That Severely Lacks Latina Representation
Towards the end of every year, I reflect on my favorite books, movies, and television from the past year and share what I’m most anticipating in the new year. Today we’re talking about my most anticipated television shows of 2018! For a full deep dive into each show, check out my Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2018 video, below: Maniac Release Date: TBD 2018 Maniac … Continue reading My Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2018
It’s Halloween and for most people that means tricks, treats, and costumes! Your favorite celebrities took to the interwebs to share their Halloween costumes this year. See full Storify here. Continue reading Celebrities Show Off Their Halloween Spirit
That’s right — with Pretty Little Liars heading into its fourth season that means even more mystery, drama, and fabulous clothes! ABC Family president Michael Riley announced that the network has already picked up 24 more episodes of the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. A fourth season doesn’t seem to come as a surprise, as Pretty Little Liars is known for being ABC Family’s “top series … Continue reading ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Renewed For Fourth Season
Nickelodeon‘s Rags is a Cinderella story with a gender swap — Cinderella is a fella! Called a “contemporary spin to a classic story” with a “hip-hop flare” by the network, Rags stars How To Rock‘s Max Schneider, Keke Palmer, Drake Bell, Victorious star Avan Jogia, and Nick Cannon.
Set in New York City, Schneider stars as Charlie Prince, an aspiring singer who lives with his evil stepfather and stepbrothers. Kadee Worth, played by Palmer, is an international pop star who is tired of pretending to be someone she is not to make others happy. Despite many obstacles that get in their way, the two “each finally get what they have been looking for – a voice, a stage, an audience and each other.”
Along with appearing in the film, Nick Cannon serves as the Executive Producer. According to Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of development and original programming, Cannon was the one who brought the project to Nickelodeon. Rags was “inspired by [Cannon’s] own reverence for The Wiz, one of his favorite movies growing up.”
While the film features some of Nickelodeon’s biggest stars, the “Cinderella-story-with-a-music-twist” seems to be a little too overdone. We’ve already got the Cinderella Story sequels that starred Selena Gomez and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale. Both movies follow the story line of an aspiring dancer/singer who meets and falls in love with a famous dancer/singer at – yep, you guessed it – a masquerade ball, and ends up happily ever after.
So what makes Rags stand out against films like the Cinderella Story sequels? The only big difference between Rags and these movies at first glance seems to be the gender reversal of the role of Cinderella. Looking closer though, Rags could end up being a stand-out Cinderella reboot with its all-star crew behind the scenes. The film, directed by Billy Woodruff, features original music by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and choreography by Rosero McCoy. Those names should sound familiar. McCoy is best known for his work on America’s Next Best Dance Crew and even choreographed for several Disney Channel movies and television shows. On the music front, Jerkins has had a hand in producing some top-charting songs, like Brandy and Monica‘s “The Boy Is Mine” and Beyonce‘s “Deja Vu.” He has worked with the likes of stars including the late Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber. With credits like that, the music in Rags should be incredible.
Rags is scheduled to premiere on Nickelodeon in May 2012.
Check out the trailer for the new TV movie after the jump!