We begin this edition of TV Quick Hits with news that shouldn’t surprise anyone at this point — “Star Trek: Discovery” is not going to be on this coming May as so many people first thought.
According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, the show doesn’t have a specified premiere date just yet. This is the second time that the show’s been delayed. At least for the time being, we know that there is a lead attached to it in Sonequa Martin-Green (“The Walking Dead”), and that production is getting close to beginning. Given how much CBS All Access is banking on this series to boost their original programming, it’s had an incredibly tumultuous road to getting on the air. It’s also underwent some changes behind the scenes, with original showrunner Bryan Fuller no longer being involved beyond his executive producer credit.
We’ll see what happens with the series, but for now, we’re going to do our part to continue to hold out hope.
As for some other news on the day…
“The Wall” gets more episodes – There are so many jokes that we could make here, but we’ll do our best to restrain ourselves and just say that the game show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, is going to be getting twenty more episodes. This means that the first season will consist of a whopping 30 installments! This show proved to be a huge ratings winner for NBC, especially when you consider the amount of money they it probably costs to make.
Also, this makes you wonder even further just how in the world Hardwick continues to find time to sleep given that he has this show, “@midnight,” “Talking Dead,” and the Nerdist Podcast. He’s also made occasional appearances on “Live! with Kelly” as a guest host.
“Legion” clips – Some early reviews are starting to trickle in for the new FX series based on the “X-Men” comics, and the general consensus to date is that it’s awesome. These videos give you a slight sense of the show’s psychology. While there may not be too much more that we can say on this series just yet, let’s just say that this may appeal to you even if you’re an extremely casual comic fan.
As always, be sure to share some of your thoughts on this story in the comments! (Photo: CBS All Access.)