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Weekend Watchlist: TV shows gone too soon

Mads Mikkelsen stars as the titular character in NBC’s “Hannibal.”

By The Pitt News Staff

October 11, 2019

Shows get canceled. It’s a fact of life. It’s also a fact that some shows should not have been canceled. Period. Here are some of our favorite shows available to stream that the television powers-that-be decided to end prematurely. Gone too soon, but never forgotten.

Screen Time: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

Front row, from left: Andrew Stehlin, Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender in “Dark Phoenix.”

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers

June 26, 2019

When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.

Opinion | Disney-opoly and the streaming wars

Disney is about to close a horizontal merger deal with Fox that began in late 2017.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

While I absolutely love Disney and most of what it has produced, it’s dawned on me in recent years that the company feels less like a magical center of creativity and more like a capitalistic black hole — one that devours every intellectual property that makes money for it and spits out hollow, formulaic nostalgia bait.

Editorial: In age of ‘fake news’ we must hold the president accountable

Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade film a segment of

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 12, 2017

Fake news is like a bad game of telephone — one source reports their truth, then everyone else runs with it, imparting their own spin upon it. Serious problems arise when people get their news from just one source, because that source could be the last person in the line. And when the presiden...

‘Empire’ pushes against TV’s status quo in dynamic, entertaining ways

'Empire' pushes against TV's status quo in dynamic, entertaining ways

By Jack Shelly / For The Pitt News

February 5, 2015

"Empire"Wednesdays, 9 p.m. on FoxFour episodes viewed for reviewAfter a brutal fall season of underperforming debuts, Fox finally has a new hit on its hands.The network’s newest primetime drama “Empire” has been the rare freshman frontrunner of ratings weekly — it debuted to 9.9 million and later n...

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