TV Tidbits: Danny McBride’s Blooper Reel, Aaron Paul’s ‘Price Is Right’ Redemption, More
Living in the Platinum Age of Peak TV means that not only is there a ton of television to watch, there’s a lot of news to go along with it. We here at Collider are only human, and there are only so many hours in the day; so from now on, each week we’ll be rounding up a batch of stories that might have missed your attention (and some that, at the time, missed ours), from updates on reboots to new featurettes to casting, and much more.
This week: Aaron Paul returns to The Price Is Right 17 years later for his shot at redemption, more Sharknado is coming our way, David Lynch swears that Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me matters, and much more. Check it all out below:
Watch Danny McBride’s Foul ‘Vice Principals’ Blooper Reel
To be frank, I feel like there was a lot more to be done with this blooper reel for the first season of Vice Principals, but I did like a little insight into what makes Danny McBride break. I’m also not 100% sure what the scene was in the car that he and Walton Goggins couldn’t keep it together for — where’s the payoff, people?! I will sit and watch actors break over and over again, but it helps if I know what the trigger is. Regardless, this foul-mouthed reel gives us a few different versions of some of the jokes and remarks that made it onto the show, and which ones caught the actors off-guard.
According to EW, this bonus feature will just be one of many that will appear on the Vice Principals Complete First Season Blu-Ray and DVD, available February 7th.
Showtime to Air ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’ as David Lynch Swears It Matters
So in the Twin Peaks canon, there’s a little bit of a sense of diminishing returns with the series. Season 1 was incredible, Season 2 was a bit of a mess (aside from the masterful finale), and then came the prequel movie, Fire Walk with Me, which I accidentally watched on cable when I was way, way too young. In any case, Fire Walk with Me has always had a questionable relationship to the series among fans. Though it tells the story of the final week of Laura Palmer’s life (and feature a lot of Bob), it’s … well, it’s weird (weirder than most Twin Peaks weirdness, anyway).
But David Lynch promises us that Fire Walk with Me does matter, and that he’s considering it “required reading” of sorts when it comes to the Twin Peaks revival (you can read more of Lynch’s comment on the upcoming revival here). As such, Showtime will be making the movie available to subscribers starting Wednesday, March 1st (it will also air that night at 8 p.m.). You can also catch up now on the first two seasons again or for the first time. There’s plenty of time, since Twin Peaks Season 3 won’t air until May 21st.
Watch: Aaron Paul Returns to ‘The Price Is Right’
A few years ago, a video of a young Aaron Paul’s appearance as a contestant on The Price Is Right made the viral video rounds, because it was amazing. Young Paul is so hyped at being chosen, and then so demoralized at having overbid by merely $132. It’s an emotional rollercoaster.
Seventeen years later, he has been offered his shot at redemption by James Corden and the Late Late Show. The two attempt to break into the studio to right the wrong, are caught by Drew Carey, and things continue from there as Paul recreates his experience (alongside a cutout and a mop). However, things still don’t go quite as he hoped they might …
Evidently Irony Is Not Dead, ‘Sharknado 5’ Is Happening
Syfy announced this week that their shark schlock movie franchise Sharknado will be continuing, in a press release that declared:
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will again star in SHARKNADO 5 (working title), reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler. Principal photography commenced today, February 2, in Bulgaria. The latest film in the hit global franchise, SHARKNADO 5 features the return of original cast member Cassie Scerbo as Nova, a bartender turned badass Sharknado fighter.
SHARKNADO 5, which sees the deadly weather phenomenon of shark-infested storms bombard cities around the world, will film in more than 5 countries, including the UK and Australia. Anthony C. Ferrante, who directed the first four films, is back to helm this latest installment, based on a script by Scotty Mullen.
AMC Releases New Action-Packed ‘Into the Badlands’ Season 2 Images
I liked the first few episodes of the hyper-violent and stylized Into the Badlands’ first season, but it soon became a casualty of Peak TV for me. Still, images like these newly released action portraits are re-upping my interest in the series, as we see Daniel Wu, Emily Beechem, Stephen Lang, Nick Frost (!) and others gearing up to fight. Check out the new images below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Into the Badlands Season 2:
Into the Badlands Season 2 finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by mysterious, new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.
Into the Badlands returns to AMC Sunday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT