It really sounds like Batman might be in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special

The TARDIS could totally be a bat-signal
It really sounds like Batman might be in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special
Credit: BBC

Steven Moffat is a known comic book fan, and while the Doctor could be considered a sort of superhero, there might be a chance for something even more direct showing up in this year's Doctor Who Christmas special.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda will be in the room where ‘Saturday Night Live’ happens — hosting!

Lin-Manuel Miranda will be in the room where ‘Saturday Night Live’ happens — hosting!
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The Saturday Night Live writers better have their rap-scribing skills dusted off.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will host SNL’s October 8 episode, NBC announced today. Twenty One Pilots is lined up for the musical guest slot that night.

The Hamilton star’s gig for that episode, the second of SNL’s 42nd season, will follow Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie hosting the premiere this Saturday, October 1.

Emily Blunt may also have scored an SNL hosting job, as TVLine posted today, though NBC isn’t commenting on that report. Maybe her Mary Poppins Returns co-star will have some tips on how to host a kickass SNL episode.

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Review: HBO's 'Westworld' a technical marvel but a narrative muddle

An amazing cast overpopulates a show set at a robotic Wild West theme park
<p>Westworld</p>

Westworld

Credit: HBO

Late in the second episode of HBO's Westworld, set in a theme park where visitors act out Wild West fantasies with the help of lifelike robots, the park's visionary co-founder Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) dresses down Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman), a screenwriter who has planned a new storyline for the guests that leans heavily on blood and guts to dazzle them.

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'South Park' is trolling the Church of Scientology and other locations with mobile billboards

'South Park' is trolling the Church of Scientology and other locations with mobile billboards
Credit: Comedy Central

The Comedy Central marketing department has gone into overdrive in advance of the show's 20th season. In a stunt sure to please the series' controversy-delighting fans, the network has placed mobile billboards in front of several locations spoofed and/or featured in previous episodes, from the Church of Scientology to the White House to Trump Tower. Needless to say, the publicity stunt hasn't been universally welcomed. 

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Let's all double-dare Stephen Amell to go to Starbucks in his 'Arrow' costume!

A double DOG dare, even.
Stephen Amell Arrow
Credit: The CW

Being an actor is a weird job. They’re literally getting paid to play dress-up. Being an actor in a superhero or sci-fi/fantasy job is even weirder as they are professionally cosplaying for our enjoyment. When the cast of Game of Thrones or Arrow are ready for the director to yell ‘Action!’ they’re still just regular folks who are wondering when lunch is. Or if they remembered to start the washer before they left the house.

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Everyone is dressing as a 'Stranger Things' character this Halloween

Everyone is dressing as a 'Stranger Things' character this Halloween
Credit: Netflix

It goes without saying that you're going to be seeing a lot of Barbs, Elevens, Dustins and Steves this Halloween, but now the UK fashion website Lyst has evidence to back those assumptions up.

A few statistics offered up by the site:

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What 3 Fictional Characters Best Describe You?

What 3 Fictional Characters Best Describe You?

Fans!  

Who are your three fictional characters that closely resemble your personality?  Want a chance to win cool prizes here on HitFix?  Tweet @MiriTheJedi and @JonSchnepp #HitFixShallows and tell us which characters you think best describe our host Miri Jedeikin and our guest Jon Schnepp.  

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Why you should be reading 'Preacher'

Why you should be reading 'Preacher'

Fans!

Tiffany Smith is here to drop some serious comic book knowledge on us. Tiff is super pumped on Preacher the comic and as it turns out the tv show too.

Color us intrigued. What do you all think? Have you read the series already, just watched the tv show or none of the above? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Watch James Corden sing (and dance!) with The Backstreet Boys

Watch James Corden sing (and dance!) with The Backstreet Boys
Credit: Terence Patrick/CBS

Are you and your fierce ’90s nostalgia irked by the so-called boy bands of today who just stand on a stage and don’t even make the effort to deliver a single synchronized dance move? Well, James Corden is too, and he used tonight’s episode of The Late Late Show to take a stand on this crucial issue.

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On a great 'Halt and Catch Fire,' not all relationships cross 'The Threshold'

Donna and Cameron keep clashing, while Joe makes Gordon an offer
<p>Mackenzie Davis in Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Mackenzie Davis in Halt and Catch Fire

Credit: AMC

A review of tonight's Halt and Catch Fire coming up just as soon as I show you the keys to the ladies room and men's bathroom...

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