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Hilary Duff Announces ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot is Canceled: ‘This Is What 2020s Made of’

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As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, Hilary Duff shattered all of our dreams when she announced that the Disney+ reboot of Lizzie McGuire has been scrapped. 

I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life. She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans’ loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me. I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly and despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen,” the actress wrote.

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She added: “I want any reboot of Lizzie to be honest and authentic to who Lizzie would be today. It’s what the character deserves. We can all take a moment to more in the amazing woman she would’ve been in the adventures we would have taken with her.”

She concluded by blaming 2020 (which she should).

“I’m very sad, but I promise everyone tried their best and the stars just didn’t align. Hey now, this is what 2020s made of,” she wrote. 

The revival was picked up by the streamer in August of 2019, but it hit a snag early on when the original series creator Terri Minsky exited the series. 

The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival Would Have Only Succeed as a Mature, Authentic Reflection of Adult Life

She said the show was heading in a “different creative direction.”

“However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans’ relationship with LIZZIE who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in her,” she wrote. 

The issues seemed to be stemming from Disney’s “PG” outlook and the reboot’s intentions to give Lizzie an authentic 30-year-old experience. 

“I’d be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30-year-old’s journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating. It’s important to me that just as her experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable.”

Minsky asked if Disney would allow the show to be moved to a more mature streamer like Hulu, but it seems that those pleas were rejected.

Fans were excited to see Hilary back in action as their favorite childhood character along with original stars Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Jake Thomas, Adam Lamberg, and Lalaine, who were set to reprise their roles of Jo, Sam Matthew, Gordo and Miranda, respectively.

Well, we’ll always have Younger and the potential Duff spinoff based on her character Kelsey Peters! 


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Disney+ Announces ‘Hawkeye’ Premiere Date

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Disney+ Sets Hawkeye Premiere Date

Hawkeye has a premiere date!

Disney+ has announced the premiere date on Wednesday, November 24. Jeremy Renner stars as Clint Barton, and his character will be introduced to a new young female archer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) one of his biggest fans.

While the exact plot is unknown, it’s assumed that it will showcase the journey of Bishop’s training under Barton to become the new Hawkeye.

Disney+ Sets Premiere Date for Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton on Hawkeye. Photo Credit: Disney+

Bishop and Barton come from the Marvel Universe and were originally seen in the 2000s in Young Avengers comics.

Hawkeye is certainly not the first live-action MCU show for Disney+, the first was Wandavision, proceeded by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and its latest release Loki.

The series will have some big shoes to fill, as Loki managed to make it to number six on the Nielsen chart with 731 million minutes viewed, making it the best MCU release for Disney+.

MCU live-actions do very well on the streaming platform, as Wandavision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have both secured 28 Emmy nominations.


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Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth’ Secures A Season 2

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Sweet Tooth Secures Season 2

It’s official, Netflix’s original show Sweet Tooth is renewed for an 8-episode Season 2. Following its June 8th release, it secured a spot on Netflix’s top streaming shows with over 60M viewers.

The adaptation of the popular DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire follows the story of Gus, a part boy, part deer hybrid who is on the run for safety. After a worldwide pandemic broke out around the world, hybrids are being hunted and blamed for the outbreak.

Sweet Tooth Secures Season 2

Sweet Tooth on Netflix. Photo Credit: Netflix

He teams up with a motley group to find answers regarding the genesis of the disease as well as the origins of hybrids.

It stars new faces and new names, including Nonso Anozie, Aliza Vellani, Adeel Akhtar, and Stefania LaVie Owen. The hour-long episodes are more like mini-movies, with beautiful cinematography and it certainly speaks to the current state of the world.

While the release date is TBD, we can assume it won’t be coming out until next summer at the earliest.

 


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FOX 2021-2022 Premiere Dates – Here’s When ‘The Resident,’ ‘The Masked Singer’ and More Return

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FOX is gearing up for the Fall 2021-2022 TV season with fan-favorite shows and plenty of newcomers to keep you busy. 

Here’s the upcoming schedule – set your DVRs accordingly! *Times in ET/PT/ New shows in bold*

Monday, Sept. 20

8-9 PM                               9-1-1 (Season 5 premiere)

9-10 PM                             The Big Leap 

Tuesday, Sept. 21

8-9 PM                               The Resident (Season 5 premiere)

9-10 PM                             Our Kind of People 

Wednesday, Sept. 22

8-9 PM                               The Masked Singer (Season 6 premiere)

9-10 PM                             Alter Ego 

Thursday, Sept. 23

8-9 PM                               The Masked Singer (Part 2)

9-10 PM                             Alter Ego (Part 2)

Sunday, Sept. 26

8-8:30 PM                               The Simpsons (Season 33 premiere)

8:30-9 PM                               The Great North (Season 2 premiere)

9-9:30 PM                               Bob’s Burgers (Season 12 premiere)

9:30-10 PM                             Family Guy (Season 19 premiere)

Thursday, Beginning Oct. 7

8 PM /5 PM                           Thursday Night Football on Fox

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