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'Revolution' gets a proper ending, just not on TV

Ever since NBC canceled "Revolution" after the 2013-14 season, a persistent group of fans has been clamoring for it to find a new home for a third season.That still isn't happening. Fans will, however, get to see an ending to the post-apocalyptic drama thanks to a four-part digital comic book from DC Comics and the show's writers.The "Revolution" comic will debut on starting May 4, with a new chapter every two weeks after that. A week after initial publication, each chapter will also appear on the "Revolution" Facebook page. Series writers David Reed and Ryan Parrott penned the book with input from the rest of the writers' room, and DC artist Angel Hernandez is illustrating it.RELATED: 'Revolution' series finale: A 'Declaration of Independence' from even more convoluted stories"The loyalty you've shown 'Revolution' these past months has been touching and overwhelming -- it's meant more to me than you'll ever know," Kripke writes in a...

For Revolution Fans, Closure Is Coming -

If you were among those steadfastly lobbying to #RelocateRevolution, your wish has been granted. TVLine has learned that NBC’s postapocalyptic drama, which was powered down almost a year ago, after two seasons, will return to finish its story in the form of a four-chapter digital comic book. Read the full article at .

Revolution Alumna Boards CBS Comedy Pilot Opposite Adam Brody

A formerRevolution-ary warrior is on the hunt for laughsthis pilot season. Tracy Spiridakos, who recently completed an arc on A&EsBates Motel, will co-star oppositeAdam Brody (The O.C.)in an untitled CBS comedy pilot from Modern FamilysDan OShannon, our sister site Deadline reports. The potential series follows a group of friends and family members at three crucial []

Cancelphobia: A Serious Condition Affecting Millions of Americans

I’ve recently been meeting more and more people who appear to be affected by a new phenomenon I’d like to dub “cancelphobia.” People suffering from chronic cancelphobia refuse to start a new TV show because they’re simply too afraid it will be cancelled by the end of its first season—or even sooner. First I would like to send a message to people with cancelphobia: this is not your fault . You’ve contracted this condition as a direct result of the four major broadcast networks ( NBC , ABC , CBS , and FOX ). While these networks provide America with the bulk of its most popular primetime sitcoms and dramas, in years as of late, they have adopted policies not unlike that of the late, great warriors of Sparta. In Sparta, if a child was born weak or sick, rather than care for said child and raise it, they would—quite literally— chuck it off a cliff and leave it to the wolves . Major networks, with their ruthless, cannibalistic ways have had a deeply negative effect on television audiences; people are just too afraid to get attached to a show, in case it’s abandoned and fed to the wolves. Now I could go deep into the reasoning behind the networks’ ruthless decisions to cancel shows, and explain why they have all adopted these similar, highly competitive and unforgiving policies, but that’s not why I’m writing this. No, I’m here to (metaphorically) pat you on the back and tell you it’s going to be OK, and provide you with a piece of advice that might help: Keep watching TV! To fight your cancelphobia, remember why it is that you watch television in the first place. Your condition is telling you that it isn’t worth the pain of getting attached to a show only to have it be pulled out from under you, but I ask you this: isn’t it? You, like I, love television; that’s why you’re a member of SideReel. You love the suspense, the action, the laughter, and most of all, the emotion that comes from watching the characters you root for week after week. You love to support potential onscreen romances like #Casket or #Olicity . You love to tweet your favorite celebrities’ compliments in the hope that they’ll send you a two-word reply. How can you receive any of these great 21st century gifts if you choose not to start watching a show? Yes, it may very likely be cancelled, and quite frankly, going by the numbers alone, it probably will be—but that doesn’t matter! Enjoy it while it lasts, like Cadbury Mini Eggs™ . They only come out at Easter, and it’s that exclusivity that helps make them as phenomenal as they are. Let me ask you this: Do you think Firefly would be the cult classic it has become if hadn’t been canceled? Was it not worth it to watch those 14 episodes if only to know what everyone was talking about? Of course it was worth it! So I ask you, not for my sake, but for your own, keep watching television, and banish cancelphobia forever.

'Revolution' Creator Eric Kripke Answers: Will the Story Live On?

When NBC announced their 2014-15 television schedule, Revolution was a glaring omission. While the network decided not to renew the series, Revolution fans have remained vocal about their desire to see more of the Mathison and Monroe families in the post-apocalyptic world.   Read More...

Revolution Star Tracy Spiridakos Joins Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Romantic Comedy (Exclusive)

Tracy Spiridakos, who starred on NBC's Revolution, isset to play the female lead opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Qoa Entertainment's romantic comedy Byrd & the Bees, TheWrap has learned. Finola Hughes will direct from a script by Christine Fry, who is also producing the indie movie. The duo previously collaborated on The Bet.   Read More...

Revolution Series Finale 2014 “Declaration of Independence”

Revolution  Season 2 Episode 22 “Declaration of Independence” airs Wednesday May 21 2014 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Series Finale. Episode Synopsis:  Revolution Season Episode 22 “Declaration of Independence” – Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Monroe (David Lyons) launch an attack on the Patriots, but must improvise a risky new plan in order to halt the oncoming war between California and Texas. Out for revenge, Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) sets his sights on President Davis (guest star Cotter Smith). Meanwhile, Aaron (Zak Orth) and Rachel’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) efforts to save Priscilla (guest star Maureen Sebastian) from the nano-tech has unexpected consequences. Also starring Stephen Collins, Mat Vairo, Steven Culp, Anthony Ruivivar, M.C. Gainey, Colby French, Billy Lush. Read More...

The End of Revolution

As I sit here composing my thoughts, my mind is still reeling from the recent announcement that NBC has canceled  Revolution . This article, which I had planned to be a season two wrap up, has now become an obituary. There is only one episode left, and based on the previews, it is not clear if it will be a season ender or a series ender. I do not know if the show runners had enough warning so that they could plan it to serve as either, however, I suspect it will be a season ender, meaning that there will be threads left unresolved. Read More...

Revolution Season 2 Review “Memorial Day”

It’s with a heavy heart that I report, for those who may have missed it, that NBC has not picked Revolution  up for a third season. While I’ll have more to say on the series as a whole next week, the news made “Memorial Day” a bit of a frustrating watch, the second-to-last episode of a show that feels like it still had more stories to tell. Now, my negativity has nothing to do with the episode itself or where things seem to be going; it feels like  Revolution  is building towards an appropriate ending to the story that’s been building throughout the second season. The problem is that even if next week’s episode ends in a victory for our heroes, the Patriot threat is likely to still exist. The struggle for Willoughby has always felt like it’s playing out on a smaller scale, and the best-case scenario has this season ending with Miles and the others finally uniting California and Texas to fight a war we won’t get to see. Read More...

Revolution Season 2 Episode 21 “Memorial Day”

Revolution  Season 2 Episode 21 “Memorial Day” airs Wednesday May 14 2014 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  Revolution Season Episode 21 “Memorial Day” – United by their desire to take the Patriots down, Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and Monroe (David Lyons) form an uneasy alliance. As Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) comes face-to-face with the nano-tech while searching for Aaron (Zak Orth), things don’t go according to plan for Miles (Billy Burke), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Gene (Stephen Collins) when they try to steal the Patriots’ supply of mustard gas. Also starring Mat Vairo, Steven Culp, Maureen Sebastian, Reiko Aylesworth, Anthony Ruivivar, Cotter Smith, Billy Lush, Jordan Dragonking Read More...