Here’s a roundup of news regarding MTV’s show Teen Wolf and its cast members. It includes an interview with Orny Adams, efforts to help the victims of Sandy, and a new president of programming for the network.

An interview with Orny Adams

Orny Adams, best known for playing Coach on Teen Wolf, was interviewed by WetPaint and talked about his podcast My Crappy Week, his standup comedy, and his time on the set of the show.

Of particular interest, Adams talks about how well all of the cast members get along. When asked who makes him laugh the most, he says:

You know, everybody is actually pretty funny. It’s interesting. We all sit around between takes, and we all laugh. The guy who plays Sheriff Stilinski, Linden [Ashby], is very funny. Everybody. It’s just a good feeling on the set. Everybody gets along. Everybody really laughs. And it’s never pointed towards somebody; we’re never putting anybody down. That’s what’s nice about it.

We also particularly enjoyed the question asking who would win in a coach-off between Sue Sylvester from Glee and our own beloved Bobby Finstock. Adams’ answer:

I like us together more than against each other. I think our styles would mesh. Everything I’ve seen her [Jane Lynch] in, I think she’s great. I really do. I wouldn’t want to compete with her. She’s certainly top notch. I mean that. I don’t kiss anybody’s ass.

I can tell you this: I could only hope that my character on Teen Wolf achieved the notoriety and status that she has.

A battle like that would probably be too much for the world to handle. Best not to dwell on it.

You can read the rest of the interview over on Wetpaint. Adams talks about his podcast and the probability that some of the Teen Wolf cast members will show up on it, what he thinks Coach does in his spare time, and his biggest insecurity as a comedian and actor. The interview is wrought with humor and sarcasm, and we’re sure you’re going to enjoy it.

Restore the Shore

Restore the Shore was a telethon helmed by stars of MTV’s various shows like Jersey shore, Awkward, and Teen Wolf. Tyler Posey (Scott), Dylan O’Brien (Stiles), and Crystal Reed (Allison) were in attendance to help with efforts to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Check out a small interview below:

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Posey also made it onto the podcast In the Room to talk about the telethon, along with his band, his birthday party in Vegas, and the upcoming season 3 filming. He doesn’t let slip any details we didn’t already know about, but the interview is funny and promotes a good cause. (It’s also NSFW, just so you know.) It’s episode #22, titled, “A Teen Wolf in Manhattan.”

For further information about Restore the Shore, video clips, and a place to donate, please visit MTV.

MTV’s new president of programming

Susanne Daniels has joined the network as its new head of programming. Season ratings have been slipping for MTV, and the hope is that Daniels will be able to breathe new life into the network’s shows. Since Jersey Shore is on its way out, MTV will have to think of new ways to bring in the viewers.

Daniels, hopefully, will be one of those positive influences. Her previous work includes developing Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Felicity, both extremely popular shows when they were on air. She’s got a strong background in scripted shows, which will bode well for Teen Wolf.

TV Guide did an interview with her where she talks about her experience and what she hopes to bring to the network in general.

Photo Credit: MTV Remote Control Blog

Cassandra Clare keeps expanding the Shadowhunters’ universe, with the first adult books of the chronicles just announced!

Clare announced via press release this morning that she’ll publish a trilogy about Magnus Bane, the fan-favorite warlock who’s appeared in every single one of her books and already received a collection of eleven spin-off novellas all about him (The Bane Chronicles). There is no word yet on whether the new books will tie in with the stories told in The Bane Chronicles.

Interestingly, this trilogy will be Clare’s first foray into adult literature, after writing extensively in the YA realm. She always pushed the boundaries of YA, though, with the inclusion of “Dirty Sexy Balcony Scenes” and the like. The first Shadowhunter book, City of Bones, was published in 2007, and the teens who picked it up back then will feel right at home in the adult section of a bookstore today.

Also of note, the series will be co-written with Wesley Chu (author of The Lives of Tao). Clare seems to like having co-writers when dealing with Magnus Bane; The Bane Chronicles are the only other Shadowhunter books that have other authors attached.

The first Magnus Bane book is expected to be published in November 2017. This means that Cassandra Clare will have three Shadowhunters series being published concurrently… The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours, and this Magnus Bane series.

If various sources are to be believed, all three will have an installment published in 2017. The second Dark Artifices book, Lord of Shadows, is expected in April. The Magnus Bane book, as mentioned above, is due in November. And the official site of the Shadowhunter Chronicles still says that the first Last Hours book, Chain of Thorns, is expected in 2017. Clare has a sixth series planned after getting some of these finished, The Wicked Powers, so there’ll be more Shadowhunters coming to a bookstore near you at least through the early 2020s.

Perhaps the decision to publish the Magnus Bane trilogy was based on the character’s success on the Shadowhunters TV show, where the fan favorite is portrayed by Harry Shum Jr. Shadowhunters was renewed for a second season by ABC Family, and it looks like they may have many seasons ahead of them.

Clare said, “Over the years writing the Shadowhunter books, Magnus Bane has emerged as one of the most fun and fascinating characters for me to bring to life… There are so many things we don’t know about Magnus, from the story of his first love to the secrets of his parentage, to the beginning of his relationship with Alec. All those are things I was able to touch on in The Bane Chronicles, but I’m excited to dig in even more deeply in these three volumes devoted to Magnus, his past, his future, and his present.”

Are you excited for three books all about Magnus Bane, or is this Shadowhunter overkill?

The Boxcar Children are heading to the big screen for a new movie series.

Many of us grew up with the wonderful Boxcar Children book series when we were kids. The stories by Gertrude Chandler Warner follow Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, who live in a train boxcar as they search for a home. As kids we all wanted to live in that boxcar (or at least I did — I thought it was so cool to live in a train car with friends!).

According to a press release from Shout! Factory Studios and Legacy Classics, work on a new Boxcar Children animated movie series is well underway, with the first movie aiming for a release in 2017 (which marks the 75th anniversary of Boxcar Children #1). Two more Boxcar Children stories are also in development.

If the animation quality is at the Sunday-morning-cartoon level I probably won’t be very excited about it, but if it’s a more mature animation style (like a Pixar or a Coraline) I can imagine myself loving it.

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The Boxcar Children movie series is poised to do well thanks to the overall success of the books they’re based on. The novels have collectively sold over 70 million copies worldwide, with over 160 books (?!) in its arsenal. The two most recent books are titled The Legend of the Irish Castle and The Celebrity Cat Caper, which were both published this year. Looking through the history of the series, roughly four Boxcar Children books have been published annually. The original author, Gertrude Chandler Warner, only wrote the first 19.

A low-budget animated Boxcar Children film debuted two years ago, but today’s announcement marks a reboot with a new studio at the helm.

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

 
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