The snow is falling here on the east coast (no school), Justin Timberlake just released a rocking new album and now we find out that Nickelodeon decided NOT to make The Search into an animated movie. Before you start sharpening your pitch forks, I think it’s important that you hear the whole story.

Mike DiMartino recently wrote a blog post explaining that while the team was working on Book 1 of The Legend of Korra, they pitched Nickelodeon the idea of a movie version of The Search. In case you’re not all too familiar with the Avatar-related comic books, The Search is a newly released comic book series that is expected to reveal what happened to Zuko’s mother. The series is divided into three parts and all of them will be released at some point this year (the first part is already out).

When Mike and Bryan pitched the idea for The Search to Nickelodeon in the form of an animated movie, Nickelodeon reportedly wasn’t interested in it. Nickelodeon essentially shut the door on a possible return of Aang and the gang to the television screen.

But after Nickelodeon rejected the pitch for The Search, they decided to pick up Book 2 of The Legend of Korra instead which ultimately led to Book 3 and Book 4 being picked up as well.

I’ve never felt so two-sided in my life. On one side, I’m furious at Nickelodeon for declining to turn The Search into an animated movie. On the other side, if Nickelodeon decided to pick up The Search, then Book 2, Book 3 and Book 4 of The Legend of Korra would never have existed.

The Legend of Korra would have remained as a mini series.

As of now, I don’t think it’s fair to really take a side just because we don’t really know what The Legend of Korra will become. Book 1 was a bit disappointing, but that doesn’t mean Books 2, 3 and 4 can’t be vastly improved. If the remaining Books turn out to be really good, sacrificing The Search for The Legend of Korra might have been a no-brainier. But, if the remaining Books turn out to be as disappointing as the first, then sacrificing The Search for The Legend of Korra may have been a very bad idea.

But forget about what we want. Let’s look at this from the perspective of Nickelodeon. Where is the MONEY at? Well that’s easy: The Legend of Korra would be much more profitable for the network than an animated version of The Search. Why? Because 52 episodes of 30 minute television eclipses a 90 minute animated movie by an unbelievable margin.

Make no mistake, it’s not that Nickelodeon disliked the idea of The Search. They’d be stupid to think that Avatar fans wouldn’t appreciate The Search being turned into an animated movie. Nickelodeon saw dollar signs with one more than the other.

It’s not a bad thing. Any television network would do the same thing. But I think it’s important for Legend of Korra fans to understand that turning The Search into an animated movie would have been an excellent idea. The only issue is that the revenue wouldn’t be as profitable.

Netflix announces new Bill Nye the Science Guy talk show

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11:39 am EDT, August 31, 2016

Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

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Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Bill Nye in a press release.

“Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

Netflix also promises that “In Bill’s unfiltered style, he will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations, and ultimately let the facts lead the argument.”

Bill Nye is best known for Bill Nye the Science Guy, the half-hour PBS show that ran from 1993 through 1998.

The theme song is iconic. Science RULES!

The new Netflix series seems like a continuation of Bill Nye the Science Guy, so we’re very excited for the new show to launch in 2017.

Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

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Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

Shannon Purser has also declared her interest in the role. You’ll know her as Barb from Stranger Things, but she’s also just been added to Riverdale.

Before we can start casting, however, we need a show, and according to TV Line, that show is New Warriors.

Marvel and ABC Studios are currently shopping the project around, which would be a half-hour comedy based on the character. One of the tell-tale signs of a Squirrel Girl story line is its lighthearted and humorous nature, so this sounds like a perfect fit.

TV Line reports that the show is being described as “the junior version of The Avengers,” and that “the New Warriors are a superhero squad made up of teenagers.”

Marvel has, of course, brought plenty of its characters to the small screen and to great success. There’s even a chance that this project could be tied to some of the Netflix properties, as Doreen acts as a nanny to Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ daughter, Danielle, in the comic books.

Just think about that crossover potential.

Are you looking forward to this ‘New Warriors’ show if it stars Squirrel Girl?

Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

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Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

EW is now reporting that Purser has joined Riverdale, the television show based on the Archie comics.

Purser will be portraying Ethel Muggs for at least three episodes.

Don’t expect her to follow in the footsteps of her comic book equivalent, however. Ethel may have a crush on Jughead in the source material, but EW is reporting that she’ll have her heart set on someone else.

Ethel will also be teaming up with Veronica and Betty as they set out to get revenge on Reggie Mantle, Archie’s nemesis.

In July, we brought you our thoughts on the Riverdale pilot after we saw it at San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll be premiering midseason next winter on the CW and provides a darker spin on the original Archie characters as they become wrapped up in a murder mystery.

Though the pilot has already been shot, the remaining 12 episodes have yet to be filmed. Production on the rest of the season will begin in early September, and the show is expected to premiere in early 2017, barring any complications.

Are you looking forward to seeing Shannon Purser on ‘Riverdale’?