Posted on May 18, 2007 | |
Normal service resumes on Monday - barring accidents or faulty alarm clocks
- Ozzy Osbourne is going to be the first star on Birmingham's Walk of Stars
- XFM is axing its daytime DJs. Does that include weekends? No more Jimmy Carr... [free registration required]
Posted on May 17, 2007 | |
I'm back in the UK now and half comatose from an overnight flight. But I wouldn't dream of letting you guys down by doing the work I'm actually supposed to be doing or sleeping or something.
No, it's time to look at CBS's new shows for the Fall season. If you've ever heard Les Moonves speak (he's the head of CBS), you'll know just how much he loves the Internet. So it's not surprising that CBS has been all forward thinking and created a 'bloggers toolkit' so that we can all gas on about the new shows with some handy video clips to hand.
Given that 90% of US television now stars Brits, is based on a British format or both, it's hard to highlight one particular example of the new season's shows that's going to be of most interest to those of us over here. However, regular readers of this 'ere blog are probably going to be most curious about the remake of Viva Blackpool that Hugh Jackman's been throwing together: Viva Laughlin. It stars Monarch of the Glen's Lloyd Owen as a nice man who tries to open a casino in Laughlin, Nevada. It also features Madchen Amick (her off Twin Peaks), DB Woodside (Wayne Palmer on 24) as well as Jackman in a recurring role.
Unfortunately, there's no video yet. Bugger. That's not a good start, is it CBS? Here's a pic though.
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Posted on May 16, 2007 | |
ABC's now joined NBC in providing us all with clips from their forthcoming Fall shows. Unlike NBC, however, they haven't done the decent thing and put them on YouTube as well, so you'll have to brave the ABC web site - and its geo-filter - to have a look at what's coming up. Again, I don't know if they're going to work in the UK, so if someone wants to experiment, now's your chance.
Of most interest for genre fans is Pushing Daisies, starring Lee Pace as a private investigator who can bring people back from the dead for a minute. it also stars Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Dale (as the narrator) and is written by Bryan Fuller of Heroes, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me fame. Might be a little too whimsical for the viewing public, but you never know.
Most of the new shows, however, seem to focus on really rich people.
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