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Every week day, I let you know what's happening in the world of television, film and many other media on both sides of Atlantic as well in the rest of the world (sometimes). The news category lets you have access to this pure news - and you can, of course, subscribe to its RSS feed.
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Posted on January 3, 2007 | |
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- NBC has greenlit three new pilots: Fort Pit is a cop show from the Rescue Me team, who claim for some reason that TV is missing a cop show at the moment; Chuck is an action-comedy about 20-something spies, in the vein of Grosse Pointe Blank; and David Eicke's Bionic Woman remake has been given the go-ahead as well.
- There are a few BSG, Heroes and The OC spoilers over on Ask Auriello, although nothing staggering. The rumours of misery on the Medium set are far more interesting.
- USA Network has picked up Mary Sunshine, starring Murder One/The West Wing's Mary McCormack. It's about a US Marshal “who tries to balance her intense job at the witness-protection program with her equally intense and amusingly dysfunctional personal life”.
- CBS is doing a nifty job of promoting Liev Schreiber's arrive on CSI:
Posted on January 2, 2007 | |
The last week's news in review.
- There's a Green Wing special event at the NFT on the 17th January. There will be an on-stage interview with creator Victoria Pile and “(we hope) cast members Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt”.
Posted on December 22, 2006 | |
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart. This Christmas, I give you a précis of news from other sites.
There's another trailer up for the forthcoming 300 (QuickTime required).
- Keith Richards is to be Johnny Depp's dad in Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Not news. The pictures are.
- Kim Cattrall has confirmed that talks for a Sex and the City movie are back on.
- All episodes of 30 Rock and Friday Night Lights so far broadcast are now available on the NBC web site for free (US readers only).
- Rules of Engagement, which has been drastically recast since the pilot, is to air from February 5th on CBS. Please don't watch it.
- ABC, clearly inspired by Dove soap, is launching a “Be Ugly '07” campaign to promote Ugly Betty. The purpose — aside from drumming up new viewers — is to promote a positive message for young women: “Be real, be smart, be passionate, be true to yourself and be ugly.” Okey doke.
- Studio 60 is the number one rated show on Nielsen's Timeshifted Primetime TV Program list. If you include people who watch it within seven days of broadcast on their TiVos, the ratings go up 11%. Also, all but one of the Top 10 product placement programmes are reality series, except for number eight, King of Queens.
- George Takei and Masi Oka both speak fluent Spanish. And apparently the guy who plays Ando in Heroes can't actually speak Japanese: he learns it all phonetically from Oka, who translates it on-the-fly for him.
- There are now shooting dates for the concluding Stargate SG-1 movies (spoilers at the end).
- I knew that Dexter was getting fewer than a million viewers, but its finale has beaten the Showtime records, with 1.1 million tuning into the season finale.