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July 31, 2006

Preview: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, starring Bradley Whitford and Matthew Perry

In the US: Mondays, 10/9c, NBC. Starting September 18th.
In the UK: Acquired by Channel 4, with possible More4 first screening. No date yet.

For a lot of people, this has been the preview we've all been waiting for - for roughly three years. Ever since Aaron Sorkin got thrown off The West Wing, addiction to the unique skills of one of America's finest writers has had millions around the world craving even the slightest piece of new dialogue or characterisation.

Now comes a complete series, 13 episodes commissioned so far, with a cast to die for and a budget to match.

Has it been worth the wait? Erm, maybe.

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July 27, 2006

And the role of John Simm will be played by... Brad Pitt

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State of PlayA while ago, I was wondering where State of Play 2 had got to. It's somewhere. I know it is. And I want it bad.

It looks more likely that the Hollywood adaptation of State of Play is going to arrive first, though. Today's big surprise is that Brad Pitt of all people is apparently interested in taking on John Simm's original role.

According to Variety, "Pitt is also circling Universal's 'State of Play,' the pricey Americanized adaptation of the acclaimed British miniseries. Matthew Carnahan is writing the script. Pitt is interested in playing a journalist and former campaign manager of a fast-rising politician who unravels a murder conspiracy involving his former boss."

Just can't see it myself. Still, Pitt is very much trying to be an actor these days. He was also the one who ensured that Se7en retained its original downbeat ending, saying he'd walk from the project if a happier one were tacked on. So, we can only hope that he brings his power to bear and delivers us a State of Play movie that we can all be proud of.

Assuming he ends up doing it, of course. You know how fickle these stars can be.

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July 24, 2006

Review: Angela's Eyes

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Angela's Eyes

In the US: Lifetime TV, Sundays 10pm ET/PT
In the UK: Please God. Don't let them buy it.

I can't remember the last time I switched off a TV programme within the first minute. I'm not talking about when channel surfing. I'm talking about sitting down to watch something, turning it on, then realising it was so incredibly awful, so amazingly badly written that I couldn't stomach any more of the show.

Hell, I sat through the first episode of Blade. I made it all the way through an episode of Ultimate Force. But I just couldn't get through more than a minute of Angela's Eyes.

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