Tuesday’s post-Presidents Day news

Who knew it was so big? Apart from Americans, of course.

Doctor Who

  • Lots of spoilers from David Tennant, including confirmation of series four. He also talks about Recovery. Girls Aloud were going to be in Doctor Who? Hmm…


  • Seriously? We needed a Saw 4?
  • Maggie Grace joins Liam Neeson and Holly Valance for Taken.


  • The Jam to reform without Paul Weller? Sacrilege!

British TV

  • John Simm talks to The Times about Life on Mars. “That Doctor Who Rumour” is mentioned in passing, but nothing is added.
  • ITV has cancelled CD:UK‘s replacement because it couldn’t find a sponsor.


  • An interview with Joss Whedon about directing The Office.
  • Former Lostie Michelle Rodriguez gives her side of the DUI story, if you can decipher it.
  • A long interview with Henry Ian Cusick – Desmond from Lost. He wears high heels and puts on women’s clothing? He’ll be cutting down trees next.

  • There’s so many rumours about this band or that being in Doctor Who ?��Ǩ��� is one of the episodes about the music industry, do you think?
    And did we need Saw 1-3?

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  • Mark H Wilkinson

    I’ll get around to the other stories in a moment, but I’m not sure the Tennant story quite counts as proper confirmation of the next season. RTD has previously indicated they were going ahead with work even though they hadn’t been given the official green light.

  • Given that Tennant gave the interview last week, one would assume that at this point they know whether there is a next series or not. If Russell T Davies is writing scripts now, it?��Ǩ�Ѣs not in a vague contingency-plan way, it?��Ǩ�Ѣs because they ‘ll be filming in 4 months.
    Besides, does anyone seriously doubt there will be a next series?

  • Mark H Wilkinson

    Even if they haven’t been given the official greenlight, the schedule would dictate that they write scripts. Sayeth RTD:

    ‘We’re planning for Series Four right now, as we’re waiting to be commissioned, and the signs are very good. […] If we waited until they commissioned it, and I don’t know when that’ll be announced, we’d be behind already.’

    Sure, I’d imagine most people are betting there will be a fourth season; but I want something stronger than scripts being written before I run to the forums to spread the good news.

  • Rob, there’s no link for the Henry Ian Cusick interview…..

  • Picky, picky: here you go.

  • Channeling my Inner Mose: “Thankee kindly!” (The Searchers)