Wednesday’s famous Triffids news

Doctor Who

  • Matt Smith getting paid £1 million for five years’ work
  • Big Finish to record unmade Doctor Who scripts, and Highlander audio books


  • Marvel to sell comics through iTunes


British TV


  • More Human Target and Absolutely Fabulous casting
  • More HBO pilot casting
  • FX goes for even more manly pilots
  • Katherine Heigl and TR Knight leaving Grey’s Anatomy
  • ABC doing pilot based on ITV’s No Heroics
  • NBC picks up another comedy pilot, Community
  • United States of Tara gets a second season
  • Clip of Chuck featuring Andy Richter and Jenny McCarthy [US only]
  • Local TV stations planning to end analogue broadcasts early