Wednesday’s “what are you thinking, NBC?” news


Canadian TV


  • Brad Dourif to guest on Once Upon A Time
  • Chris Bauer to guest on Hawaii Five-0
  • Jon Favreau working on Tweaked
  • Michael C Hall/Showtime talks break down
  • …as do The Simpsons/Fox talks
  • Ash Atalla sells I Lick My Cheese and another comedy to CBS
  • NBC cancels The Playboy Club, picks up Up All Night and Whitney for full seasons
  • Remake of French-Canadian Les Invincibles sold to Fox
  • Monday ratings: House, 2 Broke Girls down, Terra Nova, Hart of Dixie steady
  • ION acquires The Listener
  • The Coen Brothers developing a PI show for Fox


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.