Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant (week 5, 2012) plus the winners of the January 2012 Sitting Tennant caption competition

Hebbie, Toby and Sister Chastity's Sitting Tennant

The picture competition starts anew for February and the three out of the starting blocks first with the picture of the week are Hebbie, Sister Chastity and the returning picture-hunter Toby! A popular choice that should hopefully provoke caption-fever

  1. Hebbie, Sister Chastity, Toby: 10

And in captions, it’s time to announce our first winner. Except with SK winning the captioning round to get the full 10 points, it’s a joint win for January between Rullsenberg and SK. Well done both of you – virtual laurels, each etched with a picture of a Scottish actor sitting down, are on their way to you. Try not to sit on them.

  1. Rullsenberg, SK: 20
  2. Sister Chastity, Jane Henry, Toby: 10
  3. Jen: 5

Good luck with this week’s captioning and picture-hunting everyone!

Board of Sitting Winners
January
Pictures: Hebbie, Sister Chastity
Captions: Rullsenberg, SK

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable and doesn’t obviously infringe copyright, it will appear in the Sitting Tennant gallery. Don’t forget to include your name in the filename so I don’t get mixed up about who sent it to me.

The best pic in the stash each week will appear on Tuesday and get ten points; the runners up will appear on Friday (one per person who sends one in) and get five points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.

Each month, I’ll name the best picture provider and best captioneer, and then at the end of the year, the overall champion will be announced for 2012!

The River to appear in the UK on iTunes the day after it airs in the US

Here’s interesting. As of yet, no one in the UK has acquired The River, so it looks like ABC is trying to circumvent pirates and the traditional model of broadcast, all in one go:

LONDON, UK: 31st January 2012 – The much-anticipated new US thriller series “The River”, from Steven Spielberg, and Oren Peli, the creator of “Paranormal Activity”, is set to make its UK debut on iTunes (www.itunes.co.uk/tv/theriver) on 8th February, just 24 hours after its US broadcast on ABC. iTunes customers will be first in the UK to see this chilling drama series. A Season Pass of all eight episodes of the much-anticipated show will be available to pre-order from today, with episodes one and two launching on 8th February.

The River” is produced by ABC Studios (“Lost”, “Desperate Housewives”) and Amblin Films. It follows the story of world famous wildlife expert and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood – “Star Trek”). After Cole goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Led by his wife, Tess (Leslie Hope – “24”), and his estranged son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson – “The Twilight Saga”), and filmed documentary-style by Cole’s ex-producer, Carl (Paul Blackthorne – “Lipstick Jungle”), the rescue mission will take them deep into the unexplored reaches of the Amazon River. A place where nature is cruel, magic is real, and nothing is what it seems. As the journey continues, the show will take audiences along for a scary new mystery each week.

The River”, from Amblin’s Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, and showrunner/executive producer Michael Green ("Heroes," "Kings"), is also executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of "Paranormal Activity"), Zack Estrin ("Prison Break"), Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity 1, 2 and 3") and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry and Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R. Perry and Michael Green. The series is produced by ABC Studios and Amblin Films, and distributed by Disney UK.

Executive producer Oren Peli said: “Right from the start, we’ve had a global audience in mind for “The River” – the show preys on universal human fears, and follows a journey to an exotic, remote setting. I’m excited to be debuting the show on iTunes.”

The River is available for pre-order from iTunes at www.itunes.co.uk/tv/theriver. Once downloaded, the show can be enjoyed at the viewer’s leisure, either at home via home computer or Apple TV, or on the move with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. A full Season Pass is £9.99 (SD) or £12.99 (HD), and single episodes are £1.89 (SD) or £2.49 (HD).

It does actually look quite good, in a Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity kind of way.

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