Friday’s “E4 enters Suburgatory, futuristic Zorro, Fry goes to the Globe, and Malin Akerman” news


  • Community‘s Gillian Jacobs joins Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey in Burt Wonderstone
  • Trailer for Wanderlust with Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Alda and Marlin Akerman
  • Gael Garcia Bernal to play futuristic Zorro



British TV

  • E4 acquires Suburgatory
  • SyFy acquires Todd & The Book of Pure Evil
  • Dirk Gently details
  • Brian Cox (no, not that one) to star in Bob Servant Independent for BBC Four
  • UK Gold to invest millions in original content [subscription required]

French TV

  • TF1’s revenue static, profits drop 20%



  • 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.