Tuesday’s “Channel 4’s new dramas, Fry and Laurie reunite, NBC’s pirate show and a Rob Riggle comedy” news

Film

  • Alan Rickman to play Hilly Kristal in CBGB founder’s biopic

Trailers

  • Trailer for The Good Doctor with Orlando Bloom

UK TV

US TV

  • Richard Burgi to guest on Burn Notice, Gloria Votsis to return to White Collar
  • Oh wait. Season seven will be the last for 30 Rock
  • Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker to recur on Glee
  • Sunday ratings: Desperate Housewives finishes with 11.1m

US TV pilots

Author

  • 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.