Friday’s “Pop star cameos, Lifetime pilots and Aaron Sorkin fires everyone” news



  • Trailer for The Campaign, with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
  • Trailer for Jayne Mansfield’s Car with Robert Duvall, John Hurt and Billy Bob Thornton et al
  • Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams


  • John Barrowman’s Hollow Earth to be adapted
  • Jamelia to guest on Death in Paradise
  • BBC2 to extend The Hollow Crown series [subscription required]
  • Channel 5 acquires Hatfields & McCoys [subscription required]
  • Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn and Dorothy Koomson’s Ice Cream Girls to be adapted by BBC1 and ITV1 [subscription required]


New US TV shows


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    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.

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