Tuesday’s “Murder Bitches, cable up, network down ratings, and dead Munsters” news

Doctor Who


  • Longmire‘s Bailey Chase joins Ashley Scott and Cuba Gooding Jr in Summoned


  • TV spot for Alex Cross, with Tyler Perry, Mathew Fox, Rachel Nichols and Jean Reno

Canadian TV



US TV casting

New US TV Shows

  • Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane ironically probably dead
  • ABC buys Dakota, CBS buys The Centurion
  • Ryan Murphy to produce drama Montauk for Fox, comedy for NBC
  • Shonda Rhimes sells I Hate LA Dudes and The Mix to ABC
  • CBS buys single-camera family comedy
  • The Mentalist producers sells Murder Bitches to CBS
  • Fox buys two couples comedies
  • The CW developing supernatural ‘fixer’ drama Abaddon’s Journal
  • The SHIELD characters [minor spoilers]


  • 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.