Into The Badlands
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Into the Badlands, The Son cancelled; Room 104, Project Blue Book, Genius renewed; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

Scandinavian TV

  • SF Studios developing: Drama adaptation of Max Tegmark’s Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

UK TV

  • Trailer for BBC One’s This Time With Alan Partridge
  • ITV green lights: series adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia
  • Stephen Merchant and Sheridan Smith to star in BBC One’s The Barking Murders

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

Time Traveling Bong
Airdates

When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Time Traveling Bong and Rig 45

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

More acquisitions than premiere dates this week, but at least two of those acquisitions are going to hit UK screens next month.

Project Blue Book

Acquisitions

  • Syfy has picked up History (US)’s really pretty poor UFO period drama Project Blue Book. That will air some time starting in March.
  • Universal has bought Fox’s Proven Innocent. That’s not aired in the US yet, but should air here in March, too.
  • Netflix has acquired RÚV (Iceland)’s The Valhalla Murders. That’s still in production, though, so don’t expect a premiere date for some time. Given that it’s only likely to air in Iceland at Christmas, I reckon it’ll be 2020 at least before it comes our way.
  • E4 has acquired ABC (US)’s Speechless. That was originally picked up by Channel 5, but never aired for some reason. No premiere date yet, but Channel 4 says ‘soon’

Premiere dates

Time Traveling Bong

Time Traveling Bong (US: Comedy Central; UK: Comedy Central)
Premiere date: Sunday, February 17, 11pm

Time Travelling Bong follows two mediocre, suburban cousins who live together in a condo left to them by their grandmother in New Jersey. Their lives take a twisted turn when they find a bong that also serves as a time machine that transports them to Salem, Massachusetts in the height of the witch trial era, the racially segregated South in the 1960s, ancient Greece and even the dystopian future, among other times and places. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and they are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate that there’s no time like the present.

Stars Ilana Glazer and Paul W Downs.

Rig 45

Rig 45 (Scandinavia: Viaplay; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Friday, February 22

Mostly English-language but also frequently Scandinavian drama Rig 45. Benthos Oil sends an investigator to look at a fatal accident on a North Sea rig. Met by an inexplicable wall of silence from the crew, she starts to suspect something is very wrong – and when a hurricane hits the rig, cutting off all communications, the crew find themselves battling the elements and a devious killer.

Stars Catherine Walker, Gary Lewis, Lisa Henni and Søren Malling.

Bergerac
News

Project Blue Book, The Valhalla Murders acquired; Bergerac reboot; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

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UK TV

US TV show casting

New US TV show casting

Magicians - The Bad News Bear
International TV

What have you been watching? Including The Magicians

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend to fellow TMINE readers anything you’ve been watching this week

Russian Doll

This week’s reviews

While US TV has only been serving up mini-series such as I Am The Night, streaming services have been taking up the slack this week. Elsewhere, I’ve reviewed two new Internet shows:

And this week’s Orange Wednesday gave us two film reviews: Split (2016) and Das Boot (1981), as well as a glimpse at Polar (2019)

Das Boot

New shows

Sky Deutschland’s Das Boot sequel started on Sky last night and I’m aiming to have that as next week’s Boxset Monday. I might also be able to preview Time Traveling Bong if I get a chance. Plus I’m sure there’ll be something new on Netflix.

Magicians - The Bad News Bear

The regulars

Magnum P.I. took another break this week, so after the jump, I’ll be looking at: Cavendish, Corporate, Counterpart, The Magicians, The Orville, The Passage, and Star Trek: Discovery. See you in a mo!

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Rig 45
News

Rig 45 acquired; 24 prequel and spin-off cancelled; Netflix’s five Spanish originals; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

  • Netflix green lights: badass Spanglish series Gentefied…
  • …developing: adaptation of Carlos Montero’s El Desorden que Dejas, superpowered down-and-out comedy Viaglondo (Colossal), adaptation of Astiberri’s El Vecino, sister drama Dias de Navidad and best friend drama Valeria
  • Adwin Brown to recur on Neflix’s You

UK TV

US TV show casting

  • Gus Kenworthy and Emma Roberts join FX’s American Horror Story

New US TV shows

  • CBS green lights: pilots of Chinese American dream comedy The Emperor of Malibu, family comedy Our House and dating widower comedy The Unicorn
  • Fox developing: adaptation of Boom! Studios’ Talent…
  • red lights24 prequel and spin-off

New US TV show casting