Mondays’ “Marilyn Munster found, Martin Sheen to play Charlie Sheen’s dad and a Community feud” news

Doctor Who



  • Trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s Ted with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis

International TV


  • Friday ratings: 2012 gets nearly 1m viewers
  • No new Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle until 2014
  • Imogen Thomas to guest on Shameless as herself [NSFW]
  • Universal acquires Breakout Kings [subscription required]


US TV pilots

  • Charity Wakefield to play Marilyn Munster on Mockingbird Lane
  • Sara Rue joins Jimmy Fallon comedy pilot
  • FX developing Inside, produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman

Wednesday’s “Sirens off” news


British TV


Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle

Stewart Lee’s got a new series starting soon – Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, which begins March 16th on BBC2 at 10pm. You can read an interview with him about it (and other things) over at The Scotsman.

In the meantime, here’s a little documentary (in two parts) called Don’t Get Me Started in which he discusses blasphemy and its place in comedy with various religious types – and Alan Moore, who’s religious in a completely different way. It’s not that funny, but it’s interesting.

On the Hour: free download

The Guardian is offering you the chance to download an episode of On The Hour, the radio precursor to The Day Today starring Chris Morris and Steven Coogan as Alan Partridge. But you can play it in this embedded player if you’d prefer. It’s very funny.

The full edition is finally to be released on CD, as part of a collection of five 30-minute episodes, a Christmas special and the original pilot episode by Warp Records on November 24.