2012 coming to TV?

November 6th, 2009

2013

King of the apocalypse, Roland Emmerich, has revealed to EW that there are plans developing to follow up his flick 2012 with a TV series… tentatively called 2013. The film’s exec producer, who also happens to exec produce Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, has apparently been working his charm with the ABC folks… it looks like the show may take the place vacated by Lost.

The series would pick up where the movie leaves off and show how a group or groups of people go about rebuilding society. I was hoping the movie would address that topic and that the whole disaster-porn shit they show in the trailers was only the first part of the movie… guess not. This movie really is going to suck… I assumed a studio wouldn’t be dumb enough to show all the cool shit in the trailers… but if this really is just a movie about big earthquakes and we’ve already seen basically every major world landmark be destroyed in the preview, then what’s left?

via Entertainment Weekly

Jay Leno: A very candid interview with Broadcasting & Cable

November 2nd, 2009

Read this interview (linked below). Jay gives a lengthy, exclusive sit down with Broadcasting & Cable to talk about the negative press on his move to 10pm and what he thinks about it. It basically boils down to the fact that Jay is very aware of what people are saying about the show… it’s the same kind of thing he dealt with when he replaced Johnny Carson. He expects to continue to work until he stops making NBC money, at which time he expects them to give him the boot. He also expects that the whole Jay bashing trend will eventually subside, saying that “I think people like a fighter. And if you just keep swinging, eventually people are going to get tired of hitting you. They’re going to say, ‘We’ve been beating this guy up for six months, let’s move on.’ That’s sort of the way I look at it.” (I really respect Jay for doing this interview… it actually makes me want to watch his show.)

Source: B&C

Ewoks getting crazy

November 1st, 2009

On Friday. the cast of the Today Show rocked some mildly amusing Star wars themed costumes. What made the show awesome was the antics of some little people in Ewoks attire. Skip ahead couple minutes into the video to see the Ewoks pissing off the regular Today Show by drinking martinis, throwing stuff at the boring “Halloween on a budget” lady, moonwalking, fighting, and even humping a little Al Roker leg.

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American Dad signed for 6th season

October 30th, 2009

FOX has inked a deal to keep Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad on air through at least the 2010-2011 TV season. With a deal already in place for another season of The Cleveland Show and Family Guy not going anywhere anytime soon, it looks like we’ll definitely have the Sunday Animation Domination in place for at least another year.

Source: Variety

NBC pulls the plug on Trauma and wants a little more Chuck

October 30th, 2009

Following the current 13 episode run, Trauma will be no more. NBC handed down the cancellation order for the slumping freshman series and it is expected that the show will be replaced in January by the recently ordered 6 additional episodes of Chuck. The comedy previously had a 13 episode order that wasn’t scheduled to begin until March.

Source: Variety

Scrubs returning 12/1

October 30th, 2009

Scrubs 2.0, equipped with a new setting and some new characters will make its return to ABC on Tues, 12/1 with back to back episodes starting at 9p. Starting the following week, the show will air at 9p on Tuesdays followed by the return of Better off Ted at 9:30.

Source: THR

24 Promo Spot

October 29th, 2009

Check out Grandpa Jack in this promo spot for the new season of 24, kicking off on 1/17

Is Leno to blame for KNBC’s 11p news drop off?

October 28th, 2009

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118010475.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&ref=bd_tv
NBC’s Los Angeles affiliate, KNBC, has seen a 26% drop in A25-54 ratings for their 11p news broadcast since same time last year. While this drop probably can’t be solely blamed on the stinker that is Jay Leno @ 10p, I wouldn’t say it’d be a stretch if we said it’s mostly his fault.

NBC developing legal drama

October 28th, 2009

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3icc3fec8640be471432d7ed21281a7300
Actor, Idris Elba, is partnering with Battlestar Galactica & Caprica exec producer, David Eick, to executive produce a legal drama for NBC. The as of yet untitled drama is about a “hard-hitting” vigilante lawyer who uses any means necessary to defend his clients against a corrupt legal system. (So, now that the whole Leno @ 10 thing is failing, what is a struggling network to do? Copy CBS maybe?)

MGM buys Cash Cab

October 28th, 2009

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118010442.html?categoryid=14&cs=1
One of the most excellent shows on television, Cash Cab, has been picked up by MGM for syndication. MGM plans to get the show on air by next fall.

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