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Title: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on July 15, 2008, 11:38:31 AM
I figured since we had a Movie Buzz thread, we should have a TV Buzz thread.

This makes me sad, I was barely hanging on to this show in the first place.

Peterson leaving CSI mid-season (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/07/william-peterse.html?xid=email-whattowatch-20080715-todayslatest-William+Petersen%3A+%27BYE%27+to+%27CSI%27)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on July 15, 2008, 01:04:30 PM
I figured since we had a Movie Buzz thread, we should have a TV Buzz thread.

This makes me sad, I was barely hanging on to this show in the first place.

Peterson leaving CSI mid-season (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/07/william-peterse.html?xid=email-whattowatch-20080715-todayslatest-William+Petersen%3A+%27BYE%27+to+%27CSI%27)

Hmm, that is sad. I only follow the show off and on, and it's hard to imagine doing even that wth him gone.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on July 15, 2008, 01:19:40 PM
I figured since we had a Movie Buzz thread, we should have a TV Buzz thread.

This makes me sad, I was barely hanging on to this show in the first place.

Peterson leaving CSI mid-season (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/07/william-peterse.html?xid=email-whattowatch-20080715-todayslatest-William+Petersen%3A+%27BYE%27+to+%27CSI%27)

Hmm, that is sad. I only follow the show off and on, and it's hard to imagine doing even that wth him gone.

For me, he makes the show.  That is why I never got into any of the other CSIs.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on July 15, 2008, 01:21:11 PM
[Insert David Caruso montage here.]

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on July 15, 2008, 01:21:46 PM
[Insert David Caruso montage here.]

pixote

Please don't.  :-\
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Think_Long on July 15, 2008, 03:15:38 PM
there should be a thread where we only create caruso one-liners.

 ' . . . hmmm . . . don't thread on me . . . ' - DC (cue rockin' theme music)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on July 21, 2008, 11:32:57 AM
Richard Roeper is leaving At the Movies?

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Basil on July 21, 2008, 11:37:23 AM
Richard Roeper is leaving At the Movies?

Yeah, wow. I would be kinda excited, but I'm thinking the show probably won't survive after this.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on July 21, 2008, 11:58:45 AM
Richard Roeper is leaving At the Movies?

pixote

Maybe Adam and Matty will get an offer?  ;)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on July 21, 2008, 12:06:30 PM
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Roeper said he intends to "proceed elsewhere ... as the co-host of a movie review show that honors the standards established by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert more than 30 years ago."
Anyone care to spot the irony?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on July 21, 2008, 12:48:11 PM
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Roeper said he intends to "proceed elsewhere ... as the co-host of a movie review show that honors the standards established by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert more than 30 years ago."
Anyone care to spot the irony?

I think what he meant was that due in part to Disney, At the Movies had lost that standard. Roeper will be going off on an Indiana Jones style adventure to search for said lost standard.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on July 21, 2008, 12:52:28 PM
Yeah, sure. He's probably refering to that whole "thumbs up"-disaster.
The thing is that there's just no way he can live up to said standards, no matter where he goes. That being said, from what I've seen on the online archive, Siskel wasn't that much better.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on July 21, 2008, 12:53:07 PM
That being said, from what I've seen on the online archive, Siskel wasn't that much better.

Lies!  Take it back!  Take it back!

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on July 21, 2008, 12:58:28 PM
I don't know. I agree with Tequila. The show was clearly always too over-produced. I think the only time a show has been able to live up the the Siskel & Ebert standard has been Cinecast/Filmspotting.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: winrit on July 22, 2008, 10:11:56 AM
Joss Whedon Talks About His "Sexy, Strange" Dollhouse (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-News-Blog/Todays-News/Joss-Whedon-Dollhouse/800043342)

Favorite Question:

Reporter: "Do you keep up with the Buffy comics?"

Whedon: "Well I write them."
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on July 23, 2008, 02:01:07 PM
That reporter shouldn't be allowed in the room with a genius like Whedon.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Think_Long on July 23, 2008, 02:04:49 PM
yet he always seems very approachable . . .

wow, was that a mega fanboy thing to say? damn
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on July 23, 2008, 02:44:13 PM
yet he always seems very approachable . . .

wow, was that a mega fanboy thing to say? damn

He does seem totally approachable. It's because of his forehead which is perfectly proportional to his face and his smooth skin and elegant hands.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: lise on July 23, 2008, 02:57:46 PM
For the approachable Whedon comment... I read this (http://www.suzannebrockmann.com/fon8707.htm#Chapter%20Three%20--%20My%20Dinner%20with%20Joss) at a sight for an author I like (who like many of us is a whedon addict) and won a spot for her husband and herself at a dinner with him. It is all about how approachable he really is, oh and it briefly talks about Fillion and some of the other actors from firefly (from whedon's perspective of course). 
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on July 23, 2008, 03:34:10 PM
24-Movie Trailer (http://cinemablend.com/television/24-Movie-Trailer-Bauer-Is-Back-11351.html)
This is supposed to be a 2h prequel to season 7, apparently set in Africa.
It's fascinating to see that Jack Bauer has now been tortured on all continents and that Jon Voight is finally accepting TV-paychecks as well.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: duder on July 23, 2008, 03:40:55 PM
Huh, people still watch 24? Strange.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Think_Long on July 23, 2008, 03:55:52 PM
Huh, people still watch 24? Strange.

well duh, once people stop watching 24 the terrorists have won
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on July 23, 2008, 04:33:53 PM
Or the Chinese! Or some folk in Africa!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: choatime on July 23, 2008, 05:24:36 PM
And Tony, don't forget Tony. 
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 23, 2008, 05:57:07 PM
And Black Jack. I don't think he really died.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 25, 2008, 06:29:15 PM
Dexter Season 3 preview. (http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/comic_con.do?source=m_dexter3_fb_0725_chatpage)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on August 06, 2008, 04:48:54 AM
Laurece Fishburne might replace Peterson on CSI (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i29faacc3d1f770eeef03b0b1f0a032f4)
Max van Sydow cast for The Tudors season 3 (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990110.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: aidanbrack on August 06, 2008, 06:16:33 AM
Laurece Fishburne might replace Peterson on CSI (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i29faacc3d1f770eeef03b0b1f0a032f4)
Max van Sydow cast for The Tudors season 3 (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990110.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)

Woohoo for the news about van Sydow. Which reminds me, I need to catch up on the show's second season.

And a very belated woohoo for the news that William Hurt's joining the cast of Damages for its second season which I somehow never spotted until yesterday (despite it being announced in June).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on August 07, 2008, 12:09:33 AM
AMC working on series based on The Conversation

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990199.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990199.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on August 07, 2008, 05:19:04 AM
AMC working on series based on The Conversation

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990199.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990199.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)
Neat. I could picture that.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on August 07, 2008, 02:24:27 PM
Two hour Galactica special in 2009 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=47754), directed by Edward James Olmos himself.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on August 14, 2008, 02:17:35 PM
Laurece Fishburne might replace Peterson on CSI (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i29faacc3d1f770eeef03b0b1f0a032f4)
Max van Sydow cast for The Tudors season 3 (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990110.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)

Do they really need a star to come in and replace Peterson? Can't they just move Marg Helgenberger up to first billing? She's always been one of the only good parts of the show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on August 18, 2008, 04:02:59 PM
Fishburne's officially in:

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Fishburne will play a former pathologist who is now working as an itinerant college lecturer, teaching a course in criminalistics. His focus is on understanding criminal behavior, how and why people commit acts of violence - tendencies he disturbingly sees within himself. In the course of a murder investigation, he comes into contact with the CSI team and ultimately joins the Las Vegas Crime Lab as a Level-1 CSI.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: winrit on August 25, 2008, 11:50:03 AM
American Idol Adds Fourth Judge for New Season (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Great-American-Idol/American-Idol-Adds/800045661)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: lise on August 27, 2008, 02:53:44 PM
nathan fillion's pilot Castle got picked up on ABC
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2008, 02:59:30 PM
woot!   I'm gonna see him this weekend at Dragoncon.  Yummo.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: lise on August 27, 2008, 03:41:36 PM
I am soooo jealous
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on August 29, 2008, 08:31:08 AM
Talk about method acting. (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20222358,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines) I wonder how it will affect Californication, season 2
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on August 29, 2008, 08:36:25 AM
I think they already finished shooting this.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on September 01, 2008, 06:36:57 AM
From the IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/news/ns0000002/#ni0558971):
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According to the New York Post, bosses at the series' TV network Showtime have confirmed all 12 episodes for the second season have been filmed and are scheduled to debut on schedule this September.

A spokesperson tells the newspaper plans for the third season "have yet to be decided".
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 01, 2008, 04:27:45 PM
Duchovny - supposedly, allegedly - one of the "bigger" men in Hollywood.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on September 08, 2008, 11:32:10 AM
Starting September 15th, HBO On Demand is showing Six Feet Under from the beginning.  I've never seen it, so I am going to check it out.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 08, 2008, 12:00:47 PM
Are any of the new shows this fall supposed to be any good? Because I really haven't heard of a single one that excites me.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on September 08, 2008, 01:44:37 PM
I watched the Fringe pilot. It was pretty good. The opening was pretty damn scary.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 08, 2008, 09:55:13 PM
Starting September 15th, HBO On Demand is showing Six Feet Under from the beginning.  I've never seen it, so I am going to check it out.

Nice - I am watching True Blood a new Allan Ball series...I loves me some Anna Paquin.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on September 09, 2008, 09:08:47 AM
Are any of the new shows this fall supposed to be any good? Because I really haven't heard of a single one that excites me.

I'm still mad that they cancelled Moonlight.

Hell, I'm still mad that they cancelled Firefly.

The only new show I'm at all excited about is Dollhouse and that doesn't start til January.  Plus I have a bunch of stuff from last year to catch up on, like Sarah Connor Chronicles and Life and Chuck and that show with all the pie.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on September 09, 2008, 02:52:57 PM
that show with all the pie.

Pushing Daisies.

It's terrific.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 09, 2008, 07:54:03 PM
that show with all the pie.

Pushing Daisies.

It's terrific.

It really really is. Can't wait for more episodes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on September 10, 2008, 07:40:03 AM
that show with all the pie.

Pushing Daisies.

It's terrific.

It really really is. Can't wait for more episodes.

Season 2, October 1st!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 10, 2008, 09:41:57 AM
Did anyone watch Fringe last night? If so, is it worth watching?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on September 10, 2008, 10:15:08 AM
Yes. Watch the first five minutes at least.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Basil on September 10, 2008, 12:11:32 PM
Did anyone watch Fringe last night? If so, is it worth watching?

It was terrible. Didn't watch all of it, but a bunch of us were laughing at how bad it is.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on September 10, 2008, 07:16:38 PM
I'm a tad afraid of Fringe. I plan to watch it eventually, since it looks like one of the few promising new shows this season, but I can't help but think I'll constantly be comparing it to Lost, the X-Files, and just because Lance Reddick shows up in it, The Wire. Those are three shows you don't want to walk in the shadow of.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Think_Long on September 11, 2008, 12:40:53 PM
way too close to the x-files for my taste, and since its a j.j. project, there will be about 100 characters too many and no answers to be had. at least x-files only had about 6 important characters and no answers to be had.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on September 21, 2008, 09:03:05 PM
It's Emmy night!

...And even though we're only halfway through the show, already three disappointments for me. Jeremy Piven wins yet again for supporting actor in a comedy (I'm really just tired of him), Michael Emerson doesn't win best supporting actor in a drama (though granted I never saw Damages so I can't comment on winner Zeljko Ivanek), and Kristen Chenowith shutout in supporting actress in a comedy (I love Jean Smart but really I'm not a big Samantha Who fan). At least Daily Show and Colbert Report got wins.

EDIT: Another disappointment with Steve Carell losing best actor in a comedy again. Honestly, his work on The Office is the best performance on network television right now. At least the winner was Alec Baldwin, who's also great on 30 Rock (though I don't think he brings the same depth to his role that Carell does).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 21, 2008, 11:04:02 PM
How does Mad Men win best drama yet Jon Hamm doesn't win best actor in a drama? The Emmy's are dumb.

At least 30 Rock won pretty much everything.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on September 22, 2008, 12:17:40 AM
How do you manage to bother giving television awards as if the Wire doesn't exist?

But I do love Tina Fey!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on September 22, 2008, 01:15:34 AM
Did anyone watch Fringe last night? If so, is it worth watching?

Watched the first two episodes.

We won't be watching anymore.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 22, 2008, 01:38:49 AM
Did anyone watch Fringe last night? If so, is it worth watching?

Watched the first two episodes.

We won't be watching anymore.

I came to a similar conclusion.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Basil on September 22, 2008, 01:40:16 AM
Yeah, same, but it only took me about 15 minutes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on September 22, 2008, 08:08:12 PM
Ditto everybody on Fringe, don't see myself watching it. Did really like John Noble as the mad scientist dad in the two episodes I saw though, if it happens to be on I might flip to it for a couple minutes every once in a while just to see him. But other than that, it's pretty ignorable.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 22, 2008, 10:37:48 PM
Did anyone else watch Heroes? Sometimes that show just downright confuses me.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Kevin Shields on September 22, 2008, 11:55:05 PM
Did anyone else watch Heroes? Sometimes that show just downright confuses me.

Yeah, after last year's disastrous season.  It seems they're trying to go for complexity.  Future Peter.  I don't know but I do like evil Claire.  I'm sorry but I still think Ali Larter sucks as an actress and though Maya wasn't as annoying this time around.  She still sucks as a character.  Elle got fired.  Boo though she stopped Sylar and let go a bunch of dangerous people. 

Hiro is still my boy.  He's what keeps me watching the show. 
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 23, 2008, 12:20:18 AM
There was some really awful dialogue, including that one line about "you should've used a Sprint phone".

I'm with you on Hiro, he and Ando inject some much needed humor into a dangerously serious show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on September 23, 2008, 11:41:33 PM
Heroes is garbage. Unfortunately it took me all the way to the first season finale to realize it. That's 18 hours of my life wasted. Heroes tries desperately to be as complex and fascinating as Lost, but it fails miserably. It is impossible to connect with nearly any of the characters on Heroes, so that nixes any real emotional involvement. All that's left is the complexity of the mythology which, if the season one finale was any indication, clearly isn't thought out very well.

Just look at the way Heroes dealt with time and time travel. Compare it to the deft handling of time travel in Lost. In Heroes time travel seems to be there for no other reason than to over-complicate the plot. If Hiro can move through space and time the way he clearly can then there shouldn't be any threat from the villains. Not that you care if there is a threat because personally I'd rather see the characters die. Meanwhile, season 4 of Lost gave us the Desmond-centric episode The Constant in which time travel was explored as both a concept and a way to expand the scope of the plot and the storytelling. It also allowed for one of the most intense and emotionally draining/satisfying hours of television all year (or in a number of years for that matter.)

Heroes simply cannot do that. Unnecessarily complex plot mixed with unlikeable characters and poor writing in general make for a bad show. I can't understand why people still watch it. Especially after hearing how bad last season was.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Think_Long on September 24, 2008, 08:14:29 AM
the first few episodes of heroes were really strong and interesting, which was enough to motivate me to finish the season. now my motivation has dried up.  the same thing happened to me with lost.  it always seems like they choose to add more characters rather than add more plot. what's the central cast # up to now? 38? 55?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on September 24, 2008, 09:21:34 AM
How far along did you keep up with Lost? Because if you can muscle your way through the sub-standard second season and past the mostly boring first 7 episodes of season 3 then I think you'd be rewarded with some of the best television ever produced.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on September 24, 2008, 03:34:32 PM

Just look at the way Heroes dealt with time and time travel. Compare it to the deft handling of time travel in Lost. In Heroes time travel seems to be there for no other reason than to over-complicate the plot. If Hiro can move through space and time the way he clearly can then there shouldn't be any threat from the villains. Not that you care if there is a threat because personally I'd rather see the characters die. Meanwhile, season 4 of Lost gave us the Desmond-centric episode The Constant in which time travel was explored as both a concept and a way to expand the scope of the plot and the storytelling. It also allowed for one of the most intense and emotionally draining/satisfying hours of television all year (or in a number of years for that matter.)


Not to mention in Lost there seem to be rules set up for time travel, rules in a physics sense, and the writers follow them. With Heroes there are still rules, but they only apply when it's convenient. The whole crux of season 3 is an example of this, with Peter traveling back to the present to change the future. Wasn't there an episode in season 1 where Hiro tried to do this, but couldn't? Plus, Heroes lends itself to so many paradoxes it would make John Connor blush, whereas Lost avoids them pretty well.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: choatime on September 24, 2008, 10:18:22 PM
I'll be the one to rise in defense of Fringe.  It is ridiculous, but I find myself laughing with it, not at it.  In both Alias and Lost, there's this giddy sillyness at the macroscopic plot level, but deadly seriousness at the small scale things.  Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. 

And I have to think the production staff is regreting the decision to go with those floating 3D titles to tell us where we are. 

The thing that really irritates me about Heroes is the marketing.  It makes me question if there actually is a huge rabid fanbase or just some massive media hoax.  They had a red carpet premiere for the new season?  Can't they just let the show be?   If we try hard enough, we just might be able to create a new catch phrase.  There is some stuff I really like in the show (haven't seen the new episode yet) but all too often things start out interesting, but then don't really work out.   I kinda like the idea that a character would spend a large chunk of the season in feudal Japan.  Did it work?  No.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on September 24, 2008, 10:25:47 PM
I'll be the one to rise in defense of Fringe.  It is ridiculous, but I find myself laughing with it, not at it.  In both Alias and Lost, there's this giddy sillyness at the macroscopic plot level, but deadly seriousness at the small scale things.  Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. 

And I have to think the production staff is regreting the decision to go with those floating 3D titles to tell us where we are. 

I totally agree. It's silly on purpose and good at it. John Noble is awesome.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 24, 2008, 10:43:26 PM


The thing that really irritates me about Heroes is the marketing.  It makes me question if there actually is a huge rabid fanbase or just some massive media hoax.  They had a red carpet premiere for the new season?  Can't they just let the show be?   If we try hard enough, we just might be able to create a new catch phrase.  There is some stuff I really like in the show (haven't seen the new episode yet) but all too often things start out interesting, but then don't really work out.   I kinda like the idea that a character would spend a large chunk of the season in feudal Japan.  Did it work?  No.

Yeah, when I saw that red carpet thing I had to switch back to Terminator (another deeply flawed show that I also enjoy watching, if for nothing else than Summer Glau). Save the cheerleader, save the world is one of my most hated taglines of this millennium.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: choatime on September 24, 2008, 11:48:23 PM
Has anybody watched Knight Rider recently?  I mean the original.  I have fond although somewhat vague memories of it from my childhood (we had a cat named KITT), but I have to think it's not going to hold up very well.  I made the mistake of trying to watch an A-Team episode a year or two ago.  When I saw the title of the episode was "Lease with an Option to Die," I immediately cringed. 

Argh, I'm watching Heroes right now, and Mohinder's voice over was just W.B. Yeats's "Second Coming."   I think I just found something else that's fallen apart. 

I've been waiting on the new season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles until I rewatch the movies.  At some point during last season, it made me rethink the rules of the universe.  It seems that whatever happens, the machines will always win.  The future can't actually be changed.  But yet we still fight.  I like this.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 25, 2008, 12:51:11 AM

I've been waiting on the new season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles until I rewatch the movies.  At some point during last season, it made me rethink the rules of the universe.  It seems that whatever happens, the machines will always win.  The future can't actually be changed.  But yet we still fight.  I like this.


Honestly, I don't even worry about the timeline as it relates to the movies. It's so messed up at this point.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on September 25, 2008, 01:28:08 AM
I gave up on the Terminator series.  Brian Austin Green killed it for me.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 25, 2008, 09:05:20 AM
I gave up on the Terminator series.  Brian Austin Green killed it for me.

Everytime I'm ready to give up on it, there will be something about it enjoy that keeps me watching.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on September 28, 2008, 12:15:08 AM
I gave up on the Terminator series.  Brian Austin Green killed it for me.

How could Brian Austin Green kill it after Lena Headey already decapitated it in the first couple episodes? Honestly, compared to the Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor she looks like a cast member of Cashmir Mafia.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on September 28, 2008, 12:50:46 AM
I gave up on the Terminator series.  Brian Austin Green killed it for me.

How could Brian Austin Green kill it after Lena Headey already decapitated it in the first couple episodes? Honestly, compared to the Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor she looks like a cast member of Cashmir Mafia.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Thomas Dekker is the best John Connor.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on September 28, 2008, 01:14:49 AM
I gave up on the Terminator series.  Brian Austin Green killed it for me.

How could Brian Austin Green kill it after Lena Headey already decapitated it in the first couple episodes? Honestly, compared to the Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor she looks like a cast member of Cashmir Mafia.

Summer Glau balanced her out.  The addition of BAG knocked that out of whack.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on September 28, 2008, 10:09:40 PM
I gave up on the Terminator series.  Brian Austin Green killed it for me.

How could Brian Austin Green kill it after Lena Headey already decapitated it in the first couple episodes? Honestly, compared to the Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor she looks like a cast member of Cashmir Mafia.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Thomas Dekker is the best John Connor.

What about the gamete cells that played him in Terminator 1?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: alexarch on September 29, 2008, 04:45:16 PM
I'm gonna say that Ryan Reynolds would have made the best John Conner.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on September 30, 2008, 12:24:43 AM
Not Ryan Reynolds' abs?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on October 04, 2008, 07:01:34 PM
TBS is advertising something called The Librarian with Noah Wyle.  The ads claim there were two previous movies with this character, but a) I've never heard of them and b) the whole commercial feels like a spoof.  I guess it's real, though, huh?

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on October 04, 2008, 07:16:11 PM
Those are pretty terrible. Can't wait to see the third one.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: alexarch on October 10, 2008, 07:41:45 AM
TBS is advertising something called The Librarian with Noah Wyle.  The ads claim there were two previous movies with this character, but a) I've never heard of them and b) the whole commercial feels like a spoof.  I guess it's real, though, huh?

pixote
Saw but didn't hear the first one at the gym.  It looked pretty bad, but Wyle's easy on the eyes, so I give it a pass.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on October 21, 2008, 05:17:48 PM
Dexter renewed for seasons 4+5! (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i10333d62a57e715f955f15e7eda1aedf)

Woohoo! Although I'm not overly impressed by this season so far.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 23, 2008, 12:45:27 PM
Episode 3.1 of the funniest show on TV* is now up on hulu and NBC, one week before its premiere!


*30 Rock, of course.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 23, 2008, 03:00:05 PM
Episode 3.1 of the funniest show on TV* is now up on hulu and NBC, one week before its premiere!


*30 Rock, of course.

Stupid blocking of non-US IPs. I wish there was a way to watch it here in Canada. I needs me ma 30 Rock.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 23, 2008, 03:25:17 PM
Episode 3.1 of the funniest show on TV* is now up on hulu and NBC, one week before its premiere!


*30 Rock, of course.

Stupid blocking of non-US IPs. I wish there was a way to watch it here in Canada. I needs me ma 30 Rock.

They do that? I'm sure you'll be able to find it through other means...
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 23, 2008, 07:46:20 PM
Episode 3.1 of the funniest show on TV* is now up on hulu and NBC, one week before its premiere!


*30 Rock, of course.

Stupid blocking of non-US IPs. I wish there was a way to watch it here in Canada. I needs me ma 30 Rock.

They do that? I'm sure you'll be able to find it through other means...

I hope so. Either way, I still get to see it next Thursday when it airs.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on October 23, 2008, 09:08:45 PM
Episode 3.1 of the funniest show on TV* is now up on hulu and NBC, one week before its premiere!


*30 Rock, of course.

I had never seen an episode of 30 Rock before this, and I loved it! Thank God for Hulu. Sorry, non-Americans.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 23, 2008, 09:38:46 PM
Wait, Hulu is exclusive to Americans? I thought Hulu was just a download site for any TV/movies, or is it exclusive to a studio or something?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 23, 2008, 10:13:51 PM
It's not exclusive to Americans, no. But for most of the videos there is region protection because the broadcasters only have the rights to air the video in the US. So the site blocks IPs from other countries. HULU claims to be working on getting the videos to work in other countries, but I doubt it'll happen any time soon.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 23, 2008, 11:00:38 PM
Episode 3.1 of the funniest show on TV* is now up on hulu and NBC, one week before its premiere!


*30 Rock, of course.

I had never seen an episode of 30 Rock before this, and I loved it! Thank God for Hulu. Sorry, non-Americans.

You need to get yourself season 1 and 2 immediately. IMMEDIATELY.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 24, 2008, 10:20:59 AM
I've been watching tons of 30 Rock season 1 & 2 over the last few days. Why is it so good? I just watched the episode where Tracy starts making his porn video game and it turns into a parody of Amadeus. I feel like I'm going to die laughing every time I see it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Wray on October 24, 2008, 10:49:37 AM
I'll be the one to rise in defense of Fringe.  It is ridiculous, but I find myself laughing with it, not at it.  In both Alias and Lost, there's this giddy sillyness at the macroscopic plot level, but deadly seriousness at the small scale things.  Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. 

And I have to think the production staff is regreting the decision to go with those floating 3D titles to tell us where we are. 

I totally agree. It's silly on purpose and good at it. John Noble is awesome.

John Noble makes that show - and that's enough for me.  But I confess that I really like it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 24, 2008, 11:12:34 AM
I've been watching tons of 30 Rock season 1 & 2 over the last few days. Why is it so good? I just watched the episode where Tracy starts making his porn video game and it turns into a parody of Amadeus. I feel like I'm going to die laughing every time I see it.

The show mixes high and lowbrow so well.  Most of the supporting characters are brilliant (Dr. Spaceman, Will Arnett's cameos, Kenneth, I could do this all day) and the lead work is the best in comedy.

Seriously, if you aren't watching 30 Rock please do.  From what I hear it has awful ratings but at least it seems like NBC really supports it (despite waiting so long for the premiere after all those Emmy wins, that just seemed stupid. Yeah, I know, American just can't get enough Kath & Kim).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Thor on October 24, 2008, 11:37:21 AM
Agreed, it's a good show. I completely missed it when it first aired but was stuck on a plane a while back that was showing crappy films and ended up watching the entire first series on the flight because it was so funny.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on October 24, 2008, 11:50:39 AM
My devotion to Tina Fey goes back long before the Palin days, so I've been with it since day one. Which of  course drew me into some ugly battles with my pretentious pro-Studio 60 friends.

Season 2 was good, just not quite as consistent as the first one.



Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 24, 2008, 11:59:36 AM
My devotion to Tina Fey goes back long before the Palin days, so I've been with it since day one. Which of  course drew me into some ugly battles with my pretentious pro-Studio 60 friends.

Season 2 was good, just not quite as consistent as the first one.





Wrong. Season 2 was better.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 24, 2008, 12:16:20 PM
My devotion to Tina Fey goes back long before the Palin days, so I've been with it since day one. Which of  course drew me into some ugly battles with my pretentious pro-Studio 60 friends.


To be honest, I never really liked her on SNL all that much.  30 Rock really turned me around on her, I really only started watching it because of Baldwin and Tracy.  I never understood the 30 Rock/Studio 60 thing, they really couldn't have been more different.  At least the best show came out on top.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on October 25, 2008, 05:45:47 PM
I just watched the season 3 premier and it wasn't great. Some good lines but a little too long zaniness, but short on cleverness. 
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on October 27, 2008, 05:07:31 PM
My devotion to Tina Fey goes back long before the Palin days, so I've been with it since day one. Which of  course drew me into some ugly battles with my pretentious pro-Studio 60 friends.

Season 2 was good, just not quite as consistent as the first one.





Wrong. Season 2 was better.

Season 2 has Tracy Morgan talking to a pigeon. It is indeed better.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 31, 2008, 09:03:40 AM
Don Draper to date Liz Lemon (http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/10/31/liz-lemon-to-date-don-draper/)

I love this. The best Drama on TV (Mad Men) meets the best comedy on TV (30 Rock). It's going to be great, and if Jon Hamm's performance on SNL is any indication, the man can do comedy. I can't wait.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 31, 2008, 09:20:59 AM
Don Draper to date Liz Lemon (http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/10/31/liz-lemon-to-date-don-draper/)

I love this. The best Drama on TV (Mad Men) meets the best comedy on TV (30 Rock). It's going to be great, and if Jon Hamm's performance on SNL is any indication, the man can do comedy. I can't wait.


Hmmm, that story doesn't involve Life On Mars meeting up with The Office in any way, I don't know where all this best drama and comedy talk is coming from.  ;D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 31, 2008, 09:28:00 AM
I actually caught Life on Mars last night. It was really good. I want to watch the original British version. And as for The Office being better than 30 Rock, my answer is "not anymore." The Office WAS the best comedy, but it has fallen into a bit of a slump. They still pump out amazing episodes, and even their worst episodes are great television, but I remember when every single episode of Season 2 was classic, and now they can't seem to keep up the pace. 30 Rock, on the other hand, only seems to get better and better.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 31, 2008, 09:36:08 AM
Life On Mars has been fantastic so far, I just hope they can keep it up, as right now it has surpassed Chuck as the best hour long show on TV. About The Office, I can't agree, I find this season to be amazing so far and on par with anything that has come before, if not better in a lot of aspects.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on October 31, 2008, 09:39:03 AM
Chuck? Best hour-long show on TV? What planet are you on? Lost? Mad Men? Hello?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 31, 2008, 09:41:05 AM
Never seen Mad Men, don't really intend to. The subject matter doesn't appeal to me and it's a show I can wait to see on DVD years from now. Chuck appeals to me and executes its concept better than any other show like it has ever been able to.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 31, 2008, 10:00:40 AM
Life On Mars has been fantastic so far, I just hope they can keep it up, as right now it has surpassed Chuck as the best hour long show on TV. About The Office, I can't agree, I find this season to be amazing so far and on par with anything that has come before, if not better in a lot of aspects.

Having only seen bits and pieces of Chuck, I can't comment on its quality but I do agree with froham's claim that 30 Rock is the best comedy on TV.  I still love The Office and it's certainly had some brilliant episodes in the last year (the dinner party and Jan's hearing were some breathtakingly uncomfortable episodes) but I think it's suffered a bit with those supersized episodes, they tend to drag a little too much.  I'm disappointed that the Michael/Holly thing doesn't seem like it's going to last (I hope I'm wrong) because Amy Ryan has fast become one of my favorites on the show and I'll take those two weirdos over Jim & Pam any day.

Also, the open of last night's episode with the Jokers was fantastic, I wish it had gone on a little longer.  Creed was pretty terrifying.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 31, 2008, 12:22:20 PM
King Of The Hill will not be renewed!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ic9655ee4528b1af4f468cd97e9a12880 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ic9655ee4528b1af4f468cd97e9a12880)

Sad news for me. I know KOTH was never the most popular or well liked show, but it's a great comedy,and easily the best animated comedy on the air today. It's debatable where I would put it with The Simpsons, but I think at the end of the day I'd put KOTH ahead of The Simpsons and #2 all time as far as animated comedies go, only behind The Tick, Vs.. Biting social commentary, constant laughs, a great show and one that won't be replaced. American Dad! is the show with the best chance because of the 30 minute animated comedies it's the best after KOTH and miles better than the far inferior Family Guy.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on October 31, 2008, 12:41:14 PM
I don't think there's anything in that post I agree with. . . .
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 31, 2008, 03:34:20 PM
I think KOTH is severely underrated (I won't go so far as to put it in the top 5 though).  I forget it's still on and then accidentally catch an episode and it's always enjoyable.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on October 31, 2008, 09:30:09 PM
Jon Hamm might appear on 30 Rock as Liz's love interest. (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/10/jon-hamm-to-gue.html?cnn=yes&eref=ew)

If this happens my head might explode.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on October 31, 2008, 09:41:43 PM
Perhaps they are making room for more Futurama with the KOTH cancellation. That would be amazingly awesome.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 01, 2008, 10:50:41 AM
Perhaps they are making room for more Futurama with the KOTH cancellation. That would be amazingly awesome.

No, making room for The Cleveland Show. We need more Family Guy and Family Guy-esque spin offs  :-\

Still, looks like The Simpsons are next up before Sunday gets turned into the Seth McFarlene 2 Hour block.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on November 01, 2008, 12:32:03 PM
Jon Hamm might appear on 30 Rock as Liz's love interest. (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/10/jon-hamm-to-gue.html?cnn=yes&eref=ew)

If this happens my head might explode.

If that happens, there will be no TV geeks left in the world because they will all spontaneously combust from joy. It'll be almost as bad as the great Cultural Elite Catastrophe of 2006 when the cast of The Wire showed up in Ben's Magic Box on Lost.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on November 02, 2008, 11:44:38 AM
I think KOTH is severely underrated (I won't go so far as to put it in the top 5 though).  I forget it's still on and then accidentally catch an episode and it's always enjoyable.

While I'm sad that KOTH is cancelled, 13 seasons is a good long run.  I have no use for Seth McFarland's output, so that's less Sunday night TV to forget to watch.

I would also love more Futurama.  The longer form straight to DVD episodes have been a lot of fun.   Just saw "The Beast with a Billion Backs" this week and laughed more than during the last 4 seasons of the Simpsons.

Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on November 02, 2008, 11:57:43 AM
They're cutting the DVD-features into episodes that will air sometime later. After that they'll decide whether to produce more of them.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on November 06, 2008, 07:45:17 AM
Dollhouse-Trailer (http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1545148137/bctid1902520342)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Melvil on November 06, 2008, 09:01:41 AM
Dollhouse-Trailer (http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1545148137/bctid1902520342)

I can't wait for Dollhouse. Surprisingly, this trailer doesn't get me all that excited, but I get the impression they're simplifying the concept to try and get broad appeal.

Please, Fox, don't screw this up!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 06, 2008, 09:13:58 AM
Dollhouse-Trailer (http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1545148137/bctid1902520342)

I can't wait for Dollhouse. Surprisingly, this trailer doesn't get me all that excited, but I get the impression they're simplifying the concept to try and get broad appeal.

Please, Fox, don't screw this up!

I don't think any of Whedon's shows, except maybe Buffy, could have been given sufficient due in a minute-long trailer. I still have trouble describing Firefly to people.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Melvil on November 06, 2008, 09:55:05 AM
I still have trouble describing Firefly to people.

I usually skip the description and move right to the threats of bodily harm if they don't watch it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 06, 2008, 12:25:55 PM
I still have trouble describing Firefly to people.

I usually skip the description and move right to the threats of bodily harm if they don't watch it.

I like that method. I think I'll try to employ it from now on.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 06, 2008, 02:07:52 PM
Dollhouse-Trailer (http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1545148137/bctid1902520342)

I can't wait for Dollhouse. Surprisingly, this trailer doesn't get me all that excited, but I get the impression they're simplifying the concept to try and get broad appeal.

Please, Fox, don't screw this up!

I've been trying to tell people that if Dollhouse ends up screwed up, don't blame Fox, blame Joss. He went ahead with a pilot that all his industry friends told him was sub standard and incomprehensible, then after showing the finished pilot to the Fox execs and his friends he finally realized he needed to reshoot it because it wasn't understandable at all. Then they had to shut down filming altogether because Joss was such a control freak that he had to direct and write the first couple of episodes and couldn't get anyone to write the following episodes, and you know why, because every writer they approached said they had no idea what the heck it was that Joss wanted or what the hell the show was about. So production is stopped because they have to wait for Joss to be able to write and direct more episodes, and hey, what do you know in typical Joss fashion he's completely unprofessional and has spread himself far too thin with too many projects and doesn't have the time to commit to all of them. Then to top it all off when Fox shows the pilot to a bunch of test audiences it goes over so badly that they pull the pilot altogether and decide they won't even air it. Now Joss has gone back to his industry friends and asked them to give him some guidance on what to do to make the show work, and to a man/woman they all told him that he needed to clearly define what the show was about and what the heck was going on because no one that saw the first couple of eps could follow what was going on. Because of that production has been stopped yet again while Joss retools things for the first few eps.

Believe it or not, but I am a Joss fan, however, if Dollhouse fails it will be on his shoulders, not Fox's, because they have been completely supportive and honestly with the amount of work stoppages and reshoots Dollhouse has had to endure it should have been canceled before it ever saw the screen.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 06, 2008, 03:45:31 PM
Whatevs. The man still made Buffy, Angel and Firefly/Serenity, and he wrote the final draft of Toy Story. He could throw crap at me and I'd forgive him.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on November 06, 2008, 03:53:31 PM
Reason #756 I can't discuss TV shows with people at work: The girl who is a big Real Housewives fan just called 30 Rock a stupid show.  Then another lady chimes in with "I must be too old because I just don't understand that show or The Office at all".

Sorry, you're not too old, you're just too stupid.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on November 06, 2008, 09:17:27 PM
We are currently 5 episodes into Life on Mars - and three of them have featured guest stars from The Wire (tonight's has already had Chris "Frank Sobotka" Bauer and a second appearance from Clarke "Lester Freamon" Peters, and we're only 15 minutes in). The show's been uneven so far, but if that's not a sign of good casting, I don't know what is.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on November 06, 2008, 10:37:15 PM
Classic 30 Rock tonight.

I'll say it again, funniest show on TV.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on November 06, 2008, 10:44:56 PM
Classic 30 Rock tonight.

I'll say it again, funniest show on TV.

Downloading it as we speak. I can't wait!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 06, 2008, 11:29:02 PM
Classic 30 Rock tonight.

I'll say it again, funniest show on TV.

QFT.

I also really loved The Office tonight. Jim and Dwight working together is one of the best things in history.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on November 06, 2008, 11:57:29 PM
Classic 30 Rock tonight.

I'll say it again, funniest show on TV.

"I watched Boston Legal nine times before I realized it wasn't a new Star Trek."
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on November 07, 2008, 12:43:31 AM
Classic 30 Rock tonight.

I'll say it again, funniest show on TV.

QFT.

I also really loved The Office tonight. Jim and Dwight working together is one of the best things in history.

Yeah, The Office was back in top form tonight.  I still miss Holly though.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on November 07, 2008, 12:52:16 AM
Office and 30 Rock both terrific tonight.

I want to beat up that guy moving in on Pam. Who does he think he is?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on November 07, 2008, 01:57:33 AM
He's Harry, head of the television department at Sterling-Cooper. Strange, he doesn't appear to have aged a day since the 60s...

Deviating from The Office: I keep going back and forth between which character I feel sorrier for on Mad Men: Harry or Salvatore. The two of them are really the only truly decent people on the show, yet they're still mired in the same perpetually disappointing lives all the other characters find themselves in.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 07, 2008, 02:10:09 AM
Harry and Salvatore are such great characters. I wish there was no break between seasons of Mad Men because I miss it already.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on November 07, 2008, 02:18:41 AM
He's Harry, head of the television department at Sterling-Cooper. Strange, he doesn't appear to have aged a day since the 60s...


That's the same actor? He looks so different without glasses and a well-tailored suit.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 07, 2008, 07:24:16 PM
We are currently 5 episodes into Life on Mars - and three of them have featured guest stars from The Wire (tonight's has already had Chris "Frank Sobotka" Bauer and a second appearance from Clarke "Lester Freamon" Peters, and we're only 15 minutes in). The show's been uneven so far, but if that's not a sign of good casting, I don't know what is.

I think it's been terrific and is easily the best drama on TV right now, hopefully it keeps it up.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on November 07, 2008, 07:43:47 PM
We are currently 5 episodes into Life on Mars - and three of them have featured guest stars from The Wire (tonight's has already had Chris "Frank Sobotka" Bauer and a second appearance from Clarke "Lester Freamon" Peters, and we're only 15 minutes in). The show's been uneven so far, but if that's not a sign of good casting, I don't know what is.

I think it's been terrific and is easily the best drama on TV right now, hopefully it keeps it up.

I'm going to start watching that this weekend.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on November 12, 2008, 04:51:17 PM
Fox is finally cancelling Mad TV after 14 seasons.

Hopefully Comedy Central will stop showing 30 reruns of it a day now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on November 12, 2008, 08:27:45 PM
Fox is finally cancelling Mad TV after 14 seasons.

Hopefully Comedy Central will stop showing 30 reruns of it a day now.

 :o ;D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on November 12, 2008, 11:40:54 PM
Fox is finally cancelling Mad TV after 14 seasons.

I had no idea it was still on.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on November 14, 2008, 11:07:39 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ifc7bb2290700c27fc1d763a69e831c37 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ifc7bb2290700c27fc1d763a69e831c37)

Congrats on your new animated series Thor!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Thor on November 14, 2008, 11:35:24 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ifc7bb2290700c27fc1d763a69e831c37 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ifc7bb2290700c27fc1d763a69e831c37)

Congrats on your new animated series Thor!

"The animated series will follow Thor, the Norse god of thunder, as he defends his mythical home of Asgard against fantastical villains, fiendish hordes, winged creatures and angry giants."

Just another day in Evanston...
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 16, 2008, 12:35:03 PM

The Roots will be Jimmy Fallon's band on Late Night! (http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/11/16/the-roots-will-be-jimmy-fallons-band-wait-what-video/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on November 16, 2008, 04:31:20 PM

The Roots will be Jimmy Fallon's band on Late Night! (http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/11/16/the-roots-will-be-jimmy-fallons-band-wait-what-video/)

That's an interesting choice. Too bad Jimmy Fallon is going to be there.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Wray on November 24, 2008, 08:05:02 AM

Deviating from The Office: I keep going back and forth between which character I feel sorrier for on Mad Men: Harry or Salvatore. The two of them are really the only truly decent people on the show, yet they're still mired in the same perpetually disappointing lives all the other characters find themselves in.

I can relate to Harry more because he's probably the most like me (despite gender differences), but Salvatore just breaks my heart.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on November 25, 2008, 01:50:47 AM
Dirty Sexy Money and Pushing Daisies have both been canceled. I've never seen either, should I?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on November 25, 2008, 11:23:02 AM
Yes, Pushing Daisies is the best show on TV (tied with Lost).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 25, 2008, 11:26:18 AM
Yes, Pushing Daisies is the best show on TV (tied with Lost).

Nope. It's a great show, but not as good as Lost, and not as good as Mad Men.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on November 25, 2008, 11:29:12 AM
You gotta say it's the best show ever or else nobody will watch it. Dummy.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on November 25, 2008, 11:30:52 AM
You gotta say it's the best show ever or else nobody will watch it. Dummy.

It's too late now. The show is already cancelled.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on November 25, 2008, 11:40:44 AM
Dirty Sexy Money and Pushing Daisies have both been canceled. I've never seen either, should I?

I highly recommend Pushing Daisies.  I also enjoy Dirty Sexy Money but I wouldn't recommend watching it unless you enjoy mostly trashy dramas (there is some pretty solid acting work, I like Peter Krause a lot).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Wray on November 29, 2008, 09:35:31 AM
Dirty Sexy Money and Pushing Daisies have both been canceled. I've never seen either, should I?

I've never seen Dirty Sexy Money, but Peter Krause is good.

Pushing Daisies is a clever little show.  It had wit and heart.  Never had a chance.  But watch it!  The cast is amazing.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on December 06, 2008, 02:15:48 AM
New Kids in the Hall series.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/12/05/kids-hall.html (http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/12/05/kids-hall.html)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on December 06, 2008, 02:54:14 AM
New Kids in the Hall series.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/12/05/kids-hall.html (http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/12/05/kids-hall.html)

Canadians FTW!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on December 09, 2008, 02:11:11 AM
So Leno is leaving the Tonight Show but basically creating a new Tonight Show, but in the third hour of prime time?  Very, very weird. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/business/media/09leno.html?hp)  I wonder what Conan thinks about that.

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on December 17, 2008, 02:10:55 AM
Probably something along the lines of relief, because if NBC didn't offer up that slot Jay was probably going to go to Fox or ABC and set up a show in Conan's time slot, siphoning off a lot of The Tonight Show's audience in the process.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on December 18, 2008, 02:25:18 PM
This excites me a lot. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39492)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: lise on January 05, 2009, 06:50:59 PM
sorry if this has already been hyped but neil patrick harris is hosting snl this weekend! WOO HOO!!!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on January 15, 2009, 05:27:54 PM
Idris "Stringer Bell" Elba, formerly of The Wire, will make an extended guest stint on The Office.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/stringer-bell-vs-michael-scott,22414/ (http://www.avclub.com/articles/stringer-bell-vs-michael-scott,22414/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 15, 2009, 07:10:41 PM
So that's another one from The Wire guesting on The Office. Awesome.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: edgar00 on January 15, 2009, 07:17:08 PM
I'll be watching the box with moving pictures and sound when the Super Bowl is played.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 15, 2009, 07:18:14 PM
Idris "Stringer Bell" Elba, formerly of The Wire, will make an extended guest stint on The Office.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/stringer-bell-vs-michael-scott,22414/ (http://www.avclub.com/articles/stringer-bell-vs-michael-scott,22414/)

Very interesting.

Considering how the whole Pam/Jim thing has lost the drama, I think I'd like to see them develop a will-they-won't-they with Oscar and Omar.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on January 15, 2009, 09:02:58 PM
I'm still hoping that Corporate will call in Brother Mozone to provide some extra muscle for the Scranton branch.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2009, 01:51:34 PM
Powers (a kickass Law and Order meets superheroes comic book) is being turned into a FX show. (http://io9.com/5148608/get-ready-for-heroes-grittier-brother) Best news: the comic's writer is writing the pilot.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: skjerva on February 09, 2009, 01:54:15 PM
anyone catching Dollhouse this Friday?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on February 09, 2009, 02:06:52 PM
anyone catching Dollhouse this Friday?

Yes. I too am awaiting likely disappointment.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: skjerva on February 09, 2009, 02:09:09 PM
anyone catching Dollhouse this Friday?

Yes. I too am awaiting likely disappointment.

sad but true
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Melvil on February 09, 2009, 02:12:06 PM
I will definitely be watching, but I too am fearing disappointment. Please, Joss, don't let me down!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on February 09, 2009, 02:13:29 PM
I will definitely be watching, but I too am fearing disappointment. Please, Joss, don't let me down!

I'm actually not worried about Joss. What I'm worried about is Dushku. She has never been very good in anything I've seen her in.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on February 10, 2009, 01:23:17 AM
I'm actually not worried about Joss. What I'm worried about is Dushku. She has never been very good in anything I've seen her in.

Exactly.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on February 14, 2009, 05:35:33 PM
Anyone going to watch the BBC's new production of  Oliver Twist (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/twist/index.html) on Sunday? I don't have TV, so I'd be interested in hearing someone's review.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 02, 2009, 11:58:07 PM
ABC has pulled the plug on its best one hour drama and made me a very sad panda as a result,

Life On Mars Canceled (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/breaking-abc-ca.html)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on March 03, 2009, 01:16:28 AM
ABC has pulled the plug on its best one hour drama and made me a very sad panda as a result,

Life On Mars Canceled (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/breaking-abc-ca.html)

Figures, just as I was catching up on the show (I'm still 4 episodes behind, I think).  As I've been watching the show, I found myself wondering what they would do if it made it to a 2nd season or beyond, since it seems like a premise that can only be extended so long.  At least they know enough in advance that they can properly wrap things up, and it sounds like ABC will actually show the final episodes, unlike the way they jerked around Pushing Daisies.

EDIT: I just accidentally found out the ending of the original mini-series.  I'd be very surprised if the American version concluded in the same way.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on March 03, 2009, 01:51:11 AM
ABC has pulled the plug on its best one hour drama and made me a very sad panda as a result,

Life On Mars Canceled (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/breaking-abc-ca.html)

EDIT: I just accidentally found out the ending of the original mini-series.  I'd be very surprised if the American version concluded in the same way.

Not a chance in hell.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on March 07, 2009, 04:52:20 PM
ABC has pulled the plug on its best one hour drama and made me a very sad panda as a result,

Life On Mars Canceled (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/breaking-abc-ca.html)

Seriously, best one hour drama on ABC? I stopped watching after the mid-season break just because it seemed so mediocre. I thought it was promising at the beginning (and the numerous cameos from Wire cast members helped) but it never really lived up to that promise. Thought it spent way too much time being a middling, predictable, run-of-the-mill cop procedural and not nearly enough time actually addressing the fact that its main character is somehow stuck in the 1970s.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on March 07, 2009, 05:51:47 PM
ABC has pulled the plug on its best one hour drama and made me a very sad panda as a result,

Life On Mars Canceled (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/breaking-abc-ca.html)

Seriously, best one hour drama on ABC? I stopped watching after the mid-season break just because it seemed so mediocre. I thought it was promising at the beginning (and the numerous cameos from Wire cast members helped) but it never really lived up to that promise. Thought it spent way too much time being a middling, predictable, run-of-the-mill cop procedural and not nearly enough time actually addressing the fact that its main character is somehow stuck in the 1970s.

I'm in the process of catching up as we speak and I think the show has really great moments but is also very inconsistent.  I'll stick with it though, just to see how they finish it up.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 07, 2009, 07:28:21 PM
ABC has pulled the plug on its best one hour drama and made me a very sad panda as a result,

Life On Mars Canceled (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/breaking-abc-ca.html)

Seriously, best one hour drama on ABC? I stopped watching after the mid-season break just because it seemed so mediocre. I thought it was promising at the beginning (and the numerous cameos from Wire cast members helped) but it never really lived up to that promise. Thought it spent way too much time being a middling, predictable, run-of-the-mill cop procedural and not nearly enough time actually addressing the fact that its main character is somehow stuck in the 1970s.

Yes, easily the best on TV right now. It had the perfect mixture of drama, the 70's and sci-fi elements. I liked all the characters, enjoyed the writing. Like every TV show it had its moments where it wasn't great, but on thew hole I've been more impressed with LoM than any other TV show this year, except maybe Batman: The Brave And The Bold.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on March 07, 2009, 07:36:46 PM
ABC has pulled the plug on its best one hour drama and made me a very sad panda as a result,

Life On Mars Canceled (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/breaking-abc-ca.html)

Seriously, best one hour drama on ABC? I stopped watching after the mid-season break just because it seemed so mediocre. I thought it was promising at the beginning (and the numerous cameos from Wire cast members helped) but it never really lived up to that promise. Thought it spent way too much time being a middling, predictable, run-of-the-mill cop procedural and not nearly enough time actually addressing the fact that its main character is somehow stuck in the 1970s.

Yes, easily the best on TV right now. It had the perfect mixture of drama, the 70's and sci-fi elements. I liked all the characters, enjoyed the writing. Like every TV show it had its moments where it wasn't great, but on thew hole I've been more impressed with LoM than any other TV show this year, except maybe Batman: The Brave And The Bold.

It's a good show but it's far from the best.  I think the procedural aspects of the show (I only just finished ep. 7, which had some of the strongest moments I've seen so far) are generally pretty run-of-the-mill, certainly nothing that hasn't been dealt with in a million other cop shows, and considering they take up the majority of the hour, it can be problematic.  So far, for me, the procedurals I've been most interested in are the ones that directly involve Sam's family.  I do like the sci-fi elements (and it has some of the best music on TV) and the show has hooked me enough that I want to stick with it to see how it finishes.  I'll let you know if I feel any differently once I catch up.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 11, 2009, 08:17:33 AM
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/cartoon-network-real.html (http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/cartoon-network-real.html)

Ugh, I watch Cartoon Network for the, wait for it, cartoons! Thus begins the slow death of CN, a few years from now it will be 23 hours of live action with an hour block of cartoon programming a day, and ten years from now it will be all live action with CN2 providing at least five hours of cartoons a week.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on March 11, 2009, 08:30:25 AM
So is this "reality block" aimed at kids? Because really, they should stick to adult swim and leave it at that.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 11, 2009, 08:51:33 AM
So is this "reality block" aimed at kids? Because really, they should stick to adult swim and leave it at that.

I think it's going to be a mix of both. The man behind this isn't completely anti-cartoon, but he has gone on record as saying he doesn't view cartoons as the future of CN and that he hopes in the future that it will be a network devoted to more live programming as opposed to cartoons. He also wants to bring reality TV to the CN, so yeah, he is the anti-Christ.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 11, 2009, 09:01:10 AM
Didn't they try this with Inside Jimmy's Head? That show sucked. I also don't know when the last time I watched cartoon network was, I mean I watch [as] after 12, but I have not had the real CN on for a long time, probably because they don't show enough Billy and Mandy and what they do show sucks. Plus Disney is usually always running one of the Suite Lifes, Hannah Montana, or Wizards at some point during the day and the only time I watch day time television is when I'm not at school.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on March 11, 2009, 09:10:16 AM
I don't really watch anything on CN other than adult swim but I'm very much against the idea of them showing a lot of live action stuff.  I thought it was weird they were running a movie on Sun. night, before [as]. Can't say I'm a fan.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 11, 2009, 09:12:54 AM
they still show plenty of great stuff, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Secret Saturdays are the best of the bunch, but shows like Ben 10, Billy & Mandy, the various Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter reruns that they do air are still worth watching. They also have a few new shows coming up that sound interesting, plus the usual Adult Swim coolness. I do wish they would go back to showing some more anime every once in a while, just to make sure that gets represented.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 11, 2009, 09:14:22 AM
they still show plenty of great stuff, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Secret Saturdays are the best of the bunch, but shows like Ben 10, Billy & Mandy, the various Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter reruns that they do air are still worth watching. They also have a few new shows coming up that sound interesting, plus the usual Adult Swim coolness. I do wish they would go back to showing some more anime every once in a while, just to make sure that gets represented.

[as] doesn't mess with anime.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on March 11, 2009, 09:16:43 AM
they still show plenty of great stuff, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Secret Saturdays are the best of the bunch, but shows like Ben 10, Billy & Mandy, the various Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter reruns that they do air are still worth watching. They also have a few new shows coming up that sound interesting, plus the usual Adult Swim coolness. I do wish they would go back to showing some more anime every once in a while, just to make sure that gets represented.

[as] doesn't mess with anime.

I thought Sat. night was basically dedicated to anime.  At least that's always what seems to be on whenever I check.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 11, 2009, 09:31:05 AM
they still show plenty of great stuff, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Secret Saturdays are the best of the bunch, but shows like Ben 10, Billy & Mandy, the various Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter reruns that they do air are still worth watching. They also have a few new shows coming up that sound interesting, plus the usual Adult Swim coolness. I do wish they would go back to showing some more anime every once in a while, just to make sure that gets represented.

[as] doesn't mess with anime.

I thought Sat. night was basically dedicated to anime.  At least that's always what seems to be on whenever I check.

I haven't seen any in a bit, lately it's been movies like Kangaroo Jack and Jurassic Park.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 11, 2009, 12:26:56 PM
they still show plenty of great stuff, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Secret Saturdays are the best of the bunch, but shows like Ben 10, Billy & Mandy, the various Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter reruns that they do air are still worth watching. They also have a few new shows coming up that sound interesting, plus the usual Adult Swim coolness. I do wish they would go back to showing some more anime every once in a while, just to make sure that gets represented.

[as] doesn't mess with anime.

I thought Sat. night was basically dedicated to anime.  At least that's always what seems to be on whenever I check.

I haven't seen any in a bit, lately it's been movies like Kangaroo Jack and Jurassic Park.

There has been a breakdown here. Saturday nights, pre-[as] usually showed Naruto and stuff, though I don't watch so I don't know what CN shows during that time. On [as] Saturdays used to be anime nights, but as they began slimming their anime schedule due to poor ratings, occasionally spurred by poor time slots, the programming began to get cut. Currently, Saturdays starting at 1 and running until whenever anime is on, but leading up to that, I'm not sure if Saturday [as] starts at 10 as well, it's all comedies.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on April 06, 2009, 09:44:15 PM
Is there any buzz on this Harper's Island 'mystery event' thing CBS keeps trying to sell me on?

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 23, 2009, 10:00:28 PM
Don't know if this (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody/disney-orders-more-suite-life-25049.aspx) was ever posted, but I'm happy about it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on April 24, 2009, 12:57:36 AM
Don't know if this (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody/disney-orders-more-suite-life-25049.aspx) was ever posted, but I'm happy about it.

And yet Pushing Daisies got cancelled. Reaper is about to be cancelled. Chuck stands a good chance of being cancelled. And Dollhouse is extremely on the bubble. There is no sanity in this world.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 24, 2009, 09:41:02 AM
Don't know if this (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody/disney-orders-more-suite-life-25049.aspx) was ever posted, but I'm happy about it.

And yet Pushing Daisies got cancelled. Reaper is about to be cancelled. Chuck stands a good chance of being cancelled. And Dollhouse is extremely on the bubble. There is no sanity in this world.

Well, to be fair no matter how good it was, PD never got good enough ratings to be kept on the air. I don't watch Reaper, Chuck getting canceled would be a crime, but Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 24, 2009, 09:45:46 AM
We're not addressing the elephant in the room. The Suite Life On Deck absolutely kicks ass.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on April 24, 2009, 09:56:42 AM
Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Wrong wrong wrong wrong.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on April 24, 2009, 10:04:53 AM
Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Wrong wrong wrong wrong.

Dollhouse has been getting better and better, and even though it ain't no Buffy, I still think given the time it could develop into something really special just like Buffy did.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 24, 2009, 11:20:55 AM
Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Wrong wrong wrong wrong.

Dollhouse has been getting better and better, and even though it ain't no Buffy, I still think given the time it could develop into something really special just like Buffy did.

So far I've seen one episode of Dollhouse I would label as being above mediocre, otherwise it's still a mediocre show that is being sabotaged not by what I thought would be its problems, the acting, but by what I thought would be its strengths, Joss' ability to tell good stories.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on April 24, 2009, 01:44:58 PM
Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Wrong wrong wrong wrong.

Dollhouse has been getting better and better, and even though it ain't no Buffy, I still think given the time it could develop into something really special just like Buffy did.

So far I've seen one episode of Dollhouse I would label as being above mediocre, otherwise it's still a mediocre show that is being sabotaged not by what I thought would be its problems, the acting, but by what I thought would be its strengths, Joss' ability to tell good stories.

Yeah, and every episode of the first season of Buffy was amazing. Or, in reality, they were also mediocre. But then the last episode was awesome. I really don't get why you would advocate the cancellation of something that so many enjoy and even yourself can see the potential of. What if Buffy got canceled after the first season?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Katebo on April 24, 2009, 01:54:36 PM
Well, to be fair no matter how good it was, PD never got good enough ratings to be kept on the air. ... Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Couple things. First of all, Pushing Daisies got great ratings during its first season- it was a breakout hit. The writers' strike is what derailed the ratings. Second, Dollhouse started poorly, but has improved week to week. Buffy was, as Junior said, mediocre (at best, imho) in its first season. Definitely nothing much to write home about. This may be blasphemous to some, but I think, should Dollhouse continue to improve in the same manner, its first season could surpass Buffy's. Don't forget- Buffy season 1 gave us an internet demon, preying mantis lady, hyena possession, and several other memorably bad standalone (ish) episodes. While I look back on those episodes now and really enjoy them, that's only because I can see where the characters came from and where they eventually grew to. Whether or not it gets it, Dollhouse could grow exponentially, dramatically, in its second season, just like Buffy did.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on April 24, 2009, 01:59:36 PM
Well, to be fair no matter how good it was, PD never got good enough ratings to be kept on the air. ... Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Couple things. First of all, Pushing Daisies got great ratings during its first season- it was a breakout hit. The writers' strike is what derailed the ratings. Second, Dollhouse started poorly, but has improved week to week. Buffy was, as Junior said, mediocre (at best, imho) in its first season. Definitely nothing much to write home about. This may be blasphemous to some, but I think, should Dollhouse continue to improve in the same manner, its first season could surpass Buffy's. Don't forget- Buffy season 1 gave us an internet demon, preying mantis lady, hyena possession, and several other memorably bad standalone (ish) episodes. While I look back on those episodes now and really enjoy them, that's only because I can see where the characters came from and where they eventually grew to. Whether or not it gets it, Dollhouse could grow exponentially, dramatically, in its second season, just like Buffy did.

In what universe did Pushing Daisies ever get more than merely acceptable ratings? The only episode I could think might have gotten great ratings was the pilot, and even then I don't think it did.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 24, 2009, 02:00:06 PM
Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Wrong wrong wrong wrong.

Dollhouse has been getting better and better, and even though it ain't no Buffy, I still think given the time it could develop into something really special just like Buffy did.

So far I've seen one episode of Dollhouse I would label as being above mediocre, otherwise it's still a mediocre show that is being sabotaged not by what I thought would be its problems, the acting, but by what I thought would be its strengths, Joss' ability to tell good stories.

Yeah, and every episode of the first season of Buffy was amazing. Or, in reality, they were also mediocre. But then the last episode was awesome. I really don't get why you would advocate the cancellation of something that so many enjoy and even yourself can see the potential of. What if Buffy got canceled after the first season?

The difference between the two is that I only found a few first season Buffy episodes mediocre and a pair downright bad. The Witch, The Pack, Angel and Prophecy Girl were all great episodes, while outside of I Robot, You Jane and Teacher's Pet the rest were mediocre, but not terrible. Dollhouse so far has produced one episode, Man on The Street, that I thought was good. The rest have been thoroughly mediocre, with Spy In The House Of Love, Needs and Stage Fright being very bad. On just pure content basis Buffy season one is leagues ahead of Dollhouse.

Then you have the fact that Buffy was the first time out for Mutant Enemy and as such their first season being a bit better than average would be acceptable. Now however, this is a company that has worked together for years and with Firefly showed they don't need a lot of time for their show to be great, they can produce great material from the get-go. Dollhouse after three or four episodes should be a good enough show already, it doesn't need to be a great one, just a good one. But it isn't, it's thoroughly mediocre. On that front you can't compare Buffy season one to Dollhouse season one.

Then there is my TV standard, I give any show around 6 episodes to either win me over or lose me. Buffy season one had me won over after six episodes, Dollhouse still has me in the "Meh, this is decent enough but I wouldn't miss it" category after six episodes.

Lastly, I loved Buffy's premise from the get-go, Dollhouse's premise is still a piss-poor one. The science never works, the morality they try to juxtapose onto the characters and the show is always messed up, and the writing has been uniformly mediocre. Dollhouse is not a good show, if it all of a sudden becomes a good show in season 2 that would be cool, but if it gets canceled I could care less because it's been a thoroughly mediocre show so far and hasn't shown anywhere near the story promise that a show like Buffy showed early on.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 24, 2009, 02:01:45 PM
Well, to be fair no matter how good it was, PD never got good enough ratings to be kept on the air. ... Dollhouse hasn't been anything but mediocre, it's cancellation wouldn't be any big loss.

Couple things. First of all, Pushing Daisies got great ratings during its first season- it was a breakout hit. The writers' strike is what derailed the ratings. Second, Dollhouse started poorly, but has improved week to week. Buffy was, as Junior said, mediocre (at best, imho) in its first season. Definitely nothing much to write home about. This may be blasphemous to some, but I think, should Dollhouse continue to improve in the same manner, its first season could surpass Buffy's. Don't forget- Buffy season 1 gave us an internet demon, preying mantis lady, hyena possession, and several other memorably bad standalone (ish) episodes. While I look back on those episodes now and really enjoy them, that's only because I can see where the characters came from and where they eventually grew to. Whether or not it gets it, Dollhouse could grow exponentially, dramatically, in its second season, just like Buffy did.

In what universe did Pushing Daisies ever get more than merely acceptable ratings? The only episode I could think might have gotten great ratings was the pilot, and even then I don't think it did.

This, and as I said in my response to Junior, Dollhouse has been thoroughly mediocre, unlike Buffy season one, which was only slightly better than average, but not mediocre. I'll take a great episode like The Pack over anything season one of Dollhouse has produced so far, hell, for as mediocre as it was I would take Nightmares over every Dollhouse episode aired so far.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on April 24, 2009, 02:04:31 PM
Well, I only disliked one episode of Dollhouse so far (the singer one kinda sucked). You seem to be harsher than I when it comes to your TV. Which is fine, but I wouldn't go so far as suggesting that it should stop being made.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 24, 2009, 02:05:59 PM
Well, I only disliked one episode of Dollhouse so far (the singer one kinda sucked). You seem to be harsher than I when it comes to your TV. Which is fine, but I wouldn't go so far as suggesting that it should stop being made.

I'm not saying it should, it's a show that if it were to continue being made I would still watch, but I wouldn't really care if it were canceled. It's not like a Chuck, where it's an all around awesome show with great writing, etc. that if it were canceled I would be pissed.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Melvil on April 24, 2009, 02:13:09 PM
I disagree with your arguments, so naturally I disagree with your conclusion as well. :) Since the great sixth episode of Dollhouse, there has only been one I didn't really like. It's been steadily improving, and continues to show new potential. It has far different problems to overcome compared to Buffy, so the comparison is difficult, but I agree with the sentiment.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Katebo on April 24, 2009, 10:54:26 PM
Pushing Daisies got 13 million viewers for the Pie-lette and an average of 9.42 million viewers a week in its first season. For a new show that year, it was a breakout hit. In the past week, that would've made it about the 15th highest rated scripted network show. After the writers strike, it got 6.1 million.

As for Buffy season one- really? "The Pack" as one of the good ones from season 1? Don't get me wrong, I love Buffy, but there was only one great episode that season ("Prophesy Girl"). There were several strong episodes, several mediocre episodes, and several weak episodes. "Teacher's Pet" was not mediocre, it was bad. With a few good moments. When introducing friends to Buffy, I always have to warn them that they have to get through the first season to get to the good stuff. Dollhouse has had growing pains, but it found its footing around episode 6 (though I did enjoy episode 5 quite a bit) and has been strong ever since. I thought "Spy in the House of Love" was a blast and I also really enjoyed the episode from tonight. I'm pretty sure we're just not going to agree on this one, Bill.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on April 26, 2009, 03:24:14 AM
Is Bender's Game brand-new stuff?

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on April 26, 2009, 11:46:12 AM
Is Bender's Game brand-new stuff?

pixote

It's new if you haven't been watching the DVD movies.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 06, 2009, 09:37:04 PM
According to one of the many podcasts I listen to, Sit Down, Shut Up has already been canceled, and that's good because the show pretty much sucked.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on May 07, 2009, 10:26:47 AM
According to one of the many podcasts I listen to, Sit Down, Shut Up has already been canceled, and that's good because the show pretty much sucked.

Seriously, I haven't been more disappointed in a new show in a long time.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on May 16, 2009, 10:29:39 AM
Castle, Scrubs and Dollhouse renewed (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=55598)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 16, 2009, 10:31:53 AM
Castle, Scrubs and Dollhouse renewed (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=55598)

Awesome, don't watch anymore and ugh!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on May 16, 2009, 10:36:33 AM
Castle, Scrubs and Dollhouse renewed (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=55598)

Unless you're pixote, you wouldn't know that I'm giving Fox a standing ovation.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 16, 2009, 10:49:14 AM
Why won't Scrubs just die? It's not funny, it's not entertaining, and it has Zack Braff, that guy sucks almost more than Owen Wilson.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on May 16, 2009, 10:51:56 AM
Why won't Scrubs just die? It's not funny, it's not entertaining, and it has Zack Braff, that guy sucks almost more than Owen Wilson.

Braff won't be in it anymore.


Castle, Scrubs and Dollhouse renewed (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=55598)

Awesome, don't watch anymore and ugh!

My feeling's almost exactly. Only slight difference is that I'm curious to see if Whedon can fix the problems with Dollhouse, and I have hope that he can, but I don't really care all that much.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 16, 2009, 10:53:00 AM
Why won't Scrubs just die? It's not funny, it's not entertaining, and it has Zack Braff, that guy sucks almost more than Owen Wilson.

Braff won't be in it anymore.

Excellent, did he make the first wise choice in his life and decide to never act again or is he just going to screw up films now?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on May 17, 2009, 02:39:06 AM
Why won't Scrubs just die? It's not funny, it's not entertaining, and it has Zack Braff, that guy sucks almost more than Owen Wilson.

Braff won't be in it anymore.

Excellent, did he make the first wise choice in his life and decide to never act again or is he just going to screw up films now?

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on May 17, 2009, 10:39:59 AM
Why won't Scrubs just die? It's not funny, it's not entertaining, and it has Zack Braff, that guy sucks almost more than Owen Wilson.

Braff won't be in it anymore.

Excellent, did he make the first wise choice in his life and decide to never act again or is he just going to screw up films now?

 :D :D :D :D

Scratch that. He'll be in 6 episodes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2009, 09:45:45 AM
Terminator was officially canceled today, it sucks that a quality show like that was scrapped while another thoroughly mediocre one was moved on. Oh well, at least both  Chuck and Castle were picked up. On another positive note, Fox decided to not air the finale of sit Down, Shut Up and that meant less suckage for me to watch.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on May 18, 2009, 01:44:38 PM
Well, maybe Summer Glau can now replace Eliza Dushku on Dollhouse.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2009, 03:45:21 PM
Well, maybe Summer Glau can now replace Eliza Dushku on Dollhouse.

I'd be happy to see her get work anywhere, she's one of my favorite young actresses.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on May 26, 2009, 04:53:12 PM
My DVR is telling me that there is a new Pushing Daisies at 10pm EST on Saturday, May 30.   
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on May 26, 2009, 05:04:07 PM
Huh. Perhaps that's the start of them airing the last three episodes.

Confirmed! (http://io9.com/5204396/abcs-summer-officially-filled-with-daisies-and-eli-stone)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on May 26, 2009, 05:05:57 PM
My Name is Earl is finally dead too.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 26, 2009, 08:45:53 PM
My Name is Earl is finally dead too.

So is Eleventh Hour.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on May 29, 2009, 10:33:27 AM
Freddie Prinze, Jr. will be playing a Marine in season 8 of 24.  :D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on May 29, 2009, 10:43:21 AM
I read that too :D
Also promising: John Lithgow will play a serial killer in Dexter season 4.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on May 29, 2009, 10:46:03 AM
I read that too :D
Also promising: John Lithgow will play a serial killer in Dexter season 4.

Yeah, I read that too.  That should be good, also, Keith Carradine is reprising his role from last season.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on May 29, 2009, 12:10:48 PM
He is? That's good news, I really missed him on 3.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 29, 2009, 12:27:43 PM
AMC demands Mad Men cut 2 minutes from each ep for more commercial time (http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/amc-squeezing-mad-men-in-season-3/)  >:(
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on May 29, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
AMC doesn't deserve Mad Men.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on May 29, 2009, 07:49:26 PM
AMC doesn't deserve Mad Men.

Isn't that the truth.  They don't deserve Breaking Bad either.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on June 08, 2009, 01:09:40 PM
Wooo! Futurama comes back to Comedy Central with all new episodes! (http://www.collider.com/2009/06/07/exclusive-comedy-central-goes-back-to-the-futurama/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Thor on June 08, 2009, 01:19:07 PM
Wooo! Futurama comes back to Comedy Central with all new episodes! (http://www.collider.com/2009/06/07/exclusive-comedy-central-goes-back-to-the-futurama/)

Good news everyone!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Verite on June 08, 2009, 01:26:33 PM
AMC doesn't deserve Mad Men.

Isn't that the truth.  They don't deserve Breaking Bad either.

However, at the same time, Gilligan said:

I've gotta say, AMC and Sony are ballsy. AMC particularly, they don't ever second-guess us. They don't ever say, "Gee, is this too out there? Is this too raw-boned or rough-edged?" Having said that, the one time this season they were a little freaked out was when we sent them the outline, they went, ***season 2 finale spoiler***"Wait, Walt lets her choke to death on her own vomit?" They were right to worry about the audience losing their desire to want to watch the guy: "Are they going to lose their empathy for him forever?" I said, "I don't know." We danced around it, talked about shooting multiple endings where he leaves and she chokes to death out of his sight. But then we said, "Go big or go home." That was our ethos for last season: go big or go home. We figured in for a penny, in for a pound. We've come this far, let's be honest about it. I give 'em great credit. We talked about it and talked about it, and they almost convinced us not to do it. They didn't give us any grief about it, they raised their concerns, we said, "This is the way we want to go," and they said, "Go for it."

I think he also said that AMC didn't ask for any changes around the time of pitch meetings and the pilot production.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on June 10, 2009, 09:09:22 AM
Mad Men time issue resolved (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118004745.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on June 10, 2009, 09:16:55 AM
Mad Men time issue resolved (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118004745.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)

Man. AMC is the best. They better not be CINECAST!ing up The Prisoner though.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on June 22, 2009, 04:47:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClnWj11rQFY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClnWj11rQFY#)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2009, 07:05:37 PM
Good news everyone!

Futurama's voice cast to return.  (http://www.avclub.com/articles/futurama-gets-its-voices-back-according-to-canadia,31164/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: alexarch on August 15, 2009, 11:13:26 AM
Battlestar Gallactica, Season 1 in HD for $5 at Amazon On Demand. (http://www.cheapstingybargains.com/156311/complete-1st-season-of-battlestar-galactica-in-hd-video-download/) Someone take advantage of this, please.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 13, 2009, 07:14:09 AM
Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant just got signed to holding contracts by NBC and are producing a pilot for a new comedy on the network. Even if that one doesn't pan out I guess they are on tap for at least a few years at NBC no matter what.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 22, 2009, 02:57:31 PM
Hulu to start charging for content in 2010 (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blog/ADverse_Atkinson_on_Advertising/23941-Chase_Carey_Hulu_to_Charge_in_2010.php?rssid=20116&q=hulu)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: alexarch on November 10, 2009, 02:38:48 PM
File under:

Convergence!

or

There are no original ideas.

Shit my dad says get a development deal. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ia4b706c7ade5c201ef51c5f91bc9ff77)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 20, 2009, 02:10:01 PM
http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=140650 (http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=140650)

Tivo with ads.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on January 07, 2010, 08:07:08 PM
NBC Plan Would Move Leno to Late Nights

Pressed by affiliates and shrinking ratings, NBC has a plan
in the works to radically alter its late-night television
lineup, restoring Jay Leno to his old spot at 11:35 each
weeknight, while pushing the man who replaced him, Conan
O'Brien, to a starting time of 12:05 a.m.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 07, 2010, 08:10:07 PM
Wow. What a burn to Conan.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 07, 2010, 08:19:19 PM
Wow. What a burn to Conan.

CINECAST!ing Leno. That show is shit.  Long live Coco!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 10, 2010, 04:59:05 PM
Confirmed  (http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/01/10/jay.leno.nbc/)

I guess it's tradition that if you host Late Night with, you'll eventually get screwed by NBC.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 10, 2010, 05:17:20 PM
Confirmed  (http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/01/10/jay.leno.nbc/)

I guess it's tradition that if you host Late Night with, you'll eventually get screwed by NBC.

It's a shame that this move will likely push out Carson Daly.  He was really starting to come into his own.

 :D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 10, 2010, 08:47:52 PM
It's a shame that this move will likely push out Carson Daly.  He was really starting to come into his own.
;D
I didn't even know he was still on.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 10, 2010, 09:24:37 PM
It's a shame that this move will likely push out Carson Daly.  He was really starting to come into his own.
;D
I didn't even know he was still on.

I've actually watched it a few times in the last few months because of a few musical guests of interest.  Poor guy has no studio and does all these weird location interviews.  He might be the absolute blandest person on television.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 11, 2010, 11:14:38 AM
This is so much less interesting than the Carson/Leno/Letterman saga.  Wonder what they plan on calling the leno show?  Opening Monologue with Jay Leno?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 11, 2010, 05:00:40 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2a9wl5z.jpg)

I like how cnn used a picture of Leno looking his most monstrous.  I'm pretty sure he just ate John Kerry.

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 11, 2010, 05:06:11 PM
This is so much less interesting than the Carson/Leno/Letterman saga. 
I'm a buff of all late night shenanigans, but yeah, nothing tops the Carson retirement debacle.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 11, 2010, 05:19:56 PM
This is so much less interesting than the Carson/Leno/Letterman saga.  
I'm a buff of all late night shenanigans, but yeah, nothing tops the Carson retirement debacle.

If I were Conan I would have NBC guarantee me that Jay cannot have guests otherwise the best bookings would all go to Jay's show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 11, 2010, 05:22:58 PM
I've never seen a single second of Leno's 10pm show.  Do I turn in tonight for his bland, uninspired take on these developments?

(F—k no.)

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on January 11, 2010, 05:24:16 PM
It amazes me that people watch these shows. Late night talk shows seem so 1960. I havnt seen one in more than a decade.

Although I did go see Letterman live once which was pretty fun.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 11, 2010, 05:32:34 PM
If I were Conan I would have NBC guarantee me that Jay cannot have guests otherwise the best bookings would all go to Jay's show.
Since there is talk that Jay's show is going to only be a half hour, that setup occurred to me too.

I've never seen a single second of Leno's 10pm show.  Do I turn in tonight for his bland, uninspired take on these developments?
I saw it for the first time over the holidays while at the in-laws, they kept trying to convince me that it was good. I just felt bad for them.

It amazes me that people watch these shows. Late night talk shows seem so 1960. I havnt seen one in more than a decade.
I almost never watch them anymore either, but the fact that it's such a dated format is why I think they're so interesting; they're a holdout from another era. Before Jon Stewart I watched Dave and Conan fairly religiously, now I don't even watch The Daily Show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 11, 2010, 05:39:26 PM
I've never seen a single second of Leno's 10pm show.  Do I turn in tonight for his bland, uninspired take on these developments?

(F—k no.)

pixote

I saw a few clips of jokes he was making last week and boy oh boy were they bitter.

I've always like Letterman but would only watch if there were a guest or band I wanted to see.  I grew up watching Conan so I have quite an attachment to him.  I've seen just about every episode of the new Tonight Show (at least the bits, I often skip the interviews).  I agree that the formula is very outdated and I'd be excited to see what he could do in a looser format.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on January 11, 2010, 05:41:31 PM
I can't watch any of these shows but I even I know that Leno sucks.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 11, 2010, 05:46:08 PM
I think Patton summed it up nicely re: Leno.  The guy has this time slot that he does absolutely nothing with.  Everything is absolutely as bland as can be.  Even though Conan has toned down a bit, his Tonight Show is a billion times more adventerous than it was with Jay.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 11, 2010, 05:48:37 PM
I don't watch these shows unless someone I like is being interviewed and I hear about it enough in advance to plan accordingly, ala Michael Cera. Saw Japandroids on Fallon that night Cera was on Letterman though, which was cool. Are the musical guests usually so pleasing?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 11, 2010, 05:52:08 PM
Are the musical guests usually so pleasing?

Depends. Most musical guests sound pretty mediocre, mostly due to the surroundings.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 11, 2010, 05:58:01 PM
Are the musical guests usually so pleasing?

Depends. Most musical guests sound pretty mediocre, mostly due to the surroundings.

As long as I can hear the words I don't care what they sound like, just if I like them.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on January 11, 2010, 09:55:27 PM
I would love to see someone recreate a 70s style talk show, where it isn't merely about who has a TV show/movie/book to promote, it was about putting people together and bouncing them off each other.  Often substance-enhanced.  I think talk shows became lamer once they started bringing on one guest, solo, then the next.  I always liked the Mike Douglas set up where each guest got his face time with Mike then moved down a chair for the next one to come in, and everyone would all kibbitz.  And the people who were fun kibbitzers (or entertainingly f-ed up) came back again and again.

And I wish talk shows in general would cast a wider net--Harlan Ellison used to be a regular talk show guest in the 70s.  Can you imagine any science fiction or fantasy author getting on a talk show now? 

As for Leno, I've never liked him at all.  He should just take his gazillions from the last 20 years and retire with some dignity left.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on January 11, 2010, 09:58:21 PM
I would love to see someone recreate a 70s style talk show, where it isn't merely about who has a TV show/movie/book to promote, it was about putting people together and bouncing them off each other.  Often substance-enhanced.  I think talk shows became lamer once they started bringing on one guest, solo, then the next.  I always liked the Mike Douglas set up where each guest got his face time with Mike then moved down a chair for the next one to come in, and everyone would all kibbitz.  And the people who were fun kibbitzers (or entertainingly f-ed up) came back again and again.

And I wish talk shows in general would cast a wider net--Harlan Ellison used to be a regular talk show guest in the 70s.  Can you imagine any science fiction or fantasy author getting on a talk show now? 

As for Leno, I've never liked him at all.  He should just take his gazillions from the last 20 years and retire with some dignity left.

I am totally picturing Colleen with a fake talk show set in her apartment like that great Seinfeld episode.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on January 11, 2010, 10:10:24 PM
I would love to see someone recreate a 70s style talk show, where it isn't merely about who has a TV show/movie/book to promote, it was about putting people together and bouncing them off each other.  Often substance-enhanced.  I think talk shows became lamer once they started bringing on one guest, solo, then the next.  I always liked the Mike Douglas set up where each guest got his face time with Mike then moved down a chair for the next one to come in, and everyone would all kibbitz.  And the people who were fun kibbitzers (or entertainingly f-ed up) came back again and again.

And I wish talk shows in general would cast a wider net--Harlan Ellison used to be a regular talk show guest in the 70s.  Can you imagine any science fiction or fantasy author getting on a talk show now? 

As for Leno, I've never liked him at all.  He should just take his gazillions from the last 20 years and retire with some dignity left.

I am totally picturing Colleen with a fake talk show set in her apartment like that great Seinfeld episode.

I couldn't do it; I just want to watch it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Marbe on January 11, 2010, 10:25:22 PM
FOX is sort of teasing that they'll make a move for Conan (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118013617.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&ref=verttv&ref=ssp).

Evidently they will be mixing things up at FOX  (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118013608.html?categoryid=30&cs=1) anyways.

I say the next headline will be "NBC fires Jeff Gaspin" within this month or next.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on January 12, 2010, 02:26:40 PM
Conan O'Brien Says He Won't Do 'Tonight Show' Following Leno

NBC's Conan O'Brien released a statement on Monday saying
that he would not do "The Tonight Show" if it airs at 12:05
a.m.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on January 12, 2010, 02:43:06 PM
Good for him.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 12, 2010, 02:43:26 PM
this just got a whole lot more interesting (what do you wanna bet conan had a nice chat with dave at some point that will show up in the HBO made for TV movie about this whole thing?)

Quote from: Conan O'Brien
People of Earth:

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I
want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second
feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I
love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky.
That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my
bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight
Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson
every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant
everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed
up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally
hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the
future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would
have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of
ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting
audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months,
with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their
terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their
long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight
Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years
the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I
sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to
accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider
to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight
Show at 12:05 simply isn't the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move
I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David
Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot.
That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be
unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy
hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is
for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably
hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The
Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its
destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the
Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I
believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set
the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have
no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this
quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of,
for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair;
it's always been that way.

Yours,
Conan
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 12, 2010, 02:45:48 PM
Here's Conan's whole statement (http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/conan-obrien-says-he-wont-do-tonight-show-following-leno/).

All I know is that Conan is a real class act and I hope he ends up somewhere that really appreciates him.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 12, 2010, 02:47:35 PM
I can't wait until Conan does an interview on Letterman.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 12, 2010, 03:26:58 PM
All I know is that Conan is a real class act and I hope he ends up somewhere that really appreciates him.

So true. If there is anything that sticks out in this whole mess it's how classy Conan is and always has been. He's seemingly been above any of this type of thing.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 12, 2010, 03:38:16 PM
All I know is that Conan is a real class act and I hope he ends up somewhere that really appreciates him.

So true. If there is anything that sticks out in this whole mess it's how classy Conan is and always has been. He's seemingly been above any of this type of thing.

He even shows concern for Fallon, which is something you would never, ever hear from Jay.  I bet he gets huge ratings tonight.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 12, 2010, 04:23:40 PM
I guess that is bad news for Pardo.  :(
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 12, 2010, 04:47:00 PM
I guess that is bad news for Pardo.  :(

You never know. Conan might stay out in LA.  Whatever he does, I hope Andy and the rest of the writers/performers/band are part of it.  I'm was really hoping to catch a taping when I go out there in LA but that's not looking too good  :'(
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 12, 2010, 06:04:31 PM
I guess that is bad news for Pardo.  :(
You never know. Conan might stay out in LA.  Whatever he does, I hope Andy and the rest of the writers/performers/band are part of it.  I'm was really hoping to catch a taping when I go out there in LA but that's not looking too good  :'(
I hope this event (http://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1459&c=19&pg=) is documented somehow.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 12, 2010, 06:32:34 PM
When's Letterman's CBS contract up?

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 12, 2010, 06:36:38 PM
David Letterman- Dave's Advice To NBC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN6Q2YFFteQ#)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 12, 2010, 06:48:54 PM
When's Letterman's CBS contract up?
Not sure exactly, but I read that he is nearly done negotiating an extension.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 12, 2010, 07:04:51 PM
When's Letterman's CBS contract up?
Not sure exactly, but I read that he is nearly done negotiating an extension.

I have to think some part of him still wants The Tonight Show ... but who knows.

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 12, 2010, 07:16:48 PM
When's Letterman's CBS contract up?
Not sure exactly, but I read that he is nearly done negotiating an extension.
I have to think some part of him still wants The Tonight Show ... but who knows.
You mean if NBC offered Dave TNS? I guess some part of him does want it, but I don't see that happening, I think he's been treated pretty well by CBS, he has bad blood with NBC, and there's no way he's going to go on at the later slot. Also, at the this point The Tonight Show is only a name, if anything Dave's show is the gold standard now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 12, 2010, 07:18:20 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/rif4wj.jpg)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on January 12, 2010, 07:40:09 PM
The whole "Coco" thing stems from Tom Hanks calling him that on his first LA show, right? I love how that's still the thing to call him.


P.S. Conan is absolutely a class act. He has every right to tell NBC to shove it if they want to punish him for their mistake. He moved his whole life across the country to do this show at 11:30, and that's what they should let him do.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 12, 2010, 08:29:35 PM
This made me laugh (http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/01/12/letterman-adds-fuel-to-the-jay-leno-fire/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 12, 2010, 08:34:35 PM
dave is so great.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 13, 2010, 01:51:28 AM
David Letterman - Dave Discusses Conan, Leno & NBC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A98_-EeXS_I#)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on January 13, 2010, 04:28:01 AM
People should probably just start watching Carson Daley.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Holly Harry on January 13, 2010, 06:09:22 AM
The man who wrote "Homer Goes To College" should not be getting screwed over.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 13, 2010, 10:42:56 AM
The man who wrote "Homer Goes To College" should not be getting screwed over.

Oh man I love that episode. I also love his DVD commentary on that episode.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 13, 2010, 11:48:20 PM
The whole "Coco" thing stems from Tom Hanks calling him that on his first LA show, right?
Yeah, I think so.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Holly Harry on January 14, 2010, 07:38:45 AM
The man who wrote "Homer Goes To College" should not be getting screwed over.

Oh man I love that episode. I also love his DVD commentary on that episode.

Yep. Both are really great.

"D'oh! The bee bit my bottom! Now, my bottom's big!"
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: bb6634 on January 14, 2010, 01:51:44 PM
So Zucker has openly threatened Conan.  Didn't think the situation could get worse.  I was wrong.  To use a movie cliche: "Shit just got real."

http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/jeff-zucker-threatens-to-ice-conan-ill-keep-you-off-the-air-for-3-12-years/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/jeff-zucker-threatens-to-ice-conan-ill-keep-you-off-the-air-for-3-12-years/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

From Letterman's recent Top Ten Messages Left on Jeff Zucker's Answering Machine: “Hi, it’s Jay. All in all, I think it’s going pretty well.”




Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 14, 2010, 01:55:49 PM
First he CINECAST!s Conan over and then he threatens to keep him off the air? Sucker should be fired and then lined up and shot.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on January 14, 2010, 04:42:12 PM
TMZ reporting that Obrien is fired and Leno is back on Tonight Show!!!!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Holly Harry on January 14, 2010, 04:50:50 PM
It was never a good idea to put Conan in the same slot as Letterman. They share the same audience.

Anyway, Leno isn't funny and him replacing a funny person is never good news. Can't say I care that much about late night shows anymore anyway though.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 14, 2010, 05:01:32 PM
Hitler Learns Leno Is Moving Back To Late Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOQvsuJ5wIA#)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: alexarch on January 14, 2010, 05:06:59 PM
Hitler Learns Leno Is Moving Back To Late Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOQvsuJ5wIA#)
That's hilarious.

There are so many unfunny YouTubes with that Hitler thing, and this is not one of them. Congratulations, pixote, for finding the needle in the haystack.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on January 14, 2010, 05:31:14 PM
The balloon boy one was pretty funny, too.

When I finally do see Downfall, it's going to be difficult to take that scene seriously.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 14, 2010, 10:49:50 PM
It was never a good idea to put Conan in the same slot as Letterman. They share the same audience.
I don't think they're exactly the same audience, Colbert is more Conan's audience.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 14, 2010, 11:04:30 PM
It was never a good idea to put Conan in the same slot as Letterman. They share the same audience.
I don't think they're exactly the same audience, Colbert is more Conan's audience.

Stewart has Tom Snyder's audience.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 14, 2010, 11:11:35 PM
Kimmel was crazy tonight on Leno. Anybody got a link?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 14, 2010, 11:15:42 PM
Kimmel was crazy tonight on Leno. Anybody got a link?

the one that's on now or the one that aired last night where he did the whole show as leno?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 14, 2010, 11:17:59 PM
I mean tonight when he went on The Leno Show and bashed Leno right to his face. Kimmel has the balls of an ox.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 14, 2010, 11:30:36 PM
Did you see it? What did he say?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 14, 2010, 11:33:22 PM
He said a lot. (http://bit.ly/4AJoWG)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on January 14, 2010, 11:41:34 PM
Wow, how bad was Jay trying to laugh that off. Didn't work.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on January 14, 2010, 11:42:46 PM
As much as this sucks for Conan, I'm loving all the stuff that's coming out of it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 14, 2010, 11:45:06 PM
Fergie's opening was brilliant.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 14, 2010, 11:54:49 PM
How the hell did Ferguson find out about Dildo and Upper Dildo, NL? How are Americans supposed to take us semi-seriously now that they have that knowledge?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: facedad on January 14, 2010, 11:56:41 PM
I always preferred Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, QC.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 14, 2010, 11:57:53 PM
How the hell did Ferguson find out about Dildo and Upper Dildo, NL? How are Americans supposed to take us semi-seriously now that they have that knowledge?

did you really just insinuate that americans even plan on taking you semi-seriously?  (also come to PA... them Amish got some kinky repressed town names)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on January 14, 2010, 11:58:41 PM
How the hell did Ferguson find out about Dildo and Upper Dildo, NL? How are Americans supposed to take us semi-seriously now that they have that knowledge?

The Bob and Tom Show has been making fun of Dildo, NL for ages.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 14, 2010, 11:59:09 PM
Actually, considering I love jokes about Canada I'm kind of happy you guys don't take us seriously.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on January 14, 2010, 11:59:40 PM
How the hell did Ferguson find out about Dildo and Upper Dildo, NL? How are Americans supposed to take us semi-seriously now that they have that knowledge?

did you really just insinuate that americans even plan on taking you semi-seriously?  (also come to PA... them Amish got some kinky repressed town names)

The classic "Blue Ball, PA:  When you are 8 miles from Intercourse"
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: facedad on January 15, 2010, 12:02:29 AM
How the hell did Ferguson find out about Dildo and Upper Dildo, NL? How are Americans supposed to take us semi-seriously now that they have that knowledge?

did you really just insinuate that americans even plan on taking you semi-seriously?  (also come to PA... them Amish got some kinky repressed town names)

The classic "Blue Ball, PA:  When you are 8 miles from Intercourse"
Intercourse, PA got me through so many 3rd grade math classes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on January 15, 2010, 12:03:27 AM
Wow, you started young.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: facedad on January 15, 2010, 12:05:04 AM
Wow, you started young.
I come from a hairy family.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 15, 2010, 12:50:13 AM
He said a lot. (http://bit.ly/4AJoWG)

I thought Kimmel and Leno were friendly (at least in the past, going on each others shows during the strike and whatnot).  That was pretty great.

EDIT: I'm not entirely sure what to think about it though.  It's not like the show airs live, so if they were really worried about his comments they could have easily just cut them out.  Either way, Kimmel made me laugh harder than he has in a long time (well, since his Leno show).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 15, 2010, 12:53:30 AM
I thought Leno realized very quickly it was a bad idea. Kimmel was very direct in calling him out.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: gateway on January 15, 2010, 01:11:57 AM
On a scale of respect I have for a person from 1 to 10, 10 being Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Kimmell has gone from about a 2 to at least a 6 in the past few days.

Also, I don't think Leno and Kimmell were ever really that friendly. I remember one Kimmell comment once, I'm not sure if it was in an actual interview or if it was an off-the-record statement, where he said something along the lines of Leno set comedy back decades when he got the Tonight Show gig.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 15, 2010, 01:59:57 AM
Also, I don't think Leno and Kimmell were ever really that friendly. I remember one Kimmell comment once, I'm not sure if it was in an actual interview or if it was an off-the-record statement, where he said something along the lines of Leno set comedy back decades when he got the Tonight Show gig.

Yeah, now that I think about it, Kimmel was a big fan of Dave growing up so it'd make sense if he wasn't fond of Leno. Carolla is the one that is actually really friendly with Jay.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 15, 2010, 04:09:12 PM
Also, I don't think Leno and Kimmell were ever really that friendly. I remember one Kimmell comment once, I'm not sure if it was in an actual interview or if it was an off-the-record statement, where he said something along the lines of Leno set comedy back decades when he got the Tonight Show gig.

Yeah, now that I think about it, Kimmel was a big fan of Dave growing up so it'd make sense if he wasn't fond of Leno. Carolla is the one that is actually really friendly with Jay.

but they did do the crossover thing (Jay went on Kimmel & Kimmel went on Jay) on the same night.  I figured they had at least a mutual respect thing going on... though why Leno booked him for that 10 at 10 segment after his wednesday night show is beyond me.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on January 15, 2010, 06:14:31 PM
I hope all you Conan fans watched last night's show and saw how awesome Hilary Hahn is.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 15, 2010, 07:07:31 PM
Also, I don't think Leno and Kimmell were ever really that friendly. I remember one Kimmell comment once, I'm not sure if it was in an actual interview or if it was an off-the-record statement, where he said something along the lines of Leno set comedy back decades when he got the Tonight Show gig.

Yeah, now that I think about it, Kimmel was a big fan of Dave growing up so it'd make sense if he wasn't fond of Leno. Carolla is the one that is actually really friendly with Jay.

but they did do the crossover thing (Jay went on Kimmel & Kimmel went on Jay) on the same night.  I figured they had at least a mutual respect thing going on... though why Leno booked him for that 10 at 10 segment after his wednesday night show is beyond me.

Turns out there's some bad blood from when Kimmel started his show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 15, 2010, 09:01:21 PM
Kurt Warner is going to be on Suite Life On Deck next week, so I'll be pulling harder for the Cards from here on out even though they did us a dirty one this season. Bastards. Go Bolts! Go Stars! Go Birds (of the NFC)!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on January 17, 2010, 01:05:57 PM
Boardwalk Empire Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZMP4VgmUWI#)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on January 17, 2010, 01:08:49 PM
I am SO looking forward to boardwalk empire. Scorcese, HBO and gambling. It is made for me!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 18, 2010, 10:30:32 PM
Heh,

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6d1caacad1/jay-s-2004-announcement (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6d1caacad1/jay-s-2004-announcement)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on January 21, 2010, 06:50:47 AM
Conan O'Brien Will Leave 'The Tonight Show,' NBC Says

NBC says it has reached a deal with Conan O'Brien to leave
"The Tonight Show," allowing Jay Leno to return to the
late-night program he hosted for 17 years. The deal is worth
a reported $44 million. A network spokeswoman confirmed the
deal to The Associated Press early Thursday but did not offer
any other details.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 21, 2010, 09:32:29 AM
According to MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34970662/ns/entertainment-television/), 12 of that is severance for his staff.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 21, 2010, 09:37:31 AM
According to MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34970662/ns/entertainment-television/), 12 of that is severance for his staff.

And let us not forget that the negotiations were delayed by several days because Conan wanted a good severance for the staff. And back during the writers strike he paid his writers out of his own pocket. Conan is easily the classiest guy in Hollywood.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Holly Harry on January 21, 2010, 10:29:36 AM
According to MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34970662/ns/entertainment-television/), 12 of that is severance for his staff.

 Conan is easily the classiest guy in Hollywood.

Not anymore!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 21, 2010, 10:30:44 AM
According to MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34970662/ns/entertainment-television/), 12 of that is severance for his staff.

 Conan is easily the classiest guy in Hollywood.

Not anymore!

Is this because of the masturbating bear?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 21, 2010, 11:33:40 AM
According to MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34970662/ns/entertainment-television/), 12 of that is severance for his staff.

And let us not forget that the negotiations were delayed by several days because Conan wanted a good severance for the staff. And back during the writers strike he paid his writers out of his own pocket. Conan is easily the classiest guy in Hollywood.

I love how some NBC people were trying to spin it as "Conan is just doing this for good pr".  Even if that was the case, which I really don't believe, he still got packages for his staff. Boy, what a greedy asshole.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 21, 2010, 02:39:07 PM
The past couple weeks has really reminded me what a great sidekick Andy Richter has always been.  If he stayed on The Tonight Show as Leno's sidekick, I'd be hard pressed not to watch.

edit: "hard pressed" ... that's a real phrase, right?  Or did I just make it up?

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: alexarch on January 21, 2010, 02:53:35 PM
edit: "hard pressed" ... that's a real phrase, right?  Or did I just make it up?
The AP would prefer that you write it "hard-pressed."
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Holly Harry on January 21, 2010, 03:07:49 PM
According to MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34970662/ns/entertainment-television/), 12 of that is severance for his staff.

 Conan is easily the classiest guy in Hollywood.

Not anymore!

Is this because of the masturbating bear?

He's no longer in Hollywood!

Well, unless he goes to Fox or something.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 21, 2010, 03:27:42 PM
The past couple weeks has really reminded me what a great sidekick Andy Richter has always been.  If he stayed on The Tonight Show as Leno's sidekick, I'd be hard pressed not to watch.

Andy is the best.  I thought Late Night really lost something special when he left for sitcoms.  He did some wonderful work over that time, but he's always felt like one of those guys that is sorely underappreciated.  He's clearly the Jordan to Conan's Pippen - he's a great sidekick that is capable of being almost as great on his own.  His address following Conan's letter just about made me cry, both from laughter and disappointment because he really deserves to have a much bigger career. Wherever Conan ends up, I'm going to be real disappointed if Andy doesn't go too.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 21, 2010, 03:32:43 PM
His address following Conan's letter just about made me cry, both from laughter and disappointment because he really deserves to have a much bigger career.

I haven't seen this!  Anyone have a link to a clip?

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 21, 2010, 03:40:33 PM
His address following Conan's letter just about made me cry, both from laughter and disappointment because he really deserves to have a much bigger career.

I haven't seen this!  Anyone have a link to a clip?

pixote

http://maximumfun.org/2010/01/15/andy-richters-letter-television (http://maximumfun.org/2010/01/15/andy-richters-letter-television)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 21, 2010, 05:37:57 PM
I have fond memories of Andy Richter Controls the Universe.

EDIT: I don't care about this Late Night Wars thing, I don't think.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 21, 2010, 05:51:38 PM
I have fond memories of Andy Richter Controls the Universe.

It's a very funny show.  People should also check out Andy Barker, PI, a show that was getting good but never got a chance.

Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on January 21, 2010, 05:53:45 PM
I have fond memories of Andy Richter Controls the Universe.

Even though it was okay (rarely great), I never forgave it for taking Undeclared's spot in the lineup.

[/repeatingmyself]

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 22, 2010, 06:16:21 PM
I'll probably watch the Tonight Show tonight.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: facedad on January 22, 2010, 07:30:10 PM
I'll probably watch the Tonight Show tonight.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 22, 2010, 07:45:33 PM
I'll probably watch the Tonight Show tonight.

Yeah, me too. 11:30?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on January 22, 2010, 08:03:48 PM
I'll probably watch the Tonight Show tonight.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on January 23, 2010, 01:38:52 AM
That was super classy. Then it turned into super awesome.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 23, 2010, 01:49:22 AM
You may now flip.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on January 23, 2010, 08:50:29 AM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.

Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: facedad on January 23, 2010, 09:25:31 AM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.


Well, despite some sources claiming that the Tonight Show has a different deal than what Questlove is familiar with, I somehow doubt Conan could weasel that 500k out of NBC and send it to charity of any kind. Unless he has an NBC cell phone and excessively quick fingers.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on January 23, 2010, 10:08:44 AM
Other late night hosts pay tribute to Conan (http://watching-tv.ew.com/2010/01/23/conan-obrien-kimmel-letterman-fallon/)


Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 23, 2010, 12:10:13 PM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.



Who cares really? It's not incumbent on anyone to spend their money differently because of what happened in Haiti.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 23, 2010, 12:24:21 PM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.



I don't understand.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on January 23, 2010, 12:27:09 PM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.



I don't understand.

it's not complicated.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 23, 2010, 12:30:02 PM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.

fyp
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on January 23, 2010, 12:35:22 PM
Other late night hosts pay tribute to Conan (http://watching-tv.ew.com/2010/01/23/conan-obrien-kimmel-letterman-fallon/)
Kimmel's is the funniest, but Fallon's is nice.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on January 23, 2010, 12:39:15 PM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.



I don't understand.

it's not complicated.

I understand the sentiment, but it's not like that money was going to be going to Haiti anyways.  They plugged places for people to donate all week so it's not like they totally ignored it or anything.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on January 23, 2010, 12:41:08 PM
pretty tasteless to spend 500 thousand bucks to play 9 seconds of a Beatles song for Hanks introduction on the same night a Haiti telethon is running.



I don't understand.

it's not complicated.

Is it true, and if so, it sounds like some kind of accident. I highly doubt Conan or anyone on the show would actually do something like that on purpose.

Also, bad crap happens all the time and that should change how a TV show spends it's money.

Also, quit being such a negative Nancy.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 30, 2010, 12:55:19 PM
About to be fist pumping all summer long! (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/01/30/jersey-shore-back-for-a-second-season-on-mtv/)

Is it really Jersey Shore if they are not in New Jersey though?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on February 03, 2010, 05:59:32 PM
Although I did go see Letterman live once which was pretty fun.
What was the top 10?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on February 03, 2010, 06:00:59 PM
Although I did go see Letterman live once which was pretty fun.
What was the top 10?

It was 2001 I cant remember. Cool thing is its free to go just have to book early.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on February 03, 2010, 06:03:38 PM
Although I did go see Letterman live once which was pretty fun.
What was the top 10?
It was 2001 I cant remember. Cool thing is its free to go just have to book early.
Yeah, I think most talk shows are free. I was in New York when I was 15 and I desperately wanted to go to SNL or Letterman, but both shows were on hiatus that week. matt the tv watcher was crushed.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 05, 2010, 11:59:46 AM
heh, Al Franken's opening statement on the Senate Judicial Committe's hearing (starring Jeff Zucher) over the UNBC/Comcast merger:

Quote from: Al Franken
Thank you, Senator Kohl, for giving me an opportunity to speak. As some of you may know, I’m not a lawyer, but I used to be in show business. In fact, I worked for NBC for many years. And what I know from my previous career has given me reason to be concerned—let me rephrase that, very concerned—about the potential merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.

Let me start with something pretty basic: it matters who runs our media companies. The media are our source of entertainment, but they’re also the way we get our information about the world. So when the same company produces the programs and runs the pipes that bring us those programs, we have a reason to be nervous.

I was at NBC in the 1990s, when Financial Interest and Syndication rules—more commonly known as Fin-Syn--were relaxed and then essentially eliminated. Until then, Fin-Syn rules had prevented networks from owning more than a very small portion of the programs they aired. This was to prevent an inherent conflict of interest.

At that time, NBC executives testified that gutting Fin-Syn would not lead the network to favor its own programming. To the contrary, the NBC President declared, “It is in our self-interest to do everything we can to promote a strong independent production community.”

But by 1992, NBC was the single largest supplier of its own prime-time programming. Today, if an independent producer wants to get its show on a network’s schedule, it’s a routine practice for the network to demand at least part ownership of the show. This is completely contrary to what NBC and the other networks said they would do when they were trying to get Fin-Syn rescinded.

So while I commend NBCU and Comcast for making voluntary commitments as part of this merger, you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t just trust their promises.

To make matters worse, after Fin-Syn, studios started buying up networks—Disney bought ABC, and Viacom, which owns Paramount, bought CBS. I’m worried that this merger could set off another round of media consolidation. The next thing we know, AT&T and Verizon may decide that they also have to buy a Hollywood studio in order to compete. And that would hurt the ability of Minnesotans—and people around the country—to get access to important information and it will make their cable bills go up.

I look forward to hearing today’s testimony, and the opportunity to discuss some of these important issues in more depth. Thank you.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on February 05, 2010, 12:09:43 PM
heh, Al Franken's opening statement on the Senate Judicial Committe's hearing (starring Jeff Zucher) over the UNBC/Comcast merger:

Quote from: Al Franken
Thank you, Senator Kohl, for giving me an opportunity to speak. As some of you may know, I’m not a lawyer, but I used to be in show business. In fact, I worked for NBC for many years. And what I know from my previous career has given me reason to be concerned—let me rephrase that, very concerned—about the potential merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.

Let me start with something pretty basic: it matters who runs our media companies. The media are our source of entertainment, but they’re also the way we get our information about the world. So when the same company produces the programs and runs the pipes that bring us those programs, we have a reason to be nervous.

I was at NBC in the 1990s, when Financial Interest and Syndication rules—more commonly known as Fin-Syn--were relaxed and then essentially eliminated. Until then, Fin-Syn rules had prevented networks from owning more than a very small portion of the programs they aired. This was to prevent an inherent conflict of interest.

At that time, NBC executives testified that gutting Fin-Syn would not lead the network to favor its own programming. To the contrary, the NBC President declared, “It is in our self-interest to do everything we can to promote a strong independent production community.”

But by 1992, NBC was the single largest supplier of its own prime-time programming. Today, if an independent producer wants to get its show on a network’s schedule, it’s a routine practice for the network to demand at least part ownership of the show. This is completely contrary to what NBC and the other networks said they would do when they were trying to get Fin-Syn rescinded.

So while I commend NBCU and Comcast for making voluntary commitments as part of this merger, you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t just trust their promises.

To make matters worse, after Fin-Syn, studios started buying up networks—Disney bought ABC, and Viacom, which owns Paramount, bought CBS. I’m worried that this merger could set off another round of media consolidation. The next thing we know, AT&T and Verizon may decide that they also have to buy a Hollywood studio in order to compete. And that would hurt the ability of Minnesotans—and people around the country—to get access to important information and it will make their cable bills go up.

I look forward to hearing today’s testimony, and the opportunity to discuss some of these important issues in more depth. Thank you.


I know it's fashionable to bash Al Franken but the more I see and read from him, the more I like him.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on February 05, 2010, 03:47:30 PM
Al Franken is great.  Why would anyone bash him?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on February 05, 2010, 03:50:34 PM
Al Franken is great.  Why would anyone bash him?

I guess being in law enforcement, and living in the deep south, I hear a lot more of the right wing and far right wing stuff.  But the basic take on him, regardless of what he actually says or does, is that he's a leftie moonbat who writes nasty books about Our Heroes, and since the election was close, he probably stole it using ACORN.  But certainly as a former TV entertainer, is and will always be worthless as a Senator.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on February 05, 2010, 04:16:19 PM
heh, Al Franken's opening statement on the Senate Judicial Committe's hearing (starring Jeff Zucher) over the UNBC/Comcast merger:

Quote from: Al Franken
Thank you, Senator Kohl, for giving me an opportunity to speak. As some of you may know, I’m not a lawyer, but I used to be in show business. In fact, I worked for NBC for many years. And what I know from my previous career has given me reason to be concerned—let me rephrase that, very concerned—about the potential merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.

Let me start with something pretty basic: it matters who runs our media companies. The media are our source of entertainment, but they’re also the way we get our information about the world. So when the same company produces the programs and runs the pipes that bring us those programs, we have a reason to be nervous.

I was at NBC in the 1990s, when Financial Interest and Syndication rules—more commonly known as Fin-Syn--were relaxed and then essentially eliminated. Until then, Fin-Syn rules had prevented networks from owning more than a very small portion of the programs they aired. This was to prevent an inherent conflict of interest.

At that time, NBC executives testified that gutting Fin-Syn would not lead the network to favor its own programming. To the contrary, the NBC President declared, “It is in our self-interest to do everything we can to promote a strong independent production community.”

But by 1992, NBC was the single largest supplier of its own prime-time programming. Today, if an independent producer wants to get its show on a network’s schedule, it’s a routine practice for the network to demand at least part ownership of the show. This is completely contrary to what NBC and the other networks said they would do when they were trying to get Fin-Syn rescinded.

So while I commend NBCU and Comcast for making voluntary commitments as part of this merger, you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t just trust their promises.

To make matters worse, after Fin-Syn, studios started buying up networks—Disney bought ABC, and Viacom, which owns Paramount, bought CBS. I’m worried that this merger could set off another round of media consolidation. The next thing we know, AT&T and Verizon may decide that they also have to buy a Hollywood studio in order to compete. And that would hurt the ability of Minnesotans—and people around the country—to get access to important information and it will make their cable bills go up.

I look forward to hearing today’s testimony, and the opportunity to discuss some of these important issues in more depth. Thank you.

I will be stealing this to talk about in my Politics of Pop Culture class. It just fascinates me that theoretically someday every media will be owned by one person.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on February 05, 2010, 05:38:23 PM
Al Franken is great.  Why would anyone bash him?

I guess being in law enforcement, and living in the deep south, I hear a lot more of the right wing and far right wing stuff.  But the basic take on him, regardless of what he actually says or does, is that he's a leftie moonbat who writes nasty books about Our Heroes, and since the election was close, he probably stole it using ACORN.  But certainly as a former TV entertainer, is and will always be worthless as a Senator.

OK.  yeah, but that's all horseCINECAST!.

But I live in the opposite part of the country.  Literally and figuratively.  ;)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on February 06, 2010, 12:32:36 AM
I like Al.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 06, 2010, 01:12:28 AM
I like Al.

I prefer (http://home.comcast.net/~matchgame/3x5pictures/BettyWhite4.jpg)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on February 09, 2010, 02:01:55 AM
XLIV dethrones M*A*S*H (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/09/sports/football/09sandomir.html)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on February 23, 2010, 12:48:20 AM
Sucky Jay Leno announces sucky guests for his sucky return (http://www.avclub.com/articles/sucky-jay-leno-announces-sucky-guests-for-his-suck,38490/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 23, 2010, 12:53:19 AM
Sucky Jay Leno announces sucky guests for his sucky return (http://www.avclub.com/articles/sucky-jay-leno-announces-sucky-guests-for-his-suck,38490/)

Palin and White could be huge if they stay on the couch together.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on March 02, 2010, 10:55:36 AM
Ebert on Oprah (http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/2078718,roger-ebert-oprah-oscars-030210.article)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 03, 2010, 08:20:06 AM
Not buzz, but this never gets old,

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Big Vagina (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGjElvt4nP8#)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on March 03, 2010, 09:01:24 AM
Also not buzz, but I digressed onto this on another thread, decided it was too big a digression, but feel compelled to share it with you anyway (because my opinions are sooooo important)...

I think they should revive Emergency! as a TV show.  And not a gritty naked people and gore show either.  My nephews are crazy about fire engines and police and such (as most little boys are) and any police/firefighter shows of recent years are waaaaay too far over their age level.  A simple show featuring realistic rescue scenarios would probably do well.  And not one that involves following every episode to keep track of all the intricate lives of the characters.

I bought a season of Emergency! on DVD for my nephew for Xmas and not only does HE love it, but it's a hit on family ski weekends with all the cousins and older family members as well.  My sister says every time Jake watches it, her husband Bob ends up watching it with him and half the time the next door neighbor (guy, he's a cop) ends up watching it too.

Obviously the male need for exciting fire/rescue/paramedic drama is underserved by current day television offerings.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 04, 2010, 11:50:35 PM
Conan's production company is filming a pilot for NBC?!? (http://abovethelaw.com/2010/03/conan_obrien_and_nbc_team_up_f.php)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on March 04, 2010, 11:52:09 PM
Conan's production company is filming a pilot for NBC?!? (http://abovethelaw.com/2010/03/conan_obrien_and_nbc_team_up_f.php)

Old news.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 04, 2010, 11:53:36 PM
Conan's production company is filming a pilot for NBC?!? (http://abovethelaw.com/2010/03/conan_obrien_and_nbc_team_up_f.php)

Old news.

then why wasn't it posted?  WHY FROHAM!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on March 04, 2010, 11:58:12 PM
Conan's production company is filming a pilot for NBC?!? (http://abovethelaw.com/2010/03/conan_obrien_and_nbc_team_up_f.php)

Old news.

then why wasn't it posted?  WHY FROHAM!

I have failed you, Master.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on March 05, 2010, 03:19:15 AM
Rome movie. (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/03/04/hbo-rome-movie/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on March 05, 2010, 09:15:23 AM
Rome movie. (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/03/04/hbo-rome-movie/)

Kick ass!!!

Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on March 16, 2010, 01:42:42 AM
The Larry Sanders Show - Complete Series! (http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Larry-Sanders-DVD-Plans/13400)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on March 16, 2010, 03:28:36 AM
Yay!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on March 16, 2010, 12:14:33 PM
About damn time.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on April 12, 2010, 11:51:58 AM
Conan going to TBS (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118017595.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on April 12, 2010, 11:54:12 AM
Conan going to TBS (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118017595.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)

I do not feel good about this.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: tinyholidays on April 12, 2010, 12:08:14 PM
Conan going to TBS (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118017595.html?categoryid=14&cs=1)

Whoa, what??

He's the lead-in to George Lopez?

And since when does tbs have any interest in appointment viewing?

I'm anticipating a lot of jokes about Friends reruns.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on April 12, 2010, 12:58:16 PM
Bummer, I CINECAST!ing hate TBS. It's pretty much the opposite of "very funny".
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 12, 2010, 01:02:47 PM
Quote
Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan's show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network. For decades, late-night TV has been dominated by broadcast television. Now, with a young audience and a growing late-night lineup, TBS is set to be the choice of comedy fans for years to come."

huh?  yeah, Lopez really brings in the kids ::)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: tinyholidays on April 12, 2010, 01:13:02 PM
Quote
Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan's show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network. For decades, late-night TV has been dominated by broadcast television. Now, with a young audience and a growing late-night lineup, TBS is set to be the choice of comedy fans for years to come."

I know I can't wait for my daily dose of House of Payne.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on April 12, 2010, 01:23:35 PM
Bummer, I CINECAST!ing hate TBS. It's pretty much the opposite of "very funny".

Of course, I'm still going to watch.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on April 12, 2010, 01:33:34 PM
Coco needs you, now more than ever.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on April 12, 2010, 04:59:03 PM
I'm so confused. Fox couldn't afford him, but TBS can?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Basil on April 12, 2010, 05:01:41 PM
Here's (http://www.deadline.com/2010/04/conan-obrien-makes-tbs-deal/) what happened:

Fox just issued this statement: "Conan is a great talent and we wish him every success." Sources tell us that Fox's senior executive team which had been in discussions with Team Conan told O'Brien's representatives last week that it didn't look like a deal could happen imminently because of all the clearances necessary to launch a late-night show. Many of Fox's O&O and affiliate stations were locked into long-term syndication deals for the time slot following their local late night news. "They couldn't unwind the long-term syndication deals with 30 Rock and The Office," a source tells us. Insiders stress that Fox still wanted Conan despite the structural issues. They also insist Peter Rice did everything he could, but that a deal just couldn't be made immediately. They say Fox wasn't shell-shocked by today's news and in fact knew about it in advance, but the broadcast network had agreed to keep all information confidential while O'Brien negotiated elsewhere and sealed the deal.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on April 12, 2010, 05:12:08 PM
You're so showbiz, Basil, what with your reading of Nikki Finke and all.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Basil on April 12, 2010, 06:08:34 PM
Heh, I've actually mostly given up on Finke. The Playlist (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/) is my new go-to source.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on April 12, 2010, 06:10:19 PM
Cool, I've never heard of that one.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 12, 2010, 08:30:55 PM
"Werner Herzog Making Prehistoric Cave Art Documentary In 3D"

best headline ever?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Basil on April 13, 2010, 12:50:10 AM
Winner!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Katebo on April 13, 2010, 10:30:32 PM
Holy Crap. Next week, Glee does Madonna and here's the first look- Jane Lynch utterly rocking "Vogue". Enjoy-

Hulu - Glee: Vogue (http://www.hulu.com/embed/WE9FkddhO149ov2-LqbnxQ)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Colleen on April 16, 2010, 11:11:32 AM
Doctor Who Series 5 Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv5HjV5Ru1g&feature=related#)

Doctor Who Series 5 BBC One Trailer #3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRLXqc-BcVI#)

Promos for the new Doctor Who season--tomorrow night @ 9 on BBC America!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 17, 2010, 03:12:47 PM
Quote
Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan's show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network. For decades, late-night TV has been dominated by broadcast television. Now, with a young audience and a growing late-night lineup, TBS is set to be the choice of comedy fans for years to come."

huh?  yeah, Lopez really brings in the kids ::)

I don't know how applicable this is, but when I was observing in a high school for sub stuff a week ago I was sitting at a table with five or six of the kids and they all had a lengthy conversation about George Lopez, both his sit com and his talk show. They all seemed to like them.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on April 20, 2010, 03:14:12 PM
Curb coming back. (http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/418744_tvgif20.html)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on April 20, 2010, 03:26:34 PM
Curb coming back. (http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/418744_tvgif20.html)


wow. 'xcitin!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on April 20, 2010, 04:20:08 PM
I'm so happy!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on May 02, 2010, 12:46:44 AM
Anyone know anything about Gervais/Merchant's possible (?) new show Life's Too Short?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: michael x on May 02, 2010, 11:08:13 PM
Caught the second half of the new Boondocks. Werner Herzog makes an appearance. :D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on May 13, 2010, 07:06:52 PM
Quote from: [url=http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/05/13/nbc-cancels-law-order/]EW[/url]
Now this is what I call a Law & Order twist: NBC is declining to comment on a Deadline  report claiming the network has opted to not to renew the long-running procedural for what would have been a record-breaking 21st season. If true, it means Dick Wolf will have to settle for simply tying Gunsmoke‘s record as TV’s longest-running drama series. “It’s a fluid situation,” says a source close to the talks. “It’s not a done deal. It’s possible this is just a negotiations tactic.” I’m told the L&O drama is not expected to have an impact on the expected renewal of Law & Order: SVU and imminent pickup of new spinoff Law & Order: Los Angeles.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on June 11, 2010, 12:12:09 AM
(http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/TWD-Episode101-Zombie-Grass-WM-560.jpg)

First production still from AMC's Walking Dead. Looks cool.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Abomination on June 11, 2010, 12:21:46 AM
If that show is half as good as the comic it's going to be great.  Cannot wait!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 13, 2010, 11:14:36 PM
So Fox is putting a whole lotta weight behind Kilborn's new show...

"The Kilborn File" (http://bit.ly/bQFYKD)

Quote
Produced by Twentieth Television, half-hour "The Kilborn File" will have a six-week run on Fox Television Station O&Os in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix, Detroit and Austin, Texas, beginning June 28. Depending upon the city, show will air at 6:30, 7 or 7:30 p.m. and replace the current syndie sitcom airing at that timeslot.

Kilborn was host on CBS' "The Late Late Show" for five years and was often talked about as a possible latenight fixture but left the Eye in 2004. He has been off the air since. Before hosting "The Daily Show," Kilborn was a popular anchor on ESPN's signature show "SportsCenter."

In "The Kilborn Files" the host will offer opinions on pop culture and current events. He'll also have guests and a "power panel" that will weigh in on issues of the day.

While Twentieth wasn't specifically looking for a show that offered a humorous take on current events, Kilborn pitched the yakker and found the studio very interested.

"From a conceptual standpoint, this is his baby," Frank Cicha, senior VP of programming for Fox Television Stations, told Daily Variety . "He delivered on every comic concept he described to us. It's very well thought out. Comedy is hard, and doing it five days a week is near impossible, but enough was delivered. You knew there was something there."

Cicha also said the comparisons to "The Daily Show" may be premature. And, with "The Daily Show" on basic cable, Stewart and his team have more leeway in terms of language and content than Kilborn would have on Fox's O&Os.

"I'm not sure it'll be as political as that," he said. "I don't see it going in that direction. It might be less politics and more pop culture."

Show, produced by Lon Rosen, will tape in Los Angeles before a live audience.

is this their first tepid step toward late night?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 25, 2010, 02:30:45 PM
Just found out today that NBC decided not to pick up The Strip, the comedy being written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant with Dave Holmes in the lead role. They did shoot a pilot and it has been universally praised online, but for whatever reason NBC decided not to pick up the series.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on June 25, 2010, 02:46:36 PM
Just found out today that NBC decided not to pick up The Strip, the comedy being written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant with Dave Holmes in the lead role. They did shoot a pilot and it has been universally praised online, but for whatever reason NBC decided not to pick up the series.

It's like NBC is actively trying to sabotage themselves. They finally get a solid Thurs. night comedy lineup going and then replace the best of the bunch with a show that appears to be total garbage. Lennon and Garant have proven their talent repeatedly (and even if the big budget stuff isn't good, it's financially successful) so hopefully they'll get something else somewhere soon.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: tinyholidays on June 25, 2010, 03:41:47 PM
Just found out today that NBC decided not to pick up The Strip, the comedy being written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant with Dave Holmes in the lead role. They did shoot a pilot and it has been universally praised online, but for whatever reason NBC decided not to pick up the series.

It's like NBC is actively trying to sabotage themselves. They finally get a solid Thurs. night comedy lineup going and then replace the best of the bunch with a show that appears to be total garbage. Lennon and Garant have proven their talent repeatedly (and even if the big budget stuff isn't good, it's financially successful) so hopefully they'll get something else somewhere soon.

 :( :( >:( :( :'(

Why.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on July 02, 2010, 03:14:17 AM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/23wpl6x.jpg)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 02, 2010, 08:34:12 AM
 :D Haven't seen Family Guy since it was canceled.

I missed the first two, and with the Lips on Sunday soon to be three, episodes of Frankenhole  :'(  :'(  :'( Sorry Dino, but I didn't know it was happening! I'll be watching from here on out. Go Orel!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on July 06, 2010, 05:36:33 PM
Possible return of Beavis and Butt-Head (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-43585-Entertainment-Reviews-Examiner~y2010m7d6-REVIEWniverse-exclusive-Beavis-and-ButtHead-creator-Mike-Judge-working-on-30-new-episodes)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on July 09, 2010, 11:56:54 AM
Nice to see the Taylors and Amy Poehler get nominated. Treme got the shaft.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 13, 2010, 12:21:46 AM
Possible return of Beavis and Butt-Head (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-43585-Entertainment-Reviews-Examiner~y2010m7d6-REVIEWniverse-exclusive-Beavis-and-ButtHead-creator-Mike-Judge-working-on-30-new-episodes)

 videos will be back on MTV!!!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on July 13, 2010, 12:29:53 AM
Thanks to CINECAST!ing AT&T U-Verse I'm about to lose IFC and AMC. Bastards.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: tinyholidays on July 13, 2010, 12:32:57 AM
Thanks to CINECAST!ing AT&T U-Verse I'm about to lose IFC and AMC. Bastards.

Unacceptable.

 >:(
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 13, 2010, 09:00:17 AM
You gonna see if you can get a better deal, or are you one of those people tethered to AT&T via your iPhone?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on July 13, 2010, 09:53:33 AM
You gonna see if you can get a better deal, or are you one of those people tethered to AT&T via your iPhone?

That plus it's better than Comcast in my area.

I didn't get AMC HD anyways so that won't be a big deal. Just having to wait until new episodes hit the net will be annoying.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on July 13, 2010, 05:34:25 PM
Anyone else antsy in their pantsy for The Pillars of the Earth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1453159/)? Casting looks good. I loved the story. I hope it turns out well!

It should hold me over until this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/) finally comes out.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bondo on July 13, 2010, 05:41:44 PM
Part of me thinks Pillars of the Earth is to The Tudors what Spartacus is to Rome. That is to say a Starz series playing off the stylings of a major show on a competing premium network. And Spartacus just isn't that compelling while Rome is near to The Wire as my favorite HBO show. Then again, I'm not big on The Tudors so maybe it will work the inverse this time.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on July 13, 2010, 05:55:49 PM
Yeah, I'm not too big on The Tudors either. I've been meaning to give it another shot.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 13, 2010, 07:33:20 PM
IAN MCSHANE! And the guy he is playing is pretty fun.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on July 14, 2010, 11:16:16 PM
Luck (http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/hbo-orders-horseracing-drama-starring-dustin-hoffman.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+live_feed+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Live+Feed%29&utm_content=Twitter)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 14, 2010, 11:55:32 PM
Possible return of Beavis and Butt-Head (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-43585-Entertainment-Reviews-Examiner~y2010m7d6-REVIEWniverse-exclusive-Beavis-and-ButtHead-creator-Mike-Judge-working-on-30-new-episodes)

Seems to be definite now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on July 15, 2010, 10:46:48 AM
Luck (http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/hbo-orders-horseracing-drama-starring-dustin-hoffman.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+live_feed+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Live+Feed%29&utm_content=Twitter)

This could really be something :)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 15, 2010, 10:58:49 AM
Luck (http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/hbo-orders-horseracing-drama-starring-dustin-hoffman.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+live_feed+%28The+Hollywood+Reporter+-+Live+Feed%29&utm_content=Twitter)

This could really be something :)

that. sounds. amazing.

also:
Quote
and Nick Nolte.
!!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on July 15, 2010, 11:14:23 AM
Yep, definitely looking forward to it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on July 16, 2010, 07:09:16 PM
Thanks to CINECAST!ing AT&T U-Verse I'm about to lose IFC and AMC. Bastards.

Apparently they reached a deal. Now I can continue to ignore the existence of AMC unless MM or BB is on!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on July 16, 2010, 07:11:29 PM
Thanks to CINECAST!ing AT&T U-Verse I'm about to lose IFC and AMC. Bastards.

Apparently they reached a deal. Now I can continue to ignore the existence of AMC unless MM or BB is on!

Rubicon on AMC looks like it could be very good.  I thought everyone got AMC, even with basic.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on July 16, 2010, 07:23:26 PM
Thanks to CINECAST!ing AT&T U-Verse I'm about to lose IFC and AMC. Bastards.

Apparently they reached a deal. Now I can continue to ignore the existence of AMC unless MM or BB is on!

Rubicon on AMC looks like it could be very good.  I thought everyone got AMC, even with basic.

AT&T was going to drop it (along with IFC and WE) because they thought it was more expensive than it was worth being part of the package.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 21, 2010, 05:45:25 PM
Sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender announced (http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/). Will be about a wavebender. I wish it was about this bender. (http://elblogdelchino.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/bender1.jpg)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 21, 2010, 05:47:38 PM
You wrong Jr. I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on August 03, 2010, 01:44:49 PM
Olyphant on The Office next season.

I hope it's a Justified cross-over!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on August 03, 2010, 01:47:33 PM
Sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender announced (http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/). Will be about a wavebender. I wish it was about this bender. (http://elblogdelchino.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/bender1.jpg)
"...the new series will focus on a teenage girl avatar named Korra [who's described] as hotheaded, independent and 'ready to take on the world.'"

Ugh, hotheaded.

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on August 03, 2010, 02:30:36 PM
Olyphant on The Office next season.

I hope it's a Justified cross-over!

I want to see him bring the mud from Deadwood. And if he could get Al to come along too, that'd be great. What if Al was Michael's replacement!?!?!?!?!? Greatest idea ever.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 03, 2010, 04:24:49 PM
Rob Lowe signed on to be a regular on Parks and Rec, neato.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 03, 2010, 05:43:00 PM
Sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender announced (http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/). Will be about a wavebender. I wish it was about this bender. (http://elblogdelchino.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/bender1.jpg)
"...the new series will focus on a teenage girl avatar named Korra [who's described] as hotheaded, independent and 'ready to take on the world.'"

Ugh, hotheaded.
But Zuko was the best character in the original series and a complete hothead. Well, he's the best character after Appa.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on August 03, 2010, 08:55:04 PM
But Zuko was the best character in the original series and a complete hothead. Well, he's the best character after Appa.

I don't mind hotheadedness in supporting characters (small doses ftw), but it's something that scares me in a protagonist (especially in a cartoon).

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 03, 2010, 09:54:09 PM
Maybe...I dunno. I find most TV protagonists are never as interesting as the side-characters but just provide a way to push forward the narrative of the show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 04, 2010, 12:21:05 AM
Louie is coming back for at least 13 more episodes in Season 2 at some point, which is good news. Tonight's episode was good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on August 04, 2010, 12:33:44 AM
Rob Lowe signed on to be a regular on Parks and Rec, neato.

It'd be even more neato if NBC didn't pull the show from the Thurs. lineup. Bastards.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Clovis8 on August 04, 2010, 06:41:11 AM
Rob Lowe signed on to be a regular on Parks and Rec, neato.

side bet he quits within 10 eps because he is "not the star".  ;D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 04, 2010, 08:25:06 AM
Rob Lowe signed on to be a regular on Parks and Rec, neato.

It'd be even more neato if NBC didn't pull the show from the Thurs. lineup. Bastards.

Thought it's only not there because Amy is pregnant and that would overly complicate the filming procedure.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on August 04, 2010, 12:28:32 PM
It wouldn't actually.  They already filmed enough episodes to cover the time she'd have to miss.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 04, 2010, 12:35:19 PM
Interesting. Didn't know how many episodes they tended to do at a time/when filming started.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on August 04, 2010, 12:49:14 PM
Remember that super great miniseries The Lost Room? The creators are making a comic book sequel series. This is happy news. Now I need to rewatch the miniseries again.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: sdedalus on August 05, 2010, 02:11:51 AM
Interesting. Didn't know how many episodes they tended to do at a time/when filming started.

One of the writers said this at the time the delay was announced.  They said they'd kept working after wrapping Season 2 knowing Poehler was pregnant and would need filmed episodes to cover.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 05, 2010, 12:53:41 PM
Remember that super great miniseries The Lost Room? The creators are making a comic book sequel series. This is happy news. Now I need to rewatch the miniseries again.

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK.  The Lost Room was a really cool miniseries, and an even better idea.  Its too bad that the original idea of a weekly series got condensed into a 3 Part Mini.  There was so much potential there.  The first part of the miniseries lays the ground work for one of the most interesting Scifi/Fantasy worlds I've ever seen.  The intrigue, context.  The whole cult/religion aspect versus power hungry collectors versus collectors who just like collecting.

Now I want to rewatch this!

Thanks for the heads up Junior, I may be setting up a mailbox at my local comic shop again...

Oh, any idea when the first issue is set to drop?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on August 05, 2010, 12:57:53 PM
It's early next year. They just announced it at Comic Con.  (http://www.red5comics.com/?p=702)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jbissell on August 05, 2010, 01:36:43 PM
Breaking Bad won't be back until July 2011  >:(
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 05, 2010, 02:26:03 PM
Wow, I wish I had waited a while to start catching up.  :P
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on August 05, 2010, 04:43:09 PM
I gotta say, though it may sound stupid, this news about the Lost Room comics is really, really great.  It made my day.  Cause,  I was having a kinda crappy one.  I'm so excited to revisit that universe.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on August 06, 2010, 05:53:01 AM
Glad I could do my part!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Beavermoose on August 06, 2010, 09:55:06 AM
Apparently the Buzz for the walking dead was so good that its already been renewed for another season.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on September 23, 2010, 11:19:17 AM
New tv show starring Ben and Locke as former special ops agents coming to NBC. (http://tv.ign.com/articles/112/1122867p1.html) Jawesome.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FroHam X on September 23, 2010, 11:23:56 AM
New tv show starring Ben and Locke as former special ops agents coming to NBC. (http://tv.ign.com/articles/112/1122867p1.html) Jawesome.

They need to add Hurley and Sawyer and maybe Charlie to this and it will easily be the best TV show ever made.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on June 22, 2011, 01:03:13 PM
The Powers show could actually work! (http://www.avclub.com/articles/fxs-powers-casts-jason-patric-and-lucy-punch,57923/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on June 28, 2011, 12:58:37 AM
Oh yes. Jason Issacs!

Awake - Full Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfPVoiQKFvk#ws)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 23, 2011, 10:35:16 PM
The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra Trailer (http://www.nicktoons.com/videos/clip/nicktoons-avatar-legend-of-korra-teaser-cx24.html)

Looks like a keeper to me.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Melvil on July 23, 2011, 11:16:24 PM
That looks goooorgeous. The art direction for the original series was stunning, but it looks like they've got more money going to the screen on this one. Color me excited! I have no idea what the story will be like, but I think it's incredibly awesome that they're leaving the original story and characters completed and doing something new in the same world.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on July 24, 2011, 05:04:03 AM
Oh wow.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 16, 2011, 12:48:51 PM
Hey man, you like Source Code? Me too, it's a great film from 2011. It's going to be a CBS show now (http://www.avclub.com/articles/cbs-to-relive-source-code-over-and-over-again-as-a,61855/)!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Katebo on September 16, 2011, 01:26:08 PM
They're looking to remake Sherlock too (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-investigating-sherlock-holmes-mommy-234792). CBS- originality reigns.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 16, 2011, 02:53:29 PM
I think CBS is going to run out of law enforcement-legal system related professions soon. They may have to do a show about a traffic cop.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: dheaton on September 16, 2011, 02:53:51 PM
Hey man, you like Source Code? Me too, it's a great film from 2011. It's going to be a CBS show now (http://www.avclub.com/articles/cbs-to-relive-source-code-over-and-over-again-as-a,61855/)!

Yikes.  Since this is on CBS, I expect it will feel more like CSI than anything resembling a risk-taking sci-fi series. I liked Source Code, but I'm not sure this is going to work.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 21, 2011, 09:32:49 PM
Arrested Development Reunion (http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2011/09/arrested-development-cast-to-reunite?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20uproxx/warmingglow%20(Warming%20Glow)).

I'd like to be there.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on November 08, 2011, 02:19:59 PM
Brian K. Vaughan is writing the HBO version of Stephen King's Under the Dome. (http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/brian-k-vaughan-to-adapt-stephen-kings-under-the-dome-as-series-for-showtime/)

This is a great choice. His Y: The Last Man is great at the post-apocalyptic thing and his work on Lost was really strong, too.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 09, 2011, 01:27:28 AM
Brian K. Vaughan is writing the HBO version of Stephen King's Under the Dome. (http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/brian-k-vaughan-to-adapt-stephen-kings-under-the-dome-as-series-for-showtime/)

This made my day.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on November 12, 2011, 10:37:37 PM
For fans of Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson: "The Song of Lunch," (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/songoflunch/) airing tomorrow on PBS.

Haven't heard anything about it 'cept they're in it.  Enough for me.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sandy on November 13, 2011, 12:01:46 AM
For fans of Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson: "The Song of Lunch," (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/songoflunch/) airing tomorrow on PBS.

Haven't heard anything about it 'cept they're in it.  Enough for me.

!!!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on November 13, 2011, 12:07:36 AM
 

!!!
I know!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 22, 2011, 12:15:19 PM
Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper as series regulars on a TV show (HBO's The Corrections based on the novel by Jonathan Frazen)! Count me in (Dianne Wiest also stars).

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/11/22/ewan-mcgregor-corrections/
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on January 29, 2013, 09:31:11 AM
Hey FLY, get ready for more Buttercup (http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/powerpuff-girls-are-coming-back.html?mid=twitter_vulture).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 29, 2013, 09:36:03 AM
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. I used to be more of a Bubbles, but upon rewatch I consider myself more of a Blossom.

EDIT: After seeing "Powerpuff Girls Forever" recently though and loving the HDification I'm a bit skeptical about a CG look.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on March 29, 2013, 11:17:53 AM
MARON (http://www.ifc.com/maron/videos/maron-trailer) trailer, starring...Garrett?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on July 30, 2013, 06:53:02 AM
Mads Mikkelsen's ("this guy on HANNIBAL") brother to play mighty-cheekboned baddie on SHERLOCK. (http://www.avclub.com/articles/sherlock-casts-lars-mikkelsen-from-danish-the-kill,100882/?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=feeds&utm_source=channel_film)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on September 08, 2013, 11:26:22 PM
TRUE DETECTIVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8i5CR4kDjM)

(This thing gives me chills. I could not be more excited.)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: verbALs on September 09, 2013, 01:15:56 AM
That looks fascinating, but I can't square the trailer with the cast list. I'll say no more.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 09, 2013, 01:29:57 AM
I've been waiting for a trailer for that!

I believe Cary Fukunaga is directing all eight episodes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on September 09, 2013, 08:03:37 AM
I believe Cary Fukunaga is directing all eight episodes.

He is, indeed.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 09, 2013, 08:15:00 AM
I believe Cary Fukunaga is directing all eight episodes.

He is, indeed.

Dank, been looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 17, 2013, 07:54:25 PM
This young up-and-coming screenwriter who probably hasn't written anything famous or influential will be writing for Mad Men this season. Maybe you guys have heard of him. (http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/screenwriter-robert-towne-joins-writing-staff-of-mad-men-exclusive-1200615261/)

Also, Mad Men will in fact end with season 7, but AMC is going Sopranos/Breaking Bad style and the final season will be 14 episodes with 7 in 2014 and 7 in 2015.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on September 17, 2013, 09:22:37 PM
7 & 7? Seems fitting for Don Draper...
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jdc on September 17, 2013, 09:25:25 PM
he hardly seems like a 7&7 man but that reminds me that I need to catch up on some Madmen.. do they have the latest on Netflix?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 17, 2013, 09:43:22 PM
This young up-and-coming screenwriter who probably hasn't written anything famous or influential will be writing for Mad Men this season. Maybe you guys have heard of him. (http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/screenwriter-robert-towne-joins-writing-staff-of-mad-men-exclusive-1200615261/)

Also, Mad Men will in fact end with season 7, but AMC is going Sopranos/Breaking Bad style and the final season will be 14 episodes with 7 in 2014 and 7 in 2015.

Hopefully better handled than BB. Also, this is totally two seasons, CINECAST! what AMC says.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 17, 2013, 10:53:01 PM
he hardly seems like a 7&7 man but that reminds me that I need to catch up on some Madmen.. do they have the latest on Netflix?

Usually they put the past season online when the new season airs. So when season 7 part 1 (presumably airing in April) begins, season 6 should be on Netflix.

And yet for whatever reason I didn't see Sons of Anarchy S5 on there and the new season just started.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jdc on September 18, 2013, 12:34:54 AM
Mad men have done 6 seasons?  I have 2 to catch up on:) Just finished the first half of Breaking Bad...glad they put that up before the complete season was done.  But now I have to wait:(
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Alan Smithee on September 18, 2013, 04:18:37 AM
I wouldn't hire an up and comer to do the final season of my show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on September 18, 2013, 11:08:10 AM
I wouldn't hire an up and comer to do the final season of my show.

But you would hire Robert Towne, right?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Alan Smithee on September 19, 2013, 05:31:27 AM
I wouldn't hire an up and comer to do the final season of my show.

Joking
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: AAAutin on October 29, 2013, 05:28:57 PM
Steve McQueen plotting his six degrees of shame (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/steve-mcqueen-hbo-series.php?) at HBO. (SIX IN THE CITY?)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 29, 2013, 07:58:29 PM
Will watch, obvi.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on January 19, 2014, 12:46:09 PM
http://youtu.be/Y1LzcS7Db68
Wasn't really sure what to make of the first season but this looks pretty good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on April 10, 2014, 12:44:44 PM
Colbert is the new Letterman. (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26979926)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Antares on April 10, 2014, 01:53:31 PM
Colbert is the new Letterman. (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26979926)

I hope he doesn't wind up regretting the move to late night like Craig Kilborn.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on April 10, 2014, 02:02:12 PM
I though leaving late night TV was what Kilborn regretted.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Antares on April 10, 2014, 02:24:28 PM
IIRC, his ratings were horrible. He couldn't hold Letterman's audience, who would switch to Conan.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on April 10, 2014, 02:31:43 PM
Ah, I see. I might be wrong, but I assumed he left to pursue movie acting, so I always figured he regretting leaving TV.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on April 10, 2014, 05:32:35 PM
Whoa.

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Alan Smithee on April 10, 2014, 11:56:09 PM
Ah, I see. I might be wrong, but I assumed he left to pursue movie acting, so I always figured he regretting leaving TV.

I thought the same, although i didn't think it was to pursue acting, has he even been in a movie?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on April 11, 2014, 07:47:57 AM
A small role in Old School, and another comedy I can't think of.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on June 17, 2014, 11:15:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_xvw-_YJSo

All 10 eps directed by Sodaberg. Looks like the prettiest show I'll watch through my fingers.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on July 27, 2014, 10:45:39 AM
'nother one.
http://youtu.be/IWpg6rL5Tj0
I wonder if even Clive Owen remembers any of the projects he's been involved in during the last five years.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on September 30, 2014, 04:51:59 PM
David Fincher will direct the full first season of HBO's adaptation of Utopia (BBC). (http://www.avclub.com/article/david-fincher-directing-entire-first-season-hbos-u-209901) Take that, House of Cards!

Although I didn't like the original show enough to keep watching it, this certainly captures my attention. Exciting!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 07, 2014, 11:01:44 AM
A Myst TV show is in the works (http://variety.com/2014/biz/games/myst-series-in-development-at-legendary-1201322980/).

I am looking forward to this.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on October 11, 2014, 09:36:12 PM
Was among the many who got to see many scenes from Netflix's Daredevil at New York Comic-Con. This is not Agents of SHIELD. I'm not even sure if this is being done by Disney. The DP is the guy who did Fargo. It's dark. It looks more like a crime show you'd see on FX/AMC where the character just happens to wrap a cloth around his face to act as a vigilante by night while he's a blind lawyer by day. The Kingpin is a monster, D'Onofrio is not chewing scenery but is instead quiet, disturbed, calculated. Scenes have a lot of dialogue. It moves at a great pace. It's not the lowest common denominator entertainment, it actually has some thought behind it like it's going to be a thirteen hour movie. A lot of heavy themes that those familiar with Frank Miller or Brian Michael Bendis' runs on Daredevil will be very happy with.

Keeping in mind that I'm obviously seeing this in a room of hyped up people and only seeing the best, but yeah, this is a TV drama before an action show. That much is clear. It's written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and Steven DeKnight (Spartacus) and is starring Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as the lead Matt Murdock, Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, Rosario Dawson as Claire (Night Nurse), Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Fisk, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsly, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Phil Urich, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Scott Glenn as Stick.

A few people around me were groaning because the expected action and the actors not giving very in depth answers about their "art" and instead looking for tidbits on if so and so would appear. But I'm f'in sold.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on October 11, 2014, 09:55:13 PM
Sounds interesting. I had forgotten about that, but your write up is intriguing.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on October 11, 2014, 10:36:03 PM
It's aspects of Frank Miller's Man Without Fear/Born Again meets an aesthetic that I saw on shows like Breaking Bad or House of Cards.

Also, this premiered at the con. It was supposed to be a pilot at FX, but it's going to be the Playstation Network's first original series starring Sharlto Copley, Michelle Forbes, and Eddie Izzard and is based on a critically acclaimed independent comic. I'm hesitant and the trailer leaves me mixed a bit, but I'm crossing my fingers... The pilot is directed by David Slade (Hard Candy, NBCs Awake and Hannibal) and produced by some Breaking Bad alum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P02QmncDOzM
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on October 11, 2014, 11:55:47 PM
Heh, Copley isn't quite as big as the character is in the comic. Still looks kinda cool.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on October 12, 2014, 04:23:45 AM
I saw an article about Daredevil this morning and i just assumed it was a movie. Turns out it's a tv show. That shows how much i care but when i realized Charlie Cox was Owen Sleater from Boardwalk Empire i gotta say I'm a little bit interested now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on October 15, 2014, 05:04:45 PM
HBO is finally going to let you watch its shows without cable (http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/15/6982049/hbo-go-will-offer-standalone-subscription-2015)

This is the greatest news I've read in a while.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 15, 2014, 08:23:59 PM
CINECAST! HBO. How do you go almost an entire year and not launch a CINECAST!ing HBO Go app on Xbox One? Like, there's already an Xbox 360 app. It can't be that CINECAST!ing hard, they are HBO.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 20, 2014, 08:37:37 AM
First look at BBC's adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (http://io9.com/first-look-at-the-bbcs-jonathan-strange-mr-norrell-s-1660791566).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Tequila on November 20, 2014, 08:42:40 AM
There's gonna be two new episodes of Luther next year.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on November 20, 2014, 10:04:07 AM
First look at BBC's adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (http://io9.com/first-look-at-the-bbcs-jonathan-strange-mr-norrell-s-1660791566).

Eddie Marsan is perfect casting for that role. 7 parts! I hope it's good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on November 20, 2014, 01:13:53 PM
First look at BBC's adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (http://io9.com/first-look-at-the-bbcs-jonathan-strange-mr-norrell-s-1660791566).

Eddie Marsan is perfect casting for that role. 7 parts! I hope it's good.

Can't wait. Loved the book. Should make for an amazing show.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on November 20, 2014, 03:16:17 PM
There's gonna be two new episodes of Luther next year.

There's going to be an American version as well.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on November 20, 2014, 07:54:19 PM
I hadn't heard about the Daredevil series until reading StudentOFilm's month-old post today. I'm so excited.

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on December 02, 2014, 06:18:30 PM
http://deadline.com/2014/12/the-wire-remastered-hd-hbo-1201306576/
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 02, 2014, 06:26:13 PM
Dave Simon on the aspect ratio (http://davidsimon.com/the-wire-in-hd/).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: goodguy on December 04, 2014, 03:40:54 PM
Dave Simon on the aspect ratio (http://davidsimon.com/the-wire-in-hd/).
Oh dear.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 10, 2014, 08:37:56 AM
First clip from Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

http://youtu.be/5UijYwmlCJQ

Eddie Marsan is spot on.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on December 10, 2014, 10:50:22 AM
Heck yeah he is. This is shaping up to be great.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 13, 2014, 02:07:35 PM
Broadchuch is now streaming on Netflix instant. Heard a lot of great things. Going to start it sometime this week.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on January 15, 2015, 12:04:09 PM
Getting really excited for The Man in the High Castle:

http://www.indiewire.com/article/newest-amazon-pilots-ranked-worst-to-best-ridley-scott-shawn-ryan-vie-to-create-the-next-transparent-20150115
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on January 19, 2015, 11:37:16 AM
A premise I've been thinking for a while would make for a good movie. They've got the cast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui1YlTPlW_8
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Monty on January 19, 2015, 12:51:37 PM
This trailer has been getting a lot of promotion lately, I'm getting a slight 'Fargo' vibe. Pretty good cast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqpH9NmmQPE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqpH9NmmQPE)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on January 19, 2015, 01:05:14 PM
That does look quite good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on March 10, 2015, 08:04:25 PM
I got to see some of this at New York Comic-Con. It looked incredible (and most of the footage were just these great dialogue-heavy scenes).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAy6NJ_D5vU
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Beavermoose on March 11, 2015, 02:52:36 AM
D'Onofrio as the Kingpin might make this worth watching.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on May 07, 2015, 11:19:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKpKAlbJ7BQ

This looks really cool.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bondo on May 07, 2015, 11:30:04 PM
I feel like Netflix has been releasing so much stuff I don't bother unless it really stands out to me. The Wachowskis automatically stand out to me.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on May 07, 2015, 11:38:01 PM
Until it said Wachowskis, I thought somebody was attempting a transparent remake of Cloud Atlas.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 08, 2015, 08:24:18 AM
Anyone catch the 12 Angry Men episode of Inside Amy Schumer?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on May 09, 2015, 12:18:33 PM
Anyone catch the 12 Angry Men episode of Inside Amy Schumer?
Yes.  ;D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on May 13, 2015, 11:30:12 AM
Pretty awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJkusicBa4
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on May 13, 2015, 01:34:41 PM
Yeah, that looks awesome. They didn't hook a new generation of fans so fine. Let's do something for the fans they already have. Jason Segel wasn't the only person who wanted to bring back The Muppets.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2015, 02:30:28 PM
Some of the self-aware humor seems a bit miss, but I'm optimistic.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Verite on June 01, 2015, 07:45:06 PM
John le Carre's The Night Manager is currently filming.  The miniseries is going to air on BBC and AMC in 2016.  Susanne Bier, Tom Hiddleston, House M.D., Olivia Colman, Brutus, Tom Hollander, et al.  8)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on June 02, 2015, 10:28:05 AM
!!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 02, 2015, 11:26:43 AM
John le Carre's The Night Manager is currently filming.  The miniseries is going to air on BBC and AMC in 2016.  Susanne Bier, Tom Hiddleston, House M.D., Olivia Colman, Brutus, Tom Hollander, et al.  8)

Surely you mean Mr Hugh Laurie, the fine British comedian ?  ;)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on June 09, 2015, 04:20:19 PM
Daredevil season 2 has a new Punisher.

(http://x.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/a/10/55774f5c2ea9e.jpg)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on June 16, 2015, 04:08:17 PM
This is a big deal: http://deadline.com/2015/06/american-gods-neil-gaiman-series-starz-1201444976/

Bryan Fuller part of the creative team. A concept made for tv. I'm into it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on June 16, 2015, 05:34:04 PM
All these years I thought this was a thread where people would complain about the sound their tv's were making.


not serious
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 18, 2015, 05:16:03 AM
All these years I thought this was a thread where people would complain about the sound their tv's were making.


not serious

 ;D
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 21, 2015, 04:20:38 PM
10 minutes of the new Muppets TV show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2B5d-8H588

I was smiling throughout.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on July 23, 2015, 08:29:55 AM
I was smiling throughout.

Me too!

This sprang to mind:

https://youtu.be/1gpin2AUAdk
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on July 30, 2015, 10:25:30 PM
http://youtu.be/PLlMTn_Jzok

No wet humping, campers.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on August 18, 2015, 03:37:52 PM
Sounds an awfully lot like The Honourable Woman:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/anne-hathaway-star-ambassadors-wife-816072
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on October 02, 2015, 04:12:27 PM
Ugh.  Why?  I'm getting too old for this  %$@&.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/lethal-weapon-tv-series-fox-matt-miller-1201608733/
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on October 02, 2015, 09:47:54 PM
No Gibson? No Glover? No thanks.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on November 02, 2015, 10:48:31 AM
New Star Trek (https://deadline.com/2015/11/star-trek-tv-series-alex-kurtzman-1201603597/) series at CBS.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 02, 2015, 01:15:50 PM
« And all the nerds in the world screamed in ecstasy... »

from what I understand, they will not be expand-universing with the new movies ?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on November 05, 2015, 02:46:38 PM
Muppets Show Reboot (http://deadline.com/2015/11/the-muppets-showrunner-bob-kushell-exit-kristin-newman-reboot-1201606360/)

I don't understand this at all. The show is good and just a couple of weeks ago I was reading about how ABC was happy with the ratings.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on November 05, 2015, 03:22:10 PM
They're rebooting a 10 episode old show?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 06, 2015, 11:01:01 AM
Though it kind of rips off Louie (but what doesn't, I guess? That's a super surface level comparison anyway), the first few episodes of that new Aziz show on Netflix are pretty good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on November 19, 2015, 12:27:04 AM
If anybody's going to get Vonnegut right on tv, it's Noah Hawley. Love this. http://www.avclub.com/article/fargo-creator-write-tv-adaptation-kurt-vonneguts-c-228617
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on November 19, 2015, 12:40:16 AM
I remember almost nothing of Cat's Cradle, must re-read it. (read it 50 yrs ago, yikes!) Love Vonnegut's wit and wisdom.  I too think Hawley can do it justice.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Alan Smithee on November 19, 2015, 02:38:27 AM
If anybody's going to get Vonnegut right on tv, it's Noah Hawley. Love this. http://www.avclub.com/article/fargo-creator-write-tv-adaptation-kurt-vonneguts-c-228617

The first season of Fargo was a little overhyped, but what I've seen of the second season so far, it might just be the best thing on TV right now. Big Vonnegut fan, this is great news, FX is doing the  best TV right now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on January 10, 2016, 10:39:56 PM
So Lady Gaga beat out Kirsten Dunst for the Golden Globe. I haven't seen American Horror Story but is that as ludicrous as it sounds?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on January 16, 2016, 09:26:34 PM
This poster!!!:

(https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/poster.jpg?w=600&h=900)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on January 18, 2016, 01:48:14 AM
That's pretty terrible.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on January 18, 2016, 02:11:31 PM
That's pretty terrible.

If by "terrible" you mean "awesome", then yes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 22, 2016, 11:43:25 PM
Tom Hiddleston. Hugh Laurie. Olivia Colman. Susanne Bier. John Le Carre. BBC/AMC.  8) 8) 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ZcaKdvML8
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on January 23, 2016, 12:55:03 AM
That looks way better than I had hoped it would look. Wow.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on January 23, 2016, 03:30:29 PM
Sign me up!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 28, 2016, 07:52:03 PM
House of Cards will have a season 5, but without Beau Willimon. (http://tvline.com/2016/01/28/house-of-cards-renewed-season-5-showrunner-exits/[/url)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on February 09, 2016, 08:36:04 PM
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?

Call me a Trekkie. Can't wait to see what Fuller does with this:

http://laist.com/2016/02/09/hannibal_pushing_daisies_creator_to.php
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on February 09, 2016, 09:01:14 PM
Very cool. With that and American Gods it seems like he's got a full plate. A full plate of potential awesomeness.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: goodguy on February 10, 2016, 10:43:22 AM
So instead of turning High Moon into a series, we get yet another Star Trek. Ugh.

Apparently, Bryan Fuller had a little time to go back to his pre-Hannibal self and write this space thingy pilot, which Syfy turned into a TV movie. High Moon is goofy fun with ninjas and dinosaurs on the moon and maybe a third of it is in subtitled Russian. Better than any of the blockbusters you might see in the cinema this year.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on February 10, 2016, 03:20:28 PM
I didn't love High Moon as much as you did. Still, given what he did with the Hannibal universe, Star Trek is pretty open to whatever he wants to do, I think. Maybe there will be a High Moon ep. of the new series.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on February 15, 2016, 03:09:17 AM
Two questions: Is anyone watching or interested in the OJ mini-series?  Also have any of you Aussies tried the STAN service?  It looks tempting for $10/month.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on February 15, 2016, 08:59:45 AM
I am. It's really great. A wide-ranging and empathetic telling of a story that I was alive for, if only just (I think I was like 5 at the start of it all).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on February 15, 2016, 03:56:08 PM
Thanks, Junior, we'll give it a try.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Alan Smithee on February 15, 2016, 05:02:39 PM
I was a little let down by Vinyl.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on February 15, 2016, 05:22:23 PM
I'll be all over that OJ thing once Filmspot season slows down.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on March 24, 2016, 07:11:07 PM
FLCL is one of my favorite things, let alone TV series, ever.

Hoping for the best with this, but... I don't know:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-24/toonami-to-co-produce-2-new-flcl-seasons/.100222
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Paul Phoenix on March 24, 2016, 07:14:49 PM
FLCL is one of my favorite things, let alone TV series, ever.

Hoping for the best with this, but... I don't know:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-24/toonami-to-co-produce-2-new-flcl-seasons/.100222

Holy crap. I'm not as crazy about FLCL as others, but it was a very interesting visual experience, and was lots of fun, not to mention being an engaging and emotional coming of age story. If Production "Ghost in the Shell" I.G. is behind it, I'm sold. With a name like that attached, 7 out of 10 times it's gonna be good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Melvil on March 24, 2016, 07:21:10 PM
Woah. I don't know if it can recapture the magic. Doesn't say anything about The Pillows. Hmmm...
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on March 26, 2016, 06:19:27 PM
Togetherness cancelled by HBO.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hbo-cancels-togetherness-two-seasons-878353

There were things I liked a lot about the show, but can't say I'm heartbroken. Could have called this series: White People Problems.

Amanda Peat was really great though.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on April 15, 2016, 03:47:12 PM
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/game-of-thrones-showrunners-say-there-will-only-be-13-more-episodes-after-season-6-20160415

I'm surprised HBO isn't forcing them to stretch it out a bit. Though I suppose as long as it plays as two full seasons in the calendar year, there isn't much difference between seven and ten episodes.

HBO needs all the time it can get to find a new hit series. They've been flailing, especially in the drama department, for awhile now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on April 18, 2016, 02:26:00 PM
The Night Manager starts tomorrow on AMC!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: verbALs on April 18, 2016, 02:41:08 PM
Ep1 is an acting masterclass by Hiddlestone. Mr Smooth.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on April 18, 2016, 02:41:58 PM
Ep1 is an acting masterclass by Hiddlestone. Mr Smooth.

Excellent.  How's the rest of the series?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: verbALs on April 18, 2016, 02:47:18 PM
It's dark. Very classy. An update of a lot of le Carre tropes. Feels very modern. It's the casting throughout that stands out. Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander I loved. Hard not to but the characters are wonderful.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on April 25, 2016, 12:49:54 PM
All 217 people who will be appearing in Showtime's Twin Peaks...

http://tvline.com/2016/04/25/twin-peaks-revival-cast-list-showtime/

Lot of returning actors, some new names (Tim Roth, Michael Cera) and some that were already announced (Laura Dern, Naomi Watts).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: ses on April 25, 2016, 02:29:41 PM
I was just coming here to post the list.

Jim Belushi? Michael Cera?

There are so many characters, this could be a big ol' mess.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on April 25, 2016, 06:17:11 PM
There are so many characters, this could be a big ol' mess.

I thought the same, but it is 18 hours of TV (thinking of how big the casts of Game of Thrones and House of Cards are with those seasons being 10-13 hours). It does make me think the scope of the Twin Peaks continuation storyline will be bigger. Maybe more taking place outside the town?

I am keeping my fingers crossed. I feel like Lynch and co. will want to take a chance on what they can do now on television which can backfire.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Paul Phoenix on April 25, 2016, 06:38:33 PM
Good god.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja68qSFBPMQ

STOP!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8wOE7J8G1U

What have they done. The PPG reboot looks horrible. They made Bubbles use Internet memes...
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on June 02, 2016, 09:13:19 AM
Showtime gets two season series "Purity" from Daniel Craig, Todd Field, Jonathan Franzen, David Hare and Scott Rudin (http://tvline.com/2016/06/01/showtime-purity-tv-series-daniel-craig-jonathan-franzen/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on June 02, 2016, 01:13:37 PM
Wow, that's a pretty big deal with those names involved. I got on and off the Franzen train pretty quickly, but the other names are interesting. Could be good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: pixote on June 02, 2016, 01:18:16 PM
FLCL is one of my favorite things, let alone TV series, ever.

Hoping for the best with this, but... I don't know:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-24/toonami-to-co-produce-2-new-flcl-seasons/.100222

I'm two months late in seeing this, but it sort of made my day. I mean, it could very well be terrible, but still.

pixote
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on June 16, 2016, 10:37:10 AM
Teaser for Paolo Sorrentino's miniseries "The Young Pope" starring Jude Law, Diane Keaton, James Cromwell and Cecile De France.

It will be airing on HBO in the U.S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE-YmhfuhiA
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 16, 2016, 09:00:57 PM
Sign me up.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on June 20, 2016, 09:25:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX3u0IlBBO4
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 20, 2016, 10:57:16 AM
Looks great!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on June 22, 2016, 12:00:03 PM
The TCA's have really been getting it right the last few years:

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/06/tcas-nominations-2016-mr-robot-people-v-o-j-simpson-1201691609/

Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on July 22, 2016, 06:33:57 PM
First trailer for Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, produced by Bryan Fuller.

https://twitter.com/AmericanGodsSTZ/status/756629065889488896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 22, 2016, 09:17:59 PM
I am very very very very very excited about American Gods. Don't love the source material, but it has great ideas and, well, Bryan Fuller and Ian McShane and Kristen Chennoweth or however you spell her name will have me ready to worship.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 09, 2016, 04:12:43 PM
Marvel's latest Netflix series...

Luke Cage | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkjQvSk2VA#no)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: JakeIsntFake on August 31, 2016, 07:52:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UEcNkhkYPI#NO

Wow.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Beavermoose on September 01, 2016, 07:02:04 AM
Looks great.
Wonder if the split screen thing is just for the promo.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 01, 2016, 09:04:36 AM
They're making a show about Waco (http://www.avclub.com/article/taylor-kitsch-goes-true-detective-cult-leader-waco-241946).

And Michael Shannon is playing one of the FBI agents!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: mañana on September 16, 2016, 10:55:06 PM
I guess I'll have to give Documentary Now! another shot. I'm pretty darn familiar with most of the references and generally love Hader, but something about it just fell flat for me. Maybe it's more fun if one doesn't know what they're parodying?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: oneaprilday on September 17, 2016, 04:45:54 PM
I guess I'll have to give Documentary Now! another shot. I'm pretty darn familiar with most of the references and generally love Hader, but something about it just fell flat for me. Maybe it's more fun if one doesn't know what they're parodying?
Had the same experience but after listening to this week's Pop Culture Happy Hour and the Doc Now discussion, I'm aiming to give it another chance, too.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on October 21, 2016, 09:53:18 AM
6 new episodes of Black Mirror are on Netflix. Shocktober is on pause.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on December 02, 2016, 04:03:41 PM
First trailer for HBO's 7-part limited series Big Little Lies:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/12/02/watch_the_official_trailer_for_hbo_s_big_little_lies_with_nicole_kidman.html
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StarCarly on December 02, 2016, 04:05:40 PM
I just finished the book a few days ago. Mediocre book, but look at that cast! Can't wait for the HBO treatment of that story.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on December 02, 2016, 05:04:04 PM
I just finished the book a few days ago. Mediocre book, but look at that cast! Can't wait for the HBO treatment of that story.

So mediocre that I couldn't finish it, but this series looks very good.  Love the setting and cast.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on December 02, 2016, 06:50:09 PM
Jean-Marc Vallée. I'm out.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on December 20, 2016, 04:05:07 PM
NOTICE:

I moved The OA discussion (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=14195.msg856173#msg856173I) to a spoiler thread and removed the spoiler tags.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on December 22, 2016, 03:23:20 PM
Welp, looks like the CW took the Archie comics Riverdale series in the worst direction possible:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AMiwKhm3uI
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Monty on December 24, 2016, 11:57:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1fiijqrKuc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1fiijqrKuc)

BBC One - Taboo

A new eight-part drama series that starts in the New Year. Executive produced by Tom Hardy alongside Ridley Scott and the show's creator Steven Knight. Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, who returns to London from Africa in 1814 and is encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal.

BBC continuing to produce real good TV shows.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on December 25, 2016, 11:47:43 AM
^It premieres in the U.S. on FX on January 10th. The trailers look phenomenal.

I also don't think Steven Knight sleeps.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on January 04, 2017, 05:18:33 AM
What's it about though?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on February 08, 2017, 04:56:35 PM
"Too Old To Die Young" from Nicolas Winding Refn and Ed Brubaker ordered to series at Amazon. (http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/amazon-nicolas-winding-refn-1201980642/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on February 08, 2017, 05:30:09 PM
Out of Africa being remade as a series from David Heyman and Susanne Bier:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/africa-series-adaptation-works-973569
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on February 21, 2017, 06:25:50 AM
I watched a Taboo trailer in the cinema. Has anyone tried it? It looks good.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on February 21, 2017, 11:12:06 AM
I'm enjoying it. Visually stunning and although the story may lose traction here and there, the tone of the piece is so interesting that I've stayed drawn in. I do think it is benefitting from being a miniseries as it feels like it's moving towards something finite (although it may have a second season).
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on February 22, 2017, 04:05:57 PM
Fargo Season 3 coming April 19th. Hop aboard the Hype Train Express, toot toot!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on February 22, 2017, 07:35:32 PM
I'm all up on it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on February 23, 2017, 04:38:27 AM
I haven't even started Season 2. I don't want to complain that television is getting away from me, but television is getting away from me!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on February 23, 2017, 08:01:19 AM
^I feel that way about movies.

If only this was an alternate universe where Adam and Josh hosted TV Spotting and there was a mini-lil "Films" board. I'd even vote in the TV Spots.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 23, 2017, 10:29:15 AM
I don't think I ever bothered to keep up with TV. Too time-consuming.

*goes off to play The Witcher 3 for 100 hours*
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on February 23, 2017, 02:33:03 PM
Often runtimes are what prevents me from watching movies. It's easier to watch a 45-60 minute episode a night. But then yes, you get hooked and end up watching waaaaaay too many series.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on February 23, 2017, 03:57:17 PM
Isis bless lunch sized 30 minute episodes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on March 01, 2017, 10:21:52 AM
Teaser for "Mindhunter" produced by David Fincher (who is also directing several episodes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR3G1lWbnUU
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on March 01, 2017, 10:37:03 AM
Teaser for "Mindhunter" produced by David Fincher (who is also directing several episodes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR3G1lWbnUU

Been waiting for this! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jswysin on March 20, 2017, 11:59:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzOTJOYW_Rk

With April premieres for this and The Leftovers, Carrie Coon will soon own TV.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on March 20, 2017, 12:22:35 PM
With April premieres for this and The Leftovers, Carrie Coon will soon own TV.

I'm very excited for this. 2017 is a fine year for television programming:

Mindhunter
Big Little Lies
LEGION
Billions
Silicon Valley
Fargo
Crashing
Love
House of Cards
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on March 20, 2017, 01:18:47 PM
Carrie Coon really is one of the best actresses going. I'm excited to see so much of her this year. I hope she can jump to bigger things so that everybody can see how great she is.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: 1SO on April 14, 2017, 09:18:49 AM
Here is the list of movies from the new Netflix season of MST3K

  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 01 - Reptilicus
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 02 - Cry Wilderness
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 03 - The Time Travelers
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 04 - Avalanche
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 05 - The Beast of Hollow Mountain
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 06 - Starcrash
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 07 - The Land that Time Forgot
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 08 - The Loves of Hercules
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 09 - Yongary
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 10 - Wizards of the Lost Kingdom
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 11 - Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 12 - Carnival Magic
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 13 - The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 - 14 - At the Earth’s Core
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Monty on April 17, 2017, 03:16:09 PM
Season Two of 'Mr. Robot' starts this week.  We also have a re-run of 'The Americans' Season Four,
so I'm hoping/guessing Season Five will follow straight on from the conclusion of re-run.

Nothing's been advertised for the start of 'The Leftovers' S03, 'Fargo' S03 so far?
Also 'Mad Men', which I've never seen is now on Netflix UK.

I think there's some terrific TV shows on at the moment :)



Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 21, 2017, 06:19:17 AM
Scott Derrickson set to direct a pilot for Locke & Key TV series (http://io9.gizmodo.com/hulu-orders-a-pilot-for-a-locke-key-adaptation-from-t-1794506965).

I didn't love Locke & Key, mostly because of the art, but I'd be interested in a TV show. Also Glad Derrickson continues to get high-profile work as he's one of my favorite horror directors right now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on April 21, 2017, 07:41:00 AM
In case anyone wasn't aware, Mark Romanek previously directed a pilot to an adaptation of "Locke and Key" which wasn't picked for series. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1193126/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: goodguy on April 21, 2017, 09:38:48 AM
Hah, I didn't know Mark Romanek directed that. I remember being interested in it because it was supposed to be Josh Friedman's next thing after the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Did that pilot ever pop up anywhere other than ComicCon for viewing?

Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on April 21, 2017, 10:14:35 AM
I don't think it was ever put online or anything. There is a trailer for it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_KmKC5K8QU
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on May 01, 2017, 08:03:09 AM
Fargo, Series 3
Silicon Valley
The Handmaid's Tale

So much good shit on TV right now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on May 11, 2017, 07:42:33 AM
Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake" returns. It'll again air on Sundance TV here in the states.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=93&v=ESPBSQTnGxo
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 11, 2017, 08:07:15 AM
Why?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Teproc on May 11, 2017, 08:10:54 AM
Why?

Because she's making a second season, with the first few episodes premiering at Cannes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 11, 2017, 08:16:19 AM
I know, but why is she making a second season?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on May 11, 2017, 08:19:28 AM
It was only billed as a limited series (and is still being advertised as such) for the purposes of awards categorization.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Teproc on May 11, 2017, 08:22:19 AM
I know, but why is she making a second season?

I thought StudentOfFilm was saying they would re-air the first season, hence my restating the obvious.

As for your actual question, which I understand now was rethorical but will respond to anyway, I guess I don't see anything wrong with it, it's not like she's milking the cow of a popular franchise, she probably felt strongly enough about Elisabeth Moss's character and the setting to want to revisit it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on May 15, 2017, 10:17:18 AM
From Jenji Kohan ("Orange is the New Black") and starring Alison Brie ("Community", "Mad Men") and Marc Maron (IFC's "Maron").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZqDO6cTYVY
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on May 21, 2017, 09:14:57 PM
Twin Peaks: The Return is as Lynchian as I hoped it would be.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on May 25, 2017, 07:34:25 PM
Coming up on American Gods:
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--vn_Nnvlo--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/fdsfmwnbaoav1nsvgdtl.jpg)

Yes, please.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 26, 2017, 04:13:43 AM
They found a new David Bowie?

What character is she supposed to be?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: MartinTeller on May 26, 2017, 10:15:49 AM
They found a new David Bowie?

What character is she supposed to be?

http://www.avclub.com/article/heres-gillian-anderson-david-bowie-american-gods-255934
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on July 08, 2017, 12:30:37 AM
Coen Bros.' The Ballad of Buster of Buster Scruggs has started assembling its cast- (http://theplaylist.net/tim-blake-nelson-james-franco-zoe-kazan-star-coen-bros-ballad-buster-scruggs-20170707/) Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Stephen Root, Ralph Inneson, Zoe Kazan and Tyne Daly
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on July 15, 2017, 10:17:27 AM
LEGION being completely snubbed of any Emmy award nominations just reinforces my belief that these awards are based up boosting proceeds to their own medium, verus acknowledging true works of art.  >:(
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 15, 2017, 10:37:48 AM
Yeah, and The Leftovers too.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on July 15, 2017, 10:50:54 AM
Yeah, and The Leftovers too.

But hey! Stranger Things and West World--people love these binge shows!!!  ::)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 15, 2017, 01:52:49 PM
Those are also good shows. House of Cards is the one you were looking for there.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on July 16, 2017, 06:18:14 AM
HoC had its best season since S1.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on July 16, 2017, 07:23:15 AM
Its most entertaining season, certainly, but it got there by being utterly rediculous. Robin Wright is the only person of value on that show anymore and Carrie Coon (in Fargo or The Leftovers) outacts her in every way.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on July 17, 2017, 04:16:11 AM
Not ridiculous ; outlandish, perhaps. And Spacey's always great.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Teproc on July 17, 2017, 05:09:03 AM
LEGION being completely snubbed of any Emmy award nominations just reinforces my belief that these awards are based up boosting proceeds to their own medium, verus acknowledging true works of art.  >:(

They're based on what the people in the industry watch and like, or think they're supposed to like. How many people watched Legion ? Simple as that.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 04, 2017, 06:51:28 PM
Matthew Weiner's new series "The Romanoffs" has begun to assemble its cast. (http://tvline.com/2017/08/04/christina-hendricks-and-john-slattery-to-star-in-matthew-weiners-romanoffs/)

Mad Men alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery are joined by Isabelle Huppert, Amanda Peet and Jack Huston.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on August 05, 2017, 04:22:28 AM
I thought they meant to make a historical series about Russia there for a moment. Don't do this to me StudentOfilm...
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on August 06, 2017, 12:12:25 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if there are some flashbacks.

Between this and The Americans, it's like the Cold War is hip again.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 07, 2017, 11:50:03 AM
Ok so I'm late to this party but I was introduced to Rick and Morty while I was in Alaska. I'm sorta addicted.
There are no sacred cows, humor wise, and yet it still manages to have this tender heart to it as well. It's not for everyone but I like it.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 09, 2017, 06:42:29 PM
It's probably a ways away, but Wong Kar-wai is coming to Amazon for a TV series. (http://deadline.com/2017/09/amazon-fred-armisen-maya-rudolph-comedy-wong-kar-wai-drama-series-greg-daniels-carter-bays-craig-thomas-comedy-pilots-1202164882/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Alan Smithee on September 09, 2017, 07:57:48 PM
Cant believe nobody has posted about the amazing ending to Twin Peaks.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on September 09, 2017, 10:12:14 PM
Cant believe nobody has posted about the amazing ending to Twin Peaks.

Think I'm still processing. Re-watching this weekend. But, yes, amazing.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Alan Smithee on September 09, 2017, 10:15:13 PM
Cant believe nobody has posted about the amazing ending to Twin Peaks.

Think I'm still processing. Re-watching this weekend. But, yes, amazing.

I caught the last two episodes on TV last night and, there was a lot more I picked up on this time around. I'm pretty convinced the prisoner that repeats everything is a doppelganger.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: The Deer Hunter on September 18, 2017, 12:35:45 AM
I hope Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins again next year for the last season of Veep. It would be perfect.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on October 04, 2017, 05:32:07 PM
I totally forgot that Mindhunter was coming out this month. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZCfRD_zWE
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on October 04, 2017, 05:52:31 PM
I first read this MINEHUNTER  and wondered "so why is he wearing a suit?"
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 05, 2017, 04:34:32 AM
That's a great title for a series about headhunters.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Solid Blake on October 14, 2017, 11:57:39 AM
I was only able to watch one episode of Fincher’s MINDHUNTER last night, but wow. It’s something special.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 14, 2017, 12:28:35 PM
Hit or miss on Fincher, but I do want to give it a try. Big release day for Netflix yesterday.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on October 26, 2017, 07:00:43 PM
Oooooh:

https://www.avclub.com/hulu-to-continue-its-run-of-politically-charged-literar-1819889772

I've always thought the opening couple scenes could be tremendously cinematic. Hopefully they put together a great crew and cast.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on October 26, 2017, 10:14:34 PM
Cast and crew is gonna be key, but I like the impulse and Hulu has a good record.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 27, 2017, 08:48:58 AM
Too bad it's on the streaming service that consistently crapped out on me on multiple devices.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 03, 2017, 09:12:00 AM
In crazy cool TV news...

Park Chan-wook is adapting John Le Carre for AMC/BBC with actress Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5045095/Florence-Pugh-star-Little-Drummer-Girl-TV.html)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on November 03, 2017, 09:15:39 AM
That's very fun.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 03, 2017, 09:50:38 AM
That's very fun.

Double second.

Boy, Park and Pugh? Oh boy.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Teproc on November 03, 2017, 04:24:49 PM
Cool cool cool.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 04, 2017, 03:36:20 AM
(https://www.zaccohn.com/images/gifs/coolcoolcool.gif)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on November 09, 2017, 03:14:01 PM
This is a pretty wild comic. Hopefully the series is just as bonkers.

Deadly Class on Syfy

http://deadline.com/2017/11/deadly-class-syfy-cast-comic-based-drama-pilot-1202205180/
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on December 08, 2017, 04:41:15 PM
Andrea Arnold to direct a second season of Big Little Lies (http://tvline.com/2017/12/08/big-little-lies-renewed-season-2-hbo-nicole-kidman-reese-witherspoon/)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 09, 2018, 02:13:08 PM
Written by Simon Beaufoy with three episodes directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank and Brendan Fraser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ekEfYNQJ1s
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on January 24, 2018, 03:40:32 PM
We're now at the tippy-top of peak TV:

Meryl Streep joins Big Little Lies season 2
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/big-little-lies-season-2-renewed-hbo-andrea-arnold-reese-witherspoon-nicole-kidman-1201905443/
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on January 24, 2018, 03:50:53 PM
She was in the category of actors (including Hanks and Washington and other superstars) that I didn't expect to see on TV any time soon. Color me surprised.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on January 25, 2018, 02:09:32 AM
Color me surprised.

(https://i.imgur.com/VJcZATY.gif)
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sandy on January 25, 2018, 02:15:39 AM
 :))
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on January 25, 2018, 03:55:45 AM
So I should watch the first season of Pretty Little Liars?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Bondo on January 25, 2018, 07:08:33 AM
She's already won three Emmys so she's not THAT new to TV.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on February 13, 2018, 08:37:57 AM
The second trailer to Trust has some fun and creative editing to it. Also, I wasn't aware my brain needed more Brendan Fraser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-enyxyb0300
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on March 02, 2018, 12:14:07 PM
Documentary series I spent most of last year working on is finally on Netflix: Flint Town

(https://i1.wp.com/yrbmag.com/wp-content/uploadsh/2018/02/flinttown.png?resize=620%2C330&ssl=1)

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/mar/02/flint-town-review-netflixs-incredible-portrait-of-a-town-in-crisis

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-flint-town-review-20180301-story.html
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on March 02, 2018, 02:15:34 PM
That's awesome. Looks great!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: saltine on March 02, 2018, 03:39:00 PM
I think I just found something to watch! Thanks, Philip!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on March 02, 2018, 04:39:29 PM
My favorite Netflix user review so far:

"Flint Town is more like Diarrhea Town in this painfully unwatchable crapumentary."

To be fair, it has gotten glowing reviews from The Guardian, Forbes, LA Times, and Hollywood Reporter.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/flint_town/s01
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on March 02, 2018, 04:57:53 PM
:))

Well I'll be checking it out for sure.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on March 07, 2018, 05:13:26 AM
So Trust is basically the good version of All the Money in the World?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Jeff Schroeck on March 09, 2018, 11:25:05 AM
http://ew.com/tv/2018/03/09/norm-macdonald-netflix-talk-show/ (http://ew.com/tv/2018/03/09/norm-macdonald-netflix-talk-show/)

Norm Macdonald is getting a Netflix talk show!
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 25, 2018, 04:54:49 AM
I skipped around the episode, so perhaps I didn't hear you two talk about the fact that Amazon is putting forth a billion dollars toward a live action series?

How are we not talking about this? Also, Disney has announced a live action Star Wars series. Dreams do come true.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: StudentOFilm on July 28, 2018, 05:16:18 PM
Short teaser for Matthew Weiner's next series...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHJ1jOGnBYI
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on August 06, 2018, 01:39:03 PM
Netflix made a 2-season order for Baahubali: Before the Beginning, from Arka Media Works. It’s a prequel series to the highest grossing Indian film franchise. The show will be about the rise of Queen Sivagami and how she took the throne.

Hell yeah!

https://deadline.com/2018/08/baahubali-before-the-beginning-netflix-prequel-series-two-seasons-indian-original-1202438675/
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 04, 2018, 08:32:28 PM
Henry Cavill to star as Geralt in Netflix Witcher series (https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/henry-cavill-the-witcher-netflix-series-1202925521/amp/).

Given that The Witcher games have some of the best stories in gaming, I'm looking forward to this adaptation. It started as a book series, which I haven't read.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on September 18, 2018, 11:04:01 AM
There's a new, upcoming LOTR TV series? What?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on September 18, 2018, 12:16:34 PM
There's a new, upcoming LOTR TV series? What?

Sometimes I forget there are people who don't read Deadline, THR, and Variety every day.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 20, 2018, 09:47:49 PM
There's a new, upcoming LOTR TV series? What?
Tolkien Estate needed more money after The Hobbit films cash ran out, I guess.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on September 21, 2018, 03:16:05 AM
They just published the third Simarillion story full book and a return to LOTR is what they're prioritising? Ugh.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Teproc on September 21, 2018, 03:32:24 AM
The Tolkien Estate is pretty terrible, but I don't think adapting the Silmarillion (which I love) would be a good idea at all. A LOTR TV show doesn't sound like a great idea either, but it has more potential I'd say.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on September 21, 2018, 09:46:00 AM
But there's three sort-of-novels that have been written out of the Silmarilion already. I'm not talking about the full book.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Teproc on September 21, 2018, 09:51:52 AM
But there's three sort-of-novels that have been written out of the Silmarilion already. I'm not talking about the full book.

Written ? I thought they were just extracted from it. Is there new material in there ?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 21, 2018, 10:16:27 AM
Christopher Tolkien took a bunch of old notes and finished up the stories. I quite liked Children of Hurin but I haven't read the other two.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Teproc on September 21, 2018, 10:43:11 AM
Huh, I saw "The Children of Hurin" and assumed it was simply isolated from the rest of the Silmarillion. I thought that story was pretty complete in the first place.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: DarkeningHumour on September 21, 2018, 08:47:08 PM
They all have different structures but they're definitely all more than the excerpts from the Silmarillion.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on October 03, 2018, 12:52:02 PM
I'm so excited for this. The comic is great and I loved the first season of Riverdale.

https://youtu.be/ybKUX6thF8Q
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: jswysin on October 04, 2018, 04:06:16 PM
The Little Drummer Girl miniseries on AMC.  Haven't heard anything about this but caught a spot during Better Call Saul and while the cast is exciting enough (Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård, and Michael Shannon) what's really got me intrigued is the director of all 6 episodes: Park Chan-wook. 
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on October 05, 2018, 10:38:54 PM
With the news of Jean Luc Picard returning (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/patrick-stewart-reprise-star-trek-role-new-cbs-all-access-series-1132262) I am excited, but also dreading what it might be. Whatever it turns out to be though, I highly recommend watching this discussion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe1hKZjCVyM#no) about what it could be. It's one of the best things I've watched in a while. If you're a TNG fan, I'm sure you'll relate to it. It's such an enjoyable and funny discussion.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sandy on October 06, 2018, 03:27:11 AM
"Patrick Stewart is coming back as Picard. This is my dream come true and it's also my worse nightmare."

Precisely!  :)


small thoughts...

Please don't have time travel be an ongoing theme!
Please don't repeat the Voyager premise.
Please don't make Dr. Leah Brahms a main character. Not a big fan.

Like the ideas of "room for some good characterization... slow it down a bit, overarching science mystery" and "The climax is a stirring speech..."

The most important question though is, What would smirnoff's treatment of Stewart's new vehicle look like? :)


Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: smirnoff on October 07, 2018, 02:46:51 AM
small thoughts...

Please don't have time travel be an ongoing theme!
I agree. Especially not in the old hokey ways I'm imagining. Now it's cowboy times. Now it's a hastily imagined future. Now it's the crew as children. Please no.

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Please don't repeat the Voyager premise.
I never did watch Voyager. It never won you over I guess? Did you push through it anyways? Were there a few highlights? Did you like the premise for the purposes of that show, and you don't want to see it repeated? Or do you find that premise not very good, period.

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Please don't make Dr. Leah Brahms a main character. Not a big fan.
I could see that character's passing being the impetus for Geordi reconnecting with Picard perhaps. That would solve that problem. :)

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Like the ideas of "room for some good characterization... slow it down a bit, overarching science mystery" and "The climax is a stirring speech..."

The most important question though is, What would smirnoff's treatment of Stewart's new vehicle look like? :)

Oh boy. Scary question. I have to take off my just-another-whiny-fan hat and think like a writer. So much responsibility! So little skill to tap into! :)

A part of me really wants to avoid anything that veers into "old-timers in space, DON"T LET THEIR AGE FOOL YOU THOUGH! THey've still got it!" and all the cliches that go with it. "Oh look, my old uniform doesn't fit" and so on (PLEASE NO!) Especially don't play it for a cheap laugh.

I mean this is the 24th century. I don't think that 70-something then means what 70-something means today. I would just as soon avoid the whole question entirely. Don't have anyone give him the side eye with a look that says "isn't he a bit old for this"... loads of the admirals we see are well up in age, and nobody minds.

But how to begin. And what is the premise for Picard once again trekking among the stars? Where has he been? What has he done? Need we explain it?

Okay so I'm largely drawing a blank after sitting here for an hour thinking about it. But. What if the primary story conflict (meaning the overarching multiseason really big idea) had something to do with the vastness of space suddenly not being quite so vast.

A universal change has taken place. While there has been a period of doubt, and speculation, and there are still holdouts and non-believers, the consensus is in. In a universe that once seemed limitless and ever expanding, a boundary has been discovered. And if a boundary has been discovered it can mean only one thing... it must be collapsing. A rising tide but on an astronomic scale. Civilizations you encounter are not quietly and slowly evolving, they are fleeing, if they even have the means to do so. It will take many years to happen, far more than anyone currently alive will ever live to see, but that it is happening is undeniable. Therein lies the basis for a mission which trumps all other missions. The last mission. The final frontier.

How much do you disrupt you life for a situation which you'll never live to see? A situation so far in the future, but a situation which is inevitable nonetheless. Earth, and the Federation, finds itself asking this very question. Is it a doomed mission? In a sense, yes. And perhaps, without putting to fine a point on it, in later life one particular Starfleet officer finds himself rather more ready to embrace such a mission.

Cut to Picard reading whatever allegorically appropriate piece of classic literature encapsulates said dilemma. He puts the book down. He sits in quiet reflection in whatever cozy home he lives in. Long beat. He gets up while the camera holds on the empty chair. The implication is that an important decision has just been made. Cut to title sequence.

So begins a series of difficult, Prime Directive-bending, missions wherein a choice must be made: If a civilization does not have the means to buy themselves more time, or perhaps lacks even the knowledge of it's immanent destruction, is the Federation obliged to get involved, or even morally allowed to? The Prime Directive would say no, strictly speaking. However that was written at a time when the nature of the universe was fundamentally different. So uh, yea, to say we're in the weeds in an understatement. Is it Captain's discretion? Morally difficult questions must be answered. Mistakes will be made. What choice is there? However the mission proceeds, it will do so at the edge of space.

This clustermug of a premise presents all sorts of options, with a plausible reason for Picard being involved I think. :)



MartinTeller... you're a TNG fan, and with a recent run through the series. What are your feelings on this return of Picard?
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: MartinTeller on October 07, 2018, 07:23:32 AM
Not interested. You can’t recapture lightning in a bottle.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on October 26, 2018, 05:43:11 PM
Reminder that The Little Drummer Girl starts this Sunday on AMC.

Based on a Le Carré novel. Directed by Chan-wook Park. Starring Florence Pough, Alexander Skarsgard, and Michael Shannon.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on November 12, 2018, 12:11:02 PM
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina getting surprise holiday special:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/chilling-adventures-of-sabrina-is-getting-a-haunting-ho-1830378079

Love this. Would be fun to see this done more often.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 14, 2018, 07:48:30 PM
Reminder that The Little Drummer Girl starts this Sunday on AMC.

Based on a Le Carré novel. Directed by Chan-wook Park. Starring Florence Pough, Alexander Skarsgard, and Michael Shannon.

Relevant again. I think this is actually starting up on AMC this Sunday now.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on December 12, 2018, 02:10:42 PM
2018 continues to be one weird trip:

The Mandalorian Adds Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers to Cast

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/the-mandalorian-cast-giancarlo-esposito-werner-herzog-carl-weathers-1203088365/
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Junior on December 12, 2018, 03:41:24 PM
Lol, that's wild. I'm intrigued.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on December 13, 2018, 03:19:19 AM
Escape At Dannemora (Showtime) is currently running. It is an entertaining prison drama directed by Ben Stiller. Patricia Arquette's performance is superb while Benicio del Toro is charmingly evil. All that aside, I really like the gray and bleak ambience of this mini-series.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on March 06, 2019, 12:24:58 PM
Netflix to adapt One Hundred Years of Solitude as series

https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/netflix-one-hundred-years-of-solitude-gabriel-garcia-marquez-1203156110/

My guess is they want Cuarón to direct. But I think Ciro Guerra and Christina Gallego (Embrace of the Serpent and Birds of Passage) are Colombian directors who would be perfect for this.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on April 04, 2019, 11:08:14 AM
John Cho will play Spike Spiegel in live-action Cowboy Bebop series.

https://deadline.com/2019/04/cowboy-bebop-john-cho-mustafa-shakir-daniella-pineda-alex-hassell-to-star-in-netflix-series-1202588202/

Well, now I'm interested.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Beavermoose on April 04, 2019, 07:00:22 PM
John Cho will play Spike Spiegel in live-action Cowboy Bebop series.

https://deadline.com/2019/04/cowboy-bebop-john-cho-mustafa-shakir-daniella-pineda-alex-hassell-to-star-in-netflix-series-1202588202/

Well, now I'm interested.

I mean if we can't get Keanu. I like Cho a lot, just hoping he can pull off the fight scenes.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: philip918 on May 11, 2019, 02:38:00 PM
A doc series I worked on last year is now on Netflix. JAILBIRDS. Sort of a real life Orange is the New Black, and kind of lives up to that comparison. It's a little more docu-soap than incisive reporting, but I thought we were able to raise questions about the criminal justice system within those confines.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 20, 2019, 02:36:16 PM
https://youtu.be/cSqi-8kAMmM

Witcher looks not good. I heard it had lots of problems during production. Shame because the series has a take on fantasy that I quite like.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 20, 2019, 02:57:32 PM
It seemed like some games press were reacting positively to it, not that it means much. I haven't watched the trailer yet, though obviously I'd take your opinion in higher regard than some games people on Twitter, but I'll likely give it a chance when it comes out; however, I'm not sure I'm a fan of/sold on HC as an actor in general.
Title: Re: TV Buzz
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 25, 2019, 03:28:30 PM
The Boys drops tomorrow on Amazon. In a world of so many superhero stories, I really like that this one is about superheroes being jerks.

https://youtu.be/tcrNsIaQkb4
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 25, 2019, 03:34:53 PM
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The Boys drops tomorrow on Amazon. In a world of so many superhero stories, I really like that this one is about superheroes being jerks.

Same, I used to read this comic. It by Garth Ennis - the same guy who did Preacher. Lots of violent gory fun.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 28, 2019, 09:56:26 PM
Is anyone else watching the television show Euphoria?
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Post by: philip918 on July 31, 2019, 02:01:57 PM
New Netflix series I worked on is coming soon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4pi6hGbo8Y
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Post by: 1SO on August 26, 2019, 05:23:20 PM
I’ve never watched American Horror Story, but this season’s AHS 1984 looks awesome. A mixture of affection and being committed to the bit I only get when Simon Pegg teams with Edgar Wright.
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Post by: Junior on August 26, 2019, 05:47:16 PM
It does look pretty cool, but don't get your hopes up too high. AHS is great at starting well and going quickly off the deep end.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 26, 2019, 07:42:02 PM
Is #TeamEmma still involved with the show? Lady Gaga as well?
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Post by: philip918 on August 26, 2019, 08:36:36 PM
Saw some awesome AHS 84 posters on the street the other day, and even though I haven't watched the series, they definitely made me interested.
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Post by: 1SO on August 26, 2019, 10:01:43 PM
Is #TeamEmma still involved with the show? Lady Gaga as well?
#TeamEmma is the Final Girl. Lady Gaga has moved on.
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Post by: Solid Blake on August 27, 2019, 01:42:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgyYtPq-4hw

How is this not Richard Linklater project?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 27, 2019, 07:54:10 PM
Is #TeamEmma still involved with the show? Lady Gaga as well?
#TeamEmma is the Final Girl. Lady Gaga has moved on.

Perhaps I'll come back too.
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Post by: philip918 on August 28, 2019, 07:18:36 PM
These posters for AHS 1984:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EByDLy9UcAAcwt_?format=jpg&name=small)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECW69YpXYAEz_xQ?format=jpg&name=small)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECxdj28U4AA33Ug?format=jpg&name=small)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDFUaq4UwAAxKQA?format=jpg&name=small)
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Post by: 1SO on August 28, 2019, 08:33:53 PM
Yeah. Out here in L.A. they’re at bus stops. Eight feet tall and glorious.
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Post by: 1SO on August 29, 2019, 11:03:03 PM
I worked today with someone who worked on Episode 3 of AHS 1984 and he increased my hype. No major spoilers but some unannounced casting that’s right in line with what the trailer suggests.

I’m seriously considering doing a Marathon of the series after The Good Place and through Shocktober.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 30, 2019, 08:45:58 PM
Cannot wait for these #TeamEmma takes!