May 18th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Word on the street is that Chuck is surviving: Like Dollhouse, it’ll go for at least 13 more episodes following some budget cuts.
The news is not so good (though a great deal more vague) for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Michael Ausiello is reporting that it’s been officially canceled.
Tagged: chuck · sarah connor · terminator · upfronts
March 6th, 2009 by jawajames · No Comments
Making a meal of the news, we got a Joss-Watchmen-Joss sandwich for you:
- Joss Whedon, who was once writing a Wonder Woman movie a long time ago, explains that of the DC Universe, Batman is the only one worth writing a movie for him.
- Who reviews the Watchmen? Alan Moore, the writer behind Watchmen (the graphic novel), shares his gripes on Hollywood and comic book movies with with TotalFilm (Warning: Alan Moore looks spooky) but gives a more general interview to Salon about many of his works, and his youth. Meanwhile, a few reviewers look at what’s wrong with the Watchwoman: is it the costume designer’s fault? Or is it Malin Ackerman’s performance as Silk Spectre? And the Examiner tells you why you should see Watchmen … because you should see movies that are involved in a legal battle between studios, or have technological challenges.
- Joss Whedon talks about the Dr. Horrible business model and the future of television to The TV Addict. “I haven’t watched anything that wasn’t THE OFFICE, TERMINATOR, or 30 ROCK in two seasons.” Not watching BSG anymore, Joss? Meanwhile, Dollhouse and Terminator get big ratings boosts from DVR viewership.
Filed: film · tv
Tagged: dollhouse · dr horrible · joss whedon · sarah connor · superheroes
December 23rd, 2008 by Paula · No Comments
Now that the actors have decided to postpone their strike vote, we can get back to worrying and fretting about the fates of our favorite genre shows.
SciFi is jumping on the prediction wagon by rating the chances of show survival for: Chuck, Heroes, Eleventh Hour, Life on Mars, Sarah Connor and Knight Rider.
Personally, I’m voting for Chuck and all his unabashedly geeky enthusiasm
Tagged: chuck · heroes · knight rider · sarah connor
October 15th, 2008 by Paula · No Comments
Maybe it’s the ramp-up for the upcoming November sweeps period? Maybe it’s just some cosmic alignment of the stars. But there are all sorts of tidbits about genre TV to be found:
- Battlestar Galactica supposedly has a return date of January 16th. Just in time, too. The speculation over the last Cylon is running rampant with i09 the latest to jump in.
- Speaking of coming back, how about more of David Tennant‘s doctor? Grovel to the BBC, folks.
- In yet another stunning show of lack of originality (including flashbacks to BSG’s revival), ABC is supporting the remake of V. I’m not sure I can get behind it. There was just something about the total 80′s look of the original that would be a shame to lose.
- However, in a newer twist, Ron Moore’s new series Virtuality will feature a married gay couple. Sure, they aren’t quite interesting, as yet, but nice to see some movement in this area.
- Maybe networks are willing to cut some slack for new genre shows? Additional scripts have been ordered for Sarah Connor and Knight Rider. (Really? Knight Rider?)
- And finally, E!’s Watch with Kristen provides some spoilery goodness on Heroes and the upcoming chick fight on Chuck.
Tagged: battlestar galactica · chuck · doctor who · heroes · knight rider · sarah connor