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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 11:52:16 AM »
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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2011, 06:18:07 PM »
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http://www.avclub.com/articles/jerry-lewis-denied-the-chance-to-host-one-last-lab,59970/

Only a week after Jerry Lewis paused briefly from his evisceration of all show business and the troubling condition of the human soul to deflect questions about his annual Labor Day telethon, the Muscular Dystrophy Association says he has been “released” from his position as national chairman, and he will not appear on this year’s broadcast.

Luckily I was Canadian and didn't have to sit through that crap, but I assume it's as dull as any other telethon.


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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2011, 03:15:44 PM »
MORSE!!!  ;D

Masterpiece To Air 'Inspector Morse' Prequel

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PBS has picked up Endeavour, a prequel of the long-running series Inspector Morse, to air on Masterpiece Mystery next year, which marks the 25th anniversary of the series 1987 premiere. The prequel, titled  Endeavour, a reference to Morse’s first name, stars British actor Shaun Evans (Ashes to Ashes) who will step into John Thaw’s shoes to play the younger version of Colin Dexter’s iconic character. Set in 1965, the story follows the hunt for a missing schoolgirl, which draws Endeavour Morse back to the place that will ultimately shape and define his destiny: Oxford. “Inspector Morse was one of my favorite detectives,” Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said. “Shaun Evans has a similar depth and quiet charm. I can’t wait to see his Endeavour.” Another Inspector Morse offshoot, series Inspector Lewis starring Kevin Whately in the role he originated in Inspector Morse, also airs on Mastepiece, with four new episodes slated to begin Sept. 4. Written by Russell Lewis, Endeavour is a co-production of ITV Studios Prods. and Masterpiece.

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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2011, 03:18:37 PM »
Out.


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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2011, 03:19:36 PM »
Standing.

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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2011, 03:37:25 PM »
Absolutely!

This news made my day. You just know it's gonna be good.
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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2011, 03:54:00 PM »
Yep, was a little leery when I heard about Lewis but actually, I love a couple of them, especially the one about the Fantasy novelist.


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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2011, 07:04:04 PM »
Heh. I just read that CBS is considering pulling the plug on 1 (and possibly 2) of the CSI shows.

I would stand and cheer if they did that(really the first CSI used to be good but they have just been so lazy since the spin offs and shows like Numbers and Five-0 can along and just rehashed what you see on CSI every week),but i don't think they will ever do it.  CSI is CBS's Law and order,they would not have a network with out that show and it's spin offs to film time five nights a week.

Well you don't need to stand up & cheer.   :-\

All 3 shows are on the schedule still. 

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/cbs-2011-12-premiere-schedule-20556/#more-20556



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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011, 06:15:30 PM »
Greg Daniels To Adapt British Comedy ‘Friday Night Dinner’ For NBC

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EXCLUSIVE: After successfully adapting British workplace comedy The Office for NBC, Greg Daniels is taking on another half-hour British format for the network, this time a family comedy. I hear that NBC has put in development a U.S. version of the UK series Friday Night Dinner with Daniels at the helm. It is unclear whether Daniels will write, co-write or supervise the writing of the adaptation for UMS. Created by Robert Popper, Friday Night Dinner, which debuted on Channel 4 in February, centers on the Goodmans, a traditional but not strictly observant Jewish family, and chronicles their Shabbat dinners. Every Friday night, brothers Adam and Jonny reluctantly visit their parents — mom Jackie, who is obsessed with Masterchef, and dad Martin, who loves to walk around shirtless — for a home-cooked meal. Adding to the gallery of oddball characters is a grandmother who struts her stuff in a bikini and eccentric neighbor Jim who constantly interrupts dinner. Friday Night Dinner, which has been renewed by Channel 4 for a second season, airs in the U.S. on BBC America. The show hails from Big Talk Prods, the UK production company also behind another Channel 4 comedy series that is being remade by NBC, Free Agents. NBC’s version, starring Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, was picked up to series and launches this fall. Daniels is expected to executive produce Friday Night Dinner with his producing partner Howard Klein, Popper and Big Talk. The project falls under the new two-year overall deal Daniels recently signed with UMS. In addition to developing and executive producing the Emmy-winning The Office, WME-repped Daniels also co-created and executive produces another NBC Thursday comedy series, Parks and Recreation. Both shows are nominated for best comedy series Emmys, making Daniels the first comedy writer-producer to have two shows competing against each other in that category since 1975, when James L. Brooks and Allan Burns were nominated for Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda. Additionally, Daniels is nominated in the comedy writing category for penning Steve Carell’s farewell episode on The Office. Here is a trailer for the British Friday Night Dinner:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Oxs7phFtT4k?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Oxs7phFtT4k?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Anybody seen the original? The clip is pretty funny.
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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2011, 06:21:28 PM »
I love Tamsin Greig so I'll check out the original.


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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2011, 08:08:46 PM »
Come to think of it, how isn't this a thing yet?  The show's on at least 5 times a day:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fox-considering-tv-channel-that-plays-nothing-but,61862/


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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2011, 11:55:19 PM »
Come to think of it, how isn't this a thing yet?  The show's on at least 5 times a day:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/fox-considering-tv-channel-that-plays-nothing-but,61862/

I wonder how much time it would take to watch every single episode of the Simpsons back-to-back, including the movie?
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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2011, 11:27:32 AM »
‘X-Files’ Creator Chris Carter Is Back To TV With Mystery Drama Produced By MRC

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EXCLUSIVE: The long-awaited return to TV of The X-Files creator Chris Carter is close to reality. I’ve learned that Carter is set to write, direct and executive produce a mystery drama with a female lead for MRC. The company, which hopes to go straight to series on the project, is expected to start pitching the show to networks in the next few weeks. Carter had had the idea for the action series for a while and earlier this year pitched it to MRC, which has been teaming with A-list film and TV auspices. The company most recently sold the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey drama House Of Cards to Netflix with a two-season order. Since The X-Files ended its run on Fox in 2002, ICM-repped Carter has stayed largely out of the spotlight, only resurfacing to do the 2008 X-Files movie sequel and the upcoming thriller Fencewalker. There is now talk about a potential third X-Files movie.
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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
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Re: Johnny Unusual's TV News Thread
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