Welcome to fall. Aside from football and cooler weather, the onset of the autumn season means the five broadcast networks are preparing to shower us with their latest comedic and dramatic offerings. Rather than go over every single show that’s coming back this season, I’ve focused on the heaping deli platter of new series making their debut either this fall or midseason after the first of the year. There’re definitely a lot to choose from and many won’t be coming back for another round, so kick back, read some summaries and let me tell you what I think will and won’t make the cut for a second season.
The CW Network has given early pickups to three of its hit series for next season, including freshman hit ARROW, its top-rated drama THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and fan favorite SUPERNATURAL, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. All three shows will return in Fall 2013.
Why am I sharing this? I know a number of you are The Big Bang Theory fans, and there are also a number of you who like actress Kaley Cuoco. Combine that with a keyword like Spider-Man, and promoting Universal with more Universal news coming soon, and you have this.
Last night actress Anne Hathaway made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. There is a lot of talk about the movie, and toward the end, Letterman throws out the ending for the film that may or may not be true (though I think it just might be).
Better watch it now, before someone decides the video violates something or other…
The modern day retelling of Sherlock Holmes is a mega-hit for the BBC, which is why U.S. network CBS, has decided to adapt the series for American audiences. The big change up for domestic audiences is switching Dr. John Watson to Dr. Joan Watson and having the character played by Lucy Liu.
IDW Publishing is pleased to announce another series of Jericho comics hitting shelves this summer! The fan-favorite returns with a story picking up after the events of Jericho: Season Three. Overseen by the original television series’ writing staff and written by Kalinda Vazquez with art by Andrew Currie and covers by Tim Bradstreet, this five-issue series will be an absolutely essential piece of Jericho’s sprawling post-apocalyptic story.
CBS Interactive today announced that MIGHTY MOUSE My Hero, a game for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch, is now available on the App Store. Mighty Mouse, the beloved cartoon superstar of the 1940s, flies into the 21st century with more than sixty levels of non-stop action. My Hero reboots the classic animated CBS show with this casual mobile game set in an extraordinary, colorful cartoon world, and introducing a motley assortment of villains.
There are few television intros that are super memorable. The Rifleman was one of those intros…
Yup, Chuck Conners was pretty cool rockin’ the Winchester 1892 and not taking guff from nobody.
Of course that was waaaaaay back in 1958 (to 1963), and most of us have probably never seen a single episode, but that isn’t stopping CBS from digging into the vault and resurrecting the property as a new series. Chris Columbus is set to executive produce and direct the series.
Oni Press has to be on cloud 9 this week at the San Diego Comic-Con. Scott Pilgrim is taking the show by storm, and now there’s word that the publisher has landed a first look deal with CBS Television.
With Warner Bros. developing properties left and right, it’s a good sign that the networks are coming around to see what else is out there in the comic world that might make for interesting television.
The intro for the new CBS Hawaii Five-O series is making the rounds this morning. While I’m interested in seeing how the series lives up to the original, I’m slightly disappointed in the updated theme music and the CSI feeling graphics in this open, but am very pleased knowing that Grace Park is in the series.
If you are so inclined, take the jump and take a gander at the original opening from 1968.
What are superheroes like when they take off their masks and drop their â€œheroicâ€ persona? It is a common theme found in many comic books today. In fact, some books are based solely around this question, and they all have varying degrees of success. One of the more noteworthy examples of this is the 1987 run of Justice League (International), created by the living legend Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis. In it, the comic showed the reader the politics, the in-fighting, and ultimately the humor that is unleashed behind closed JL headquartersâ€™ doors. Sounds like a great sitcom, right?
That’s exactly what CBS thought.
If you’re having Grace Park withdrawal after the end of Battlestar Galactica, you’ll be able to see the actress again real soon on CBS’ remake of Hawaii Five-O.
The updated take on the original series centers on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). Park will play Kona Kalakaua, the niece of squad member Chin Ho Kelly.
I already planned on watching the series, but now I have a reason to schedule it into my TiVo.