Where can The Simpsons, television’s longest-running American prime time, scripted series, go from here? If Fox executives have their way, everyone’s favorite yellow family might get their own TV channel. At a recent media conference, News Corp.’s Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said the company is looking for ways to increase revenue from the long running show and said an all-Simpsons channel has been discussed. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Whether it be Johnny Depp, Matthew Modine or Walter Matthau, we’ve become accustomed to seeing pirates on the big screen. However, hot off the financial success of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, it seems as if those peg-legged, eye-patched, parrot-shouldered scoundrels could be soon making it to the small screen too. Fox is in negotiations for the rights to a mini-series tentatively called Pyrates, created by Barry Schindel (Law and Order, Numbers) with 24 director Stephen Hopkins attached to do an episode. The show is conceived as a 10-13 episode mini-series with Ridley and Tony Scott‘s Scott Free Productions set to produce. Read about the plot, when it could air and more after the break. Read More »
The following is to be read in a dramatic announcer voice: On an all new House M.D., House and his partner travel to a small, dank apartment and spoof one of the most famous scenes in Pulp Fiction in order to save a friend from certain death. House, All New, Tonight on Fox. End Commercial.
Actually, it was Monday night on Fox and while I’ve never been a fan of the repetitive, overly-dramatic but critically acclaimed medical drama, if more episodes were like this, I’d be more inclined to watch. Check out the clip after the jump. Read More »
When Kiefer Sutherland finishes his current Broadway obligation, he’s coming back to TV. The former star of 24 was in talks last week to star in Tim Kring‘s (Heroes) latest pilot called, Touch, for the Fox network and now he’s officially signed on. Filming will begin this summer. The show is about a man whose mute, autistic son can see the future. After that, according to quotes on national television, Sutherland is still insistent that a 24 movie will happen. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Since his hit television show 24 ended, Kiefer Sutherland has been on an entertainment walkabout. He’s experienced the end of the world with controversial director Lars Von Trier in Melancholia, debated the morality of murder with a priest for an upcoming web series called The Confession and is currently starring on Broadway in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, That Championship Season.
However, the lucrative, structured life of a TV star might soon be calling Sutherland back. He’s in preliminary talks to star in Touch, a Fox pilot from Heroes creator Tim Kring about a man whose mute, autistic son can see the future. There’s more information after the break. Read More »
FX is quickly developing a shining reputation for their original programming. With shows like The Shield, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Louie, Rescue Me, Justified, Sons of Anarchy and more (including the canceled Terriers) they’ve almost reached a status where if a new show ends up on their network, it’s a must watch.
On January 11, the next series on their every expanding roster premieres and it’s called Lights Out. Executive produced by Warren Leight (Law and Order: Criminal Intent) and starring Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Lights Out centers on an aging, struggling, former heavyweight boxing champion who must decide between returning to the ring or turning to a life of crime. Watch five clips from the show and more after the jump. Read More »
With his Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica recently canceled in favor of a more action packed spin-off, Ron Moore – the brain child behind the successful 2004 re-imagining of Galactica – now finds himself showless. Or does he? It seems Moore might be leaving space in favor of both the seven seas and the Old West. Moore just sold an action adventure series called The McCulloch to NBC; it centers on a fictional Coast Guard cutter that travels around the world. He’s also one of two producers attached to a remake of the 1960s show The Wild Wild West which, though it was rumored before, is now being set up at CBS. Read more about both after the jump. Read More »
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Warning, rumor ahead: The Playlist is reporting that Fox has narrowed down the director of Wolverine 2 to Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) and Tony Scott (Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3), according to a reliable source.
In March, we reported that Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) turned in a script for the film, and that it’s tentatively scheduled to shoot in January 2011. Rumors say that production date may be pushed back, writes the Playlist. If Scott takes the film, it won’t shoot until some time later in 2011 given his commitment to Postdamer Plaz in January. If the studio wants to make the January 2011 schedule, Matt Reeves becomes a much stronger possibility.
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