Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 by Angie Han
It can be really, really difficult to make a TV poster stand out during the fall season, especially in an area as littered with advertising as New York. So props to whatever genius thought up HBO’s newest marketing gimmick: an authentic, operational vintage train from the ’20s promoting the second season of Boardwalk Empire. Part of the show’s great appeal is its exquisite attention to period-appropriate detail, so an actual old-school train seems like a perfect way to remind people of the show’s return September 25.
In fact, it’s such a cool idea that I’m going to go ahead and pretend not to notice that Boardwalk Empire actually takes place in New Jersey, not New York, which is totally not the same thing goddamnit. Check out images and video after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by Angie Han
September’s almost upon us, which of course means it’s time to get psyched for the fall premiere season. After the jump, we’ve got trailers for:
- Community Season 3, featuring recurring guest star John Goodman
- Boardwalk Empire Season 2
- House Season 8
- How to Make It in America Season 2
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by Angie Han
Last week, we reported on an as-yet-untitled documentary about South Park that would be airing on Comedy Central October 2, days ahead of the show’s October 5 return. We now have a bit more detail on what, exactly, the special will be about. According to Playbill (via Collider), the documentary will be:
an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes world of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone at South Park Studios in Los Angeles through this special documentary, providing an exclusive, insiders look into the making of a ‘South Park’ episode.
The documentary is apparently part of a year-long celebration of the series to mark its 15th anniversary. Other components of the celebration include the “South Park Fan Experience” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, a traveling exhibit curated by artist Ron English, and limited-edition South Park-branded merchandise.
After the jump, lots of TV marketing: posters for Boardwalk Empire and Person of Interest, plus a poster and an intriguingly creepy teaser for American Horror Story.
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Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
NBC has won the bidding war for a new comedy series by Sarah Silverman, beating out competing networks ABC and Fox. Loosely based on Silverman’s own life, the untitled single-camera show will star the comedian as a woman getting back into single life after getting out of a ten-year relationship. Silverman is set to co-write the pilot with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, both of whom worked on her previous series The Sarah Silverman Program.
Also on board with the project is Ron Howard, who has been “deeply involved” with the show’s development, and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. Worth noting: The last time Grazer and Howard collaborated on a single-camera network comedy series, the result was Arrested Development. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one. [The Hollywood Reporter]
After the jump, a Daily Show writer plays with Henson puppets, a Sopranos actor returns to organized crime, and Clone Wars‘ fourth season gets a trailer. I told you August was a busy time for TV news!
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Angie Han
Because it’s just before the start of the fall television season and right in the middle of TV pitch season, August tends to be a pretty busy month for TV news. As a result, we’ve got tons of TV bits for you today. Hit the jump for more on:
- The season 2 trailer of Boardwalk Empire
- CBS picks up a Bewitched remake
- ABC develops a TV adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer
- NBC orders a Frankenstein project
- FOX grabs the rights to Leif G.W. Persson’s Swedish crime novels
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Boardwalk Empire has a second season coming soon, and there is now a one-minute trailer for the new season. It looks utterly fantastic, packed with intimidation, conflict and violence. Oh, and there’s a KKK guy with a gatling gun, which is a damn disturbing image. Check it out after the break. Read More »
It seems to always go this way. A show is successful, and then those pulling the financial strings want to figure out how to make more money out of it. One way is by trimming the budget. And that is evidently what Frank Darabont faces as he preps the second season of The Walking Dead. The show has already seen its share of controversy, thanks to the report that the second season would do without a writing staff, but this might be a far more difficult thing to manage. Boardwalk Empire looks like it might be facing some budget questions, too — that’s a bit ominous, since HBO is the company that shut down Deadwood because it was too expensive — and that is a much more expensive show, with more to lose.
This info comes directly from the producers, who took part in THR‘s roundtable of Emmy-nominated showrunners. Check out some quotes and video after the break. Read More »
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