One of the most anticipated trailers of the year, one of the most controversial shows currently on air and updates on several popular programs all in this edition of TV Bits. After the jump read about the following:
- Aaron Sorkin defended The Newsroom criticism and said the writing staff was not fired.
- The seventh season of Doctor Who gets a brand new trailer.
- Two more actors were added to the Mark Strong AMC show Low Winter Sun.
- January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks are all about to get raises for Mad Men.
- Will Arnett loves the new Arrested Development season and talked a bit about its structure.
- Check out a deleted scene from the third season of Glee.
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After an incredibly busy Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Sunday is a breeze. There are no major movie panels, but there are some huge TV show events in Hall H and plenty of behind the scenes panels to ease you out of one year and start to get ready for 2013. After the jump, check out a few of Sunday’s highlights including Doctor Who, Sons of Anarchy and the documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 by Angie Han
I don’t even know where to begin with today’s extra-packed edition of TV Bits, so let’s just… begin. After the jump:
- Olivia Wilde will return for the House finale
- IFC renews Portlandia for a third season
- Doctor Who casts its new companion
- 30 Rock plans to do another live episode
- Wes Anderson teases a new TV commercial
- January Jones’ pregnancy means less Betty
- A first look at the Sex and the City prequel
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
We’ve got a ton of small screen-centric odds and ends today, and there’s good news for just about everyone. Unless, that is, you’re Mike Tyson, Spike Lee, John Boyega, or Lord Eddard Stark. After the jump:
- Simon Pegg enters talks for Frank Darabont’s L.A. Noir
- The Killing Season 2 drops a new promo
- Mad Men unveils Season 5 photos and two new promos
- Showtime announces return dates for Weeds and Episodes
- HBO passes on Mike Tyson and Spike Lee’s Da Brick
- Comedy Central picks up Community reruns
- The Internet speculates about the Doctor’s next companion
- Robert Rodriguez talks about his new cable network
- Game of Thrones gets a gruesome new poster, offers first look at Jaquen H’ghar
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Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s a sad day for Whovians as news breaks that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will be leaving Doctor Who in the next series, with a “heartbreaking end” planned for the couple. Thankfully, we’ve got some other bits that should help cheer everyone up, including a longer preview for 30 Rock and a peek at HBO’s new comedy Veep. After the jump:
- Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill — a.k.a. Amy and Rory — will depart Doctor Who
- Showtime develops a drama based on David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom
- NBC offers up a hilarious 5-minute preview of the Season 6 of 30 Rock
- HBO plans Leonardo DiCaprio-produced criminal/medical thriller Beat the Reaper
- Jane Fonda signs on for a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series Newsroom
- HBO unveils a trailer for the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Vice President comedy Veep
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This has been a long time coming. Doctor Who, the BBC sci-fi series that has run for decades starting in 1963, with a few breaks here and there, will finally hit the big screen after several years of rumors about a new film being in development. The BBC has enlisted Harry Potter director David Yates (he made the last four Potter films and was set to make The Stand for Warner Bros. before Ben Affleck took over) to bring the series to the big screen. Read More »
What did Anne Hathaway have to say about the legacy of Catwoman? Which Doctor Who star dressed up as Batman this week in Hollywood? What superhero is a former Congressman using to attack his political rivals? Marvel is bringing two stars to San Diego Comic Con this year, who are they? And is Ghost Rider really becoming a girl? Read about that all and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 by Angie Han
As someone who finds the 200-something episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse plenty daunting, I can’t even begin to imagine tackling Dr. Who. The long-running British television show spans 47 years, over 700 episodes, and eleven different incarnations of the titular character. Dr. Who‘s long, convoluted history can be tough for even a devoted fan to keep straight, to say nothing of newcomers just tuning in for the first time.
Luckily, the Fine Brothers (whom you may recall from the time they upset Damon Lindelof with their biting Lost parody series) have taken it upon themselves to recap nearly five decades of Dr. Who in just six minutes. Terms like “TARDIS,” “Torchwood” and “Daleks” are explained, as are the costume changes and major plot points from each Doctor’s term. Whether you’re looking for an introduction or just a refresher, it’s worth checking out. Watch it after the jump.
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