For better or for worse, networks are finally sorting out their schedules for the 2012-2013 season, which means renewals and cancellations are being announced left and right. Viewers of NBC and ABC’s comedy lineups will be happy to see most of their favorites safe for another year, but Awake fans should prepare to say goodbye. Hit the jump for the latest news on the two networks’ upcoming schedules.
Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 by David Chen
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss the pleasures of texting in a theater, praise the wonders of Clone High and The Raid: Redemption, and compare Battle Royale to The Hunger Games (because nobody’s ever mentioned their similarities ever!). Tasha Robinson joins us from AV Club.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by David Chen
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam are joined by Katey Rich from CinemaBlend to discuss the quality of the HBO film Game Change, the ineffectiveness of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, the devastating nature of The Snowtown Murders, and the disappointing box office performance of John Carter.
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Watch the Full Pilot Episode of ‘Lone Star’ Creator Kyle Killen’s Split-Reality Drama ‘Awake’, Starring Jason Isaacs
Posted on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
If you liked what you saw when NBC posted the first seven minutes of the first episode of Awake earlier this week, you can now watch the other thirty-six. The network has released the entire pilot online for free, weeks in advance of its March premiere date.
Created by Kyle Killen (of the critically adored but amazingly short-lived Lone Star), the drama stars Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter series) as a police detective who survives a devastating car accident to find that his life has been split into two realities. In one, his wife (Laura Allen, Terriers) survived the crash while his son (Dylan Minnette, Lost) perished; in the other, the reverse is true. Wilmer Valderrama, Steve Harris, Cherry Jones, B.D. Wong, and Michaela McManus also star. Watch the full-length episode after the jump.
Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 by Angie Han
NBC dropped an extended preview of its upcoming drama Awake last week, but today we have an even better look at the new show in the form of the first seven minutes of the episode. Jason Isaacs stars as Detective Michael Britten, who survives a car crash to find his life split into two realities: one in which his wife (Laura Allen, Terriers) lived through the accident, and another in which his son (Dylan Minnette, Lost) did. It’s a setup that requires a bit of explaining, but the premiere seems to get it out of the way fairly quickly. Watch the clip after the jump.
Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
NBC’s got several promising shows on its upcoming slate, starting with tonight’s premiere of Smash, but another I’ve been looking forward to is this spring’s alternate-reality drama Awake. Harry Potter alum Jason Isaacs puts on an American accent to star as Detective Michael Britten, who wakes up after a car crash to find his life split into two realities. In one, his wife (Terriers‘ Laura Allen) has survived the event; in the other, the survivor is his son. (Played by Dylan Minnette, from the last season of Lost.) Watch the extended preview after the jump.
TV Bits: ‘In Living Color’ Returns, ‘American Horror Story’ Renewed, Jim Gaffigan Coming to TV, Charlie Sheen Returning And More
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011 by Germain Lussier
When you’re too lazy to go to the movies and all your DVDs look boring, what’s the next step? Most likely the TV and, without further ado, here’s a bunch of TV news that’s broken over the past few days:
- Fox is rebooting their hit 1990s sketch comedy show In Living Color.
- FX’s hit series American Horror Story has just been renewed for a second season.
- NBC recently purchased a show written by and starring comedian Jim Gaffigan.
- Charlie Sheen will return to TV next summer with his new show Anger Management.
- Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd has a new show called Big Men picked up by NBC.
- Fox has ordered up more episodes of the animated comedy Bob’s Burgers.
- Awake, starring Jason Isaacs, has shut down production to overhaul the remaining scripts.
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Some people are hoping that the JJ Abrams-produced series Alcatraz (watch the trailer here) might be the new Lost. Others believe that NBC’s new series Awake has the potential to fill the character-based sci-fi series void.
In NBC’s Awake, Jason Isaacs stars as a cop who finds his life split between two separate realities after a fatal car accident. At first, the idea seems a bit more drama based than you might expect, but as the 4-minute trailer rolls on, you get a sense that the two realities will later connect in some pretty cool ways. Awake will likely premiere midseason. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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