‘Vampire Diaries’ Gets Powerful, New Character
www.reelempire.com: ‘Vampire Diaries’ gets powerful, new, character. According to TV Guide, the folks behind The CW’s hit series “The Vampire Diaries” may be bringing a new character to the town of Mystic Falls, someone powerful. The character is said to be comparable to the Haitian in NBC’s former hit series “Heroes.”
‘Munsters’ are back
www.nypost.com: Halloween has come early this year as NBC joins forces with “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller to remake the 1960s classic “The Munsters.”
The show was pitched as ” ‘Modern Family‘ meets ‘True Blood,’ ” a mash-up so enticing that NBC ordered a pilot, according to EW.com. Casting details are yet to be released, although rumors are swirling that Guillermo del Toro (“Hellboy”) wants to be involved behind the scenes.
Interview with TRUE BLOOD’s Mariana Klaveno
www.acedmagazine.com: Best known as the sexy, deliciously evil and emotionally complex Lorena in HBO’s True Blood, Mariana Klaveno has delighted fans as the psycho-vamp who can’t seem to get enough of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). The talented actress also starred in the feature film While the Children Sleep (released as The Sitter on DVD). If you’re a fan, you know that HBO has renewed True Blood for a 12-episode fourth season, slated to premiere in June 2011. And like most die hard fans, you’re hoping she’ll somehow return. In this revealing interview, Klaveno explains how she got her start, her thoughts about a role so many have come to love and admire, and the scenes people just can’t stop talking bout.
So you literally lived on a Washington farm until you were 18. Did you dream of becoming an actress when you were young?
Mariana Klaveno: For as long as I can remember, acting is something I always wanted to do. I don’t really know where that impulse came from. I was kind of secretive about it until my junior year in high school. I thought it was such a wild, outlandish goal to have.
Terra Nova Finds Mother
spinoff.comicbookresources.com: Quick, call Ted Mosby – No, wait, wrong series. But Fox’s upcoming, troubled Terra Nova has finally cast its female lead, giving the role to relatively unknown British actress Shelley Conn.
Conn will play Elizabeth Shannon, wife to Jason O’Mara’s Jim and mother of the time-traveling family that abandons a dying Earth to start over in prehistoric times in the Steven Spielberg-produced series.
A Wonder Woman TV series from the creator of Ally McBeal?
io9.com: Warner Bros. wouldn’t go for Joss Whedon’s take on Wonder Woman, and the amazon princess’ movie has been stuck in development hell for a decade. But now Warners is developing Wonder Woman for television instead, with David E. Kelley.
Yeah, the Ally McBeal guy. Kelley, of course, was also the creator of Chicago Hope, Picket Fences, The Practice and Boston Legal, among other things. He also was the original showrunner of the U.S. remake of Life On Mars, before being replaced when the pilot was reshot. His most recent attempts at series, The Wedding Bells and Legally Mad, were cancelled after a few episodes and never aired, respectively.
Sam Raimi Developing new Sci-Fi TV Series for FOX!
geektyrant.com: Sam Raimi snd Joshua Donen from Star Road Entertainment have sold three new TV projects to three seperate networks, and one of them is a very cool sounding sci-fi series called Smokers.
Smokers has been set up at FOX, and it comes from comic book and TV writer Brian K. Vaughan, best known for his work on the comic book series Y: The Last Man, and as a writer on ABC’s LOST. This is a high concept sci-fi drama based on an original idea from Vaughn. The series revolves around a documentary crew following working class heroes who exterminate alien threats in deep space.
12 Great TV Shows That Only Lasted One Season
www.allyourtv.com: Following the quick exit of Lone Star from Fox’s primetime schedule, there has been a lot of talk about other TV shows that were canceled after just airing a couple of episodes. The problem with those lists is that you’re essentially recounting trivia. Most of those shows were canceled because they were terrible. Yes, it might be interesting in the abstract that a particular series only lasted one episode. But does it really matter?
What is more interesting to me is to look at some shows that lasted an entire season, but weren’t picked up for another year. These are shows that were creative, well-acted and often critically acclaimed. But because of network politics, casting issues or just programming blunders these shows were left hanging at a time when they should have been building an audience and finding some long-term success.
Covington Cross (ABC, 1992)
Imagine if Bonanza were set in the Middle Ages and you would have a pretty good idea of the tone for this ABC series. Nigel Terry starred as Sir Thomas Grey, the patriarch of a family that often clashed with their evil neighbor, Baron John Mullens (John Faulkner). The cast included Ione Skye as daughter Eleanor Grey and Glenn Quinn (who went on to star in Roseanne and Angel). What I liked best about the show is that it’s the type of series you just don’t see on television anymore. A light-hearted and fun period piece. Granted, I am stretching the guidelines of this list a bit, since Covington Cross was yacked by ABC after one seven episodes. But it did air the complete season in the U.K., so technically…..
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