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Buzz
05-20-2011, 01:17 AM
Too bad about AMW being cancelled it was not just a tv show but a public service as well. But in tv land anything can happen given how frickled tv excutives can be. oh well.... If I can live with The Event and V being cancelled I can get over AMW getting cancelled at will. :(

PeterG
05-20-2011, 01:32 AM
I'm also a big JLH fan...but not of Law and Order: SVU. The few times I've seen it, the two leads treated everyone they met as if they were the guilty party. Including those were abuse or whose loved ones were abused. This treatment of everyone they come in contact with is disgusting. What a putrid show.... :barf:

Rex
05-20-2011, 02:06 AM
I'm also a big JLH fan...but not of Law and Order: SVU. The few times I've seen it, the two leads treated everyone they met as if they were the guilty party. Including those were abuse or whose loved ones were abused. This treatment of everyone they come in contact with is disgusting. What a putrid show.... :barf:

Elliot Stabler could rough me up any day he wanted...I even have my own handcuffs :grope:.
I've noticed that on a couple of other cop shows that do that - including the CSI franchise.
But I think maybe the show has run its course. They've had some great eps, but it cannot last forever.

Civic
05-20-2011, 03:29 AM
NBC picks up: SMASH, PRIME SUSPECT, AWAKE, PLAYBOY, UP ALL NIGHT, GRIMM, and WHITNEY.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbc-adds-pilot-orders-awake-187564
I can wait to see SMASH, everyone who saw the pilot is raving about it. The Return of Debra Messing, yeahhh!!!

I loved the Prime Suspect mini-series with Helen Mirren. They were all must-see TV for me. I just can't see Maria Bello bringing the same grit to the lead role. What made Helen Mirren's Jane Tennison so memorable was that she wasn't interested in being popular or likeable. American TV rarely allows its heroines that kind of freedom.

I'm sorry to hear that Brothers and Sisters got the ax. I just started watching the re-runs this season and enjoy it.

AliasJohnDoe
05-20-2011, 05:23 AM
So far, out of the new shows debuting this fall, "The Secret Circle" and "Grimm" interest me. But then, I'm more into the sci-fi/fantasy shows anyway. Can't wait for the return of "The Walking Dead" on AMC and "Being Human" on SYFY!!!

"Playboy" seems like the type of show that will be canceled after about 3 episodes. I just don't see it working.

Rex
05-20-2011, 12:39 PM
I loved the Prime Suspect mini-series with Helen Mirren. They were all must-see TV for me. I just can't see Maria Bello bringing the same grit to the lead role. What made Helen Mirren's Jane Tennison so memorable was that she wasn't interested in being popular or likeable. American TV rarely allows its heroines that kind of freedom.

I'm sorry to hear that Brothers and Sisters got the ax. I just started watching the re-runs this season and enjoy it.
There have been successful adaptations of UK shows into mainstream US TV (All in the Family, Sanford & Son, Three's Company and of course, The Office), but there have been failures too (Coupling, Cracker, AbFab.....). Maybe more failures than successes?

List of UK TV shows adapted for US TV) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_television_series_based_on_Britis h_television_series)

GarrAarghHrumph
05-20-2011, 02:33 PM
The CW has formally renewed: Gossip Girl, 90210, America's Next Top Model, the Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Nikita.

The producer of America's Most Wanted is "shopping" the show to other networks, as it was cancelled on FOX. It may move into syndication.

AliasJohnDoe
05-20-2011, 06:41 PM
Future TV News:

I just read in EW that FOX has commissioned "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane to start production on an animated reboot of "The Flintstones" for TV. It's already slated for Fall of 2013.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/05/16/fox-developing-reboot-of-the-flintstones/

Beefcake
05-20-2011, 08:27 PM
:( Finally got to my DVRd "Outsourced" finale. Sad, but at least the writers pretty much knew to set it up as a potential series ender ... create some happy, pair up some people. The Todd-Asha pairing had amazing potential, and I wish they'd have started it earlier ... not that it would have made a difference in the renewal race, but I'd have enjoyed it.

(Rebecca Hazlewood :glamor: is a breakout waiting to happen, btw! Cast her pronto, PTB.)

Dear Showtime: Hey, how's things? Idea for ya ... why dontcha pick up this show for your network? :) Colorful, storylines galore, and, well, "Weeds" needs to be put down soon anyway. Don't worry about the tiny NBC ratings, as those would translater to "huge hit" in your pay cable pond.

Sigh, I wish for this every couple/three years -- Arrested Development, Better Off Ted, et al -- so maybe it'll actually happen this time? :shuffle:

Wyliefan
05-20-2011, 08:42 PM
I can't quite wrap my mind around the idea that Ioan Gruffudd is doing a CW drama. When there are so many more BBC miniseries and period films out there needing a gorgeous Welsh dreamboat . . .

PeterG
05-20-2011, 09:46 PM
The CW has formally renewed: Gossip Girl, 90210, America's Next Top Model, the Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Nikita.

:cheer2: :D :cheer:

modern_muslimah
05-20-2011, 10:55 PM
I can't quite wrap my mind around the idea that Ioan Gruffudd is doing a CW drama. When there are so many more BBC miniseries and period films out there needing a gorgeous Welsh dreamboat . . .

IA. That just seems wrong on so many levels. I know he really wants to make it in Hollywood but I'm sure there has to be some quality British dramas that can use him.

GarrAarghHrumph
05-21-2011, 03:17 AM
I can't quite wrap my mind around the idea that Ioan Gruffudd is doing a CW drama. When there are so many more BBC miniseries and period films out there needing a gorgeous Welsh dreamboat . . .

A friend of mine is a British actor who does a lot of work in both the US and the UK. He tells me that the US productions pay SO MUCH more than UK productions do... Seriously, he wants to pay his mortgage for the year, he does a US-produced made-for-tv SyFy-style film, et voila! More than he'd make in anything in the UK. This frees him up financially so that he can spend the rest of his time choosing what work he'd like to do, rather than having to do things he'd prefer to turn down.

So maybe this actor really wants to break into the US industry... or the Canadian one, as the case may be. ;) Or maybe he needs the cash.

manhn
05-21-2011, 03:37 AM
Whatever. The Vampire Diaries is way better than The King's Speech.

Bostonfan
05-21-2011, 02:32 PM
Whatever. The Vampire Diaries is way better than The King's Speech.

:rofl: I haven't seen the King's Speech yet, but this quote made me LOL! And ITA with your sentiment. Folks bemoaning his choice of a CW drama vs. period films - It's not porn for goodness sake. Money may be the motivator, but perhaps variety is the primary factor here. if I were an actor I'd get bored quickly with doing period films all the time. Why not throw in something different on one's resume if the opportunity presents itself?