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« on: December 09, 2008, 09:30:56 AM »

New Season, New Thread!

Breaking news this morning - Jay Leno to kill five primetime hourlongs next year!

EDIT: Fable goes to pilot.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 10:01:56 AM »

I found  this in a spanish website, Zona Negativa...



There's going to be a TV series based in the Vertigo comic book Fables,  originally written by Bill Willingham.

The pilot will be written by Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner , and directed by Damid Semel...

The director seems ok, did the pilot of Heroes and Life, but the writers made Elektra... so it's kinda scary...

ABC commissioned the pilot, to be made by Warner Bros.



The comic book is one of the last interesting things i've read in a while... but i'm not sure about how can they do this properly...
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 10:49:08 AM »

Just keep in mind the major flaw with Elektra, trying to explain The Hand to non-comic book fans, won't be an issue here since these are children's nrusery rhymes coming to life, probably original Grimm's over the sanitized version.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 11:31:10 AM »

Breaking news this morning - Jay Leno to kill five primetime hourlongs next year!

Meh. Leno is funny and all, but he'll really have to pull off something impressive to make me tune in. Besides, Stewart, Colbert, Olbermann, and Maddow keep my desire for news mixed with laffs sated.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 12:06:02 PM »

Breaking news this morning - Jay Leno to kill five primetime hourlongs next year!

Meh. Leno is funny and all, but he'll really have to pull off something impressive to make me tune in. Besides, Stewart, Colbert, Olbermann, and Maddow keep my desire for news mixed with laffs sated.

Pretty much my take as well. I completely see where this move is coming from, especially for a struggling net like NBC (10 years ago I never would have expected to type those words), but this doesn't seem like a particularly winning move. Still, with the extremely low cost of such a show, perhaps it'll still work. I didn't initially think reality would work beyond the marquee shows, either.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 12:28:12 PM »

Well, Zucker (NBC's Entertainment Head) has stated that they do more original scripted programming than the other networks, even if it is by only a few extra hours. However, he did also go on to say that their cable programming and cable networks (USA, Bravo, Sci Fi, etc.) will have gains in 2009.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 12:39:42 PM »

Breaking news this morning - Jay Leno to kill five primetime hourlongs next year!

Meh. Leno is funny and all, but he'll really have to pull off something impressive to make me tune in. Besides, Stewart, Colbert, Olbermann, and Maddow keep my desire for news mixed with laffs sated.

My parents are the only people I know who really watch late night shows, and they've been watching Craig Ferguson almost exclusively.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 12:50:13 PM »

Well, the Scotsman is a very funny guy.

I think Don Rickles said it best while he was on Jimmy Kimmel. He was talking about interactions he has had with talk show hosts, particularly late night. "You're fun like Johnny [Carson]. The Scottish is good, Letterman hides, and Jay ... well, Jay." He motioned a so-so gesture. "He'd rather sit there, collect his money and drive home in one of his cars than anything else. But you, you're fun."
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 02:29:57 PM »

Well, Zucker (NBC's Entertainment Head) has stated that they do more original scripted programming than the other networks, even if it is by only a few extra hours. However, he did also go on to say that their cable programming and cable networks (USA, Bravo, Sci Fi, etc.) will have gains in 2009.

Works for me. The best scripted stuff is on cable anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 08:39:03 PM »

Well, Zucker (NBC's Entertainment Head) has stated that they do more original scripted programming than the other networks, even if it is by only a few extra hours. However, he did also go on to say that their cable programming and cable networks (USA, Bravo, Sci Fi, etc.) will have gains in 2009.

Works for me. The best scripted stuff is on cable anyway.

USA  - Burn Notice ( can't wait for Jan)
SCIFI - Sanctuary  (Ummm.. what can I say..)
BRAVO - Actor's Studio (Yeah, I know its not scripted but its fun)

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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 11:38:20 PM »

SCIFI - Sanctuary  (Ummm.. what can I say..)

Eureka has managed to score a full 20+ eps for the third season, so I can't wait for that one to start back up, either.
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 12:17:40 PM »

All those + Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Nip/Tuck, In Plain Sight, Sons of Anarchy, Venture Brothers, Robot Chicken, Frisky Dingo, the list goes on and on...
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 12:30:39 PM »

Is anyone still watching Sons of Anarchy? I gave up around Episode 7 or so...
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 12:39:45 PM »

Is anyone still watching Sons of Anarchy? I gave up around Episode 7 or so...

I am. I dig it.
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 01:49:01 PM »

Haven't really watched it ... But I trust Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal.
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