These people are unreal. First they kill TSCC (and kick fans in the teeth as they make the announcement), now this.The show’s fans are already pixxed, here they were ecstatic it was picked up with new episodes on ComedyCentral and now the studio fraks them. We at MiM wish them luck on their mission to teach FOX Network Executives to respect fans and talent…
20th Century Fox Television is telling the world that when Futurama returns with a slate of all-new 26 episodes on Comedy Central next year the voice actors that gave life to the lines of Fry, Bender, Leela and the rest of the cast won’t be returning. The studio has said that it could not come to an agreement with actors Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Segal, Tress MacNeille and Maurice LaMarche and will be finding replacements for them.
According to an inside source that spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, the voice cast asked for a raise of at least ten times the amount that they were paid for their services during Futurama‘s original run on the Fox network. “We love the Futurama voice performers and absolutely wanted to use them, but unfortunately, we could not meet their salary demands,” Fox said in a statement released today. “While replacing these talented actors will be difficult, the show must go on. We are confident that we will find terrific new performers to give voice to [creators] Matt [Groening] and David [Cohen]‘s brilliantly subversive characters.” So far a representative for the actors’ side hasn’t made an official statement… (go read the whole thing)
Best of Futurama – Philip J Fry, courtesy of 29silvia2004
Save the Futurama cast courtesy of OutaTime21x2:
Sooo awesome! Charlaine Harris is writing like nobody’s business and keeping we fans happy
Two more releases coming from Harris this fall, the stand alone collection of the short stories that take part in the Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse Series, ‘A Touch of Dead’ will be released October 6, 2009 and Book 4 of the ‘Harper Connelly’ series arrives a few weeks later on October 27th.
‘A Touch of Dead’ looks as though they have gathered the Sookie stories from the previously published pieces in fantasy/scifi anthologies and put them in one convenient place in this release. If this is the case, there is a GREAT shortstory about Sookie and a were on the run in there, it was released originally as part of the Birthday stories in ‘Many Bloody Returns’:
And in the ‘Harper Connelly’ series, Novel 4 ‘Grave Secret’ will be released on October 27, 2009:
From Amazon, again no plot details published yet. At MiM we read quite a bit of Charlaine’s work, and although Sookie is our favorite by far, Harper comes in a close third, right behind Lily Bard, the heroine of the Shakespeare series (the Lily Bard- Shakespeare series is a mystery series but is non-supernatural, if you are a mystery fan Charlaine also writes the Aurora Teagarden mysteries. Charlaine is a PROLIFIC author!!!):
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (October 27, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425230155
- ISBN-13: 978-0425230152
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon.com Sales Rank: #2,120 in Books
Here is a description of the first Harper Connelly novel, Grave Sight, from Amazon:
From Publishers Weekly
Ever since Harper Connelly survived a zap from a lightning bolt, she’s been able to find dead people, a skill that makes the protagonist in the first installment of Harris’s new series a tad more bizarre than the mind-reading heroine of the author’s Sookie Stackhouse books (Dead as a Doornail, etc.). Harper travels to the Ozark town of Sarne, Ark., to find a missing teenage girl’s body, accompanied by her stepbrother, Tolliver, who acts as her manager and bodyguard and with whom she shares a thinly disguised physical attraction that they manage to keep at bay by engaging in casual sex with various partners. Finding the body takes no time at all, but leaving town afterward isn’t so easy. When Harper’s life is threatened and Tolliver ends up in jail on trumped-up charges, it quickly becomes apparent that something sinister is going on in Sarne. Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, albeit edgy characters. A nifty puzzle toward the end will challenge the most jaded mystery buffs.
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