‘V’ production takes 2 week ‘creative hiatus’…

Oh I hope all is well in V land. IIRC they were doing re editing and re shoots of the pilot after it was screened at SDCC 09, but now they are on a two week hiatus so they seem to think they have an issue someplace….our previous posts on V here and here

Extended Pilot preview courtesy of KryptonSiteNetwork


…Joseph Adalian at The Wrap reports:

ABC’s buzz-heavy new fall drama “V” is taking a two-week creative hiatus.

Warner Bros. TV has decided to temporarily shut down production on the alien invasion series, with filming scheduled to halt next Wednesday, a studio rep confirmed exclusively to TheWrap. Because “V” doesn’t premiere until Nov. 3, the move won’t impact scheduling of the series or ABC’s ability to air the six episodes it’s planning for the fourth quarter.

The studio wouldn’t discuss the specific reasons behind the move, saying only that the shutdown was designed to boost “V” in the long-term.

WBTV wants to “take advantage of our November premiere to maximize creative opportunities and deliver the audience the best show possible,” a Warners spokesperson said.

People familiar with the decision indicated the hiatus was put in place so that writers would have time to beef up future scripts and bring them in line with the quality of the pilot, which has been getting good buzz from bloggers and critics since a successful screening at Comic-Con last month.

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I loved the original ‘V’ …

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August 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense. 2 comments.

Firefly/TSCC Fans Rejoice! Summer Glau lands recurring role in Dollhouse…

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Woot! FOX press release:

Summer Glau (“Firefly,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) reunites with Joss Whedon when the actress joins the cast of DOLLHOUSE this fall in a recurring role as BENNETT, a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with ECHO (Eliza Dushku). The second season of DOLLHOUSE premieres Friday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.Additional guest stars appearing throughout the upcoming second season include Alexis Denis of (“Angel”), Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”), Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Keith Carradine (“Dexter”). DANIEL PERRIN (Denisof) is a U.S. senator leading a witch hunt to track down the underground organization. Mysterious, charismatic businessman MARTIN KLAR (Bamber) is Echo’s new husband. BRADLEY KARRENS (Hogan) comes to the Dollhouse hoping to stop a psychotic family member’s killing spree, while MATTHEW HARDING (Carradine), a nemesis of Dollhouse leader ADELLE DEWITT (Olivia Williams), stirs up trouble. Additionally, DR. CLAIRE SAUNDERS/WHISKEY (Amy Acker) and MADELINE/NOVEMBER (Miracle Laurie) return this season in multiple-episode arcs.

DOLLHOUSE is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Joss Whedon, who also serves as executive producer, writer and director. Tim Minear and David Solomon are executive producers, while Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are co-executive producers. Additionally, series star Eliza Dushku serves as a producer.

August 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural. Comments off.

‘Heathers’ new tv series planned…

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Our previous post on Heathers here


First it was coming to Broadway, then it was headed back to the big screen, but now it’s been confirmed that “Heathers” will live on as a weekly television show.

“We talked about doing a film remake at times, but doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea,” Lakeshore president Gary Lucchesi told Variety. And despite my previous proclamations of childhood rape when my favorite pop culture touchstones are reappropriated, I am so behind this idea, I would wear its scrunchie if asked.

Basically this will be Fox’s version of “Gossip Girl,” which in my opinion, you can never have too much of. No word yet on whether OG stars Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater or Martha Dumptruck will return, but considering they could all use the work, I’d expect to see some familiar faces roaming the halls of Westerberg High….

August 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Film, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Les Morts Vivants!! (French zombies!!): ‘The Horde’ Trailer…

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August 27, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Baby on the Way? Got Blue Jean Blues?: Toys R Us and Barneys offer trade in discounts…


…Toys “R” Us announced a plan Wednesday that allows consumers to trade in their used cribs, car seats, high chairs and other baby-related items – products that “are not the best candidates to be handed down or resold” – for a 20% discount on a new product in the same category and by specific manufacturers. The “Great Trade-In” program begins Aug. 28 and is scheduled to last through Sept. 20.

High-end clothier Barneys is holding a similar promotion this month that offers shoppers a 20% discount on a new pair of jeans when they bring in an old pair. The offer ends Aug. 31…

The late, great Jeff Healey (God Bless) courtesy of mrheavywall

August 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Music. Comments off.

Turning Japanese: Cash for Clunkers data in…

This is basically an excuse for me to play this song 🙂 Ed has already broken down all the data for us over at HotAir:

The Obama administration spent three billion dollars subsidizing the destruction of 700,000 vehicles in order to boost car sales.  Which auto makers actually benefited from these American tax subsidies?  Reuters reports that foreign car manufacturers gained market share, while the two bailed-out American automakers lost significant portions of theirs in the big summer sale…

The majority of cars crushed were American models like the Grand Jeep Cherokee  😦  I love my Jeepster! I still wish they had given vehicles to charity, it wasn’t making a meaningful impact on ‘greening’ to destroy them….the worst was seeing the video of a corvette killed…. awful…

The Vapors courtesy of Emmanuel123454321; Corvette murder courtesy of dcartjr

August 27, 2009. Tags: , , . Politics. Comments off.

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