Today we got news for you on a former Deadwood actor whose getting Lost this season; the gang at 24 are wondering if their eighth day will be their last; Syfy will be re-opening the doors to Warehouse 13 next season; Heroes has a new poster; Apollo plays in the Dollhouse; Star Wars will soon be on TV; and ABC gets room at Clive Barker’s Hotel.
All that, and we bid farewell to a TV News Legend (see above). Let’s get to it:
Lost will be adding a new cast member to its sixth and final season. Deadwood’s John Hawkes (he played Jewish entrepreneur Sol Star) will join the Lost crew as Lennon, a ““Scruffy, edgy, charismatic, and slightly stir-crazy…spokesperson/translator for the president of a foreign corporation. He’s a wily negotiator, and far more powerful than his lowly position would seem to indicate.”
Hmmm… Could he be working for the nefarious Charles Widmore? Or perhaps the mysterious Hanso Corporation?
Guess we’ll find out for (semi-)sure when Lost returns next year.
Apparently, the 24 cast and crew are preparing Jack Bauer’s next day out to POSSIBLY be his last. In the event that Fox chooses to ax the show after its eighth season, the producers are filming several alternate season-enders that will either tie off the saga of Jack Bauer for good, or leave room for the show to live to fight another day.
Said producer Evan Katz: “We’re flexible. We have a scenario that would work well if the show ends. But we also have scenarios where it could go on.”
Hmmm… when DOES Jack Bauer start to overstay his welcome? If this upcoming season is as good as the last one, maybe it would be a good idea to go out on a high note. Judging from his nervous behavior at the Comic-Con 24 panel, star Kiefer Sutherland may be ready to move on…
24 returns in January.
Syfy’s Summer series Warehouse 13 has been something of a hit: after debuting in July to 3.5 million viewers, the cable series has managed to steadily however around the 3.7 million viewers mark every week.
Those strong numbers have made it a no-brainer for Syfy to order an additional 13 episodes of the show; Warehouse 13 season two will premiere next summer.
Sorry W13 fans, I know that’s a long time to wait – but you got to give the rest of us time to catch up / catch on!
Source: TV Squad
We’ve already posted a preview trailer and a super-speed fight clip from Heroes’ upcoming fifth volume, “Redemption”, in the hopes that at least SOME OF YOU out there are still on board for this show [cue crickets]…
Well, to add to your “Heroes Mania” (sarcasm alert!) here is a THRILLING new promo poster that lets you know all about Heroes:Redemption:
[Volume on crickets increases…]
Season 4 (Volume 5) of Heroes debuts with a 2-hour premiere Monday, September 21st on NBC.
Wanna see what Battlestar Galatica’s Jamie “Apollo” Bamber is going to be doing on the upcoming season premiere of Dollhouse? The episode is apparently titled “Vows” and Bamber looks to be taking that literally. But hey, if it was Eliza Dushku I would be too…
Have look at the full gallery here.
Remember a couple of months back we told you that a live-action Star Wars TV series was in the works? Yeah, well, apparently things are moving as fast (if not quicker) than we predicted: the Star Wars could start shooting as soon as this year.
The series will take place between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, during the tumultuous early era of the rebellion and the rise of the Galactic Empire. We’ll be seeing Obi Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett but reportedly no Darth Vader or Emperor Palpatine. Shame.
No word on a potential cast, how many episodes will be initially produced or if George Lucas will be at all involved. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
Source: TV Squad
Clive Barker’s Hotel
Thankfully it is NOT a vacation destination (to hell!) – rather it’s the new script from Saw writers Patrick Melton and (director of The Collector) Marcus Dunstan that was recently picked up by ABC. Several networks were eyeing the Warner Bros. TV venture, which centers on the terrible happenings at a haunted hotel – from hell!
Clive Barker is attached to produce (naturally). McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision is also in talks to co-produce – will we see McG directing an episode or two? Anybody’s guess.
Interesting note: Barker, Melton, and Dunstan all worked together on a draft of the Hellraiser reboot that’s currently over at Dimension films.
My world has been an empty place since Tales From The Crypt went off the air. Here’s hoping this show is a worthy successor.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
R.I.P. DON HEWITT
Don Hewitt, creator of 60 Minutes, passed away at 86 on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Hewitt was a legend in TV news who worked at CBS for 55 years where he made his mark (time and again) directing Edward R. Murrow’s See It Now or the history-changing Nixon-Kennedy Presidential debate in 1960. Hewitt was also the executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and created his most enduring series, 60 Minutes, in 1968.
Hewitt is another monument to old school American journalism and he will be missed.
That’s all for now. Talk to you again during commercials.