Weekly TV Wrap-Up – June 4th 2009

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 pm,

Don’t Miss Burn Notice

Tonight, Thursday, June 4, 2009, Burn Notice will be starting its third season on USA.

The show stars the ever-cool Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westin, the explosively inclined Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona, Bruce Campbell – need I say more?  And the ever-timeless Sharon Gless as Michael’s mother.

It’s an awesomely fun show.


Famke Janssen Returns to Nip/Tuck

If you’re a fan of Famke Janssen, things are looking good.  Of course that’s a given.

Famke Janssen will be returning to play the role of sociopath Ava Moore for FX’s Nip/Tuck’s seventh and final season.

Source: Entertainment Weekly


Virtuality Is Getting The Virtual Foot

First it was going to be a pilot, then it was just going to be a television movie aired on the worst night ever to premiere a show – July 4th.  Now Ronald D. Moore’s Virtuality is getting moved to another air date.

Virtuality‘s new air date will be June 26, 2009.

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Virtuality is about 12 astronauts on Earth’s first starship called the Phaeton.  They’re headed out on an epic 10-year journey that’s crucial to the survival of life on Earth.  To give the long distance-traveling crew a measure of privacy as well as a recreational outlet, Phaeton is equipped with virtual reality modules where crew members can explore self-created worlds.

There’s only one problem.  “There is a bug in the system.”

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Stars of the show include Kerry Bishe, Ritchie Coster, Eric Jensen, Nelson Lee, Joy Bryant, Clea Duvall, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sienna Guillory, James D’Arcy, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Gene Farber, Omar Metwally and Jimmi Simpson.

Executive producers are Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Voyager).

The 2-hour movie will air Friday, June 26th (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Source: Sci Fi Wire


Fox’s Mental

Has anyone caught the new show on Fox called Mental?

Fox’s publicity says:

Everything changes at Wharton Memorial Psychiatric Hospital when radically unorthodox psychiatrist Dr. Jack Gallagher (Chris Vance, C) arrives as the Director of Mental Health Services. As Gallagher takes on new cases, he is confronted with patients battling unknown, misunderstood and often misdiagnosed conditions

I’ve been told Mental is the psychiatric version of House.  If anyone who has seen this show wants to chime in, feel free!

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  1. I compared the rating for The CW vs cable only networks and have come to the conclusion that The CW is the worst network on earth. They should really stop being a broadcast network. Their top rated show, Reaper, had almost HALF the viewers of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!! That’s right, the sponge in the pineapple under the sea is more popular than ANY show on The CW. The should sell their properties to USA or TNT. I bet USA would give Smallville better treatment than they do.

  2. Summer was more chatty in The Unit in the few episodes she was in, lol.

  3. Joss Whedon needs to just give up these other shows and make Firefly 2. So far he’s tried any angle he can to return to a generalized Firefly premise with similar characters, and similar plots. The next Firefly show, however, should be on ANYTHING other than Fox or ABC. As they seem to dump shows that barely get off the ground.

  4. If christopher and Mariska leave Law and Order:SVU I won’t watch it anymore. I don’t enjoy the episodes where they are only in for a few minutes they bore me to death. The whole thing about svu is that it’s personal. It’s not all about the job. Olivia and Elliot make Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order:SVU. I tried watching the other normal Law and Orders and I don’t enjoy them.

  5. About Summer being on Dollhouse… I know a bunch of TSCC fans who’d love to kick my ass for saying this, but I was secretly hoping the show would get canceled just so Summer would have the opportunity to join Dollhouse’s cast. I know, I know. It’s like wishing someone would die: you just shouldn’t do it because if it happens you’ll feel awful, like it’s your fault. Well now that it’s happened, I guess it’d be foolish to feel guilty and not just excited about the thought of Summer working with Whedon again.

    And now an off-topic note about the site’s new layout: I intensely dislike the pagination of your articles. I don’t want to have to download 2x or 3x more ads for just one article. Thanks.

  6. Andy: Don’t dis the Sponge, man. That show has more to it than you’d think. The CW, on the other hand, needs to start investing more in some original shows. The only reason I ever turn on that network is to watch some quality re-runs. That’s it.

  7. More should watch Burn Notice, very cool show!

    I will be watching Moore’s new show, but what gets me is what I see in most shows based on the future and it has to do with the casting, majority it is an all caucasian cast, which is not wrong but since it is in the future, shouldn’t there be more of a diversity? Adding one person of color does not count, nor adding a female Asian actress which I see most often when there is “diversity”.

    At least Rodenberry had the smarts and the right thought process, and that was way back in 1960! Just saying, it is set in the future after all, shouldn’t it be more of a melting pot culturaly?

  8. @John…

    Not dissing the sponge, dude. Spongebob is cool. One of the few cartoons that I actually can sit and watch (and LAUGH) to. Hoping the sponginess is around for quite a while.

  9. Very well, Andy, you shall be let allowed to live when the Squarepants revolution happens. Yep. Ima weirdo.

  10. Andy S: Good idea, about comparing The CW to Cable… and yet, it seems the to be full of lack luster regardless.

    Yep – SPONGEBOB (Hope he’s not a used sponge) and Wrestling are the top shows on Cable.. I shudder.

    Ken J: When I saw Summer at WonderCon, she spoke! Like a normal, hot chick! It was nice to see she doesn’t talk in monotone all the time!

  11. Michelle: If NBC comes up with something that might get better ratings than SVU, they’re bargaining stance will be weakened and negotiations just might calm down. We can only hope!

  12. Okay, that’d be cool. I want to see more of Summer Glau, and see how versitile she can be. She’d be perfect on Dollhouse, it just makes me more excited to see the second season now. I’m a bit skeptical since it’s a pretty good show, but it’s so inconsistent.

  13. @Bruce

    I haven’t seen her speak, but I’ve seen pictures where she’s smiling and she has a pretty sincere and sweet looking smile. Hope it isn’t deceiving, but she seems like a nice girl from that.