Weekly TV Wrap Up - Jan 15 2009

All kinds of goodies took place this last week. Let's get on with the tidbits of TV!

1. Bruce's Public Service Announcement: Be aware that the season premiere of season 4.5 (Is that just not the most ridiculous thing ever?) of Battlestar Galactica that is airing this Friday on January 16th will run over by 3 1/2 minutes. That means you need to make the appropriate changes to whatever recording device you may employ, if that is indeed what you are doing. Me, I'm gonna be there live! Despite in-laws crawling all over my place, they've been warned. Back off when my show comes on. Go to sleep, go for a walk, go for a drive, or watch it with me, but git out of my way and don't talk during my show! I take my BSG serious! Source: SciFi Wire

2. Some of the biggest news this last week was the Golden Globes awards. Here's a list of Television Series wins that came away with some of that award glitter:

  • Madmen beat out Dexter, House, In Treatment and True Blood for Best Series
  • Anna Paquin (True Blood) took Best Performance by an Actress - Drama
  • Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment) won Best Performance by an Actor - Drama
  • 30 Rock (NBC) beat out Californication (SHOWTIME), Entourage (HBO), The Office (NBC) and Weeds (SHOWTIME) for Best - Musical Or Comedy
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) took away the Best Performance by an Actress - Musical Or Comedy award.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) won the complimentary award for Best Performance by an Actor - Musical Or Comedy
  • John Adams (HBO) won the Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television award.
  • Laura Linney (John Adams) won it for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture
  • Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:Actress: Laura Dern (Recount on HBO)Actor: Paul Giamatti (John Adams on HBO)


3. If you're a Faye Dunaway fan, keep an eye out. Dunaway is making a guest appearance on Grey's Anatomy in February. Source:

4. Speaking of Grey's Anatomy: Melissa George who played the rambunctious, self destructive Sadie has left the show. Tuesday was her last day as she is off to "Do something else". Rumor on the street says it was a mutual decision between her and ABC. Some think the character was too flamboyant. Source:

5. Stephanie March will be reprising her role of Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot on the popular crime drama show, Law & Order: SVU. Right now, she's slated for 6 episodes. If her return is a success, will they consider keeping her on? Source: NBC

6. Pushing Daisies star Swoosie Kurtz is slated to make an appearance on NBC's Hero's this spring. Her character, Millie, will be on at least one episode. What's not known is whether Kurtz's role will become a recurring role. Depends on audience reaction I guess. Source: TV Guide

7. Remember Laura Vandervoort who played Kara on Smallville? I thought I'd follow up (Not stalking, really) on what she's been up to since her Kara days. She's had roles in The Jazzman, due out this year; she played Marcie Cutler in Out of Control, due out this year; Frankie in Damage that is due out in 2010 and presently she's working on her latest project: Into the Blue 2, also due out in 2010. She keeps everyone apprised of her whereabouts on her website, She has a surprising versatility to her photo portfolio. Sources: IMDB,

8. Survivor castaways have been announced and the new trick this year is they will be split up into 2 teams immediately and 2 folk will be left behind before anyone even gets to know each other. Ouch. The kid who was always picked last for kick ball will probably be left behind again! The motley rice eating, bug crunching bunch ranges in age from 19 to 53. Source: CBS

9. Supernatural and Smallville kick off the 2nd half of their seasons on January 15th.

10. Stargate: Atlantis generated some great numbers for the Sci-Fi Channel, bringing in an estimated 1.15 million adults between the ages of 25 and 54. The highest rating since their season 4 finale. Source: SyFy Portal

11. John Glover (You may remember him as Lionel Luthor on Smallville) is joining the cast of Heroes. He'll be playing the part of Sylar's biological father. He'll show up about 5 episodes into the 2nd half of the season. Source: E Online

12. Everyone is reporting the hottest news this week that Prison Break will be canceled, or more to the point, be allowed to run its course and end gracefully. For whatever reason, they may add an additional hour or two to fully complete the endless story of the chain gang constantly having to escape something. Of course, if you're a faithful Screen Rant follower, you knew this already since we reported it back in November. Stick with us... we'll keep you on top of things.

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