NBC (a US network) has picked up the rights to broadcast a live-action drama based on DC Comic’s Midnight Mass. The storyline revolves around Adam and Julia Kadmons, a sophisticated, globe-trotting husband and wife team, who solve supernatural mysteries and fight crime.

Writers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts will pen the script for Warner Bros TV and Jinks/Cohen Co, who will produce the project.

Could this pick up be a further step towards comic adaptions as this comes with the news AMC will adapt Walking Dead. FOX’s comic adaption of Human Target premiere’s January 20th 2010 (Tuesday 9/8c) for the US (no word from UK channels).


September 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

FIVE to air FLASHFORWARD within days of US


The US show which debuts September 24 on ABC, will premiere a week later on FIVE. The turnaround by new five controller Richard Wolfe (who had been controller of Sky1) would allow the new ‘LOST’ drama to follow the close airing of the US much like Sky1 shows LOST and 24.

So how will Flashforward perform? Will it be a massive hit for FIVE? Could it beat CSI out for the top US show in the UK in veiwership?

September 2, 2009 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Mad Men renewed for Season Four


Cable network AMC has renewed Mad Men for a fourth season, according to reports. Which is not surprising seeing as the show brought in 4.5 million (according to Digitalspy) veiwers for its 3rd season premiere. However for UK fans I’m not sure Mad Men will return to BBC Four (though this is just a hunch) for its current 3rd season as the show 2nd season ratings were in short – terrible. Although (despite promotion – which is lost on many american shows on the BBC) a moderate premiere of around 250,000 veiwers the show quickly lost veiwership. Loosing its place in the channel’s top 10, meaning it was beaten by repeats of other shows – which even for an imported drama is bad.

September 1, 2009 at 11:17 pm Leave a comment

MTV to remake another show (or film): TEEN WOLF


MTV has announced plans to remake the movie ‘Teen Wolf’ in to a series, MTV’s Liz Gateley stated:

‘It has a fresh take and is very different from the original…It has more of an American Werewolf in Paris feel to it. It’s a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques.’

September 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

MTV to make a US Version of ‘SKINS’


MTV has announced plans to develope a US version of Skins, which seems to already have seen bad responses from fans of Skins on both sides of the atlantic. It seems the one main problem with many fans seems to be that the show will not retain its rude nature (which fans seem to enjoy) that it has in the UK due to restrictions on what MTV can show without being attacked by the FCC.

September 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

BBC Three Commisions new Lesbian Drama: ‘Lip Service’


BBC Three has comissioned a new series ‘Lip Service’ (created by Harriet Braun – the creator of ‘Mistresses’). It will follow young (of course) 20’s woman through their sex lives and love affairs (sounds familiar – The L Word).

Though the creator Harriet Braun did say: ‘I loved The L Word but it’s high time we saw some contemporary British lesbians, with all the bad weather, trips to the pub and repressed emotions that go with that.’

Sadly Harriet, I feel that I’m tired of shows that are about slobbish people – thats not british! High contemporary woman in the US aren’t that different than those in the UK – despite what legends say the UK has some awesome scenes – very…high class and superb archeiture (NOT A SWAMP). Though personally a look a lesbians from all ages would be good, i.e a woman who is 60 and becomes a lesbian theres a lot more to tell there than about ‘scandalous’ affairs.

Oddly enough ‘Mistresses’ reminded me of ‘Sex And the City’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’, now ‘Lip Service’ reminds me of ‘The L Word’. Harriet Bruan is so original (why not just make a UK Desperate Housewives?).

Oh well theres my rant.

September 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

ITV to Launch ITV+1


ITV will launch a one-hour timeshift of its main ITV1 channel on October 1. The channel will run from 10:25 to 07:00 every day. GMTV’s (Good Morning Television) programming will not be avaible on ITV+1, also ITV+1 will not be aviable to Scotland, Northern Ireland or Channel Islands.

Well at I guess since expensive shows this year like ‘Demons’ and ‘Primeval’ have flopped in the ratings, ITV will need a couple more hundred thousands veiwers to help boost the channel’s profit margins (considering its not doing amazingly well with its drama which is subject to massive cuts currently – with its flagship programme ‘The Bill’ on the rating rocks as well). But for ITV the more the merrier.

September 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

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