All posts by Sheldon Wiebe

CBS Springs Multiple 2-Hour Specials in Spring Season Finales!

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CBS has revealed the dates for season finales for its 2010-11 programming schedule. Included are two-hour finales for The Amazing Race, Survivor: Redemption Island [and, of course, the Survivor: Redemption Island Live Reunion Show, and The Mentalist. The complete list of upcoming CBS season finales follows the jump.

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ABC’s Summer 2011 Schedule Includes Two Scripted and Eight Unscripted Shows!

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ABC announced their summer schedule today and to no one’s surprise, it had two more scripted series than NBC – which is to say, two scripted series – along with eight mostly mind-numbing reality shows. Returning shows include: Rookie Blue, Wipeout, Bachelor Pad and The Bachelorette. New shows include: The Hot Zone, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, Expedition Impossible, Take the Money and Run, Extreme Makeover: Weight-Loss Edition and America’s Karaoke Challenge.

The press release follows the jump.

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Sucker Punch: Awesome Action; Awesome Effects; Silly, Silly Movie!

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If you’re looking for a movie where scantily clad babes fight, shoot and blow stuff up real good, then you’ll probably love Sucker Punch. If you’re looking for story, characters, or meaning, you’ll find it pretty thin.

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Pawnee’s Harvest Festival Brings On The Fun –And The Curse!

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Parks and Recreation [NBC, Thursdays, 9:30/8:30C] is one of those shows that I found remarkably unfunny when it premiered and consistently managed to not amuse me on those rare occasions when I’d check to see if it had a pulse – so I was surprised when a screener of the show’s next episodes arrived and I found myself laughing. Frequently.

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Syfy Unveils Its Most Ambitious Schedule Ever!

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This season, Syfy will premiere eighteen new and returning series – the most it’s ever produced for a single season. Things kick off in June with alternative/unscripted/reality programs Haunted Collector [new] and season two of Hollywood Treasure, with four scripted shows following in July: Alphas [new], Eureka, Haven and Warehouse 13. Plus there are several more series – scripted and unscripted – and Syfy Original Movies waiting in the wings. Syfy’s full press release after the jump.

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Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen – Nifty Food; Whiny Chef!

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I get how Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen [Tuesdays, 10/9C] would appeal to the brass at Syfy. Chef Marcel Vigneron specializes in molecular gastronomy, with techniques that meld cutting edge science with traditional culinary expertise to produce [when it works] dishes that are out of this world.

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Sergio Leone’s Epic Western Once Upon A Time In The West Comes To Blu-ray!

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One of the all-time great westerns – Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time In The West – is coming to Blu-ray on May 31, 2001. Starring Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards and Charles Bronson, Leone’s epic ranks among the best films of the genre. The Paramount Blu-ray release includes both the theatrical release and a completely restored version of the film, plus an audio commentary and several other features. Details follow the jump.

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NBC ‘s Summer Abounds With Unscripted and Re-Purposed Shows – But Only A Single First-Run Scripted Series!

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NBC released its summer schedule today and surprise! It’s mostly unscripted [reality] shows! The lone scripted programming will be new episodes of the re-tooled Law & Order: Los Angeles. Re-purposed shows are: the final season of Friday Night Lights – fresh from its final season run on DirecTV, and the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent – fresh from its run on USA Network. The news unscripted shows are: It’s Worth What? And Love In The Wild. Returning shows include The Voice and America’s Got Talent. Sounds pretty weak to me. Details follow the jump.

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