Category Archives: Television

COMIC-CON: True Blood Gets 3rd Season, makes Presence Known

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The folks at TV.com have a really cool little write up about the True-Blood Comic-con panel.  I’m enjoying True Blood, but frankly I’m getting sick of Vampires. My favorite quote from the article –

“During the packed panel, a fan asks if there will ever be a half-human-half-vampire baby (the Twilight series features one), and creator Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, American Beauty) doesn’t even understand the question. A rain of boos from the audience descend on the fan who asked the question, and when Ball finally realizes what she asked, he gives a playful look of disgust and emphatically says, "What!? Noooooooooo!"”

Here’s a link to the article.  And here’s a clip from the Panel, the full panel is available in about 7 parts on YouTube, here.

 

TELEVISION: Lucy Lawless Back in the Saddle in Starz’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Trailer Debut!

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Lucy Lawless is back in the saddle again – literally as Starz gave their latest show Spartacus: Blood and Sand a big Comic-Con push, even though it doesn’t debut until January, 2010. It shows they have a lot of faith in this show. Now we have the official trailer, which is looking pretty darn epic and sweet. The official press release is below and I’ll see if I can get Miss Lawless on the phone in the next few weeks. Here’s a link to the official trailer.

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TELEVISION NEWS: Silverman Out at NBC; Leaves For Start Up With Barry Diller!

Ben Silverman announced this morning that he was leaving his position as Co-Chairman of NBC Universal Entertainment to join Barry Diller’s media and Internet company, IAC, to start up a new venture.

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Almost simultaneously, NBC announced that Jeff Gaspin, head of NBCU’s cable operations would step into the Chairman position, combining Silverman’s duties with his own.

Silverman will stay with NBC through September to help Gaspin’s transition into his new position – and oversee the launch of NBC’s fall programming.

Comic Con 2009- Sneak Peek at True Blood

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July 26, 2009 – Tonight HBO is airing a brand new episode of their hit Vampire series, True Blood and at yesterday’s True Blood panel at the San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Alan Ball, novelist Charlaine Harris (whose Sookie Stackhouse novels comprise the basis for the series), and cast members Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Michelle Forbes, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, and Alexander Skarsgard were on hand to promote the show to what was reportedly a packed house comprised of media and devoted fans.

Reports from the event all state that the cast’s appearance received the most attention from the crowd. However the one-hour session also featured a promo for the back half of the second season of True Blood which was met with loud cheers from the audience at the end of it’s screening.

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Television: CW Releases New Promo Photos of The Vampire Diaries

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The CW has released a new set of sneak peek promotional stills of “The Vampire Diaries” in front of the show’s presentation at San Diego Comic Con Saturday, July 25. The Vampire Diaries” will be having a press panel held at Room 6Bcf from 6 to 7 P.M. Lead  actors Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and executive producer Kevin Williamson will be in the panel to answer press questions about the new CW series.

The Vampire Diaries” is based on the books written by L.J. Smith and is scheduled to be premiered on September 10 as the lead-in to the CW hit series Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and is now in it’s 5th season.

Read on to see the new sneak peek promotional stills courtesy of the CW.

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TELEVISION: Katie Holmes on So You Think You Can Dance

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Here’s something fun for a boring movie Friday morning. Katie Holmes was on the show So You Think You Can Dance (a show I don’t watch) and she’s pretty good.  I don’t understand the knee jerk hatred people have for Tom and Katie other than the fact everyone hates Scientology and think it’s a “fake” religion. I think all religion is fake and goofy, if it helps people live better, caring lives, I say live and let live.

COMIC-CON: Burn Notice In the House

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If you’re attending the sold-out Comic-Con International 2009 in San Diego, be sure to check out the Burn Notice panel, featuring Bruce Campbell, Seth Peterson (Nate), Jay Karnes (Tyler Brennen), Ben Shenkman (Tom Strickler), Michael Shanks (Victor), series creator and executive producer Matt Nix, and co-executive producer Alfredo Barrios, Jr.! They’ll be discussing and answering questions about the past, present and future of the coolest show on TV! It happens Thursday, July 23 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Ballroom 20! Text CC to USATXT (872898) for exclusive Comic-Con 2009 info, and a chance to win prizes!