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Terrific Trailer: Gotham!

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With the news that Fox has ordered Batman prequel series Gotham to series comes this extended trailer introducing the characters, Gotham City, and the show’s absolutely perfect tone. Follow the jump to meet Detective Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and all your favorite Batman characters – before they became the vigilantes and villains they are today.

I’m in!

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Hart and Nathan Celebrate Bones Return To Mondays!

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Although tonight’s episode of Bones (Fox, Mondays, 8/7C) doesn’t take up much space in our latest conversation with showrunners Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan, they definitely seemed happy to be back on Monday nights (or, maybe, they had one cup of coffee too many…).

When they chatted with a group of bloggers/journalists on Friday, there was a great deal of laughter and a wide range of topics – ranging from Wendell’s cancer to the gross remains that kick off each episode and even Hanson’s new series, Backstrom (premiering on Fox next season). Stephen Nathan even played Kevin Reilly for a completely unauthorized bit faux scheduling. It was one of the liveliest Q&As of the season. If there are showrunners out there who love talking with the press more than these guys, I’ve yet to encounter them.

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – An Adventure With Thousands of Heroes!

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox, Sundays, 9/8C) is, essentially, a reboot of the PBS series in which Carl Sagan gave millions of viewers an understanding of science and what it means for us in the real world. The new series, written by Ann Druyan – who was part of the original series more than thirty years ago – has, potentially, a much larger opportunity to have an impact thanks to Seth MacFarlane (yes, the Family Guy guy) and host, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (1.7 million Twitter followers!).

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President Barack Obama to Introduce Series Premiere of Cosmos!

Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009.

(Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama will introduce the series premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey tomorrow night. This is the logical extension of the debut of the White House Student film Festival last weekend and illustrates how important the original series was – and how important this new series is considered to be.

The President’s message will be made available online shortly after its on-air debut. Check out the press release after the jump.

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Cosmos: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan Tell All!

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY: More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY sets off on a new voyage for the stars. Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD) and Sagan’s original creative collaborators.  Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (R), the series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.  Also pictured: writer/executive producer Ann Druyan.

Cosmos (Fox, Sundays, 9/8C) revives the great science series that aired on PBS in the early ‘80s. Why did it land on Fox? What is its mission now?

Series host Neil deGrasse Tyson and executive producer/director/writer Anne Druyan spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about why the series exists and what it does – and how and why it wound up on Fox. Check it out after the jump.

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Set To Preview at White House Student Film Festival!

Fox and National Geographic Channel will host a special sneak preview of the first episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival on Friday, February 28th. The preview will be introduced by the show’s executive producer/writer/director, Ann Druyan and the show’s host, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will introduce one of the student short films. President Obama will talk about his ConnectED goal of connecting 99% of students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years.

The festival will begin at 3:30ET in the East Room. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey will premiere simultaneously across multiple Fox Networks Channels, including Fox and NGC on Sunday, March 9th. Follow the jump for more details and links to live-stream the White House Student Film Festival.

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Rain Wilson Cracks The Case as Fox Orders Backstrom To Series!

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Rain Wilson will star as the head of the Serious Crimes Unit in Backstrom, a new one-hour drama from Hart Hanson. The Creator of Bones has been given a thirteen episode order for the series which is based on the acclaimed series of novels by renowned Swedish criminologist Leif G.W. Persson. Wilson will play Detective Everett Backstrom, ‘a delightfully disheveled misanthrope with a twisted, brilliant mind and a heart of barbed wire.’

Production is scheduled to begin soon. For more details check out the press release after the jump.

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The People’s Choice Nominations

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The People’s Choice Awards — that harbinger of online fandom popularity — offered us the full list from which winners will be announced during the live airing on Wednesday, January 8 on CBS.  The show will be hosted by Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings of 2 Broke Girls.  Until then, fans are able to keep voting up until the last day to make sure their favorites gets the top honors.  And for those of you keeping score, the most nominations have been given to Glee with a total of eight mentions.  The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy each received five, while Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Castle, and How I Met Your Mother landed four nominations each.

A quick glance at the list reveals a few curious omissions:  Scandal  (in the
Favorite Network TV Drama category);  Doctor Who  (Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show);  Jay Leno (Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host);  Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles (Favorite TV Gal Pals); Burn Notice  (Favorite Series We Miss Most);  and Favorite Fan Following.

The list is organized into the following categories:
NETWORK DRAMA & SCI-FI
NETWORK COMEDY
REALITY & TALK SHOWS
CABLE NOMINATIONS
THE FUN & OTHER UNIQUE NOMINATIONS
THE MOVIES
THE MUSIC

So, let the frenzy begin and cast your votes for The People’s Choice!

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John Noble To Recur On Sleepy Hollow!

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Fringe’s Walter Bishop, John Noble, has been cast in a recurring guest-star role on Sleepy Hollow. He will be playing Henry Parrish, a kind, reclusive man with with supernatural abilities that make it conceivable that he could help series protagonist Ichabod Crane.

So there’s another chance to see the marvelous Mr. Noble be ignored by the EMMYs for role in a genre series. On the upside, John Noble is joining Sleepy Hollow! For mre, follow the jump to the press release.

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Bones Showrunners Talk About The Season Nine Premiere, Pelant, The Wedding and More!

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There are two things you can count on when you take part in a conference call Q&A with Bones (Fox, Mondays, 9/8C) showrunners Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan: they (and you) will have a good time, and the call will go long. Hanson and Nathan love what they do and they love to share that love with press, the show’s fans and anyone else who will listen to them.

Most of the core characters on Bones began the season in a miserable state, which makes the much talked about Bones/Booth wedding (due before the end of the calendar year) hard to imagine – especially with serial killer Pelant (the reason for everyone’s misery) still on the loose. The progression from one state to the other occupied most of the call. The call began inauspiciously with a prolonged silence that prompted one of them to opine that maybe the press was sick of them.

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