The folks at NBC sent over some more interesting clips from last weekend’s Comic-Con including an extended sizzle reel.
Extended Sizzle (My Shizzle)
Heroes Carnivale at Comic-Con
So there was a little pop cultural event this weekend where some TV like people showed up to talk about their programs. Below are the full panels for both Chuck and Heroes!
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.
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.
So far this Summer has been really sparse when it comes to new programming. There’s a lot of good stuff coming in the next few weeks, but it seems like instead of hitting us with new Summer programs all at once everything is being spread out. A few weeks ago we had Burn Notice, Royal Pains and I’m A Celebrity Get me Out of Here premiere, Sunday night we have the long awaited debut of NBC’s surprisingly "lavish" production of Merlin (Colin Morgan). The production features an interesting cast that includes Buffy’s Anthony Head as the magic fearing King Uther Pendragon.
Jimmy Fallen is really trying to court the Geek Crowd by having folks from Gaming Companies demoing the latest video games and making folks from Engadget doing demos. A few weeks ago it was them talking up the Pre and now they’re back as Engadget.com Editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky demos the iPhone 3G S for Jimmy.
I’ve always hated Jay Leno, never watched more than the few seconds they show on the morning news. But here’s a good clip, it’s
Spinal Tap! A really old Spinal Tap.
Here are some clips from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
Here’s a clip of Conan O’Brien’s Debut show.
Here are two clips from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!
Since we’re now part of NBC’s little exclusive Digital Network Club, we’re getting a ton of material from them. One of them will be lots of Jay Leno clips. Personally, I hate Leno – and all late night talk shows, but I know a lot of folks do like it, so here’s your daily dose of the Chin. This clip features Arnold Schwarzenegger addressing the Prop 8 ruling
I hate reality television but here’s a promo clip of NBC’s “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.”
Chuck fans can breathe a little more easily tonight. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the spy spoof/action dramedy has been picked up for a third season – which means that we’ll find out what other cool stuff the geekiest spy on TV has picked up from the new, modified Intersect. NBC will release their fall schedule on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, CBS bubble show Cold Case is apparently close to getting picked up for a seventh season – something that could mean curtains for Without a Trace. Both shows are expensive to produce, so it appears that only one of them will be picked up which means Without a Trace could go into that cold night. CBS will reveal their fall schedule on Wednesday.