Muppets Go Gaga; SHIELD Picked up; Ironside Inaccessible; More Face-Off; Family Unwelcome

A little bit overdue but here’s the latest installment of my entertainment news.


I went to see “Gravity” in IMAX 3-D. I know what awful lot about movie special-effects and I have absolutely no idea how they did some of those scenes. The whole thing was absolutely awesome. You must see it in the theater preferably 3-D and if possible IMAX 3-D. Really edge of your seat kind of thing from start to finish.


In other news… According to the overnight ratings of the Colts versus the Broncos last night, 71% of the televisions in the Indianapolis area were watching the game last night. Way to go Colts.


Apparently in this season of The Mentalist we’re finally going to find out who is the dreaded serial killer Red John who is responsible for killing Patrick Jane’s wife. I’ve got a suggestion for a show ending plot twist. I think Patrick Jane is Red John and doesn’t know it himself. I think he’s got a split personality survey fight club kind of thing. I’ve not heard any pundits or other TV writers suggest this. This is all on me. But it sure would be fun if it was true. I’m going to try not to be disappointed if it isn’t.


There comes a time when you can’t watch every TV show and you have to cull the herd as it were. Usually its new shows that just don’t make the cut such as Ironside but occasionally you have to let go of an old friend. For me it’s Boardwalk Empire. I love the first couple of seasons of the show but last season that seem to go downhill and I never could regain interest this season after three or four episodes. I’ve deleted the remaining episodes from my DVR and said farewell to Nukie and the boys.


In the links below read…

Interview with NCIS Showrunner about life after Ziva

Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated October 8

Interview with producers of American Horror Story about opening episode

Matt’s Inside Line spoilers dated October 10

Interview with Andrew Lincoln of The Walking Dead about what’s coming up for his character

Interview with NCIS: LA executive producer about 100th episode

Spoilers from Michael Aussiello dated October 15

Interview with Theo Rossi about his character on Sons of Anarchy

Interview with producers of Covert Affairs about the second half of the season which recently premiered

Interview with Tim deKay about his character in this season of White-Collar

Link to a new teaser trailer for 50th anniversary Doctor Who special episode

Very funny video clip of the Alice in Wonderland bunny rabbit accidentally targeting Snow White’s crotch


Not in the links below

Lady Gaga and the Muppets will do a holiday special together. Good mix.

NBC is planning a reboot of the 80s detective series Remington Steele but this time it’s a half-hour sitcom

Despite the retirement of the Detective Munch from Law and Order: SVU, Richard Belzer may still be playing the role as a recurring character. That character has been on 10 different TV series.

Agents of SHIELD has been picked up for a full season of 22 episodes

CW network has ordered additional scripts for its new series The Originals, Tomorrow People, and Reign. Originals is a very unoriginal vampire show that I only watched about five minutes. Tomorrow People chose province as a bunch of people who have telekinetic powers. You might want to check it out. Reign is a medieval period drama. I thought it was going to be a ripoff of Once upon a Time but apparently it’s more like a toned down version of some of the cable series such as The Borges, The Tudors and White Queen.

ABC Family Channel has renewed The Fosters for season 2

NBC is developing a sitcom for actress Meg Ryan

Fox’s canceled midseason sitcom Us and Them. I never saw it.

Michael Cudlitz a.k.a. Southland’s officer John Cooper has been promoted to Sgt. on a different show. He will play Sgt. Abraham Ford in upcoming episodes of The Walking Dead

MTV has renewed Teen Wolf for season 4 and it will be followed by a half-hour talk show called Wolf Watch for fans to talk about the show.

WGN America cable channel is launching two scripted series Salem about the 17th-century Massachusetts witch trials and Manhattan about the project to build the first atomic bomb.

Lifetime network is developing the fifth announced Wizard Of Oz inspired show. This one titled Red Brick Road about a road that leads to the darkest and most dangerous parts of Oz.

ABC will live televised the wedding of the latest Bachelor contestant and his intended

I have seen network as renewed Comedy Bang Bang for a third season in 2014

The Walking Dead season premiere had a record-breaking 16.1 million viewers. Highest in series history.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globe awards in both 2014 and 2015

Arrow will meet Black Canary in episode 4 this season

Kerry Washington will host SNL November 2. Musical guest Eminem

HBO series Gurgles will return for season 3 January 12

Despite starring in her own sitcom The Millers, Margo Martindale will return to The Americans on FX next season. She plays such a great bad guy I really thought it was a waste of her talent to stick her in a sitcom. I’m glad she’s coming back.

ABC has ordered additional scripts for The Goldbergs (which I didn’t care for) and Trophy Wife (which is turning out to be a guilty pleasure for me).

Glee creator confirms that next season will be the final season.

Fox has ordered a 13 episode adventure drama tiled Hieroglyph set in ancient Egypt.

TNT has renewed Franklin and Bash for season 4

Michael Aussiello reports a hit drama series is going to kill off a major character but he won’t say which one. That actor already has a new series but they cannot pronounce it until his character is killed off in the other series. I will keep you posted.

NBC has canceled new sitcom Welcome to the Family. I watched one episode and thought it had minor potential

NBC has canceled Ironside. Final episode will be October 27. Specials will occupy the timeslot through November and December and then it will be filled by Chicago Fire spin off aptly named Chicago PD. I watched one episode of Ironside and I’m disappointed to report it did not hold my interest.

New Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been picked up for a full season

Rock Star Marilyn Manson will play the voice of Shadow on Once upon a Time

Fox has canceled a new animated series starring the voice of Jane Lynch before it has even aired a single episode. The network didn’t like the first couple of episodes. Producers may try to shop it around.

As I predicted CBS’s “We Are Men” has been canceled. I gave up after one episode.

Fox has ordered six additional scripts for sitcom Dads

CBS has ordered additional scripts for The Crazy Ones, The Millers, and Mom

George Eads will return to CSI in November as criminalist Nick Stokes after a hiatus

Carol Burnett was awarded the Mark Twain prize for American humor by the Kennedy Center

NBC has put Parks And Recreation on hiatus while it sorts out schedule changes

Marvel Studios is producing four TV series and the miniseries (with total of 60 episodes) to be shopped around to cable networks, Netflix, Amazon and others. No word yet on what they will be producing.

Woody Allen is creating a new film called “Magic in the Moonlight”starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth

Ovation arts network is returning to Time Warner/Bright House after being dumped from the ratings. The network is going to add original programming so they’re giving it a second chance.

HBO series True Detectives starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will premiere January 12

Comedy Central had to air a rerun of South Park because a power outage kept the producer from finishing the episode on time.

Cinemax series Banshee season 2 premiere January 10

SyFy Channel’s makeup reality series Face-Off has been renewed for a sixth season. We are very happy.

Mira Sorvino will be a recurring character on TNT’s Falling Skies next season

Charlie Hunnman a.k.a. Jax on Sons of Anarchy has decided not to take the starring role in the movie version of 50 Shades of Gray after all. Cites his busy schedule. Search is on for a replacement.


NCIS Boss Talks Of Life After Ziva and Deflecting S.H.I.E.L.D. — Plus: Abby Gives McGee [Spoiler]

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Nashville, Arrow, Bones, Castle, Walking Dead, HIMYM and More!

American Horror Story: Coven Premiere Post Mortem: 12 Burning Questions Answered!

Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Bones, Once, Castle, Scandal, Supernatural, Walking Dead and More!

Ominous Walking Dead Spoiler: Andrew Lincoln Warns of ‘Painful’ Midseason Finale

NCIS: LA Boss: Episode 100 Is ‘Chris O’Donnell’s Best Work’ — Watch a ‘Shocking’ Sneak Peek

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, Walking Dead, Nashville, NCIS: LA, Sleepy Hollow and More

Sons of Anarchy’s Theo Rossi Breaks Down New, ‘Animalistic’ Juice: He’s ‘Gone to a Different Place’

Covert Affairs EPs Preview Annie and Auggie’s Latest Struggle, Power Shake-Ups and More

White Collar’s Tim DeKay: In Season 5, Peter and Neal ‘Have Got to Address Their Relationship’

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Video: Eleven Can’t Run From ‘The Day of the Doctor’

‘Once Upon’ promo blunder: Snow White’s magic crotch!


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