Posts tagged with tv

Apr 11 2012

Will lightning strike twice?

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AMC is so happy with the success of their adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic book series The Walking Dead that they've picked up his latest project for development, too...

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Mar 15 2012

For all those kindergartners with smartphones...

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The creators of the Reading Rainbow television series have partnered with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Holiday House, and Charlesbridge Publishing to create a Reading Rainbow app, due out this spring. Details are still sketchy, but the app will feature an array of titles curated by Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton.

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Mar 1 2012

A different take

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CBS is apparently planning a complete reboot of the Sherlock Holmes story: they've hired Jonny Lee Miller to be their Sherlock Holmes (which... okay), changed the setting to modern-day New York City, and cast Lucy Liu as Watson.

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Feb 27 2012

The Hunger Games meets Cinderella

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Another day, another dystopian YA series.


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Feb 1 2012

They could re-name it Ugly Billy

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ABC has green-lit an adaptation of Judith Krantz's 1978 best-seller Scruples. I have never read anything by Ms. Krantz, but the book sounds luridly entertaining...

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Dec 15 2011

Skip Beat! goes live-action (but remains pretty cartoony)

The website Koala's Playground has posted a 20-minute-long "preview" (although it's more like promotional music video... on crack) of the upcoming Taiwanese drama adaptation of my beloved Skip Bea...

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Nov 29 2011

Neil Gaiman gets animated

Last year, it was an episode of Arthur. This year, it's an episode of The Simpsons. Do they give Emmys to people who guest-star on cartoons, and if so, is Neil Gaiman gunning for one?

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Sep 27 2011

Unwatchable

THR informs me that NBC has picked up a script based on Jacqueline Susann's soaptastic 1966 melodrama Valley of the Dolls*. The project will be written, directed, and produced by Oscar-nominated ...

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Aug 18 2011

A loose adaptation, clearly.

Okay, this is allegedly based on The Count of Monte Cristo, and I think I might have to watch it:

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Aug 10 2011

They're devoted Mystery! viewers.

My parents have recently embarked on a Michael Connelly binge, so this news should make them happy: Variety is reporting that ABC is developing a TV series based on the movie adaptation of Connell...

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Jul 26 2011

AMC's zombies return

If you've got a strong stomach and 4+ minutes to spare, the trailer's out for the second season of The Walking Dead, AMC's television adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic book series:

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Jun 16 2011

The Nine Lives of Chloe King hits Hulu

The first episode of ABC Family's The Nine Lives of Chloe King (based on the YA novel by Celia Thompson) is now available on Hulu. Here's the trailer, which looks entertaining enough, if a little...

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Jun 13 2011

American Gods on TV?

I didn't have the stomach to enjoy this book (the thought of the main character's undead wife slowly decomposing body still makes me queasy, and I read the book almost ten years ago), but Neil Gai...

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Jun 9 2011

Skip Beat goes live-action

The trailer for the upcoming Taiwanese drama take on the Japanese manga Skip Beat is out:Uh... well, everyone looks pretty (particularly Korean actor Choi Siwon–that man is amazingly good-looking)...

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May 20 2011

The CW goes with what works

One more Wordcandy-friendly promo, and then we're done. The CW has debuted the official trailer for The Secret Circle, their upcoming adaptation of L.J. Smith's series about teen witches. (Smith...

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May 19 2011

Oprah she isn't.

NPR posted an article last Monday about TV personality and best-selling author Chelsea Handler, who was recently given her own publishing inprint within Grand Central Publishing. Handler might se...

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May 18 2011

Once Upon a Fall Upfront

Fairy tales are clearly hot right now, at least if you're a network TV producer. NBC's Grimm looks straight-up terrible (although I enjoyed the creepiness of the mailman guy). The acting in ABC'...

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May 12 2011

Wonder Woman: DOA?

Did David Kelley's oft-altered Wonder Woman reboot fail to make the cut at NBC? Variety thinks so. Too bad, because I hear the writers had toned down all the Ally McBeal-style fluttering and uppe...

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Apr 14 2011

I don't think I'm old enough for this one.

HBO's new take on George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones is about to descend upon us, and the reviews are mixed. I can't say this makes me want to watch it (although the line "[...

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Apr 5 2011

Good Omens to hit British TV

Someone is adapting Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel Good Omens into a TV show? But how will they include all the footnotes? Those are my favorite parts!

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Mar 21 2011

Imagine a Japanese Nancy Drew paired with a demonic Sherlock Holmes

I was delighted to discover that the deeply weird horror/mystery/comedy anime Neuro has turned up on Hulu. I don't think the manga is available in English and it's not the kind of show that comes...

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Feb 2 2011

Wonder Woman pining in her pajamas?

Here's hoping this description of David E. Kelley's script for his upcoming Wonder Woman TV show is grossly exaggerating things. Or a joke. Or something. Because that just sounds embarrassing.

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Jan 25 2011

Classy.

I haven't seen many episodes of the CW's Vampire Diaries, but I was surprised by how much the few I have watched reminded me of mid-90s TV. Thankfully, the female stars of Vampire Diaries wear be...

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Jan 18 2011

What a waste of great cover art.

While poking around my local Target store over the weekend, I ran across the newly-released "motion comic" Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight DVD. I had never heard of the motion comic format...

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Jan 10 2011

Win-win

TVLine is reporting that ABC is planning an eight-hour-long television miniseries adaptation of Gregory Maguire's massive hit Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. And as th...

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Jan 6 2011

Camelot: now with even more potboiler action!

Arthurian legend fans take note: Starz will be airing a new drama called Camelot, debuting April 1st. This new adaptation will be heavy on the sex, sword-fighting, and magic, and (thankfully) it'...

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Nov 15 2010

Michael Buckley for an older crowd

I caught an episode of Robotomy over the weekend, and while this series was co-created by best-selling children's author Michael Buckley and appears on Cartoon Network, do not assume it is safe fo...

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Nov 8 2010

The curse of the delicate flower

If you're a braver person than I am, check out the recent Twilight spoof that aired as part of the Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode. I was too embarrassed to watch more than a minut...

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Sep 3 2010

Like Gokusen, but even stranger?

AnimeNewsNetwork informs me that a live-action(!) television adaptation of Deka Wanko (the current manga from Gokusen creator Kozueko Morimoto) is in the works. Now, I haven't read Deka Wanko (l...

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Sep 2 2010

Don't do it, guys.

A television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series, created without involvement by the author?This, dear readers, is a Very Bad Idea.

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