Posts Tagged ‘ tv shows ’

The Emmy Awards: Who Should Win? Who Will Win?

Aug 27th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The nominees for the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced! That’s right, folks, an entire year has gone by and it’s time once more for the most magical night in TV Land. Check out the list of potential winners right here, let us know what you think of them.

US ABC network orders five new series

Aug 26th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Among the pickups were two comedy-driven, New York-based police procedurals: the Nathan Fillion starrer “Castle” and ensembler “The Unusuals.” On the comedy side, the Victor Fresco-penned laffer “Better Off Ted” scored an order, as did the Alyssa Milano sitcom “Single With Parents.”

Study: Youth mimic film smoking

Aug 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

The 684-page report’s conclusions singled out advertising/marketing as well as movies as likely influences on youth smoking. With regard to films, the chief recommendation made in the report is that “anti-tobacco advertisements” should be included before feature films “to partially counter the impact of tobacco portrayals in movies.

‘Stargate Atlantis’ will end with Season Five

Aug 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Although ‘Stargate Atlantis’ has been a solid ratings performer for the SCI FI Channel — and was its highest-rated original program ever when it premiered in July 2004 — in recent years series like ‘Eureka’ have supplanted it in the “Live” ratings. The show will go on, though, with a 2-hour movie written by executive producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie that will air on SCI FI in 2009, and then be released on DVD by MGM.

Nykl: ‘I love this job’

Aug 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

After four full seasons of stories, enemies and changes in the main cast, David Nykl (”Dr. Radek Zelenka”) remains a phone call away in supporting the mantle of technobabble carried by McKay and his science team.

‘Jericho,’ ‘Moonlight’ Most Stable Genre Shows

Aug 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

“Jericho” had a stability index rating of 92.9, while “Moonlight” had a stability index rating of 87.9. The numbers, which show the amount of audience retained based on the show’s highest overnight rating versus its average, is meant to give a snapshot look of how much audience a show retained during the season.

Underbelly nabs top writers’ award

Aug 16th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The writers of gangland TV drama ‘Underbelly’ have won one of the highest honours from their peers at the Australian Writers’ Guild awards last night. Peter Gawler, Greg Haddrick and Felicity Packard won the award for best television mini series adaptation.

Comedian Bernie Mac dies at 50

Aug 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

The award-winning comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.

Stargate: Continuum available today

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Whereas March’s Stargate: The Ark of Truth was meant to tie up the story from the last two years of the television show, Continuum is much more of a stand-alone story — a wild adventure with time travel, tons of amazing special effects, and a host of bad guys back from the grave.

Bible, ‘Heroes’ Inspire ‘Kings’

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

‘Kings’, which will air on NBC during 2009, will be a modern retelling of the King David story, set in a nondescript modern metropolis reminiscent of New York.