August 2009 Archives
It was announced recently that some geniuses at Fox and Sony Pictures TV decided that it was about time to turn Heathers into a TV series, since everything else is being redone already. My knee-jerk reaction was that this was a horrible idea (and made me shout "fuck me gently with a chainsaw!" at my computer) but I decided in fairness that I would rewatch this iconic film from my youth yet again to see how they could possibly transform it into a weekly television show. Maybe it was outdated and ready for an reboot. But now that I have, I still think it is a terrible idea, unless they can get Tina Fey or Ryan Murphy to do it. Which they haven't.
Today's TWoP news is brought to you by the letter S, for Showtime, which has decided to embrace the entertainment world's complete lack of creativity and originality and name shows exclusively using initials.
The UK version of Big Brother got canceled this week (its final season on Channel 4 will air next year), and while the American version on CBS is doing pretty well ratings-wise, its been a mostly boring/predictable summer with just a few bright spots. We've got some ideas on how producers should liven up our summer guilty pleasure so that it's much more enjoyable for us fans -- and hopefully will boost their ratings.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Chuck's new boss! Do not let Bryan Singer come anywhere near him. We don't want this thing to go south on us.
When we first heard that Steven Seagal was a deputized police officer in New Orleans, we were amused. When we heard someone was going to make a reality series out of it, we were baffled. When the thing actually happened, we were like, "Okay, somebody's messing with us, right?" But no, a series titled Steven Seagal: Lawman will air starting this December on A&E, which used to stand for "Arts and Entertainment." The network seems to have shed such a narrow definition for their content, however, as the trailer for SSL looks like a very special episode of Cops. There's already been a lawsuit filed against A&E by two producers who are seeking credit and compensation, but if we were them we would stay far, far away from this thing, because it just seems like a bad idea. Actor, singer and martial artist Steven Seagal enforcing the law? Here are a few reasons why this might be a mistake.
Welcome to the new all-TV edition of I Want My DVD! With the fall TV season on the verge of exploding all over our faces (provided that our faces are pointed at the television), the TV-on-DVD stream is in full force. Check out our guide to new and old TV shows that are just now hitting stores. Not included: most 1960s cowboy TV shows. Sorry, that's how we roll.
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