"It's a trick -- get an Axe!"
Skating with the Stars tanks,Taylor Momsen gets suspended and Joss Whedon fumes.
Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to have a prime slot between Two and a Half Men and Rules of Engagement.
If Netflix has its way, Lieutenant Dangle's short shorts will be back.
Today (and late yesterday) has been a big day for news, with a few high-profile new series getting announced and some big-name casting. Which should all make the photos to the left fairly misleading.
So it's official: Warner Bros. is rebooting Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a film franchise and Joss Whedon will not be involved. While he was entertainingly glib about it, fans worldwide are losing their collective minds. We here at TWoP agree that Buffy is inextricably linked with Joss' voice and only wish that the studio was revisting one of Whedon's other past properties instead. Folks at Warner's: it's not too late to trade your Buffy reboot for one of the below. We promise we won't mind! (Much.)
On behalf of all of us at TWoP: Happy May 4th! That's how you wish someone a happy Star Wars Day, right?
If you can't get enough of vampires (and really, who can?), you won't want to miss the Paley Center for Media's discussion of all things fangtastic this Saturday in New York. The panel will focus on the contributions of Buffy, Angel, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Dark Shadows to the television landscape -- and yes, someone will be there defending Twilight even though it's not a TV show. TWoP's senior editor, Angel Cohn, will be on stage to talk about her undying love for all things True Blood, so if you're feeling bloodthirsty, get your tickets now. Just leave the crosses and stakes at home.
Last year was without question the year of the vampire, what with Twilight and True Blood and the return of ruffly shirts. Some recent reports of a Sex and the City-style show about female werewolves called Bitches might have you thinking prematurely that the next supernatural trend on the horizon is our lupine friend, the he-wolf. But with today's news that ABC has greenlighted a series called Eastwick based on the 1987 Jack Nicholson film The Witches of Eastwick (to which I say hells yeah), I'm of the impression that we're cycling back to that reliable TV trope, the witch. Like bushy eyebrows or tapered jeans, the TV witch is a phenomenon that comes into and out of favor intermittently and is wholly at the mercy of fickle, mercurial home audiences. You can try to extrapolate a correlation between the economy and the incidence of small-screen sorceresses if you so choose. Or talk about how it's a sublimation of Hollywood's misogynistic leanings. I'm too lazy, so I'm just gonna list off my favorite harpies of all time. Pretend it's magic.
If you don't regularly read Jane Espenson.com, it's worth checking out -- especially of late. She's got a strike Fan Day update in her latest entry, and she's still talking about writing stuff as well.
"What's Fan Day?" Click here to visit Fans4Writers.com, a resource for viewers who want to get involved.