With the new fall season imminent, the floodgates have been opened, and all of the big shows are hitting DVD, both the U.S. hits and the U.K. headliners. Plus some shows that never made it past a season or two.
Looks like Chuck is absolutely, positively, unquestionably, for real over.
DC Comics recently announced that they were going to restart their legendary titles with new issue No. 1's, in addition to giving legendary characters a more contemporary look and streamlined histories in order to appeal to potential readers who've been intimidated by decades of convoluted continuity. The news has caused a justifiably huge stir in the comic book blogosphere (as has the parallel announcement of day-and-date digital downloads), but for us, the most interesting question was: could this work for television shows? Here are the current (or recently concluded) series that we think are most in need of a DC-style reboot:
30 Rock is far from the first modern series to pull off a live episode, but we do hope that it restarts the trend. And while it might be hard for some shows to handle this format, we can think of a bunch from the current season that we'd like to see try. At the very least, most of them would have a good shot at being funnier than Saturday Night Live has been in recent years. Here's our wish list:
Ex-American Idol executive producer and SYTYCD judge Nigel Lythgoe may be the next American Idol judge (is Fox really that lazy?), and TV news gets a blast from the past with Carol Burnett, Lou Ferrigno and Ryan O'Neal. Can you figure which one of these three we'd rather not see in today's news?...
The Situation may become a murder situation on Bones (he's destined for this role in my opinion) and there is TV life after Baywatch for the stars people care less about...
The same Internet that's always accused of killing ratings may actually be resurrecting cancelled shows.
Vaya con Dios Chuck and Sarah.
NBC is going to the White House.