With news that AMC is planning to do a Watch What Happens Live-type talk show, we're thinking that more networks should be cashing in on this low-budget, highly-entertaining type of exclusive entertainment. Taking a page from Andy Cohen, who drove his Bravo behind-the-scenes series to success, here's how other networks could run their WHW-style shows.
What better way to take your mind off of Watchmen and the entirely virtual nerd-fights it has inspired than by reading some excitingly nerdy TV news? There's a lot of exciting casting news today, mostly about aliens, vampires and superheroes, plus some news that might make your head explode, like in that movie Scanners. Basically, this entire news roundup is a sci-fi horror show. And it's all true, or at least rumored to be true. Watchmen, what have ye wrought?!
After a seemingly endless hiatus from TV (in reality it was only about five years) Sarah Michelle Gellar has decided to grace the small screen with her blonde and beautiful presence again. SMG has been tapped to star in a new HBO half-hour series, The Wonderful Maladys. And despite the fact that it seems like this family drama about three dysfunctional siblings is probably going to break one of my television cardinal rules (No. 3: Thou shalt not use character names in punny or cutesy ways in the title of a show) I'm actually kind of excited. Mostly because I'm only speculating that the siblings are the Malady family and I'm hoping that I'm wrong. The series doesn't seem to have any supernatural elements to it, but the creator does compare her character to "a drug addict with a to-do list." That sounds promising, so I'll give it a shot. I love SMG and if it is between watching a show with her, or watching a show with her husband, I'll pick the one with her any day (even though Freddie was slightly redeemed by a surprisingly funny Brian Austin Green) no matter how many of my insane TV rules it breaks.
If you're a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, you may remember a while back that there was talk of doing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer cartoon. Some concept art was drawn up, and a pilot was made, but then it was never spoken of again, and the pilot was apparently sent to the bottom of the Hellmouth. Well, someone call the Slayer, because the pilot has returned from the dead! ...Too cheesy? Yeah, that's what I thought. Look, someone found the pilot, okay?