Variety reports that CBS has picked up two Genre pilots: "Twilight," a drama about a vampire private eye and the two worlds he lives in and "Babylon Fields," an hour-long zombie dramedy. Joel Silver is executive-producing "Twilight," about a vampire detective who battles foes in the vampire world whole falling in love with a mortal. Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow wrote will executive-produce.
"Babylon Fields" is written by Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson and CBS describes the pilot thus: "sardonic, apocalyptic American comedy-drama where the dead are rising and, as a result, lives are regained, families restored and old wounds reopened."
Film Ick reports that Kate Beckinsale is in talks to take a role in the adaptation of the Greg Rucka thriller.
New Muppet Show
TV Series Finale tells of a brand-new Muppet project. An "Office" style mocumentary, the mini-series follows Kermit trying to gather the gang for a new Muppet Show, and shows "the humorous jobs certain Muppets have taken since the original show ended."
Animated Doctor Who
The BBC has announced that David Tennant and Martha Jones will star in a new animated Doctor Who mini-series, written by Alan Barnes. The 13-part serial called 'The Infinite Quest' will air as part of weekly companion show "Totally Doctor Who." Voicing new character Baltazar, Anthony Head will also return.
The Emperor's Children
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment want Ron Howard to direct their recently optioned the Claire Messud novel "The Emperor's Children." The book, set in New York in the months before and following Sept. 11, 2001, follows three upper-crust Brown University studentsexpected to do something important wth their lives, who hit 30.
The Screen Actors Guild has awarded the winners of their 2006 prizes. The list is here. Congrats to all the winners.
A quick note to fans of the CBS hit. The studio sent me a DVD of the first new episode of the show (due to show on Feb. 21st, at 8pm EST). It shows events that took place some 30 hours before the bombs dropped. To put it in terms we can all understand, this one will kick your butt. There are plenty of answers, and as one might expect from a series, lots of question makers, in this episode. You find out some of the things that Jake was doing, plus much more about the mysterious Mr. Hawkins. You will be surprised. You should not be disappointed.
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