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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stones, Cirque du Freak, TV DVD News, 50 greatest TV Icons, Strike News, Mike Fright, Comic Previews


Ridley Scott is directing the supernatural thriller "Stones" for Fox. Written by Matt Cirulnick the tale tells about destruction of ancient religious sites around the world. In this story Stonehenge is the link between the artifacts that still have primeval powers.

Cirque du Freak

John C. Reilly is set to star in "Cirque du Freak" for Universal. Based on the bestselling children's series by Darren Shan, a vampire (Reilly) drafts a 14-year old to serve as his assistant, who is turned into a half-vampire and becomes the catalyst in a battle between vampires and the rival Vampanese. Paul Weitz adapted the script and will direct. Shooting starts in February.

TV DVD News has posted info about "General Hospital: Night Shift" (1st Season) here, "The Jerry Springer Show" (PPV Episodes) here, "Doctor Who" (Box Set) here, "Coach" (Season 3) here,"Tom and Jerry Tales" (4th Set) here, "Barney Miller" (Season 2) here, "Family Feud" (All Star Collection) here, "The Fugitive" (Season 1, Vol. 2) here, and "The Love Boat" (Season 1, Vol. 1) here.

50 greatest TV Icons

Just before the special on TV Land, the channel and Entertainment Weekly have posted here a list of the 50 greatest TV "Icons" of all time. Please remember how short sighted these kinds of lists are. Edward R. Murrow, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Red Skelton, Howdy Doody, Dave Garroway and Steve Allen are all left off the list.

Strike News

NBC on Tuesday announced that it is not going to participate in the winter press tour of the Television Critics Association, the annual January gathering in Southern California for the networks to unveil new shows for the midseason. As networks run out of sitcom and drama show material news magazines are likely to replace them. Susan Zirinsky, told The Los Angeles Times: "The reality is that 48 Hours (The show Zirinsky produces) is the utility player for the network, a role we cherish and consider part of our core responsibility. You'd love to use this opportunity to strut your stuff. But there's not a lot of money and not a lot of time." The Times also reported that NBC is preparing to air as many as three Dateline episodes per week after the first of the year, while ABC is quickly creating several Primetime series, based on the themes "family secrets," "medical mysteries," and "the outsiders." There is still more at the Comic Book Resourses page right here.

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
World War Hulk: Aftersmash,

Ultimates 3 #1,

The Circle #1,

Bat Lash #1,

& Annihilation: Conquest #2

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