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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, Millennium, World of Warcraft, TV DVD News, Return of Jack Ryan, FlashForward, Matt Helm

Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show

TV Guide is reporting here that Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein will show up in a Fox variety half hour on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30CST. The mix of live and animated musical comedy will be shown commercial-free, but with integrated product promotion for Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system. M'thinks could be the best infomercial we see all year.


SciFi Wire tells us here that Bret A. Hart is hoping for a feature film version of the TV series, but they say it might be without creator Chris Carter. Hart told them, "As a tremendous admirer of 'The Millennium Series' I'm of course very intrigued by the recent rumors that there may indeed be a full length feature on the horizon. If any one can get 'Millennium' made it's Lance [Hendrickson], and it's been a long time coming. It's time to give the fans what they've been patiently waiting to see... More insight into the aberrant world of Frank Black ... while further elevating and merging storylines, characterization and visuals... and finally closure for one of the finest series ever created. Let's hope as the title sequence suggest 'The Time is near' ... and as I've already publicly stated ... my passion and conviction for the series is so deep that I'd direct 'Millennium—The Movie' for free just to see it on the big screen."

World of Warcraft

MovieFone says here that Sam Raimi has picked Robert Rodat to write the adaption of the game into a live action feature film. Raimi wants an original story based on the universe of the game, saying: "We would choose ... something that encompasses lands and characters and storylines, and we would be true to it. But our story may or may not be about one of those central characters."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Boston Public" (Release Planned) here, "Better Off Ted" (Season 1) here, "Mental" (Season 1) here, "Flashpoint" (Season 1) here, "The New Adventures of Black Beauty" (Season 1) here, "Legend of the Seeker" (Season 1) here.

The Return of Jack Ryan

Screen Rush is telling us here that Paramount Pictures is talking to Chris Pine about playing the role already taken up by Harrison Ford, Alec Bladwin and Ben Affleck in a reboot of the franchise by screenwriter Hossein Amini. Proposed sequels are "Rainbow Six" (2010) or "Without Remorse" (2011), but nothing is decided. BTW: It seems, from late reports, that the deal has gone through.


The Ausillo Files reports here that, along with "Cougar Town," "Modern Family" and "The Middle," the science fiction drama has been picked up for a full season.

Matt Helm

Many of us Bond book era Spy Novel readers were familiar with this series by Donald Hamilton, and disappointed by the "campy" version done for Dean Martin and the toothless Anthony Franciosa TV series from 1975. Now comes this new one slated for 2011. Maybe this time they'll do a "Casino Royale" with it.

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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Blackbeard: The Legend of the Pyrate King #1,

Galactica 1980 #2,

Red Sonja #49,

Detectives Inc.,

Doctor Who #4,

Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden #1,

& Groom Lake

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