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woensdag 21 maart 2012

Jenna-Louise Coleman: Ten Things about the new 'Doctor Who' star

Jenna-Louise Coleman: Ten Things about the new 'Doctor Who' star

It's been confirmed - Titanic and Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman is the new Doctor Who companion! But before she hops aboard the TARDIS with Matt Smith's Time Lord, why not check out our ten interesting facts about the 25-year-old star?

1. Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England on April 27, 1986.

2. She won the role of lesbian Jasmine Thomas on ITV soap Emmerdale in 2005, whilst auditioning for drama schools.

3. In 2006, Jenna-Louise admitted that part of her regretted missing out on the traditional university lifestyle that her friends enjoyed. "Part of me feels sorry I'm missing that," she said. "But I'm living the life I want."

4. Later that year, Coleman expressed a desire to work more in the theatre, telling a fansite: "I'd love to work across all three fields - theatre, film and TV. Definitely theatre – I miss it!"

'Walking Dead' Videogame Coming in April

'Walking Dead' Videogame Coming in April

"Walking Dead" fans who want to play out their zombie-zonking fantasies will be in luck next month, when Telltale Games releases "The Walking Dead: The Game."

Telltale, which has also produced videogame adaptations of "Back to the Future," "Jurassic Park" and "Law & Order," is offering the game for pre-order now and tells TheWrap the game will be available "late in April." It will be released for Xbox Live, Playstation Network, PC, Mac and iOS.

"Walking Dead" comics creator Robert Kirkman consulted with Telltale on the game, and even introduces the just-released trailer for the zombie apocalypse adventure.

The multi-episode game will follow the same basic timeline as the "Walking Dead" graphic novels and will feature some of the characters from the comics and TV show (Glenn, for example). It will also introduce new characters like a man named Lee (pictured) who will lead some survivors, and a little girl named Clementine.

The official game website includes "Playing Dead," an online talk show in which the videogame's writers and designers discuss creating the game and its characters and storylines.

Abby Elliott Exits Fox's 'Ned Fox Is My Manny' Pilot

Abby Elliott Exits Fox's 'Ned Fox Is My Manny' Pilot

"Saturday Night Live" actress Abby Elliott is out as the lead in the Fox pilot "Ned Fox Is My Manny."

Elliott was determined to be wrong for the role after a table read for the sitcom, 20th Century Fox Television confirms. She was to have played Kate Fox, a tightly wound, type-A woman who learns to re-enter the world with help from her free-spirited manny, played by "Descendants" co-screenwriter Nat Faxon.

The show is written by Dana Fox, who is executive producing with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope. Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones and Echo Kellum also star.

Elliott's ouster means she won't have to choose between "Manny" and "Saturday Night Live." She had been expected to exit the NBC show, which also featured her father, Chris Elliott, if the pilot is ordered to series.

She also would have been following her father's career path by starring in "Manny": Chris Elliott starred in Fox's "Get a Life," in the early days of the network.

Elliott is best known on "SNL" for her portrayals of Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, and other stars.

'Terra Nova' Star Jason O'Mara Saddles Up for Ralph Lamb Pilot

'Terra Nova' Star Jason O'Mara Saddles Up for Ralph Lamb Pilot

Jason O'Mara is getting back to work after Fox's cancellation of the troubled dinosaur drama "Terra Nova."

O'Mara, who played Jim Shannon on the recently axed program, has lined up a starring role in the upcoming Untitled Ralph Lamb Project pilot on CBS, alongside Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis.

As with his last TV project, O'Mara will also be traveling back in time for this one, albeit not as far: Set in the 1960s, the projects centers around the true story of Ralph Lamb, a rodeo cowboy who went on to become the longtime sheriff of Las Vegas. O'Mara will play Frank, the younger brother to Quaid's Ralph Lamb.

"Goodfellas" writer Nicholas Pileggi and "Without a Trace" and "Smallville" vet Greg Walker are writing the project, as well as producing, along with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian. Chiklis and Quaid are co-executive producing.

TBS to Premiere "Men at Work" and "Sullivan & Son" This Summer

TBS to Premiere "Men at Work" and "Sullivan & Son" This Summer

Thursdays are about to get funnier than ever. TBS has announced its original buddy comedy Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson (That '70s Show, Yes Man), Michael Cassidy (The O.C), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and James Lesure (Las Vegas), will air Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning May 24. TBS's new workplace comedy Sullivan & Son, starring popular comedian Steve Byrne, will take over the timeslot when it premieres Thursday, July 19, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The announcement comes just as TBS claims an important victory as basic cable's #1 network with adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 in primetime.

Created by Breckin Meyer (TNT's Franklin & Bash, Robot Chicken), Men at Work follows the misadventures of four buddies who work together at a magazine. Masterson plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the game. Lesure is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Cassidy plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Busch is Neal, a somewhat nebbish reporter and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend. Together, the four serve as each other's wingmen as they navigate work, friendship and women.

Men at Work comes to TBS from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare, is executive-produced by Breckin Meyer, along with Fanfare's Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, TNT's Franklin & Bash, TBS's My Boys) and Julia Franz (Scrubs). The sitcom will launch with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on May 24. It will then air in its regular 10 p.m. timeslot beginning May 31.

Sullivan & Son, which is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (The Break- Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and show-runner Rob Long (Cheers), takes place in a popular bar in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. Filled with locals and regulars, the establishment known as Sullivan & Son serves as the unofficial "town hall" for the neighborhood. As the series opens, Steve Sullivan (Byrne) is a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend, Ashley (guest star Brooke Lyons - 2 Broke Girls) for a visit just as his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria - The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long - Beginners), are preparing to sell the bar and retire. Upon arrival, Steve reconnects with his best friend, Owen (Owen Benjamin - The House Bunny); gets accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Vivian Bang - Yes Man); endures offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle Murray - Groundhog Day, Saturday Night Live); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol (Christine Ebersole - Royal Pains, Amadeus). He even feels a rekindled romantic spark with his former sweetheart, Melanie (Valerie Azlynn - Tropic Thunder).

It doesn't take Steve long to realize that what he really wants out of life is to return to the old neighborhood and take over Sullivan & Son, even if it means giving up a lavish Manhattan lifestyle with the gorgeous Ashley. And so begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar. Sullivan & Son is from Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television.

'Doctor Who' new series avoids two-part episodes, says Steven Moffat

'Doctor Who' new series avoids two-part episodes, says Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat has revealed that the upcoming seventh series of Doctor Who will have standalone episodes.

The showrunner explained that the latest series will prioritise several separate stories over a long-running story arc or two-part episodes.

"As ever, there's a bit of both," he told the Radio Times at Tuesday night's RTS Awards. "But this time we're moving closer to stand-alone stories. At this point, we're not planning any two-parters. So, every week is going to be like a different mad movie."

He added: "We went quite 'arc' last time and we're going stand-alone this time around. But that doesn't mean that there aren't those things creeping in.

"You've got to find a way to make the last episode special, and by God that worked ratings-wise last year. We don't want to abandon that idea."

When asked for any extra teasers for the new series, Moffat revealed: "Watch out for the title of episode two. I think that's a belter. It's one of my favourite titles ever."

Moffat has also played down the possibility of Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch appearing in Doctor Who in the near future.

JPMorgan Chase Reaches Settlement on $150M AFTRA Suit

JPMorgan Chase Reaches Settlement on $150M AFTRA Suit

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to settle a $150 million lawsuit by the AFTRA retirement fund, the investment bank revealed Tuesday in court filings and on its website.

The suit centered on losses sustained from the bank's securities lending program.

AFTRA,  the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and benefits administrators from two other unions claim that their money was improperly used to back a risky investment fund, Sigma Finance Corp.

Sigma went belly-up during the global financial crisis in 2008.

"Resolution of the case at this juncture allow the parties to avoid the risks and costs associated with trial, as well as potential years of continued litigation on appeal," attorneys for the plaintiffs wrote in a court filing.

In agreeing to settle, JP Morgan did not admit wrongdoing.

The Imperial County Employees’ Retirement System and the Investment Committee of the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating System joined AFTRA  in the suit.

The settlement is still pending approval from a judge.

'Sherlock' Steven Moffat on 'Elementary': 'We said no to CBS'

'Sherlock' Steven Moffat on 'Elementary': 'We said no to CBS'

Steven Moffat has commented on the CBS Sherlock Holmes pilot Elementary.

The project, which will transpose Conan Doyle's detective to present-day New York, has been compared to Moffat's BBC drama Sherlock.

"They approached us to remake our show, we said no and they just decided to make one anyway," Moffat told journalists at a press conference this morning (March 21).

He added: "I'll just leave you to speculate on what I think about that!"

However, Moffat reiterated that Elementary is not officially considered a remake of Sherlock.

"That's not a re-version of our show, they just decided to make one anyway," he said.

The writer - who also works on Doctor Who - also joked that a US remake of the sci-fi drama would be "blasphemy".

"It wouldn't be up to me, because the BBC owns Doctor Who and not me, but I don't think it would be a good idea," he explained.

"There's only one Doctor and Doctor Who is a hit over there already, so no, I wouldn't like that personally."

Elementary is currently under consideration for the CBS 2012-13 television season. A third series of Sherlock is expected to start filming in 2013.

IFC Unveils "Slightly Off" Originals for 2012/2013 Season

IFC Unveils "Slightly Off" Originals for 2012/2013 Season

Today, at the network's first-ever Upfront event, IFC unveiled its 2012/2013 original programming line-up which includes the return for a third season of its breakout hit series, PORTLANDIA and a second season of WHISKER WARS. IFC also announced the addition of two new scripted comedies: the animated series OUT THERE, and MARON (working title), featuring comedian and podcast phenom Marc Maron; and a new installment of R. Kelly's hip hopera, TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET. IFC also announced it will premiere its summer originals COMEDY BANG! BANG! and BUNK back-to-back on Friday, June 8, offering viewers a full hour of "slightly off" original comedies.

IFC's Executive Vice President & General Manager, Jennifer Caserta, commented: "This past year, our first as an ad-supported network, has been an amazing one for IFC. Original series including Portlandia connected with audiences and have helped to further establish the network as the premier destination for fresh, original programming that celebrates what's off-kilter in the world of comedy. We've also received a great response from advertisers who recognize the value of our hard-to-reach audience. IFC added 50 new clients, broke into the QSR, fast casual dining, snack food and beverage categories for the first time, and we continue to work with our partners to integrate their brands in unique ways that drive value and keep viewers engaged."

Following is IFC's 2012/2013 original programming line-up:



Premieres Friday, June 8

Based on Scott Aukerman's (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; writer/performer, Mr. Show) popular podcast of the same name, COMEDY BANG! BANG! cleverly riffs on the well-known format of the late night talk show, infusing celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal. In each episode, Aukerman engages his guests with unfiltered and improvisational lines of questioning, punctuated by banter and beats provided by bandleader, one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts (Conan), to reinvent the traditional celebrity interview. Packed with character cameos, filmic shorts, sketches and games set amongst an off-beat world, COMEDY BANG! BANG! delivers thirty minutes of absurd laugh- loaded fun featuring some of the biggest names in comedy.

Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Helms (The Office), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Seth Rogen (50/50), Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), "Weird Al" Yankovic (comedian/musician), and many others, all join in on the laughs with Aukerman and bandleader, one-man musical mastermind Reggie Watts (Conan).

COMEDY BANG! BANG! is produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Productions; Aukerman, Leo Allen and Dave Kneebone serve as executive producers. Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Christine Lubrano and Evan Shapiro serve as the executive producers for IFC.

BUNK (10x30)

Premieres Friday, June 8

BUNK is a comedy game show where a panel of comedians compete in inane challenges to win surreal prizes. Contestants are armed with nothing but their wits as they respond to images they've never seen before, make up songs on the spot, complete drawing and sculpture challenges and interact with modern dancers, puppies, babies, gospel singers and more, all under the watchful eye of host Kurt Braunohler.

BUNK is produced for IFC by Avalon Television; Eric Bryant, Ethan T. Berlin, David Martin, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner serve as executive producers. Kurt Braunohler and Dan Lubetkin serve as co-executive producers. Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Erin Keating, Dan Pasternack and Evan Shapiro serve as the executive producers for IFC.


Premieres 4Q 2012

Part contemporary movie musical, part urban operetta and part epic music video, TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET initially debuted on IFC and in 2007 delivering the network's most robust online audience ever. The premiere chapters were a suspenseful, mysterious, humorous and dramatic story, packed with cliffhangers and unexpected twists and turns. Now, Sylvester, Rufus, Cathy, Gwendolyn, Bridget, Big Man, Rosie the Nosy Neighbor, Twan and Pimp Lucius are back! This year, the crew reunites on IFC in the next installments of R. Kelly's continuing hip hopera about a group of characters interconnected by sexual exploits, little people and a mysterious package.

TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET is produced by Sylvester Films and Fuzzy Bunny Films; R. Kelly executive produces, writes, stars, and co-directs with Jim Swaffield; Ann Carli is the producer. For IFC, the show is executive produced by Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Christine Lubrano and Evan Shapiro.


Premieres 4Q 2012

The fascinating and hair raising world of competitive beard growing returns for a second season with six all-new episodes chronicling the devoted whisker warriors who travel the globe competing for top bearding honors. In this season of the IFC original docu-comedy, narrated by Emmy(R) award-winning producer Thom Beers (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers), tensions are at an all- time high between the Austin Facial Hair Club and bearding champion Jack Passion, as both compete to be world champions.

WHISKER WARS is executive produced by Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal and Jeff Conroy with Jay Bennett and Diane Kay Bennett as series producers for Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company. Debbie DeMontreux, Christine Lubrano and Jennifer Caserta serve as executive producers for IFC.


PORTLANDIA SEASON 3 (10x30; 1x60; 1x30)

Premieres January 2013; PORTLANDIA: THE BRUNCH SPECIAL Airs Summer 2012; 30-Minute Special Airs Holiday Season 2012

From the comedic duo of Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), the critically acclaimed PORTLANDIA caught viewers by storm, infiltrating catchphrases into the cultural conversation such as "Put a Bird On It" and "We Can Pickle That." Hailed by Salon as the "smartest sketch comedy show on TV," the second season, which concluded on March 9, is IFC's most-watched series ever, delivering 13.5 million total viewers (P2+), marking a +150% increase over season one.

Throughout the first two seasons of PORTLANDIA, viewers were introduced to a variety of eccentric characters, including Peter and Nance, an overly eco-conscious couple caught up in the organic and local food movement; Bryce and Lisa, an artsy, obsessive couple who find new trends to explore; and Toni and Candace, the formerly activist, self-involved shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore, "Women and Women First." The show continues to feature an eclectic roster of guest stars including Kyle MacLachlan's recurring character as Portland's trusty but misguided mayor, Jeff Goldblum, Penny Marshall, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg, Eddie Vedder, and Kristin Wiig, to name a few.

In addition to an all-new season, IFC is offering viewers, who just can't seem to get enough of PORTLANDIA, a one-hour special this summer, titled PORTLANDIA: THE BRUNCH SPECIAL, followed by a second half-hour special in time for the holidays later this year.

Shot entirely on location in Portland, OR the series is directed, co-created and co-written by Jonathan Krisel (SNL; Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. For IFC, season three is executive produced by Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Christine Lubrano and Evan Shapiro.

OUT THERE (10x30)

Premieres January 2013

OUT THERE follows the coming-of-age adventures of Chad, his little brother Jay, and best friend Chris. Living in a small town, the boys run face first into the wall of adolescence, the horrors of puberty, first loves, mortal enemies, local legends, and social ostracism. They experience the wonderment and frustration of that terrifying limbo between childhood and adulthood. Growing up is weird to do... OUT THERE.

OUT THERE is created, written by and executive produced by Emmy(R) winning animation director and producer, Ryan Quincy, who was the longtime animation director for South Park. The series is produced for IFC by 20th Century Fox Television.

MARON (working title; 10x30)

Premieres 3Q 2013

Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He's had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of sobriety, his life and career are turning around. MARON (wt) explores a fictionalized version of Marc's life, his relationships, and his career, including his incredibly popular WTF podcast, which features conversations Marc conducts with celebrities and fellow comedians. Neurosis intact, Maron is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny.

Produced for IFC by Fox Television Studios and Denis Leary and Jim Serpico's Apostle, MARON (wt) is directed by Oscar(R) winning director Luke Matheny (God of Love) and executive produced by Marc Maron, Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Olivia Wingate, and Duncan Birmingham, who also serves as the series' writer.

'Doctor Who': Weeping Angels return for Amy and Rory exit

'Doctor Who': Weeping Angels return for Amy and Rory exit

The big Doctor Who news today was the unveiling of Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion to Matt Smith's Time Lord, but a few other interesting morsels slipped out at this morning's (March 21) press conference...

Showrunner Steven Moffat revealed that current Who stars Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) will exit the sci-fi drama following a final fateful encounter with the terrifying Weeping Angels. "Not everybody gets out alive - and I mean it this time!" he teased.

But how do you think the Ponds should be written out? Will it be Amy or Rory to bite the bullet, or possibly another character altogether? And are you happy that the Weeping Angels are returning to see off Gillan and Darvill?

The Tabloids Have Named Doctor Who’s New Companion…

The Tabloids Have Named Doctor Who’s New Companion…

Jenna Louise Coleman, former Emmerdale Farmactress, co-star of Julian Fellowes’ upcoming Titanic miniseries and bit-part player in Captain America: The First Avenger.

The official announcement is coming at 10.30 this morning or thereabouts.

We will either update this story with confirmation – most likely; or, if the tabs have gotten it wrong, we’ll tell you who has got the gig.

Incidentally, last night’s rumours of Aisling Loftus have been traced to a single message board posting on a Doctor Who fan forum. Within minutes they were being treated like fact around the Who-sphere, within minutes more, I had heard about them, and then a little later, I shared them here – maintaining scepticism all the way.

The Coleman reports seem to be much better sourced.

Julian Fellowes: 'James Cameron's Titanic made victims villains'

Julian Fellowes: 'James Cameron's Titanic made victims villains'

Julian Fellowes has insisted that his Titanic mini-series will not turn victims of the disaster into villains like James Cameron's movie.

The Downton Abbey creator objected to the inaccurate and "unfair" portrayal of first officer William Murdoch, who in the 1997 Oscar-winner is seen committing suicide after shooting dead two passengers amid the sinking.

surviving relatives received an apology from producers about his treatment, having complained that the real Murdoch worked diligently until the ship's final moments and perished at sea.

"That was very unfair how Murdoch was depicted. He wasn't cowardly," Fellowes told the Radio Times. "He fired the pistol to just stop a potential riot. It was suddenly getting out of hand, and he fired it in the air. That's not being cowardly."

Claiming that Murdoch is credited with saving the lives of 75 Titanic passengers, Fellowes continued: "I don't think you can just say, 'Well, we'll make this guy a villain - he'll do'. I think with real people you have a kind of imperative to be true to who they were.

"I don't think you can take someone who was moral and decent and make them do something immoral and indecent. I would feel uncomfortable doing that. So we do have Murdoch, and we have him firing a pistol, [but] there is a little bit of setting the record straight."

Fellowes previously said that his version of Titanic will tell "a very different version" of the ship's sinking.

The four-part series will premiere Sunday (March 25) at 9pm on ITV in the UK. It will be shown on ABC in the US.

Cameron's film will be re-released in 3D on April 6 to mark its 15th anniversary and the centenary of the sinking.

'Scott & Bailey' episode two draws 6.3m on ITV1

'Scott & Bailey' episode two draws 6.3m on ITV1

Episode two of Scott & Bailey helped ITV1 to primetime victory after drawing more than 6.3 million viewers last night, according to overnight data.

The crime drama took 6.34m (26.9%) from 9pm, with a further 288k (1.7%) on timeshift.

The Dales aired earlier to 4.08m (16.4%) and 140k (0.6%) on +1.

Elsewhere, BBC One's Panorama attracted 2.5m (10.1%) from 8.30pm, with Empire managing 2.97m (12.6%).

BBC Two aired University Challenge (3.03m/12.1%), The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo (1.69m/6.8%) and The Tube (1.9m/8%).

On Channel 4, China: Triumph and Turmoil was watched by 908k (3.6%) and Embarrassing Bodies had 2.54m (10.8%) with 479k (2.9%) on timeshift.

Channel 5 showed Executive Decision, which averaged 795k from 9pm.

Overall, ITV1 comfortably won primetime with 27.4% (+1: 0.8%) ahead of BBC One's 18.2%. BBC Two came third with 7.1%, beating Channel 4's 6.5% (+1: 1.1%) and Channel 5's 3.3%.

On the multinationals, Skins grabbed 358k (2.1%) on E4 with an additional 142k (1.7%) on +1 and BBC Four's Only Connect Sport Relief Special entertained 669k (2.7%).

'Geordie Shore' Gaz confesses love for Charlotte: 'We'll get married'

'Geordie Shore' Gaz confesses love for Charlotte: 'We'll get married'

Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle finally confesses his love for co-star and romantic interest Charlotte Crosby in the final episode of the series tonight.

The pair have repeatedly slept together over the last two seasons, but recently rejected the idea of entering into a committed relationship.

However, Beadle comes clean that he believes the pair do genuinely care for each other deep down and predicts they will even "end up getting married" in the future.

"I love Charlotte and she loves me," he says. "I know she does, I don't care what anyone says. We do love each other.

''To be fair, me and Charlotte will probably end up getting married in 10, 15 years."

Crosby though is unsure whether they will be able to make a romance work, saying: "We're just like them two little simple otters back on that same old log, but nowhere near to building our otter home together... We really are like Romeo and Juliet."

Their Geordie Shore co-star James Tindale recently admitted that he believes Crosby is "getting messed about and hurt" by Beadle and his womanising ways.

Beadle, meanwhile, insisted that he is "not a man slag", despite his number of sexual partners being in the "treble figures".

Geordie Shore airs tonight (March 20) at 10pm on MTV.

'Ripper Street': BBC drama casts 'Game of Thrones', 'Twilight' stars

'Ripper Street': BBC drama casts 'Game of Thrones', 'Twilight' stars

New BBC drama Ripper Street has begun filming in Dublin.

An eight-part thriller, the show - starring Matthew Macfadyen - will focus on the aftermath of the Jack The Ripper murders.

Set in 1899 London, it will focus on H Division, the notorious police precinct charged with keeping order in Whitechapel.

Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), MyAnna Buring (Twilight) and David Dawson (Luther) will star opposite Macfadyen, reports Deadline.

BBC America will co-produce the project, written by Mistresses scribe Richard Warlow.

Shooting on Ripper Street is expected to conclude in July. The series will air on BBC One in the UK and on BBC America in the US.

'Doctor Who' exec Steven Moffat downplays Benedict Cumberbatch rumours

'Doctor Who' exec Steven Moffat downplays Benedict Cumberbatch rumours

Steven Moffat has discussed the possibility of Benedict Cumberbatch appearing in Doctor Who in the future.

The showrunner, who writes the long-running sci-fi as well as the Cumberbatch-starring Sherlock, downplayed rumours that the actor is in line to star as The Doctor's long-time adversary The Master, but stopped short of saying it would never happen.

Speaking at the Royal Television Society awards, Moffat told Radio Times: "People really do sit in rooms and make that stuff up.

"Look at the filming schedules for Doctor Who and Sherlock - those two shows tend to shoot at the same time. We'd have a problem and there's only so much I can arrange."

However, Moffat went on to tease: "But who knows what could happen in the future."

Current Time Lord star Matt Smith has also dismissed speculation linking Cumberbatch to Doctor Who, saying recently: "I know Ben and I've not heard anything about it. But he's a wonderful actor and a mate."

Cumberbatch is currently shooting the sequel to JJ Abrams's Star Trek, and is due to begin filming on Sherlock's third season in early 2013.

Doctor Who will return to BBC One and BBC America in the autumn.

'Strictly Come Dancing' singer auditions for 'The Voice' UK

'Strictly Come Dancing' singer auditions for 'The Voice' UK

Voice UK hopeful J Marie Cooper appeared on last year's Strictly Come Dancing, it has been revealed.

Cooper is one of the contestants aiming for fame on the new BBC One reality series, which launches this weekend.

However, it won't be the first time that the singer has appeared on BBC One primetime on Saturday nights, as she guested with the Strictly band last year.

Her performance, which included her covering Jessie J's 'Mamma Knows Best' for Holly Valance and Artem Chigvintsev's foxtrot, won huge praise on the Digital Spy forums last year.

One reader on the forums wrote: "Her voice was amazing and 100% pitch perfect for a very difficult song."

Another added: "She's far more than any old belter, just listen to the vocal gymnastics."

The Voice UK launches on Saturday, March 24 at 7pm on BBC One.

TV Tonight 21st of March 2012

TV Tonight 21st of March 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    10 O'Clock Live S02E07: "Series 2, Episode 7"
    112 - på liv och död S05E31: "Del 31 av 36"
    Amazing Eats S01E11: "Sensational Sausages"
    America's Next Top Model S18E04: "J. Alexander"
    American Idol S11E21: "10 Finalists Compete"
    American Restoration S02E15: "TBA"
    American Restoration S02E14: "TBA"
    American Weed S01E05: "Pot or Not?"
    Antiques Road Trip S04E28: "Series 4, Episode 28"
    Are You There, Chelsea? S01E11: "Boots"
    Auction Hunters S03E00: "Auction Hunters: Live"
    Beauty and the Beast: The Ugly Face of Prejudice S02E03
    Bent S01E01: "Pilot"
    Bent S01E02: "Smitten"
    Big Brother Sverige S08E28: "Del 28"
    Chelsea Lately S06E55
    Chihayafuru S01E24: "Episode 24"
    Cleverdicks S01E18: "Episode 18"
    Come Dine With Me S18E57: "Series 18, Episode 48"
    Comic Relief Does Glee Club! S02E07: "Series 2, Episode 7"
    Conan S02E66: "Episode 66"
    Countdown with Keith Olbermann S10E55: "Season 10, Episode 55"
    Criminal Minds S07E18: "Foundation"
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation S12E18: "Malice in Wonderland"
    Dance Academy S02E07: "A Choreographed Life"
    Days of our Lives S47E93: "Ep. #11803"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E190: "Episode 1870"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E77: "Series 8, Episode 77"
    Doctors S13E224: "Wanton Desire"
    Dog the Bounty Hunter S08E13: "Training Day"
    Dog the Bounty Hunter S08E14: "Cutting the Apron Strings"
    Doomsday Bunkers S01E03: "Tsunami Pod/Nuclear Fallout Shelter"
    Dragons' Den (CA) S06E20: "Season 6, Episode 20"
    Dumbest Stuff on Wheels S02E10: "Season 2, Episode 10"
    EastEnders S28E48: "March 21, 2012"
    Éden Hotel S02E11: "Season 2, Episode 11"
    Efterlyst S44E11: "21/3-12"
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    Four Rooms S02E01: "Series 2, Episode 1"
    General Hospital (US) S49E247: "#12521"
    Ghost Hunters International S03E11
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S22E143: "Season 22, Episode 143"
    Halv åtta hos mig S08E35: "Södertälje - Magnus"
    Happily Divorced S02E03: "Daddy's Girl"
    Happy Endings S02E19: "You Snooze, You Bruise"
    Hollyoaks S18E58: "March 21, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E43: "Episode 5478"
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    Hotel cæsar S28E172: "Season 28, Episode 172"
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    House Hunters International S25E60: "Wanderlust Leads to Dusseldorf"
    Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis S01E02: "Charity Begins at Home"
    Iron Man: Armored Adventures S02E17: "The X-Factor"
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    Pointless S06E28: "Series 6, Episode 28"
    Psych S06E13: "Let's Doo-Wop It Again"
    Recorder to Randoseru S01E12: "Atsushi and Misunderstanding"
    Republic of Doyle S03E11: "Live Wire"
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    She Wolves: England's Early Queens S01E03: "Jane, Mary and Elizabeth"
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    Sons of Guns S03E04: "Behind the Scenes Special"
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    The Apprentice (UK) S08E01: "Blank Canvas"
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    The Rosie Show S01E88
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Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Hits Premiere Low; NBC Wins Night With 'The Voice'

Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Hits Premiere Low; NBC Wins Night With 'The Voice'

ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" had its lowest-rated premiere in its history as NBC's "The Voice" dipped but still took the evening's top ratings spot and earned NBC the best overall ratings of the night, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC came in first in ratings and second in total viewership with an average 3.8 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 10 million total viewers. "The Voice" at 8 p.m. was down 13 percent in the demo from last week for a season low of 4.5/12, with 11.8 million total viewers. "Smash" at 10 inched down to a season low of 2.3/6 in the demo and 6.7 million total viewers.

ABC tied for second with CBS in the demo with an average 3.1/8 in the demo, but took a decisive first place in total viewers with an average 16.3 million total viewers. The viewership average was thanks largely to the "Dancing With the Stars" premiere, the most-watched show of the night with 18.5 million total viewers. But in the demo, the show was down 34 percent from last spring's premiere to a 3.5/9 -- the show's lowest rating ever for a premiere. "Castle" at 10 grew 14 percent over its last original airing three weeks ago, taking a 2.4/6, with 11.8 million total viewers.

CBS tied for second place in ratings in the demo and took third in total viewers with an average 9.5 million total viewers. "How I Met Your Mother" at 8 declined slightly from its last original three weeks ago to hit a season low of 3.4/10 in the demo with 8.2 million total viewers. "2 Broke Girls" at 8:30 was likewise down, slipping 11 percent to a season low of 3.4/9 and 9.2 million total viewers. "Two and a Half Men" at 9 inched up from its season low three weeks ago to receive a 3.8/9 in the demo and 11.3 million total viewers. "Mike & Molly" at 9:30 also came back from a season low, climbing 10 percent for a 3.2/8 in the demo. It had 9.8 million total viewers. "Hawaii 5-0" at 10 ran flat with its last original three weeks ago, taking a 2.5/6 in the demo, and had 9.1 million total viewers.

Fox was in fourth place in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.8/5 and 5.4 million. "House" at 8 dropped 17 percent in the demo from its last original airing four weeks ago, taking a 2.0/6 with 5.8 million total viewers. "Alcatraz" at 9 dipped slightly from last week, receiving a 1.5/4 in the demo and 5 million total viewers.

New and returning shows on the One Channel

New and returning shows on the One Channel

Kicking off its first upfront season with President and CEO Wonya Lucas at the helm, TV One today unveiled ambitious plans to double the amount of original content during the 2012-2013 television year. In astar-studded presentation to advertisers at Cipriani, Ms. Lucas said the entertainment network for black adults planned to add 14 new series and specials during the upfront season, including three original sitcoms, two bio doc series that build on the legacy of its award-winning series Unsung, and nine non-fiction entertainment series.

During the presentation, Toni Judkins, TV One's EVP of original programming, outlined some of the new and returning series, including:

New series

Save My Son - is a powerful unscripted series that profiles the struggles of African American families to save their sons who have fallen victim to bad influences and bad choices. With the help of strong black male role models, these families, many of them led by single parents, will attempt to save these sons from leading a life estranged from their families and/orwith heightened chances of their becoming another black male statistic in the criminal justice system. This groundbreaking series will go to communities to rescue young men from a range of dangerous activities. While many troubled youth come from the country'smost challenged urban neighborhoods, not all sons in need of help were reared in traditionally at-risk homes. The series looks to help a diverse group of individuals from different socio-economic groups and backgrounds. Each program features an intervention staged by loved ones, a therapist and the series host, Dr. Steve Perry, renowned educator, author and TV commentator. They work together to design the best possible plan of action to get the young man in crisis back on track. The series is produced for TV One by Powerhouse Productions. Save My Son is slated to premiere in 3rd quarter 2012.

Unresolved: Celebrity Cases - This investigative series delves into controversial and sensational cases involving some of the most prominent entertainment figures of our time. Unresolved: Celebrity Cases seeks to uncover the truth behind headline-making events, such as celebrity homicides like the fatal hotel shooting of Sam Cooke or the murder of once up-and-coming R&B singer LaLa Brown; or unexplained mysteries, like the disappearance of basketball star Brian Williams aka Bison Dele and many more. Each episode introduces the case of a celebrated figure then it takes the audience through the rise of the celebrity's life to an intimate exploration of their publicized tragedy or downfall. Through dramatic recreations surrounding the events, eyewitness accounts, culture experts, family, friends and/or colleagues, a clear picture emerges of the days leading up to the fateful moment and thereafter. Created and produced by K2 Pictures. Slated to premiere in 4th quarter 2012.

The Ladies of R&B -- is an hour long series that follows the current lives of R&B singers Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Keke Wyatt, Monifah Carter and Syleena Johnson. They share their pain, suffering and joy as they work hard and lean on each other to put their lives back together. The series will follow them solo, together and in different combinations as they not only fight to get their lives on track but also to pay their good fortune forward. Divorce, parenting, drugs and alcohol, physical abuse and more - these ladies have survived it all and continue to deal with life's battles each day. It is their personal mission to help other women in need. If women can learn from their mistakes, it was all worth it. They will love each other, fight with each other and celebrate with each other because there is one constant in their lives -- their friendship. This sisterhood cannot be stopped.Produced by ThinkFactory Media. Slated to premiere in 3rd quarter 2012.

In Development

Bernie Mac: A Tribute To A Comedy King -TV One has signed a development deal withUltrawave Vision to present an elegant tribute to one of the great Kings of Comedy, Bernie Mac. Plans for the special presentation include bringing together top entertainers who will revisit the comedy, the films, and the life of one of the world's greatest humorist. Family, friends, and colleagues will gather, dine and toast Bernie's most memorable film clips, comedy routines, and special appearances. Comedians old and new will perform in his honor and his favorite bands and musical performers will sing to his memory.

The Rickey Smiley Show - a sitcom starring comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley, who plays on the show a character loosely based on his own life - a popular, local DJ based in Atlanta, who is the single father to four adopted children. The show's stories are derived from Rickey's attempt to raise his children by himself and still have a personal life, as well as the situations that occur at the radio station, which is a hot bed of office politics, back stabbing, sexual innuendo, social issues, celebrity appearances, music and, of course, humor. Produced Bobcat Films.

Destined - is a new bio-series that picks up on the popularity of TV One's Unsung series, and takes a nostalgic look back at the best, brightest and most beloved African American actors who have touched our lives in film and television. We know their names, we know their faces, and we are mesmerized by their talent. A relentless focus, drive and love for their craft set them on a journey to stardom. Through struggles and triumphs, these gifted individuals were determined to make their dreams come true by any means necessary, simply put...they were DESTINED. Witness the rise, fall and the determination of those who were Destined for stardom.

Belles-a new sitcom centered around an upscale soul food restaurant owned and operated by the widowed patriarch Big Bill Cooper. Belle, Bill's wife, passed several years ago, leaving him with his hands full: a restaurant to run and three daughters to raise.Produced bylegendary producer Ed Weinberger and Miguel Nunez.

Church Folk - a new sitcom produced in conjunction with Code Black Entertainment about The Hunters, a prestigious First Family, who are forced to leave their newly built mega-church in Los Angeles and start over back home in their native South, determined to rebuild their empire there. The last thing they would have wanted turns out to be exactly what they need, because sometimes having it all starts with having less.

Returning Series

Unsung - TV One returns with eight new episodes of its widely acclaimed and NAACP Image Award-nominated bio series Unsung in 4th quarter 2012 and 16 new episodes beginning in 1st quarter 2013.This NAACP Image Award-winning series of one-hour biography specials celebrates the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, over the years have been under-recognized or under-appreciated. Unsung reveals the multiple factors that have kept these artists from achieving the iconic commercial status they deserved. And, in the process, these specials "sing" the praises and celebrate the artistry that has kept fellow artists and fans talking about them for years. TV One just completed its highest-rated season ever of Unsung on March 12, and, prior to 4th quarter, will debut eight new episodes beginning in June 2012, including Sly Stone, Gerald Levert, the Marvelettes, Kool Moe Dee, Angela Bofil, Arrested Development and Confunkshun. A. Smith & Co. produces Unsung for TV One.

Life After - TV One returns in4th quarter 2012 with 10 new episodes of its buzzed about series Life After, the real, behind-the-scenes story of how some of America's favorite celebrities have dealt with major turning points in their lives, be those moments public or private, triumphant or tragic. Part biography, part confessional and all celebration of the human spirit, each episode of Life After focuses on a well-known person or group and tells the story of a transformative event in their lives and its effects upon them ever afterward. Personalities featured in Unsung in fall 2012 will include Olympic athlete Marion Jones, singer Karyn White, actress BernNadetteStanis, and legendary recording industry executive Andre Harrell. K2 Pictures produces Life After for TV One.

Find Our Missing - TV One's docu-drama designed to put names and faces on people of color who have disappeared without a trace is hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress S. EpathaMerkerson (Law & Order). Each episode tells the story of the missing person or persons, beginning with the day they vanished and the frantic searches by loved ones and investigators to find them. Find Our Missing provides insight into these victims' lives -their hopes and dreams, what makes them tick, and how they have touched those around them - from the people who know them best. The series also offers a call to action and is partnered by a robust, online component ( where viewers can learn more information and provide tips, as well as learn pointers on how to keep their families safe. Produced for TV One by Towers Productions.

Washington Watch with Roland Martin - - TV One political editor, CNN and Tom Joyner Morning Show analyst Roland Martin hosts a weekly public affairs series on TV One that focuses on issues that are critical to African Americans, through interviews with officials from the Administration, Congress and other policymakers who represent black communities, as well as discussions with journalists and commentators, and a wide range of policy experts.Washington Watch with Roland Martin also explores a wide range of timely and relevant topics including history, books, music, films, technology and black culture. Produced for TV One by Jay Feldman.

Returning Specials

TV One Night Only: Live From the Essence Music Festival - This two-hour highlights celebration captures exhilarating performances from some of the biggest names in entertainment that occur over three nights on the main stage from the country's largest annual gathering celebrating African-American music and culture. In previous years, performances have included such artists as Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire, Raphael Saadiq, and Gladys Knight. And, TV One Night Only takes the viewer where no other camera is allowed, to deliver the true emotion of the talent backstage.Produced in conjunction with Essence Communications Inc.

TV One on One with Cathy Hughes - A series of specials hosted by Radio One Chairperson and former radio talk show host Catherine Hughes featuring interviews with some of the most intriguing and newsworthy public figures and celebrities in America today. Guests have included (then Senate candidate) President Barack Obama, Secretary of State (then Sen. Hillary Clinton), Minister Louis Farrakhan, Academy Award-winning actors Denzel Washington, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé, Tyler Perry, Aretha Franklin and box office superstar Will Smith.

"Our original programming continues to resonate with the Black audience while providing an attractive environment for your brand messages," Ms. Lucas told the advertising audience. "With that in mind, we will double the original programming on our network during this Upfront season.

"Developed strategically through our brand lens, our diverse slate represents the network's mission of delivering the breadth and depth of 'true black life' in America in an entertaining and engaging way," she added.

TV One and Radio One Chief Revenue Officer Keith Bowen told the audience that black Americans are highly engaged television viewers and fiercely loyal consumers who over-index in second screens, especially smartphones, and are prodigious users of social media.

"So, what does this all mean to you?" Bowen asked. "TV One delivers a unique and desirable viewer. They are particularly savvy. They are better educated, have higher incomes and are more metropolitan than those of our competitors."

"What we offer is a riveting entertaining celebration of what matters to our community, a full depiction of how black America survives, strives and thrives" said TV One EVP of Original Programming Toni Judkins.

Adam Levine Eyeing 'American Horror Story' Role

Adam Levine Eyeing 'American Horror Story' Role

Adam Levine could be adding "actor on 'American Horror Story'" to his ever-expanding resume soon.

The Maroon 5 frontman and coach on NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" is in talks to make his acting debut in the upcoming second season of FX's "American Horror Story," an individual with knowledge of the negotiations confirms to TheWrap.

The singer will play one half of a couple called "The Lovers."

Though details on the second season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's FX drama are sparse, Levine will join a cast that includes returning actors Zachary Quinto, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Evan Peters.

The actors will be playing different characters than they portrayed on the first season, however; Murphy revealed last year that each season of the series "will feature a different haunting."

Eddie Izzard to Co-Star in and Produce NBC's 'Munsters' Revamp

Eddie Izzard to Co-Star in and Produce NBC's 'Munsters' Revamp

Eddie Izzard is moving to "Mockingbird Lane."

The "United States of Tara" and "The Riches" actor Izzard has signed on for a starring role in "Mockingbird Lane," NBC's upcoming revamp of the classic comedy series "The Munsters." Izzard will play Grandpa, a character played by Al Lewis in the 1960s series.

Izzard will also produce on the series.

The pilot -- which was initially passed on by the network, then revived by NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt -- will represent a radical departure from the CBS series of yore. Billed as a "radical reinvention" of the original, "Mockingbird Lane" will be "a visually spectacular one-hour drama." Yes, drama.

Bryan Fuller, of "Dead Like Me" and "Pushing Daisies" renown, is writing and executive-producing the pilot. "X-Men" helmsman Bryan Singer will direct.

Seven New Original Programs Coming to HGTV in 2012

Seven New Original Programs Coming to HGTV in 2012

In advance of its first Upfront presentation in Boston, HGTV announced that it has added seven new original series to its 2012 programming lineup, including Mom Caves featuring Beth Stern, aka Mrs. Howard Stern, and Design Star All Stars which pits former HGTV Design Star runners-up against each other for a chance to win $25,000 and a guest appearance on an HGTV show. In another new series, national sports figures will become part of the real estate action in Scoring the Deal. And for those who never tire of seeing how others live, the network's newest entertaining options include Million Dollar Rooms, and House Hunters: Where Are They Now?(w.t.).

"Our continued success with the House Hunters and Selling New York franchises reinforces the universal appeal of programs that provide a look at how other people live," said Kathleen Finch, General Manager, HGTV. "With the addition of series such as Million Dollar Rooms, Living Abroad and Scoring the Deal in 2012, we're giving our viewers exactly what they want -- more extraordinary access into the world's most spectacular homes."

Here is a closer look at HGTV's upcoming series:

Design Makeover

Mom Caves

Premieres: Saturday, May 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

In the new series Mom Caves, Beth Stern, host and owner of her own two mom caves, will incorporate cutting-edge design, fun and glamour into ultimate spaces for moms. Beth, who finds inspiration in such spectacular mom caves as Dina Manzo's New Jersey closet, always creates the ideal sanctuary for a lucky mom. Whether it's a dressing room where mom can get ready for a big night out, or a place where she can kick back and relax with family and friends, a new mom cave is the perfect haven.


Design Star All Stars

Premieres: Tuesday, July 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

It's not often that you get a second chance to win first place, but that's exactly what happens on Design Star All Stars. Six former Design Star runners-up compete for an appearance on an HGTV show and $25,000 in cash!

Real Estate and/or Renovation

Buying and Selling (w.t.)

Premieres: September 2012

Join the Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott for Buying and Selling (w.t.), an all-new series where the brothers help homeowners take their next step up the property ladder. Each episode features two pivotal real estate moments that involve selling one home and buying another. As Jonathan readies a family's current home for a successful sale, Drew hunts down the best options for their next property. As Drew oversees the real estate transactions, Jonathan's renovations turn the family's new place into the home of their dreams.

Scoring the Deal

Premieres: October 2012

For over a decade, Jason Abrams has been the Jerry Maguire of real estate, responsible for buying and selling homes worth millions of dollars for pro-athletes. Jason's life provides a behind-the-scenes look into the intense world of pro-sports real estate. A dedicated, 24/7 working machine, Jason is equal parts real estate agent, concierge and tour guide as well as marriage and credit counselor.

You Know You Want to Look

Million Dollar Rooms

Premieres: Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

Million Dollar Rooms features the very best in high-end design and luxury living around the globe. Host Carter Oosterhouse gives viewers a look inside the most spectacular, one-of-a-kind multi-million dollar spaces. Money is no object when it comes to these exclusive and expensive homes including one with a full sized train and petting zoo in the backyard and a San Francisco home that features a night club inside the estate.

House Hunters: Where Are They Now? (w.t.)

Premieres: October 2012

Ever wonder what happens after house hunters select a home and the show credits roll? From incredible renovations, to new additions, to total rebuilds, follow along as we check in on memorable House Hunters families to see what happened after they found the perfect (or not so perfect) place!

Living Abroad

Premieres: TBD 2012

Living Abroad picks up where House Hunters International leaves off, uncovering what it really takes for Americans to make the move and adjust to everyday life in another country. Host Chi-Lan Lieu reveals how others have tackled living abroad--from deciding to buy or rent a house and finding adequate kitchen appliances, to finding good schools and overcoming the language barrier.