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donderdag 31 januari 2013

ABC Orders Comedies 'Bad Management,' Untitled Andrea Abbate Project to Pilot

ABC has ordered single-camera comedies "Bad Management" and an untitled Andrea Abbate project to pilot, the network said on Wednesday.

20th Century Fox's Andrea Abbate-written half-hour comedy is being executive-produced by Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of 21 Laps/Adelstein Productions.

The series will follow the mother of an adopted African-American boy who takes on the responsibility of raising her brother's kids after he is sent to prison.

ABC Studio's "Bad Management," written by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, will be executive-produced by Aaron Kaplan, whose producing credits include "You, Me and Dupree," "Made of Honor" and "Knowing."

Horgan will star as a self-centered boss at a high-end department store whose authority is challenged by her own boss' son, who makes youth and sex the new focus of the company.

'Katie' Renewed for Second Season

Katie Couric's daytime career looks secure: Her show "Katie" has been renewed for a second season.

“‘Katie’ is the number one new syndicated talk show of the 2012-2013 season and we are thrilled to announce a green light for season two,” said Janice Marinelli, president of Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

"Hosting, producing and launching a show from scratch has been challenging but very rewarding," said Couric.

The series has led other freshman and sophomore daytime talk shows since its premiere in September, and Couric recently scored a coup with the first on-camera interview with Manti Te’o after the college football star addressed the faked death of a fake Internet girlfriend.

Comedy Central Picks Up Second Season of 'Kroll Show'

Comedy Central renewed Nick Kroll's pop culture series "Kroll Show" for a second season, the network announced Wednesday.

The show's premiere episode on Jan. 16 drew 1.4 million total viewers, Comedy Central said.

Written and executive produced by Kroll, a former "Best Week Ever" co-star and comedian, the show is a sketch-comedy series starring its eponymous creator playing various roles.

“All of me are very excited,” Kroll said.

Jessie J to shave head live on TV for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day

Jessie J has announced that she will be shaving her head on live TV as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day fundraising extravaganza.

The popstar and Voice judge will have her locks cut down to 0.5mm for a 'Big Dare' to raise money for the charity.

"Shaving my head for charity is something I've promised to do for a long time and Comic Relief has given me the opportunity to try and raise as much money as possible for good causes by doing it," said the 'Price Tag' popstar.

"I've loved watching Red Nose Day since I was a kid and I'm so excited to join this year's team of celebrity 'fun raisers' and help support the campaign.

"So this Red Nose Day I'll be shaving my head live on the night of TV! I won't deny that I'm nervous but I am also honoured to be part of this year's campaign.

"Together with help from the UK public, we are on a mission to raise more money than ever before for Red Nose Day. So come on, let's do it!"

Red Nose Day is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the TV celebrations will take place on Friday, March 15.

Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Zoe Ball, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Nick Grimshaw, Jonathan Ross and Claudia Winkleman will be among the presenters across the evening

Comedy across the evening will include sketches from Call the Midwife, Rowan Atkinson, Fresh Meat and Russell Howard's Good News.

Stella McCartney has designed Red Nose Day T-shirts, which have been modelled by Caroline Flack, Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart, David Walliams, Jack Whitehall and Claudia Winkleman. They are available to buy from TK Maxx nationwide, and

One Direction are releasing this year's official Red Nose Day single, a cover of Blondie's 'One Way Or Another', and Melanie C, Jack Dee, Chelsee Healey, Phillips Idowu, Greg James and Dara Ó Briain are currently taking part in this year's BT Red Nose Day Challenge - a trip down the Zambezi River to Victoria Falls.

Broadcast Awards 2013 winners list

The list of winners from the Broadcast Awards 2013 below:

Best Children's Programme
The Gruffalo's Child
Horrible Histories
Incredible Edibles
Lost Christmas
Newsround - Autism and Me - WINNER!

Best Comedy Programme
Cardinal Burns - WINNER!
Fresh Meat
Mrs Brown's Boys
Twenty Twelve

Best Daytime Programme
Antiques Roadtrip
The Chase - WINNER!
Loose Women
Moving On
Phil Spencer: Secret Agent
Secret Dealers

Best Documentary Programme
7/7 One Day in London - WINNER!
Elizabeth Taylor - Auction of a Lifetime
Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret
Nina Conti - A Ventriloquist's Story: Her Master's Voice
Proud and Prejudiced

Best Documentary Series
24 Hours in A&E
Educating Essex - WINNER!
Frozen Planet
Our War
The Secret History of Our Streets
The Tube

Best Drama Series or Serial
Call the Midwife
Line of Duty
Parade's End
Scott and Bailey
This Is England '88
Top Boy - WINNER!

Best Entertainment Programme
Britain's Got Talent
Celebrity Juice
Derren Brown The Experiments: The Assassin
Dynamo: Magician Impossible - WINNER!
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Take Me Out

Best Multichannel Programme
Cardinal Burns - WINNER!
Celebrity Juice
Dynamo: Magician Impossible
Him & Her

Best Music Programme
Hackney Weekend 2012
House Party
Michael Bublé: Home for Christmas
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert - WINNER!
The Ronnie Wood Show
Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film

Best News/Current Affairs Programme
Britain's Gay Footballers
Dispatches - Britain's Sex Gangs
ITV News - The Forgotten Fallen?
Panorama - Homs: Journey into Hell
Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished - WINNER!
Syria's Torture Machine

Best Original Programme
All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry
Hit & Miss
Holy Flying Circus - WINNER!
Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret
My Transsexual Summer
The Undateables

Best Popular Factual Programme
Bank of Dave
Britain's Secret Treasures
The Choir: Military Wives
Hippo: Nature's Wild Feast
Make Bradford British - WINNER!
The Undateables

Best Single Drama
A Mother's Son
Black Mirror - The National Anthem
Holy Flying Circus
Murder: Joint Enterprise
My Murder - WINNER!

Best Soap/Continuing Drama
Coronation Street - WINNER!
Holby City

Best Sports Programme
Isle of Man TT Races 2012
London 2012 Paralympics
The Olympics - WINNER!
Trans World Sport
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Wimbledon - Men's Final
BBC Sport for BBC One

Channel of the Year
BBC Four
Channel 4
Channel 5
Sky1 HD

'How I Met Your Mother' Gets Final Season - and Reveals the Mother

"How I Met Your Mother" will be back for a ninth and final season that will reveal -- finally -- who the mother is.

CBS and 20th Century Fox Television announced Wednesday that the series would be back for one final go-round with series regulars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan, as well as series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

For eight years, viewers have wondered about the identity of the titular mother -- and she will finally be revealed in the final season.

"Through eight years, 'How I Met Your Mother' has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch phrases,” said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment.  “We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television’s most mysterious mother to some of TV’s most passionate fans.”

Fox Orders Graham Yost Navy Pilot

Fox has ordered a Navy-themed pilot from "Justified" creator Graham Yost and another drama about a gangbanger who infiltrates the San Francisco Police Department from former "The Shield" producer Scott Rosenbaum.

"Wild Blue," from Sony Pictures Television, is executive produced by Yost (pictured), Mark Johnson and director Michael Dinner. Taylor Elmore is writing and co-executive producing, and Melissa Bernstein is also co-executive producing. The show is described as an "upstairs/downstairs look at pressure-cooker lives of the US Navy" on board an aircraft carrier.

"Gang Related," from Imagine Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, is written and executive produced by Chris Morgan. It follows a gang member who, in "The Departed" tradition, is sent to infiltrate a police force. But he begins to feel more loyal to the San Francisco Police Department's Gang Task Force.

'Dancing on Ice': Jason Gardiner sorry for 'locked-in syndrome' remark

Jason Gardiner has apologised for a comment he made on a recent episode of Dancing on Ice.

The TV show judge compared Shayne Ward's performance to somebody suffering from locked-in syndrome, a condition that leaves people paralysed except for their eye muscles.

He said: "It started well for me and I thought you were in your stride but it kind of ended up livin' la vida locked-in syndrome because you were throwing everything away."

Ofcom has received 24 official complaints about Gardiner's remark on Sunday night (January 27), reports The Sun.

Jason Gardiner initially defended his comments, tweeting: "I think it's good to bring taboo topics into the open."

However, he later said sorry for his remark, saying: "I sincerely apologise for any offence caused. That was never my intention."

Viewers also took to Twitter to ask ITV to remove Gardiner from the show.

One user wrote: "Jason Gardiner is disgusting and should be sacked", while others described it as "sickening" and "deeply upsetting".

Anthea Turner - who was voted out of the show on Sunday - said: "That's the worst. I don't think he thought that one through."

'Downton Abbey' Brendan Coyle tells Twitter user to "go f**k yourself"

Brendan Coyle reportedly had a Twitter spat with a fan in which he told her to "go f**k yourself".

The actor - who plays John Bates in Downton Abbey - got into an argument with the fan over his disapproval of Margaret Thatcher.

NHS consultant Roberta Knighton told him that his Twitter comments about the former prime minister were "beneath" him.

However, the actor replied: "Hard to know how to respond to that... but go f**k yourself feels about right."

He added: "You have no idea what is beneath me... p.s. go f**k yourself x". He then blocked her from viewing his account, according to The Sun.

Knighton said: "He comes across as utterly sweet and gentle then speaks to people like that. I was shocked."

Brendan Coyle said last year that the cast of Downton Abbey know when the show will come to an end.

David Tennant to star in 'Spooks' creator's new drama 'Escape Artist'

David Tennant has been confirmed to star in new BBC One drama The Escape Artist.

The three-part legal thriller has been written by Spooks creator David Wolstencroft.

Former Doctor Who star Tennant will play Will Burton, a talented junior barrister who has earned the nickname 'The Escape Artist' for his skill in getting his clients out of tight legal corners.

But when Burton acquits the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, he finds that his brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.

Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla), Sophie Okonedo (The Slap) and Ashley Jensen (Extras) will also star in the new drama, directed by Brian Welsh (Black Mirror).

Producer Hilary Bevan Jones said: "The outstanding cast we have assembled, which is headed by David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Sophie Okonedo and Ashley Jensen, is a testament to David's breathtaking and original script.

"Directed by Brian Welsh and produced by Paul Frift, I believe The Escape Artist will be one of the most anticipated TV drama events of 2013."

Wolstencroft added that The Escape Artist will get into the "blood and guts" of the legal system.

"I wanted to write a thriller set in the legal world that's as much about those primal feelings as it is about the twists and turns of the case," he explained.

"David Tennant is one of the most accomplished and iconic actors of his generation. I cannot wait to see him in Will's shoes."

Clare Balding joins BT Sport presenting team

Clare Balding is the latest big name presenter to sign a deal with BT Vision and will host her own BT Sport chat show.

Balding, who was one of the main anchors of the BBC's London 2012 Olympic coverage, has landed a weekly magazine series that will feature interviews, debates and chat about the latest hot topics in the world of sport.

The latest project is on top of Balding's commitments as the face of Channel 4 racing and the host of new BBC Saturday night series Britain's Brightest.

"I'd like to thank BT for giving me the opportunity to present my own magazine show," said Balding.

"I'm enthused by BT's vision for sports coverage in the future and particularly their support of women's sport, an issue about which I feel very strongly. This is an exciting new venture for me and I can't wait to get started."

BT Sport launches this summer and will be centred around the acquisition of Premier League football rights. The channel will show 38 live games and gets 'first pick' on 18 of the matches, for the next three seasons. It also has rights for rugby union and women's tennis.

Jake Humphrey quit his role as the BBC's F1 anchor last year to head up BT Sport's football coverage.

BT Sport boss Simon Green said: "We're thrilled to have signed Clare for BT Sport. She excels at presenting a variety of different sports and she showed last summer what an accomplished live performer she is, so we wanted to give her an opportunity to anchor her own weekly flagship show for BT Sport."

Gabrielle Giffords to Congress: 'Too Many Children Are Dying'

Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman shot in the head in a mass shooting two years ago, called on her former colleagues Wednesday to pass laws to reduce gun violence.

Giffords spoke at a painstakingly slow pace, saying she has not fully recovered since Jared L. Loughner nearly killed her in a rampage in Arizona in January 2011. She did not take questions from the panel after her remarks.

"Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans," she said. "Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important."

She said "violence is a big problem," then pointed to the number of child deaths, a flashpoint of the gun control debate since a gunman killed 20 kindergarten students at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month.

"Too many children are dying. Too many children," Giffords said. "We must do something. It will be hard but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you."

National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre addressed Congress soon after Giffords, and urged lawmakers to place armed guards in schools rather than put restrictions on firearms. Last month, he said violent films and video games contribute to a culture of violence.

'The Americans' Review: A Cold War Drama That's Getting Warm

Everything that's right and wrong about FX's "The Americans" can be summed up in its musical choices.

Fleetwood Mac's jittery 1979 anthem "Tusk" represents what's good about the new series, which premieres Wednesday and follows a KGB couple living in Reagan's America. The song is paranoid, mysterious, scary and just weird – everything "The Americans" is at its best.

But then there's the odd choice of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight," a 1981 hit that accompanies an out-of-nowhere sex scene. Yes: The show tries to wring passion from a song that's already been worked over by "Miami Vice" and even played for laughs in "The Hangover." It's too obvious, like the lesser parts of "The Americans."

But the series, created by ex-CIA agent Joe Weisberg and starring a very capable Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, has more good than bad. It also has plenty of potential, thanks to one of the best concepts in recent memory.

Russell and Rhys play two Russian agents living as Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, two Washington suburbanites. Phillip, a bit of a mercenary, would probably defect to the U.S. if his wife would go along. Elizabeth, meanwhile, is still loyal to the U.S.S.R. – even though she has good reason not to be.

As they raise their children as unsuspecting Americans, they remember their own upbringings behind the Iron Curtain – which was particularly rough for Elizabeth. Still, she doesn't want her kids to grow up as profligate as she believes Americans to be.

The premiere's best line comes from the couple's teenage daughter, Paige (Holly Taylor), as she defends her clothes.

"Things are different than they were when you grew up," she tells her mom, unaware that Elizabeth began training for the KGB when she was her age. "People are… freer."

The family tension -- especially between Phillip and Elizabeth -- is the most captivating part of the show. It's hard to imagine a trickier bit of spycraft than concealing your nationality from your children. Or persuading your wife to switch sides in the Cold War.

The homefront drama picks up when an FBI agent (an excellent Noah Emmerich) moves into the neighborhood. He's smart enough to be suspicious of his seemingly all-American neighbors.

All of this means the show is packed with intrigue -- even before the Jennings leave home. Somehow, the show gets less convincing when they do.

Both the first and second episodes contain ticking-clock elements that feel like artificial attempts to ratchet up the tension. In the first episode, they capture a turncoat who's been bribed into helping the U.S. government – and have to hold him captive in the trunk of their Oldsmobile.

In the second episode, Phillip finds a way to blackmail Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's maid that feels like a kitschy contrivance for a lesser Bond movie.

"The Americans" is too smart for these kinds of police-procedural-style plot maneuvers, which feel designed to keep us tuned in through the next commercial rather than hooked for good.

There's just no need for the narrative tricks when I'd tune in just to watch Phillip talk about the Miracle on Ice with his FBI neighbor, trying not to betray his fondness for the Russian team.

But "The Americans" isn't confident in its viewers to let too many small moments develop. Besides the ticking-clock devices, it also tries to hook us with plenty of not-entirely-necessary sex scenes, including the one that features that played-out Phil Collins song.

Unlike its Soviet protagonists, the show can afford to relax: Even without bribes, it's fundamentally sound enough to keep us from defecting.

Stephen Merchant on 'Derek': 'The knives are out for Ricky Gervais'

Stephen Merchant has defended Ricky Gervais's Channel 4 comedy Derek, claiming that there are people in the industry who are determined to take down the comedian.

Merchant, who worked with Gervais on The Office and Extras, said that any "outrage" about the care home sitcom was an inevitable result of his friend's huge success.

"I feel like the knives are out for Ricky whatever he does," Merchant told Shortlist.

"It's happened to every successful performer in this country. Stephen Fry was targeted a while back - he was much loved in the days of Fry & Laurie, then he became 'Mr Know-It-All' and now he's a national treasure. It seems to be standard practice.

"People assume Ricky's agenda is how to shock people, but it's not. He explores areas that are uncomfortable, but never with the intention of just giggling in the corner like a schoolboy."

Merchant is currently promoting the British comedy film I Give It A Year. He is also working on HBO comedy Hello Ladies.

Inspired by his stand-up material, the show will feature Merchant playing a web designer in LA who spends a lot of his time "failing to seduce attractive women".

'Pet Hoarders' show coming to Channel 5

Channel 5 has confirmed details of a one-off documentary about obsessive animal lovers titled Pet Hoarders.

The show will explore households where animals have truly taken over and where owners are struggling to maintain their expanding pet populations.

"We are a nation of pet lovers but the Pet Hoarders have taken this to another level. You know the animals have taken over when your home becomes one big food bowl come dog basket," said Channel 5 commissioner Michelle Chappell.

The documentary will feature Ann, who lives with 40 cats, 50 dogs and 5 alpacas; Marlene, who spends £200 a week on her 43 cats; and Deborah, who houses 33 battery hens in her kitchen.

Emma Lambent from Lambent Productions added: "It's a fascinating subject to explore and a rich world to open up.

"Lambent is well known for our ability to tell hidden stories with care and sensitivity and we are thrilled to be making this for Channel 5."

TV Tonight 31st of January 2013

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

30 Rock S07E13: "Last Lunch"
30 Rock S07E12: "Hogcock!"
American Idol S12E06: "Auditions #6"
Anderson Live S02E97: "Co-Host Stacy London"
Anger Management S02E04: "Charlie’s Dad Breaks Bad"
Antiques Road Trip S06E19: "Series 6, Episode 19"
Archer (2009) S04E03: "Legs"
Beauty and the Beast (2012) S01E11: "On Thin Ice"
Bellator MMA Live S01E03: "TBA"
Beyond Scared Straight S03E16: "Suffolk County, MA (Boys)"
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai S02E04: "TBA"
Buck Wild S01E10: "TBA"
Buck Wild S01E09: "TBA"
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe S01E01: "Episode 1"
Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell S02E01: "TBA"
Chelsea Lately S07E16:
Come Dine With Me S20E100: "Series 20, Episode 79"
Conan S03E39: "Occupy Conan: When Outsourcing Goes Too Far"
Dag (NO) S03E03: "Season 3, Episode 3"
Dangerous Drivers' School S02E01: "Series 2, Episode 1"
Daybreak S03E102: "January 31, 2013"
Days of our Lives S48E57: "Ep. #12013"
Deadliest Space Weather S01E05
Deal Or No Deal (UK) S08E148: "Episode 2141"
Do No Harm S01E01: "Pilot"
Doctors S14E181: "Monster"
EastEnders S29E19: "January 31, 2013"
El Barco S03E13: "El gato y el ratón"
Elementary S01E13: "The Red Team"
Emmerdale S42E27: "January 31, 2013 [Episode 2]"
Emmerdale S42E26: "January 31, 2013"
Face the Clock S01E19: "Episode 19"
Four In A Bed S04E19: "Series 4, Episode 19"
Four Weddings (2010) S04E36: "TBA"
General Hospital (US) S50E208: "#12736"
GJ-bu S01E04: "After School Cultural Festival Party"
Glee S04E12: "Naked"
Golden Goal S14E01: "Season 14, Episode 1"
Got to Dance S04E27: "Series 4, Episode 27"
Great British Menu S08E04: "Series 8, Episode 4"
Great British Railway Journeys S04E19
Grey's Anatomy S09E13: "Bad Blood"
Hollyoaks S19E22: "January 31, 2013"
Home and Away (AU) S26E09: "Episode 5669"
Hotel cæsar S29E116: "Season 29, Episode 116"
House Hunters S51E23: "Midwest House for Portland Prices"
House Hunters International S35E15
House of Anubis S03E09: "House of Trickery"
House of Anubis S03E10: "House of Unity"
Impact Wrestling S08E122: "Season 8, Epixsode 122"
Jimmy Kimmel Live S11E19
Judge Judy S17E124
Judge Judy S17E123: "Online Whirlwind Romance | No Good Deed!"
Junior Doctors – Your Life In Their Hands S03E03
Kathy S02E04: "TBA"
King of the Nerds S01E03: "Games without Frontiers"
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness S02E24
Last Call with Carson Daly S10E104
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S04E17
Late Show with David Letterman S20E76
Legit S01E03: "Love"
Location Location Location S16E05: "Series 16, Episode 5"
Loose Women S17E92: "Series 17, Show 92"
Mary Mary S02E09: "TBA"
Moving On S04E04: "Blood Ties"
Naruto: Shippuuden S11E56: "Finally They Meet!! Naruto vs. Itachi"
Nattpatruljen S01E16: "Season 1, Episode 16"
Neighbours S29E19: "Episode 6569"
Person of Interest S02E13: "Dead Reckoning"
Pointless S08E22: "Series 8, Episode 22"
Project Runway S11E02: "Spin Out"
Property Wars S02E07: "TBA"
Property Wars S02E08: "TBA"
Question Time S33E16: "Lancaster"
Rehab Addict S03E04: "A Mantle to Remember"
Salatut elämät S15E98: "Joonatan ottaa osaa"
Scandal S02E12: "Truth or Consequences"
Scheire en de Schepping S02E01: "Season 2, Episode 1"
Selling New York S06E07: "TBA"
Silent Witness S16E07: "Legacy (1)"
Suits S02E13: "Zane Vs. Zane"
Tamako Market S01E04: "Small Love, Blooms..."
Tegen de Sterren op S03E08: "Season 3, Episode 8"
The Big Bang Theory S06E14: "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion"
The Bold and the Beautiful S26E216: "Ep. #6500"
The Chase (2009) S06E62: "Series 6, Episode 62"
The Chew S02E102: "Episode 340"
The Colbert Report S09E16: "Matthew Guerrieri"
The Daily Show S18E54: "Jason Bateman"
The Ellen DeGeneres Show S10E94: "Ryan Seacrest"
The First 48 S12E35: "TBA"
The Genius of Invention S01E02: "Speed"
The Jeremy Kyle Show (UK) S08E97: "January 31, 2013"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S09E14
The Millionaire Matchmaker S06E04: "TBA"
The Office (US) S09E13: "Junior Salesman"
The Project S05E23: "Season 5, Episode 23"
The Restoration Man S03E01: "Water Tower, Settle - Revisit"
The Sheriffs are Coming S02E14: "Series 2, Episode 14"
The Talk S03E96: "Vanessa Williams, Jamie Deen, Train"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S21E32
The Vampire Diaries S04E12: "A View to a Kill"
The View S16E95: "Tim Allen, guest co-host KaDee Strickland"
The Young and the Restless S40E217: "Ep. #10086"
This Week (2003) S11E17: "January 31, 2013"
Thuis S18E114: "Season 18, Episode 114"
Tipping Point S02E22: "Series 2, Episode 22"
Tonight S15E05: "How Much Could You Save?"
Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell S02E03: "Season 2, Episode 3"
Two and a Half Men S10E14: "Run, Steven Staven! Run!"
Undercover Boss (CA) S02E13: "Clark Builders"
Wanted Down Under S07E22: "Wanted Down Under Revisited 2"
Watch What Happens: Live S09E20: "KHLOE KARDASHIAN"
Waterloo Road S08E15: "Series 8, Episode 15"
Way To Go S01E03: "The Be-All and End-All"
Wereld draait door, De S08E89: "Season 8, Episode 89"
What Not To Wear (US) S10E05: "TBA"
Wie is... de Mol? S13E05: "Season 13, Episode 5"
Winter Road Rescue S02E01: "Series 2, Episode 1"
Универ. Новая общага S04E08: "Season 4, Episode 8"

woensdag 30 januari 2013

Felicia Day to make third 'Supernatural' appearance

Felicia Day is to make a third guest appearance on Supernatural.

The Eureka actress plays computer whiz Charlie Bradbury on The CW's cult drama, most recently featuring in last week's episode 'LARP and the Real Girl'.

Charlie will reappear later in the show's current eighth season when she brings a new case to Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), according to TVLine.

The popular character made her debut in season seven's 'The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo'.

The 33-year-old's past credits include episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House and Dollhouse. She also starred in Joss Whedon's popular online series Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Supernatural continues on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. Sky Living airs the series in the UK, with season eight expected to debut in the summer.

'Ripper Street' to return for second series on BBC One

Ripper Street is to return for a second series on BBC One.

The period crime thriller - created by Richard Warlow - will air eight new 60-minute episodes in 2014.

Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg star in the Sunday night drama, which is set in London's Whitechapel just months after Jack the Ripper's reign of terror.

"Quality and ambition run through Ripper Street, from Richard Warlow's original scripts, the incredible cast and the captivating direction," said the BBC's controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson.

"All combine to create a period series with a modern and gripping edge that will return for a second series in 2014."

Ripper Street launched with 7.89m viewers on December 30, with the first episode drawing nearly 90 complaints due to its graphic content.

Series star Macfadyen - who plays Inspector Reid - later spoke out to defend the show, praising its "colourful", "grimy" style.

Ripper Street's first series continues this Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.

Amy Poehler to Publish Memoir With an 'Original Twist'

Save some space on your shelf next to Tina Fey's "Bossypants" -- Amy Poehler is writing an autobiography, too.

HarperCollins imprint It Books said the memoir from the "Saturday Night Live" alum and "Parks and Recreation" star would include an "original twist":

It isn't entirely true.

The publisher described the project as "an illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons." It said the book will be "a unique and engaging experience from one of today’s most talented and beloved stars."

“When I first talked to Amy about a book I was blown away by her creativity and her passion for the project. I am now so excited to be working with her and making her ideas a reality,” said It Books executive editor Carrie Thornton.

The as-yet-untitled book, Poehler's first, was inspired by Poehler's interest in helping young women find their way in the adult world. It is tentatively scheduled for a fall 2014 release.

Poehler recently co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards with Fey.

'Mrs Brown's Boys' not returning until late 2014?

Mrs Brown's Boys may not return to BBC One until late 2014, a report suggests.

The sitcom has proven a huge ratings hit for BBC One, but viewers may have to wait almost two years for a fourth series due to creator and star Brendan O'Carroll's busy schedule, Broadcast claims.

O'Carroll is said to be focusing on a Mrs Brown's Boys live tour, as well as a planned movie based on the series.

The show recently triumphed at the 2013 National Television Awards, beating Absolutely Fabulous, Benidorm and The Big Bang Theory to win the title of best situation comedy.

After winning the award, O'Carroll claimed that he writes Mrs Brown's Boys "for the audience" and that he doesn't care about the sitcom's mixed critical reception.

The third series of Mrs Brown's Boys concludes on Monday (February 4) at 9.30pm on BBC One.

'Game of Thrones' King's Landing recreated in 'Minecraft'

A Game of Thrones fan has recreated King's Landing in Minecraft.

Built using WorldPainter, it took Reddit user 'pizzainacup' and 100 fellow players four months to build the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.

A screenshot of Game of Thrones's King's landing recreated in Minecraft.

The recreation contains 3,000 unique buildings, all with fully decorated interiors, as well as custom trees and landmarks.

The map, which is not available to download, weighs in at 35GB, and is part of a bigger project to create Westeros in its entirety.

The project is said to be approximately 70% complete, and will eventually contain non-playable characters.

Minecraft debuted on PC in November 2011 following an extended beta period.

The subsequent Xbox 360 version holds the record for most first-day sales on Xbox Live Arcade, going on to sell 1 million copies in just five days.

Minecraft was previously named the most popular game on Xbox Live, beating the likes of Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA.

The game has previously been used for UN regeneration projects, while one fan has attempted to recreate planet Earth in-game to 1:1500 scale.

Another fan, meanwhile, is attempting to recreate Ocarina of Time in Minecraft.

'Dallas' Larry Hagman given "sensitive" send-off, says Patrick Duffy

Dallas star Patrick Duffy has insisted that his late co-star Larry Hagman will be given a "sensitive" send-off.

Hagman's oil tycoon character JR Ewing will be killed off in a whodunnit murder plot, intended to reflect the hugely successful 'Who Shot JR?' storyline from the original Dallas.

"We'll be dealing with the situation [of Larry's passing] in a really artistically sensitive, correct way," Duffy - who plays Bobby Ewing - told the Los Angeles Times.

"In lesser hands - more commercial hands, if you will - my fear is that it might not have been done nearly so well."

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Exec producer Cynthia Cidre also promised that JR's exit storyline will be the character's "masterpiece".

"Our mission is to give Larry Hagman and JR a proper send-off," she said. "This is a character who will have the last laugh, no matter what."

New episodes of Dallas air on TNT on Monday nights and transmit on Channel 5 in the UK the following day.

Rob Corddry lands lead role in 'Spy' US remake

Rob Corddry is to star in the US remake of Sky1's Spy.

ABC recently ordered a pilot for a new version of the UK series, which has original series creator Simeon Goulden attached.

Corddry will play the lead role of a well-meaning father who inadvertently lands a job as a secret agent, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The comic is known for appearing in such films as 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine and 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and has also featured in episodes of Community and Happy Endings.

He will also be seen opposite Nicholas Hoult in forthcoming zombie comedy Warm Bodies.

Darren Boyd has starred in two series and a Christmas special of the original UK Spy and won a BAFTA for his performance last year.

A remake of BBC Three comedy Pulling was also among ABC's pilot orders last week.

'Doctor Who': David Bradley to play William Hartnell in 50th biopic

David Bradley is to play William Hartnell in Doctor Who 50th anniversary biopic An Adventure in Space and Time.

The drama - penned by Who writer Mark Gatiss - will focus on the creation of the long-running BBC sci-fi drama in 1963.

Hartnell - the first actor to bring the Doctor to life - will be played by Harry Potter star Bradley.

"I'm absolutely thrilled," said the 70-year-old actor. "Mark has written such a wonderful script not only about the birth of a cultural phenomenon, but a moment in television's history.

"William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time and as a fan I want to make sure that I do him justice. I'm so looking forward to getting started."

Bradley recently appeared in Doctor Who itself, playing space pirate Solomon in the episode 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship', and is also known for appearing on Game of Thrones and in acclaimed BBC drama Our Friends in the North.

Jessica Raine will also appear in An Adventure in Space and Time as Doctor Who's first producer Verity Lambert. The Call the Midwife star has already signed up for a role in the next series of Who airing on BBC One from March.

Rounding out the cast is Brian Cox (X-Men 2, Troy) as Sydney Newman, the Canadian producer who helped devise Doctor Who, and Sacha Dhawan (Last Tango In Halifax) as Waris Hussein, director of the show's first ever episode 'An Unearthly Child'.

"What a cast!" said writer and exec producer Gatiss. "I'm utterly delighted that everyone's favourite Time Lord will be in such brilliant and stellar company.

"We have a terrific team who can't wait to tell the fascinating and surprising story of how the Doctor began his journey through Space and Time."

Starz Developing Ballet Project From Lawrence Bender, 'Breaking Bad' Co-Producer

Starz is developing a ballet drama from “Breaking Bad” co-executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett and Lawrence Bender, both former ballet dancers, the network announced Tuesday.

The currently untitled drama follows a young and troubled dancer, Claire, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The series will trace the dark underbelly of the ballet world.

It will be produced by Starz Entertainment with Bender (pictured), the Oscar-nominated producer of "Inglourious Basterds" and "Pulp Fiction," and Kevin Brown (“Roswell”). Brown's family is made up entirely of former ballet dancers.

Walley-Beckett is writing and executive producing the project.

Starz will retain domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment and digital.

'Shameless,' 'Californication,' 'House of Lies' Renewed by Showtime

Showtime has renewed its series "Shameless," "Californication" and "House of Lies," the network said Tuesday.

The announcement comes two weeks after all three series posted record ratings with their season premieres.

All three series have also showed year-to-year growth with their current seasons, with the third season of  "Shameless" (pictured) growing 22 percent over its previous season so far, "House of Lies" averaging 10 percent over its first season and "Californication" showing a 21 percent boost over its fifth season so far.

"'Californication,' 'House of Lies' and 'Shameless' possess highly distinctive comedic voices, and given that all three continue to grow their audience season after season – the pick-up decision was easy,” Showtime Networks' president of entertainment David Nevins, said of the renewals. “I am incredibly excited to see what each of these series has in store for their next seasons."

On their Jan. 13 season premieres, "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication" drew 2 million, 1.19 million and 1.07 million total viewers respectively, reaching series highs and showing double-digit boosts over their previous seasons' averages.

ABC Orders Drama Pilots From Martin Campbell, Maria Maggenti

"Casino Royale" director Martin Campbell is taking on another intrigue-filled project, this time with ABC.

The network has ordered a pilot for the drama "Reckless," which Campbell, left, will executive produce.

The pilot involves David, a resourceful problem-solver whose wife is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas. Desperately to rescue her, he tries every legal option, but after being stymied by the U.S. government in the name of diplomacy, David moves outside of the law -- and enters "a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes."

Chris Black ("Star Trek: Enterprise") is writing the ABC Studios project.

ABC has also ordered a pilot for the dramedy "Murder in Manhattan." Written by Maria Maggenti ("Monte Carlo"), the hour-long project follows a mother and daughter who team up as amateur sleuths in New York City.

ABC Studios and DarkFire TV are producing.

Jack Whitehall to play his movie agent father in TV version of book?

Jack Whitehall is eyeing a role which would see him playing his own father.

The comedian is apparently keen to play his dad Michael in a television adaptation of his memoirs Shark Infested Waters: Tales of an Actor's Agent.

The Fresh Meat actor has been talking to Objective Productions about the project, according to The Sun, with a source saying: "It's early days, but Jack has his eye on the role. He'd love to play his dad."

Michael Whitehall's book, which was published in 2007, also tells of his formative years and time working as a schoolmaster prior to his career as an agent.

His clients through the years have included Colin Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Richard E Grant, Academy Award nominee Daniel Day-Lewis and Coronation Street's Nigel Havers.

Jack Whitehall confirmed late last year that a third series of Fresh Meat has been commissioned by Channel 4.

'Coronation Street's Charlie Condou 'would do Dancing on Ice'

Charlie Condou has revealed that he would strongly consider joining Dancing on Ice next year.

The Coronation Street actor admitted that the experience of co-star Samia Ghadie has changed his mind about the reality show.

When asked by the Radio Times whether he would compete, he said: "I think I would! Samia's been teasing me about it for ages, saying that she thinks I should do it next year.

"I was thinking, 'Not a chance', but when I went to watch it live, I started to think I'd really enjoy this.

"So you never know - watch this space. I think, out of all those sort of shows, it's the one I'd want to do the most."

Condou, who plays Weatherfield's Marcus Dent, is the on-screen boyfriend of Ghadie (Maria Connor) on the ITV soap.

He added of Ghadie: "She's amazing. I went to watch her in week one - I had my Team Samia T-shirt on and sat in the front room cheering her on. She was brilliant.

"She'd bored me in the run-up with hundreds of videos on her phone of her doing different turns or skating backwards. So I saw what she was like when she started this and I can see where she is now and she's amazing. I hope she goes really far."

Jim Nabors Marries Male Partner, Comes Out as Gay

Jim Nabors married his male partner of nearly 40 years this month, the "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." star said Wednesday.

It was the actor's first public admission that he was a gay man, although he told HawaiiNewsNow, which broke the news, that he has been out of the closet with friends and co-workers since he began working in television and movies in the 1960s.

"I haven't ever made a public spectacle of it," Nabors told HawaiiNewsNow. "Well, I've known since I was a child, so, come on.  It's not that kind of a thing.  I've never made a huge secret of it at all."

The 82-year old Nabors said he married 64-year old Stan Cadwallader in Seattle, Washington on Jan. 15. Nabors lives in Hawaii, where gay marriage is not legal, although it does permit same-sex civil unions. It was legalized in Washington in 2012.

Nabors said he will not get involved in any campaign to change gay marriage laws in his home state or nationally.

"I'm not a debater," Nabors said. "And everybody has their own opinion about this and actually I'm not an activist so I've never gotten involved in any of this."

Nabors said he was compelled to tie the knot, to "solidify" his rights with Cadwallader as a couple.

In addition to starring as dim-witted Gomer Pyle on both the show that bears his name and "The Andy Griffith Show," Nabors appeared in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and guest starred on "The Muppet Show" and "The Carol Burnett Show."

He also recorded nearly 30 albums, which sample a wide variety of genres, including gospel, Christmas songs, and country.

Alan Ball's 'Banshee' Renewed for Season 2 by Cinemax

"True Blood" creator Alan Ball's "Banshee" has been renewed for a second season by Cinemax, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming president Kary Antholis said Tuesday.

The show, which is executive produced by Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler and Peter Macdissi, premiered on Jan. 11., drawing 483,000 total viewers with its initial 10 p.m. airing, and another 235,000 and 247,000 total viewers with subsequent re-airings that night.

The series stars Antony Starr as an ex-con and thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff in small-town Banshee, Penn., where he carries on with his criminal activities.

Ivana Milicevic (“Charlie’s Angels"), Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee and Rus Blackwell also star.

In addition to the second season, "Banshee" has also picked up a pair of new writers. While the first season of the series was written by Tropper and Schickler, "Monk" writer John Romano, "Two and a Half Men" writer Evan Dunsky and "Big Love" writer Doug Jung will join Tropper and Schickler for the Season 2.

'The Price Is Right,' 'The Talk,' Other Daytime Shows Renewed by CBS

"The Price Is Right," come on down -- for another season!

Long-running game show "The Price Is Right" has been picked up for the 2013-14 season by CBS, the network said Tuesday.

The network also renewed its soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," the daytime talk show "The Talk," and the game show "Let's Make a Deal."

Combined with previous pickup of "The Young and the Restless," Tuesday's renewals complete the pickup of the network's entire daytime lineup.

The pickups aren't terribly surprising. "The Price Is Right," which premiered its 41st season in September, hasn't slowed down with age, and currently averages 4.3 million total viewers in its first half-hour and 5.2 million total viewers in its second half-hour.

"The Talk," meanwhile, has grown 11 percent in total viewership this season, averaging 2.35 million total viewers, and drew its highest weekly audience in the show's history earlier this month.

"The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Let's Make a Deal" also have both posted gains over last season.

"Over the past few years, we have successfully transitioned our daytime schedule to a balance of program genres with new creative energy, while maintaining our ratings leadership," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said of the renewals. "We are proud of CBS's history of quality and leadership in Daytime, thrilled with our current success and we look forward to more great things ahead from the outstanding creative talent in place at each of the shows."

'Sherlock' star Martin Freeman "in the dark" about third series

Martin Freeman has claimed that he is "in the dark" about a third series of Sherlock.

The Hobbit star told the Radio Times that he is yet to see any scripts for the hit BBC drama's next run.

"[Series creators] Mark [Gatiss] and Steven [Moffat] play their cards very close to their chests," said Freeman, who plays John Watson.

"I've not even seen a script. I texted Mark the other day saying, 'Can I see one?' and he said not yet - I'm as in the dark as you lot are."

Freeman also insisted that he does not know how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) survived his much-debated fall in the show's series two finale.

"Honest to God, I don't know how it happened," said the actor. "I genuinely don't know - they probably don't tell us because they don't trust we won't blab it!"

Sherlock producer Sue Vertue confirmed last year that shooting on series three had been pushed to March "for availability reasons" but insisted that the delay was "not expected to affect any likely TX [transmission] dates."

TV Tonight 30th of January 2013

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

Africa S01E05: "Shara"
American Idol S12E05: "Auditions #5"
Anderson Live S02E96: "Co-Host Jane Velez-Mitchell"
Antiques Road Trip S06E18: "Series 6, Episode 18"
Arctic Air S02E04: "Stormy Weather"
Arrow S01E12: "Vertigo"
Baggage Battles S02E11: "TBA"
Barter Kings S02E04: "TBA"
Big Rich Atlanta S01E02: "TBA"
Black Gold S05E07: "Season 5, Episode 7"
Bob Servant, Independent S01E02: "A Local Man"
Bomb Girls S02E05: "The Harder We Fight"
Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers S02E04: "Series 2, Episode 4"
Chelsea Lately S07E15
Chicago Fire S01E13: "Warm and Dead"
Come Dine With Me S20E99: "Series 20, Episode 78"
Conan S03E38: "Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Ben Folds Five"
Coronation Street S54E21: "Wed January 30, 2013"
Daybreak S03E101: "January 30, 2013"
Days of our Lives S48E56: "Ep. #12012"
Deal Or No Deal (UK) S08E147: "Episode 2140"
Derek S01E01: "Episode 1"
Dispatches S27E05: "Britain's Hidden Child Abuse"
Doctors S14E180: "Feel the Fear"
Dragons: Riders of Berk S01E15: "Twinsanity"
Emmerdale S42E25: "January 30, 2013"
Face the Clock S01E18: "Episode 18"
Food Inspectors S02E04: "Series 2, Episode 4"
Food Paradise S03E17: "Pizza Paradise 2"
Four In A Bed S04E18: "Series 4, Episode 18"
Funny Business S01E03: "Waves of Laughter"
General Hospital (US) S50E207: "#12735"
Ghost Mine S01E03: "Vengeful Spirit"
Got to Dance S04E26: "Series 4, Episode 26"
Great British Menu S08E03: "Series 8, Episode 3"
Great British Railway Journeys S04E18: "Taunton to Minehead"
Guys With Kids S01E13: "Me Time"
Happily Divorced S02E22: "Happily Divorced With Children"
Het Spiegelpaleis S01E18: "Season 1, Episode 18"
Hollyoaks S19E21: "January 30, 2013"
Home and Away (AU) S26E08: "Episode 5668"
Hot In Cleveland S04E10: "The Anger Games"
Hotel cæsar S29E115: "Season 29, Episode 115"
House Hunters S51E22
House Hunters International S35E14: "Time Out in Tarija, Bolivia"
Ice Pilots S04E12: "Sunk"
Idol (Norway) S07E06: "Audition i Trondheim - del 2"
Inside the NFL S36E21: "Week 21"
Jimmy Kimmel Live S11E18: "Magic Johnson, Nicholas Hoult, Antibalas"
Judge Judy S17E122: "Hickeys, Alcohol and Teenagers | Punched Car"
Kroll Show S01E03: "TBA"
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness S02E23: "Qilin Time"
Last Call with Carson Daly S10E103
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S04E16
Late Show with David Letterman S20E75
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S14E12: "Criminal Hatred"
Loose Women S17E91: "Series 17, Show 91"
Lords of War S01E03: "Duel to the Death"
Lords of War S01E04: "Sunken Treasure"
Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings S01E10: "Season 1, Episode 10"
Making Mr. Right S01E04: "It's No Day at the Beach"
Match of The Day S48E27: "Season 48, Show 27"
Midsomer Murders S15E06: "Schooled in Murder"
Moonshiners S02E12: "TBA"
Moving On S04E03: "Friends Like These"
Mr. D S02E04: "Overnight Trip"
My Kitchen Rules S04E03: "Season 4, Episode 3"
Nattpatruljen S01E15: "Season 1, Episode 15"
Nature S31E06: "Attenborough’s Life Stories, Part 2 of 3"
Necessary Roughness S02E13: "Hits and Myths"
Neighbours S29E18: "Episode 6568"
NFL Turning Point S02E21: "Week 21"
Not My Mama's Meals S03E05: "It's Brunch Time"
NOVA S40E09: "Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby?"
One Born Every Minute S04E05: "Series 4, Episode 5"
Pointless S08E21: "Series 8, Episode 21"
Property Brothers S05E04: "TBA"
Salatut elämät S15E97: "Severi aloittaa paperisodan"
Senyuu S01E04: "Season 1, Episode 4"
Shipping Wars S02E26: "TBA"
Stalked: Someone's Watching S03E12: "Toxic Love"
Suburgatory S02E11: "Yakult Leader"
Supernatural S08E12: "As Time Goes By"
Sveriges mästerkock S03E06: "TBA"
The Americans (2013) S01E01: "Pilot"
The Bold and the Beautiful S26E215: "Ep. #6499"
The Chase (2009) S06E61: "Series 6, Episode 61"
The Chew S02E101: "Episode 339"
The Colbert Report S09E15: "Bill Gates"
The Culture Show S18E02: "Series 18, Episode 2"
The Daily Show S18E53: "Al Gore"
The Ellen DeGeneres Show S10E93
The Jeremy Kyle Show (UK) S08E96: "January 30, 2013"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S09E13
The Neighbors (2012) S01E14: "The Back Nine"
The Project S05E22: "Season 5, Episode 22"
The Sheriffs are Coming S02E13: "Series 2, Episode 13"
The Soup S09E57: "January 30"
The Talk S03E95: "Neil Patrick Harris, Kevin Frazier, Train"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S21E31
The View S16E94
The Young and the Restless S40E216: "Ep. #10085"
Thuis S18E113: "Season 18, Episode 113"
Tipping Point S02E21: "Series 2, Episode 21"
Toddlers and Tiaras S05E30: "TBA"
Top Chef S10E13: "Chefs At Sea"
Tunnelbanan S02E03: "Storbråk på ett tåg"
Wanted Down Under S07E21: "Wanted Down Under Revisited 1"
Washington Heights S01E05: "Season 1, Episode 5"
Watch What Happens: Live S09E19: "TBA"
Wereld draait door, De S08E88: "Season 8, Episode 88"
Whitney S02E07: "Sorry!"
Workaholics S03E13: "TBA"
WWE Main Event S01E18: "Season 1, Episode 18"
Универ. Новая общага S04E07: "Season 4, Episode 7"

dinsdag 29 januari 2013

‘Homeland’s Damian Lewis discusses series ending on UK’s ‘Top Gear’

Damian Lewis spent Sunday evening with the Top Gear UK crew and discussed Homeland‘s ending, but what exactly did Damian reveal?

Damian Lewis was Top Gear‘s star in a reasonably priced car over on BBC Two yesterday evening, as the first guest for their latest series.

Host Jeremy Clarkson was quick to jump in and quiz Damian Lewis about how the series ends in the long-haul. Damian was very coy about the whole ordeal and responded with, “Well…I could tell, but I’d have to kill you!” in a very cheeky manner.

Lewis also revealed, “I don’t know how it ends because they [the screenwriters] don’t know how it ends, and yes, it sounds a little avoiding to say that, but honestly the writers write incredibly spontaneously and are sitting down this week to work out what happens next season.”

Filming is set to begin in May for the third season of Homeland, but where will they take the third season? We last saw Brody in one of the final scenes of the second season finale after leaving Carrie Mathison, knowing that Brody is now America’s most wanted man.

Lewis said, “It’s a bit of a surprise I’m still alive, I think, so now they’ve got the headache of me still being alive and to work out what they’re going to do with me.”

What do you think will be happening with Brody now he’s America’s most wanted man?

‘Boy Meets World’ spin off ‘Girl Meets World’: First look at Cory and Topanga’s daughter!

Fans of Boy Meets World have been clamoring for news related to the spin off Girl Meets World starring Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga).

Tonight, producers cast their lead girl who will play Cory and Topanga’s daughter!

EW broke news that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard will take the role. The young actress learned the news herself tonight.

In the casting call we had shared with you in November, we learned what producers were looking for in the daughter character named Riley. “13 years old, indelible personality, an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first. She is fiercely loyal to her friends, and spends most of her time juggling the obstacles that life throws her way, some of those being her father who is also her seventh grade history teacher, her mother who is Topanga, and her brother, Elliot, who is one grade older in school and in life experience and makes sure to always let her know it. But there is no obstacle in this girl’s world that can dampen her bright spirit and eternal optimism.”

Joss Whedon "would love to" return to Firefly

Joss Whedon confesses he'd love to revisit the Firefly universe once The Avengers 2 is finished...

What's that noise, you say? Only the sound of a million Whedonites crossing their fingers in the hope that the Buffy and Firefly creator's latest pronouncement on a return to the space cowboy series doesn't turn out to be much ado about nothing.

Since Fox cancelled Firefly in 2002, the postscript to many a geek prayer and birthday candle wish has been a revival of Whedon's sci-fi western, and now the man himself has joined the chorus, reiterating his desire to, in his words, "get the old gang back together".

Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Whedon said "It's something I would love to do", continuing, "Part of me is like, 'God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that'".

"When I made Serenity, I said here's one thing I'll never do again - a movie based on something that some people know about and some people don't, with tons of characters who all know each other and who you have to introduce. And then my second movie was The Avengers."

Referring to Firefly's cancellation, Whedon admitted, "I'll never really accept it. And I always, in the back of my head think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together?'".

However much we, or he, want that to happen, there's the small matter of his current slate to get out of the way. On top of The Avengers 2, Whedon is heading up in-development ABC series Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., after which point, who knows? According to the writer/director, he'll be down-scaling after The Avengers sequel: "I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey."

Michael Socha interview: Being Human series 5

The countdown to Being Human’s fifth series continues, with a chat to the man behind werewolf Tom, Michael Socha…

Though they've already given their interview, Michael Socha (the actor behind Being Human's naive but deadly werewolf Tom) has brought co-stars Damien Molony and Kate Bracken along with him to talk series five. As their characters do in the show, their company seems to bolster and relax him, helping Socha to make the majority of this chat unrepeatable either due to his frequent, punctuating swearing or the raucous laughter he provokes, usually with just a facial expression, every other question. We've salvaged what we could from it, and left out any of the major spoilers.

(Incidentally, you should know that today, Socha is in costume as an employee of Being Human's Barry Hotel, wearing a white shirt, black trousers, black tie, burgundy waistcoat, and a badge bearing the legend "Ass Man"...)

Who did your badge?

Michael Socha: They did. I’m not to blame. It’s all costume. I quite like it though. I’ve embraced it. The local ass man…

As the longest serving member of the Being Human trio, does that mean that everyone treats you with the respect and deference that you deserve?

MS: Yeah, when I walk in in the morning, Damien’s like on one knee and that. No, none of that. Absolutely not, no [laughs].

Tell us a bit about where Tom’s going this year

MS: This year I think is Tom’s adulthood. He’s got to the point where he’s still a bit clueless in some aspects of life, but all in all Tom is nearly there with normality really, with society. Each series he’s grown up a little bit more and I think he’s now reached his equivalent to a sixteen or seventeen year old.

He gets led astray a bit though. He still trusts very easily, he’s so influenced. He sees somebody he likes and he’s like ‘I want to be like them, I want to have what he’s got. I want a bit of that’. And a new character has led him a bit astray somewhat, a few times that’s happened to old Tom, he gets led astray by somebody he’s very much influenced by.

Does that make him quite easy prey for Phil Davis’ Captain Hatch?

MS: Yep, but I think we all are. I think each one of us is quite easy prey.  I think all of us are sort of wrapped under his spell from the very off.

Can we expect more of the Tom and Hal bromance this year?

MS: Yeah, it’s brilliant fun. Hal’s Tom’s definite best friend, but then they really hate each other a lot at the end, and this time it’s serious. We fucking want to kill each other this time.

Damien Molony: I do think that Hal would die for Tom in a heartbeat, and Hal would die for Alex in a heartbeat. But because we trust each other so much we just don’t expect that, because Captain Hatch is so gentle and so mischievous, that he really creeps under our skin and starts to pull us apart, and everything that we’re doing we think is good to each other, but he has a way of manipulating us that we’re completely taken unawares by.

MS: Tom sort of sees Hal and Alex as his family and it’s like, other people get involved in your life, but you’ll always go back to your family. These other people go into Tom’s life, like Larry, and like Kirby last series and he gets right into it, he’s really with them and he leaves his family for a little bit, he’s like ‘fuck it, I’ve got another ally, I can roll with him’, but then the shit hits the fan and he always ends up going back to his family, he always ends up back there.

DM: When you see the relationship really start to pull away, it’s really sad to read it because from my very first audition I’ve been friends with Michael and you see the fact we have to say these horrible things to each other, and we also don’t even know we’re doing it. Hatch is the puppet master, he’s just pulling things apart.

There’s no more café then, in this series?

MS: No, I’m the Ass Man of the hotel [laughs].

But is there a similar dynamic between Hal and Tom?

MS: I think I was the man in charge at the café. I was the man who could, but this time, Hal is the real ‘Man’, rather than the ‘Ass Man’.

DM: We have a great employee of the month competition which starts with this great montage scene of the two of us getting up with our tool bags of like sprays and sponges, so that really gets us going. There’s lots of that bickering and stuff that was so much fun.

MS: A food fight, that was fun.

DM: For the food fight, I had little sandwiches with cucumbers in to throw at him, and he had these stale four day old scones. The bruises on my body, oh my God!

Michael, how did you find working with Phil Davis?

MS: He’s a legend isn’t he. He’s great as well, playing that decrepit old man it sets it all up for later on, he’s just incredible. When I first saw him in that wheelchair, I thought, how the fuck is he going to play an evil bastard, he’s just horrible, he’s a mess. But then everything he does is so calm, everything he does is with a little bit of a smile, it’s really creepy, it’s great. I like working with him, he’s a great actor.

Does Tom get many transformations this time around?

MS: I don’t and I really enjoy doing them. I don’t get any transformations this time around, the back end I do, so a bit of nakedness but no screaming and teeth. I really do enjoy doing them, it’s a bit of a shame.

What do you enjoy about the transformations?

MS: You just get to have a fucking go at screaming your head off. I’ve never played any part anywhere close to Tom, and I’ve never got anywhere close to doing what Tom gets to do. Transforming is just fucking great, honestly, I’ve said it loads of times. When you finish that scene, you walk away and just think ‘fucking hell, I really, really feel great now’ just let a load of things rip, even personal things, when you scream like that it’s fucking great.

You have to be quite uninhibited to do that…

MS: Yeah, but you do anyway in any acting job. Yeah, I fucking love it.

Are you given the opportunity to improvise in Being Human at all, as you are in Shane Meadows’ This Is England?

Not like straight impro, but thankfully they do allow me to add my own little things in there, because sometimes I find it a lot easier if they do allow me to not say it exactly how they’ve written it. I think that’s the same with all of us isn’t it? If we want to do something we can have a go at it, both the directors, Dan and Phil [Daniel O'Hara and Philip John], will allow us to have a go at it and they’ll say nah or they’ll go, actually, keep that. Yesterday, I think it was yesterday or the day before, it’s all a fucking blur, but I was under the table and I just banged my head on the table and they kept it in, just little things like that. I couldn’t really change the speeches but I’ll add in a little ‘mate’ or ‘like’ or something and put things in different orders maybe. I don’t necessarily stick with the same order, just so it feels nicer for me to say and easier for me to say.

How did Toby explain the character of Tom to you when you first got the part?

MS: He didn’t explain it to me, I just went to the audition and got the part. When I first joined I slowly found Tom, I think that’s how it happened but it was written in the script anyway, you have to kill all these vampires but then he was really fucking desperate for friends and desperate to meet people other than his dad and to live somewhere other than the woods and thankfully, he has.

Tom enjoyed his first ever birthday cake last series, what other firsts can he expect this year?

MS: Responsibility. He’s got somebody to be responsible for this time, in this series. He’s got somebody that looks up to him and who takes advice from Tom, and he really rolls with it, he even lies to them about being engaged to Vanessa Mae, he’s got a commonwealth medal in the discus he tells him, but it’s really fucking sweet. Tom fucking loves it, he takes this parental role, but that ends… that ends [big laugh].

I thought he’d get a shag, but he didn’t get a shag. No shagging for Tom. If Toby wrote a shagging scene for Tom, it’d just be like ‘Tom wouldn’t do that’ [laughs].

But Allison with two ls [played by Ellie Kendrick] is coming back?

MS: [Nods and raises a lascivious eyebrow] And I’ve got the bed made up with rose petals and it’s going to be great. Yeah, she is coming back. But is she really there, is she not? You know what I mean?

How have you found the fan reaction to the cast changes in Being Human?

MS: I’ve never really tried to win people over and go ‘please fucking enjoy it, please accept the new cast and me’, but I think it’s fucking mad basically. My life changed as soon as I started Being Human because I’d done another show and they were both quite popular and then all of a sudden I was getting recognised and I do often speak to fans about what they think of Being Human, because the fans of Being Human are quite hardcore, they’re really into it like, they’ve watched it from the very beginning, and a lot of them just say nah, at first I was a little bit disappointed that Aidan the vampire’s gone, and Russell Tovey’s gone but I think they’re okay with it now, some are even saying it’s improved, well, maybe not improved, but they’re really enjoying it still, if not more.

Katie Price 'bored' of Kieran Hayler marriage after 11 days?

Katie Price is reportedly "already getting bored" of her new husband Kieran Hayler after just 11 days.

The glamour model turned businesswoman tied the knot with male stripper Hayler in the Caribbean on January 17.

The couple only confirmed their engagement four days prior to the ceremony, and are said to have been together for just a few months in total.

Alleged friends of Price have now claimed that the 33-year-old already feels like the breakdown of her third marriage is "inevitable".

"Katie is already getting bored with Kieran," a source told the Sunday People.

"She does this every single time - she says she's in love, she rushes to the altar and then things go wrong."

They continued: "It's only a matter of time until this is over. Katie has already said she doesn't think it will last which makes a mockery of getting married in the first place.

"Nobody around her can understand why she has done this, it is ridiculous."

Price has defended her marriage to Hayler, saying: "It's only my third one. As usual, I get a hard time for my choices because I'm me - I still don't really understand why.

"This is only my third marriage. I did my own Pricey Marriage Survey and discovered I was in good company. Joan Collins has been married five times, Liz Taylor did eight and Zsa Zsa Gabor nine."

Price has publicly criticised the Sandals resort in which she married Hayler, describing it as "more like a smelly old flip-flop" and vowing to sue the hotel for allegedly leaking details of the ceremony to the press.

The reality star was previously married to singer Peter Andre between 2005 and 2009 and to cage fighter Alex Reid between 2010 and 2011.

She split up with ex-fiancé Leandro Penna last October.

Dawn French to play James Corden's mum in new BBC comedy thriller

Dawn French is among a selection of star names who have been cast in James Corden's new BBC comedy series The Wrong Mans.

The Vicar of Dibley actress will play Corden's mum in the new six-part BBC Two show.

Silent Witness star Emilia Fox, Dan Renton Skinner, best known for playing Angelos Epithemiou on Shooting Stars, Thick of It actress Rebecca Front and Him and Hers' Sarah Solemani will also appear in the series.

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels actor Nick Moran and Prometheus star Benedict Wong complete the latest castings.

The Wrong Mans has been written by Corden and Mathew Baynton, who will play a duo that get caught up in a conspiracy after they discover a ringing phone at a crash scene.

The original concept was developed when Baynton and Corden worked together on Gavin & Stacey.

Exec-producer Mark Freeland has claimed that the show will mix "comedy with explosions".

Olly Murs 'quitting The Xtra Factor'

Olly Murs has reportedly quit The Xtra Factor.

The 'Troublemaker' singer has said that it is "unlikely" he'll join Caroline Flack on the X Factor companion show for a third series.

"I've had two great years on it," he told Heat. "To be honest, the way my career is going in terms of music and internationally it looks unlikely that I'll be able to do it.

"It's an amazing part of my career and working with Caroline has been great."

Olly Murs shares a snapshot from his work in America

An X Factor spokesperson told Digital Spy: "We'd love Olly to come back for this year's Xtra Factor and we hope we can make it work with his busy schedule."

Speaking to DS recently, Murs said that 2013 is "going to be all about music".

"Xtra Factor is nice to get my mind off music for a while, but for me America is a big step," he said. "I haven't spent enough time out there yet. I need to use that foundation I've built."

Fried chicken craze in Britain gets Channel 4 documentary

Channel 4 has announced details of a new documentary about the recent increase in fried chicken shops and consumption in the UK.

Developed with the working title The Fried Chicken Shop, the show will be filmed in a single shop in South London.

The show will be filmed from fixed cameras, which will capture interviews with customers and staff.

Channel 4 wants the one-off doc to be "surprising and celebratory" and is examining the "cultural and economic urban landscape of modern Britain".

Emma Cooper, commissioning editor at Channel 4, said: "The Fried Chicken Shop will explore the scale of the nation's obsession and increasing love of fried chicken.

"Filmed in one of the UK's popular fried chicken shops and serving the diverse community of London, it has produced a surprising yet exciting and genuinely illuminating film and tells us the story of Britain today through our voracious appetite for chicken wings."

Fried Chicken Shop is being produced by Mentorn Media for Channel 4's flagship documentary brand Cutting Edge.

'The X-Files' Investigations Continue in New Comics

X-Files" fans have wanted to believe that Mulder and Scully's adventures would continue, and now they will -- in comic book form.

IDW Publishing announced on Monday that it has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to create a brand-new series of comics that will resume where the 2008 movie "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" left off.

Also read: 'X-Files' Creator Chris Carter Plans TV Return With 'Unique'

"Few shows have captured the zeitgeist and fans' imaginations like 'The X-Files,' and fewer shows still have left people hungry for more in the way this one did," said Chris Ryall, IDW's chief creative officer and editor in chief. "Our new series will be picking up where the second film left off, which will hopefully be as exciting for fans to read as it is for us to develop."

The San Diego-based publisher will be the third to release "X-FIles" comic books and will reprint classic issues published intermittently between 1995 and 2009. Wildstorm was the last company to hold the license for the beloved property before folding in 2010.

"The X-Files" series aired for nine seasons on Fox between 1993 and 2002, and spawned two films. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson starred as two FBI agents investigating a wide variety of paranormal mysteries, while searching for the truth behind government conspiracies to cover up an extraterrestrial plot to colonize the planet.

Other properties the publishing company has brought to life on the page include "30 Days of Night," "Doctor Who" and "Star Trek."

Top Gear record broken: Homeland's Damian Lewis drives slowest ever lap

Homeland star Damian Lewis broke an embarrassing record in last night's (January 27) episode of Top Gear, recording the slowest ever lap in the show's 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' feature.

Lewis was hampered on his lap by blizzard conditions and considerable snow and ice on the show's racetrack.

The Homeland star, host Jeremy Clarkson and studio audience all laughed along as Lewis's attempt to navigate the icy circuit was replayed for viewers.

Lewis's final time of two minutes, nine seconds was 13 seconds slower than the previous poorest performer, ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

Clarkson said: "I have to say actually that is the slowest lap we have ever had on the Top Gear test track, but - and I'm sure everyone will agree with me on this - by far and away the most entertaining."

The presenter then awarded Lewis the title of 'Fastest Driver' to ever take on the course in the snow.

Top Gear's 19th series is currently airing on BBC Two on Sundays at 8pm.

Next week's episode will feature Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond heading on a road trip in supercars from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, via LA.

This week's celebrity in the 'Reasonably Priced Car' feature is Fleetwood Mac legend Mick Fleetwood.

'Storage Wars' Lawsuit: A&E Strikes Back at Claims Show Is Fake

A&E says in a legal filing that former "Storage Wars" star David Hester concocted a "tabloid-worthy drama" when he claimed the series was faked.

In response to a lawsuit he filed last month in Los Angeles Superior Court, A&E said the complaint was groundless and a "transparent attempt to distract from the issues."

Hester alleged unfair business practices, among other claims. He said the show sometimes planted objects in the storage units that contestants bid on in hopes of finding discarded treasures.

A&E's response focused on its defense that the unfair business practices portion of Hester's complaint cannot go forward, partly because he cannot prove a probability of winning the suit. The network says he also cannot prove he suffered sustained injury.

Hester claimed in his suit that he was fired after he complained that elements of the show were staged. His lawsuit claims that, in one instance, A&E planted a stack of newspapers reporting singer Elvis Presley's death. In another instance, Hester said, a BMW minicar was found under a pile of trash.

In Thursday's motion to strike, however, A&E says that Hester was let go after the network complained that he improperly used its trademarks, and after Hester attempted to renegotiate his contract.

Now, A&E says, Hester is trying to obscure the facts by painting himself as a crusader for truth.

"In a transparent attempt to distract from the issues -- and maximize any potential recovery -- Plaintiff's complaint tries to convert a garden-variety breach of contract claim into a tabloid-worthy drama, in which Hester portrays himself as a crusading whistleblower," the response reads.

A&E also claims Hester is no victim, but in fact took part in "salting" storage units with valuable items.

The network is also seeking compensation from Hester for its attorneys' fees and court costs.

In his suit, Hester claims to have suffered more than $750,000 in damages from what he claims was his wrongful firing.

CBB Spencer Pratt, Rylan Clark make up: 'The best man won'

Celebrity Big Brother villain Spencer Pratt has told the show's champion - and his in-house nemesis - Rylan Clark that he is "so glad" he won.

Pratt, along with his wife and former The Hills co-star Heidi, repeatedly clashed with Clark during their stint in the house, most notably when the couple nominated him for being fake.

However, Pratt - who finished second behind Clark in Friday's (January 25) final - has since surprised fans by telling the X Factor star on Twitter that "the best man always wins".

When Clark wrote that he is missing his housemates, Pratt replied: "Missing you also! Hope your rocking the roof on the X Factor tour! #dropmeout."

The Essex-born star wrote back: "it's all love in the end big man x," which Pratt retweeted, before adding: "All love! So glad you won! The best man always wins!"

Pratt then wrote: "Now it's time for the Xtra factor to make you host! #dropmeout," referring to rumours that Clark is being lined up to replace Olly Murs on the X Factor companion show.

The pair's apparent reconciliation comes despite Clark telling Digital Spy and other journalists this weekend that he will "sue the f**k out of Speidi" for branding him a bully.

The couple, meanwhile, told a Sunday tabloid that they feared being killed in their sleep by the other Celebrity Big Brother housemates.

Speidi also claimed to have faked the bedroom fumble that upset Clark, though they revealed in a television appearance today (January 28) that they do want to have children soon.

"I know that one day we're gonna end up having children because Heidi's gonna want them," Spencer told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff. "She's just putting on her poker face right now."

Charlize Theron's 'Hatfields & McCoys' Update Gets NBC Pickup

NBC has ordered the drama pilot "Hatfields & McCoys," a modern-day tale of the famously warring families from a team that includes executive producer Charlize Theron.

The series bears no relation to History's hit miniseries of the same name, which aired last year. But it does trade on the same legend of feuding West Virginia families.

In the new version, the families have moved to nearby Pittsburgh, where a startling death rekindles the feud. The blue-collar McCoys battle the wealthy Hatfields for control of the city.

And no, they aren't fighting over which family gets to not be in charge of Pittsburgh, which is a lovely place, if you've ever been.

The series is written and executive produced by John Glenn, with Theron, A.J. Dix, Dawn Olmstead, and Beau Flynn also executive producing. It comes from ABCS, Denver & Delilah,Tower Hill, Beau Flynn Productions and Grady Girl.

'Made in Chelsea' Binky: Amy Childs wants to set me up with her brother

Essex girl Amy Childs wants to set up Made in Chelsea's Binky Felstead - with her brother.

Having met each other on the one-off Made in Chelsea Celebrity Mash Up - which saw Jon Snow and Amy joining the cast for an episode - she said to Digital Spy about the former TOWIE star: "She's a legend. She's so lovely. She's trying to set me up with her brother Billy.

"She's going to take me to Faces nightclub in Essex and set me up with him. We're definitely going to go and check it out. He sounds very much like her."

Shooting a new campaign for Cadbury Creme Egg 'Flings' with Louise Thompson, we asked her who her worst romantic fling had been with.

"It would probably be Jamie [Laing]. He behaved really badly, but he knows that now. A lot of people were giving him abuse on Twitter and I was in a supermarket the other day, and a girl came up to me and said she didn't serve him because of how he'd treated me!

"He's learnt his lesson - and I don't think he'll do it to anyone else, but he's lovely and you can't hold a grudge against him for long. He's Peter Pan and I don't want to go out with someone like that - I want a man."

Talking about ladies' man Spencer Matthews - who just admitted he'd cheated on girlfriend Louise - she said: "They're very happy and still together. I think Spencer's learnt his lesson not to do it again.

"I think he's on his last chance now. If he messes up again - I don't think he will - but he'd be silly to."

On whether Louise should have forgiven him, she said: "It's a tricky one - Louise is very much in love with him and I've been in that position before where you have someone on a pedestal and you're infatuated by them - but it's very difficult to say if you're not in their position."

Talking about her current love life, she said things may happen in future with co-star Andy Jordan, who she appeared to have a one-night stand with on the programme.

"Andy and I are still speaking. It didn't show on TV that we were chatting for a while and we were actually wanting to start something.

"I do like Andy, he's a lovely guy. If anything did happen, I'm not sure how I'd go about it because he has pissed me off a little bit, but at the end of the day it was a rebound thing. We'll see how it goes."

Looking slimmer than ever, we asked her if she ever felt pressure about her weight alongside her female co-stars: "Of course - they're all gorgeous and I have to try and keep up with them.

"It's a new year and a new start, and I feel quite good about myself again. I've stopped boozing and partying so much. I had my confidence stripped quite a lot last year."

Back next series is "villain" Lucy, who ruffled a few Chelsea feathers. Binky said: "She's actually not that bad, she's actually really sweet. She came in, guns blazing and it hasn't really worked for her. You either love her or you hate her."

On former MIC maneater Kimberley Garner and her alleged fling with X Factor winner James Arthur, she admitted there's no love lost between them: "I'm not actually allowed to comment on her because she's tried to sue me 100 times.

"I think you'll know my opinions on her so I'm not going to say anything."

But she is approving of one of her friend's relationships with a high profile musician - Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green. She said: "They're very happy. I think they're moving in together. I haven't seen her for a while, not since Christmas."

Asked if there could be wedding bells soon, she said: "Probably. I hope so. I think they're a good match. I've met him a couple of times and he seems lovely, so I approve."