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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"