Five Tricky Television Moves That Might Raise Your Sleepy Wednesday Eyebrow

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Five Tricky Television Moves That Might Raise Your Sleepy Wednesday Eyebrow

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | August 28, 2013 | Comments ()


A few interesting checkerboard moves around the television board…

1. Walton Goggins Developed a New Show for Fox…Maybe for Himself?


We’ve all worried over Boyd Crowder’s future, especially since the moment *SPOILER if you’ve not yet watched Season 4, SKIM…

he slipped that ring onto Ava’s finger, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to let him go. Goggins (whose production company partner is Ray McKinnon; the two developed “Rectify,” which Goggins was originally supposed to headline) has co-written “Gringo,” about “a cop who moves south of the border…and gets caught up with the Mexican drug cartel.” Variety says it’s “unclear” whether Goggins intends to star.As much as I love Raylan, losing Boyd would be hard to take, but the idea of Goggins headlining his own show is pretty goshdarned tantalizing.

2. Mae Whitman Read for the Lead in Lauren Graham’s New Show.


Those “Parenthood” girls may be in cahoots to give the gorgeous and talented Whitman more screen time; who could argue with that? Nearly as soon as Lauren Graham’s first novel hit the stores, the CW began developing it as a show (Graham will write and executive produce). Someday, Someday, Maybe follows a young woman’s plan to be an actress in NYC; Graham brought in her co-star and onscreen daughter to audition for the lead (noting that “We’re all here at ‘Parenthood’ through next year”). So, I guess we can all look forward to sobbing our eyes out (again) after newlyweds Amber and Ryan die in a horrific car crash?

3. Joshua Jackson Jumped Right from “Fringe” to Showtime’s “The Affair.”


Can you even imagine having JJ, along with these three people, in your living room every week:

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Look at that group of actors; do we even care what the show is about? No. The answer is no, we don’t. But I’ll tell you anyway, because: sexy times. West will play Noah, a married high school teacher who has an affair with Allison (Wilson), who is married to Pacey Jackson, a “hard-edged” Long Island cowboy. Tierney stars as Helen, Noah’s wife of 17 years. “The Affair” will come at…the affair from each character’s perspective. Do we presume Jackson and Tierney will have a revenge affair?

4. Fake “Sherlock” Series 3 Scenes Were Filmed to Fool Onlookers and Spies.


Oh you Clever boys. Jeremy Lovering, who is directing season opener “The Empty Hearse,” let on that not everything filmed actually happens:

5. “Luther” Will Receive the Prequel Treatment.


First, listen to me carefully; Do Not go looking for more about this news unless you’ve already seen Series 3—you will be (crushingly) spoiled. And please no spoilers in the comments.

Creator and writer Neil Cross says most of the cast (sadly, not Ruth Wilson) will return for a “Luther” film prequel that follows Luther’s early career, while he’s still married to Zoe. “…the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series.” Cross has already written the script, and filming is expected to take place next year. For those stateside, Series 3 airs on BBCA, September 3-6.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) is still reeling from episode 3.4.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    If pornography has taught me anything, it's that the appropriate response to finding out your spouse is cheating on you is to revenge cheat with the spouse of the person they are cheating on you with.

    ETA: Also that males working in the service industry get all the ladies. Which is why I'm studying very hard to be the smartest pizza delivery boy ever.

  • Ben

    So the Luther film will be based off the book which literally ends where episode one begins. That's okay though because the is actually pretty good.

  • dizzylucy

    I'm happy for Lauren Graham that her book is being developed into a show, and I definitely want more Mae, either on Parenthood or the new show.
    Everything I read about Goggins said he has no plans to be on screen, but who knows. But Boyd must remain on Justified until the end. I'll definitely check out the new show though, I'm a fan of all he and McKinnon do.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    The line-up for The Affair looks fantastic.

    *reads synopsis*

    ...aaand I'm out.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    So...I'm the only one who was hoping the affair would be between Tierney's and Wilson's characters? And JJ and Dominic West.

  • CeciliaBedelia

    The cast for the Affair just made me do the Stewart quadruple take!! Please come to my television soon!!!

  • 3. Could we just have those four do that in the same room, for the duration of the episode? I sense some tension may, um, build. And, yay, premium cable. Will Showtime be thoughtful and considerate about our voyeuristic needs? An absolutely appropriate use of Kickstarter would be to let us 'solve' for that, if it takes a Halle Berry level of incentive.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    "The Affair" sounds remarkably stupid, but THAT CAST, HOLY SHIT.

  • JenVegas

    Seriously. " ...a “hard-edged” Long Island cowboy" Nope. Not actually a thing.

  • freetickles

    Yeah - pretty sure that Long Island only has "soft-edge" cowboys.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Does it have cows?

  • JenVegas

    Long Island? In some places, yes.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    A#1: I want that houndstooth dress, and I normally don't go for strapless. But I'd make an exception to own that. (to the Modcloth to search!)

    B#2: That Showtime er, show, does have a great cast. But I really need to cancel Showtime as it's about to go beyond my $5 promotional rate and my cable bill is already too high and I need to watch less tv. Also: revenge affairs are lame AND ill-advised.

    C#3: If you want to enrage a true Sherlock fan, start a conversation about the deerstalker hat.

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  • Torgo

    More Luther YES YES YES

  • lowercase_ryan

    Avoiding the Luther stuff but


  • Again, please don't spoil Luther--people in the US haven't seen Series 3 yet. Thanks!

  • Michelle

    #2, #3, #5. Yes.

    RE: Mae Whitman. She has been killing it on Parenthood and I would love to see something with more of her.

    Sidenote: has anyone actually read the Lauren Graham book? Worth it?

  • Classic

    I read it. My perspective as a first time author she did a good job. There were parts I found hilarious. However, she needed more depth for some of the secondary characters in the novel.

  • susiemderkins

    uh, I think you meant Joshua Jackson (RIP)

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  • Lemon_Poundcake

    Dammit. Now I have to get Showtime.

  • Sean

    Next summer I believe.

  • Maguita NYC

    THRICED! or thirdeded? deded...

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    ETA: Also that males working in the service industry get all the ladies. Which is why I'm studying very hard to be the smartest pizza delivery boy ever.

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