Shiny! / Dustin Rowles
Trade News | December 3, 2008 | Comments ()
Here’s some random TV tidbits to get you through the morning:
Piggybacking on the Battlestar Gallactica promo I just ran, news is out this week that the Sci Fi channel has actually ordered up “Caprica,” a prequel to “BSG.” They’ve greenlit 20 hours of “Caprica,” including a two-hour pilot. The cast will include Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson (“Deadwood”) and Polly Walker (“Rome”). It will premiere in 2010.
And speaking of “Rome,” Bruno Heller — the creator of “Rome” — is seriously contemplating bringing the show back with a theatrical movie. That’s an iffy proposition, I’d think. If the first season costs $100 million to produce, and averaged only around 6 million viewers, I’m not sure an expensive movie (the sets, alone, are pricey) could recoup its investment. “Rome” fans are plentiful, but I don’t their as mad obsessed as the Browncoats, and it’s not like Serenity cleaned up at the box-office. I’m guessing a Rome movie will stay in the talks stage eternally.
In ratings news, Rosie O’Donnel’s variety show bombed, and NBC has decided not to do anymore Rosie specials. Small favors.
Also, there are a lot of shows slated to debut mid-season, but I won’t bore you with all the crap. The ones that matter: Nathon Fillion’s procedural “Castle,” will kick off Monday nights at 10, starting March 9th; Rob Thomas’ “Cupid” will run Tuesday nights at 10, starting on March 24th; the Ashton Kutcher produced, Joe Rogen hosted hidden camera show, “Game Show in My Head,” will be dumped on Saturday nights, starting January 3rd; Howie Fucking Mandel also has a hidden camera show, “Howie Did It” (ugh) debuting on Friday nights in January; and “The Reaper” will return on Tuesday nights, starting in March.
And, as promised, here you go: