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Bacon or Hamm (or Radcliffe or Fillion or Tennant)--What's Your Pleasure? Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Lists | November 11, 2012 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | November 11, 2012 |

I find the Important Stuff so you don’t have to.

5. “SNL” Released an Extended Version of Louis C.K.’s Lincoln Sketch.

Now with more wifely duties. Slightly NSFW/K.

4. Fox Released a Creepy Trailer for Its New Series “The Following.”

Every once in a while, Fox unearths a gem (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 24”); this psychological thriller looks like it could be the great next entry in their dark and gritty parade. American loves a nasty serial killer and this one—Joe Carroll (James Purefoy)—is so good bad, he’s amassed a cult following of baby serial killers. Bacon is ripe for a jump back into the collective consciousness as Ryan Hardy, a disgraced former FBI agent brought back into the fold because of his connection to Carroll. “The Following” premieres on Fox January 13, 2013.

3. We Got a Snappy Little Trailer for “A Young Doctor’s Notebook.”

Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm as two sides of the same coin? That’s the premise for what looks to be a delightful miniseries based on the Mikhail Bulgakov novel. The actors play younger and older versions of Dr. Vladimir Bomgard, a Russian medic who likes to talk to himself. Despite (or perhaps because of) Hamm’s questionable accent, you’ll want to watch this several times. “A Young Doctor’s Notebook” plays on Sky Arts 1’s Play House Presents on December 6th. (No word yet on what other methods we stateside folk will have to resort to..).

2. The Science Channel Celebrates “Firefly’s” Tenth Anniversary Tonight.

Naked Nathan

Dirty Talk

Nathan Fillion’s True Love

Following an all day “Firefly marathon today, tonight at 10 pm EST, the Science Channel will air the reunion documentary “Firefly: Browncoats Unite,” a roundtable discussion between writers Tim Minear and Jose Molina and castmembers Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher and Alan Tudyk, as well as interviews with Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite, and…what the second season plans were. As if that’s not enough, you can click over and see clips of extra footage.

1. David Tennant Made His “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Debut.

Our beloved Ten voices a droid named Huyang, who helps the Jedi make their light sabres; he appears in three episodes: “A Test of Strength,” “Bound for Rescue,” and “A Necessary Strength.” After hearing Tennant was a Star Wars fan, Supervising director David Filoni sought out the good Doctor, who “…delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.” Episodes air Saturdays at 9:30 am EST.

While, Over at Casa Lucas: The Film Wing, Star Wars: Episode VII Named a Scriptwriter.


Academy Award nominated Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) will write the new Star Wars entry that will focus on “a new generation of heroes,” and bring the Skywalker family story to a close. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are all rumored to be reprising their roles; Episode VII is expected to have a 2015 release.

Cindy Davis simply cannot choose.