Surface lovers

I’d like to give a shout out to the ‘Surface’ fans. There seem to be a lot of you.

I have no idea if this show is going to be renewed, but I promise you I will watch the news like a hawk and give you what I’ve found.

One thing’s for sure — you’ll know by May 18 the future of the show. That’s the day of NBC’s presentation of their fall schedule.

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This post was written by Shawna on April 30, 2006

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NBC renews three

‘Medium’, ‘Crossing Jordan’, and ‘Las Vegas’ all get pickups for next season. Adding those three to the three Law & Orders and ‘ER’ that makes 7 drama renewals from NBC. No word on ‘Surface’ or ‘E-Ring’. I’d say it’s a close call for the former and a farewall to the latter.

Link: the futon critic

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This post was written by Shawna on April 28, 2006

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Fox early pilot pickups

Fox has already picked up two shows for next year “Vanished”, a one hour show, and “Til Death”, a half hour sitcom which stars Brad Garrett.

I read “Vanished” and had pegged it as a show I expected to be picked up. We’ll find out its time slot when Fox presents its schedule on May 18.

Link: the futon critic

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This post was written by Shawna on April 28, 2006

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Sci-Fi Channel Goodness

Clearly the Sci-Fi Channel loves its fans. They have greenlit a spin-off series of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ focused 50 years earlier called ‘Caprica.’ Details in the link above, but I just have to say, I so heart this idea of seeing the gensis of the Cylons and the first war, I’m giddy.

Attention future “Caprica” showrunner: Hire me. Please.

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This post was written by Shawna on April 27, 2006

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Law and Order lives on

Sorry I’ve been out of pocket — been on travel to Dallas this week. I’m sitting in the airport, catching up on news and noticed this little tidbit about season renewals. All three Law & Order shows will be around next season. Because there’s a dearth of procedurals on the air *rolls eyes*.

Oh, and people watch them. There’s that too.

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This post was written by Shawna on April 27, 2006

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Blogroll test

I’m ordering links by most recent post. This may play havoc with those of you with blogs which don’t get pinged by Blogrolling but have updated blogs.

So, don’t whine at me if you are updating and yet you still sit at the bottom of my blogroll. I’ll still check in with your site. But if you aren’t posting, I’ll know it better now…

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This post was written by Shawna on April 20, 2006

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Big Love renewed

Big Love gets a second season from HBO. I have to admit I don’t really care about this news much. Got bored watching the first episode, and except for Harry Dean Stanton, just didn’t find much which intrigued me about it.

But to each his own. If you are a fan, this is good news. Production on the 2nd season starts in August.

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This post was written by Shawna on April 20, 2006

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What About Brian?

So I watched the first two episodes, out of some weird loyalty to all that is J.J. Abrahms. Unfortunately, this show lacks his true genius and I was left feeling the answer to the question posed by the show “What About Brian?” is “Who cares?”

These thirtysomethings are not like anyone I know. All of them are varying degrees of successful and pretty well off. Maybe your friends are like that, but mine are still struggling to reach their goals and don’t own successful game companies, are not pediatricians or lawyers or think about having open marriages. Maybe I live in a cave. I just couldn’t relate to this show. At all.

Dead in 4 weeks, is my prediction. The ratings aren’t great and they are only going to get worse.

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This post was written by Shawna on April 18, 2006

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Hollywood Reporter: 2006-07 pilots

Good article over at Hollywood Reporter on pilot season today.

My favorite quote:

But as broadcast execs begin scrutinizing tapes of each project, here’s something to keep in mind: Pilots don’t get series orders on creative merit alone. A complex web of factors dictate their desirability, and none of them is more important than the scheduling needs of each network for the fall and beyond.

Link: 2006-07 pilots

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This post was written by Shawna on April 12, 2006

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Blogthings – What Type of Writer Should You Be?

Hey, Blogthings has spoken. I must obey.


You Should Be a Film Writer


You don’t just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.

You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.

Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.

And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!

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This post was written by Shawna on April 11, 2006

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