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18 Minute Clip of Flash Forward

In 2009 Fall Season, 2009 Pilots, ABC, Flash Forward, Grey's Anatomy on 09/17/2009 at 6:27 pm


If you haven’t heard, someone leaked a really poor quality torrent of ABC’s upcoming Flash Forward earlier this week.  The network, trying to drum up some buzz for the series, offered their Inner Circle members a chance to stream the pilot on Sunday evening and some enterprising geek decided to share.  I’ve also heard rumors there’s a Russian overdub out there somewhere, too.

Not sure if this is a calculated move to battle those low quality torrents or not, but ABC has decided to post the first (approximately) 18 minutes of the series premiere.  As we said about the 5 minute Grey’s Anatomy peek ABC doled out yesterday, we’re not interested.  DVR Life will just hold out til the show actually premieres.  It’s exactly one week from tonight and we’re pretty sure we’ll manage to get by.  We’re really starting to miss the good old days when you had no idea what was going to happen until a show finally aired *sigh*.

We  thought some of you might wanna check it out, though, so here ya go:

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Flash Forward premieres Thursday, September 24th at 8pm on ABC.


Sissy Spacek Joins Big Love

In 2010 Winter Schedule, Big Love, Casting, HBO on 09/17/2009 at 4:37 pm

Sissy Spacek

The LA Times Show Tracker blog broke the news yesterday morning that Sissy Spacek is planning to join the cast of HBO’s poly-affair Big Love.  When we first heard she would be joining the series for multiple episodes of the fourth season, we immediately jumped to the image of her on the compound in frumpy-frock fashion and secretly hating life as a sister-wife…The fit seemed kinda perfect.

Then we realized she’s actually slated to star as a political lobbyist!  Silly us for type casting such a fine actress.  Just because she shined as a coal miner’s daughters doesn’t mean she should be automatically relegated to the compound, right?  I mean, with a half a dozen Academy Award nominations, she probably knows how to handle herself in any role.

Big Love is slated to return for it’s fourth season in January 2010 on HBO.

Sneak Peek: Law & Order

In 2009 Fall Season, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, NBC on 09/17/2009 at 3:15 pm

Law & Order

Oh man are we excited!  DVR Life has been a die-hard Law & Order fan since our wee middle school days.  Not sure why the show mesmerized our 11 year old minds, but it did.  Here we are now, 18 years later and still fans!  That’s right!  With Law & Order returning for it’s 20th season, we can’t claim to have been there since the beginning, but not many folks out there can.

While we have been there since the beginning for both Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, we have always enjoyed the original just a smidge more.  There’s nothing else quite like the real Law & Order for us, so we’re stoked to check out the first murder of the new season.  We’re also pretty glad we don’t have to wait all the way until January for a new season like we did last year.

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Law & Order returns for it’s twentieth season on Friday, September 25th at 8pm.

Fringe Returns Tonight!

In 2009 Fall Season, Fox, Fringe on 09/17/2009 at 3:15 pm


With all the hoopla and excitement over the return and premieres of the NBC comedies this evening, we didn’t want you to think we forgot our mind-bending friends at Fringe.  The series returns this evening for it’s second season and we couldn’t be more excited.  What we’re also excited about is this new promotional trailer that’s been buzzing around the internet.  Not only are we excited because it’s about Fringe, but also because it’s a witty idea and those are tough to come by in the realm of TV advertising these days!

Fringe returns for it’s sophomore season tonight, Thursday September 17th at 9pm on Fox.

Weekend Update Bloopers

In 2009 Fall Season, Comedy, Saturday Night Live, SNL Weekend Update Thurs Edition on 09/17/2009 at 2:55 pm

Weekend Update desk

With SNL Weekend Update Thursday Edition premiering for a short run this evening, we thought we’d share this little blooper reel.  The bloopers are taken from dress rehearsals and feature Seth Myers and Amy Poehler, both of whom will be on the show tonight.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some Poehler rapping.

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SNL Weekend Update Thursday Edition returns tonight, Thursday September 17th at 8pm on NBC.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Renewal & Casting

In 2010 Spring Schedule, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, USA on 09/17/2009 at 2:20 pm

Law & Order: CI

There’s been a few bits of news floating around the last couple of days about Law & Order: Criminal Intent.  First off, the series has been renewed by it’s adoptive home, USA, for a ninth season.  The official L&O: CI twitter acct posted this:

No surprise there as USA, like many cable networks, like to stretch their original series out.  Most premiere half the season in late spring or summer, then again in January or so.  It tends to be a bummer when the short season ends, but it’s nice knowing that, instead of having to wait a full year, like some shows, there’s more coming in just a few months.

Other than the renewal, the other news floating aroung, which has yet to be confirmed, is about casting.  Unconfirmed reports from Ausiello are that Julianne Nicholson, who ended last season with a birth, will not be returning post-partum.  Instead, the rumor mill has pegged My Own Worst Enemy‘s Saffron Burrows as a possible partner for Jeff Goldblum.

We admit to being a bit sad by this news.  Nicholson was a great addition to the cast, especially when paired up with Goldblum.  Ausiello also reports that Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe are in talks to return for the next season.  Regarding all these rumors, the L&O: CI twitter account only had one thing to say:

Law & Order: Criminal Intent is tentatively set to return in March 2010 on USA.

Hillary Duff On Gossip Girl

In 2009 Fall Season, Gossip Girl, The CW on 09/17/2009 at 1:45 pm

Gossip Girl

The CW twittered another first look photo today, this one featuring Hilary Duff on Gossip Girl.  Duff’s character, Olivia Burke, is a movie star who rooms with Vanessa while attending NYU.  While this photo doesn’t reveal much, there’s been some apparent rumors of Olivia and Lonely Boy being romantically involved.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

And in case you missed it, The CW twittered a first look at Tyra Banks guest starring on Gossip Girl.

Gossip Girl airs each Monday at 9pm on The CW.

Tonight: NBC FTW!

In 2009 Fall Season, 2009 Pilots, 30 Rock, Amy Poehler, Comedy, Community, NBC, Parks and Recreation, SNL Weekend Update Thurs Edition, The Office, Weekend Update on 09/17/2009 at 12:56 pm


For those not up on geek-speak, FTW means ‘For The Win’, as in, it’s gonna freakin’ rule tonight when NBC’s fall 2009 comedy season begins!  We hope you have your DVR’s set for some good laughs and some intelligent comedies.  Let’s break it down:

Amy Poehler Returns To SNL Weekend Update This Fall

Everything kicks off at 8pm with SNL Weekend Update Thursday Edition.  Don’t forget that Amy Poehler will make guest appearances in atleast two of the three upcoming episodes of SNL WUTE.  Not to distract from her scripted series, Parks & Recreation, but Poehler really tends to shine anytime she appears on Weekend Update, in our opinion.

And speaking of Parks & Recreation, Poehler’s pulling double duty in the 8-9pm hour this evening as the sophomo

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