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New Doctor Who Logo

In 2009 Fall Season, 2010 Spring Schedule, BBC America, British TV, Doctor Who on 10/07/2009 at 1:46 pm

New Doctor Who Logo

BBC unveiled a nifty new logo for forever-running sci-fi hit Doctor Who.  We know it’s not much, but DW fans have been rather neglected the last year or two, what with only a small handful of specials here and there.  BBC America has yet to announce an exact date, but we’re told the next special,  The Waters of Mars, will air sometime this fall with two more specials in the next few months.  A full new season will finally premiere sometime in spring 2010.

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Renewal & Casting

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

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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.

Chuck <3's Superman?

In 2010 Spring Schedule, Chuck, Lois & Clark, NBC, Smallville, The CW on 09/03/2009 at 12:34 pm

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The producers of Chuck must have some Superman love in their hearts!  Kristen Kreuk, formerly known as Lana Lang on The CW’s Smallville, has just been cast in the part of a new character named Hannah.  She and Chuck are slated to meet on a Paris-bound flight and, having recently been laid-off from a publishing firm, takes up a position at The Buy More.  I’m sure the Nerd Herd will enjoy that.  Expect Hannah to be around for a few episodes.

The casting of one former Smallville actor does not a crush make, you say?  But wait!  A few days prior to the announcement of Ms. Kreuk’s casting, NBC announced the casting of an actual Superman: Brandon Routh, who starred in Superman Returns.  He’s set to star as a mysterious spy (is there any other kind?) named Shaw that takes charge of Operation Bartowski.

Now if they could only get Dean Cain or Teri Hatcher from Lois & Clark to guest star and Chuck will have all Superman related platforms covered!

Chuck returns for it’s third season sometime in March 2010 on NBC.

HBO Pickups Boardwalk Empire

In 2010 Spring Schedule, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, HBO, In Production, In Treatment, The Sopranos, The Wire, Treme on 09/02/2009 at 11:47 am

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We here at DVR Life love knowing when good television is in works!  Variety broke word that HBO has ordered an 11 episode first season of Martin Scorceses’ Boardwalk Empire.  We already announced how excited we were about this new series, but if you need a refresher:  The series revolves around Atlantic City in the 19020’s.  New Jersey’s shore is awash with political corruption, gangsters, and vice and who better to bring it the small screen than HBO and Martin Scorcese?  I personally think the two have done more than enough to prove themselves when it comes to quality productions in general and, specifically, mobbed-up story lines.

To sweeten the pot, Scorcese will be sharing executive producer duties with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, who handles both HBO’s Entourage and In Treatment , and former producer of The Sopranos, Terance Winter.  Throw in a couple more HBO alumni, The Sopranos‘ Steve Buscemi and The Wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams, in starring positions and we’ve got one hell of a package coming our way.

Scorcese directed the pilot and will remain a hands on producer throughout the production of the series, slated to start filming this fall in New York.  Word is the show may be making it’s first appearance sometime in March of 2010, along with David Simon’s first post-The Wire project, a New Orleans-based series called Treme.

Preview: FX’s Lawman

In 2009 Pilots, 2010 Spring Schedule, Damages, Deadwood, FX, HBO, Lawman, Uncategorized on 08/12/2009 at 10:56 pm

The Live Feed posted a first look preview of FX’s upcoming Lawman. Who’s that you see? Why yes it is Timothy Olyphant of HBO’s Deadwood. He’s playing a cop again – pretty nifty, eh? Don’t get us wrong, his little spin as a bad guy was a highlight of Damages second season but we’re glad to see him back as a tough guy lawman.  Type casting it may be, but he just shines in such a character.

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USA Renews In Plain Sight

In 2010 Spring Schedule, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Monk, Programming, Psych, Royal Pains, Summer Schedule, The West Wing, White Collar on 08/06/2009 at 1:37 pm

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Lot’s going on at USA headquarters this week!  They’re newest upcoming series, White Collar, was given a premiere date, both high performing Royal Pains and Burn Notice were renewed, and longtime hits Monk and Psych are returning this week, Monk for it’s eighth and final season.

What could we possibly add to that?  The renewal of In Plain Sight, thankfully, and word that negotiations for a ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent should be ending soon on a positive note.  Oh, and they released a pretty hefty production slate at their Television Critics Association panel yesterday in Pasadena, Ca.  Whew.

The renewal of In Plain Sight comes as no surprise, of course.  It has a rather good, reliable draw of 5 million viewers each Sunday evening, critical praise and a caring fan base.  Pretty much what all USA original series seem to enjoy.  I guess that’s what happens when a network secures talented writers, producers, showrunners, actors, etc.  You know, what all networks, broadcast, cable and premium, should be doing at all times.

An added bonus?  Lead actress Mary McCormack, a ruler in her own right, is oft-surrounded by one hell of a cast, including regulars Nicole Hiltz as her ditsy but charmingly sweet younger sister and Fred Weller as weird as all get out but awesome as heck Marshall Mann.  We also get treated to such The West Wing alum as Richard Schiff and Joshua Malina.

The order for In Plain Sight‘s third season includes a total of 16 episodes.  No official word, but we suspect another springtime premiere date as this year’s May launch seemed to work well.

In Plain Sight‘s second season continues each Sunday evening at 10pm on USA until it’s season finale August 16th.