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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

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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.

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Sneak Peek At Grey’s Anatomy Season Premiere

In 2009 Fall Season, ABC, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, The CW on 09/16/2009 at 3:21 pm

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In preparation of the upcoming fall TV season network heads have been trying out a new approach: teasing people with the first four or five minutes of the upcoming season premiere.  I wanna go on record here and say that I don’t like it.  I didn’t watch when The CW posted the first couple of minutes of this week’s One Tree Hill season premiere and I’m not gonna watch this here five-something minute clip from the sixth season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy.  I prefer to witness it live, in HD, when it airs.  That doesn’t mean we won’t give you the chance to see it, though:

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Grey’s Anatomy returns for it’s sixth season on ABC with a two hour premiere on Thursday September 24th at 9pm.

Fringe Paranoia Promo

In 2009 Fall Season, 30 Rock, Fox, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural, The Office on 09/02/2009 at 4:02 pm

Fringe

We’re really looking forward to the sophomore season of spooky mind-bending-ness from Fringe.  What we’re not looking forward to is trying to program Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, 30 Rock and Fringe into our DVR for the same hour each week!  It’s gonna be a tough season.

Fringe returns for it’s second season to Fox on Thursday September 17th at 9pm.

Grey’s Anatomy Promo

In 2009 Fall Season, ABC, Grey's Anatomy on 09/02/2009 at 3:30 pm

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Being DVR users, and nothing but, we’re not sure if this new Grey’s Anatomy commercial has been making the rounds on ABC or not.  We’re assuming it has been, so you may have already seen it, but this was our first look at George’s funeral.  There’s a few other quick tidbits, too, like the chief asking Derek to take over his job and Christina getting frisky.

What the commercial is lacking, though, is Martha Plimpton.  She’s set to appear for a few episodes, starting in the season premiere.  We were hoping to get a quick look at her character, but I guess we’ll just have to wait.

Grey’s Anatomy returns for it’s sixth season with a two hour premiere on Thursday September 24th at 9pm.

TV On DVD September

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Along with being the biggest month of the year for both series and season premiere’s for TV, September is also one of the biggest months for TV on DVD releases.  Don’t ask us why.  We think it’s kinda stupid to wait until September as, like we’ve already pointed out, the month is crammed with plenty of stuff to watch on TV AND it doesn’t give people much time to catch up before the next season begins, beyond the fact that it’s a wallet-buster.  It’s a massive month of overload, in our book.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t still be excited!  We’re especially looking forward to Fox’s mind-bending first season of Fringe, the fourth season of The CW’s cult-hit Supernatural (on blu-ray to boot!), Canadian sci-fi lite dramedy Being Erica‘s first season and, of course, the third season of NBC’s comedy giant 30 Rock.

In anticipation of the release of Fringe‘s first season on September 8th, they setup a cool website in which you can enter to win a visit to the show’s set in Vancouver, among other things.  Once you enter  you can watch a video about the difficulties of filming the episode The Ghost Network and then play a game which, if you answer correctly, gives you five extra entries into that set visit contest.  And here’s a little hint for our readers: you may wanna brush up on some episodes of ABC Family’s Greek for some help on the game.  Check out the site: Completethepattern.com

See September TV on DVD releases after the jump:

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From Small Screen To Big

In Friday Night Lights, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Movies, Private Practice, Supernatural, The Closer, The CW, The Division, Touching Evil on 08/14/2009 at 2:42 pm

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Our posts about movies are few and far between.  We pretty much only write about big screen productions that include actors better known for, or who got their start on, television.  If we did this for each and every cross over, well that’d be a whole new blog, but we thought we’d give you a nice little double shot here, one from each end of the spectrum.

First up is Post Grad, a cute little film starring Alexis Bledel, who got her start as the ultra-cute Rory on Gilmore Girls and Zach Gilford, better known as Matt Saracen of Friday Night Lights.

Post Grad

And the second clip is for a horror flick called Legion.  The film stars a slew of TV actors, including, oddly enough, a bunch of soap opera stars.  We don’t cover soap operas, so we’ll stick with the primetime players, though.  As with the last movie, this one stars another Friday Night Lights alum, Adrianne Palicki, who you might also recognize from CW’s Supernatural.  Joining her are Kate Walsh of Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy, Kevin Durand of Lost, Touching Evil and Dark Angel, and finally, Jon Tenney of The Closer and The Division.

Warning: This trailer is not safe for work! Lot’s of cussing and violence. This is an R Rated trailer.

Legion

Preview: ABC’s Defying Gravity

In ABC, Defying Gravity, Grey's Anatomy, Sci-Fi, Summer Schedule on 07/11/2009 at 2:13 pm

We have to admit, this show kind of snuck up on us here at DVR Life. With all the talk of the summer television season in late spring and how cable would be ruling the season we have to admit that we didn’t hear anything about this show until just a week or so ago.

Our ears first perked up at the mention of Ron Livingston. Then we heard it was from the producers of Grey’s Anatomy and also starring Laura Harris of Dead Like Me. All good, if not consistent (Grey’s crew doing sci-fi?), things to hear.

Both clips are rather similar but there’s some different footage in each. The trailers don’t tell you much about the plot, only that there’s zero gravity sex, someone yelling “Zoe!” and Ron Livingston is billed as a hot American hero, so we’ll fill you in:

In the near future an international crew of astronauts (four men, four women: imagine that!) take off on a six year space mission covering the eight billion miles to Venus. The reasons for the mission, though, are being billed as “mysterious”.

The series will be a mix of flashbacks, spot lighting the astronaut’s path to being chosen for the flight, and the present.

Defying Gravity premieres with a two hour episode on August 2nd before taking it’s usual Sunday 10pm time slot.

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Odds & Ends

In Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flash Forward, Grey's Anatomy, Hawthorne, Royal Pains, Smallville, Teen Soaps, Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles, The CW, The Listener, TNT, Wedding Day on 06/21/2009 at 2:31 am

Lot’s of news swirling around this week and extended work hours left me with little time to update, so I thought I’d drop a bunch of small items at once:

TNT’s first ever non-scripted series, Wedding Day, didn’t fare so well. According to Nielsen the show pulled just 850,000 viewers for it’s debut. Due to the low numbers the network has moved the show to Thursdays at 8pm, I guess hoping Bones reruns will act as a better lead-in for their new med drama HawthoRNe.

Brian Austin Green will be joinging CW’s Smallville for a two episode arc. Just a few weeks ago word was leaked that the actor, fresh off Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles, would be joining the cast of CW’s One Tree Hill as Nathan Scott’s playboy sports agent. That lasted about a week before his “reps got cold feet“. Seems odd that he’d turn down a longer lasting part on a higher rated series on the same network for two episodes on a series that’s barely holding on for it’s final season. Anyway, he’s on for playing Metallo, a villian.

Ratings for USA’s Royal Pains went up 17% in it’s third week. At the same exact time, The Listener, on USA’s mother network NBC, went down just as much for it’s third week. Good news for Royal Pains, which I really enjoy. Bad news for The Listener, which I also enjoy. It gets alot of flack from TV critics, but it’s not as bad as they make it out to be.

T.R. Knight won’t be returning to Grey’s Anatomy, while Katherine Heigl will be. I hate spoilers and think it’s really freaking lame that every single TV news outlet reported this, but oh well.

The whole cast of Seinfield will appear in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s seventh season, which debuts this fall. No word about how or why, nor if they’ll all be together or seperate. If I recall correctly, Julia Louis Dreyfus has already appeared in an earlier season, but this’ll be a first for the others.

Seth MacFarlane is going to be a recurring guest star on ABC’s Flash Forward. Don’t ask me why. I really don’t know much about MacFarlane as I’m not a fan of his work, but I don’t the purpose in his casting.

Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner hinted in an interview with Rolling Stone that the show may be be shifting to Los Angeles.

Now that The CW has canceled Reaper, the duo behind the show are moving to the writing staff of Fox’s Dollhouse.

Finally, Cupid, Pushing Daisies and The Unusuals all ended, while Eli Stone returned (if only for a few weeks). ABC is really cleaning house this summer.
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In 30 Rock, Better Off Ted, Dollhouse, Flashpoint, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, My Name Is Earl, Numb3rs, Parks and Recreation, Rescue Me, Smallville, Southland, Supernatural, The Office, The Unusuals on 04/21/2009 at 6:17 pm

Tonight (Tuesday)
Fringe. Finally got caught up from that American Moron debacle and must say the show has come back from hiatus with a vengeance.

The Unusuals. As posted earlier, ABC is running two new episodes of The Unusuals this week, hoping to see if a new time slot and lead-in will bump ratings up. That means there’s some high hopes for this show in the upper echelons of the network.

Rescue Me. The season is off to a funny start, as per usual. With all the build up towards the section 8 hearing, the outcome was a bit flat but…probably more true to life than if anything crazy would have happened.

Wednesday
Lie To Me. Each week brings up another intriguing story. I wonder how long they can keep it up, though. Seems like the stories could get stale after a bit but Tim Roth‘s facial expressions and dead pan, though sometimes squeaky, acting will probably make up for that.

Better Off Ted. I’m not a fan of multicamera sitcoms but I have to admit to much chuckling during this show. Perhaps it’s making fun of corporations that I love so much, but the off and on again romantic story line between Ted and Linda is rather cute and the bickering between Lem and Phil is quite comical. Veronica, though, is just creepy. Those Veridian Dynamics mock commercials are hilarious. ABC should have broadcast those as a mystery campaign before the show aired.

Lost. Very excited to see what Faraday has to say about what’s going on. And where the hell is Sayid?

The Unusuals. It’s a double shot this week.

Thursday.
My Name Is Earl. So sad the ratings for this show have been in declined because it probably creates the most laugh out loud moments of any show on my DVR.

Smallville. Who would have thought this show could last so many years and not get tiresome? Chloe is now in charge of keeping Davis from becoming Dr. Doom. That’s a pretty big job. When she closed the basement door at the end of the last episode…Well let;s just say it was creepy.

Supernatural. This season has been ruling. The addition of the angels has made for some great moments (and great visuals). While I route for Sam and Dean to defeat evil, I take great pleasure in watch Dean wield his power…even if it is evil.

Parks and Recreation. The show has been getting a lot of hype and decent ratings…But I’m not really feeling it. Maybe because it’s just storylines from The Office being reused.

Grey’s Anatomy. When we last left them, Izzie had surgery, Meredeth and Derek were engaged, George was pouting, Alex was hiding his feelings (surprise!) and Owen and Cristina broke up. I’m hoping we start seeing more George lately. I miss him.

The Office. The new story line with the Michael Scott Paper Company has been pretty fantastic. Good job to the writers for freshening things up a bit. This is probably the best season since the second.

30 Rock. They’ve thankfully gotten out of the guest star slump the season started off with and the wit and charm has returned. When watching this show always listen carefully to catch all the great one-liners.

Southland. Episode three airs this week so the blog reviews should start flooding in. I’ll just go ahead and say ‘stunning’. Great new show that I look forward to weekly. Benjamin McKenzie portrayal of rookie officer Ben Sherman has been flawless and, much like Tim Roth but in a very different manner, he makes his facial expressions do most of the work. At times I have trouble watching an actor from a beloved show (The O.C.) take on a new part with out my mind unconciously melding the two characters together, but McKenzie, through sheer talent alone, managed to break that habit this time. I thought last week’s episode was lacking in screen time for him, though.

Friday.
Flashpoint. Those Canadians know how to pack an emotional wallop, don’t they. An upper-middle female aged coworker of mine had this to say about the series: “I love how these big burly men do manly things but are also so sensitive…but manly.”

Dollhouse. The new blogger darling. Too bad 90% of the shows audience is watching it via illegal torrent downloads. Some may say that’s what the network gets for scheduling the show on Friday nights but atleast you can get it at Hulu, people.

Numb3rs. For someone that failed pretty much every math related course offered at my high school, I still find this show pretty intriguing. Without continuing storylines, though, there’s not much to write about.

Saturday.
Kings. Perhaps the move to Saturdays was warrented…I can see where the storylines are getting a bit tedious.

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