Joss Whedon Dept: DR. HORRIBLE Coming to TV

 

DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG Will Make its TV Debut on the CW – by TeamTVWriter Press Service

Joss Whedon’s much-beloved interweb classic “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day,” will make its television debut on Tuesday, October 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.

Created by the Josster back in 2008 as a 3-part web musical, the show stars Neil Patrick Harris as a budding super villain whose plans for world domination keep getting screwed up, which is of course par for the course for somebody whose two goals in life are:

  1. Being accepted into the Evil League of Evil
  2. Getting the cajones to talk to his laundromat crush, played by Felicia Day

Also starring Nathan Fillion as Harris’ nemesis, DR. HORRIBLE was written by Maurissa Tancharden, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon and Zack Whedon, with music by Jed Whedon and Joss Whedon, and directed by – oh, that’s right – Joss Whedon. Even if you’ve seen the web version 623 times (or more), we still recommend that you watch it on the CW if for no other reason than the network is finally doing something cool and deserves some props, don’t you think?

Nathan Fillion! Nathan Fillion! Oh, & Those Other FIREFLY Peeps Too

Finally! A press release to, um, release. TVWriter™ is headed for the bigtime, baby!

SCIENCE TO LAUNCH THE DEFINITIVE FIREFLY TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT
FEATURING THE WORLD PREMIERE SPECIAL BROWNCOATS UNITE

The science fiction world was abuzz with anticipation earlier this month when the news broke of SCIENCE’s FIREFLY 10-year anniversary panel at Comic-Con International 2012: San Diego (Comic-Con) on Friday, July 13. Comic-Con is just the beginning of the tribute, as Browncoats everywhere can board Serenity for a full marathon of the classic series followed by BROWNCOATS UNITE, a world premiere anniversary special exploring the FIREFLY phenomenon debuting November 11 on SCIENCE.

The hour-long special will feature exclusive footage from the Comic-Com panel featuring series creator Joss Whedon, stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, show runner Tim Minear, and writer Jose Molina, as well as a behind-the-scenes roundtable facilitated by Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen. BROWNCOATS UNITE will unearth defining memories from both sides of the camera and feature first-person accounts from the individuals who made the franchise a modern classic.

“FIREFLY is a landmark work of science fiction and a favorite with our viewers. Ever since it premiered on SCIENCE, fans have asked us to do something special to mark its 10-year anniversary,” said Debbie Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of SCIENCE. “With this signature celebration, punctuated by BROWNCOATS UNITE, we will connect the minds behind this classic franchise with its legions of passionate fans.”

Huh? We don’t get it? Where’s the ‘tude? They send these things out straight and expect sites like ours to use them that way? Really?

Breathes There a Soul So Dead…

…that they don’t love Nathan Fillion?

Of course a good script is essential for success…unless your show stars Nathan Fillion.

Life is good – certainly simple – once you cop to your inner fanboy.