Local Station Dropping “Graphic” HANNIBAL

Hey, I know this is resoundingly unhip, but if I were a station manager I’d drop this show (and BATES MOTEL) too.

HannibalRead It & Weep – or not – whatever

You don’t have to live in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the station in question, to know that something repellent is, well, repellent.

Fox Hires Andrew Miller to Adapt THE BEACH for TV

Nope, Leo’s not onboard for this version. Sorry.

Danny Boyle’s ‘The Beach’ Being Developed as a TV Drama at Fox – by Allison Willmore

The 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Beach” may be considered one of the lesser entries in Danny Boyle’s filmography, but does it have the makings of a decent television show?

Fox seems to think so — Deadline is reporting that the network has signed on to develop a TV series based on the movie and the 1996 book written by Alex Garland from which it was adapted (Garland also scripted Boyle’s 2007 sci-fi drama “Sunshine”).

The TV adaptation of “The Beach” is being written by Andrew Miller, who developed, wrote the pilot for and co-ran the CW witch series “The Secret Circle.” According to Deadline, Miller describes the new project as “about a group of young people feeling disconnected and disenchanted from society who try to start over in paradise but discover that while creating the perfect world is hard, protecting it is even harder.”

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We’ve been trying to 2 days to think of something to add to this report. Good, bad, snarky, sweet – nothing comes to mind. Which could mean that the project is just innocuous to be a big television success. Or it cold mean – sob – that we’ve lost our touch.

Strangely, our appetites seem fine…

BATES MOTEL: Yeah, Baby!

We’ll definitely give this one a try:

A&E Network Orders Carlton Cuse Series ‘Bates Motel’ Direct To Series

A&E Network is checking into Bates Motel without even a pilot, it was announced today. The network is putting in a 10-episode order of the Alfred Hitchcock Psycho-inspired series from Universal Television.  Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will serve as executive producers. Cuse wrote almost three dozen episodes of Lost and served as executive produce on the show. Ehrin served as a writer and producer recently on Parenthood and Friday Night Lights. Roy Lee, John Middleton Jr, and producer Mark Wolper originally put Bates Motel together. As A&E announced earlier this year, the series goes into the story before Psycho. With a contemporary touch, Bates Motels looks at the twisted relationship between serial killer-to-be Norman Bates and his mother Norma. Bates Motel will debut on A&E in 2013.