AREA 51 Coming to TV…

…And even the New York Post is telling us about the writers. Hell, it’s leading with ’em.

That’s bigger news than this story:

Good after ‘Bad’ – by Linda Stasi

If you are thinking that Armageddon can’t come fast enough now that AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” are nearing their ends, put away the survival gear.

There is something to live for, after all.

AMC just closed a deal this week to begin creating a new scripted series, “Area 51,” based on the best-selling book of the same title by Annie Jacobsen, The Post has learned.

Already aboard the “Area 51” spacecraft project are Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) as executive producer, Todd E. Kessler (“The Unit,” “The Good Wife,” “Rome),” as writer and Jacobsen as a co-producer.

In case you don’t know what Area 51 is, then clearly you haven’t been abducted by aliens (the space kind, not the border-crossing kind) since that crash in Roswell, NM, 65 years ago.

Area 51 is a remote, secretive, high-security portion of Edwards Air Force Base in Nevada — where, rumor has it, the military keeps living and/or dead alien creatures, as well as pieces of a flying saucer recovered from a crash site in nearby Roswell in 1947…

Jacobsen maintains in her book that the aliens found at the Roswell crash site weren’t from another planet but were the horrible results of American experiments on human beings .

She believes the crash signalled not an alien invasion but the start of the Cold War.

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As big a step in the right direction as this is, we’ll know writers have really made it when “Page Six” starts spilling all our personal secrets.

FX Picks up LOUIE for Another Season

…’Cuz there’s been a, you know, blow job in 5 out of the 6 episodes so far. (Yeah, we only saw one, but it was from an actress who just about a year ago won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar so that makes up for anything lacking anywhere, right?)

FX Orders Two More Seasons of It’s Always Sunny, Renews Wilfred and Louie by Hanh Nguyen

Let’s celebrate at Paddy’s Pub! It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphiawill be around for two more seasons.

John Landgraf, FX’s president and general manager, announced Saturday at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews that the network has renewed Sunny for two seasons, and also picked up Wilfred and Louiefor another 13-episode season apiece…

Wilfred, the oddball comedy starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann as a guy in a dog suit, debuted this year and is watched by 5 million viewers a week. Louie, created by and starring comedian Louis C.K., has increased its ratings to 3 million viewers, up 56 percent over its freshman season.

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Notice how, OldMedia bastion that it is, TVGuide.Com just sort of tosses LOUIE (and WILFRED) in as add-ons? Well, we always knew the old folks had problems with B.J.s and bestiality. Except maybe Bill Clinton, although we may be imagining the bestiality thing. Now that they’re both in NY, wonder if Bill hangs with Louis C.K….

The Doctor Puppet Salutes the Olympics

…And so do we:

I’m enjoying the London Olympics

But I feel like someone was missing from the Opening Ceremony. Oh well. Go everyone!

A 2012 Trailer for 2001

Don’t get all snippy, people. We’re perfectly entitled to show you this movie trailer on a television writing site. This clip is all about appealing to the contemporary audience, and for God’s sakes, everybody knows that the reason we all have such short attention spans is those ADHD writers from SESAME STREET.

Courtesy of FilmSchoolRejects.Com

The Adventures of Jack Kirby & Ed Wood

Not a true life adventure! Totally made up! But a real video that will make any fanboy squee!

‘The King & The Worst’ – by TeamTVWriter Press Service

One of our minions sent us the URL to this astounding work. How he found it, we don’t know. Here’s what the YouTube entry has to say:

During the Second World War, terrible things happened but what was never known was that the fate of the world depended on two soldiers: «The king of comics», Jack Kirby and «The worst director ever» Ed Wood. Their mission was to embrace their unusual fate. Bats, dead nazies, evil beings and a strange mentor will change their lives, but not in this world, it will all be on the other side of the mirror.

Directed and written by David Galán Galindo
Cast: Pilar Rubio, Pepe Macias, Luis Yagüe, Jose Benedicto, Jose Luis Chavarria, Verónica Bagdasarian
Producer: Pilar Iglesias
Edited: Ignacio Yrizar
Sound: Carlos Heras
Music: Arnau Bataller
Sound postproduction: Carlos Heras y Miguel Martín
Postproducton: Fernando Marcilla & Moisés Cambra

What’s that? You’re wondering about the names? Yes, they’re Spanish…and the video’s in Spanish too, with English subtitles to increase the weird, alien, WTF? factor. Try it and we’re sure you’ll agree with the only English comment on YouTube: “just awesome.”

Image from the Kirby Museum; Not even the evil mages know from whence it came

EDITED TO ADD: We’re kind of stoked by the fact that David Galán Galindo, the writer-director of this short, has posted an interesting and edifying comment that you can read for yourselves below.

EDITED AGAIN TO ADD: We’ve seen several of David’s videos, and they’re not only funny, they’re professional as hell. You can see them too.