Not the superhero I wanted to be, but know what? I’ll settle.
INT. BRODY HOUSE – DAY
LB is hunched at his desk, peering at his two 27″ monitors. He raises his right hand, palm up.
To me, my board!
Immediately, his shiny silver USB mouse pulls itself loose from the pile of notes, papers, pens, and a cool marble drink coaster on one side of the desk and flies upward, slapping itself into his hand. LB doesn’t even bother to look.
TNT Realizes It’s Struck Black Gold, Renews Dallas for Season 2
by Vlada Gelman
TNT has renewed Dallas, its oil-centric drama, for a second season. Thus far, the slick continuation — which stars original cast members Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman and Linda Gray, as well as Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe as their offspring — has been averaging 6.9 million viewers each week of its inaugural season.
We understand these pick-ups because the ratings on all three shows have been just what their networks wanted. (FWIW: We find RIZZOLI stultifyingly boring in spite of (because of?) its forced banter, our judgment’s still out on DALLAS because nobody here wants to review it, and to us LONGMIRE’s just generally meh.)
But we loves this next, surprising pick-up. Because, you know, P-o-p-p-y M-o-n-t-g-o-m-e-r-y !!!:
‘Unforgettable’ Will Return To CBS With 13-Episode Order For Summer 2013
by Nellie Andreeva
EXCLUSIVE: Unforgettable lives! CBS has picked up the procedural starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, which was cancelled in May after one season, with a 13-episode order targeted for next summer…
The axing of Unforgettable was surprising and one of the closest calls this upfront season. In its first season, Unforgettable averaged 12.1 million viewers and a 2.5/7 among adults 18-49 and was the most-watched series on any network to get the hook.
Speaking of big names, why do the writers at TVLine.Com have these amazingly fake-sounding names like “Kimberly Roots” and “Vlada Gelman,” while Deadline.Com, which is a sister site of TVLC, has that solid, earthy, authentic-sounding “Nellie Andreeva?”
The authors and editors behind Canteen Magazine work with under-served Harlem 7th-graders to promote a love of reading, writing and photography. At the end of each academic year, the volunteers produced a printed book compilation called canTeens. This year, they lack the funds to create the 2012 edition of “canTeens” which is why they have turned to Kickstarter in the hopes of raising $5,000. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think?
EXCLUSIVE:Jason Katims, the Emmy-winning writer-executive producer behind Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, has extended his relationship with the studio behind both series, Universal Television, in a new overall deal. Under the two-year pact, Katims will continue as executive producer on NBC’s Parenthood, in addition to developing new projects…