The Rapture Comes to HBO

No, silly, not that kind of rapture. We’re talking the Big One, not what the French refer to as the Little Death.

Damon Lindelof returns to TV to film the Rapture for HBO
by Meredith Woerner 

Damon Lindelof is getting back to his television roots with Tom Perotta’s The Leftovers, a supremely wild novel about what happens to those left behind after the Rapture. The two are currently in talks to adapt this book for an HBO series.

According to Vulture, Lindelof is hot to make The Leftovers a television series. We’re in, as long as Perrotta stays on board to reel in Lindelof’s flightier script tendencies. Here’s the book’s synopsis:

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TVWriter™ could really get behind this  too, if Lindelof thinks it out a little more clearly than he did LOST. So the series can, you know, move forward like a real story instead of just a puzzle.

It’s the Hulk! On the Toilet! What Else Do You Need?

Destined to be the biggest viral video of the century, if it isn’t already:

Courtesy of The Art of Stodoe

Huh? Oh, you want the video:

(Damn video won’t embed. Have no reason why. But click and you’ll get there!)

More great work from David Stodolny

munchman: The Kardashians Are Writing an S-F Novel

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Reveal Latest Project: They’re Writing a Book!
by Ken Baker and Natalie Finn

Kendall and Kylie Jenner could be penning the next Twilight.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars have exclusively revealed to E! News that they are working on a novel together, aimed at the young-adult audience that can’t get enough of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and the aforementioned pretty successful vampire series.

So, what genre has captured the sisters’ imagination? And when do we get to read the thing?!

Kendall says they’re aiming to have their as-yet untitled book ready to go by next summer.

“I think we will definitely get it done with how fast [the process] is going,” Kylie added. First, they brainstormed with mom and Kris Jenner…and All Things Kardashian author Kris Jenner, who then sent their notes to her daughters’ other manager.

And now, they’re collaborating with cowriter Maya Sloane on a science-fiction story “set 200 years in the future”—the first in a possible series, which is why they aren’t putting all of their ideas in one book—for publisher Karen Hunter at Simon & Schuster.

Yes, the model siblings may be more known for their fashion sense and posing prowess—but don’t count them out in the literature department.

“We want to do something so different, something that we really love,” Kendall told us. Both she and Kylie are huge fans of the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series (they dig Katniss Everdeen’s girl power message, of course)—and it turns out English is their favorite subject.

But while Katniss likes her alone time, Kendall and Kylie’s debut novel will feature two sisters.

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Mercy, please, I swear if they do this I’ll pluck out my eyes– throw away my Kindle sell my Kindle talk real bad about, um, everything. Everything in the universe, you’ll see. Yeah, that’s it. I will.



Today’s Coolest Tweet

…From Louis CK:

Louis C.K.?@louisck
well. after 45 hours, my tour has sold 100K tickets, box office gross of 4.5 mil $ (not all mine). I guess it was a good idea.

Guess so.


Wanted: A Writer to Review Shows on The CW

We just saw this at HollywoodReporter.Com:

Very cool, but we can’t see it – no CW – sigh

CW Sets Fall Premiere Dates

The network will kickoff its fall lineup with October bows for returning hits including “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries” as well as freshman entries “Arrow” and “Emily Owens, M.D.”
by Lesley Goldberg

With NBC using its Summer Olympics platform to launch series as early as August and Fox already going out in September, the younger-skewing network will launch its returning and freshman series starting Oct. 2 with its Rachel Bilson dramedy Hart of Dixie.

Supernatural will return for its eighth season and first on its new night the following day, with the final season of Gossip Girl set for Oct. 8. Rookie entries Arrow, Beauty and the Beast and Emily Owens, M.D.,follow on Oct. 10, 11, and 16, respectively.

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A couple of these new shows sound interesting – ARROW and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. A couple sound execrable – HART OF DIXIE and EMILY OWENS, M.D. And of course we have existing “hits” (by CW standards, we suppose) like SUPERNATURAL and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. But no one currently slaving away at TVWriter™ can see anything on CW, so we don’t know.

And we’d like to. Don’t want to miss anything we can learn from, after all.

So if you’re a brilliant writer/analyst/reviewer (or even mediocre, like us) and you’ve got the time, interest, and hook-up to CW, send an email and let us know. We need you, dood/doodette.