I pulled together a few collected TV news notes on a K9 Christmas marathon, the waffling renewal of The Killing, a great tribute to The Walking Dead and one bit more.
In case you didn’t know, Syfy will be airing ALL 26 episodes of the Dr. Who spinoff series, K9. And they will ALL be airing in a huge marathon on Christmas day!
“NEW YORK – December 17, 2012 – Syfy has acquired the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to the Dr. Who spinoff K9 which have its U.S. premiere on the channel with a full series marathon on Christmas Day –Tuesday, December 25 – from 10AM-11PM ET/PT.
K9 follows the adventures of the robotic canine created by British writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin and first seen in the original 1978 BBC TV series Doctor Who series. The show mixes live action with stunning CG and special effects and pits the robot dog K9 and his teenage friends against a number of human and alien adversaries. The new dog is voiced by the legendary John Leeson, who voiced the original K9 from the 1978 Doctor Who series.
Bob Baker has won a number of BAFTAs for his co-writing of the hugely successful Wallace and Gromit shorts and feature, and together with his business partner Paul Tams, was closely involved in the creation of the new K9 series.
For more information on K9 please visit the show’s website www.k9official.com.”
News on the street is that AMC might not be bringing back The Killing, as first thought they might.
A while back after various parties showed interest in reviving The Killing, AMC suddenly stepped up and said they were renewing the show.
But that was also back when they didn’t know if they had a showrunner for Hell on Wheels.
Now, they have Hell on Wheels back on their slate of scheduled programming and suspicions are that AMC is possibly not going to actually air or do any work on The Killing.
AMC has Hell on Wheels, and may no longer need The Killing. At least that has been the suspicions for the moment.
If you like The Walking Dead in black and white, you are in a serious amount of luck! In fact, mucho luck! AMC looks like they’ll be airing The Walking Dead in black and white, and not just one episode, but the first and most of, if not all, of the second season.
Sometime last year they aired the premiere episode in black and white and to be honest, it was pretty awesome as it reminded just how excellent the series premiere was.
So to hear that they’re going to reair a chunk of episodes in black and white does seem pretty appealing.
The only catch I’m seeing is that rather than Sunday nights, AMC TV will be airing the episodes on Thursday nights.
So be prepared for that!!!
Here’s how things look right now…
- Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. 101
- Feb. 14, 8 p.m. 102
- Feb. 21, 8 p.m. 103
- Feb. 28, 8 p.m. 104
- March 7, 8 p.m. 105
- March 14, 8 p.m. 106
- March 21, 7:30 p.m. 201
- April 4, 8 p.m. 202
- April 11, 8 p.m. 203
- April 18, 8 p.m. 204
- April 25, 8 p.m. 205
- May 2, 8 p.m. 206
Oh, BTW, Sunday Feb 10th, 2013 is when The Walking Dead returns to finish its present season!
While we’re talking about AMC TV, they’ve ordered a new series called Low Winter Sun.
Via press release:
“AMC today announced a series order for the pilot “Low Winter Sun,” a co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC Studio. Chris Mundy (“Criminal Minds,” “Cold Case”) will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner on the project, which stars Mark Strong (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy” “Zero Dark Thirty”) and co-stars Lennie James (“The Walking Dead,” “Jericho,” “Snatch”). Season one consists of ten, one-hour episodes.
“Endemol and Chris Mundy have produced a beautiful pilot with an incredible cast led by the insanely talented Mark Strong,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content. “We’re thrilled to be moving forward with this compelling and intense new drama and look forward to returning to Detroit for production on the first season.”
A contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred, “Low Winter Sun” begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective’s life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The series is based on the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the same name written by Simon Donald and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company). In addition to Mundy, Jeremy Gold, head of creative affairs for Endemol Studios, oversees the project with Greg Brenman, head of drama for Tiger Aspect. The project is represented by CAA.
AMC’s pilot, the “Untitled LaGravenese & Goldwyn Project” will remain in consideration for a potential series pick-up in 2013.
AMC’s Stillerman, Susie Fitzgerald, SVP of scripted development and current programming, and Jason Fisher, SVP of production, oversee “Low Winter Sun” for the network.”
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