Some TV News Headlines from the week ending October 5th

by on October 7, 2012

in Entertainment

Some headlines from last week include bits on the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog coming to TV, Supernatural, S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, Homeland writers new show, and a bit of news for J. Michael Straczynski’s new idea for a TV show.

Horrible Trailer:

In one of the worse timed airings that I think I’ve ever seen, the CW will finally be showing Joss Whedon‘s creation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, this upcoming Tuesday night, October 9th, 9pm.

I’d think Saturday might have been a better night, but Tuesday? That’s a crazy night to go up against other shows. But hey, when I caught this little wonder of a show, I found it pretty entertaining.

It stars Neil Patrick Harris as a wannabe evil guy, Nathan Fillion as the good guy and Felicia Day as the love interest.


Did you catch the season premiere of Supernatural last week? I liked the tone to that episode, with Dean in a very dark mode. I wish he’d keep that focus, but I suspect he’ll be going back to the beer/burger/girl lovin’ guy he was before.

S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show

Joss Whedon said that the SHIELD TV series will not have any characters that we’ve come to know from the movies, and from character descriptions, it seems to be just that.

Some of the characters previewed for the world include Skye, Agent Grant Ward, Agent Althea Rice, Agent Leo Fitz, and Agent Jemma Simmons.


Homeland writer-producers sold a crime drama to CBS this week.

If you’re a fan of Homeland, you will probably want to check out their newest, upcoming series titled Anatomy of Violence. It’s based off of a non-fiction book that has hit to hit shelves, titled The Anatomy of Violence, The Biological Roots of Crime.

The book looks at how some folks may be wired to actually commit crimes.

In the series coming to CBS,

“A female FBI agent starts working with a mysterious psychiatrist with whom she shares a past connection.”


J. Michael Straczynski is returning to television, and joining the Wachowski siblings (formerly brothers) for a TV series called Sense8.

No has taken the bait yet while they’re still shopping their idea around.

It would probably help if they let fans know the premise rather than keep it mum. It could help networks see the fanfare build about it. Or at least that’s what I would think.


You’ve no doubt heard that Seth McFarlane will be hosting next year’s Oscars, right? Is it just me, or does it sound like it’s going to be a bland show next year? Or a safe bet by the producers on the choice of host?

Oh lord! ABC is putting a new reality series in the mix called Celebrity Splash. It’s a diving competition with stars. It’s like Dancing with the Stars I guess, except drowning could be involved and I’m sure it will be a dramatic pitch you’ll hear associated with the show.

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