TV Review: ABCs Work It - HitFix.com
Man this show is getting HORRIBLE reviews.
It'll probably be a huge hit.
Watch the Trailer For Netflix
In order to survive, Netflix is getting in the business of producing and distributing original content alongside their portfolio of catalog movies (a model first made profitable by HBO). I’m sure you’ve all read that they will be brining back Arrested Development in 2013. A couple other series are in the works, the first of which will premiere on Monday, February 6th 2012. Lilyhammer is the fish-out-of-water story of a New York mobster who enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. Sopranos veteran and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt plays Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano. Netflix has released a 3 minute trailer for the series
Ratings: Work It Not a Complete Bust, NCIS and NCIS: LA Cop Big Numbers - TVLine
The men-in-drag comedy debuted to 6.1 million total viewers while scoring a 2.0 demo rating, retaining some 80 percent of lead-in Last Man Standing‘s numbers (7.9 mil/2.4). But while Work It improved on the short-lived Man Up‘s final audience in the 8:30 slot, it was down 17 percent from its predecessor’s own series premiere rating.
I hate it when I am right.
Martin Campbell to Direct ABC Pilot THE LAST RESORT
this needs to be awesome.Coming off the lackluster Green Lantern, director Martin Campbell is dipping his toe back into television. THR reports that Campbell has signed on to direct the pilot for the thriller The Last Resort. The series centers on “the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation.” It’s a fantastic premise, and The Shield’s Shawn Ryan and Dead Like Me’s Karl Gajdusek are the key creative team behind the futuristic drama. In addition to directing the pilot, Campbell will serve as executive producer.
Shameless had a decent premiere, House of Lies was a bit Zack Morrish, and Californication was great as usual.
EDIT: and the stripper/escort in House, Megalyn Echikunwoke, damn! Hot damn.
Last edited by Stormy2213; January 9th, 2012 at 10:40 AM.
I agree Shameless was decent for the start of the new season. I liked House of Lies will definitely give it another watch.
Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh
Frank Darabont returns to TV! TNT developing LA Noir pilot!
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Now here’s the full press release:
TNT has ordered a pilot for L.A. Noir, a new drama series from executive producers Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption), Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Moneyball) and Elliot Webb (Tall Time Tales). The project from TNT Original Productions is based on John Buntin’s critically acclaimed book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, which chronicles the epic battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker and mobster Mickey Cohen. Alissa Phillips (Moneyball) of Michael De Luca Productions serves as co-executive producer. Darabont is set to write and direct the pilot.
“The story of L.A. Noir is inspired by an incredibly dramatic period in the history of Los Angeles," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "This project is a sweeping tale of the battle for the soul of the city that was waged between the forces of the LAPD and the West Coast mob. We’re thrilled to be working with Frank Darabont and Michael De Luca, two award-winning storytellers behind some of the most entertaining films of the past two decades, as they to bring this intense and exciting crime-drama to TNT.”
“Noir is a passion of mine, so I feel blessed to delve into a project that speaks in the hardboiled vernacular,” said Darabont. “John Buntin’s superb book, though non-fiction, is our touchstone and inspiration for the stories we’ll be telling, weaving fiction throughout the facts and facts throughout the fiction. The book provides elements that are irresistible, a big canvas with endless possibilities. The goal is to deliver on the tone that the title L.A. Noir promises: a smart, gritty, authentic, period noir drama. Also a blessing is the warm welcome we’ve gotten from Michael Wright and TNT, a great bunch of folks with huge enthusiasm for the source material. The best bonus of all is getting to work with my friend Mike De Luca. He’s terrific, a tremendously smart and talented producer, a gem. Partnering with him on this marvelous project after knowing him for so many years is an absolute treat for me.”
“It has been a personal dream of mine to work with Frank Darabont since he was kind of enough to become my friend when we met in the late 1980s," said De Luca. "He’s been an inspiration to me ever since. There is no one working at his level today who puts more integrity and humanity into their efforts to create lasting and original entertainment. This rich source material is a perfect fit for his talents, and we’re grateful to Michael Wright and TNT for this amazing opportunity.”
L.A. Noir is the true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s. It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.
Fox: TERRA NOVA Makes Money!! FRINGE Loses Money!! GREGORY Is Dead!! HOUSE and GLEE May Not Be Back Next Season!!
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The Fox events at the Television Critics Association yielded updates on much of its programming.
* “Terra Nova” has not yet been renewed for a second season, but Fox Network entertainment president Kevin Reilly says the show made money for Fox but says “creatively, the show was hunting.” (Prior reports indicate Fox intends to keep Brannon Braga aboard was showrunner if “Nova” returns.) The special effects reportedly demand Fox make a decision on season two by April.
* “Fringe” won’t be back unless Warner Bros. starts charging less. “We lose a lot of money on the show,” said Reilly. “At that rating on that night it’s almost impossible for us to make money. We are not in the business of losing money, so we’re trying to figure out if there a number at which we can continue with the series. We haven’t even sat down with the producers yet.”
* Jonah Hill’s “Allen Gregory” has been cancelled. Apparently Fox ordered it just to keep the “Simpsons” cast in line.
* “House” and “Glee” are not yet locks for next season, but “Glee” seems much more likely to be renewed given its ratings: