First Look at NBC’s Awake

NBC is at it again.  Trying to do a successful science fiction show on non cable television is pretty challenging for the big networks.  They did pretty good with Heroes, but alas they didn’t with Journeyman and The Event.  Can NBC do it with Awake?

Without spoiling much of the first episode, the premise of the show is Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) along with his wife Hannah Britten (Laura Allen) and son Rex Britten (Dylan Minnette) were in a car accident.  In one world Rex is dead and Hannah is alive, but once he goes to bed and “falls asleep” he wakes up in another world where Rex is alive and Hannah is dead.  The filmography of each world actually look different.  The world where the wife is alive it looks bright and vibrant, and the other world looks a little washed and faded almost like it is a darker world.
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Hello, Clarice—NBC orders 13 episodes of Hannibal series

Hello Clariese .. Are you ready for my new TV series..By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

One of the creepiest characters of all time is coming to the small screen, as NBC has ordered 13 episodes of Hannibal, based on author Thomas Harris’ cannibal killer series. The show will be based on Harris’ novel Red Dragon, which was a prequel to arguably the best known book in the series, The Silence of the Lambs.

Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies) is in charge, which means the concept is coming from a fairly creative bit of pedigree. But one has to wonder how Fuller’s quirkiness with translate into a hard-boiled serial murder tale. Continue reading

Remember that Munsters reboot? It won’t be called The Munsters

The Munsters is now going to be known as Mockingbird LaneBy Krystal Clark, Source: Blastr.com

NBC’s The Munsters is getting a makeover. The network has decided to scrap the show’s classic title in favor of something new. This isn’t your grandpa’s sitcom. They’re revamping the show from the inside out.

According to TV Line, the Munsters reboot will be called Mockingbird Lane. The new title is a nod to the family’s residence, which is located at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. On a side note, TV’s other gothic clan, the Addams Family, lived on Cemetery Lane. Do they have something against boulevards and avenues? Continue reading

NBC orders sci-fi pilots with robots, magic teens and The Munsters

The Munsters are coming back, but not as funnyBy Kathie Huddleston, Source: Blastr.com

NBC is going seriously sci-fi these days and it’s working on several new pilots to prove it. The ratings-challenged network released the official descriptions for five pilots and promised that more would be coming our way.

While we won’t bother with the Sarah Silverman description, the rest of the shows feature mechanical human beings (as in robots?), a dramatic version of The Munsters, a comedy about a middle-class family with a magical teen, and a woman who creates miracles. Continue reading

ABC Buys Western From Ron Moore

By NELLIE ANDREEVA from Deadline.com

EXCLUSIVE: The Western genre continues to be hot at the TV networks. In a competitive situation, ABC has bought drama pitch Hangtown, from Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore and Caprica writer Matt Roberts. Sony Pictures TV, where Moore is under an overall deal, is producing. Described as a Western with a procedural overlay, Hangtown is set in the early 1900s in a frontier town that’s begun rapidly expanding with the coming of the railroad. It centers on three characters: the Marshal, a Matt Dillon/Clint Eastwood type who prefers to solve crimes by his instinct; a young  doctor from the East Coast who is interested in using the new field of forensics to solve crimes; and a young woman writer who is trying to sell dime novels to the publishing houses in New York about crime in the Wild West. Every week the instincts of the Marshal, the science of the doctor, and the young woman’s drive to tell a rousing good yarn to her editors combine to solve crimes in a wide-open, lawless town. This is the second drama Western project ABC has bought this development season, along with David Zabel’s Gunslinger, from ABC Studios. Additionally, TNT recently gave a cast-contingent pilot order to Bruce C. McKenna and Danny Cannon’s Gateway, set in the 1880s. Also interested in Hangtown was NBC, which ordered Western Reconstruction to pilot last season. Starting the current TV renaissance of the genre was AMC, which has the 1860s series Hell on Wheels coming up. Last season, CAA-repped Moore had fantasy/cop drama pilot 17th Precinct in contention on NBC.

‘Grimm’ gets full season pickup, special Thursday airing

Grimm picked up for full seasonby James Hibberd, Source: EW.com

NBC is giving a full-season pickup to Friday night supernatural drama Grimm.

The show just became the only new NBC hour-long series to get a “back nine” episode order this fall. “We are very pleased to be making a full-season commitment for Grimm,” said NBC president Robert Greenblatt. “This series is turning the traditional procedural drama on its head and is attracting a loyal following for us on Friday nights. We love where it’s going creatively and we’re excited to deliver more episodes to our audience.”

Grimm has been beating Fox’s Fringe on Friday nights and has often rivaled CBS’ CSI: NY in the 9 p.m. slot, too. The show has also improved its time period by 50 percent for the network (the show is averaging 6.9 million viewers and a 2.3 adult demo rating when DVR is added). In fact, NBC is going to give Grimm a shot on Thursday nights — airing an episode in the Prime Suspect slot at 10 p.m. Dec. 8. At the very least, the move might get Grimm some additional sampling.

‘Munsters’ remake pilot ordered by NBC

The Munsters Get Another Remake. OY!!!by James Hibberd, Source: EW.com

TV’s original American horror story is taking another step toward returning to primetime: NBC has ordered a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic TV show The Munsters.

The new version of the half-hour sitcom is bring re-imagined by the Pushing Daises creator as an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about, and will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original. Continue reading

Erica Durance gets to be David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman after all

Oh WOW, it's Wonder WomanBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

David E. Kelley wanted to make a Wonder Woman TV show, and failed. Smallville fans wanted Erica Durance to play Wonder Woman, but couldn’t make it happen. Now, both parties are getting their wish … kind of.

Durance will return to American TV (she’s got a Canadian medical drama now) to guest star in an upcoming episode of Kelley’s legal series Harry’s Law, starring Kathy Bates as tough as nails attorney Harriet “Harry” Korn. Durance, who played Lois Lane for seven years on Smallville, will play “a psychologically infirm woman who retreats into the persona of the DC Comics heroine to help wreak revenge on perpetrators of domestic abuse.” Continue reading

Entertainment Weekly “NBC rejects ‘Wonder Woman'”

Sorry Boys No Wonder Woman for you!!Well that was fun (to make fun of) while it lasted. EW has learned that NBC passed on the much buzzed-about Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV.

Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have Diana Prince as CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a butt-kicking Amazon (with a fleet of cool planes) by night. Kelley’s take asked for lots of heart-thumping, contemporary music, and at one point the Boston Legal writer even requested a commercial-free premiere for the pilot if it aired.

Why did the ‘ol girl fail to pass muster? Read the story here from EW.com

NBC has changed that Wonder Woman costume you dissed

When the new Wonder Woman outfit Adrianne Palicki would wear in David E. Kelley’s reboot was unveiled, you were, to put it mildly, less than enthusiastic. So how did NBC respond to all that criticism?

As you can see in the picture belowon the set, the Amazonian’s boots, which were presented earlier in the month as blue, have been changed to red. See a list of other changes here

Take a look below! So what do you think?