TCA 2011 News: DOCTOR WHO might consider more U.S.-based stories in the future

Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 3 | ©2011 BBC

After the DOCTOR WHO series made a brief tour of the U.S. in Series 6  by actually shooting in the states for the first time, showrunner Steven Moffat wouldn’t rule out the idea of revisiting America again for the show – but only if it’s right. “It’s entirely about story,” says Moffat while at today’s Summer 2011 TCA tour in Beverly Hills. “I don’t think in order to make DOCTOR WHO [appeal to]  Americans you have to do stories set in America. Americans are not going to wish there were more series set in America. It’s story driven. [America] is […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: Who is new DOCTOR WHO Matt Smith’s Favorite WHO?

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 1 | ©2011 BBC

At today’s 2011 TCA press tour in Beverly Hills, Matt Smith was asked who his favorite DOCTOR WHO was, and the answer is … second Doctor Patrick Troughton. “What’s wonderful about him is he’s weird and peculiar, but he’s not asking you to think he’s weird or peculiar,” says Smith. The actor also spoke about how being a younger Doctor actually helped give a new dimension to the character. “It worked in my favor,” says Smith. “There’s something funny about a young face and an old soul. It allows you to reinvent being old. So that was interesting. When I […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: Steven Moffat confirms DOCTOR WHO is “against Hitler”

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 4 | ©2011 BBC

Much has been written about the forthcoming DOCTOR WHO episode “Let’s Kill Hitler” at today’s Summer TCA session in Beverly Hills, DOCTOR WHO showrunner Steven Moffat chimed in about any quasi-controversy. “Unequivocally, we’re against Hitler,” says Moffat. “I think he was a bad thing and I’m glad he’s gone. The worst thing you could do to that awful man is to take the Mickey out of him on DOCTOR WHO. We’re not really going to save Hitler. He’s dead already.” DOCTOR WHO resumes Series 6 on August 27, 2011 on BBC and BBC America.   Click on Link: For More […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: BEDLAM to bring the ‘scary’ to BBC America

Theo James in BEDLAM - Series 1 | ©2011 BBC America/Jonathan Ford for Sky Living

At today’s TCA session, BBC America announced that they’re so impressed with the new supernatural series BEDLAM that they decided to move up its airdate from October 8 to October 1 so it can follow the season finale of DOCTOR WHO. The series is set in an old Victorian lunatic asylum that’s been converted into apartments and follows a young man name Jed (Theo James) who begins to have visions of the ghosts that are still residing there – and those ghosts are very angry. “We were influenced by THE SHINING and Japanese horror films,” says creator David Allison. “We […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BREAKOUT KINGS captures PRISON BREAK creators Matt Olmstead & Nick Santora

Domenick Lombardozzi, Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin & Serinda Swan in BREAKOUT KINGS - Season 1 | ©2011 A&E

In A&E’s new scripted action drama series BREAKOUT KINGS, airing Sundays at 10 PM, two United States Marshals, played by Laz Alonso and Domenick Lombardozzi, enlist/coerce the aid of three convicts (Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin, Serinda Ryan) in recapturing prison escapees. Matt Olmstead and Rick Santora, who worked as a team for four years on PRISON BREAK, are the creators/executive producers of BREAKOUT KINGS and talk to us about why they are returning to jail with their storytelling. ASSIGNMENT X: What is the genesis of BREAKOUT KINGS? MATT OLMSTEAD: For me on PRISON BREAK, probably year two or three, Santora […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC talks about Wednesday’s forthcoming three-hour comedy block

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At today’s Winter TCA 2011 press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee spoke about the decision to program a three-hour comedy block on Wednesday night, with the addition of new comedies HAPPY ENDINGS and MR. SUNSHINE starring Matthew Perry paired up with its already solid performers of THE MIDDLE, BETTER WITH YOU, MODERN FAMILY and COUGAR TOWN. “It’s certainly a risk,” admits Lee. “There is an appetite for comedies. Do audiences have an appetite of comedy at 10:00 pm? Yes, we know that’s true. It’s certainly a risk. We thought that HAPPY ENDINGS, which is an adult show, had […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC hopes the ‘V’ lizards won’t die

Morris Chestnut, Laura Vandervoort, Logan Huffman, Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Joel Gretsch, Scott Wolf, Charles Mesure in V - Season Two | ©2010 ABC/photo by Bob D'Amico

At today’s Winter TCA 2011 press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee spoke about the strategy for V – Season 2 and hopes the numbers continue to be as strong as the season two premiere. “Those lizards just won’t die,” says Lee. “They keep coming back. We’re pleased with that. We wanted to give it space [by ordering] ten episodes, so we could quality control those episodes. We brought whole new ideas to it and amped up the adrenaline in that show to make sure it gets better and better.” CLICK HERE for ASSIGNMENT X’s exclusive interview with V […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: T-Bag (Robert Knepper) from PRISON BREAK will appear on BREAKOUT KINGS

Robert Knepper in PRISON BREAK |© 2008 Fox

One of the most exciting bits of news coming out of the Winter TCA Press tour today – Robert Knepper’s T-Bag character from PRISON BREAK will appear on A&E’s new series BREAKOUT KINGS from the producers and creator of PRISON BREAK. How cool is that? The new series features a crack team of U.S. Marshals using expert “breakout” criminals to help them capture other prisoners on the run. That’s where T-Bag figures in. “The character T-Bag breaks out of Fox River prison and our guys chase him,” confirms executive producer Nick Santora, but says don’t expect to see a PRISON […]Read On »

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