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  • J.J. Abrams’ Undercovers are going to have to stay undercover as NBC has put the breaks on the spy drama. The True Lies like series featured a married couple who were retired spies and brought back into the game. This is the second new show that NBC canceled this year, the first being the Jimmy Smits court drama, Outlaws.
  • Conan O’Brien’s new late night show starts this Monday on TBS! His first week of guests include Seth Rogan, Lea Michele, Tom Hanks, Jon Hamm, Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and others, along with musical guests Jack White, Soundgarden, Fistful of Mercy, and Jon Dore.  TBS has revealed that Conan episodes will be posted online the day after they air. Here is hoping that the show takes a big bite out of The Tonight Show.
  • Martin Sheen has been cast as Uncle Ben and Sally Field is in talks to portray Aunt May in Marc Webb’s Spiderman reboot. While on the surface it feels like very weird casting, they might actually be pretty good fits.  Sheen especially, he has the right feel for Uncle Ben. He isn’t as frail as Cliff Robertson, but with how Uncle Ben dies that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The film is really coming together, taking on the role of Peter Parker is Andrew Garfield, who rocked in Social Network, with Emma Stone as Peter’s first love interest Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans rumored to be Curt Connors, aka the Lizard. I really hope that MJ is in the movie, setting her up for future films.
  • The Hollywood Reporter has some really cool concept art from a couple of “lost scenes” from The Goonies. Check out the art here.

Showtime has gone ahead and picked up Dexter for two more seasons, ensuring that “America’s favorite serial killer” will be keeping bad guys off the streets for a forth and fifth season.

Currently airing its third season, the show has become Showtime’s highest rated program. The series focuses on Dexter, portrayed by Michael C. Hall, a Miami Police Department forensics specialist who uses his special skills and department connections to identify criminals who have fallen between the cracks of the justice system, then uses his blood lust and serial killer urges in a positive way (well, positive compared to the alternative) to take them off the streets permanently.

Dexter has a lack of remorse for his actions that makes him even more intriguing. He is never trying to get the audience on his side. He never sways us with lies or sugar coats what he does. Yet for a reason even I don’t know, I can’t help but get behind him and root for him.

Dexter airs on Sundays at 9pm on Showtime.

Posted on October 22nd, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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