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Charmed Comic Book

Okay, so I stopped watching Charmed at some point in its first season. The show was cheesey and never reached the level of Buffy, no matter how hard it tried. It had some bright points and some great casting with Alyssa Milano, Julian McMahon, and Holly Marie Combs, but the show was never as good as it could be.

So why am I previewing this new comic based on the series? I’m intrigued by it. The comic continues from the end of the TV series (much like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 comic from Dark Horse), and they have an opportunity to fix the problems of the series. Unlike TV, comics have no budget constraints. They could bring the magic and fights to new levels. Bring back characters that had actors who refused to return (was the series ever the same without Shannen Doherty’s Prue Halliwell?). Now, I have no idea if they are going to do that or put enough love into this comic to make it special and stand out. But they can.

The new series is written by Paul Ruditis and Raven Gregory, with art by Dave Hoover. None of them were part of the 8 seasons of the TV series, but Ruditis has written multiple Charmed novels (which you can buy at the links below). The first issue hits stands tomorrow, June 3rd.


Nip Tuck's Final Season Starts Now

Tonight at 10pm on FX, the final season of Nip/Tuck begins.  Yeah, it has only been 3 weeks since the last season ended, but I think this is a good time for the series to go to bed. And I’m really happy that they have had the proper time to end it their way. As the new season opens, Christian and Sean are heading back to Miami to accept an award from their alma mater, and what better time would the show have to take us back to the way beginning and show us more of their college years.

Nip/Tuck used to be one of those shows that I had to watch.  Through season three I never missed an episode, than sadly the show began going to a very bad place. None of the characters were likable and I just couldn’t care for the stories anymore. I’m hoping that the final season surprises me. I hope that I can just jump in (like the final season of Monk) and enjoy the hell out of it. We’ll see.

Also on tonight?

8PM

  • ABC: The Middle (Comedies)
  • CBS: I Get That a Lot (Pranks)
  • NBC: Mercy (Medical Drama)

9PM

  • ABC: Modern Family/Cugar Town (Comedies)
  • A&E: Dog the Bounty Hunter (Reality)
  • CBS: People’s Choice Awards (Awards Show)
  • NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Crime Drama)
  • TBS: Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Comedy)
  • SYFY: Ghost Hunters International (Reality)

10PM

  • ABC: Ugly Betty (Dramedy)
  • A&E: Steven Seagal Lawman (Reality)
  • NBC: Jay Leno Show (Talk Sketch Comedy)
  • TBS: Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Comedy)

FX Shows, It's Always Sunny, Nip Tuck

One of the most innovative channels on television, the FX Network, has revealed their fall start dates for their comedies Sons of Anarchy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the twisted medical drama Nip/Tuck.

Anarchy, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, and complete badass Ron Perlman, will begin airing new episodes on September 8th (a Tuesday) at 10pm. The series focuses on the lives of a Northern Californian motorcycle club. This will be the comedy’s second season.

Sunny is easily one of my favorite shows on TV. It is consistently funny while crossing way over the line.  It returns to it’s Thursday  10pm time slot (although I prefer to Tivo it and watch it on Sundays with my coffee and breakfast). It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by and stars the team of Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day.  The series co-stars comedy legend Danny DeVito, and Kaitlin Olson. It focuses on a crude group of friends that own a bar in Philly.

The final season of Nip/Tuck will not start airing until October and will only consist of 10 episodes that will wrap up the lives of plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). Sadly, I fell out of touch with the show in its forth season (the show is entering its sixth season). The storylines were outrageous from the beginning, but by the forth season, none of the characters were remotely likable. With no one left to root for, what is the point? I’m going to give the new season a chance and I really hope they they can recapture some of the energy and balance that the first two seasons had.

Are you excited for new episodes of any of FX’s fall lineup?