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What? Duke Nukem Forever finally coming out isn’t enough news for you today? Okay, okay… here are some more bites and pieces from Hollywood.

  • It looks like ABC’s superhero drama No Ordinary Family will not live to fight another season. In addition to the fact that its ratings keep getting worse, the show’s two leads Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz have signed up for new pilots with CBS (a sit com for Chiklis and a supernatural drama for Benz. Now, if ABC decides to renew the show for a second season, both are contracted for it, but it is highly unlikely that they’d shoot new pilots if there was any chance of No Ordinary Family surviving.
  • It looks like Men in Black III got another damaging blow as its constant delays have caused them to lose Alec Baldwin from the cast of the sci-fi sequel. The production has been struggling, having started without a finished script and got delayed to work out various story problems. Barry Sonnenfeld returned to helm the film with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rip Torn reprising their roles from the earlier movies. Joining them are Josh Brolin as a younger version of Jones’ Agent K, along with Emma Thompson, Alice Eve, and Jemaine Clement. I hope they get things back on track and give us a quality follow up to the original MIB, because the second one is best left forgotten.
  • Dark Horse will be releasing the first issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 in August, starting with Angel’s new ongoing, then following it in September with Buffy’s new ongoing. Both series will last for 25 issues that are being released over two years. To add to the awesomeness, Dark Horse also revealed that they will be doing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10. This comes after a long time where Joss had said that season 9 would be the last. Season 9 writers are expected to be revealed at Wonder Con and I can’t wait to see who will be apart of the new season.
  • Looking for a cool place to take a Holiday? Than you might want to learn more about Hengar Manor.

Our friends over at 141tv have been keeping busy and keeping an eye on new fall shows as they are added online. Here are a few more that you can watch full episodes for…

Raising Hope

Raising Hope
A new Fox comedy from Greg Garcia, one of the co-creators of the very funny My Name is Earl, and stars Lucas Neff, Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, Shannon Woodward, and Cloris Leachman.  In the series, Neff is Jimmy Chance, a young man whose life is going nowhere until a chance romantic encounter with a girl he doesn’t know is a serial killer.  Nine months later he has a kid and she is gone, and it is up to Jimmy and his unique family to raise this baby, Hope. Like My Name is Earl this series features a very dysfunctional family, people who are very lovable characters.  Check out the new episodes here.

No Ordinary Family
I gotta say, I’ve been really enjoying the family superhero dramedy No Ordinary Family.  The series is from Greg Berlanti and Jon Harmon Feldman and airs on ABC. It stars two actors that aren’t strangers to the superhero world, Punisher War Zone‘s Julie Benz and Thing from the Fantastic Four series, Michael Chiklis. Rounding out the family is Jimmy Bennett and Kay Panabaker, with supporting actors that include Autumn Reeser, Romany Malco, and Stephen Collins. The show has a good balance of action and family drama and it is not taking itself too seriously, which helps. So far it has been fun and entertaining. Check out the first five episodes here.

Detroit 1-8-7
This new ABC crime drama is from Jason Richman and stars The Sopranos‘ Michael Imperioli, along with James McDaniel, Aisha Hinds, D.J. Cotrona, and Erin Cummings. The series takes a gritty approach to crime and uses mostly handheld camera. Content wise it reminds my of NYPD Blue.  Regardless of low ratings, it already has been extended to a full season order of episodes and I’m interested to see where they take this series. If you are a big fan of crime shows, you should give Detroit 1-8-7 a chance, you might like it. Check out the last five episodes from the show’s 141tv profile.

Have you been watching Raising Hope, No Ordinary Family, or Detroit 1-8-7? What are your thoughts?

Posted on November 1st, 2010 by ThePit | Comments Off on What other TV shows are online?
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Punisher: War Zone hits theaters on December 5th, but in the mean time you can find a ton of Punisher related goodies for the Marvel Comics adaptation on its official website.

The site features a ton of content including trailers (normal and redband), behind the scenes footage, an interactive look at Frank Castle’s world (including more info than you ever needed to know about his various weapons of choice), downloads (wall papers, icons, myspace skins), and a multiplayer game that lets you have a hotel shoot out with other Punisher fans online.

You can check play the game directly by clicking here. And check out these gritty new pictures from Punisher: War Zone, featuring Ray Stevenson, Wayne Knight, Julie Benz, and Dominic West as Jigsaw. Click to enlarge.

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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