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An announcement trailer for am all new Sim City has been released and words can not express how excited I am about it. Now if I’ll be able to find the actual time to play it is another story altogether.

While on the subject of simulations, Hollywood the Game is going as strong as ever. The game is completely open ended and player run. You start off in the slums of Hollywood with 500k in your pocket and you decide how you will play. Do you want to fight to become a movie studio head or a network executive for a television network? Open a creative company? Become a critic? Journalist? The possibilities are endless.

Avengers mania is reaching new highs as we inch closer to the mega superhero team up film that no one thought was possible to get together. Apple has posted a bunch of new exclusive videos. Check them out here. Will you be doing the epic Marvel marathon of all the past movies followed by Avengers in 3d?

After the short lived Mr. Sunshine and the cut off too soon Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Matthew Perry is being given another chance with a new show on NBC. Go On co-stars Julie White and Suzy Nakamura, with Perry as a sportscaster who uses group therapy to try to move on from a loss. White portrays a member of his group who is stuck in the anger state of grief.

A preview has been released for the Smallville Season 11 online comic series. The panels are a look at Lois and Clark’s relationship 6 months after the series finale. Give them a look.

Working on a new project? Heading up a company? Don’t forget Go Green Electricity. Keep your pollution to a minimum.

We are just about at the official half way mark to the final season of the most entertaining show on TV, Chuck. Last week was an explosive episode that marked the surprise dead of a character and I have a feeling that it will send us hurling to the finale. Big things are happening and I’m happy that I’ve been along for the ride since the first episode.

“Chuck Versus the Curse” Official description: Chuck and Sarah face off against a cutthroat spy (Rebecca Romijn) while on a mission to stop a menacing computer virus. Meanwhile, a perilous case of mistaken identity upends Ellie and Awesome’s date night; and Morgan is tasked with a special assignment. Chuck airs at 8pm on NBC.

Also on tonight:

8PM

ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (reality)
FOX: Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (holiday special)
DIY: Holmes on Homes (reality building)
FOOD: Bama Glama (docu)
SYFY: WWE SmackDown (wrestling)
TNT: Christmas in Washington (holiday special)

9PM

ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (reality)
FOX: Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (holiday special)
NBC: Grimm (supernaturaal drama)
DSC: Gold Rush (docu)
ID: Facing Evil (docu)
LIFE: America’s Most Wanted (news)
TRAVEL: Ghost Adventures (docu)

10PM

ABC: A Special Addition of 20/20 (news showcase)
NBC: Deadline NBC (news showcase)
DYI: Disaster House (reality)
E: (10:30pm) Fashion Police (entertainment news)
HIST: Invention USA (docu)
HGTV: House Hunters International (docu)
SYFY: Sanctuary (sci-fi drama)

Posted on December 16th, 2011 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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What could be better than a new Burn Notice tonight? How about catching up on all of the Burn Notice that you can take before the new episode comes on? That is what we have on USA Network who started a Burn Notice marathon at 6am this morning, which will build all day until the new episode at 10pm tonight! (a good day to call in sick, eh?) I used a shocked picture of Michael and Sam to show how shocked I was to find out about the mid-week marathon. Tonight’s official description: “Damned if You Do”; Michael and Fiona plan to abduct a hacker in Puerto Rico in order to obtain his software, but the man has several other enemies to contend with. Elsewhere, Madeline learns to retrieve information from the police under the tutelage of Sam and Jesse.

Okay, what else is new today?

8PM

ABC: Charlie’s Angels (action drama – get it while you can…)
CBS: The Big Bang Theory/Rules of Engagement (comedies)
CW: Vampire Diaries (supernatural drama)
FOX: The X Factor (reality competition)
NBC: Community/Parks and Recreation (comedies)
OWN: Oprah’s Lifeclass (talk)
TRAVEL: Off Limits (docu)

9PM

ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (medical drama)
CBS: Person of Interest (drama)
CW: The Secret Circle (supernatural drama)
FOX: Bones (crime drama)
NBC: The Office/Whitney (comedies)
A&E: The First 48 (docu)
SPIKE: Impact Wrestling (wrestling)

10PM

ABC: Private Practice (medical drama)
CBS: The Mentalist (crime drama)
NBC: Prime Suspect (crime drama)
A&E: Bordertown: Laredo (docu)
FOOD: Sweet Genius (competition)
FX: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League (comedies)
MTV: Beavis and Butt-head/Good Vibes (animation)

Okay, now get back to that Burn Notice marathon!

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Tonight: Burn Notice (11/3/11)
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The fall television season is in full swing and we have lots of casting news and the axe has fallen on the first new shows of the season. Read on…

Lets start with the breakout hit of the season, the Zooey Deschanel sitcom New Girl, after an awkward actor swap between the pilot and second episode — Lamorne Morris took over for Damon Wayans Jr who appeared in the pilot, but then his low rated series Happy Endings was surprisingly renewed which didn’t let him continue with New Girl. Not only has the series been picked up for a full season, but they just scored an awesome guest star, Zooey look-a-like Lizzy Caplan, who will be a love interest for Nick (Jake Johnson). She’ll be around for multiple episodes.

When 30 Rock returns (at some point midseason?) look for X-Men‘s Cyclops James Marsden to be appearing in at least one episode if not more. This might be the last season of the NBC comedy, with Alec Baldwin thinking about bowing out after the new season. Other announced guests for the new season include Denise Richards and Will Arnett (who might be pulling triple duty between this, his new series Up All Night, and the rumored return of Arrested Development in mini-series format).

NBC, who canceled the Playboy Club earlier, has now pulled the plug on their new comedy Free Agents, which starred Hank Azaria, Kathryn Hanh, and featured Buffy alum Anthony Head. Surprisingly the network ordered a full season for their struggling new comedy Whitney. With things not looking that promising with their new crop of shows, maybe NBC will go back on calling this season of Chuck its last? Maybe they will throw us fans a bone with a full season order (instead of just 13 episodes)? We can hope, can’t we?

Speaking about Chuck, if the casting of Mark Hamill and Carrie Anne-Moss in guest spots wasn’t cool enough, lets add comic book legend Stan Lee to the mix along with Community funny man Danny Pudi and White Collar‘s Tim DeKay. The new season begins in three weeks with a Halloween-themed episode.

Maybe the cast and crew broke in to an executive’s house and stole some incriminating documents? Somehow the Fox series Breaking In has survived being cancelled twice (yeah, I said twice). The series from Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon has been picked up for a second season of 13 episodes. The show is actually really funny and witty, it stars Reaper‘s Bret Harrison, Christian Slater, Michael Rosenbaum, Odette Annable, and Alphonso McAuley. Not to mention a great line up of guests including Alyssa Milano and Mike Tyson. The series centers around a high-tech security firm that uses extreme and questionable methods for their clients.

The success of the brilliant cable series Mad Men has made Broadcast Networks mad for period dramas. Next season of television will include Pan Am, set around airlines in the sixties, The Playboy Club, Hugh’s famed club during its heyday (also in the sixties), and Gilded Lillys, which is set in the 1980s at a New York City hotel. Now you can add into the mix an untitled wrestling drama from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC. This one is set in the world of wrestling during the 1980s. While the show will be set in a fictional world, in the real world the eighties was the rise of Hulkamania and when the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE) excelled wrestling from a sport to entertainment. Personally I think there are so many places this series could go and I’m very excited about it. The Rock is a perfect producer on this as he is a third generation wrestler who not only grew up through this time period, but also even had his hand wrestling against Hulk Hogan.

Oscar nominee James Franco is making a grand return to General Hospital at the end of September. Unlike most actors that get their start in soaps, Franco decided to go for a run on the long running daytime drama in 2009, well after he found success in both television and film. I love Franco and his Hospital serial killer character of the same name and I can’t wait to see what they do with him on this go around. It is said to be a “long-term” arc. With One Life to Live and All My Children canceled off of ABC, General Hospital is going to have to pull out all of the stops to prove that the show still belongs in the lineup and this is a good step towards that.

More goodies from the Wonder Woman pilot that will never see the light of day have surfaced, includes two clips from the proposed series and a bunch of pretty cool storyboards. The storyboards are by concept artist Cesar Lemus and show shots from the released clips (like the above one) along with glimpses of WW’s origin on Paradise Island. Was her origin originally going to be in the pilot but got cut out or were they saving it for later? After watching the footage, this series seems like less of a fit for NBC and more of a fit for the CW. It could have been a good guilty pleasure superhero series to replace Smallville… oh well.

It might not be the “end” for The Event afterall! NBC’s low rated gimmicky drama was recently canceled by the network, but it looks like a cable company under the NBC Universal family is interested in reviving the series.

The SyFy Channel is in talks to pick up the series and turning it into a mini series event (sorry for the unnecessary pun, but I had to). As with shows in the past, such as The 4400, if the mini series does well it could spinoff into a new regular series. The show has had 22 episodes and stars Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek, Blair Underwood and Laura Innes. It would be very interesting to see how the show would be reshaped for the once “sci-fi” channel and how a much lower production budget would effect the show. Which cast members would return? Would the series take a more supernatural or science fiction turn?

It shouldn’t be too surprising that SyFy is looking at the canceled NBC series. Although I’m shocked that they aren’t gunning for the also canceled V remake. Sure, it was an ABC show, so the rights might be a little tougher (or more expensive to get), but it seems to fit so much better with the SyFy model. And out of the two shows, I think it had the better cast (Lost and Buffy alum in leading roles? Yeah, I’m in) and much more potential (What is The Event anyway?).  Fox also canceled the DC Comics adaptation Human Target, while not sci-fi, it could have been a cool fit for the network. Are there any recently cancled shows that you’d love to see revived on Cable? What are they? Sound off in the comments!

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