The newest series from Aaron Sorkin about the behind-the-scenes action at a fictional television program has just gotten a title, MediaBistro reports. Sorkin’s newest is said to be titled Newsroom and will star Jeff Daniels as the lead anchor of a popular cable news show called “News Night.”
We first reported on Sorkin’s latest back in June when Tom’s hero Sam Waterston signed on to the show (at the time known as More As This Story Develops). Since then, we’ve learned that HBO has ordered a full series. I haven’t been able to find any info about when we can expect to actually see this show hit the air, but I do know that I feel much more confident that it is on HBO and not a major network. We will of course follow additional news about Newsroom as it develops.
While perusing the list of panels for NYCC, Chris, Wade, and I saw one simply titled ‘Terra Nova.’ Looking at our schedules for what we wanted/needed to see this weekend, we saw that we all had time to go see this panel. We also were SUPER excited about simply watching Terra Nova get torn to shreds. However, we were in for a big surprise. Read more
The highly (or not so highly, depending) anticipated pilot of Terra Nova premiered last night. All of us here at NNAR went into the premiere with differing expectations. Jon thought it was going to knock it out of the park. Wade and Chris expected it to be horrible. Third really, really likes dinosaurs, so… yeah. And Tom… well, Tom went to go see Drive instead – a respectable decision. So once the pilot concluded, the four of us and our fellow nerd Jacob convened online to discuss. Below is our review of Terra Nova’s pilot – conversation style, and edited to save you from the abundance of childish banter, fart jokes, and Third-provoking comments. Read more
Quality epic TV shows are hard to come by. Of all the TV that produced in recent years, there have been only a handful of shows that, to me, really stand out as being both epic in scale AND well done. Among these are LOST, Battlestar Galactica, the new front-runner Game of Thrones, and of course The Wire. However, there are countless shows that attempt to be epic and end up falling flat on their faces. I’m looking at you, Heroes.
With the pilot debuting this coming Monday, we don’t have to wait long to to find out which category Fox’s highly hyped-up Terra Nova will fall into. I think this one has a lot going for it. Read more
New York ComicCon is approaching rapidly. And while we would clearly like to cover every single moment of it and bring the full detail of the nerdiness on home to you, the reader, that just wouldn’t work. So we decided to cover exactly what you want to read about. In order to do that, we’re asking you to check out the panel lists and let us know just what events and discussions tickle your fancy. Certain events (like DJ Z-Trip’s opening concert and Jay and Silent Bob Get Old) will be sure things. But a whole lot else is up for grabs. Hit the jump to check out the schedule and give us an idea of just what you’re hoping to read about. Read more
So this has been making the rounds on the web for a few days, but I only just got around to watching it. It seems that someone got their hands on the trailer for the pilot of Joe Hill‘s Locke & Key that was made for Fox. The show did not get picked up in the end, but at least we get a glimpse of what it might of been through the lens of this two minute video. Read on to see the trailer and my thoughts. Read more
Just like first round interviewees and blind daters, TV Shows are generally very nervous about making a good first impression. If the first impression is a bad one, well… you better start thinking of ideas for the next show.
Shows take different routes in order to ensure that viewers are hooked. However, most involve a recurring opening sequence with a title theme that is played at the beginning of each new episode. These songs are what get stuck in our heads, and keep us thinking about the show and wanting more. Some series do it wrong, and some do it really right. Here is our Top Five break down of the latter. Read more
In case it hasn’t been obvious, we miss HBO’s Game of Thrones and cannot wait for it to come back. Luckily we can occasionally get our GoT fix in in the form of news about the upcoming season from the studio, and today is one of those occasions. It seems that HBO has just finished casting the second season of the show, and the guys over at TV Overmind have provided us with a write-up of all sixteen new cast members and the roles they will be playing. I’m fairly unfamiliar with most of these actors, as will be most American audience members, I suspect, but just the thought of the next chapter in this amazing story being played out onscreen is getting me giddy with anticipation.
Check out the write up here (Warning: Season one spoilers, as well as tips on new characters for those of you not already familiar with the events of book 2).
So what do you think about the casting? Let us know in the comments.