Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Nickelodeon Lineup; Thundercats Trailer; Netflix Show?

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

So, good news: I'm semi-back. Bad news: I'm only semi-back. What I thought would be a short project has turned into a much, much longer one, with a very looming deadline. Ergo, time is short and I need to devote the majority of my attention elsewhere again. So, I'll be getting up what I can, but I'm sorry to say that we're not going to be back in full swing (now known as 5 definite posts a week with 6-7 possible on a regular basis) for possibly another three weeks. I'll let you know when I do! In the meantime, I promise that I'll try to get up two each week in the interim. I'll also have access to television again starting tomorrow, so if nothing else, the commentaries should be able to continue.

Oh, and now onto the entertainment news...

In case you didn't see that Regis Philbin joined twitter, don't worry about it. He quit.

Friends around my age may be excited to hear that Nickelodeon has re-programmed its midnight-2am slot with "The 90s are All That," meaning that they will be showing things like All That, Clarissa Explains It All, Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Pete & Pete, and The Amanda Show. Personally, I'd swap them around a little for other shows, but I bet that this will be a pretty big success.

Terra Nova has been pushed back yet again. The latest is that there will be no May preview - the show will just launch in September. Seems like a risky move to me, particularly because they're delaying it to work on the effects.

If you're a South Park fan, they're trying to get you to vote on the best episodes, and the Top 15 will be featured as we are leading up to the start of the new season (Wednesday, April 27th at 10pm).

Debby Ryan, who plays the country farm girl Bailey on The Suite Life on Deck, will get her own Disney Channel series - she'll play a Texas-born au pair who works for a NY family with four children.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates is going well over at Disney Junior, and they're considering 7D, a show that will focus on the Seven Dwarfs.

Netflix has become a contender in the new-original-series circuit. They've ordered a 26-episode show starring Kevin Spacey, called House of Cards. It won't show up in the Netflix queue until late 2012, but the major networks are already not thrilled that Netflix, which was originally just a way to further distribute already-existing shows, is now a potential competitor for new works.

I have mixed feelings about it, but the new Thundercats has a trailer out. I plan on discussing this one at length in the future, so if you are also opinionated about this reboot, stay tuned!
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