by Billie Doux
And they're already talking cancellations
Even though 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort have each received an order for two more scripts, TV by the Numbers says it's only a matter of time before they're canceled. (Cue Last Resort series title puns.) And hey, Animal Practice was already canceled, but they're replacing it with Whitney instead of Community! Why? WHY?
In an attempt to console Community fans, "Troy and Abed in the Morning" explain that an October 19 premiere date is just a state of mind.
More unfortunate Community news just in -- Chevy Chase opened his mouth widely and inserted his foot again. You'd think the first few times would teach him something, but no.
It's too soon to talk cancellation, especially after the miracle save it got last spring, but Nikita's third season premiere got lousy ratings. In fact, they were so bad that they hit a series low. I know the Nikita powers that be are probably thinking syndication if they can hang on for a couple more seasons, but less than a million viewers for a season premiere is just not good. I tried to catch up with Nikita over the summer, but I gave up halfway through; I think my mind is still stuck on the original series. A lot of people love the new series, though, and I was hoping it would do well. This is not news I wanted to pass on to you.
This week in casting goodness
Billiedoux.com fave Mark Pellegrino just scored another role, this time a guest spot on Person of Interest. He has had many continuing and guest starring roles on (and I went and looked it up, and this is just shows we cover) Castle, Chuck, Dexter, Lost, Supernatural, Grimm, and Revolution.
George Takei will be guest starring as Daniel Dae Kim's uncle on Hawaii Five-0. Not that I don't want George Takei on H50, but Korean... Japanese... okay, I'll shut up now.
Jorge Garcia has been cast as a giant on Once Upon a Time. I have my fingers crossed that it will turn into a continuing role, because I miss watching Jorge every week, and I'm so sorry Alcatraz didn't work out for him. (How many "new Losts" have there been, now?)
DJ Qualls returns as Garth on Supernatural. Knew it would happen. Could I submit a request? I would like them to stop teasing us with the possibility that Castiel (Misha Collins) will return. I feel like they've been teasing us with that for three freaking years now. Bring him back or kill him off, please?
How like New Zealand
I've always wanted to visit New Zealand. It just seems like a cool place. And now, they're putting pictures of hobbits on their legal tender. Yes, it's a gimmick for the upcoming movies, but I still think it's pretty cool.
I hope it's not science fiction
This little news bit made me gasp. A British company has managed to make petrol from the CO2 in the air, solving a serious energy situation by reducing pollution. If it were the plot of a science fiction movie, people just wouldn't believe it. Please, let this one be true.
That's all I have for this week. Opinions, raves, rants, questions? Post a comment!