by Billie Doux
New shows, premieres and cancellations
The Walking Dead's fall finale last Sunday actually broke basic cable records, with 15.2 million viewers. It even blew out the non-cable competition.
And the suits have noticed. The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd is working on a new sci-fi pilot called Horizon that features aliens arriving during World War II. The pilot will air on USA, a network that currently has AMC-envy. Actually, I think a lot of networks have AMC-envy right now.
Which brings me to The Killing, which is now undead, and not in that cool zombie sort of way. Season three of The Killing will air on Netflix, and probably on AMC, this May. I'm still finding it hard to forgive them for the first season finale, so I'm not sure there's anything that will get me watching this show again. Even an against-the-odds show resurrection.
I was sad when Matt Davis left The Vampire Diaries, but there was a reason why he went. His new show The Cult will be arriving on the CW February 19. I hope it's good. And if it isn't, I hope they move him back to The Vampire Diaries.
Lost's Carlton Cuse will be executive-producing the new show Bates Motel on A&E. It's a Psycho prequel about the formative years of Norman Bates, starring Vera Farmiga as mom Norma Bates and Freddie Hightower as her son, Norman. They're holding a contest for fans to submit their ideas for the title sequence. Interesting. This is another show idea that doesn't do much for me, but we all know that it's the way they do it that matters.
J.K. Rowling's new post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy, is being turned into a series on the BBC. I am probably one of the only ten people in the world who are not Harry Potter fans, by the way. Has anyone read this book? Does it seem like a good possibility for a series?
This week in casts, and other cool stuff
It had to happen. Gina Torres is guest starring on Castle. It's the ultimate Firefly reunion.
Doctor Who won the TV Guide fan fave award this year. Because, as we all know, Time Lords are cool.
Finally, it's a little thing, but I love that the Supernatural title credits change every season, and that they do imaginative title credits for some of their special episodes. (My favorite is the exploding glitter for the clown episode, although the Octoberfest black and white Warner Brothers tribute was a close second.) I just found a page on the Supernatural wiki that has them all, and in motion, and I had to share it with you all.
That's it for this week. Opinions, raves, rants, questions? Post a comment!