This week: Renewals and cancellations -- This week in casts: Misha! Greg! Enver! -- Vulcans in the news -- This week in cats
Our favorite succubus is getting a fourth season! I know the show doesn't have a huge audience (in a relative sense) but I enjoy Lost Girl a lot, and right now, Mark Greig, J.D. Balthazar and I are tag teaming reviews of season three.
Zero Hour has already been cancelled by ABC. Touch is doing poorly, so I'm feeling better about giving up on it so early.
And Cult is on the critical list; it's already been moved to a Friday death slot. It's a shame, too, because I was hoping for the best for The Vampire Diaries' Matt Davis and Veronica Mars' Alona Tal. But I confess that I didn't even watch the pilot. Those terrible commercials promoting the show completely turned me off.
This week in casts: Misha! Greg! Enver!
I am happy to report that my favorite angel is going to be returning to the cast of Supernatural next season. Misha Collins, who has been playing Castiel on and off since the premiere of season four, told his fans on Twitter that they could stop sending feathers to the CW's offices now.
Greg Grunberg, a personal favorite of mine from Alias, has been cast in an ABC pilot called Doubt. Sounds like a legal drama that I probably won't watch, but as always, I wish Greg Grunberg well. He told me he loved me once. (I said something nice to him about how he should be the lead in Alias at a Lost Hollywood party in 2005, and he said, "Oh, I love you!" and gave me his undivided attention.)
And speaking of personal favorites, Enver Gjokaj was my favorite actor on Joss Whedon's short-lived series Dollhouse, and he has been cast in an ABC pilot called Murder in Manhattan. Again, it sounds like a mystery that I probably won't watch, but Enver Gjokaj is such an exceptional actor that he seriously needs to become famous, and I have my fingers crossed for him.
Vulcans in the news
Last Friday, the president of the United States did the unforgivable: he confused the Jedi mind trick and the Vulcan mind meld. Personally, I think Obama has plenty of geek cred, and I choose to believe he was unintentionally showing support of the choice of J.J. Abrams to direct the new Star Wars movie.
And that wasn't the only news about the planet Vulcan this week! With the active help of William Shatner, "Vulcan" won a poll held to name the two smallest moons of Pluto. (The other winner was "Cerberus".) In response to this interesting news, Leonard Nimoy tweeted,
I hear my Vulcan people have a new home. True ?
This week in cats
I haven't had a lot of cat news to report for awhile, but this week, two items!
Our beloved Henri le chat noir has landed a gig with Friskies and has posted part one of a video on how boring cat food can be. I'm a bit disappointed that my favorite online cat has succumbed to commercialism, but I also can't blame him for cashing in while he can. Fame is fleeting, especially on the internet.
But the cat story that delighted me this week is this one: the fifteenth century equivalent of a cat walking across your keyboard. Love of cats transcends the march of time.
That's it for entertainment news this week that I happened to care about. What about you guys? What's new with you?