by Billie Doux
I don't tend to do gossipy stuff, but I'm sad to report that my favorite co-starring love bunnies, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, have broken up. How awkward that they're probably going to continue doing love scenes together. It's just too bad. Damon and Elena are the only couple on TV I'm shipping right now, and Somerhalder and Dobrev are both cat lovers. Oh, well. Hopefully it'll be one of those amicable "we don't have a problem working together" breakups.
Renewals and Cancellations
So I was looking at all of the shows that just got renewed or canceled this week and wondering where to start with Doux News this weekend, and instead, ChrisB put together a post on Renewals and Cancellations, 2013, bless her. There haven't been any upsetting cancellations for me personally this year -- what about you guys? Two shows that I review, Dexter and Breaking Bad, are ending this summer, but they've both run quite a long time and I think they'll both actually come to a conclusion, which is all any TV fan can ask for.
Two renewals that I sort of don't get, though, are Community and Defiance. Here on Doux Reviews, we've talked here and there about how season four of Community has lost that unique spark of creativity that made it a must-watch show. Maybe not everyone feels that way, though. Comments?
Syfy's Defiance got a second season. It has the feel of Farscape crossed with Firefly, two shows that I enjoyed, and it stars a number of actors that I like tremendously. I dutifully watched the first few episodes, but I couldn't make myself watch this week's; I deleted it unwatched. Why isn't Defiance clicking for me? Are you watching Defiance? What do you think of it?
The good news is that Joss Whedon's new show, whatever they end up calling it (I think I'll call it SHIELD), has gotten the green light. Woo, and may I add, hoo! And yes, we'll definitely be covering it here. Mark Greig, our resident Marvel expert, will be doing the honors.
There will be a trailer for SHIELD airing tonight during the season finale of Once Upon a Time, which, coincidentally, is about to be spun off. The new series will be called Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. (Or possibly something else. Like SHIELD, they were having trouble coming up with a title.)
The new J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama, Almost Human, is a go, too. Along with other stuff. (It's okay if I only mention stuff that interests me, right? If I wrote about them all, this section would be a mile long. Plus, ChrisB does a terrific column on new shows every few weeks.)
It's not definite yet, but now that Touch has been canceled (never got into that show, although I did try it), Kiefer Sutherland is in talks with Fox to do a limited run revisit of 24. I'm on board for that. I saw all of 24, although I never felt compelled to write about it. (Well, maybe once.)
This week in casts
Kenny Johnson from The Shield (which is not SHIELD) will be on board for an arc in the upcoming final season of Dexter. Very cool.
Colin Ferguson, former star of Eureka, will be doing a season-long arc on Haven.
Enrico Colantoni, currently doing a character arc on Person of Interest, has been cast in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie. Not a surprise, since he played Veronica's father for three seasons, but nice to know.
This week in cats
I had several cat features to choose from this week, but wound up with this one. Very cute. Although I think it has delusions of Henri le chat noir.
And finally, I hate commercials, but this may be the Best Commercial Ever. Although it might not make you howl if you've never been into Star Trek.
That's it for this week. Comments? Raves? Are you participating in the Buffy Re-Watch? We're having a great time.
And Happy Mother's Day!