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Doux News: May 18, 2014

This Week: Next Fall -- How I Met... Who? --- Star Trek -- Community -- Stephen King -- Cannes -- This Week In Cats

Next Fall:

Over the course of this week, the Big Five networks have unveiled their schedules for next fall. Four of the five have released trailers for all their new shows while The CW has released a trailer for The Flash.

Entertainment Weekly has produced a wonderful grid. It outlines clearly which shows will be airing against each other and how the season is looking, at least right now. Additionally, if you hover your mouse over the new shows outlined in yellow, it gives you a brief synopsis of the show and directs you to the show's trailer.

The Agents of D.O.U.X. are already beginning to talk about what we will cover next fall. We will let you know as the plans begin to finalize. In the meantime, we will cover many of the premieres, if not the entire series.  My New Shows column will cover all the new shows from the major networks.

Let us know in the comments which shows you are most excited about and which ones you have already decided to skip.

How I Met… Who?

Speaking of news for the fall, CBS has taken a pass on How I Met Your Dad. Reading between the lines, it sounded as if someone called someone else’s bluff. I love point number six. I laughed out loud.

Star Trek 3…

will be directed by Roberto Orci, a first time director.  Nothing like a small, unimportant movie with no expectations and no rabid fans to make your bones.

Five Seasons and…

I know that some of our readers will have been upset by the news that NBC cancelled Community this year. It survived longer than I ever thought it would, but TPTB have decided to move on.

Dan Harmon, the man behind the myth, has written a post on Tumblr with his feelings about the cancellation. It is remarkably calm for him, but does give you insight into how this man’s brain works.

Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King has a new book coming out on June 3. It has been described by the man himself as his “first hard-boiled detective book.” The first chapter is available in the May 16th edition of Entertainment Weekly, but only in the print edition. I could not find it online.

Although I was entertained by the first chapter, I will wait to read some more reviews before I read the novel. It is written in the present tense, something with which I struggle. I know, call me old fashioned.


So we’ve covered television and books. This is also the week of the largest film festival in the world. Cannes, although in France, is spitting distance from Monaco. The opening film this year was Grace of Monaco and it was a complete bomb. Here is one example of a review; it isn’t the nastiest.

This Week in Cats

This video caused quite a bit of discussion in the Agents of D.O.U.X virtual writing room. Wow!

ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hand.


  1. Tara the hero cat will be throwing out the first pitch for the Bakersfield Blaze. :)


    I didn't have a lot of emotional investment in the cancellations this spring, except that I was surprised and pleased that The Mentalist was renewed. I missed a few episodes during my cross-country move in March. And now I'm caught up again and ready for the finale tonight.

    Roberto Orci hasn't directed, but I've seen his name so many times. He was a producer for Alias, Fringe and Sleepy Hollow. So he just might do okay. Although he should maybe have directed an episode or two of something first, point. :)

  2. I'm sad about Community, but sadder about Suburgatory, which I'm sure had at least another good season in it :( sigh.

  3. That review of the Princess Grace film is hilarious.


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