Imagine a world in which the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball all decided to move their seasons to the same time of year. It would be chaos, for fans and the professional sports business alike. And yet, in television, that's essentially what happens during pilot season.
The broadcast networks traditionally order pilots during the first few months of the year. From there, it's a race to find the best actors, hire a crew, build sets and produce a show before May, when the upcoming fall schedules are announced. The field has always been crowded, but this spring, several cable networks and online retailer-turned-programmer Amazon are also developing new shows that they hope will go to series (cable networks typically produce pilots throughout the year, usually avoiding the spring).
Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace, Law & Order's Linus Roache and Generation Kill's Stark Sands have joined HBO's new pilot The Miraculous Year, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The drama will focus on a New York ...
"Poor Ned!" says Lee Pace, of the romantic piemaker he plays on ABC's fantastical Pushing Daisies (Wednesdays, 8 pm/ET, ABC). You think you have problems with your love life? Ned's current romantic entanglement is a doozy, boasting a very unusual obstacle. Because of his special gift (he can bring things back to life with just a touch, but if he touches them again, they die forever), his one true love, played by Anna Friel, is one big hands-off zone, due to having once been deceased. Can you imagine? Pace tells us how Season 2 will examine Ned's sexual frustration, his dysfunctional families— both literal and figurative— and Chuck's biggest secret of all.
On Stage 19 of the Warner Bros lot a Pushing Daisies seduction is in bloom Heroine Chuck Anna Friel has just shown up unannounced at the apartment of her pie-baker boyfriend Ned Lee Pace They banter They flirt She mentions wanting to wrap him up in goose-down goodness And then she lets the duvet thats wrapped around her shoulders slide to the floor leaving only a red ribbon in her hair and a sky-high pair of heels on her feet Ned manages to spit out a few words Ive really missed youNo doubt ABC executives are hoping viewers will feel the same After all the series a star-crossed romance between Ned who can bring the dead back to life with a touch but also kill with one more and Chuck the childhood sweetheart he resurrected and can never have physical contact with again hasnt aired since December 2007 Which raises the question Will Daisies a modest hit in Season 1 still be able to cultivate an audience when it returns Wednesday Oct 1 a
What is Lee Pace's good luck charm as he heads into Sunday's Emmy Awards as a nominee in the Lead Actor/Comedy race? "I brought my sister," the actor told TVGuide.com at Kate Somerville's pre-Emmys "White Tent Event." In fact, Pace saw to it that sib Sally was properly pampered with a facial from Somerville, whose star-studded clientele includes the likes of Kate Walsh and Felicity Huffman. However no such beautifying was on tap for Lee himself (yet). Asked if he might go in for a tweezing, he deferred, "My brows are what I got, so
."Pace then talked up Pushing Daisies' Season 2 opener (airing Oct. 1), in which the killer at large is offing people with
bees. "It's a fun case," he said. "It throws you back to that Daisies style fun, whimsical and totally romantic."The pie-maker might be a busier baker this season, seeing as several cool guest stars are stopping by. In addition to Fred Willard (as a murdered magician) and David Arquette (as a bud of Ned's, "a misfit ...