CBS is serious about tackling broadcast TV's summer problem, and to prove it, the network is hauling out two big names: Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.
The Steves are behind the upcoming 13-episode CBS summer series Under the Dome, based on King's best-selling thriller about a New England town that becomes sealed off from the rest of the world.
Stephen King's Under the Dome
CBS is moving forward with Under the Dome, a drama based on Stephen King's 2009 novel, for the upcoming summer 2013 season. The network requested a straight-to-season order of 13 episodes of the science fiction series.
Monday's episode of Revolution will claim the show's first victim.
The latest promo for NBC's new drama dropped the news that one member of our motley crew won't make it out of the episode alive. "Obviously, it's not Charlie [Tracy Spiridakos]," executive producer David Rambo tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. And although there are some clues as to who may be taking a dirt nap, Rambo believes the death will have a significant impact.
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When people call the network upfronts one long song and dance, they're not kidding.
Bag of Bones
Bag of Bones? More like pile of crap.
In last night's conclusion to A&E's overlong, underwhelming, four-hour adaptation of Stephen King's equally blah novel, the ghosts got off way easier than viewers, who had to live through laughable dialogue, clichés galore and even a few criminal rip-offs of King's own work.
"You ask for a simple white Christmas ..." and everything goes to cartoon hell on Eureka, already the most animated of Syfy's quirky series, and a natural to be brought back for a one-night-only Christmas special, a gift for fantasy fans, packaged with similarly themed episodes of Warehouse 13 and Haven. The Eureka special (8/7c) is especially inventive, as the isolated mountain town's overtaxed Super Photon Generator interacts with a child's hologram-generating storybook, and abracadabra, everyone becomes a cartoon character (including Sheriff Carter's much-abused Jeep, cleverly and petulantly voiced by The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons).
Syfy is staying in Haven, ordering a third season of the supernatural drama, Variety reports.
The 13 new episodes will air sometime next year.
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The Walking Dead, True Blood, Supernatural
Historically, horror hasn't scared up a great track record on TV. Supernatural series? Yes. Terrifying ones? No. The good news for FX, which on Wednesday launches American Horror Story, is that audiences seem to be growing braver. Millions have dared to peek out from behind their fingers, making hits out of The Walking Dead and True Blood. Even when Nip/Tuck dipped its scalpels into overt horror -- terrorizing us with sadistic serial killer The Carver -- it drew record numbers to FX.
But do viewers have the stomach for a haunted house dreamed up by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who gave us both Glee and Nip/Tuck?
Pierce Brosnan has signed on to play protagonist Mike Noonan in A&E's adaptation of Stephen King's beloved 1998 supernatural, midlife crisis novel Bag of Bones. The four-hour "mini-series" is set to air in two parts sometime during the last quarter of this year...
Stephen King, Dark Tower
Universal Pictures has scuttled its plan to adapt Stephen King's seven-novel series The Dark Tower, Deadline reports.
In September, Universal and NBC Universal Television announced they were going to produce a film trilogy and TV series based on King's books. Ron Howard was to direct the first film.