Blood Ties

2007, TV Show


Booker Complete Series and Other Announced Releases

Booker - The Complete Series

New releases announced June 17:

Blood Ties - The Complete Season 2 will be coming out October 6

Stephen J. Cannell's Booker - The Complete Series will be coming out August 25

Lovejoy - The Complete Season 6 and Lovejoy - The Complete Collection will be coming out October 13

Tom and Jerry - Greatest Chases, Vol. 3 will be coming out October 13

Wiseguy - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out August 25

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Everwood Season 2 and Other Announced Releases

Everwood - The Complete Second Season

New releases announced today, March 4:

Blood Ties - The Complete Season 1 will be coming out June 2

Everwood - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out June 16

Murder Most English will be coming out May 26

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OK, I know you hate Blood ...

Question: OK, I know you hate Blood Ties, but cut me some slack. It is my guilty pleasure, plus it is the best vampire show on right now. I noticed that the last two episodes of this season are only going to be shown on the Internet. Does this mean the show has been canceled or is it just fallout from the strike? Answer: Kim, you naughty thing, riling all of those Moonlight fans by calling this anemic pretender the "best vampire show" of the moment. Here's the situation, as explained by Lifetime: Blood Ties' companion shows, Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead and America's Psychic Challenge (seriously, I'm not making up these titles), reached their season finales before Blood Ties did, so the network decided to air the remaining episodes online because the "Psy-Fridays" franchise was no longer intact. Which may not make much sense to fans but can be read as a lack of support for this show by the network. I'm told Blood Ties' fate hasn't been yet determined, but I wouldn't be to ... read more

I had a chance to watch the ...

Question: I had a chance to watch the pilots for both Moonlight and Reaper. I'm a big Supernatural fan, and these ghost/vampire genre shows, when done well, are a lot of fun. To me, one of these shows demonstrates how you do it well, and one demonstrates how you do it badly. Let's start with the good: I really enjoy Reaper. The stars are likable, the writing is fun, and it genuinely made me laugh. It obviously isn't taking itself too seriously, but the effects are still nice and flashy, and let's face it: You couldn't ask for a more charming Satan than Ray Wise. I hope he gets more screen time. The creators obviously have a clear vision that the look, the music and the story all contribute to. I'll definitely keep tuning in. Now on to Moonlight — yikes! First of all, that voice-over. We get it, you're an angsty vampire. Shut up, already! I think the excessive VO makes the bad writing even worse. Because the writing is bad. So full of clichés! I wanted to laugh at the overly serious ... read more

What's the "Dale" with Flash Gordon's Gina Holden?

Gina Holden, Flash Gordon

Sure, many actors from other countries are coming to the United States to act, but Gina Holden isn't among them. The actress is too busy working up in her native Canada not only in her role as Dale Arden — aka the true love of Flash Gordon (Fridays at 9 pm/ET, on Sci Fi Channel) — but she also appears in Lifetime's Blood Ties as a Goth mystery solver. Holden has two upcoming films as well, playing opposite Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and also braving an Aliens sequel. asked Holden how she makes it all work (without the benefit of those spatial rifts found on Flash Gordon). What attracted you to the role of Dale Arden? Gina Holden: I'm a big comic-book read more

I've read your column for ...

Question: I've read your column for years and wanted to thank you for your sensible comments regarding Moonlight. I have decided that most genre fans are crazy and can see why it's so difficult to get a genre-type show to succeed outside of syndication these days. As a fan of Forever Knight and Angel, I was very excited when CBS announced that Moonlight would air in the fall. Thinking other fans would feel as I do about seeing another vampire grace our screens, I surfed a few sites. Well, I was met with cold water in the face and sometimes downright rudeness. Don't get me wrong, there are fans out there who are looking forward to Moonlight as much as I am. But it's amazing how people will cling to one show, even one that was canceled more than 14 years ago, to the exclusion of another that might be just as good. I find this mind-set incomprehensible, especially from a fan base that is supposedly progressive and open-minded. I hope your continued positivity toward Moonlight will help it ... read more

In Other Renews: Spike Is Liked, Lifetime Keeps Ties

Fox has ordered a second cycle of the Saturday late-nighter Talkshow with Spike Feresten, but thus far is mum on Season 13 of Mad TV (producers are still in talks with the network).... Lifetime has renewed its vampire drama Blood Ties for a second, 10-episode season, to air in the fall. read more

When will we know if there ...

Question: When will we know if there will be a new season of The Dresden Files? I've stopped watching Battlestar Galactica, but I never miss Dresden Files. Paul Blackthorne is so endearing as Harry Dresden. Answer: Generally, a show tends to wrap its first season before you get official confirmation of a second. Dresden wraps April 15, and in a release accompanying the season-finale screener, Sci Fi Channel notes that Dresden delivers more female viewers than any other current scripted Sci Fi original series. Which I take as a plus, because it seems to me the appeal of Dresden Files is in its charmingly disheveled hero. The appeal isn't universal, as witnessed by this response from Jill: "It's hard for me to understand your positive review of The Dresden Files and your negative comment regarding Blood Ties. Blood Ties has more of what I want in a series: a strong female lead, strong male leads who are also good-looking, and a great romance in its buildup phase. Dresden has... damsels in ... read more

Every time I see another list ...

Question: Every time I see another list of pilots and potential network schedules for the fall, I see another vampire show. What's up with that? When did bloodsuckers become the flavor of the month? I tried to watch Blood Ties on Lifetime but didn't make it through the first half hour. The HBO show with Anna Paquin sounds intriguing. Do you have any early feelings about it? Only one, if that, will likely endure, right? Answer: Have you been in a bookstore lately? There's an entire industry built around series of supernatural romance novels, many involving vampires. Lifetime's dramatically anemic Blood Ties is based on one of them. I'm not surprised that the networks are trying to mine this vein (sorry) in hopes of generating some cult buzz. At last week's Sopranos screening, I talked to an HBO exec who was very high on the Alan Ball script for their vampire project. Could have been just hype, but you never know. Seems to me like HBO's the perfect place for something so out there to tak ... read more

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Premiered: March 11, 2007, on Lifetime
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Ex-cop Vicki Nelson becomes a private investigator and finds herself working with a vampire on supernatural crimes.



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