18 January 2007

A glimpse into future seasons, future shows...

We will still have our Heroes.
Oh, Earl and the Office Crew too!

NBC has ordered early full-season pickups for the 2007-08 season for four hit series -- the comedies "The Office" and "My Name Is Earl," and dramas "Heroes" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, " it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"These four series represent some of the best of what we consider to be the 'NBC brand' of quality shows," said Reilly. "It is a pleasure to give them an early renewal to develop more stories for next year since we know they will remain both critical and commercial successes for a long time to come."

We will still have Survivor.
I've stopped watching 3 seasons ago, have you?

CBS has ordered two more editions of "Survivor" to be broadcast during the 2007-08 season. These will mark the 15th and 16th editions of television's longest running hit reality series.

Entering its 14th edition this spring, "Survivor" remains one of television's highest rated reality series. This fall, "Survivor: Cook Islands" won its Thursday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period in viewers and key demographics every week against its toughest competition in several years.

"Survivor: Cook Islands" is produced by S.E.G. Inc. Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are executive producers. Jeff Probst is host.

They're bringing in The IT Crowd, USA Version.
I watched a few episodes of UK version last year, but didn't get around to finishing the whole season. Pretty funny stuff from what I've seen.

Joel McHale, Richard Ayoade and Jessica St. Clair have been tapped as the three leads of NBC's comedy pilot "The IT Crowd," says The Hollywood Reporter.

"IT Crowd," from NBC Universal TV Studio and FremantleMedia North America, is a hybrid multi- and single-camera comedy based on the British Channel 4 series about three misfits -- Roy (McHale), Moss (Ayoade) and Jen (St. Clair) -- who work in the IT department of a large corporation.

This looks interesting! HBO plans ASolaF drama.
That's magic, sorcery, medieval knights, swordfights and battlescenes. Weeeeh!

HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy series "A Song of Fire and Ice" into a dramatic series to be written and executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, reports Variety.

"Fire" is the first TV project for Benioff (Troy) and Weiss (Halo) and will shoot in Europe or New Zealand. Benioff and Weiss will write every episode of each season together save one, which the author (a former TV writer) will script.

The series will begin with the 1996 first book, "A Game of Thrones," and the intention is for each novel (they average 1,000 pages each) to fuel a season's worth of episodes. Martin has nearly finished the fifth installment, but won't complete the seven-book cycle until 2011.

The author will co-executive produce the series along with Management 360's Guymon Casady and Created By's Vince Gerardis.