News Briefs: Check Out the (Boring) New Poster for Game Of Thrones Season 3

By Tim Surette

Nov 15, 2012


SPRING IS COMING AND THAT'S WHEN WINTER IS ALSO COMING NEWS

... HBO's Game of Thrones! Like I need to say anything more. Here's the first Season 3 "poster."

(Sorry it was hecka boring. March 31, 2013 is the Season 3 premiere date. If you're European, swap the "31" and the "3" to understand.)


BUSINESS TIME

... Andrew Miller, who handled the TV adaptation of The Secret Circle, has sold a pair of projects, one to ABC and one to Fox. ABC gets SAGA, a high-concept drama about a popular fantasy author who disappears into the world she created, leading her fans to travel there to help her. Umm, yeah. High-concept, indeed. Fox gets a drama about a pair of families on opposite ends of the cattle trade in Texas. I'd say Miller has range. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is developing a drama called George Washington, about some guy who used to be president or something? The series will show both sides of Mr. Dollar Bill, the mythic man we all know and the seedy adulterer who bedded his BFF's wife. The network is leaving out the part where he helped Abraham Lincoln kill vampires, though. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is developing iQuit, a comedy following the ups and downs of a group of post-grads with the common experience of the internet affecting their lives. For example, one of the five friends is a jillionaire from creating a top-selling app, one is a YouTube celebrity without any real celebrity perks, and one had his life ruined on Facebook. Young people love the internet, right? [Deadline Hollywood]

... TV Land has renewed The Soul Man for Season 2. For those who aren't cultured enough to know, The Soul Man is a spin-off of Hot In Cleveland and stars Cedric the Entertainer. [TV Guide]

... Lifetime has ordered the docu-reality series Teen Trouble, in which a bunch of crazy teens will have their lives full of boozin', sexin', druggin', and havin' fun interrupted by interventions. So embarrassing, mom! [Lifetime via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Rumer Willis, the spawn of Bruce and Demi, will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0. She'll play a new love interest for Masi Oka's character. Sorry Masi, but this is what you get paid the big bucks for. [EW]

... How To Make It in America's Bryan Greenberg has signed on for an upcoming USA pilot based on an Elmore Leonard story. He'll play an aspiring politician in Miami who marries a Colombian woman to win the Latino vote, but learns she's on the run from her troubled past. One thing leads to another, yada yada yada, and so forth and so forth, and next thing you know they're like actually in REAL love. Only on television! [THR]

... Modern Family has booked Billy Dee Williams to play Billy Dee Williams, which is exactly how it should be. Colt 45. [EW]

... Meryl Streep's other daughter, Grace Gummer (Mamie Gummer currently stars in The CW's Emily Owens, M.D.), will play a reporter in the next season of The Newsroom. [Deadline Hollywood]

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  • mcepin3 Nov 16, 2012

    if they fuck up this season,I am done with watching any more of GoT. I will still read books of course:D...those are the ones that are truly great(waiting on new book to come out)
    Season 2 was ok,but not great. They need to stick to books and not do their own thing. And not enough episodes for a book of that caliber. 10 is for sure not enough!

  • Pixel8 Nov 16, 2012

    In the first two “sneak peek” episodes of Teen Trouble, the host sent kids to "troubled teen" programs that have many online accounts of abuse. The first one was Copper Canyon Academy, the second was Outback Therapeutic Expeditions. Both are owned by Aspen Education Group, who is currently being sued by over 30 people who say they were abused in a similar “troubled teen” program. See www.CCASurvivors.com to see how kids are treated there!

  • LytaAlexander1 Nov 16, 2012

    Europeans and the rest of the world already know to swap the numbers ;)

  • GruescuEwald Nov 16, 2012

    well played :D

  • AnoukvdZee Nov 15, 2012

    At least I was warned about the poster being boring in the header.

  • ToddMurray Nov 15, 2012

    I guess "high-concept" is the new Hollywood word for "bat-shit-crazy-concept".

  • Dudekotka Nov 15, 2012

    Can't wait for iQuit to be sued by Apple.

  • AndyDwyer Nov 15, 2012

    Isn't it basically everywhere else in the world that has the dd/mm/yyyy system except north america. This is due to the archaic continuation of the imperial system I assume.

  • LarissaPeixot Nov 15, 2012

    If you're European or from Mexico and below.

  • bluemorphotat Nov 15, 2012

    Correction: if your language's alphabet is roman and you are NOT from the USA...

  • EsmeBuffay Nov 15, 2012

    It's sad that Game of Thrones is so far off but I anticipated it would come out around that time so I'm not surprised, just disappointed.

  • terminaltrip421 Nov 15, 2012

    The Soul Man is an unfortunate waste of Cedric the Entertainer's talents.

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