Dark Blue Gets Put Away For Life

... Dark Blue has been canceled by TNT. It starred Dylan McDermott and... uhhh, that's all I really know about it. But check out TV.com's handy dandy Dark Blue showspace for all the info you need! [The Live Feed]

... Claire Danes is eyeballing the lead in the upcoming Showtime drama Homeland. Danes would play a CIA agent who gets a tip that a POW who was given a hero's welcome may actually be an undercover agent for bad guys from a country that's far away. USA! USA! USA! Danes hasn't been a TV regular since My So-Called Life, everyone's favorite voiceover'd, teen angsty, internal monologue show from the '90s. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Dylan Walsh, last seen on FX's Nip/Tuck, is on board for a potential drama project at CBS. Details about the untitled FBI show are sketchy, but we do know that it will be set in Washington D.C. and will probably be just like every other procedural out there. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Weeds creator Jenji Kohan says that the series' seventh season will likely be its last. "Seven years is a good run. I'd rather leave while on top." Well then shouldn't you have left halfway through Season 3? Oooh burn! [TV Guide]

... Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) is working with Fox on Magical Law, a supernatural cop show with a twist. The series is set in a world where supernatural creatures co-exist with humans, and follows a division of law enforcement that must deal with crimes committed by the weirdos. Didn't someone else have an idea exactly like this in development, or is this the same project? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Bill Nye the Science Guy collapsed last night while giving a speech at the University of Southern California last night. Nye regained consciousness and continued with his speech before officials helped him off stage. Nye told the audience he had a similar episode that morning. Get better, Bill, we need more people like you in the world. [LA Times]

... Rumor! Rumor! Rumor! Warner Bros. is looking to continue the hot Batman franchise on television once the third movie, The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters. But who would play the husky-voiced superhero? Producers are allegedly considering a "Karl Urban" type, whatever that means. Again... this is a rumor. Believe at your own risk. [Comic Book Movie]


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I know I'm late seeing this and no one will ever read it - but I thought Dark Blue was crap! - surprised it lasted as long as it did. They were all so unbelievable as undercovers - and when they introduced the romance between Dylan McDermotts' character and that FBI person this go round - things got even worse.
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Gah... rly. I really liked Dark Blue, it was so dark and moody. And hawt chicks!
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i liked darkblue sadly it seems all the shows i watch are getting cancelled lately
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magical law sounds like special unit 2
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I hope Bill Nye is ok.
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Lol it's ok. We just posted within a few minutes of each other. I had to check the time to see if you actually posted it in the 10 mins it took me to write that up. Alot of Americans don't know about other shows out there from other countries and thought I'd share this one as well.
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Sorry Dragon, posted then read what you wrote below. Good summary.
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I'm sooo disappointed that Dark Blue got cancelled. I think that was a result from poor advertising but it was a really good show with a lot of promise.
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Magical Law is a complete ripoff of a Canadian show called Lost Girl. Anyone?
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If anyone likes the idea of Magical Law, I'm currently watching Lost Girl, which you can look up on here, and is a Canadian show currently in it's first season, on episode 9. The main character is a good Succubus, who at first, didn't even know what she was. Then she learns about the Fae world, and a human like species who each have a special ability. The Fae secretly co-exist with humans and very few humans know about them.



She becomes a private investigator and has a female human best friend, and a male Fae cop as partners. There is the Light and Dark sides in the Fae world, and each Fae must choose a side once their powers come to full term. But she is the only unique Fae, since she never knew of them and is around 28 now, she chose NEITHER side when her time came and was found by the Fae Elders in the first episode. So now she's neutral and has friends and connections in both camps and also the human world.



It's show on Showcase. Since it's not on American TV, it's not censored at all and has full adult language and partial nudity each episode.
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why do all the good show's get caned when there is so much crap on tv... RIP dark blue
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Claire Danes is awesome, so having her in TV lands would be great, and as for the Magical Law... Yeah, Sanctuary much? Supernatural much? Anita Blake much?
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Dylan was never convincing as the head of a undercover group, attempting to look rough, rugged and tough; not happening. And although Jeepers Creepers 2 is one of my favoriate movies, I didn't like Nicki's character. Loved Logan and Omari's characters; Sorry Dylan, no comparison.
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maybe its just me, but the basic premis of Magical Law sounds very similar to Sanctuary. and i'm with you on weeds he should of ended the series with the fire taking out Agrestic/Majestic if he wantedto go out on top. But, at least season 6 was a huge improvement over the last 2.
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I agree... the casts had pretty good chemistry between them; besides it is not a shallow show compared to so many out there... @@
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Dark Blue was amazing! I can't believe they cancelled it!
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C'mon, Dark Blue was awesome. It started to have deeper storylines, Carter was gonna propose. Jaimie and dean were starting dating again. I'm sure That would've complicated things for them. Man, TNT sucks. They dont have one quality show left. Cant believe how so many bad shows just keep beeing picked-up and awesome one get canceled.
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Eh... isn't Magical Law just that Powers adaptation that was in the works at one point, only paying less money to the guy that actually had the idea?
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Magical Law sounds interesting.
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That sucks! Dark Blue was brilliant, good undercover cop series!
This is a bad year for TV, Lone Star, Rubicon now Dark Blue.
Damn you to hell, network executives! :-(
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I really hope that Batman series rumor is just that, a RUMOR!!!
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Dylan Walsh new show is no procedural, Tim. The official details were released months ago. His new show will be about DFA or something agent(agency that deals with drug trafficing), who lost his son while being under cover, and is determined to find out who ordered his sons hit. On top of all that he also has problems with his teenage daughter. Sounds familiar? Dylan Walsh is going to be the next Sean Archer, and I say let him be, he is the perfect choice for the role.

Oh, and Tim. I wont follow you on Twitter.
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Dark Blue was a fun summer show, but being a pure action show just doesn't cut it anymore. The entire show could have been way better if it had writers capable of writing a deeper ongoing storyline. Good cast though. I liked everybody.
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"Dark Blue" actually got good because of the chemistry between McDermott and newcomer Tricia Helfer. Someone needs to find a way to get Number 6 a show with some staying power.
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I don't know about the Batman series rumour, but if it's true, at least it will give us the chance to bring Batman into a less realistic reality (no offense to the fans of the Nolan trilogy, but by adding so much reality to the whole series, Nolan has condemned "his" Batman to a very short life, because most of Batman's villains can't exist in the reality that he created... unless they are rewritten, of course).
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Crap, dark blue was a good cop show. It's always the good shows that get cancled but the lame-ass ones remain.
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I hope Mr. Nye is okay, now.
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I bet you Bill Nye is testing a time traveling device on himself, and these are the side effects. But seriously now, the article mentions no one at all going to his aide while he was out. Instead the audience went right to their phones to update their statuses.
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real shame for dark blue, sucks for weeds but it was time, sweeeet new batman
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Sucks that Dark Blue got canned. I really liked that show. I've been a fan of Weeds since the beginning. I'll definitely miss it when it leaves.
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I'm disappointed that Dark Blue was cancelled but I had a feeling that it was not going to get picked up for a third season.
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Karl Urban's gonna be Judge Dredd in the new movie so.. he probably won't be Batman too xP
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why Dark Blue?
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Oh brother.....supposedly, the reason they have never been allowed to have Batman on Smallville is because they didn't want a different perception of him to take away from their movie version -- this was before the movies came out even. Smallville's producers had to substitute Green Arrow instead. Now that Smallville is ending, guess what character would be PERFECT for TV??
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Batman the series? That would be a sight to see.
How about a Moon Knight series instead.
Gore Verbinski's idea for that show makes me happy and giddy.
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I'm over it...
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I liked Dark Blue, too. That's too bad. That Verbinski project sounds like the TV show Special Unit 2 that starred Michael Landis.
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sorry to hear about DARK BLUE
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Magical Law sounds good only if they do it as well as say, Men In Black. Looking forward to see how that turns out. Also, not really into Karl Urban, they should find someone else to base their Batman on.
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That's a shame about Dark Blue, this season was much more entertaining than the first season.
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Awww I loved Dark Blue! totally bummed out!
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Noooo!!! Bill Nye!!!! You were my idol growing up... You can't die yet, you're too young!
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Yeah Weeds should have ended in season 3 or 4 if I'm being generous.
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...why dark blue?! WHY?!!!
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Darn. I liked DB.
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Magical Law sounds interesting, i half hate it already though since it's yet ANOTHER cop show.
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