Fox Gets Into the Werewolf Game

...While MTV works on their "serious" TV series version of Teen Wolf (this is actually happening), Fox is developing its own lycan show, called Howl. As you can tell by the title, this show will be about a weary beat poet who sees the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness. Particularly, the madness of becoming a werewolf every full moon. No, kidding. It's actually about two warring Alaskan families who are all werewolves. How much you want to bet there's gonna be a little Romeo & Juliet action going on? The only trouble with that? How do you make she-werewolves sexy? Maybe you don't. Maybe you just don't. [Variety]

...The wonderful Joey Lauren Adams has joined the cast of that Nashville series Tough Trade, which is to air on some channel called Epix. Epix sort of sounds like a cereal, doesn't it? I guess I'm thinking about Crispix. But I'd eat something called Epix. I really would. [THR]

...Oh this is sort of sad. Smart, funny actor/comedian Kevin Pollak is stooping to host that Fox gameshow Our Little Genius. This is the Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader-esque thing about smug kids that's replacing Glee, which is about smug kids, yes, but smug kids we actually like, for a few months. One hopes Pollak will do the gig with tongue firmily in cheek. I wonder why he's doing it. Kids going to college? New summerhouse? Gambling debt? [Variety]

...Ew. Apparently Mark Wahlberg recently hinted that there could be an Entourage movie. Yes, because after the two more seasons or so of the show, the plotlines are going to be so fun and fresh! Drama says dumb things, Turtle says horny things, E says short things, Ari yells things, and all the while Adrian Grenier stumbles around trying desperately to learn how to act. A-thanks, but a-no thanks. [THR]

...Former Clinton adviser and current ABC political analyst George Stephanopoulos has been offered a gig on Good Morning America. Basically he'd be replacing Diane Sawyer once she leaves next week to go do the evening news. Naturally George's first question to the network was "Would I have to wear her wig?" To which the ABC brass nodded their heads gravely and said "Yes, of course." So, decisions to be made. [THR]

...Some sort of Canadian speedskater is mad at Stephen Colbert because on a recent episode of his show he made fun of Canadian people. Which is confusing. I mean, I didn't think Canadian people were allowed to get angry. Like ever. Let alone say the word "jerk", which is what she publicly called Colbert. "Hoser," sure. But "jerk"? I think that immoral Degrassi show is poisoning the minds of our neighbors to the North. Next thing you know they're gonna be wanting real bacon and will rebel against the Queen. Anarchy! [EW]

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Oh, we Canadians are definitely allowed to get angry. I get annoyed myself when people (mainly Americans) stupidly think that we live in igloos. Although, I don't think she needed to overreact. We are capable of laughing at ourselves. We can also rise above and relish in the fact that we already have real bacon, have real maple syrup (not the crappy stuff that most of the world seems to use) and that many Americans pretend to be Canadian when traveling abroad in order to get treated better by locals in other countries. :)
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Sorry Fox. Your habits of starting shows and then dropping them is far too frequent. I won't be watching any series on Fox. Because in 5 months when the werewolf craze wears off and the show isn't getting ratings, they will move it to Friday night (who watches TV on Friday night???) and then cancel the run.
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FOX was already in the werewolf game. Anyone remember the tv show from the 80's on FOX called.....Werewolf?
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Female werewolves? Lycans are normally only male - but then again tv land makes up its own rules.
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@ StephenThompso0 Hay, you may say that about wolf lake. but if I recall CBS also had a series called Moonlight, (vampires way before the twilight movies or the true blood tv show, and way better in my opinion) I guess we shouldn't judge to much until we actually see it.
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Shani Davis is an American skater from Chicago.
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If done right, it could be on for a long time.
I await this new Werewolf show.
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Great, It's about time see another Werewolf Tv Series on Tv Again. Everything been about Vampire after Vampire lately. Thanks... for This is Great News i will try it out, when it comes on air. Now i am finally going see Tv Series the Werewolf is the Star Main Character Again such like "The Big Wolf on Campus Series", not some Supporting Character & Guest Star Appearance Character and Cameo Appearance Character.
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She werewolves actually can be sexy, such as 'Bitten' by Kelley Armstrong. Brilliant book, and a great strong heroine werewolf. I'm also hoping the show is more like Underworld. Hopefully it's dark and actiony, not soap operish. Might be worth a watch then.
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Surprise, everyone is werewolves? Didn't they already try that take with Wolf Lake. It didn't do too well, if I recall.
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Is anyone else here old enough to remember "Werewolf" from Fox's ORIGINAL lineup when it first started. It wasn't half bad.
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I like werewolves a lot, but lately Hollywood has been messing them up. :/
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Werewolves and vampires used to be cool before Twilight. I hope this new show is more like Underworld than that tripe.
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God the vampire/werewolf/supernatural genre is such a stale one. There's very little you can work it in terms of storytelling.
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More werewolf crap. Really? It isn't even a thing really. Going a little over board already.
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Hmm...while it does seem like a stupid show, at least they thought the setting through. If Howl is in Alaska, then there will be six months of night, so they can be werewolves a lot I suppose, instead of once in a while.
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They cancel Dollhouse and then make a werewolf show...... that is really stupid, and I would love to meet the guy in charge and tell him so.
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Way to live up to the sterotype a lot of Canadians have about Americans! And by the way an AMERICAN speed skater called Colbert a jerk.
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Colbert and Stewart make fun of everything and everyone but their humour is based on intelligent observation and appropriate information. Hard to take offense at that...speaking as a Canadian. Now, that dick on a stick from FOX Red Eye, Gutfeld...HE's offensive!
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Sounds cheesy
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Richard, tell me you watched Jersey Shore on MTV last night. And, tell me you'll be writing a recap!
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