NBC Is Exploring the Idea of Haunted Wine

... Supernatural stuff is all the rage these days, but there's one sliver of the genre that's been vastly underrepresented: haunted wineries! NBC is developing Vines, a "supernatural soap" about a family that takes over a Napa Valley winery with magical vines. I couldn't make this stuff up. [Deadline Hollywood]

... A regular-season NFL game has topped the World Series for the first time, as more people tuned in to watch football's Saints and Steelers than baseball's Giants and Rangers duke it out for the championship. America's pastime apparently is just that... past its time. [TV By the Numbers]

... The series premiere of The Walking Dead gave AMC its best numbers for any series, drawing in 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults. That's much better than both Mad Men and Breaking Bad. It's also the best rating of any series premiere on cable this year. Go zombies! [The Live Feed]

... Remember that 1998 movie Practical Magic, starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock? Neither do I. But ABC Family does, and is adapting the movie into a new series. The story follows a family of witches. That worked out well for Eastwick, didn't it? [The Live Feed]

... Ricky Schroeder will guest star on an upcoming episode of No Ordinary Family, as a man who is saved by superhero-in-training Jim (Michael Chiklis). [TV Guide]

... Parker Posey will appear on Parks and Recreation as a rival to Leslie (Amy Poehler). That is, if Parks and Recreation ever gets back on the air. [EW]

... Alan Dale, better known as Charles Widmore from Lost, will appear on NBC's Undercovers as the boss of Shaw. [TV Guide]

... And finally, Charlie Sheen may already be back on the party wagon, just days after the much-publicized hotel incident in which he was admitted to doing cocaine and had a porn star that locked herself in the closet. According to Radar Online, Charlie is back in LA and on a bender, doing massive amounts of cocaine and partying with prostitutes. Hey, at least the guy's consistent. [Radar Online]


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It's like NBC isn't even trying to improve their ratings.
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holly mother of god, walking dead is my new favorite show : D
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I'm confused on why Charlie Sheen and The Walking dead are two different things. Anyway, he was great on that show!
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Go zombies!!!! Whaaaaa? Magical vines?? You have got to be kidding. I don't even want to know what's so magical about them.
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The Walking Dead is one of the BEST new shows on television now-a-days. Can't wait for the rest of the show (:
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If NBC wants ratings that bad why not make a series parodying their recent scandals, I mean create a fictionalized version of NBC and allow NBC to make fun of themselves. I mean they screwed up really bad and the only way to really get out is by taking blame for their screwups and by creating a series about a fictionalized network 4th in the ratings. First of all a show like this would be so unique that it would create buzz as the First show on a network that makes fun of their own incomptencies. Plus people are generally forgiving if someone is able to take blame for their mistakes (as NBC would If they create a program like this). Now if NBC steals my idea from this forum, I'll sue unless I get some sort of royalty or ownership credit. Then again this is NBC they are making shows about wine.
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Didn't we just canceled the Daytime Show Passions? That was based on a supernatural soap opera. Eastwick was not that great either. Everyone is trying to recreate "Charmed". They should try "Charmed Next Generation". There is a solid fandom and history for the new show.
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The Walking Dead is the new Lost (if not superior). TO SokkaAppa - I think that it is going to be on again on Nov. 5th, but try AMC's website, it might be online there.
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About "Vines", Tim, sometimes I *do* think you make stuff up ;)
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The Walking Dead was gross and awesome lol i remember Practical Magic, and when i start to forget, ABC Family reairs the movie seemingly every week to remind me. a tv series will be crap since Sandra won't be on it
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do they have the walking dead online?
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I'm glad that the Walking Dead did so well. It''s a great show and I hope it continues for a long time.
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Hey Tim, i like your writing, but leave baseball alone. Baseball rocks. That is all.
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I loved the movie Practical Magic so i think it's a brilliant idea to create a series from that, but only if they come up with equally brilliant writing and casting! I hope to hell they don't screw it up and make it another Eastwick.
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Go Saints !!!
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It seems the only thing NBC has going for it is Sunday Night Football.
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