News Briefs: Revenge, Once Upon a Time, and Scandal Are Now on Netflix

BUSINESS TIME

... You've ruined your pause button by watching Poison Ivy 3 84 times on Netflix Instant Streaming, but now there's something else to watch! ABC has posted the complete first seasons of Revenge, Once Upon a Time, and Scandal to the on-demand service, just in time for you to get caught up before their second seasons premiere later this fall. It seems like ABC is more embracing of the internet as a means to help out its properties, and Netflix is particularly friendly to serialized dramas and binge-watching. Smart move. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Travel Channel has ordered three new reality series. Edge of America will take a look at zany American subcultures and festivals, like Oklahoma's calf-eating festival. Call me when they're eating the testicles right off the calf, then it will be weird. Feed the Beast is another food show about eating food that will give you diarrhea, this time focusing on late-night eateries. Kevin Michael Connolly Project follows Connolly, who was born without legs, as he engages in thrill-seeking activities. [Travel Channel via press release]

... Animal Planet has renewed Call of the Wildman for Season 2, much to the chagrin of turtles. [Animal Planet via press release]

... MTV has renewed Ridiculousness for Season 3, much to the chagrin of everyone. [Deadline Hollywood]

... While you think about getting that leaky sink fixed, Shonda Rhimes has sold another television show, this time to NBC. She's teaming with Grey's Anatomy writer Peter Norwalk for Under the Gun, a drama about a female FBI agent with a darrrrk past. [THR]

... NBC already has a comedy about the White House (1600 Penn) on the way, and now it has a drama in development, too. White House Confidential would be told from the perspective of a young, female doctor and look at both the elite and mundane jobs at the Hizzy. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is also developing Holiday, a single-camera multi-cultural family drama from Californication producer Gina Fattore. The catch here is that we'll only see the family together during holidays. So with 22 episodes in a full season and each episode occurring during a holiday, I'm guessing there will be a Secretary's Day episode near the end of Season 1? [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC once again (how much money does the network have?!?!?) is developing a legal drama starring Angela Bassett. Vanishing Point, from Source Code writer Ben Ripley, is a legal drama about a supersmart but bitchy lawyer who gets a life-threatening disease that changes her life plan. [Deadline Hollywood]

CASTING NEWS

... The relaunch of Arrested Development will also include Liza Minnelli, who herself is being relaunched by the robotics company that made her. [TV Guide]

... Alfre Woodard is going from playing Lafayette's mom on True Blood to playing Bennett's mom on Private Practice. Woodard. Look for her in a November episode. [EW]


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ridiculousness isnt that bad. theres a million different types of this show, but MTV's first and its kinda funny. I'm also 21 so maybe its catering to my age
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I love netflix!
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So NBC is developing a lot of shows. Now if only they would manage to develop them with a perspective on long-term success, and increase the success-failure ratio of their shows. I never thought I'd say this out loud, but: Quality over quantity, please.
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See? Thank you ABC. I may give Revenge a shot. Perfect timing.
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You must! Revenge is one of the best shows on television. Not to mention, it's just so much fun watching it.
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It's about time for Shonda Rhimes to be done. Can we vote on this?

How about another tv.com showdown of people we're sick of making television?
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How about instead of begrudging someone else's success, you create a show and try selling it to a network? You sound like a pathetic troll.
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It is not unreasonable for someone to get sick of shows by one person they are not a fan of filling up all the drama slots on television. In like fashion, one might express their weariness for JJ Abrams shows or Seth MacFarlane, as I've often seen. These people put their distinctive fingerprints on a show, and it starts to feel like everything on TV is the same. In very much the same way that many of us are sick of every Law and Order and CSI reducing the overall lack of variety in programming on television. Also, there's something to be said for doing one thing and doing it well. If she concentrated on the shows she created, the shows might be better for the people who like her style and the people who don't would get less sick of her less quickly.



Also, just because someone can come up with a product that sells, doesn't mean that's a good thing we can all strive for. What if that product is chewing tobacco with extra cancer juice or home abortion kits? Or romance novels? Should we not criticize any of those things if someone makes a fortune on them?
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There's a difference between not liking a show and asking if it's time for a person to go away and if we should get a vote on it like we're in the Roman coliseum. Just because someone is credited as the executive producer on a show doesn't mean there can't be a world of difference between the shows. Peron of Interest, for example, is much different from Lost so far. Abrams' name on POI is mostly a selling point for some people. Your vote is choosing not to watch a show. Apparently there isn't that much of a market beyond shows of certain genres or types.
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M_K has 6 thumbs up and you have none...



Just sayin...
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Thumbs up mean nothing. It's nothing but a mere number a la likes on facebook. vicbjones has a point, and I don't even watch any of Shonda Rhimes' shows.



Just sayin...
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If you agree with the statement you press the thumb.



Just sayin....



That show will be my first pick for dead pool in the future!
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Hey Tim, where can I find the results of the comedy showdown thing? You know, the one with Community and The Big Bang Theory as finalists? (Community FTW)
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Yes please. I am curious to see the results too!
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here they are! http://www.tv.com/features/comedy-showdown
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http://www.tv.com/features/ needs to be a workable link or for there to be a features tab rather than having to bookmark any features you're interested in. also when the hell did that even happen? if it wasn't last year then you completely failed to advertise it well enough for me to know about it. and i visit the site daily.
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Thank you! And thank you, tv.com voters for renewing my faith in humanity's taste for good tv (at least on this website, if not in the ratings)
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That Liza quip was awesome.
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