News Briefs: The Killing Might Be Reanimated by Netflix or DirecTV

BUSINESS TIME

... AMC's trash is another network's trash. Wait, is that how the saying goes? The Killing, canceled by AMC last month, may have a second shot at life thanks to show-savers DirecTV and Netflix. Both are rumored to be interested in picking up the murder mystery for a third season. However, their names come up any time a show is canceled so let's all keep our pants on until something is official. [TV Line]

... VH1 has renewed Single Ladies for a third season. This wouldn't happen if the show could just meet a nice, honest guy. [VH1 via press release]

... Spike TV has renewed Bar Rescue for a third season of 20 episodes. If you haven't seen the show, it's about a guy who goes into bars and yells at the owners until they change their entire business model. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Syfy is developing a remake of the late-'70s U.K. sci-fi show Blake's 7. The original followed space criminals who broke out of space prison and flew around the galaxy in space ships space-fighting space aliens and space humans to become space heroes. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CBS is breaking its own mold and developing a single-camera comedy from The Big C creator Darlene Hunt. The untitled project follows a 30-something woman who rejects her boyfriend's marriage proposal because she's scared of leaving the single life. Oh so when a woman does it, it's comedy but when a man does it it's because he's scared of commitment and a whore?!?!? Fight fight for men's rights! [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC has ordered a pilot for The High Life, a single-camera comedy about a female recovering alcoholic who struggles to stay dry from all the stress of motherhood and work. It's being written by Paul Reiser's cousins. Do what you will with that information. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Writer Kay Cannon (30 Rock) has a pilot commitment from Fox for a single-camera comedy. The series would be a workplace comedy set in the offices of a national NFL pregame show and feature a central female lead. In other words, IT'S 30 ROCK WITH MORE FOOTBALL. [Deadline Hollywood]

CASTING ROUNDUP

... Chloe Sevigny, who I just saw tuck her penis in on Hit & Miss, has joined the cast of IFC's Portlandia. She'll play Fred and Carrie's roommate. [EW]

... Canadian superstar singer Justine Bieber will lend her voice to The Simpsons in an upcoming episode playing herself. [EW]

... Terrence Howard will guest star on CBS' Hawaii Five-0 as part of flashbacks that detail Danny's life as a Jersey cop. Look for the Iron Man star in an October episode. [EW]

INSERT MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT JOKE HERE

... NCIS: LA's LL Cool J beat the cheese out of some guy who tried to break into his house this morning. Mr. J broke the burglar's nose and jaw while defending his house. Meanwhile, I hear that Chris O'Donnell hides under the covers when the wind blows hard. [TMZ]


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I'm pretty excitd about Blake's 7! I used to love this show when I was a baby.
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The question has to be, who on earth would try to break into LL Cool J's house? The guy has been fit since like 1985.
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I have no remorse for the guy who broke into the LL's house. He got what was coming to him.
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Broke his ribs too. But the guy was 56.
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Yes!
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hah, justine bieber
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I remember Jericho was revived because people wanted it, and they brought it back 10x worse than before. People can shout to the rooftops, but networks never seem to hear "only make it better this time!"
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News flash about the awful sounding show about the woman who says no. If you are in a relationship long enough for a proposal (barring insanity) you aren't entirely single. Man or woman, this sounds terrible.
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I can get behind some extra The Killing...
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I lost count the tv shows Netflix is interested in bringing back and in the end of day...
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Syfy's remake of Battlestar Galactica (although it wasn't originally British) produced one of the best TV shows I've ever seen. Hopefully that one remaining exec at Syfy who still actually loves sci-fi will be able to take charge of the project, although he'll probably end up doing something like Marketeering a new "reality" show about market vendors sell knock off crap to tourists - because that's all about the sci-fi.
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A US remake of a BBC classic like Blake's 7 smells like trouble to me, most US remakes a a flipping waste of time.
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Most US remakes are absolutely brilliant! Barring such disasters as Skins, most criticism if American versions is completely whiny and nit-picky solely for the sake of sounding clever and claiming the most pretentious merit badge of "I was into it before it was popular". But still, how dare America throw money into a good concept and put talented actors into a production using funds not derived solely from the nation lottery....
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I loved The Killing when it moved along. I think its only problem was the pacing. If they change that up I will totally watch it. I have Netflix so I hope it's on there. Does anyone actually have Direct TV? really?
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Tim I think your men's rights are safe. Women's on the other hand? Ask Todd Akin.
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Sexism is a two-way street. Some women want superiority rather than equality:



http://www.youtube.com/user/theignoredgender?feature=results_main
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Tim, why do ALWAYS have to remind people Justin Bieber is Canadian? That kid is single-handedly destroying my ability to make fun of my American friends.



Examples:



- We have universal healthcare! - You also have Justin Bieber.

- Your gun ownership laws are ridiculous! - Not as ridiculous as Justin Bieber.

- You guys are indebted to China for 1 Trillion dollars! - Not as indebted as you are to the world for Justin Bieber.

- Your Empire is crumbling beneath your feat! - *Ahem* JUSTIN BIEBER!



Goddamn, Bieber.
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America is responsible for making him famous, so you've got that.
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Yes! Thank you, I can use that.
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Also, Bieber is at least a singer, like Bryan Adams and Celine Dion.

We're responsible for Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver, who can at least cook.

What are the Kardashians good at?
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I realized the other day, the Kardashians entire empire is a side-effect of just one of Sir Mix-a-lot's songs, so who is the real star? He should get 90% of their money.
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So the Simpsons is trying to earn 20 more seasons by building an audience of 12 year-old girls. Bah.
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Its amazing, the Simpsons once had guest voices like Michael Jackson and Tony Bennett. They went from the king of pop to the prince of asshats.
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If netflix is going to reignite a AMC show it should be Rubicon. It was dismissed in order to bring the craptastic The Killing.
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Don't! I still miss it so much.
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Blakes' 7 is actually an interesting situation. It was very dark, slow, well regarded, and I kind of hated it. These things together usually indicate Tim will love it. Of course, that's only if Syfy manages to stay true to the vision of the original, which seems exceedingly unlikely.
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Well, if they go by the synopsis presented so far, we basically get another show similar to the likes of Farscape and Firefly, which I'm all for. Hopefully it doesn't degrade into overly humanized drama like Stargate: Universe did, though
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it's so offensive when people say justin bieber is a girl. i mean, i'm a girl. i don't want to be associated with THAT.
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LOL. That's hilarious. I thought you were gonna get all mad and stick up for Justin, then i read the rest of your comment you made me laugh.
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thanks, i try. ;)
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*Justin, no e. You're welcome.
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really, though?
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No shit, idiot. It was a joke based on the fact that Justin is a girl. OBVIOUSLY.
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