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News Briefs: The Supernatural Fantasy Crossover Hour

...First it was Lauren Graham going to Parenthood, and now another Gilmore girl is going back to work. Actually, it's the chief Girl, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. She's just signed a deal with HBO (ooo, swears!) to create a show about three writer sisters who all live in the same Upper East Side apartment building and try to curry the favor of their famous writer mother, who tends to prefer their messy brother (ooo, cute boy casting alert!). So that's exciting, right? Sounds a heck of a lot better than that Jezebel James unpleasantness, at least. [THR]

...News flash: Young people watch The Cleveland Show (because it's nonsensical and full of poop jokes) and lots of old people watch The Good Wife (because it doesn't have poop jokes [that I'm aware of] and, you know, is on CBS). In fact, Cleveland has the youngest viewers in all of broadcast, with a mean of 28, and Wife has the oldest, with an average of 57. I smell a demo-busting crossover! [THR]

...Fox has given a pilot order to a writer from Burn Notice, your favorite show about a spy who isn't, in fact, Guy Pearce. Ben Watkins will write a test script for a show about an adopted, biracial lady detective who struggles to solve the case... and her life. And as we all know, shows about strong, biracial women generally do really well on networks like Fox. (Actually, they sorta do!) [Variety]

...ABC has named Jake Pavelka (nee Landrum) their newest Bachelor for the Bachelor show. Pavelka, a former actor turned jet pilot (America!), recently lost on a season of The Bachelorette. So ladies, here he is. A complete loser. With blonde hair. And a square jaw. And huge muscles. A complete... los... Oh forget it. [EW]

...Oh, look. An episode of fantasy nerd show Supernatural is totally ripping off playing homage to that movie Stay Tuned. Yes, the Wincest brothers will be jumping around in various familiar-looking TV shows in some sorta crazy magic plot or something. Basically they do a Grey's Anatomy thing, a CSI thing, and a sitcom thing. People hoping for a Noah's Ark thing are just gonna have to fanfic it, as usual. [EW]

...You know how the fiery Latina character on Modern Family is always talking about her passionate lover of an ex-husband? Well the writers have seen fit to script an episode where the dude actually shows up, and he'll be played by fiery Latino Benjamin Bratt. Ohh and Shelley Long is going to guest as Ed O'Neill's wife! [THR]

...Ruh roh. Someone *big* is gonna die on Heroes this season. My hope is that it's all the heroes. Just all of 'em. Salt the earth when they're gone. Let nothing grow in their place. [E!]

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Quite honestly, I am a big fan of several of the shows Richard just "slammed" and I laughed at every single joke he made! If you can't take a joke about something, then you are just too serious. It's not like he actually is saying people are stupid for watching these shows; there is a fine line between trolling and just making fun. Plus, clearly you don't have to read his articles if you don't want to and, obviously, the good ole people at TV.com don't really care, so stop complaining and just take it as is. Richard ain't going anywhere (which is good for me because I find him funny) so get used to it! Oh, and I know you don't need anyone sticking up for you, Richard, I just get angry when people do this kind of thing because it doesn't make any sense to me.
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wow just read the comments below and again wow!

theres so much tension.

ok i honestly never liked Richard Lawson's articles that much.but some of those comments your writing about him are just insulting and harsh.

im sure richard is a sound enough guy and im starting to like him for responding to the comments.it shows that he cares and he takes his job seriously.im trying not to take sides but he has some good points,but then again so do yous.i mean theres a difference from being funny and just being down right negative.i think every body should take a chill pill and i can admit that Richard Lawson is a good writer because his articles are mostly good (accept this one :) ). i think this is like a simon cowell thing or good cop bad cop scenario.well thats just my opinion on this subject.
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Yup, agreed with the commenter below. It's not about taking a joke, about the show, its writers, actors or producers. We make jokes about our favorite shows while watching them too. And we are fully aware they make bunches of money and have a team of the best lawyers defending their every action. We understand perfectly well that Supernatural isn't the gospel (now there's a thought...) The issue is more about the writing in this article, and this new trend to sound extremely witty while practically trashing everything you write about, adding impossible comments in the way. Maybe some people find it funny or original, I find it irritating and predictable. It doesn't offer anything by way of news or insight, and frankly I don't see a reason why I should keep reading. Bring the old writers back please...
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Add me for the "acting like a ranting lunatic on an article doesn't make you brilliant nor funny" crowd. TV.com has been having a bunch of these lately. I understand blogs are rewriting the style book on how pros report on things, but this is getting ridiculous.
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i want cleveland show to die. poor family guy rip off.
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You people are SO NUTS. So you want to just sit around all day reading positive things about silly shows like Heroes? Get a LIFE. Pathetic-ness abounds within these comments, but at least those of us with half a brain who are reading can get a good laugh out of your stupidity!
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wow. what a humorless bunch! I love Supernatural. I also think nobody is funnier than Richard.
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I need to start checking the author of the articles before I read them, to aviod ones like this.
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i hate when the writers start commenting on their articles. angry that commenters don't like the stupid lines you try and add for humor.
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Benjamin Bratt as a fiery latino lover? Nah, i don't see it. And i agree that all the heroes should be killed off, they're annoying.
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Yeah it would be nice if all the characters on "Heroes" died from a "End of the World" event....maybe they can even use 2012 to take this show off the air!
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Wow... People are so uptight. Even the writers of Supernatural have poked fun at the whole "Wincest" thing and all the fanfics in several episodes.
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Oh please most shows are ripping off something, wether it be news, other shows, movies, or traditional themes. It is the way of life and if a show can't do something that pays homeage to an obscure movie, one that I have never even heard of, then you would have no story lines at this point in time.
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I find it funny how so many people have no sense of humour and take your teasing so seriously!! If you take offense every time anyone makes fun of tv shows you like, you are clearly insecure about your own tv show preferences for some bizarre reason. They're only tv shows people, a form of entertainment in your life, not your entire life! Unless of course, you have no life and spend all day, every day watching tv. Now that's a scary thought.
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I thought you were funny and I happen to love Supernatural.
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Wow...what a come back. Now I understand why you're a writer.
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Go Supernatch!!! The promo of Sam doing his Horatio Caine impression looked funny.
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Oh grow up.
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Mr. Lawson...I suggest you go back and look at all the comments made about your article and think about the way you come across. The great majority find you negative, insulting, irritating and just not funny. Those that didn't comment on those qualities seemed to ignor your negative comments and tell how they were looking forward to some of the shows you just slammed. I'm so glad that I took the time to read the comments because they completely validated the way I felt after reading your article.
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Lyta, I'm just trying to make a boring news brief roundup a little more interesting. And "Wincest" isn't mine, that's a meme that's been around since that (deeply silly, but fun) show premiered. I love TV! And I hate TV. And I will talk about my love and hate in equal measure. My suggestion to you would be to learn to take a joke and not feel insulted if I poke fun at a particular TV show you happen to like. Trust me, the people making those shows really don't need you standing up for them. And I don't need you jumping down my throat for making a simple joke.
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This article is horribly negative, not to mention senselessly insulting. "The Wincest brothers"? Really? Dude, you need to sit down and think why you do this job. If your conclusion turns out something like "I enjoy trashing television in general because it makes me sound witty" then you should probably look for another profession. Television viewers are not all a bunch of mindless idiots who can be easily impressed by you trying to sound detached and intellectual.
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Never heard of the movie Supernatural is supposedly ripping off. I still possess hope that Heroes can redeem itself, I'm not pulling for it's cancellation just yet.
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Okay, I realise you're trying to be funny but you're really not. There's mockery and then there's insult - this is the latter.
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Richard I insist you stop making jokes!! We the readers are a singularly humorless bunch and will react with unintentionally funny seriousness to any and all facetious teasing of our programs.
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the supernatural episode sounds good, I'd love to see Supernatural CSI, but way to ruin the news with the negative comments
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I don't know what baggage you took with you when you wrote this article, but seriously, check it at the door. No one likes reading TV news from someone with a bug up his butt.
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Wait, I'm sorry schlacko, I don't like Heroes and therefore I "don't like anything"? Wonderful deductive reasoning.
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Heroes doesn't need to get rid of the Awesome Foursome (Matt, Sylar, Peter, Bennett). Actually anyone watching the show is already assuming it's Hiro or super absent Mohinder. But saying they entire cast needs killing off is insane. Anyway... Supernatural Sliders sounds like it'll be a fun episode, though this is the one season I was hoping was just gonna be staight mythology episodes.
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I hope Ben Watkins, a writer of Burn Notice, will write as great new show as Burn Notice.
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I know how to solve all your problems; stop watching tv entirely. You're one of those irritating complainers that whines about everything possible. Just go away, you don't like anything, and noone likes you.
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Why does everyone always badmouth Heroes. It is not that bad. Granted, its a bit convoluted and sometimes a bit drawn out. But it is still interesting at parts. The show just needs to focus more on those elements and expand on it like they did in the first season.
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wow this article is really negative
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supernatural looks awesome :) cant wait to see if the trickster is back.

Ben Watkins did a deadly job with burn notice which is one of my favourite shows, then this new tv show has a good chance.

i think heroes is way better these days so about wanting all the hereos to die is bull !!
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The thing about "jumping around" sounds me as alternative realities... something is telling me that the Trickster's back!!



XO XO



:):):):)
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