Next Up For AMC: Aliens!

... AMC first gained fame for its unusual stories of ad men in the 1960s and a chemistry teacher who cooks meth, but now it's headed toward more typically geeky fare. This started last October with the zombies of the The Walking Dead (cool!), and now it might continue with aliens (also cool!): The network is developing a series about mankind's first contact with aliens, and unlike everything else with Michael Bay's stamp on it that ends with explosions, human slavery, and lizard skin, this project as being described as a "realistic take." So no half-man, half-alien babies? [EW]

... Summer and network television just don't mix. ABC has released its summer schedule, and oh boy, no one is even trying anymore. Look for Wipeout, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, and Rookie Blue on June 16; Amazing Race rip-off Expedition Impossible and the military hospital drama The Hot Zone to premiere on June 21; new reality competition Take the Money and Run on July 28; and Bachelor Pad and America's Karaoke Challenge on August 8. I'll be hanging out exclusively with cable this summer, for sure. [ABC via press release]

... Consider this an announcement that an announcement is coming soon. Just a day after Lights Out was sent to the canvas by FX, word is that Justified and Archer are ripe for renewal. Expect official word soon, at which point you and I can exchange a very macho high-five. Eyes on the elbow! [Deadline Hollywood]

... SNLer Maya Rudolph will return to NBC, as she's committed to a comedy pilot for the network. She'll star opposite Christina Applegate in an untitled project that follows a mom (Applegate) and a stay-at-home dad who are raising kids. Rudolph will play Applegate's best friend. [TV Guide]

... HBO's Game Change continues its impressive casting, adding Woody Harrelson to the drama about the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign for thepresidency. The Cheers star will play John McCain's campaign manager. Ed Harris will play McCain and Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Hickory dickory dock, Andrew Dice Clay is joining Entourage. [ET Online]

... Oliver Stone is setting up a conspiracy drama for FX about a secret group of people who create fake news stories to advance clients' agendas. You know, like Fox News. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Adrian Pasdar, who played Nathan Petrelli on Heroes, is taking a lead role on an NBC workplace comedy pilot. The untitled project follows a woman who helps people adjust to sudden career changes. [Deadline Hollywood]

... From one remake to another! Justin Bruening, who starred in NBC's atrocious Knight Rider remake, has joined the cast of NBC's sure-to-be atrocious Wonder Woman remake. Bruening will play a possible love interest for the double-W, like duh, obviously. [TV Line]


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Let's see, I happen to like ROOKIE BLUE so I'm happy to hear when it will return. I agree with KevinG87 that WIPEOUT was a great summer fill in show but now it's becoming too much. Thumbs up for AMC's alien series. I only hope it can be as awesome as THE WALKING DEAD. Oliver Stone's FX series could be good. I'll reserve judgement on WONDER WOMAN until there is something to actually judge. Lastly, I tried to watch some news coverage of the latest two stories out of Japan and Lybia on several of the different news channels. They're all pretty bad but it is amusing to listen to the Koolaid drinkers from both sides of the aisle disparage each other's networks as unwatchable. Take it from an independent, they are all equally unwatchable.
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NBC remade Bionic Woman and failed... Knight Rider and it also failed... Is it safe to assume that the Wonder Woman remake will also fail? What are they going to remake next? The Rockford Files? Oh wait, they are... Well assume away... :D
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bkto,

Don't bother trying. Most of the contributors and a good bit of the posters here can't just use an ENTERTAINMENT site without attacking Fox (or all non-liberals).

Getting back to entertainment, I look forward to more from AMC. I also am glad to hear Archer and Justified got reupped.
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the new AMC show has potential, we'll see how they do it. so basically the only good thing on ABC will be Wipeout? good to know. even though Wipeout's kind of getting annoying, Winter, Spring, and Summer Wipeout? should just stick to airing all summer instead of the rest. i like Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate so i might check out that show. don't care for anything else mentioned lol
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Justified should be renewed for another 10 seasons. As long as Olyphant and Goggins are there, I'd watch it.
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Hey, I'm with everyone in saying I'll judge WW when I see it. But dang, casting Justin Bruening sure shot its credibility down like an invisible jet. I think he and Joseph Fiennes went to the same acting class. Great news about Justified and Archer. When is Sons of Anarchy season 4 starting?
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Yeah..but The Cape....WAS HORRIBLE! Can't wait for the real take on the aliens show sounds great!
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Can somebody see the show first before they say that Wonder Women is atrocious and for the record i liked the Knight Rider remake.
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Oh Jesus H. Christ, would everyone please WAIT for "Wonder Woman" to BE horrible, instead of simply PRESUMING it will be horrible and then falling all over each other to be the first to declare it IS horrible? I swear this is exactly what happened with "The Cape," and for the record, these shows basically /are/ Tinkerbell -- they need love and public support and applause from your living rooms in order to survive the first half of their pilot episode and become worth it.
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I look forward to finding out more about AMC's new Alien series!
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O come on. I like Rookie Blue ;)
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likeeeeeeee...............ok
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fox news is quality televsion. far better than cnn or msnbc. unless, of course, you're a close minded liberal.
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kkkll;
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I 'm happy Rookie Blue is coming back!
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Thank you for letting me know when Rookie Blue comes back.
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decent news, psyched for archer and justified
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Liked most of AMC's shows, should be interesting.
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"Archer" may have had its best episode yet yesterday. With the real reason behind Archer's "rampage" became clear and it was really sweet and unexpected it just showed the brilliance behind this show. Seth McFarlane has NEVER done a half hour that well or nuanced. FX better keep this exceptional cartoon. (If only to keep the awesome Jessica Walter on the air.)
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The potential alien-themed show for AMC sounds cool. But I've recently noticed that I keep expecting all their original shows to be cool. Oh well; I haven't been disappointed yet. And I, too, will be hanging out exclusively with cable this summer.
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That alien thing, could be pretty awesome, i';ve always wannt it to see realistic show about ramifcations of contact with aliens
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I thought ABC cancelled Rookie Blue, guess I was wrong. Thank God for the USA network and the Syfy channel this summer.
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As bad as the summer shows might seem, I remember when all one could find on TV during the summer was reruns.
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+1 Internet kudos for the Fox News part.
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