Pushing Daisies Creator is Back on TV

... TV supergenius Bryan Fuller, the man behind the late Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and Wonderfalls, is returning to television. Fuller has sold his latest project to Syfy, which is ramping up its efforts with several new original series. Fuller's newest offering, The Lotus Caves, is based on the book of the same name that follows colonists who go beyond the boundaries of their lunar settlement and discover a system of caves ruled by super-intelligent pie-makers. I mean aliens. [Syfy via press release]

... When you are a big-time TV producer, you sometimes forget that there are other people in the world. Because you are a huge jerk. Mark Gordon, producer on shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, and Army Wives, attended a table read for Lifetime's Army Wives and launched into a recreation of a scene from the movie Blazing Saddles. He reportedly grabbed someone (or himself) in a headlock and screamed (apologies for language), "I'm going to kill you nigger... nigger." Now, that can be funny when it's in a Mel Brooks movie and African-American actor Cleavon Little does it, but when it's some rich white guy who does it in a meeting with multiple African-American actresses in attendance (Gabrielle Union and Wendy Davis), it's worthy of TV.com's Bonehead of the Day award. Gordon has since apologized. [Deadline Hollywood]

... I thought this had already happened, but apparently I'm an idiot. AMC has made it official: Its next series will be the show formerly known as The Killing (it's currently untitled), based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen. The mystery is set in Seattle and follows the police investigation of a girl's murder. Big Love's Mireille Enos will star, with Billy Campbell and Michelle Forbes also in the cast. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jennifer Lopez will NOT be an American Idol judge, and you'll never believe why! She made too many "unreasonable" demands! I know, weird, right? Apparently J-Lo wanted $20 million and her own makeup/wardrobe trailer, complete with an elite team of stylists. She also demanded a unicorn for traveling around the set. [The Live Feed]

... Jack Black's next TV guest appearance won't be where you expect it to be. The "funny" man has landed a stint on Nickelodeon's pedophile paradise hit iCarly. He'll play a "videogame nemesis" to Spencer. [EW]

... Marcia Gay Harden, who can act circles around anyone, is returning to Law & Order: SVU to reprise her role as federal agent Dana Lewis. She'll reappear in the eighth episode of the upcoming 12th season. [TV Guide]

... Former Prison Break baddie Robert Knepper has found a new show to be all evil on. Knepper will appear on the upcoming NBC show Chase as an ex-gangster who gets back into the naughty side of things. Knepper was last seen on that horrible show Heroes. Did I just say Heroes was horrible? Yeah I did! Bring it, Heroes fans! [Vulture]


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You love bashing TV shows, don't you? But wow, you didn't take it out on True Blood this time. What an objectivity.
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Heroes had great first season, after that it indeed was horrible.
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Ah this article made my heart ache for pushing daisies such an amazing show it was
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I'd rather say 3/4 of Heroes was horrible, because if I remember correctly the first season was incredibly awesome.
Then they saved the cheerleader. And the world. Or not.
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AMC's new show sounds interesting. Ill probably check it out.
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And here I was hoping that 'Sylar' would be back on TV. But then again - Robert Knepper was the "better bad guy", and I already liked him on Prison Break ;)
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Milo Ventimiglia's prettyness got me through the first two and a half seasons of Heroes, but after that, not even this diehard fangirl could stomach that show.
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Wait.... Heroes has fans still?
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Bryan Fuller and Syfy is a match made in geek heaven and I wish him all the best. :)
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I HATED Robert Knepper on Heroes. that was one of the stupidest storylines they ever did. i'm also not interested in Chase so whatever. i'm super excited about the new Bryan Fuller show. the three shows mentioned are among my favorite shows ever so i'm glad he's doing something else. my only hope is that Syfy doesn't slip the season into two seperate parts, i hate that. and no VConn, Pushing Daisies had two seasons as did Dead Like Me. Wonderfalls only last one, and it didn't even get to finish the episodes, but clearly as everybody who visits this site knows, just because a show is canceled doesn't reflect how good it is. and ratings are a poor way to judge a show anyway since they're completely false (if they want it to be 100% true, everybody needs to take part, and they don't)
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You'll be amazed about the serie "The Killing". I've seen the first original serie and just ordered the second serie. Great show
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Bryan Fuller, you have made my year, welcome back.
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absolutly thrilled to see something new coming from bryan fueller. When it comes to heroes it could have been a great show. it was utterly denpendant on whos creative genius? Exactly: On Bryan Fuellers! First season was fantastic because he was present the whole season. The second was terrible, and most of season 3 aswell, but from ep 20 onward you could sense fuellers signature and the show was about to turn arround. Whith him leaving season 4 stortelling turned to **** again and it got eventualy canceled. Robert Knepper was an excellent addition to the show and could have done much more for the show with some decent writing to work with.
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Didn't all those Fuller shows get canceled before they'd even finished their first season? Why should this net one have any hope of bettering his record?
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Yes, Heroes was horrible. But I still somehow enjoyed it till the very end. It veered from quality pleasure to guilty, so-bad-it's-still-somehow-good pleasure. And I have a high tolerance for crap if Milo Ventimiglia and Zachary Quinto are involved.
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i liked heroes, and yes, it was horrible
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A "School of Rock" reunion for Jack Black and Miranda Cosgrove huh? That's cool.
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Huge fan of Bryan Fuller here, have seen all his previous work and loved every one. A bit skeptical abt this new one because aliens are so not my thing, but will prob give it a shot since Fuller is behind it. Hope he brings the magic!
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Glad to see Bryan Fuller doing a new show.
I just started watching Pushing Daisies and we need more shows like that out there.
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Eh, While I agree Season 2 to 4 were generally horrible overall. Season 1 was Great so it wasn't completely a waste.
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so im guessing fullers show like the others will be really incredible but people are too stupid and scared of smart shows so nobody will watch it
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oh thats so screwed up. Heroes had its many many moments..but come on! In the hands of a proper sci fi showrunner it couldve reached its true potential.
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Pedophile paradise was a bit tasteless don't you think? And that producer dude sounds nuts. He needs to be committed.
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I'm not really sure how I feel about the premis but anything by Brian Fuller is good in my book, and most of his stuff is a little hard to explain anyways so I'm excited for this. Lets just hope this show will last longer than two seasons
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Cool I see The Lotus Caves is by the same author as The White Mountains trilogy. Loved those books as a kid.
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heroes was awesome, though it made some mistakes here and there..it was the only reason i ever tuned into nbc..
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Well seeing as it was an innocent blunder and not a "Michael Richards" racial fueled free for all, he can be forgiven. And good news for Bryan Fuller fans (this guy included) and for Syfy, they need more good shows like Warehouse 13, Eureka and Haven and less Sharktopus.
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So Heroes turned awful. So what? Only the delusional will claim that the last seasons were just as good as the first. Robert Knepper though will be appearing in the new season of Stargate Universe, that was his next gig following Heroes.
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yes Bryan Fuller is back on TV!
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Heroes wasn't terrible, it was just utterly uninteresting.
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