Smallville Creators Sue CW

... Smallville creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough think that the CW and Warner Bros. TV ripped them off, so they've taken them to court. Millar and Gough, who left the series after the seventh season, claim the CW and WBTV licensed the show to its affiliates and to foreign markets for well-below market value, leaving Gough and Millar a few millions short of what they should have got. [THR]

... More CW: the network knows its programs cater to Internet-savvy viewers (i.e. youngsters) so it's hitting them where it hurts. Online streams of its shows will be accompanied by just as many ads as their broadcast counterparts next season. I think I speak for everyone when I say, "This totally sucks, dude." [Wall Street Journal]

... Chloe Sevigny said some awful things about this season of Big Love last week, but now she's passing the blame on the media. She says she was exhausted and provoked by a reporter when she said this past season of the HBO show was awful. It's okay Chloe, we all know it sucked and you're just playing nice with the people who pay your bills. [EW]

... And the reporter who conducted said interview has responded, basically saying exactly what I said at the end of the previous item. [AV Club]

... May 23 is pretty much the Super Bowl to sci-fi drama fans, as that's the day the Lost series finale airs. So it only makes sense that it commands Super Bowl-like costs for advertisers. A 30-second spot during the Lost finale will cost $900,000. That's a steep price for something I'm just going to fast-forward through. [Ad Age]

... That girl from Blossom (she has a name, it's Mayim Bialik) might be hooking up with TV's raddest nerd. Bialik has been tapped for a recurring role on CBS' The Big Bang Theory as a possible love interest for Sheldon (Jim Parsons). Her character is said to be the female version of Sheldon, and they'll meet through eHarmony. I'm not a fan of this. Sheldon is asexual, everyone knows that. [THR]

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Apr 02, 2010
Sheldon is not asexual. He will undergo Pon Far and be forced to mate every 7 years or die (like the Vulcan's he worships).

I AM SURE he would be attracted to a brilliant mind, if not a hot body.
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Apr 01, 2010
Although I agree about Sheldon's asexuality, if he has to hook up with anyone I'm glad its Mayim Bialik ..I've missed seeing her on TV!
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Apr 01, 2010
snake3rules, I'm pretty sure he meant he was going to fast forward through the ads...
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Mar 31, 2010
@dragon22 --- yeah and at leas tit would provide some actual suspense, or at least concern, from the audience members wondering if he'll ditch penny ... if its sheldon, it will be good for a laugh, but an multi episode arc will just be draggin out a guest spot, as we all know he isnt gonna end up with her.... but then again, its a sitcom, so if they think they can get more laughs one way than the other, that makes all the sense in the world.
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Mar 31, 2010
writer on a tv site openly admitting hes just gonan FF thru the biggest tv event all years, maye several years ... good job hiring the right people for the job....
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Mar 31, 2010
Wow. Wait, how come no one sued Smallville for it's ridiculous, show-destroying Clana??? :)

Better without Miles/Gough IMO.
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Mar 30, 2010
900,000 *fainted.
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Mar 30, 2010
Sheldon does not need a love interest. CBS needs to stop adding characters to their shows. The shows are fine the way they are. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Mar 30, 2010
Wow is the word, $900,000 for 30 seconds.. Good idea .I will certainly be watching it. I like the Super Bowl of Sci-Fi reference. Specially for Lost.
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Mar 30, 2010
Super Bowl of sci-fi, I don't know. One thing I do know is that I'll be happy once all the Lost talk is over.
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Mar 30, 2010
Sheldon with a love interest? Not seeing it working. And he certainly wouldn't sign up for online dating when he views male-female realionships the way he does (how many times has he said that his friends are overburdened by their respective sex drives?) I mean, if anyone should be his love interest it should be Penny--opposites attract, and all the anger they can dredge up when they fight (Panty Pinata Polarization, anyone?) would translate to a really hot relationship, but the boring awkwardness of Penny and Leonard. What can I say? I'm an unapologetic shipper.
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Mar 29, 2010
Hope that not effects season 10 smallville budget . Thsi show is incredible good :)
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Mar 29, 2010
Heh, Smallville suing the CW
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Mar 29, 2010
$900, 000????????? That's a lot. Most people don't even pay attention to commercials anyway.
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Mar 29, 2010
I would rather Bialik be a love interest for Koothrappali. she could still be a female version of Sheldon and it would be pretty funny when everyone notices that except for Koothrappali. Sheldon would take even more joy out of it by showing the similarities.
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Mar 29, 2010
Wow! $900,000 is a LOT of money for a 30 second commercial during the series finale of Lost. The show airs on Tuesday nights, so I wondered why the series finale would be on a Sunday night. But I see the connection with the anticipated huge number of viewers and the ultimate night for Lost fans that is 6 years in the making - the series finale. I will certainly be watching it. I like the Super Bowl of Sci-Fi reference.
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Mar 29, 2010
i agree...i don't understand why the writers try to shove a love interest on Sheldon's face...hooking up Leonard and Penny was itself a disaster..
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Mar 29, 2010
Whoa! Mayim is a little old for Sheldon. Still, this could work. Especially since she got her makeover on What Not to Wear. :)
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Mar 29, 2010
ya the 4th season of big love was pretty bad, except for a few memorable episodes such as sins of the father.
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Mar 29, 2010
leave it to the CW
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