Starz's Torchwood Gets a Premiere Date

... Starz's Torchwood spin-off, Torchwood: Miracle Day, now has a release date: July 8. The program follows the Torchwood team as they investigate a strange phenomenon on the planet: No one is dying. Starz has also released an official poster (scroll down, it's below). [EW]

... Pretty Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse) is headed to CBS, joining the comedy pilot based on the life of Colin Cowherd, who I will try not to insult in this blurb even though I hate him. The show is about an outspoken sports talk-show host (played by Damon Wayans). Colin Cowherd sucks. Ugh, well I did say "try." [EW]

... Lots of names have been bandied about in the "who is going to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men?" race, including John Stamos, Rob Lowe, and Charlie Sheen. But the latest to join the scrum is Entourage vet Jeremy Piven, who, like Sheen, battles his own addiction. An addiction to being an a**hole and a lousy tipper. [Radar Online]

... Zach Galifianakis is sticking with HBO, and will develop a comedy for the pay cabler. The mockumentary would follow the day in the life of comedian Brody Stevens (watch a xlip of outlandish standup comedy below), who's a personal favorite of Zach's. [Deadline Hollywood]



... MTV has renewed The Real World for two more seasons. At this rate, we're going to have to build more cities. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Cartoon Network has unveiled its slate of new shows, and it includes a new edition of Total Drama called Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, a How to Train Your Dragon series, and the multi-platform multi-superhero DC Nation. But I'm excited for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, a comedy about a group of monsters who do nutso things. [Deadline Hollywood]


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May 19, 2011
i agree with your comments that 2&1/2 men should go away..Amennnnnnn!!!!
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Mar 28, 2011
I love Jeremy Pivan on Entourage (and would be sorry to see Ari leave that show). I would actually consider watching 2 1/2 if Pivan was on it. FYI, according to Pivan's rep, the story about bad tipping at Nobu was made up by gossip rags.
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Mar 28, 2011
While Eliza Dushku may not be ready to take the lead on a comedy, I think she would do well if surrounded with a well rounded ensemble cast. Shows like How I Met Your Mother and Friends are examples of shows that the group element made the show better than one cast member or the other. (we all remember the Joey spin-off ). As for Torchwood, I am glad that it is back and that it will be going in new directions. I just hope that it does not stray too far from its core. I also hope that The Doctor could possibly make an appearance one day. While I feel bad for the cast of two and half men, I do not think the series will work without Sheen. But at the same time, CBS cannot give in to his antics and crazy demands. The man needs help and giving in will not get him that help. Sadly, it may mean the loss of jobs for the cast and crew.
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Mar 25, 2011
yeah Torchwood!! - I won't watch 2-1/2 men without Charlie Sheen - I like Eliza Dushku but this new show of hers doesn't interest me at all
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Mar 24, 2011
i won't watch two and a half men full stop
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Mar 24, 2011
I won't watch Two and a Half Men without Charlie Sheen.
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Mar 24, 2011
@dragon22a Yeah but cameos or even movies are completely different that being a reguler on a comedy show. I just cant see her as a successfull comedy actress, but I guess we'll find out if she can pull it off when the show airs. Like I said she's one of my favorite actresses, so I hope I'm wrong..
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Mar 24, 2011
I can't tell if Torchwood would be good or not. Either way, I don't have Starz so I can't watch it at all.
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Mar 24, 2011
Where can Torchwood really go after "Children of Earth"? That seemed like a series finale if ever there was one.
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Mar 24, 2011
Hey, I thought Garrett Dillahunt on raising hope was just good in dramas playing killer robots or psychopaths but he is one of the best comedic elements of that show. Plus, it is not the first time Dushku has been in a comedy, she was in that movie "the new guy" and she was in an episode of the Big Bang Theory. That said, it could have been a better show than one based on someones life which just does not seem good for drama.
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Mar 24, 2011
I love Eliza Dushku, she's one of my favorite actresses, and I watched every TV show she was on. but even I know she's not suited for comedy...
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Mar 24, 2011
very excited for the new season of Torchwood. I love Eliza Dushku but i don't watch any show based on somebody's "life," either get original ideas or don't bother.
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Mar 24, 2011
Just hope Torchwood is in the same class as it was.
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Mar 24, 2011
Yay Torchwood!!!
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Mar 24, 2011
About time they released some TORCHWOOD news now if only they'd release some official promo pics or trailers! And for the record it isn't a spin-off it's a continuation of the show not a new show!
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Mar 24, 2011
Torchwood YA!!!!!!
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Mar 24, 2011
Let Men die peacefully!
Do we really have to get into the "High School" years?
The Sheen saga was an omen to move on!!
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