True Blood Meets a Werewolf Biker Gang

...FX has renewed their studiously hard-boiled biker gang show Sons of Anarchy for a third season. The show actually managed to gain 66% more viewers over the course of the second season, perhaps as people finished watching the first on DVD and joined the show in real-time. Good for Ron Perlman, who's always enjoyable. Same for Katey Sagal. And yay Charlie Hunnam, an old favorite from Undeclared. [Variety]

...Weird little bird-man DJ Qualls has joined the cast of that TNT pilot Memphis Blues, playing the protege to Jason Lee's cop/Elvis impersonator. The ubiquitous and always-dependable character actress Celia Weston has signed on to play Lee's mother. Good cast so far! [THR]

...HBO is working on a new series called Honest, a show described as about "a secretive man who goes on the run." Which is a pretty secretive description, really. We at least know that the show is coming with a very respectable pedigree. The main writer, Eric Simonson, once worked on a miniseries of Hamlet for the Hallmark Channel. Seriously. Campbell Scott played the titular Dane. And Michael Imperioli was Rosencrantz. It was set in the Deep South or something. Wonderful. [Variety]

...Diminutive, brash little actor Kevin Connolly is putting on his big boy producing pants and working on a new sketch show at Fox, one that hopes to "redefine" sketch comedy. How is Inside Jokes going to do that? By putting in lots of really short sketches, rather than the long-form stuff you see on SNL. Um, that's not redefining anything. I'm pretty sure Laugh-In did that fairly successfully forty years ago. [THR]

...Goddamnit. MTV has renewed both The Hills and The City for another season. At least I won't be recapping that muck anymore. At least there's that. [Variety]

...In case you weren't getting enough southern-fried fear mongering and insane conjecture during the eveningtime, bellicose legal pundit Nancy Grace has been given the go for a daytime talk show called Swift Justice with Nancy Grace. Terrific. It's a talk show, but will have a "courtroom-style format." Shudder. I'll only watch if her first guests are Duke lacrosse players. [THR]

...True Blood is Twilight for grownups who aren't afraid of sex, so it makes sense that as that book series eventually wandered into werewolf territory, so too will Blood. They've just cast Grant Bowler, from Ugly Betty, to play the leader of a biker gang of werewolves. Could there maybe be a Sons of Anarchy crossover episode? [EW]

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Twilight sucks... But True Blood is amazing!
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My favourite sketch-like show is Monty Python's Flying Circus. Nothing can top that brilliance.
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"and Angel was a joke. Entertaining, sure. But good? Not really. Plus all of the fx were hokey as hell."



... not to knock Forever Knight, but the special effects on Angel were better than the ones on FK.
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I will never understand why everybody says that True Blood is a copy of Twilight. The first "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" book (True Blood book) arrived in 2001 while Twilight arrived in 2005. Both, the first season of True Blood and Twilight aired in 2008. About the wolves in True Blood, season 3 continues the story from the book series, so this season show us what happen in the third book, Club Dead, from 2003, still before the first Twilight Saga book.
So if anyone wants to make conection between True Blood and Twilight, it will mean that Twilight is copying True Blood (even that the stories are totally diferent).
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Buffy had maybe two good seasons and Angel was a joke. Entertaining, sure. But good? Not really. Plus all of the fx were hokey as hell.
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Dude below me: you forgot Buffy and Angel, or maybe not, if you didn't like them. In any case, Angel's series finale was awesome. It was true to its heart. Evil still exists, but so does good and its still fighting. And really, teenage vampires should not exist. The most annoying thing alive, now immortal. Imagine: The Hills and The City, forever. They may be adult in chronology, but not in thought. Shudder.
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Wow, so many shows I couldn't care less about all in the same article. As much as I like werewolves, that's not going to get me watching True Blood any more than New Moon. I'm sick and tired of vampire angst, especially since the last halfway decent vampire series was Forever Knight in the early 90s.
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yeah, finally we can say goddamnit now! I've been waiting for this. Otherwise great news all around (except for the hills, obviously)
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Is that the another Australian actor?
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True Blood! Awesome books (aka The Southern Vampire series or the Sookie Stackhouse series) & Awesome show!!! I'm glad they will still be touching the books, although I'm fine with them going on their tangents - it makes the Sookie world that much more fun!
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Don't understand the fuss surrounding True Blood, but at least Grant Bowler is a good casting choice.
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The third season's (loosely) based on the third book, which is when werewolves are introduced. Wait until they start doing the later books. The cast of mythical creatures starts to get weird.
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Why oh why have The Hills been renewed again
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finally werewolves on True Blood
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