Back in the old days, VH1 came up with an ingenious plan to spice up the constant replay of tired music videos: Pop-up Video. Videos would air normally, but quick "bubbles" containing information either on the artist or relevant to the video would "pop up," giving viewers a better understanding of what was going on. It was great...for music videos.
In late January, ABC employed the tactic for its rebroadcast of the Lost season three finale in an attempt to bring in viewers who may have missed the first three seasons. As an attempt to explain Lost's complicated and intertwining storylines, text at the bottom of the screen was designed to fill in new viewers to what was going on.
It was met with mostly poor reception, but some did find the pop-ups entertaining. Last night's rerun of last week's Lost episode also featured some pop-up ...Read more
Aliens, superheroes, and cave dwellers got their day in the sun yesterday, as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films held its 33rd annual Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. The show recognizes the best in science fiction, horror, and fantasy movies and television shows as voted by the academy, and was hosted by Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and comedian Jeffrey Ross.
Fan favorite Heroes showed its might, taking home the award for Best Network Television Series. The NBC show beat out other nominees Lost, Jericho, Smallville, 24, and Veronica Mars for the honors.
The Best Syndication/Cable Television Series prize went to the Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica. The show was nominated alongside The Closer, Dexter, Doctor Who, Eureka, Kyle XY, and Stargate SG-1.
Individual awards were given to Best Actor Michael C. Hall for his role as ...Read more
Earlier this week, ABC sent out the ho-hum announcement that it had picked up nine shows for early renewal. The no-brainers included Lost, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and previously announced freshman shows such as Pushing Daisies.
Nothing groundbreaking there, but from a business point of view, it had to be done. Today it was CBS's turn to send out a "no duh" press release, announcing its renewals for next season.
On the list are the Eye's version of no-brainers--its armada of crime procedurals: CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, NCIS, Numb3rs, and Without a Trace.
Also coming back for more will be Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men, J-Lo Hewitt's Ghost Whisperer, and newbie The Big Bang ...Read more
Comedy actor Jamie Kennedy has announced that he and fellow thesp Jennifer Love Hewitt are an item.
It comes just months after Jennifer broke off her engagement to actor Ross McCall. The Scream star spilled the beans on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.
Asked if rumours of the pair's romantic ties were true, Jamie said: "Yes, I'm just gonna say it - yes we are dating."
He continued: "We're actually more than dating. We're not engaged, but we're more than in love."
He gushed: "She's so talented, she can sing, she can dance, and she's hilarious... and hot."
Fall schedule announced! The NBC upfront took place Monday, May 15; this section will be updated as announcements are made.
The Apprentice (to return midseason)
Crossing Jordan (to return midseason)
Scrubs (to return midseason)
20 Good Years
This new comedy from the cocreator of The Cosby Show follows the adventures of two friends who finally realize that life doesn't last forever. John Lowry and Stanley Friedman are an odd pair to be buddies. They're polar opposites in every way and have a hard time seeing eye to eye. The one thing they can agree on is that they only have ...