...Starz is still trying to get on the premium cable prestige bandwagon with another original series. This one is called Gravity, a half-hour dramedy that will star Ving Rhames, Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, and model Rachel Hunter. It's about a bunch of suicide survivors, and was co-created by the unpleasant Eric Schaeffer (If Lucy Fell), who will, of course, co-star. Admittedly, this sounds a lot more interesting than any of Starz's other shows. [THR]
...Yay! The next season of one the best shows currently running, HBO's Big Love, will premiere on January 10. Ohh, and Sissy Spacek is doing an arc on the show as a Washington lobbyist. Innnnteresting. [Variety]
...ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a crime drama called The Gates, about a seemingly placid gated suburban community that, of course, turns out to be more than meets the eye. So it's basically like the ...Read more
Monica and Frank are in for a shock when a benefits officer arrives at the lawless Chatsworth Estate. Still claiming for their children who have since moved out, the couple are under intense pressure to stall the local authorities by any means possible, or face jail.
Elsewhere this episode, Paddy wakes up to find himself chained to a bed while Carl schemes in an efforts to discover Micky's true sexuality. Episode six of Shameless, series six airs on Channel 4 this Tuesday, March 3, at 10pm.
We Brits have an awful habit of renewing shows past their prime. Take The Bill for example: its dwindling audience figures prove it should have been axed far earlier than ITV's fiscal downfall. Our memories would be far more favourable if, like Fawlty Towers or Black Books, its heyday was all we could look back on. For outrageous family drama Shameless, we fear for a similar fate. Its seventh (yes, seventh) season concludes on Channel 4 tonight in a finale full of unanswered questions. Shameless warrants, nay demands, another season, but how much further can it go?
Frank Gallagher, the show's leading foul-mouthed father, lures and looses a new woman almost every season. While these relationships, and their affect on his children, used to be the main focus of the show the producers have wisely moved away from this, keeping the series varied enough to still entertain. Lust ...Read more
She was more likely to bake cakes than show her buns as dowdy Mrs Doyle in Father Ted, but the 47-year-old Irish actress gets naked as librarian Libby Croaker in the Manchester-based show.
She said: "It's not exactly a part people have seen me play before, I was always handier as character old crones - I get to be someone my own age now and actually somebody's love interest, and I have to get my kit off because it's Shameless and sex with someone else, or something else, comes hand in hand with being on the Chatsworth estate."
The sex scenes are certainly further from Father Ted than Manchester is from Craggy Island, where Mrs Doyle attended to Father Ted and his sidekicks Dougal and Jack - often employing her famous "ah go on, go on, go on, go on" catchphrase, but Pauline has ...Read more
Frank, who has recently fathered his seventh child in Shameless, has been on the wrong side of the law throughout the Channel 4 drama. This week however, he's the victim of an identity mix-up, leaving him a free man... but will this make any difference to his life?
Shameless airs on Channel 4 this Tuesday at 10pm.