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TOTALLY SCARY NEWS

... Your favorite movie ever, Ghost, is being adapted as a TV show. Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, a pair of executive producers who worked on Fox's Fringe, are taking the Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore movie and squishing it down for small screens even though no one has asked for such a thing. In case you forgot, Ghost was a movie about a woman who had sex with a ghost! No network is currently attached to project, and any network that is smart will NEVER attach itself to the project. *Future Headline: NBC Orders Ghost to Series With Seven-Season Commitment* [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... CBS has changed the premiere date of its midseason techno-action thriller Intelligence starring hunk o'meat Josh Holloway. Originally expected to debut on February 24, CBS is bumping the drama up to Tuesday, January 7 at 9pm for a special preview before moving it to its regular time slot on Monday, January 13 at 10pm. That means Hostages, the dud drama that was always meant to be a limited 15-episode run, won't take a break for the holidays and run straight through. Its finale will air on January 6. [CBS via press release]

... TNT has revealed return dates for Perception and Rizzoli & Isles. The two dramas will return on February 25, with Rizzoli & Isles saying "Wassup" at 9pm and Perception saying "How do you do?" at 10pm. [TNT via press release]

... TV Guide Network, or as the kids call it TVGN, has seven new projects in the works, so let's list them quickly. Rock the Boat: New Kids on the Block shows what happens when fans get on a weeklong cruise... with New Kids on the Block! Ugh. TMI is a Hollywood news recap show told through celebrity tweets and internet posts. Really? Watch! Magazine TV Project takes viewers around the world for photoshoots with celebrities. This is a show? Celebrity Celebrity features "celebrities" playing the game "Celebrity." Sigh. Have You Scene My Room is a home makeover series where fans have their rooms transformed into homages to their favorite movies or shows. WHY? Tour Wars centers on Hollywood tour-givers and wow is this the worst TV development slate ever or what? Finally, The Story Behind shows how some of television's popular shows came to be with interviews with cast members and producers. Well, at least that sounds better than TMI. [TVGN via press release]

... According to several soap stars' Twitter feeds, All My Children is getting canceled again. [Zap2It]

... Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is pondering the idea of a Sons of Anarchy prequel set in the '60s. It's in the really, really early stages, but each episode would be way too long, involve characters keeping information from each other as a source of drama, and end with a montage. [People]

... A&E has okay'd Wahlburgers, a reality show about a hamburger joint run by a Wahlberg brother who isn't Donnie or Markie Mark. Paul Wahlberg, Donnie and Markie Mark's older brother, runs the beef-and-bun store in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and it's become a home base for the Wahlberg clan. The series will debut January 22 at 10:30pm on A&E. In the spirit of Wahlburgers, I am going to stick my head in a meat grinder so that I never have to see this. [A&E via press release]


... Community creator Dan Harmon's next project, the animated comedy Rick and Morty, has a premiere date. The series about a dimwit and his genius grandfather will debut December 2 at 10:30pm on Adult Swim. [Adult Swim via press release]

... VH1 has ordered a fourth season of VH1 Couples Therapy to premiere in January, probably as punishment for our sins. This season, tabloid targets like sex-tape queen Farrah Abraham of Teen Mom, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah (whaaa?) will take to the couch with their SOs or whoever they paid to join them for their 15 minutes of fame and get couples counseling from Dr. Jenn Berman. In the meantime, Firefly is still canceled. Thanks, television gods! [VH1 via press release]

... That potential Body of Proof resurrection isn't actually happening, according to star Dana Delaney's Twitter feed. And according to MY Twitter feed, my cats don't understand Daylight Savings Time and keep waking me up an hour early to eat! Stupid cats! [Dana Delaney's Twitter]

... Disney is washing SOAPNet down the drain and replacing it with Disney Junior. Wait, JUNIOR? Who the heck is regular Disney for? [LA Times]

... Fox has ordered a 10-episode "renewable limited-event series" called Everest. The drama follows a team of adventurers on an expedition up a tall, snowy rock where a lot of people die! As they ascend, the hikers' real motives and other ridiculous dramatic moments unfurl. If you're wondering what "renewable limited-event series" means, it's fancy talk for a miniseries that is left open for multiple seasons. In layman's terms, we call that a "regular series." [Deadline Hollywood]



CASTING NEWS

... The Entourage movie that is going to BOMB at the box office because no one actually wants to see it, is doing its best to bring in eyeballs. Rumor has it that creator Doug Ellin is aiming to bring on Kate Upton as part of the cast, and yep, I only wrote this blurb so I could look at Kate Upton pictures and bash Entourage. Go on, click the image. [The Wrap]

... Well this is awesome. The current season of American Horror Story: Coven will welcome singer Stevie Nicks, whose witchy spirit has already been channeled through Lily Rabe's character Misty Day multiple times. [Ryan Murphy's Twitter]

... This is kind of like casting, right? Netflix's Daredevil series will be penned by Drew Goddard, a writer for genre hits like Alias, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel, and director of The Cabin in the Woods. [The Wrap]

... Law & Order alum Elisabeth Rohm will guest-star on The CW's Beauty & the Beast as an FBI agent. [EW]

... Person of Interest has grabbed a pair of great guest-stars for an upcoming arc. Camryn Manheim (The Practice) and Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13) will play a married couple for a few episodes later this season. Rubinek's character will be a man who is slowly losing his mind, and Reese and Finch will rely on Manheim's character to break through to her husband to save the day. [TV Line]

... USA's comedy pilot Living the Dream has named part of its cast. Abby Elliott (daughter of Chris, Saturday Night Live) and Dan Fogler (Man Up!) will star in the comedy about a man who reopens a brewery in a small town. Elliott will play the romantic interest of show's the yet-to-be-cast lead, and Fogler will play the lead's buddy. [TV Line]


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AIRED ON 9/2/2013

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I'll get the clay, shall I?
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The worst thing about TVGN is that if you read TV Guide, the ads for their stuff are all over it. And it's really hard to treat the mag as a serious publication when it's critically lambasting the low quality of a network show while recommending "Celebrity Celebrity" or "TMI" on the very next page.
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I am actually excited about an Entourage movie so I definitely will see it ! SOA prequel will see a young John Teller, Clay fighting for young sexy Gemma? Probably can be more violent because its the 60s and cops can be more corrupt. I am not so sure if I want to see that though.
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Wtf ??? Ghost is not about a girl who have sex with a ghost.You clearly have not watched the movie Tim.A Ghost series could actually work if they do it the right way.I had serious reservations about the Teen Wolf series when I first came to it but it turn out to be one of the best TV series on the air today
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What exactly is the point of a Ghost series going to be, fighting crime from the afterlife through not-quite-fake psychics? Sending more people to scary hell? Making pottery? Yeah, this is fully going to NBC because they are gluttons for pain.

I like Rizzoli & Isles and Perception sorta, but I also don't like them enough to care when they come back, the DVR will figure that out.

Is TVGN's development slate the worst? No, there's still NBC's.

I saw the preview for Rick and Morty, and it was WEIIIIIIIRD, looked too creative for Adult Swim's current state. I will watch that if Andy Daglas reminds me to - I can't remember that far in the future!

I didn't even click your NSFW gag, the hover link showed how clever that was and as a Psych fan, I approve. Kate Upton is a pretty young girl, but aside from her ample bust, she's actually got kind of an unattractive body. All of which is far more interesting to argue about than the Entourage movie.

Wait-and-see on that Daredevil helming news being good or not, he made us suffer through Cloverfield, and he wrote only on the worst Alias seasons.

Aww, USA Network's first quick-canceled comedy series, cuuuute.
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Sad post with wrong assumptions!
"No one actually wants to see it"? I want to see the Entourage movie,and I know many who are waiting for it.
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Was actually listening to some Fleetwood Mac on the radio when I read this, it sounds amazing!
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Ghost? Why? They'll probably make it a detective show and give it a case-of-the-week format, in which case why don't they just re-make Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)?
Next weeks pointless reboot: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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They ARE remaking U.N.C.L.E. lol.
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I actually want to watch that but it will be a movie not a TV series
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Just for a second there I wondered what today's date was.
Apparently Guy Ritchie is behind it and they've got Henry Cavill and someone called Armie Hammer(?) as Solo and Kuryakin respectively, so this time next year there probably will be a TV reboot or spin-off. Let's see if I can predict other shows:
Next weeks (definitely not) pointless reboot: Firefly - with the original cast!
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Why is that so weird? a TV adaption of Ghost actually sounds really plausible. It sounds like it could be another crime-solving show, where the ghost helps out and has the advantage of being already dead, but the disadvantage that it makes the relationship hard. It actually sounds like a show that would be fun to watch, but typical.

Stevie Nicks! Cool!

Everest, is this a fictional show? If so, then it sounds OK.

Daredevil sounds OK, but he is IMO one of the lamest "superheroes" of all time.
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Psych :)
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LOL @ all my children getting cancelled again! That's hilarious! That show ended up being a bad porno anyways.
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There is no such thing as bad porno. :)
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By the way, I'll only watch Ghost if it's with the same actors.

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I think for the aforementioned movie adaptation to TV to take off, first NBC is looking for a ghost writer, obviously! Ooooooooooooooooooh, my daaaaaaaarling, I long for your touch...
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what? ghost? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
*cough*
nope.

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Oh now, it could be good. Keep an open mind. They might turn it into a detective drama where a woman's partner and sometimes lover is killed in the line of duty and comes back to help her solve cases using his invisibility powers and ability to summon the dark spirits to drag bad guys to hell. Or they could put it on the CW and have the pair be a lonely high school girl who has a secret romance with the star football player until he's tragically killed. But then he comes back as a ghost and they open a high school detective agency where they solve high school crimes using his super powers. The bad guys would've gotten away with it too if it hadn't been for that sassy girl and her ghost lover!
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nope.
sorry.
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Ghost. What a manipulative POS. fodder for modern spinsters. Which means it will very likely be a smash hit. And Kate Upton? Further proof that breasts CAN be a career!!!
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Smart cat. Daylight savings time doesn't make sense. ;-)
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It should read "the better half of the Fringe show runners" are developing Ghost.
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They can give Ghost an 10/90 order :)
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I think you meant to say 'Angel alum Elisabeth Rohm'...
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Psych!!! U get me der Tim
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Psych!!! U got me der Tim, y can't i delete my post
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Can Elisabeth Rohm play anything other than a cop?

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She was ADA not a cop
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I know, but I mean, close enough. She spent a lot of her time at the police station.
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It's always good to see Whedon alum get prominent writing gigs, and Goddard wrote some of the strongest episodes in the final seasons of Buffy and Angel, so I'm eagerly anticipating Daredevil even more now.

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Was that a jab at Sons of Anarchy @TimSpot? Maybe your sarcastic observations are the reasons I could never get into the show myself.
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It looks like CBS is trying to get rid of Hostages as quickly as possible to make room for Intelligence, which isn't a bad idea. January 7th is a very early mid-season premiere date, and it'll likely give in a competitive jump over all the other mid-season shows that start airing after it (much like what FOX did with Sleepy Hollow at the beginning of this season).
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This is my favourite television adaptation of Ghost:

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just a heads up, it's actually en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time. I only just learned that myself this year (I just turned 30) when I clicked my little widows clock on the start menu.

if the two dudes behind ghost are the same people from fringe responsible for never feeling like the characters did when sappy / sad / whatever on fringe it'll be even more awful.

I get the attraction to kate upton about as much as I get the interest in entourage. she's bit like a refrigerator and she's far from gorgeous. I recommend kelly brook if you want to ogle a chick with gorgeous body, face and she even shows the goods!

abby elliot back on TV is a welcome thing, at least from an eye candy point of view.
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built* like a refrigerator
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WTF TVGN?!!
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Looking at Drew Goddard's IMDB page, not every episode he's written is great, but he does have some solid episodes under his belt. And in other, related news, it has been confirmed that Melissa Rosenberg is going to be in charge of the Jessica Jones series. Looking at her IMDB page, she has been connected with some pretty laughable projects in the past, such as Twilight... But she has also written some great episodes from the first 4 seasons of Dexter, and seems very passionate about the character's source material, so I'm not exactly sure how to react. Hopefully they both do a good job with the shows, so they turn out for the best.
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What's funny Is that I once said ghost should be turned into a series! Lol I even thought about how the series and it's characters could go! Lol. (This is coming from a fan!) I think it should be darker than the film, but still with a great romantic story and the original bad guys (CARL AND WILLY LOPEZ) do not die. Man, I can't wait to see how this would be done... But I hate how I'm the only one excited for it! Lol
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Please, no one hate me for this king this is a great idea! I also said night of the living dead should be made into a tv show and it did sort of (The Walking Dead) and masters of horror needed to be brought back to life and it did SORT OF (American Horror Story)... Except instead of every episode being a mini movie we get a mini series (which I like so much better) lol
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Tim! She never actually had sex with a Ghost! You crazy perverted man! She had sex with Whoopy Goldberg!!!
In all seriousness though: How on earth can Ghost ever translate to a television series?!? A lifetime sucky movie, maybe. But a TV series? Really? How and more importantly why? Akiva and Jeff, what are you thinking? What drugs are you taking?
Fringe got cancelled a shoe-string-budget shortened final season and people will pay money for this?!? FTW!?
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there are a lot of ghost stories already (or vamps, or werebeasts, or whatever), this will be just one more, and nobody can tell with this info if it's going to be better and worse than any other show. It will be a procedural, that's for sure. As fringe was (sorry, but it was, until the latest season)
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Yeah, you're right. Fringe was a procedural at first. The writers had to test the waters first especially because LOST was such a heavy serial (so they wanted to change the pace by giving Fringe a different feel by making it more accessible to new viewers on a weekly basis) and because of all the X-Files comparisons. However, Fringe became a lot more serialised and mythology heavy midway through Season 2. Season 3 was very effective serial-wise. Then FOX wanted new viewers so at the start of S4 they did the reboot and first half reverted back to a more procedural structure. Yes, the last season had the most serial-structure out of the lot but that was also because it was a shortened final season so they had no room for "monster-of-the-week" type episodes.
So yeah, Fringe was technically (at least on paper), a procedural.
But it was really a serialised family-drama at heart that was just very successful at masquerading as a sci-fi show and it managed to balance the procedural/serial scale better then any other show that I've seen. So if you ask any Fringe fan they'll always say that Fringe was a serial and that they're favorite part of the show was the character relationships and the mythology.

Come to think of it, when I first read the news that J.J Abrams was developing "an X-files knock off with a unknown Australian actress as the lead" I nearly rolled my eyes into the back of my skull. I flat-out thought that the show didn't stand a chance! It just sounded terrible on paper and I never thought I'd even watch it - let alone like it. Oh how very wrong I was! Now, it's my favourite show of all time. :-) So yeah, maybe I should ease up on the criticism regarding this Ghost adaptation. It sounds awful on paper but so did Fringe. You know what else sounded THE WORST on paper? My second favourite show of all time: LOST! O_O It sounded like an awful mish-mash of Gilligan's Island meets Survivor when I first read about it and I said there's no way in hell I'm watching this! Lol And look at me now! LOST fanatic 4 life!
Oh wow - I just had kind of an epiphany! Most of the shows I ended up loving sounded awful on paper!!! It's totally true.
Come to think of it, the shows that sounded great on paper usually turned out to be awful in my experience.
So now that I've had my little lightbulb moment and realised what's going on, I take my "hateful-diss" comment back! Ghost could actually turn out to be great. I mean, it is Jeff and Akiva after all. They're both brilliant writer/producers.
Yep - I TAKE IT BACK EVERYONE!

Thank you Elisa, for being the voice of reason here and making me think this through. No wonder! We do share Haven-love after all. :-)
P.S. Sorry about the length of my reply but it was kind of an epiphany and very cathartic. ^_^
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Oh my, it was long indeed LOL :) But you got what I meant, if you liked Fringe, chances are you are going to like this new project too. Or maybe not. But in TV world is always difficult to judge the book by the covers, specially before they write the book. You never know!
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In the book world it's the same as well. IOW: "You can never judge a book by its cover."
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It's been a lot of years since I've seen Ghost, but I think I would have remembered a sex scene - wasn't there only a kiss?
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It was a joke! I'm sure you'd remember Demi making whopee, especially with Whoopy! :P
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how can it be a series? easy. Whoppi Goldberg's character's cousin/neice/actress they can afford to hire who's related to Whoppi Goldberg's character goes around solving other ghosts' problems like Whoppi Goldberg did in the film for Patrick Swayze
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So, in other words (according to you): The genius minds who brought us the genius that is Fringe are "adapting" Ghost in order to serve up procedural dreck! #Awesome
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I'm sorry. I actually take that back. See my comment above if wondering why I changed my mind.
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Patrick Swayze is rolling in his grave after hearing a TV adaptation of Ghost. His ghost should haunt the people who are keeping the movie from letting it rest in peace.
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....wasn't the Disney Jr stuff announced like 2 years ago? I know it was supposed to take over SOAPnet but SN is still on air, and they've just added another channel for DJ on my cable lineup, just have to order it.
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I thought the same thing plus there already is a Disney Jr. on our cable system. Two years ago or so, our cable company pulled SOAPNet off their system and I think placed DJr in its spot. Those catching up on older soaps and, I think, Veronica Mars reruns at one point, missed out all this time for possibly no reason.
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And of course Kate Upton is going to be in the Entourage movie. I have no more words for this.

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Why is EVERYTHING getting rebooted? If the networks are going to reboot things maybe try rebooting successful comedies, considering that's what's lacking on TV …. most of the fall freshman comedies are either horrendous or have been cancelled, and in some cases both.
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The only good Ghost references on TV have already been done by Community.
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While I like the show runners of Fringe. I simply don't think that you can polish the turd that is Ghost.

I am kind of looking forward to intelligence. So it is a good thing that it is getting bumped up.

I still don't understand how Rizzoli and Isles is still on the air. And Southland is not, and too a lesser extent King and Maxwell. Also why is Franklin and Bash still going. Something seems wrong at TNT.

As for Sutter and a prequel to SOA. I am thinking no. I left SOA at the beginning of this season and I am not king back. I would rather go back to watching Covert Affairs. I think Sutter needs to get out of the universe of SOA and do something completely different. Do a hardcore cop show. Do a RomCom. Do something where your not completely in love with everything you do and keep trying to out do yourself with cheap violence disguised as drama. And needless absurdities to cover up your unwillingness to kill a beloved character.

Entourage was a sub mediocre show and will be the same in the movie.
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I do like Rizzoli and Isles. It's not the best show on earth but it's entertaining and some of the characters are very loveable.
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And I get that. However I don't see any further evolution of the characters. King and maxwell was similar and just starting out. And Southland was well it was the best. Franklin and Bash should have been gone before any of them.
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You may be right. I'm afraid networks aren't known for knowing when to leave well enough alone, sadly.
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I'm just sayin' but TNT would probably jump at the chance of an SoA spinoff without a second thought if they could simply market it as " Sons & Anarchy"
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The magic of Disney is its ability to grab both kids and adults. Disney Junior's for the pre-schoolers.
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Stop trying to make a TV adaptation of Ghost happen. It's not going to happen!
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Fact: I used my ghost hands to help Tim type this post. And then some shadowy demons and Fitz from Scandal took me to hell.
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How's the rent there? is it cheap enough to tolerate the neighbors & climate? I can put up with alot if the price is right
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SONS OF ANARCHY SPIN OFF? What? Sorry but I'm there.
I think I'll be following JH Wyman to Almost Human rather than Pinkner to Ghost. God, I miss my Fringe.
HEY! Dont bash Entourage. I mean, the final season sucked so this movie better be worth it (but it probably will bomb at the Box Office though, I mean is there really demand for this?)

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a ghost reboot huh? Eww. Well...I guess if I worked for a network & my livelyhood depended on my position, I'd be a big hairy pussy too & not take any risks either.
Oooh! but what if I green lit a show called "Giving The Finger" that documented my firing from the network over it? I'm sure there would be an audience in there somewhere ;)
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They are getting rid of SoapNet? Damn, all those One Tree Hill reruns left unseen. I mean, what's SoapNet?
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Didn't they also have Veronica Mars reruns? ...I mean...what's this SoapNet thing?
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SoapNet used to be all about those trashy soap operas, but most of them got cancelled. lol
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I think I've seen some The OC repeats on the channel guide there, too. haha
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