jump to navigation

WB Acquires Mel Gibson Thriller Edge of Darkness February 18, 2009 8:30 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Casting, Edge of Darkness, Movies, News, Television.
add a comment

edgeofdarkness-021809Rights to Mel Gibson’s thriller Edge of Darkness, about a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. whose only child is murdered on the steps of his home, have been acquired by Warner Bros.  The film is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name and will be directed by Martin Campbell and starring Gibson.

Source: Variety

BBC Names 11th Doctor [Update] January 3, 2009 3:12 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Doctor Who, News, Television.
add a comment

mattsmithdoctorwho-1309

Update: BBC has released video of Matt Smith reacting to the news that he’ll be the next Doctor. Watch it below.

The original article follows below.

The 11th Doctor will not be Patterson Joseph, and nor will recently rumored film actor Chiwetel Ejiofor take on the role. Instead, BBC has settled on relative unknown, and now youngest Doctor ever, Matt Smith. The 26-year-old actor will take on the iconic role by the show’s fifth season, which kicks off in 2010 and will likely be in the next Christmas special.

David Tennant, who plays the current Doctor, will still star in the 2009 TV specials.

Source: BBC

Merlin Renewed for Second Season December 16, 2008 5:37 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Merlin, News, Television.
1 comment so far

merlin-121608BBC has renewed its successful original series Merlin for a second season.  The show premiered in the U.K. in September and received an impressive 28% share, or 6.2 million viewers.  The show been picked up in over 100 territories, including the United States, where NBC has the rights.

All 13 episodes of the first season have already aired in the U.K.

Source: Variety

The Sarah Jane Adventures Renewed for Third Season November 25, 2008 12:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, News, Renewals, Television, The Sarah Jane Adventures.
1 comment so far

sarahjaneadventures-112508The BBC has announced that they’ve given a third season renewal to Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.  The show is scheduled to return with new episodes in autumn 2009.

From the release:

On CBBC, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) returns for a third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures in Autumn 2009, produced by Doctor Who supremo Russell T Davies.

Together with her companions Rani and Clyde and her adopted son Luke, Sarah Jane once again comes face to face with a whole host of weird and wonderful alien beings.

Source: BBC

David Tennent Leaving Doctor Who After 2009 Specials October 29, 2008 8:58 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Doctor Who, News, Sci Fi, Television.
1 comment so far

The rumors about whether or not David Tennent will be leaving Doctor Who can now cease.  BBC has confirmed that the actor will indeed be leaving the series at the end of the 2009 specials.

Tennant made the announcement after winning the outstanding drama performance prize at the National Television Awards.

“When Doctor Who returns in 2010 it won’t be with me,” he said.

“Now don’t make me cry,” he added. “I love this part, and I love this show so much that if I don’t take a deep breath and move on now I never will, and you’ll be wheeling me out of the Tardis in my bath chair.”‘I’ll miss it’

In an exclusive interview with BBC,Tennant said that three years was “about the right time” to play the role.

“I think it’s better to go when there’s a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome,” he said.

Russel T. Davies, the show’s executive producer who will be stepping down as showrunner when the fifth season returns in 2010, said the following about Tennant stepping down:

“I’ve been lucky and honoured to work with David over the past few years – and it’s not over yet, the Tenth Doctor still has five spectacular hours left!

“After which, I might drop an anvil on his head. Or maybe a piano. A radioactive piano. But we’re planning the most enormous and spectacular ending, so keep watching.”

Steven Moffat takes over as showrunner for the fifth season in 2010.  BBC has not announced who will replace Tennant, but rumors are swirling around the net that has Paterson Joseph as a possible replacement.  Others rumored include David Morrisey, James Nesbitt and John Simm.

Source: BBC

Doctor Who Preview Will Be Shown During Children in Need Special October 27, 2008 12:49 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Doctor Who, News, Sci Fi, Television.
add a comment

The yearly charity event Children In Need will have a special treat for viewers this year.  The first two minutes of the Doctor Who Christmas special, titled “The Next Doctor”, will be shown on the BBC special this November 14th.

Source: BBC

Spaced-Invasion Tour Announced July 6, 2008 12:46 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, DVD, News, Spaced, Television, TV on DVD.
add a comment

Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes and Edgar Wright will be doing a one-week, four-city Spaced Invasion mini-tour across America to promote the upcoming Region 1 DVD release of the classic British TV series, which hits store shelves on July 22nd.  The tour kicks off in New York on July 21-22 where there will be a special Free screening of three episodes from the show, followed by a Q&A.  The tour then moves to Los Angeles on the 23rd, San Diego on the 25th at Comic-Con and concludes on the 27th in Austin, Texas.  For the complete details, check out the press release after the jump.

(more…)

Tennant May Not Be Leaving “Doctor Who” Afterall June 29, 2008 1:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Casting, Doctor Who, News, Sci Fi, Television.
10 comments

For quite some time, it’s been reported that the current Doctor of “Doctor Who”, David Tennant, would be leaving the show (including on this site).  However, it turns out that he may be staying.  According to reports, BBC is rumored to be offering Tennant a new contract worth £1.3 million, or about £100,000 per episode (about $2.6M or a shade under $200,000/episode) to carry on as Doctor Who.  In addition, he could be offered other drama projects in an attempt to keep him on board.  More after the jump.

(more…)

BBC to begin live online streaming of their programming June 6, 2008 2:19 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, News, Television.
1 comment so far

UK residents are already able to watch any show that’s aired on BBC over the last 7 days using the network’s iPlayer software, but they’ll soon be able to watch a live stream of BBC One content on the internet.  The service will be available in the coming months, only to viewers in the UK.  There will be no increase in the annual license fee to watch television in the UK (currently £139.50).

Source: DailyMail

Moffat Named new showrunner of Doctor Who May 21, 2008 3:18 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Doctor Who, News, Television.
1 comment so far

Writer Steven Moffat has been named the new lead writer and executive producer of the BBC drama series Doctor Who.  Moffat, who has written several episodes of the show, will replace Russell T Davies early next year when he steps down.   Davies has been the showrunner of the series since it was revived in 2005.  Doctor Who will be taking a break for a year in terms of its episodic nature, airing a few movies before it returns in 2010 for its fifth season.  For more information about this news, head here.

Source: guardian.co.uk

Tennant Back For Entire Fourth Season of “Doctor Who” August 24, 2007 11:52 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, Doctor Who, News, Television.
3 comments

Contrary to tabloid reports that suggested Tennant would leave the new BBC hit Doctor Who after the third season (article on that here), showrunner Russell T. Davies has confirmed that the actor will portray the character for the entire duration of the next season.

(more…)

BBC Prepares Video-on-Demand Service February 1, 2007 11:00 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC, News, Television, Video Downloads.
2 comments

BBC has given the greenlight for their VOD service. The player has been approved by the BBC Trust

(more…)