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Brilliant Syfy Renews Being Human for a Fourth Season

Last night, Syfy had its “Upfront” presentation, the event when they announce what shows are coming and what’s in development. Not surprisingly, we received seven press releases today for your consumption. I’ve posted the happiest news first:

Syfy Renews Original Drama Being Human For Fourth Season

New York, NY – April 10, 2013 – Syfy is ordering a fourth season (13 episodes) of its hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. The announcement comes on the heels of the Season 3 finale which aired Monday, April 8 and in time for Syfy’s Upfront presentation this evening in New York City.

Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager as vampire Aidan, ghost Sally and werewolves Josh and Nora. Together they struggle to suppress their supernatural secrets and temptations and live their lives
See full article at ScifiMafia »

Chuck Third Season Blu-ray Review

Chuck Bartowski lives the geek dream. He has the ability to pull up information and physical skills on demand. He has good friends and a loving sister. He even gets to make out with a hot blonde trained in firearms. It’s too bad everyone’s out to kill him. More after the jump:

For those who need an Intersect-style download of information on the series, brace yourselves. Chuck works for the Nerd Herd department of a Burbank Buy More store. Chuck had a simple life until he opens an email sent from his former college roommate and the whole of the United States’ secret information gets downloaded directly into his brain. Chuck doesn’t have immediate control of the information. It presents itself in flashes on a need to know basis, when he’s triggered by a person, place or thing. Chuck, now a priceless asset for the government,
See full article at Collider.com »

'Living in Your Car' Premieres on May 7 on HBO Canada

HBO Canada, a multiplex channel from the two premium cable networks The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Movie Central (Western Canada), announced that the upcoming Canadian half-hour comedy Living in Your Car will premiere on May 7 at 9:30 Pm.

With the unstable economy as a backdrop, Living in Your Car follows Steve Unger (John Ralston), a fallen corporate executive whose rule of the financial world comes to an abrupt halt when he is arrested and charged with fraud, obstruction and racketeering. After cutting a deal to get out of prison, Steve quickly realizes his old life no longer exists: his former colleagues shun him, his wife, Lori (Ingrid Kavelaars), and daughter, Kate (Mariah Horner), don’t want to live with him, and even his own parents refuse to help him. As he clings desperately to the last vestige of his former self – a luxury sedan – Steve finds himself under court
See full article at The Cultural Post »

Chuck The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and be a secret agent overnight? As the titular lead of the television show Chuck, Chuck Bartowski would probably say it’s not so nice, but he’s had his fair share of adventure and lady love.

For those who need a download of information on the series, brace yourselves. Chuck works for the Nerd Herd department of a Burbank Buy More store, an ode to Best Buy’s Geek Squad (which, by the way, does have a Burbank location). Chuck had a simple life until he opens an email sent from his former college roommate and the whole of the United States’ secret information gets downloaded directly into his brain. More after the jump.

Chuck doesn’t have immediate control of the information. It presents itself on a need to know basis; Chuck sees a person, place or thing that triggers
See full article at Collider.com »

Full Comic-Con Schedule Released

It’s official, the full schedule for San Diego Comic-Con is now online. This year promises to be an exciting time and it looks like there will be plenty of stuff to keep us busy at the Con. From panels to screenings to booths and everything in between, we’ll bring it all to you right here at The Flickcast.

Looking over the schedule for this year, here’s a few of the TV and Movie events, panels, and more that we are particularly interested in and the days on which they happen. Tomorrow, look for our picks of the coolest and most interesting comics and games-related panels and events coming up at the Con.

Wednesday, July 22

6:00-9:00 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings— Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly present exclusive pilot premiere screenings of some of the most buzzed-about new TV series of the 2009–2010 season—Human Target,
See full article at The Flickcast »

San Diego Comic-Con Schedule: Saturday, July 25

The following information focuses on the 2009 Comic-Con schedule that is set for Saturday, July 25th. It’s not a full schedule - it only highlights TV and movie related panels and events.

Highlights for Saturday include Lost, Fringe, a screening of the pilot episode of ABC’s V, a first look at Heroes: Redemption, 2012 and a little film coming out next year you may have heard of: Iron Man 2.

10:00-11:00

Marvel: “Hero Up” with The Super Hero Squad Show!— Marvel’s first action-comedy series is a manic, mind-blowing, all-ages romp through the Marvel Universe. Coming to Cartoon Network in September, the animated show is loaded with superstar voice talent. Several of the actors will preview their characters in a live performance: Tom Kenny (Spongebob) as Iron Man and Modok, Charlie Adler (Cow and Chicken, Transformers features) as Dr. Doom, Steve Blum (Wolverine and the X-Men) as Wolverine,
See full article at Screen Rant »

Warner Brothers Television Releases Comic-Con 2009 Schedule!

Warner Bros. Television Group (Wbtvg) returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2009 with a star-studded lineup featuring a Studio-record 11 series that will be showcased in panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings throughout the convention. For continuing info on the Studio's plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter. Wbtvg will also be launching a Con-related website at TheWB.com/ComicCon, coming in July.

Series and selected stars and creators (*) scheduled to attend include:

The Big Bang Theory: Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Jim Parsons (Garden State), Kaley Cuoco (Charmed), executive producer Chuck

Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and more

Chuck: Zachary Levi (upcoming Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel), Yvonne Strahovski (upcoming I Love You Too), executive producer Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl) and more

Eastwick: Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle), Jaime Ray Newman (Veronica Mars) and more

Fringe: Anna Torv (The Pacific), Josh Jackson
See full article at MovieWeb »

'Incompetent' CBC execs should resign, ACTRA says

'Incompetent' CBC execs should resign, ACTRA says
TORONTO -- After calling for homegrown dramas that draw more viewers, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. faced calls for the resignation of its two top executives. As the annual Canadian Film and Television Production Assn. conference wrapped Friday in Ottawa, performers union Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists joined with the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, a group representing 66,000 domestic TV viewers, in urging the newly installed conservative government to fire CBC president Robert Rabinovitch and Richard Stursberg, the network's executive director of English television. "These guys are incompetent," ACTRA national executive director Stephen Waddell said of Rabinovitch and Stursberg after the CBC last week canceled three dramas -- Da Vinci's City Hall, This Is Wonderland and The Tournament -- to make room for new series on its fall schedule.

ACTRA calls for resignation of CBC execs

ACTRA calls for resignation of CBC execs
TORONTO -- After calling for homegrown dramas that draw more viewers, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. faced calls for the resignation of its two top executives. As the annual Canadian Film and Television Production Assn. conference wrapped Friday in Ottawa, performers union Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists joined with the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, a group representing 66,000 domestic TV viewers, in urging the newly installed conservative government to fire CBC president Robert Rabinovitch and Richard Stursberg, the network's executive director of English television. "These guys are incompetent," ACTRA national executive director Stephen Waddell said of Rabinovitch and Stursberg after the CBC last week canceled three dramas -- Da Vinci's City Hall, This Is Wonderland and The Tournament -- to make room for new series on its fall schedule.

CBC drops ax on three series

CBC drops ax on three series
TORONTO -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said Monday it is canceling three primetime dramas for weak ratings. The axing of Da Vinci's City Hall, The Tournament and This is Wonderland follows the public broadcaster in early February hiring Kirstine Layfield away from the private sector to become its top programmer. CBC spokeswoman Ruth-Ellen Soles said the national network invested heavily in all three series, only to see their audience numbers underwhelm. "The audiences for all three series have been in steady decline as they did not resonate with Canadians," Soles added.

'Hour' has come for Geminis at Canadian awards

TORONTO -- A canceled Canadian TV series captured the trophy for drama as the 20th annual Gemini Awards, Canada's TV honors, were handed out in Toronto on Saturday night. The Eleventh Hour, a newsroom drama axed last year by the CTV network, triumphed in the drama category over the CBC legal drama This Is Wonderland, whose leads still came away with an actor trophy for Michael Riley, his fifth Gemini, and an actress Gemini for Cara Pifko. Giving Geminis to canceled or ratings-challenged Canadian shows has become a tradition in a TV market where viewers have long preferred popular U.S. dramas, comedies and reality series in primetime.

'Hour' leads Gemini noms for Canada TV

TORONTO -- The Eleventh Hour, a Canadian newsroom drama canceled last season, led all comers at the unveiling Tuesday of nominations for the 20th annual Geminis, Canada's TV awards. Hour, which earned two Geminis on 12 nominations at the 2004 Geminis before being axed by the CTV network in the spring, will this year challenge in 15 juried categories, followed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s Fifth Estate and Sex Traffic miniseries, each with 14 nominations. The CBC drama This Is Wonderland came away with 12 nominations, as the public broadcaster continues to dominate the annual Geminis competition. Wonderland and another CBC drama, Da Vinci's Inquest, will challenge in the best drama category, facing competition from CTV's Degrassi: The Next Generation and Hour, Chum's Godiva's and Global Television's ReGenesis, which earned eight nominations.

'Folk,' 'Inquest' facing off for WGC honors

TORONTO -- The Showtime series Queer As Folk will challenge Da Vinci's Inquest, Canada's most popular drama, for the best drama writing prize at the Canadian Screenwriting Awards in April, the Writers Guild of Canada said Monday. Also joining Da Vinci's Inquest's Chris Haddock and Queer As Folk's Shawn Postoff in the best drama category are Alex Epstein (Naked Josh), Jason Sherman (Regenesis), Wayne Grigsby (Snakes and Ladders) and George F. Walker (This Is Wonderland). Queer As Folk is produced in Toronto and also airs on Showcase Television here. In the best comedy competition, CTV's Corner Gas, which is co-written by series star Brent Butt, will face off against The Newsroom, a CBC comedy from Ken Finkleman.

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