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From the brilliant minds that brought you Arachnoquake and Mega Piranha comes the chilling tale of the vengeful spirit of a great white shark, Ghost Shark. It airs tonight on SyFy at 9 p.m.Et. A shark is attacked by a group of fisherman and before it dies it rests in a cursed cave where it's spirit is released to continue feeding on the residents of a sleepy summer town. Ava and Cicely's dad was the captain of that chartered boat and when he also turns up missing they investigate his disappearance. But soon Ghost Shark begins attacking the residents, turning up wherever there is water. How can it be stopped? And what does the lighthouse keeper Finch (Richard Moll) know about the cave and the town curse...
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Syfy has been bringing TV auds campy telepic fare for about a decade now, but Thursday’s “Sharknado” far surpassed the NBCUniversal cabler’s expectations when it came to online buzz and audience reaction.
And yes, a “Sharknado” sequel is already being discussed at the Syfy headquarters, though official plans have yet to coalesce. For now, the cabler is planning a rerun of the pic next Thursday at 7 p.m. to serve as a lead-in to Frankie Muniz-starrer “Blast Vegas.”
“We’ve had other movies where the titles would catch some buzz, like ‘Sharktopus’ or ‘Jersey Shore Shark Attack,’” explained Thomas Vitale, Syfy’s exec veep of programming and original movies. “But the level that ‘Sharknado’ reached, that was a surprise. It’s one of those happy accidents.”
- AJ Marechal
If you don't have travel plans for Memorial Day weekend, get cozy on the couch (and set your DVR) because there are plenty of fun marathons happening.
Need to catch up on Season 1 of "Longmire" before the Season 2 premiere Monday, May 27? Want to re-live "Veronica Mars" Season 1? How about watching the entire series of "Arrested Development" (and reading our re-watch posts) before the new season is out on Netflix?
Here is all your Memorial Day weekend programming, all times Eastern.
Friday, May 24
A&E: "Storage Wars" marathon, 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day
Animal: "Finding Bigfoot" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Invasion" premiere and new episode, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Chiller: "The Twilight Zone" marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discovery: "Sons of Guns" marathon, »
A&E has cancelled the long-running reality show Intervention. That puts the end to a pretty remarkable run that helped 156 people turn sober and stay sober.
In the Flesh doesn’t make its stateside debut for a couple more weeks, but you won’t have to worry about how it ends. BBC Three just ordered a second season (or commissioned a second series to follow the UK TV terms) of the zombie drama.
At the very least, appalling reality TV gives the chance to give critics a chance to write epic takedowns. This time, NPR’s Linda Holmes goes after Fox’s Does Someone Have to Go?, which turns out to be so much worse than I imagined.
Speaking of appalling reality programming, »
- Lyle Masaki
In a rather surprising development, Amazon plans to start selling fanfic. Really. The online retailer will let fanfic writers sell their Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars or Vampire Diaries-inspired stories and keep a portion of the sale. All three series are based on books brought to TV by Alloy Entertainment and Amazon says its working to get more properties into the mix. Now, anyone knows if they’ve banned crossovers? It would be fun to see how “A” and Gossip Girl would react to each other.
Why aren’t there more hosting gigs that include moments of shirtlessness?
It’s taken nearly a year, but TLC has picked up the Bukudroos-produced celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?. The new season will include episodes focusing on Zooey Deschanel, Chris O’Donnell and Christina Applegate. »
- Lyle Masaki
5 items from 2013
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