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Tommy Lee Gets Syfy Series, HBO Readies Dick Cheney Miniseries and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 21st 2011 5:35PM
Tommy LeeTommy Lee is getting a series on Syfy. Yes, you read that right: Tommy Lee. Syfy.

The rock star will headline 'Culture Shock With Tommy Lee,' a travel series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lee will travel the country and attempt to uncover mysteries of secret societies.


'Culture Shock' sounds like a perfect companion series to Billy Ray Cyrus's 'UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious.' In 'UFO' Cyrus and his son Trace will travel around the country to debunk urban legends.

In other TV news ...

Zombies + Stephen King = 'The Walking Dead' season 2? Maybe! The acclaimed horror author has confirmed he's in talks to pen an episode of the hit AMC series with his son. [Entertainment Weekly]

HBO is at work on a new miniseries about former Vice President Dick Cheney. The series, based on the book 'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency' is in early stages of development. [Hollywood Reporter]

You know what we think of Adrianne Palicki's Wonder Woman costume, so now it's time for Lynda Carter to have her say. "I think she looks fabulous. It's a new look and, jeez, her body looks fantastic." [E! Online]

Jeff Daniels is in talks to headline Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot. The project takes place behind the scenes of a cable news show. Daniels would play the main character, a well-respected newsman. [Deadline]

'Law & Order: LA' will do an episode based on the murder of P.R. pro Ronni Chasen. The series is also being billed as 'Law & Order: LA,' not 'Los Angeles.' [Deadline]

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Good GOD! This is just about the last straw. Let's corrupt a great idea by adding another reality show to a channel that used to be dedicated to all science fiction. Bad enough with 3 GhosteHunters and 2 wrestling shows. Come on NBC. Spank your child and get it back on track to showing all science fiction. Even reruns of Automan would be preferable to all the garbage on there now.

March 21 2011 at 6:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If it wasn't for some decent series like Sanctuary and Merlin (to a lesser extent the US version of Being Human) I can't think of any reason why I would Syfy anymore. They have strayed so far from what they used to be that they're barely recognizable as the same network that gave us great series like Stargate: SG-1, Farscape, and Battlestar Galactica. Now the network is filled with mediocre reality crap. A travel show? Really, this is what the suits think will draw people in? Doubtful.

March 21 2011 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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