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Edward James Olmos On the 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie and 'Caprica'

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 18th 2010 11:05AM
battlestar galacticaAdmiral Adama himself, Edward James Olmos, visited my hometown of Brownsville, TX on Tuesday to promote 'Kings of Brownsville', a documentary about the border town's champion student chess players.

Olmos' passion for the film was obvious during a press conference with city officials. Of course, I couldn't resist the urge to ask him a few questions about one of his other passion projects, and one of my favorite shows of all time, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

We talked a little about the show's legacy, his initial thoughts on 'Caprica' and what he thinks about that planned 'Battlestar' movie project from director Bryan Singer and producer Glen Larson.

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Edward Norton Joins 'Modern Family' and More TV News

by Thomas DiChiara, posted Sep 10th 2009 2:00PM
Edward Norton adopts 'Modern Family,' Ellen replaces Paula on 'Idol,' Augusten Burroughs' 'Sellevision' and the Internet's 'Text From Last Night' head to the small screen, and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Dramatic series Sellevision to take us behind-the-scenes of a home shopping network

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 10th 2009 12:04PM
SelleVisionSo first I see the headline that NBC is developing SelleVision, a home-shopping comedy. I immediately thought of how well tapping into payday loans worked for The CW last year. I guess I associate the people who shop on those home-shopping networks as the same people who get payday loans? Not fair, I know but what can you do.

I don't think we've had a home-shopping network-based scripted show (of that, I'm probably wrong). At the least, it's unique. Then I saw that Bryan Singer was directing. Okay, interesting. Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) is set to write? Sold!

The series, based on the book of the same name, was originally optioned for film, but now is being expanded for television. The bottom line is that the book is bizarre and funny; it features alcohol and drug abuse, marital affairs and other twisted things among its mostly female cast. Fuller excels at weird hour-long comedy-dramas, and this material sounds like a perfect fit for him.

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On the new Battlestar flick, Justin Timberlake, and the space-time continuum

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 17th 2009 1:06PM
battlestar cyon toasterNow this is getting ridiculous. There's a rumor on the Web that Justin Timberlake might be cast in the new Battlestar Gactica movie.

At first I didn't know what to make of Universal and Bryan Singer's plans to move ahead with a Battlestar Galactica reboot flick, but now I'm sure I want to see the project die a fiery, fiery death. Casting Justin Timberlake in a new Battlestar movie isn't the problem. The problem is that its just plain ridiculous to have two very different versions of the same beloved franchise out there at the same time. It'll be like Marty McFly running into his future self at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance in 1955. It could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum!

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A Battlestar Galactica movie reboot ... say what?

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 15th 2009 9:04AM
Battlestar GalacticaThere have already been rumors, but we all know how studios have this annoying tendency to milk franchises until they're dead, and then milk them some more before the corpse gets too cold. Well, Universal seems to think that now that Ron Moore's operatic space war version of the show is done, now would be a great time for Bryan Singer to direct yet another reboot of the Battlestar Galactica franchise.

Singer is said to be a big fan of the original 70's series, but the supposedly $10 million dollar paycheck for Singer probably also has an effect on his directorial willingness. Despite the talent behind it, this reboot is a bad idea. Singer did X-Men, but he also did Superman Returns. Plus, too many reboots in too short a time would only be confusing to people.

Of course, this time creator Glen Larson is on board to produce. While it didn't turn out so bad last time Larson wasn't involved, not having him would be like remaking Buffy without Joss Whedon. Oh, wait.

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HBO Plans Laura Dern Comedy Series & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 6th 2009 2:00PM
Laura DernHBO is developing a new comedy series from writer Mike White. Laura Dern will star in the series, about a woman who tries to lead an enlightened life.

Also in the news today: Paris Hilton books 'Supernatural,' while James Earl Jones is in the 'House.'

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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Bryan Singer in talks to direct Studio 54 pilot

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 28th 2008 5:39PM
Bryan Singer in talks to direct StudioSparkly dresses, disco tunes, platform shoes, Studio 54... it's all about the 1970's in Showtime's new drama, Studio, which centers on the iconic New York nightclub that brought it all home.

Bryan Singer -- undoubtedly one of the busiest guys in Hollywood -- is in talks to direct the pilot, with writer Chad Hodge and Hairspray producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron helming the project.

Studio will begin in the months leading up to the club's April 1977 opening. Though fictional, the series will revolve around the real-life co-founder of the club, the flamboyant Steve Rubell.

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The Excellence in Outsourcing Award: Winner - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 6th 2008 11:59PM
hugh laurieAttention, TV Squad readers, my friends and fellow television fans, it's time to announce the winner for The Excellence in Outsourcing Award, that is, the foreign actor who possesses the best American accent. There were many worthy nominees, but the overwhelming winner was House, MD himself, actor Hugh Laurie. That Englishman, one of her majesty's loyal subjects, has been making us all believe that he's just a Jersey boy. As Dr. Gregory House of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, he sounds like he was born in south Jersey, spent his summers in Asbury Park, and is as much a Garden Stater as Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano.
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New showrunner for Dirty Sexy Money

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 27th 2008 11:23AM
dirty sexy 2There's a new guy running the show for ABC's drama Dirty Sexy Money and his name is Daniel Cerone. Cerone replaces Josh Reims. As executive producer, Cerone will be working with creator Craig Wright (Lost), as well as Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters), Matthew Gross and Bryan Singer (House) -- so the show's got lots of first-class pedigree. Now they have to put it all together for the show.

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ABC greenlights American version of Footballers' Wives

by Anna Johns, posted Dec 19th 2006 12:44PM
abc logoThe bitchy, back-stabbing, coke-snorting characters on BBC's Footballers' Wives are coming to America. ABC has given the greenlight to the pilot for the Americanized version of the British soap drama. Instead of soccer wives, the American version will be NFL wives (natch). The BBC series chronicled how womens' lives changed when they married soccer superstars. Sounds like a companion to Desperate Housewives? The original series ran for five seasons and it is currently airing on BBC America at 10 pm on Sundays.

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Bryan Singer may direct the pilot. In case that name doesn't ring a bell, he's the director behind the first two X-Men movies and last summer's Superman Returns.

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Director of Superman Returns signs development deal with ABC

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 2nd 2006 12:12PM
Bryan SingerAccording to the UK site Digital Spy, Bryan Singer, director of the summer blockbuster Superman Returns, has signed a development deal with ABC. In the reported seven-figure deal, Singer will develop three pilot scripts for the network; the network is gauaranteeing Singer that at least one of them will end up being produced with him as the showrunner.

This isn't Singer's first TV venture; he was involved as an executive producer and director for House. Let's hope whatever pilot comes out of this deal is closer to the House aesthetic (and maybe that of Singer's first hit feature, The Usual Suspects) than the comic-book genre he's been involved with lately. We already have Heroes and Smallville; that's plenty for me.

[via Bloglines]

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