Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TV News: Burn Notice vs White Collar vs Psych

Human Target in trouble? [UPDATED]

According to Michael Ausiello, FOX can only afford one underperforming show for next season and it's going to be either Human Target or Lie to Me. Human Target's my favorite new show from this season, so no secret which I'm rooting for. Ausiello explores each shows chances a little and seems to favor Lie to Me, but we won't know for sure until Monday (May 17) when FOX announces its Fall schedule. Get those fingers crossed. Updated: Never mind. Apparently, they're both safe! Woo Hoo!

The Event

Since The Class, Jason Ritter's become one of my favorite actors. He was really good in Peter and Vandy and - though I haven't seen it yet - I'm hearing great things about Parenthood (co-starring Lorelai Gilmore). Now he's got a new show at NBC with another Gilmore Girls star, Scott Patterson. Ritter plays a guy who investigates the disappearance of his fiancée and learns about a huge government cover-up. Patterson plays his would-be father-in-law who apparently has secrets of his own. Sarah Roemer (Disturbia, Fired Up!) plays the fiancée. [The Ausiello Files]

New Katee Sackhoff show: Boston's Finest

Katee Sackhoff is filming/has filmed a pilot for a cop show called Boston's Finest. According to Loaded Gun Boston, Sackhoff plays "a detective who teams with a disgraced ex-cop to solve crimes and untangle the conspiracy that sent him underground." Could be cool, I guess, depending on the characters. We'll find out next week if ABC picks it up.

More intriguing than that to me though is this article (again by Michael Ausiello) that talks about Sackhoff's career choices. She passed up a recurring, but ultimately temporary role on True Blood for the shot at an ongoing series gig in Boston's Finest. Which, fine, I haven't started watching True Blood yet, so I'm not disappointed. What I am kind of sad about though is that she gave up a freaking series on USA to be in this season of 24. I have no idea what her USA show would've been about, but as cool as Burn Notice, Psych, and White Collar are, I'm sure I would've loved it.

Speaking of USA shows

These are awesome.


Wings1295 said...

The latest breaking news via EW is that Human Target and Lie to Me are BOTH being given 13-episode season orders!

Michael May said...

Thanks! I'll update the post!

Siskoid said...

Can't speak to Katee's choices, but maybe she didn't want to bare all on True Blood. HBO does tend to include gratuitous nudity in its contracts.


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