Two episodes of “3rd Rock From The Sun” were filmed last Tuesday, which just might be their last. NBC has yet to determine whether they’ll renew the sitcom, so these episodes were written as a possible series finale. (Granted, the show’s so darn goofy that they could write themselves back out of any corner easily, but that’s sorta beside the point.)
Category: TV Series
January 3, 2001
The show was campy, but it was sorta-SF, and it certainly had its moments. (For younger readers, Ray was also Groundskeeper Boothby on various Star Trek series.) Ray Walston died Monday of natural causes. Read all about his career from Yahoo.
December 12, 2000
It just looks cool. They’re making a “Simpsons” themed version of the classic board game “Monopoly.” The Nuclear Power Plant is almost certainly gonna be the new Boardwalk; so, what will Baltic Avenue be? (I’m gonna bet on Moe’s.) Oh yeah, the press release.
December 10, 2000
The “Dune” miniseries on The Sci-Fi Channel not only
was really cool (it inspired me to pull out my much-abused
paperback copy of the book), but it was the highest-rated,
most-watched event in that channel’s history. It averaged
just under 3 million viewers, according to this report
on the channel’s own Web site.
December 4, 2000
Granted, we’ve only seen the first of three episodes in the “Dune” miniseries. But so far, I’m impressed. Here’s an interview with the director to chew on, while we wait for part two tonight. And feel free to post your impressions and ruminations on the miniseries thus far.
November 22, 2000
I like “Futurama,” and last year’s ratings suggest that a few of you do as well. Good luck actually watching it, though; it’s that darned football season getting in the way. IGN reports on the anticipated future schedule (hint: still more repeats), why it’s all so messed-up, and how to fix it (hint: FIND A DECENT TIME SLOT).
November 6, 2000
Variety is reporting that The Frog Network has ordered nine more episodes of “Roswell,” bringing them up to 22 for the year.
November 6, 2000
The boys are at it again. They’re working on “Family First,” a sitcom (with real live actors, nonetheless!) which will star, well, we don’t know yet.
See, the stars will be actors portraying whoever wins that silly election tomorrow (and it’s still way too close to call). It’s set to debut at the end of February — since the South Park team is used to working like meth-addicted college students to rewrite whole shows at the last minute, the relatively short deadline (in sitcom terms) shouldn’t faze ’em at all. Obligatory “read more” article is over here.
October 19, 2000
There’s not much new in there, but this article has a nice overview of the history of “The Tick,” and snippets of interviews with the cast and producer of the upcoming Fox TV series. The only thing I can really say at this point is “Spoon!”