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Torchwood’s Over – What Now? Being Human, of Course!

So now that Torchwood: Children of Earth has torn both your heart and your stomach out and went all Michael Flatley on them, what’s next? Well, for BBC America, it’s Being Human!

The newest import from across the pond, Being Human is a fun little romp about three friends – a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf.

If you’re in the US, and want to check out a 7 minute preview of Being Human, click on the video below.

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My Canadian friends, at this point, there aren’t any networks carrying it, but as soon as one is announced, I’ll be sure to let you all know!

Being Human debuts on BBC America tonight at 9 pm EST.


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Countdown to Torchwood – Day 2

Torchwood: Children of Earth is just mere days away, and I have another video clip to share with all of you. You can either click the link to watch the video on BBC America‘s site, or click on the video below.

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Countdown to Torchwood: Children of Earth Begins

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We’re less than a week away to the North American debut of Torchwood: Children of Earth. At this point, it’s already aired in the UK, and thanks to some friends across the Atlantic, I was lucky enough to watch it. North America, prepare yourself for one helluva ride! To all my readers in the US, if you’re not already overcome with anticipation, click the link below to check out what’s in store!

Torchwood: Children of Earth 7 Minute Sneak Preview on BBCAmerica.com

For my Canadian friends, I am going to see about getting a clip that all of you can enjoy. And for those of you in the UK, well, you’ve already seen the series, so don’t spoil it for everyone else here 😀

Torchwood: Children of Earth airs on BBC America and Space starting Monday July 20th at 9 pm EST.

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The Televixen’s Sizzling Summer TV Picks – Part 3!

The month of July marks the return of two of my absolute faves – Torchwood and Entourage! Now Torchwood doesn’t get a full season this year, but does have a jaw-dropping 5-part mini series lined up. And the last that we saw Vinnie Chase, after reaching a career low, Martin Scorsese offered him the lead in his next flick!

Here are a couple of promos for you to check out:

Torchwood: Children of Earth (BBC America, July 20th)

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Entourage (HBO and HBO Canada – July 12th)

So now that I’ve shared my Sizzling Summer TV Picks, why don’t you tell me what shows you’re most looking forward to during the lazy, hazy days of June, July and August?


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And The Doctor’s Next Companion Will Be …

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There will be a new companion in the second of four Doctor Who specials this year.

BBC announced today that acclaimed stage and screen actress Lindsay Duncan has been cast as Adelaide, companion to David Tennant’s Doctor in the yet to be titled second special of 2009.

Exec producer/writer Russell T. Davies commented:


“Lindsay is an incredibly talented actress and I’ve been an admirer of her work for some time. We are delighted to announce that she will be joining the team and playing the Doctor’s most strong-minded companion yet.”

This second Doctor Who special will go into production this spring. There’s no word yet whether Duncan is being considered for the role of companion to our next Doctor, Matt Smith, although it would make for quite an interesting age contrast – Duncan is 58, and Smith is 26.

Duncan TV resume includes HBO’s Rome and the upcoming BBC2 drama Margaret in which she portrays The Iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher.

So, what are your thoughts on this casting choice?


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Smith Gets a Million for 5-Year Who Contract

Details of Matt Smith’s Doctor Who contract have been revealed.

According to Wired blog
The Underwire, this past Wednesday, Smith signed on for 3 years with an option for 2 more – all at a cool £1 million (just over $1.4 million US).

This may not seem like much money, and it is less than David Tennant is earning for the same role, but Smith will most likely make up for it in assignments he picks up during hiatus from Doctor Who.


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Triffids Miniseries Coming to BBC

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John Wyndham’s classic sci-fi novel Day of the Triffids will be hitting the tube this year as a BBC miniseries.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the astounding cast includes Dougray Scott, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley.

If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a taste of what’s in store:


(Dougray) Scott will play Bill Maysen, a doctor who has to lead a band of humans in an epic battle with the Triffids, a flesh-eating vegetable originally used as an energy source. When spectators gather worldwide for a much-anticipated solar storm, billions are left blinded and the few sighted survivors watch as society collapses into chaos.

Now, I remember reading this book in high school, along with Wyndham’s The Chrysalids, and didn’t really enjoy either at the time, but re-read the latter in my early 20s and loved it. So I think it’s time to revisit Triffids before this airs.

I haven’t seen a really good miniseries in a while, and with this cast, I think this could be one to watch. As a Nip/Tuck fan, I’m happy that mother/daughter Redgrave and Richardson will be together on screen again. And I’ve really missed Eddie Izzard on TV since The Riches was canceled.

An air date has not been announced yet, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted.


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