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Who’s Next to Die on Fox?

Major spoiler info below if you’re not up to date on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles or House!

Two shocking deaths on Fox within four days … what more can I say?

Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green

Now, I knew Brian Austin Green had been cast in The CW’s Body Politic, but I still gasped at his T:SCC character Derek Reese getting a bullet to the head early in Friday night’s stellar episode, “Adam Raised a Cain”. I was surprised, but not shocked. I figured they’d send him out in a big way before the season ended, but props to them for doing it in such a dramatic way!

Kal Penn

Kal Penn

I was stunned, however, by the death of Kal Penn’s Lawrence Kutner on House. His name hadn’t been mentioned in any casting news, TV or otherwise, so I was not expecting him to leave the show. Turns out he’s been cast in a new role – “associate director in the White House office of public liaison”. Fantastic reason to leave the show, and acting for that matter, but this Fox show didn’t candy coat his departure at all.

Does the Fox death toll end with Reese and Kutner this season? Or will some other major characters kick the bucket?

Any predictions on who you think might not make it out of this season alive on Fox? Share your predictions by commenting below!


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A New Look for The Televixen! And Thoughts on Friday’s T:SCC

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The Televixen's New Logo

Welcome to The Televixen’s 100th post, and I’m celebrating with a makeover! The blog now has a sharp new look created by myself and 742 Designs.

There was still much TV watching while working on the site design, and I have to say I was most impressed by Friday night’s fantastic episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. If you haven’t seen “Adam Raised a Cain” yet, don’t read any further, and don’t watch the below clip, but do yourself a favour and find this episode on Hulu or Fox’s website ASAP!

I’m going to come right out and say this may be my favourite T:SCC episode ever. Each scene with John Henry was intense, and this final scene with him and Savannah Weaver gave me goosebumps.

I was also completely floored by this exchange between Ellison and John Henry:

John Henry: . . . The human brain is an amazing computer. Its raw clock speed is 20 billion calculations per second. Its storage is functionally infinite. But it’s flawed.

Ellison: How is that?

John Henry: There’s nowhere to download it when you die.

Ellison: Not exactly, no.

John Henry: Your Bible solves this problem by using the concept of heaven.

Ellison: Yes

John Henry: Billions of souls with no bodies.

Ellison: Okay.

John Henry: Yet all this is required simply to process the unique entity you call John Henry.

Ellison: Yes.

John Henry: It’s possible heaven has a hardware problem.

Ellison: It’s not that simple.

There’s only one episode left this season, and I’m excited to see what happens next, but anxious not knowing the fate of the show. Here’s hoping the cancellation grumblings are wrong.


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Saturn Award Noms Announced

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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films announced the nominees for the 35th Annual Saturn Awards. I am thrilled that many of my fave TV shows are among the nominees, including BSG, Lost, and Dexter.

Here are the TV nominees:

Best Network Television Series
Fringe (Fox)
Heroes (NBC)
Life on Mars (ABC)
Lost (ABC)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox)
Supernatural (CW)

Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
Battlestar Galactica (SCI FI)
The Closer (TNT)
Dexter (Showtime)
Leverage (TNT)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
True Blood (HBO)

Best Presentation on Television
24: Redemption (Fox)
The Andromeda Strain (A&E)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jericho (CBS)
The Last Templar (NBC)
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (TNT)

Best Actor in Television
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Matthew Fox (Lost, ABC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)
Timothy Hutton (Leverage, TNT)
Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, SCI FI)
Noah Wiley (The Librarian: The Curse of The Judas Chalice, TNT)

Best Actress in Television
Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Ghost Whisperer, CBS)
Evangeline Lilly (Lost, ABC)
Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, SCI FI)
Anna Paquin (True Blood, HBO)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer, TNT)
Anna Torv (Fringe, ABC)

Best Supporting Actor in Television
Henry Ian Cusick (Lost, ABC)
Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox)
Michael Emerson (Lost, ABC)
Josh Holloway (Lost, ABC)
Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, NBC)
Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, NBC)

Best Supporting Actress in Television
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Showtime)
Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox)
Yunjin Kim (Lost, ABC)
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, ABC)
Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, NBC)
Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, SCI FI)

Best Guest Starring Role in a Television Series
Kristen Bell (Heroes, NBC)
Alan Dale (Lost, ABC)
Kevin Durand (Lost, ABC)
Robert Forster (Heroes, NBC)
Jimmy Smits (Dexter, Showtime)
Sonya Walger (Lost, ABC)

Best Television Series Release on DVD
Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series (BBC Warner)
Heroes: Season 2 (Universal)
Lost: The Complete Fourth Season (Walt Disney)
Moonlight: The Complete Series (Warner)
Reaper: Season One (Lionsgate)
Torchwood: Season 2 (BBC Warner)
The Tudors: The Complete Second Season(Paramount/Showtime)

Best Retro Television Series Release on DVD
Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1990 (Universal)
Early Edition: Season One (Paramount)
The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Series (Universal)
The Invaders: The First & Second Seasons (Paramount)
Mission Impossible: The Fourth & Fifth Seasons (Paramount)
Spaced: The Complete Series (BBC Warner)

The Saturn Awards will be presented on June 25th.


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Are You Watching Fox Fridays?

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Fox Fridays returned last night for its second week, and I was quite pleased with the episodes of both Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse.  It seems that the shows are continuing to face some ratings challenges, so I’d like to know, are you tuning in to Fox Fridays?  Sound off in the poll below!


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Fired Up Fox Fridays Promo!

Friday the 13th is nearly upon us, and you know what that means? Fox Fridays will finally be here!

The new Friday night lineup will include Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (on its new night), and the highly anticipated new Joss Whedon series, Dollhouse.

Fox has come up with a fun, grindhouse-style promo for their Friday night lineup, featuring the shizz-kicking female stars. World, and all you Whedon-ites, prepare to drool over gratuitous Eliza Dushku and Summer Glau shots!

Excited?

Between the Fox Friday night lineup, and the final eps of BSG, I know what I’ll be doing on Friday nights – watching TV!


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The Televixen’s Back!

Hello my television-loving friends! I’m back!

This fall has been so busy, but my oh my, has there been some great TV. I’ve been enjoying Season Five of Entourage, which has proved once again that Jeremy Piven is worth every single Emmy to date; and I was so happy to see the return of Eli Stone in one of the best premieres this year!

What else has this Televixen been watching? It’s more like what haven’t I been watching! Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has taken some interesting turns, and I am happy it’s been picked up for the entire season. Summer Glau’s performances in recent eps has brought a new dimension to this show. I’m also one of the people who has decided to stick with Heroes, and was very intrigued by last week’s ending. I was excited about this season early on, from the sneak preview screening I attended. In case you missed my article about the sneak preview, you can read it at The TV Addict. There are still some storylines that I don’t see the point of yet, but there have been enough twists, turns, and revelations to keep me committed to seeing this season through.

In keeping with the theme of heroes and villains, I’m interviewing Cassidy Freeman later today. Cassidy is Smallville’s new bad girl, Tess Mercer. I’ll have a link to that article later in the week, and more of my musings on the current TV season.


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