In the Category of “Just No”

Do you ever turn on the television and think “Oh my, why hasn’t Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? … Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never got the memo, and are in the process of doing just that. Complicating matters is the fact that Jennifer Saunders is helping write the new version. Which means that I’ll probably try watching it at least once, damn it.   [From Ab Fab New Pilot For Fox TV ]

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the last few minutes of the new episode. … If you’re looking forward to BSG returning and you haven’t watched the most recent ten “webisodes”, you really should take a look at them. … They’re also available from the iTunes Store for free, so you can carry them around on your iPod if you want to as well as watch them on your computer or Apple TV. I’m not certain that the webisodes are vital for seeing tonight’s new episode – my understanding is that they take place concurrently with it – but they do look like they set up something important.

Futurama: “Bender’s Game”

“Futurama” unfortunately never got the love that “The Simpsons” gets, but I’m still grateful for the fact that Fox gave the show another chance in the form of four direct-to-DVD releases ( "Futurama – Bender’s Big Score" , "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" , "Futurama: Bender’s Game" , and the forth-coming “Into the Wild Green Yonder”). … I’m excited to see the traditional system of studios depending on television networks for distribution changing, and I’m very interested in seeing more productions get into the hands of consumers through alternate channels, whether the channel be DVD, iTunes, satellite or some other distribution media. Having more ways to get to media means that we have more choices, and that things that may not have made sense to a television network given its ad-supported revenue model and limited competitive programming slots, may have another chance at life. … Add “Futurama: Bender’s Big Score” to your Netflix queue Add “Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs” to your Netflix queue Add “Futurama: Bender’s Game” to your Netflix queue