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Chuck and Grimm debuts pushed back a week

NBC has announced that the final series of Chuck and the first season of fairy tale based adventure Grimm will now begin a week later than previously announced. Now scheduled as part of two nights of Halloween-themed programming on the network, the shows will start on Friday October 28, rather than October 21. NBC is … Continue reading

X-Files’ Chris Carter creates Unique new series

Chris Carter, the brains behind the creation of The X-Files, Millennium and Harsh Realm, is working on his first new TV series in nearly a decade. His latest project, Unique, is a “female-led” police thriller with a supernatural element, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Carter will write and executive produce the series which is currently … Continue reading

Mortal Kombat returns to the big screen

Fourteen years after Mortal Kombat: Annihilation lived up to its name and brought the movie franchise to a close, New Line are rebooting the martial arts fantasy series, following a campaign by writer Oren Uziel and director Kevin Tancharoen. The pair wrote and produced a short live-action version of the story, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which … Continue reading

Primeval Series V moves to November launch in States (updated)

After originally planning to air the fifth season of Primeval in an early 2012 slot – roughly the same time as its terrestrial showing in the UK on ITV – BBC America has announced via its twitter feed that the show will now start up on November 12. The announcement came on the evening of … Continue reading

Star Trek: The Next Generation comes to Blu-ray

After months of rumour, CBS Paramount has confirmed that Star Trek: The Next Generation is coming to Blu-ray in 2013, with a sampler disc released in January 2012. According to the press release, the company is returning to the original film negatives to gain the highest film quality, and are recompositing the visual effects, rather … Continue reading

Doctor Who Confidential canned!

This Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who Confidential will be the last in the series, according to a report in today’s Guardian newspaper. A BBC spokeswoman confirmed the news, telling the paper, “The Doctor Who spin-off series, Doctor Who Confidential, has been a great show for BBC3 over the years, but our priority now is to … Continue reading

Watch Stephen King read from The Shining sequel

Dr. Sleep, Stephen King’s long-awaited sequel to his classic horror novel The Shining, is a reality at last. The prolific author premiered a passage from the story during a George Mason University Awards ceremony, which has been posted to YouTube. Speaking before reading the passage, King explained that he always wondered what happened to Danny … Continue reading

AMC launch Walking Dead webisodes on October 3rd

In the build up to the return of The Walking Dead on October 16 (October 21 in the UK), AMC is releasing six mini-webisodes. According to the network’s press release, the short tales relate the history of Hannah (Lilli Birdsell), better known as “Bicycle Girl,” the infamous zombie from season one, who was shot by … Continue reading

Area 52 heads for the big screen

The 2001 comic book miniseries Area 52 is belatedly heading for the big screen, courtesy of Summit Entertainment, Deadline reports. The comic by writer Brian Haberlin and artist Clayton Henry has been described as “a fun romp, a cross between humour, horror, and science fiction”. It centres on an Antarctic base which houses all the … Continue reading

Karl Urban returns to The Chronicles of Riddick

Star Trek and Judge Dredd star Karl Urban looks set to reprise his role of Vaako in David Twohy’s long-gestating new film in The Chronicles of Riddick saga, Dead Man Stalking. According to a report at, Urban will once again play the high-ranking warrior among the marauding Necromongers, although it’s unclear yet which side … Continue reading