Mary Lynn Rajskub is unsure yet as to whether her character Chloe will be involved in the new run of 24 episodes but it seems she’s been getting a lot of love on Twitter from 24 fans who are vowing to only watch if she’s involved.
Call The Midwife renewed
Call The Midwife has been renewed by BBC One for a second season. The show has only aired two episodes of its first season so far.
Childs and Derbidge join Let’s Dance For Sport Relief
Amy Childs and Harry Derbidge will team up for Let’s Dance For Sport Relief. “Last week, Harry and I had a meeting in London and I can now tell you we are taking part in Let’s Dance For Sport Relief in February,” Childs wrote in her New magazine column. “I don’t want to spoil the surprise and tell you who we will be impersonating, but it’s going to be hilarious. Harry is a brilliant dancer, whereas I’m rubbish!”
24 movie to be continuation
Kiefer Sutherland is describing the planned 24 movie as a “continuation” of the series. “I see it as… relatively a direct continuation. It’s within six months from the end of the last episode. We’ll see where it goes from there,” he said.
Joly signs on for new ITV1 series
Dom Joly has revealed he will be fronting a new ITV1 series called Fool Britannia that will air before The X Factor in October. The show is being billed as the replacement for Harry Hill’s TV Burp.
We miss 24, have done since it finished and will do for the foreseeable future…probably until the movie comes out.
Earlier this week Jack Bauer announced, (sorry we mean Kiefer Sutherland. It’s hard to see him as anyone else. After all we’ve been there through the thick and thin; seen his marriage to Teri end tragically, the betrayal of his former lover, his issues with his daughter, his relationships and friendships, the many miracles and fatalities and yet never seen him brush his teeth…) that the 24 crew start work on that long awaited movie this year. Yippee!
The television series format, where each series represents one day and each episode is an hour of that day is clearly not going to be a part of the movie so where the series was groundbreaking in its format and the movie isn’t (though the movie will still be shown to appear as one day), we wonder, will the movie just be another action thriller or do you think it will bring something else to the table that we haven’t seen before?
Sutherland thinks that it’s a good thing.
He previously said that because of the two hour representation of a 24 hour day, they are not going to be “restrained by the real time aspect of the TV show.”
He added, “I see it as a continuation. The script that we’ve got right now, which I’m very, very excited about, is relatively a direct continuation. It’s within six months from the end of the last episode. We’ll see where it goes from here.”
Throughout each series of 24, it was frequently hailed by critics as one of the best shows on television while its fifth season is the one most claim to be the best while the last three would be considered the least successful in terms of only receiving favourable reviews from critics.
As well as critical acclaim the series was frequently considered to be both groundbreaking and innovative while taking “the trend of serial story ‘arcs’ to the next level.”
With its production and quality of every series being “filmlike” it’s little wonder why they decided to jump ship from TV to film, but how far can they take the film franchise?
Do you wish they had continued with the TV series or are you excited at the prospect of a 24 movie franchise to sit pretty alongside your nine 24 boxsets (eight if you didn’t pick up Redemption)?
It has been almost two years now that the eighth and final season of 24 aired on US soil and shortly after came the promise that a movie would be made.
Star of the show, Kiefer Sutherland, has finally confirmed that the movie will get under way with shooting later this year in late April/early May.
Sutherland, 45, made the announcement at a Fox TCA panel for his drama, Touch.
Touch stars Sutherland as a widower with an 11 year old mute son, a far cry from his 24 character Jack Bauer. Sutherland said of Touch, “I remember getting to page 35 and thinking, ‘s***. I’m in real trouble here. The character is so vastly different [from Jack Bauer], the tone of the piece is so vastly different. And that’s part of its appeal. Does it happen to be a nice diversion from 24? Yes. I just couldn’t turn this down because it spoke to me on a really profound level.”
Touch will air in the US from March.
Sutherland also expanded on the 24 movie and said that, in relation to the end of the television series, it will be “relatively a direct continuation. We’re talking maybe six months from the end of that episode.”
He went on to add that the movie will cover, like the premise of the television series, a 24 hour period, though of course will not run in real time.
Meanwhile, 24 series and film producer Howard Gordon told TV Guide Magazine that the character of Chloe, played by Mary Lynn Rajskub, will be one of the familiar faces returning.
First celebrity leaves Dancing on Ice
Andy Akinwolere has become the first celebrity to depart Dancing on Ice this season. The former Blue Peter host was eliminated ahead of Sugababe Heidi Range after the skate-off.
First nominations for Big Brother
The first nominations for Celebrity Big Brother have been announced with Andrew Stone and Georgia Salpa receiving the most. One of the pair will be evicted on Wednesday’s show.
No Glee spin-off
The Fox network in the US has confirmed that there will be no Glee spin-off series as Lea Michele is staying on the show for next season. Rumours had circulated that Michele would feature with Chris Colfer in a spin-off when their character graduate from high school on the series.
24 movie to shoot in March
Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed that the 24 movie will begin filming in late March/early April.
Deal or No Deal crowns big winner
Deal or No Deal has crowned its fourth major winner this week, with contestant Tegan Roberts claiming the £250,000 prize.
ITV commissions Love Life
ITV has greenlit a new three-part drama called Love Life. The series will focus on the relationship between two people who split up before coming back into each other’s lives.
Sutherland to return to TV
Kiefer Sutherland will return to TV screens soon in a new drama series called Touch that centres on a father and his autistic son who can predict events before they happen. Sutherland will work alongside Heroes creator Tim Kring on the series.
Holmes to guest on HIMYM
Katie Holmes will film a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother’s seventh season.
Rivas and Cork favoured to depart Dancing On Ice
Bookmakers have installed Elen Rivas and Dominic Cork as the favourites to exit Dancing On Ice this weekend. Paddy Power have the pair at nearly even odds to leave the show, while Jennifer Metcalfe, Craig MacLachlan, Denise Walsh and Sam Attwater are favoured to stay.
Jersey Shore gets UK premiere date
The new season of Jersey Shore has been confirmed to premiere in the UK on MTV in February. The network announced the news that the American reality show will return on the 1st of the month and continue every Tuesday.
Moffat confirms filming for seventh Doctor Who ep
Steven Moffat has confirmed that the seventh episode of the new Doctor Who series has begun filming. The showrunner confirmed the news via Twitter, saying that the episode will mark the mid-season finale and that it is the 777th episode of Doctor Who to be shot.
Gervais confirms Family Guy appearance
Ricky Gervais has confirmed that he will voice a character on an upcoming episode of Family Guy. He blogged: “I recently recorded a guest appearance in Family Guy. It was absolutely f**king brilliant working with Seth, and he let me go crazy with ad-libbing. A new highlight in my career.”
Sutherland joins online hitman series
24 actor Kiefer Sutherland has joined an online series entitled The Confession where he will star as a hitman who speaks to a priest about why his victims deserved to die. British actor John Hurt has signed on to play the priest in the series which comprises of ten five- to seven-minute episodes.
Gervais tells Office producers to replace character not Carell
Ricky Gervais has insisted that producers of The Office should not try to replace Steve Carell on the comedy series but rather concentrate on replacing his character Michael Scott. “There’s a lot of talk about who’s going to replace Steve Carell,” he said. “You should never think like that. Steve Carell is an actor. You should [instead] think about who’s replacing Michael Scott. You’ve got to suspend disbelief, [as] it’s meant to be a fake documentary and it’s all about the story. Even though we know what’s going on behind the scenes… it’s what’s good for the show that counts.”
Cast and director announced for US Inbetweeners
New Zealand director Taika Waititi will helm the pilot of the new US adaptation of Channel 4 comedy series The Inbetweeners. Actors Bubba Lewis, Joey Pollari, Zack Pearlman and Mark L. Young have just been confirmed to feature as the four lead characters.
Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family lead awards nominations
Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family lead the nominations in the 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards, set to take place on February 5. Breaking Bad will compete against Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Friday Night Lights and Mad Men for the Best Drama Series title while Modern Family and 30 Rock will battle Glee, Nurse Jackie and The Office for Best Comedy Series.
24 fans set Guinness World Record
A trio of 24 fans have set a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous period watching television. The three Americans spent a total of 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds watching the first six seasons of 24. The event, which was organised by American network Fox, began with 100 fans but only three remained watching the entire marathon.
Katie Price complains over Boyle comments
Katie Price has formally complained to Ofcom over jokes made by Frankie Boyle regarding her son Harvey on the Tuesday episode of Tramadol Nights. Boyle joked: “I have a theory about the reason Jordan married a cage fighter – she needed a man strong enough to stop Harvey from f**king her.”
Jonathan Ross to host 100 Greatest Toys
Jonathan Ross will host this year’s 100 Greatest Toys on Channel 4. The special will be Ross’s first appearance on TV since he left the BBC in July.
Paloma exits The Apprentice
Paloma Vivanca has been fired from The Apprentice after she led her team to a loss in this week’s task. The Londoner was told off by Lord Sugar in the boardroom for getting too lippy before she was fired.
Sutherland doesn’t want fairytale ending for Jack Bauer
Keifer Sutherland has said that he doesn’t want his 24 character Jack Bauer to have a completely happy ending when the series signs off in a one-off feature film. The actor commented: “Do I think he should go off to the countryside and have a perfect life? No! Jack is walking across the street and he gets hit by a car! Wouldn’t that be a great ending?”
Arrested Development film story laid out
Arrested Development actor David Cross has said a story has been laid out by the producers of the comedy series for the upcoming movie. Cross, who played Tobias, said he believes the story to be a “perfect continuation for the Bluths” although he can’t reveal any more details.
Last of the Summer Wine exits to 5.5m
The Last of the Summer Wine ended its tenure on the BBC with a series high 5.5 million viewers on Sunday night. The show, which starred Pater Sallis in his 295th episode, took a 23.4% audience share on BBC One from 8pm making it the most-watched programme of the night.
Olivia eliminated from Top Model
Olivia Oldham-Stevens has exited Britain’s Next Top Model after failing to take part in one of the week’s tasks. The 19-year-old broke down when faced with a jump from a scaffolding block and was sent home by Elle Macpherson and co.
Jersey Shore cast sued
The entire cast of MTV reality series Jersey Shore is being sued by a woman who claims she was assaulted by the show’s security team. The woman asserts that she was thrown to the ground after engaging in a war of words with one of the show’s primary cast members.
Trump to guest on Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl is bolstering its guest star ranks for the upcoming season with Ivanka Trump signing on to appear in an episode alongside her husband. The daughter of The Apprentice’s Donald Trump will play herself on the show in what is described as a “quick cameo”.
Fallon pays tribute to departed TV favourites
Emmy Awards host Jimmy Fallon paid homage to finished TV shows Lost, 24 and Law & Order at the ceremony last night by adapting pop songs. Fallon dressed as Elton John, Billie Joe Armstrong and Boyz II Men for the various tributes, in which he poked fun at the continuity of 24 and the often confusing nature of Lost.