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Archive for February 23rd, 2012

Fringe could come back for a shortened final season

by on Feb.23, 2012, under Television

According to Michael Ausiello in his “Ask Ausiello” column, nothing has been decided yet on the stuck-on-the-bubble Fringe coming back for a fifth season, but there are several scenarios still in play – and one possibility is that it does come back, but for a 15-episode final season. This would give it 102 episodes – over the magic “100” number that the syndicated world likes to see, and should also provide plenty of time to answer questions and wrap things up. So there is still hope, Fringe fans!

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A UK/US Being Human crossover? New UK vampire thinks so

by on Feb.23, 2012, under Television

I wouldn’t bet on it happening, but new new vampire on the U.K. version of Being Human, Damien Molony (who plays Hal, replacing Aidan Turner’s Mitchell who departed last season), thinks the idea of the cast of the two productions of Being Human meeting would be “hilarious”, according to an interview with MTV.

“I’ve never seen the American version, but I know certainly from the online stuff that its doing incredibly well,” Molony said. “It’s great for Being Human fans, that they get to watch a great UK show, and a great US version, it’s brilliant. But I think it would hilarious to see one episode where the UK people go on holiday to America, or vice versa, and suddenly we have to break bread with each other.”

Although not likely to happen, if it did, there is the question of who from the U.K. show would be available to do it. Turner as mentioned above has already left, with Molony as the fresh face. Russell Tovey (the werewolf George) has announced his departure at he end of this season, leaving Lenora Crichlow (the ghost Annie) as the remaining original cast member. ith such cast turnover, would there be enough appeal?

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J.K. Rowling’s next novel will be targeted to adults

by on Feb.23, 2012, under Books

J.K. Rowling will finally write another book – but not only will it not be part of her massively successful Harry Potter franchise – it won’t even be a kids book.

It was announced today that the writer as signed a new deal with publisher Little, Brown, who will publish her next book, for an adult audience, in both the U.S. and U.K. The Harry Potter books were published by Bloomsbury in the U.K. and Scholastic in the U.S.

Details about the book are being kept secret, but Rowling’s statement only mentions that it “will be very different to the Harry Potter series.” We don’t know if she’ll still draw on the fantasy genre, or if it will be something more mainstream, but it will be interesting if she can at least recapture the “magic” of her previous efforts in a whole new direction.

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