The ratings for “The River” were still low this week. But they held steady. Scoring a 1.7 rating with the 18-49 demo. This suggests, once again, that the audience who tuned in for the premiere has stuck with the show. And it probably also means that much of the show’s “failure” can be laid at the feet of the marketing people.
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Frederick March (above) may look confused. But there’s no confusion about the fact that remakes of classic tales are all the rage. And Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is the latest tale to get such treatment. Former Platinum Dunes alum, Sheldon Tuner has just sold a series to ABC entitled “Hyde”. The concept:
A thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny. After attempting an experimental treatment to improve his eyesight, he begins to experience a strange side effect — when he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where Grant cannot.
Sounds intriguing. But it will be hard for this show to match Steven Moffat’s “Jekyll”.
Did you favorite show just get cancelled? Would you do anything to get it back? but you don’t know where to start or what to do. Well, a new website has been created that could be just what you’re looking for. The site (www.iwantmyshowback.com) attempts to harness this energy and help get any or all cancelled shows back on the air.
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Sandwiched between a repeat of “No Ordinary Family” and the cancellation bound “Detroit 1-8-7″, “V” racked up its lowest rating in series history, landing a 1.7 with adults 18-49. Some industry analysts are suggesting 1.7 is the new 2.o, but we’re not buying it. We think this series needs a significant bounce next week if it wants to avoid joining the cancellation pool.
It has just been announced that Marc Singer (above), who starred in the original V miniseries, will play a role in the remake. The announcement did not specify the character he will play. But, according to Digital Spy, he will play …
Lars Tremont, a member of a secret organisation. The group, made up of politicians and military leaders, is said to be concerned that the Visitors are not looking for peace on Earth.
This is all exciting news for fans of the original series, and it follows on news of Jane Badler resuming her role as Diana in the new series.
Deadline Hollywood reports that ABC is currently in the “early stages of development” on a live action series based on the Marvel’s Incredible Hulk.
It is unclear how this relates to the plans for the Hulk’s continued appearance on the big screen. Although we know that Mark Ruffalo is under contract to play the Bruce Banner/Hulk in the upcoming Avengers movie. Nor is it known at this time whether there will be any connection between this series, and the original TV series starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.
Despite all that, we’re rather keen on the idea of the Hulk returning to the small screen. But they better not screw it up. Because that would make us angry. And you wouldn’t like us when we’re angry.
Or maybe a bad Hulk series will just make us feel like this …