Good news for Pushing Daisies

4 10 2007

I just noticed yesterdays ratings, and the drama that has redefined quirky ever since it was announced trounced the competition in the 18-49 demographic last night, and that after many a critic (including myself) said that it would be much loved but untouched by the masses. Pushing Daisies scored a 4.2 rating and had over 12 million viewers at 8pm last night, with the closest competition coming from CBS with Kid nation watched by 7.5 mil.

While this doesn’t guarantee the show a full season or anything, the numbers are very encouraging. It will be interesting to see how many of them drop off next week.

Incidentally, in the 9pm hour, Bionic Woman was off almost 30% from the premiere numbers. Lets see if that gets a mention in the UK media.
Pushing Daisies will probably start on ITV1 in the new year, before a lack of understanding by those who watch coronation street and the Bill causes it to be moved to a late night ITV2 slot. Watch the promo for episode 2 (in a crappier than usual quality) after the jump:

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8 09 2007

It’s been a long, summerless summer (at least here in the UK), and my hopes for an Indian summer throughout September are fading fast. But the good news is, the US TV season is about to start in earnest!!

Now that I have my TV and Sky HD in place, I am ready to roll. I have the laptop ready to hook up to the LCD for the big shows like Heroes and Pushing Daisies, I’ll check out an episode or two of almost everything else, and no snap judgments this year.

to get you in the downloading mood if you are outside the US, Torrentfreak have written an article on 20 Bittorrent tips and tricks. There are things on it I didn’t know and hey… I’m a genius!

Another one to get you in the mood, Time magazine with their 100 greatest TV shows ever  list.  Arrested Development is on there, so I’m on board. What shows are you all looking forward to this season? Let me know… please?

Pushing Daisies goes to….

7 06 2007

…ITV. The drama I am most looking forward to has been purchased by the channel I like the least. On the upside, it has been said that ITV will be showing US dramas in primetime. My personal opinion is that after two airings, and with regular ITV viewers scratching their heads wondering at what point the number is going to appear for them to vote for something, the powers that be will schedule into oblivion, with an 11pm graveyard slot, or even shunted to ITV2. My crystal ball sees all. Watch the longest promo I could find for the show after the jump.

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Video Previews of all the Pilots

21 05 2007

I was sifting through Youtube, hoping to find previews of all the pilots announced last week, before I get the chance to watch them all. But TV Week beat me to it. Click here to see 1-2 min preview of everything, all wrapped up in a neat little package that I couldn’t have done better myself. That should kill at least an hour of your day.

I want to see this…

14 05 2007

Network logosThis week is a big one for the industry, with the five broadcast networks unveiling their schedules for the coming Autumn. Because I won’t be in LA to watch pilots (and I don’t have a problem with that) I will be waiting for some kind souls to upload them to Mininova, at which point I will be telling you guys all about them. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to any one show (except maybe the one with Jason Biggs and David Cross about the Wall Street guy who dies and goes to hell) until I read the Televisionary’s review of Pushing Daisies, from the creators of Wonderfalls.

Now I have to tell you as much as I loved every single episode of Wonderfalls, I am amazed that it ever got to air with such a wacky premise, and this new show looks just the same. It has to be read (or seen, whatever) to be believed. So this is my tip for my favourite show of next season, that nobody gets and is canceled before November sweeps.

As I hear more about pilots I will let y’all (southern accent included) know about them right away. NBC announce their schedule at 8pm (BST) tonight. I will be asleep on a tube home, but I will post it up soon after that, when I wake up waay past my stop minus wallet, phone and underpants. peace.