David Tennant fans – Say it Isn't So NBC


Word from Hollywood is that NBC has put a hold on David Tennant’s leap into the U.S. television landscape with the series, Rex is Not Your Lawyer. Originally penciled in as a post-failed Jay Leno 10:00pm experiment series, the show now seems destined for a Fall 2010 premiere. Currently, with a pilot in the can, even the network of choice is unclear. NBC-Universal is declining comment at this point, which opens up a great opportunity for Fox to grab it and put in their Monday line-up with House as a lead-in (dump 24, but that’s another story for another day).

While this is unwanted news for those David Tennant fans that haven’t been able to function since the end of his run at the Tenth Doctor, you can get your fix on April 28, 2010 on PBS when Tennant and Sir Patrick Stewart star in the Royal Shakespeare Company presentation of Hamlet. This is well worth the couple of months wait.

Can’t wait until April 2010?

  • A House/Rex lineup could be interesting. Of course, we don’t know why NBC pulled it. Maybe they think it needs retooling? (That could be a good thing or a bad thing.)

    Of course, if Fox picks it up, then the fans need to start a “Save Rex” campaign now. 😉

    • @Julie: I did find one rumbling that they weren’t happy with the pilot, but nothing else. Maybe Conan could be Rex’s first client vs. NBC, but only if the show moves to Fox.