New ‘Dirk Gently’ re-boot targeted for Fall 2016

When news recently surfaced that an eight-episode order to an adaptation of the Douglas Adams novel series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” had been finalized, my immediate thought was a long-forgotten Yogi Berra quote that said, “It’s Deja-Vu all over again“. Especially when I read that the co-executive producer, Arvind Ethan David, commented, “I’ve been waiting almost […]

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Back from the brink, ‘Luther’ returns!

At long last, John Luther is back. You remember, the John Luther of “I was sick, I got better, I’m back, etc.” fame. Ok, so he’s obsessive, possessed, and sometimes violent. So what if he’s an emotionally impulsive detective tormented by the darker side of humanity who is constantly struggling to cope with his own demons. Ok, there […]

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Dirk Gently is taking his Holistic Detective Agency toys and coming to America

Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams’ holistic detective, who was brought to life by Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Episodes) in a one and done-series, four-episode BBC4 adapatation, will get another shot at success across the pond. Gently bases his methods on the “fundamental interconnectedness of all things”, which relies on random chance methods to uncover connections between seemingly-unrelated cases. While […]

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30-Rock EP sets sights on the greatness of Whites

As 30 Rock co-executive producer Ron Weiner makes plans to put the final season of the Tina Fey hit comedy to bed, he’s not letting any grass grow under his feet and has already lined up a couple of projects with Universal Television. The second project will be the one of most interest to Tellyspotting […]

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First look at Charlie Brooker's 'A Touch of Cloth 2'

A Touch of Cloth, Charlie Brooker’s brilliant comedy spoof of virtually every police procedural drama ever written, will return for more brilliance on SkyOne in 2012. The second set of programs, starring John Hannah as DCI Jack Cloth, a maverick, heavy drinking loner who has thrown himself into his work following the mysterious death of […]

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ABC strikes again with plans for an American 'Spy'

Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the water comes the news from Deadline.com regarding ABC plans to give the British situation comedy, Spy, a ‘facelift’. Admittedly, this is not ABC’s wording, but it might as well be given the track record of the American broadcast networks when they repeatedly attempt […]

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More SPY and TROLLIED coming your (our) way in 2012

Thanks to SKY 1 HD, telly watchers on both sides of the pond will be filled with hopes, dreams and reality in 2012-2013 when it comes to good comedy in the not-too-distant future. And, there is a better than good chance that both of these series will land on public television in the States in […]

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Something funny is going on 16 Dec – The British Comedy Awards

I really feel for the judges in this years British Comedy Awards, which take place Friday, 16 December, at Wembley’s Fountain Studios. Not only have there been some great comedies nominated this past year which, ultimately, are all competing against other, but there is a stellar group of comedic actors and actresses pitted against each other […]

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