Rothschild banking dynasty next up for Downton Abbey’s Sir Julian Fellowes

Downton Abbey writer/creator, Sir Julian Fellowes, has yet another period drama in his prolific mind palace. According to Deadline, Fellowes has set his sights and pen on the richest family in history to dramatize one of the world’s most famous rags-to-riches stories in a series called Five Arrows for Sky Atlantic. Set against the backdrop of war […]

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NBC’s The Gilded Age next up for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator, Sir Julian Fellowes

Deadline reports that NBC has once again tapped the Downton Abbey creator to create and executive produce The Gilded Age, a ‘sweeping fictional epic’ of the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s. It was 2012 when the two first discussed the possibility of an ‘American Downton‘. But as the NBCUniversal-owned Carnival Films produced series for […]

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Will 3rd time be the charm for NBC’s American version of ‘The IT Crowd’?

NBC is counting on the old adage that the 3rd time will be the charm rather that older one that says strike three and you’re out when it partners with Universal Television to create and American version of Graham Linehan’s sitcom, The IT Crowd. Unsuccessfully piloted twice before to American audiences by NBC, the network’s newest effort […]

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Doctor Strange/Sherlock/Smaug/Khan to host SNL on November 5

I can remember a time when Saturday Night Live was so good, you didn’t go out until it ended. Those were the days of Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris. Fast forward to the 90s and the days of Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley and […]

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Red Nose Day USA returns with Craig Ferguson at the helm

Red Nose Day USA has secured the brilliance of Craig Ferguson to host the 2nd annual fundraising special to be broadcast May 26 on NBC. This is excellent news given that I’m still bitter over that fact that the former host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was not tagged as David Letterman’s replacement when he retired […]

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Stephen Fry continues British invasion of American telly

Fresh off his stint as the sole member of the official UK welcoming committee at Heathrow Airport, the brilliant British actor/comedian/writer/game show host Stephen Fry is set to co-star opposite Joel McHale (E’s The Soup) in The Great Indoors, a CBS comedy pilot written by Mike Gibbons (Tosh.O) and directed by Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld). According to Deadline.com, the […]

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It’s a ‘Downton Abbey’ parody overload for your viewing pleasure

Over the past six years, Downton Abbey has become THE go-to show on telly. However, before the last under butler turns out the lights and leaves Downton for good, rather than contribute to the endless spoiler traffic surrounding the remaining 7 episodes on PBS that have been swirling the Internets since the series finale on Christmas Day […]

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The Sound of Music Live! next up for Lady Mae Loxley and friends…

Katherine Kelly, who charmed the ‘you know what’ off of Harry Gordon Selfridge for the last several years as Lady Mae Loxley in Mr. Selfridge, will turn her attention to a live on Christmas Day in the UK, TV adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music. Joining Kelly will be her Mr. Selfridge co-star, Kara Tointon, who played […]

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A few ‘Downton Abbey’ 6 bits and bobs just for you…

With Planet Earth’s favorite British period drama drawing to a close, most likely, on Christmas Day in the UK, filming has begun on what will be the tentative definite final farewell to the Crawleys, the Granthams and those who work for them. As you can imagine, in a technologically advanced world that would make the […]

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