Friday, May 12, 2017

'LAST MAN STANDING' GETS SHOCKING CANCELLATION BY ABC! NEW BBC DRAMAS TRAILER GLIMPSES INTO 'POLDARK', 'GUNPOWDER', 'TROY FALL OF THE CITY', 'WOMAN IN WHITE', 'MINIATURIST', 'HOWARDS END'! JESSE EISENBERG, PIERCE BROSNAN, VANESSA REDGRAVE IN 19TH CENTURY 'MEDUSA'

 NEW BBC DRAMAS TRAILER
 A PEEK INTO NEW TV SERIES
 Some great news and some sad news today! Good ones come from BBC One which has just released an epic trailer announcing all the new dramas coming up our way this year at the British broadcaster giving us exciting first peeks into their new epic series GUNPOWDER with Kit Harintgon, Jessie Buckley's Victorian thriller THE WOMAN IN WHITE, the adaptation of THE MINIATURIST, new mini series on HOWARDS END with Matthew MacFadyen, epic adventure TROY: THE FALL OF THE CITY, gay drama MAN IN ORANGE SHIRT with Oliver Jackson Cohen and Vanessa Redgrave, and the first scenes from POLDARK season 3! Feast your eyes on the trailer below:


 'THE MEDUSA' 19TH CENTURY
MOVIE CASTS JESSE EISENBERG, VANESSA REDGRAVE AND PIERCE BROSNAN
Another period set project will be a movie on famous painter Théodore Géricault THE MEDUSA depicting the tragic events that inspired his harrowing and politically significant masterpiece The Raft Of The Medusa. As 'Deadline' reports Jesse Eisenberg will play the painter, with Pierce Brosnan as his uncle and nemesis, Caruel, and Vanessa Redgrave as his anti royalist innkeeper. Peter Webber of Girl With a Pearl Earring is directing.
Set during the turmoil of post Napoleonic France, the story centres on Géricault, artist and enfant terrible, who learns that his best friend has died after the Naval vessel Medusa runs aground near Senegal. His death and those of over 100 others were horrific due to incompetence on the part of an aristocratic captain.

 'LAST MAN STANDING'
 PREMATURELY KILLED BY ABC
The saddest of news people! The most wholesome of sitcoms on the telly which offered good natured family friendly humour and multiple perspectives on modern day life and politics  LAST MAN STANDING has been cancelled by ABC after the end of its sixth season (which is a great long running number for any sitcom, admittedly). It hasn't been revealed why ABC cancelled it, since it averaged 8 million or more viewers per each episode for six years ruling Friday night evenings in USA (a viewership that most of your favourite shows never had especially not on Friday nights which are considered a graveyard for ratings). It is also not clear whether ABC is looking to cancel its Friday night comedy block and whether the sitcom, which has been done under syndication so far, might get another network. With its friendly but also contemporary and very relevant humour wrapped in warm family stories with highly moral educational messages of tolerance and compromise, Tim Allen's beautiful sitcom was one of the last ones of its kind on the small screens.Tim commented on the cancellation with: Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.

23 comments:

  1. Well, well, the BBC does put out some great series!
    Have a great week,
    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  2. I'm familiar with the famous painting "The Raft of the Medusa" but know nothing about the artist or the circumstances it depicts, so will be interested in seeing the film or series, whichever it is. Great cast too!

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    1. yes, he was obsessed with it, I had a story on it in the Museum of Arts encyclopaedia I translated last winter

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    2. That must have been a fascinating translation job, Dezzy! So much info about art, lovely art!

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    3. yes, especially since it was a 16 pounds heavy book :) My parts were from realism and romanticism to expressionism and African and Australian art.

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  3. What a crock cancelling Last Man Standing! You know that I do love it, so this is very disappointing. I do hope that another network picks it up. I remember my mom getting all upset when they cancelled Nashville, but someone else picked it up and she's happy once again. Fingers crossed LMS has the same fate.

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    1. It was syndicated, made by Fox studios, so it might get picked up by someone else, maybe even Fox itself, but I think it all depends on Tim Allen, whether he got tired from it all, you know what he went through when he said there is no freedom of speech, this is the absolute evidence of it. Without any marketing from ABC and pushed into dead Friday nights, it still was better watched than most of their other programmes, especially comedies, and it deserved at least a final season if nothing else. We can at least hope Tim will do some new sitcom after a break. I hear Household Name won't be picked up either, which means that there won't be any multi camera new sitcoms from Fall, beside new Will and Grace especially if ABC cancels Marlon too, which starts August. I'm thanking God that Superior Donuts got renewed at CBS

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    2. I can see the big wigs in Hollywood pushing Tim out since he's Republican and the rest of the town runs amok with Democrats. It's sad that he can't express his opinions on his show without those kinds of repercussions. Funny those that claim to be tolerant of others are always the first to throw stones and try to shut down another person's free speech if it contradicts their beliefs.

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    3. there was even an episode in the final :( season in which he has to give a speech at Mandy's college but it gets cancelled because he proves to be too outspoken in it, he used that episode as a metaphor to the treatment he got from the press lately. I don't really get the attacks on him, since I'm a liberal and I don't find his opinions overly hardcore or conservative and he always defines them maturely and intelligently. ABC probably did not want to pay him hundreds of thousands per episode again since he is their only A-list sitcom lead, methinks. But they could have given the sitcom at least five or ten final, farewell episodes, you don't end a six year long comedy without a goodbye, damn it.

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    4. PS I've just heard that ABC didn't kill HOUSEHOLD NAME with Carol Burnett, but they did not let it go either, they are 'reworking' it, which is basically a nice way to kill a comedy without doing it openly and letting it go to some other network. I know NBC wanted to buy it if ABC opts out, but now they can't because of this 'reworking' status. ABC doesn't want it, but also doesn't want to give it to NBC, so it will die a slow death far away from the public :( Like those two sitcoms last year with Candice Bergen and Stockard Channing, which never got developed in their 'rework' status. Bastards.

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    5. Maybe Tim just needs to move away from the networks and switch over to Amazon, Netflix, or Hulu. Seems that the networks don't care what the viewers want these days, he'd be better off without them!

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    6. Indeed. They cancelled Baby Daddy last night as well!

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    7. Well, pooh! I'm sorry to hear that. I know you love that show (as does my mom!)

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    8. I don't know what my Autumn will now look like! Especially since none of the pilots that peaked my interest is going through :( I will probably have a post on ordered and cancelled sitcoms today

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  4. Hey Dezzy. Sorry to read your show got axed. Do you have NetFlix there to watch it over again?

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  5. Its because Pierce Brosnan wasn't in it. They were looking for a bond type character.

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    1. you're saying Tim Allen isn't a Bond type? :)

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  6. A lot to consider in this post. Thanks for the updates and information.

    When it comes to TV, sometimes you have to just shake your head at some of the network decisions that are made.

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    1. yes, especially this week, there have been so many weird cancellations and so many weird orders that I just cannot grasp

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)