Wednesday, October 31, 2012

'Community' Returning to Old Time Slot in February | TheWrap TV

'Community' Returning to Old Time Slot in February | TheWrap TV

Aw, yeah! Looks like it was actually a good move holding Community to mid-season - with the failure of NBC's other new comedies, instead of being relegated to the Friday Death Slot, there's plenty of room for Community back in a sweet spot on Thursdays. Now let's just hope the new showrunners know these characters as well as all us fans do - welcome back, show!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Firefly reunion: I am BEYOND excited about this!

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of our favorite space western, the Science Channel will be airing a Firefly reunion special Nov. 11. The special, which will air at 10 p.m., will be preceded by a Firefly marathon. Oh Joss Whedon and the crew of the Serenity - you are forever in my heart!

Read the story at here.

Browncoats unite! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Classic Halloween television episodes

Special shout-outs to my absolute faves, My So-Called Life's tugs-at-your-heartstrings (of course!) episode and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's many Halloween-themed eps, but especially it's very first, which featured ghost Willow and helpless damsel-in-distress Buffy. Honorable mention goes to the Community Halloween eps, which are always a fun romp.

Find the whole list at here.

31 Classic Halloween TV episodes and specials: Buffy the Vampire Slayer has three Halloween-themed episodes: Halloween, Fear Itself and All the Way. They all have their moments, but nothing can top the eponymous season 2 episode. The gang turns into their costumes, Ethan Rayne makes his first appearance and the Oz/Willow relationship gets going. Excellent episode. 31 Classic Halloween TV episodes and specials: Community has brought us a Day of the Dead celebration and a zombie outbreak where Shirley sleeps with Chang. Frightening, indeed.31 Classic Halloween TV episodes and specials: In an underrated My So-Called Life episode, Angela breaks into the school in search of the ghost of Nicky Driscoll, a greaser student who died in the 1960s, as she is fearful thats where Jordan is headed. Rayanne and Brian get locked in the basement together but unfortunately are not overcome with lust for each other. Meanwhile, Ma and Pa Chase are overcome with lust from their costumes. While they play innocent damsel and dangerous pirate, Sharon takes Danielle trick-or-treating.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Community premiere delayed: both good and bad news

It's true - our favorite Greendale Community College students were slated to return to NBC's lineup on Oct. 19. I had the date circled in my calendar. I was counting down the days. And then yesterday, NBC announced the premiere was being delayed.


At first glance, that seems like bad news. And it is, if you were hoping to not have to wait longer than 10 days (as of today) to watch this show again. Or, sometimes networks delay a show, delay a show, delay a show, and then announce that they've decided not to air it after all.

But there's a silver lining to this cloud of delay.

Community, a critical darling but not a ratings grabber, had been relegated to the oh-so-aptly-named Friday Death Slot this season. Networks schedule shows on Friday when those shows are on their way out. NBC claims they want to have more time to give Community more promotion before it airs. Maybe so. I never trust a network suit to tell me the truth, though. Internet rumblings have been that NBC's new comedies have been faltering so badly that they're prepping Community and unfortunately Whitney to replace them. On a non-death slot night (Wednesday/Thursday). While Community may not have been a ratings-grabber, it does have a small but rabid fanbase, which must be bigger than these new shows (one of which, Animal Practice, I've never seen even though I adore JoAnna Garcia Swisher, because the premise looks so terrible, and the other, Guys With Kids, which I checked out solely for the sake of Jesse Bradford and had to turn off 10 minutes in because it was, in fact, so terrible).

Anyway, it looks like it's going to be a game of wait-and-see for now. Disappointed to have to wait to watch new eps of Community (though, to be honest, I'm a bit apprehensive that it won't have the same feel now that former showrunner Dan Harmon is gone - I hope the new showrunners know these characters, including GCC!), but excited at the possibility that the show may have in fact gained a reprieve.

Go Human Beings! :)