NBC Cancels “My Own Worst Enemy”

Apparently, Christian Slater’s Henry and Edward have a greater enemy than each other–poor ratings. NBC has pulled the plug on freshman drama series, “My Own Worst Enemy” according to Variety. Production has stopped on the series, which just completed its ninth episode. The series had been picked up for an initial thirteen episode order, but […]

Thompson Won’t Return for “Deathly Hallows”

Harry Potter has lost a battle with Nanny McPhee.  Emma Thompson has decided to pass on starring in the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise to star in a sequel to “Nanny McPhee”. “No, no, no,” Thompson told MTV News when asked whether she’d be returning as Professor Sybil Trelawney in “Harry Potter and […]

“Sanctuary” Picked Up for Second Season

SciFi Channel has renewed Amanda Tapping’s new series, “Sanctuary” for a second season of thirteen episodes according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Sci Fi will continue to trail blaze the television landscape by further exploring the many worlds of ‘Sanctuary’ through its unique green-screen environments,” said Mark Stern, executive vp original programming at Sci Fi and […]

Ridley Scott Could Direct “Monopoly”

Director Ridley Scott won’t pass go and he won’t collect $200.  Instead, he’ll slide into the director’s seat for the upcoming movie version of “Monopoly.” Universal Pictures is developing the big-screen adaption of the popular Parker Brothers board game from a script by Pamela Pettler. Pettler is the writer of  “Monster House” and “Corpse Bride.” […]

McFarland Hints About “Family Guy” Future

For a series that was once cancelled, “Family Guy” is doing pretty well these days.  So well in fact that Fox recently rewarded series creator and executive producer Seth McFarland with a new contract worth $100 million.  McFarland, who also serves as the producer for “American Dad” and the upcoming “Family Guy” spin-off “Cleveland” says […]

EW Unveils the New Enterprise

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive photo at the new look of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC 1701) from J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek.” Abrams said that his goal with the new ship was to evoke the same kind of feeling he got when he saw “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” for the first time. “The coolest […]

HBO Greenlights “Game of Thrones” Pilot

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Fantasy fans can celebrate today the news that HBO has given the greenlight for a pilot episode based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series, “A Song of Fire and Ice.”  The series will be called “A Game of Thrones,” based on the title of the first novel in the epic series.   Martin has stated […]

Warner Brothers Abandoning Korean Video Market

Warner Brothers will officially close its video distribution market in Korea next month after it releases “The Dark Knight.” Warner is the last of the major U.S. studios to withdraw from the collapsing entertainment market in Korea.  The company launched its Korean arm in 1999 with aggressive discount policies to attract consumers, especially in the […]

Changes Coming to X-Box Live

When X-Box users log into their X-Box Live accounts on November 19, they’ll notice some changes.   On that Wednesday, Microsoft is launching a new X-Box Live 3-D interface. The new interface will include customizable animated avatars, similar to the Mii characters on the Nintendo Wii; an iPod-type display style that lets you flip through pages […]

Hick’s Picks 52

“The Dark Knight” is closing in on $1 billion in world-wide box-office receipts.  Monday’s ticket sales pushed the summer blockbuster to $528,535,317 domestically (just $72,252,871 below “Titanic”’s record) and $469,000,000 overseas. Warner Brothers is planning another push of the film in theaters after the first of the year with the hopes of generating some Oscar […]

Meyer Open to Finishing Fifth “Twilight” Novel

Earlier this year, author Stephenie Meyer ceased working on the fifth installment of her “Twilight” series when a rough draft was leaked to the Internet At the time, Meyer said she had lost interest in completing the project. Now it appears the author may be changing her mind about completing the fifth installment in the […]