Upcoming Squee TV

Upcoming Squee TV from the non-cable networks:


ABC TV series being developed by Joss Whedon (yaaaaay!!) staring Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. I was sad to see Coulson go in The Avengers. I am SO glad he gets another shot at the big times and I am SUPER happy that Joss is involved in this project. I really want to see this succeed, but Whedon’s history with successful TV series seem to be all or nothing. I hope this one is an all.



CD Squee and I (and some of our good buddies) devoured the book by Stephen King. It has great tension, infuriatingly evil characters (that are purely human), and a weird yet classic Stephen King twist. I think it could make a great series, but it could be cheesy and bad, too. Spielberg is involved, so maybe it will get a decent budget. I’ve got my fingers crossed. Also, I’m excited that it’s being filmed in my backyard. Not literally, but close. Wilmington, NC is a mini Hollywood, in case you didn’t know. Look it up.

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mills, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the Dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when – or if – it will go away. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens – town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a selectwoman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing – even murder – to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.





SLEEPY HOLLOW is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic. ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

This one is from FOX. I think the premise sounds convoluted as hell, yet I am strangely intrigued. I’m also excited that it stars Orlando Jones who I loved back in his MADTV days. He made it to the big screen and I thought he was doing a good job, but then he disappeared. I’m guessing either taxes or drugs got him, but I’m glad to see him back.



NBC throws its hat into the squee ring with this offering staring the very fine Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors). Although I do have to say that NBC is a little late to the vampire party. Vampires were so 2008. HBO is winding down TrueBlood and Twilight has finished its run in the theaters. But that doesn’t mean I won’t put this one on my DVR list ASAP. At least they’re going for a classic spin, and I do love Braham Stoker’s Dracula (the book, not the Keanu Reeves movie).

“Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters. It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night — useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan … until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. From the producers of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit Downton Abbey comes Dracula, a twisted, sophisticated and sexy take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, proving that some stories never die. One-hour drama.”


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