Archive for March, 2010
DR WHO- a new season and a new doctor come your way April 17 on BBC AMERICA. Celebrate the return by entering to win a special edition Dr. Who themed WIRED magazine here from The Blue Site!
BBC America | Doctor Who Wired Magazine Special Edition Giveaway
On April 17, 2010, a new era of the BAFTA-winning series, Doctor Who, premieres at 9pm/8c on BBC AMERICA. In anticipation of the premiere, we’re giving away a Special Edition of the April 2010 issue of Wired Magazine, featuring a Doctor Who themed 4-panel cover wrap, which highlights The Sonic Screwdriver as “Gadget of the Year.” This Special Edition is not available to Wired Magazine subscribers, or on newsstands, but you can win it here!
Post a comment here telling me your favorite thing about DR WHO, and you’ll be entered. Be sure that some form of contact info is present on your disqus account, so I can reach you when the contest is finished.
April 17, 2010, after the new season premiere, I will pick a winner at random from the entries and contact that person. You will have 1 week to reply with a US mailing address (not PO boxes unfortunately), so I can have the special edition magazine sent your way. Check out the full rules below!
· Giveaway open to U.S. residents only
Follow the Doctor to the following media destinations, and good luck to all who enter!
· Official BBC America Doctor Who Website: http://BBCAmerica.com/doctorwho
· Official BBC America Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BBCAmerica
· Official BBC America Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBCAmerica
I was wondering if there’d be a new season of the hilarious rock/comedy show ZRock on IFC. I tweeted Paulie from ZO2, and I got this reply:
Let’s do what he says- keep our fingers crossed, because that show is brilliant. Rockers with a fantastic sense of comedy…that’s gotta be rare.
UPDATE: I must mention, I haven’t watched this episode yet. In fact, I have the series waiting for me, so I haven’t watched any of them yet (so much school work!) Do be sure to check out Donnie in one of my favorite series, BOOMTOWN…the first season of that show is available on DVD. He’s fantastic in it.
I’ve attached the transcript from the chat we had with Donnie Wahlberg who guest starred on tonight’s season 3 premiere of In Plain Sight on USA.
They cut off some of my banter with Donnie, which sucked, as it had to do with the question I asked him…Click the link for the full transcript. Here’s my question:
Moderator: Our next question is from Josh Bozeman, The Bluesite.com. Please go ahead.
J. Bozeman I’ve actually been going through the Boom Town on DVD the first and second season, great work there. I wondered is it hard for you to transition, you do two seasons a show or three seasons here or a movie there, and there are gaps in between it. Is it hard for you to transition between character to character?
D. Wahlberg It depends. It’s always easier if you like the material. If I read a character that just jumps of the page at me, then that usually gets my juices flowing and gets me really excited about wanting to do it. Sometimes I can read a script and just really ideas and idiosyncratic behaviors are just popping in my mind about a character.
But the reality is we work in a business where we’re at the mercy of a lot of outside factors. With Boom Town, I had a great time. I loved going to work every day. I loved my character, I loved the show. I loved the people I worked with. But there’s an audience that has certain demands. There’s a network and sponsors and all these different people who have certain demands. If we can’t meet them, which is really beyond my control, then the show stops.
I think I do a pretty good job of letting go of that which I cannot control in this business. It’s my obligation and responsibility is to bring as much realness to whatever character I play, to be as committed as possible to the project and the character. That’s why I gravitate towards material that I like. If I read a script and I don’t like it or I don’t find something that I think would be fun or challenging in a character, I generally walk away from it. I think giving my all to what I do is really the only thing I can control and what’s what I try to focus on.
It’s easy to change gears and go from character to character if I’m committed and focus. It’s not easy if I don’t care about what I’m doing. It becomes a burden and a drag. So I try not to do that.
I’ll be talking to Donnie Wahlberg today. Wahlberg will guest star on the hit USA Network series, In Plain Sight, which is starting it’s 3rd season March 31. Wahlberg will play a criminal who is ready to give up the life of crime to look out for his teenaged son.
Not sure what I’m going to ask him yet, as I’ve never had a chance to check this series out (felt like after I missed the first season, I was too far behind!), but it should be fun…Will update later with a new post and a transcript of the call.
MORE INFO ON IN PLAIN SIGHT BELOW:
IN PLAIN SIGHT, USA Network’s hit original scripted series starring Mary McCormack, will return for season three on its new night, Wednesday, March 31 at 10/9c. This year, showrunner John McNamara (“The Fugitive,” “Eyes”) joins as writer/executive producer, further elevating the show’s narrative drive, production value and design. IN PLAIN SIGHT is shot entirely on location in and around Albuquerque, NM.
IN PLAIN SIGHT was the most watched series on basic cable Sundays in 2009, drawing 2.43 million P25-54, 2.07 million P18-49, 5 million total viewers and 3.72 million households. IN PLAIN SIGHT debuted as the #1 new series on cable in 2008 and continues its significant ratings role in USA’s success as the #1 cable network. The show stars McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal working in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program (WITSEC) who relocates Federal Witnesses, most of whom fall into three categories: career criminals, whistle-blowers or innocents who had the misfortune of witnessing a crime. They all have one thing in common – someone wants them dead. Mary’s job is to see that doesn’t happen, while at the same time attempting to manage her own dysfunctional family. IN PLAIN SIGHT also stars Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz and Paul Ben-Victor.
Returning guest-stars for season three include Lesley Ann Warren as Mary’s mother Jinx, Cristian de la Fuente as Mary’s fiancé Raph and Joshua Malina as Brandi’s boyfriend Peter who she met at an AA meeting. Emmy winner Allison Janney (“The West Wing,” “Juno”); Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner Rita Moreno (“Cane,” “The Guardian”), Steven Weber (“Wings,” “Studio 60”), Tess Harper (“No Country for Old Men,” “Breaking Bad”), Josh Cooke (“Committed,” “Four Kings”) and Donnie Wahlberg (“Boomtown,” “The Sixth Sense”) have also been cast to guest star.
This season kicks off in dramatic fashion as Mary (McCormack) and Marshall (Weller) search for the person who nearly killed Mary in the season two cliffhanger. We will also flashback to when Mary first joined WITSEC after a break-in threatens the security of the first witness she and Marshall handled together, see the struggle of a former thief as he tries to give up crime for the sake of his teenage son, and experience a witness who has been in a coma for three years suddenly awake to find he is the only eyewitness who can put a prolific weapons trafficker behind bars. In addition, when a hardened bank robber who’s been in WITSEC in prison for decades is finally paroled, it falls to Mary to help him acclimate to life on the outside and keep him from falling back into a life of crime. Meanwhile, when one of Mary’s other witnesses becomes the victim of a revenge plot, Marshall steps in to help out — only to find himself in a predicament when the witness prefers him to Mary. On the personal front, Mary and Raph (de la Fuente) continue to plan their wedding as Jinx (Warren) searches for a purpose in her life and Brandi (Hiltz) begins to act suspiciously, forcing Mary to question whether her sister is up to her old tricks.
On another creative front, two-time Grammy winner Liz Phair (“90210,” “Swingtown”) brings a whole new artistic element to an already strong creative team as the hit show’s music composer. The singer/songwriter’s debut album, Exile in Guyville, was enthusiastically praised upon its 1993 release. Phair went on to release multiple award-winning albums including whitechocolatespaceegg, Whip-smart and the self-titled Liz Phair.
IN PLAIN SIGHT is from Universal Cable Productions.
IN PLAIN SIGHT’s online extension will continue to engage and delight fans, by taking them further than ever before into the life and world of a US Marshal and the WITSEC witness protection program through new elements such as a fake back-story generator and the US Marshal interactive office experience. This season, fan-favorite “Marshall’s Minutiae” is back with all new trivia questions and new abilities to find out obscure Marshall facts straight from the Facebook fan-page. Additionally, fans should brush up on their US Marshal skills for the return of IN PLAIN SIGHT Academy with all new challenges and levels of play. This season the action isn’t just on the screen, but comes alive online as well.
For photos of IN PLAIN SIGHT, as well as all USA Network projects, please log on to the NBC Universal Media Village at http://www.nbcumv.com/.
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