Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
CHICAGO – With stars that have found critical success before on television in shows like “The Sopranos” (Michael Imperioli), “Arrested Development” (Will Arnett), and “Felicity” (Keri Russell) there was reason to be excited around a year ago when it came to “Detroit 1-8-7” and “Running Wilde,” two shows with little in common other than the fact that their first seasons will be their only seasons and they were both recently released on DVD courtesy of Lionsgate.
CHICAGO – We said earlier this week that ABC would have to choose one of their three comedies — “Happy Endings,” “Mr. Sunshine,” and “Better With You” and we predicted/hoped that “Happy” would be the favorite. We were right.
CHICAGO – It premiered late in the season so it makes sense that the renewal of Dana Delany’s drama “Body of Proof” also served as an echo to the major announcement earlier today about ABC’s renewal of “Happy Endings” and cancellation of six other programs.
CHICAGO – It was a brutal Friday the 13th for a lot of people who work for programs on ABC as six shows have officially been given the axe in the lead-up to next week’s official Fall schedule announcement. On the other side of the coin, “Happy Endings” was saved (as we predicted and hoped).
On WGN Radio: HollywoodChicago.com’s Brian Tallerico on ‘In Plain Sight,’ ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent,’ MoreSubmitted by BrianTT on May 2, 2011 - 10:46am
CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico guests on Bill Moller’s show on WGN-Radio in Chicago on Apr. 30, 2011 to preview and review new shows for the next week including USA’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” & “In Plain Sight,” along with answering listener questions about NBC’s “Harry’s Law,” ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7,” FOX’s “The Chicago Code,” NBC’s “Parenthood,” and more.
CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico guests on Bill Moller’s show on WGN-Radio in Chicago on Mar. 19, 2011 to take calls on the best shows listeners feel they’re alone in watching. Instead of us telling you what great shows you aren’t watching, you tell us. Shows discussed include “Parenthood,” “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Terriers,” “Life Unexpected,” and “Doc Martin.”
CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico speaks with WGN Radio host Bill Moller on Feb. 26, 2011 about the cancel/renew status of new TV shows including “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Human Target,” “Fringe,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Defenders,” “Justified,” “The League,” and more.
CHICAGO – ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7” attempts to do for Motown what “NYPD Blue” did for the Big Apple by detailing the personal and professional lives of a group of tough cops in a very tough city.
CHICAGO – ABC continues to look for another “Lost” or “Modern Family” this fall with seven new shows announced today at their 2010 upfronts presentation.