Topic: 25/04/11 - TV News Weekly Review #46 - You Win or You Die

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TV News Song of The Day
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lalalala... mmhmmhm...

- Renewed:

- Cancelled:

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Casting news:
- David Rasche joined the cast of Bored to Death as a reccuring character. (Source)
- Nicole Laliberte and Gina Gershon joined the cast of How To Make It In America as reccuring characters and Isaac Mizrahi will guest star. (Source)
- Analeigh Tipton joined the cast of Hung as a reccuring character. (Source)
- Gene Simmons will guest star in Castle. (Source)
- Gregg Binkley's been promoted to series regular in Raising Hope. (Source)
- Mary McDonnell's been promoted to series regular for the last season of The Closer. (Source)
- Annabeth Gish joined the cast of Pretty Little Liars. (Source)
- Danny Glover will guest star in Leverage. (Source)
- Big Misfits spoiler, because someone is not coming back. (Source)
- A similiar thing with One Tree Hill, but with two people not coming back. (Source)
- Kerr Smith will guest star in the last two episodes of the current season of NCIS. (Source)
- Oded Fehr will return to Covert Affairs. (Source)
- Doris Roberts will appear in The Middle (again), Grey's Anatomy and Hot In Cleveland, for one episode per show. (Source)
- Condoleezza Rice will guest star in 30 Rock. (Source)
- A.J. Cook will return to Criminal Minds. (Source)
- Griffin Dunne will have a multi-episode story arc in Damages. (Source)

In other news:
- Chase will be burned off on Saturdays (one episode already aired, but don't get your hopes up, it's still cancelled) and Running Wilde will be burned off on Thursdays, starting April 28. (Source 1, 2)
- Warren Leight is returning to Law & Order: SVU as executive producer and showrunner. (Source)
- The Office and Parks & Recreation will have extended episodes on April 28th, with no Outsourced. (More info here)
- White Collar and Covert Affairs will return on June 7th, Burn Notice and Suits (new) on June 23rd, Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness (new) on June 29th. (Source)
- South Park will return with it's 15th season on April 27. (Source)
- Syfy's new original movie Red Faction: Origins (based on the video game franchise and made as a series pilot) will premiere on June 4th. (Source)
- Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas (new) will premiere on July 11th and Haven on July 15th. (Source)
- Louie and Wilfred (new) will premiere on June 23rd and the last season of Rescue Me premieres on July 12th. (Source)
- The Glades will return on June 5th. (Source)
- Sanctuary has been moved to Mondays, starting today. (Source)

And now I want to continue my new tradition of additional music:

+ show spoiler

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17 tracks
Genre: Progressive rock
Running Time: 49 minutes
Size: 111MB
320kbps

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14 tracks
Genre: Progressive rock
Running Time: 59 minutes
Size: 134MB
320kbps

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11 tracks
Genre: New Age, Progressive rock
Running Time: 47 minutes
Size: 106MB
320kbps

The cover design was by Trevor Key, who would go on to create the covers of many Oldfield albums. The concept for the triangular bell on the album cover art originally came from the idea of a bell which had been destroyed. Oldfield had come up with this when he had dented the set of Tubular bells used to record the album when playing them.

The "bent bell" image on the cover is also associated with Oldfield, even being used for the logo of his personal music company, Oldfield Music, Ltd. The image was also the main focus for the cover art of the successive Tubular Bells albums. Tubular Bells has also been issued as a vinyl picture disc, showing the bent bell on a skyscape.

The album cover for Tubular Bells was among the ten chosen by the Royal Mail for a set of "Classic Album Cover" postage stamps issued on 7 January 2010.

Tubular Bells is the album most identified with Oldfield, and the reverse may be true as well, as he has frequently returned to it in later works. The opening passage of the title track on the album Crises and the piece "Harbinger" on the album Music of the Spheres are clearly derived from the opening of Tubular Bells. The opening is also quoted directly in the song "Five Miles Out" from the album of the same name, and the song also features his "trademark" instrument, "Piltdown Man" (referring to his singing like a caveman, first heard on Tubular Bells).

Tubular Bells stayed in the British charts for 279 weeks. It climbed the charts slowly but steadily, and did not reach number one for over a year. In doing so it displaced Oldfield's second album, Hergest Ridge, which had been at number one for three weeks. This made Oldfield one of only three artists in the UK to beat himself to the top of the album charts.

The album sold more than 2,630,000 copies in the UK alone (making it the all-time 34th best seller in the UK), and according to some reports 15 to 17 million copies worldwide. The album went gold in the USA and Mike Oldfield received a Grammy Award for the best Instrumental Composition in 1975.

The opening theme, which was eventually chosen for the 1973 film The Exorcist, gained the record considerable publicity and is how many people have probably first heard the work. Along with a number of other Oldfield pieces it was used in the 1979 NASA movie, The Space Movie. The opening theme has been sampled by many other artists such as Janet Jackson on her song "The Velvet Rope". The opening theme has also gained cultural significance as a 'haunting theme'; partly due to the association with The Exorcist.

In television it was also used in several episodes of the Dutch children's series Bassie en Adriaan, an episode ("Ghosts") of the BBC series My Family and an episode ("Poltergeist III - Dipesto Nothing") of Moonlighting. It was also used in a television advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf Diesel in 2002. It has also been used in other films such as 1974's Black Christmas, 1985's Weird Science, 2001's Scary Movie 2, 2002's The Master of Disguise and 2004's Saved!.

The intro theme is frequently used during news segments around the time of Halloween. One such example is that during the 31 October 2008 edition of the WEAR ABC 3 show, In The Morning News the theme was used in the spirit of Halloween. Oldfield's classical work, Music of the Spheres, was initially to be based around the theme of Halloween celebrations.

Tubular Bells can be seen as the first of a "series" of albums continuing with Tubular Bells II (1992) and Tubular Bells III (1998). Finally in 2003 Oldfield released Tubular Bells 2003, a re-recording of the original Tubular Bells with updated digital technology and several "corrections" to what he saw as flaws in the first album's production. This version is notable for replacing the late Vivian Stanshall's narration with a newly recorded narration by John Cleese.

Tubular Bells II partly follows musical structures of the original Tubular Bells (1973). Themes of the original Bells are taken and then completely re-composed and played with mostly new instruments. The result is an album that has same kind of thematic variation but is still new musically. Some themes can be seen as variations of themes taken from the original Bells, while some other parts of Tubular Bells II do not have much common with the themes of the original album except their overall mood or feeling.

Unlike Tubular Bells there is a recurring theme, first appearing at the end of "Sentinel" that reappears throughout the album, though it is most obvious at the end of "The Bell". Also unlike the original the ending coda, "The Sailors Hornpipe", "Moonshine" is an original composition by Oldfield.

On September 4, 1998, six years to the day after the premiere of Tubular Bells II at Edinburgh Castle, Oldfield held a premiere concert for Tubular Bells III at Horse Guards Parade in London. The live version of the complete album from the premiere concert is available on the double DVD Tubular Bells II/Tubular Bells III (see Tubular Bells II Live and Tubular Bells III Live).

Tubular Bells III is the least successful of the three main Tubular Bells albums, only attaining #4 on the UK chart, unlike its two chart topping predecessors. Critical reaction was mixed. The very distinct similarity of "Man in the Rain" to the hit "Moonlight Shadow" was sometimes interpreted as Oldfield trying to retread old ground.

And as a preview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvpzz7quN1Q

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Thx O-man ! Much appreciated !

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Tnx for the news and especially for the music - I haven't put in those CDs for a very long time big_smile

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thank you for the news.

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Yay for A.J. Cook's return.  big_smile

Thanks for the new O-man!

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Orlando wrote:

- Renewed:

Why?

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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Daemonius wrote:
Orlando wrote:

- Renewed:

Why?

Hell if I know.

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Daemonius wrote:
Orlando wrote:

- Renewed:

Why?

That's why neutral

The premiere of BOB'S BURGERS this year was the highest-rated new series debut on any network so far this season. The series currently ranks among the Top 10 programs this season among young men.

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And then it went down... and down... and down...

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damn , Chaos wasn't that bad.... hmm

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The Paul Reiser Show - Cancelled

This is the first (and only time) that I laughed at this pathetic show  lol

Re: 25/04/11 - TV News Weekly Review #46 - You Win or You Die

Daemonius wrote:
Orlando wrote:

- Renewed:

Why?

The kids in the show are actually pretty funny

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BlackBox wrote:
Daemonius wrote:
Orlando wrote:

- Renewed:

Why?

That's why neutral

The premiere of BOB'S BURGERS this year was the highest-rated new series debut on any network so far this season. The series currently ranks among the Top 10 programs this season among young men.

But that show was total crap.

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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Daemonius wrote:
BlackBox wrote:
Daemonius wrote:

Why?

That's why neutral

The premiere of BOB'S BURGERS this year was the highest-rated new series debut on any network so far this season. The series currently ranks among the Top 10 programs this season among young men.

But that show was total crap.

You get no argument from me about this. I just took one look at the title and one clip that was supposed to be funny but was'nt tongue

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i agree Bob's Burgers is not really funny but it still has a certain kind of sillyness which has its charm

Same gies for workaholics which is extremely silly but i sometimes can enjoy this goofyness aswell after a long day of work wink

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damn , Chaos wasn't that bad.... hmm

It wasn't . I hope will get to see the rest of the episodes .

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Thx for the news, impatiently awaiting The Office and South Park !

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thx for the news!

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