Topic: 22/05/11 - TV News Weekly Review #47 - The Art of War

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So I wouldn't post the same things twice, all the network TV renewal/cancelled index is here. Here are cable shows only.

- Renewed:

- Cancelled:

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

Cast news:
- Biggest news of all: Ashton Kutcher to Replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Yep, this is not a joke. (Source)
- Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (a.k.a. The RZA) and Camilla Luddington joined the cast of Californication as a recrurring character. (Source 1, 2)
- Cate Blanchett will guest voice in Family Guy. (Source)
- Bill Engvall will guest star in HawthoRNe. (Source)
- Ed Asner will guest star in Royal Pains. (Source)
- Cynthia Nixon will guest star in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and as will Raymond J. Barry, Adrian Pasdar and Bryan Batt. (Source 1, 2, 3)
- Paul Donald Wight Jr. (Big Show) and Matt Lauria will guest star in Burn Notice. (Source)
- Adam Joseph Copeland (Edge) will guest star in Haven. (Source)
- Bill O'Reilly will guest star in Rizzoli & Isles. (Source)
- Colin Hanks joined the cast of Dexter as a series regular, while Mos Def and Aimee Garcia join as recurring characters. (Source 1, 2, 3)
- Adam Arkin will guest star in The Closer. (Source)
- Seth Gabel's been promoted to series regular in the next season of Fringe. (Source)
- Lena Headey will guest star in White Collar. (Source)
- Michael J. Fox and Michael Gross will guest star in Curb Your Enthusiasm. (Source)
- Masi Oka's been promoted to series regular in Hawaii Five-0. (Source)
- And for the end: Lisa Edelstein will not return to House after it's current season. (Source)

In other news:
- New episodes of Futurama will Debut on June 23rd and Ugly Americans will return on June 30th. (Source)
- NBC's Love Bites will premiere on June 2nd. (Source)
- Christopher Eccleston refuses to return for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. (Source)
- There are planes for a possible spinoff of Warehouse 13. (Source)
- It is now confirmed, there will be a The Closer spinoff starring Mary McDonnell. (Source)
- Flinstones will return to TV, Seth MacFarlane & FOX are producing a reimagined animation based on the original. (Source)
- Chuck's fifth season and One Tree Hill's nine season will be their last. (Source)

Now, music time.

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14 tracks
Genre: R&B, neo soul, jazz, soul
Running Time: 59 minutes
Size: 134MB
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Frank is the debut album of English recording artist Amy Winehouse, released 20 October 2003 on Island Records. Production for the album took place during 2002 to 2003 and was handled by Winehouse, Salaam Remi, Commissioner Gordon, Jimmy Hogarth, and Matt Rowe. Its title alludes to the nature and tone of Winehouse's lyrics on the album.

Frank received generally positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 11 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Billboard called the album "stellar" and Winehouse's vocals "wobblier than now, yet still astounding." Allmusic writer John Bush gave it 4 out of 5 stars and called Winehouse "an excellent vocalist possessing both power and subtlety". Nate Chinen of The New York Times lauded her original lyrics and described the album's musical style as "glossy admixture of breezy funk, dub and jazz-inflected soul". The A.V. Club's Nathan Rabin commended its loose, organic songcraft and wrote that it "features languid, wide-open neo-soul grooves and jazzy vamping". BBC Collective writer Matt Walton called it "an honest, refreshingly personal record" and noted its music as "classic jazz crooning dirtied with her other influences - Ben Folds Five, Stevie Wonder and Miss Dynamite". New York Daily News writer Jim Farber commended Winehouse's "brutal honesty" and wrote that it "shows none of the stumble of an artist's baby steps... a remarkably assured debut".

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11 tracks
Genre: R&B, neo soul, jazz, soul
Running Time: 35 minutes
Size: 80MB
320kbps

Back to Black is the second studio album by English recording artist Amy Winehouse, released 4 October 2006 on Island Records. It incorporates 1960s soul music styles and modern R&B production, with subjective lyrics that concern relationships and reflect on Winehouse's experiences with drinking, sex, and drugs. The album produced several singles, including "Rehab", "You Know I'm No Good", "Back to Black", "Tears Dry on Their Own", and "Love Is a Losing Game". Back to Black received positive reviews from most music critics, earning praise for its classicist soul influences, Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson's production, and Winehouse's songwriting and emotive singing style.

At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Back to Black won five awards, tying the record (with Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, Norah Jones, and Alison Krauss) for the second-most awards won by a female artist in a single ceremony. The album won Best Pop Vocal Album, while "Rehab" won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year with Amy Winehouse winning Best New Artist. The album was also nominated for Album of the Year. To date, Back to Black has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Back to Black received general acclaim from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 26 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim". It received comparisons from critics to Motown-era R&B and soul music.[ Allmusic writer John Bush gave the album 5 out of 5 stars and lauded Winehouse's musical transition from her debut album, stating "Although Back to Black does see her deserting jazz and wholly embracing contemporary R&B, all the best parts of her musical character emerge intact, and actually, are all the better for the transformation from jazz vocalist to soul siren". Jake Henneman of Crawdaddy! called its music "sensuous neo-soul and R&B". New Statesman writer Jude Rogers called it "an astonishing soul record, soaking up the sounds of Motown and 1960s girl groups and spitting them back with panache, glamour and a contemporary twist." The Washington Post's J. Freedom du Lac wrote that its music "recalls two cultural factories from the past, Motown and Brill Building", but acknowledged its "modernity" and called it a "classic-contemporary mix". Helen Brown of The Daily Telegraph called its music "wall-of-sound bombast with brazenly catchy hooks and smart, modern, soul-scouring lyrics". BBC Online's Matt Harvey cited it as "one of the best UK albums of the year". Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian found it an improvement over her previous album and wrote "this time the music, too, packs a similar punch, and the upshot is a 21st-century soul classic".

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thank you orlando.

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Re: 22/05/11 - TV News Weekly Review #47 - The Art of War

thanks for the news

flintstones by seth macfarlane? could be interesting even tho that would be his 4th project running simultaniously, let's see if he can pull it off

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Nothing but good news for me. I'm especially glad about Hiro joining the cast of H5-0 for good. smile

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House without Cuddy? How will that work?


Also, I heard about Kutcher as Charlie Harper before, but I thought it was a joke... wtf?

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Also, I heard about Kutcher as Charlie Harper before, but I thought it was a joke... wtf?

I intentionaly wrote a misleading topic tongue He will not replace Charlie in his role, but as a lead male character, that will be introduced in S09.

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Orlando wrote:
Mxyzptlk wrote:

Also, I heard about Kutcher as Charlie Harper before, but I thought it was a joke... wtf?

I intentionaly wrote a misleading topic tongue He will not replace Charlie in his role, but as a lead male character, that will be introduced in S09.

Jake's lover?  wink

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mapu wrote:
Orlando wrote:
Mxyzptlk wrote:

Also, I heard about Kutcher as Charlie Harper before, but I thought it was a joke... wtf?

I intentionaly wrote a misleading topic tongue He will not replace Charlie in his role, but as a lead male character, that will be introduced in S09.

Jake's lover?  wink

Never watched a episode of T&HM, if that's what you are referencing.

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Orlando wrote:

Never watched a episode of T&HM, if that's what you are referencing.

i am surprised.... i always had the impression that you watch every show atleast once

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Slowly getting there. smile

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O_O you never watched T&HM?

Many seasons were great and it's still good, ok who knows how it will turn out after Charlie left but still 8 seasons of fun are out there. I have to admit when it first aired, the first episode diden't hook me but i'm glad i came back and tried it again.

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