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WRITER: Julian Jones
DIRECTOR: Alice Troughton
TRANSMISSION: 30 October 2010, BBC1, 7.55PM
WRITERS: Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer
DIRECTOR: Timothy Busfield
TRANSMISSION: 26 October 2010, ABC, 8/7c
WRITERS: Lisa Albert, Janet Leahy & Matthew Weiner
DIRECTOR: Phil Abraham
TRANSMISSION: 27 October 2010, BBC4, 10PM
WRITER: Michael Taylor
DIRECTOR: John Dahl
TRANSMISSION: 26 October 2010, Syfy, 9/8c
WRITERS: Leyani Diaz & Vanessa Rojas
DIRECTOR: Jonas Pate
GUEST CAST: Clifton Collins Jr., Paula Malcomsen, Julia Campbell, Holland Roden & Anna Clark
TRANSMISSION: 25 October 2010, NBC, 9/8c
"Him and Her was beautifully written and brilliantly performed. It went on to become BBC Three's most successful ever sitcom launch. I'm delighted it's coming back for a second series."Cheryl Taylor, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning:
"We're all looking forward to the second series of this original, funny and intimately observed sitcom."Kenton Allen, Chief Executive of Big Talk Productions:
"The tremendous support that BBC Three has given to a lo-fi romantic comedy in which nothing much ever happens has been amazing. We are delighted that their faith has been repaid with a brilliant reaction from audience and critics alike and we can't wait to return to the tea, toast and unwashed bed linen of series 2 to enjoy the further adventures of Steve and Becky."Initially, I really liked Him & Her, then it became repetitive and I started to lose interest by episode 4. However, compared to other sitcoms BBC3 produce, it was more interesting and oddly watchable than most. For me, this was mainly down to Tovey and Solemani's performances, which felt very natural.
WRITER: Ryan Murphy (story by Ryan Murphy & Tim Wollaston)
DIRECTOR: Adam Shankman
TRANSMISSION: 26 October 2010, Fox, 8/7c
"The remaining first run episodes of Caprica -- airing Tuesdays at 10/9c -- will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2. These final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a time to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series."Mark Stern, Syfy's EVP of Original Programming:
"We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series. Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season."What do you make of this unsurprising news? I can't say I'm too upset, but it's a shame Caprica didn't find its feet. I wasn't so dismissive of the series compared to some (many people actively hated it), but I definitely agree it totally lost momentum after returning from hiatus. They had the chance to take stock of what was going wrong and fix it, but they didn't manage to.
WRITERS: David Wilcox & Matt Pitts
DIRECTOR: Ken Fink
GUEST CAST: Sebastian Roché, Marcus Giamatti, Shannon Cochran & Gerard Plunkett
TRANSMISSION: 26 October 2010, Sky1/HD, 10PM
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WRITER: Craig DiGregorio
DIRECTOR: John Scott
GUEST CAST: Linda Hamilton, Robert Englund, Morgan Fairchild & John Griffin
TRANSMISSION: 25 October 2010, NBC, 8/7c
WRITERS: Ben Court & Caroline Ip
DIRECTOR: David Evans
GUEST CAST: Sam Stockman, Ben Bishop, George Rossi, Craig Parkinson, Peter Serafinowicz, Steve Nicolson, Claire Rushbrook, Christopher Fulford, Daniel Percival, Chrissie Cotterill, Robert Putt, Nicholas Blane, Richard Clifford, David Mumeni, Martin Turner, Lacey Bond, Charlie Covell, Luing Andrews & Colin Campbell
TRANSMISSION: 25 October 2010 – ITV1/HD, 9PM
WRITER: Tim Schlattmann
DIRECTOR: Romeo Tirone
GUEST CAST: Julia Stiles, Peter Weller, Raul Bustamante, Chris Payne Gilbert & Tasia Sherel
TRANSMISSION: 24 October 2010, Showtime, 9/8c
"Merlin continues to perform outstandingly well against The X Factor and offers audiences an alternative treat on Saturday nights."Johnny Capps & Julian Murphy, Executive Producers for Shine TV:
"We are both delighted with the continuing success of Merlin, and relish the chance to take the series to the next level with the long-awaited arrival of the Knights of the Round Table."What do you make of this news? Frustrated there won't be new episodes until 2012, in all likelihood? Excited by the hint that series 4 will feature the Knights of the Round Table at last? Or do you think that, despite its amazing performance against X Factor, Merlin has actually hit a creative slump and it's all downhill from here?
WRITER: Jake Michie
DIRECTOR: David Moore
GUEST CAST: Emilia Fox, Tom Ellis, Adetomiwa Edun & Jody Halse TRANSMISSION: 23 October 2010 – BBC1, 7.45PM
WRITER: Matthew Weiner
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Getzinger
GUEST CAST: Matt Long, Blake Bashoff, Alison Brie, Cara Buono, Jessica Pare, Jay R. Ferguson, Danny Strong, Melinda Page Hamilton, Caity Lotz, Randee Heller, Audrey Wasilewski, Jerry O'Donnell, Myra Turley & Mark Moses
TRANSMISSION: 20 October 2010 -- BBC4/HD, 10PM