Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic Now Available, Notes on Hulu Plus, Tonight Show, Damages, and More - July 21, 2010

Buffy Season 8 is now available in another format besides in just readable comic book form. The series has started its release as a motion comic. I have seen the trailer for it which looks very impressive along with a little preview of the first episode. I'm really happy with how it looks. I've been reading the Buffy Season 8 comic series and it has been fun to see the story pick back up from where the show left off. You should of course expect different voice actors for this motion comic series in case you didn't know. The series is being released by episode for the cost of 99 cents each over at Amazon or you can by a TV pass for it. The series is also available over at iTunes. There is also talk of a DVD release later this year. If you want to see the preview trailer for it, here is the link:

This is old news but Hulu unveiled what many have been talking about for a while now. A subscription service called Hulu Plus. Hulu Plus will cost $9.99 a month. It will allow you to watch content on your TV, iPhone, or iPad. Hulu Plus is also supposed to boost the available content by putting up more full seasons of shows instead of just a few episodes. One thing that has been talked about quite a bit is that you still have to watch commercials despite paying for the subscription.

The Tonight Show received Emmy nominations. No, not the current Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The Conan O'Brien led Tonight Show. NBC did submit both versions of The Tonight Show for nomination chances from what I understand. Conan's show got a nomination for best variety, music, or comedy series. Leno did not get a nomination but Letterman also was left out of the category as well for the first time since 1993. The Conan Tonight Show got four Emmy nominations overall. Conan responded on his Twitter account saying: "Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of the 'Tonight' show with Conan O'Brien."

Beverley Mitchell, who you'll know of 7th Heaven fame in her role as Lucy, will be playing a school counselor on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. TV Guide broke the story and Beverley posted this on Twitter about the role: "Thank you for all the love! So excited to join The Secret Life of the American Teenager!!! Be sure 2 watch in January!"

American Idol auditioning is underway. I saw a picture last week of Idol hopefuls packed outside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Really impressive picture.

DirecTV is becoming quite the hero to fans of cancelled shows. It was announced this week that they have picked up Damages as an exclusive series to their 101 Network. Reports are saying two seasons is the pickup.

Speaking of the 101 Network on DirecTV, I love that The Dan Patrick Show is now available for viewing on there. I have watched it quite a bit lately and really enjoy it. They've got a fun crew of people on that show that know their sports.

TV on DVD releases for this week. Being Human (Season One), Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season Nine), Gimme A Break (Full Series), Matlock (Season Five), My Boys (Seasons Two and Three), Simon and Simon (Season Five), Super Friends (Season One - Volume Two).

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