ABC aired this promo for LOST tonight and it shows you quite a bit of new footage! The sixth and final season premieres on Tuesday, February 2nd at 8/7c.
I have not watched Smallville for a number of years but I will definitely DVR this episode on Friday February 5th!
Michael Jackson’s 3D image will perform his “Earth Song” on CBS’s Grammy Awards show Jan. 31, accompanied by Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Celine Dion.
It has the potential to be “one of our most memorable moments,” perennial Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich said Wednesday, but it isn’t what he, Michael and everyone else had originally planned. After Jackson’s death on June 25, Ehrlich said he approached the Jackson family with a proposal for a tribute built around the 3D film of “Earth Song.” He said the family “was very receptive. . . . They got it right away.”
Regular TV viewers will be able to watch the film “normally,” said Ehrlich, with “only a little softness” on some of the wide shots Viewers can enhance the experience by picking up a pair of 3D glasses, which will be distributed free at Target stores.
MTV announced late Friday that it has ordered a second season of Jersey Shore, its controversial yet wildly successful reality show about a group of youths who rent a beach house. The network ordered 12 more episodes that will begin airing this summer. The plan is to follow season 1’s Pauly D, Mike, Snooki, Jenni, Sammi, Ronnie, and Vinny as they “escape the cold northeast and find themselves in a new destination,” according to a network statement.
“Our audience has fallen in love with Jersey Shore and its amazing cast who have really grown together as a family,” said Tony DiSanto, MTV’s president of programming, in a statement. “That bond gives the show its heart, and we’re thrilled to reunite these friends.”
Shore was the No. 1 original cable series in January among persons 12-34. The Season Finale attracted an impressive 4.8 rating in the key demo — a 30 percent jump over the previous series high. MTV plans to air the complete first season before the Super Bowl kickoff on Feb. 7, beginning at 9 a.m.
These new Alice in Wonderland images of the Caterpillar, the March Hare and the Dormouse reveal more details about Tim Burton’s upcoming reboot of Lewis Carroll’s 19th-century tale.
Alice in Wonderland, opening March 5th, features Alan Rickman as the voice of The Caterpillar. (Super Bowl viewers will see even more of Burton’s 3-D animated film when Disney unveils a new Alice teaser spot during the Feb. 6th football broadcast.)
Warner Home Video has announced DVD ($28.98) and Blu-ray/DVD Combo ($35.99) releases of Sherlock Holmes which stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. Each will be available to own from the 30th March. The only extra material on the DVD release will be a Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented featurette. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo will include that, along with a WB Maximum Movie Mode (Director Guy Ritchie Walk On, PIP, Focus Points, Storyboard Comparisons, Still Gallery Timeline), deleted scenes, and a digital copy of the film.
The main villain in the upcoming “Green Lantern” film will be Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), but director Martin Campbell has already revealed that plenty other characters from the origin story will be included.
While we wait to see what Hammond, Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) and Sinestro (Mark Strong) will look like, you can now get a sneak peek at some concept art of Kilowog, Tomar-Re and Abin Sur. These are members of the Green Lantern Corps.
Campbell said that the movie will follow the origin story of Green Lantern pretty closely. Sinestro may have a part in the film, but only as a mentor. It might not be until the sequel that we see him go over to the dark side.
With Lost’s last season premiere just days away (Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. on ABC, to be precise), Entertainment Weekly’s own Jeff “Doc” Jensen met with Lost’s exec producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse — to get some key intel on what fans can expect in the sixth and final season. Given that there are so many lingering questions to be answered in just 16 episodes, Cuse and Lindelof say the plan is to do what they’ve always done: tell their story their way. “We’re writing the show for ourselves,” says Cuse. “It would be a terrible mistake to change the methodology that has sustained the show for this long.” Lindelof refers to Lost’s most despised duo to drive home the point: “Find the person who hates Nikki and Paulo the most, and I guarantee you that Carlton and I are still flagellating ourselves for that idea. The fact that we are 10 times harder on ourselves than anybody else makes us feel like the show is in the right hands.” That said, Lindelof is still feeling butterflies about the impending premiere: “I wish it was already here. The audience may hate it. The audience may not hate it. But at least they will finally see it, and when they do, it will be a relief.”
The duo also offered teasers about Lost’s most pressing questions — Is John Locke really dead? Who are Jacob and the Man in Black? Will Kate choose Jack or Sawyer? — though they’re coy when asked if fans will ever learn what the Island really is. As for Lost’s central hero and resident “fixer,” Jack Shephard, the question of whether he’ll achieve the redemption he so desperately seeks will be a core theme for season six. Explains Cuse, “This notion of predeterminism is something we’re very actively exploring this season. Is redemption possible? Is redemption possible for all of them? Is redemption possible for some of them? What does redemption look like?”
For more on Lost’s final season—including teasers about who survived the bomb, why Richard Alpert doesn’t age, and whether Jin and Sun will reunite—pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands January 29.
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