Thunderbirds to be revived
Classic children’s series Thunderbirds looks set to be resurrected with news that creator Gerry Anderson is planning a new version. Anderson announced yesterday: “I am going to make a new series of Thunderbirds. And that’s official.” The news comes at the same time as a range of Thunderbirds stamps are released to mark the 50th anniversary of the series.
Modern Family leads Director’s Guild awards
Modern Family leads the comedy nominations for the Director’s Guild of America Awards with two nods alongside the likes of Entourage, 30 Rock and Glee. Boardwalk Empire leads the drama categories with two nominations and will go up against the likes of Mad Men, Lost and The Walking Dead for the awards.
Sheen causes Two and a Half Men to shutdown
Producers behind sitcom Two and a Half Men are reportedly shutting down production on the show temporarily after a series of indiscretions on the part of Charlie Sheen. CBS and Warner Bros are concerned about the well-being of Sheen following a string of news stories regarding the actor and drug and alcohol binges.
Cast departs Law & order: Los Angeles
Three major cast members have departed Law & Order: Los Angeles in Skeet Ulrich, Regina Hall and Megan Boone. The trio are leaving as part of a major revamp to the show with a new set of actors coming in to fill the gaps.
Cowell denies Will Smith X Factor link
Simon Cowell has rubbished reports that Will Smith will be a judge on the American version of The X Factor, which premieres this year. Cowell says he has no idea where the story came from as he has never approached Smith for the role.
Grey’s producers planning real-time episode
Producers of Grey’s Anatomy are planning a real-time episode which will follow Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) for the full 60 minutes as she tries to run the emergency room by herself. The episode is said to be titled ‘Golden Hour’ which refers to the medical term for the vital first hour after a patient has suffered trauma.
Bieber to return to CSI
Justin Bieber is set to reprise his role on crime series CSI this year, after making his acting debut last September on the series in the US. The singer will play the same teenage character as he did last year.