Greendale Community College was supposed to open its doors for a Dan Harmon-less fourth season next Friday, October 19. Today NBC released a statement saying the network is delaying the return of Community and its Friday night companion Whitney.
Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks – including winning the first week of the season in A18-49 – we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold COMMUNITY and WHITNEY from their previously announced premieres of October 19th. Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week — plus we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of WHITNEY and COMMUNITY.
Let’s extrapolate. First, NBC is prioritizing the promotion of its current fall comedies Go On, The New Normal, Animal Practice, and Guys with Kids. Second, they are acknowledging the possibility that some of their new comedies (namely Animal Practice and Guys with Kids) may not make it much longer. If one or both of these relatively low rated shows, Community and/or Whitney could ditch the Friday graveyard and call Wednesday night a comfortable home. Time will tell, fellow Human Beings.
DAMMIT, as Jack Bauer would say. According to Deadline the anticipated movie based on the long-running FOX political drama 24 has been delayed. In December things finally started to line up for the big screen adaptation: 20th Century Fox was overseeing Mark Bomback’s tweaking of Billy Ray’s original script, potential directors were being scouted, and star Kiefer Sutherland was publicly enthusiastic about slipping into Bauer’s shoes once more. The plan was to begin production in April, when Sutherland was on break from shooting the upcoming FOX show Touch. But things quickly unravelled shortly after 20th Century’s proposal for the film was addressed. In addition to budgetary concerns, the studio has ultimately decided to hold off on starting production on the 24 movie this year because it believes that there won’t be enough time to complete the project before Sutherland is forced back into Touch (assuming the Tim Kring drama is picked up for a second season). In other words, they don’t want to rush it.
Though this news is unfortunate for 24 fans all over, it’s not devastating. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer is still producing, Sutherland is still on board to reprise Bauer, and Bomback/Ray’s script is “ready to go,” per Deadline. So 24 the movie is on track to get made, it’s just a matter of when, again.
Update: Sutherland guested on The Tonight Show on Thursday and addressed the recent delay, saying that he’s still determined to get the ball rolling on production of the film sooner rather than later. Video sits after the break. (Click here for more…)
Kid Cudi simply could not live up to his promise of delivering his next album (tentatively titled WZRD) on his birthday, January 30. His collaborator and producer Dot Da Genius broke the unfortunate news of delay on Twitter. “We are in the final stages of mastering but we really had to take time and pay attention to the sonics as this is new territory for us,” explained Dot. He continued, “I know it’s late notice, we were trying to keep the date but got wrapped up making this album perfect for y’all.” He dropped the date February 28 as a “rough” estimated time of release. To make up for the delay, Dot did share some good news: full, mastered versions of “Brake” and “Teleport 2 Me” will show up in iTunes on the 30th of this month, along with a track Cudi fans have been waiting to hear for a long time now called “Dose of Dopeness.”
Cudi then took to his Tumblr to share the full tracklisting for the upcoming album. There is only a single featured artist on the renamed track “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie.” See below:
1. The Arrival
2. High Off Life
3. The Dream Time Machine
4. Love Hard
5. Live & Learn
7. Teleport 2 Me, Jamie (Feat. Desire)
8. Where Did You Sleep Last Night
10. The Upper Room
When the singles hit iTunes, you’ll know it.
Aw man. For those of you who have been wildly anticipating the upcoming sci-fi epic from Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin Terra Nova, I have some unfortunate news to share with you. Citing that the production team needs more time to work on the show’s elaborate visual effects, FOX has removed the show’s special two-night sneak peek from its schedule.
Says Fox president Kevin Reilly: ”Terra Nova is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced. The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of Terra Nova, which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realized. This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their groundbreaking work.”
Adds executive producer René Echevarria: “The world of Terra Nova is visually stunning on multiple levels, and effects play an enormous part. Premiering in the fall will give us the proper time to create a world never before seen on television.”
Terra Nova was originally planned to premiere midseason this year, then it was delayed until the fall but with promise of the now-axed two-night preview. FOX has decided to fill those vacant slots (May 23 & May 24, 9PM) with the season finales of The Chicago Code and Glee. Expectations are high for this prehistoric drama; the new fall season cannot come soon enough.
24 fans, the wait for a feature film just got a bit longer. According to EW, 20th Century Fox has turned down the 24 movie script penned by Billy Ray (State of Play). The show’s long-time executive producer Howard Gordon commented on the matter. ”As far as I know, it is in suspended animation,” said Gordon. “There is talk about re-approaching it. I understand [director/producer] Tony Scott is meeting with Kiefer [Sutherland] to talk about ideas. People are still talking about it.” He continued, “I was disapppointed [Fox] passed on the script but I’m certainly hopeful that the movie will get made at some point. Anecdotally, I’ve heard from people who are really missing the show and I do think there is more life in Jack Bauer.”
Back when FOX the network announced that season eight would be the last for the series, star Kiefer Sutherland shared his excitement over the possibility of making a 24 movie. “We wanted to create a definitive end for Jack Bauer,” said Sutherland. Since we do have the intention to make the feature film, it would lead into that and certainly set that up. Something we’ve dealt with in the series is how the crisis always has to come to us because we don’t have time to move anywhere in a real time world. In a two-hour (movie) representation of the 24 world, planes, trains, and automobiles all of a sudden become a factor because you are not required to go scene by scene in real time. That’s something I can say I am very excited about.”
Although the script was thrown out, this isn’t all bad news. At least we’re receiving assurance that Gordon, Sutherland, and Tony Scott are still in talks about it. The wait for it got longer, but there’s still hope a 24 movie will get made. No word if Billy Ray will be replaced with a new screenwriter.
After announcing two delays already, Apple has gone ahead and delayed the oft-delayed white iPhone 4 once again. Due to manufacturing problems, the white iPhone 4 has been delayed to spring 2011. I know what you’re thinking–by then a brand new iPhone will have been announced and perhaps even released! Good thinking, because that is highly likely. Hours after Reuters spilled the beans on a third delay, Boy Genius Report has a source that claims the iPhone 4 will never be coated in white and that the color option has been cancelled. No matter the outcome–delay or cancellation–if you’ve been holding out to get the white iPhone it’s time to call it quits and give in to the black model. Don’t worry, it won’t bite.
Missing ABC’s hit sci-fi series V? Me too. I hate to say it but we are going to have to wait an extra two months longer to find out what the heck is up with that red sky. Though ABC initially announced a November return, they have since pushed the premiere to January 4, 2011. ABC’s other sci-fi show No Ordinary Family will move from Tuesday at 9PM to 8PM from November 30 until January 4; following the return of V it will move back to its 8PM time slot and serve as an appropriate lead-in to the show. What’s going to take up Ordinary‘s slot when it moves? Skating with the Stars. Ugh, I know.
Update: More bad news. According to Deadline, ABC is prepared to cut the V season 2 episode order from 13 to 10 episodes. Why the slight but noticable trim? It’s due to “scheduling reasons” revolving around ABC’s reality programming. When V was delayed to the January 4 premiere date, it gave the sci-fi series room for a 12 week run precisely until March 29 when the spring season of Dancing with the Stars is set to premiere. This period between early January and late March is expected to include 2 preemptions, leveling the total number of V episodes to 10. A sprinkle of good news? V season 2 is still in production, so the creative staff will have ample to time to adjust the storyline to make it fit in this tighter schedule. Allow me to fume for a moment. I can’t stand that network TV has to bow down to mindless reality programming, giving shows like Dancing/Skating with the Stars precedence over stimulating, creative powerhouses such as V. I understand where is ABC is coming from; Stars is a ratings champ and V certainly does not attract as many eyeballs (though it should). But STILL.
I don’t want to start counting how many times Kid Cudi’s forthcoming second studio album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, has been delayed. OK, I think it’s been three times. And you know what? For all we know these changes haven’t been delays, per se; everything is labeled rumor until the record label makes the official call. Although the label didn’t make the call this time around, it is the first time Cudder acknowledged a release date. He sounded pretty confident about a November 9 release date when he announced it during a performance at the University of Buffalo. He explained the push to November saying that he’s being working so hard on the songs that he forgot to put much effort into the “other [important] sh-t”, like the album artwork. He wants to “bring art on all levels…musically and visually with the packaging.” He promises that another movie poster and DVD footage will be included with the album. Regular and deluxe versions will be available to purchase.
Cudi continued the conversation with his fans by revealing that another album is in the works. He will be collaborating with longtime partner Dot Da Genius (Day N Nite) and he plans on releasing it alongside MOTM2 so that we will have “a sh-t ton of Kid Cudi music to listen to” for the foreseeable future. Right on! Lastly he says he’s working on mastering “Dose of Dopeness“, a track that he performed for an audience back in 2008.
Look after the break to hear all this news straight outta Kid Cudi’s mouth.
Wahhhh! That’s the sound I made when I read this breaking news. The time-travelling, prehistoric journey to save mankind is being pushed back an entire year. Terra Nova, from the minds of Steven Speilberg, Brannon Braga (24, FlashForward) and David Fury (Lost), simply isn’t ready for its big debut so FOX made a swift decision to remove it from its fall 2010 premiere slot. Essentially the highly anticipated show is going to pull a Glee. Remember how FOX delicately handled the rollout of arguably network TV’s most successful new hit? Instead of premiering Glee in fall 2008, FOX aired a “preview” episode (the pilot) in May after American Idol. This allowed the show to generate tons of buzz during the summer and resulted in a huge audience wanting to see more by the time fall 2009 rolled around. FOX thinks they can do it again with Terra Nova; they plan to preview the pilot this May, generate buzz with an intense marketing campaign over the summer, and officially premiere the show in fall 2011. Read what FOX President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly has to say about the situation:
“Terra Nova will be one of the most visually stimulating and dramatically grand series to air on network television. It deserves to have an equally unique launch to distinguish that the show is unlike any other, and the spring promotional platform will give us the perfect opportunity to introduce this bold show to audiences. .. We went into it knowing it was going to be ambitious. It really became apparent that we had to do this show right. We’ll have an enormous jump on the pilot, and on the marketing side, we’ll let people understand the show.”
It will take time than anticipated for the showrunners, writers, and special FX leads to come up with “ground breaking effects” and an “entire world and mythology.” And you know what? I’m not so disappointed about all this. If the creative teams needs an additional few months to make this show the best it can be, I am certainly willing to wait the extra while until things are properly locked and loaded. This show promises to be explosive both in storytelling and visuals–I’m already hooked! I have no doubt that the May preview pilot will wow audiences and everyone will be counting the days until its proper fall 2011 launch.
Kid Cudi recently performed his first single “REVOFEV” off his upcoming sophomore album Man on the Moon: The Legend of Mr. Rager at the BAPE clothing store in NYC. He teamed up with YouTube to have a VEVO crew follow his journey to the store. The best part of the collaboration is that the video is in HD and the audio is perfectly audible. Don’t have much time? Scrub to timestamp 1:37, that’s when the song actually starts. Remember you can download the track here.
Moving on to some important news regarding the release of MOTM II… According to Rap-Up, Cudder’s new album has been delayed twice in the same week. Last Thursday it broke that the album would not drop on September 14 (aka G.O.O.D. Music Day) but instead be pushed back two weeks to September 28, the same date T.I. and Young Jeezy are expected to drop King Uncaged and TM 103, respectively. Then two days ago it was reported that his label Universal Motown decided to delay the record by nearly another month. Though this is all up for speculation, sources say that MOTM II is now expected to drop October 26. Bum-mer.
In the meantime, you have “REVOFEV”, “Erase Me”, and now “Mojo So Dope” to enjoy. “Mojo” found its way onto the ‘Net a few weeks ago in snippet form, but early this morning the full, tagless version was let loose into the wild and it’s hella good. Its got this hazy, retro, dream-like vibe to it–Cudi’s signature stamp if you ask me. Take a listen below and click the download link for keeps. The wait is worth it, the wait is worth it. You gotta keep saying that to yourself..
Download: Kid Cudi – “Mojo So Dope”
iPhone 4 sales, international ship date, proximity sensor update & white model get discussed [Update: White iPhone delayed until end of year]
At the press conference that formally addressed the iPhone 4 antenna problem Apple alloted some time to discuss other news surrounding the magical (if it’s in a case) phone. Apple has sold over three million iPhone 4s since it launched three weeks ago. He also says the 4 has received “the highest customer satisfaction of any iPhone or smartphone.” Next up, the iPhone 4 will ship in 17 more countries on July 30, including a bunch of European countries, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong. Noticably missing from the list was South Korea who was on the late-July shipping list back at WWDC. Apple also addressed the problem some users are having with the proximity sensor; it involves intermittent malfunctions where the display stays on during a device-to-ear phone call, and this results in accidental hang-ups when the phone is pressed up to the face. The next iOS 4 software update promises to remedy it. Lastly, you can expect the white iPhone 4 to ship at the end of this month, a tad later than expected.
Update: Today (7/23) Apple announced in a brief press statement that the white iPhone 4 model will not ship at the end of this month. Due to manufacturing problems, it “will not be available until later this year.”
Just as we were all getting excited to see the return of Gordon Gekko and the introduction to his new friend Shia LaBeouf, distributer FOX has decided to delay the release of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Instead of hitting theatres April 23, WS2 will wait until September 24. Why, you ask? According to the original Variety report, the date was changed so that the film could enter the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 12-23. Being selected for viewing at Cannes helps promote a film before its worldwide release, helps create more buzz. Oh well.
Damn. Kid Cudi’s highly anticipated album Man on the Moon: End of Day has been delayed from an August release to September 15. The reason? Cudder says the album and illustration artwork are not even close to being done yet. Although this is disappointing news, look at the bright side: Kid Cudi will now have more time to make the album the best it can be.