1). Staff writers of Glee with a light hand producers will increase trice. By now carrying the burden of screenwriter responsibilities Ryan Murphy, Brad Felchaku and Ian Brennan joined Allison Adler (Chuck, No Ordinary Family), Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love ), Michael Hitchcock (United States of Tara), Matt Hodgson and Ross Maxwell.
Originally it was planned to introduce new writers in the middle of the second season, but due to intense production schedule, including the selection and preparation of songs, choreography and planning of the summer concert tours, in the end, all 22 episodes come from the pen of three creators of the series.
From the words of Murphy in the new season will focus on new characters-graders, and will include a larger story arcs.
2). Steven Moffat hard work on the second season of the drama Sherlock forced BBC to reconsider their plans for Doctor Who, which seventh season will be released in 2012. Such rumors were already going, but now they are confirmed by the channel.
"Moffat must have enough time to do his job well, then he will work on a new season of Doctor Who", - said one of the bosses of BBC. So Doctor Who  will be, but not so much." Which part of the 14 newly ordered episodes (including the Christmas issue) will be released in 2012, it is not clear.
Moffat - one of the key writers and BBC will follow all the episodes of Doctor Who. He is also the executive producer of Sherlock and now writes one of three new episodes.
Few spoilers of the favorite series - in this issue "Glee", "How I Met Your Mother," "Hellcats", "Gossip Girl", "The Big Bang Theory".
Sad news for fans of "Glee", just before the regional competitions there will happen an event that will change life of the school McKinley. According to rumors, some of the characters sings a swan song just before the contest. And to say that this will be a great tragedy, to say nothing ...
"How I Met Your Mother"
We finally see the father of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)! In this role will be John Lithgow. Series with his participation will be released on March 22. Originally planned for one episode devoted to the problem of fathers and children, but the actors are so pleased at the set that he decided to star in yet another episode in May. The first meeting of father and son will be more emotional because they've been waiting for this reunion, well, next time we'll see how they place to plunge into the world of Barney's for one night.
Soon, Marty finds her long-missing father, Rex Perkins. Actor for this role has not yet chosen, but according to the description, it will be a well-worn rocker with an addiction to alcohol and drugs. Marty has seen her father never, and now he coded out of jail and went in search of his daughter. Cheerless meeting will take place in the final series of the first season. And there is hope that the show renewed for another season in which father of Marty will join the first team.
As for Dan and Blair, it seems, their relationship will develop vigorously and rapidly. "I'm all for, - says Connor Paolo (Eric). - Penn Begili and Leighton Meester are very talented actors, and once the joint begins a scene between them as a spark of skips! Many people were against this pair, as believed that Chuck and Blair are meant to be together. But a pair of Dan / Blair was able to gain the sympathy of viewers. "We can only look forward to the release of new series to enjoy the ups and downs of this novel".
"The Big Bang Theory"
Someone stole the most expensive things of Sheldon. And now think over, what Sheldon appreciates and loves most of all? And imagine now, how police responded to a statement on such theft...
When Gwyneth Paltrow will return as a substitute teacher Holly Halliday, in an episode of "Glee" on 8 March, she will teach students sex education. "We're a little confused in our sexual knowledge!" - jokes Heather Morris (Brittany).
Holly will help to understand this Brittany, who "still believes that the stork brings the children" - says Heather, and Finn will discover that the girl can’t get pregnant in the bathroom, no, actually without "sex" - adds Cory Monteith. This stark reality with dethrone just began flirt with Quinn.
Some of her lessons will be very useful. "She will show us how to put condoms on bananas," - says Jenna Ashkovits (Tina). Harry Noise (Mike) said "I’ve gotten zucchini". Holly will also help Santana to reveal her bisexuality and show her secret side to her new boyfriend Sam (Cord Overstreet). "Sam is certainly conservative guy - said Cord. - But now he is taken by her strength".
It is not surprising that Emma will be dissatisfied with such a carefree approach of Holly to sexuality, especially after she will see their kiss with Mr. Schuster. "I am delighted with our kiss - says Matthew Morrison. - Gwyneth calls it her "free working kiss". At least, so she tells her husband".
Super Bowl XLV has set a new record in the history of American television. 45-th in a row NFL championship final assembled 111 million viewers, which is 4.5 million better than last year's Super Bowl. Final of the series M * A * S * H, which has been holding onto the first place from 1983 to 2010, now dropped to third place.
At least, 162.9 million viewers (in the last year the figure was 153.4 million) have seen the match. Pre-game show that started at 2 pm and went before the game, collected an average of 22 million viewers. At the awarding ceremony there are about 66 million viewers, about 14% worse than last year's result.
Immediately after the broadcast of the match, as you know, went out the next series of Glee, which brought 26.8 million viewers, ranking in the category of 18-49. Mini-contest with The Office, which came after the game in 2009, Glee has won, but in 2008 House MD has shown better rating.
Series after the Super Bowl:
2009 - 22.91 million, demo 11.0/28 - The Office
2008 - 29.05 million, demo 12.9/31 - House MD
2007 - 26.31 million, demo 10.0/25 - Criminal Minds
2006 - 37.88 million, demo 16.5/38 - Grey's Anatomy
The half-hour breakdown of the game itself:
06:34-07:00 - 97.2 million
07:00-07:30 - 106.8 million
07:30-08:00 - 111.7 million
08:00-08:30 - 110.2 million (show while a break)
08:30-09:00 - 114.9 million
09:00-09:30 - 116.8 million
09:30-10:00 - 117.2 million
10:00-10:13 - 111.5 million
Briefly about what awaits us in the following series. The first episode of Doctor House, after a painful hiatus, will please many fans of the show. First, we will meet with the mother of Cuddy (Candice Bergen). Secondly House will behave in the best traditions! We’ll see it all: his inability to produce a favorable first impression, the use of typical ploys and tricks to avoid the likely future mother-in and a great scene in which two would be unconscious at the dinner table. Wonderful!
But despite the fact that this is the first of several episodes with Bergen, the effect will be mainly focused on the Taub, which tries to reconcile with the idea that it so painstakingly restored marital sex is far from ideal. All of this leads to a big event, the consequences of which will determine the line of Taub for the remainder part of season.
"Glee" unfortunately, will return to us much later (7 February), but obviously we will see something big.
At 15 and 16 episodes will appear again Gwyneth Paltrow in the role of Holly Holiday and then go on a date with Will. At this time she will be a teacher of sex education (oh yeah).
Lady Gaga herself gave the green light to use in one of its most anticipated series of the hit "Born this way", which has not even released! This song will be performed in episodes in March or April, and will apply to bully Karofski, which continues to hide his homosexuality.
In the episode on February 10th song of young singer Justin Bieber will return to Sam Queen (in secret, Sam will even be hair-like Biber). On the other hand, as wisely said Ozzie Osborne, "so who f *** ing, is this Justin Bieber ???"
Also waiting for us a flashback to the childhood of Rachel, where she runs a Jewish rite of growing up a girl.
Everything is good, but we should still wait for a long.
TV Guide has shown a fascinating list of the most-earning celebrities on television in its various areas. List, of course, is far from complete, it lists only those names whose salary has learned publication.
This year, the channel and the studio set to a rigid policy of limiting the fees of the principal stars of new products. In previous years, the salary could vary from 150 to 200 thousand dollars, but in this bracket dropped to 75-125 thousand. "This year no one has break the bank" - says one TV Guide insider.
For example, in the pilot season, an unnamed veteran of the movie, which for many years a number of channels were asked to play in the series, has requested a salary of 250,000 per episode, but the channel and the studio flatly refused. Actor tempered his zeal to 200 thousand, but even then he was followed by a refusal.
Series veterans can also cut a budget. Brothers & Sisters, for example, once had four actors who received 150 thousand, but now retired from the show Rob Lowe, and next season will be only 18 episodes instead of the usual 22. Recently, Marg Helgenberger has signed new contract with CSI, did not get allowances, but her work schedule will be significantly reduced, and she will not appear in all episodes. CBS before the new season has tested tactic of replacing veteran to novice in some of his dramas, which, again, cut the budget.
Naturally, if the show gathers ratings record, there are no questions about the budget problems.
The actors of the rating TV series - The Big Bang Theory - now earn less than 100,000 per episode. But soon they are probably waiting for a solid gain.
Drama (for episode)
Hugh Laurie (House) $400,000+
Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) $395,000 (each)
David Caruso (CSI: Miami) $375,000
Marg Helgenberger (CSI) $375,000
Mark Harmon (NCIS) $375,000
Laurence Fishburne (CSI) $350,000
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) $350,000
Denis Leary (Rescue Me) $350,000
Gary Sinise (CSI: NY ) $275,000
Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) $250,000
David Boreanaz (Bones) $200,000
Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) $200,000
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife ) $175,000
Dana Delany (Body of Proof ) $150,000
Lauren Graham (Parenthood) $150,000
Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe) $150,000
Jimmy Smits (Outlaw) $150,000
LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) $125,000
Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles) $125,000
Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) $125,000
Jason Lee (Memphis Beat) $125,000
Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) $125,000
Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods) $125,000
Michael Weatherly (NCIS) $125,000
Matt Bomer (White Collar) $100,000
Nathan Fillion (Castle) $100,000
Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) $100,000
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) $100,000
Cole Hauser (Chase) $100,000
Alex O’Loughlin (Hawaii Five-0) $100,000
Timothy Olyphant (Justified ) $100,000
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0) $80,000
Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) $75,000
Anna Paquin (True Blood) $75,000
Blair Underwood (The Event) $75,000
Zachary Levi (Chuck) $60,000
Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) $40,000
Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) $40,000
Ashley Tisdale (Hellcats) $30,000
Various talking shows (per year)
Oprah Winfrey $315 million
Судья Judy Sheindlin $45 million
David Letterman (The Late Show) $28 million
Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) $25 million
Conan O’Brien (The Conan O’Brien Show) $10 million
Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) $8 million
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live) $6 million
Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately) $3.5 million
George Lopez (Lopez Tonight) $3.5 million
Reality show (per year)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) $15 million
Joel McHale (The Soup) $2 million
Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) $2 million
Kate Gosselin (Kate Plus) $250,000 per episode
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (Jersey Shore) $30,000 per episode
Comedy (per episode)
Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men) $1.25 million
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) $550,000
Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) $400,000
Julie Kavner (The Simpsons) $400,000
Tina Fey (30 Rock) $350,000
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) $350,000
Steve Carell (The Office) $297,000
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) $250,000
David Duchovny (Californication) $200,000
Kevin Dillon (Entourage) $200,000
Adrian Grenier (Entourage) $200,000
Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) $180,000
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) $175,000
William Shatner (My Dad Says) $150,000
David Spade (Rules of Engagement) $150,000
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) $100,000
Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement) $85,000
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) $75,000
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) $60,000
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) $60,000
Ty Burrell (Modern Family) $50,000
Jane Lynch (Glee) $50,000
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) $40,000
Matthew Morrison (Glee) $30,000
Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) $30,000
Dylan и Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) $20,000 (each)
Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) $15,000
News (per year)
Matt Lauer (Today) $16 million +
Katie Couric (CBS) $15 million
Brian Williams (NBC) $12.5 million
Diane Sawyer (ABC) $12 million
Meredith Vieira (Today) $11 million
Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) $10 million
George Stephanopoulos (ABC) $8 million
Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) $7 million
Shepard Smith (Fox News) $7 million
Wolf Blitzer (CNN) $3 million
Christiane Amanpour (ABC) $2 million
Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) $2 million
Eliot Spitzer (CNN) $500,000
In the U.S., once again handed out statuettes of Emmy Awards. Best Drama Series for the third consecutive year, recognized a "Mad Men", telling about everyday life of an advertising agency in 1960 (this year the movie has gotten 17 nominations).
The best comedy series became "Modern family" that cost the leader in nominations among comic TV series - "Glee", presented in 19 categories, but lost in most of them. But for the creators of "Glee" such failure does not mean a complete fiasco. The series already has to its credit a Golden Globe for Best Series (Musical or Comedy), won both times in competition with "Modern Family".
The grand project of producer Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' "Pacific" (23 nominations), which is a continuation of the famous military-historical epic "Band of Brothers", was the best television mini-series.
Long before the ceremony the winners were known in many technical nominations, as well as the names of those actors that were invited to the best projects: among them, John Lithgow (for "Dexter"), Neil Patrick Harris ("Glee"), Ann-Margret ("Law & Order. Special Victims Unit") and "the most popular of modern Hollywood's Grandma" Betty White, received a statuette for her participation in the show "Saturday Night Live".
List of winners in major categories is as follows:
Outstanding Drama Series - "Mad Men"
Best Comedy Series - "Modern family"
Best mini-series- "Pacific"
Best TV Film - "Temple Grandin"
Best Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"
Best Actress in a Drama Series - Kyra Sedgwick - "The Closer"
Best Actor in a Comedy Series - Jim Parsons - "The Big Bang Theory"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Edie Falco "Sister Jackie"
Best Actor in a TV movie or mini-series - Al Pacino -"You do not know Jack"
Best Actress in a TV movie or miniseries - Claire Danes -"Temple Grandin"
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Aaron Paul - "Breaking Badâ€
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Archie Punjabi - "Good Wife"
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Eric Stounstrit - "Modern family"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Jane Lynch -"Glee"
Best Actor in a TV movie or mini-series - David Strathairn -"Temple Grandin"
Best Actress in a TV movie or mini-series - Julia Ormond "Temple Grandin"
In one of the interview someone of the "Glee" has noticed - without the "High School Musical" there wouldn't be this show.
Today, musical as a genre has become very popular in the cinema. This is even has sung on 81th (the latest, this year) Oscars Hugh Jackman. But for the upsurge of interest in musicals among younger viewers, we certainly have to thank Kenny Ortega, the creator of "HSM". Ortega is primarily a choreographer, but also he is a great director. For a simple material to reveal so touching story and deliver such emotional and catchy performances. Bravo!
After the stunning success of "HSM", all of these tops the charts, hysterical girls against Zach Efron, the rapid take-off thereof to the Hollywood ladder (and off the deserved - the guy is very talented), could only wait, when television will take up the development of this fertile virgin lands. In general, even in the "Glee" there are some moments, repeating the situation in "HSM"...
If you compare it initially seems that everything about one and the same: students sing and dance, love, on the threshold of adulthood make a choice on which depends the future life. A nice little paradise with beautiful boys and girls, spectacular dances and good songs. But on such sweetie (fluffy and pink) feeding this series wouldn't survived for so long time.
Therefore "Glee" is much tougher then "HSM". And what is natural (but still amazing): in "Glee" almost no love problems, it is not the most important of all is happening. Much more important are questions of creative realization, self-esteem, self control and the ability to stand up for your own happiness without regard for anyone else.
If Troy (captain of the basketball team) friends in "High School Musical" have laugh on him, but soon began to sing with him, then Finn's (the football team captain) everything was a little bit difficult. He is forced to go through a real humiliation, even through physically unpleasant things. And though he likes to sing, he turns out to lure in the chorus only forgery (marijuana in the locker), and threats.
If in the case of Troy and Gabriella in "High School Musical" can be said that these two are now forever the idyllic together (at sunset), then Rachel and Finn have problems on becoming a couple. Normal human relations, rather than "love to the grave". Normal human priorities: success, the desire to be accepted and understood, and not "for your love I will give everything in the world.
If cool and quite heterosexual Ryan from "HSM" easy turns athletes "to dance" (and those short break and unconvincing, to say, "I don` t dance"), then the football team of the "Glee" experiencing real psychological breakdown, and only realized its futility, with the filing by Kurt (not heterosexual, very vulnerable, but still stubborn and talented young one) starts to shake a leg before filling the stands under the "Single Ladies".
What about the musical component, then, of course, to write original songs and put acrobatic dances in the TV show, which is shown every week, nobody could. That would be too labor-and cost a lot, and, perhaps, (in respect of copyright songs) commercially risky. Dancing in the "Glee" is more rustic, but for inexperienced students it is natural, and because of genuine emotional submission looks very good. It's funny that of all the basic structure of experience in dancing before shooting "Glee" has only Kevin MakHeyl, and he performs the role of Artie - handicapped person traveling in a wheelchair. However, acrobatic dancing in the series is also presented: a competing choir circle and a team of cheerleaders.
Songs are chosen carefully to reflect the vicissitudes and updated charts, and therefore - the bright melodies, so to speak, mellifluous. Since the pilot episode of almost all songs are accompanied by Glee Cast, taken with a bang (the first place in ITunes charts and so on). Amazing harmonious chorus with good and unique voices. In Lea Michele (Rachel) the vocal is clean, strong, rich timbre and with a wide range (Selin Dion "Taking Chance" the girl sings more interesting and more powerful than well known diva). African-American Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) has mastery vocal of African-American techniques. Kevin McNeil (Artie) is amazing, "luxury" baritone. To divide on parties, rehearse, record at the studio and play in front of the camera in 5-4 performance per week - great work. Amazed applaud standing!
What I particularly like that the actors play sincere here. Several times I met at different sites assertions, saying, lousy actors, watch only of the musical performances". But, first, if there was no acting talent, what would be those performances? And secondly, on some viewers, it seems to me is just such a specific selective blindness.
To series creators there is separate ovation for the elaboration of interesting images. Some of the characters never replicated, while the standard has unexpected dashes (for example, Finn - the typical "popular guy" - suddenly cares for his mother, and yet he is "big-eared" and trusting). Or take quite episodic character: Kurt father (actor - Mike O `Mally). Simple working man. His reaction to the recognition of son homosexuality and the pity makes us smile and respect this man.
In summary, I recognize that the emotional harsh, which pushes each subsequent series (bring such nice guys! Which, however, don't hang the jib, and even incendiary sing), I was a little confused. But who knows what will develop next event? In any case, I am very grateful and Kenny Ortega, and Ryan Murphy. Such rejoicing I have been not given by any TV series or movie as presented "High School Musical" and "Glee". I love you, you know, good voices and a storm of sincere emotion.