April 26, 2013 |
All for one, and one for all! That famous phrase is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the first images from BBC America's upcoming "The Musketeers," the latest adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" novel set to air in 2014. The images show Luke Pasqualino ("Skins") as young D'Artagnan, who joins the Musketeers for many an adventure. Tom Burke ("The Hour") plays Athos, Santiago Cabrera ("Merlin") stars as Aramis, and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company)
March 28, 2013 |
Chris Hardwick is a busy guy. He runs the popular podcast and website The Nerdist and travels the county doing standup. Last fall, his "Talking Dead," the popular aftershow in which he and guests dissect each episode of "The Walking Dead," grew to an hourlong chat fest. As if Hardwick doesn't have enough on his plate, his "The Nerdist" specials on BBC America have been transformed into a weekly variety/interview show. "I'm pretty good with time management," he told me earlier this week.
November 30, 2011 |
In the real world, December means holidays. In the world of TV, you add a word to that: special. Here's a look at some of the season and series premieres this month, but more importantly, the specials. And most of those are holiday specials. And most, most importantly, the Dec. 25 premiere of the latest "Doctor Who" holiday special on BBC America: "The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe. " Remember, I'll be updating this list all month as I find more premieres and specials. If you see that I'm missing something, please leave a (nice...
March 21, 2012 |
Doctor Who has found his new companion. Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the long-running series when their characters make a "heartbreaking departure" later this year. BBC and BBC America announced the casting of 25-year-old Coleman on Wednesday, saying she will join series star Matt Smith for "Doctor Who's" 50th anniversary year. Six episodes of the 14-episode season will air on BBC America sometime this fall followed by the annual Christmas special, which will be Coleman's first appearance on the...
August 6, 2013 |
BBC America's latest import, the crime drama "Broadchurch," caused such a stir in Britain earlier this year that bookies were making odds on who the killer was. Its success even inspired Fox to plan an American version. The eight-part series earns the hubbub. Despite some flaws, "Broadchurch" ( 9 p.m. Aug. 7, BBC America; 3 stars out of 4 ) is beautifully filmed, sharply directed and intensely acted. The whodunnit opens with the discovery of 11-year-old Danny Latimer's body at the bottom of beachfront cliffs in Broadchurch.
August 16, 2011 |
Chris Hardwick started his showbiz career as co-host of MTV's "Singled Out" in the mid-1990s, which, um, maybe was cool. Now, as ruler of a growing Nerdist empire, he's making nerds more popular than ever. In addition to his hit Nerdist comedy podcast and blog , the stand-up comedian, actor, TV personality and voice artist reviews gadgets on "Attack of the Show," hosts "Web Soup," contributes to Wired magazine and has authored a book, "The Nerdist Way," which drops Nov. 1. He also appears at nerdtastic events,...