Bacon Bits: THE CLOSER Spin-off, the BSG movie and More

• Spin-offs are in the air: Showtime is spinning off The L Word‘s Alice (Leisha Hailey) and TNT is plotting a spin-off of The Closer, although it’s unknown whether that one will focus on an existing character or a new one.

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is developing a new comedy for CBS about a family that “loves too much.” I’m already excited, although I can’t quite imagine how it’ll fit into CBS’ current comedy lineup.

• The Cylon-centric Battlestar Galactica movie starts shooting Monday, with familiar faces Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) and Dean Stockwell (Cavil), Tricia Helfer (Six), Grace Park (Boomer/Athena), Rick Worthy (Simon), Matthew Bennett (Doral) and Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben).

• Anthony Edwards will be resurrecting Dr. Mark Green in a flashback for the Nov. 13 episode of E.R.

• Fox has announced they’re working on a Buffy the Vampire Slayer massively multiplayer online game. Don’t tease a gamer girl now, ya’ll.

• Greg Berlanti continues his reign as hardest-working man in television–now he’s developing a sci-fi pilot for ABC with Rene Echevarria (The 4400, Dark Angel).

• More 30 Rock stunting casting: Gossip Girls Leighton Meester and Blake Lively are in talks to play Liz Lemon’s high school buddies in a flashback sequence.

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5 thoughts on “Bacon Bits: THE CLOSER Spin-off, the BSG movie and More

  1. If it’s a cylon-centric movie and Adama is there (I know EJO is directing) does that seal the fate of the final cylon? Don’t tease me BSG.

  2. I think it’s that last bit more than anything. I’m new to it still, but from listening to the first season’s DVD commentary, it seems like the retcon is hard at work.

  3. The last two season have basically been one long retcon. It’s a shame, because she show was so great in the first two seasons, but it just didn’t live up to its potential. It’s The West Wing all over again, only worse, because they’ve got the dreaded sci fi mytharc problem.

  4. I had remembered seeing you say that there was a definite drop-off in quality, but I think I was mildly immuned to that because I watched all four seasons in one week. And I was sucked in, let me tell you.

    I think I will notice a difference on a rewatch, and am actually starting to see that big bits of season 3 (::coughEyeofJupitercough::) fall down, despite my love for Unfinished Business.

    Do you think that a successful resolution of the story will redeem it? Or it’s kind of screwed?

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