Thursday, May 14, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 14 May 2015.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) exposed.
A fan exposes the so-called reality show for the incredibly inconsistent and badly done continuity errors littering the false show.

The dying American Idol ...
and what the death of the biggest TV hit from before the #hashtag era means for television.

Concern about British TV drama at the BBC.
Outgoing head of drama at the BBC says the BBC's drama department is "at a tipping point" and that he's very concerned - "there will be less drama and fewer jobs".

CSI cancelled after 15 years.
There won't be another season to continue the cliffhanger, but there will be a 2-hour made-for-TV movie to give a final conclusion to what at a time was the most watched TV drama series in the world.

CNN orders Declassified and The Eighties as series.
Will undoubtedly end up being shown on CNN International (DStv 401) as well.

Two more seasons for the British drama series Ripper Street.
Amazon has renewed the drama series for 2 more series after picking it up for a 3rd season. Now there will be a 4th and a 5th Ripper Street which Amazon took over after it was cancelled.

McDeathly: a whopping 25 TV characters have died in American TV shows so fat this season.
Is this the deadliest TV season ever?

Harry Shearer cut from The Simpsons.
The voice of Principal Skinner, Mr Burns and Ned Flanders is gone following a contract dispute and he got fired. He wanted more money and changes to the back-end merchandising part of his contract. The Simpsons, renewed for another 2 seasons will now go on without him.