Exec producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick have decided to end BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, SCI FI Channel's Peabody Award-winning original series, season 4. They will use the 22-episode season, currently in production, to draw the saga of humanity's struggle for survival to a close.
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4Kids Ent. Home Video, in association with FUNimation Ent., released TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: SEASON 1 PART 1 on DVD. Renowned illustrator Khary Randolph was chosen to create the comicbook style cover art for the DVD release, which features the first 12 episodes of the classic television series that first aired on 4Kids TV on FOX in fall 2003.
THE SIMPSONS sees its season 18 finale with two episodes airing in a one-hour block 8-9:00 pm on May 20, 2007, on FOX.
Another season of LOST and a new series, CAVEMEN, inspired by the popular Geico Insurance commercials are among the 12 new and returning offerings on the ABC network announced today, May 15, 2007, by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Ent., as he unveiled the network's 2007-08 fall schedule before a crowd of ABC affiliates and representatives of the advertising and media communities at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
Adult Swim and Warner Home Video present THE VENTURE BROS.: SEASON TWO on DVD. THE VENTURE BROS. SECOND SEASON debuted on Adult Swim in June 2006, and nearly seven million people 18-34 tuned in to watch the show over the summer. Now all 13 episodes are available for the first time on a two-disc collector's box set priced at $29.98. Special features include episode commentaries and a tour of the show's production studios Astro-base Go!
Warner Home Video (WHV) has released SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON. The two-disc DVD set is priced at $34.98.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON features the last 16 episodes, which originally aired as part of the SCOOBY'S ALL STARS series. Within these 16 capers, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma tackle The Tar Monster, face down Iron Face and trek the globe for ghosts galore from A Menace in Venice to The Warlock of Wimbledon.
SCI FI Channel is about to launch its biggest summer yet with a lineup featuring all-new originals and the return of some of its most popular shows. Summer introduces viewers to a contemporary re-imagined take on FLASH GORDON, plus the return of last yearï¿½s record-breaking dramedy EUREKA, a second season of the competition series, WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO?, with Stan Lee and season 3 of DR. WHO.
Adult Swim announced its new slate of programming for 2007, as well as the addition of a seventh night beginning on Friday, July 6, at 11:00 pm. during its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City today, (April 26, 2007). Adult Swim presented three new series -- SUPERJAIL, FAT GUY STUCK IN INTERNET and LUCY, THE DAUGHTER OF THE DEVIL -- as well as a special STAR WARS-themed episode of the popular ROBOT CHICKEN series.
BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corp. company, and leading U.K. media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc., have introduced the next installment of SHE-RA: PRINCESS OF POWER SEASON ONE, VOLUME TWO for $49.98. The six DVD pack will be released under BCI's Ink & Paint brand and will include 33 digitally remastered episodes from the first season of the '80s animated series.
SHE-RA: PRINCESS OF POWER SEASON ONE, VOLUME TWO, is the second release in a three-volume set that will include all 93 original episodes of the popular animated saga.
SCI FI Channel has upped its episode order for season 4 of its Peabody Award-winning original series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA from 13 to 22 episodes. This will include a special two-hour extended event that will air during fourth quarter 2007 and be released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Ent. thereafter.
Currently approaching its season 3 finale on March 25, production on the new season of Galactica will begin in May with an eye to an early 2008 premiere.
With SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON, released March 6, 2007 (Paramount Home Ent., $49.98), you get all 14 animated episodes from 2005 in a three-disc DVD set, featuring mini-commentaries on each show by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Warner Home Video (WHV) has released WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY-DOO? THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD. The two-disc DVD sells for $19.98.
All 13 episodes from the series' first season are included on this DVD. A bonus episode, "A Scooby-Doo Valentine," is also included. The first season of WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY-DOO? is filled with guests stars including real-life baseball great Mike Piazza in "The Unnatural," teen pop singer Lindsay Pagano in "Riva Ras Vegas" and American pop idol JC Chasez in "A Scooby-Doo Valentine."
SCI FI has renewed BATTLESTAR GALACTICA for a minimum of 13 hours with production to resume this summer for a Jan. 2008 premiere.
Warner Bros. Animation has begun production on new seasons of four returning series, all for air on Kids' WB! on The CW, the #1 rated Saturday morning kids broadcast slate.
OPEN SEASON, the debut feature from Sony Pictures Pictures Animation, makes its way to DVD, Blu-ray Disc and PSP on Jan. 30, 2007 (Sony Pictures Home Ent., $28.95, $38.95 and $28.95, respectively).
Included on the DVD is a brand new short, BOOG AND ELLIOT'S MIDNIGHT RUN, directed by Jill Culton, who helmed OPEN SEASON with Roger Allers and co-director Anthony Stacchi. In BOOG AND ELLIOT'S MIDNIGHT RUN, which reunites Boog (Martin Lawrence), the domesticated bear, and Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), the one-antlered mule deer, as they try to steal some sweet rolls.
Zoic Studios has joined the team that helps bring the acclaimed television series 24 to life. The highly anticipated season six launched on Fox on Jan. 13 and 14, delivering the cliffhanger excitement and bold performances for which the show is known.
Zoic will provide both dramatic and invisible effects throughout the season, as Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) embarks on his continuing high stakes adventure, playing out in realtime, hour by nail-biting hour.
Tara DiLullo returns to Rome to discover how the Emmy Award-winning vfx team had to cope with less time and money in delivering work with greater scale.
Warner Bros. Ent. over the past two months has been slowly rolling out animated DVD collections in anticipation for the holiday buying season. Superheroes figure prominently in recent releases including new DVDs for JUSTICE LEAGUE, BATMAN BEYOND, THE BATMAN, TEEN TITANS and KRYPTO. For the younger viewers, Warner has released HARRY AND HIS BUCKET FULL OF DINOSAURS.
Due to the success of its first two episodes, HEROES has been picked up for a full season by NBC, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The new drama averaged 13.5 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/14 share for adults 18-49. This put it as the #1 new series among that demographic.
Airing on Mondays at 9:00 pm, the show chronicles the lives of ordinary people around the world, who begin to discover that they have superhuman abilities.
IMAX Corp. and Sony Pictures Ent. announced that OPEN SEASON: AN IMAX 3-D EXPERIENCE earned estimated grosses of $1.45 million in 66 domestic IMAX theaters, delivering a per-screen average of approximately $22,000 over the three-day period ending Oct. 1. The debut feature from Sony Pictures Animation was directed by Roger Allers (THE LION KING) and Jill Culton (TOY STORY 2, MONSTERS, INC.) and co-directed by Anthony Stacchi (ANTZ),
NBC Universal has tapped Atmosphere Visual Effects again for the third season of SCI FI Channels BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, consisting of 20 one-hour episodes. This marks the third consecutive season that Atmosphere has provided visual effects for the series.
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - SEASON 4, VOL. 1 (Paramount Home Ent., $36.99) featuring the first 20 episodes of fourth season arrived on DVD earlier this month. The popular Nick animated series, continuing the nautical nonsense at Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob, Patrick and all their pals, arguably contains a decline in quality with the departure of creator Stephen Hillenburg. However, its still SPONGEBOB and a must have for fans of the witty series.
Bonus features:* Original Uncut Animatics For Fear Of A Krabby Patty and Dunces and Dragons
In a broadcasting first, SCI FI will launch its season online, with a five-week, 10-episode online-only prequel season called BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE RESISTANCE. Premiering today (Sept. 5, 2006) SCIFI.COM will begin airing two- to three-minute episodes every Tuesday and Thursday at midnight, at www.scifi.com/battlestar, leading up to the Oct. 6 season 3 premiere on television.
BBC Worldwide Americas has licensed a second season of DOCTOR WHO to SCI FI kicking off with a two-hour premiere on Sept. 29, 2006, that will include the Christmas Invasion special in which David Tennant (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE) was introduced as the 10th Time Lord.
The Doctor returns with his feisty young companion, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), and together they will travel through time and space battling new and returning aliens and monsters.
FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series, including its Sunday night animation block, which will air new episodes starting Sept. 10, 2006. Six new primetime shows and a new late-night entry join returning favorites on the fall schedule.
The premieres are listed below in chronological order. All times are ET/PT.
Monday, Aug. 218:00-9:00 pm, PRISON BREAK (Season premiere)9:00-10:00 pm, VANISHED (Series premiere)
Wednesday, Aug. 308:00-9:00 pm, BONES (Season premiere)