Twin Peaks Returns!
All those who said that TWIN PEAKS was a show ahead of its time may well get the chance to prove themselves right when a new network, Chiller, launches this March with reruns of the cult series as one of the featured offerings. Other programs to be shown will include ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS and FRIDAY THE 13th as well as a slate of movies such as The Shining and The Birds. “Horror is one of the most reliably successful genres in entertainment today,” explains Jeff Gaspin, President, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, Digital Contest and Cross-Network Strategy. “Chiller seems like a well-timed addition to our portfolio.” We hesitate to suggest that the horror boom may have crested several years ago, but as fans of the genre, look forward to the network’s launch. Already on board with the project is Direct-TV, giving the channel a significant platform upon which to build.
Still More Survivors!
Apparently determined to drive the franchise into the ground, CBS has announced that the latest edition of SURVIVOR will launch on Thursday, February 8. This time, 19 strangers will be stranded in the Fiji islands. Should anyone out there still be interested in this increasingly tired social experiment — which this time around does not seem to be making even the vaguest attempt at re-invention, as it did last season by playing the race card — you can head on over to cbs.com for a peek at the nearly hottie-less cast.
Springer Secrets Revealed!
You almost have to love a show which proudly proclaims that it was once named “The Worst Show On The Planet.” Almost. Now, for those who can’t get enough of Jerry Springer and his daily sleezefest, VH1 is preparing a show called THE SPRINGER HUSTLE which will take viewers behind the scenes. For every person who has ever thought to themselves, “Where do they find these freaks?”, this is the show for you! The eight-episode, 30-minute series — debuting at 10 p.m. E/T on Sunday, March 4 — focuses on “the dedicated team of producers in the eye of the Springer hurricane.” Apparently, scouring trailer parks for men who’ve slept with both their wife’s best friend and their first cousins isn’t nearly as easy or glamorous as one might expect!