Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Tru Calling - Flatlined by Point Pleasant 

It's official. No do-over-days for Tru Calling. While several additional episodes have been completed, the show won't be returning to the regular schedule, although Fox exec Gail Berman has stated that the 6 unaired eps will be shown at some point.

Fox's new supernatural show Point Pleasant apparently elbowed Tru Calling right off the 9:00 Thursday night schedule, with its compatibility to The O.C., which airs at 8:00. I didn't watch the premier of Point Pleasant, but described my impression of it (based on commercials and reviews) as being Twin Peaks meets The O.C. Guess I was right.

Ironically, the show starring Buffy alum Eliza Dushku was bumped by a show headed by a Buffy production alum, Marti Noxon. Former Buffy baddie Adam Busch is currently on Point Pleasant, and Noxon is hoping to secure Buffy and Angel alum James Marsters for a future role.

Perhaps not so ironic after all: Fox Entertainment President Gail Berman is the same Gail Berman who was executive producer on both Buffy and Angel. At least it's all staying in the Buffy family.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:50 AM