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.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:50 AM