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May 23, 2004
TC: Jane E. To Tru?
Hercules is reporting at Ain't It Cool News that Jane Espenson will be moving to 'Tru Calling' as a writer. Which could only be a good thing, however her style is much lighter. Does this mean that instead of the dark tone associated with the show, that we could see a little more humor or comedy injected into the series. It will be interesting to see how this shapes up.
May 20, 2004
TC: Tru Renewed
It's official, 'Tru Calling' will return in time for November Sweeps on Fox. Same night, except now 'The O.C.' will be the lead-in to 'Tru Calling'. For the entire story on Fox's fall schedule, check out The Futon Critic.
It should also be noted that neither of Marti Noxon's series, 'Still Life' or 'Point Pleasant', seemed to make the cut.
May 17, 2004
According to a report at The Futon Critic, 'Tru Calling' is beginning to prepare for next season. While no official word has come down from Fox, it's expected that they will announce the show's future on Thursday.
April 23, 2004
ATS/TC: Is There A Future???
MediaSharx has run a report from one of their sources, discussing the possible future of 'Angel' in tele-movie form. In addition it touches on the chances 'Tru Calling' has for a second season. They posit that 'Angel' will return in a series of six bi-monthly movies, with a possible return of Faith. Supposedly 'Tru Calling' will not be picked up for a second season.
From my view, tele-movies are certainly a possibility. I can't see them being completely ruled out at this point. Greater confusion seems to exist about Tru going into another season. While there have been some rumored reports that the show has already been renewed, I personally have not heard anything through my channels to indicate this. The last bit of information that I had, was that they were waiting until they saw the impact of Jason Priestley on the ratings. Which to be honest, has been absolutely none.
There are also rumors that Sky TV has offered to fund partly another season of the show, but I seem to recall something similar that floated over a month ago. It wouldn't surprise me that if some plan is in motion to continue with either movies or a limited-run of episodes, that just like before other networks will be willing to purchase the rights to re-air. Fox would more than likely recoup any cost in DVD sales anyway.
But I'm still more pessimistic than optimistic.
April 09, 2004
TC: Two-Hour Finale
Thanks to 'The Futon Critic', who passed along the following summaries for the final two episodes of 'Tru Calling'. I was going to comment that rather than the 21 episodes that had been suggested from previous reports, we were likely to only see twenty filmed/aired.
THURSDAY, APRIL 29
April 07, 2004
TC: Press Summary 'Rear Window'
'The Futon Critic' passed along a summary for the April 22nd Episode of 'Tru Calling'
A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY BAFFLES TRU, A SECRET FROM JACK'S PAST IS REVEALED ON "TRU CALLING" APRIL 22 ON FOX
March 25, 2004
WF/TC News: Upcoming Episode Info
The Futon Critic has passed on information on the April 8th episode of 'Tru Calling' and the April 9th episode of 'Wonderfalls'.
In addition, they note that the music video for the 'Tru Calling' theme song 'Somebody Help Me', will be aired during tonight's episode.
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Tru Calling - Two Pair
Tru faces a new dilemma when her day fails to restart after a body asks for help. Fearful that her gift has deserted her, Tru is shocked later that day when a different body's plea forces the day to restart. Now, she must race against the clock to save two people on the same day in different parts of the city. Jack reveals a bit about his sinister intentions in the episode "Two Pair" Thursday, April 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TRU-117) (TV-PG V)
Wonderfalls - Crime Dog
Jaye and her brother Aaron race across the Canadian border to rescue their family's housekeeper from deportation. Aaron spies his sister talking to inanimate objects and begins to have concerns for her state of mind. Jaye again follows the animals' instructions, which leads her to reunite their housekeeper with her own family, but the housekeeper still wants to return to Jaye's family in America. Will they succeed in bringing her back? Unexpected events change their plans drastically on the "Crime Dog" episode of WONDERFALLS airing Friday, April 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (WON -103) (TV-PG L, V).
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March 16, 2004
WF/TC: Episode Info
Will be updating 'Wonderfalls' info throughout the next day or so.
The Futon Critic passed along both network descriptions for 'Tru Calling: The Getaway' and 'Wonderfalls: Pink Flamingos'.
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Tru Calling: The Getaway
Wonderfalls: Pink Flamingos
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February 27, 2004
TC/WF: Scheduling Info
The Futon Critic, posted some information on Fox's March Schedule.
The next new episode of 'Tru Calling' will air on March 18th. It's still the expected episode, but has been retitled 'Drop Dead Gorgeous'. Then, on March 25th, 'Daddy's Girls' will air. This will not only be the first episode with Jason Priestley, but another member of the 90210 Alumni Club will appear. Laura Leighton has been cast and will play the role of Jordan, Tru's step-mother.
'Wonderfalls' is being broadcast out of order, just as Fox did with 'Firefly'. The second episode to air will be 'Karma Chameleon', originally the second to last episode that was filmed. So now instead of being the 12th episode we would have seen, it's going to be the 2nd. A brief description of the episode...
Jaye meets a young woman who seems to have self-esteem issues and definitely has a stuttering problem. The young woman takes a liking to Jaye and spends a lot of time with her. Jaye finds herself in a very weird predicament, wondering - who is this woman? One thing is certain, something is up. Ultimately, Jaye figures out what is going on, and with the muses' help, devises a way to get things back to normal on the "Karma Chameleon" episode of WONDERFALLS airing Friday, March 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.Which brings up an interesting question for myself. I know that as the series progresses, Jaye's collection of tchotzke grows and they all start chiming in with suggestions. Which may make things a bit confusing. Then again, I don't know if we'll get this in every episode. I do know that 'Wax Lion' and 'Barrel Bear' make a few appearances throughout the show, but maybe not necessarily in every episode. I only hope that we're not going to be dealing with confusing character development, ala 'Firefly', because of the decision to air things out of order.
Update: The episode's will not air out of order, 'Karma Chameleon' was filmed later but intended to air as Episode Two. See more in this news post.
February 22, 2004
TC: Tru Season Two?
There are reports, at Budweiser.com of all places, that 'Tru Calling' has been signed for a second season.
This is also mentioned at Tru-Fate.com, and on the Official Fox Boards where MoonFrost posts the response he got from the Budweiser.com website.
So is it True...
From what I've heard up until this point, everything was riding on how the show performs with Jason Priestley. Which won't be known until late March at the earliest. My guess is that Budweiser had this written well in advance, and it is actually reference the show being picked up for the rest of this season. However, in the beginning, Fox did say they would stand behind certain shows (and I recall they referenced 'Tru Calling' specifically). So it's possible that regardless of how it fares this season, Fox is ready to give it a second chance up against a 'Friends'-free Thursday next season.
February 19, 2004
TC/WF: Scheduling Information
Don't expect to see any new 'Tru Calling' episodes anytime soon.
The Futon Critic, wrote to let me know that Fox has announced a partial schedule for March. On March 4th, 'Tru Calling' will rerun the premiere episode, followed by a repeat of 'Morning After'. On March 11th, Fox will be airing the NAACP Image awards. I would hope, and probably expect new episodes to follow the week after.
In other Fox news, he provide the press summary for the first episode of 'Wonderfalls'. Titled, 'Wax Lion', it does appear that it will remain relatively true to the Pilot episode I summarized earlier.
WAX LION'S ADVICE LEADS TO LOVE AND MADCAP ADVENTURES ON SERIES PREMIERE OF "WONDERFALLS" - FRIDAY, MARCH 12, ON FOX
January 30, 2004
ATS/TC: News Wrap 1/30
The trailer for "You're Welcome" is now up at The WB's site.
The Hollywood Reporter has several stories on 'Angel', focusing mainly on the soon-to-be-aired 100th episode.
'Angel' 100th Episode
Masters of Illusion
Fox has released their schedule for February sweeps, and the biggest surprise is that we're only going to see two episodes of 'Tru Calling' this time around. (source: The Futon Critic)
February 5th: The Longest Day
February 12th: Valentine
February 19th: Planet Of The Apes (Movie)
February 26th: American Pie 2 (Movie)
January 20, 2004
ATS/BTVS/TC: News Wrap 1/20
There is an interview at Zap2It with both Alexis and Alyson. Also, Sci Fi Wire has an article on plans for the WB's new vampire show, 'Dark Shadows'.
There's another article about Alyson's new NBC sitcom as well, at Zap2It.
Tru Calling News
And finally, Zap2It, which is being very prolific with it's interviews this week, has one with Zach Galifianakis of 'Tru Calling'.
January 17, 2004
ATS/DLM/TC: News Wrap 1/17
The WB has put up the trailer for 'Soul Purpose', and all I can say is get that man a Red Swingline Stapler.
Tru Calling News
Couple of tidbits. The first is that 'Back To School' will actually be titled 'Reunion'. In addition, it appears that this will be the last new episode in January, as the 29th is being listed as a repeat of 'Putting Out Fires'.
The second half of the e-comic by Doug Petrie, is now available at the BBC Website. USA Today is also reporting that Michelle Trachtenberg will appear on several episode of 'Six Feet Under' when it returns, playing a Britney Spears-style music star.
January 06, 2004
ATS/TC/BTVS: News Wrap 1/6
There is a brief video interview with Mercedes McNab up on the WB site, talking about Harm's Way.
ClareKramer.org has a report that Clare was recently in Vancouver, filming a guest-star role for 'Tru Calling'. The episode she will appear in is 'Drop Dead Gorgeous', and she will be playing the role of Alex Reynolds.
And Clare isn't the only 'Buffy' alum to be showing up on our TV's in 2003. Adam Busch will be in the new Fox series, 'The Jury', which should air this Spring. Story courtesy of The Futon Critic.
Also, if you happen over to the iTunes Music Store, 'Once More With Feeling' is now available for download (either the entire album or individual songs).
January 01, 2004
ATS/TC: News Wrap 1/1
It's still been very slow in the news and spoiler departments. However, I did pick up a few interesting bits to pass along.
Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year
Zap2It has a brief interview with Sarah Thompson, who seems to be angling for an 'Angel' Musical episode.
Tru Calling News
While browsing the iTunes Music Store today, I discovered that the Tru Calling Theme song is available for download. Don't have iTunes, try the following link.
December 27, 2003
As it is a slow news week, I was not expecting to have much to post.
However, I do seem to have tentative schedules for both 'Angel' and 'Tru Calling', and I've updated the homepage to reflect that.
1/7: Hellbound (R)
1/14: Harm's Way
1/21: Soul Purpose
2/4: You're Welcome
1/15: Murder In The Morgue
1/22: Back To School
Tru is the more tentative of the two, as I expect episodes to be shuffled, especially since 'Valentine' would air in January and not February going on the current schedule.
December 17, 2003
ATS/TC: News Wrap 12/17
Just a number of new bits today.
First, it appears that the WB has changed it's mind about running the show on Christmas Eve, 'The Cautionary Tale...' has been dropped from the schedule, and is no longer showing up on my Tivo either.
Interesting interview with Alexis on SciFi Wire. It discusses, among other things, his desire to get Alyson to guest star in another episode of 'Angel'.
Tru Calling News
If you read yesterday's spoiler, you will recall there is a new character introduced, Jack. Jason Priestley has signed to play the character for seven episodes (essentially through the end of the season). He will begin filming next month. Zap2It has the complete scoop on Priestley's return to the Fox fold.
December 06, 2003
TC: Morning Before
While updating my calendar, I noted that the 'Tru Calling' episode to be aired on December 18th, is indeed 'Morning After' and not 'Closure'. I had conflicting bits of info, but I would presume this to be the final word. No episode the week after, but there will be a slot on January 1st if they did decide to air one.
November 25, 2003
TC: More Episodes Ordered
Marc Berman, who does the Programming Insider for Media Week, is reporting that Fox has ordered an additional seven episodes of 'Tru Calling', which should bring the total to twenty episodes for the season. Earlier reports that an additional three episodes were ordered likely were inaccurate (as this would bring the season total to 23, which is one more than your standard TV season).
One can only hope that while this is a strong indication that Fox intends to stand behind the show, they will soon find another night to move it to. It's already taking a beating from 'Friends' and 'Survivor', and we haven't even gotten to the final episodes of 'Friends' or 'Survivor: All-Stars'. Hopefully Fox may be considering a more ratings friendly night, like Monday or Tuesday.
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