NBC Premiere Dates: About a Boy & Constantine

ConstantineNBC announced its fall premiere dates yesterday, and you can read them all at Give Me My Remote. But there are two particularly relevant to our interests here. New DC Comics drama Constantine will premiere on Friday, October 24th at 10/9c. And the second season of comedy About a Boy will begin on Thursday, October 14th at 9:30/8:30c. Anyone looking forward to these?

NBC Cancels Dracula

DraculaOne more bit of TV news from a weekend packed with it: NBC has confirmed that their adaptation of Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, will not return for a second season. Will you miss it? I kind of will, actually – it had its problems, but it was also pretty fascinating at times, and the whole alternative energy plotline was so delightful zany that I was hoping to see more of it.

Rosemary’s Baby Teaser & Photos

Rosemary's BabyWe don’t have a premiere date yet for NBC’s new Rosemary’s Baby miniseries, based on the novel by Ira Levin and starring Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, and Jason Isaacs, but we do have a few images featuring the young couple at Entertainment Weekly – and a very teasing teaser, which is basically just a poster with the sound of a baby crying. Thoughts?

Pilot News: The Flash, Constantine, Hoke, Ellen More or Less

Jesse L. MartinJesse L. Martin has joined the CW’s Flash pilot as Detective West.

NBC has picked up pilot Ellen More or Less based on Amy Parham’s book 10 Lessons from a Former Fat Girl.

They’ve also picked up to pilot their adaptation of DC Comics’s Constantine.

Hoke has cast John Carroll Lynch, Oona Chaplin, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Molla, and Tammy Blanchard.

Trailer: About a Boy

About a BoyNBC has released a new trailer for comedy About a Boy, based on the novel by Nick Hornby and starring David Walton, Minnie Driver, and Benjamin Stockham. The show will have a special preview on Saturday, February 22nd after the Olympics, and then start in its normal timeslot on Tuesday, February 25th at 9/8c. Warning: This trailer got me a bit teary. In a good way.

Sneak Peek: Hannibal Returns

HannibalSpeaking of things we’re not emotionally ready for (see also: the Sleepy Hollow finale trailer I posted a little while ago), Hannibal returns to NBC on February 28th, and yesterday the network unveiled this amazing promo/sneak peek. I don’t even know what to say, except . . . oh my God.

Comedy Premiere Dates: About a Boy & Surviving Jack

About a BoyTwo new comedies based on books have premiere dates set! About a Boy, based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, will have a special preview on Friday, February 21 at 10:30/9:30c after the Olympics. It then starts in its normal timeslot on Tuesday, February 25th at 9/8c.

Meanwhile, Surviving Jack, based on Justin Halpern’s memoir I Suck at Girls, will premiere on Fox on Thursday, March 27th at 8:30/7:30c.

TV News: Shannara, Rosemary’s Baby, Basket Case & More

  • CBS has announced miniseries The Dovekeepers, based on Alice Hoffman’s novel.
  • And NBC has greenlit their name Rosemary’s Baby miniseries.
  • MTV is developing Shannara, based on Terry Brooks’s fantasy series.
  • Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn of Haven are prepping another Stephen King-based drama, Grand Central, at ABC.
  • Rob Reiner is working on an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s Basket Case at Spike.
  • TNT has ordered a pilot based on Marcia Clark’s Guilt by Association.