TV News – Monday, 18th April, 2011

  • Think you’ve seen the last of John Simm’s Master on Doctor Who? Show Runner Steven Moffat told fans at a screening in NYC last week that a return hasn’t been ruled out. From Digital Spy.
  • The cast for Torchwood: Miracle Day just gets better and better.  Star Trek: TNG‘s Q, John de Lancie, is the newest member of the cast.  From blastr.
  • Trying to keep an open mind can be tough when you hear that that horrific song from Rebecca Black is going to be covered on Glee this season.  It really should have stopped with the epic performance by Steven Colbert & Friends on Jimmy Fallon’s show.  Still, it’s Glee.  So it might be alright.  From NME.
  • Bob Singer, Executive Producer on Supernatural, gives TV Line some dish on the end of this sixth series of the show as well as some words on the thing all genre fans wish for since Buffy‘s “Once More With Feeling,” a musical episode.
  • Armando Iannuci, the writer behind I Am Alan Partridge, is heading stateside to adapt his political satire The Thick of It for HBO.  The show, entitled Veep, stars Julia Dreyfus as the newly elected Vice President of the United States who discovers the job isn’t quite what she was expecting.  From Empire Online.
  • Plans to wrap up the cliffhanger ending of Stargate: Universe‘s series finale have been scrapped.  According to writer Brad Wright, who made an appearance in Vancouver at the Official Stargate Convention, they “missed their window” and the show is officially dead.  From NME.
  • Just shy of its last episode airing on BBC 4 tonight, the breakout hit comedy  Twenty Twelve has been confirmed for a second series next year.  From NME.
  • Will Mellor will be starring in a new half hour comedy for BBC 1 entitled In With the Flynns.  From Digital Spy.
  • Happy and sad news as Joss Whedon reports he considered doing a Broadway adaptation of Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, but decided to spend his time working on a sequel instead.  From The New York Times’ Arts Beat
  • Unsurprisingly, the hugely popular An Idiot Abroad, which was the highest rated program ever for the Science Channel here in the US, will be returning to the channel for a second series.  From Screen Rant.