TV News — Wednesday, 1st June, 2011

  • Dorium MaldovarCultbox have an interview with Simon Fisher-Becker, who plays Dorium Maldavar (aka the blue guy) in Doctor Who.  Warning, there be some mild spoilers for future episodes.
  • Starz have posted a new behind the scenes video from Torchwood: Miracle Day on their YouTube account.
  • For further proof that the promotional drive for the show is ramping up, SFX have an exclusive interview with Russel T. Davies about Torchwood: Miracle Day.  Spoiler Warning.
  • More new casting news from the Dexter set as Brea Grant joins the in an undisclosed role.  From Digital Spy.
  • Ricky Gervais talks to BBC News about his new mockumentary series starring Warwick Davis entitled Life’s Too Short.
  • AMC announce that Breaking Bad season 4 will be airing its 13 episodes on the network starting July 17th.  From Digital Spy.
  • As part of its Cultural Olympiad celebrations next year, the BBC have announced that it will produce dramatizations of four of Shakespeares historical plays.  The plays will begin with Richard II in June (starring Ben Whishaw as the King, and Shakespeare vet Patrick Stewart as John of Gaunt), and continue with titles Henry IV parts I and II, and Henry V.  As the project is being co-produced by NBC Universal, American audiences can expect the shows to air on one of the studios channels sometime in 2012.  From Digital Spy.
  • Gavin Rossdale, face of British band Bush and husband of Gwen Stefani, will be making an appearance on Burn Notice in the new series.  From Entertainment Weekly.
  • While all other TV shows in the US experienced a 21% decrease in ratings over the holiday weekend, Game of Thrones managed to maintain its audience even after the episode was available a week early on HBO Go.  From Entertainment Weekly.
  • Apparently having only three staff writers on the show is causing Glee to fall behind a bit on scripts being written.  Matthew Morrison confesses that on the finale they were sometimes handed their scripts just minutes before filming.  From Digital Spy.