TV News — Monday, 13th February, 2012

  • Richard Hammond is taking on America with a new show coproduced by both the BBC and BBC America. The show, entitled Richard Hammond’s Crash Course sees him driving around in big vehicles making a mess of things. Or at least that’s what the release sounds like to me. From
  • Looks like Glee will be paying tribute to the late Whitney Houston in Tuesday’s Valentine’s Day episode which features Amber Riley’s Mercedes Jones singing Houston’s iconic take on the Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You.” From E! Online.
  • Speaking of Glee, the man with creative control over the show, Mr. Ryan Murphy, will be taking a backseat in future as he takes time to prepare his new half hour comedy, New Normal. What this effect will have on the direction of the Glee remains to be seen. From The New York Post.
  • The LA Times have an interview with Lady Grantham herself, Downton Abbey‘s Elizabeth McGovern.
  • The Walking Dead returned to record-breaking numbers on AMC last night as 8.1 million viewers tuned in to its midseason premiere. From The Hollywood Reporter.