This week we've got news on the fate of Californication, some info on the next season of The Vampire Diaries and much, much more...
When will season five of Californication be shown? I am missing Hank Moody.
I'm sure he's missing you too. But we've got some bad news, David Duchovny fans. Channel 5 told us that they haven't picked up the rights to season five of Californication and have no plans at present to air it on their stations.
We suppose there's a chance that some other channel may pick it up - the show does after all have a pretty devout UK fanbase - but goodness knows if/when that will happen. Sorry gang, it looks like you'll need plenty of cold showers to make it through this Californication dry spell.
What happened to Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23? It's disappeared from E4!
Believe it or not, that was the whole first season - just seven episodes! Six more instalments were filmed, but these will now air as part of season two, which debuts in the US on October 23, 2012 courtesy of ABC. But what of us Brits, I hear you cry? Well, thankfully Channel 4 recently renewed its licensing deal for the show, so we'll get to see more from Chloe, June and the legendary James Van Der Beek in early 2013.
Are we going to get The Vampire Diaries at the same time as America?
More or less! US fans will be reunited with Elena and the Salvatore brothers on October 11 - the lucky swines - but UK broadcaster ITV2 does have the rights to season four and has pencilled it into their schedule for this autumn.
No set premiere date yet, but hopefully we shouldn't be too far behind our American cousins. Plus, as a special treat, we have a three-part video interview with Paul Wesley (Stefan) to tie in with the season three DVD release, with the first part going live today (August 16)! Exciting times for Vampire Diaries fans...
Any gossip about the new series of Winners and Losers?
First of all, we're going to do a little something to help promote this Australian cult drama, which focuses on the lives of four lottery winners. See, most of you who took a glance at it first time round probably won't know that series two has already started and is airing in a bonkers Sunday afternoon slot on ITV2.
Episode four is broadcast this week (August 19) at 11.30am and sees Bec attempt to juggle her job, her pregnancy and her father's upcoming wedding while also dealing with the discovery of a saucy secret. Elsewhere, Sophie looks for a distraction ahead of her hospital board hearing and Jenny decides to manage Lachie's band - but will their relationship remain professional?
Expect more sex, drugs, shocks and lies in the coming episodes of Winners and Losers, and make sure you get your fill of the show while you can because ITV2 have said that the recently-announced third series probably won't be airing in 2013.
I'm loving Once Upon a Time and sad that it's almost over. Are Channel 5 going to show season two?
You'd better believe it. Channel 5 just recently closed a deal to secure exclusive first-run UK broadcast rights to the second season of the hit US fantasy drama, so it won't be too long until you get too see Captain Hook, Sir Lancelot, Aladdin and the rest of the new fairy tale characters...
Early 2013 is currently the vague date being eyed for the show's return, and just in case you're interested, Channel 5 has also secured the rights to new seasons of The Mentalist, Alphas and Sons of Anarchy - not too shabby.
It's a shame Veep has finished. Will we get to see the second season in the UK?
Don't worry, Monday's (August 13) season one finale of Armando Iannucci's Veep will not be the last we see of Julia Louis-Dreyfus's vice pres. A second season has been ordered by US network HBO and we believe that Sky Atlantic still has first dibs on most of the broadcaster's programming (FX UK properties True Blood and Eastbound & Down being the notable exceptions) under a deal struck up by BSkyB in 2011.
What that means is that in addition to Veep, Sky Atlantic continue to hold the rights to the likes of Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Enlightened and Treme. Now that's good business.
Any updates on when Strike Back will return?
Actually yes. Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) and Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) will be back on Sky1 - blowing things up and defying death in increasingly ludicrous fashion - on September 2 at 9pm.
The third series - our second go-around with Stoney and Scott, following Richard Armitage's initial 2010 stint - is comprised of ten episodes. Check out the brand-new trailer below - it's deeply silly and absurdly macho, so pretty much classic Strike Back fare!
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