Its official! Merlin Season 1 will be released on DVD April 20th 2010 for all of us in the US who have been waiting!!!
Syfy has acquired the rights to air all 26 episodes of the hit British series Merlin, including the second season, which has never aired on American television. The cable channel will begin airing episodes from the first season in April. The episodes previously aired in the U.S. last summer on NBC. "A viewer favorite after only one season, Merlin will be a strong addition to our schedule this spring," Thomas Vitale, Syfy's president of programming, said in a statement. "We expect its enthralling imaginative vision, engaging young talent, and rich production values to resonate with our audience." It's unknown when the second season of the show will air on Syfy. A third season of the show has already been ordered by the U.K.'s BBC One. Source Here
Good news for fans of boy wizards who aren't Harry Potter: Merlin's getting a third series (the BBC announced today). The show, which stars Colin Morgan as a teen version of King Arthur's mythical magical accomplice, has become a fixture on BBC One's Saturday teatime slot since its debut in 2008. Beeb big-wig Ben Stephenson said: "With its mix of magic, adventure and humour, Merlin is perfect Saturday evening family television, and we are thrilled that Shine Television will be creating a new series for BBC One. "I'm looking forward to seeing what adventures our popular young wizard, and his friends in Camelot, will go on in series three." Source here
season 2 has started!! yay. first episode can be seen on BBC iplayer. onlyin the uk i think but others can try.
Series 2 starts: 6.40pm, Saturday 19th September, BBC One
Its finally out!!! I'm so excited!!!!
i thought i would share with you the autumn season highlights of cult shows coming to u.k tv this autumn Autumn Season Highlights As another lousy British summer draws to a close, with rain spewing down everywhere (hopefully not part of another Sontaran plot), there's some solace on the horizon courtesy of plenty of old and new cult shows hitting television screens this autumn. From Sarah Jane's sonic lip gloss to Sylar's demonic brain-munching, Cult Spy gives you a rundown of what to expect before winter takes holdâ¦ Warehouse 13 Hoping to revive the compelling government/extraterrestrial conspiracies that transfixed legions of X-Files fans in its heyday, this slightly tongue-in-cheek drama following two Secret Service agents debuts on the Sci Fi Channel on September 8. The Warehouse 13 is a top secret storage facility, not too dissimilar to the famed Area 51, where the two agents (played by Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly) uncover various supernatural artefacts and creepy relics collected by the US government â and search to uncover the truth. But is it out there? Merlin Despite dodgy beginnings, the BBC's lavish production of the young wizard's early days notably improved during its debut year and hopes are high for less formulaic adventures this time around. All of the regular cast are returning to Camelot, but as before, the fun is to be had through 'guest star of the week' turns by a number of notable British thesps (and Will Mellor last year). Mackenzie Crook will play the creepy Cedric, Sarah Parish takes on the guise of a troll, Adrian Lester is the devious Myror and Charles Dance waltzes round as a sinister Witchfinder in future episodes. Fingers crossed that the mesmerising Katie McGrath is given more screen time as Morgana this year. We'll find out later this month. FlashForward The omens are good for this non-linear series billed as the new Lost. Five has already fast-tracked it for screening in late September barely a week after its Stateside debut. Then again, this is the broadcaster that commissioned Keith Chegwin's Naked Jungle. The premise of the show, created by Batman Begins writer David Goyer, revolves around a 17-second global blackout in which everyone experiences visions of their own future six months ahead â which are often startling. Can the future be changed? Packed full of twists, the focus is on the lives of Joseph Fiennes's FBI Agent Mark Benford and his surgeon wife Olivia â played by Sonya Walger, who is best known as Penelope Widmore from Lost. The Sarah Jane Adventures Bannerman Road is sure to be an exciting place for the third season of the Doctor Who spinoff, with K-9 lined up to play a semi-regular role and The Doctor himself turning up for Sarah Jane's wedding. Yet that pales into insignificance compared to the arrival of stiff-upper-lipped charmer Nigel Havers! There are plenty of returning baddies to contend with too, such as The Trickster, the Judoon and the Slitheen. Sadly, the series still hasn't been given an ideal Sunday teatime slot so that families can watch together, as its expected to air in its usual CBBC weekday place in mid-October. True Blood Already with a sizeable cult following courtesy of internet downloads and its current showing on UK's FX channel, this superb vampire drama (a cross between Twilight and Twin Peaks) arrives on Channel 4 in October. Prepare yourselves for plenty of bloodsucking action, bizarre exorcisms, murder mysteries, shapeshifting and tangled romances. True Blood is set in a world where vampires are campaigning to be a part of mainstream society, with a synthetic blood substitute on the market to satisfy their cravings. But prejudices run rife in the show's backward town. Dollhouse Now that the network interference that blighted the first season of Joss Whedon's show is out of the way, hopes are high that the Buffy maestro's true, undiluted vision can come to the fore. The narrative will follow on from the stunning first season finale, which saw Eliza Dushku's Echo captured by the devious fallen 'doll' Alpha. An impressive range of appearances from familiar faces are on the slate, including Jamie 'Apollo' Bamber, Michael 'Tigh' Hogan, Alexis Denisof from Angel and Summer Glau from Firefly/The Sarah Connor Chronicles, who is in a regular role. A double bill premiere commences the 13-episode season in the UK on October 20 on the Sci Fi Channel. Doctor Who: The Waters Of Mars The Cloister Bell is tolling for the Tenth Doctor, but ahead of his climactic Christmas Day battle with The Master, there's a chilling adventure on Mars to contend with. Veteran actress Lindsay Duncan will function as The Doctor's makeshift companion on a base that is under siege by several scary-looking humans possessed by some kind of water-borne evil. Fans of classic Who will surely be hoping for a shock appearance by the Ice Warriors who hail from Mars. This special is expected to air in November, with the 'Next Time' trailer sure to set tongues waggingâ¦ Heroes It's make or break time for Tim Kring's superhero series, which has veered between the sublime and the ridiculous since its phenomenally successful first season. The aptly titled fourth volume 'Redemption' features an array of new faces, most notably Prison Break's T Bag, actor Robert Knepper as the villainous Samuel. Let's face it, Knepper was hardly going to play a good guy! Ghostbusters legend Ernie 'Winston Zeddemore' Hudson features as a detective, Darth Maul actor Ray Park plays a key part in the new story arc, while Rick Worthy will portray Matt Parkman's new copper partner and Madeline Zima is Claire's new roommate. However, given the ending of the third season, all eyes will be focused on whether Sylar will break free from Matt's spell of making him believe that he is the recently slain Nathan Petrelli. 'Redemption' is tentatively scheduled to air on the BBC in November.
Hey everyone! Guess what I found!? There's finally some promo stuff up for Merlin series 2 on the BBC! Here's a link to the first promo pics released and feel free to search on your own. I am sure there's more out there! Happy web browsing! =) and enjoy!
Ratings highlights from the weekend: * Saturday The series finale of NBC's Kings commanded 1.81 million total viewers, gaining 15 percent week-to-week. ABC's Dirty Sexy Money played to 1.83 mil, dropping 15 percent from its first (questionable) episode back. * Sunday With an audience of 6.17 million viewers, Big Brother 11 was up 590K from its previous nomination ceremony and was the night's second-most watched program, trailing only its lead-in, 60 Minutes . NBC's Merlin held steady at 4.2 mil, while lead-out The Storm (starring James Van Der Beek and David James Elliott) premiered Part 1 to 4.9 mil, which is on par with the debut of time-slot predecessor Meteor . Source Here
Some recent ratings highlights: * Friday Fox's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader ? drew 4.88 million total viewers, dropping 14 percent from last week. Lead-out Mental matched its previous audience of 3.7 mil. * Saturday NBC's Kings held steady at 1.57 mil; the series finale airs July 25. The first of Dirty Sexy Money 's four burn-off episodes was watched by 2.15 million people. * Sunday The CBS News special That's the Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite was the night's most-watched program, delivering 7.41 million viewers. Lead-out Big Brother 11 (5.58 mil) dropped 17 percent from this season's first nominations episode. Over on NBC, Merlin (4.27 mil) gained 620 thou and the conclusion of Meteor - someone help me out here, did we survive? - inched up a hair to 5.2 mil. Source Here