I love you. There, I’ve said it.

— Reid (to Luke)

News and Updates | 6 May 2011

Missing fanvideos sought

First, a quick request. I received a comment and a PM on YouTube about a couple of LuRe videos that have been deleted. If anyone knows about ‘Bad Romance’ (30 Seconds to Mars) and ‘Playing with Fire,’ please comment here or pm myself or rosepetal801 at YouTube. Thanks, fellow LuRians!

Good buzz for ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’!

First of all, the Voice of TV blog has a poll asking, “Vote for the FOX pilots you want to see picked up.” As of right now, IHMTD is dominating over all the other shows (comedies and dramas) with a whopping 75% of the vote. Yow!

As promised, more buzz about the recent screenings of I Hate My Teenage Daughter. From Variety.com:

Pilot screenings have begun in earnest at the broadcast networks this week. And while it’s still early in the process, a few hot prospects have emerged at the Big Four and CW, which will unveil their fall lineups during the week of May 16.

Ethan Hawke, Zooey Deschanel and Jaime Pressly can probably start packing their bags for Fox’s upfront….

At Fox, net execs are said to be swooning over Hawke’s CIA-set drama "Exit Strategy."…

Among half-hours, Deschanel is poised to join her sister, "Bones" star Emily Deschanel, on Fox, in the untitled show from scribe Liz Meriwether. Mike O’Malley domestic comedy "Family Album" has real heat, as does the Pressly-Katie Finneran starrer "I Hate My Teenage Daughter."

Okay, that all sounds good, but for those of you like me who are a little dense on the Industry-speak, here’s what Wikipedia says about upfronts:

In the North American television industry, an upfront is a meeting hosted at the start of important advertising sales periods by television network executives, attended by the press and major advertisers. It is so named because of its main purpose, to allow marketers to buy commercial airtime "up front", or several months before the television season begins.

In the United States, the major broadcast networks’ upfronts occur in New York City during the third week of May, the last full week of that month’s sweeps period. The networks announce their fall primetime schedules, including tentative launch dates (i.e., fall or midseason) for new programming, which may be "picked up" the week before. The programming announcements themselves are usually augmented with clips from the new series, extravagant musical numbers, comedic scenes, and appearances by network stars, and take place at grand venues such as Radio City Music Hall or Carnegie Hall. Most cable networks present earlier in the spring since they usually program for the summer months; press attention to these announcements is usually much lighter.

So on top of Emmy noms (May 11th) and Body of Proof (May 17th) we have the Fox fall schedule announcements to look forward to. May is going to be an interesting month….

LuRe around the world

Last, another cool reference to Luke and Reid from far and abroad (with a picture of the two of them standing together at the Dallas bar at the end of the post):


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