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TV Newsround: Seinfeld Returns; Skeet Returns; Red Dwarf Returns; The Wire Arrives; Jensen Departs; And More…


THE four main stars of Seinfeld will be reunited on screen in a scripted show for the first time since the sitcom ended (11 years ago) in the upcoming seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will appear in a multi-episode story arc of the HBO show, which was, of course, created by and stars Seinfeld’s co-creator Larry David (and on whom the Seinfeld character George Costanza was based).

The first three actors have all previously appeared individually as themselves on Curb Your Enthusiasm but it will be Richards’ first time on the show, and his first TV role since the row over his use of racial slurs while confronting a heckler during a stand-up comedy gig in 2006.

Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s seventh season is currently filming and will air later in the year.

WHILE Jericho fans take some comfort in the recent announcement of the story continuing in comic-book form, and while they await news on the proposed movie follow-up moving forward, there’s good news for fans of the show’s star, Skeet Ulrich.

He’s headed back to TV drama, after landing the lead role in the CBS pilot Back.

He’ll play a man who suddenly turns up at his home, eight years after being reported missing in the aftermath of the September 11 attack on New York.

Mark Pellington will direct from a script written by CSI: Miami’s Dean Widenmann.

DETAILS of the plot for the three-part Red Dwarf reunion (below), due to be broadcast on UK cable channel Dave at Easter, are up on the channel’s website now. Click here to see them.

OUTSTANDING police drama The Wire is finally heading for terrestrial TV in the UK. BBC2 have announced they will air all 60 episodes, spread over five seasons, on a nightly schedule, starting in the Spring.

The acclaimed HBO-produced drama – created and mostly written by David Simon, a former newspaper crime reporter in Baltimore – investigates the drug trade and corruption that is rife in the city, as seen through the eyes of various groups, including the police, the dealers and their underlings, politicians, trade union leaders and, in the final season, the newspaper industry.

ACTRESS Rebecca Romijn, best known as the shape-shifting mutant Mystique (right) in the X-Men movies, has grabbed the lead role in ABC’s Eastwick pilot. You might say she got the role out of the blue… Ahem. Sorry. 

Romijn, who also recently appeared in Ulgly Betty, will play Roxie in the drama, based on the John Updike novel The Witches Of Eastwick and the 1987 movie of the same name

TALKING of Ugly Betty, Scottish actress Ashley Jensen will bow out of the show at the end of the current season. She’s joined the cast of CBS comedy pilot Accidentally On Purpose, which stars Jenna Elfman as a movie critic who discovers she is pregnant after a fling with a younger man.

ACCORDING to Entertainment Weekly, long-running CBS  procedural dramas Without A Trace and Cold Case are facing the axe.

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The Jericho Story Blows Up Again


Jericho – it’s the TV show that just won’t die. Even though nasty network chiefs killed it off not once but twice.

Now, almost a year after the final episode aired on TV, it looks as though a big-screen continuation could be on the way.

The behind-the-scenes story of Jericho is almost as bizarre and dramatic as the plot of the show. For the uninitiated Jericho debuted on CBS back in September 2006. It told the story of a major nuclear attack on the United States and the breakdown in society and the in-fighting and power struggles that followed, all seen from the perspective of the residents of Jericho, a small rural farming town in Kansas.

Mediocre ratings led to the show’s cancellation, with the season ending on a  massive cliffhanger. The show’s small but loyal fanbase weren’t about to sit back and accept that and a surprisingly effective internet campaign was launched, which involved fans sending some 20 tons of nuts to ABC executives (this referred to a scene from the season one finale in which one of the character’s repeats General Anthony McAuliffe‘s historic phrase “Nuts!” from the Battle of the Bulge).

Amazingly, for once, it worked. CBS gave the go-ahead for seven additional episodes and said if the ratings improved the show might continue. They didn’t and the show was cancelled a second time – but at least we got some sort of conclusion to the story.

That seemed to be that – but now producer/director Jon Turteltaub has been doing the rounds claiming that a big-screen version is actively in development.

He said that star Skeet Ulrich would return, along with at least some of the rest of the TV show cast but added that the film would look further outward at the effects of the attack.

He explained: “We’re developing a feature for Jericho. It would not require you to have seen the TV show but it get into life after an event like this on a national scale. It would be the bigger, full-on American version of what’s going on beyond the town in Jericho.”

The Choob really enjoyed Jericho and would like to see the story continue. However, “in development” is a very vague term that means very Little – for example, my own plans to become a billionaire and live a life of decadent self-indulgence have been in development for decades now. So until something more definitive comes along, I won’t be holding my breath.

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