Hello hello, television lovers. Are you having a swell Thursday morning? You should be, because there’s many a good thing happening on there in the small screen world. In fact, our cup just keeps runnin’ itself over. So we’ve decided to change things up and bring you the TV-Cap early in the morning because what better way to start your day than with an arsenal of news ripe and ready for the discussin’, eh?
The Silk Road Less Traveled: Gary Oldman is producing a show on Spike TV about the Internet’s black market for drugs and other crazy, should-not-be-sold-ever-probably stuff. Titled Deep Web, the series will focus on the tech nerds who decided becoming crime bosses was fay more glamorous (hey, this was the pre-Silicon Valley era we’re talking about, you guys) and profitable by shilling internal organs, drugs, and rocket launchers. Hoo boy. The anti-hero (??) nerds are coming. [Daily Dot]
OK, Fine, We’ll Watch Your New Show, Franco: Goddamnit James Franco, your new AOL Originals series, Making a Scene with James Franco looks really fun thanks to the new images from it over at EW. Also there are cats so you know the Internet will be on board: [Entertainment Weekly]
NBC Has a Problem [Child] on Its Hands: Nostalgia: it’s a hell of a drug. That’s why, we’re assuming, NBC has decided to pick up the idea of a Problem Child TV reboot (y’know, that 90s movie about a kid named Junior starring John Ritter). So that’s a thing! [UPROXX]
Welcome to Dramaville: The creepy kid from Dancing on the Edge (Tom Hughes) has a new show on BBC America, you guys. Titled The Game, the six-part miniseries is “a suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride” about spies fighting a secret war called Operation Glass. It was created by Toby Whithouse, who has written several episodes of Being Human and Doctor Who. It’s MI5 stuff on TV! And now it has a trailer:
The History of LA Crime Comes to ABC: Well, OK, we’re not the biggest procedural fans in the world, but when it’s done well it can be pretty great (see: season one of NBC’s Hannibal). So we’ve got high hopes for ABC’s latest venture in the genre, The L.A. Crime, which follows that crime-an-episode formula but also has a bit of a miniseries vibe to it, as each season will track a different bad-doing throughout the city of Los Angeles’ history. Season one, for example, will track the “sex, politics and popular culture” surrounding a Bonnie & Clyde-esque serial killer team taking people out in the 80s. It’s backdrop? The Sunset Strip, of course, because what’s more pop culture than that? Maybe work on the name a bit though. [Deadline]
Sharlto Copley’s Got Powers, Y’all: Playstation’s content game is going the big-concept procedural route with Powers, an adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic of the same name. Starring District 9‘s Shartlo Copley and Susan Heyward (The Following, Michael & Michael Have Issues.), the cop drama will focus on “a real world where you actually have to deal with powers and how they impact society.” Is EVERYTHING in TV and movies SUPER now? [HitFix]
Throwback Thursday, Friends Edition: As if the appearance of a Central Perk pop-up cafe in New York City weren’t enough to satiate all you Friends obsessives out there, the celebratory shenanigans (hey, it was the 20th anniversary very recently and, oh yeah, we’re all very old) took a turn for the musical with The Rembrandts performing the show’s theme song because that’s all their career must be anymore, right? [Entertainment Weekly]
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