Monday Bullets

The Wire

The first trailer for season five of The Wire. It’s just a teaser, but it should still have fans chomping at the bit.

Great article from New York Times writer Alessandra Stanley discussing the transformation of television as an artistic form of expression. That she speaks highly of people who watch The Wire and Arrested Development is all the better.

• The New York Times examines Television DVDs sales, which are up 6% despite a 7% overall drop in TV sales. With those numbers and the strength of iTunes, could critically acclaimed cult hits that pull poor ratings live on without ever airing on TV? I for one would have gladly shelled out $100 for another season of Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks or Firefly.

• Variety adds to the coverage with more on TV DVD sales The role of DVD samplers for premium cable nets premium cable nets TV’s other fall season.

• With the growth of DVR’s, iTunes and a plethora of other ways to avoid commercials, networks are going to go ahead and just advertise during the actual shows. Can’t wait for that.

• More from the set of Sex and the City: The Movie.

Monique is set to guest-star on Ugly Betty and it doesn’t look pretty.

• A couple of assistants from Showtime’s masterpiece Californication have started their own blog with inside information and insight into the show. Also included is an interview with series creator Tom Kapinos.

Garret Dillahunt, of Deadwood and John From Cincinnati fame will be joining the cast of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Given the pilot, this can only be a good thing for the Terminator spin-off.

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