Four years ago, we had “The Tudors” debuting on Showtime bringing us the scandalous story of Henry the Eighth and his 6 wives but earlier this year (2010) we witnessed the story coming to an end. Showtime has been delivering us historical stories spun to be retold in an enticing new light, therefore it is not new for them to introduce a new scandalous family called “The Borgias“.
“Before the Tudors, there were the Borgias,” reads the official description on Showtime’s pages of the new historical drama. This series stars Jeremy Irons as the patriarch of the social-climbing family during Italian Renaissance. The tag line of the show states that the Borgias were “the original crime family.” And based on historical facts documented on Wikipedia it states that the noble family was accused of many crimes some of which included adultery, theft, rape, bribery, incest and murder during their reign. It sounds like this is the winning formula for the new historical series which seems to be a cross between “The Tudors” and “The Sopranos,” with a little religion thrown into the mix.
I, for one, am highly looking forward to this series which will be airing early 2011.
Lots of things have been happening lately in the TV business so instead of compiling separate posts we’ll update you in this one big post. So here goes:
- “Dexter” fans, it’s been announced that your favorite Showtime series has been renewed for a sixth season and it was announced on Dec 6th. Star Michael C. Hall, who recently battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma won a Golden Globe recently for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama and the show has great high ratings lately therefore the renewal was no surprise. The fifth season finale airs next week on Sunday Dec. 12. [Source]
-”Terriers” the new TV series by FX was canceled on Dec 6th 2010. Although it was a promising TV Show it was sent to the axing table. The ratings weren’t rolling in so this freshman drama was quickly canceled. I personally saw a couple of episodes and liked the show althought it was slow it was about a couple of freelance private investigators solving case by case. I’m sorry to see it go but it’s probably for the best. [Source]
- On Dec 7th Fox announced that they will not be ordered a full season 3 order from the TV Show “Lie to Me” leaving it at a 13 episode season instead of 22 episodes. The Fox series stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman a leader of a group of consultants who help investigations by using techniques to find out if people are lying. ”Lie to Me” will air its last episode on Jan 31st. [Source]
We here at TV@Couchavenue would like to extend our warmest wishes to our favorite resident vampire bad boy Ian Somerhalder on his 32nd birthday! Without his sexy hotness we wouldn’t be drooling over vampires now every Thursday would we?
His only wish this year is that we all come together and raise funds to support projects that protect our planet and nurture our furry friends. The best gift would be to give a donation to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation so we could all make a change together.