Just a couple more days till I head out to the TCA press tour in Los Angeles! I hit the ground on Monday, and I'll give you some more scoop then about what's coming up for the next week or so. But for now, here are a few more tidbits from the cable sessions this week:
- In addition to the new David Simon show set in New Orleans, HBO has ordered two other high-profile pilots. One, called The Washingtonienne, is based on Jessica Cutler's book of the same name about a party girl who takes on Capitol Hill, and it counts Sarah Jessica Parker among its producers. The other, which is as yet untitled, is based on a book about Atlantic City and has Martin Scorsese behind it.
- Curb Your Enthusiasm is probably returning for a seventh season, most likely in late 2009.
- On an interesting HBO note, True Blood's Alan Ball has never seen Buffy or Angel.
- Over on TNT, Raising the Bar, starring a long-haired Mark-Paul Gosselaar, will be the first of three new network series hitting the air this Fall. It premieres on Sept. 1, followed by Trust Me, an advertising show formerly called Truth in Advertising and starring Eric McCormack, and Leverage, which stars Timothy Hutton as a justice-seeker working outside the law.
A couple of other tidbits, so
- Critics got a first look at Star Wars: The Clone Wars from Cartoon Network. At least one was unimpressed but says the kids will probably love it.
- CasaSugar fans, take note: TLC has two more home shows on the way.
- The Planet Green series Leonardo DiCaprio produces, Greensburg, will get six more episodes.
I'll have lots more coming your way next week, so stay tuned!