Let’s begin with the announcement of a new drama.
Shawn Ryan has, in addition to FX’s upcoming Terriers, another series in preparation for the FOX network (with Lie to Me): Ridealong, about cops in Chicago.
“It should be less serialized than Grey’s Anatomy but more than CSI.”
Ryan says that an event in the pilot will set off the series’ overarching mythology (and ramifications). I’m thinking something akin to Terry Crowley’s death in the Shield‘s pilot episode.
There’s also going to be a unique take on the cop drama genre, according to Ryan, that will allow Ridealong to differenciate itself from The Shield, Hill Street Blues, and other Southland.
The new show should also shoot on location, meaning in Chicago.
Amy Chozick at the Wall Street Journal has a great article on ‘the women behind Mad Men‘.
In case you didn’t know (like me before I read the above article), seven of the nine writing team members are women.
There are other great tidbits about the show and how close certain storylines are from actual real-life situations the various writers have faced.
And finally, looks like Battlestar Galactica‘s Edward James Olmos is joining Michel Gondry’s team on the Green Hornet.
Olmos facing Seth Rogen and Nicolas Cage?
I want to see that now.