Read on below for the latest gossip about a Downton Abbey movie, the UK return of How I Met Your Mother and scoop on the final ever episode of Desperate Housewives!
I keep hearing about a Downton Abbey movie - is it actually happening?
It would appear that a film version of ITV's hit period drama isn't on the cards quite yet. Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley) appeared to dismiss the rumours that a movie was in the works back in February. "We'll have to do series three first and see what happens," said the actor...
However, Downton star Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates) recently told Digital Spy that he is open to making a film spinoff. "If it's a great, great script, [I'd do it]," he revealed. "You'd have to regard it on its own merit at the time. It's a good idea. [Julian Fellowes] is a terrific writer." So it seems the idea isn't quite dead yet!
Any word yet on when new episodes of Damages will air in the UK?
Those of you with long memories may recall that the early seasons of this excellent FX legal drama aired on BBC One between 2008 and 2010. But Tube Talk can confirm that the corporation currently has no plans to air either season four or the show's fifth and final run...
With no other UK broadcaster on the horizon, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is planning to release the fourth season - which featured guest stars John Goodman and Dylan Baker alongside series regulars Glenn Close and Rose Byrne - direct to DVD on July 16. Sony took a similar move with the third season of AMC's Breaking Bad, which is out on DVD later this month...
Will Channel 5 air season two of The Walking Dead like last year?
As we reported a while back, Channel 5 do have the rights to air season two of the AMC zombie drama, but their current agreement didn't allow them to screen the new episodes before April. Some UK viewers, of course, have already seen the show's second season, courtesy of FX UK...
But there's good news for those of you without a Sky subscription - 5* has been repeating season one on Tuesday nights at 10pm and this encore run comes to an end on May 8. We've heard rumblings that season two will debut on Channel 5 itself in May, so the 15th seems like a good bet.
When will E4 be showing the rest of How I Met Your Mother season seven?
For those of you who haven't been following this rather complicated piece of scheduling, here's a quick recap - HIMYM's current season kicked off in the UK on November 3 last year. The channel then stopped showing new episodes and repeated the first half of the season...
But the time for repeats is almost over - Tube Talk understands that season seven will resume with all-new episodes on May 17 - so just two weeks to go! And there's plenty to be excited about - this year's finale will reveal the identity of Barney's bride for one...
Any news on series two of The Hour?
We hope you haven't forgotten about The Hour, the show that burst onto the scene last year billed as the British Mad Men and still managed to exceed all our expectations.
A second series of the period news drama/murder mystery/conspiracy thriller - which counts Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai among its cast - will air on BBC Two sometime in late June. And according to the aforementioned Mr Whishaw, it's going to be one heck of a ride. Keep checking Digital Spy in the coming weeks for more teasers from him...
Have you got any updates on Episodes?
Yup. In our Q&A a few weeks ago, we said we expected series two of the Matt LeBlanc dramedy to air in the UK around the same time as its US premiere on July 1, just like last series.
So it was a pleasant surprise to discover that Episodes will in fact return to BBC Two on Friday, May 11 at 10pm. That's almost a whole two months before the States. How about that, eh! We also know that the first episode back picks up four months after Matt (the character) slept with Beverly (Tamsin Greig) and will focus on the series premiere of Pucks. Will we get our first look proper at the monstrous show within a show?
I can't believe it's almost the end of Desperate Housewives. What do we know about the finale?
The end of Marc Cherry's modern classic has come round far too quickly in our opinion. We've only got five episodes left (two episodes in the US) before ABC airs the final ever instalment on May 13. That's not even enough time to get over Mike's murder in our opinion.
Teri, Eva, Felicity, Marcia and co filmed the series finale last week (and tweeted tons of heartwarming pictures) so inevitably certain plot details have been leaked, which you can see here. Hopefully we won't get our heads bashed in for confirming as well that former Housewives stars Dana Delany (Katherine), James Denton (Mike), Christine Estabrook (Martha Huber) and a ton of people who have died on Wisteria Lane will return.
I saw something about Girls coming to the UK. What is it?
It's a whole heap of trouble, is what it is. The HBO series, which sounds a lot like Sex and the City but apparently isn't at all similar, has caused a stir in the US due to its "self-entitled" and "disastr[ous]" characters. And that's not us talking by the way, that's executive producer Judd Apatow of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He admitted last month that he expects Girls to be hated.
Basically, the show follows a group of 20-something ladies in New York - aspiring writer Hannah (Lena Dunham), serious arty type Marnie (Allison Williams), British bohemian Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and bubbly virgin Shoshanna (Zosia Marnet). It hits our screens in September on Sky Atlantic and a second season has been ordered, so it looks like we could be hanging out with the Girls for a while yet.
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