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TV ROUND-UP: Exorcisms to go ahead, Mad Men promo released, Game Of Thrones and The Following renewed, Dexter wrapping up?

March 6th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Lot of news leaking out a the minute about some of favourite shows…

Exorcisms: Firstly, Robert Kirkman, he of Walking Dead fame, is looking at a new TV series with  producer David Alpert set in the world of Exorcisms. It will be based on Kirkman’s soon to be released comic about a man called Kyle Barnes who is possessed since childhood by a recurring demon and his struggle to get the evil out.

Mad Men – ok, not really a genre show like we tend to focus on, but I love it so it’s here – is back on April 7th for Season Six. While the show has falled away somewhat over the last few years, it’s still head and shoulders above most programmes. Here’s AMC’s promo for the two-hour season premiere:

Game of Thrones: FTN favourite Charles Dance who plays  Tywin Lannister in HBO’as hit series recently told Den Of Geek at a press conference for season 2 on blu-ray that he’s about to start filming on Season four. Even though season 3 hasn’t even aired yet: “We’re about to start season four aren’t we? This year. We get scripts pretty early on, much earlier on than in similar series, usually you get perhaps one episode and you just have to trust that what’s going to come in subsequent episodes is going to be as good as the one you’ve got, but in this I think there are six scripts already written, and we will probably be able to see them with more than adequate time to prepare before we start shooting.”

According to the report Dance’s comments panicked the HBO reps and one came to the mic and said HBO has not “officially” given the green light for a fourth season.

The Following: Reports are saying that Fox is very happy with its Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy led show The Following and have asked Warners to produce another 15 episodes for season two.

According to DarkHorizons it ‘has already become the second highest rated broadcast drama and the third highest rated drama overall this season with Live+7 ratings. Launching to 10.4 million viewers, the show dipped as low as 7.8 million before comfortably settling around 8.5 million in recent airings. The first season is slated to wrap on April 29th.’

Dexter: Finally, our favourite serial killer – is it wrong to have a favourite? – Dexter will be collecting bloodslides for the last time next Season. CBS CEO Les Moonves  has confirmed the Showtime thriller’s eighth season wil be the “last”. It’s hardly a surprise as it was announced some time ago that this would be the last season, indeed if you’ve seen season seven it’s pretty clear it’s heading for a dramatic climax. However, there was some specualtion last month that the show might be extended as the viewing figures are increasing.

Season eight is set to kick off on June 30th, 2013.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….