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TV: A while till the last season of The Shield

From Michael Ausiello’s TV blog at the US TV guide site, I find this morning that the last season of The Shield, the most amazing, intense, intelligent and well-made cop show of all time, won’t be on until September in the US!

It was expected by about April, so there’s some delays, apparently due to a combination of the writer’s strike and not wanting to clash with the Beijing Olympics in the US summer. That makes sense I guess, but it will also have The Shield going head to head with the new network TV season in the US. Hopefully that will actually be good — it will show people how much better most of cable is compared to network.

And it might even put the show in line for more Emmys and other awards.

Also, from the Ausiello blog, more news on Joss Whedon’s new series, Dollhouse. An offical description of the series:

A group of people, known as ‘Actives’ (or ‘Dolls’), have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas and hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies and occasional good deeds. When not imprinted, the Actives live, childlike and unremembering, in a hidden facility nicknamed ‘The Dollhouse.’ Although the Actives are ostensibly volunteers, the operation is highly illegal, and under constant threat from a determined federal agent on one end and an insane rogue Active on the other. The story hinges around a greater and more subtle threat: Echo, a female Active, begins, in her mind-wiped state, to become self-aware.

Can’t wait 🙂

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