In the TV world, Viva Laughlin just got cancelled after TWO episodes. Adaptations aren't always as safe as networks would like to think. Also, I learned in Variety that MySpace is airing its first exclusive scripted show, Roommates. I haven't watched it yet...but apparently users can affect the course of the plot, which is worth mentioning. Interactive TV. It'll be really cool or really dumb, I think. Another sign that TV is changing is that director Alan Taylor just received a development deal with CBS Paramount. He's one of a growing number of directors with development deals. It has long been thought that film was a director's medium, whereas TV was a writer's medium...but with shows that look as slick as Life, Heroes, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, Pushing Daisies, etc., directing in TV is something to get excited about.
I saw Rendition this weekend, which was a mess. The characters were underdeveloped, yet it attempted to be a character piece disguised as a political thriller. Like I said, a mess.