Reading Rainbow!

A little off topic perhaps but…

Anyone who can still hum the Reading Rainbow theme song, or who just loves books, might be interested in this. LeVar Burton (of Reading Rainbow and Star Trek The Next Generation fame) is spearheading a Kickstarter campaign to bring Reading Rainbow into as many classrooms as possible.

You can check it out here.

Reminder: Endeavour Series 2 Begins this Sunday on PBS

Just a reminder to all Endeavour fans that the first of four new episodes will air this Sunday, June 29th at 9pm on Masterpiece.

You can check out a preview here.

Miss Fisher Will Return!

Fans of the 1920s Melbourne based crime series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, will be relieved to know that the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) has finally renewed the show for a third series. Filming is set to begin in the fall.

In the meantime, US fans can enjoy the first two seasons on Acorn TV or Netflix.

Grantchester Coming Soon to ITV

The second half of 2014 will see the return of crime drama favorites such as Scott and Bailey, Lewis and New Tricks, but there are some brand new shows to look forward to as well.

One such show is six-parter Grantchester.  Grantchester is based on the popular novels of James Runcie , who has so far written three novels of a planned six book series following the 1950s investigative exploits of Grantchester vicar, Sidney Chambers.

Here’s the briefest of teaser trailers.

The show is set to air sometime in the fall. I’ll send along updates as they become available.

Vera Series 5

Good news – ITV has commissioned another series of Vera which is filming now for broadcast in 2015. The sad news is that David Leon, who played D.S. Joe Ashworth, will not be returning.

Actor Kenny Doughty will take on the role of Vera’s new right hand, D.S. Aiden Healy. It will be interesting to see how they get along!