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TV Roundup: Christopher Walken joins Peter Pan Live & new Doctor Who trailer

07.14.2014
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NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has announced Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live, the network's follow-up to The Sound of Music Live. Christopher Walken will reunite with his HAIRSPRAY producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for the live musical, and Bob Greenblatt says Walken's version of the character might be the "first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen." Greenblatt also said they were hoping to cast Kristen Bell as Peter Pan, but unfortunately she won't be able to join the project due to her commitment to Showtime's House of Lies.

The ratings for NBC's The Sound of Music Live were pretty impressive (18.62 viewer with a 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic) and although I didn't see their last live telecast, I might have to check out Peter Pan Live. Who doesn't want to see Christopher Walken as a tap dancing Captain Hook? Peter Pan Live will air on NBC on December 4, 2014.

While we're on the subject of television news, the first full trailer for Doctor Who series 8 has been released, and it appears the new series is going to be a little darker than previous ones. I've never been a huge Doctor Who fan, but I do love Peter Capaldi, and I'm sure he'll do an excellent job as the latest incarnation of the Doctor.

Series 8 of Doctor Who will premiere on BBC One on August 23, 2014.

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5:22AM on 07/16/2014
I wish new fans would stop calling themselves Whovians. Traditionally, fandom has never referred to itself as Whovian because it's, you know, BLOODY SHIT.
I wish new fans would stop calling themselves Whovians. Traditionally, fandom has never referred to itself as Whovian because it's, you know, BLOODY SHIT.
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8:35PM on 07/14/2014
I have seen it all from episode one (well almost all since lots are missing). All of dr who is excellent. I cannot wait.
I have seen it all from episode one (well almost all since lots are missing). All of dr who is excellent. I cannot wait.
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5:06PM on 07/14/2014
Became a Whovian last year. I'm not a hardcore fan but it is a very good show and it's come such a long way in terms of production values since the classic era. Capaldi will kill it as the Doctor; he is going to be great!
Became a Whovian last year. I'm not a hardcore fan but it is a very good show and it's come such a long way in terms of production values since the classic era. Capaldi will kill it as the Doctor; he is going to be great!
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9:51AM on 07/14/2014

Doctor Who

I cannot wait for this new series to start! Peter Capaldi will be amazing! And the possible return of Davros!
I cannot wait for this new series to start! Peter Capaldi will be amazing! And the possible return of Davros!
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