Welcome to the 20th edition of Scooping The Screen, our own original feature in which books on television and in film will be spotlighted. This feature will be posted at varying frequencies, so please keep checking our site for further updates (although I hope to have it out at least once a week).
~BOOKS ON TELEVISION~
NBC has cancelled Do No Harm after two episodes. Law & Order: SVU repeats will fill the slot. [HR]
The Walking Dead returned with a series-high 12.3 million viewers for its midseason premiere on Sunday, February 10th. [HR]
The CW has renewed Supernatural, Arrow, and The Vampire Diaries for the 2013-2014 season. [TVLINE]
CBS has released the first teaser promo for Under The Dome, premiering this summer. Amazon has also negotiated with CBS to stream the episodes four days after their air date on its Prime service. [DHD]
HBO has released another teaser promo for Game of Thrones and another in-production video focusing on Iceland. Season 3 premieres March 31st. The first real trailer for the show is due to hit on-demand on February 25th. [WIC]
Pilot News: NBC has ordered Anthony Zuiker's Alice in Wonderland sequel which will be in contention for midseason 2014; The CW's Amazon pilot will be potentially shot off-cycle; Lifetime's adaption of Witches of East End will have a 10-episode first season to debut later this year; Emma Roberts has landed the lead in FOX's Delirium pilot;
THIS WEEK ON BOOKISH TV...
(click on each poster for the episode preview; only new episodes are listed)
S U N D A Y, February 10th
M O N D A Y, February 11th
T U E S D A Y, February 12th
W E D N E S D A Y, February 13th
T H U R S D A Y, February 14th
F R I D A Y, February 15th
S A T U R D A Y, February 16th
What are YOU looking forward to this week?
~BOOKS IN FILM~
#ShareMortalLove has released new images for Simon, Isabelle, and Alec to celebrate the upcoming release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. [TMI FB]
An adaption of The Book Thief will begin production this month in Berlin. The film stars Emily Watson and Geoffery Rush and will be directed by Brian Percival. [HR]
Development News: Vampire Academy will be made into a movie starring Ringer's Zoey Deutch and directed by Mark Waters; Australian director Scott Hicks will helm an adaption of Fallen; Charlize Theron will star in Dark Places; Emily Van Camp will play the female lead in Captain America 2; Chris Pratt will play Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy; Universal has picked up the rights to Julie Kagawa's new supernatural book series; FOX 2000 has won the rights to Blackout by John Rocco; CBS Films and Sony are both developing re-tellings of Oliver Twist
BOOKISH FILM TRAILER OF THE WEEK........
Jack The Giant Killer, based on the Cornish faiytale, will be released in theaters on March 1, 2013. The film stars Nicholas Hoult. [x]
Well, that concludes this edition of Scooping The Screen. I hope to have additional editions out regularly.