ABC: 666 Park Avenue
CBS: Vegas, Partners
FOX: The Following (for its cast)
A definite NO for Elementary and all the shows on CW. Most of the others are maybes.
:lol Shows how important this news is.
I read probably a week back that Rules of Engagement was renewed for CBS and will air as Midseason.
Initially I heard very negative reviews about Elementary, now I am hearing that it is good.
I think Elementary looks like a disaster in the making. Not in small part due to my love of the BBC Sherlock series. However, beyond that...
One of my pet peeves is English and Australian actors coming to the US and taking jobs from Americans by playing Americans on TV and in Movies. Now we have a television show with an American actor doing a woefully inadequate job of playing a Brit. :ohno
My pet peeve is producers making British actors speak with American accents when it isn't necessary. I could never get into House because I just couldn't watch Hugh Laurie and hear him speak with that American accent. Not that it was a bad accent, it's just that it wasn't him. I guess producers think Americans won't be able to identify with a character if he or she speaks with a "foreign" accent, which is totally ridiculous.
Guess I now have to rethink him getting the role of Eli Stone. :winkgrin
I loved Hugh Laurie as House! Even though I had previously watched him perform in one season of Blackadder. Still, there were plenty of American actors who could have carried off the role. Why should they go without work. Try going to England and getting work as an actor. Unless you're someone like Kevin Spacey it's not going to happen. The Brits protect their jobs. Why don't we?
I don't know anything about how actors get jobs, but does it maybe have something to do with union rules being different in the UK? Are there even different unions for actors in other countries? Is it regulated?
I know when it comes to music and radio airplay, here in Canada we have CanCon (Canadian content) regulations.