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Modern Stone-Age Family Returns to Television in
New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane,
20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television
Yabba dabba doo! FOX has picked up THE FLINTSTONES, a 21st century
version of the classic animated comedy from executive producer Seth
MacFarlane. In a cross-studio collaboration, THE FLINTSTONES will be
produced jointly by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros.
Television. Warner Bros. is home to THE FLINTSTONES via its ownership
of the Hanna-Barbera collection of animated titles. Dan Palladino
93Gilmore Girls and Kara Vallow (Family Guy) will also serve as
executive producers. THE FLINTSTONES will begin production in fall
2011 and will be set in stone on the FOX schedule in 2013.
The very first cartoon character I drew at age two was Fred
Flintstone, said MacFarlane. So its appropriate that events have
come full circle, allowing me to produce the newest incarnation of
this great franchise. Plus, I think America is finally ready for an
animated sitcom about a fat, stupid guy with a wife whos too good for
The Flintstones are among the funniest and most beloved characters in
television history, and we can’t wait to introduce them to a whole new
generation on FOX, said Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox
Broadcasting Company. FOX has long been home to iconic families like
the Simpsons and the Griffins, so I have no doubt that the Flintstones
and the Rubbles are going to fit right in on our air.
The (pre)historic return of THE FLINTSTONES will feature MacFarlane’s
modern-day take on the lives of the Flintstones and the Rubbles, two
hard-working middle-class families living with contemporary
conveniences in the dinosaur-era town of Bedrock. The series centers
on hard-headed patriarch FRED FLINTSTONE and best friend and sidekick
BARNEY RUBBLE. Fred’s Stone-Age clan includes wife WILMA, daughter
PEBBLES and pet dinosaur DINO, while Barney’s brood consists of wife
BETTY and son BAMM-BAMM.
MacFarlane’s lineup of animated series continues to dominate Sunday
nights. Everyone’s favorite families from Quahog, Langley Falls and
Stoolbend will be back for more laughs as Family Guy, American Dad and
The Cleveland Show were recently renewed for a 10th, seventh and
fourth seasons, respectively.
THE FLINTSTONES will be co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and
Warner Bros. Television. MacFarlane and Palladino serve as executive
producers of the series and co-writers on the pilot. Vallow will serve
as executive producer on the series. Voice actors for the series will
be announced. THE FLINTSTONES and all related characters and elements
are trademarks of =A9 Hanna-Barbera.
Im guessing it will be something like this
The remake of Wonder Woman has been passed up by the giant U.S. television network the show’s producers hoped would screen in.
Despite months of hype, NBC have declined to option the super hero series by David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV.
Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have the heroine as a hard-headed businesswoman by day and a baddie botherer by night.
However, U.S. industry magazine Entertainment Weekly says that the show’s completed pilot garnered mixed reviews at test screenings.
It also reports that there were concerns about the character’s updated superhero costume, which had lost the Stars And Stripes and amped up the Greek goddess instead.
Apparently, the wardrobe department even redesigned the gear, but the revamp still didn’t cut the mustard with studio bosses.
The remake was due to star 27-year-old Adrianna Palicki, who was due to step into the bodice made famous by Lynda Carter in the previous cult classic TV series.
The character was known for having a wealth of superpowers, including superhuman strength, superhuman speed and extra-strong senses.
The new incarnation was also set to feature actress Elizabeth Hurley, who was due to play Wonder Woman’s nemesis Veronica Cale.
Hurley recently revealed she was part of the show by posting on Twitter when she first got the role: ‘Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman’.
She added that she will be playing the lead character’s nemesis saying: ‘I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait’.
It was announced in February that relative unknown Palicki had beaten a number of other actresses to the role of Wonder Woman.
Palicki is better known in America for her role in the drama series Friday Night Lights, but has yet to become a household name.
Shortly after she was revealed to have won the lead, a photo of her appeared in the character’s revamped costume, which ditched the ‘big pants’ worn by Lynda Carter in the 70s in favour of skin-tight PVC trousers.
However, there was controversy over the costume, which was deemed as ‘unpatriotic’ for doing away with the American Stars And Stripes which featured on Carter’s outfit.
Rival TV network Fox said; ‘The new and allegedly improved Wonder Woman (a.k.a Diana Prince) has been given a head-to-toe makeover by artist Jim Lee, replacing her signature American flag decorated briefs with skintight…pants and purging the super hero of all her trappings of Americana.’
A spokesperson for the character’s creator DC Comics defended the new look, saying ‘The latest evolution of Wonder Woman’s iconic costume is a central part of the latest comic book storyline.
The plot is described as ‘a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman – aka Diana Prince – is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.
It’s now not known however if the show will ever see the light of day.
Many Hollywood actresses had been vying for the coveted role of Woman Woman, among them Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks.