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NBC Finds "Kidnapped"... Well, Sort of

Fans of the recently deceased Kidnapped , there is hope of seeing the rest of the 13-episode run as NBC has found the drama series again... on the internet. Just a day after officially announcing that it would pull the remaining episodes of Kidnapped off of its Saturday death knell, NBC has suggested that it is in talks with Kidnapped 's studio, Sony Pictures Television, to run the eight unaired episodes on NBC.com. Additionally, NBC even indicated that it might make a new installment available each Friday, at least lending the appearance that the serialized aspect of the series matters. A further option would be to have Kidnapped 's episodes get a second window on NBC itself, perhaps in the form of a marathon run of all 8 remaining episodes in a single block. (Not sure where they would program that, but I have a feeling that if it happens it would be on sister net Bravo and not on NBC proper.) Production on Kidnapped , which will not be extended beyond its 13-episode ori

Deja Vu: NBC Cancels "Kidnapped"... Again

Call it the anti-Stockholm Syndrome. NBC has abducted its serialized kidnapping drama, um, Kidnapped , from its primetime schedule... again. Despite pulling the struggling freshman series last month and then announcing that it would air its remaining episodes on Saturday nights (and allow the drama to wrap up its storyline), the Peacock has now officially declared the drama dead on arrival and unceremoniously yanked it out of its Saturday night berth. To date, Kidnapped has aired five episodes in two timeslots. It's unclear whether production will wrap immediately or whether the Sony-based program will finish its 13-episode original order. What is clear is that NBC won't be airing any more episodes on Saturday or any other day of the week, instead choosing to fill the timeslot with repeats of Law & Order: Criminal Intent , beginning this Saturday. Sad but true. So, if you're one of the 3.7 million paltry viewers who tuned in this past Saturday to see if Knapp would

Back Talk: NBC's "Kidnapped"

While I reviewed the original pilot of NBC's new drama Kidnapped here , what did you think of last night's premiere? Given the series' shared themes and overall conceit with FOX's similar (if less successful) drama Vanished , which do you think will emerge the clear winner in audience's minds? Or is there room in the American marketplace for two kidnapped rich people dramas? Share your back talk in this thread and tell me what you *really* think. (Come on, don't be shy.)

Channel Surfing: 7.19.06

Covering "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Season Eight Entertainment Weekly 's PopWatch column managed to score a first look at an image that many Buffy fans have been waiting an eternity for. Dark Horse Comics has released the cover image of the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book, which will envision what might have been had there been an eighth season of the supernatural drama. Like the series, which slayed its last vampire in 2003, the comic book will be written by Buffy mastermind Joss Whedon. Joss currently writes a little comic you may have heard of -- Astonishing X-Men -- and previously wrote a fantastic (if terminally delayed) Buffy comic spin-off called Fray and a three-issue mini-series that bridged the gap between his Firefly series and the Serenity feature. Pencils will be provided by Georges Jeanty, though I have to agree with Blog@ Newsarama and say that the cover art looks suspiciously like the work of the talented Jo Chen (just check out the c