And in doing so, made itself a poster child for rethinking the insane costs of major sporting events like the Olympics, explaining that it would start over with a new design. Could the tide be turning against the idea that cities have to spend billions to host the Games?
In a rare, but not-unprecedented move, Fox has pulled the plug on Hieroglyph, a show that it had ordered 13 episodes of rather than just a pilot. Only the first episode has actually been filmed, but scripts for other episodes had been written and were presumably in the process of being filmed.
NBC's time-traveling drama Journeyman will be journeying to a very abrupt series end with episode 12, set to air in either December or January. Too bad he couldn't hop back in time and fix the writer's strike before it started.
We're still digging for confirmation, but meanwhile, word has it that E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo that's a mecca for gamers, electronics/techno vendors and the press that covers them, could be killed or at least seriously fragged.