This is a fascinating — and super-topical — idea for a TV show. When the U.S. prison population gets too huge, we buy Greenland and turn it into a ginormous co-ed prison where people can supposedly win their freedom. That's the premise of 51st State, a show in development now for Syfy.
It's no surprise that Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies won't be film's final word on J.R.R. Tolkien, and a new project focuses on the writer himself. The tentatively titled Tolkien will examine how the events in Tolkien's life impacted his writing.