TV News: Miracle, Angry, Viagra, Sorkin

Torchwood: Miracle Day
A bunch of cast photos are out for the Starz and BBC co-production.

Angry Boys
Chris Lilley’s much-hyped “Angry Boys” continues its steady ratings decline in Australia, drawing just 569,000 viewers on Wednesday night on the ABC against an audience four times that size watching the football.

Only halfway through its twelve-episode run, the show made its debut on May 11 with an audience of 1.37 million and held steady for the second episode. After that however, the drop began and has declined since.

Reaction to the series has been decidedly less enthusiastic than to his “Summer Heights High”, reviewers admiring his take no prisoners approach and certain characters (ie. Gran), but many have been put off by the decided lack of comedy – the shock value of the un-PC language has worn off leaving little in the way of incisive humour. [Source: SMH]

The Viagra Diaries
Oscar winner Goldie Hawn is set to star in the HBO half-hour comedy “The Viagra Diaries” based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker.

“Sex and the City” creator/executive producer Darren Star is writing the script and is executive producing the project which centers on a woman (Hawn) who, after her husband has a “mid-life crisis” at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. [Source: Deadline]

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO Show
Josh Pence, John Gallagher Jr. and Thomas Sadoski have joined Aaron Sorkin’s cable news pilot at HBO.

Pence will play a senior producer in a relationship with Alison Pill’s character Maggie. Gallagher plays a handsome staffer with a crush on Maggie. Sadoski will play the former executive producer of Jeff Daniels’ easing character. [Source: The Live Feed]