TV News: Seagal, Shit, Past Life, Doctor Who

Steven Seagal: Lawman
Steven Seagal’s A&E reality show “Steven Seagal: Lawman” has been renewed for a second season of sixteen episodes says Digital Spy.

Once again it will follow Seagal and various members of the Sheriff’s Department protecting New Orleans, this time however much of the production will take place during Mardi Gras.

The low-budget series averaged 2.1 million viewers per episode in its first season, the best total viewer performance for an original freshman series on the network.

Shit My Dad Says
William Shatner is set to play the titular character in this multicamera family comedy based on the highly popular Twitter account says The Escapist.

Justin Halpern created the account last August and has become an online sensation with his updates which are made up of the often profane ramblings he had with his 73-year-old father during daily conversations.

“Will & Grace” creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick will executive produce the series which has been greenlighted to pilot. Halpern co-wrote the script, though the title will understandably change to get on the network.

Past Life
Fox’s widely-panned reincarnation crime drama has been pulled from the schedule after three episodes with the remainder to be burned off later this season says The Hollywood Reporter.

Doctor Who
The new season’s second promo has aired confirming the Easter weekend season premiere but this one doesn’t show any actual footage from the episodes unlike the compilation clip that was the first promo last month.

Rather it’s a very silly one-off piece designed in 3D and attached to copies of “Alice in Wonderland” in the UK next month, which explains the falling down the rabbit hole/time vortex motif, the toddler-friendly tone (‘Alice’ is G-rated) and some of the strange shots.

Stand-alone promos like this in season past were similarly odd, one literally had David Tennant leaping around the TARDIS “Bionic Woman” style, while this one is already scoring a lot of commentary for a shot where it seems the new Doctor is coping a quick feel.