TV News: Spooks, Munsters, Eureka, Blood

BBC and Kudos have confirmed that the upcoming tenth season of British spy thriller “Spooks,” known as “MI5” in the U.S., will be its last. The six-episode season will begin airing in the UK in September, no U.S. air date is yet set.

The tenth series season see problems in the Middle East and the United Kingdom’s strained relationship with the United States. Also, MI5 chief Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) will be forced to remember the relationships he forged during the Cold War. [Source: Variety]

The Munsters
Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is having another go at a remake of The Munsters for NBC after a failed attempt last year.

This version is said to be an “edgier and slightly darker” hourlong take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster. Universal Media Studios will produce. [Source: TV Guide]

When word came down that Syfy was not renewing its hit series for a sixth season, it shocked a lot of people. Shooting on what was to be the fifth season finale begins next week and the writers simply didn’t have the time to retool the episode as a series finale.

Now, Syfy has given them a consolation prize – ordering one additional episode for the fifth season which will allow the cast and crew members to tie all the character and story arcs up. Work has already begun on writing the episode. [Source: io9]

True Blood
HBO has officially renewed their hit vampire drama “True Blood” for a 12-episode fifth season. Shooting begins later this year in Los Angeles, with a debut set for summer 2012.

Alan Ball will be returning for the full run as show producer.

The Transporter
Filming has begun in Toronto on the 12-part action series “Transporter” based on the film franchise with Chris Vance in the title role of Frank Martin.

Shooting through this November, the series will debut on CINEMAX in 2012.