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Archive for May, 2012

Little Mosque to be Launched on Hulu

Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 10:05 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]
An evil plot to destroy the world. Enjoy! (Log...

An evil plot to destroy the world. Enjoy! (Logo for Hulu). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  Indeed, those from the USA who have expressed a strong desire to see Little Mosque have finally had heard  their voices heard! The  hit CBC sitcom will  air as a summer series on Hulu .com and Huluplus.com.

 Little Mosque  will air with its series premiere on June 28.  A new episode will be released each following week  until Thursday , August 23, at which point the entire series will be available for viewing.

Further information on Little Mosque’s debut on  Hulu as well as the other summer series which the site will be offering can be found @http://www.hulu.com/watch/362933/hulu-summer-series-little-mosque.

Will you be watching  the show through  Hulu? What is your reaction to having the chance to watch Little Mosque this summer? Share your response in the comments section.

Happy Birthday to Us!

Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 01:05 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]


Happy  Birthday to US!  Happy Birthday to US! Today, the blog celebrates  4 years of operation!

It’s hard to believe that it has already been four years since I first  opened this blog.When I first  started this site four years ago I was unsure of what it would become and   would not have believed  that I would be running it four years later. This site means so much to me and I have genuinely enjoyed running it and keeping readers informed about relevant subject matter. It has been a truly rewarding  experience and  provided enriching opportunities, which I never would have thought I would have. I am proud that this blog has been providing prominent coverage for thousands of readers each month on various television series which are of interest. Special thanks are extended to YOU the reader for supporting the blog through your continuous visits, comments and ongoing involvement in other interactive opportunities on the site. Without readers a site has no purpose or future. Your visits truly mean everything!

The last year has been the biggest and most successful year for this site. We welcomed nearly 44 000 visitors which is approximately  4 times the number of visits the site had in its initial year.  We continue to interact with readers through active monitoring of the blog`s Facebook and Twitter page . We pursued   affiliation with both CBC and Westwind pictures that supported the blog by endorsing its coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie. The blog also further  expanded its diverse network this past year by having partnered with various cross cultural  blogs which have expressed interest in Little Mosque on the Prairie such as Marilyn Gardner`s Communicating  Across Boundaries and Knightley Emma. We were also recognized by the Canada Media  Fund  for  the site`s ongoing coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie.  The blog connected with Gateworld .net , which is known as the leading online website for Stargate  where many of our interviews with cast members from the franchise were linked from. Thank you to  all of our affiliates for your support of the blog. I have  greatly enjoyed working with each of  your respective  organizations and/ or sites and hope that we  will continue to support one another in this coming year.

We continued our retrospective coverage of  the Stargate franchise after  it drew to an end after 17 years with SGU  through news reporting and interviews with SGU’S Jennifer Spence, Peter Kelamis and   brilliant main cast member , Brian J Smith. We also had the delight of interviewing  Stargate Atlantis, Rachel Luttrel! Thank you to each of  you for  kindly participating in the interviews. I tremendously enjoyed the rewarding experience and I trust each of you benefitted from it as well.

The past year has been a significant year for the blog’s coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie as the show progressed in its sixth and final year.   In addition on going news coverage and weekly episode features, I   once again interviewed Little Mosque’s  Manoj Sood,   Debra McGrath,   Brandon  Firla  , Arlene Duncan and Aliza Vellani to  extensively discuss  roles within the show’s sixth and final  season. We also interviewed, for the first time, Little Mosque’s Derek McGrath to discuss  the impact  which the departure of his character had on the show as well as the fan favourite , Zaib Shaikh who provided an insightful overview of the show’s sixth and final season as well as  how the program represents  Canada.  Thank to you all of the cast members for your exceptional portrayals and for participating in the interviews. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the experience as much as I did and extend best wishes in the future of your acting careers. It has truly been truly an honour and my pleasure to work with each of you .

Indeed, this is the only online media outlet which has interviewed the entire cast of this ground-breaking series.The blog was  recognized  by other institutions of the media for its extensive coverage of Little Mosque on the various occasions for its extensive coverage of this ground-breaking series including   Aquila Asia, a cosmopolitan magazine which did a  complete overview on the series to introduce it to its south Asian  readership. The blog was also mentioned on a live streaming with the cast of Little Mosque on CBC Live where the entire cast of the show thanked  us for its extensive support as well as responding to additional questions which we had about the show’s end.  I also had a chance to appear on CBC`S The National in order to discuss the show’s impact

From February to April the blog hosted a few live chats with various cast members of Little Mosque on the Prairie  including Aliza Vellani, Manoj Sood and Debra McGrath as a way of providing  viewers with the chance to directly  interact with  the stars themselves. Thank you to these prominent Canadian talent and all of the readers who joined in the discussion!

We also covered various other series on the blog. Back in September we launched coverage of FOX`S  new science fiction series,Terra Nova through weekly episode previews as well as through our  interactive features. Although  this show was not renewed for a second season, I greatly enjoyed discovering the series.

The blog launched its coverage of The Office and Web Therapy back in September and January respectively .As a result we have begun to welcome a new audience to the readership  through ongoing news coverage .Interviews  with various cast members of both series may be scheduled within the upcoming period.

I would also like to take  a moment to extend thanks to Youtube group, supportfire115@http://www.youtube.com/user/supportfire115 for kindly providing the decorations used for this celebratory post. Thank you for helping make this special  day even more memorable through your assistance in this regard.Thanks also goes to the blog’s occassional communications auditor , Nisreen O’Neill.

What plans do we  have for year number 5? With Little Mosque and Stargate having ended, we look forward to occasional  ongoing respective coverage of these significant and  defining series for this blog.  The blog will continue to cover  The Office  as we approve its impending ninth season and provide extensive , ongoing coverage of Showtime’s Web therapy through ongoing news, weekly episode guides as well as  interviews with various cast members of this unique  comedy. The blog will also be launching coverage of  CBC`S, Mr. D as the show approaches its second season.  Expect other science fiction series to be covered as well. The blog may launch a music aspect  by  covering  works of  prominent North American  musicians. Further details will follow  next month once precise  plans have been finalized.

Although our previously announced plans to launch a held hosted site have been terminated at this time, we are  in the process of  assessing  various other templates  within WordPress.com. Readers can therefore look forward to a new  design .

What  would you like to see on the site for our  upcoming year. Share your thoughts in the comments section or by e-mail. Thank  you for being apart of the community and I  look forward to another exciting year with the readership where we continue to work together to make the site the best it can be.

NBC’S The Office Renewed For A Ninth Season

Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 10:05 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Indeed,  viewers of The Office  have much to be excited for after  NBC announced that the show  has been renewed for a ninth season, reports TV Guide! There is presently no word on how many episodes the forthcoming  season will have.

The network has currently undertaken the crucial process of renewing contracts with  Jenna Fisher[ Pam], Ed Helms[ Andy Bernard] and  John Kraisinski[Jim Halpert]. While  it is pleasing to know that these  prominent actors whose characters are quite central to the show will be returning, it has been reported that actor/producer, BJ Novak[Ryan] has not yet initiated this process.

The Office’s season 8 finale drew 4.4 million per average household with a 2.2 million rating in the 18-49  age group. This is the lowest rating  a season finale for this show has ever had. The Office’s finale featured  Andy Bernard [Ed Helms]  making his return  to Dunder Mifflin  by convincing  David Wallace[Andy Buckley] to negotiate with Jo Bennet to liquidate the company . The finale also had  central focus on  Dwight providing  free family portraits to the staff members as a way to obtain the resources needed to confirm  his paternity to Angela’s child . Additionally,Possible romances between Darryl [Craig Robinson]and Val [Ameenah Kaplan] as well as Angela’s husband,  Robert Lipton[ Jack Coleman]and Oscar[Oscar Nunez] were also explored.

Other shows renewed  include Park and Recs for a 22 episode fifth season . Its season four finale  received  a great rating of 3.4 million viewers.

New series Up All Night and Whitney Houtson  were renewed  for second seasons  with the former earning  3.12 million viewers while the latter drew 4.12 million viewers.

What  is your The  Office  returning for a ninth season. What were your thoughts on the season 8 finale and how do you hope the ninth season builds on where we last off? Share your predictions and aspirations in the comments section!

This blog will be providing ongoing, extensive coverage throughout the show’s ninth season.

The Office Season 8 Episode 24- Free Family Portait Studio

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:05 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Explore the promotional features of The Office’s  season 8 finale,  Free Family Portrait  below. The finale will air @ 9;00pm eastern standard time on  NBC[USA] and Global[ Canada]

In the Season 8 finale, Dwight offers free family portraits for the staffers. Elsewhere, a pilfered diaper results in a high-speed car chase; Andy poses as a janitor and stages a covert coup; and Robert considers taking on a new business endeavor.[TV Guide]

What will be the quality of the free family portraits from Dwight  and how  pleased will the staff members be with them? Why is Dwight  pursuing such an initiative?What will Robert’s new business endeavour be and will this be the technique used to write the character out, given James Spader’s departure from the  series. What  are the elements involved in Andy’s coup and how does he intend on using his disguise to regain his post as regional manager at the Scranton branch? How does  Nellie play into this?

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Notes

This is the  season 8 finale of The Office.

There is no word on the show’s fate  though talks have  begun about the possibility of a reboot version with NBC.  Details on  this version as well as  potential and definite casting changes have been   reported on the blog @http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2012/04/23/11291/

 Additional Questions Related To Season 8 of The Office

Will Angela discover  her husband’s  homosexuality?  How will she respond? Has Oscar become involved with the senator? Will Dwight make his move to prove that he is the father of  Angela’s child?

What has become of Darryl [ Craig Robinson]and Val’s  working relationship and what is  their current position on pursuing romance?

Share your thoughts on these questions as well as any other questions which you would like to see answered in the comments section!

 

The Office Season 8 Episode 23 Preview- Turf War

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 @ 11:05 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Take a look at the  promotional features for this week’s episode of The Office,  Turf War. The episode will  debut on Thursday,  May 3  2012 @ 9:00pm eastern time on Global[ Canada] and NBC[USA]

Episode Synopsis: Andy gears up for his comeback at Dunder Mifflin. Meanwhile, a boozy Robert California closes a nearby branch, creating a turf war when Jim and Dwight are pitted against another salesman.[ TV Guide]

What strategy or techniques  will Andy employ to return to  Dunder Mifflin? Is there a particular crisis in Robert’s life which  has caused him  to be drunk at work? With the nearby branch closing,  how will Jim and Dwight respond to the competition brought forth by the new salesman.Will they secure their prominence within the sales division? Share your thoughts and speculations in the comments section below.

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Please stay tuned for a post later this week which covers some questions I hope are properly addressed before The Office draws to an end this season.