ABC Cancels EM:HE

 

ABC’s hit reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will ring in its last new year on primetime lineup. After airing four very special episodes, the show will close its ninth and final season with their 200th episode on January 13th, 2012.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition first aired in 2003 as a spinoff from the original Extreme Makeover series where people underwent physical transformation to better their appearance. The goal of the Home Edition was to build new homes within a week for families in need. As the viewer ratings grew, so did the show itself as they visited all fifty states and rebuilt churches, schools, daycares, and other community buildings. EM:HE earned two Emmys for “outstanding reality program” in its nine years. It first aired on Wednesday nights but was later moved to Sundays where it remained till this past fall. ABC’s popular new series Once Upon a Time premiered in its place and EM:HE was moved to Friday nights where it struggled to keep an audience even with high-profile guest appearances from people like First Lady Michelle Obama and the Kardashians.

Ty Pennington, the design team leader and host of the show, called the experience “the greatest job of my life” on his personal website (Typennington.com). He is incredibly grateful for having been apart of a television show that changed the lives of so many people and says its been an honor to work side by side with the EM:HE families, builders, and thousands of volunteers who have proven that good hearts can and do change the world. Pennington is still working with ABC. This time he will be co-hosting with Tim Gunn and Harley Pasternack on a new health and lifestyle program called The Revolution, airing January 16th at 2pm.

Tune in Friday night at 8pm for the final two-hour episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

The Hunger Games: Safe & Sound

With the anticipation of The Hunger Games movies just months away everyone was excited to hear about a new single released from the soundtrack that features Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars! It was quite shocking to learn that Taylor Swift is going to be a part of the original motion picture soundtrack, but then again they do need amazing artist to assist the hopefully amazing movies that they have made to accompany the fans of the book series. As of now no other news about the soundtrack has been released, but you can buy this song on iTunes now! The new question that remains is who else will be on the whole oficial soundtrack once it is released? That is a question that only Lionsgate, and time can answer!

BERG Little Printer

Today is a big day for little things! The company BERG has officially announced their newest and latest product that is sure to change the way you get news, have fun, and stay informed on the important things! Their unveiled product is called Little Printer. It is rightly named since it is a small printer that gives you what reminds most of us of a receipt. Think of it as a daily reminder for the important things. The cool news, you will be able to edit all of the feeds that Little Printer prints directly from your iPhone or computer. This wirelessly connected device ends every printout with a smiling face, a nice feature that would be even cooler if you had choices for the face to customize the experience even more.

What are some things that you will be able to have directly sent to and printed out by the Little Printer once it is released sometime in 2012? Well, as of now it appears that any major updates by your friends and family within your selected social networks will be possible, daily news from various sources as well as daily crossword puzzles, and there are many more things that will be available once this device is officially released in beta. For more information and to be informed when this genius little device is available for purchase check out BERGcloud.com.

Arrested Development Returns As Netflix Exclusive

The much loved comedy, Arrested Development, has taken a leave of absence after it’s previous cancelation. For years fans of the short lived series hoped and rumored a return for the Bluth Family. It has been officially announced in a press release that Arrested Development will be making it’s return to your home sometimes in early 2013. The only new quirk about the show is that it will only be available as a Netflix exclusive. Netflix has been pondering over exclusive content for some time now and has even begun filming a few series that only they will have, but this has come as a surprise to most everyone. While some fans rejoice, others fear that Netflix will be stingy with the rights to the show and deter the newly planned season from ever seeing DVD format. The future of the show is still under wraps, and not much more has been announced in regards to the new season or if Netflix will allow it to be sold as a DVD after it debutes, but one thing is for sure, this could mean many more new subscribers for Netflix, just for the return of Arrested Development!

The Hunger Games Official 2012 Trailer Debut

Today is a monumental day for fans of The Hunger Games! The new and oficial trailer, the one that is actually a trailer, not the one where she is running around in the woods for a minute and a half, has premiered! We have watched it and we love it, and we hate it, but mostly love it. Of course it is not going to be how one envisions the movie in their head, but I am getting the vibe that the cast of characters is not portraying them as they were in the books, perhaps it’s just this commercial not effectively showing character types. Either way, this is the most exciting thing to happen for a long time and since I love the books I am sure the movie will not disappoint overall. For those of you who do not want to waste a few minutes searching for this trailer, we did all the work for you, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Nintendo 3DS This Holiday!

Since the release of the Nintendo 3DS in America on March 27, 2011 it has had a few great games come out. Like Star Fox 3D and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D these games show of the fancy 3D action of the system. This Holiday is looking to be a great season for Nintendo with some huge titles coming out. Super Mario 3D Land comes out next week and is another game in the Super Mario Land series but this time it has 3D landscapes which from what’s been shown it looks amazing. Coming out next month is the seventh game in the Mario Kart Series. This game is looking to show off what the 3DS can really do. Taking the original games and making this one the best in it’s series.

Mario and Zelda have already took advantage of the new 3DS and this holiday you will see the two new Mario games in action. Looking towards more of next year you will get to see more of the promising projects that companies around the world are working on to use the 3DS features. In February, Resident Evil Revelations comes out and this games brings a new story to the series bring star characters Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield back.

Famous game director Hideo Kojima is bringing out Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater and this game will be one of his best projects since MGS 4. Luigi’s Mansion 2 is making a return to the world with another title since the first one on the Game Cube. Paper Mario, and Kid Icarus are the next big titles coming out next year as well. Kid Icarus looks to be the best game on the platform and the graphics and story looks amazing. So rather your buying games this Holiday or the first quarter of 2012 your going to be having a lot of fun using the different types of 3D functions.

The Hunger Games Movie News

The Hunger Games, a book series by Suzanne Collins, has become very popular recently. This series includes the books The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. The series is set in the future and is pretty much about these kids who are randomly selected from their home districts to fight to the death in an arena. Now, since this book has become so popluar Lionsgate made it into a film.

Filming for the movie began in May in North Carolina. It was wrapped up in early September. The movie should be released in March but it hasn’t been said where Lionsgate will hold the premiere.

Only one additional movie has been confirmed so far. Catching Fire is to be released on November 22, 2013. The company has a deal that encompasses four movies even though there are only three books. However, this does not mean that four movies will be made.

This movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Amanda Stenberg as Rue, Alexander Ludwig as Cato, and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. There are eight movie posters out depicting these characters.