Today's cuppa: medium brew from the coffeeshop, light & sweet
During my appearance on the TVTalk show on BlogTalkRadio.com yesterday, I finished off by passing along some news about ABC Family's fantasy show "The Middleman," which I had just received in a press release. Here are the details.
HEARTS OF PALM! ABC FAMILY’S “THE MIDDLEMAN” SERIES FINALE TO BE RELEASED
AS SPECIAL COLLECTOR COMIC BOOK EDITION;
TO BE RELEASED ON DVD THIS SUMMER
with Viper Comics and Shout Factory! Breathe New Life into Cult Hit
Burbank, CA (February 19, 2009) — Fans of the
ABC Family cult hit series can revisit the weird world of “The Middleman” and
his trusty side-kick Wendy Watson when the series finale episode appears in
graphic novel form this summer. The series will
also be released on DVD in summer 2009.
In a deal with Viper Comics, “The Middleman — The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse”
graphic novel is to be written by
creator/executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Hans Beimler, with
illustrations done by Armando M. Zanker and layouts by Les McClaine. “The
Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse” special collector’s comic book edition will be
released in July 2009 to coincide with the annual Comic Con Convention in San Diego.
“The Middleman” season one DVD will include
all 12 one-hour episodes that aired on ABC Family in summer 2008. The DVD will
also contain extensive bonus material that will allow fans of the series to get
an insider look at the mad capped world of their favorite heroes. ABC Family
has partnered up with Shout Factory! to produce and distribute the DVD. The DVD
will be available in July 2009.
“The Middleman” follows the surreal life of
twenty-something year-old Wendy Watson as she gets recruited by a top secret
agency to fight comic book-esque criminals under the guidance of her
straight-laced boss, The Middleman. The television series, starring Matt
Keeslar and Natalie Morales, was created and executive produced by Javier
Grillo-Marxuach, based on his Viper Comics Graphic Novels (illustrated by Les
I shot an email to series creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and he fired back today:
hey kate –
here it is…
So, click on the link and read Javi's take on the show, its fate and future, ABC Family and Comic-Con San Diego.
Good to know "The Middleman" will live on in some way. It sure brightened my summer last year and
And BTW, happy to see Keeslar guest-starring in tonight's episode of Fox's "Dollhouse," having some outdoors fun with Eliza Dushku.
Sadly, we didn't see those guns until what turned out to be the series finale of "The Middleman."