May 19th, 2012

News

Population shifts, hep C, and the Buffy cast

SATURDAY NEWS:
* Oh hey. Judge blocks enforcement of the NDAA.
* How will population shifts affect the immigration debate?
* ALEC's next target: public-sector unions.
* The CDC urges baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C.
* How many is enough nuclear weapons?
* "I'm not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said. Whatever it was."
* Something blocked out the sun in New England on on May 19, 1780.
* Why more movies are opening overseas instead of stateside.
* Checking in with the cast of Buffy, fifteen years later.

TV

drug of the nation

UPFRONTS:
* ABC announces their fall lineup. I am a sucker for Terry O'Quinn.
* I don't watch anything on CBS and I don't see that changing in a few months either. Michael Chiklis is a draw, though.
* Meanwhile, at Fox, we get Mindy Kaling. More from Slate here.
* Lisa de Moraes covers the NBC lineup. (I'm considering Revolution.)
* Sigh. Yes, Community did get renewed, but...
* I suppose the CW does still count as a TV channel.
* io9 recaps all the scifi and fantasy shows for the new season.
* SpoilerTV.com has a calendar for premiere dates.
* And adult swim confirms Boondocks season four. Righteous.