TV News Trifecta: Legion, DC Nation, Life’s Too Short


? SyFy is going to make a mediocre TV series out of the mediocre movie Legion. Angels and demons coming to earth to tussle over a baby is actually a pretty decent idea for a TV show — a SyFy one, at least — but I don’t know how many people specifically remember the Legion movie at all, let alone remember it fondly. (Via The AV Club)

? The DC Nation programming block will premiere on March 3rd at 10 a.m., complete with new episodes of Young Justice (finally). I bet you anything it uses the old DC logo.

? Here’s a little behind-the-scenes/look at Warwick Davis and Ricky Gervais’ Life’s Too Short, which debuts on HBO on February 19th. My tolerance for Gervais’ “painful embarrassment = comedy” is slim, but my love for Warwick Davis is immense, so we’ll see how that goes. Thanks to Jonah B. for the tip.

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