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Encore Showing of The Sound of Music this Saturday night

Saturday, December 14, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live will have an encore presentation.

Stephen Moyer and Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music

The original, live airing last week pulled in more than 18 million viewers, so not surprisingly, NBC has alreadyannounced plans to do another live musical next year. For now, fans can re-watch Stephen Moyer and Carrie Underwood’s version on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s live staging of The Sound of Music continues to shower NBC with ratings. Immediately after Thursday’s broadcast of the musical re-staging was watched by an average of nearly 19 million viewers, NBC stations’ late-local news shot up 75% in households in the 56 metered markets (7.0 rating vs. season average 4.0 rating). That kind of payoff is sure to make local station execs happy, given that NBC reported a near-record number of promos run by both its O&O stations and NBC affiliates for a one-night event, not to mention advance coverage they’d given the live event before its broadcast on their local air and on their web sites.

A scheduled Saturday airing of It’s a Wonderful Life will now air Friday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. ET.

After the triumph of last week’s “The Sound of Music Live!” NBC understandably is now planning more live musicals.

This is welcome news for anyone who likes seeing a network get off the beaten path. Few observers have failed to cheer NBC for raw ambition in presenting a live musical more than a half-century after the previous one aired. Attaboys even came from the loudest critics of the broadcast and its leading lady, Carrie Underwood, who played Maria.

“I think we can do this again — and again and again,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told The New York Times this week, while allowing, “There may be a little bit of a phenomenon to the first one of these. Who knows what happens Year 2, 3 or 4?”

Who indeed? Can the interest, excitement and nearly 19 million viewers scored by “The Sound of Music Live!” be matched a year from now by another such TV event? Or was “Music” a one-note wonder?

The answer might lie in determining why so many viewers tuned in.

  • Was it Carrie Underwood who served as the big draw? (Of course, for us fans it was Stephen Moyer, but we won’t be picky here).
  • Was the main attraction “The Sound of Music” itself, a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic that, largely thanks to its 1965 film version, is one of the most recognized and popular family entertainments in the world?
  • Or did the audience simply rally to the anything-could-happen unpredictability of live TV, something no viewer had experienced with a musical since Eisenhower was president?

Odds are, all three reasons help explain why “The Sound of Music Live!” made such a splash.

The cast recording of The Sound of Music Live! is now available, and a DVD version of the performance is being released Dec. 17. Purchase both on by clicking below:

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Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin off to shoot Time Warner commercial

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin are seen in the photos below on their way to shoot an Time/Warner HBO commercial. The couple looked great as usual. Anna looked great in what must be a “Sookie outfit,” a blue dress, white cardigan sweater and flat black shoes.

For the commercial, Stephen and Anna were to hired to play their True Blood roles Bill and Sookie.

Diddy who was to co-star with the couple in the commercial previously inked a deal with Time Warner over the summer for his soon to launch music channel, Revolt TV, which will reach 10 million of the cable provider’s subscribers.

Perhaps this is a commercial for that channel as well as HBO? We guess we’ll find out when it airs!

Apparently, Diddy delayed production; we’re not sure why.

This means new promo coming for True Blood I think, can’t wait, what about you?

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin on their way to shoot an HBO commercial.

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The Barrens to be released in the UK


Stephen Moyer’s horror flick “The Barrens” has finally a DVD release date for the UK. The film directed by Darren Bousman will be released with the title “Devil in The Woods” om March 3, 2014 and is now available for pre-order.

Richard Marlow (Stephan Moyer, True Blood) is eager for his son, step-daughter and new wife to get along, so plans a family vacation. Wanting to get away from it all, the reclusive Pine Barrens are headed to. But on arrival, an escape from civilisation is far from possible, the main campsite being oversubscribed and full of reminders of the life they are trying to escape. Desperate for real solitude, Richard leads them deeper into the woods. Yet, it s clear that all is not peaceful as animals are found mutilated and horrifically killed. Struck down by illness, Richard and his family are stranded as the local legend of the Jersey Devil that stalks the darkened woods, starts to haunt their thoughts. What started out as a peaceful family trip ends up being a deadly nightmare as insanity takes over and the Devil, inside and out, will stop at nothing…

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Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin Talk new additions to their family


In the two videos below, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer talk about Stephen’s recent appearance in The Sound of Music and they also discuss what’s next for them family wise.

Whether it’s a smooch with Carrie Underwood on “Sound of Music Live!” or steamy scenes on “True Blood,” Anna gives Stephen Moyer her blessing. Hear it! And, don’t expect the couple’s third child anytime soon. However, the “True Blood” stars might be making an addition of a furry sort. Find out by watching the videos below:


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