HDTV Heads-Up: March 10-16

This month The Dark Knight will screen on network TV for the first time in HD.

TV2 will air the 2008 sequel as its Sunday Premiere Movie on March 11 — the day after TV3’s HD premiere of the 2009 comedy/drama, Taking Woodstock.

The same week also is notable for Bones ending its season-seven run after only seven episodes, because of star Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy, and the number of top guest stars who pop up in HD hits.

They range from ex-Charlie’s Angel Cheryl Ladd and Baywatch beefcake David Hasselhoff to Glee’s Jane Lynch and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello.

Ladd can be seen in the March 13 episode of NCIS (Thirst), Hasselhoff — as a porn movie producer — in the March 14 episode of Sons of Anarchy (Brick), and Manganiello in that night’s Two and a Half Men.

In the same episode of the hit comedy, The Squat and the Hover, Lynch reprises her recurring role of Dr Linda Freeman.

Meanwhile, the same week Celtic Thunder’s Damian McGinty joins Glee as a new foreign exchange student.

And guesting on that night’s Graham Norton Show are Daniel Radcliffe, Cuba Gooding Jr and Sinead O’Connor.

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4 Responses to “HDTV Heads-Up: March 10-16”

  1. “This month The Dark Knight will screen on network TV for the first time in HD.” Would it not have been on Sky Movies first and isn’t that a network?

  2. No, Sky Movies is a channel or a pay-TV service. A network generally refers to a free-to-air broadcaster like TV One, TV2 or TV3 that most homes can receive free of charge.

  3. Well. At the bottom of Sky’s web page it says “Copyright 2010 by SKY Network Television Limited” so they consider themselves a TV network.

  4. That may be but it doesn’t make them one in terms of how trade papers would define a network. Certainly on this site, Sky is referred to as a pay-TV service or satcaster, never a network.

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