Finally!! Season 2 is Coming!!

September 22nd, 2013 / / categories: blog /

After months of waiting and wondering anddoging release date rumors, it’s coming. Look for the release on July 18.

DVD Details:

• 3 Audio Commentaries with Creator Daniel Knauf, Executive Producer Howard Klein, Director Rodrigo Garcia and Cast Members Clancy Brown, Nick Stahl, and Clea Duvall

• “Magic and Myth: The Meaning of Carnivale” — half-hour documentary exploring the apocalyptic writing and mythology behind the show. Interviews with the creator, executive producer, and writers and directors of the show to get their take on the mythology, as well as independent contributors (our own Thalidar, Mike Strang)who have examined the show’s characters and the archetypal roles they represent

• “Creating the Scene” Featurettes — Find out how Carnivale’s creators brought the Daily Brothers show — and its Scorpion Lady, He/She and Praying Mantis-to vibrant life!

• Museum of Television and Radio panel discussion with the cast and crew


In Sympathy, We Remember

September 22nd, 2013 / / categories: blog /

Well, ladies and gents, it’s been a year since we learned of HBO’s decision not to renew Carnivàle, and the grief is as fresh now as it was then. Whether they want to admit it or not, we think the execs at HBO are suffering, too (Did you SEE The Comeback??). We think now is the perfect time to let Chris Albrecht and company know that we feel their pain and that we’re still here for them. Let’s send them a sympathy card to comfort them and offer them some redemption.

On May 9 of last year, Variety reported the news of the cancellation. So, target your mail to arrive at the HBO offices by the same date this year. Below, you’ll find some postcards you can download to paste into an email, or print out to mail. Remember to sign your name and your location (especially important for our International Rousties to show that you’re in mourning, too).

We ask that you refrain from any personal comments or rants so that our message cannot be misconstrued as threatening! We’re offering our support, after all!

Okay, Rousties! Let’s shake some dust!!


Oops! He did it again!

September 22nd, 2013 / / categories: blog /

Just when you thought Chris Albrecht couldn’t do any more karmic damage, he pulls another decision out of his hat of dirty tricks!  This week news agencies for CNN, and Reuters reported that actors’ options for a promised fourth season of the hit HBO show, Deadwood, were not picked up.  Fans just learning of the news are understandably outraged and ready for action!

To those fans, we say we are so sorry for your loss and we understand your feelings of betrayal.  Welcome!  Come on in and take a look around!  You’ll find a slew of resources at your disposal to launch your campaigns!

Your pain is our pain.  Shake some dust!


A Ride We Won’t Soon Forget!!

September 20th, 2013 / / categories: blog /

On a cool day in April, in California, the Carnivàle rode back into town and a great many of us were lucky enough to have been there. This was CarnyCon Live 2006 – a ride on the Colossus we won’t soon forget. More…

For those who couldn’t make it, or for those who want to remember every moment, buy the DVD! A 4-disc set documenting the event is available at www.CarnyCon.com. What a great way to remember this fantastic weekend!!

And don’t forget CarnyCon Souvenirs can still be purchased at www.CafePress.com/Carnycon!!

Mike Ausiello at TV Guide didn’t make it to CarnyCon.

Why not drop him a line and let him know how it was? Don’t forget to send along your photos if you can! Ask Ausiello link here.


Media Village and Dark Horizons make Some Waves

September 2nd, 2013 / / categories: blog /

Our email box filled to capacity last month as news of a 2-hour wrap up movie, and the possibility of another season, hit the newswire. Mediavillage.com and DarkHorizons.com both reported that HBO was planning a movie project to tie up the show’s loose ends. As far as we know, the rumor is baseless. We asked Dan Knauf about it, and he was unaware of any such plan, nor were any of the original cast members appearing at CarnyCon. Sometimes a bear is just a bear, and a rumor is just a rumor. Sorry, folks, if you got your hopes up.

Question: What are the chances HBO’s The Comeback will come back? It’s so funny! Canceled? “I don’t wanna see that!” — Garrett

Ausiello: Sorry, but I think the show is as dead as Valerie’s career. It didn’t help that the season finale was seen by fewer than a million people. Heck, Carnivàle pulled in more than 2 million and it got put down, but don’t get me started on that.


Read Where The Hart Is

August 22nd, 2013 / / categories: blog /

Shame on Showtime for not picking up this hilarious show. Read the script for the pilot written by Carnivale creators Dan Knauf and Tracy Torme.
Carnivàle as a “Talkie”

HBO hasn’t budged on their decision to resurrect Carnivàle, but does that mean we should give up? No way! Knowing the talent and entertaining appeal of Charlie Chaplin, would D.W. Griffith have given up? Carnivàle takes place in a time when Hollywood was taking its first steps to a Golden Age. What better place to tell the story than the big screen? It’s time to shift our attention to some film companies. Let’s pitch what we know will be a great story. more

Carnivale named one of the top ten supernatural shows by MSN
All atmosphere and sinister suggestion, HBO’s original series puts the battle between good and evil, and light and darkness, into the Depression-era dustbowl where a supernatural sideshow rooks small town rubes when it’s not battling the devil