It’s been a depressing day. I don’t say that as a way to introduce something that might brighten it (because what could?) (“An Arrested Development/Futurama crossover Netflix movie announcement!!”) (hahah) (I MADE THAT UP), I just thought we should point out the state of the world before moving on to do our dumb jobs here, because sheesh. What are we going to do? Not think about it? LIKE BLOG ROBOTS? No. This site has not (yet) been taken over by blog robots. Anyway, Angela Lansbury has finally broken her legendary one-week silence about NBC’s upcoming Murder She Wrote reboot! AhHHHhh. From the Washington Post:

Angela Lansbury says “it’s a mistake” for NBC to call a new series “Murder, She Wrote.”

The network recently announced plans to reboot the show with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as its star. Spencer acknowledged her new TV project on Twitter last month. …

“I think it’s a mistake to call it ‘Murder, She Wrote,’” Lansbury said, “because ‘Murder, She Wrote’ will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person …

“So I’m sorry that they have to use the title ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ even though they have access to it and it’s their right.”

Lansbury said she admires Spencer’s work. “I saw her in ‘The Help’ and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress,” Lansbury said. “So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in ‘Murder, She Wrote.’”

Oh, Angela Lansbury, Angela Lansbury, Angela Lansbury. DON’T YOU GET IT, ANGELA LANSBURY? If NBC doesn’t name the series “Murder She Wrote,” then people won’t automatically know that it is a reboot of Murder She Wrote! And if people can’t automatically know that it is a reboot of Murder She Wrote, then NBC can’t, probably incorrectly, assume that people will watch the show! And if NBC can’t, probably incorrectly, assume that people will watch the show, THEY’LL HAVE TO THINK OF A WHOLE NEW IDEA! In 2013?! Uh-nah-uh, Angela Lansbury. Get with it, girl. This stuff isn’t not going to write itself.

Comments (30)
  1. “Murder, She Wrote is mine, bitches and I will CUT you!” -Angela Landsbury

    • I saw her on CBS Sunday Morning a few months ago and bitch was fierce. I wouldn’t be surprised if she did threaten to cut someone.

      • I saw her on a repeat of Law and Order: SVU yesterday (also featuring Bradley Cooper!!!!) She looked like she would cut a bitch with very little provocation.

        • Jessica Fletcher was always ready to cut a bitch. If the police detective hadn’t shown up right as the murder was about to threaten her when foiled, that shit would have been all blood spray all the time.

  2. Turf War, She Wrote.

  3. I think Kelly’s underestimating the cache of a show that was popular with grandmas 25 years ago.

    • I just really wish I knew how much I enjoy grandma hobbies. I spent many hours yesterday sewing up panels on this patchwork blanket that I’ve been knitting on and off since 2009 and it’s turning out to be SO COOL. Plus, I love gardening. LOVE IT. And tea. And I’m beginning to see the merits in ribbon candy… =Anyway, I will probably watch this show because it’ll go well with my knitting as TV usually does.

      • My favorite grandma hobby is reading Agatha Christie, though I think the fact that it often happens when I decide I’ve gotten too drunk to read the other book I was reading and need to switch may make it less grandmothery.

    • It was popular with me too, but I was pretty much born an old woman.

  4. They should call it “Murder She Blogged” so that young people will finally be interested.

  5. Hey, speaking of murder, does anyone want to talk about last night’s Walking Dead episode?

  6. Aw, all those lovely stories about murder.

    (I do understand that all these reboots and sequels must be kind of weird and hard for the actors in the originals, though.)

  7. Get Off My Lawn, She Wrote

  8. This reboot pains me, not because I wouldn’t watch this show because I absolutely will, but because I feel it takes away the opportunity for one final Jessica Fletcher post-series TV movie installment, as it will be a decade since the last one next year and it would be great as a long time fan to get one more Cabot Cove adventure.

    Now, would any of you nice young people like a sugar-free butterscotch disk? I always carry some in my purse in case I make a new friend at the senior center.

  9. Nevermind Fletcher. I’m looking forward to The Miss Marple Diaries, a prequel series starring Miley Cyrus.

  10. Can we just take a moment to discuss what’s going on in this picture?

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