When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

ABC Pulls 'Of Kings and Prophets' from Fall Schedule

"Of Kings and Prophets" has been postponed
"Of Kings and Prophets" (ABC)
Hopefully this is a good thing. With Hollywood's latest obsession with the Bible and biblical themes, ABC had announced that the network would be adding the drama, Of Kings and Prophets, to the 2015 fall schedule. The program has been described by the network as “an epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.” In other words, it show about King Samuel, Saul, David, Jonathan. On paper, this sound like a really cool idea but what the creators have come up with so far isn't.

Deadline reported today that ABC has decided to pull the show off the fall schedule in favor of turning it into a mid-season replacement. The reason given is that the show is undergoing cast changes. However, the show received mixed reactions at the ABC upfront earlier this year as it was a late addition and the pilot for the series had not been completed before then. The promotional video for the show exposes a lot of problems with show's biblical accuracy. (See below)

Of Kings and Prophets is being produced by Jeffrey Nachmanoff known for his work with Traitor (2008), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and The Tourist (2010). The writers behind the show, Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, are known for their treatment of the Moses story in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). If you saw the Christian Bale movie, you know how they took great liberty in “improving” the Bible story. Here, they plan to do the same. One can only hope that the pair go back to the original source for their inspiration.

As of now, Of Kings and Prophets stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Oliver Rix as David, Simone Kessell as Ahinoam, James Floyd as Ish-Boseth, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel and Tomer Kapon as Joab, but cast changes are coming to the show.


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