Look, a TV production crew! Neat! Wow, this is a terrible picture
  • Look, a TV production crew! Neat! Wow, this is a terrible picture

Portland has a long and proud history of mediocre-but-successful TV shows filming here, which certainly bodes well (sort of!) for the new TNT series The Librarians—which, RIGHT THIS MINUTE, is filming at the library in Old Town, specifically on the corner of NW Couch and First, under the august direction of Jonathan Frakes!

The Librarians, which is based on a series of TV movies I've never seen but certainly do like the titles of*, sees everyone's favorite librarian, Noah Wyle, "passing the torch" to Rebecca Romijn, John Larroquette, and... somehow Bob Newhart is involved? BOOM! RATINGS BONANZA! I think we can all agree that when it starts airing later this year, The Librarians is sure to replace Mad Men as the show that everyone on my Twitter feed refuses to shut the fuck up about.

Wait. What is The Librarians even about? I assume not actual librarians, who are the best people in the world, but whose jobs probably don't make for thrilling TV series.

Titled The Librarians, the 10-episode project centers on four ordinary people with extraordinary talents who discover that they have been selected by Noah Wyle’s Flynn to work for The Library, an ancient fellowship of knowledge and heroism. The quartet travels the world investigating strange occurrences, battling ancient conspiracies and protecting the innocent from the dangerous, secret world of magic. (Via.)

Oh. So these "librarians" aren't anything like actual librarians, then. Cool! ANYWAY, if you see Rebecca Romijn around, ALERT THE MERCURY IMMEDIATELY. Same with John Larroquette! No need to tell us if you see Noah Wyle. That's just a precious thing you can cherish for yourself.

*The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004), The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006), The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008), The Librarian: Overdue Vengeance (currently being written, by me)