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April 13 2017

Drive turns 10. Co-created by Tim Minear and starring Nathan Fillion, the series about an illegal, cross-country road race turns ten years old today!

March 20 2015

Television that Home Video forgot: Drive. Sight on Sound looks at Tim Minear and Nathan Fillion's show from 2007. The site also covers Marti Noxon's Point Pleasant which aired back in 2005. More...

June 27 2014

Top 10 most devastating TV cancellations. From the two guys who do the 'Nothing But Static' podcasts. At least four out of the 10 share Whedon-y connections.

October 28 2013

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 50 today.

October 29 2012

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 49 today. More...

October 29 2011

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! The writer/producer/director is 48 today.

April 14 2011

Fact: Tim Minear is made of pure, concentrated evil. Over on his Facebook page, Tim features a video collecting various moments from all his many, splendid cancelled TV shows! More...

December 31 2010

Assignment X interview:Tim Minear talks Drive, Terriers & more: Part 3. In the final part of a three-part interview Tim talks about Drive, Terriers and the differences between running a show solo versus in collaboration with creative partners.

November 09 2008

Drive, unaired. A lost "dollhouse" sequence from Tim Minear's Drive. An original opening, here.

May 06 2008

Drive Available on Amazon Unbox. Every episode of Drive is now available on Amazon Unbox, including the two that never aired. More...

February 07 2008

Angel features on EW's 'shows to resurrect' list. Other Whedonesque favorites like Drive and Wonderfalls end up on Entertainment Weekly's list of '30 Shows You'd Bring Back from the Grave.'

January 22 2008

Some lovely scripts signed by Tim Minear and Jane Espenson could be yours. The Cash for the Crew website has updated their Rewards section. So if you donate to the Motion Picture Television Fund, you have a chance to win signed Buffy, Angel, The Inside, Wonderfalls and Drive scripts. More...

November 20 2007

How Does Fox Keep Scoring New TV Shows from Geniuses? Seriously, how? A Metafilterer wonders, and so do I. Some speculation on the who's and what's that make Fox so attractive to creative showrunner- types. More...

October 09 2007

Drive one shot scene online. Zoic got an Emmy nomination for visual effects for this several minute scene, where the actors never left the sound stage. It never aired.

August 17 2007

Zoic Studios' Serenity reels. Eagerly awaiting the Serenity Collector's Edition DVD that's coming out next week? Till then why not pass the time by watching the reels that Zoic Studios put up on their site. The "Before and After" feature is great fun to watch. They've also got some fab "Best of" Buffy, Angel and Firefly videos as well. More...

August 09 2007

Nathan Fillion returns to Saturday Matinee. The webcomic Saturday Matinee has posted its latest offering, featuring a return appearance from Nathan as he demonstrates new skills learned on the set of Waitress. More...

July 20 2007

How Drive made Emmy history. Fascinating follow up to yesterday's news about the show getting an Emmy nomination.

July 19 2007

'Drive' gets an Emmy nom. "Drive" was nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special in today's announcements of the 2007 Emmy Awards.

July 16 2007

Last two episodes of Drive online. It's the last two hours of Tim's shortest lived, most accessible show yet. And you can read the shooting scripts here.

July 10 2007

(SPOILER) The post Drive wrap up interview. Tim Minear and Craig Silverstein speak about what have happened had Drive continued. In related news, fans have been getting word back from Ask Fox saying that that the last two episodes will be put online for free in about a week's time.

July 07 2007

iF Magazine Interview with Nathan Fillion. Drive, Lost, Waitress, Firefly and Serenity all get a mention.

June 30 2007

Fox changes airdate for last two episodes of Drive. The network will now air the episodes of Nathan Fillion's short-lived series on Friday, July 13, back-to-back starting at 8pm (eastern)/7pm (central). More...

June 18 2007

(SPOILER) Pics and plot info for the last two episodes of Drive. These'll air on the Fourth of July.

May 10 2007

Nathan Fillion on tonight's (5/10) Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Our Captain will be a guest on the CBS talk show Thursday promoting Waitress. It airs at 12:35am EST/PST, 11:35pm CST (check local listings). More...

May 08 2007

Drive's final episodes to air back-to-back on July 4th. More...

May 04 2007

Fascinating, lengthy interview with Nathan Fillion. The Fillion talks about Waitress, FOX canceling Drive, life and the pursuit of happiness, and the fate of Firefly. More...

May 02 2007

(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion comments on Drive cancellation. He tells TV Guide's Michael Ausiello "It's unfortunate. I was having a really good time. Just the lines I got to say. I had some great lines". (Link contains spoilers for numerous tv shows).

April 30 2007

(SPOILER) A new Nathan Fillion interview about Waitress. A nice, lengthy inteview by with Nathan Fillion.

April 26 2007

Wanna pre-order the next two episodes of Drive? Though episodes 5-13 are listed for pre-order, please remember than only six episodes were ever filmed. You can also purchase downloads of Episode 1 - 4 for $1.99 each. Amazon Unbox only has episode 1-4 for sale same price. More...

April 25 2007

Ausiello says Drive cancelled. Ausiello says Fox just cancelled Drive and that House reruns will take over the time slot. Also mentions a possibility of running the two unaired eps in May. And there's confirmation of the show's cancellation over at Variety. More...
Read the first four 'Drive' scripts. has the final shooting scripts for the first four episodes. So get a cup of coffee and enjoy some Tim Minear goodness.

April 23 2007

Under Starter's Orders: Drive's Tim Minear. Tim talks Drive in an interview with Creative Screenwriting magazine.

April 22 2007

Drive: Does the Race Exist? The Bobby Truax Show (4/13/2007) and (4/18/2007). Host Bobby Truax invites guests to talk about the rumors of The Race. We've all heard about it, but does it exist? More...

April 21 2007

(SPOILER) TV Guide podcast crew talk about Drive and what the future might bring for it. More...

April 17 2007

(SPOILER) TV Squad Reviews Drive. The article gives it a 5 out of 7 and writes that it's too soon to worry about the ratings.

April 16 2007

"Drive" Episodes Now Playing on MySpace. Fox has made the first two eps of Drive (which aired on Sunday as the two-hour premiere) available on a MySpace page (USA only). The first two episodes can also be purchased at Direct2Drive. More...
(SPOILER) 'Drive'-ing, Joss-ing, and Whedon-ing. A Whedonist discusses Drive (yay!), Fox TV executives (boo!), and the various exciting ways that Joss kills off characters we love (sigh!). Includes a Drive fan-fic challenge!
Drive launch event ratings. "The premiere of "Drive" drew only a 3.7/6 for FOX". Which is not good. More...

April 15 2007

L.A. Times Sunday Calendar Talks with Nathan Fillion. Cappy talks about visiting the set of "The Office," acting against a blue screen, and answers the question "Joss Whedon - madman or genius?" More...
(SPOILER) Tonight on Fox - the two hour premiere of 'Drive'. Herc at Ain't Cool News calls Tim Minear's new show "Fox's Best New Series In Years". Drive airs at 8/7c. More...
Drive promo article at the MSN TV Guide Canada site. A nice piece on Drive and includes a reference to Firefly.

April 13 2007

(SPOILER) Inside "Drive" on Howstuffworks. An informative article about the green screen effects for "Drive" (Spoiler tagged only because of general plot and character descriptions). More...
(SPOILER) Drive Time! Tim Minear chats to TV Guide. And more Minear goodness can be found in a new interview over at iF Magazine. There's also a huge cast interview (which includes a chat with Nathan) at Want to read what tv critics think of Drive? Then check out the Variety and The Hollywood Reporter reviews. More...

April 12 2007

(SPOILER) USA Today gives "Drive" premiere three stars. Robert Bianco gives a preview of the show coming up Sunday with a two-hour episode, followed by Monday showings before "24" on Fox. Bianco is interested in the concept. However, he hopes the show will explain some of its secrets as it goes along. More...
(SPOILER) Watching the first hour of Drive with Nathan Fillion....(sort of). Mokibobolink on livejournal attends a Browncoat only preview screening of the new Fox tv show Drive. No, no spoilers. You'll get it when you read it. Edited to add: No spoilers in the linked article, but there are now spoilers in the comments.

April 11 2007

Got Twitter? Add Drive to your friends. Director Greg Yaitanes will Twitter live director's commentary starting Sunday 8/7c. More...

April 09 2007

Serialized Dramas Hope to Reheat Genre. Hollywood Reporter has a little write up about the troubles that Drive (and Traveler) had to face before getting to the air, and what they face when they do get to air. "To maximize the effect, the plot in the pilot was condensed, and several roles, includsing the lead, were tweaked and recast." More...

April 07 2007

Unstoppable Green Screen Technology. The New York Times hearts the special effects in Drive. (Registration required.)

April 06 2007

Want to see Drive first? Check the website for your evite, send the email and head over to Universal City in LA for a special advanced screening of Drive from FOX and the Socal Browncoats. Also, Nathan has a natter about the pilot with a clip at The TV Addict. More...

April 02 2007

Drive Cast to Pump Free Gas at Century City Gas Station. The Mayor of Television is reporting that the cast of Drive will be promoting the show by pumping free gas this Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the station at 10389 Santa Monica Blvd. (corner of Beverly Glen) in Century City. This report has been confirmed in a telephone conversation with Ishraq, the manager of the gas station.

March 30 2007

FOX to split "Drive" Season. Upcoming five-week/six-episode run wraps on Monday, May 7 with the remaining installments of its initial 13-episode order then airing at a later date.

March 26 2007

(SPOILER) Drive - an early look. TV Squad gives us impressions from a rough cut first episode. More...

March 21 2007

(SPOILER) Ask Tim Minear about Drive. E! Online's Kristin is taking questions for an upcoming Tim Minear/Drive interview. Link happens to have spoilers for a variety of shows; Drive item is safe.

March 18 2007

Reason to Drive. Wanna see some surveillance footage of Alex Tully and the others that were selected to drive? More...

March 12 2007

Nathan Fillion's latest blog. Drive and Serenity SE get a mention. More...

March 09 2007

Wondercon Videos and Photos. 23 short Nathan-centric videos taken of the Drive panel at Wondercon. More...
(SPOILER) Very detailed recap of the 'Drive' Panel at Wondercon. Our very own Polter-Cow gives a blow-by-blow recap of the panel on Sunday (including the wonderful news that there will be no talking cars on Drive). More...
Fox has the 'Drive'. Tim Minear offers up a bit more explanation of Drive.

March 08 2007

Timless in San Francisco. Allyson Beatrice's amusing report on the Wondercon "Drive" panel.

March 06 2007

The official Drive web site. Now with actual content! More...

March 02 2007

Katie Finneran of Wonderfalls joins Drive. Tim Minear brings more of his worlds together as he casts Katie Finneran of Wonderfalls and The Inside in Drive. She will play the sister of Alex Tully (Nathan Fillion's character).

February 27 2007

Tim Minear is NOT going to Wondercon. Sorry folks. Tim Minear will not be able to make it to Wondercon. However, fear not! The Drive panel will go on. Just without Tim. More...

February 20 2007

Drive Panel at WonderCon in San Francisco. is reporting that Tim Minear and Nathan Fillion will appear at WonderCon in San Francisco on March 4 to promote Fox's new series Drive.

February 14 2007

(SPOILER) Tim Minear on Drive (Part 3). The third and final part of the Minear interview. More...

February 13 2007

Tim Minear on "Drive "- Part 2. More of the Geek Monthly interview. launches! And with it comes a bunch of new promos, including this most recent one as well as info for episode 2, "Partners."

February 12 2007

Tim Minear on Drive. Part 1 of an exclusive interview with

February 06 2007

Drive - Everyone has a reason. Amy Acker and Nathan Fillion feature in the latest promo for Drive running on FOX this week.

February 01 2007

Youtube video of the new "Drive" promo. The first promo with the new cast (including Nathan Fillion!) is now up at youtube, courtesy of Orangepenguino. The quality isn't great, but it's up for viewing, and definitely worth a look.

January 29 2007

Save Tim Minear's Drive: Season 1 to your Netflix movie list. Never too early I say! More...

January 27 2007

Fillion Talks Drive and Lost. Nathan comments on his long-term commitment to Drive and reprising his role in Lost.

January 21 2007

Nathan Fillion attends premiere of "Waitress" at Sundance Film Festival. After appearing at the premiere of "Smokin' Aces" on Thursday (the day filming on "Drive" began) and at the Winter TCA tour yesterday to talk to the press about "Drive," Nathan Fillion's great week continues today (Sunday 1/21) in Park City, UT, where the late Adrienne Shelly's film "Waitress" (co-starring Nathan) makes its premiere. And the movie has been picked by Fox Searchlight. More...

January 20 2007

Nathan Fillion video interview on Mentions the future of Firefly, the first day of shooting on Drive, working with Amy Acker, and Flanvention/B3 (sort of).

January 18 2007

Amy Acker joins Drive. She will play Kathryn Tully.

January 17 2007

Fox announces Spring line up. There's the end date for the current season for Wentworth Miller's "Prison Break", return date for Gina Torres' "Standoff" and official confirmation on start date for Tim Minear and Nathan Fillion's "Drive". David Boreanaz's "Bones", D. B. Woodside and David Fury's "24", Melinda Clarke's "The OC" and Seth Green's "Family Guy" are all also mentioned.

January 15 2007

"Drive" to air on Mondays before "24"? The latest rumor from "a reliable source" is that "Drive" will premiere April 15th with two eps back-to-back, then go to airing Mondays at 8:00 PM, which would make it the lead-in to "24". And Variety has confirmed the airdate. ETA:View the new Drive promo here. More...

January 13 2007

"Drive" recasting complete. Now starring Richard Brooks and Dylan Baker among others.

January 09 2007

FOX position Drive as mid-season front runner. A press release states "Drive is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 1, 2007 on the FOX Broadcasting Network." ETA: However it has been confirmed that this is not the start date.

January 08 2007

(SPOILER) Tim Minear talks Drive in Entertainment Weekly's Winter TV Preview special.

January 01 2007 Launches! For all your Drive fandom needs. Obviously, not much about the show just yet, but basically everything available is right there in one convenient spot.

December 28 2006

Two more drivers take the wheel. Fillion is just the first of many roles in the process of being recast for "Drive".

December 20 2006

Firefly Star and Producer Reuniting To Drive. Cinescape says that Tim Minear saved Fillion from "Bruce Campbell rejected direct to video trash"

December 15 2006

Tim Minear Vid from the Backup Bash. Someone's posted a video on YouTube of Tim from the Backup Bash, including the whole "tighter pants" thing.
Nathan Fillion 'tapped' for Drive. Confirmation over at The Hollywood Reporter.

December 14 2006

Fillion goes for a 'Drive' with Minear? I confess, I'm not really familiar with all the finer points of the (slowly) upcoming Minear series Drive. But the mighty Tim's involvement, combined with the possibility of Captain Tightpants in the driver's seat will undoubtedly bring me to the TV.

December 12 2006

Official forums for Tim Minear's "Drive" open. Notice how I'm not saying "race on over"? I think I've grown.

December 11 2006

"Minear's stuff" - A fan video by Tim Minear. No, really. It is by him and was shown yesterday by Tim at the Backup Bash.

November 25 2006

(SPOILER) Coming Attractions at USA Today: Tim Minear's 'Drive'. "I shot Hell in Los Angeles for several years, and we put horses in space... This one should be a cinch."

November 03 2006

Bob Barker is the key. As many know, Bob Barker is retiring, and although this gossipy reviewer thinks HAPPY GILMORE made him a pop icon, the personal favorite is Jane Espenson's line said by Spike in INTERVENTION.. Also, much excitement about Tim Minear's DRIVE.

November 02 2006

"Drive" races to FOX this Spring. "The Futon Critic" puts the official press release out there. More...

October 30 2006

Tim Minear's Drive picked up. Two things: former Angel and Firefly executive producer Tim Minear's excellent Drive pilot has been picked up for series as of today. More coverage at Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Also, happy belated birthday to Timothy Minear, who turned 43 yesterday. More...

October 24 2006

An interview with Tim Minear. So many goodies in this interview, it's unbelievable. A must read. Drive, The Inside, the Buffyverse tv movies (not dead after all?) and comics all get covered and there's lots, lots more as well.

October 02 2006

Report of a "Drive" test screening. "Kept me on the edge of my seat, didn't want to get up for a moment. Not many TV shows out there like that, and I feel this really blew LOST out of the water!!" Also, Joss loves it too.

August 17 2006

Drive pilot episode reviewed. Drive Blog (which covers Tim Minear's new show - currently on the front page of Blogger as their blog of the day), reviews Drive's pilot script. "With seventeen characters and the mythology of the premise all needing to be established the script doesn’t waste anytime and by the end of the episode not only are we aware of the race and its rules and trappings, but each character is also given a moment to shine"

July 25 2006

Shortened season of Melinda Clarke's "The OC", might mean try-out chance for Tim Minear's "Drive". Fox clears the reason to order less episodes for "The OC" and when we might see "Drive" in the screens. Can Tim Minear's new show take on the CSI/Greys Anatomy juggernaut?

July 01 2006

Tim Minear talks about Drive. A Drive blog interviews Tim on filming the pilot, his influences, how the concept evolved and more.

June 21 2006

Casting complete for Tim Minear's Drive. Ivan Sergei and Nicholas Lea cast in Tim Minear's pilot.

June 10 2006

More Drive Casting News. "All but two people have been cast".

May 02 2006

(SPOILER) Yet More "Drive" Casting News. Andres Saenz-Hudson and Shahine Ezell have been cast. Spoilery character descriptions below... More...

April 06 2006

(SPOILER) More "Drive" Casting News. Alan Ruck and Melanie Lynskey are the latest to join Tim Minear's drama pilot. (Note: Contains plot spoilers for the pilot episode). More...

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