Kevin Smith Segues from Film Directing to TV

Forget about film. Director Kevin Smith is a very, very, very busy man these days... in television.

The Clerks creator recently announced that he will write and direct the premiere installment of the Heroes spinoff limited series, Heroes: Origins, and he directed the pilot to the new CW dramedy, Reaper, this past spring.

So what's up next for the notoriously foulmouthed director? Smith will helm an episode of Sci Fi's superlative drama Battlestar Galactica, apparently.

In an interview with AOL's TV Tattler, Smith says that he'll do just that:

"I'm going to go up and direct an episode of Battlestar Galactica, which I'm kind of stoked about. It's cool, but it is scary because it is like, "What the f---? I can't bring anything to that show." That show is genius and they have a very distinctive visual style. But you are safe as a kitten. If you go in there and say, "I'm going to shoot everything in one big master shot," they'll go, "No you're not, because that is not what we do on Battlestar Galactica." I guess it is more about performance-oriented stuff, but at the same time that cast is top notch. How do you f----- direct Mary McDonnell?"

I'm excited about the news. I just hope the results are more along the lines of Clerks or Chasing Amy (albeit in space with, well, deadly Cylons) rather than, say, Jersey Girl. But that's just me.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He's halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at