1 September 2015
JB TV: Small Animal Hospital
John's documentary series looking at the work of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine is to be reworked as three one-hour episodes. The programme, a co-production by Barrowman Barker Productions and Tern TV, will be broadcast in a primetime slot on Channel 4 (UK) later this year. It will also be retitled (working title is Pet Hospital).
Andrew Snowball, Tern TV's Director of Features and Popular Factual said: "John Barrowman genuinely cares about animals and viewers will really engage with his enthusiasm for and interest in the work of the specialists at the pet hospital. It's always exciting to see a successful daytime series make the jump to primetime and introduce it to a whole new audience. We're confident it will shine in its new slot."
Read the full story at 4rfv:
26 August 2015
Updated 27 August
JB Interview: The Jimmy Star Show
John will be a guest via Skype on The Jimmy Star radio show today at 4.15pm ET (2.15pm PT, 9.15pm UK time).
Go to the radio station website to listen to the show. Click on ITV in the top bar to watch the Skype steam:
Update 27 August: This interview can now be watched on You Tube:
27 August 2015
JB Convention: Long Beach Comic Con
John will attend the Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center on Sunday, 13 September. He will do autograph sessions, photo ops and a not-to-be-missed Q&A.
Visit the convention website for full details of the event and how to buy tickets:
26 June 2015
Updated 5 August
JB Convention: Salt Lake Comic Con
John has been confirmed as a guest at the Salt Lake Comic Con, which will be held at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City from 24 to 26 September.
Check out the event website for details and to buy tickets:
Update 5 August: John will attend on Saturday, 26 September only.
JB Convention: Heroes and Villains FanFest
John is off to San Jose for the 2015 Heroes and Villains Fan Fest. The convention will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113 on 21 and 22 November. John is currently scheduled to attend on both days.
More info and tickets are available on the event website:
JB Performance: Palm Springs Art Museum Gala 2016
An early heads up to save the date if you are in the Palm Springs area! John will be performing at the Annual Gala at the Palm Springs Art Museum on Saturday, 12 March 2016.
"Step into a magical evening where fantasy, glamour and art are all around you. This black-tie event of the season will dazzle you at every step - creative cocktails, elegant dining, and amazing performances by John Barrowman, Rachel York and Well Strung."
Keep an eye on the Museum's website for more information.
JB Convention: Fort Lauderdale - Cancellation
John has unfortunately had to withdraw from the Wizard World Convention in Fort Lauderdale at the beginning of October, due to his filming schedule.
JB TV: Arrow Season 4
The CW Network in the US have announced that Arrow Season 4, due to start filming soon, will be broadcast from Wednesday, 7 October, at 8.00pm (ET).
Sky1 (UK) and other networks have not yet confirmed broadcast schedules for Arrow Season 4.
A request from John
Many of you have given John gifts over the years, and although he appreciates your thoughtfulness, he's running out of space to keep them! Rather than buying him a gift, he would ask you to support one of his chosen charities.
All donations, large or small, will help these wonderful organisations.
Captain Jack returns in new audiobook adventure
During his Magic FM radio show on Sunday, 3 May, John announced that he'd recently completed recording a new Torchwood audiobook adventure featuring Captain Jack for Big Finish productions. The audiobook, titled Torchwood: The Conspiracy, is expected to be available in September on CD and digital download with further releases to come. For more information about the new Torchwood story and to pre-order this story or buy a subscription to receive the whole series, visit the Big Finish website:
Big Finish have released a podcast in which John talks about recording the audiobook:
20 December 2014
Updated 9 April
JB Convention: Dragon Con 2015
Dragon Con have confirmed that John will be joining their guest line-up for their 2015 event, scheduled for 4 to 7 September. The venue is the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta GA 30303.
Check out the event website for details and to buy tickets:
The exact days of John's attendance will depend on filming commitments.
Update 9 April: John's sister and co-author, Carole E Barrowman, will join him at DragonCon.
24 February 2015
JB Convention: Shore Leave 37
John will be off to Maryland in August for the Shore Leave 37 sci-fi convention. The event will take place at the Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 from 7-9 August. John is expected to attend on Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 August.
For full details about the convention and to buy tickets, visit the Shore Leave website:
JB and CB Books: Book of Beasts US Release
Book of Beasts, the third book in John and Carole's Hollow Earth series of fantasy/scifi novels for young people, will be released in the US on 6 October.
The Hollow Earth series is published in the US by Aladdin, a division of Simon & Schuster. Book of Beasts is now available for pre-order from Amazon US:
JB Radio: New Magic FM Show
John now has his own radio show. He will present a weekly entertainment-driven music and features show on Sunday evenings, starting 11 January from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
Magic FM is on 105.4FM (London), DAB Digital Radio (UK-wide), Sky (180), Freeview (715) and Virgin Media (928), or via the Magic website:
Or check out the Magic App for iPhone, Android or Blackberry:
JB Charity: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
John is a celebrity ambassador for the UK charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. He has sponsored an adorable cocker spaniel puppy called Merry as a gift for his husband, Scott, this Christmas. John said:
"Scott and I love dogs. We've always had two or three in the family so when I had the opportunity to add one more to our brood, I couldn't resist. I've sponsored a puppy called Merry for Scott this Christmas. Scott will get regular updates, lots of adorable photos, and the best part is that this Christmas present will be a gift that will change the life of a deaf person.
When I experienced going deaf for the day, I was anxious and isolated. When Merry grows up, she'll not only help make a deaf person’s life safer, she'll also bring them companionship. We're going to have a very MERRY Christmas!"
If you'd like to sponsor a puppy, for yourself or as a gift, visit the Hearing Dogs webaite:
MBE Investiture Ceremony
John is at Buckingham Palace this morning (14 October) to receive his award of the MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) which was announced in HM The Queen's Birthday Honours 2014. He is accompanied at the ceremony by husband, Scott, and parents, John and Marion Barrowman.
For general information about the ceremony, go to the website of the British Monarchy:
22 February 2014
Updated 17 July
JB and CB Books: The Book of Beasts
Carole Barrowman has announced that the third novel in the Hollow Earth series, again co-authored with John, will be titled The Book of Beasts.
Update 17 July: The Book of Beasts is now out in the UK and is available from Amazon UK:
We do not yet have information on publication in other countries.
A reminder about online chats. They're not John!
Please don't be fooled by fake Facebook and other accounts pretending to be John. If someone in online chats tells you they are John, they are lying to you. John has set up a Facebook page and he also uses Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the tweets from his fans when he's able to.