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Old December 6 2011, 08:56 PM   #237
Temis the Vorta
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Re: the state of sf/f TV development for 2012-13

ABC's suburban-alien comedy goes to pilot.

The project, which will be produced by ABC Studios, centers on a family that moves into a highly desirable gated community in New Jersey only to discover that the entire neighborhood is made up of aliens disguised as humans.
Sounds fun. Sci fi comedy is just as scarce as space opera nowadays so I'm happy to see more of either.

Also, AMC wants more braaaaaiiiinnns.
AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan told analysts at the UBS Annual Global Media and Communications Conference that he’s “exploring changing the mix of content on AMC” based on the recent success of its zombiefest The Walking Dead – and four non-fiction series he plans to introduce beginning next year.
Well, okay, he doesn't mean more zombies or even necessarily more sci fi, but what is making TWD such a monster hit is the combo of grownup, serious draaahma in an over-the-top fantastical setting that amps the tension up to a 12. If AMC were to sub in, say, aliens or newly sentient robots for zombies, I think that could work very well for them and tap into the same market.
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