Yet more news.
returns to its roots: Wagon Train
NBC just gave the green light to the Sony TV-produced period Western The Frontier, from writer Shaun Cassidy and Prospect Park. Thomas Schlamme is attached to direct and executive produce the pilot, which chronicles the journey of a group of disparate travelers from Missouri to the West Coast in 1840. As they struggle to survive, these strangers will be forced to band together and form a family, while they boldly press forward into the great unknown that is the Frontier.
Okay, that's not really genre stuff (sounds good tho). How about "Twin Peaks
meets Northern Exposure
Midnight Sun, based on the Israeli series Timrot Ashan, aka Pillars of Smoke, is a thriller following the mysterious disappearance of a group living on a commune in Alaska. The Alaska setting is appropriate given that the original series is being described as described as Twin Peaks meets Northern Exposure meets Lost. Midnight Sun centers on a female FBI cult specialist starts an investigation that uncovers a larger conspiracy.
And this one sounds goofy enough that I'm tossing it in the sci fi bin:
Do No Harm is a medical drama about a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life.