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Old January 17 2012, 09:33 PM   #307
Temis the Vorta
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

I didn't expect Skiffy's oddball Defiance "interactive-TV" experiment would ever see the light of day, but there's progress to report: the lead actor has been cast. Dunno the guy, but he sure looks like a grizzled old space marine type.

Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravished by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan (Bowler), the law keeper in the bustling frontier boomtown of Defiance that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world. Defiance seems to be blending Western and alien themes, something that last year’s feature Cowboys & Aliens attempted to do, but the series is set in the future.
Number of pilot orders to expect from the networks this year.

NBC - about 10 dramas (9 already picked up) and 10-12 comedies

ABC - 10-12 dramas (3 already filled), 10-12 comedies (3 already filled)

FOX - 5 dramas (2 slots already filled) and 8-10 comedies with 3 picked up so far

CBS - 7-9 dramas, 7-9 comedies and none of them will be worth watching

CW - between 6-8 dramas and possibly 1 or 2 comedies, all of which will involve teenage vampire love triangles.

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