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Old May 10 2012, 02:06 AM   #919
Temis the Vorta
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

FOX picks up the Kevin Bacon serial killer pilot, as expected.

And renews Touch - not so expected (but not a total surprise either).

Speaking of FOX, I stumbled across something amusing from last year's pilot pickups:

And then [FOX] ordered a second series from Abrams, Alcatraz. There had been concern that the procedural element in it would be overshadowed by a mythology that would only get more dense over time and would put the show on track for Fringe’s 1.5-2 demo rating range. But I hear the network’s brass concerns were eased after a very good meeting with the producers yesterday that helped clinch the pickup.
So Abrams upped the boring procedural and downplayed the (possibly) interesting mythology to avoid the terrible, terrible prospect that the show would end up like Fringe. But Fringe has been renewed, and Alcatraz is toast. That's what ya get for listening to the suits.
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