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Old May 17 2012, 02:08 AM   #999
Temis the Vorta
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

LA Noir news.

The show sounds like a sure thing, with the boss touting it already, but from what I can deduce, it won't appear till Summer 2013? I was hoping to see it sooner than that.

Frank Darabont's L.A. Noir isn't ready to be ordered as a series, but [TNT/TBS president/head of programming Michael] Wright expects to air it on Sundays, where the network is specializing in genre shows like Falling Skies.

"We're trying to build a great, fun genre night. Falling Skies, Leverage, L.A. Noir. It's Frank Darabont doing a mob LAPD crime drama set in 1940s L.A. It's smart, intense and fun. So Sunday we go big genre."
TNT's overall plans, from a different story.

As part of both networks [TBS and TNT] going to a year-round schedule in 2013, TNT we've been focusing on two pretty specific areas. Just as L.A. Noir is a Sunday night genre show meant to go after that dual gender, younger audience we have on the weekend, and our procedurals are targeted more to mid-week, a little bit older and more female. We're taking a similar approach with our unscripted stuff. We've been chasing two different categories for our first efforts. Big, cinematic exciting competition shows for Sunday night and unscripted dramas in the crime and mystery space for mid-week.
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