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Old October 22 2011, 08:30 PM   #76
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Re: the state of sf/f TV development for 2012-13

I don't think the untitled feel-good show at CBS has any supernatural or SFF component.
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Old October 22 2011, 08:31 PM   #77
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Yeah, FX has no problem with Dylan McDermott's butt. But it's not keeping the ratings from diving.
Yeah, it's only the second highest rated cable show of the night.
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Old October 22 2011, 08:53 PM   #78
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Well I thought it dropped in the second night but can't find the ratings now and I'm too lazy to look very hard. Anyway, the ratings have stablized now, so it's probably safe.

However, I have noticed a deplorable lack of Dylan McDermott's butt lately.

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I don't think the untitled feel-good show at CBS has any supernatural or SFF component.
Deadline says it does, for what it's worth (I won't be checking it out):

CBS has bought two drama projects with spiritual elements: a procedural from The Defenders co-creator Niels Mueller and producer Aaron Kaplan
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Old October 22 2011, 09:00 PM   #79
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I am tired of the networks trying to dress up your standard criminal procedural show with a sci-fi gimmick and then selling it as science fiction.
Well said. I sometimes watch the first few minutes of these cookie-cutter offerings, wondering how so many people can eat this stuff up time and time again and still find it interesting. It just seems so mind numbingly boring most of the time. And I do find mysteries interesting. Courtroom drama is the worst of the bunch, second only to reality tv.

I guess those fans could say the same of Trek, etc.
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Old October 22 2011, 09:04 PM   #80
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Deadline says it does
Spiritual doesn't necessarily mean supernatural. The way I read Deadline's story is that the untitled spiritual show doesn't have a supernatural element, while Maybe Angels does.
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Old October 23 2011, 09:37 AM   #81
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Was that intended for American Horror Story? If so, I may have to check it out.
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Old October 23 2011, 11:01 AM   #82
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"Under the Dome (Showtime) – drama based on Stephen King's novel about locals at a Maine vacation spot who battle one another when a force field suddenly surrounds their town and cuts them off from the rest of the world."

Sounds a lot like Simpsons the movie.
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Old October 23 2011, 04:12 PM   #83
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So who was already buried in the grave? Was that Creepy Roaring 20s Baby? I'll bet what happened is that Creepy Baby died or was killed by an insane maid and Frankenstein Doctor kept one of the aborted Hollywood Starlet fetuses alive and nursed it to full term in a jar so that it could take Creepy Baby's place.
I think it was the body of Moira, the creepy/sexy maid, which is why her ghost is stuck in the house for good now. Unless, of course, there's more than two bodies in that grave, which, given the Murder House's bloody history, is more than possible!

(And, yes, we're talking about American Horror Story.)
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Old October 23 2011, 07:46 PM   #84
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Was that intended for American Horror Story? If so, I may have to check it out.
Oops, sorry. If that's still editable, I'll edit it. (It was and it's gone now.)

But yeah, AHS is a blast. You never know what the fuck they'll throw at you next.
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Old October 23 2011, 08:10 PM   #85
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Cool. I think I'll have a look.
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Old October 23 2011, 10:50 PM   #86
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Over the weekend, I saw more from "Welcome to the Cosmos", an Australian Science Fiction series in development. They have already filmed the pilot episode, but should filming the next one. I'm hoping this is successful, as the plot sounds interesting.
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I did some concept art for that show actually. Most notably the alien captain.
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Old October 25 2011, 12:33 AM   #88
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Two more, squarely in the CW mode, and nothing we haven't seen before...

Unearthly (CW), based on the book by Cynthia Hand about a girl who realizes that her destiny is to become an angel.

The Hollows (CW), based on the bestselling book series The Hollows by Kim Harrison. Set in an urban fantasy world, Rachel Morgan, a PI witch, works with local law enforcement agencies to combat threats both mundane and supernatural.
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Old October 25 2011, 12:38 AM   #89
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The CW... :facepalm:
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Old October 25 2011, 01:54 AM   #90
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I would likely watch the first episode of each, because a one-sentence description is usually inadequate. In fact, I'd likely watch the first two or three episodes because pilots often are not entirely representative, since they have to introduce so much in a short time.

You never know when a so-so concept actually has the right cast that makes the show special, or a writing team or director that understands just what the show should be about. I mean, look at "Firefly"--a literal "space-western." The concept kinda reeks, but I think most posters here would agree that even the pilot episode showed such promise.
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