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Old February 3 2012, 05:30 PM   #346
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Looks like EW has a better description.

In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.
So it's just electricity or maybe more vaguely modern technology. I wonder if they will remember to kill all cheap non-mechanical watches.
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Old February 3 2012, 06:08 PM   #347
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IT could easily be a post_EMP setting. I read somewhere 3 5000 kiloton nukes could blanket the US if detonated at 50,000 ft. Any car pre-1972(?) would be dead in the water-anything w/electronic ignition. And printed circuits? Fuggitaboutit.
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Old February 3 2012, 06:46 PM   #348
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No phones, no lights, no motorcars!
Not a single luxury!
Like Robinson Ca-rusoe,
It's primitive as can be!


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Old February 3 2012, 09:26 PM   #349
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AviTrek wrote: View Post
Looks like EW has a better description.

In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.
So it's just electricity or maybe more vaguely modern technology. I wonder if they will remember to kill all cheap non-mechanical watches.
Thanks, that's much clearer. Since this is going to be Jericho 2.0, maybe they should hire Skeet Ulrich for the lead.
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Old February 4 2012, 12:06 AM   #350
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Here's the full ongoing list of network pilots.

Lots and lots of comedies that all sound the same to me. But that seems to happen every year, so I just ignore broadcast comedies at this point.

Other than the genre stuff, there are only a few that sound interesting.

The Frontier (NBC) - This premise seems ready-made to be one wagon train per season, with a new cast each year. Usually that's dangerous since audiences get attached to characters, but in this case, the risk might be worth it, to battle the monotony of being stuck with the same grungy wagon train for years.

Bad Girls (NBC) - A women-in-prison show would be much more fun on FX of course, but let's see what broadcast can do.

Kevin Bacon vs The Serial Killer Cult (FOX) - They should feel free to use that title, I won't sue.

All the networks look like they know the audience they're programming for - especially CBS, with a lineup that sounds exactly like what they're already airing - except for NBC, still flailing around to find an audience. With their heavy adventure and genre pickups, they seem to be hoping against hope to attract the young male demographic that has vanished from broadcast TV moreso than any other group.

EDIT: Andre Braugher is cast in the lead for The Last Resort.

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Old February 4 2012, 05:30 AM   #351
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http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/andr...t-last-resort/

Emmy winner Andre Braugher is set to lead the ensamble cast of ABC’s drama pilot Last Resort, executive produced by Shawn Ryan and written-executive produced by Karl Gajdusek.

Braugher will play Capt. Marcus Chaplin, the commander of the U.S.S. Nevada, a veteran of real combat, a leader by nature and a patriot, but will not follow any man blindly.
Awesome...one of my favorite actors.
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Old February 4 2012, 04:18 PM   #352
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Bad Girls (NBC) - A women-in-prison show would be much more fun on FX of course, but let's see what broadcast can do.
Wow, I thought that fell through years ago. They talked about it back when ITV were still on something like series 4, which is about 8 years ago now.
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Old February 4 2012, 08:54 PM   #353
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The Prison Break producers were talking about some kind of women-in-prison spinioff series a few years ago, but it never went anywhere. Given the amount of attention the topic is sure to generate, I'm astonished that there aren't women-in-prison pilots every season.

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Old February 4 2012, 09:17 PM   #354
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The Prison Break producers were talking about some kind of women-in-prison spinioff series a few years ago, but it never went anywhere.
It had the tentative title of Prison Break: Cherry Hill. Very evocative!
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Old February 4 2012, 09:37 PM   #355
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Subtle! Yeah I liked that.
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Old February 5 2012, 05:42 PM   #356
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Honestly, I was disapointed they never made that. I was really hoping they'd bring Jodi Lynn O'Keefe's Gretchen Morgan over as the lead or at least a supporting character.
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Old February 7 2012, 12:12 AM   #357
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THR's pilot list, which I like better than EW's, easier to read and they will fill in casting as it comes in.

The erstwhile Antichrist has lost its name and now is just "untitled." Too spoilery? And the logline is more specific about the show's dramatic focus - Reaper for grownups?
An astrophysics grad student in NYC learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.
Hottest actors for pilot season.

Someone get Josh Holloway and Zachary Levi a job! (Hopefully the latter won't be stuck on a comedy because none of them sound as interesting as Chuck - well, maybe the ones about the aliens in the apartment complex...)

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Old February 8 2012, 09:48 PM   #358
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http://www.tvline.com/2012/02/daisy-...st-resort-abc/

Australian actress Daisy Betts — best known stateside for her role in NBC’s summer thriller Persons Unknown — has joined Andre Braugher in Last Resort, an ABC drama pilot...

Betts, whose credits also include an arc on Harry’s Law, will play Grace Shepard, a gutsy lieutenant working under Braugher’s Capt. Marcus Chaplin.
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Old February 8 2012, 09:53 PM   #359
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http://www.ksitetv.com/supernatural/...lt-pilot/11535

Supernatural’s Alona Tal Cast In The CW’s Cult Pilot
Alona Tal has been cast as Kelly Collins, the lead character...
This is great.
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Old February 8 2012, 09:57 PM   #360
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Good news! ^ I was just about to post it.

more casting for Cult
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- Jessica Lucas, one of the better things about The CW's ill-fated "Melrose Place" reboot, will return to the network for its drama pilot "Cult,"
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