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Old September 24 2013, 03:41 AM   #2611
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Merlin was pretty good, when I got to see it.
The show was pretty good for quite some time, but near the end it got so bad that I actually stopped watching it even though I was only a few episodes away from the finale. It simply became unbearable (and that's coming from someone who watched ENT in its entirety).
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Old September 24 2013, 03:43 AM   #2612
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^I wouldn't say the final season of Merlin got that bad, but I was disappointed in the direction it went. I mean, the dominant thread throughout the whole series was about striving for a future where magic-users would no longer be persecuted in Camelot, and yet they abandoned that thread and left it unresolved.
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Old September 24 2013, 04:37 AM   #2613
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CW Buys Mars Drama From ‘Mentalist’ Duo

The CW has put in development Red, a Western/sci-fi drama from The Mentalist creator/executive producer Bruno Heller and the series’ executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi. Written by Szentgyorgyi, Red is described as a neo-Western drama about the first human settlement on Mars and life on this new frontier, centering on the relationships between the town’s female sheriff, a doctor and a criminal.
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Old September 24 2013, 04:47 AM   #2614
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I'm torn... another show set off the Earth is good, but I think Defiance has soured me on sci-fi Westerns.
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Old September 24 2013, 04:54 AM   #2615
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Old September 24 2013, 01:50 PM   #2616
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I enjoyed Sinbad. It wasn't the greatest thing ever, but it was good. I really wish it had gone longer than just one season.
I thought the first seven episodes were quite good, but the rest were a mess.

Do we know yet if this has been picked up for the US?
I think I read that Atlantis is a BBC America co-production, so it'll show there.
BBCA has already been advertising the show.
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Old September 24 2013, 05:56 PM   #2617
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CW Buys Mars Drama From ‘Mentalist’ Duo

The CW has put in development Red, a Western/sci-fi drama from The Mentalist creator/executive producer Bruno Heller and the series’ executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi. Written by Szentgyorgyi, Red is described as a neo-Western drama about the first human settlement on Mars and life on this new frontier, centering on the relationships between the town’s female sheriff, a doctor and a criminal.
Wait, you can't have gunsmoke on Mars-there's no atmosphere worth noting!
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Old September 24 2013, 06:18 PM   #2618
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Wait, you can't have gunsmoke on Mars-there's no atmosphere worth noting!
Well, you could, since bullets contain their own oxidizers and could fire without air. The smoke would just expand less turbulently.
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Old September 24 2013, 10:41 PM   #2619
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I enjoyed Sinbad. It wasn't the greatest thing ever, but it was good. I really wish it had gone longer than just one season.
I thought the first seven episodes were quite good, but the rest were a mess.

Do we know yet if this has been picked up for the US?
I think I read that Atlantis is a BBC America co-production, so it'll show there.
I guess I'll have to wait for it to pop up on Netflix streaming, or for the Blu-Ray/DVD release then. I don't get BBC America.
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Old September 27 2013, 04:53 AM   #2620
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Adaptation Of DC Comics’ Constantine From Daniel Cerone & David Goyer Lands At NBC

Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are on a roll this development season with a third high-profile project. Constantine, a drama based on the characters in DC Comics’ John Constantine stories, has sold to NBC with penalty. It is written/executive produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, the go-to writer for Warner Bros.’ feature DC adaptations. Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

CBS To Adapt Anne Rice’s ‘Seraphim’ Novels

CBS has put in development Angel Time, a drama series project based on the characters in Anne Rice’s The Songs of the Seraphim novels. Named after the first book in the series, Angel Times hails from CBS Studios and Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman’s studio-based Timberman-Beverly Prods. Joe Carnahan is set to direct the project, with Rice executive producing. Written by Memphis Beat creators Josh Harto and Liz Garcia, Angel Time is a New Orleans-set high-stakes, operatic drama about Toby O’Dare, a soulless assassin with a tragic past who finds himself on a road to redemption. Harto and Garcia are executive producing the project with Rice, Carnahan, Timberman and Beverly.
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Old September 27 2013, 09:46 PM   #2621
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A&E Sets U.S. Version of French Series ‘The Returned’, Carlton Cuse In Talks To Adapt
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Old September 28 2013, 05:17 AM   #2622
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Rina Mimoun & Fake Empire To Adapt Novel ‘Sisterland’ As ABC Paranormal Drama

Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage and Rina
Mimoun were among the WB/CW’s top writer-producer talent. Now the trio
have teamed at their new home, ABC Studios, where both Fake Empire and
Mimoun are under overall deals. Their collaboration is drama project
Sisterland, which has landed at ABC. Based on the best-selling novel
by Curtis Sittenfeld, Sisterland tells the story of identical twin
sisters born with paranormal abilities and how those abilities shape
their very different lives.
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Old September 28 2013, 09:39 AM   #2623
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Nothing much catching my eye in this latest batch of stuff....
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Old October 4 2013, 04:15 AM   #2624
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Chris Carter’s Amazon Pilot ‘The After’ Nabs Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar, Aldis Hodge

The After, the Amazon Studios pilot, which marks The X Files creator Chris Carter‘s return to series, has started building its cast. I’ve learned that Jamie Kennedy, Heroes alum Adrian Pasdar and Leverage‘s Aldis Hodge are the first actors to join the thriller, written and to be directed by Carter. The After, produced by Georgeville TV, the company of Marc Rosen and Reliance’s Motion Picture Capital, takes place at the moment of apocalypse. Kennedy will play a professional clown, Pasdar will play a successful Beverly Hills businessman, and Hodge will play an escaped convict who proclaims to be an innocent man who was railroaded.
Tim Kring Producing CW High School Drama

Heroes creator Tim Kring is shepherding another drama project about teens with powers. The CW has put in development Exp, from Kring’s Tim Kring Imperative and Warner Bros. TV. Written on spec by up-and-coming scribes Zach Craley and Jarrett Conaway, Exp explores what happens when a foreign designer drug – engineered to make you faster, smarter, stronger and better in every way – is trafficked illegally into American high schools, weaving a morally and socially complex web that entangles politicians, law enforcement and teenagers looking for an edge in an ever-competitive and fast-paced world.
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Old October 5 2013, 12:16 AM   #2625
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Adaptation Of James Patterson’s ‘Zoo’ From Space Floor, Cathy Konrad & James Mangold Gets CBS Production Commitment

CBS has nabbed Zoo, a drama based on James Patterson‘s best-selling global thriller. The high-profile project, which has received a rare pilot production commitment for a pitch originating from sibling CBS TV Studios, hails from writer-producers Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, informally referred to as Space Floor, and producers Cathy Konrad and James Mangold via their CBS Studios-based Treeline Film. Written by Appelbaum, Nemec, Pinkner and Rosenberg, Zoo is set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet. A young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.
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