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Old December 6 2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Long article on Fall 2013 network development

This is just the networks so of course the really interesting stuff isnt here.

To summarize: remakes are big as ever, as is updating literary classics to modern times and suernatural/sci fi/horror. Networks are getting more interested in history lately, even the kind that requires wigs and hoop skirts.

Most interesting to me:

Fox's economically titled Lies is about a CIA shrink whose patient thinks there's a conspiracy afoot (perhaps said patient is named Carrie?).

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The Peacock is also developing an hour with Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana revolving around America's First Dad. Bill Cosby? Nope, George Washington. (Apparently Lincoln is already passé).

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ABC's Evolve imagines a Los Angeles where the release of a biological weapon results in a quarantine which some (rightfully!) paranoid civilians believe is part of a conspiracy to hide the existence of a new breed of superhumans.

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ABC is developing Founding Fathers, which revolves around an Afghanistan war vet who returns to the States to find his foster brother has established a militia and taken control of their small Texas hometown.

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Fox contender about an android-assisted police force (just don't use the words "robo" and "cop" in the same sentence).

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a Western-themed supernatural hour for the Peacock called The Sixth Gun.

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...micro-trend this season of steampunk themes: There are actually three different projects playing off said movement. There's NBC's Edison, in which Young Thomas helps the NYPD solve crimes with his crazy new discoveries. ABC also hopes to electrify its schedule with Gaslight (rival electricity dynasties square off against each other in the steampunk world) and Finn & Sawyer (our heroes are now private eyes in a steampunk New Orleans!).
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Old December 7 2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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Re: Long article on Fall 2013 network development

Out of what you posted, I think what interests me the most is Gaslight. Sounds like it could be a potentially interesting concept.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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Re: Long article on Fall 2013 network development

So... does anyone else get Electric City vibes from Gaslight?
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Old December 7 2012, 02:14 AM   #4
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Re: Long article on Fall 2013 network development

Is that the animated series from Yahoo? I forgot to ever check it out, is it good?
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Old December 7 2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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Sounds like more crap---so much for a renaissance.
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Old December 7 2012, 02:18 PM   #6
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Is that the animated series from Yahoo? I forgot to ever check it out, is it good?
Yeah, it's the Tom Hanks animated thing. It's alright; it suffers from Last Resort pilot syndrome - stuffing a bit too much into its run time.
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Old December 7 2012, 06:31 PM   #7
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Re: Long article on Fall 2013 network development

That really was a long article. I saw some real potential there, though of course it's so hard to know anything about a show's future quality from just one sentence.

I was particularly interested in The Gilded Age. I think it was just last year (maybe the year before, I can't quite remember) that I suggested in a thread just like this one that a historical drama based on the Gilded Age would be timely and interesting, and I was shot down. Hopefully this potential show has more success.
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Old December 7 2012, 09:03 PM   #8
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There was a Gilded Age series in development last year on ABC I think, that was considered a strong contender but didn't quite make the cut. No sci fi/steampunk angle, just straight historical soap.
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