2010-11 pilot pickups

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  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Good GAWD! It's pretty bad this year. :rommie:

    Look at this stunningly original lineup!

    Cop/detective shows: Breakout Kings, True Blue, The Killing, The Odds, Hawaii Five-0, Ridealong, 187 Detroit, NCIS: Los Angeles

    Doctor shows: Off the Map, Body of Evidence

    Spy shows: Undercovers, Covert Affairs

    Lawyer shows: Matadors, The Whole Truth

    School/teen drama: Generation Y

    Workplace Sitcoms: Strange Brew, The Strip, untitled sitcom about computer crackers

    Family- and Friend-based Sitcoms: Nevermind Nirvana, Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid, Happy Endings (they really going with that name?), Mr. Sunshine, Awkward Situations for Men, True Love, untitled Adam Carolla show

    Sci Fi: Walking Dead, and that alien invasion show with Spielberg

    And that ever elusive hard-to-categorize segment:

    Cutthroat
    -a dramedy about an ambitious single mother who finds running her own international drug cartel is perfect training for navigating the cutthroat world of Beverly Hills high society

    Midland
    - soap set against the backdrop of an oil business that centers on a polygamist living a double life

    Luck - a provocative look at the world of horse racing and gambling told through a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack

    Lights Out - an aging former heavyweight boxing champion struggles to support his wife, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and three daughters after his fighting days are over

    Boardwalk Empire - chronicles the early 20th century origins of Atlantic City and revolves around Nucky Johnson, who runs a liquor-distribution ring, and Jimmy Darmody, his ruthless flunky

    Considering the volume of new shows, there are very few that sound interesting to me. The two sf/f shows so far get an automatic tryout. Cutthroat and Boardwalk Empire both sound possible. Midland sounds too much like it's covering Big Love territory. I like Covert Affairs for the cast.

    I know pilot pickup season always has a tsunami of crap and very few gems, but it seems like it's worse than ever this year.
     
  2. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oops, I thought this was Gen Media. Oh well, I spose it will be booted in that direction soon enough. :D
     
  3. Roger Wilco

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    Boardwalk Empire sounds like it could be excellent. Or terrible, I don't know, but I'm leaning towards excellent.
     
  4. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I think you mean 2009-2010, not 2010-2011. ;)
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    No; the 2009-2010 season is already more than half over. These are pilots picked up for the following season, which will be 2010-2011. (You are remembering to put 2010 on your checks now, right? I almost forgot that today.)
     
  6. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    Interesting bit I jsut found:

    This will either do the new contiuation show justice, or be epic fail like the pilot from a few years ago.
     
  7. species5618

    species5618 Commodore Commodore

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    I was thinking that Cutthroat sounds very much like Weeds-- a dramedy about a single mother involved with drugs...sounds awfully familiar to me, and a lot less edgy if it's on network television. Boardwalk Empire will probably have a short lifespan--period dramas are expensive and unless it performs very well right away, I see it getting the axe.

    Overall this is a pretty grim-sounding list.
     
  8. RoJoHen

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    "Midland" sounds potentially hilarious.
     
  9. Trent Roman

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    Because, as we know, pediatric orthopedic surgeons are basically charity workers who don't charge massive fees for consults, let alone operations.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  10. Obiwanshinobi

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    hey whatever happened to Amy Ackers Happytown? Did that not get picked up coz I thought it did
     
  11. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Maybe she lost her license to alcoholism and now she works for the Mexican cartels and he's trying to "buy" her back by getting his ass kicked in the ring taking dives in bare fisted illegal matches every week?
     
  12. StarshipDefiant

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    But that's for this season, at least filming was, it's the reason why she couldn't be in season two of Dollhouse very much (Three episodes...), at least the pilot's done anyway. When it starts, I have no idea all I know so far is "2010" it'd be shitty to find out it doesn't come on until fall, meaning her being unable to be in Dollhouse due to commitment for this show is almost wasted.
     
  13. Hermiod

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    Damn, you ain't kidding! :wtf:

    Oh well, that's TV one step closer to the end.
     
  14. Aragorn

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    So Cutthroat is them taking Weeds and amping it up?
     
  15. MeanJoePhaser

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    Let's try to limit bigotry to the Neutral Zone forum.

    ;)
     
  16. Obiwanshinobi

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    Big fan of Carolla, hopefully his show will turn out great and get picked up and air right along side Joel McHale's Community
     
  17. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah I expect Weeds Lite with a strong whiff of nasty bitchy guilty pleasure...could be worse, I spose.

    I've been expecting it midseason but so far, no sign of it.
     
  18. Lord Garth

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    Wow. In the 20 years I've been reading these line-ups for prime time, this one is the stupidest.

    I'm sticking to cable TV.
     
  19. Gary Mitchell

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    NCIS: Los Angeles is already on the air. The article was just saying that one of the characters is going to be a full cast member.
     
  20. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Hawaii Five-O was never one of my favorite shows, though I watched it occasionally, but I'm impressed that someone is doing an actual continuation and not an "extreme re-imagining." For that reason alone I hope it doesn't suck.
     

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