sf/f TV development news - 2013

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Temis the Vorta, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    Go to amazon instant video and anything with a primelogo is free. as for general audiences, games have 18/M rated content and there are parental controls on consoles. No reason they can't do content however they want.
     
  2. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try and see what they've got available.
     
  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    AMC has set a director for the SF/F pilot Galyntine. From Deadline:

     
  4. DarthTom

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    ^^ At this rate, between the upcoming Walking Dead spin off and the above proposed pilot, AMC should drop the M and change their name to the Apocalypse Channel.
     
  5. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    How things stand now for the SF/F shows on the broadcast networks:

    Renewed

    Arrow (CW)
    Grimm (NBC)
    The Originals (CW)
    Person of Interest (CBS)
    Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
    Supernatural (CW)
    Under the Dome (CBS, summer show)
    The Vampire Diaries (CW)

    Highly likely to be renewed

    Agents of SHIELD (ABC)
    Once Upon a Time
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    Early days but looking good for renewal so far

    The 100 (CW)
    Resurrection (ABC)

    On the bubble


    Almost Human (Fox)
    Revolution (NBC, leaning to cancellation as the latest episodes have dropped in the ratings)

    Likely to be cancelled

    Believe (NBC)
    Dracula (NBC, slim chance that its low license fee as an international co-production could save it)
    The Tomorrow People (CW)

    Highly likely to be cancelled

    Beauty and the Beast (CW)
    Intelligence (CBS)
    Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)
    Star-Crossed (CW)
     
  6. dansigal

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    I think Tomorrow People is on the bubble as much as Revolution is. Strong numbers for The 100 hurt it, but it's doing better in the Monday time slot than what was previously in the slot. It's got a chance.
     
  7. Christopher

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    I'd be disappointed to see Star-Crossed go. While its central "Space Romeo and Earth Juliet" conceit is largely stillborn due to a mediocre "Juliet," the aspects of the show that aren't related to the central romance have actually gotten pretty intriguing.

    I'm on the fence about The Tomorrow People. I honestly can't decide whether I like it enough that I'd want to see it continue.

    As for Grimm, I think it needs to be put out of its misery at this point. This whole season has been mostly a mess, and the lead character has become increasingly unsympathetic. Although if they gave Sgt. Wu, Monroe, and Rosalee a spinoff, I'd watch the heck out of that.
     
  8. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I think the fact that TTP is a first season show that's already dropped as low as 0.3 in the demo and the pedigree of the SF/F shows ordered to pilot for next season make TTP a likely cancellation. One can make a good case for dropping Revolution to the "likely to be cancelled" category.
     
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  9. JD

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    I really hop Tomorrow People, Revolution, Almost Human and Dracula get picked up. I've been a big fan of Revolution since it started, and I think it's been getting better as it's gone on.
    Tomorrow People started out OK, but it's started getting really good IMO over the last few episode. This last episode was a big game changer, that was their best episode yet. Almost Human was pretty much in the same boat as TP.
    Dracula I thought was good from the beginning. I didn't enjoy quite as much as Revolution, the good episodes of The Tomorrow People, or Almost Human, but I was really curious to see where it was going to go in a second season.
     
  10. Enterprise is Great

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    AMC’s development slate includes projects from Chris Carter, Michael Perry

    AMC also announced that the network has optioned three books for scripted drama series development including:

     
  11. Mr. Adventure

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    I only like Supernatural on CW. It sucks because they have a lot of shows but I don't like any of them. I've tried a few times but even Arrow just puts me to sleep.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    Geez, man, all I said was use "canicule" in a sentence. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Syfy has renewed Helix for a second season and ABC has (no surprise) officially cancelled Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
     
  14. JD

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    It will be interesting to see if the Area 51 series is actually sci-fi or just a straight drama. The description and title make it sound more realistic.
     
  15. Zod

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    Good for Helix :)

    Its been pretty good overall. The ending has me wanting more asap!
     
  16. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    Helix isn't coming back until 2015. That is a Game of Thrones level of hiatus.
     
  17. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    It's the same sort of hiatus that a lot of cable shows have, including Syfy's Being Human during its four-season run.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Yeah... if a series only makes 13 episodes a year, then naturally it's going to have 9-month gaps between seasons. Unless it does what some cable series do and breaks it into half-seasons of 7 and 6 episodes.
     
  19. Savage Dragon

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    I'm not sure which I prefer to honest. I kind of like the idea of a mid-season break with a small cliff hanger, but then again I like 13 weeks of uninterrupted viewing too.
     
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  20. Sindatur

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    I think The Walking Dead's 8 and 8, works great. Two short Seasons.

    13 Eps, is OK to split in half, especially if you have the extra Xmas Episode too, but, any less than that (Such as Falling Skies' 1 x 10) I prefer in a single run (Especially, since Falling Skies typically runs that 10 episodes in only 8 Weeks)