SyFy considering doing Cooking and Talk Shows...

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  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    SyFy's programming Summer 2010

    Oh they are going there.
    a heightened focus on reality TV.

    Damn. NBC Universal owns SyFy and they are doing it in this niche channel. So much for Science Fiction.
    This pretty much is the nail in the coffin of this channel staying in the science fiction world at least starting on Thursdays...
    http://io9.com/5496098/syfy-is-turning-into-vh1-more-reality-tv-and-tracy-morgan

    also
    each show has a detailed synopsis at the realitytvworld link below.
    http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/...t-new-reality-shows-syfy-developing-10608.php

    One of the new shows:
    The Dome Experiment
    a cross between Big Brother/Fear Factor/Survivor...
    reminds me a little of a show idea I thought about of scientists at the MARS research station in this thread:
    idea for science docu-reality TV series

    A 3 month+ sealed-in show idea has already been considered by the European Space Agency and Russian Academy of Science's Institute for Medical-Biological Problems project who were doing a real 105-day sealed in experiment with 6 people.
    You can see a 2 minute video tour of the capsule here:
    The BBC's Richard Galpin gets a sneak preview of the capsule

    Well The Dome Experiment is produced by the same production company that makes:
    "The Biggest Loser, "Breaking Bonaduce" (2005), "Supergroup" (2006), "Hammertime" (2009), "Beauty and the Geek" (2005) so that track record should give you a real example of what to expect of course closer to the production values of the cable TV reality shows and not the broadcast network reality show budgets...
    I'm guessing 20-30 days similar to CBS' Big Brother and there will be a few women and possible intimate situations...just like MTV's The Real World.
     
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  2. sojourner

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    Re: SyFy's programming Summer 2010

    BRAINS!?!?
     
  3. Silvercrest

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    Re: SyFy's programming Summer 2010

    Imagine Lesser!
     
  4. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

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    Pauly Shore needs to host the dome show.
     
  5. Mr. Adventure

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    FWIW, all of the shows at least have some vague connection to science, sci-fi, or fantasy. They'll probably still suck though.
     
  6. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    If it is not science fiction it should not be on the channel period.


    There is
    The Science Channel
    Why can't they have the barely connected science unscripted reality shows? All of the other Discovery Communications-owed TV channels do.

    It sounds like the only reason SciFi changed their name to SyFy is to do reality programming.
     
  7. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I like the suggestion I saw somewheres to just call that channel Sigh. :rommie:
     
  8. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    SyFy Announces Summer Schedule - Haven

    New Scripted Series

    There is more info at the link about the shows creative above-the-line personnel.
    April 1, 2010
    http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2010/04/01/syfy-announces-summer-schedule/

    synopsis:
    shot in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1519931/

    seems like Eureka meets the X-Files.
     
  9. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well I didn't take to Eureka. Maybe Haven will be more to my liking.