- Can’t wait for Jericho to return? Then maybe you should be rooting for one one of CBS’ new shows to fail, as Jericho may get the axed show’s time slot, instead of having to wait till mid-season. Also, the creators have ‘packed’ a full season of stuff into 7 episodes, in case it isn’t renewed again. So, if they can cram 22 into 7 when pressured, just how much fluff is there in a full season?
- St. Louis Today columnist Gail Pennington looks at Pushing Daisies. Did you know it was envisioned as a spin-off of Dead Like Me? I missed the premier, did any see it? How was it?
- Speaking of Pushing Daisies, NPR’s Fresh Air has posted their interview with creators Bryan Fuller and Barry Sonnenfeld. I heard part of this yesterday morning, and they talk quite a bit about the SF influences of both men. Interesting.
- J.J. Abrams has signed up with FOX to create a new SF pilot, called Fringe. The pilot will cost about $10 million to produce, will focus on the ‘dark side of science’ (as if SF TV ever focuses on the good side of science), and will involve an FBI agent investigating paranormal activity. I don’t know. I was skeptical about The X-Files and that turned out rather well. On the plus side, the lead will be a female, and we know how well Alias was in that regard (well, the first season anyway).
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