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Old 03-12-2011, 18:58
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Are there any NEW Sci-Fi shows that will be shown in 2012?
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Old 03-12-2011, 21:55
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Given the quality of the shows from the US for past few years I hope not.
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Old 03-12-2011, 22:38
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I think that new UFO-related sci-fi show from AMC called THUNDERSTRUCK is starting in 2012. Not completely sure though.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:55
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I think that new UFO-related sci-fi show from AMC called THUNDERSTRUCK is starting in 2012. Not completely sure though.
No, AMC just bought the pitch for that, to put it "in development." A show in development may never be made at all, and even the series AMC has spent ages in development before getting on the air. Take their most recent show, Hell On Wheels. It just debuted in November, but AMC bought the idea about two years ago. In short, if we see Thunderstruck at all, I doubt it will be before 2013, and probably not the first half of the year.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:47
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Oh ok, fair enough. As I said, I wasn't completely sure - my memory is BAD at times lol. Should've checked I guess. My bad.

Yep, I was aware of Hell on Wheels being in development for a few years. What a great show that is by the way.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:10
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http://www.tvovermind.com/strange-pl...e-planet/87612

What about this sci-fi show STRANGE PLANET? It says in the article that it "will air in some capacity in the 2012/2013 television season". But is also in development, so who knows if it will actually air in 2012. But it seems it's being produced for the 2012/2013 season
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:12
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The only other upcoming sci-fi show that I know is coming in 2012 is ALCATRAZ.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:17
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The only other upcoming sci-fi show that I know is coming in 2012 is ALCATRAZ.
Notr really!

You have Alcatraz and Touch both on Fox
Paranormal thriller The River on ABC
And REM (Previously Awake) on NBC

All of the above are being rolled out early 2012 as "mid season replacements". Also, season 2 of Being Human (US) on SyFY, and of course series 4 of Being Human UK.

Furthermore, in the Summer we will get a second season of Falling Skies (), and all the usual SyFy Channel Summer shows - Eureka,. WH13 and Haven and also MTVs Teen Wolf returns for season 2.

I know there are also one or two cable TV projects planned but am unsure if they will air during 2012 and I cannot find my old threads for them. I am sure one of them was to air on a Canadian cable channel - MoreTears maybe you could remind me which TV project this was?
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:19
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Notr really!

You have Alcatraz and Touch both on Fox
Paranormal thriller The River on ABC
And REM (Previously Awake) on NBC
You mean Awake, which was previously REM (or have they decided to change the name back to the original title?)

Anyway, The River, Awake and Touch could all be fantasy rather than science fiction.



I am sure one of them was to air on a Canadian cable channel - MoreTears maybe you could remind me which TV project this was?
Are you thinking of Out Of Time, about a female cop from the 2070's who comes back in time to catch terrorists from her time who have escaped into our present?
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:21
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The only other upcoming sci-fi show that I know is coming in 2012 is ALCATRAZ.
From the description:

Sarah Jones as a San Francisco cop assigned to investigate a murder, only to learn that the primary suspect is a former Alcatraz inmate who has been dead for decades.
Doesn't sound very "science fiction-y"
I think there was a Midsomer Murder with the same premise
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:45
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Are you thinking of Out Of Time, about a female cop from the 2070's who comes back in time to catch terrorists from her time who have escaped into our present?
That sounds a lot like Time Trax which I used to love. There is very little info on IMDB for this.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:06
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That sounds a lot like Time Trax...
Yes, I thought exactly the same thing when I read about this project.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:22
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There's Primeval: New World from Canada, and the BBC have got a co-production of Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle on the go. Haven't read it, but apparently it's an alternate history story, after WW2 turns out differently.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:46
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That sounds a lot like Time Trax which I used to love. There is very little info on IMDB for this.
More like "complete rip-off" than "a bit like"
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:52
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More like "complete rip-off" than "a bit like"
He said "a lot like." Anyway, if you are going to steal, steal from something that nearly everybody has forgotten -- and wasn't watched by many people in the first place.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:00
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From the description:



Doesn't sound very "science fiction-y"
I think there was a Midsomer Murder with the same premise
Given that the Inmates from Alcatraz disappeared over 60 years ago and appear in the present day looking exactly the same as they did then I would say it's a bit "science fiction-y"
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:42
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Notr really!

You have Alcatraz and Touch both on Fox
Paranormal thriller The River on ABC
And REM (Previously Awake) on NBC

All of the above are being rolled out early 2012 as "mid season replacements". Also, season 2 of Being Human (US) on SyFY, and of course series 4 of Being Human UK.

Furthermore, in the Summer we will get a second season of Falling Skies (), and all the usual SyFy Channel Summer shows - Eureka,. WH13 and Haven and also MTVs Teen Wolf returns for season 2.

I know there are also one or two cable TV projects planned but am unsure if they will air during 2012 and I cannot find my old threads for them. I am sure one of them was to air on a Canadian cable channel - MoreTears maybe you could remind me which TV project this was?

Does Alcatraz being a mid season mean it is not likely to succeed? I guess the biggest mid season programme that did very well is Cold Case.

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Old 04-12-2011, 13:16
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Given that the Inmates from Alcatraz disappeared over 60 years ago and appear in the present day looking exactly the same as they did then I would say it's a bit "science fiction-y"
Ahh, that sounds a bit more promising [edit: gaaaaaah! Goodnight Sweetheart just popped into my mind] . I suppose the acid test is whether their reappearance is merely a "deus ex machina" event or if it integrates into the scope of the programme (plus of course whether the acting/writing/direction is any good).

Not to mention whether the show ever makes it across the Altantic
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Old 04-12-2011, 13:18
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Not to mention whether the show ever makes it across the Altantic
Alcatraz has been bought by a UK channel called Watch.
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Old 04-12-2011, 13:32
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Does Alcatraz being a mid season mean it is not likely to succeed? I guess the biggest mid season programme that did very well is Cold Case.

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Quantum Leap and Buffy spring to mind straight away as mid season replacements that did very well.
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Old 04-12-2011, 13:45
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Alcatraz has been bought by a UK channel called Watch.
Thanks for looking that up.

Watch is an .... interesting choice of channel for a show with that description. Here's their schedule for Nov. 29 (So I'm not accused of posting a "live" schedule)

Code:
Animal Park: Wild in Africa
MasterChef Australia
Total Wipeout USA
Casualty
The Bill * 2
Animal Park
Escape to the Country
MasterChef Australia
Primeval
World's Strictest Parents USA
Trawlermen
My Family  * 2
Escape to the Country
MasterChef Australia
The Hairy Bikers' Cookbook
Primeval
Motorway Cops: A Traffic Cops Special - Highway Robbery
A Very British Party
My Family *2
Motorway Cops: A Traffic Cops Special - Highway Robbery
Total Wipeout USA * 2
So a fair number of american imports and old british repeats and standard filler: cops & cooking progs. And then there's Primeval, which appears to be one of their central pillars: up to Season #5, shown 270 episodes in the past 14 months
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Old 04-12-2011, 14:02
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Thanks for looking that up.

Watch is an .... interesting choice of channel for a show with that description. Here's their schedule for Nov. 29 (So I'm not accused of posting a "live" schedule)

Code:
Animal Park: Wild in Africa
MasterChef Australia
Total Wipeout USA
Casualty
The Bill * 2
Animal Park
Escape to the Country
MasterChef Australia
Primeval
World's Strictest Parents USA
Trawlermen
My Family  * 2
Escape to the Country
MasterChef Australia
The Hairy Bikers' Cookbook
Primeval
Motorway Cops: A Traffic Cops Special - Highway Robbery
A Very British Party
My Family *2
Motorway Cops: A Traffic Cops Special - Highway Robbery
Total Wipeout USA * 2
So a fair number of american imports and old british repeats and standard filler: cops & cooking progs. And then there's Primeval, which appears to be one of their central pillars: up to Season #5, shown 270 episodes in the past 14 months
They also have the first run rights to Sanctuary
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Old 04-12-2011, 14:33
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getting seriously O/T here

So with Watch, showing Primeval (not a show I've ever seen, but IMDB says:
When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past.
and ...

They also have the first run rights to Sanctuary
(which I have seen) being more monsters and now Alcatraz with the time travel thing, is there a pattern emrging about what the Watch programme buyer likes?
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Old 04-12-2011, 15:26
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He said "a lot like." Anyway, if you are going to steal, steal from something that nearly everybody has forgotten -- and wasn't watched by many people in the first place.
True enough

As I recall ITV showed it on Saturday afternoons around about tea-time and I don't think they showed the whole series

I also remember at the time quite a few people said that Time Trax was somewhat of a rip-off of Quantum Leap bearing in mind it featured time travel and the hero's sidekick was computer generated
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Old 04-12-2011, 15:41
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The only other upcoming sci-fi show that I know is coming in 2012 is ALCATRAZ.
It is not really a science fiction show - just one which has a science fiction hook - it is going to be more like a police procedural than a science fiction show.

Blood and Chrome entered production but there are reports that it might get demoted back to a web series (see http://www.moviehole.net/201144745-s...ome-on-the-air) - sounds about typical for SyFy - a science fiction channel that does not like science fiction
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