It’s that time again: When all of our favorite shows come back from their summer hiatus, and you suddenly remember that the majority of them had cliffhangers that you remember very little about. While Google undoubtedly thanks you for the business, it has to be said: Is television doing it wrong?
So, I admit it; I watched Once Upon A Time last night, and really enjoyed it. It’s not for everyone – Anyone who has a problem with the idea of turning fairy tales into what is essentially supernatural soap opera, this really isn’t the show for you – but there was something in particular about the show that made me think that it could be the Next Big Thing to influence genre TV to come… and that, weirdly enough, it may be the first piece of post-Lost genre drama on mainstream television.
ABC affords the visitors of V more time to win over the people of Earth, but decides that FlashForward has no future on the network.
A handful of network genre series, such as Fox’s Fringe and The CW’s Smallville, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, have already been renewed, and Fox’s Human Target seems likely to live to see fall. But as the May upfront presentations draw closer, the futures of other shows aren’t as clear.