With Sunday’s return of Arrested Development, Netflix managed an impressive feat, creating destination viewing on a shoe-string budget. But the test will be whether the streaming service can do the same thing again.
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.
Poor Persons Unknown. Not content with moving the show through Monday timeslots, from 10pm to 8pm, without warning, now NBC have scheduled the remaining episodes of the series to run on Saturdays, starting July 17th. Of course, when you look at the ratings, you can kind of understand why.
It apparently wasn’t enough that ABC’s Happy Town got yanked off-air for a second time last Friday; now it turns out that the series won’t even get to finish on television at all.
ABC’s midseason murder mystery Happy Town has been pulled from the schedule — again! — to be replaced by Jimmy Kimmel’s Twilight special and repeats of Castle. The final two episodes will air on a Saturday in July.
The arrival of summer doesn’t signal a drought of genre television series. Spinoff Online offers a rundown of science fiction, fantasy and horror viewing for the Dog Days, from True Blood and The Phantom to Futurama and The Venture Bros.
ABC’s attempt to create a modern day Twin Peaks has met an early end, as the network pulls the show for the next three weeks.
Twin Peaks casts a long shadow across the television landscape, so much so that whenever presented with a quirky small town hiding dark secrets, viewers inevitably draw comparisons to the 20-year-old series. But ABC has gone out of its way to encourage that connection in its advertising for Happy Town, which we’re repeatedly told comes “from the network that brought you Twin Peaks.”