Syfy Upfront 2013: Defying Gravity

by Ethan Alter April 11, 2013 1:58 pm
Syfy Upfront 2013: Defying Gravity

Last year Syfy turned the famous whale room at New York's American Museum of Natural History purple to unveil its annual slate to the assembled press and advertisers corps. The network's 2013 upfront took place in the considerably less grand surroundings of Chelsea Piers' Silver Screen Studios, where they used to shoot Law & Order for the gazillion years that show was on the air. The downgrade in venue was somewhat ill-timed since the network's 2013-2014 line-up looks to be significantly stronger than its predecessor, which offered two scripted shows (including a series called Rewind that seems to have been scrapped entirely) and a bunch of dubious-sounding reality series, many of which never even aired (so long Awesome Foundation -- we're kinda glad we never got the chance to know you). Unlike the 2012 edition, 2013's slate feels potentially big enough to fill the Natural History Museum's cavernous whale room, whereas last year the surroundings just barely distracted from the thinness of the content.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 28, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 28, 2013 3:04 pm
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Smits and Sons -- a perfect combination.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, February 15, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 15, 2013 4:06 pm
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It's a Valloween unmiracle!

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by Ethan Alter January 7, 2013 4:34 pm
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You can't keep a good slayer down.

Mockingbird Lane: Smell Ya Later, Munsters

by Ethan Alter October 26, 2012 9:05 pm
<i>Mockingbird Lane</i>: Smell Ya Later, Munsters

What do you when you've got a lavishly-produced pilot for a reboot of The Munsters that you've decided against taking to series? Well, if you're NBC, you burn it off on the Friday before Halloween, billing it as a one-night-only special event. And while Mockingbird Lane's mastermind Bryan Fuller still seems to think it could still earn a place on the primetime line-up, we're pretty sure this is the last we'll ever see of the new Munster clan, populated by Eddie Izaard as the vampish Grandpa, Jerry O'Connell as man-made monster Herman, Portia de Rossi as his wife and bloodsucker Lily, Mason Cook as the wolfish Eddie Munster and Charity Wakefield as the sole normal family member, Marilyn. Having now seen what Fuller's take on this unlikely project was, here are three reasons why we'd like to see Mockingbird Lane become an ongoing series... and three reasons why we wouldn't.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, April 17, 2012

by Ethan Alter May 17, 2012 3:35 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, April 17, 2012

Looks like The CW is heading back to the '80s...

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