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TV Shows New & Returning - 2011

Discussion in 'Television & Web Series' started by Kevin, May 3, 2011.

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    We'll keep this list updated as information is received. A lot of these below & more have already been mentioned by Cool Sci-Fi on Twitter so if you are not already following the account, be sure to check it out. ;)


    Sci-Fi/Fantasy - New
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    • (y) Alphas - July 11 on SyFy (confirmed, show about a team of superpowered people with enhanced neurological abilities)
    • (y) Falling Skies - June 19 on TNT (confirmed, post alien invasion heartland USA)
    • (y) Voltron Force - June 16 on NickToons (confirmed, sequel to the original animated series, not a reboot)
    • (y) Thundercats - July on Cartoon Network (confirmed, a reboot of the old animated series)
    • (y) Alcatraz - Fox (confirmed, JJ Abrams show - inhabitants of the island from the 1960's re-appear in present day. UPDATE: Was picked up as a series.)
    • (y) Terra Nova - Fox (confirmed, but delayed until the Fall of 2011)
    • (n) Locke & Key - n/a on Fox (pilot, based on the graphic novel. UPDATE: Was not picked up as a series.)
    • (n) Awakening - n/a on The CW (pilot, based on the zombie graphic novel. UPDATE: Was not picked up as a series.)[img2=right]http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/sAmMy621/television.jpg[/img2]
    • (n) 17th Precinct - n/a on NBC (pilot, a cop show in a world where magic is real; notable for the large number of Battlestar Galactica actors involved including producer Ron Moore. UPDATE: Was not picked up as a series.)
    • (n) Wonder Woman - n/a on NBC (pilot, a reboot of the TV show by David E. Kelley. UPDATE: Was not picked up as a series.)
    • (y) Grimm - n/a on NBC (confirmed, cop drama where Grimm's Fairy Tales characters are real. UPDATE: Was picked up as a series.)
    • (y) Awake- n/a on NBC (confirmed, after an accident a cop discovers he exists in parallel worlds. Described as "Inception" for TV. UPDATE: Was picked up as a series. Was called "REM" in pilot stage but renamed to "Awake" for the pickup.)
    • (n) Ghost Angeles - n/a on NBC (pilot, woman can speak to ghosts in LA. UPDATE: Was not picked up as a series.)
    • (n) Poe - n/a on ABC (pilot, Edgar Allan Poe is the first supernatural detective in 1840's Boston. UPDATE: Was not picked up as a series.)
    • (y) Once Upon a Time - ABC (confirmed, a village where classic fairytale characters all live. . UPDATE: Was picked up as a series.)
    • (y) The River - ABC (confirmed, horror show along the lines of Paranormal Activity. UPDATE: Was picked up as a series.)
    • (y) The Secret Circle - The CW (confirmed, a secret witch coven in a small town. UPDATE: Was picked up as a series.)
    • (n) Heavenly - n/a on The CW (pilot, an angel teams up with an attorney. UPDATE: Was not picked up as a series.)
    • ? Touch - n/a on Fox (pilot, Kiefer Sutherland is a single father whose autistic son is able to see the future)
    • (y) Outcasts - BBC America (confirmed, From the makers of MI-5 and Life On Mars, Outcasts explores humans' drive for power, politics, and sex in a post-Earth new world. Eric Mabius [Ugly Betty], Liam Cunningham [Clash of the Titans], and Hermione Norris ]MI-5] star)


    Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Returning
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    • (y) Fringe - FOX (renewed for a 4th season)
    • (y) Haven - June 15 on SyFy (returning show, based on Stephen King's The Colorado Kid)
    • (y) Chuck - NBC (returning show, renewed for a 5th season. UPDATE: Was renewed but the 5th season will be the final season of the show.)
    • (y) Supernatural - The CW (renewed through 2012)
    • (y) The Vampire Diaries - The CW (renewed through 2012)
    • (y) American Dad - Fox (renewed)
    • (y) Warehouse 13 - July 11 on SyFy (renewed for a 3rd season)
    • (y) Primeval - BBC America (Season #5 starts May 24 on BBC)


    Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Cancelled
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    • (n) The Event- NBC - Season & series finale will be May 23 (UPDATE: Rumblings are that the show is being shopped around to a different distributor, possibly even Netflix in wake of their recent entry into original programming.)
    • (n) The Cape - NBC
    • (n) Smallville - The CW (was a planned ending, show will have a real series finale)
    • (n) V - ABC
    • (n) No Ordinary Family - ABC


    Misc. Stuff (non Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows that some may be interested in)...
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    • (y) The Looney Tunes Show - May 3 on Cartoon Network (new show, a reboot of the classic cartoon franchise with Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck)
    • (y) Memphis Beat - June 14 on TBS (returning show) :cool:
    • (y) Bones - n/a (renewed for 7th season)
    • (y) Fairly Legal - 1st Quarter of 2012 on USA (renewed for 2nd season)
    • (n) Breaking In - Fox (CANCELLED! This geek fave' has been cancelled and will not be back for a 2nd season :( UPDATE: Rumors are starting that, due to the strong fan reaction, Fox might reconsider and bring back Breaking In in some fashion, maybe as a mid-season replacement.)
    • (y) Cleveland - Fox (renewed)
    • (y) Family Guy - Fox (renewed)
    • (y) The Big Bang Theory - CBS (renewed through 2014)
    • (y) The Simpsons - Fox (renewed through 2012)
    • (y) The Firm - NBC (new show, based on the movie based on the John Grisham novel)
    • (n) Outsourced - NBC (CANCELLED! After a rocky start this series gained a following but not enough to keep it around for a 2nd season.)
    • (n) $#*! My Dad Says- CBS (CANCELLED! Not even William "James T. Kirk" Shatner could save this show inspired by a Twitter account.)
     
  2. Kevin

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    Re: TV Shows Returning & New 2011

    Update the first post.

    • Added Alcatraz by JJ Abrams.
    • Looks like Locke & Key will not get picked up a series.
     
  3. Kevin

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    Re: TV Shows Returning & New 2011

    Updated...


    • Chuck is renewed
    • Breakin In is confirmed to be cancelled
    • Fringe is renewed
    • The Event is likely cancelled
    • ... and a bunch of others. :p
     
  4. Kevin

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    Re: TV Shows Returning & New 2011

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    • Wonder Woman has *not* been picked up a series by NBC. Early feedback is that the pilot was getting mixed reviews in screenings & that the internet ramblings about the revised costume are to blame.
    • Grimm has been picked up by NBC.
    • Awake has been picked up by NBC.
     
  5. Kevin

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    Re: TV Shows Returning & New 2011

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    • 17th Precinct has *not* been picked up. This pilot was getting a lot of attention because of the large number of actors, writers, & producers from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica.
    • As noted yesterday, Chuck has been renewed for a 5th season but with an important footnote. The 5th season will also be the final season for the series.
     
  6. Kevin

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    Re: TV Shows Returning & New 2011

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    • The V remake on ABC won't be back for a 2nd season.
    • No Ordinary Family, also on ABC, won't be back.
     
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    Re: TV Shows Returning & New 2011

    Primeval will be back for six more episodes
    http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/423/index.jsp
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808096/episodes#season-5

    Outcasts is coming soon to BBC America
    http://www.bbcamerica.com/comingsoon.jsp
    From the makers of MI-5 and Life On Mars, Outcasts explores humans' drive for power, politics, and sex in a post-Earth new world. Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Liam Cunningham (Clash of the Titans), and Hermione Norris (MI-5) star.


    NBC's 'The Firm' On Track For Fall Launch

    1 hour ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »
    With all the attention on the new series pickups at NBC, let's not forget that the network has been eyeing another new series on tap for next season that has larger order than any of the newly picked-up shows - The Firm. I hear the deal for a 22-episode straight-to-series order to the project based on John Grisham's best-seller is now done and the network has taped a clip with Grisham for its Monday upfront presentation. The series, from eOne in association with Sony Pictures Networks and Paramount Pictures, is being readied for a September launch though it is unclear if NBC will announce it as being on the fall schedule before casting has been done. The series, which also will be broadcast on Sony’s Axn networks in more than 125 territories internationally, picks up 10 years after the 1993 feature left off. »
    - NELLIE ANDREEVA
     
  8. Kevin

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    Re: TV Shows Returning & New 2011

    Thanks, first post updated. :)
     
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    Updated...

    • Poe was *not* picked up.
    • Once Upon A Time was picked up by ABC
    • The River was also picked up.
    • Ghost Angeles was *not* picked up.
     
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    Updated...

    • The Secret Circle has been picked up by The CW
     
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    • Awakening has *not* been picked up by The CW.
    • Heavenly has *not* been picked up by The CW.
     
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    Outcasts was good but then because of poor ratings it was shunted to late night here in UK then unfortunately canned before it could really get going - there were some good plotlines and it could have developed well...oh well
     
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    Really looking forward to Eureka's new episodes.
     

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