io9 also got in on some season-pimping conference call action, and they borrowed EW’s photos to boot. Check out what Sackhoff had to say about Starbuck, Cylons, Bionic Woman and BSG’s secret to reinventing sci-fi.
Dang. What am I going to watch over the summer, now?
So many genre offerings this year, so little audience to go around. How are things going?
In the happy news category, Chuck has gotten the order for a full season. And Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is gearing up by asking for fan-made posters. And now that series 1 of Torchwood is wrapping up, the teasing begins with all the cool guest stars for series 2 (i.e., James Marsters).
In the sad news category, Journeyman appears about to leap into the Land of Cancellation. He apparently won’t be terribly lonely as Bionic Woman is about to join him. And even though all of this is speculation, at the very least, Katee Sackhoff hasn’t exactly given it much enthusiastic support on the con circuit.
Genre shows are getting some love from The Producer’s Guild of America.
But the Bionic Woman is not getting love from either the writers or the fans. While Battlestar Galactica, Reaper, Smallville and Supernatural are also shutting down thanks to the writer’s strike, they’re not in the same kind of trouble that Jamie Summers is in.
This is shaping up to be an odd TV season. Things are good. (Many new attempts at genre shows.) Things are bad. (Writers’ strike.)
– And why is Heroes struggling? Well, producer Tim Kring is admitting to making some mistakes with how this season’s story is unfolding. (I’m still enjoying it, but there are some valid points.)
The commitment-phobic Big Three networks are apparently giving the TV version of a promise ring to several new genre shows. According to E!’s Watch With Kristin, Chuck, Bionic Woman and Journeyman have gotten orders for a few more scripts.
Okay, not the ringing endorsement of the rest of a full season, but better than dropping them altogether. And it gives them a little time to either find some audience or hang it up.
Bionic Woman is the season’s highest-rated new series (so far,) handily beating ABC’s Private Practice last night.
So, who watched? What did you think?
This season’s most anticipated new genre series starts tonight! Will it rule? Will it suck? Will viewers thirst for more Katee Sackhoff? Tune into NBC tonight and see for yourself.