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Greenblatt and his team announced six new fall shows. It is the nature of the business that four or five of these will go down in flames instantly. Of NBC’s two fall dramas, Revolution seems the more highly flammable, given the conjunction of its pedigree (creator J.J. Abrams) and its premise (post-apocalyptic sci-fi): Fifteen years after a global catastrophe renders all electronics nonfunctional—meaning that there’s not even anything fun to loot—we follow survivors through a world of warlords roaming on horseback and babes armed with crossbows. Meanwhile, if Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire flames out, it will at least enable every headline writer in entertainment journalism to avail herself of a bad pun. But I’m glad to see NBC breaking away from the clichés of workplace dramas set among cops, doctors, and lawyers. Given the relatively slim history of firefighter shows, I’m eager to see what new clichés they dream up.
Originally posted by jahn369
Wow! Looks really good. However, if I understand correctly, I think this would have to be more than a regular EMP, to not only fry the electronics, but to also keep things from coming back on even after things are repaired. Not that I'm an authority on the subject. But it looks like it will be a good story and cast. Hopefully the article will be proven wrong and the show will last.
Originally posted by g146541
WOOT more doomporn!!
This should be an awesome show!... Right up until midway through season 1 or 2 when it gets cancelled.
So is the life of a sci fi show...
But hey, all of those non talent shows will be on for the next 20 years! along with those non reality shows...
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
Isn't that pretty much the exact same premise behind Dark Angel? Personally I hope it bombs. The more of NBC's new shows that don't do well the higher odds Community will get its back nine episodes.
Originally posted by stereologist
Another post apocalyptic show?
I think that genre has been beaten to death and then some.