Monday, 17 May 2010


[15.10 - French Time] Yesterday NBC unveiled its 2010 Fall schedule, keeping some ammo like new superhero drama The Cape and David E. Kelley's new - what else? - legal drama Harry's Law, for midseason. Today Fox reveals its 2010-2011 Primetime schedule.

Four new comedies (one live-action and one animated) and three new dramas will join the returning shows, like the surprisingly renewed Human Target - back in spite of its low ratings and a limited interest. Robert Seidman of TV by the numbers gives us an explanation: Fox has the luxury of patience (

On Monday nights House will be followed by an attempt to bring back the supersoap genre on network TV, with Lonestar. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly describes Lonestar as "a modern Dallas set against the Texas oil industry". We'll see if it ends with such luminaries as Titans (2000) or Dirty Sexy Money (2007), or if it worths the beginning of a comparison with Dallas.

Set for midseason, Ride-Along is a Chicago cop drama created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield). Another US cop show because CBS can't have them all, can't they? The last of the three new dramas is Terra Nova, which follows an "ordinary" family from year 2149 embarking on an a journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a massive experiment to save the human race.

Terra Nova is exec produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga and David Fury. The concept furiously recalls Lost in Space, Land of the Lost or Earth II, and costly CGI dinosaurs or other prehistoric threats won't do the trick without good scripts. Remember what happened to BBC's Primeval.

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