Bad news: NBC's apocalyptic series Day One, which was already downgraded from an ongoing series to a miniseries, has apparently been downgraded again — to a two-hour movie.
NBC have cut Jesse Alexander's new series Day One from a 13 hour-long episode season to a four-hour mini-series. A bad sign, or the best decision for the show? According to Alexander, it's the latter, and he told us why.
This is a weird post. Maybe even a rant. And my ire could be significantly misplaced, but WTF - This is something I've been thinking about all summer: Where is the middle? I'm talking movie budgets here.
Before Apollo and Starbuck began frakking and fighting in Battlestar Galactica, the Wildcards of Space: Above and Beyond were dogfighting in their Hammerheads, bar-brawling with in-vitro hating racists, and elbow-deep in martian mud as alien artillery screamed from the sky.
What's happening 224 days from now? Why does no-one else remember classic SF show Sargasso Planet? A new fansite for a possibly fictional TV show from the past may offer hints at one of next year's most anticipated new series.
Heroes writer/producer Jesse Alexander has gone bleaker with his new pilot, Day One which was just greenlit by NBC — giving network audiences the chance to see what happens after the end of the world.
As rumors circulate about the cancellation of Chuck and Knight Rider, does those series' fate — and NBC's fate as a network — rest in the hands of marketing consultants? A new report suggests so.
So now we know that NBC is paying attention to all the complaints about the direction of Heroes, and has fired two of the show's co-executive producers in response. Now they're rumored to be considering bringing in Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller to replace them. But what changes - if any - will the loss of Jeph Loeb…
The only thing cooler than a review of the new Millennium Falcon toy? A review of the Millennium Falcon toy by geek storyteller Jesse Alexander, who has worked on Giz favorites like Heroes, Alias and Lost. P.S. I think that's an Emmy on his desk. More of Jesse's impressions, below: