USA announces new shows for 2008
by Adam Finley, posted Jul 16th 2007 4:19PM
Here's what USA has in development for 2008:
Halo will center on a man who wakes up one morning to find a halo over his head. Brilliant! I mean, the halo will be "brilliant," as in: "luminous" -- the show itself doesn't sound brilliant at all. The man tries to get rid of the halo but finds himself doing good deeds in the meantime. Actually, I'm being a smartass, and if it weren't a USA series I'd probably be rolling my eyes at the idea, but something tells me there might be something more substantive here than what the synopsis implies.
Synesthesia has always fascinated me, and it's the center of The Expert, a new series about a librarian with synesthesia (a condition in which senses become mixed and a person is able to "smell" colors, "feel" words, etc). The librarian is recruited by police to help them solve crimes using her unique ability. I smell a crossover with Monk . . . or do I feel it?
Citizen's Arrest is about a man, who is not a cop, but was institutionalized as a boy for thinking he was a cop, who goes undercover to solve cases. He sets out to clear the name of "Uncle Jimmy," his surrogate who was pegged as a dirty cop.
To Love & Die will also launch in 2008. It stars Shiri Appleby, Frances Fisher, Tim Matheson, Kristin Dattilo and Christine Adams. Appleby plays a young woman who thinks she can resolve her issues with men if she tracks down the father she never knew (Matheson), but finds out her father is actual a contract killer. Brett also mentioned this new series last year when it was called To Love & Die in LA. The shorter title is still not official, though.