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New pilots from Fox

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 20th 2009 10:02AM
FoxFox has inked a deal for a bunch of new pilots for next season. They include such titles as The Station, Walorsky, Two Dollar Beer, Sons of Tucson and Human Target.

Among them, Human Target is of the most interest to me. It's an adaptation from a DC Comics character. He's a bodyguard named Christopher Chance that assumes the identity of the person he is supposed to protect. Properly done, this could become a companion show or successor to 24 (particularly since Prison Break is ending).

This isn't even the first television adaption for The Human Target, as Rick Springfield starred in a brief series about the same character in 1990. However, things were different then. The environment is better for such a program now, assuming they take it seriously and don't make it too cartoon-like (although I could argue that 24 is cartoon-like in its presentation).

So which of the new Fox pilots do you find interesting?

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Wild Bill

Another mall cop comedy? Isn't Paul Bart and Seth Rogan's Observe and Report enough?

January 20 2009 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Any word on whether or not Peter Milligan is involved in the Human Target show? His recent (a few years ago) run on the series was excellent. If so I could be interested, if not I assume it will be the A-Team, but with only one guy.

January 20 2009 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

FOX + A bunch of new pilots = Lots of new shows yanked just as viewers really invest in them.

January 20 2009 at 11:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My first thought is, are cameras so expensive that they are the first thing ditched when filming comedies? None look mildly amusing to me, in any event.

A brilliant surgeon with adult-onset schizophrenia? No way in hell I'm letting that surgeon cut into my person, so I can't imagine there is a lot of entertainment value in it.

Depending upon casting of Human Target, it could be interesting...is he a shapeshifter? I don't know anything about the comic (or any comic, for that matter...unless they're making a live action out of Vintage Richie Rich or The Archies).

I'll await news on the reincarnation supernatural procedural, as well. I'm a sucker for supernatural crap, and toss in reincarnation and they found an interested party. Fingers crossed!

January 20 2009 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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