The new sci-fi shows of the 2009-2010 TV season

Flash Forward (ABC)
The whole population of the planet blacks out for 2′:17″.

V (ABC)
A re-imagining of the 1980’s miniseries about the world’s first encounter with an alien race.

Day One (NBC)
It’s the story of life on earth following a global catastrophe that has devastated the world’s infrastructures.

Past Life (FOX)
A psychologist and a former NYPD detective who have to unravel mysteries in the present and the past.

Human Target (FOX)
The new series is more of an action thriller with a few brushes of sci-fi.

Eastwick (ABC)
The series is based on the popular movie “The Witches of Eastwick”. Fantasy.

Vampire Diaries (CW)
A young woman is torn between two vampires — one good, one evil. Fantasy.

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William Eggington wrote on May 20th, 2009 at 6:18 PM PST:

Trailer for V looks pretty awesome.


memson wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 1:48 AM PST:

Technically, V was a mini series *and* a full blown series. It ran for at least a season as a proper show.


vince wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 9:39 AM PST:

Instead of V, I think they should seriously reboot Buck Rogers. Now that could be a fun series..


Scott wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 11:56 AM PST:

That is actually a decent line up from the big studios. I hope Flash Forward turns out to be interesting and that V is done well. Of course, it can’t really be the same once you know the true motivations of the aliens.

Vince – V is done on present day Earth, as are all of these. I don’t think the Networks are imaginative enough/daring enough to try Buck Rogers. Sci Fi’s Flash Gordon last year was cheap (and cheerful), but surprisingly good once it got rolling. Didn’t make it, though, so I can’t see anyone wanting to try Buck for a few years.


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Eugenia wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 12:01 PM PST:

As it has been said in quite a few articles last year, the networks won’t go for space sci-fi anymore. It’s too expensive and they don’t want to [alien]ate housewife viewers. It’s sad, of course.

BTW, watch V’s trailer on the i9.com site, pretty good!


mikesum32 wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 11:34 PM PST:

They black out for 2 feet 17 inches ?

From Admin: funny. Now, either say something interesting, or don’t say it at all.


Dominique wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 8:33 AM PST:

Personally I am looking forward to the yet unannounced “Housewives of Foster City”.


Soundtweaker wrote on May 30th, 2009 at 9:32 AM PST:

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