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11/27/2005 Archived Entry: "End of America series coming on the networks"


ABC alone has at least two would-be shows set in post-apocalyptic America ("Resistance" and "Red & Blue") while Gavin Polone and Bruce Wagner are teaming for the comfy-sounding plague drama "Four Horsemen" at CBS (which also is developing "Jericho," about life in a small town after America is destroyed).

Says Fox exec VP Craig Erwich: "The creative community appears to be really inspired this year," he says. "It was an exciting time to be buying. I came away pretty encouraged about network TV."

Sorry for not supplying a link, but Drudge links are transient and I can never figure out how to get permanent ones. The original report is supposedly from Variety. Anyway, point is ... sure, they're just TV shows. And "would-be" TV shows at that. The fact that several end-of-America series are in the works might mean nothing more than a run of medical shows, crime shows, or reality shows.

But given the state of the economy, the overreach of government, the total corruption of politics and the growing corrruption of culture, perhaps these writers and programming execs have tuned into something that's in the tom toms.

(Thanks to SJ.)

Posted by Claire @ 11:10 PM CST

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