Category talk:2009 television series debuts
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TV SERIES PROPOSALS
Title & Premise Of Proposed TV Series
Birds of A Feather: Based on the British comedy of the same name about two sisters whose lives had taken very different routes.
Fiona Range: Based on Mary McGarry Morris' book of the same name about Fiona's attempts to clean her life up, find love in the midst of loneliness and confusion, and find balance in the midst of seemingly insurmountable emotional chaos.
Checks & Balances: Explores the lives, loves & machinations of workers at Ambrose/Craner/Ellison, a fictional independent Wall Street investment house. Set in New York City. Think: Americanized Traders.
The Subject Steve: Based on Sam Lipsyte's book of the same name- A dark satire in which the protagonist, Steve, is diagnosed with a vague but deadly disease called Prexis that sounds suspiciously like terminal boredom with modern life.
Easy Steps: Satirical look at the self-help industry.
Faces: Multiple storylines dealing with issues like depression, poverty, addiction (drug, food, sex, alchohol), abuse (physical, mental, sexual), suicide, homophobia, violence (gangs, rape), eating disorders, learning/physical disability etc.
Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow: A cross between The Young And The Restless, General Hospital & late 70s/early 80s & 90s One Life To Live. It's about the moments which defined yesterday, the trials & tribulations faces us today, and the outcomes which will lead into tomorrow. Blending social & political issues, love & romance, action & adventure, and spirituality & mystery themes, Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow is the next generation of great American television. Possible writers include L.M. Latham, M.V. Jean, J.F. Esser, M.S. Price, Cherie Bennett, Lorraine Broderick, Hogan Sheffer, Kay Alden, Jeff Gottesfeld, Tracey Thomson, Karen Harris, Susan Wald, Meg Bennett, Elizabeth Korte, Michael Conforti.
Raindrops And Sunshine: Coming of age drama about the lives of college students and recent graduates.
Zubat & Clark: Best friends who host an afternoon drive home radio talk show. Zubat is a moderate while Clark is a libertarian. Think: Politically Incorrect meets WKRP In Cincinnati. Set in Washington, D.C.
Origin/Terminus: Government agents investigating paranormal activity, unexplained phenomena & conspiracies as they encounter secret societies who are in search of the truth of the planet. Think: The X Files meets Alias.
Silicon Follies: Based on Thomas Scoville's book of the same name- A satire of Silicon Valley and its technological trappings; portraying a world as rich with youth and enthusiasm as it is with hypocrisy and loneliness.
Plainsong: Based on Kent Haruf's book of the same name about 8 compassionately imagined characters, in a prairie community near Denver, CO, whose lives undergo radical change during the course of one year.
...And I: The relationships people have with their work, friends, family & the world around them.
The Rulers of The Ages: Lives of those between the ages of 50 & 80.
Tuffy: Based on Paul Beatty's book, Tuff, about the unusual coming-of-age of 19-year-old, obese African-American Winston "Tuffy" Foshay, who tries to rise above his rough-and-tumble life on the vicious streets of Spanish Harlem.
Joe College: Based on Tom Perrotta's book of the same name about an English major at Yale University who's stuck with the peculiarities of his roommates, a horrendous crush on a fellow student, while struggling to complete his junior year.
Hi-De-Hi!: Based on the British comedy of the same name which was set in a holiday camp during the 1950s and 1960s.
Never The Twain: Based on the British comedy of the same name about 2 male next-door neighbours and rival antique dealers engaged in continuous one-upmanship.
The Thin Red Line: The ongoings of a firehouse in a small city
Americana: Satire on American culture, media & politics. A small town businessman becomes the mayor of a metropolis. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 06:11, 11 January 2009 (UTC)