The Rise of Scifi TV

The Rise of Scifi TV
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Christine Huang
  • 1 december 2008

What’s inspired the recent influx of fantasy-scifi TV programming? Here in the States, fantasy shows like Heroes, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, and True Blood claim a surprisingly large viewership, while creators continue churning out new pilots and series ideas around the undead and the strange. And in the UK, the trend is even more apparent, with more than a handful of scifi shows slated for the Fall season. The Guardian takes a look at the growth of scifi on UK networks, suggesting today’s audiences are looking for more from their TV shows and characters – high-drama reality shows having upped the wow factor to levels standard sitcoms and dramas can’t meet:

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