TITLE

Cloning Cable's Sci-Fi Success

AUTHOR(S)
Umstead, R. Thomas
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Multichannel News;6/11/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 24, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the trend in television broadcasting in the U.S. is towards science fiction and fantasy-based content. This programming category has often been maligned for its weak storylines and cheesy special effects. Another problem with television networks' infatuation with is that cable has already successfully "been there and done that."
ACCESSION #
25367245

 

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