Nine picks up V remake

The early word on US acquisitions confirms Nine will turn to science fiction once again. Here's where some titles landed.

v-hedChannel Nine has picked up the V remake as part of its output deal. As many readers will remember, Nine and sci-fi have not been good primetime bedmates lately, with the Fringe experience still raw in the minds of many fans of the genre.

Nine also picks up Eastwick, the spin-off from The Witches Of Eastwick, Past Life (with former Home and Away actor Nic Bishop) and the Jerry Bruckheimer dramas The Forgotten, Miami Trauma, Hank (Kelsey Grammer’s new comedy), and Middle, starring Patricia Heaton.

TEN programmer David Mott described his haul as “the best season I’ve seen in about seven years,” picking up the drama series The Good Wife, led by former ER medico Julianna Margulies, the comedy Modern Family with Ed O’Neill (Married With Children) and the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles, with Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J.

Nine programmer Michael Healy returns with a couple of remakes, among others, each generating solid buzz.

Seven nabs epic adventure Flash Forward, starring Brits Joseph Fiennes and Jack Davenport, and the Courtney Cox comedy Cougar Town (created by Bill Lawrence). Seven also has the drama Day One, starring Sea Patrol’s David Lyons.

Source: Sunday Telegraph

38 Responses

  1. Why can’t Channel 9 leave V alone. who wants to watch all that Underbelly garbage week after week. At least put V in a time slot where it can stay. You lot are useless when getting a new show. I hope it stays on and doesn’t disappeare like fringe did. Leave V alone 9.

  2. Yeah i agree with all of u ppls out there, V looks soo good and nine is only going to stuff it up, So if there is any execs from nine reading these posts, get the hint, grow up and Dont! Stuff! It! Up!

  3. I dont’ get why any of this even matters, all 3 mainstream channels are jump dumping the same TV shows on during nearly all primetime hours.

    Channel 7 – when there’s a free time slot, air a half hour reality/unscripted thingy, like Border Security or The Force
    Channel 9 – when in doubt, air Two and a Half Men or 20 to 1
    Channel 10 – when in doubt air The SImpsons or some crappy game show…

    We know the shows are going to end up on those new nosebleeds free-to-air channels, where they air them all in the wrong order…

  4. I actually watched the first Episode of the new ‘V ‘ series over the weekend(not realising it was coming to Australia at a later date ) and I really enjoyed it. The whole episode introduced a Lot of characters and was really enjoyable. The last 5 minutes is what got me totally hooked.
    Really looking forward to it coming to Aussieland, shame its on Channel Nine. Would of been good to be picked up by another station, at least it would of had a chance!

  5. I was interested to see that Nine will be screening the remake of V. As a sci fi fan who enjoyed the original I was both pleased and unhappy. Pleased that it is coming back, unhappy that it will be on Nine. Nine with it’s mind numbing obsession with sport and blokiness has an appalling track record with other tastes especially the arts and/or sci fi which is why I so rarely watch it these days. Star Trek, that huge 40 year old unstoppable franchise has always been relegated to the back burner (ie struggling to stay awake at the allotted time slot). Elsewhere it is uber prime time. But not on Nine oh no! One of the reasons I stopped watching the Today show was because whilst it was the more serious and intelligent breakfast show it always got bumped for any sporting event going. Tiddliewinks in outer woop woop? Can the Today show till it’s over. Good grief people. Some of us like something a little different occasionally, we are not all slaves to boofheaded, semi literate, barely articulate sports “stars” . The general behaviour of footie players this year a pertinent case in point. There are more of us out here in the real world than you could probably imagine. Not impressed.

  6. i noticed it on an advertisement, but with all sci-fi shows it starts offat a resonable time slot then get later with each episode so the earliest it starts is at least 1am. Whats the go with free to air, isn’t there enough medical / police action / dramas lately bring back go sci-fi shows…

  7. I’ll be shocked if V lasts more then a season…
    I loved the old series have them on Dvd 🙂 but come on what is it with remakes 90210-melrose place whats next a remake of The Fresh Of Bel Air.

  8. Isn’t it amazing that the once-dominant network has truly fallen from grace? The excitement about the remake of an awesome show has been diminished by the fact that it has been picked up by Nine. No-one even has faith in the brand anymore. No confidence in the management. Burnt by its reputation. And the sad thing? There is enormous opportunity to rebuild its reputation. To once again be the network the others aspire to be like. We all know this won’t happen. No-one truly likes to say it. But it’s true. Time will undoubtedly prove all comments on this story to be true. Sigh.

  9. ahh now i know chan9 has got it just made my mind up that ill just be seeing it elsewhere , not going to be stuffed around week after week as chan 9 likes to do with this type of show .

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