Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
As with film, not every television project that enters development actually makes it to the screen — but sighing over what could’ve been is a task for some other day. Today, our curiosity is piqued by some of the more interesting-sounding series in the works, including shows by Transformers helmer Michael Bay (how’s he gonna fit all those explosions on a tiny screen?) and Dark Knight writer David Goyer. I don’t know that I’d actually want to follow all of these series if they actually made it to air, but I’ll be keeping an eye on them to see how they pan out. After the jump:
- Starz orders Da Vinci’s Demons, by Dark Knight writer David Goyer
- Michael Bay will exec produce Outsiders for The CW
- NBC buys a new comedy by Scrubs writer Tim Hobert and the guy who played intern Lonnie on same
- Showtime buys a new comedy from the Farrelly Bros.
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