The Plan To Keep ‘The Event’ From Losing Altitude, Plus Questions Answered

We’ve seen this scenario before. A new sci-fi series opens big – remember the ‘V’ premiere and its 14.3 million viewers? – only to then stumble creatively and/or in the Nielsens, then ultimately gasp for air/a slim chance at renewal. That’s why NBC is doing whatever it can to keep people talking about ‘The Event,’ […]

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‘The Event’ Aims To Mix Thrills Of ’24’ With Mystery Of ‘Lost’

Over the four years that he’d been developing ‘The Event‘ (premiering Monday at 9/8c, on NBC), Nick Wauters faced a recurring question from curious friends and colleagues: What is the titular “event”? But ever since the action-drama landed on NBC’s fall schedule and began drawing comparisons to shows such as ‘Lost,’ ‘Heroes,’ ‘FlashForward‘ and even […]

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Why Are We Crazy For Government Conspiracy TV Series?

They’re just TV characters espousing far-out theories, but if they were people standing on a street corner raving about the government, you’d think they were crazy. So why do we take all these TV shows about government conspiracies so seriously? One reason is obvious: At they’re best, they can be very entertaining. See (most seasons […]

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