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Fox About To Greenlight To Pilot A Supernatural Procedural From The Creator Of GLEE??

I am – Hercules!! Fox is reportedly close to ordering a supernatural procedural from Ryan Murphy, writer/director of “Eat Pray Love” and creator of “Popular,” “Nip/Tuck” and “Glee.” It centers on a psychiatrist who helps people deal with their phobias. Murphy would write and produce the resulting series with Howard Gordon (“The X-Files,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “24”). Fox, the network behind “The X-Files,” currently has a supernatural procedural titled “Fringe” entering its third season next Thursday. Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Sounds like it could be intersting

    by Creative1

    The phobia angle is something new.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Fringe is on its way out. Jumped the shark.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    Psychiatrist as the hero?

    by SmokingRobot

    Impossible. What next, a show about a heroic IRS agent?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Fringe gotta eat!

    by tdepompa

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    "Ghosts? Aliens? Alt. reality? Science gone wrong? ... Shit!"

    by Tall_Boy66

    "Used up all of those? Fuck sakes.... uh ... Loch Ness! Yeah! Let's do that!!! Wait, there was a show about that already? AND it tanked? FUCK!"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    "I got it! Evil Owls!"

    by Tall_Boy66

    "Satan fucks a bunch of Owls then killer owls mysteriously pull the strings behind the scenes in a supernatural way! YES! More coke for the writer's room!"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Anyway, me wantie an X-Files 2012 movie

    by Tall_Boy66

    I don't care if the last movie bombed, Mulder and Scully have to save us from the myans/alien colonization. I need closure on that anecdote!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Sixth Sense the TV show?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    fuck me

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Procedural? I'll Pass.

    by Charbarred

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST

    yeah enough Procedurals already

    by DioxholsterReturns

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST


    by RabbitPuncher

    yeah, procedurals suck ass, waaaaay too many on tv. Come on.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST

    The X Files: Miami

    by rosasaks

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    set it on the alt earth and i am there

    by j2talk

    fringe for the win

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Procedural - wtf is that? Is that 'insider / network' speak

    by HarryBlackPotter

    If so, you're a twat!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Screw this, where is the Vampire Diaries talkback.

    by parissun

    Stephan and Damon vs werewovles, oh my.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Tall_Boy66 on Evil Owls

    by Himbo

    Do not mock. Remember "The Owls are NOT what they seem." <p> Problem with the success of this, is that procedurals function regardless of the characters involved. Oh, the recurring characters are the spice, but not the meat and potatoes. The characters are nearly interchangeable and replaceable (Law & Order). <p>X-files was carried by the personalities of the investigators. Same reason Supernatural works. <p> When dealing with something intensely personal, like phobias and anxieties, keeping it impersonal will be difficult. <p> Now if they want to say formulaic, that's one thing. 'Medium' while formulaic, is NOT a procedural. NYPD Blue was the same way: though Cop show, it was the story of Andy Sipowicz.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Rather have The X-Files 3 than any of these

    by SisterSpooky

    I totally agree with you Tall_Boy66, would rather have The X-Files 3 Movie about Alien Invasion/Colonization with Mulder & Scully and closure on the Mythology than anything on TV these days.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    woah, the guy created Popular?

    by punto

    so that means I used to enjoy the same genre ironically (by liking Popular, which constantly made fun of it) when I was a teenager, that I now enjoy honestly as an adult, thanks to the same guy? that's something.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Yes please for XF3

    by theGoldbergV

    fuck the haters, even XF2 wasn't all bad. Come on Chris Carter, you've got just over 2 years to get it done. December 22nd 2012.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    XF2 was shit - but I also want X-Files 3 2012!!!

    by wtriker1701

    I believe they made the second one to not loose the option for that third movie... could be wrong though.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    It'll be like the X Files

    by skimn

    only real gay...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    The problem with XF2 the Movie was that it was

    by skimn

    an autumn movie released in summer. And Russian transplanters (they were the villian, right) just wasn't the compelling case to bring Mulder and Scully back.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    X-Files 3 - The Return Of C.G.B. Spender

    by wtriker1701

    Revived by an alien invasion fleet!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    "Tell me what you're afraid of"

    by The McPoyle Clan

    It will turn out that everyone, including the shrink, has esteem and identity issues, and all will proceed to do some crazy shit until it descends into camp.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    The Incredible SHRINKing Man

    by wtriker1701

    What a show!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    SHRINK 3D!

    by wtriker1701

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't we get a Sunny talkback?

    by Dapper Swindler

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Singing Zombies?

    by Big_Coffin_Hunter

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Careful Dapper..I mentioned Sunny twice

    by skimn

    in yesterdays Apprentice TB, and got deleted twice. Thanks Quint.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Sorry..I mean Herc.

    by skimn


  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Actually, the problem with XF3...

    by nico_laos

    Was that it opened the week after The Dark Knight. The movie, itself, was fucking awesome. It had several references to the show's canon... so many, in fact, that only the die-hards could follow. Not a problem I had.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    I mean XF2

    by nico_laos

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    re: procedural

    by mrgray

    1) Yes, that's "insider" speak, but it's such basic insider speak that to not know it is to demonstrate that you know dick-all about television. <p>2) While I prefer serial to procedural myself, you guys have to concede that the top dramas are almost all procedural. If you want a hit show and you want to attract a network, procedural is your best bet. <p>3) And there's nothing *inherently* wrong with procedural storytelling on TV. It's *lazy* procedural that's bad. And cliche procedural, which is why cop, doctor, and lawyer shows always elicit groans from smart TV viewers. It's not that the procedural element is bad, it's that we've seen waaaay too many police, medical, and legal procedurals.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    This could be good...

    by kenny38606

    ...if the psychiatrist was an actual psychic who goes into people's dreams and fights psychic creatures/demons preying on people's minds.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I agree with you mrgray

    by kenny38606

    ... I myself enjoy a series with an overarching storyline and a rich mythology.But, the average/casual viewer doesn't want to invest that much in a series.They just want to be able to turn on a show, and be able to follow it, without having to have started from the beginning, or be able to follow if they'd missed an episode or two.That's why the Law and Orders and CSIS are so popular.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Can't have a sequel to XF2...

    by Billyeveryteen

    It ended with Fox and Dana looking up at us from a boat!<p>Uggh...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    My Show

    by Henry Fool

    My show is about a man who finds out he's a bunny. A furry, floppy bunny. They say bunnies are only good for two things. I say bunnies are like network executives.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Ever notice how cops on procedural shows rarely

    by RPLocke

    follow procedure?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    A monster X-Files movie was a good idea-

    by Tall_Boy66

    -it just needed to be better. I don't mind the movie was about aliens (but that 2012 cliffhanger is a pretty big motza ball) but the villains and the "monster" was simply weak sauce. And it was structured like an X-Files episode wherein the only genuinely "freak" stuff happened in the last 5 minutes. Works for 40 minutes, not for almost 2 hours. <P> So, basically, while I liked the intent behind the sequel (What was it called? Trust No One? I Want To Believe? I think that was it) the execution was sub-par. The monster of the week episodes weren't always filler, sometimes they kicked the ass of the alien mythology episodes. Just not this time.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    was not about aliens

    by Tall_Boy66

    is what I meant to say. You can do monster of the week X-Files movies, just make 'em better. As it stands, my inner X-phile got enough out of the movie to at least mildly enjoy it. But coulda been so much more.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

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    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Damn supernatural double post...

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The only way I'll accept an X-files 3...

    by Shermdawg

    ...and the continuation of that horribly drawn out mythology is if they bring back Monica Reyes and kill that bitch in the worst way possible.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Ryan Murphy = Automatic non-interest

    by m_prevette

    it'll be shit on a plate. Trust these words.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Preparing for the inevitable Glee backlash

    by TrueLies

    you know it's coming. One commenter said when it started, it was like Heathers with Broadway numbers. At the end of its first season, it had degenerated to Saved By The Bell with karaoke.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    Is a procedural? I've only seen a couple of episodes, but "procedural" is not a term that cones to mind...

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    "Supernatural Procedural"

    by Bat185

    OK, I understand how this will be a "procedural series" but I don't understand the "supernatural" element. I could see it being supernatural if, as kenny38606 said, it was about a psychiatrist who went into his/her patients' minds.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    X files 3?

    by RPLocke

    You people could barely support an X files 1 or 2.

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    will this show be gay, too?

    by frank cotton

    just askin'

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    The X-Files 3, yes!!

    by SisterSpooky

    RPLocke, you got one thing wrong The X-Files 1 was a hit. It can be supported, a lot of fans do want to have a third Movie. If it's the Mythology, it's chances are better. Still rather have The X-Files 3 than anything TV is coming out with.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    If I see...

    by Triple_J_72

    ...ONE person randomly break into song during the pilot, I'm out.