The Fall 2016 season is upon us, bringing over 40 sci fi & fantasy TV shows (find out how to keep up with all of those at this link), and there are still a lot more waiting in the wings for mid-season or in the development pipeline. With that many shows upcoming and in the works, there are some pretty crazy concepts getting tossed around that will leave you scratching your head and saying “what the hell are the network executives thinking?” (Even more than usual, that is) To prove this, take a look at the descriptions of the three shows below, two of which are really on the upcoming schedule or in development while the third I just made up. Read the descriptions then and cast your vote on which one you think is the fake show, and no fair Googling. So cast your vote and feel free to chime in with your comments below (the obvious being: why are they working on these instead of working on bringing back Firefly or Constantine or moving forward with the Foundation series or something that sci fi fans really want). You can see the results of our last poll at this link.
Dead Beat: “Bill Lawson is a beat cop working the streets of Boston with a rather odd partner: Josh O’Brien, the ghost of a beat cop who worked those very streets one hundred years ago. Josh knows these streets and where the criminal element is because he has haunted them for a century. Josh also knows that Bill’s fiance is the spitting image of his former love, so he must learn how to work with his living partner while also pining for the woman that he lost so tragically.” Source: THR
Happy! This series “follows Nick Sax – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man — who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse.” Source: The Wrap
Ghosted: “Described as a sort of comedic X-Files, Ghosted centers on Leroy Wright (Robinson), a cynical, hilarious skeptic, and Max Allison (Scott), a genius ‘true believer’ in the paranormal, who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant ‘unexplained’ activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.” Source: Deadline Hollywood