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After watching the success of True Blood, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead (all of which have less than 14 episodes a season), the networks are now re-evaluation what they have to offer to their audiences. The success of these shows, shows that shortened season are not an issue. This type of formatting allows networks to have drama-based content throughout the year and allows it to not rely so much on reruns and reality-based programming as filler. It also allows networks to ”maintain series options on the actors while at the same time maintain the project’s international value. And if you market them well, they bring in audience,” as Deadline noted.
Some of the pilots that we have been watching over the last year are strong contenders for this format.
The CW is seeing if it will use this cable-like formatting for The Reign and The Selection.
ABC is looking at it’s spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, as a contender, as well as Gothica.
Fox may use this methodology for its Sleepy Hollow series.
CBS is using Under the Dome as it’s gateway into this type of programming.
There is an added plus to this, many of you will be quite thrilled at the prospect of not having to deal with four-week gaps in-between new episodes of some of your favorite shows (and I’m talking about CW) because if the networks see that this works than shortened seasons allow for a straight run of back-to-back new episodes. A win-win for everyone.
Let’s hope that this happens.
Janina Gavankar, who plays Luna on True Blood, joined the cast of the mid-season comedy titled The Goodwin Games. The show is a high-concept comedy follows three estranged siblings, one of which will be portrayed by Scott Foley who portrayed Patrick on True Blood.
What does this mean for the character of Luna is anyone’s guess.