What's The Next Show That Deadline Will Claim May Be Picked Up By Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Cable Or...?

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May 23rd, 2012

As the parade of shows noted by Deadline.com as potentially being picked up by Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, cable networks and/or Joe the Plumber lengthens, it's become somewhat of a running joke between Robert and I as to which show will be next. Not sure which one of us had Pan Am, but we can add that to the parade today.

As a business model catering to the desperate fan it's got a lot to recommend it. They can go with "There's Hope," then "There's Still Hope," and finally "Alas, No More Hope" posts and harvest the pageviews all along the way. Even better if they can grab some crazy rant from a star or a producer.

So, in the spirit of expanding our business model (if just a tiny bit), I thought I'd open the floor to guessing for "What will be the next show that Deadline will claim may be saved by some non-broadcast TV source?"

Disqualified guesses: (since the posts have already been written): Pan Am, Terra Nova, The River, Unforgettable.

  • Liz

    Hmm, so many choices…

    I’m going to go with Harry’s Law. Second choice: Alcatraz.

  • Greg

    Okay, this is getting ridiculous. First The River was being considered by Netflix, then TNT looks at Unforgettable and now Amazon may save Pan Am? Just stop, Deadline.

  • Holly


  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Hello!? Harry’s Law. Duh.

    To Nellie’s credit she did have the Cougar Town to TBS scoop before anyone.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Greg, I must have missed The River post (I admittedly didn’t look back too far). Will edit the post.

  • livvy

    The secret circle on ABC family

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “To Nellie’s credit she did have the Cougar Town to TBS scoop before anyone.”

    And yet she was also way out in front of the “Harry’s Law is getting a 13 episode mid-season order” meme too.

    Fire enough times, and you’ll hit somewhere!

  • 47th

    I’m going to go with The Playboy Club. Every streaming service will want to have their own period drama!

    In a more realistic line, I can see some streaming service saving Nikita for a season 4, similar to Cougar Town.

  • The TV Obsessed

    At least Unforgettable to TNT sounds more plausible than Pan Am to Amazon.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Fire enough times, and you’ll hit somewhere!

    True, but I don’t think her goal is to “hit” but rather to report on what she’s hearing. As noted privately, I have no objection to that. What I object to is nonsensical assertions like some prestigious European award means that a show is “hugely popular” in Europe.

  • The Big Toe

    Hopefully Awaleke

  • armyboy


  • The Big Toe

    @The Big Toe: Sorry, I meant Awake

  • Rocco


  • Sarim

    hope csi miami will be picked up by amc

  • SteveO

    Well, I think GCB and Awake are the biggest ones right now.

  • Neil

    Dog the Bounty Hunter

  • Brandon


  • Sean

    “Herman’s Head”.

  • anti

    Bring back Hellcats!

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