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.

  • disney rocks

    CSI Miami should get an AMC pickup; and air the drama Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays.

  • Greg

    Oh, I just remembered: Deadline also reported that Netflix was looking at Terra Nova.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Oh, I just remembered: Deadline also reported that Netflix was looking at Terra Nova.”

    More post editing!

  • Overdamoon

    Ringer please…

  • were123

    My top 5 and where I would see them going on cable:
    1_Awake -> Showtime
    2_Alcatraz -> TNT
    3_The Secret Circle -> ABC Family
    4_Ringer -> ABC Family
    5_GCB -> Lifetime/Nextflix
    I think those TV shows would do fine on those cable networks (or online streaming service), and would love if it happened. It might, but it only might…

  • Overdamoon

    And where were Hulu, Netflix… when Moonlight was around??!! sigh…

    *there, I said it!!

  • justin


  • Bright

    You two @Bill and @Robert are so mean to Deadline.. hahaha
    well, it’s good news anyway, I would love Unforgettable and Pan Am to be saved.
    what about pilots that weren’t picked? could some be still alive? do you know anything? I would love to hear from Beautiful People and Americana.

  • Dan


  • Ultima

    Knot’s Landing ;)

  • JD

    Life and Times of TIM!!!

  • Only you can be you only I can be me!, You always wanna be what your not cant you be happy with what you got? Your perfect the way you are

    Top 5 Guesses
    Ringer- FX
    The Secret Circl- ABC Family
    Bent- TBS
    The Firm- TNT
    Are you there Chelsea- MTV

  • DW

    amc cant pick up csi miami. it would cut into the walking dead’s budget and they are running on pennies as it is. :)

    as a fan of the show , i would love to see bored to death come back for a season but with hbo’s love for netflix , i dont think that will happen.

  • sam

    who cares no one watches netflix or hulu anyway for original series. and wtf amazon??

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Well it is possible a mass media event like this:


    drawing dozens, well not quite dozens could put Awake of those crazy pick up lists

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Kind of like the tens of people who showed up on behalf of Flash Forward at the time rumored to be being considered for pick up by Starz:


  • gerry

    i wish it were going to ringer, but sigh… i can see it going to harry’s law, it had the overall ratings to pull it off. it could easily find a home on the channel that airs ‘murder she wrote’ and ‘matlock’… is that hallmark?

  • Holly

    Kind of like the tens of people who showed up on behalf of Flash Forward

    I think that’s my favorite “save our show” stunt.

  • Adam


    1. Awake
    2. Harry’s Law
    3. The Finder
    4. Breakout Kings
    5. Alcatraz
    6. NYC 22
    7. GCB
    8. Dog the Bounty Hunter
    9. The Secret Circle
    10. Missing

  • Mike W

    Veronica Mars

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