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Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Sawyer, Dec 10, 2012.
I wonder what network is going to land this.
Isn't the term backdoor pilot used for a show that debuts within another show?
At any rate I loved the old Roger Moore series and have always dug Eliza Dushku so hopefully this turns out well.
I believe a backdoor pilot is something that's made as a TV-movie, with the option of being picked up as a series.
Not all that familiar with the Saint. I do however love Dushku! So I hope this is a hit. I thought backdoor pilot meant spinoff/ team up with something thogh
Hasn't The Saint for all intents and purposes already been updated as Persons of Interest? They are basically the same premise, with Persons of Interest updating the premise for the post-9/11 era.
No they are pretty different, Simon Templar is a suave Ladies man who is also a gentleman thief who travels the globe getting into various scrapes in the high living circles he mixes in. A new Saint shouldn't lose the glamour or sense of fun the original had, it's about beautiful locations, Ladies and capers with a roguish hero.
Ah I see, I thought it was the term used for how NCIS debuted in an episode of JAG and then NCIS: LA inside an epsiode of NCIS. .
those are what's called spin-offs...
No, those were backdoor pilots for spinoffs.
I see. So basically it'll be Persons of Interest combined with the fun of Hawaii 5-0, with a bit of James Bond thrown in? I can get behind that.
That's what I thought.
Hawaii Five-0 is definitely the tone it should be going for I'd say but with a James Bond type lead yes, the thing with Person of Interest is they are actually actively looking to help people or stop crimes, The Saint just gets involved because of the lifestyle he leads.
The problem with The Saint is that it seems like they are just remaking it hoping people watch it based on name recognition and not because anybody actually wants to watch another Saint TV show. Kind of like the Knight Rider remake, nobody was clamoring for it but they made it anyway.
Like if tomorrow they announced a remake of, say, Mike Hammer (which would be the third Mike Hammer TV show, actually), it would be similar. Nobody's been clamoring for a Mike Hammer remake and nobody's been clamoring for a Saint remake, that I know of.
No one was clamoring for a new Hawaii Five-0 and that's done just fine.
Roger Moore on board.
Lots of other recognizable faces there too.
That's a totally different situation--that's a CBS prime-time procedural. Absolutely anything will be successful in that time slot with that basis.
If this is on NBC, on the other hand...
You scoff but do not underestimate the power of the CBS 50+ demographic.
Basically if you want The Saint to be a guaranteed success hope that CBS picks it up.
Seems like it belongs on USA.
LOL my thoughts exactly.
Eliza is killing me in that trailer.
I actually think it looks like slick fun, not totally sold on Rayner but I'll give him a shot and I like the legacy concept with the two previous Saint's the Dodge and Ogilvy being involved.
BBC America and some international channels will probably pick it up as a co-production.