This bit of news comes from the Futon Critic, and boy is it awesome!
FOX is giving viewers a holiday treat on Saturday, July 4.
Network sources have confirmed to the site exclusively that the two-hour pilot to “Virtuality” will air on said night at 8:00/7:00c.
Co-created by Michael Taylor and Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”), the sci-fi drama revolves around the crew of the Phaeton, Earth’s first starship. To endure the 10-year journey, the astronauts use virtual reality modules which allow them to assume avatars and explore self-created scenarios. But just as the mission is about to enter its critical go/no-go phase, a virus begins to infect the system and puts all of their lives on the line.
Nintendo Sixty-fooooour! My guess is they want to see how many viewers tune in before they make any sort of series commitment. The only thing that worries me is the number of people who are going to be home watching TV on July 4th. But optimism, right? Thanks to reader C for the tip.