ITEM: Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor, the creative talent behind Battlestar Galactica, create Virtuality, a science fiction pilot for FOX which centers around 12 astronauts on a long-term deep space assignment.
ITEM: FOX entertainment President Kevin O’Reilly calls Virtuality, “dense.” Not stupid, but the show has got a lot going on.
ITEM: Sex sells.
ITEM: America likes sex.
ITEM: ABC orders 13 episodes of Defying Gravity, a new show focusing on “eight astronauts from five countries on a mysterious journey through the solar system.” Ron Livingston will play Captain Maddux Donner, while Laura Harris will play a fellow astronaut Chloe, who’s also… Maddux’s old flame.
Virtuality fans may be asking themselves, FTW? But it only gets better, everything the astronauts do is being recorded and sent back to Earth. The show premieres later this month, so it’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out. But listen, the minute Jimmi Simpson starts showing up in people’s dreams, I’m going to kill someone.
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