Conventional wisdom might say we’re in the post-mortem era for the old TV networks that once ruled TV land. But senior management at NBC is determined to turn things around.
After an extensive series of brainstorming sessions, focus groups, the combined efforts of three separate consulting groups and a team of NBC Network executives, the network has begun unveiling the fruits of those efforts. Reportedly NBC has pushed in all its chips, banking on the success of the new shows planned for the fall. And we daresay their efforts not been in vain! Here's a taste:
Walking Small; An action-packed drama in a world of homunculi (tiny humans) who are in danger of extinction due to excessive homosexuality and sexual deviance. Their problems are compounded by their tendency to create settlements among normally-sized humans, where the “eating is good” as one of the more flamboyant character likes to say. The problem is they suffer frequent casualties when they are stepped on inadvertently by their normie counterparts. Will they survive? Tune in and see.
Watch Your Step: In this is a companion drama to Walking Small, we get the perspective of the “normally-sized” people who harbor a wide range of attitudes toward the homunculi. The "good" people protect them, try and help the injured and grieve for their casualties. The evil ones hate the homunculi simply because they’re different. They take delight stepping on them and even do some nasty things like biting their heads off for a chuckle. A number of sub plots involve direct conflicts between the good and evil big people as well.
Clowning 'em Down: It’s 2042. Three distinct species of aliens roam the earth among humans and a number of human deviants reject society, choosing instead to live in the wild where they organize and become dangerous, violence-prone clowns. The clowns assume a "80s punk" attitude, and carry on vendettas against seemingly everyone else, including all the alien types and society in general. Lots of plot twists in this one as we suspect secret alliances form and the clowns develop certain powers, some innocuous like squirting water from their finger tips and creating confetti out of thin air. But other powers are much more dangerous. The clowns are somehow able to fit battalion-sized groups into a Volkswagen Beatle. Unruly hordes of clowns surprise and attack innocent unsuspecting aliens and people. Can they be stopped?
Monkey Survivor: Jeff Probst returns to host as a variety of simian species including chimps, baboons, macaques, and gorillas organize as tribes and compete in the game of survivor. Jeff will discover early on that the baboons particularly, are not big fans of his and that he must always be on guard, as he even is the recipient of a nasty beating at one point before production assistants maneuver to save his hide. A concussed Probst is not too happy with his aids, suspecting they intentionally delayed intervening. Mayhem ensues, and it’s monkey to monkey, man to man, or monkey to man it’s always a gas! This is true MUST SEE TV folks!
Wendy & Ellen Unplugged: In this zany reality show concept, the fickle and always wobbly Wendy Williams is brought to a deserted island along with lesbian queen bee and funny-woman Ellen Degeneres, resulting in a bevy of drama, suspense, lots of confusion, unintentional comedy and much, much more! In fact let’s say anything and everything you can possibly imagine. The show begins with an NBC executive notifying these two fading celebrities that this is their last chance to salvage their declining careers and suggests they use it wisely by determining the course of action that will put them back on top. So what will they choose? Will they work as a team? Will they duke it out? Will one use the other as fodder? It’s anyone’s guess!!