[07/20/08 - 01:38 PM]
Sci Fi Greenlights Three Original Series
Newcomers include "Cash or Capture," "Estate Of Panic" and "Outer Space Astronauts."

[via press release from Sci Fi]


Beverly Hills, CA - July 20, 2008 - SCI FI Channel's commitment to delivering 52 weeks of broad-appeal original contemporary science fiction continues with the greenlight of a trio of original series. Dave Howe, President, SCI FI, today unveiled the new titles at the Television Critic's Association Press Tour. SCI FI's original programming remains unmatched in its reputation for innovative, high quality entertainment.


CASH OR CAPTURE (working title) (Six 1-Hour Episodes; Premieres November 2008)

Cash or Capture is an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat reality competition show that pits a group of contestants against each other in the quest for a cash prize, while being stalked by relentless "hunters." Based on a successful Japanese format from Fuji Television, the action takes place over 60 minutes of real time in various landmark locations. As the clock winds down, the competition gets harder as more hunters appear on the streets, the game perimeter gets smaller, and tasks are assigned that test fraying nerves. Contestants earn money for every second they "stay alive," but if they are overrun by a hunter they lose everything. When only minutes remain in the game a final clue to the game's exit point is revealed, and the first contestant to make it to that spot wins the prize. Rick Telles serves as executive producer. Cash or Capture is executive produced by Disney's Buena Vista Productions and Fujisankei Communications International.

ESTATE OF PANIC (Six 1-Hour Episodes Premieres November 2008)

From the producers of Fear Factor comes the most physically and psychologically challenging competition yet - Estate Of Panic. In each episode, large quantities of cash are hidden in a massive estate and seven strangers are invited to find the money. But all is not what it seems, and the contestants will be challenged throughout the mansion to overcome the terrors that await them. After each of the three challenges, two people are eliminated and their winnings are added into the prize pot. The last person standing walks away with everyone's found money. Estate Of Panic is executive produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the President of Endemol USA. The Executive producer is Richard Hall.

OUTER SPACE ASTRONAUTS (working title) (Five 30-Minute Episodes)

In the future, many courageous souls journey to the far reaches of the galaxy, seeking knowledge, adventure, and the thrill of exploration. They are integral to the survival of the human race and truly have 'the right stuff.' The rest are the Outer Space Astronauts. The slovenly Captain Ripley commands the "space-ially" challenged crew of the O.S.S. Oklahoma as they go about their daily routine of� working in space. The show, created by Russell Barrett, is a combination of live action, 3D and 2D animation. Executive Producers are Barrett, Scott Puckett and David O. Russell (Three Kings).

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

  [july 2008]  


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