Although cable seems to be the go-to for the most-watched shows these days, there’s a fantastic crop of exciting genre shows on network television this Fall. Any geek knows that there is a fine balance for these types of shows. There has to be enough mass appeal to bring in the ratings, but not so much watering down to the point that it insults the intelligence of the geek audience, as this is where the most outspoken and consistent fan base can be found.
Luckily, geek is definitely in this year, as proven by all of the fanfare that surrounded many show pilot episodes at this year’s ComicCon. In addition, some marketing research groups have given indications that these shows should succeed during their freshman seasons, leading to renewal. With good scheduling and promotion, let’s hope that is the case. Not being so much of a fan of reality shows, I’m hoping for all of the good scripted TV and genre shows that we can get.