Thursday, 29 July 2010

Channel 4 Get The Event

The trend for UK TV channels adopting a wait-and-see approach when it comes to acquiring new US shows seems to dead and buried.

Once upon a time we would have to wait months to see a debuting US show as our networks sat back to see how the shows did across the pond first, but not anymore.

After the news earlier this week that Living had picked up both Nikita and Chase, comes the even bigger news that Channel 4 have picked up the show I tipped up last month as being the biggest new show to hit the big 5 basic cable networks in the US: The Event.

The conspiracy-based drama that will air on NBC in the States is one of the most hyped new shows in the fall schedules, the anticipation for The Event increased further last week on the back of Comic Con.

The show revolves around Sean Walker, played by Jason Ritter, who goes in search of his fiancée after she mysteriously disappears. Walker then manages to get embroiled in what is billed as the biggest cover-up in US history.

The Event premieres in the US on 20th September and although no UK air date has yet been announced by Channel 4, they must be hoping that the show can emulate the success of Lost – C4 had Lost for its first two seasons before losing the show to Sky1.


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