Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Even If ‘Surface’ Sinks, It Could Ride Wave Of DVD Popularity

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s good to be a sci-fi series on TV these days. Even if the show tanks on the tube, it can surface in other forms.

That’s according to producers Josh and Jonas Pate, who created the upcoming “sea-fi” NBC drama, Surface, about a new form of sea life and how its appearance affects life on Earth.

The show is a bit unusual for TV but the brothers are confident Surface can rise above other shows in its time slot.

Still, they do admit feeling cushioned because there are enough sci-fi fans around to practically guarantee a DVD release even if NBC cancels it.

But Josh expects the show and other sci-fi dramas to be popular in the coming months because the genre is “always popular in times of uncertainty.”

Surface debuts Sept. 19 on NBC.

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