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May 30 2008

Tim Minear signs two year deal with 20th Century Fox. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "[he] will work on existing 20th TV series and develop new drama projects for the studio".

Is this the de facto final word that Miracle Man is deadness?
I would say so.
"It's an awful long way to drive to walk in a circle with a sign," heh.

Have there been rumors that Miracle Man was in danger of dying? Wow, where have I been?

The good news is they sure seem to have a lot of confidence in him. Happy to see his talent is being recognized and that they not only want him to work on existing shows, but create his own.
Forget Miracle Man, I still want to see Moon is a Harsh Mistress!
I just read the headline and pitifully muttered... "Drive?" Though, I don't know if I'm getting studio mixed up with network.

I hope things work out for him here.
Good for Tim. I'm glad that Fox recognizes talent when they see/have it...this time. I add the snideness because the article talks of our dear departed show that if mentioned by name, b!x would say it's a new record.

It's interesting that the article mentioned that the deal was seven figures, and a bit later it quotes him about the strike. Hmm. I wonder if it's kind of like what they do with writers of books, where you get an upfront, then you can't earn royalties until it's paid off. I honestly have no idea how they do it in Hollywood. Any insights, y'all? Did our huggable Tim land himself a good deal?
Forget Miracle Man, I still want to see Moon is a Harsh Mistress!

Well, if whoever won the damned script at B3 would scan it and post it already....
Gee, I wonder what 20th Cent Fox TV series he might be working on... ;)
Though, I don't know if I'm getting studio mixed up with network.


Yes. 20th Century Fox is the production company he's done the deal with. The network is a completely different kettle of fish.
(As Cordy grabs some treasure)
Gunn: Do you really think you can get that booty through the front door?
Cordy: Hey!
Gunn: That booty. (points at treasure)
Cordy: Oh.

Loves me some Mr. (the other guy) Minear. Many a moment have I laughed a Pylean laugh and danced a Numfarous dance.
I really enjoy Tim Minear works
Apart from his Mutant Enemy work, I think The Inside is the best thing he's ever done (and for me was one of the best new shows of the last 10 years). It's a crying shame that it never got released on DVD.
Yay, two years of assured cancellations - that's great *g*
Pumps your comments these days seem to be getting more and more out of line, you might want to cool it on the humour.
I loved The Inside. I'm so sad we never got to see the one Amber was in, or (I think) the one Jane wrote. Perhaps they're one in the same.

I think this deal is a good thing, because it solidifies his presence on Dollhouse. As for Miracle Man, I never saw it mentioned on (was it ABC?) any fall or midseason projected schedules, so reckoned it for dead at that point.
I'm so sad we never got to see the one Amber was in, or (I think) the one Jane wrote.


Well, some of us did :) They are out there to be found if one knows where to look.
Working on existing 20th Fox shows means Dollhouse, I assume. Although, since Joss pitched the idea himself, and he and ED are partnered up, does that mean 20th is not involved?
20th has the deal with Eliza, so they are involved. As I understand it, Fox the network has first-look at shows produced by 20th Century Fox studios, so the pitch had to go to Fox first.
Well, some of us did :) They are out there to be found if one knows where to look.
To that I maturely retort, "Luckybutt!" I guess I'm not in the know. :)
Fan bitterness aside, 20th Century Fox seems to be courting the hell out of our favorite talents at the moment. It's like they're trying to buy as much creative genius stock as possible before the market shifts.
Well, and there is no reason to be bitter at 20th Studios. They produce shows, they don't air or cancel anything.
Right, but they kinda get included in that wrath sometimes. Inaccurately, I realize. I shoulda worded that differently. It's Friday, I'm gonna go try something with a lower level of difficulty. I wonder if Adelle has any new fantastically fake emails.
:) Figured you were clear on that, but sometimes I get overly remind-y for the sake of new lurkers.
They are out there to be found if one knows where to look.

[whisper] He means the internet ! [/whisper]

Or Britain of course, where they showed the whole lot (albeit anytime between 10 pm and 2 am and on a channel so far up the listings you couldn't even see BBC1 from there).

Green - check
Pleasant - check
Showed all 13 episodes of 'The Inside' - check
Funny that Latin America Fox, actually showed all the episodes from "The Inside", of course they did shake up a bit with the schuduling, but all of them were shown.
Saje said:

Or Britain of course, where they showed the whole lot (albeit anytime between 10 pm and 2 am and on a channel so far up the listings you couldn't even see BBC1 from there).

And the next time you came here in the Falklands just remember to turn on this BBC signal to all Latin America.

Hey Numfar! Nice to tc with you!

OT Zeitgeist, I find this link , about a poll that Buffy is behind Xena (What makes me crazy). Did you know if this is already noticed here?
I don't believe that its been linked. I think we got polled out there for a while :)
While I mourn the apparent loss of Miracle Man, which had such an intriguing concept, I'm very excited to see what Mr. Minear comes up with next.

As for The Inside, I had no compunction about obtaining this from an alternate source. If it ever comes out on DVD, or iTunes or the like, I'll buy it. But until then, the company has no one but themselves to blame for that lost revenue.
overly remind-y

Are you letting Xander use your computer again?

[ edited by zaphod on 2008-05-30 18:21 ]
zaphod, I actually had to check and see if I did that. But I didn't. It was our fearless z!
Is it a scary thing when people don't even remember what they posted, let alone if they let fictional characters steal their computers?
Nah.
My compy was once taken over by Bob Flutie...boy, was that a surprise! Especially when the keyboard was covered in slobber.
Wait, didn't ABC order a put pilot with Miracle Man, which means they legally have to make it and air it or they'd owe the studio lots of money?
I don't think they legally have to make it. They just write it off if they don't think it is viable.
That's not what I remember reading about it.
Put pilot basically just means the network has to pay penalties to the studio (and possibly creator -- not sure) if they don't air the pilot. So no obligation for anything to be made.
Yoo whoo, I'm tickled pink that Tim is still plugging away, that's great! You can't keep that kind of talent tamed.

As for whether Fox has it out for Tim, I beg to differ. The very fact that they're still supporting him to build shows speaks of the confidence they have in his ability. The man is that good.

Crossing fingers and toes that this will be the break for Tim.
The article says it's a two-year, seven-figure deal. Sounds fairly confident to me . . .

(ET fix grammar)

[ edited by beck on 2008-05-31 16:43 ]
I don't know, Madhatter, if someone kept signing me to 7 figure deals over and over again, I would think that I have already had my break. Tim is extremely successful. It isn't like he is waiting for his big break.

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