It isn’t a new concept to create TV shows based upon books. Showtime has done it with Dexter, HBO has Game of Thrones and True Blood, CBS has Under the Dome, and there are countless more. For the upcoming 2013 Fall TV show season there are plenty of new TV shows based upon books. The primetime networks; CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC all have new series premiering within the fall or midseason. Two other popular networks; The CW and Lifetime also have new series based on books.
What does the Fox Network have in store for us?
Fox network has decided to take on two new series based upon books. The first series is based upon comedic author Justin Halpern’s I Suck at Girls. It has been renamed as Surviving Jack. It will be a midseason premiere. The show features Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) as title character Jack and newcomer actor, Connor Buckley as his son. It is the coming of age story of a man becoming a dad as his son becoming a man in the 1990’s. Surviving Jack is the second show based upon a book by Justin Halpern. The first was Sh*t my Dad Says that aired on CBS. There is no release date of when the show will be starting. Their other series is a new science fiction/drama series based upon the book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. On Fox’s website it is stated that the show is a modern day twist on the classic tale. Lead character Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled through time to present day. The show has cast talented actors such as Tom Mison (One Day), Nicole Beharie (42), Orlando Jones (Evolution), Richard Cetrone (Thor, 300), and John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Star Trek). It will premiere on Monday September 16th at 9PM. Both books are available to borrow from the library. I Suck at Girls is located in the non-fiction section on the 3rd floor and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is located in the children’s section on the main floor.
-posted by Stacey, Readers’ Services