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Because You Can Never Have Enough Twilight (No, Not That Twilight), CBS is Rebooting The Twilight Zone


When I first saw this headline cavort across my browser I confused Bryan Singer with Bryan Fuller for a second (easy mistake to make) and thought the latter was the one doing a The Twilight Zone reboot. Alas, the Bryan in questions is not the one behind Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and the upcoming Hannibal, but rather the one behind X-Men, X2, and House M.D..

Sigh. But it’s probably a good thing that it’s not Fuller, as it’s well-known that his involvement increases a show’s chances for premature cancellation tenfold.

Bryan Singer will be developing, executive producing, and possibly directing the Twilight Zone reboot for CBS TV Studios, which according to Deadline is still in the very early stages.

Writes Deadline:

The project has not been pitched to networks yet, but CBS is an obvious destination since CBS TV Studios only supplies CBS and the CW on the broadcast side and CBS carried the original series…

Let us all take a moment to imagine what a version of The Twilight Zone on the CW would look like.

Oooooh, creepy. Tweedle-deedle-tweedle-deedle…

This TV series is actually the second Twilight Zone reboot currently in the works; the first is the movie version that Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company has been working on for like five years. TV is a more fitting medium for The Twilight Show‘s original anthology format, and I’m sure the success of anthology American Horror Story had something to do with Singer’s take on the sci-fi classic being greenlit.

Who’s with me on wanting a cameo from original Twilight Zone guest star William Shatner? Leonard Nimoy? Carol Burnett? Make it happen, CBS.

(via: Bleeding Cool)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Chuck.Unwin Charles Unwin

    Remember when UPN ran the Twilight Zone with Forest Whitaker as the host

  • Anonymous

    Cool! Wait, on the CW? Oh……….never mind.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    It’ll probably be on CBS, not the CW—I just mentioned the latter because they’re both owned by CBS TV Studios and because it would be so very, very strange.

  • John Wao

    CBS may be the network that aired the original but that was then and this is now, if it’s going to be a procedural of some type okay but if it’s going to stay true to its roots CBS seems like an odd fit.

  • Anonymous

    Stop just stop. don’t mess with perfection.

  • Anonymous

    This’ll be the, what, fourth version? Has there been more than…three new episodes of the later ones that were worth a damn? “Wordplay” and “Paladin of the Lost Hour” are the only ones I can think of, and MAYBE that sequel to It’s a Good Life.

    And who wants to bet that there’s at least one person in a meeting who DID think they’d gotten the rights to the vampire books?

  • tbok1992

    I try to forget.

  • Brian

    Of course, Singer and Fuller worked on Mockingbird Lane together. And the last TZ revival wasn’t bad, neither was the movie. Even the ’80s series had some stuff going for it.