Journeyman: Interesting Bits

NEW SHOWS: IS ‘JOURNEYMAN’ TV’S TAKE ON ‘TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE’?

In “Journeyman,” a San Francisco reporter, Dan Vasser, discovers he can travel back in time. It becomes clear that there’s a reason for this ability: He’s meant to change the past in certain ways involving a stranger. But he has trouble resisting the opportunity to change things in more personal ways, especially since, in the past, he’s able to see once again the fiance he believes died in a plane crash.

BY THE BOOK?
When the “Time Traveler’s Wife” comparisons first surfaced (first question!), creator Kevin Falls joked “I didn’t read ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’. Let’s just remember right now, I don’t want to start litigation, I did not read ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’.” Falls later said he read “50 pages” of the book when comparisons began to arise, and that he felt the two concepts were very different.

Dammit. I saw this book when it first came out and forgot to request it at the NYPL (just did!).

And in the Comments of the above is this bit:

My brother works in the film business and sent me a copy of the pilot…its absolutely incredible!!

[sarcasm on] Wonderful! [sarcasm off]

Why should NBC be leaking Journeyman like crazy? Look at this press release about public awareness of new TV series:

Top 10 New Shows on Awareness
Bionic Woman (NBC)
Cavemen (ABC)
Kid Nation (CBS)
Pushing Daisies (ABC)
Cane (CBS)
Next Great American Band (FOX)
K-Ville (FOX)
Journeyman (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Reaper (CW)**
Gossip Girl (CW)**
Chuck (NBC)**

**indicates tie for 10th place

Out of ten, it’s only number eight! Even worse:

Top 5 New Shows on Intent to View (Will Definitely Watch)
Bionic Woman (NBC)
Cavemen (ABC)
Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)
Private Practice (ABC)
Cane (CBS)*
Pushing Daisies (ABC)*
K-Ville (FOX)*
Kid Nation (CBS)*
Reaper (CW)*
Next Great American Band (FOX)*
Journeyman (NBC)*
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)*

It then drops to number nine! Even worse:

Top 5 New Shows on Buzz
Cavemen (ABC)
Bionic Woman (NBC)
Kid Nation (CBS)
Pushing Daisies (ABC)
Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)*
Private Practice (ABC)*

*indicates tie for 5th place

It’s not even in the Top Five of Buzz!

How sick is that?

And guess what, NBC? One of those Top Five Buzz series? One of them is the pilot from ABC another broadcast network that’s been leaked onto the Net!

Personally, even though I’m delighted that my surname will soon be on everyone’s lips thanks to CBS — and that series is number five on two of the three listsI have absolutely no plans to watch it!

And this: Everyone keeps mentioning Quantum Leap in the same breath as Journeyman. Stop it already. It’s not. And I hated Quantum Leap and couldn’t watch a single episode.

Journeyman is the only series that interests me.

Leak the damn thing, NBC. Get the buzz started!

Additional:
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Prologue

Bonus:
NBC shows some clips in a Primetime Preview — embedded video. Screensnaps:

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Previously in this blog:
Hey You Three. Email NBC!
Journeyman Still Not Leaked
September 2005: NBC Promotes A New Earl Show
I Give NBC A Kick To The Nuts. It’s Called An Incentive.
Now Sinfest Persecutes Me!
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman, Dammit!!
Bourne Ultimatum? Yes. Journeyman? No.
Hollywood: Settle!
Brightcove: Journeyman Preview
DailyMotion: Ha. Ha. Ha.
Are The Suits Using P2P To Hype Their Shows?

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