[08/11/08 - 12:38 PM]
CBS Paramount Network Television Expands Cable Programming Unit
Former CBS and Discovery executive Jim McKairnes joins the studio as Senior Vice President, Cable Development and Strategic Planning.

[05/03/08 - 12:38 PM]
Sci Fi Adds 'Charlie Jade,' More in Coming Months
Plus: Peter Fonda joins "Revolution," potential return dates for "Eureka" and "Stargate Atlantis" as well as a look at the network's 2008-09 season upfront reel.

[04/15/08 - 04:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 15
Updates include: "Arrested Development" alums reunite on FOX animated pilot; three pilots hit the skids; and the CW's "90210" revival adds some faces.

[04/03/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 3
Updates include: E! renews "Sunset Tan"; ABC adds three new single-camera comedy pilots; and Al Roker to host NBC's "Celebrity Family Feud."

[03/18/08 - 05:44 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: HBO passes on "12 Miles of Bad Road"; Geena Davis to topline a new CBS drama pilot; and directors line up on various projects.

[12/21/07 - 09:27 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Development Execs Erik Storey and Tony Optican Promoted to Senior Vice President Christina Sanagustin Joins as Vice President
"Tony and Erik have been incredibly valuable contributors to SCI FI's success story over the past few years," said SVP Mark Stern.

[10/25/07 - 09:36 AM]
Sci Fi Unlocks the Secrets of 'Warehouse 13'
Rockne O'Bannon, Jane Espenson and D. Brent Mote are behind the project, which is described as "part 'X-Files,' part 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' and part 'Moonlighting.'"

[10/18/07 - 09:01 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Greenlights New CBS Paramount Pilot Revolution from Writers/Executive Producers Ed Redlich and John Belucci and Executive Producer Simon West
The project is "the sweeping story of 'New America,' a distant colony on an Earth-like planet struggling for its independence from an increasingly hostile homeland."

[01/12/07 - 12:17 PM]
Sci Fi's 2007 Scripted Development Slate Delivers Bold Mix of Action Thrillers, Fantasy Fare and Dramedys
George Clooney, Darren Star and Mark Burnett are all executive producing potential projects at the cable channel.

1/12/07 - 8/11/08
previously in development (2008-2009 season)
ordered to pilot
two-hour backdoor pilot
(from Sci Fi's press release) New America is a colony settled by the now-named 'United State of America' on a planet resembling our own, located 50 light years away. Echoing many contemporary issues and themes, it is a futuristic version of a new world's passionate fight for freedom. The expansive drama centers on the Hart family one of the founding families of New America. Tom, a former military man turned industrialist, is the patriarch of the family facing great pressure from the government to increasingly tax the colonists already heavily burdened. His two sons have struggles of their own with one rebelling against his industrialist grandfather and the old America, the other more radical one heading toward revolution. His 16 year-old daughter is simply trying to find her way in this world. Add to this a new local Governor torn between her allegiance to the colony and her desire for peace, and a young ambitious bureaucrat looking to bring the colony back under control.
· Billy Campbell as Tom Hart
· Brooklyn Sudano as Roxanne
· David Smith
· Peter Fonda
· Rowena King as Olivia Agee
· Steve Sandvoss as Chris Hart
· Ed Redlich as CRTR/EP
· Jib Polhemus as CO-EP
· John Bellucci as CRTR/EP
· Michael Rhymer as DIR (Pilot)
· Simon West as EP
· drama
· CBS Television Studios
· Simon West Productions