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Mark H. Harris

The Next X-Files? ABC Schedules Weird Desk for Summer 2013

By December 10, 2012

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Fresh off its cancellation of 666 Park Avenue, ABC is giving the go-ahead to another genre series, Weird Desk. The network has ordered 13 episodes of the show, whose premise of a secret governmental organization that handles unexplained incidences of the paranormal certainly seems to take The X-Files as its inspiration. Weird Desk comes from writers Carl Binder -- who wrote Disney's Pocahontas, plus a number of episodes of the Friday the 13th TV show and several of Stargate incarnations -- and David Titcher, who penned the 2004 adaptation of Around the Word in 80 Days and the made-for-TV Librarian movies. There's no cast yet for the series, but that should change shortly, with a premiere set for this coming summer (no specific date yet). Let's hope ABC is more patient with Weird Desk than it's been with recent DOA genre shows The River, Eastwick, Happy Town, The Gates and the previously mentioned 666 Park Avenue.

Source: Deadline

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