Summer's almost here, which means it's time for another round of, "When did this show get announced?" First up is NBC's Siberia, which was quietly added to the network's schedule late last month. Siberia is a reality show, but it's a drama! Okay, what I mean is, Siberia a scripted drama about a reality show where things go horribly wrong. Like, death and monsters wrong!
Clearly Siberia is result of some drunken sex between Lost and Survivor, but honestly this looks better than I thought I would. Of course, I thought it would look extremely unwatchable, so that's not saying a whole lot. As you can see from the video, 16 cast members get shipped off to a mysterious site for some unscripted fun, but then people start dying, weird things start happening, and mystery monsters start monsterin'. Is it part of the show? Is it real? Is it worth watching to find out?
One big hurdle Siberia will have to overcome is its scheduling. For reasons unknown to me or anyone with common sense, NBC has placed Siberia on Mondays at 10pm... directly opposite CBS's upcoming Under the Dome, another mystery-laden genre series (and one that had a huge head start on promotion and marketing). Does the trailer for Siberia make you want to check it out?