Kevin Sorbo and Lee Majors lead Syfy development slate

sorbo-majorsImage Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images/ Joe Scarnici/FilmMagicAmong the shows on Syfy’s development slate are two tongue-in-cheek half-hour comedies starring Hercules‘ Kevin Sorbo and The Six Million Dollar Man‘s Lee Majors, which could seem out of left field if you haven’t seen how good Sorbo looks recently or Majors’ recent guest spots on shows like Community (watch that one below). The seven scripted series in the works:

Me and Lee: “A down-on-his-luck 20-something undergoes back surgery, only to find that the procedure did not go well. Enter Lee Majors, who claims he has the perfect solution. He entices the young man into his ultra high-tech lab and makes him bionic. Now intrinsically bound together, Majors tries helping his new partner get his life back on track.” If this sounds familiar, that’s because it was a pilot at Fox in 2007.

Legendary: “Kevin Sorbo plays an exaggerated version of himself… a former syndicated television series star. When a fan approaches Sorbo to enlist his skills in combating the underworld mythological creatures that threaten to destroy Los Angeles, an unlikely partnership is formed.  Together, they use their intimate knowledge of the myths of Hercules to defeat a myriad of beasts.” If this is as funny as Galaxy Quest – which was really funny — it could be promising.

Ball & Chain: “After months of emotional tumult, Edgar and Mallory call their relationship quits. As they say their final goodbyes, the ex-lovers are nearly hit by a meteorite that, it turns out, imbues them with extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, the powers only work when they are in close proximity to each other. Though the last thing they want to do is stay together, they’ll need to try if they hope to overcome the newly arrived other-worldly forces that threaten to destroy them and anyone else who gets in the way.” In my alternate universe, this would star Spaced‘s Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes. 

Orion: National Treasure meets Firefly in this swashbuckling space opera about an adventurous female relic hunter and her team as they hunt down — and sometimes steal — valuable and powerful objects to sell on the black market, all while staying one step ahead of the bounty hunters hot on their heels.” Sexy badass female = good. Firefly reference = good. National Treasure reference…

Sherwood: “In this ‘Robin Hood’ story for the 23rd century, a young man of privilege teams up with a misfit spaceship crew to right the wrongs of his family.” This could have used a Firefly reference. Right now, I’m just wondering what he’ll be wearing.

Human Relations:The Office meets Men in Black in this project featuring an office Temp who slowly discovers that his off-kilter and odd-ball bosses at the strange hi-tech ‘ad agency’ where he works are really aliens working on a plan to destroy the Earth.” If upper management was The Kids in the Hall, I would be into this.

Zeros: “When the zombie population of Marshall City overcomes the 30-foot barrier separating the infected people from the rest of the city, the Zombie Extermination and Removal Operations company (the Zeros) are called in to keep the peace. When they can get out of their own way long enough to focus on a case, they are pretty effective with very unorthodox methods.” Zombies will be hot with AMC’s Walking Dead, which is a plus for this satire. But it’ll be tough to top Shaun of the Dead in that genre.

Which shows are you rooting for?

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  • bamalam

    How about hoping that Caprica survives when it comes back in January after being off the air since like April or something…

    • Tim

      Good point. I forgot all about that show. It looks like it’s about to get Flash Forward-ed by the network.

      • bamalam

        the new trailer that they premiered at Comic Con this year was amazing!!!

  • Madd

    Please tell me Lee will reprise his role on Community.

  • maiv

    Love KS! I’d definitely check out the show to see him on tv again.

    • Joy Braun

      Me too! I love Kevin Sorbo- haven’t watched TV since
      his Hercules series ended— something I’ll change if he will be on TV regularly again. Thanks, Lord

  • Allie

    i might have to check that out! it looks like it could do well! orion looks interesting as well! definitely checking that out!!

  • blknight

    Awesome! More Zombies!!! Zombies all the way! This is going to be the best year for zombie fans!

  • Viv

    Lady space-pirate with a merry band of renegades avoids intergalactic jail = River Song gets a spin off, y/y?

  • retirednotdead

    They look like they’re going to succeed (Caprica) then they just stop! I will not judge by synopsis, SyFy can destroy any great idea. I’ll wait and see. Liking Haven and love Warehouse 13, hope they don’t mess them up!

  • darclyte

    Legendary sounds an awful lot like the Bruce Campbell flick, My Name is Bruce. Bruce was a semi-regular on Hercules. Coincidence? I think not. A few others also sound like possible rip offs or at least that they were “inspired by” other projects.

  • Narrowblue

    I’m stoked for a zombie comedy! Go SyFy way to think outside the box.

    • Summer

      It’s my friend’s show!! Can’t wait!

  • Brad

    I’m sorry, but I have no Kevin Sorbo love. Lee Majors, on the other hand, has rocked on Weeds, Community and was the first Christopher Chance on Human Target. Bring him back on any one of those 3.

  • a fan

    SyFy’s Human Relations is apparently ripping off a Movie that Amber Benson and Adam Busch are involved in.

  • Bradidimus

    The zombie comedy sounds AWESOME!!!

  • Summer

    Can’t wait for Zeros! Go Brad!!

  • Lorisha

    I’m excited for Zeros!!!

  • Mara

    Wow, so good to have Kevin on weekly tv again! He´s been busy you know, Kevin´s got 9 new movies to be released!

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