I think we have enough evidence to generalize now: any genre cable channel will progress until it becomes a parody of its original mission. Whether it’s a Music Television station that plays no music, or an Arts and Entertainment channel with shows like “Duck Dynasty” and “Storage Wars,” any themed cable channel will eventually come to resemble a spoof of its original concept.
(via James McGrath)
Or consider the Science Fiction channel, now SyFy for the same reason that people say Kentucky Fried Chicken became KFC.
Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a…shark! A supersized storm sucks sharks from the ocean and hurls them onto land in the new Syfy Original Movie Sharknado, premiering Thursday, July 11 at 9PM (ET/PT).
In the movie, regulars of a beachside bar including owner Fin (Ian Ziering/Beverly Hills 90210), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo/Make It Or Break It) and local drunk George (John Heard/Home Alone) team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid/Scrubs) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies. Sharknado is a production of The Asylum.