MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE
(or, What would happen if Doogie Howser finally got lucky?)
Nine-year-old Malcolm, the middle child, has a genius IQ, brothers who tear
each other apart and parents who struggle to keep it all together. Welcome to
MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, an edgy new family comedy seen through the eyes of a
highly intelligent fourth-grader. To say the Wilkerson family is
unconventional is putting it mildly, but despite the insanity, Malcolm is
insightful, precocious and above all, normal. In fact, young Malcolm is
perfectly content playing with his brothers, skateboarding or avoiding the
school bully - in other words, being an average kid. His world is suddenly
turned upside down when he is forced into the "gifted" class and finds
himself surrounded by a group of exceptionally talented outcasts.
With his endearing yet cynical wit, Malcolm navigates his way
through the sometimes treacherous, always entertaining waters of the adult
(or, What do you get when you cross 90210 with NYPD Blue?)
Nineteen-year-old RYAN CAULFIELD
enjoys hanging out with his best friends and his girlfriend, CASEY,
at her college. But instead of continuing his schooling, Ryan has opted for
another form of education - the Philadelphia Police Department.
Still living at home with his weary, widowed mother RACHEL,
Ryan is determined to make a good impression on his first day
with the force. But as soon as he arrives at the precinct, he's whisked off
by his partner, a veteran cop, to a gruesome murder scene where six bodies,
lie strewn across a street. Suddenly, the harsh
reality of police work makes Ryan question whether he's cut out for the job.
While his fellow cops are supportive - especially the attractive KIM VERAS,
who has taken a liking to him - Ryan feels caught between
the gritty streets of Philly and the carefree lifestyle of his friends,
feeling out of place in both worlds - and at home in neither.
(or, What do you get when you cross VR.5 with a story line?)
HARSH REALM explores a highly-advanced virtual
reality world - where anything is possible. After seeing the horrors of war in
Sarajevo, LT. THOMAS HOBBES is finally ready to settle down
with his fiancÚ SOPHIE (Samantha Mathis). But the military has one more assignment
for Hobbes: test out the newest in military combat training - a top secret computer
simulation known as Harsh Realm. Inside Harsh Realm, Hobbes immediately finds
himself fighting for his life, forming an uneasy alliance with a virtual
character, MIKE PINNOCHIO. But as he pursues his mission -
beating the highest scoring player, OMAR SANTIAGO - Hobbes
begins to realize that Harsh Realm is more than just a game.
And what's worse: he's trapped inside this world, which is without rules and