1 March 2012 4:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

We are very pleased to report that BBC America, the home of “Supernatural Saturdays” and therefore the home of such fantastic series as The Fades, Bedlam, and of course Doctor Who, has announced that they are developing two new series that fit right into our agenda. Wired will be a sci-fi program about owning androids as luxury items, and The Dead Beat will be a paranormal procedural where the police beat includes the world of the dead. Get it? Here’s the press release:

@Bbcamerica to develop two new series with UK indie @ClerkenwellFilm, the producers of the UK hit series Misfits

New York – Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – BBC America announced today that it will develop two new distinctive series, Wired and The Dead Beat, with UK indie Clerkenwell Films, producers of the hit UK sci-fi series Misfits. Wired, a sci-fi program from writer Steven Volk (Afterlife), and The Dead Beat, a »

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