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NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

NBC and Silver Pictures Television announced on Friday a pilot-script deal for “Twist,” a modern-day adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 19th century novel “Oliver Twist.”

“Twist” will explore a “sexy, contemporary” take on the classic tale, according to the network. It will star a struggling, twenty-something female (Twist) who “finally finds a true sense of family in a strange group of talented outcasts who use their unique skills to take down wealthy criminals.”

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/nbc-...74-1201851274/

This gives, "Please sir, may I have some more" a whole new meaning.
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

This sounds like a pitch you'd hear on an episode of Episodes. WTF. Who are these executives?
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

So.. Leverage with a female lead?
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The weird thing to me is that it seems like you could take that concept and not say it's an Oliver Twist homage, since it seems far enough away from the concept. But it's like they think that saying it's based on Oliver Twist will act as a draw to someone, instead of seeming like an SNL skit.
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

Oliver's Fist
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

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Oliver's Fist
Holy shit.
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

i eagerly await NBC's documentary on Sexy Mother Theresa
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

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i eagerly await NBC's documentary on Sexy Mother Theresa
Mother Theresa: MILF
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

Due to her recent sainthood, she's now a SILF.
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

They should pair this with the Bitch Hunter revival.

Calm down, SJWs, this time Bitch Hunter is played by Leslie Jones!
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

“finally finds a true sense of family in a strange group of talented outcasts who use their unique skills to take down wealthy criminals.”
Did these people even read Oliver Twist? The "outcast family" in the book are a gang of criminals who abduct children, keep them captive, beat them, force them to commit crimes and kill them if they step out of line. And while the book as a whole is highly critical of the poverty and class structure of London at the time, wealthy people actually come off pretty well as twice Oliver is caught during crimes committed by the gang and in both cases the victims take him in and care for him.
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

They hit rock bottom with two of the highest rated programs on TV with SNF and the Voice.
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

And they're all lesbians!
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
They hit rock bottom with two of the highest rated programs on TV with SNF and the Voice.
Have to agree very lame thread title...
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

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They hit rock bottom with two of the highest rated programs on TV with SNF and the Voice.
How many shows do you watch on NBC? Parks and Rec and Hannibal are the only ones during the last 6 years for me and I watch a shitload of TV. Plus they pay $3B a year for SNF and now $450M for TNF when they owned Thursday primetime for like 20 years, which will also be on CBS and the NFL Network.
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Re: NBC hits rock bottom: Sexy, contemporary Oliver Twist in development

So I'm guessing they'll 'cleverly' name her Olivia Twist?
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i eagerly await NBC's documentary on Sexy Mother Theresa

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