The 10 Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Every time a TV show gets greenlit, it's a huge gamble. Networks stake millions of dollars on risky ideas, that need to bring back audiences week after week. Sometimes it pays off — Lost and Game of Thrones cost a lot of money — but sometimes it doesn't. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time. » 10/23/14 10:26am 10/23/14 10:26am

10 Weird TV Show Ideas That The Networks Keep Trying Over And Over

Just like with movies, you sometimes see a few television shows about the same idea come down the pike. Recently, we had two "supernatural child" shows (Touch and Believe), and a handful of supernatural medical shows. But here are 10 TV show ideas that keep coming back again and again. » 9/12/14 10:06am 9/12/14 10:06am

Jonathan Demme is directing the pilot for AMC's mysterious new show

AMC is building on its Walking Dead cred with a new show about a mysterious plane crash and a weird conspiracy, Line of Sight. And now, they've hired Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme to helm the pilot. » 6/19/13 12:20pm 6/19/13 12:20pm

The Sexiest Zombie Pictures from io9's Undead Carnival!

Last Thursday, io9 teamed up with AMC's The Walking Dead to turn New York's The Box nightclub into two storeys of zombie carnage — and awesome fashions. The dead walked again, and the screams were still being heard over the weekend. » 10/31/11 2:31pm 10/31/11 2:31pm

LIST CLOSED: Undead Carnival in NYC this Thursday, sponsored by io9 and

If you're in the New York area and want to party with zombies and those who flee them, you're in luck. This Thursday night, October 27, io9 and AMC's Walking Dead are throwing an Undead Carnival. Booze and brains will be provided, along with other post-apocalyptic party favors. » 10/24/11 6:20am 10/24/11 6:20am

io9 Meetup in San Francisco tomorrow, 10/21!

Get ready for another io9 meetup in San Francisco - once again in our favorite bookstore cafe, Borderlands. We'll meet tomorrow, October 21, from 7-9 PM. » 10/20/11 12:15pm 10/20/11 12:15pm

Tonight: io9 Meetup in New York!

Tonight, Sept. 6, io9 brings the future to New York City with a meetup. Come out to The Magician bar at 118 Rivington in Manhattan to meet your fellow io9ers and the io9 staff. Have a drink and celebrate surviving the summer movie season! Also feel free to argue about Doctor Who and DC, or discuss dinosaurs and DNA.… » 9/06/11 7:20am 9/06/11 7:20am

io9 Goes East: NYC Meetup 9/6

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, io9 brings the future to New York City with a meetup. Come out to The Magician bar at 118 Rivington in Manhattan to meet your fellow io9ers and the io9 staff. Have a drink and celebrate surviving the summer movie season! Also feel free to argue about Doctor Who and DC, or discuss dinosaurs and… » 9/02/11 8:40am 9/02/11 8:40am

io9 Goes East: NYC Meetup 9/6

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, io9 brings the future to New York City with a meetup. Come out to The Magician bar at 118 Rivington in Manhattan to meet your fellow io9ers and the io9 staff. Have a drink and celebrate surviving the summer movie season! Also feel free to argue about Doctor Who and DC, or discuss dinosaurs and… » 8/31/11 7:40am 8/31/11 7:40am

Reminder: io9 and Laughing Squid meetup is tonight in NYC!

Come hang out with the writers and readers of io9 and urban culture blog Laughing Squid tonight in futuristic New York City. We'll be meeting at The Magician bar, 118 Rivington St. in Soho. We'll be there between 6:30-9 PM. Here's the Facebook invite if you want more details. » 5/25/10 1:37pm 5/25/10 1:37pm

Reminder: Join Us At The io9 WonderCon Meetup Tomorrow 4/2

Going to San Francisco's pop culture extravaganza WonderCon this weekend? Join us for a panel and post-panel meetup next Friday, co-sponsored by SF indie flick In-World War. Details below! » 4/01/10 3:51pm 4/01/10 3:51pm

Richard Kadrey, Lisa Goldstein, and Other SF Authors Talk About Utopia…

Interested in hearing SF authors talk about social justice and science fiction? Then check out tonight's free event at CounterPULSE in San Francisco. Here are the details: » 3/24/10 8:15am 3/24/10 8:15am

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition: The Most Fun You Could Have in the…

Even pets showed up in their finest attire for the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition, a three-day celebration of everything steampunk last weekend in Emeryville, California. Our travelogue gallery will take you back to a 19th century that never was. » 3/15/10 3:00pm 3/15/10 3:00pm

Music and Swords from io9's Timebender Party

It's last night's South by Southwest party - now with the amazing live-action video technology you've been hearing so much about. See a clip of MC Frontalot (filmed singing "Goth Girls" by avinyl) live at our party, plus more swordfighting! » 3/14/10 4:59pm 3/14/10 4:59pm

See Annalee Talk About Biohacking and Immortality Tonight In San…

If you're in the San Antonio, TX area this evening, come out to see my lecture as a part of Trinity University's awesome "Reality Hackers" series. My talk is called "Curse of the Meatsack: Biohacking, Immortality, and Science Fiction." There will be much talk of implants, bionics, Jake Sully, and Davros. » 3/10/10 10:45am 3/10/10 10:45am

Come To Gawker Media and io9's Texas Time Bender Party 3/13

Want to hang out with stormtroopers from the 501st, sword fighters from the medieval and Renaissance eras, MC Frontalot, and innocent bystanders attending the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas? Then come to our party! » 3/03/10 1:00pm 3/03/10 1:00pm

Looking For A Few Good Knights And Swordfighters In Austin Area

io9 is seeking some excellent historical re-enactors to stage a sword fight at our South By Southwest party, the evening of March 13. Ideally we'd love folks from (or sympathetic to) the SCA or Renaissance Faire who have cool garb and are comfortable sword fighting among modern folk. But we are also open to any… » 2/22/10 3:47pm 2/22/10 3:47pm

Have We Entered The Biopolitical Age?

We're obsessed with enhancing our bodies and tuning up our brains; already, our pop culture is full of heroic, cyborg megamutants. But what does it all mean? A seminar in Irvine, CA aims to find out, by exploring "biopolitics." » 12/02/09 10:30am 12/02/09 10:30am