First the creators of Nip/Tuck and Glee bring us the weirdtastic supernatural show American Horror Story, and now the men behind Big Love are bringing us a show about a mixed-race family and their humanoid robot. This is a great time to own a television set.
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(Sure, creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer are claiming the show's not science fiction because it's "set in the present day." Just like the creators of Fringe and FlashForward claimed their shows weren't science fiction. It's just TV producer-speak.)
According to Deadline, China Doll is about "a successful California construction subcontractor, his Asian American wife who is a university professor, and a robot as they straddle both sides of the Pacific with extended families on two continents." Says Olsen, "It is about China, Chinese Americans, robots, the effect of technology on our lives and the China moment in American consciousness." The idea of HBO having a show about robots and "the effect of technology on our lives" makes us giddy with anticipation. [Deadline]