FOX’S ‘UTOPIA’ CAST ALREADY NAKED, WEIRD – AND DRAWING 1 MILLION VIEWS

Fox’s big-bet reality experiment Utopia is already getting a little naked, weird, and even popular ahead of its network premiere this Sunday. In the first week of live online streaming from the remote California production site of the new reality series, fans have witnessed fighting, hook-ups, a medical evacuation, and even a duo forming a […]

MEET DAN PIRARO, THE BIZARRO HOST OF FOX’S UTOPIA

Utopia executive producer Jon Kroll first met Dan Piraro, creator of the subversive comic strip Bizarro, a few years ago at San Diego’s Comic-Con International. The two hit it off, and even developed a TV pilot together for the Travel Channel. That show never made it to air, and Piraro gave up on his TV […]

PUT ME ON TV. I’LL CHANGE. I SWEAR.

….Those programs fetishize a pre-technological, pre-capitalist mode of being. On each, participants often talk about their reasons for leaving civilization behind — some thoughtful, some naïve. “Utopia,” which got the ax from Fox after only two months into a planned yearlong run, included Dave, an ex-convict looking to change his life by separating himself from […]