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Thom Beers and Discovery serve up a postapocolyptic series

The Colony, a series produced by Original Productions and Discovery Channel that made its debut on July 21, has a unique premise for a reality show, especially one airing on Discovery. The idea is this: a viral outbreak has decimated the world's population, there is chaos, Los Angeles is devastated and ten strangers try to rebuild a society in a warehouse called the Sanctuary. The warehouse and situations are staged, and the ten contestants are called 'volunteers.'
July 22, 2009

The Colony, a series produced by Original Productions and Discovery Channel that made its debut on July 21, has a unique premise for a reality show, especially one airing on Discovery. The idea is this: a viral outbreak has decimated the world’s population, there is chaos, Los Angeles is devastated and ten strangers try to rebuild a society in a warehouse called the Sanctuary. The warehouse and situations are staged, and the ten contestants are called ‘volunteers.’

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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