This fall, CBS and Jerry Bruckheimer are remaking the BBC miniseries The Eleventh Hour. FOX and J.J. Abrams are making Fringe, which is essentially remaking The X-Files. Both are about government agents who investigate the more science-y side of science fiction.
Personally, anything that advertises itself as "from the writers of Transformers" has an uphill battle from the get-go. It may look pretty, but I doubt Fringe will consistently deliver.
I have the pilot scripts for both, and while few have read Eleventh, almost all say Fringe borders on unreadable. I'll let you know when I get some spare time.
TB: I just saw FRINGE
TB: my prediction: JERICHO type fan fervor. no one will watch
ME: on paper fox is always promising.
TB: the dialogue and acting were heinous