Microsoft has been trying for years to make the Xbox 360 console more than just a game system. Today, it was revealed that the console will get a two week exclusive for a new sci-fi TV series from the SyFy cable TV network.
The show is called Nuclear Family and all 20 episodes are now available to watch on the Xbox 360's Syfy video app. The app is available for people who subscribe to the paid Xbox Live Gold service. IGN reports that the series will be made available in other Internet media outlets, including the official Syfy.com website, on October 15th.
The series itself has some well known actors in lead roles, including Twin Peaks' Ray Wise, NYPD Blue's Sharon Lawrence and Parker Lewis himself, Corin Nemec. Nuclear Family centers on (what else) a family after some kind of apocalypse has hit the Earth.
Microsoft may soon be producing its own original TV shows for the Xbox 360 console, and its successor. In September, the company hired former CBS executive Nancy Tellem as its new Entertainment & Digital Media president. Tellem will lead a team in Los Angeles that will be charged with the creation of "... interactive and linear content for Xbox and other devices."