About the TV Show
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First Air Date: September 21, 1996
|First Aired on||:||1996|
|Genres||:||Sci-Fi & Fantasy,Drama|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||19 episodes in 1 Seasons|
Dark Skies is an American UFO conspiracy theory-based sci-fi television series that aired from the 1996 to 1997 season for 18 episodes, plus a two-hour pilot episode. The success of The X-Files on Fox proved there was an audience for science fiction shows, resulting in NBC commissioning this proposed competitor following a pitch from producers Bryce Zabel and Brent Friedman. The series debuted September 21, 1996 on NBC, and was later rerun by the Sci-Fi Channel. Its tagline was "History as we know it is a lie."