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M. Night Shyamalan Has a TV Show for Syfy

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 27:  Director M. Night Shyamalan attends "La Trampa del Mal" (Devil) photocall at the Santo Mauro Hotel on January 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** M. Night Shyamalan

We're not sure what this says about M. Night Shyamalan's film career or his hopes for After Earth ("It's gotta be better than The Last Airbender, right, guys? Right?"), but the director is heading to TV for the first time. Syfy struck a put-pilot deal for Proof, from Shyamalan and Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer-producer Marti Noxon, about the son of a newly deceased billionaire offering riches to whoever can prove that there's life after death. Maybe there's ... A TWIST.

Photo: Carlos Alvarez/2011 Getty Images