The second half of Caprica‘s first season will premiere on Tuesday, October 5, airing at 10 p.m. — following new episodes of SGU‘s second season. (SGU starts on September 28.) The network originally announced a January return for the series, fully one year after the season started.
It’s something of a reunion for the two franchises, since Syfy split up the perfect night of sci-fi it had going with Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica. Syfy decided to take a shot with its original series on one of television’s most competitive nights after it acquired the rights to Friday Night Smackdown, keeping that show on Friday nights, where its fanbase expects to find it.
The move will push Sanctuary — SGU‘s previous lead-out show, starring and executive produced by Stargate‘s Amanda Tapping — back to Friday nights. Season Three will now premiere October 15 at 10 p.m., and will follow Smackdown.
Here’s how Syfy teases the rest of Caprica‘s freshman year:
The second half of season one will transport us from stunningly vivid, twisted Virtual realities to the fascinating outer worlds of the 12 Colonies. Along the way, revolutionary tensions rise, family power shifts and our characters grapple with the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, each episode lays the groundwork for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the new Cylon race and its human creators.
The show returns with “Unvanquished,” directed by series star Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone).
What do you think of the move? Will you follow SGU and Caprica to Tuesdays? Will you stick with Sanctuary after pro wrestling?
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