NEW YORK – September 9, 2010 – The highly anticipated return of Syfy’s critically-acclaimed series Caprica will come even sooner than anticipated. The second half of season one will now premiere on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00PM ET/PT, the channel announced today. Fans will no longer have to wait until January to watch the series exciting kick-off, as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale’s harrowing events.
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.
“Though we initially announced the January return of Caprica, we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “We’ve been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy’s most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus.”
Caprica stars Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone), Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Esai Morales (Joseph Adama), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama).
Caprica will immediately follow new episodes of Stargate Universe (Tuesdays @ 9PM).
The third season premiere of Sanctuary will now launch in its former timeslot on Friday, October 15 at 10:00PM ET/PT immediately following Friday Night Smackdown on Syfy at 8:00PM ET/PT.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Caprica is a prequel to the award-winning series Battlestar Galactica, and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Jonas Pate serves as co-executive producer and director.
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs and Facing Kate, as well as Syfy’s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. The studio also produced the long-running series Monk and Battlestar Galactica. UCP is a division of NBC Universal.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
to bad, I would rather have Sanctuary after SGU. :(
I love SGU, but there’s no way it’s going to compete with Glee.
Sadness! that means waiting 2+ more weeks to find out what happens on Sanctuary! :(
Darn, now there are two shows I won’t be watching on Tuesdays…. never could get in to Caprica. But on the bright side, my Fridays are looking up a bit! :)
On a ratings note, I’m not sure, but didn’t Sanctuary get better ratings than Caprica? So wouldn’t it have been better for SGU to be paired with a higher rated show? I just wonder what the thinking is behind this decision?
Yes I think Sanctuary got better ratings than Caprica. I don’t know the number but I remember reading Caprica ratings were very low. I hope this doesn’t hurt Sanctuary or SGU. Don’t care about Caprica.
“On a ratings note, I’m not sure, but didn’t Sanctuary get better ratings than Caprica?”
You are right! ;-)
Live + SD ratings of season 1.0 of Caprica in million viewers:
I don’t know all live + SD ratings of season 2 of Sanctuary. But those are the episodes and ratings I know of:
Looking at those numbers, I think Sanctuary would have been a better pairing to attract more people to Tuesday nights. I did read on the TV ByTheNumbers site that people are speculating that the actors contracts are coming due in October and they need to know by then whether there will be a renewal of the series or not. So showing the eps now will give them the answer as to whether there will be a Season 2 of Caprica. Also Ron Moore has another contract with Sony. Would be interesting to be a fly on the wall at some… Read more »
This sucks. I follow (and love!) all 3 shows and would prefer to have them all together in one line-up. SGU/Sanctuary/Caprica Tuesdays would be a nice continuation of SG-1/SGA/BSG Fridays. And as happy as I am to get Caprica much sooner, I don’t understand the decision to split SGU and Sanctuary at all. Why couldn’t they leave Caprica for Fridays? Stargate and Sanctuary airing together became another tradition I was very fond of. But most of all, I’m afraid that it will hurt SGU and/or Sanctuary. Being the sole sci-fi show on a Friday night after that Smackdown thing can’t… Read more »
@BPStoyle: Glee at 8pm, then switch over to Syfy for SGU at 9!
Wrestling will probably get a lot of viewers and most of them are men, which usually watch science fiction series more than women. I think some wrestling fans will watch Sanctuary. Perhaps wrestling can even help Sanctuary. We will see.
Here in Canada, SGU is (fingers crossed and as far as I know) still going to be running on Fridays. Hopefully still preceded by Sanctuary :)
The idea that SGU is going to be next to Caprica gives me hope that there may, one day, be a nice solid sci-fi block on a non-sci-fi channel.
So is it good?
I say yes :)
with the possibility of V following No Ordinary Family on ABC in November– it sounds like ABC will have the scifi to watch, merely IMHO of course! ;)
BSG got a similar treatment earlier in its early life, being sent to wednsday then sunday before being put back on friday so im not terrablly concerned about Caprica.
I believe that this only helps SG:U. The press coming from the second half of Caprica is very strong. They fit together a lot better than Sanctuary does, and the promotional power of both shows is higher, regardless of recent ratings. The 2nd half of Caprica honestly looks like a totally different (and better) show. Besides all that, CAN”T WAIT FOR SGU!
Got word from CTV that SPACE is moving Sanctuary: http://www.cinemaspy.com/Television-News/Early-Return-For-Caprica-Smacks-Down-on-Sanctuary/4689
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I would prefer to have all three shows in a block on the same night. As far as Sanctuary is concerned, we’ll never know when it’s going to start because wrestling(ugh!) ALWAYS runs long.
I’ve managed to get a large group of college students to watch SGU on Friday nights but since it and Caprica will be on Tuesdays, I really don’t think we will be able to keep watching as a group (Tue. night work meetings, homework, etc).
The group viewing was the only thing really keeping me interested in the shows so I guess I’ll find in the DVD section one day.
I would have liked Sanctuary after SGU also, but I am not disappointed that they are putting Caprica. I actually like the show I caught up on it a few weeks ago and it’s pretty good. But I don’t know what it will do to the ratings though, because I have been watching promos for TV shows coming in the fall and there are some pretty good ones that are on Tuesday’s and I don’t know it could be a good thing people who don’t watch TV on Friday’s could find these 2 shows and fall in love with them… Read more »
I think pro wresting has no business on the syfy channel it needs to stay on spike tv. It may bring in money to the network but it does not fit with the networks shows at all it’s the odd ball that does not belong. Syfy needs to get rid of it and put other shows in it’s place.