The final episodes of Stargate Universe (on Syfy, anyway) will begin on Monday, March 7, Syfy Channel has announced via its online schedule. Ten episodes remain for the show, starting with “Deliverance,” which picks up where November’s mid-season finale left off.
Syfy will not only move the show off the dead-end that was Tuesday night, but pair it with one of its other original dramas — Being Human, which premiered to nearly 2 million viewers in January (3.8 million over three broadcasts). New episodes of Being Human will air at 9 p.m. (following a repeat of the previous week’s at 8), followed by SGU at 10 p.m.
Both shows will repeat at 11 p.m. and 12 midnight, respectively.
Here’s the current schedule for next month:
Syfy announced in December that it isn’t picking up a third season of the show (story). All hope for a conclusion to SGU‘s story hasn’t faded, though. Series co-creator Brad Wright is still in talks with MGM about how to continue on in some form (story), though executive producer Joseph Mallozzi confirmed on his blog today that a full third season isn’t in the cards.
“Still no definite word on the Stargate front,” Mallozzi said. “Following a flurry of promising developments, things have gone unbearably quiet. Not a bad sign just … no sign. There’s an anticipation that good news could break any day now — but the longer the wait, the greater the challenge when the time comes. To those holding out hope that this could mean a third season pick-up — alas, this isn’t one of the scenarios in play.
“Nevertheless, as I said in a previous entry, if and when we finally do get the green light, Brad has some wonderful surprises in store for fans of SGU (as well as fans of the Stargate franchise in general).”
Read more about the final episodes of Stargate Universe in GateWorld’s Season Two episode guide! Stick with the site for the very latest.
UPDATE: Syfy has been promoting the series premiere of Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen on the same day and time as its online schedule currently lists SGU. (The schedule currently indicates that Marcel’s will begin Tuesday, March 22.) It remains to be seen whether Syfy has actually bumped the new show off Mondays in favor of SGU‘s return, or if the published schedule is in error. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 2: Syfy has confirmed the March 7 date for SGU on Twitter.
FINAL UPDATE: Syfy has issued a press release (February 10) confirming the premiere of Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen on March 22.