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ipfnd
ipfnd
11 years ago

Aww that stinks, I like this show. I wonder why Syfy is getting rid of it?

Glucharina
Glucharina
11 years ago

No Hanlon’s razor is applicable anymore. I think they have a saboteur in their management.

Piernik
Piernik
11 years ago

Another one bites the dust… sry-fly will kill avery sci-fi show on the network.

Xyla
Xyla
11 years ago

Extremely depressing yet completely unsurprising. After Sanctuary is gone I can say I don’t watch anything on SyFy, and I don’t plan to ever start again.

Glucharina
Glucharina
11 years ago

2Piernik. This channel is called SyFy. What in this letters indicate it is about science fiction? :)

AsFarAsLarry
AsFarAsLarry
11 years ago

Gotta make room for more wrastlin’! Perhaps they are making room for some NASCAR reality shows? Maybe a game show called “I Bet My Family Tree Forks Less Than Yours”? At any rate, yeah, I like(d) that show too. That will leave me with Haven, which is mediocre, but still fun – kinda X-Files-y, unless I missed the memo and that one has been canceled? Then there’s Warehouse and Eureka, which are also fun, but those are a bit different kind of show. Too bad. I didn’t think when “ya’ll” said you wanted to take your country back, you were… Read more »

jonmuse
jonmuse
11 years ago

I guess syfy wants to wash its hands of Sanctuary now too. Such a shame

Glucharina
Glucharina
11 years ago

Haven, AFAIK, was renewed. But I don’t care because I don’t watch it.

blevins321
blevins321
11 years ago

Dang I hope Sanctuary sticks around. Sanctuary, Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen are my favorite shows these days (on any channel) along with The Event and Glee.

Kyle Nin
Kyle Nin
11 years ago

You all do realize that Monday is the new scripted-series night for Syfy, right? In the summer, “Eureka”, “Warehouse 13”, and “Alphas” will all be on Monday night. The only scripted show not on Monday will be “Haven”, which is supposed to remain on Fridays.

And “Sanctuary” already got renewed for another season (it says it right there in the news article), so I don’t think it matters if its ratings drop a little.

JoeTheDragon
JoeTheDragon
11 years ago

They need room next year for the NHL playoff games.

knowles2
knowles2
11 years ago

Kyle, those programmes may do well on that night, in the Summer time when the Network Television industry shuts down for the season. An Cable ratings come alive, that why all the big hits like tru blood, fallen skies and so fourth launch in the summer. Even Syfy ratings goes up. Even SGU ratings are going up the close we get to the summer, again because the networks start shutting down there programming. Unfortuantly this is not the summer and there some mighty tough competition on Monday, both for Sanctuary and SGU. But this will finally prove or disprove what… Read more »

fadetoone
fadetoone
11 years ago

Wow. I’m going to laugh when Sanctuary tanks too, and then Syfy starts wondering what they are doing wrong.

*awkward*

The Admiral
The Admiral
11 years ago

If shows like Urban Legends and Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen get renewed with the ratings the way they are for those shows then it will show once and for all that SyFy deliberately killed SGU by sending it to Monday and Tuesday. While this won’t help the franchise in the long run, at least the SGU haters will loose some ground in their arguments.

Lee_Machine
Lee_Machine
11 years ago

LOL that’s a funny thought! The teabaggers took over SyFy ;)

benwahballboy
benwahballboy
11 years ago

I wonder, once SyFy kills off all the science fiction shows and replaces them with wrestling and other frat aimed ventures, will they change their name and release the idea of a SciFi channel back into the world where someone who wants to create a channel just for science fiction conceivably could.

Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
11 years ago

Yeah, we all know Sanctuary was renewed for a season 4 but this does not bode well for the series. You generally don’t move a show to a new night in the middle of the run. Of course, there’s the problem of an incredibly long break that SyFy always does. I’m sure that’s hurting ratings these days, I almost forgot it was on and I barely remembered what happened in the finale from December. Its almost like we’re getting two seasons instead of one whole, season. The fact that SyFy cut the episode order from 20 to 13 is BS.… Read more »

sfi_series_destroyers
sfi_series_destroyers
11 years ago

The WWE will soon be starting their own network, Once there is no more wrestling, it might have only cooking programs and nothing to do with Science fiction. I hope someone out there creates a SCI FI network with science fiction programs on it.

Glucharina
Glucharina
11 years ago

Well, I prefer 13-episode seasons, although this may be just a fallacy of attributing loss of my enjoyment of the show to increasing number of episode and they are actually capable of making 20 good episodes. Or worse, they lost their ability to make good episodes at all.

Slayme
Slayme
11 years ago

Hello everyone. I’m here to tell you not to despair the potential end of Sanctuary. The SyFy channel is not entirely responsible for Sanctuary’s creation or continued well being. Read this article from SPACE here in Canada. This is a REAL science fiction channel.
[…] http://www.spacecast.com/article/SPACE-Orders-Fourth-Season-of-Original-Production-SANCTUARY […]

Xyla
Xyla
11 years ago

: 13 episode seasons is not just a BBC thing, its also quite american as all of the extremely successful HBO/Showtime/AMC series have 13 episode seasons. It might just be for the best, as there will be no stupid mid-season break to confuse and irritate people… and shows like True Blood and Dexter have perfect pacing with their 13 episode seasons. I’m very interested to see what Sanctuary does with that format.

Naonak
Naonak
11 years ago


“What’s this 13 episode season crap? That’s not even a season.”

That’s how HBO, FX, etc., do it.

majorsal
majorsal
11 years ago

if syfy ends up cancelling sanctuary, but space wants to keep it; would US folks be able to watch sanctuary too, like via it’s website or something?

JoeTheDragon
JoeTheDragon
11 years ago

majorsal you may need a canada dish then. Some people get them just to get better NHL Center ICE and CBC.

Slayme
Slayme
11 years ago

@ majorsal and everyone else:

SPACE posts full episodes on its website about week after TV debut. If you can go here you can watch them online.
[…] http://www.spacecast.com/ […]

Good luck! :)

lukicc
lukicc
11 years ago

Well, why not change the name of the channel from Syfy to Universal TV. If they’re going with something else than pure sci-fi and fantasy, it would actually be more coherent with whatever this channel has been transforming into for the last two years or so.

JoeTheDragon
JoeTheDragon
11 years ago

too close to Universal HD channel.

Jim Hutto
11 years ago

Why the hell are they putting Sanctuary in the time slot of death? Oh wait I know, they have to make room for more reality shows, WWE Events and more BS shows that no one will want to watch. After they the only thing on SyFy I will want to watch is Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome. SyFy management must be ran by a bunch of ex Enron employees.

dee
dee
11 years ago

Would it really matter what day Sanctuary comes on? If you love the show you would watch no matter the time or day, unless there’s some kind of black out in your area? or record it, since I work nights I have to record all shows anyway.I would love to get Canadain channels here in the U.S. Then I’d get to see this Space channel and the awards shows,HOCKEY. I get one british channel BBC (but there is’nt much on it but boring news and few shows).Since all of my favorite actors/actress/shows are from Canada, Scotland, Brits and Japanese. PS… Read more »

jasondhsd
jasondhsd
11 years ago

I predict Monday’s episode will be the lowest ratings for Sanctuary. No one is going to be looking for it and will assume its a repeat if their flicking by. I haven’t seen any ads on syfy about the move but I only watch 1hour a week.

katikatnik
katikatnik
11 years ago

Being Human did well on Monday even with a full competition. Obviously, for some shows it doesn’t matter that they air during winter/spring or in summer. SyFy just wants to find out if the night works out for Sanctuary too. And they actually want to give a chance to Urban Legends and not cancel it outright. I don’t see the harm. If it doesn’t work out, they won’t air Sanctuary’s S4 in that slot. USA Network experimented with In Plain Sight the same way – they moved it to Wednesday, found out it wasn’t working there and moved it back… Read more »

mrs john sheppard
mrs john sheppard
11 years ago

I am very upset at this! why in the world would sy move this show to monday nights? the show is doing very well on friday with smack down! now i have to re adjust my schedule to see this show on mondays when i have other shows that i like to watch. sy keeps playing games with there programming thinking its going to help there beloved sgu. stupid move that’s all i got to say!!! good bye my beloved sanctuary!! ill miss you. ;(

jellybeanlily
jellybeanlily
11 years ago

Doe’s anyone know when Sanctuary will be comin back on UK TV? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find owt.. help?!..