When it wasn’t airing on U.S. cable stations Showtime and Syfy Channel, the Stargate franchise has also been dominating the U.S. syndication market for more than a decade. This weekend, the final season of the third series enters syndication for the 2011-2012 season.
Syndication includes all those local stations in individual markets that buy the repeat rights for the new season, so you’ll want to check your local listings to find the time and station when these episodes air during the week. Most stations air syndicated episodes of Stargate on the weekend, often in the late afternoon or very late at night.
SGU Season Two begins airing the week of September 12, meaning you may have already spotted “Intervention” on your TV dial over the weekend. New-to-syndication episodes continue next week with “Aftermath.” (We’ve published the exclusive, full-season schedule here.)
But never fear, Atlantis fans — MGM is also giving you another chance to enjoy a “best of” run of SGA episodes in the new syndication year, as part of its “MGM Presents” offering to stations. Atlantis will run from this coming week (the week starting September 19) through March 18, at which point repeats of The Outer Limits will take over its spot.
We don’t have a list of episodes for the schedule yet, but we’ll update GateWorld’s syndication schedule as soon as it is available.
Meanwhile, Syfy Channel continues to air classic episodes of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis on a somewhat irregular schedule, at 5 p.m., 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. (E/P) most nights. The shows can also be spotted on various specialty cable channels operated by MGM and Showtime.