CAPRICA Returns to Syfy on October 5th, 2010, SANCTUARY Oct 15th

by on September 9, 2010

in Entertainment

SYFY STARGATE CAPRICA SANCTUARY SMACKDOWN

Watch Wrestling take over Fridays and our Genre get kicked on Tuesdays

The 2nd half of the first season of Caprica is returning to the airwaves of the Syfy Channel on Oct. 5th, 2010. That’s Tuesday, October 5th. Now Stargate Universe and Caprica have been shoved over to the biggest power hitting night of the televised night, Tuesdays, so Friday Night Smackdown can happen on Syfy on Friday nights.

On the other hand, Sanctuary will now be premeiring on Friday, Oct. 15th, 2010, following wrestling. Which is probably one of the worse lead-in shows to ever follow because literally, the 2 genre’s don’t mix, as the previous few years that wrestling has been on Syfy has proven.

The oddity that caught my eye: For some reason the press release states that the network was trying to find a way to get Caprica back on the air sooner than January and I’m not sure what that’s about. I literally can’t believe that a network that has to balance out advertiser budget books with production costs and network time and what not actually starts setting their programming schedules a month out from actual air dates. Seriously?

Then again, they’ve always kept us on the edge of our seats and only given us a months’ heads up (more or less) for Eureka season premieres for the last few years. I am not buying the “special hopes” bit. In fact, I’m not appreciating being handled by their standard salesmanship! But that’s just me.

(A big thanks to Jane, Lisa, Tim and Heidi for the heads up on this one!)

Any how, the below preview snippet of Caprica looks sort of fun, but it isn’t really saying much. Literally.

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Syfy Channel Press Release:

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.

(A big thanks to Jane, Lisa, Tim and Heidi for the heads up on this one!)

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