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Here’s a few tidbits from Syfy abuot 12 Monkeys and yes, Sharknado 3. Then check out what shows the Travel Channel has renewed…

Syfy Channel TV newsSYFY’s 12 Monkeys

It seems that 12 Monkeys is doing well for Syfy and they’ve renewed the series. Check out the press release:

Syfy announced that the widely praised adventure thriller 12 Monkeys has been greenlit for a second season, expected to air in 2016.

With Natalie Chaidez prepping her next Syfy series (UCP and Valhalla Productions’ Hunters), Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita), co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, will be stepping up to serve as EP/Showrunners. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) and Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Hustle) will continue to executive produce with Atlas’ Jake Kurily producing. Roven served as producer on the original film.

Currently in its first season, 12 Monkeys has reached 15 million viewers to date, and is experiencing record L3 lifts for the network (average L3 lift is 104%). The renewal also comes as the series continues to gain momentum, with its most recent episode (Friday, March 6) seeing an increase of 6% over the prior four weeks, with 1.5 million total viewers.

12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull (Suits, Center Stage) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, Oz, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

  • Website:          syfy.com/12monkeys
  • Facebook:       facebook.com/Syfy12Monkeys
  • Twitter:            @12MonkeysSyfy   #12Monkeys

Syfy’s Sharknado 3 News

via press releases:

SYFY AND THE ASYLUM ANNOUNCE IAN ZIERING AND TARA REID WILL STAR IN SHARKNADO 3

ANTHONY C. FERRANTE TO DIRECT SCREENPLAY BY THUNDER LEVIN

PASADENA, CA – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the original Sharknado survivors will return for the most epic shark attack yet! Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reunite for the global pop culture sensation Sharknado 3, reprising their roles as Fin and April, respectively.

Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

Sharknado 3 is a production of The Asylum.

Premiering on Syfy in July, Sharknado 3 will cause mass destruction in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., than roar down the Eastern Seaboard.

When it aired last July 30, Sharknado 2: The Second One became Syfy’s most-watched Original Movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers.

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Con_Man_Poster, Nathan Fillion and Alan TudykIn case you have not heard, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk are at it again, sort of. Right now these two have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a web series they are creating, called Con Man.

Con Man is about the world of sci-fi conventions, where Tudyk’s character was on a sci-fi show that was cancelled too soon. (Sound familiar Firefly fans?) With the fictional show’s early cancellation, he’s relegated to signing head shots and appearances at conventions. All the while Fillion’s character who was in the same show, has gone on to action-hero fame and stardom.

Tudyk’s character is frustrated with Fillion’s success.

LOL…

The web series will have interesting guest stars like Sean Maher and Gina Torres, Amy Acker, Seth Green, Felicia Day, and Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn.

The plot sounds hilarious and seems to echo, to some degree, real life. But then again, real life scenarios tend to inspire great fiction.

Fillion and Tudyk are looking to raise $425,000 for the show’s first three episodes. Tudyk is hoping for more mula, considering he has written 10 scripts, including ones with scenes where their two characters are seen in their pretend roles, where there are scenes of Tudyk flying a spaceship and Nathan being the captain.

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Ron Moore & Syfy; “Walking Dead” Fans; Ridley Scott & Jason Momoa Bits

March 13, 2013

Ron Moore returns to TV with a New Show on Syfy; Overzealous Walking Dead Fans seem scary; Ridley Scott is working on a bunch of new Web Series; Jason Momoa Bit on his not getting the Guardians of the Galaxy role. ================ Ron Moore Has A New Show on Syfy Hey, thanks to buddy/site fan […]

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Web Episodes 1 & 2 Premieres

November 9, 2012

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome:  It is good to see the Galactica back in action, in the days when it was new. It is also good to see the CDC again. It’s just a shame it’s going to be in a few 12-minutes increments every Friday. But if that’s how it will pan out, so […]

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Joss Whedon’s Wastelanders – His Next New Web Series with Warren Ellis

November 7, 2012

At one point in time just before The Avengers gig, there was note of a project coming from Joss Whedon titled Wastelanders.  It was a planned free web series.  And from what I can tell, it’s presently in development and coming along just fine. – I don’t know about you, but just around the time […]

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A Halo Film? Nah, But We’re Getting A Live-Action Web Series

October 6, 2012

After so many years and attempts by some big names in the movie industry, a live-action Halo film has never gotten off the ground. It seems the rights owner, Microcsoft, has been pretty protective of their golden nest egg franchise. I understand it to some degree… a movie poorly made can muck with a franchise. […]

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Watch Joss Whedon’s Acting Gig Produced by Felicia Day in Scary Smash!

July 22, 2012

Yes, you read right…  After The Avengers, the man himself, Joss Whedon went on to star in Scary Smash, a production by Felicia Day that’s directed by Daniel Strange.  (It must really be strange to direct Joss Whedon!) This latest project that Joss Whedon stars in, Scary Smash, is about a giant monster that kills […]

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‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ Online Series

June 1, 2011

‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ Online Series

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Syfy GreenLights Battlestar Galactica Web Series Blood & Chrome

October 25, 2010

Syfy GreenLights Battlestar Galactica Web Series Blood & Chrome

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Riese Coming to Syfy October 26th w Amanda Tapping & Emilie Ullerup and Others

October 13, 2010

Riese Coming to Syfy October 26th w Amanda Tapping & Emilie Ullerup and Others

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Starz Tests The Resistance Web Series on the Syfy Channel

September 18, 2010

Starz Tests The Resistance Web Series on the Syfy Channel

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Doctor Horrible Coming To Blu-ray!

May 1, 2010

I think this is some of the best news for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog fans in a bit… the release of the Blu-ray version of the Joss Whedon web hit, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion & the lovely Felicia Day. The Blu-ray version of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is finally due out on May […]

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2010 Streamy Award Winners!

April 12, 2010

I love some of the contributions made by the innovative folks that create internet series, and at times, get truly awarded for their work… such as the Streamy Awards do. Quick and to the point, aside from a few streakers at the Streamy’s, here’s the highlight of the event:  The actual awards, in addition to […]

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Syfy Digital Acquires The Rights to RIESE with an Eye Towards a TV Series (Fracking Awesome!)

April 8, 2010

Syfy just released a breaking news item that Syfy Digital has acquired the rights to Riese, the Series, and is looking to stream the first season on Syfy Digital, and the yet to be seen 2nd season on the same channel.  The awesome part of the deal is that they’re looking to take Riese on […]

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The 2010 Streamy Awards Winners

April 7, 2010

The 2010 Streamy Awards (craft awards) came and went today.  I’ve always tried to pay attention to web series but I can’t seem to find a good centralized source that says, hey, this is cool, or check this one out.  But now, I may have a list to look over from the winners of the […]

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