SYFY And TRAVEL CHANNEL News (Renewal News)

by on March 13, 2015

in Entertainment, web series

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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Now Florida will know what it feels like to be hit by a Sharknado! The eagerly anticipated Syfy and The Asylum production Sharknado 3 will shoot key scenes at Universal Orlando Resort, it was announced today.

Featuring stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo, Sharknado 3 will premiere on Syfy in July, causing mass destruction in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida. Ziering and Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April, respectively, while Cassie Scerbo will play Nova, her character from the original 2013 Sharknado movie.

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DAVID HASSELHOFF TO PLAY IAN ZIERING’S FATHER IN SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE SHARKNADO 3

NEW YORK – David Hasselhoff (Baywatch) will trade his red swimming trunks for a chainsaw when he portrays Gilbert Sheperd, the father of Fin (Ian Ziering), in the eagerly anticipated Original Movie Sharknado 3, Syfy and The Asylum announced today.

Hasselhoff joins stars Ziering, Tara Reid (April) and Cassie Scerbo (Nova) in the newest installment of the global pop culture sensation.

Syfy and The Asylum previously announced that Bo Derek will play April’s mother, May, Ryan Newman will play April and Fin’s daughter Claudia Sheperd and Jack Griffo portrays Claudia’s friend, Billy.

Additional cameo roles include Mark Cuban as the President of the United States; Ann Coulter as the Vice President; Jerry Springer as Mr. White, a manic tourist; *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard, and Chris Jericho, who will portray Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.

Sharknado 3 will premiere on Syfy in July, causing mass destruction in Washington, D.C., before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida.

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Travel Channel

The Travel ChannelVia press release

Can breaking bread actually make a difference when it comes to “Breaking Borders?” In Travel Channel’s new original series, premiering Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, Peabody Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio tackle that very question as they travel to conflict zones around the globe. Together, they have a unique and challenging goal: gather people from all sides of the conflict to a delicious meal and talk about the issues that divide them. A thoughtful and informative hour, “Breaking Borders” is a unique opportunity for those living in the region to share their challenges, concerns and possibilities of a future – through the eyes of the community members whose daily experiences continue to drive international headlines. The series is comprised of 13 one-hour episodes.

Thought you would like to know that…

TRAVEL CHANNEL RENEWS EIGHT POPULAR SERIES FOR 2015:

‘BBQ CRAWL,’ ‘BIG TIME RV,’ ‘BIKINIS & BOARDWALKS,’ ‘GHOST ADVENTURES,’ ‘HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE,’ ‘MYSTERIES AT THE MONUMENT,’ ‘TRIP FLIP’ AND ‘XTREME WATERPARKS’

Network Announces April Premiere Dates for ‘Bizarre Foods,’ ‘Man Finds Food,’ ‘Mysteries at the Museum’ and ‘The Dead Files.’

Travel Channel announces the renewal of eight popular series, expanding its 2015 programming slate of innovative, provocative and engaging travel entertainment programming. The robust schedule will include new seasons from some of the faces of the network like Andrew Zimmern, Anthony Melchiorri, Bert Kreischer and Don Wildman; as well as shows that take our viewers around the world to exotic locales and on exciting adventures. The eight new seasons include: Season Three of “BBQ Crawl,” Season Two of “Big Time RV,” Season Three of “Bikinis & Boardwalks,” Season 11 of “Ghost Adventures,” Season Six of “Hotel Impossible,” Season Three of “Mysteries at the Monument,” Season Four of “Trip Flip” and Season Four of “Xtreme Waterparks.”

The network is also announcing dates for series with great storytelling by smart and entertaining talent premiering in April: “Bizarre Foods” premieres its eighth season on Monday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, all-new original series “Man Finds Food” premieres Wednesday, April 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, the eighth season of “Mysteries at the Museum” premieres on Friday, April 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and the seventh season of “The Dead Files” premieres on Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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