Syfy Channel to Air ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’

by on February 22, 2011

in Entertainment

Summer Glau in 'Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles'The Syfy Channel has purchased the rights to air Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TSCC) sci-fi TV series.

Now that Syfy Channel has nabbed the rights, they plan to immediately start airing The Sarah Connor Chronicles starting on Thursday, April 7th. (OK, I said immediately… geologically, that’s immediately and that’s pretty fast for a show just picked up.)  Regardless, this will put Syfy back in the good graces of many, many fans of the show.

The show has two seasons under its belt when it was unceremoniously canceled in favor of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, despite the huge fan out-pouring of support from various websites, favoring TSCC over Dollhouse and other shows.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles starred Summer Glau, Lena Headey, Garret Dillahunt, Brian Austin Green, Thomas Dekker, Shirley Manson.  Writing credentials for the series included James Cameron (Do I really need to list his past films?) & Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, The Black Dahlia) & Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator 2, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk).

Here’s a curious bit…   in what looks like an interesting turn of programming, Syfy is going to be airing the show four episodes at a time.  That’s going to burn right through the show pretty fast and at the hours it will air, I’m confused if they’re looking to track how well the show is received.  Then again, I’m not the TV programming expert here, just the expert TV viewer!

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will premiere on April 7th, from 7 to 9 p.m.. After that, it will air in its regular time period of Thursdays from 7 to 11 p.m..

Now, when do we start badgering Syfy to move forward with a third season?  Normally, getting a fan favorite show back into production is usually not attainable since stars and creative teams behind the show have dispersed into various other career angles.  But I have to wonder just how many of these folks are employed or could be employed in this direction.  Wouldn’t that be nice?  Because this show did rock and it was a shame it was prematurely ended by Fox.

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Paul Forcey February 23, 2011 at 8:08 am

When I saw it announced that they picked this up I was excited as I never got to see it originally.

Now I find they are showing it 4 hours at a time so I won’t bother.
I am a normal family man with a wife, child and my own business. i can get away to watch an hour or even two of TV. Four hours is just crazy though, it won’t happen.

I can’t just shut down everything else I do every Thursday night to watch this. It almost feels like they are pushing people to record it or just get it on netflix.

I was under the impression that TV channels wanted us to watch the shows in real time not recorded. I am using netflix more and more and my cable is going to be going away altogether at this rate.

Once again SyFy channel excites me then disappointments me , starting to feel like my first wife is running the channel.


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