12 monkeys

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).

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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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12 Monkeys on Syfy

Whether behind the guise of a deep space adventure or a fantastical monster romp, science fiction films lend the perfect background for an exploration of philosophical and ideological questions. 12 Monkeys trips through time, allowing the viewer to reimagine their conceptualizations of memory and self. It’s a staple in the 90’s  sci-fi canon. Directed by Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame, and starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, 12 Monkeys precluded today’s dystopian futurism craze. So when SyFy announced a new TV series based on the film, fan interest was almost instantaneously piqued. With many film-to-TV transitions falling flat, fans of the film have been hoping the new program would be up to par. But whatever reservations viewers might bring with them into the show, Travis Flickett and Terry Matalas, the co-creators behind the new series, have taken painstaking steps to ensure their work can stand beside the original.

While the basic premise of the story is the same — a man living in the post-apocalyptic future is sent back in time to save the world from the threat of a lethal virus — there are also a lot of changes, the most significant of which is the treatment of “time travel” itself.

In La Jetee, the seminal short film that directly influenced 12 Monkeys as well as nearly every sci-fi time travel flick since its release in 1962, time is a fixed and rigid point of reference, as real as a point on the map. In the new show, time is no longer set in stone – things in this world may be altered, meaning the epidemic can be avoided and the future can be saved.

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What Shows Are Coming To Syfy in 2015?

January 30, 2015

If you were wondering what, if any shows, are coming back to or premiering on Syfy in the 2015 TV season, they’ve been kind enough to put out a promo video for their upcoming year. Some of the scenes are from some obvious Syfy shows while others, not quite so much if you’re not familiar […]

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SYTYCD, THE WALKING DEAD, 12 MONKEYS, Ice Skating TV News

January 23, 2015

Today’s TV  news bits include some reality TV news, The Walking Dead preview clips from their upcoming mid-season premiere, a bit about Syfy‘s new show, 12 Monkeys, and the TV schedule news for ice skating on NBC. So You Think You Can Dance It’s official, Paula Abdul is Fox’s reality TV go-to girl! Fox announced […]

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2014-15 Mid-Season Premieres For The Week of January 11th

January 11, 2015

Below is a quick list of TV shows that are either returning from their mid-season breaks or are premiering this week, starting Sunday, January 11th.  The premieres include shows like House of Lies, Face Off, 12 Monkeys, and The Musketeers on BBCA. Check out this week’s list below… – Sunday, January 11: Shameless (Showtime, S5 […]

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2014-2015 Mid-Season Premiere Dates List

January 2, 2015

All of our TV shows took a break to bow out and give the holidays a bit of time on our TV schedules. Basically, the networks know we are a family focused bunch and we would be busy enjoying time with family and friends. But our shows are due back any day now. So I […]

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SYFY Channel News Bits: ASCENSION, CHILDHOOD’S END, 12 MONKEYS

October 15, 2014

Many moons ago Dave Howe promised that when he took over Syfy, he was going to first get the network be a competitive force amongst the advertisers and then start applying their momentum (and income) to good sci-fi. And taking a look at these next few programming offerings, it seems that Howe and the network […]

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News/Info on SHIELD, ANT-MAN and 2 New Syfy Shows

August 22, 2014

Check out this collective of news info about a 12 Monkeys TV series from Syfy, Agents of SHIELD, Ant-Man, and another new show from Syfy, Ascension. 12 Monkeys H Just in case you did not know, Syfy is doing an adaptation TV series of the movie by the same name.  And joining the cast, is […]

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