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Syfy Channel TV news

Via Syfy press release:

Syfy continues to roll out an ambitious slate of original programming, with its Summer 2015 programming schedule announced today. The slate includes two new scripted series: Killjoys, from the producers of Orphan Black, and Dark Matter, from the writers of Stargate Atlantis. Also on tap are the new unscripted game show Geeks Who Drink, hosted and executive produced by Zachary Levi; and returning seasons of scripted originals Defiance and Dominion, as well as fan-favorite Face Off. And of course, it wouldn’t be summer without Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, which anchors Syfy’s second annual Sharknado Week this July.

>DEFIANCE (SEASON 3 PREMIERE) Premieres Friday, June 12

>DARK MATTER (SERIES PREMIERE) Premieres Friday, June 12
(Dark Matter comes to us via the guys who brought us Stargate)

>KILLJOYS (SERIES PREMIERE) Premieres Friday, June 19
(Is it me, or do the previews feel like Firefly?)

>DOMINION (SEASON 2 PREMIERE) Premieres Thursday, July 9

>GEEKS WHO DRINK (SERIES PREMIERE) Premieres Thursday, July 16

>SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE) Premieres Wednesday, July 22

SHARKNADO WEEK (PROGRAMMING EVENT)
Premieres Saturday, July 18 to Saturday, July 25 (The second annual SHARKNADO WEEK will feature seven original movies, including):

–Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
–Sharktopus Vs. Whale Wolf (Roger Corman’s third installment of the ‘Sharktopus’ franchise, starring Casper Van Dien)
–3-Headed Shark Attack (starring Danny Trejo)
–Roboshark
–Mega Shark Vs. Kolossus (starring Illeana Douglas)
–Zombie Shark (starring Jason London)
–The world premiere of Lavalantula, starring Steve Guttenberg and fellow Police Academy alums Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow, as they battle lava-breathing tarantulas threatening to destroy Los Angeles.

>FACE OFF (SEASON 9 PREMIERE) Premieres Tuesday, July 28

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Details below if you are curious:

DEFIANCE

Defiance is the story of a ravaged planet Earth thirty-five years in the future, the lives of its citizens permanently altered following the sudden arrival of seven alien races. In this unknown and unpredictable landscape, the diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Following the events of last season’s cliffhanger finale, the series’ two-hour Season 3 premiere opens on the eve of an impending military siege – and the surprise arrival of the mysterious and nearly extinct Omec, an alien race of warriors.

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Today’s news bits and pieces include Sharknado casting and a few other details, and various shows that air on the Travel Channel.

via press release(s):

SYFY Channel

SYFY AND THE ASYLUM’S SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! TO CONSUME THE WORLD WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

ORIGINAL MOVIE WILL PREMIERE IN 86 COUNTRIES – ACROSS ALL SYFY CHANNELS – WITHIN 24 HOURS OF US PREMIERE

NEW YORK – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c.

In addition, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will wreak havoc on all Syfy channels around the world – 86 countries in all, including the UK, Australia and across Europe, Asia and Latin America – when it premieres in international primetime within 24 hours of the United States debut.

Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program Strategy, Syfy: “We wanted this third title to boldly go where no shark movie has gone before. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! embraces the larger-than-life irreverence that has made these movies so popular and entertaining.”

Said David Michael Latt, Producer, The Asylum: “The sharks and tornadoes get all the glory, but we would like to thank our long-time marketing guru Mike DiGrazia who first suggested ‘Oh hell no!’ A dedicated fan of the genre, Mike created the tag lines for 1 and 2 – ‘Enough Said!’ and ‘Shark Happens’ – as well as the Sharknado posters, including the original, which was a viral sensation on its own.”

Sharknado 3 will cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida, and stars Ian Ziering as Fin, Tara Reid as April and Cassie Scerbo as Nova. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff as Fin’s father, Gil; Bo Derek will play April’s mother, May; Ryan Newman will play April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard, and Jack Griffo will portray Claudia’s friend, Billy.

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

Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin. Sharknado 3 is a production of The Asylum.

When it aired last July 30, Sharknado 2: The Second One became Syfy’s most-watched original movie ever.

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