Both Caprica and SGU are moving to Tuesdays making way for Friday night WWE's Smackdown . The move comes of course as SYFY acquires Smackdown which is still a big hit with men from 18 to 34 drawing about and average of 3.5 million per episode. According to the LA Times the deal cost SYFY about 30 million a year.

A deal, which will be announced later this week, further solidifies the growing relationship between NBC Universal and Vince McMahon's WWE. Syfy already carries the show "NXT," which is a reality program featuring wannabe wrestlers trying to make it to the big leagues of WWE. NBC Universal's USA cable channel also carries WWE programming including "WWE Raw.

Full story at the LA TIMES

Caprica and SGU will hit the Tuesday slot . According to Gateworld.com (Everything Stargate and more ) SGU season premier will be Sept 28th and on October 5th it will be followed by Caprica. Also according to a separate article from Alpha Airlock Capricas fate is all up in the air for another season after this one. It is apparent that ratings will decide whether the show lives or goes the way of  dino's.  Mostly because most of the actors contracts are set expire in November and gives SYFY a chance to see whether they should renew the series or not.

Though we initially announced the January return of 'Caprica,' we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner," said Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of original programming, in a release. "We've been able to successfully rework our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy's most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus."

However, there is more to the move than simply finding room on the schedule. Contract options for many of the key actors are set to expire in November after Syfy exercised an extension from August, giving the cable channel until then to decide whether or not to order a second season for the series. "Caprica" received some strong praise from various critics, however, it didn't score the kind of audiences in the first 10 episodes the cable channel had hoped for.

Complete Story at AlphaAirloc

Also moving to a new time will be Sancturary . The hit series starring Amanda Tapping from Stargate SG1 will move to Fridays following Smackdown.

Here is a sneak peek at Caprica episode 110 Unvanquished premiering Oct 5th

Press Release:

CAPRICA RETURN ON SYFY SHIFTS TO OCTOBER 5, 2010
NEW YORK – September 9, 2010 – The highly anticipated return of Syfy’s critically-acclaimed series Caprica will come even sooner than anticipated. The second half of season one will now premiere on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00PM ET/PT, the channel announced today. Fans will no longer have to wait until January to watch the series exciting kick-off, as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale’s harrowing events.

The second half of season one will transport us from stunningly vivid, twisted Virtual realities to the fascinating outer worlds of the 12 Colonies. Along the way, revolutionary tensions rise, family power shifts and our characters grapple with the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, each episode lays the groundwork for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the new Cylon race and its human creators.

“Though we initially announced the January return of Caprica, we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “We’ve been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy’s most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus.”

Caprica stars Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone), Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Esai Morales (Joseph Adama), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama).

Caprica will immediately follow new episodes of Stargate Universe (Tuesdays @ 9PM).

The third season premiere of Sanctuary will now launch in its former timeslot on Friday, October 15 at 10:00PM ET/PT immediately following Friday Night Smackdown on Syfy at 8:00PM ET/PT.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Caprica is a prequel to the award-winning series Battlestar Galactica, and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Jonas Pate serves as co-executive producer and director.

Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs and Facing Kate, as well as Syfy’s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. The studio also produced the long-running series Monk and Battlestar Galactica. UCP is a division of NBC Universal.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

See Gateworld for full article
Share