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Caprica: Syfy TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

CapricaSyfy has decided to cancel Caprica, the ratings-challenged spin-off of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (BSG), but the show’s universe isn’t necessarily going away.

In a statement from the cable channel, Mark Stern, EVP of Original Programming, said, “We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series. Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

Caprica will be pulled from the schedule following the November 2nd episode. According to the statement, “The final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series.”

This news comes on the heels of the channel’s announced plans for another BSG prequel called Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. It had previously been described as an online prequel that could possibly serve as a backdoor pilot for a regular series. BSG executive producer David Eick is on board while Ron Moore is not.

Blood & Chrome will have more action and combat sequences, more closely reflecting the reimagined Galactica series. The description reads, “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet — the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.”

What do you think? Are you sorry to see Caprica be cancelled? Are you excited to see another BSG prequel series?

 

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ominousshaman November 6, 2011 at 12:22 am

Agree with everyone else – sad to see the show end. Yes, it was slower than BSG but it did a great job working to develop characters with some depth while spicing it up a bit with action and technology. Cool to imagine how this might have evolved into the BSG situation in the future. I gave up on Sci Fy a bit before they lost the “i” (and what the hell was that all about anyway?) and just gave up on television. Broadcasters like Sci Fy need to get with the new reality: Many of us are ditching TV and moving to Netflix or other downloadable programming. They need to consider that phenomenon and recognize there’s a solid market for quality programming — we’re just not subscribing to the glut of advertisements and crap programming on TV anymore. We’re choosing what to watch and when, and we’re choosing (and paying for) quality dramas in the sci-fi genre, not Friday night wrestling and B-rated horror flicks.

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cameronD November 2, 2011 at 8:14 am

I loved this series.. I waited with bated breath to see what was next.. but I couldn’t find
it most of the time..I would like to purchase the series..

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Gary September 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm

The thing I fail to understand is why programming didn’t give it a second season. It usually takes one to figure out who everyone is, and how they fit into the story. Just about the time we all have everyone fairly well pegged, they pull the series. Completion of this series would’ve led into the new concieved serious really well. We would’ve known how the first war came about, which I suume was the point if Caprica!

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marty August 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm

As a Battlestar Galatic fan, I was thrilled to learn about Caprica. It should have gone at least one more year to pull together unresolved issues from BG…..
but must say I enjoyed seeing glimpses of BG in Caprica. These are great SciFy programmes….in the true tradition of the genre. I really hope there is a chance for regeneration.

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David Blaine Fullerton May 3, 2011 at 6:44 am

I just can’t believe the business planning of the shows being cancelled on SyFy. Their management must be incompetent to not see the potential of many of these shows. I am still quite impressed with Stargate Universe and Caprica. These shows could have eventually found a following just like BSG. However, their management are just so short-sighted. Alot of times, the best of shows have to find their following, and their followers need, at least, a good season or so to start adjusting to the series. It took me about half a season to adjust to Starbuck being female in BSG, but after that transition and others (like Cylons being non-distinguishable from humans), I loved the show. Yet, I just don’t see why they don’t allow shows more time to develop their needed followings to be extremely profitable. No wonder so many are attempted and fail without really being given the chance to succeed.

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PJC April 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

I’m really disappointed the show was cancelled. What’s with Friday nights. I always looked forward to the lineup. Now cooking show and wrestling? Looks like you’re going the way of Bravo. You need to keep to Sci-Fi programing or you will be just like any other network.

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Readyfire April 10, 2011 at 12:51 am

Syfy made a mistake to cancel Caprica. There was a momentum building, leading up towards the new Blood and Chrome series (crossing my fingers here), and could have been a chance to link the loyal fans of BSG to Caprica, and then Blood and Chrome. Most of the BSG viewers have been waiting a long to time learn about the events decades before. Their decision to axe this series prematurely leads me to question how long their current line of shows will last, as they are no comparison in terms of quality.

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Anonymous March 28, 2011 at 5:03 am

Shouldn’t have been canceled. :( Should it be all vampires and werewolves and no new frontiers?
Caprica was a good show.

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Anonymous March 26, 2011 at 8:11 am

The shows Sci Fi now puts on are stupid. NOW you put on wrestling on Friday nights. What does that have to do with science fiction??. The reality shows are another stupid idea… The person who is doing the programing should be fired.
Taking off Caprica was such a bad idea.. I stop watching Sci fi. The one good show is Merlin. which is put on at 10 PM. Like Eureaka and the Star gate spin off’s. The reality show are garbage… Now a cooking show.What are you thinking?

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Kelly March 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Yet again the POB has chosen to get rid of a great series, and what do we get in it’s place… reality programming (like there isn’t enough of that around) and wrestling (what the frack does that have to do with syfy?????) I just don’t get it.

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Breaksnap March 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

Fuck SciFi. I’m sick of the decisions they make. Caprica was a great show with great characters and so many messages that resonated with modern society and today’s culture. Religious war, advanced society’s dependence on technology, the less advanced and less civilized makes leaps forward by adopting it.

Question your marketing campaigns, question your marketing strategy, question your advertising. Increase the pace of the plot even. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. You fucking morons.

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sethwells March 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

This could have been a great series, however it turned into a sort of soap opera inthe future, delving way to far into bizare series of searching avatars for recreating someone dead child. We were looking for cylon creations and how they came to be. It just went way to far off the reservation, to bad I love the franchise

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Rob M. February 27, 2011 at 7:30 am

Can’t believe it’s over. Looking forward to “Blood & Chrome” Gotta have more. So many shows that I’ve seen first and last episodes air consecutive days (like Clone Wars), so people wouldn’t miss them due to work… I did see the lst episodes but I’m sure there are many who missed out and were sorely disappointed. Loved Galactica since the first awesome series – 1970’s. Keep it going for us. “So say we all”.

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Sharon February 26, 2011 at 7:05 am

I did not feel that the show was wrapped up. I think they left too many loose ends and speculation for their public. It is as though they hoped in the future to continue the show but unfortunately like Kyle XY we will probably never hear from it again. Just another disappointment for the TV audience. What has happened to GOOD TV.

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Scott Osgood February 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

It is an insult by the Sci Fi network to finsh Caprica the way it did. Dumping the last episodes on one night with little notice.
That was a first class show. Well written, CG was great, interesting characters, and the story line kept getting better. I thought the show was prescient in showing where we are heading.
To watch the final episode was bittersweet. It did great job of wrapping up the story, and connecting it to the BSG series. With Zoe coming up out of the tub, and the new son named Will.
It is unfortunate that Sci Fi doesn,t see the need to provide this level of quality.
I do thank them for the effort. It was very good.

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