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Caprica: Syfy Announces 2011 Return of TV Series

CapricaThe Syfy channel has announced that Caprica is returning for the second half of its freshman season. It’s been awhile since the end of the first half, airing back on Friday, March 26th.

Here’s the official press release…

CAPRICA RETURNS TO SYFY IN JANUARY 2011

New York, New York – July 21, 2010 – Syfy has announced the highly-anticipated return of critically-acclaimed series Caprica. The second half of season one premieres in January 2011 (date TBA), and kicks off with a thrilling pace as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale’s harrowing events.

In season 1.5, the once idyllic world of Caprica – as well as life across the colonies – falls prey to an explosive chain reaction of consequences set off by the characters’ many questionable actions in the season’s first half. Tensions rise, power shifts and the line between reality and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred as everyone struggles to learn – and conquer – the stakes in this volatile setting. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, events of each episode lay the framework for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the newly-created Cylon race and their human creators.

An all-new trailer for season 1.5 will premiere at Caprica’s Comic-Con panel on July 23, and before landing on Syfy.com, it will be available exclusively on Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace on Xbox LIVE and Windows PCs through the Zune PC software available for free at www.zune.net. (July 26).

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 is a prequel to the award-winning series Battlestar Galactica. The series is from Universal Cable Productions, 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.)

UPDATE: Syfy later changed the return date to October 5, 2010.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the return of Caprica?

 

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Diane February 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

What a shame. I didn’t realize it had been cancelled when I watched season 1.5. I never really got into Battlestar Gallactica but I loved Caprica! Wrestling? Give me a break – it is all phony and entertainment? Not for me – please bring back Caprica!

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Paul January 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Hey Guys, here was an excellent opportunity to stretch the imaginations and carry multiple themes from morality to terrorism in a similar way as the original Star Trek as written by Gene R… These actions could very well make Caprica to have a cult following as I am sure it already does…It would interesting to see where the series was going to go and what kind of resolution would have been put forward. I hope the powers that be can see to it that the show is allowed to run its course.

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Staci January 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I UNDERSTAND EVERYONES COMMENTS.
PLEASE LISTEN……
PLEASE BRING CAPRICA BACK……
THANK YOU….

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Derrick December 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

WHAT THE FRACK! There’s not many shows I gear up to watch like I do for Caprica and BSG. (Oh, what’s today? Awe it’s Tuesday, Yeah, Caprica is on tonight.) But i can’t say that no more. It’s unbelievable to think the rating were to low.
(FRACK! It’s Tuesday…and FRACK’IN CAPRICA AIN’T ON! Frack.)

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fran November 28, 2010 at 9:34 am

fran
Caprica was a great series and I am glad it is returning. I dvr shows just in case I miss a show. Before cancelling a series how about a new time slot or at least give the faithful closure with one or two episodes. An example of this was your cancellation of the Terminator Chronicles. I would not watch DWTS if you paid me but in many homes there is competition for TV shows like DWTS and so some BSG viewers do not get to see the BSG shows run in prime time. The original BSG shows were not in prime time and were quite sucessful. This fall four shows were cancelled, including Caprica, that I watched every week or DVR’d. When these shows were cancelled I thought why bother. I was considering a different approach by looking for proven successful shows like, Lost, after they had been around for one or two seasons and finding other ways to catch up with what I missed. I am looking forward to the new BSG series Blood and Chrome but am confused how Caprica and this series can run concurently.

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Wegs November 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I totally enjoyed Caprica and I agree with other comments made. Wrestling is not Science Fiction. It’s fake! Please don’t take off Caprica!

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Dale November 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm

There have been very few riviting series that have caught my attention enough to make me want to watch every second of every episode. Caprica was brilliant and the highlight of my TV watching. Why is it that everytime a great show arrives the all-mighty-powers that be pulls the plug. I had told my wife a week before I heard of the cancellation, “Just watch them cancel this now that they have us all hooked.” And what did they do? Yep, SyFy just lost a fan.

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Kerry November 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm

SYFY is apparently more interested in showing frakkin’ WRESTLING (??) than science fiction. Caprica is exactly the kind of show they should be all about. After all the $$ they made off Galactica, it would seem to be the right thing to do to at least give the show a FULL season and then decide. I am very disappointed in SYFY.

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Ron R November 14, 2010 at 5:03 am

I want to add that I don’t think the show was well advertized. Again, Syfy, please bring Caprica back!

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Ron R November 14, 2010 at 4:58 am

I personally am stunned it was cancelled. I love this show. I did not track what was going on, and relied on my DVR to record the new shows. I am now watching 1 of 3 shows on hulu (same on http://www.syfy.com/caprica/) which appear to be new after Chloe’s car crashed through a police blockaid. Also I find a link that says Caprica will be back January 2011 to complete season one and a gossip link that suggests that Syfy will pick up a second season. SYFY, PLEASE BRING IT BACK.

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LARRY B November 10, 2010 at 9:30 am

i agree with the other comments, let caprica continue, let us the viewers decide if it was worth the effort. you could at least let the 1.5 season continue uninterupted . THIS IS SCI FI MIXED WITH DRAMA AND INTRIGUE. THIS SHOW MUST CONTINUE.

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BringTvShowCapricaBack November 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Syfy is supposed to be intelligent. Doesn’t show much intelligence here as I see it. First CBS cancels Defying Gravity, now Syfy pulls the same sh$%T, why? If you are not tracking numbers of people who watch it online, it’s YOUR problem. Everyone is going online these days. Fine, add extra commercial or two, that’s what Hulu does. But don’t cancel it altogether!
Battlestar Galactica and Caprica fan.

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Ryan Mortensen November 2, 2010 at 6:40 am

What a bunch of s@@t. This show is riveting and I’ve loved watching it on my DVR. What a shame that they’re pulling the plug on this show – working from home with the syfy show, I can tell you that it doesn’t seem like they’re going in a good direction. It’s becoming just another station, and not a station dedicated to Science Fiction – silly me thinking that was the point of the channel. Oh well, it’s probably better not to watch any shows until the 3rd season then at least you’ll know that you can enjoy more than 1.5 seasons of episodes. Really annoyed and pissed. Now they’re going to start up a new show related to Battlestar – yeah I’ll make sure to invest my time in that? Why cancel a show that’s developing the backstory to Battlestar, and pick up a show that develops the backstory to Battlestar. Seriously, how about the old boy who cried wolf story – thanks but no thanks syfy. Science Fiction doesn’t just have to be blood, guts, guns and ships – but apparently that’s what the new series will be about.

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KAREN November 1, 2010 at 11:14 am

What the hell???? You run crap series into the ground and break them off time and time again, such as Monk, Psych, and Sanctuary. Caprica has the bones to be one of the most complex series on TV, exactly as it’s grandparent Battlestar. AH, but here lies the rub. You could screen the Caprica series to a subset who have never heard about nor seen Battlestar, and they would be enthralled. You screwed up when you moved the time slot and you are not riding it out long enough. This series has the character arcs, the backstory, and the leeway to supercede anything you accomplished with Battlestar. And I was a HUGE Battlestar fan. But that is how invested I feel in Caprica. I want to see the tangles that lead to the unexpected. Enough said????

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martha January 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

im glad there are other people out there that feel the same way. im so sick of them doing that. we get involed with these shows and they take them away from us. its so stupid.

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Darrick October 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

I think it’s a disgrace that Syfy pulled this crap with bringing it back early to only cancel it 3 episodes in. If I didn’t know any better, I would say this is some sort of publicity stunt. I am done with Syfy. I love SGU as well, but that wont last I am sure. I think SYFY needs to be dismantled and let another channel appear under SCI FI. After all, the channel was supposed to air SCI FI shows, not wrestling or Hollywood Memorabilia Shows. Quick call Rachel Rae, and get her to do a cooking show next. Jerks.

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