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Continuum: Syfy TV Series Debuts January 14th

Syfy has announced that the popular Continuum TV series from Canada is coming to the US starting Monday, January 14th. The first season has 10 episodes and debuted north of the border back on May 27th.

In August, Canada’s Showcase network renewed Continuum for a second season of 13 episodes. Syfy has licensed those as well.

Here’s the press release:

SYFY WILL PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “CONTINUUM” MONDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 8PM

TIME TRAVELING POLICE DRAMA IS CANADA’S HIGHEST-RATED SCRIPTED BASIC CABLE SERIES

NEW YORK – November 12, 2012 – Joining recent original series acquisitions such as the hit Lost Girl and the upcoming Primeval: New World and Sinbad, Syfy today announced it will premiere the time traveling police drama Continuum – Canada’s highest-rated scripted basic cable series – beginning Monday, January 14 at 8PM (ET/PT).

Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep along Kiera, a dedicated City Protective Services officer.

With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, played by Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scream 4), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, portrayed by Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place). Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they change the course of history.

The January 14 premiere of Continuum will lead into the third season premieres of Syfy’s hit series Being Human at 9PM and Lost Girl at 10PM.

Executive producers of Continuum are Simon Barry (The Art of War), Jeff King (Stargate SG-1, White Collar), Tom Rowe (Tin Man), Pat Williams (Smallville), and Reunion Pictures. Writer: Simon Barry. Director: Jon Cassar (24, Terra Nova).

In addition to the first two seasons for on-air, Syfy has also acquired the U.S. home entertainment rights to Continuum. Universal Studios Home Entertainment will handle the DVD distribution and are targeting a DVD release shortly after the season finale on Syfy.

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 more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

What do you think? Do you like the sound of Continuum? Do you plan on checking it out?

 

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Silvestrini September 8, 2014 at 5:05 am

I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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consuelo pico January 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

Continum didnt air.january 14, i watch syfy alot they have some of the best series being human,lost girl, haven, ghost mine continum is one of syfy really good series and im hoping for its return will it come back or not. A waiting fan of continum

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admin January 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

It debuted on 1/14/13. Season two will start airing sometime in 2014. A date has been announced yet.

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Dean Del Principe May 28, 2013 at 1:40 am

Great show, just caught up on all the episodes. Thank you SyFi for picking up this show. Hope to see alot more real soon.

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sonia June 11, 2013 at 1:10 am

I checked it out. It is awsome

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Greg February 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

People (e.g. TVFan) are so quick to flame on things today… Kiera is using the technology that the young Sadler has just developed but that the old Sadler in her time has widely deployed as his Sadler Tech – Protectors’ Comm Net. So sad, from games to forums today, from think-they’re-cute trolls to know-it-all insulters, guess that’s today’s living-in-their-parents’-basement unemployed generation.

This is a fun show, just enough of a twist from the normal police series and sci-fi thrown in to have my attention. I only hope we get to see more than just the four episodes I’ve seen so far.

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TVFan November 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Don’t you just hate shows where the main female character is dressed in some tight body dress no one even in the far future would consider to use – *lol* – And no one even seems to see how ridiculous it looks – Really – these sci-fi authors haven’t grown up since Star Trek Voyager where “Seven Of Nine” was dressed in an equally disturbing and ridiculous monkey suit – sheesh!!! – Body tight suits are NOT sexy

Also amazing is how a person from the future can pop up in our world and some young nerd with incredible intelligence and equipment can – by mistake or whatever random event – communicate with her – A show should have a believable story – else it will be a ridiculous story no one can get engaged in

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Darnion August 21, 2014 at 1:50 am

I thought the plot was put together well. Every thing is explained good for
any one with a head for sci-fi and a laymans-knowledge of temporal mechanics. So get a life ,and read some books on the time space continuum. The theories are all over the internet if you do not own a nook or, some descent science fiction books on the subjects. I suggest quit gaming out and start learning about what you can not comprehend.

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Walter mitford November 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is one of those straightforward action series. On one level, it can be, but look a little deeper and you will find that there are interwoven threads that deal with some of the most relevant issues facing ‘Western’ democracies now and in the near future. Had this series been aired during the US election season, I suspect that there would have been protesting voices that Continuum was being aired to influence the electorate, albeit the less challenged portion. I perceive some subtle signals that the second season will be even more riveting, dramatically speaking, than the first

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PaulH November 13, 2012 at 1:08 am

“In addition to the first two seasons for on-air”.

That certainly sounds like Syfy picked up both seasons, doesn’t it? Woohoo! WOOT! Hurray; this is the successor to BSG in terms of great sci-fi drama series. It’s that involving and good.

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