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Merlin: Cancelled by NBC but Season Two is Still Coming to US

MerlinThe BBC series didn’t exactly bring “magical” ratings to NBC during its short run last summer but Merlin’s second season will still be seen here in the states.

Merlin follows the life of the legendary wizard in early adulthood, living in the court of King Uther, Arthur’s father. The series stars Colin Morgan as Merlin, Bradley James as Prince Arthur, Anthony Head as King Uther, Katie McGrath as Morgana, Angel Coulby as Gwen, Richard Wilson as Gaius, and John Hurt as the voice of the Great Dragon.

A production of BBC One, Merlin has been a big enough success in the UK to be renewed for seasons two and three. NBC picked up the supernatural show and decided to run the first season during the summer of 2009. The ratings weren’t very good and the network has been mum on any plans to bring it back.

Does it matter to you that Merlin's on SyFy and not NBC?

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Now, there’s word that Merlin is indeed coming back to the US — but not on NBC. Word is that Syfy (also owned by NBC Universal) will begin airing season two of Merlin on Friday, April 2nd; paired with the returning Stargate Universe.

If you need a refresher on season one, Syfy will be airing the episodes during an all-day marathon on March 28th. You can also purchase the official DVD release but that won’t hit stores until April 20th. It’s a five-disc set and will contain all 13 episodes as well as two hours of extras that will include video diaries and a featurette.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Merlin is returning to the US? Does it matter to you that it’s on Syfy and not NBC?

 

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Anne December 11, 2012 at 8:21 am

I LOVE THIS PROGRAMME.
THE BEAUTY OF THE CINEMATOGRAPHY.
THE COLOUR. THE LIGHT AND SHADE. CARAVAGGIO WOULD APPROVE .
I COULD WATCH WITH THE SOUND TURNED DOWN AND STILL LOVE IT.
COLIN MORGAN HAS SUCH APPEAL AND I BELIEVE HE COULD ACT IN ANYTHING. HE WOULD BE WONDERFUL IN SHAKESPEARE.

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Anonymous November 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Can’t wait for Merlin to start airing again. Have
been constantly checking local TV listings.
Toni in Austin, TX.

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Cindy August 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I have been waiting for it to come back on 2012 but have not heard anything.
Love the show and I am not a kid. I am 55 and loved seeing it every week. Please tell me it is comming back.

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Maggie August 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I love this show I think more kids should watch this show. Im upse that it isnt going to be showing on bbc anymore but am excited that it isnt canceled forever and that it will be showing again. I wish I knew exactly when the show starts playing again but hope I dont miss one showing of it.

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marilyn April 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I don’t even know why people doesn’t like merlin its got everything that makes a show good.my grandson saw it for the first time when the fifth season came on ,he loved it coulden’t wait to see it again.It’s one of my best shows to watch.I hope they keep on making merlin.I would like for merlin to find the braclet in the dungeon,just so aurthur will know that it wasn’t gweniver.also love to see merlin be able to use he’s magic without having to hide anymore.Just to be able to see merlin useing magic with aurthurthere would be great.As long as authur does’t make a big deal out of him useing magic.

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Nina November 28, 2011 at 4:29 am

I LOVE MERLIN! When is it coming back on in 2012?
Thanks

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Janet November 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Love this series so glad it is returning

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