Stargate Universe and Sanctuary: Syfy Renews TV Series

SanctuarySyfy has given the go-ahead for a second season of Stargate Universe and a third season of Sanctuary. The cable channel has ordered 20 installments of each.

Stargate Universe (SGU) is the latest series in the Stargate franchise and revolves around a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves after being forced through a Stargate. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. It features Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blu, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, Patrick Gilmore, Peter Kelamis, Julia Benson, Jennifer Spence, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Mark Burgess, Ming-Na, Josh Blacker, Haig Sutherland, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Sanctuary follows the adventures of Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. Others in the cast include Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup, Ryan Robbins, Christopher Heyerdahl, and Agam Darshi.

SGU is expected to return in April with the second partth of its 20 episode first season. Production on season two will begin in early 2010 and is expected to start airing in the fall.

The second season of Sanctuary is currently airing and expected to finish on January 15, 2010. Production on season three will start in early 2010 and begin airing in Fall 2010. This recent pickup marks the biggest order to date for Sanctuary. Seasons one and two are comprised of only 13 episodes apiece.

What do you think? Are either or both of these shows worthy of another season? Which do you prefer?

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  1. TAS says

    Sanctuary was not only a show that helped people to understand that we are not all the same but that we all deserve respect and kindness and help. I watch the reruns over and over wishing that someone to do with the sify channel would realize they made a big mistake and bring this wonderful show back.

  2. JB says

    Sanctuary is mental pablum but fun and easy to watch. SGU is the best of the series so far but should only last 3 years 4 max, after that it will be another SG1 sadly continuing where no one really wanted them to go.

  3. Sharon says

    I enjoy both Stargate Universe and Sanctuary. The first season of Stargate was a little slow I thought but season 2 was much better. Hope there is a season 3.

  4. Jennifer says

    I think SGU is one of the most intelligent Sci-Fi shows out there right now. After Battlestar finished, I thought I’d never find something to replace it, but this show hooks me in every single episode. Very original, very intelligent.

  5. Lance says

    Stargate SG-1 was very good from being egypty to the faith in the gods. Theat was where they were going. From History to Religion. It had it’s moments. I loved the show when it first aired and to even when it cancelled. I still watch numerous re-run episodes. I own atlantis box set except for season 5. I enjoy Stargate Universe. I am a loyal Stargate fan, no matter where they take the show to. Even watched the cartoon version. I loved that too. What they are trying to do is change it up from the usual and open up to some new viewers. It is a change from the usual monster shows that are actually crap. I tune in every week to watch whatever comes for Stargate, and when I am not available, I record it and watch it later on my TiVo. It is like Firefly. They start good shows, alot of people hate it and don’t watch it, so viewers go down and they cancel the show. What should be cancelled is Simpsons. It is stupid and idiotic. I will not even let my kids watch that. But I would let them watch that over South Park. I will defenitely introduce my kids into Stargate. It is still interesting, even though it is re-run and I have seen them over and over. Unless they invent a Stargate show so stupid and idiotic that it will utterly disgust me and make me vomit. They have yet to do that!

  6. says

    I agree with Egyptsy, they needed to leave stuff alone, just change the teams on SG1.
    Atlantis I thought was a good series, It is always sad when they cancel soemthing, ans SYFY SUCKS, they are getting rid of everything except stupid Vampire crap, COMMON SYFY, get the head out, Bring back Star Gate, dump the universe or change it m up and get a little actyion inot it, I HATE SOAPS!

  7. Geoff Kaven says

    People are so impatient and have such high expectations. Atlantis had it’s time. It’s gone now. T His is a different show aiming for a slightly different demographic. Those of us that really do enjoy Universe WANT dark, we WANT slow building personal drama.
    In the third season I have full confidence that we will get to see more new world jumps and a nearly Star Trek feel to the show, something that has been missing in television since Picard and the gang left.

    IF you want magic and absurd acts of sci-fi wondery (yes that a word I just said it didn’t I), get you hooks in Sanctuary.

  8. Chuck Lewis says

    Could not agree more Egyptsy. First SG series where I would look forward to the death of any of the characters. This show is quickly heading toward a black hole.

  9. Egyptsy says

    SGU BITES!!! its dull slow moving and dark,,,nobody ever has any fun and believe me if you cram people together there will be wise cracks and goofing around and in general being human,,,at least SOME of the time,,,this series bites the bullet,,i gave up trying to get into it,,,Stargate Atlantis,,,well it was not as bad as this,,,it wasnt SG1 but it sure wasnt this dull,,,what is wrong with these people,,the more they try to do better than the original the worse they get,,,If Jack and Sam ,,Jackson and T’ealk wanted to get off and become something else,,then for cryin out loud just go to another team,,,if they kept SG1 with new members it still would have been SG1 and we would all still be happy,,,i have said it before and i will say it again,,if it aint broke DONT FIX IT!!! SG1 had the winning combiation with the g’ould,,the ties to our idea of ancient egypt is a link to our reality that kept us watching,,,then came them dumb ugly GOD ONLY KNOWS what they were Ori,,,and it started to slide downhill,,,all they have to do is go back to ancient Egyptian style SG1 and they would have their loyal fan base clamering at the door,,,they need to put up or shut up cause SGU aint working

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