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The Event: Syfy Saving the Cancelled TV Series or Not?

The Event saved by Syfy?Shortly after NBC cancelled The Event, it was reported that talks were underway to try to find a new home for the drama. There was apparently interest from some cable and digital outlets and possibly even Netflix. Executive producer Steve Stark noted that work to save the show had the full support of the Universal Media Studios.

Today, Deadline reported that talks were underway with Syfy (also owned by NBC-Universal) to continue The Event as a mini-series — if the financial details could be worked out. If that performed well enough, the cable channel could launch another season of the drama. If that’s true, it sounds like the mini-series wouldn’t completely finish the story so fans would potentially be left with unanswered questions yet again.

Now, a message from SyFy’s Twitter account seems to shoot down that possibility. The tweet from a senior executive at the cable channel reads, “To answer some questions I’ve been getting, at this time we have no plans to pick up The Event.”

What do you think? Could The Event still find a home at Syfy or elsewhere? Or, realistically, do you think the show is dead?

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Peggy June 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I hope somebody picks up the show. The Event is one of the best shows created in a long, long time. Please Syfy or somebody…PICK IT UP!!!


stacey hutchison May 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

The event is one of the best shows I’ve seen in along time. I cannot believe that they cancelled it. I think all the fans need to protest the cancellation and bring the show back. Please reply if you agree


Angelia March 27, 2012 at 2:33 am

I really miss the tv show ” The Event”. I hope Syfy picks up the show, just look what happened to the tv show ” The Game” one channel cancel and another picks it up and it is doing better on BET……..So Syfy PLEASE pick up the show.


DM02 September 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

They cancel The Event and leave us with crap like The Cape and a million reality shows…..who makes these bone-headed decisions? I cant count the shows I have started watching and absolutely LOVED and then they were cancels mid sentence..I wish they would listen to the fans instead of some idiot CEO sitting at corporate flipping paper clips into a trashcan….


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