Looks Like The Apple Was Poisoned – Syfy Cancels Caprica!


Syfy has announced the cancelation of the Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica. The series has been pulled from Syfy’s schedule effective immediately.

Caprica, which was conceived to tell the story of how the Cylons were created – the stories of two key families whose destinies were intertwined – started with an exposition-heavy pilot and early eps took awhile to put key elements into play. The result was a slow start in the ratings. It’s too bad that the lost audience didn’t check back in after week three, because the series went on to become a richly rewarding one with fine writing, excellent performances and intelligently conceived action.

The Syfy press release follows the jump.

TO: Media Colleagues and Listings Editors

FROM: Syfy Publicity

DATE: October 27, 2010

RE: Syfy Scheduling Change – Revision Effective Today


Please note the following change to Syfy’s broadcast schedule:

The remaining first run episodes of Caprica – airing Tuesdays at 10/9c – will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2. These final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series.

“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for ‘Caprica’ and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,“ said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, ‘Caprica’ has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

A detailed schedule change with complete and updated listings information will be issued tomorrow morning (Thursday, October 28).