Syfy has unveiled its Summer 2017 schedule and there’s only one new series (but it sounds very Roger Corman-esque). Also included: one movie, one returning unscripted series and four returning dramas – plus a return to Comic-Con for more and thorough coverage of Nerd Prom (trust me, I’m a nerd…)
The new series, blood Drive, is about the last good cop being forced into a cross country race in which the cars are fueled with human blood (very Roger Corman, right?).
The new movie is (wait for it…) Sharknado 5; the returning unscripted series is Face Off (possibly my favorite unscripted series ever).
Back for more are: 12 Monkeys (10 episodes over three nights), Dark Matter, Wynonna Earp (actually better than the graphic novel that spawned), and Killjoys.
The annual Critics’ Choice Awards were given out last night and there were a number of surprises like no nomination for Tatiana Maslany this year, and awards for FX shows that come a bit later than maybe they should have, just for two.
It was a light year for broadcast TV once again – only three awards to network shows, but basic cable did better than okay with eight. Online productions nabbed as many awards as broadcast. Hmmmm…
Follow the jump for the complete list of winners – with a brief commentary where it occurs to me.
Syfy has announced its Summer 2015 schedule and its a fairly even mix and new and returning shows plus The Son of the Return of the Monster Magnet yet another Sharknado epic.
The new shows include: Dark Matter, from Stargate veterans Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie; Killjoys, from the creator of Lost Girl and the producers of Orphan Black, and Geeks Who Drink, based on the nationwide pub trivia contest and hosted by Zachary Levi.
Returning shows include: Defiance, Dominion and Face Off. Follow the jump for series details and premiere dates.
Face Off’s judges – Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page – are well known in the industry, which is what makes their work on the show important. If they approve of a new talent, that person stands a good chance of cracking the big time.
But! We’ve never seen them do what they do best on the show. On September 2nd, the trio of make-up masters go head-to-head for charity. For this special competition, each judge will team up with two Face Off competitors to create a brand new work of make-up spectacle. In keeping with the season’s theme of Life and Death, each team will create two characters, one ‘pure and pristine’, the other ‘evil and twisted.’ The winning team will not only win a cash prize for their chosen charity, they will win $5,000 for their teammates.
Face Off: Judge Match airs on Tuesday, September 2nd at 9/8C.
Syfy has two new and two returning series set for summer, 2014 – along with a startling documentary. It’s angels versus humans in new series Dominion, which follows season two of alien invasion series Defiance on July 19th; sci-fi make-up effects series Face Off returns July 22nd, and competitive magic series Wizard Wars debuts on August 19th.
The documentary Aliens on the Moon takes a look at what ‘really might have’ happened the day that we landed on the moon. For details, check out the press release following the jump.
The season six finale of Syfy’s makeup effects competition series Face Off may be on April 27th (9/8C), but fear not! Season seven is but a paltry three months away – with a new judge, Academy Award®-winning makeup artist Lois Burwell (Lincoln, Braveheart).
The challenge for the season six finale is to create a pair of rival alien races. Season seven will have the competitors exploring the themes of life, death, rebirth and mortality. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
At the beginning of this season, when we were told that Face Off (Syfy, Tuesdays, 9/8C) would be shaking things up a bit, the Tokyo episode was mentioned. Now it’s here. Oscar®-nominated makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji and anime artist and sci-fi illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin make guest appearances in the next all-new episode on March 4th. The eight remaining competitors will seek inspiration for two extreme challenges celebrating Japanese culture. Follow the jump for more details from the press release.
Syfy’s Face Off returns for its sixth season January 14, 2014 and, for the first time, the competitors will travel to Tokyo where they will create anime inspired characters based on their own alter egos. The season’s first Spotlight challenge, though, is to create an original take on the Beast of Beauty & the Beast. Among other intriguing challenges: a Medieval dragon warrior that breathes fire and other elements (like fire, or poison); Roald Dahl characters that have been seen onscreem and original wizard characters based on a selection of unique wands.
Host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, The Amazing Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New York, The Hunger Games, Heroes) and Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus) return, along with world-renowned makeup artist – and McKenzie’s dad – Michael Westmore in his his role as the official contestant mentor. For more details – and a complete list of competitors – check out the press release following the jump.
Syfy today announced a sixth season pickup for its hit unscripted competition series, Face Off. The series, which features makeup artists vying for an opportunity to become professionals in film and television, will also feature two stand-alone specials in November: Naked and Painted – in which host McKenzie Westmore explores the world of body painting, and Top 20 Countdown: Judges’ Favorite – in which judges Glen Hetrick, Ve Neill and Neville Page select their favorite creations from the show’s entire run and highlight some of the funnier, more surprising and ambition designs.
For details, check out the press release after the jump.