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Syfy Greenlights Hunters From Gale Anne Hurd!

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Gale Anne Hurd’s previously untitled project at Syfy has been given a thirteen episode order under the title of Hunters.

Based on Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel Alien Hunter, series follows a Philadelphia cop as he investigates the disappearance of his wife, leading him into the world of a shadowy government unit assigned to hunt a ruthless group of terrorists – who just might not be of this world.

The series is based on Whitley Streiber’s bestselling novel, Alien Hunter. Hunters is scheduled to premiere in 2016. For more, follow the jump,

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Z Nation Zips Along In Prime B-Movie Mode!

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If The Walking Dead is A-list, Z Nation (Syfy, Fridays, 10/9C) is definitely B-movie goodness. A fresh twist in the zombie movie/TV show sweepstakes, it finds a group of ordinary people turned survivors attempting to get the one known survivor of a zombie attack to a secure lab in California so a cure can be synthesized from his blood.

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200th Ep of Ghost Hunters, Town of the Living Dead Highlight Syfy’s Annual 31 Days of Halloween!

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Tales of the paranormal and Zombie tales never fail to draw an audience – which may be why Syfy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween feature the 200th episode of Ghost Hunters (pictured) and the premiere of new docuseries (that’s right – docuseries) Town of the Living Dead.

The Town of the Living Dead is Jasper, Alabama – a town that has been working on a zombie movie for six years. Will they overcome the obstacles in their path and get their movie made? Will it ever appear on Syfy? Town of the Living Dead premieres on Tuesday, October 7th (10/9C).

Along with the 200th episode of Ghost Hunters (series returns Wednesday, October 8th, 9/8C; 200th Ep, October 22), three new Syfy Original movies will premiere during October: Dead Haul (Saturday, October 4, 9/8C), Dead Still (Monday, October 6, 9/8C), and Finders Keepers (Saturday, October 18, 9/8C). New eps of original series Z Nation will continue and the network will also feature Shutter (October 5) and the re-make of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (October 11). Follow the jump for details.

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Syfy Greenlights Childhood’s End for Six-Hour Miniseries!

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An adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End – famously the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – has been greenlit by Syfy for a six-hour miniseries to premiere in 2015.

Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes) will write the adaptation; Akiva Goldman (A Beautiful Mind) and Mike DeLuca (Moneyball, The social Network) will be executive producers, and Nick Hurran (Sherlock, Doctor Who) will direct.

Follow the jump for details.

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Emmy®-Winner/Oscar®-Nominee Joins Syfy’s The Expanse!

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The Expanse, Syfy and Alcon TV’s new space opera, has added Emmy®-winner/Oscar®-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo and Magic City alumna Steven Strait in major roles.

Aghdashloo will play Chrisjen Avasarala, a politician who has risen through the ranks of Earth’s governing party without ever standing for election; Strait takes on the role of Holden, an officer on an ice-carrying freighter who finds himself drawn into a dangerous plot. The two join Thomas Jane who plays a world-weary detective who is searching for a missing girl.

The Expanse will premiere in 2015. Follow the jump for further details.

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Syfy’s Helix Spreads To Steven Weber and Matt Long!

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Syfy’s Helix is spreading its contagion – currently shooting Season Two in Montreal, the how has added Steven Weber (Falling Skies, Dallas) and Matt Long (Jack & Bobby, Mad Men) to its cast.

In Season Two Dr. Alan Farragut’s team investigation of a new disease on a Windjammer cruise ship leads them to cult that hopes to create a utopian society. Weber will recure as Brother Michael, the cult’s charismatic leader while Long plays the newest member of the CDC team, Dr. Kyle Sommer. for further details, check out the press release after the jump.

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Face Off Judges To Strut Their Stuff For Charity!

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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.

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Das Boot Director To Shepherd Syfy’s Ghost Brigades!

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Syfy has signed Das Boot director Wolfgang Petersen and Safe House producer Scott Stuber to develop Ghost Brigades, an epic military sci-fi series based on the ‘Old Man’s War’ series of books by John Scalzi.

The series follows John Perry who, at age 75, volunteers to join the Colonial Defense Force to get a new body and fight the ongoing war for humanity to win a place in the cosmos. His new body is engineered to withstand the rigors of interstellar war – and is green (boy, do I hope they keep that bit!). This would be Scalzi’s second potential series in two years – FX is working on developing his sci-fi satire, Redshirts.

As a fan of the books (Old Man’s War, Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale, The Human Division), I would love to see this go to series. Follow the jump for more details.

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Sharknado 2: The Second One Delivers Exactly What A Fan Wants

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The folks at SyFy Channel have always tried a tad too hard to come up with that one, cheesy, cult classic that they could milk for years to come. They had Dinosaurs, Tarantulas, Big Foot, Piranhas, and more. It took the old standby Sharks to give them their hearts desire. Who knew Sharknado would take the world by storm and become the movie everyone talked about at last year’s Comic Con? SyFy’s brilliant marketing campaign kept people talking about it months after it initially aired. Can the sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One bite again?

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Syfy’s 12 Monkeys Begins Production August 6th!

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Syfy’s Television adaptation of 12 Monkeys will begin production in Toronto on August 6th with two new cast members: Tom Noonan and Emily Hampshire.

Noonan will play the ‘mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys,’ while Hampsire will be Jennifer Goines, ‘a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the key to unraveling the mystery of the 12 Monkeys locked away in her head.’

12 Monkeys is scheduled for a January, 2015 premiere. For more, follow the jump.

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