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Syfy Announces Casting for Dark Matter – Scripted Series From Stargate Alumni!


Syfy has cast their 13-episode scripted series called Dark Matter, based on the Dark Horse graphic novel by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (executive producers and writers for the Stargate franchises).

Dark Matter is the story of the crew of a derelict spaceship who are awakened from stasis with no memory of they are or how they get there.

The cast includes: Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight) with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).

The series is produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl. Production begins January 7th with Summer 2015 launch planned. For more, follow the jump.

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Golden Globe®-Nominated The Missing Renewed By STARZ!

The Missing 2014

The critically acclaimed – and Golden Globe®-nominated – anthology series The Missing has been given an order for a second season.

The series, which this season has followed a father (James Nesbitt) who continues to search for his missing son years later, will again be written by Harry and Jack Williams and feature a case which the audience follows over two time frames.

The Missing’s first season concludes on January 10th. Follow the jump for more.

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ABC Family Adds Scripted Series Recovery Road!


ABC Family has picked up the scripted drama Recovery Road, based on the novel by Blake Nelson.

The series follows Maddie, a teenage girl with a reputation as a party girl. She, however, doesn’t think she has a problem until she given the choice of expulsion from school or going into rehab.

Casting details will follow when they become available. For further details, follow the jump.

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Helix Season 2 : Ilaria’s Reach Extends!

Helix - Season 2

Syfy’s Helix took a cool story – an outbreak scenario – and turned it on its head in its season. For Season 2, Dr. Alan Farragut’s team is going to learn that there’s even more weirdness lying in wait as Ilaria, the company that owned Arctic Biosystems has tentacles that reach further than anyone could have expected.

Helix, Season 2 premieres on SyFy on Friday, January 16 at 10/9c. For more, follow the jump

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Ascension Is A Lifeboat For Humanity!

Ascension - Season 1

Syfy’s three-night event series Ascension (9/8C) premieres tonight and continues through Wednesday. It’s the story of a generation ship that was launched in the early 1960s, taking a selection of humanity to a new home on a planet orbiting Proxima – because the ship’s creator/architect was convinced that the Cold War was about become hot and destroy the Earth.

It’s also the story of that man’s son, in the present, trying to preserve his father’s legacy. It’s also a serious mindbender of a concept – with one helluva twist.

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Al Sapienza chats about SyFy’s Ascension

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In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into this journey, a young woman is murdered.  As unrest starts to develop, it causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. This mystery drama comprised of 6 one hour long episodes. The show is created by showrunner/executive producer Philip Levens and Adrian A. Cruz. Al Sapienza plays Councilman Rose, one of the leaders on the ship.  I had the chance to chat with him about Ascension which premieres on Syfy on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c.

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Tonight on NBC: Grimm and Constantine!

John Constantine

It’s taken a while longer than I expected for Constantine (NBC, Fridays, 10/9C) to find its feet – and it may be too late, but the show is final beginning to live up to its potential.

Meanwhile, Grimm (NBC, Fridays, 9/8C) has carried on with its usual aplomb, bringing unexpected scares and heart from all direction.

Tonight, on Grimm, the Chupacabra – and u finally finds out the truth about the Wesen. After which, Constantine faces a nasty entity that steals babies. Check out the previews after the jump.

Moody Trailer: Broadchurch Season 2!

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Season One of Broadchurch was an unexpected jewel – a procedural that paid as much attention to the grief of the family of a murdered boy – and the reaction of the community in which the murder occurred – as it did to the investigation of that murder.

Season Two of the critically acclaimed series comes to BBC America on February 4, 2015 – and it looks like it could be just as involving. Check out the UK Trailer after the jump.

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