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The Magicians: Twenty Blank Pages!

THE MAGICIANS — “We Have Brought You Little Cakes” Episode 213 — Pictured: Hale Appleman as Eliot — (Photo by: Eike Schroter/Syfy)

The penultimate episode of The Magicians: Season Two (Syfy, Wednesdays, 10/9C) finds Eliot banished from Fillory; Quentin and Julia have broken Alice’s shade out of Underworld; Josh found himself high-fiving an Eliot who was suddenly not there); King Idri and a good many Fillorians are rats, and Senator Gaines has reached his limit with his dad.

In other words, same stuff, different day.

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The Magicians’ Spell Continues!

THE MAGICIANS — Season:2 — Pictured: (l-r) Hale Appleman as Eliot, Summer Bishil as Margo, Arjun Gupta as Penny, Jade Tailor as Kady, Stella Maeve as Julia, Rick Worthy as Dean Fogg, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Jason Ralph as Quentin — (Photo by: Jason Bell/Syfy)

Syfy has announced the renewal of The Magicians ahead of tonight penultimate episode of Season Two (10/9C) – probably because the series has grown its audience in every demographic.

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NBC Renews Aquarius!

AQUARIUS -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Grey Damon as Shafe, David Duchovny as Hodiak -- (Photo by: Jim Fiscus/NBC)
AQUARIUS — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Grey Damon as Shafe, David Duchovny as Hodiak — (Photo by: Jim Fiscus/NBC)

The David Duchovny sixties drama Aquarius has been given a second order by NBC.

The series was the subject of a programming experiment by NBC – after the series premiere aired on the network, the full thirteen-episode season was made available online for one month.

Between those who binge-watched the entire series online and those who watched it unfold in the usual weekly manner, Aquarius impressed the network programmers enough to warrant a second season. For more, follow the jump.

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Magically Modern Trailer: The Magicians!

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Syfy’s The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Trilogy, has released a pretty cool trailer.

Set in the present, the story follows Quentin Coldwater who discovers and enrolls in the secret Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York.

Check out that pretty cool trailer after the jump. Season one of The Magicians goes into production in Vancouver in July.

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Abracadabra! The Magicians Ordered By Syfy!

Jason Ralph

Syfy has announced a big one. The network has greenlit The Magicians, a modern epic fantasy based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman.

The series stars Jason Ralph (above) as Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who enrolls in  Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy and, along with his classmates, discovers the magic they’re talking about – the magic they’d read about as children – is real.

John McNamara and Sera Gamble, who wrote the pilot, will executive produce. The Magicians begins filming in July. For more, follow the jump.

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NBC To Make Complete Aquarius Series Available Online!

AQUARIUS -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Grey Damon as Shafe, David Duchovny as Hodiak -- (Photo by: Jim Fiscus/NBC)
AQUARIUS — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Grey Damon as Shafe, David Duchovny as Hodiak — (Photo by: Jim Fiscus/NBC)

Fir the first time, a major network is trying the digital model on for size. Following its two-hour premiere on NBC, the network will offer all thirteen episodes of David Duchovny’s new series, Aquarius, available online.

Aquarius is the story of an old school homicide detective (Duchovny) and the young undercover cop (Grey Damon) whose search for a missing girl leads them into the path of Charles Manson.

Aquarius premieres on NBC on May 28th. The show’s thirteen episodes will then be available online at NBC.com and on the NBC app for four weeks – while the show’s episodes are released weekly on the network. For more, follow the jump.

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Syfy Greenlights The Magicians Pilot!

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Syfy is attempting something that one of the Big Four couldn’t do – adapt Lev Grossman’s best selling fantasy The Magicians for TV. Prime Suspect’s John McNamara will write the script with Supernatural’s Sera Gamble.

The one-hour drama series would follow a group of twentysomethings who, while studying magic in New York City, discover that the imaginary world they read about as kids is real – and poses a danger to our world.For more details, follow the jump.

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