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SYFY RENEWS ‘THE MAGICIANS’ FOR SEASON 3

April 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Season 2’s Penultimate Episode Airs Tonight, April 12 at 9/8c

NEW YORK, NY – April 12, 2017 Syfy today announced a 13 episode third season pickup of the critically acclaimed Universal Cable Productions drama THE MAGICIANS. Hailed as “one of the best shows on TV” by Wired, the series continues to buck industry trends, performing stronger in its second season than its first. To date, Season 2 is up year over year across all key demos (P18-49 +15%, P18-34 +23%, P25-54 +9% and +6% among P2+), and has nearly doubled its freshman run in social engagements across platforms.* The sophomore season currently airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Syfy, and the must-see finale will air Wednesday, April 19. Season 3 of THE MAGICIANS will premiere in 2018.

For a look ahead of what to expect in tonight’s penultimate episode, please select the following embed:

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Based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels, THE MAGICIANS centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory – and places beyond – where they must draw upon their novice skills to save the existence of magic.

THE MAGICIANS stars Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy and Jade Tailor. The series is executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams.

Website: syfy.com/themagicians
Facebook: facebook.com/MagiciansSyfy
Twitter: @MagiciansSyfy #TheMagicians

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Universal Cable Productions

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Falling Water,” “Playing House,” “Shooter,” “The Sinner” and “Suits” on USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” “Killjoys,” and “The Magicians” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” and “Imposters” on Bravo; “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” on E!; “Difficult People” on Hulu; and “HarmonQuest” on Seeso. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.

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BOBBY MOYNIHAN CAST AS TITULAR VOICE OF HAPPY FOR SYFY!

March 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

ilot is from Universal Cable Productions

BOBBY MOYNIHAN will voice the title role of Happy the Horse — a goofy little blue unicorn with a relentlessly cheerful personality. Together, Happy and Nick Sax (Chris Meloni) make the oddest of oddball buddy double acts.

Moynihan joins the previously announced cast led by Meloni, along with Lili Mirojnick, Patrick Fischler, Ritchie Coster and Zabryna Guevara.

Moynihan is in his ninth season as a cast member on “SNL” and is currently shooting a single-camera comedy pilot called “Me, Myself & I.” Additionally, he voices the role of Panda on the animated series “We Bare Bears,” Louie on “Ducktales” and Hal on “Nature Cat.”

Moynihan’s past film credits include “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Sisters,” “Staten Island Summer,” “Inside Out,” “Monsters University,” “Brother Nature,” “The Invention of Lying,” “Grown Ups 2” and “When in Rome.” He will next be seen in the upcoming films, “The Book of Henry,” directed by Colin Trevorrow and “Why We’re Killing Gunther,” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Moynihan is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. He is also a co-founder of the sketch group “Buffoons” with friends Charlie Sanders and Eugene Cordero. Moynihan graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1999. He hails from Eastchester, N.Y., and lives in New York City with his wife.

New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison (“Batman,” “The Invisibles”) and Brian Taylor (“Crank,” “Gamer”) wrote and executive produced HAPPY!. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, originally written by Morrison and co-created with artist Darick Robertson, HAPPY! follows Nick Sax – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man — who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) will also executive produce. Taylor also directed the pilot.

HAPPY! is one of four pilots currently in development at Syfy including the Superman prequel KRYPTON from Warner Horizon Television, THE HAUNTED and THE MACHINE both from Universal Cable Productions.

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COSPLAYERS PUT THEIR SKILLS TO THE TEST IN SYFY’S NEWEST COMPETITION SERIES, ‘COSPLAY MELEE’

March 5, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

HOSTED BY YVETTE NICOLE BROWN, SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY, MARCH 21

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – February 16, 2017 – The world’s most innovative cosplayers go head to head each week in Syfy’s new transformation competition series COSPLAY MELEE – an epic showdown of creativity, eye popping costumes and one of a kind characters. Premiering on Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described “super fan girl” Yvette Nicole Brown (“The New Edition Story,” “Community”) and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content (“Lip Sync Battle”).

 

Each week, four world class cosplayers compete to create not only intricate full-body costumes – but fully-formed characters that they must bring to life through their own realistic performance. Guiding and critiquing them are a panel of judges including world class cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp, and A-list costume creator, Christian Beckman (“The Hunger Games,” “TRON: Legacy”). At the end of every episode, the winner will walk away with $10,000 … and the right to claim cosplay supremacy.

“Cosplay is passion, artistry, engineering and theater all rolled into one,” said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production at USA/Syfy. “At the intersection of the maker world and fandom, the incredible artists of COSPLAY MELEE will blow your minds with their transformational creations.”

“As a huge fan of the creativity cosplayers bring to their craft, nothing makes me happier than having a front row seat for the amazing creations set to hit the COSPLAY MELEE runway,” said host Brown. “These talented artists are going to shine!”

Best known for her roles on NBC’s “Community” and having recently starred in “The New Edition Story,” Brown began her television career on “Girlfriends” and currently stars as Dani on the reboot of “The Odd Couple.” Previous film credits include “Little Black Book,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Meet Dave,” “Dreamgirls” and more.  Brown can also be seen peeking through prosthetic makeup as one of the Three Fates in the Percy Jackson sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” and has lent her voice for several characters on the big and small screens, including roles on “Family Guy,” “Pound Puppies” and, most recently, “Yellowbird.”

About Syfy:

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Matador Content:

Matador is a full-service content studio with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Founded in 2013 by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin, the company is a creative collaboration between two experienced producers and longtime friends, bringing together their unique vision and knack for making popular and innovative content across a variety of platforms. After only three years, Matador has produced over twenty-two series for TV as well as sports and feature documentary specials, virtual reality content and digital programs across multiple networks, including the series that turned into a phenomenon, Lip Sync Battle (Spike) and most recently, Give Me Future, the forthcoming documentary about Major Lazer’s free concert in Cuba that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. Outside of the Emmy Nominated Lip Sync Battle, Matador’s output has shown an impressive range across networks and genres, from the horror-themed competition of Hellevator (GSN) to the historical hilarity of Great Minds with Dan Harmon (History) to the real life stakes of Project Runway: Fashion Startup (Lifetime). Matador’s renegade art documentary Banksy Does New York (HBO) was nominated for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming at the 36th Emmy Awards, the ESPN 30 for 30 short Mecca fused sports and aesthetics in truly unique fashion, while Hurricane of Fun – The Making of Wet Hot (Netflix) got fans to fall in love with the cult comedy classic all over again. With a whole slew of new exciting shows – including Vice’s first scripted series What Would Diplo Do? (Viceland) and the spinoff Lip Sync Battle Shorties (Nickelodeon) – Matador is showing no signs of slowing down.

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PREPARE TO BE SCARED WITH SYFY’S ANNUAL ‘31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN’ CELEBRATION

October 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

October Spook-a-thon Includes New Anthology Series ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove,’ Five Haunting Original Syfy Films and Movie Screamers Including “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Horrifying Halloween Brain Candy Offered On-Air and Across Syfy’s Digital and Social Platforms

The scare is everywhere during Syfy’s 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN! All October, the network will unleash a mix of spooky Syfy originals and nightmare-inducing horror movies, in a cross-platform celebration of the most wickedly wonderful time of the year.

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN highlights include the premiere of Syfy’s original anthology series CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE, on Tuesday, October 11 at 9/8c. Based on a popular “creepypasta” story shared on the internet, viewers will want to keep their nightlights on for this chilling tale. The spook-a-thon also features the Syfy movie premieres of horror favorites “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Zombieland,” “The Strangers,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Wrong Turn,” “Maleficent,” “I, Frankenstein” and “Drag Me to Hell.” Additionally, audiences will discover new scares with five original Syfy fright films airing Saturday nights, including THE CROOKED MAN, STAKE LAND 2 and THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN. New episodes of VAN HELSING, AFTERMATH and Z NATION will also continue to air throughout the month.

To accompany this terrifying cache of programming, Syfy will feature blood-curdling Halloween lore, as well as horror movie trivia on air throughout the month. The network will also plunge viewers into the middle of the action at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” with on-the-ground fan interviews. Syfy.com and its editorial arm, Blastr.com, will offer a veritable Halloween editorial graveyard, with daily Top 13 lists, party tips to make your guests scream and horror trope bingo cards, along with interviews with genre insiders. On the network’s social channels, viewers will be asked to submit their best costumes, screams and holiday décor – and the most frightening entries will be featured on-air and on Syfy’s official Snapchat and Instagram Stories of the Week. On Monday, October 31 at 7/6c fans can celebrate Halloween with Syfy’s social team as they take them inside the New York City Greenwich Village Halloween Parade on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

Original programming airing as part of 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN includes:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 9/8c – THE CROOKED MAN

Original Syfy Movie Starring Michael Jai White (“Spawn”) and Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) 

Singing a nursery rhyme summons a demonic figure known as Crooked Man. Once you sing the rhyme, everyone in the house is cursed to die by his hands.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 9/8c – DAY OF RECKONING

Original Syfy Movie — Some years ago, the world experienced a “day of reckoning” when creatures came up from below and purged humanity of evil…now, it is happening again.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 9/8c – CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE

Syfy Original Anthology Series — CANDLE COVE centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE is from showrunner and executive producer Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”), who wrote the CHANNEL ZERO pilot, and Max Landis (“Chronicle,” “American Ultra”). The six-part anthology series will continue on Tuesdays at 9/8c through November 22.

CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE New Embeddable Trailer:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 9/8c – STAKE LAND 2

Original Syfy Movie Starring Nick Damici (STAKE LAND) and Connor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”)

Vampires have evolved, and Mister must save a young woman from an evil brotherhood.

SATUDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 9/8c – SHADOWS OF THE DEAD

Original Syfy Movie — A group of teenagers try to escape a creature that lives among the shadows and is hunting them down one by one.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 9/8c – THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN

Original Syfy Movie Starring Bailee Madison (“The Fosters,” “Good Witch”) and Anthony Lemke (DARK MATTER, “American Psycho”)

When a Halloween prank goes wrong, it unleashes a creature that will hunt each of the participants down and kill them, unless they can figure out how to transfer the curse to someone else.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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SYFY RENEWS ‘KILLJOYS’ AND ‘DARK MATTER’ FOR THIRD SEASONS

September 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – September 1, 2016 – Syfy today announced a season three renewal for the space action dramas KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER. Both are currently wrapping their second seasons on Syfy: KILLJOYS will air its second season finale tomorrow, Friday, September 2 at 9/8c, while DARK MATTER will air a double episode on Friday, September 9 at 10/9c and 11/10c, and its season two finale on Friday, September 16 at 10/9c.

From Temple Street Productions (“Orphan Black,” “Being Erica”), Universal Cable Productions and creator Michelle Lovretta (“Lost Girl”), KILLJOYS follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. Starring Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, and Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane as brothers John and D’avin, this season the KILLJOYS struggled to find the balance between politics, family and the good of the Quad. The series is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy. Creator and showrunner Lovretta serves as executive producer, along with Temple Street Productions’ David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.

Web:          http://www.syfy.com/Killjoys
Facebook:      facebook.com/KilljoysSeries
Twitter:      @Killjoys      #Killjoys

From Prodigy Pictures and Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (both of “Stargate”), DARK MATTER centers on a crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. This season, the crew found themselves embroiled in an intergalactic conspiracy, seeking a mysterious device that may hold the key to victory in a looming all-out corporate war. Created by Mallozzi and Mullie, developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures, DARK MATTER is based on Mallozzi and Mullie’s graphic novel of the same name, published by Dark Horse Comics. The series features Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland with Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer. Executive Producers are Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.

Web:          http://www.syfy.com/DarkMatter
Facebook:      www.facebook.com/DarkMatterSeries
Twitter:      @Dark_MatterTV      #DarkMatter

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

About Temple Street
Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street’s past and present projects include, “Orphan Black” (BBC AMERICA, Space), “X Company” (CBC), “Killjoys” (Syfy), “Being Erica” (CBC, SOAPnet), “The Next Step” (Family Channel, Hulu), “Lost & Found Music Studios” (Family Channel, Netflix), “Wingin’ It” (Family Channel), “Say Yes to the Dress Canada” (W), “Million Dollar Critic” (W, BBC America), “Cook’d” (YTV), “Over the Rainbow” (CBC), “Recipe to Riches” (CBC, Food Network, Global), “Cover Me Canada” (CBC), “Billable Hours” (Global, Showcase), “Canada’s Next Top Model” (CTV), “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?” (CBC), “Queer as Folk” (Showtime, Showcase) and “Darcy’s Wild Life” (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more information, visit www.templestreet.com, follow us on Twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” on USA Network; “The Magicians,” “12 Monkeys” and “Killjoys” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; and “Difficult People,” on Hulu. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.

About Prodigy Pictures
Founded in 2006, Prodigy Pictures leads the way in the production of quality film, television and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series “Lost Girl.” Prodigy Pictures’ mission is to utilize the best talent worldwide to produce the highest quality content for a range of media. To that end, Prodigy has developed successful, international partnerships around the world, including those in the UK, France and the United States.

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‘SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON’ ANNOUNCES TALENT LINEUP FOR THREE NIGHT LIVE EVENT HOSTED BY WILL ARNETT, AIRING JULY 21 TO 23

July 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Norman Reedus, Elijah Wood, the Emmy® Nominated Cast of ‘Mr. Robot,” Jaimie Alexander, Tony Hale, Will Forte and Zachary Levi Among Talent Scheduled to Appear

Show to Also Include Exclusive Inside Look at ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Premiere, with Stars of the Film

Producer and Writer Hailey Bright (“Coin-Op TV Live”) and Actor and Comedian William Haynes (“People Be Like”) Named as Show Correspondents

NEW YORK – July 18, 2016 – Syfy today announced an impressive talent line-up today for the three-night event SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, hosted by film and television star Will Arnett. Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), Elijah Wood (“Dirk Gently”), the Emmy-nominated cast of MR. ROBOT, Jamie Alexander (“Blindspot”), Emmy-nominated Tony Hale (“Veep”), Will Forte (“Last Man On Earth”) and Zachary Levi (“Heroes Reborn”) will appear in Syfy’s first-ever live broadcast of the biggest party of the summer, broadcasting nightly from Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23 at 8/7c.

It was also announced that digital star Hailey Bright (“Coin-Op TV Live”) and actor and comedian William Haynes (“People Be Like”) are show correspondents, hosting news segments, conducting on-the-street interviews and interacting with the live audience at SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON’s outdoor stage.

Each night, Arnett and team will discuss the Con’s breaking news, provide insider party coverage, and unveil exclusive content and sneak peeks of the most anticipated films and TV series.

Among the stars of film and television who are currently scheduled to conduct interviews as part of the live three-night event:

Thursday, July 21

  • Alan Tudyk (“Robot Chicken”)
  • Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”)
  • Rose McIver (“iZombie”)
  • The cast of “Star Trek Beyond” (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Director Justin Lin)
  • Tony Hale (“Veep”)
  • Zachary Levi (“Heroes Reborn”)

Friday, July 22

  • The cast of ‘Mr. Robot” (Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Grace Gummer)
  • Derek Waters (“Drunk History”)
  • Jaimie Alexander (“Blindspot”)
  • Norman Reedus & Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”)
  • Will Forte (“Last Man on Earth”)
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (“The Odd Couple”)

Saturday, July 23

  • Andre Meadows (“Black Nerd Comedy”)
  • David Giuntoli (“Grimm”)
  • Mercedes Mason (“Fear the Walking Dead”)
  • Tara Reid (“Sharknado 4”)
  • The cast of “Dirk Gently” (Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett and creator Max Landis)
  • “The Magicians” party recap with the cast of the hit Syfy series
  • The cast of “Timeless” (Matt Lanter, Abigail Spencer, Goran Visnjic and Malcom Barrett)

Corin Nelson serves as executive producer/showrunner for SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON. It is produced by Wilshire Studios — the team behind E!’s “Live from The Red Carpet” — which takes viewers onto the most famous red carpets from the Oscars to the Grammys.

Additionally, from Sunday, July 17 through Sunday, July 23, Syfy will kick-off SYFY’S 7 DAYS OF COMIC-CON — a celebration of all things Comic-Con on-air, online and across its social media platforms, by offering fans exclusive content, “digital shorts” and exclusive trailer premieres to fuel their excitement throughout the entire week.

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About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

About Wilshire Studios

Wilshire Studios develops and produces engaging and innovative non-scripted, original programming across media platforms.  Wilshire produces E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet” series, which provides in-depth coverage of Hollywood’s biggest nights, and has also produced reality series “Giuliana and Bill” and “Ice Loves Coco,” plus the long-running docu-series “True Hollywood Story.” Wilshire Studios has also produced original series and specials such as “Women We Love” for Esquire Network and “The Nerdist” for BBC America. For GSN, Wilshire produced 300 episodes of the dating game show “Baggage.” Wilshire Studios is a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

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SYFY RENEWS ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES ‘12 MONKEYS’ FOR THIRD SEASON

July 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series from Universal Cable Productions Currently Airing Mondays at 9/8c; Season 2 Finale July 18

LOS ANGELES – June 29, 2016 – Syfy has renewed its critically acclaimed drama series 12 MONKEYS for a 10-episode Season 3 order, with new episodes expected to air in 2017. From Universal Cable Productions, 12 MONKEYS is co-created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Nikita”) and is based on the 1995 Oscar® nominated and Golden Globe-winning  film of the same name. Matalas serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy, “Suicide Squad”) who produced the original film, and Richard Suckle (“Suicide Squad”, “American Hustle”) also serve as executive producers. Season 2 of the series currently airs on Monday nights at 9/8 c on Syfy.

“In two short seasons, 12 MONKEYS has become a cult favorite series,” said Chris Mc Cumber, President, Entertainment Networks. “Terry and the cast and crew have brought to life a rich world not confined by boundaries of time, with multi-dimensional characters whose motivations for saving the world are deeply personal and intensely relatable. It’s exactly the type of smart, on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment we want to bring to Syfy viewers.”

“This season of 12 MONKEYS has proven to be a break through. From its epic storytelling to its grand aesthetic, Terry and the cast and crew have invested boundless energy and passion, and it showed,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. “New legions of fans will discover what devoted viewers already know: it’s one of the best shows on television!”

In its second season, the epic time travel drama continued to have critics raving.  EW.com declared, “12 MONKEYS is great television,” TV Guide says “CHEERS to Syfy’s exhilarating 12 MONKEYS for transforming a cult movie into an even trippier series,” and  Vox.com noted, “12 MONKEYS pushes storytelling boundaries…”

12 MONKEYS, starring Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse),  Emily Hampshire (Jennifer), Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Katarina Jones)  and Todd Stashwick (Deacon), follows the journey of James Cole, a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world.  Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly in the present day, Cole must untangle a conspiracy that’s been spun throughout centuries.  As Cole, Dr. Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to discovering the truth they will learn that there are not only deadly consequences for mankind… but time itself.

12 MONKEYS is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original cult classic film.‎

LINKS: 

Web:  syfy.com/12monkeys

Facebook:  facebook.com/Syfy12Monkeys

Twitter:  @12MonkeysSyfy      #12Monkeys

About Syfy:

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

About Universal Cable Productions: 

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” on USA Network; “The Magicians,” “12 Monkeys,” “Hunters” and “Killjoys” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; “Difficult People,” on Hulu; and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” on Machinima Prime/YouTube and Syfy. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.

About Atlas Entertainment

Atlas Entertainment, led by Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning founder Charles Roven, produces tent pole films, independent features, and television shows, which collectively have generated billions of dollars in revenues.  Atlas is currently in production on JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1, and is in post-production on the highly anticipated SUICIDE SQUAD and WONDER WOMAN, all of which are part of the DC Comics Universe for Warner Bros.  Other upcoming Atlas Entertainment projects include Zhang Yimou’s first English-language film THE GREAT WALL from Legendary Pictures and Universal, and an animated Scooby-Doo feature for Warner Bros.

Most recently, Atlas produced Duncan Jones’ WARCRAFT from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures. The film opened strong worldwide, setting a new record for the biggest debut for a foreign release in China by earning $156 million over its first five days in the country. Earlier this year, Atlas produced Zack Snyder’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE which broke box office records and earned over $872 million during its worldwide theatrical run. The Atlas team also produced David O. Russell’s critically acclaimed box office hit AMERICAN HUSTLE which grossed more than $250 million in worldwide box-office. Among its many accolades, the film won three BAFTA awards and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards® including a Best Picture nomination for Atlas’ producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. It also received seven Golden Globe® nominations, winning three including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Roven produced Christopher Nolan’s DARK KNIGHT trilogy which collectively generated nearly $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office and earned seven Academy Awards® nominations and two wins, amongst other accolades. Previous Atlas films produced by Roven include Brad Silberling’s CITY OF ANGELS, David O. Russell’s THREE KINGS, Terry Gilliam’s THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Roger Donaldson’s THE BANK JOB, Peter Segal’s GET SMART, and Tom Tykwer’s THE INTERNATIONAL, among many others.  For television, Atlas Entertainment is producing the SYFY series 12 MONKEYS, currently on its second season, which is an adaptation of the Terry Gilliam 1995 film, which Atlas also produced.

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WILL ARNETT TO HOST SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON

June 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Arnett To Host Syfy’s Nightly Live Broadcast From San Diego Comic-Con 2016, from July 21 to 23

NEW YORK – June 17, 2016 – Actor Will Arnett (Flaked, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will host Syfy’s first ever three-night telecast of SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON. The special will broadcast live from the heart of San Diego Comic-Con on the network Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23 at 8/7c. The live broadcast will bring the biggest party of the summer with the biggest stars, action and excitement of the San Diego experience directly into fans’ homes.

“We’re so excited to have Will host our first-ever SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON,” said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Series Development and Production, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Entertainment Networks. “There is nobody more perfect to host this event than Will, who has created iconic roles for every part he plays, appealing to so many unique audiences. This year we’re thrilled to be able to give viewers at home a live, real-time Comic-Con experience with Will at the helm.”

Added Arnett, “Comic-con is the one time of the year when all nerds can set aside their personal opinions and focus on their petty differences … I wanna be there for that…cause I’m Batman.”

Arnett, who most recently starred in the Paramount hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, will also be in town promoting the eagerly anticipated Lego Batman movie. Besides the Turtles and Lego Movie franchises, Arnett is an accomplished TV actor with five Emmy nominations from iconic shows such as Arrested Development, and 30 Rock. He also, created, wrote and starred in the Netflix’s original series Flaked and is the lead voice in Netflix’s acclaimed animated show BoJack Horseman.

Each night, Arnett will invite hundreds of fans at SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON’s outdoor stage to discuss and engage in the Con’s breaking news, insider party coverage, and exclusive content and sneak peeks of the most anticipated films and TV series. Arnett will also conduct interviews with the biggest stars from the hottest franchises during this unprecedented three-night broadcast, bringing non-stop action and fan surprises directly to viewers across the country.

In addition, starting Sunday, July 17, Syfy will kick off a celebration of all things Comic-Con, on-air, online and across its social media platforms, offering fans exclusive content, “digital shorts” and exclusive trailer premieres to fuel their excitement throughout the entire week. SYFY’S 7 DAYS OF COMIC-CON will continue through July 23.

Corin Nelson serves as executive producer/showrunner for SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON. It is produced by Wilshire Studios — the team behind E!’s “Live from The Red Carpet” which takes viewers onto the most famous red carpets from the Oscars to the Grammys.

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About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

About Wilshire Studios

Wilshire Studios develops and produces engaging and innovative non-scripted, original programming across media platforms.  Wilshire produces E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet” series, which provides in-depth coverage of Hollywood’s biggest nights, and has also produced reality series “Giuliana and Bill” and “Ice Loves Coco,” plus the long-running docu-series “True Hollywood Story.” Wilshire Studios has also produced original series and specials such as “Women We Love” for Esquire Network and “The Nerdist” for BBC America. For GSN, Wilshire produced 300 episodes of the dating game show “Baggage.” Wilshire Studios is a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

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SYFY GREENLIGHTS SUPERMAN PREQUEL KRYPTON TO PILOT

May 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Syfy today announced it has greenlit to pilot KRYPTON, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet.  KRYPTON will follow Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

 

KRYPTON will be executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler (“Sleepy Hollow”) will serve as executive producer/showrunner; Colm McCarthy (“She Who Brings Gifts,” “Peaky Blinders”) is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot. The pilot teleplay and story is written by David S. Goyer & Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”). KRYPTON will be produced by Warner Horizon Television and is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC Comics.

 

KRYPTON is one of the most iconic stories in the comic book universe,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “In the talented hands of David S. Goyer and the DC Entertainment/Warner Horizon Television team, this exciting Syfy project will take viewers back to Superman’s home to show how the timeless legend began.”

 

KRYPTON comes on the heels of the pilot greenlight for PROTOTYPE, written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”) and currently in production. Additional high-profile scripted projects in development at Syfy include an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel BRAVE NEW WORLD from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and HYPERION, with executive producers Bradley Cooper, Graham King and Todd Phillips.

 

In 2016, Syfy’s powerhouse lineup includes HUNTERS, from “The Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd; the second season of the thriller series 12 MONKEYS; INCORPORATED, from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films; the Halloween anthology series CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE; and critically-acclaimed first seasons of THE EXPANSE and THE MAGICIANS (both set for second seasons in 2017).

 

About Warner Horizon Television

 

Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of scripted series for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace, and primetime reality series for both network and cable. A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, WHTV was founded in 2006. Its current scripted programs are Rizzoli & Isles and Animal Kingdom for TNT, People of Earth for TBS, Pretty Little Liars and Famous in Love for Freeform, Longmire and Fuller House for Netflix, and Queen Sugar for OWN. WHTV’s unscripted series are The Voice and Little Big Shots for NBC, as well as The Bachelor franchise — which also includes The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise — and 500 Questions for ABC, among others.

 

About DC Entertainment

 

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the  largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 

About Syfy

 

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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SYFY GREENLIGHTS ORIGINAL SCI-FI THRILLER PROTOTYPE TO PILOT

February 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

NEW YORK – Feb. 12, 2016 – Syfy today announced it has greenlit to pilot the original sci-fi thriller PROTOTYPE, written by Tony Basgallop (“24: Live Another Day”). PROTOTYPE centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics – a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger.

PROTOTYPE is a purely original idea from a talented writer with a unique vision,” said Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see this original idea come to life in this pilot for Syfy.”

Oscar nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“Esposados”) will direct. Escape Artists Productions (“Southpaw,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”) will serve as executive producers along with Fresnadillo and Basgallop. Taylor Latham (“Freeheld”) will be co-executive producer.

PROTOTYPE is the latest project to be added to Syfy’s development pipeline, which includes BRAVE NEW WORLD, with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television; 3001: THE FINAL ODYSSEY, an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s final “Odyssey” book from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions; HYPERION, with Bradley Cooper as executive producer, and the Superman prequel KRYPTON from David S. Goyer. INCORPORATED, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, was recently greenlit to series from pilot.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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