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Syfy Eyes New 'Battlestar Galactica' Spinoff

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 16th 2010 11:00AM
Ever since Syfy's acclaimed hit 'Battlestar Galactica' went off the air last year, fans of the series have been looking for something to fill the void left by its absence. Now Syfy may finally have found a new show that fits the bill: 'Battlestar Galactica.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Syfy is eying a return to the world of 'Battlestar Galactica' for a new spinoff. While details are still vague, the potential series is described as "a return to the franchise's space-opera roots."

"We're looking for other ways to spin off 'Battlestar' beyond 'Caprica,'" Syfy development honcho Mark Stern told the Hollywood Reporter. "That world is so rich. We're sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series."Ever since Syfy's acclaimed hit 'Battlestar Galactica' went off the air last year, fans of the series have been looking for something to fill the void left by its absence. Now Syfy may finally have found a new show that fits the bill: 'Battlestar Galactica.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Syfy is eying a return to the world of 'Battlestar Galactica' for a new spinoff. While details are still vague, the potential series is described as "a return to the franchise's space-opera roots."

"We're looking for other ways to spin off 'Battlestar' beyond 'Caprica,'" Syfy development honcho Mark Stern told the Hollywood Reporter. "That world is so rich. We're sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series."

The move would expand upon the success of 'Caprica,' which looks to be in line for a renewal according to Stern, who described the network as having "a lot of hope for that show" based on strong DVR usage and solid numbers (913,000) in the key 18-49 demographic.

Beyond 'Battlestar Galactica,' Syfy also announced plans to move into the superhero market currently being vacated by the imploding 'Heroes' franchise. 'Three Inches' is the latest pilot ordered by the network. Developed by Fox Studios, the show will focus on "an underachiever who gains the power to move any object using his mind, but only for a distance of three inches. He recruits a team of fellow heroes, each with their own less-than-spectacular abilities."

The 'Mystery Men' homage joins fellow superhero pilot 'Alpha' among new shows being considered by SyFy. Still no word, however, on the long-awaited 'Pterodactyl 2.' Fans will have to simply be satisfied with the possible return of just one beloved franchise for now.

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