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'Caprica' to Return in October

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 9th 2010 3:00PM
Viewers who'd stuck with Syfy's 'Caprica' during its uneven first season weren't thrilled when Syfy announced earlier this year that the 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel would not return until January 2011.

Today, Syfy announced that it is bringing back 'Caprica' earlier than expected: The second half of the first season will now return Oct. 5.

"Though we initially announced the January return of 'Caprica', we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner," Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of original programming said in a statement from the network. "We've been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy's most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus."

Though 'Caprica's' cast is outstanding and there were some good episodes in the first half of the season, the show never consistently achieved its potential in its first batch of episodes. But the second half of the show's first season will have a lot more narrative drive, suspense and action, the show's producers told a Comic-Con audience in July.

The goal in Season 1.5 is to "create situations and dramatic milieu as intense and riveting as what we did on 'Battlestar,'" executive producer David Eick said at Comic-Con.

According to Syfy's Thursday press release, in the new episodes, viewers will see more of the 12 Colonies as well as "power shifts" and "the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions."

Stars Eric Stoltz, Paula Malcolmson, Esai Morales, Polly Walker, Alessandra Torresani, Magda Aponowicz and Sasha Roiz will all be back, and guest stars James Marsters, Scott Porter and John Pyper-Ferguson will return as well.

For more on 'Caprica' (including full audio of the 'Caprica' Comic-Con panel) and information on another possible 'Battlestar Galactica' spinoff, look here.

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Keep in mind that they could just be burning these off to conclude the venture.

September 10 2010 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh no. I can't stand the endless commercials.

September 10 2010 at 8:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Craig Ranapia

And to be perfectly honest, I'd say a fair chunk of BSG's first season didn't "consistently achieve its potential" either -- IMO, Gaius Baltar and his imaginary friend with benefits were over-used as comic relief, wasn't really engaged by Grace Park's performance in either major Sharon-centric plot, and Lee's daddy-issues were annoying more than engaging.

September 10 2010 at 12:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen Segrest

Just in time for me to have forgotten I ever saw it or what happened during it.

Unlike BSG this one isn't worth the wait, as I didnt even notice, nor care, it was gone.

September 09 2010 at 5:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mo Ryan

Hey Max, you can actually get an RSS of the reality-free posts:


September 09 2010 at 5:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Max Bell

It's probably a function of my advanced years that I still surf with bookmarks, but then I still check in at least every other day, even if I don't comment on much but the quasi-BSG related stuff. :)

September 10 2010 at 1:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Craig Ranapia

Good to hear (still think any hiatus was a V-stupid move, but it's done), but I'm really worried this is downlow burn-off and 'Caprica' has been cancelled.

September 09 2010 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Max Bell

Hopefully they'll kick this off with a marathon and start promoting the second half soon.

Love the 'reality free' tag; we definitely need more of that type of programming.

September 09 2010 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ellen Tigh

Glad it's coming back sooner but against Sons of Anarchy? :-(

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