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'Alphas' Gets a Second Season from Syfy

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 7th 2011 2:50PM
'Alphas,' Syfy's show about a crime-fighting team with special powers, has gotten a second season from Syfy, TVLine reports. The show, which wraps up its debut season Sept. 26, will return in 2012 with a super-sized number of hours -- 13 episodes, as opposed to this season's 11.

'Alphas,' which stars David Strathairn as the leader of a group of men and women with special abilities, has emerged as one of the most promising new shows of the year, as I wrote here. The drama has overcome a rocky beginning to become an enjoyable and intelligent take on superhero-flavored storytelling, and after a strong debut, it's been pulling in more than 3 million viewers each week,

Check out this article to find out which season 1 episodes you should watch to get caught up (if you're not already), and we've got intel below on what to expect when the show returns Sept. 12 with guest stars Brent Spiner ('Star Trek') and Rebecca Mader ('Lost').

"'Alphas'' smart, innovative approach to a superhero franchise has clearly caught on with our audience," Mark Stern, president or original content for Syfy said in a statement. "From the first-rate writing to the outstanding cast lead by David Strathairn, we're very proud of what was achieved in its first season and look forward to seeing this series fulfill even more of its creative potential in a second season."

Spoilers ahoy for the next hour of 'Alphas'...

In Monday's episode of 'Alphas,' according to a Syfy press release, "Nina (Laura Mennell) and Hicks (Warren Christie) go undercover to investigate Dr. Graham Kern (guest star Brent Spiner), an obstetrician and potential Alpha with suspected ties to Red Flag. Their operation reveals Kern's involvement in a medical experiment that could impact the existence of future Alphas. Rebecca Mader guest stars as a stealth Alpha on a mysterious mission of her own." Could Mader be playing the "undetectable Alpha" the team comes across?

My sources indicate that Red Flag will be an even bigger deal in the show's second season. As I reported here, John Pyper-Ferguson will play the man who inspired Red Flag, a rebel Alphas movement, in the show's season finale.

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My family and I truly love this show. I can't wait for it to get back on the air for season two. Keep it up!!

October 07 2011 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was sure as soon as I got to really enjoying this show, it would get Terriered.

September 12 2011 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great news everybody... no really, great news. Love this show.

September 08 2011 at 6:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony Longworth

That is absolutely fantastic news. I've really been enjoying this show, and Ryan Cartwright is absolutely stellar in his role.

I'm calling it right now, though: Stanton Parish will turn out to be Gary's dad.

September 07 2011 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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