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Jamie Bamber Talks 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Outcasts' and 'Law & Order: UK'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 17th 2011 2:30PM
It should be clear by now that I just can't quit 'Battlestar Galactica.'

On June 11, BBC America began re-airing the acclaimed Syfy series, and there's still time to get on board. The entire four-hour miniseries that kicks off 'Battlestar' airs starting at 5PM ET Saturday, so if you've never seen this thought-provoking drama, now's your chance.

Last week, I talked to 'The Closer' and 'Battlestar' actress Mary McDonnell about working on the Syfy show, and I also recently chatted with Jamie Bamber, another member of the 'Battlestar' cast who also appears in 'Outcasts,' a sci-fi drama that debuts on BBC America 9PM ET Saturday.

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Aliens (and Christina Aguilera) Attack the Talking TV Podcast

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 17th 2011 1:00PM
This week's second Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan podcast is a bit of an odd mixture. Ryan McGee and I talk about 'The Voice,' NBC's hit singing show, 'Falling Skies,' an alien invasion drama that arrives on TNT Sunday, and 'Outcasts,' another sci-fi drama that premieres on Saturday on BBC America. (By the way, the photo here is of Colin Cunningham, who is one of the best things, if not the best thing, about 'Falling Skies').

Running times for the podcast are below. In case you missed it, in the podcast we recorded earlier in the week, we talked all 'Doctor Who,' all the time.

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BBC America Revamps 'Supernatural Saturdays' and Signals Move to Original Programming

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 6th 2011 7:30AM
'Doctor Who logoIs BBC America angling to become the new TV home of serious sci fi? With the recent cancelations of 'Caprica' and 'Stargate: Universe,' and the fate of 'V' and 'Fringe' hanging in the balance, it hasn't been a great winter for fans of ambitious, scripted sci fi series.

Now, however, comes news that even though it won't be showing the new season of fan favorite 'Torchwood', BBC America has decided to champion the sci fi genre, and is adding a daytime block of sci fi programming pairing 'The X Files' with with 'Doctor Who' reruns. We also hear exciting news that the channel is moving toward making its own original programming for the first time.

The New Year has brought a revamp of BBC America's primetime "Supernatural Saturdays," which the channel says demonstrates its commitment to sci fi. In this slot, the channel is rolling out three all-new co-productions: 'Primeval', 'Outcasts' and 'Bedlam.' It will also be home to new seasons of 'Doctor Who' and 'Being Human'.

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'Ugly Betty' Star Eric Mabius Hops Across Pond for BBC Drama

by Laura Prudom, posted Apr 21st 2010 3:15PM
They say that the grass is always greener on the other side, which may explain why 'Ugly Betty' alum Eric Mabius is following in his character's footsteps and heading across the pond for the (less) sunny climes of Britain.

According to Deadline, Mabius has been tapped to star in a high-profile new drama series for the UK's main broadcasting channel, BBC One, where dramas such as 'Doctor Who,' 'Merlin' and the original 'Life on Mars' found popularity.

The new project is titled 'Outcasts,' a sci-fi series set in 2040 after a biological catastrophe wipes humanity from the face of the Earth, forcing 50,000 survivors to start a new colony on a life-supporting planet in a neighboring solar system. (Think Battlestar Galactica without the Cylons and with much posher accents.)

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