Syfy announced its schedule for new and returning summer shows in a new press release. Most exciting is the single new scripted series, Alphas, while Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven will return for their latest seasons.
Three of the shows will premiere on the same night, Monday, July 11th:
Eureka will return to television the same night. The show has a small but dedicated following, who tune in for the antics of a planned community of super-scientists and their “normal” lawman Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson). Eureka is coming off its fourth season, wherein the team’s time traveling adventures have altered the reality of the present. Eureka is in the 8PM timeslot.
Warehouse 13, which Syfy calls its “most successful series ever“, will air at 9PM. This will be the start of its third season. The show follows a team of agents who work in a mysterious warehouse packed with strange and mystical artifacts (you know, the one from the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark) and add to its collection on various missions.
Alphas is a new science fiction series – something akin to a crime procedural with superheroes. A team of people with incredible mental and physical abilities assist the CIA in cases involving other “Alphas.” The show will star Malik Yoba (Defying Gravity) and Laura Mennell (Watchmen). Zak Penn, who helped pen The Incredible Hulk and a previous draft of The Avengers script, is writing. Alphas airs at 10PM.
Haven is the odd man out, airing at 10PM on Friday, July 15th. Haven is an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Colorado Kid. It stars Emily Rose (Jericho) as an FBI agent investigating paranormal elements in the titular seaside town. Haven was well-received in its first season last year, and is returning for a second.
In addition to its scripted programming, Syfy is continuing its heavy load of reality shows. Haunted Collector, a cross between Ghost Hunters and American Pickers, follows a family that collects haunted objects for their museum in Connecticut. The series premieres Wednesday, June 1st at 9PM. Hollywood Treasure, a prop-hunting collection show, returns for the second half of its freshman season the same night at 10PM.
Legend Quest, Syfy’s second new reality show, premieres Wednesday, July 13th at 10PM. It follows Ashley Crowie, an archaeologist searching for famous artifacts like Excalibur or the Ark of the Covenant. (Maybe he should talk to those Warehouse 13 guys.) Ghost Hunters International returns for its third season the same night at 9PM.
Syfy’s growing line-up of made-for-TV movies will expand by four, with video game adaptation Red Faction: Origins (June 4), Ice Road Terror (June 11), Swamp Shark (June 25), the Moby Dick re-imagining Age of Dragons, starring Danny Glover (July) and Super Eruption (July).