Syfy Spring Lineup: SGU Ends, ‘Sanctuary’ Returns & Terminator Reruns

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SyFy released their spring programming lineup on to the press today. Highlights include the last half-season of Stargate: Universe, new episodes of Sanctuary, and a complete rerun of both seasons of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Stargate: Universe will air its last ten episodes starting March 7th. The second spin-off of Stargate: SG1, Syfy declined to renew SGU for a third season last December. At the end of the half-season in the fall, the show was down to a mere 1 million views an episode. Much to the dismay of its fans, the end of SGU will leave television without new Stargate franchise episodes for the first time in fourteen years.

Sanctuary will begin the second half of its third season on April 15th. The monster-of-the-week show headed by SG1‘s Amanda Tapping has done well for Syfy, averaging about 1.6 million viewers per episode last fall. Sanctuary has been renewed for a fourth season, which should get underway this September or October.

If Summer Glau fans are disappointed that The Cape seems doomed for early cancellation, they can re-watch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for comfort. Syfy will re-air all 31 episodes from the series’ 08-09 run starting April 7th. The network will run four episodes back-to-back each Thursday for the rest of the spring.

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As for Syfy’s unscripted programming, Destination Truth will air live on March 17th for a St. Patrick’s Day-themed banshee investigation. The show will move to Tuesday nights starting March 22nd. Science-themed cooking show Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen will debut one hour later the same night. Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files begins its second season on March 23rd.

Continuing programming includes Being Human on Monday nights, fantasy makeup competition Face Off and Ghost Hunters on Wednesday nights, as well as Merlin and WWE Smackdown on Fridays. The press release also mentions Syfy’s newest “original” movies, including Battle of Los Angeles, (no, not THAT battle of Los Angeles) and Scream of the Banshee, which will mark their 200th made-for-TV movie.

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Stargate: Universe returns Monday, March 7th @10 PM.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will begin airing Thursday, April 7th @9 PM
Sanctuary returns Friday, April 15th @10 PM.

TAGS: sanctuary, stargate universe, terminator

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  1. SGU is going? Thank goodness for that. It was a show lacking even the minimum number of sympathetic characters.
    Hopefully they blow up the ship and everyone on it so there’s no possibility of it returning.
    It was an embarrassment to the franchise.

    • I’m with you. There mistake was trying to have their cake and eat it too: Competely new concept, but bring in the Stargate fans. But the show has a COMPLETELY different feel and approach that turned off fans of the lighthearted, mostly family-friendly previous Stargate shows.

      Vic

      • I think most folks didn’t like the show because it 1) had imperfect cast (which is very similar to the original Star Trek and 2) is a little too progressive and again like the original Star Trek. THe “fans” of SG want a show that is like the SG-1, but that show was cancelled because it got stale and they ran out of ideas and viewers. If you don’t like the new concept and direction of the snow don’t watch it, but don’t bad mouth it for trying to expand the SG world a bit. -RW

    • Yes, it was different, but somehow I am confused by your comment:
      It is a sudden cancellation, therefore the producers weren’t able to ‘wrap up’ the story, so season 3 will end with a cliffhanger. And that means, that the ship ‘blowing up’ couldn’t be something final.
      The prod. couldn’t prepare for the cancellation.

      It’s strange, apparently a lot of people don’t know that these ‘final’ episodes won’t finish the story.

      • Season 2 mate.

        Anyways SGU was FINALLY getting good in Season 2 and I was just getting into it and now it’s cancelled.

        Good, not let’s get back to the (PROMISED!) SGA movies :):)

      • The fact that few will care if the ship is blown up or not is the problem. This show was boring from the beginning and never improved. SGU will not be missed!

      • It was a hope.

        There was nothing in it that hadn’t been done better by others. Battlestar Galactica did the whole “lost in space” shtick better (and after season 1 I rarely watched BG anyway) and that had hot robots getting their kit off. Any of the Stargates (including the original movie) did stargating better.

        The cast were a bunch of whiners. Every so often some group or another would disobey orders and get killed off/left on a planet somewhere. The main character was the kind of overeducated buffoon that you’d wipe off your shoe. The supersmart youth was the kind of overweight, socially awkward nerd that well, we see every day. The hot teen cheerleader type apparently had trouble choosing between the studmuffin marine, or the corpulent geek… In what reality is this set?

        The military units lacked the sense and discipline of even the original SG1 series. The civilians were consistently messing everything up.

        Of course if they’d simply sent over Daniel, Samantha and (God forbid) Rodney, they’d have had the entire ship returning back to Earth within a week.

        I did like Terminator:SCC, though that could be the Summer Glau effect.

  2. anybody else concerned that sanctuary is only renewed for 13 episodes unlike the 20 this season?

    • I noticed that too. Bummer. Wonder what happened? Probably not enough viewers tunning in I’m sure. I like the show and will continue watching it while it’s on the air.

  3. maybe this wll regain the TSCC fanbase and maybe (but unlikely) get a third season (I can dream, leave me alone)

  4. I like Sanctuary but the other shows not so much. Never got into SG1, Atlantis or SGU, as for Terminator: SCC. I watched one episode and was so turned off by the bad acting that I never watched it again. If I want Terminator, I’ll stick to the first 2 movies. Funny that The girl who played the Terminator on SCC is on another show about to be canned, The Cape.

  5. Yes TSCC ftw!!

  6. man summer glu cant catch a break Firefly,4400,TTSCC, and now the cape and what sucks is she the best thing in the shows

    • Greed.

      • ha ha….I meant agreed.

  7. Maybe if syfy didn’t have 2-4 month lapse between half seasons, more viewers would be tuning in. This is a trend that is forcing viewers to watch longer term season programming

  8. I for one love SGU and I’m terribly disappointed that they are ending it so soon. I think I will think twice about investing my time into another syfy series.

  9. I cant belive that they didnt renew SGU for another season! its the best sci fi show around. yet Sanctuary lives on. its a twisted world that we live in people….

  10. Ok, I just finish season 4 of Sanctuary, Great show, good character development and good story lines, Now will their be more?

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