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.
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.
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.