There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the future of Battlestar Galactica. Though praise for the show has remained high among fans and critics alike, the show has struggled in the ratings, leading to speculation about whether or not it would return for a fourth season.
iF Magazine recently interviewed Sci Fi Channel Executive Vice President Dave Howe at this year’s TCA’s and asked him about the future of Battlestar Galactica.
iF: Will BATTLESTAR GALACTICA be back for a fourth season?
HOWE: Here’s how it works in TV. A lot of people have said to me that it appears to be some indecision as to whether BATTLESTAR GALACTICA comes back or not. Absolutely not. The way it works is you have a pick up date by which you have to make a decision about picking up shows for the next season, and you don’t need to make the decision until that date so we don’t make the decision until that date. Do I think BATTLESTAR will come back? I’m pretty much certain BATTLESTAR will come back. It’s doing incredibly well; it’s held its audience on Friday nights against broadcast competition. We’ve moved it to Sunday and paired it with a new show, which we’re hoping will bring in even more of an audience. I’m optimistic and I would be shocked if we did not renew BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
So there you have it, it appears a renewal is all but assured. Though its performance in its new timeslot (Sunday’s at 10:00 p.m.) could change things. It can’t afford to lose much more of its audience.
Battlestar Galactica returns with all new episodes beginning January 22, 2007 at 10:00 p.m. The show will follow the series premiere of The Dresden Files.