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Syfy will burn off remaining episodes of Caprica in January marathon

Syfy’s Craig Engler revealed through Twitter that the final five episodes of Caprica will air back-to-back on Tuesday, January 4 from 6-11PM:

The airdate information for #Caprica’s final 5 episodes has been confirmed: They will air back-to-back on Tues, Jan 4, from 6pm-11pm

Caprica was canceled last month.

Source: Syfy […]

Syfy cancels Caprica

The critically acclaimed, but very, very low-rated, sci-fi drama series Caprica has been canceled by Syfy, the network announced today. Five original episodes remain to be aired but they’ll be pulled from the schedule effective immediately. The network says they plan to run the rest of the episodes in the first quarter of 2011:

“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for ‘Caprica’ and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, ‘Caprica’ has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

While fans of the show will be — understandably — disappointed at this news, Syfy really had no choice. Through last Tuesday (10/19) the series’ first season was averaging a dismal 1.10M viewers and a 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share. Even worse, the most-recent episode drew a paltry — series-low — 718,000 viewers with 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share.

The full press release follows after the jump.

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Caprica return on Syfy shifts to October 5, 2010; Sanctury staying put on Friday’s

Syfy is pushing up the midseason premiere of Caprica season one from January 2011 to October 5, 2010:

The highly anticipated return of Syfy’s critically-acclaimed series Caprica will come even sooner than anticipated. The second half of season one will now premiere on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00PM ET/PT, the channel announced today. Fans will no longer have to wait until January to watch the series exciting kick-off, as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale’s harrowing events.

The shift means that Sanctuary, which was originally slated to move to Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m., will stay put on Friday at 10:00 p.m. Sanctury will now premiere on October 15.

The full press release is included after the jump.

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Caprica season 1.5 trailer

New episodes of Caprica aren’t scheduled to air on Syfy until January 2011, but maybe this new season 1.5 trailer will tide you over until then. Or not. Seriously Syfy? You’re making fans wait 10 months between half-seasons for new episodes? That’s very, very weak. Anyways, check out the trailer after the jump.

Caprica season 1.5 premieres on Syfy January 11, 2011.

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Report: Caprica to be renewed for season two

Despite atrociously low ratings — with one episode even falling below 1M viewers — Airlock Alpha is reporting that Syfy will renew Caprica for a second season.

The network recently announced that the back-half of season one — 10 episodes remain to be aired — will premiere next January. Airlock Alpha adds that the second […]

Comic-Con 2010: Ron Moore thinks Caprica will get a second season

Caprica won’t even begin to air its back-half of season one episodes until this January, but that didn’t stop co-creator Ronald D. Moore from telling a Comic-Con audience that he “[believes] it’s coming back, adding,  “I firmly believe that we’re going to get a second season.”

Caprica had a horrible first season in terms […]

Syfy announces January 2011 return for Caprica

The second half of Caprica‘s first season won’t premiere on Syfy until January 2011, an out of the ordinary 10 months after the midseason finale aired on the network this past March.

In season 1.5, the once idyllic world of Caprica – as well as life across the colonies – falls prey to an explosive chain reaction of consequences set off by the characters’ many questionable actions in the season’s first half. Tensions rise, power shifts and the line between reality and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred as everyone struggles to learn – and conquer – the stakes in this volatile setting. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, events of each episode lay the framework for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the newly-created Cylon race and their human creators.

Syfy has done this very often with their programming, specifically “Battlestar Galactica”. It seems as if the network is willing to make their fans wait extended periods of time just so they can extend the life of an under-performing — but critically well-liked — program . Click over the jump for the complete press release.

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Cable TV Ratings: Caprica Slide Continues; Spartacus Up Again + more

Bad news for Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.  Week three of the series drew just 1.13 million viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating.  That was down a steep 20% from last week’s episode (1.41M viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating).  Caprica is down 29% from its series premiere (1.60 million viewers).

Also on Friday, the new Starz! series Spartacus: Blood and Sand increased in its third week to 858,000 viewers (+11%) and a 0.4 A18-49 rating (n/c).  The show is up 30% in viewers and 33% in A18-49 rating since its premiere (659,000 viewers and a 0.3 A18-49 rating).

Ratings for a few other cable shows on Friday night worth noting include Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network which drew 2.195 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating and Discovery’s Swamp Loggers which drew 1.49 million viewers and a 0.7 A18-49 rating.  More ratings highlights after the jump.

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Cable TV Ratings: Caprica Still Weak; Spartacus Up; Pro Bowl Most-Watched in Decade

The NFL’s decision to hold the Pro Bowl the week before and in the same city as the Super Bowl (Miami) turned out to be a great call. The 2010 Pro Bowl drew a 7.1 HH rating and 12.3 million viewers on ESPN Sunday night.  That was 40% above last year’s telecast on NBC […]

Weak Start for Syfy’s Caprica

The two-hour series premiere of the Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica got off to a weak start on Friday night, drawing just 1.602 million viewers and a 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share.

It should be noted however, that this pilot episode was actually already released on DVD and Blu-ray several months ago and has also been […]

New Caprica Showrunner + New Poster

capricaposter-small-111609Kevin Murphy has been tapped to serve as showrunner on Caprica, Syfy’s upcoming Battlestar Galactica prequel series.  Murphy originally joined the show in October as a co-executive producer to work on the second half of the show’ first-season order.  Now in his expanded role, he’ll work alongside executive producer Ron Moore, David Eick and Jane Espenson serving as the day-to-day showrunner, overseeing the writers’ room.

Caprica premieres on Syfy on January 22, 2010.  In the meantime, check out this brand new poster featuring actress Alessandra Torresani (who plays the character Zoe Graystone).  The full poster is viewable after the jump. Continue reading New Caprica Showrunner + New Poster

Comic-Con 2009: Battlestar Galactica/Caprica Panel Impressions

Yesterday’s co-panel for the upcoming TV movie/DVD Battlestar Galactica: The Plan and the prequel series Caprica (which has been set for debut on Friday, January 22, 2010 on Syfy) featured producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore, writer Jane Espenson and cast members including Edward James Olmos (who also directed ‘The Plan’) […]