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SCI FI Channel Records Best-Ever Summer September 10, 2008 2:38 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Eureka, Ghost Hunters International, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Scare Tactics, Sci Fi, Television.
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NBC Universal has announced via press release that the SCI FI Channel has recorded its most-watched summer ever.  Over the summer, the network broke records for total viewers (1 million), young adults aged 18-34 (253,000), men 18-34 (143,000) and among the women demos of 18-34 (110,000), 18-49 (278,000) and 25-54 (310,000).

Leading the way in terms of individual programming were Eureka with an average audience of 3.1 million viewers thus far, Ghost Hunters International (2.6 million), Scare Tactics (2 million) and Saturday Night Original Movies (2 million).

The full press release follows after the jump.



Comic-Con 2008: SCI FI’s “Eureka” Panel July 28, 2008 2:31 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, Eureka, News, Sci Fi, Television.
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The panel for the SCI FI Channel show Eureka took place on Saturday night.  Here are some highlights courtesy TV Squad.

  • Two new characters will be introduced this season.  One will be Eva Thorne (Frances Fisher) who is known as “The Fixer”.  The other characters will be Jack’s sister, named Lexxie.
  • Colin Ferguson (who plays Jack Carter) said that Lexxie will turn Jack, and the town of Eureka, upside down.  She does this by becoming friendly with everyone in the town, which took Jack much longer to do: “It’s like reliving my childhood,” Ferguson said.
  • He added that it’s great to have some new blood in the series and that the actress playing her sister is very much like his real sister.
  • The Artifact mythology has been wrapped up and the introduction of Eva Thorne will start a new arc.
  • Sara will be Twittering online about the goings-on around the house and Eureka.  If you write she’ll respond back.
  • A new site, Eureka Unscripted, has been created to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the writers putting the episodes together.
  • A podcast will be released one to two days after the last original episode airs.
  • Beverly, the psychologist, will not be returning this season.
  • Jim Taggert (played by Matt Frewer) will, however.  He’ll have a recurring role during the second half of the season.
  • Both Sally and Joe will be directing episodes of the series this season.
  • Fargo and Henry may be getting love interests.
  • More of Deputy Jo Lupo’s background will be revealed this season.  Also, she will be the focus of one episode.

“LOST” Premieres on SCI FI in September, “Sanctuary” in October July 7, 2008 6:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, ECW, Eureka, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Lost, News, Sanctuary, Scare Tactics, Sci Fi, Stargate Atlantis, Television.
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SCI FI has revealed their fall plans.  New episodes of Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth will return on Wednesday, September 3rd, taking over for Ghost Hunters International and Scare Tactics when they wrap on August 20th.  The off-network run of LOST will kick off on Monday, September 15th and the show will air in blocks of four episodes starting at 7pm ET every Monday.  The mid-season finale of Eureka will take place on September 23rd at 9pm.  The next week on September 30th, the network will slide ECW into the time slot, followed by the premiere of Scare Tactics at 10pm.

Rounding out the schedule, Stargate Atlantis will wrap the first half of season five on Friday, September 26th, and the new drama from former Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis star Amanda Tapping (pictured right in character) will debut the following week on October 3rd with a two-hour premiere.

Sources: The Futon Critic and Gateworld.net

SCI FI Channel Sets Premiere Dates for Summer Lineup May 29, 2008 3:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Eureka, Ghost Hunters International, News, Scare Tactics, SCI FI Channel, Stargate Atlantis, Television.
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The SCI FI Channel has announced the premiere dates for its summer television series. New episodes of Ghost Hunters International and Scare Tactics (with new host Tracy Morgan) will premiere on Wednesday, July 9th at 9pm and 10pm, respectively.  The fifth season of Stargate Atlantis, which will air its 100th episode, will premiere on Friday, July 11th at 10pm.  And the third season premiere of Eureka kicks off on Tuesday, July 29th at 9pm.

SCI FI Renews “Eureka” and “Destination Truth” September 27, 2007 9:42 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Destination Truth, Eureka, News, Renewals, Sci Fi, Television.
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SCI FI has ordered a third season of their hit drama/comedy series Eureka.  13 episodes were ordered in total for premiere next summer.  The network has also renewed its investigative reality series Destination Truth for a second season.