SyFy Announces 3 New Scripted Series

There’s been a whole lot of snarking about the lack of sci-fi on SyFy channel. The network has been padding profits off cheap products, like reality shows, wrestling and goofy paranormal shows. Least not forget that every single time you begin to like a TV show someone cries money and scraps it (Eureka, Stargate Universe, Caprica..etc). Suffice to say, it’s become harder and harder to remain a loyal SyFy fan. While shows like Warehouse 13, Haven and Alphas are enough to keep you holding on, SyFy needs some new shit – and new shit we’re gonna get. The Network has announced three new scripted series, revolving around a ghosts, human and trans-humans in space, and whatever the hell broke out of a Siberian research facility.
Check out the details on three new scripted series below.

Here’s Syfy’s official press release:


NEW YORK – November 9, 2011 – Marking another phase of its record expansion of original programming, Syfy today announced three new scripted projects in development from Universal Cable Productions, CBS TV Studios and Fox Television Studios.

In making the announcement, Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions, said: “This broad-based slate, from top-notch talent in the creative community, will enable us to build upon the strong foundation of our current hit scripted series to provide Syfy viewers with the next generation of imaginative entertainment.”

Syfy’s quartet of popular scripted series—Warehouse 13, Alphas, Eureka and Haven—powered the channel to its most watched Third Quarter ever, drawing 1.45 million total viewers.

On Monday, January 16 at 9PM (ET/PT), Being Human will return for its second season, followed by the premiere of Lost Girl at 10PM.

Syfy Scripted Development Slate

Universal Cable Productions
Robert H. Wolfe — Executive Producer/Writer

After decades of war, the newly formed Unity Democracy orders a volatile mix of humans and trans-humans to lead the Starship Defender on an expedition in search of lost worlds requiring law and order.

SEEING THINGS (working title)
Fox Television Studios
David Slack — Executive Producer
Scott Rosenberg and Robert Cort — Co-Executive Producers
David Slack and Gabrielle Stanton — Writers

A cop becomes a ghost after his violent death and the only person who can help close his last case is a socially awkward man who realizes that the hallucinations he’s had all his life may not be a figment of his imagination.

Oni Press
CBS TV Studios
Brett Matthews — Executive Producer/Writer
Andy Bourne, Eric Gitter — Executive Producer

Based on the popular comic series, a female KGB agent and male American weapons inspector form an unlikely partnership when a deadly force is unwittingly unleashed from a Siberian research facility.

They all look like interesting projects in their own right and each could be a smash hit in the making, I give them each two seasons at most.

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