Happy Birthday, Syfy! On Monday, December 10 at 9PM (ET/PT), the Channel will celebrate two decades of award-winning, imaginative entertainment programming during the star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special.
From iconic series such as Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 to Ghost Hunters, Face Off and the upcoming transmedia experience Defiance, the special will look back on Syfy’s launch and evolution, and ahead to the future through the personal, behind-the-scenes insights of the creative talent themselves.
Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller: “For 20 years, Syfy has been the leader in visionary and provocative entertainment programming. In this celebratory special, the extraordinary talent at the heart of the powerful Syfy brand will talk exclusively about the lasting impact Syfy has had on the media landscape for the last two decades.”
In the two-hour telecast, a wide range of actors, directors and producers will share their memories of popular scripted shows including Alphas, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Caprica, Defiance, Eureka, Farscape, Haven, Lost Girl, Sanctuary, Stargate: SG1 and Warehouse 13.
Showcasing a treasure trove of memorable clips, the special will feature interviews with the hosts of the hit unscripted programs Destination Truth, Face Off, Ghost Hunters and Total Blackout.
The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special will also talk to the stars and creators of Original Movies and Miniseries such as Dune, The Triangle, Taken, Tin Man, Alice, Neverland and Sharktopus.
Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) will narrate.
Syfy officially launched in September 1992.
The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special is produced by the Emmy Award-winning company Associated Television International. Executive Producer: Jim Romanovich. Producer/Director: David Stephan.
The complete list of interviewees for the Syfy 20th Anniverary Special:
Alice: Caterina Scorsone
Tin Man, Neverland: Nick Willing
Alphas: Azita Ghanizada, Bruce Miller, Warren Christie
Andromeda: Kevin Sorbo
Being Human: Anna Fricke, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer
Battlestar Galactica: David Eick, Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackoff, Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer
Caprica: Alessandra Torresani, Jane Espenson, Magda Apanowicz
Continuum: Rachel Nichols
Crossing Over with John Edward: John Edward
Defiance: Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Kevin Murphy, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Rockne S. O’Bannon
Destination Truth: Josh Gates
Eureka: Colin Ferguson, Jamie Paglia, Neil Grayston
Face Off: McKenzie Westmore
Farscape: Brian Henson, David Kemper, Ben Browder, Claudia Black
Ghost Hunters: Jason Hawes
Haven: Eric Balfour, Lloyd Segan, Lucas Bryant, Matt McGuinness, Shawn Piller
Hollywood Treasure: Joe Maddalena
Entertainment Weekly: Geoff Boucher
Lost Girl: Anna Silk, Michelle Lovretta
Scare Tactics: Scott Hallock
Sanctuary: Amanda Tapping
Stargate: SG1: Robert Cooper, Brad Wright, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks
Syfy Original Movies: Roger Corman
The Invisible Man: Vincent Ventresca
Total Blackout: Jaleel White
TV Guide Magazine: Matt Roush
Warehouse 13: Aaron Ashmore, Allison Scagliotti, Eddie McClintock, Jack Kenny, Saul Rubinek