Archive for October 27th, 2010
Rumors surrounded the possibility after the announcement of a new prequel series and the lack of a pickup order when other shows got theirs, but Syfy has now officially canceled Caprica. Remaining episodes are being pulled from the schedule, and will be aired in the first quarter of 2011. It’s too bad, as I think the show was just starting to hit stride.
Mark Stern, the executive VP for original programming, said in a statement, “”We appreciate all the support the 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. Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, ‘Caprica’ has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”
Out on Twitter, stars Allessandra Torresani and Sasha Ruiz showed their appreciation of fans. Allessandra said, “Its a very sad day….time for mama cylon to go cry a river! Its ok I have you lil cylons to make me smile! I love my fans! You make me smile! XXX,” while Sasha said, “My sincere gratitude to the fans. It was a joy to be a part of this quality show. Thank you for letting us into your home and imagination. It was a wonderful experience that I will always cherish. I’ll miss Sam and the world we created. Thanks again for following and supporting.”
To celebrate the debut of Hollywood Treasure tonight (10pm ET), Syfy is starting up a weekly auction for the next 7 weeks that will include special experiences, props from shows, and more – and to start, the first item is a trip to see Battlestar Galactica: The Exposition in Seattle with exclusive access and a VIP experience not available to the public. Net proceeds go towards KaBOOM! to deliver “Imagination Playgrounds In A Box” So tune in tonight, and then head over to the Hollywood Treasure web site to bid! Read on for the complete details.
Whether you are surprised or it confirmed your belief all along, word has come down that production of The Hobbit will remain in New Zealand. The NZ government has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. on broadening the goverment’s incentive program, which could net WB an extra US$15 million in rebates, as well as begin the legislative process to better define the position of actors and other workers (which could mean the end to the unionization process, to the chagrin of the existing unions), and a long-term marketing partnership.