[06/24/11 - 08:38 AM]
Syfy Sizzles in July Launching Six Series During Its Summer Premiere Week
The cable channel further details its previously announced summer launches.

[via press release from Syfy]





NEW YORK - June 24, 2011 - Turning up the heat this summer, Syfy will launch six series during the channel's Summer Premiere Week (July 11-15). The excitement kicks off with television's "Most Powerful Night of the Week" featuring Syfy's brand new powerhouse Monday night line-up of scripted originals - Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas.

Syfy's Summer Premiere Week kicks off on Monday, July 11 with the Season 4.5 return of Eureka at 8PM (ET/PT), followed by Season 3 of Warehouse 13 - Syfy's most successful series ever - at 9PM, and the new drama Alphas bowing at 10PM.

The third season of Ghost Hunters International premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 9PM, leading into the debut of Legend Quest at 10PM.

Haven begins its second season Friday, July 15 at 10PM.

Summer Premiere Week concludes with the Syfy Saturday Original Movie Super Eruption on Saturday, July 16 at 9PM.

Here is the link to a promo for Syfy's "The Most Powerful Night of the Week": http://syfy.mediasilo.com/weblink/B2A50E2EBEC08CC9B2389552A1A5E4B3/


Eureka - Monday, July 11 at 8PM - In the season 4.5 return of Eureka, as the timeline changes from their trip to 1947 continue to surprise Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson), Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), Henry Deacon (Joe Morton), Jo Lupo (Erica Cerra) and Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston), an accident of astronomical proportions is the impetus for Global Dynamic's most ambitious project yet. With the entire town rallying to go where no man has gone before and pitting scientist against scientist, our heroes' new relationships are tested when secrets begin to surface, the competition grows fierce and darker forces threaten to bring everyone down should they fail. Niall Matter also stars as Zane Donovan.

During its fourth season, Eureka averaged 3.16 million total viewers, 1.40 million Adults 18-49, 1.58 million Adults 25-54 and a 2.25 household rating. Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller are executive producers. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

Warehouse 13 - Monday, July 11 at 9PM - Warehouse 13 returns for a third season with a key question looming from the gripping season two finale: has Myka (Joanne Kelly) left the Warehouse team for good? Joining the Warehouse is Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore, Smallville), an ATF agent with an innate ability to detect when someone's lying. Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Kelly) and young apprentice Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache.

During its second season, Warehouse 13 averaged 3.43 million total viewers, 1.51 million Adults 18-49, 1.80 million Adults 25-54 and a 2.4 household rating. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.

Alphas - Series Premiere Monday, July 11 at 10PM - Alphas follows a clandestine group of average everyday citizens with amazing abilities operating within the U.S. Department of Defense. Led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), the team investigates cases that point to others with abilities like theirs, and as they work against the clock to solve this new brand of crime, they must prevent their own personality differences and disparate backgrounds from interfering with their missions.

Alphas also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada. The new series consists of 12 episodes including the 90-minute pilot directed by Jack Bender (Emmy nominated director and executive producer of Lost) and is a production of Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television. Executive Producers are Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), Ira Steven Behr (The 4400) and Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun.

Ghost Hunters International - Wednesday, July 13 at 9PM - The GHI team kicks off the third season traveling deep into the rainforest of Trinidad, where it's reported that the spirit of Count Lopinot, a cruel slave master, rises from the grave of his cocoa plantation. Ghost Hunters International features a squad of paranormal investigators who use their principles of scientific techniques to explore some of the most legendary haunted spots around the world. Each week the team travels to the far corners of the globe, searching for answers to bizarre supernatural mysteries.

The team of investigators is led by Barry FitzGerald and recently-promoted Kris Williams and also stars Joe Chin, Susan Slaughter, Paul Bradford and Scott Tepperman. Ghost Hunters International is produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

Legend Quest - Series Premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 10PM - The fast-paced action-adventure series follows Ashley Cowie, an archaeological explorer and expert in ancient symbols, as he travels the world in search of some of history's greatest and most mysterious artifacts. From King Arthur's famous sword Excalibur to the coveted Holy Grail, all of the elusive items are believed to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for ancient and modern cultures. With Indiana Jones-type adventure and Da Vinci Code-style puzzle solving Cowie and his team leave no stone unturned as they hack through dense jungles, squeeze through tiny caves and trek through forbidding deserts to find their next clue.

In the premiere episode, "Ark of the Covenant/Mayan Talking Cross," Ashley and the team travel to Ethiopia, Italy and France in search of the famous Ark of the Covenant, believed to have the power to defeat any army and strike enemies with bolts of lightening. They then travel to Mexico in search of the legendary Talking Cross, which the Mayans believed gave them the power to speak directly to the gods, protect them from their enemies and grant wishes.

Legend Quest is executive produced by John Brenkus and Mickey Stern for BASE Productions, and is a co-production with Universal Networks International.

Haven - Friday, July 15 at 10PM - Last season, when FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) arrived in the town of Haven, Maine on a routine case, her knack for unraveling mysteries proved an asset when she discovered that the seemingly sleepy town was, in fact, a longtime refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. As the second season unfolds, Audrey must not only stay on top of Haven's many afflictions, but she must also solve her most challenging case yet: the secret of her own lost past and its ties to Haven. With the help of Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own trouble, and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour) a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven's troubles, Audrey digs deeper into uncovering her identity. Guest stars Jason Priestley (who will also direct an episode) and Vinessa Antoine join the cast for the new season, currently in production on 13 episodes in Nova Scotia.

Haven, from leading independent producer Entertainment One (eOne) is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI). The creative team includes Executive Producers John Morayniss (Hung, Goodnight for Justice) and Noreen Halpern (Call me Fitz, Rookie Blue) from eOne and David MacLeod (Legends of the Fall, The Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King's The Dead Zone) and Matt McGuiness (Journeyman) as well as and Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (Stephen King's The Dead Zone) who also developed the series.

Super Eruption - Saturday, July 16 at 9PM - In the Syfy Saturday Original Movie Super Eruption, a section of the super volcano under Yellowstone erupts after thousands of years, putting millions at risk. Yellowstone's top geologist played by Juliet Aubrey (Primeval, The Constant Gardner) and a park ranger played by Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives, Friday the 13th) try stopping the poisonous volcano clouds from spreading before the entire world becomes a permanent apocalyptic winter. The movie, a Mar Vista Production, also stars Myanna Buring (The Twilight Saga, The Descent)

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  [june 2011]  


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