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[06/24/14 - 10:58 AM]
Syfy's New Epic Supernatural Drama "Dominion" Sets Channel Record for Highest L3 Lift Ever for an Original Series Premiere
Syfy further spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[06/20/14 - 12:39 PM]
Syfy's New Epic Supernatural Drama Series "Dominion" and Returning "Defiance" Score Strong Premieres on Thursday, June 19
Syfy spins the numbers for Thursday, June 19.

[05/28/14 - 12:43 PM]
Syfy's Summer 2014 Original Programming Features the Premieres of Epic Supernatural Drama "Dominion" and Competition Series "Wizard Wars"
Also on tap: the second season return of the critically acclaimed "Defiance" (June 19); and the season 7 return of "Face Off" (July 22).

[05/22/14 - 08:02 AM]
Syfy Acquires U.S. Basic Cable Rights to All 39 Episodes of "Spartacus" from Starz Worldwide Distribution
"Spartacus" will make its basic cable premiere on Thursday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c alongside new episodes of "Defiance" and "Dominion."

[04/30/14 - 12:39 PM]
Syfy Digital Announces New Transmedia Storytelling Initiatives Across Social, Second Screen and Digital Experiences
Syfy also announced its first original digital comedy series "Underlings," a workplace comedy that brings viewers inside a criminal organization.

[04/10/14 - 12:39 PM]
Linda Hamilton to Guest Star on Season Two of Syfy's Groundbreaking Drama Series "Defiance"
Hamilton will play the key recurring role of Pilar McCawley, the wife of Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene) and mother to their three children.

[03/28/14 - 07:11 AM]
Syfy Sets Premiere Dates for "Defiance" and "Dominion"
Look for both series on Thursday nights beginning June 19 on the cable channel.

[01/13/14 - 02:35 PM]
Syfy's "Helix" Infects 1.8 Million Total Viewers and 900k Adults 25-54 During January 10 Debut
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, January 10.

[11/04/13 - 12:29 PM]
Syfy, Advertising Age and The ADVERTISING Club of New York Partner for Transmedia Storytelling Symposium on Tuesday, November 5
The panelists will examine some of the industry's most innovative, hotly discussed case studies of transmedia storytelling.

[09/20/13 - 05:55 PM]
TNT Cancels Freshman Drama "King & Maxwell"
The news comes despite the series being the most-watched new cable entry this summer.

[09/05/13 - 02:02 PM]
Syfy Announces Cast Additions for Season 2 of Its Groundbreaking Drama Series "Defiance"
William Atherton and Anna Hopkins join the previously announced James Murray as new cast additions to season two of the series.

[08/15/13 - 01:16 PM]
Syfy Launches "Syfy Now" App as Part of NBCUniversal's TV Everywhere Initiative
Through Syfy Now viewers have access to full, streaming episodes of Syfy original series.

[08/06/13 - 10:43 AM]
Syfy's Highly-Rated, Groundbreaking "Defiance" Commences Production in Toronto
The 13-episode second season features new cast addition James Murray as Mayor Pottinger.

[07/31/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 31
Updates include: Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones to exit "Parks & Recreation"; ABC renews "Celebrity Wife Swap"; and Martin Henderson to topline Sundance Channel's "The Red Road."

[07/18/13 - 01:41 PM]
Universal Cable Productions' and Syfy's "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" 2-Hour Movie and Hit Series "Defiance" Receive Primetime Emmy(R) Award Nominations
The former received three nominations, highlighting the movie's first-class technical achievements.

[07/15/13 - 10:21 AM]
Syfy Will Take Over the Streets - and Buildings - of San Diego During 2013 Comic-Con International
The network will use the event as the launch pad for its newest scripted series "Helix," due in January 2014.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[07/08/13 - 03:28 PM]
Trion and Syfy Announce "Play the Game. Join the Show." Contest for "Defiance" Season Two
The winner's character will appear during the second season of the TV series.

[06/04/13 - 11:29 AM]
Brian J. Smith Guest-Stars in All-New Episode of Syfy's Drama Series, "Defiance," Monday, June 10 at 9PM ET/PT
Smith portrays Gordon McClintock, a NASA hero from the pre-Arkfall days who was presumed dead following a space station catastrophe in 2013.

[05/29/13 - 09:27 AM]
H.G. Wells Returns to "Warehouse 13" with a Vengeance When "Defiance" Star Jaime Murray Reprises Her Fan-Favorite Role
Plus: Murray will live tweet from 9-11PM (ET) during Syfy's two-hour Powerful Mondays programming block.

[05/17/13 - 07:27 AM]
Syfy Announces Fifth and Final Season of Original Series "Warehouse 13"
Said Mark Stern: "'Warehouse 13' has been an incredible signature series for us."

[05/16/13 - 06:13 AM]
Prime Instant Video Adds Exclusive Subscription Streaming Access to Popular NBCUniversal Shows "Covert Affairs," "Defiance," "Grimm," "Hannibal" and "Suits"
Also on tap: "Smash," "Alphas," "Eureka" and "Warehouse 13."

[05/13/13 - 11:24 AM]
"Defiance's" Groundbreaking Transmedia Innovation Continues as a Character from Syfy's Hit Series Crosses Over Into the Game
The dangerous Irathient Rynn character will enter the game world.

[05/10/13 - 09:47 AM]
Syfy Renews Hit Series "Defiance," Promising More Action and Intrigue in Season Two
Season two will begin production in Toronto in August for a 2014 premiere.

[05/09/13 - 07:09 AM]
Syfy Kicks Off Summer 2013 with Special Memorial Day Weekend Programming
Highlights include all-day marathons of "Defiance" on Saturday, May 25 and "Paranormal Witness" on Sunday, May 26.

[04/29/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 29
Updates include: Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig to star in IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon"; ABC greenlights "Sing Your Face Off"; and Starz opens writers' room for "Outlander."

[04/23/13 - 03:14 PM]
Syfy's New Hit Series "Defiance" Continues to Deliver in Week Two with 2.4 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, April 22.

[04/16/13 - 11:19 AM]
Syfy's Transmedia Event "Defiance" Most-Watched Scripted Series Premiere Among Adults 18-49 Since 2006
Syfy spins the numbers for Monday, April 15.

[03/06/13 - 03:46 PM]
Syfy Leaps Into Spring with Premiere of Ground Breaking Transmedia Event "Defiance"
Plus: the final five episodes of "Merlin" to get pushed to May 3-May 31 on the cable channel.

[02/26/13 - 07:18 AM]
The "Warehouse 13" Team Battles to Save the World -- and Artie -- When Season 4.5 Returns to Syfy
The series returns Monday, April 29 in its new Monday, 10:00/9:00c time slot.

[01/07/13 - 10:00 AM]
"Defiance" to Premiere Monday, April 15 @ 9 PM on Syfy
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Mia Kirshner star in the project.

[11/27/12 - 07:37 AM]
Syfy Will Celebrate Two Decades of Imaginative Entertainment with Star-Studded "Syfy 20th Anniversary Special," Premiering Monday, December 10 at 9PM
Dean Cain will narrate the two-hour special, from executive producer Jim Romanovich.

[10/17/12 - 07:39 AM]
Brian J. Smith Set to Guest Star in Syfy's Upcoming Original Series, "Defiance"
He will portray Gordon McClintock, "a NASA hero from the pre-Arkfall days who was presumed dead following a space station catastrophe in 2013."

[08/23/12 - 10:39 AM]
Universal Television Names Veteran Program Executive Chris Sanagustin to Head Current Programming
She'll segue from Senior Vice President, Current and Development Programming at Universal Cable Productions.

[08/23/12 - 07:40 AM]
Brittany Allen Joins Syfy's "Defiance" in Recurring Role
Allen will play Tirra, a troubled employee of the town madam, Kenya (Mia Kirshner).

[07/23/12 - 12:40 PM]
Syfy's "Defiance" Commences Series Production in Toronto July 24th
Both the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013.

[07/06/12 - 12:56 PM]
Syfy Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Initiatives Including Promotional Blitz for Groundbreaking World of "Defiance"
Also look for panels for "Warehouse 13," "Being Human" and "Alphas."

[05/22/12 - 11:59 AM]
Video: Syfy and Trion Release Defiance(TM) "Making Of" Video
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray and Tony Curran star in the upcoming original series.

[04/25/12 - 01:07 PM]
Syfy's Highly-Anticipated "Defiance" Commences Production in Toronto
Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner and Fionnula Flanagan star.

[04/24/12 - 12:33 PM]
Syfy Ignites the Imagination With Most Original Primetime Programming Hours in History
Among the projects: "Defiance," the visionary transmedia experience that will unite television and Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming for the very first time.

[04/20/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 20
Updates include: NBC orders Matthew Perry-led "Go On" to series; HBO cancels "The Life & Times of Tim," again; and Mariska Hargitay locked in for a season 14 to "Law & Order: SVU."

[03/27/12 - 07:01 AM]
Oscar Nominee Graham Greene Joins the Cast of Syfy's Series "Defiance"
He'll portray Rafe McCawley, "a self-made success who owns and operates the largest mine in the territory."

[03/14/12 - 07:35 AM]
Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran and Jaime Murray Join the Cast of Syfy's Groundbreaking Series "Defiance"
The pilot, which also stars Grant Bowler, is slated to commence production this April in Toronto.

[03/08/12 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 8
Updates include: Neal McDonough to lead "L.A. Noir" at TNT; Julie Benz joins Syfy's "Defiance"; and Britney Spears in talks to join FOX's "The X Factor."

[01/17/12 - 01:48 PM]
Grant Bowler Signs on for Lead in Syfy's Upcoming Epic Science Fiction Series, "Defiance"
The visionary enterprise is in collaboration with Trion Worlds, with the Syfy series and Trion's multi-platform shooter MMO poised to debut simultaneously.

[12/06/11 - 10:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 6
Updates include: Scott Charles Stewart to direct Syfy's "Defiance"; ABC eyes "Vivienne Vyle" import; and Comedy Central adds to its development slate.

[06/06/11 - 04:33 PM]
Trion and Syfy Reveal "Defiance(TM)," The First Interconnected Video Game and Television Series
Rockne S. O'Bannon is penning the project, which is set up at Universal Cable Productions.







DEFIANCE (SYFY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/15/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2014)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Syfy's press release, May 2014) Returns Thursday, June 19 at 8PM - As the story of Defiance resumes, the lives of the townspeople are in drastic turmoil. The Earth Republic has assumed control of the town, with far-reaching consequences including a new mayor. Nolan traverses the badlands to find a lost Irisa, Amanda has an unexpected new role in the town as she searches for Kenya and the Tarr family desperately tries to keep control of their criminal empire in the midst of dramatic changes. Grant Bowler returns as Nolan, along with Julie Benz as Amanda Rosewater, Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa, Tony Curran as Datak Tarr, Jaime Murray as Stahma Tarr, Graham Greene as Rafe McCawley and Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr. The cast also features Dewshane Williams as Tommy, Trenna Keating as Doc Yewll, Justin Rain as Quentin McCawley and Nicole Munoz as Christie McCawley. James Murray joins the cast in the integral role of Mayor Pottinger, the new mayor of Defiance. William Atherton also joins the cast to portray high-ranking Earth Republic official Viceroy Mercado, and Anna Hopkins will play the role of Earth Republic soldier and documentarian Jessica "Berlin" Rainier. Linda Hamilton will play the key recurring role of Pilar McCawley, the wife of Rafe McCawley (Greene) and mother to their three children. Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner. "Smallville's" Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin return as executive producers for season two and Michael Taylor serves as consulting producer. Michael Nankin (co-executive producer) directs the Season 2 opener.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Dewshane Williams as Tommy
· Graham Greene as Rafe McCawley
· Grant Bowler as Jeb Nolan
· Jaime Murray as Stahma Tarr
· James Murray as Mayor Pottinger (Season 2- )
· Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr
· Julie Benz as Amanda Rosewater
· Justin Rain as Quentin McCawley
· Nicole Munoz as Christie McCawley
· Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa Nolan
· Tony Curran as Datak Tarr
· Trenna Keating as Doc Yewll
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Fionnula Flanagan as Nicky
· Mia Kirshner as Kenya
· Peter MacNeill as Clancy
CREW INFORMATION:
· Kevin Murphy as EP
· Michael Taylor as EP
· Rockne S. O'Bannon as CRTR/EP
· Scott Charles Stewart as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Cable Productions