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[05/11/17 - 10:01 AM]
Syfy Announces Major Additions to Original Programming Slate
The series pickups include the highly anticipated Superman prequel "Krypton" and "Happy!," a graphic novel adaptation starring Christopher Meloni.

[05/11/17 - 10:00 AM]
Syfy "Reboots" Ahead of 25th Anniversary - New Visual Identity, Including Logo, to Debut June 19
"I can think of no better occasion than Syfy's 25th anniversary to get back to our roots, double down on premium original programming, and put fans at the center of everything we do," said Chris McCumber.

[04/12/17 - 11:00 AM]
Syfy Renews "The Magicians" for Season 3
The sophomore season currently airs Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on Syfy, and the must-see finale will air Wednesday, April 19.

[02/09/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 9
Updates include: Blair Redford cast in FOX's Marvel project; Dan Byrd is first to board ABC's "Doomsday"; and MTV cancels "Loosely Exactly Nicole, "Mary + Jane."

[11/10/16 - 02:00 PM]
Syfy Announces Season 2 Premieres for "The Magicians" and "The Expanse"
Look for the new seasons on Wednesday, January 25 and Wednesday, February 8, respectively.

[10/13/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 13
Updates include: Michael Seitzman, Brett Mahoney set "The Rainmaker" at CBS; Andrew Cochran brings "War of the Worlds" to MTV; and Delroy Lindo is the latest bound for "The Good Wife" spin-off.

[09/28/16 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 28
Updates include: Molly Parker to lead "Lost in Space" at Netflix; Garret Dillahunt set to star in TNT's "Monsters of God"; and Jon Seda to transition from "Chicago P.D." to "Chicago Justice."

[08/10/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 10
Updates include: Jennifer Ferrin joins "Time After Time" at ABC; Aisha Tyler upped to series regular on "Criminal Minds"; FOX gives put pilot commitment to "Ms. Pat."

[08/05/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 5
Updates include: Rachel Brosnahan to lead Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; FOX orders animated pilot "Okies of Bel Air"; and Tone Bell boards Netflix's "Disjointed."

[07/20/16 - 09:30 AM]
Universal Cable Productions Expands Genre Development Slate
The studio is unveiling an impressive slate of new development projects inspired by some of the world's most distinguished writers of graphic novels and science fiction including Neil Gaiman, Michael Reeves and Gerard Way.

[07/07/16 - 06:03 AM]
Syfy and USA Network Head to San Diego Comic-Con with Critically-Acclaimed Fan Favorites and Highly-Anticipated New Original Series
Fans unable to attend Comic-Con in person can tune-in to "Syfy Presents Live from Comic-Con," hosted by Will Arnett.

[06/24/16 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 24
Updates include: "NCIS" co-stars inks new two-year deals; Nick Offerman, Olivia Wilde to visit FOX's "Son of Zorn"; and William Fitchtner upped to regular on "Mom" at CBS.

[03/22/16 - 07:45 AM]
Syfy Labs and Makerbot Expand 3D Printing Partnership
Printable files will be available on Syfy's page on Thingiverse, and the network will launch additional show-inspired models on Thingiverse in the coming weeks.

[02/08/16 - 10:00 AM]
Syfy Renews Original Drama Series "The Magicians" for Second Season
During its first three episodes, "The Magicians" averaged 1.7 million viewers, 853K Adults 18-49 and 910K Adults 25-54 (based on L3 data).

[01/08/16 - 08:28 AM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Available Online and On Demand Starting January 8
Additionally, Michael Cassidy, Spencer Garrett, David Call, Kacey Rohl, Tembi Locke and Hiro Kanagawa will all appear in recurring guest roles over the course of the first season.

[12/09/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 9
Updates include: Adam Scott, Laura Dern board HBO's "Big Little Lies"; Syfy books early sneak preview of "The Magicians"; and Tone Bell to recur on The CW's "The Flash."

[11/24/15 - 07:32 AM]
New Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Drama "The Magicians" Premieres on Monday, January 25
New episodes will air in the series' regular time slot on Mondays at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/18/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
Updates include: Syfy pulls the plug on "Haven" after five seasons; Jennifer Schuur, Josh Reims exit "The Catch" at ABC; and Martin Short signs onto NBC's Maya Rudolph variety show.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[05/04/15 - 11:00 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Lev Grossman's New York Times Best-Selling Fantasy "The Magicians" to Series
The 12-episode season will begin shooting in Vancouver in July.

[12/05/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 5
Updates include: Aaron Jakubenko latest cast in MTV's "Shannara"; Wynn Everett scores role in TNT's "Lumen"; and Peri Gilpin to succeed Jean Smart on NBC's "Mr. Robinson."

[12/03/14 - 11:30 AM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Announce Jason Ralph and Sosie Bacon to Star in "The Magicians"
Additional series regular roles include the previously announced Stella Maeve as Julia, Hale Appleman as Eliot and Arjun Gupta as Penny.

[11/06/14 - 10:45 AM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Announce Key Roles for "The Magicians"
Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman and Arjun Gupta will star while Mike Cahill has signed on to direct.

[09/02/14 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 2
Updates include: TBS pulls the plug on "CeeLo Green's The Good Life"; John Stamos to lead "Members Only" at ABC; and Netflix acquires the streaming rights to FOX's "Gotham."

[07/10/14 - 07:30 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Pilot of "The Magicians," Adaptation of Lev Grossman's Best-Selling Fantasy Series to Be Produced by Universal Cable Productions
The pilot script was written by John McNamara and Sera Gamble with Michael London and Janice Williams serving as producers.

[04/30/14 - 12:23 PM]
Syfy Announces New Scripted Development Slate Featuring Adaptations of Graphic Novels "Clone" and "Letter 44," And Book Series "The Magicians"
Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Jonathan Mostow are among the featured auspices.







MAGICIANS, THE (SYFY)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/16/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's third of 13 episodes) on 4/12/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Syfy's press release, April 2017) Syfy today announced a 13 episode third season pickup of the critically acclaimed Universal Cable Productions drama THE MAGICIANS. Hailed as "one of the best shows on TV" by Wired, the series continues to buck industry trends, performing stronger in its second season than its first. To date, Season 2 is up year over year across all key demos (P18-49 +15%, P18-34 +23%, P25-54 +9% and +6% among P2+), and has nearly doubled its freshman run in social engagements across platforms.* The sophomore season currently airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Syfy, and the must-see finale will air Wednesday, April 19. Season 3 of THE MAGICIANS will premiere in 2018. Based on Lev Grossman's bestselling novels, THE MAGICIANS centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory - and places beyond - where they must draw upon their novice skills to save the existence of magic.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Arjun Gupta as Penny
· Hale Appleman as Eliot
· Jason Ralph as Quentin
· Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice
· Stella Maeve as Julia
· Summer Bishil as Margo
· Tembi Locke as Dr. London
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Sosie Bacon as Alice (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Janice Williams as EP
· John McNamara as CRTR/EP
· Lev Grossman as BOOK
· Michael London as EP
· Mike Cahill as DIR (Pilot)
· Sera Gamble as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Cable Productions