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[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.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[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.

[03/06/13 - 08:39 AM]
Syfy Pulls "Merlin," Delays "Sinbad"
Encores of newcomer "Robot Combat League" will instead fill the Friday, 10:00/9:00c hour through April 26.

[02/26/13 - 11:24 AM]
Exclusive: "Sinbad" to Set Sail on Syfy Beginning Friday, April 12
Elliot Knight stars in the famed title role with Naveen Andrews as his nemesis, Lord Akbari.

[12/14/12 - 07:58 AM]
"Merlin" Returns for Fifth and Final Season on Syfy with 13 All-New Episodes Beginning Friday, January 4 at 10PM
Plus: Syfy Ventures also announced the U.S. launch of the official "Merlin" game under the Syfy Games label.

[12/04/12 - 10:52 AM]
Syfy's 2013 Winter Programming Highlighted by Series Premieres of "Ghost Mine," "Robot Combat League," "Stranded" and "Continuum"
"Merlin," "Being Human," "Lost Girl," "Face Off," "Total Blackout," "Ghost Hunters" and "Haunted Collector" are also due back.

[11/26/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 26
Updates include: Syfy to wrap "Merlin" after five seasons; Natalie Morales joins ABC's "Trophy Wife"; and Duane Martin, Sheryl Lee Ralph board Nickelodeon's "Instant Mom."

[11/21/12 - 07:42 AM]
Syfy Books "Merlin" Return, Nixes "Viral Video Showdown"
Plus: "Total Blackout" gets the hook until January on the cable channel.

[10/26/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 26
Updates include: Rebecca Romijn to star in TNT's "King & Maxwell"; Eoin Macken first to be cast in NBC's "After Hours"; and Mira Sorvino returns to "Trooper" at TNT.

[09/11/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 11
Updates include: USA lets cast options on "Common Law" expire; Tom Hopper first to be cast in Starz's "Black Sails"; and Bruno Heller lands pilot order for CBS's "The Advocates."

[07/30/12 - 07:41 AM]
Production Commences on Sonar's New Mini-Series "Ring of Fire," "Eve of Destruction" and "Delete"
Michael Vartan, Lauren Lee Smith, Terry O'Quinn and Agam Darshi star in "Ring of Fire," a "terrifying and all too plausible end-of-the-world warning."

[06/15/12 - 10:01 AM]
Coming in July to BBC America: "Jamie's Food Revolution," "Going for Gold: The '48 Games," "The Nerdist: Comic-Con" and More!
Plus: look for a "Doctor Who" season five marathon on Saturday, July 28.

[05/30/12 - 07:30 AM]
BBC America June Highlights
Said offerings include "Merlin," "Inside Men" and a U.S. premiere season of "Top Gear."

[04/10/12 - 11:14 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike TV, Starz & Syfy
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[03/21/12 - 07:00 AM]
Syfy's New Adaptation of "Treasure Island" Premieres Saturday, May 5 from 7-11PM in Special One Night Movie Event
Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland star in the network's take on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

[02/29/12 - 08:42 AM]
Syfy Posts Double Digit Gains in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 During February
Syfy spins the numbers for the month of February.

[01/05/12 - 09:00 AM]
2011 Ratings Recap: Cable's Scripted Dramas - What's Up? What's Down? What's on Top?
Find out how cable's 67 scripted dramas fared this past year.

[12/16/11 - 01:47 PM]
New Fantasy Drama from "Skins" Writer Jack Thorne, "The Fades," Premieres January 14 on BBC America
Iain De Caestecker, Daniel Kaluuya and Lily Loveless star in the project, part of the network's "Supernatural Saturday" lineup.

[11/28/11 - 04:31 PM]
Syfy Will Celebrate Holiday Season With Countdown to Christmas Week
The cable channel once again details its programming highlights for this month of December.

[10/20/11 - 12:38 PM]
Sir Roger Moore's Returns to Television in "A Princess for Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, December 3
Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan, Travis Turner ("Supernatural") and newcomer Leilah De Meza co-star in the holiday original.

[10/11/11 - 01:46 PM]
"Face Off," "Ghost Hunters," "Ghost Hunters International," "Merlin" and "Monster Man" Also on Tap for Syfy 2012 Winter Programming Lineup
They join the previously set "Being Human" and "Lost Girl," which bow on Monday nights beginning January 16.

[07/27/11 - 11:02 AM]
Sir Roger Moore to Star in "A Princess for Christmas," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2011
Co-starring with Moore is Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan, Travis Turner and newcomer Leilah De Meza.

[07/18/11 - 07:22 AM]
Syfy Acquires Fourth Season of "Merlin" from FremantleMedia Enterprises
Season four of "Merlin" will premiere on Syfy in 2012.

[07/15/11 - 01:51 PM]
TNT Cancels "Men of a Certain Age," Syfy Renews "Merlin"
"Age" was TNT's least-watched program this summer, averaging 1.586 million viewers.

[04/11/11 - 03:26 PM]
"Merlin" Season Three Finale on Syfy Enchants Series High 1.87 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, April 8.

[04/07/11 - 11:04 AM]
Q1 2011 Cable Ratings Recap: "The Game," "Tosh.0" & "Spartacus" See Largest Growth Among Scripted Series
"Hot in Cleveland," "Californication," "Big Love" conversely saw the biggest declines.

[02/02/11 - 07:59 AM]
"Treasure Island" to Premiere on Syfy in 2012
The two-part event stars Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn and Donald Sutherland as Flint.

[01/27/11 - 02:06 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Syfy
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[01/10/11 - 03:01 PM]
Season Three "Merlin" Premiere on Syfy Bewitches 1.34 Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, January 7.

[12/08/10 - 11:26 AM]
The Magic of Camelot Returns With Season Three Premiere of "Merlin" Friday, January 7, at 10PM on Syfy
The cable channel formally announces the show's return date.

[11/22/10 - 08:04 AM]
Syfy Kicks Off 2011 With New Original Series "Being Human," "Face Off" and "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen"
Original drama "Being Human" will air Mondays at 9:00/8:00c beginning January 17.

[11/19/10 - 11:01 AM]
Exclusive: "Merlin" Returns to Syfy on Friday, January 7
The show's third season will air Friday night at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/12/10 - 11:08 AM]
Syfy Acquires Third Season of Popular Series Merlin from Fremantlemedia Enterprises
The new season will make its U.S. television premiere on Syfy in early 2011.

[06/08/10 - 07:58 AM]
Starz and Tandem Communications Set to Unveil Eight-Hour Event Series 'The Pillars of the Earth' Premiering on Starz on July 23
The hour-long eight-part series, based on Ken Follett's bestselling novel, will air Fridays at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/17/10 - 02:35 PM]
Syfy's Stargate Universe and Merlin Hit Season Highs in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, May 14.

[04/05/10 - 08:48 AM]
Syfy's Friday Night Spring Season Off to Rousing Start as Stargate Universe Draws 1.5 Million Total Viewers, Up 11% Versus Season One Finale
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, April 2.

[03/09/10 - 07:51 AM]
U.S. Television Premiere of Merlin Second Season on Syfy Friday, April 2, at 10pm (ET/PT)
As previously reported, all 13 hours of "Merlin's" first season will be featured in a full day marathon on Sunday, March 28.

[03/02/10 - 12:03 AM]
Starz and Tandem Communications Set to Unveil Eight-Hour Event Series, Based on Ken Follett's Global Bestseller, 'The Pillars of the Earth'
Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Donald Sutherland and Alison Pill all star in the project, due this summer.

[02/04/10 - 07:22 AM]
Syfy Acquires Basic Cable Rights to Critically Acclaimed Merlin Series from Fremantlemedia Enterprises
As previously reported, season two of the U.K. import will roll out in April on the cable channel.

[01/29/10 - 01:58 PM]
Dinoshark, "Merlin" Among Syfy's Latest Acquisitions
Plus: the return of the network's "Name That Movie" contest.

[08/25/09 - 10:54 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of AuG. 17-23
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 17-23.

[08/18/09 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Grows Its Numbers Week to Week and Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:32 AM]
'America's Got Talent,' the #1 Show of the Summer, Leads NBC's Week of AuG. 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/17/09 - 12:04 PM]
ABC Marks Its Biggest Non-Sports Summer Sunday in Over 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/13/09 - 01:19 PM]
NBC.com Gives Fans the Chance to Catch Up Before the Premieres of Their Favorite Shows
"30 Rock," ""The Office," "Heroes" and "Southland" are among the featured series.

[08/06/09 - 10:41 AM]
NBC at TCA: Leno, Silverman Draw Focus
"I'm not counted on to save the network. The network is on its own. Screw them," Leno joked during his afternoon session.

[08/04/09 - 11:13 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Ties for the #1 Show of the Week in 18-49 and Ranks #1 and #2 in Total Viewers, Pacing NBC's Week of July 27-AuG. 2
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[07/28/09 - 12:28 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Show of the Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Leading NBC's Week of July 20-26
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/28/09 - 12:22 PM]
ABC Places 3 of the Top 10 TV Programs for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/21/09 - 11:33 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of July 13-19, Paced by 'America's Got Talent'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/14/09 - 12:04 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers for a Third Week in a Row
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/07/09 - 11:26 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of June 29-July 5, as 'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 for the Week in 18-49 and #1 and #2 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 29-July 5.

[07/07/09 - 10:38 AM]
NBC.com Helps Fans Make the Most of Summer with Online Full Episodes
For the first time in its history, full episodes of summer blockbuster "America's Got Talent" are streaming on NBC.com.

[06/30/09 - 12:08 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of June 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/23/09 - 11:20 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of June 15-21
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 15-21.

[06/23/09 - 11:13 AM]
CBS Dominates the Week's Program Rankings with 9 of the Top 10 Most Watched Programs (90%) and 16 of the Top 20 (80%)
CBS spins the numbers for the week of June 15-21.

[03/12/09 - 12:10 PM]
NBC's Summer Schedule Packed with Original Scripted Series ('The Philanthropist,''The Listener' and 'Merlin') and Alternative Shows Paced by Debuts of New 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' and 'Great American Road Trip' -- Plus Return of Top-Rated 'America's Got Talent'
Also on tap: new mini-series "Meteor" (June 7 and 14) and "The Storm" (July 19 and 26).

[12/13/08 - 01:50 PM]
Hit Fantasy Merlin Is Recommissioned for BBC One
Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Anthony Head and Richard Wilson star in the drama, which will make its U.S. debut on NBC next year.

[08/04/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Nigel Lythgoe exits "American Idol"; Kelli Williams to "Lie to Me" for FOX; and plenty of other casting news.

[07/23/08 - 06:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 23
Updates include: Daniel Cerone to import Argentina's "Brothers & Detectives" for ABC; and John Hurt, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Ryan join NBC's "Merlin."

[04/02/08 - 12:07 PM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Brings More Video, Original Content and Interactivity for Summer and Fall Season Programming
Among the highlights: "Heroes," "Chuck" and "The Office" webisodes on NBC.com beginning in July.

[04/02/08 - 12:03 PM]
NBC Reveals Complete 52-Week Program Strategy, Earlier Than Ever, That Gives Advertisers the Opportunity to Create Unique Marketing Solutions
It's here: the Peacock details its fall, winter and summer plans for the 2008-09 season.







MERLIN (SYFY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/09 - 5/31/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
5 (65 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 5/31/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from Syfy's press release, December 2012) MERLIN (SEASON 5 PREMIERE) Returns Friday, January 4 at 10PM -- With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger. But even as Camelot flowers, the seeds of its destruction are being sown. Merlin returns for its fifth season and final season of 13 all-new episodes with its core cast of Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby, Richard Wilson and John Hurt, along with newest cast member Alexander Vlahos as Mordred. Special guest stars in season five include Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland), Janet Montgomery (Entourage), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Josette Simon (Cry Freedom), Sophie Rundle (Episodes) and the return of Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Uther Pendragon. Merlin is produced by Shine TV Ltd and BBC Wales, and distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises. Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy are co-creators and executive producers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Angel Coulby as Guinevere
· Anthony Head as King Uther Pendragon
· Bradley James as Arthur
· Colin Morgan as Merlin
· John Hurt as The Great Dragon (Voice)
· Katie McGrath as Morgana
· Michelle Ryan as Nimueh
· Richard Wilson as Gaius
· Santiago Cabrera as Lancelot
CREW INFORMATION:
· James Hawes as DIR (Pilot)
· Johnny Capps as EP
· Julian Jones as WRTR (Pilot)
· Julian Murphy as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· FremantleMedia North America
· Shine America