Caprica

Caprica is returning to Syfy sooner than initially planned.

Originally scheduled to come back in January, the Battlestar Galactica prequel, starring Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales, now will kick off Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 10/9c, Syfy announced Thursday.

"We've been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy's most-watched time of the year," said Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming.  "The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus."

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The second half of the season will venture to the 12 Colonies, where the "characters grapple with the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions," according to the network's statement.

Note the use of the words physical consequences and the fact that Paula Malcomson, whose character seemingly jumped to her death in the midseason finale, is still listed as a series' star.